So hey, I’m starting a podcast! Despite being comically late to the party on this medium—and not being a podcast listener myself—I decided to take on this new adventure when my dear friend and fellow Ohio transplant Rebecca Olarte pitched me on it, with herself serving in the thankless role of producer. However disinterested I’ve always been in podcasts, I’m aware that for many it’s become the preferred method of consuming commentary-based content. And since the most common feedback I’ve gotten about my reviews over the years is that they’re best when my voice can be heard in them, I figure why not cut out the middle man and just give you my voice?
Our current plan is to make this a biweekly series, with each episode featuring Rebecca and me (and occasional guest co-hosts—come one, come all!) in conversation about new theatrical releases, as well as any interviews I may have conducted. The format is of course likely to change, and I’d love to hear from you guys about what you want to hear us talking about. At this point we’re planning to keep it movie-focused, so keep that in mind.
And so, without further ado, allow me to present the very first gargantuan episode of The Binge Podcast! We figured with American Horror Story: Hotel and Fargo both running so long every week, we will as well (just kidding, this is our first time and we’re still figuring out how to edit ourselves). In this super-sized edition of The Binge, you’ll hear my reviews of Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, Todd Strauss-Schulson’s The Final Girls, and Peter Sollett’s Freeheld—and speaking of which, you’ll also get to hear me in conversation with none other than Julianne Fucking Moore and Ellen Page. I genuinely cannot believe this is a thing I can say is in my first podcast. You’ll notice that the audio quality in the interview clips is a bit weaker than the rest of it because I recorded it with my phone, but we’re hoping to have better recording equipment by the time another interview comes around. So bear with us as we work through the initial labor pains, give us your feedback, and enjoy the theme song…performed by myself and Rebecca.