OK, perhaps a little too dramatic of a headline. But the Monkey is sad to report that the FilmCouch podcast from SpoutBlog is no more. This week’s episode #114 was the last.
The Monkey was a latecomer to the podcast, having heard about it through cross promotion on the Filmspotting podcast. But during his short time with the show, he grew to like the offbeat approach of hosts Kevin Buist and Paul Moore, and the regular appearances of film critic Karina Longworth.
Like another late great podcast, All About Movies, what FilmCouch did best was incorporate lots of different ideas into each episodes. There would be some talk about new movies, some talk about old movies, and some unusual side trips into short films, film festivals, and other related topics.
It is hard to encapsulate the show into a few words because each week seemed to be a little bit different. But there was always something interesting to hear.
If you only listen to one epsiode, you should check out #99, which features a truly unusual interview with video artist Eric Fensler (the creator of the GI Joe PSA parodies) and a breakdown of the Robert Redford-Demi Moore- Woody Harrelson flick Indecent Proposal.
Where else is the Monkey going to find something like that?
Oh yeah, if you only watch one Fensler GI Joe PSA parody, it should probably be this one.