So I have been using Itunes forever and have spent a small fortune buying music from the online store. I guess I really have been living in the stone age because I have just recently discovered podcasts and how interesting they can be. I have discovered 2 podcasts that I really love, and will continue to follow. (it doesn’t hurt that you can subscribe and download them for free either ha ha.
The first podcast I want to introduce you to is called The Golden Briefcase. This podcast is all about movies. If you hadn’t noticed my unhealthy fascination with film already, this is right up my alley.
I have the most recent 3 episodes on my Ipod. One episode is called a break down/
On this episode of The Golden Briefcase Tim & Jeremy are joined by Silas Lesnick of ComingSoon for a spoiler-filled discussion about Chris Nolan's 2010 mind-bending dream action-thriller Inception, starring Leo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Joe Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page and Ken Watanabe. The main purpose of Breakdown episodes is to to ponder, discuss and challenge the films that we feel often need more than just a simple review. We breakdown the film to discuss plots and theories in order to better understand the director's vision and hopefully challenge our listeners at home to re-evaluate the way they watch cinema.
The episode last week was entitled The Plague of recent reboots.
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim & Jeremy are joined by Jeff Bayer of the Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider podcast to discuss their latest Picks of the Week, new DVD & Blu-Ray releases, trailers for Paranormal Activity 4, Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Killing Them Softly and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Hollywood's continuous reboot frenzy, in honor of Bourne Legacy hitting theaters. The guys talk about some of the great films that have been rebooted and also name some bad examples. They also go over properties or genres that they think could do with a reboot
The episode that just got posted tonight is entitled The Sly Vs. Arnold
Sylvester Stallone vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in honor of The Expendables 2hitting theaters this weekend. The guys go over each of the stars' careers and decided who comes out on top as the ultimate action hero. I am excited to listen.
The Second Podcast I have really found interesting is This American Life.
This American Life is a weekly public radio show produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with around 700,000 people downloading each week. Each week there is a theme that is usually presented in different acts. Each act consists of first person stories and fictional pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising.
The content varies widely which is what makes this show so entertaining. You get stories about baby-sitting, the collapse of the housing market, summer camp, Special Education and people with disabilities. They even did a show about 2 girls who were switched at birth.
I highly recommend these two podcasts if you are looking for something to listen to while you commute to work.
Do you have a podcast you follow regularly?