Podcast recommendations from May 8 - May 12, 2023
I work a regular job in a warehouse where I rarely need to use my critical thinking skills (I do get to drive a forklift, though). So, I listen to around 40 hours worth of podcasts a week, and here’s what I recommend from this past week…
*This was a week of great podcasts, and it was hard to whittle it all down to three hard recommends, but I do have to give a shout-out to Brent and PJ (plus Chris and Cam) from the Home Video Hustle Podcast for posting their 6th Anniversary Episode! An independent “Bad Movie Podcast” that I’ve been listening to for probably over half that time… This episode is a lot of just playing music and them fucking around (for the first 3 or so hours), but it’s heartwarming to hear two friends that have known each other half their lives — since middle school — hang out for what might be one of the last times for a while.
Good luck on the move, Brent. And good luck on all the dad shit and the new baby, PJ.
Find a movie you like and pick an episode. You know you should be listening to more podcasts hosted by people who aren’t white, anyway…
Behind The Bastards - Jack Welch Is Why You Got Laid Off (Parts 1 & 2)
I guess I knew that Reagan fundamentally fucked things up politically and economically in this country, and it’s one of the reasons we’re where we are now. And I remember working at the bookstore and seeing this imp’s face on all his books, but I didn’t know that his daddy issues and desire for approval played a part in the fuckery that would eventually lead to so many people in our company across the country getting laid off, just to keep stockholders happy. And, Spoiler Alert, there’s a Kissinger cameo!
Part 1 on Apple Podcasts / Part 2 on Apple Podcasts
Part 1 at iHeart Radio / Part 2 at iHeart Radio
Threedom - #170 I’m Like The Sopranos
The beginning of this episode is just too goofy to not recommend. I blurted out a laugh a couple times while listening at work, because a joke would come out of nowhere and sucker punch me right in the funny bone. And I’m not sure if that’s the reason, but there’s a spot in my elbow that has really been hurting. So maybe be careful if you listen, or I just should see my doctor, or something. (No seriously, I am in pain.)
With Gourley And Rust - The Thing (1982)
I could listen to people talk about The Thing for hours! I really need to buy this movie, because I don’t know if I’ve ever sat down and watched the whole thing in one go. I remember stretches of time when it would just be showing on cable all the time.
Being a kid in the 80s, I remember watching part of one of the Nightmare On Elm Street movies, and pretty much being turned off of horror, I was so scared. In the past couple of years, I’ve tried to conquer that fear, and while there are some things in the genre I’m not that big a fan of, what I do love about horror is how deep some of it goes. The ideas and themes hidden in what might be dismissed as late night cable fodder among the pompus cineastes.
State Of Love And Trust - The First Song That Comes To Mind
Okay, this episode has me on the guest panel, so it’s pretty self-serving, and basically just a plug. But just because I’m not hardcore in the podcast game anymore (I still have two Better Band episodes to put out, and am trying to finish editing a little something for this month), I still support and listen to the rest of the PJ Pod Fam.