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.
Horror Movie Podcast of the Week
Named after a track from the soundtrack to The Monster Squad (already enough to win my undying love and affection), Werewolf Ambulance is a comedy podcast about horror movies, both the good ones and the downright awful ones.
Hosts Katie and Alan have an easy chemistry that makes them a joy to listen to as they riff with one another about a particular movie or about literally anything that comes into their minds. Neither one is trying to overshadow the other or hog the spotlight; they are just two great friends talking and joking about movies in a cool, un-obnoxious way.
It’s also really good to hear a podcast from people who unashamedly love the movies they do. A big part of compiling podcasts of the week each week is wading through the two hour long movie podcasts from people who seem to hate movies. Not Werewolf Ambulance, they wear their love on their sleeve and they do it in an hour or less.
Where to Begin: I obviously started with the greatest movie ever made, The Monster Squad and then jumped around from there. If that suits you go for it, otherwise go back to the start and catch up.
Non-Movie Horror Podcast of the Week
The Black Tapes
Listening to The Black Tapes is like the first time watching The Blair Witch Project. Even if you knew the movie was fake, the level of dedication the filmmakers put into making it feel real tricked your senses and created a sensation that you were watching something that maybe you shouldn’t be.
The Black Tapes follows Alex Reagan, the host of a podcast that begins life as a show about people’s odd professions and becomes an investigation into the mysterious black tapes of Dr. Richard Strand, an enigmatic sceptic and studier of the paranormal.
The Black Tapes commits so fully to its format as a This American Life type show with its use of narration, music, and on the scene recording that more than once I’ve had to stop and remind myself that what I’m listening to isn’t real. And before I wrote that last sentence I went online to confirm that is was true.
Where to Begin: Episode one.