Recommended podcasts

Although we both have lives to lead and the Movie Matters Podcast takes a lot of time to prepare, record and edit, somehow we still manage to find time to listen to other podcasts. Here are some of the shows we currently subscribe to.

  • Adventures in VHS
    Hosted by Noel Mellor, Adventures in VHS is a podcast and book dedicated to the bygone age of videotape rentals and acts as the perfect accompaniment to your own reveries of wayward 80s childhood.
  • Giallo Caio Caio
    To the best of our knowledge the only podcast dedicated exclusively to gialli, Giallo Ciao Ciao is a unique and entertaining show with its own distinctive brand of humour. Hosted by Creep Creepersin, The Phantom Erik and Chris Bellis.
  • The Hollywood Gauntlet
    A feature-length podcast celebrating the art and entertainment of cinema. Hosted by John Jansen, one-half of the essential but sadly now defunct The Hollywood Saloon podcast, the show features a rotating panel of three guests and covers a single topic in detail for each episode.
  • The Hysteria Continues
    A podcast dedicated to the most reviled of horror subgenres -- the slasher movie, from the people behind Hysteria Lives! and The Bodycount Continues: Justin Kerswell, Erik Threlfall, Joseph Henson and Nathan Johnson. Reviews, quizzes, a cat that can flush a toilet, Siouxsie vs. Toyah mock-feuds and in-jokes plenty.
  • Nintendo Dads
    A weekly podcast from three guys (Zac Erickson, Justin Masson, Jesse Waldack) raised playing Nintendo games, and who are now raising their our own little gamers. Nintendo Dads is a family friendly show that provides Nintendo-related news, reviews and commentary, while also discussing parenting issues, themes and topics.
  • This Nintendo Life
    A Nintendo-based video games podcast hosted by childhood gaming friends Nbz and Bally. Affable and knowledgeable, the duo record three 30 minute segments every 2 weeks, talking about everything from what they’ve been playing, to the latest Nintendo Direct news, listener mail, feature topics and more.
  • The Secret History of Hollywood
    Each episode creator Adam Roche delivers is a full length audio documentary, sometimes running to several hours, and attempts to cast a light on the lesser known facts around the Golden Age of cinema, using carefully planned storytelling and high production values.
  • Serial
    Little introduction needed here. This smash-hit podcast comes from the creators of This American Life. One story. Told week by week. Hosted by Sarah Koenig.
  • StreamPunk
    A new show all about cult movies streaming on a screen near you from the lads behind the excellent Mondo Movie podcast, Dan Auty and Ben Howard. Listen as they unearth undiscovered digital movie goodness from the darkest corners of Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes and more. From cult classics to contemporary horror, action and arthouse, STREAMPUNK is here to help ensure your queue is filled with mind-bending digital movie delights.
  • The X-Cast
    Chaired by devoted X-Phile and podcast addict Tony Black, this podcast is dedicated to exploring THE X-FILES, from its inception in 1993 up to the present day 2016 revival mini-series. Supported by a legion of fellow X-Phile guests (including a few guest spots by our very own Lee), Tony picks apart each X-File, exploring the stories, characters and of course monsters that made the show the seminal TV experience of the 1990s, and turned FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully into iconic modern heroes.

Listener podcasts

We are thrilled to hear of new podcasts being created by our listeners. Here are a selection of shows offering varied content hosted by Movie Matters listeners.

  • Lapsed Gamer Radio
    Friendly community podcast about video games, which boasts our very own Lee as a founding member along with MM listeners Cevin Moore, Mark Hamer and Alistair Cornwall, and unites lapsed and active gamers in an effort to keep the hobby alive for us all. Listen, guest, join our team!
  • Not the Special Edition
    You're incredibly welcome to join long-time MM listener Miles Hamer and Kit's geeky nerdcast for all things sci-fi, cult and horror. Contains lack of focus, dumb features and foul language throughout.
  • Q Branch
    Dedicated to all things James Bond, new episodes of Q Branch are infrequent but invariably worth the wait. Hosts Jake Del Toro and David Leigh bring their considerable knowledge to bear on everything from the Ian Fleming novels to the blockbuster films, and everything in between.
  • The Renaissance Men Podcast
    The Renaissance Men, producing podcasts of questionable content since 2014. Gaming? Check. Wrestling? Check. Film? Check. Dusty Rhodes impersonations? Oh Yeah Daddy! Home to Stuart Garrard, one of our long term listeners.
  • Film Jive
    An enlightening film discussion podcast hosted by Simone Barros, MM listener Zach Betonte and Andrew Swope. We’ve even been fortunate enough to be invited by Zach to submit a track to their 2016 Halloween Music special.

Friends of Movie Matters

Some of the people who've helped us out, sent in feedback, joined us on the show or are just all round stand-up people.

  • Farah Joan Fard
    Farah is a writer and performer with a wide range of publications to her name... not least of which have been contributions to the Movie Matters Podcast! Be sure to check out her excellent blog, covering a range of topics from the everyday to the outré.
  • Erik Hundland
    Erik has been a listener to the show since the very first episode and one of our most prolific, not to mention insightful, correspondents. Check out his treasure trove of Blu-ray screen captures.
  • Leonard Jacobs
    Leonard has been in communication with us for a while now, and we've been promising to have him on the show for a guest spot for as long as we can remember. His Krimi in the Pocket, Giallo on the Brain blog is a fascinating treasure trove of insightful analysis.
  • Daniel Sardella
    In addition to being one of the driving forces behind Media Meltdown's Focus on Film podcast, Dan has also appeared as a guest host on a number of Movie Matters episodes, most notably our annual Halloween specials.
  • Richard Wells
    The talent Richard Wells designed the awesome logos you see on this web site and has worked extensively as a graphic designer in film and television.
  • And contributors Tony Black, Rich Birkett, Jake Del Toro, Ian Hill, Troy Howarth, Cevin Moore, Rachael Nisbet, Sandy Richardson, Thomas Rostock and Jago Turner.