The Basement Lounge
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Season 1, Episode 14 · 3 years ago

"Mike's Favorite Podcasts" - EP #14


Trying something new for this week's show, Mike shares his favorite podcasts over a cold drink with his favorite, the listeners!

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...entertain the crap out of you. Those are we're going to talk about today. Is My five favorite podcast now the first one I'm going to talk about. These are in no particular order. I'm not ranking these by any means. I don't like any one more than the other. I'm just listening off the five I listened to the most. And what are the ones I'm going to talk about. Well, the one I'm going to talk about right off the bat as a show called the top ten show. This is a show I've been I've been following for several years now that I'm a big fan of. They did a live version of the show in Chicago earlier this year that I got to go see and be a part of. I'm a supporter of the show on Patreon. I actually they I actually just recently started helping them out behind the scenes with some stuff because I'm such a big Fan and I'm a big fan of the guys. I'm not just a fan of the show, I'm a fan of the guys who hosted. The show was hosted by a comedian, Matt Nost, and actor host film critic John Roca. If you know John Rocca as the outlaw in the movie Trivia Schmo down. I was running his facebook fan group for a little while and a huge fan of his and they were Gracio enough to bring me on to help out with some of their behind the scene stuff. But the reason I started doing that is because of how big a fan of the show I am. And what they do is they both come in, they they set a topic of top ten lists of movies they're going to talk about and each of them comes in with their own list and they they debate and they discuss and they they go off on tangents and they just have a fun, friendly conversation. Again, that's what I like, Mo I love conversations. I love it when people are just talking and just being themselves, and a lot of times the conversations they have in this show, outside of the list themselves, are worth all of all of the listening time you'll give it because it's so much fun. It's like you are really listening to two really good friends talk about just just fucking anything, basketball, pizza, whatever. But the lists they've come up with, they've really done a good job of cultivating list topics you might not think of an and they're usually something related to whatever movie is coming out that particular week. We we just had the the Irishmen get released. So they did top ten to or CSY films. They've done top ten films based on books. Was this Leete with this week's topic? Things like that. They really and they've split the atom as finally as they can on some of these. They really try to go out of their way to make sure that like they're getting fresh new topic ideas on the show. As well as being having a very active patreon presence. They do all kinds of extra content for their patreon supporters. They've been putting on live shows which, if you have not been to a top ten live show, if they come to your area, you've got to go check it out. The top ten live is just it's like it's not just a movie list podcast. It is a comedy show in its core, because these guys know how to make themselves laugh, make each other laugh and make the audience laugh as well. So go check out the top ten show. That's the top ten with the number ten. You can check that out on all the platforms. It's a fantastic listen. I think you would ab that we love listening to it. They've just it's there two of the biggest personalities ever and having them together on a podcast is just fantastic. Now, I got my start in media and digital media stuff like this, wanting to go into radio professionally. One of the reasons I love podcasting is because it's like being back doing radio again, like doing talk radio, and so I always am on the lookout for podcasts that I can use as kind of a morning talk radio, because morning talk radio nowadays sucks morning. Most morning shows nowadays are just fucking awful. But every now and then I find one that really does the job of being there. That great because I don't...

