Do you specifically mean podcasts talking about music, or talking about not music? If music, Tim Lawrence has a slightly academic-y leaning one called Love is the Message that has a bunch of dancing music history discussion.
This has been interesting, and for full disclosure I’m only 3 episodes in.
This American Life is an absolutely brilliant podcast IMO, their one on South American migrants attempting to travel north won a Pulitzer. There’s also one about ‘joy’ and what makes us happy and it is honestly brilliant
Not exactly hidden away, but I find it fairly astonishing the Video Archives podcast doesn’t sit right near the top of the movie podcast charts. Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary natter about VHSs that would have graced the shelves of their old video store. I believe QT has the whole store recreated in his basement or something. On account of knowing QT most of a lifetime, Roger Avary can occasionally get a word in edgeways.
And Team Deakins is pretty no frills, but features Roger and James Deakins speaking to people from film sets they’ve worked with over the years (from gaffers and production designers to Josh Brolin and Frances McDormand).
I also very enjoy Wrestle Me, where an ardent fan of professional wrestling watches all the Wrestlemanias ever with someone who knows nothing of it. The stories of pro wrestling misadventure make rock stars and DJs sound like timid little librarians.
I’m loving the Tarantino/Avery podcasts thanks for shedding some light on these.
I switched recently to these from the Brett Easton Ellis interview podcasts which, whilst really entertaining and enlightening, I found somewhat bogged down by his soliloquies and really lengthy questions (almost delivered without taking a breath!). Man does he love the sound of his own voice!
@lazlo72 Haha. A bit ‘frying pan to fire’ when it comes to podcasts featuring chaps who aren’t shy of dominating a conversation.
Of a similar vein, ‘80s all over’ is two fellows who attempted to watch every major movie release of the 80s, month by month. They unfortunately ran out of juice by the middle of the decade, but an entertaining concept nonetheless.
Did anyone listen to the Moment of Truth podcast at the end of last season, featuring Karl Robinson at Oxford United and Paul Warne at Rotherham Untd? I thought it was superb. Out of date now, but worth checking if you haven’t. It’s on BBC Sounds or the usual podcast places.