19 Popcorn-Worthy Movie Podcasts (Part 2)
Last week I shared a bunch of my favorite movie podcasts, though I quickly realized one column wouldn’t cover them all. Below are 19 more film-related recs, with my apologies to all the shows I’m still omitting. For more podcast picks, head to the archive, and feel free to share your own via the comments or Twitter. (And hey, don’t forget to download mental_floss’ new podcast, too!)
This podcast mostly covers cult movies, and the guests make it a must-listen for me. A recent Rock ‘N’ Roll High School ep is fantastic and features interviews with the cast (like P.J. Soles and Clint Howard) and crew (director Allan Arkush).
This is one of my favorite Slate podcasts, in which experts dissect new movies and point out a bunch of details, mistakes, and other things your friends probably missed.
The podcast, like the website, tries to dig a little deeper, using recent releases as jumping-off points for roundtable discussions. (For example, a recent ep examined the evolution of American action movies.)
The best podcasts are hosted by folks you’d want to hang out with, and that’s why I like this one from pop-culture writers Katey Rich, Matt Patches, David Ehrlich, and Dave Gonzales. Episodes include reviews and debates from experts who know what they’re talking about.
This has to be one of the longest-running movie podcasts out there. It’s still delivering the goods, offering a mix of reviews, news and recommendations.
COMEDY + FILM
On this long-running podcast from comedians/cinephiles Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, they discuss new releases with funny, film-lovin’ guests (like Kevin Pollak and Rich Sommer).
If you love a good movie battle, sample this podcast, which pits two similar films against each other. In the last few weeks, Jerry Maguire has faced Elizabethtown, the Jurassic Park sequels have fought to the death, and School of Rock has gone up against Pitch Perfect.
One person’s trashy movie may be another person’s treasure, but the flicks these guys generally discuss are universal stinkers: Teen Wolf Too, Look Who’s Talking Now, Johnny Mnemonic. They almost make me wanna re-watch Ewoks: Battle for Endor. Almost.
Here’s another well-done podcast about terrible movies, from Atlas Shrugged to CBGB (which, quite frankly, I enjoyed more than most people).
In this Nerdist podcast, hosts Matt Mira and Matt Gourley revisit classic Bond films with special guests, like fellow film-loving podcasters Greg Proops and Doug Benson.
This show from Southern California Public Radio covers all facets of entertainment, but its film features are particularly well done, like a recent piece about touring Pixar Studios.
At this point, Marvel fans really do need a podcast to keep up with the ever-growing list of Marvel movies. This one does a good job of separating the truth from the rumors.
This daily podcast offers an up-to-date roundup of news and interviews. Depending on your preference, hear the audio version on iTunes or see the video version on YouTube.
This podcast talks to the cinematographers behind new and classic work, from Ordinary People to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Hosted by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin, this insightful podcast examines story construction, the business of Hollywood and the process of getting a story onto the screen. (In a recent episode, the hosts took news headlines and tried to transform them into movie plots.)
Photographer/director Sam Jones gets fantastic guests for his intimate podcast, like Will Ferrell, Jeff Bridges, and Laura Dern.
REVISITING THE CLASSICS
Host Adam Roche blends charm with expertise on his well-produced show, which highlights old movies and radio shows. It’s safe to say few others would dare to tackle a topic like “The Worst Movies of 1939” …
Shows like this are why I adore the medium: Zach is a young guy who wants to make movies – but first he needs to sit down and watch Casablanca, Modern Times and other classics. This summer Zach is discussing new releases, so I suggest you dip into earlier eps where he discovers, say, Chinatown.
Patrick Walsh describes his show as “possibly the first and only horror movie discussion podcast produced for the discerning gay connoisseur of horror movies.” Each episode is a funny, smart, bizarre, and bloody labor of love, and I say that as someone who doesn’t even like scary films. Patrick is instantly likable; I love that he once did a “zombie prom” episode with his actual high-school prom date.