Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry; Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the best podcasts you should be listening to about movies (and other things) so you don’t have to make any more hard podcast decisions ever again.
Movie Podcast of the Week
You Must Remember This
Karina Longworth’s podcast about the history of Hollywood is a must-listen for anyone who loves behind the scenes stories about the rich and famous of Hollywood’s sordid/glamorous past and also enjoys meticulously researched, well produced, and incredibly fascinating podcasts.
Longworth gives each topic it’s due and as many episodes as are required to tell the whole story. Her ten episode biography of Charles Manson is a bona fide masterpiece, and her arcs about the blacklist and behind the scenes tales of MGM are insanely good. The work, care, and research that goes into every episode make this one of the best podcasts that you could/should be listening to right now.
Where to Begin: I got hooked on this podcast listening the Charles Manson arc. Start there and if that hooks you in go back to the start. Or just start at the start like a square.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
The Four Top
Hosted by Katherine Cole, The Four Top is a fast-moving round table discussion about food, dining trends, and other gastronomically fascinating subjects. Each episode has Cole bring on three experts in eating, preparing, or writing about food, and they are treated to three courses/topics to whet their appetites and get them talking.
This podcast is that heady mix of fascinating and mouth-watering. They discuss current food and beverage trends (such as cereal-infused milk cocktails), the different way that restaurants and chefs are moving toward sustainability, how technology is changing food, problems facing the food industry, and, one of my favourite topics, meaningless food terms. The discussion is lively and intelligent and moves at a lightning pace.
This is a great podcast for people who love food, or for people who, as the Western world seems to become more food literate, feel as though they’re being left behind by food trends and this fantastic movement towards sustainability and recapturing the lost love of an incredible meal with incredible ingredients.
Where to Begin: The Four Top, as of writing, has published only four episodes so start at the start and get caught up.