The two kinds of terrible movies, according to the hosts of The Flop House

Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington spend most of their time watching and reviewing bad movies on their biweekly podcast The Flop House. In the video above, they break down the two main categories that bad movies fall into: the soulless, criminally dull messes Hollywood churns out every year, and the films that are born…

What’s the key to creating a good narrative podcast?

Aaron Mahnke and Phoebe Judge both host successful narrative podcasts—Manhke’s Lore explores the history of the world’s most disturbing creatures, people, and superstitions, while Judge’s Criminal examines various American criminal cases, including instances of police brutality, wrongful convictions, and domestic…

Here’s Comedy Bang! Bang! 101, according to host Scott Aukerman

With more than 500 audio episodes and 110 TV episodes (of its now defunct IFC series), Comedy Bang! Bang! is among the biggest comedy podcasts of the past decade and consistently a Podmass favorite. The show has featured great comedic talents like Paul F. Tompkins, Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Peretti, and Amy Poehler. We…

Planet Money’s Robert Smith answers our stupidest money questions

NPR’s Planet Money provides listeners with “a fun, safe, exciting, accessible place for people to explore the global economy and what it’s doing to them.” In the past, the show’s correspondents have explained complicated economic topics like the Equifax breach, bank bailouts, and business regulation. In this video,…

Hello From The Magic Tavern’s hosts want to help you find the most magical place in Chicago

Adal Rifai and Matt Young, two Chicago-based comedians, co-host the improvised fantasy podcast Hello From The Magic Tavern with Arnie Niekamp. The podcast, in which the trio “interviews” various magical creatures, wizards, and adventurers, features a number of improvisers from Chicago’s comedy scene. In the video…

Chris Gethard wants to teach you how to get strangers to open up

On each episode of his podcast Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People, Chris Gethard takes one call from a stranger, and has an hour-long conversation. Regardless of the circumstances, he can’t hang up first. Remarkably, people are willing to share their secrets, and he’s able to hear some really amazing stories. We…

A former Obama staffer on what most politicians get wrong about using Twitter

Jon Lovett worked as a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton in the Senate and for Barack Obama in his first term as president. Earlier this year, he launched a weekly podcast, Lovett Or Leave It, where he’s joined by comedians, actors, and journalists to discuss the week’s top news. At the Now Hear This podcast festival,…

The hosts of Doughboys think In-N-Out is better off as a West Coast staple

On the Feral podcast Doughboys, Mike Mitchell, Nick Wiger, and their special guests review chain restaurants across the country. The A.V. Club sat down with the pair at this year’s Now Hear This podcast festival to talk about grub. We posed this question: What regional restaurants do they think should go national? In…

The Flop House’s Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington pick their 5 worst movies of all time

Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington spend most of their time watching and reviewing bad movies on their biweekly podcast The Flop House. As with How Did This Get Made?’s Paul Scheer, we asked the pair: of all the terrible movies they’ve watched, which five are the worst? In contrast to Scheer’s list, McCoy and Wellington…