July Podcast Roundup: SXM Media TV & Film Podcasts
Summer is here! Everyone is talking about the latest releases, and families are crowding couches for their favorite TV series. The TV and film podcast listening audience has increased over the past year. And the content is keeping pace, with an 86% increase in new podcasts, making it one of the fastest-growing categories (check out the Podcast Trends Report 2022). From reality TV gossip to deep dive rewatches of fan-favorite shows, there’s something for everyone! This month we’re excited to showcase some of our beloved, exclusive podcasts in the genre.
Our first pick is an all-new show dropping this summer! Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary invite you to become a customer at Video Archives, the store that started it all. Joined by their announcer Gala Avary, they’ll travel back in time to revisit old classics and discover new favorites, pulled from the actual VHS tapes that Quentin and Roger used to recommend to customers at the original Video Archives store in Manhattan Beach. From controversial James Bond films to surprising exploitation flicks, the duo will expose you to movies you didn't know you'd love, give awards to their favorites, and, of course, rate the quality of the video transfer.
Next up is a fan favorite, frequenting the top of the charts and earning honors like Discover Pods Awards Best TV & Movie Podcast, iHeart’s Podcast of the Year 2021, and nominations from the Shorty Awards, Ambies, and Webbies. The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, bring listeners the ultimate rewatch podcast. Each week, Jenna and Angela break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind-the-scenes stories that only the people who were there can tell you. Office Ladies makes sans feel like they’re sitting down with old friends rewatching their favorite show.
Another new addition to the SXM Media Podcast Network, this podcast is dedicated to all things TV. Host Ashley Ray, the internet’s leading TV pop culture expert, has written for Vulture, Variety, and Emmy Magazine. And each week, she keeps listeners up-to-date on the shows everyone is talking about, digs deep into classic tropes, and breaks down the best moments in television with some of your favorite comedians, actors, writers, and more! TV, I Say with Ashley Ray is the hangout sitcom of a podcast you’ve been waiting for.
This daily podcast revels in all things Bravo and rakes in millions of impressions a month. In each episode, hosts Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam praise, ridicule, and eviscerate the Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Top Chef, and whatever Bravo brings to television. Ben’s pop culture observations and multimedia creations have been cited in Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, The New York Times, Gawker, Jezebel, Details Magazine, MSNBC, The Associated Press, and more. Watch What Crappens draws in a high-earning audience, with 60% having a household income of $100K+ per year.
Comedian Paul Scheer is known for taking apart bad movies in clinical detail on his podcast How Did This Get Made? But on Unspooled, he’s teamed up with film critic Amy Nicholson to focus on good movies—specifically, the American Film Institute list of the 100 greatest movies of all time. What made these movies so special in the first place? How do they hold up today? Paul and Amy will dissect iconic scenes, talk to artists and filmmakers about the influence of these films, and give listeners a free education in classic cinema. This show draws in an audience of highly-engaged movie buffs, with 70% having gone to an advertiser's website after hearing a podcast ad.
A recent release from the MoreSauce network, Reality with the King takes listeners behind the scenes of some the most iconic moments from their favorite reality TV shows. In each episode, host Carlos King rehashes shocking betrayals, hilarious interactions, and dramatic scenes from The Real Housewives Franchise, Love & Marriage: Huntsville, The Bachelor, and much more. It’s no surprise that Carlos is one of the most sought-after executive producers in reality television. With over ten years under his production belt, King has quickly created a niche for himself in the docu-soap arena.
Listen in as Rob Lowe and Alan Yang take listeners behind the scenes of one of the most beloved comedies of all time: NBC’s Parks & Recreation. Guests include their former fellow cast members and writers. From Chris Pratt’s very first audition to the making of The Cones of Dunshire, fans get a chance to hear about how their favorite show came to be. The Parks and Recollection audience is well-educated, with 80% holding a bachelor's degree or higher.
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