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Filmspotting
GENRE: TV & Film | Downloads (28156) | Comments (646) | Get Podcast | Visit Site

The 6.5 Questions
1. How long have you been podcasting?
Our debut episode – Cinecast #1 -- was recorded and posted on March 6, 2005. We reviewed the movie "Be Cool" (no way, an awful sequel?), recapped the Oscars (Clive Owen got screwed!) and counted down our Top 5 Movies About Movies ("It's pronounced 'COE-ven', man.").

2. How many shows have you done?
We celebrated our 100th episode on May 12 with the help of special guests Dylan Kidd, writer/director of "Roger Dodger," and Scott Ferguson, co-producer of " Brokeback Mountain." We've recorded 107 episodes total (as of June 14).

3. How has your quality/performance changed since your first show?
It was always our intention to make a show that took advantage of being a podcast while sounding like it could be on the radio. Audio quality was always important to us, and so was having a show with structure. That being said, the show has evolved as we've learned how best to prepare for a recording and how to keep shows to a manageable length. Also, as our audience has grown, we've adjusted to what listeners respond to. Listener Feedback has become a major part of the show, along with our weekly Marathon segment where we review a movie that is part of a larger exploration into a certain filmmaker or genre (Westerns, Horror, Hitchcock, etc…). The Marathon concept was borne mainly from listener responses to our weekly Top 5 lists.

4. What podcasts do you listen to and which are your favorites?
KCRW's The Treatment; Sound Opinions (Chicago Public Radio); CBC Radio 3; On The Media (WNYC/NPR); Coverville

5. Tell us about your show and who should be listening to it?
Movies are fun. And Filmspotting is for people who take their fun seriously. Mainstream, independent and classic films ... In-depth, passionate and (hopefully) intelligent conversation with reviews, feedback, top fives and even a little bad acting each week.

6. What is your background (especially if relevant to your podcast)?
Sam was an Arts Intern at Chicago Public Radio (2004-05) and worked for PRI's This American Life from 2005 until May 2006 ... Adam has a B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa and spent two years as a film critic for The Daily Iowan. He also hosted "Burn Hollywood Burn," a weekly movie talk show, on KRUI 89.7 FM.

6.5 Is there anything else your listeners should know about you, your show, etc?
One of Sam's favorite pasttimes when he was a kid was reading the plot descriptions on the back of videos ... Adam still refuses to sleep near an open window after being traumatized by Salem's Lot when he was a kid ... Starting June 24, Filmspotting can be heard every last Saturday of the month at 8 pm on Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM).


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