Welcome to the 3rd podcast episode of this side series, the Podcast Spotlight. In this episode, we talk with budding film-maker and local podcaster, Josiah Singh, as he introduces the following 2 podcasts:

Podcast 1: WTF with Marc Maron

WTF with Marc Maron is a straightforward interview show where comedian Marc Maron invites a guest on each week. Being well-connected within the hollywood/L.A. scene, Maron is able to bring star names to his show, including the likes of Jay Leno, Jennifer Lawrence, and even former U.S. president Barack Obama.

Notably, the shows are pretty lengthy, with most clocking in at over an hour, but Maron does delve into the deeper parts of his guests’ history or career. In this episode with film-maker Paul Thomas Anderson for instance, much discussion revolves around Anderson’s upbringing and his influences, and also the creative process behind his movies.

Lastly, this show is very much casual and unscripted, so listeners can expect personal, intimate conversations unlike those aired on major talk shows. Listen to this if you love the casual interview format, or learning more about your favorite celebrities.

Scroll below for links and accompanying materials discussed:

  • “Crazy Rich Asians”

Podcast 2: Sword and Scale

Sword and Scale is a narrative-driven true-crime podcast presented by host Mike Boudet. It is a show that purports to reveal “that the worst monsters are real”, and cases are often discussed and dissected in gruesome, raw detail.

One notable feature of this podcast is that Mike Boudet’s experience with audio engineering really shines through. And his stories are often interlaced with numerous real-life interviews, court trials, or police interrogations, couched in incredible mixing using ambient sounds, music, and foley effects to bring these cases to life. It is in every regard, a very immersive experience, and in most instances an uncomfortable one. Listen to this at your own risk.

Scroll below for links and accompanying materials discussed:

Music by Pandrezz: Takin’ you for a ride

Once again special thanks to Josiah Singh for agreeing to come on the show. You can find his show, the Listening Room Podcast on Facebook, or Buzzsprout.

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