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The best podcasts for finding what movie or TV show to watch

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Who am I?

I love movies, tv shows, comedy specials, documentaries. There are many experts on pop culture, but I try to curate awesome lists. The question of "What should I watch tonight?" comes up all the time. Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, etc. all do a good job suggesting ideas, but nothing is better than a person.

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What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

Famous & Gravy is all about life lessons from dead celebrities. We tell the life story of famous people through an empathetic lens. Along the way, we revisit recent pop culture history.

What is my podcast playlist about?

My playlist is about great things to watch and great people to listen to. Sometimes you just need a sample to remember how great a show or movie was, and it's also good to be reminded of the artists who created the stuff we love.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. Famous and Gravy

Why this podcast?

Our podcast is a reminder of great pop culture that may have been lost to time. The show also tells the stories of artists and why we enjoy their work.

Famous and Gravy

Famous and Gravy

14th Street Studios

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5.0

On every episode we choose a celebrity who died between 1 and 10 years ago. We then go through a series of structured categories. We start by rating the first line of their NYT obituary on a scale of 1–10. We then look at their life stats, we speculate on their inner lives, and we ultimately answer the question "Would I want that life?" Each category helps weigh the desirability of a given life. Our approach is that of an empathetic biography. Our dead celebrities cross many categories of fame, including film, TV, sports, music, politics, literature, and more. Our goal is to make serious topics fun.

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2. The Rewatchables

Why this podcast?

This is easily one of the best shows for finding movies that we can watch over and over again. The categories make it super fun and engaging, and the hosts are well-informed.

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'The Rewatchables,' a film podcast from the Ringer Podcast Network, features The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from the Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching. Listen to the complete archives of 150-plus movies, including 'The Hangover,' 'Godfather 2,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Creed,' and many more classics, on our special 'Rewatchables' page on The Ringer.

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45 Listeners

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3. Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast

Why this podcast?

This show has a great vibe to it. The hosts are super funny, and their lists are great for reminding you about all kinds of wonderful movies you might've forgotten about.

Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast

Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast

Surely You Can't Be Serious Productions, LLC

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The pinnacle of infotainment! Crazy stuff you didn’t know about the greatest movies and music of the 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. Hilarity ensues as a research professor and a pop culture savant are pitted against each other in a debate to determine what entertainment icons of film, music, and games are the best of the best of Generation X. https://www.thesurelypodcast.com/

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6 Listeners

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4. Unspooled

Why this podcast?

This show is simply great for diving into film history. It's a little looser in terms of format, but the hosts do an excellent job of picking great movies from the archives.

Unspooled

Unspooled

Earwolf, Paul Scheer & Amy Nicholson

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4.9

Listen up, film fans! Actor & comedian Paul Scheer and film critic Amy Nicholson want your advice as they make the ultimate list of the greatest movies of all time. In Season 1, they watched every one of the AFI’s Top 100 films...and decided they could kick off half. Now, they're filling in the gaps by investigating wildly diverse areas of film through miniseries on topics like horror movies, documentaries and romantic comedies, with help from listeners' picks. Along the way, they’ll dissect iconic scenes, spotlight their favorite characters, and talk to some of the actors and directors who worked on these classics. And when Unspooled has built their own list of the best movies on earth, they'll blast them into space to be immortalized for eternity. Seriously.

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5. WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Why this podcast?

This podcast is a classic, but it deserves to be included on this list because the early episodes did such a good job of featuring top shelf comedians. If you want to watch a comedy special, browse the WTF archives!

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Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc's probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.

Sign up here for WTF+ to get the full show archives and weekly bonus material! https://plus.acast.com/s/wtf-with-marc-maron-podcast.



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