July Podcast Roundup: SXM Media TV & Film Podcasts
Summer is here! Everyone is talking about the latest releases, and families are crowding couches to watch their favorite series. The TV & film podcast genre has grown consistently and remains one of the top categories for podcast listeners overall. Fans of the genre are more likely to subscribe to premium, ad-free streaming video service, making them hard to reach for advertisers—that’s where podcasts come in.
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.
Kelly Ripa Wants To Get Real, Off Camera
Since 2001, Kelly Ripa has been the esteemed co-host of ABC’s morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Mark in various shapes and formats. Now, for the first time, fans can hear what’s going on behind the scenes when the cameras stop rolling. She’s asking guests the questions she really wants to know the answers to and talking to friends and experts about the topics she really wants to discuss, like marriage, parenting, sobriety, and so much more. This podcast is reaching an affluent group of women with nearly 50% earning more than 100K annually. It's unfiltered, often unhinged...it's Let's Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.
Award-Winning Office Rewatch Podcast
Next up is a fan favorite, frequenting the top of the charts and earning honors like Signal’s Best Branded Show and Webby Awards best co-hosts. The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, bring listeners the ultimate rewatch podcast. Each week on Office Ladies, Jenna and Angela break down an episode and share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories that only the people who were there can tell you. Past guests include co-stars Steve Carrell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, and Mindy Kaling. Over a third of listeners are Gen Z, and fans feel like they’re sitting down with old friends rewatching their favorite show.
Dive Into Niche Films with Famous Directors
This pick is for the cinephiles! 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, each week the two directors 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 surprisingly niche fan flicks, the duo will expose you to movies you didn't know you'd love. The audience is highly engaged, with 86% reporting taking action after hearing a podcast ad.
Uncover New Memories From Parks & Recreation
Listen in as Jim O'Heir and Greg Levine 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.
Get A Film Critic’s Take On Cinematic Favorites
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 the good —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, and give listeners a free education in classic cinema. An impressive 90% of the audience pays for premium streaming services, making audio a great way to reach them where TV can’t.
Unpack All Things TV With Expert, Ashley Ray
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 Earwolf listeners up-to-date on the shows everyone is talking about. She also spends time digging deep into classic tropes and breaking down the best moments in television with some of your favorite comedians, actors, writers, and more! This show reaches a 44% multicultural audience, which is high for the TV & film genre. TV, I Say with Ashley Ray is the hangout sitcom of a podcast you’ve been waiting for.
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