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
How Did This Get Made?
The premise is simple: three comedians and a guest watch a terrible movie and then spend an hour or so talking about it. What elevates HDTGM above other movie podcasts is the trifecta of Paul Scheer, June Diana Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas. All three are astoundingly funny comedians and each is funny in different ways. All expert improvisers and friends (actually, Scheer and Raphael are married), they have fantastic chemistry and the ability to riff on a point getting funnier and funnier as they go. There is a beauty to watching them get hooked on a single point and not be able to get off of it, such as trying to answer the question of what is a street fighter or deciphering the opening scene of Sleepaway Camp.
The live shows have become a highlight and their popularity means they happen every few months. They choose great bad movies and have on incredible guests like Rachel Bloom, Nick Kroll, Amy Schumer, Scott Aukerman, Adam Scott, Andy Daly, and a bunch of other outstanding comedians, writers, and filmmakers. Chances are you’re already listening to this, but if I can get at least one person to enjoy the wonderfulness of this podcast for the first time then I’ve succeeded.
Where to Begin: Jump in anywhere, but once you’re in you’ll end up listening to them all.
Non-Movie Podcast of the Week
The Memory Palace
The Memory Palace is a storytelling podcast. Unlike a lot of others, the stories are quick, punchy, and effecting. There are few episodes over 15 minutes long so this is a great podcast to listen to on a walk around the block, while waiting for someone, or making breakfast.
The stories are delivered by Nate DiMeo in an almost deadpan voice and focus on a wide range of subjects such as horrible deaths, hollow Earth theory, Edgar Allen Poe, vampires, dance marathons, and a variety of US presidents. The stories are at turns funny, sad, horrifying, and always fascinating.
The podcast is released monthly and so there’s time to catch up and make it a little treat you get every four weeks.
Where to Begin: On the official page DiMeo has listed his favourite episodes as a starting point, and the shortness of the episodes and the infrequent releases mean that it would it would be easy to start at episode one and catch up.