...have a typical morning like everybody else. Okay, most people, they get their morning shows when they get up in and drive to work in the morning. I don't have that. I work second shift. So me I'm looking for stuff that I can listen to essentially in the middle of the day, like at three in the afternoon when I'm driving to work. So finding podcast that can fit that. Excuse me for you on that could fit that kind of mold for me at three in the afternoon, because the radio is not going to do that. Is What I look for. And back when I was doing Mike talks, funny early on, when I first started doing it as the late night talk show, I I got a review, I got a rating and review on that show from some guys called the minutia men, and I was like, who the hell are these get there? Their interview was their review rather was stellar. So I checked out these guys and they're they're they're both Chicago guys and they do. It's called the MINUSIA, but the show is called the minutia men and and the show is literally it's them going out into the minutia of the world and just finding stories that are not your big news stories, like, you know, drug busts and politics and stuff like that, but little like community level news stories all over all over the world. And they talk about those and they talk about their love for the cubs and they get oh yeah, you know, I have had fun all day. I don't know why I'm well yawning all the sudden and but they talked about their love for the cubs and music, they talked about just everything. It's the kind of back and forth, Fun Quality Conversation I look for in a morning talk radio show. It's entertaining is hell. The stories that they're able to come up with and and just riff on for for for several minutes at a time is just fantastic. And these guys are true professionals. You can tell that they both have been doing broadcasting and and this kind of voice recording stuff for a very long time. They've got great voices for radio. They know how to speak, they know how to enunciate and and they know they how to work their diction, their real true professionals on a microphone, and so listening to the Manuchia man is an absolute blast. So I highly recommend you check that one out as well. It's called the Manuchia men. You can find out on all the platforms. I have a new one that I haven't listened to yet this week because I've been a little busy, but if you get a chance to listen to the Manusiaman, I highly recommend it. The next one I want to talk about. The next one one to talk about is another movie show, and this this show is also hosted by John Roca. It's Co hosted by John Rocca and a guy named Steve Morris, who is a as he has, he says himself. How does he say on the show? He's a he's a director and film instructor in Los Angeles. Catholic. I said that right, but he he's a, he's a he's a filmmaker, he's a directing instructor, I think, is what he does. And then you have John Rocca as well, and together they host a show called the cinephiles, Sinna ci any files Filles, and this is a fantastic show. This is something if you're somebody who likes to have long, plot specific discussions about movies, this is the show for you. I stumbled across this show when I early, when I was becoming when I was getting into like becoming a fan of John Rocca and following his career. He mentioned the show and I checked it out and I became such a huge fan of it and what it is is every week John and Steve Delve deep into like a great like, you know, like a historically great film. Stuff, you know ten years or the from ten years ago or earlier. Is kind of how they do it. They've done everything from from blade runner and Lawrence of Arabia to the dark night and Casino Royal. They've...

