How Did This Get Made?

Podcasts are my new obsession. It all started with a friend’s recommendation to check out How Did This Get Made? with Paul Scheer. I thought I could handle one and was pleased to discover something else to listen to on the way to and from work, although I will always love The Current.
The premise of HDTGM is simple, it’s about bad movies (so bad they’re awesome) and people talking about bad movies. Scheer and his costars see a bad movie and then break it apart scene by scene and play clips of the dialogue. There’s also a guest star in each episode to add to the regular cast. At the end they involve a listener challenge, asking fans to give their take on the movies or think of alternative titles/endings. I’ve made it through their renditions of Smurfs, The Green Lantern, The Tourist, Mac and Me and The Back Up Plan so far and I’m hooked. I actually haven’t seen any of those movies, but could listen to the HDTGM folks talk about them all day long.
Then there’s all the podcasts I found related to this one and all of a sudden my computer is almost out of memory. I have yet to delve into the Nerdist recordings I’ve heard about with Chris Hardwick, Doug Love Movies, and don’t even get me started on the library of Breaking Bad talks I have waiting in my queue.
I feel like I’ve seriously been living under a rock as far as the podcast world is concerned and with the amount of time I spend in the car in a given week, it’s a true shame all that listening time has been wasted.
Luckily I’m driving to see my parents in Wisconsin tomorrow so I’ve got 4 hours or so each way, with a fun-filled family visit in between, to catch up.
Signing off now … must … download … more …. podcasts.


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