So, I have been listening to a lot of podcasts recently. Because who doesn't love a podcast?!? Podcasts are awesome. I love them. Don't you? Of course you do. Because they're awesome. If you don't listen to podcasts then shut up, you're lying. But just in case you aren't lying... Firstly, what's wrong with you? And secondly, you're in luck, because I am about to share with you a selection of the awesome podcasts that I have been enjoying the shit out of recently. Because sharing is caring and such on and so forth...
THE MOVIE CRYPT WITH GREEN AND LYNCH
Directors (and stars of sitcom Holliston) Adam Green and Joe Lynch host this brilliant film making-related podcast. They have special guests on each week from all aspects of the movie industry, from costume designers to agents to writers and directors. Their discussions offer fantastic (and hilarious) insight into the fucked up world of Hollywood. Even if you're not interested in the film making process it is still a funny and interesting listen.
ACT YOUR AGE
Author and all round awesome Canadian person Chris Eng started this podcast back in October on which he plays his favourite punk rock songs. Chris, like myself, has a predilection for female-fronted punk bands so I've discovered some great stuff because of this podcast. I also got a shout out on episode 3 because I recommended some British bands to him, so I'm basically famous now. But whatever.
"A couple of angry queer kids talking about pop culture" is how Jack and Daniel describe their podcast and it's a pretty apt description. They generally talk about LGBTQ issues relating to pop culture and it's a fascinating and entertaining listen. They're also rather funny chaps with great taste in music and I've discovered some fantastic bands because of them.
MOSTLY HARMLESS WITH DAMMIT DAMIAN
Damian Alexander interviews punk bands. That's pretty much the gist of it. If you don't like punk then you probably won't get much out of this, but if you do then you'll fucking love it. Damian is a funny dude and his interviews are great. I only discovered this podcast recently but I have been devouring the archive. A particular highlight was an episode from a couple of years ago when he interviewed Red City Radio whilst slightly inebriated.
WRESTLING WITH DEPRESSION
Comedian Marty DeRosa interviews pro wrestlers and other entertainment industry types with
an emphasis on discussing mental health issues. It's eye opening, but
also hilarious at the same time. Well worth a listen even if you have zero interest in pro wrestling.
TOE 2 TOE
Ed Robinson presents this Boxing podcast alongside Spencer "The Knowledge" Fearon for Sky Sports. Being a Sky production there is a particular focus on Matchroom Boxing but they do cover other British promotions, as well as top international fights. Worth a listen just for Spencer Fearon; a genuinely nice, funny guy who really knows his boxing.
Other comedy podcasts: The Frank Skinner Show, Hang Out With Me
Other wrestling podcasts: The Art of Wrestling, The Steve Austin Show, Talk Is Jericho
Other punk podcasts: Punknews Podcast
Other boxing podcasts: Buncey's Boxing Podcast
Yeah, that's basically what I have been listening to recently. There are like a million more podcasts out there, but there just isn't enough time in the day to listen to all of them. However, I am always up for discovering awesome new shit, so if you know of an outstanding podcast that would enrich my life then please share!
Also, I just realised how succinctly that list of podcasts sums up my interests: movies, punk, pro wrestling and boxing. All I need now is a podcast about 80s/90s kids TV shows and I'm golden!