Day 22: Film Roast | Vinyl Emergency
Celebrating the good, the bad and the ugly of all things movies, Film Roast brings unscripted humor, insight and really bad character impressions to films both old and new every week. Film Roast was created by college friends Julia Feeser York and Hannah Ostic who bonded over a shared love of movies and the belief that all things are a little better when coffee (which isn’t the only type of “roast” this show offers) is involved. While initially Film Roast was meant to be a YouTube series, Julia and Hannah transitioned their show to a podcast in early 2017 and have been overcaffeinated and underqualified ever since. Film Roast is divided into three segments: Main Volumes, Coffee Corner, and Mini Movie Moments. In Main Volumes, Julia and Hannah focus on one theme (such as terrifying scenes from children’s movies) and discuss their favorite (or least favorite) movies surrounding that topic. Coffee Corner brings listeners shorter segment focusing on current events in pop culture, entertainment or movie news. And looking for a quick review of the latest movies in theaters? Mini Movie Moments has you covered. Whether you’re a seasoned movie buff or just that person who loves to rant about the latest film franchise, Film Roast is the podcast for what people love to talk about when they talk about movies.
Vinyl Emergency explores the thrill of records and music in general, whether discussing the recent vinyl resurgence, “white whale” rarities and colored LP variants, or recalling the first albums that changed our lives. Host Jim Hanke speaks with everyday collectors to those who produce, engineer or cut music to lacquer, as well as to artists, actors, comedians and close friends, all with captivating, personal stories involving vinyl.
Film Roast: The Best Apology is a Walk-in Closet
Hannah and Julia talk about the movie couples they cannot stand. This volume includes a load of complaints about beloved movie characters like Billy from Scream, Batman, and even Mr. Big from Sex and the City. The ladies dive into movie news about the success of Marvel’s most recent blockbuster “Thor: Ragnarok” and the upcoming Netflix series “Dark”. Hannah shares her issues with the upcoming Netflix subscription price hike and both ladies give rants in some very familiar voices. Grab your typewriter, learn Portuguese, and make sure you’re sitting right next to the dock on a windy day — It’s time for Film Roast!
More episodes of note: Stranger Things: Season 2 | Coffee Corner: Assault in Hollywood
“I know these girls! I’ve been a fan of Hannah and Julia for awhile now, they have fantastic chemistry and listening to their show really just feels like hanging out with these two hilarious people. I hate Sex and the City SO MUCH but dang if I didn’t love listening to them detail why Mr. Big is just such a dirtbag. Also, yes, the singing is Very Important and just another thing that makes the show so fun to listen to. (And I know it’s not related to this specific episode but their movie live-tweets are always A+).”
-Oh No! Lit Class
“I was just introduced to a great film review podcast hosted by the charismatic duo of Hannah and Julia. If you want honest talk about film and television from an actual fans point of view this is the one. Side rants aplenty which I love and sorry Anne Heche (listen to episode 33 for the inside joke).”
“Packed with delightful rants (and side-rants!), Film Roast is a comical podcast where the hosts discuss current movie news as well as films they’ve enjoyed and hated. This episode focused on the worst couples of film, which hosts Julia and Hannah outlined with hilarious summations. The moments that made me subscribe? Their hilarious impersonations of both Christian Bale and Colin Firth.”
-Guess What You’re Gonna Hate
Vinyl Emergency: Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Benmont Tench, founding member of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, has played on nearly every Petty album over the years — even the ones not credited to the Heartbreakers, such as Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers. His trademark keys are all over classic songs like “Refugee,” “The Waiting,” “Don’t Do Me Like That” and so many more, which you can hear on the recently-reissued Greatest Hits 2LP set, now back on vinyl for the first time in over 20 years, with an alternate cover to boot! Tench is also a member of Mudcrutch with Petty and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell (a group that pre-dates the Heartbreakers, who released and toured on their second album earlier this year) and has performed/recorded with a staggering list of music’s elite, including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams and Fiona Apple. Today, Benmont gives us one of the most passionate arguments for vinyl that we’ve been lucky enough to share on the podcast. There’s plenty of Petty talk here, but Ben’s strident defense of musicians getting their due, his concern about America’s current “war on beauty,” and his humility in having worked with some of the best songwriters in the business make this one of our favorite episodes yet.
More episodes of note: Roseanne Cash | Rocky Votolato
“Im a huge Tom Petty fan and Jim Hanke just introduced me to Benmont Tench the keyboardist for the heartbreakers and I have to say I’m very glad he did. I never knew how much I missed listening to records until listening to these two bring the medium alive again. Benmont reminiscing about purchasing and listening to records of the 60’s is a treasure. Thanks Jim for getting this out there.”
“How did I not know about this show? I love hearing musicians talk music and tell stories you’d never hear otherwise and clearly so does Jim. His deep knowledge and passion of music is easily apparent and makes for great listening. My dad was a huge Tom Petty fan, so I grew up on him, but didn’t really know anything about Benmont Tench, so this was really cool. This fantastic episode sent me running to Vinyl Emergency’s back catalog (Jim talks to Speech from Arrested Development!!).”
-Oh No! Lit Class
“Vinyl Emergency is a great podcast, taking something universal (music) and stepping into a niche area with ease and comfort. Jim Hanke’s interview style is natural and easy to listen to, not afraid to laugh and interact with his guests in a way that keeps a somewhat obscure topic from feeling sterile or taking itself too seriously. I loved listening to Benmont’s passion on the subject and Hanke’s enthusiasm in speaking with him. It feels like a warm conversation between friends with a shared passion, rather than an interview with a stranger.”
-Guess What You’re Gonna Hate