Geek Speak – Love Bad Movies? Check Out These Podcasts
I am a fan of the moving picture. Yes, films, movies, flicks, talkies—you name it, I watch ‘em. Perhaps the only thing I enjoy more than watching film is talking about film, especially ridiculous films (as my writings for Lost Highway would suggest).
It should come as no surprise that I enjoy film related podcasts, especially those with a sense of humor. I finally got around to trying out a pair of such podcasts and my ears have never been happier.
The Flop House – I first heard about this podcast via another podcast, my daily hockey sermon, Marek versus. Wyshynski. Mr. Wyshynski, a fellow movie fan, recommend the podcast. Being a fan of Wysh’s writing and sense of humor, I figured The Flop House was worth a listen.
A group of guys watch a ‘bad’ movie and discuss it on the podcast. Well, discuss might not be the correct term—dissect might be more accurate. It makes for hilarious listening, especially the banter between the hosts. This is pretty much an average weekend with friends for me (be mindful of involving drinking games, however).
How Did This Get Made? – One of my (many) cousins recommended this podcast to me while camping over the weekend. It is the same idea as The Flop House: a group of folks watch a movie and rip it apart on a podcast. While The Flop House (mostly) sticks to recent features, How Did This Get Made? jumps between new films and old. I listened to their episode on Judge Dredd, and it was highly entertaining. It is worth noting, the folks behind this podcast also produce Comedy Bang Bang, which is another podcast I recommended.
As I have said before, the beauty of podcasting is the ability to narrowcast. You can create content for a very specific audience and not worry about appealing to the masses. Case in point, I downloaded a podcast about the Wart of 1812 the other day. How’s that for narrowcasting?