We have a pretty diverse mix of podcasters in this category, including Chris “Tank” Tanski’s and my’s (title pending)!
Kai and Heather don’t review films. NO! LOL :D Instead, they get together with guests from around the blogosphere, discuss what they’ve been watching recently, and then play a bunch of games! The Milfcast is a zany riot of a show where they play “Kai’s Always Right” by making guests do all sorts of randomly goofy things, encourage bad impersonations, etc. Then they finish up with a game they call “The Game”, where you’re trying to guess the movie with a series of clues of increasing help value, but worth a steadily decreasing number of points. It’s a fun, fun show where everyone’s focus is on having a good time. Highly recommended.
“Frankly My Dear” is the podcast of Scott and Whitney, a husband and wife duo. Each week they go over listener feedback by reading and responding to listener emails. They then go over the news of the week (Cleverly heralded by “Up’s” News on the March), before heading into their main review and “The Final Countdown”, a weekly top five countdown. And yes, they use the Europe song to introduce it. :D They’re definitely pretty funny, they mix in some killer tune drops along the way, and the married element brings a definite charm to the proceedings. I hadn’t heard of them prior to this, but I’ve checked out a couple of episodes through this process, and they’re definitely worth you checking them out!
The reigning champion in this category (for at least two years running), the Matineecast is the official podcast of last year’s “Best Blog” winner, The Matinee. Hosted by Ryan McNeil, The Matineecast is a bi-weekly show that invites a different guest into the co-pilots seat each week. Ryan then gets to know them a little better via an interview segment called “Know your enemy”. He then goes over listener feedback before he and his guests do an in-depth review of a movie. Ryan’s well spoken and a great host… coupled with the fact that he’s bringing in a new blogger each week to guest, “The Matineecast” is a great listen, and a serious contender for another Best Podcast Lammy.
The Reel Insight podcast is a weekly show hosted by Jess and Rachel. The two of them both began blogging 5 years ago, and met through the LAMB back in its early days. They soon started a podcast together, and now have merged their blogging and podcasting efforts together into a single blog/podcast, Reel Insight During their show, they address listener feedback, What they’ve been watching, a random topic and then discuss the career of a different star every week. Last year, they were runner-up in this category, they have a great show, and with their deep roots in the LAMB, they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with!
Every week, my co-host Chris Tanski and I bring you the lowdown on the latest happenings in the world of movies. Beginning with the previous weekend’s box office results in our “Box Office Roundup”, followed by reviews of all the latest releases, and capped off by a topical movie related discussion, you’re guaranteed to be kept up to speed on everything going on at the Megaplex!
But we’ve also developed a unique camaraderie and chemistry. We have a lot of fun recording, and do our best to let that shine through! Lately, Tanski’s taken to opening each episode with some kind of song or another, and I’ve been busting his balls over never having seen Scarface.
This week we have something very special to offer listeners and Lammy voters. VERY special. If you’ve never tuned in? This is the week. If you’re a Lammy voter, and you haven’t checked our show out yet, please give us ten minutes, and check it out – at least the first ten minutes of this episode. We have a very special offering “For Your Consideration” entitled “Nom or Lammy?” :D
Best of luck to all the hardworking podcasters in this category, everyone puts out fun and informative shows, so whichever one wins is deserving!