This is part of my 2015 series on podcasts I’m currently listening to . This post talks about podcasts about art, culture, and movies.

The list is in alphabetical order. The name of the podcast is linked to the feed itself (what you’d copy and paste into your podcast app). The “(info)” link will take you to the podcast’s homepage, where available. The “content” field tries to give you an idea what to expect as to language or disturbing content. As for ratings, clearly I like the podcast at least somewhat or I wouldn’t have it on the list at all, so I’m going with a 3-star system.

  • Three stars means I look very forward to the next episode and almost always listen to the entire episode.
  • Two stars are ones I still really enjoy, but I sometimes skip at least parts of the episode, maybe even half.
  • One stars are podcasts that I feel are hit and miss. I will routinely skip sections of the podcast and occasionally skip an entire episode.
  • Podcasts marked with the package_favorite  icon are über favourites. These are the ones I think just about everybody should listen to.

Again, let me know if you have any questions, and don’t hesitate to make suggestions for other podcasts I should listen to.

NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour (info )

  • Rating: 3/3
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Content: family friendly

Yes things can get a little pretentious, but there are some interesting discussions.

Slate Audio Book Club (info )

  • Rating: 1/3
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Duration: 30–60 minutes
  • Content: frequent mild language

Various people discuss a book.

package_favorite  Slate Culture Gabfest (info )

  • Rating: 3/3
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 45–60 minutes
  • Content: frequent mild language, occasional strong language

I enjoy all the Slate “gabfests.” Three diverse, knowledgeable individuals discussing movies, books, music, etc.

Slate Spoiler Specials

  • Rating: 1/3
  • Frequency: occasional
  • Duration: various
  • Content: various

On this sporadic series, various experts discuss books or movies (and spoil them).

package_favorite  Film Sack (info )

  • Rating: 3/3
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 60–90 minutes
  • Content: occasional mild language

My favourite movie review podcast. As a rule, they only review movies available via streaming. The four hosts are hilarious and have a great time together. I love this show.

The Flop House (info )

  • Rating: 3/3
  • Frequency: every 2 weeks
  • Duration: 60–90 minutes
  • Content: occasional strong language

A funny podcast that reviews bad movies.