...done airplane. They've done the the the Richard Donner Superman movie. They've done twelve angry men. They have done, I mean, let's go, they've done over a hundred movies so far. This show is it's a long form show, sometimes going up to two hours, sometimes going up to two parts, because you can get so long because they've really delve deep into the free production and the background and the plot, kind of going scene by scene. And you know the connections and like they really dive deep into these films and break them down and analyze them and they bring on guests and they've really get like, like the film is called the cinephiles and it's definitely it's a play on the term cinephile, but this really and truly is a podcast for cinephiles. Like this is a podcast, if you're like me and you really like getting into the deep, into the deepness of particular film, a two part art episode, you know, over two weeks breaking down the dark night. Blade runner was already, like, in my one of my top five favorite films, and then they did an episode where they broke down blade runner and the discussion they had on blade runner is what helped push it to my faith, to being my favorite film, because they really helped me analyze the film in ways I hadn't before. That helped me, helped grow my appreciation for the film, and that's why I think, and that's part of the reason why I like podcast so much in general, is because if you find the right podcast about the right topic, it can do that for you. It can open new doors for you as far as your love and your passion for certain topics and certain things in life, and the cinephiles is one that really did that. It really did a great job of helping me. Like like, I've listened to every episode and even if it's a movie I knew I already liked, I found myself liking the movies more after listening to the cinephiles talk about them, because, whether it was them reaffirming thoughts I already had or it was them bringing up ideas I had never considered, that that clicked with me made me appreciate the films all that much more. Like I said, blade runner was already one of one of my favorite films, but it was their discussion they had with their special guest, Scott Mayance, that catapulted it to being my favorite film. Now it's a film that I study constantly, that I'm always working into conversations about movies. I mean, this is November two thousand and nineteen. This is blade runner months. This is the month blade runner takes place in. I have watched blade runner every day so far in the month of November and will continue to do so until November is over, because there's always just something more to unpack in that movie, regardless of which version of it you watch. And I'm not talking about the cinephiles right now because I'm talking about blade runner. But again, I wouldn't have this, this reaffirmed passion for blade runner, without the cinephiles in the again, that's why it makes my list of top five, not only because Steve and John are great to listen to and are so knowledgeable and passionate talking about these movies on their show, but it's what their show has done for me as a film Fan that makes me love it so much. Now I do have a couple more podcast I want to talk about on this episode. Before we do that, I am going to take a quick break and then when we come back I'm going to talk about my last two favorite podcasts. Hey, everybody, I just wanted to take a moment to interrupt the show and give a very special shout out to the people who support this show every month on patreon. I want to shout out Whitney Latin, Jody McDermott and my mother, Lissa Shay, do every single month help support this show and if... want to be one of those awesome people, all you got to do is go to patreoncom Basement Lounge pod and join the one dollar tier. They'll get shouted out on the air, get your name listed in the description. You get early access to all these shows commercial free through our Patreon ur SS feed, and so many other cool rewards. Once again, go to patreoncom basement lounge pods, join the ones dollar tier and help support the show. Speaking of the show, let's get back to them, all right. Welcome back. Thanks again for for joining me today for this a bit irregular episode of the Basement Lounge, where today I'm talking about my top five favorite podcasts. We've already talked about three of them, the top ten show, minutiaman and the cinephiles. My last two favorites are also movie related, more one so, one more so than the other, and but they're both also drastically very different and unique shows. So the next one I want to talk about is one that I haven't been listening to as long as the other four, but it is one that I always look forward to having a new episode for, and that is a show called how did this get made? This is a show that is that is just a different kind of beast. One of the reasons I got into this show is because one of the hosts is a guy named Jason Manzucus. That that name does or does not sound familiar. His voice definitely will. If you've watched the show big mouth, he is the voice of Jay. If you've watched Brooklyn nine, he plays officer Detective Pimento, who was engaged to Rosa at one point in the show. He's the voice of the little grimy dude. And what is that commercial? It's the foot funcus commercial. If there no now it's the allergy medication. He's the little booger. But anyway. But yeah, he's got one of those voices that's just immensely recognizable and and he he is the one of the hosts of this show. And I'm suddenly drawn a blank on the names of the other hosts. I'm going to pull it up right now on my phone and be super professional about this, but it's Paul sheer and his wife, who's a comedian, Paul Shear and his wife, actress June Diane Raut, June Diane Raphael, and then Jason Manzucas and the three of them have the show is called. How did this get made? So you can assume the show is about great movies. Right now it's about terrible movies. They pick movies that are just fucking awful, I mean just bad, bad, terrible movies, and they watch them and then they just they just tear them apart and a lot and their show has grown so popular in its systemception that they now do a live shows at theaters and comedy clubs all over the country and literally they'll host screenings of the movie they're going to review and then they'll go across the street to the theater of the club and review the film with guests, I mean and and they've had guests like Adams, Scott Seth rogue in, Paul Paul if Tompkins, Katie mccoochie D Daniel Radcliffe, for crying out loud, big name guests been on this show. Jason Man Zucas alone is enough to pull you ont of the show, that he is so funny in the things that he says. I just can't get enough of it. I love how did this get made? Because a lot of the movie shows that I listened to are typically talking about really good movies, movies that are there that are worth praising. There's not a lot of shows out there that that that pride themselves on getting deep into because they because they get like as deep as the cinephiles get into good movies. How did this get made? Gets just as deep into the bad movies. They talked about like, you know,...

