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Are you wanting to learn more about film ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best film podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Film Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Film Sack

  • Publisher: Scott Johnson
  • Total Episodes: 528

Mining the depths of film entertainment for all mankind. With Scott Johnson, Brian Dunaway, Randy Jordan, and Brian Ibbott.

/Film Daily

  • Publisher: SlashFilm.com
  • Total Episodes: 881

Movie & TV discussion from the editors and writers at slashfilm.com.

The Empire Film Podcast

  • Publisher: Empire Magazine
  • Total Episodes: 711

The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world’s biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood’s best and brightest. To subscribe to the Empire Spoiler Special Film Podcast, visit http://glow.fm/empirefilm.

Kermode on Film

  • Publisher: Mark Kermode
  • Total Episodes: 144

A weekly podcast with film critic Mark Kermode with a series of different elements including: a podcast version of MK3D – the live show he does every month at BFI Southbank which includes movie guests and questions from the audience, Head to Head with Jack Howard in which they argue about the merits or otherwise of classic and contemporary films, 2001 Films You Must See Before You Die, Hell’s Video Store plus Movie Time Travel – where Mark visits a famous film location.

Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 5 live
  • Total Episodes: 338

Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week’s movies

Feelin’ Film

  • Publisher: Aaron White & Patrick Hicks
  • Total Episodes: 452

Welcome to Feelin' Film. Aaron and Patrick embark on a quest to change the tone of film criticism, one movie review at a time. Discussion is family friendly and centered around positive takeaways and emotional experience more than technical merit. We believe that all art is worthy of some praise and every movie makes us feel something. Tune in and join the conversation.

The Film Programme

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 539

The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world

Film Reviews

  • Publisher: KCRW
  • Total Episodes: 278

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.

InSession Film Podcast

  • Publisher: InSession Film
  • Total Episodes: 195

The InSession Film podcast reviews all the movies you want to hear about. We talk directors, actors, scores, and all the fun stuff movies has to offer.

FRONTLINE: Film Audio Track | PBS

  • Publisher: FRONTLINE
  • Total Episodes: 129

America’s premier investigative documentary series since 1983. We answer only to you. FRONTLINE presents audio versions of select full-length episodes for listening on the go. Want more full-length FRONTLINE Audiocasts? Please leave a review and let us know what you think.

Film Photography Podcast

  • Publisher: Michael Raso
  • Total Episodes: 369

Topics will touch on all film formats (from pocket-sized 110 to medium format), do-it-yourself techniques, digital technologies, motion picture film making and more.

OBR Film Breakdown

  • Publisher: Blue Wire
  • Total Episodes: 196

Jake Burns is a writer for The Orange and Brown Report and he’s filling a void in Browns media coverage: Telling you exactly what is happening on the field. That’s what you’ll get weekly on Browns Film Breakdown, from Baker Mayfield to Myles Garrett and every coaching decision in between.

DIS-Order: Every Disney Film

  • Publisher: Real Fans 4 Real Movies
  • Total Episodes: 64

A chronological journey through the struggles, sacrifices, and successes of every animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Join your hosts, Andy, Hunter and Michael, in discussion and debate surrounding Disney’s most (and least) beloved fairytales and adventures in the broader context of the Walt Disney Company and the animation studio’s influence on pop culture.

Film Stories with Simon Brew

  • Publisher: Simon Brew
  • Total Episodes: 177

Film Stories with Simon Brew is a podcast that looks to dig into the stories behind popular movies. From troubled productions, to rights issues, to difficulties with release to films nearly falling apart, the podcast will be looking at the stories that don’t always seem apparent when watching a movie! The podcast is hosted by Simon Brew, the founder of Den Of Geek. You can find Simon at www.twitter.com/simonbrew

Film Crew 101

  • Publisher: Oklahoma Film And TV Academy
  • Total Episodes: 20

Film Crew 101 pulls back the curtain on all the different roles that go into making a film or TV show. Ever wondered what a Gaffer or Best Boy does? Have you dreamt about working in the art department of a major movie but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you are well on your way building a career in film and TV but want to get more insight into how other departments work. Film Crew 101 has all the answers.

The Film Comment Podcast

  • Publisher: Film Comment Magazine
  • Total Episodes: 307

Founded in 1962, Film Comment has been the home of independent film journalism for over 50 years, publishing in-depth interviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture. Film Comment is a nonprofit publication that relies on the support of readers. Support film culture and subscribe today.

Girls On Film

  • Publisher: Anna Smith
  • Total Episodes: 76

Girls On Film is a film review podcast from a female perspective, hosted by film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith

Film Formally

  • Publisher: Will Ross & Devan Scott
  • Total Episodes: 45

Film Formally gets granular about how movies work by studying a technique or trait through its best examples. Independent filmmakers and friends Devan Scott and Will Ross leverage years of experience watching and making movies to bring you spirited and approachable conversations, offering brick-by-brick analysis and discussions about how films work.

The Film Experience

  • Publisher: Nathaniel Rogers
  • Total Episodes: 86

Nathaniel R and guests discuss actresses, directors, the Oscars, current cinema and old favorites

How To Film Weddings

  • Publisher: John Bunn & Nick Miller
  • Total Episodes: 159

How To Film Weddings is a wedding videography educational podcast hosted by John Bunn (Redeemed Productions, Tulsa OK) and Nick Miller (Wild Oak Films, Wichita KS). John & Nick have learned a lot about what to do (and what not to do) as wedding film-makers. Our goal is to come along side wedding videographers and help them create better wedding films and succeed in business.

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