Friday December 01, 2017
These podcasts are straight from the top of the charts
Music making ninjas, a murdering monkey, and the Dolly Parton/Sylvester Stallone musical comedy no one asked for. These are just a few of the so-bad-they're-good movie plots discussed on How Did This Get Made?
Podcasts about movies and film making have become a dime a dozen. But that's exactly what makes How Did This Get Made? stand out. I've been listening since 2010, and the show just gets better and better.
Every time I see a new episode appear in my feed, I smile.
This episode made me laugh so hard I almost cried.
This episode was so heartwarming I actually cried.
It's healing to listen to something that's frivolous but also super witty and charming. 2017 has been one for the books (to put it lightly...) and finding a new episode of HDTGM in my feed every week is such a treat. That's why it's my pick of the week.
- Kate Evans, producer, Podcast Playlist.
Podcasts featured this week:
- Snap Judgment - As a little girl, Jen Kober discovered the allure of being a brownie scout: Girl Scout Cookies. Holding out for the cookie release day...was another struggle all together. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- How Did This Get Made? - Actors Rob Huebel and Jenny Slate join hosts Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas to discuss the 2001 science fiction slasher film "masterpiece" Jason X. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Another Round - BuzzFeed writer Scaachi Koul shares the strange story of her trip to the Juggalo March. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- More Perfect - In the 1960s and 70s, a movement emerged — that insisted owning a firearm was the right of each and every American. So began a constitutional debate that only the Supreme Court could solve. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Maeve in America - Maeve calls up socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell about speaking truth to power using jokes. Plus, she talks with Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef about finding his footing in America. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- The Fridge Light - The untold inside story of Orbitz -- the weirdest drink of the 1990s, and maybe of all time. But was it doomed to failure, or way ahead of its time? Click here to listen to the full episode.