Podcast Review: How Did This Get Made?

Here is another podcast I heard about from Charlene from Bookish Whimsy, and I love it so much. How Did This Get Made is a podcast that has been around for awhile, and is quite popular. It is hosted by actors Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas. For the regular episodes, Paul, June and Jason talk about a movie that usually isn’t that great. They discuss the movie, and then, at the end of the show, share a few positive reviews from Amazon.

How Did This Get Made is such a fun podcast. June, Paul and Jason are fantastic hosts and so entertaining. The regular episodes are long (usually over an hour, if not longer) but I never feel like they are too long. These guys make me laugh so much. They have a great rapport with each other. They often talk over each other, because they have so much to say about whatever movie they are talking about.

As another plus, there is usually a guest on each episode – often other actors. I love when Adam Scott guest visits. He totally cracks me up.

You do not have to listen to the podcast in order. I’ve been going through their backlist and listening to the episodes about movies I’ve seen. A little information, though. Many main episodes that is more than 6 months old can’t be accessed on iTunes. You have get a subscription to listen to older episodes. However some of the older episodes are available, and they switch out every so often. So if you want to listen to all of the episodes you will be able to, you just have to be patient.

How Did This Get Made also has mini episodes that let listeners know what movie they are going to talk about next, and address anything other topics from the previous regular episode. I admit, I rarely listen to them.

The only thing that I don’t love about the podcast is how long the sponsor ads are. I’m all for podcasts having sponsors. I realize how much time it takes to get an episode ready to go. And I’m sure it costs money, too. But wow, the ads in this podcast just seem to go on and on (and on and on).

But overall, I love How Did This Get Made? June, Jason and Paul are fantastic and each regular episode is so much fun. I’ve even started listening to episodes about movies I’ve never seen.

4 Responses to “Podcast Review: How Did This Get Made?”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    This sounds like a podcast I’d love! One of my favorite podcasts – Read it and Weep – mostly talks about bad movies, books or TV but I don’t like the way they’ve been going lately and they lost 2 of my favorite hosts and I’ve kind of been looking for a replacement. This sounds hilarious! Thanks for the heads up about the commercials. That drives me crazy sometimes – especially if I’m not somewhere I can skip them.

  2. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

    Yay, I’m glad you like this one! I love the hosts and guests rapport too- their commentary is hilarious, and I love how they play off each others comments. I started by listening to the ones about the films I’ve seen, but since I haven’t seen many and I wanted to keep going, I had to start listening to all of them. 🙂 I also love how their commentary sometimes makes me want to watch these bad movies!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I like it so much! So glad I saw you talk about it. And they do make me want to watch all these bad movies. I keep heading to Youtube to watch clips.

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