...casting and and writing and things like that and editing and the show is and it's there's such a great amount of audience and listener participation as far as the show goes. It is so entertaining and the live shows, if you get to listen to those on the podcast feed, are so immense and so like they really make you feel like you're there. It's they're just so immersive. It's fantastic. And so how did this get made? Hosted by Paul Sheer, June, Diane Raffael and Jason Man Zooks, tearing apart and diving deep into bad movies. Highly recommend you give this one to listen. Now. I'm going to take one more quick break because I really have to go to the bathroom, and then when I get back we're go and talk about my number one favorite podcast. All right, welcome back. So my my, my number one favorite podcast. I said that wrong before the break, but my, my, my fifth, my last number five, whatever you want to call it, favorite podcast, and I'm currently listening to you right now. I have talked about this show constantly. It is part of my daily routine. I watch it live every day when it streams on Youtube and in the events that I can't, I always I make sure I never miss an episode. This is a show that my brother also listens to, that he and I text each other talking about. This is a show who's online community I'm a very passionate, active member of. This is a show that is probably the youngest of the shows. It's definitely the youngest of the shows that I've listed so far, but it's quite easily just one that I can't get enough of, and and that show is collider live. I am a big fan of everything that goes on over at COLLIDERCOM and collider video. They produce some of my favorite content out there. As far as you know, like shows and that I watch and podcast I listen to. I've been to the movie Trivia Schmo Down Live. I watch that religiously as well. And Collider live is a show that debuted about a year ago here and a half, give or take that, similar to the minutiaman is in the style of that morning radio show, Morning Talk Radio Show, which is just it. It's it's big personalities having fun for two hours and that's at the end of the day. That's what I like, is I like to have fun. Yes, they do like movie news and movie chats on this show, but it's it's talking about viral videos and the best places to get pizza in town and how to properly shave your balls. I'm not even kidding. That was the very first episode. They talked about that and and important social issues and and, but also goofy dumb shit like you know what's the what's what food gives you the worst farts, and and who blew up the bathroom in the office? We're trying to figure out, we're trying to do detective work to figure out who did that. And, you know, goofy sound effects, sound bites playing in the background. It's it is two hours of pure, just UN uncensored, unhinged fun. That has some of the best personalities, you know, Roxy Stryer, therina, Ariano, Mark Riley, Josh mccouga, Cody Hall, Alex Marzonia, Christian Harlwoff was the host of the show up until last week. He's now got his own show that he's doing. That's really great and it's slowly climbing the list in of my favorites as it becomes a show. It just started. The involvement with the fans collider live has, it's just it is just one of the best podcast one of the best shows out there on the Internet. Like they say on the show collide, it's the best show on the you tubes. It's really is. It is a show that's criminally underrated that I think should be a part of everybody's daily...

...routine, like everybody watches the news and everybody scrolls through facebook, you know, beginning today, I think the first part of your day should be to watch collider live for two hours. I'm not kidding. It is the best way to spend two hours of your day. Anytime you got a free two hours, even if it's two hours right before you go to bed or you have it on while you're eating or while you're driving to and from work. It's the best way to spend your day. I cannot recommend enough to everybody listens to collider live, as well as the other shows that I mentioned on here. How did he get made? The cinephiles, minutia men and the top ten show all five of these podcasts. These are my five favorite podcast I'm listening to you right now and I cannot recommend enough that everybody here go listen to these shows, add them to your your subscription list whatever. And there are more podcasts that I listened to. I listen to so many podcasts, those in a podcast more than I listen to music in the car these days. But those are the five that I recommend the most, especially if you're a movie Fan, because three of the four of those are movie related. Well, three and a half collide to live. Not as much, but they still talk movie news. But it's just great entertaining content and that's what a podcast is supposed to be. Supposed to be fun, and you cannot get more fun out of a podcast, and you can with these five right here. And I want to know what some of your favorite podcasts are you listening to? You know, hit me up on twitter at Mike Shay comedy. Tweet me with some of your favorite podcasts are. I'm going to put up a tweet on Friday when this show goes live. So if you're listening to this show right now on Friday and you didn't get it early on the patreon feed, that that'll be up there. You answer my tweet, tell me what your favorite podcasts are right now, or send me an email Mike Shay at Mike Shay comedycom or, you know, hit up this show on instagram at Basement Lounge pod. Yes, the show is on twitter. Might tweet. The twitter hand will sucks because the rules twitter has for their for their handles, and I haven't picked a good one yet. But we're on instagram. Let us know what your favorite podcasts are that you're listening to. Maybe it's ones that I've never heard of that I'd like to listen to. Maybe you've never heard of the ones I listen to and now you're going to listen to them and become a fan. Let me know if you check these shows out and if you love them. I want to hear back from you, guys. But that's going to do it for us this week. I'm going to try to do some more of these kind of personal conversations with my fans as we go into the future weeks. I've still got a lot more guest booked for the next few weeks. But if we come to a week or maybe you don't have a guest booked, or maybe I just feel like doing something a little bit different, a pull another card out of this here pod decks card thing and see what we can talk about. And, as always, if you guys have any questions or anything you ever want to me any answer on the show, I'm always willing to answer them. Hit me up on twitter or instagram or send me an email and of course you can check out my website, Mike Shay comedycom find out if we'd be performing somewhere soon. I have a show coming up here in a couple weeks in Lima Ohio at Jody Miller's comedy night that she hosts at the somewhere bar in Lima Ohio. So make sure you guys check that out as well. It's ready to get in. And until next time, guys, I'm your host, Mike Shay, to reminding you as always, to live well, rock on, take care and Bubby.

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