Each Friday, I will post a Week in Review feature in which I’ll recap some of the more interesting happenings in podcasting. Welcome to the first installment, the week of May 4, 2015.
Bill Simmons spoke with Jimmy Kimmel on The BS Report to recap what many thought was the highlight of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Saturday night—Kimmel’s entrance into the arena as part of Pacquiao’s entourage. Kimmel and his cousin Sal Iacono (aka Cousin Sal) talked about their night at the big fight, including Kimmel’s experience sitting in the locker room with Pacquiao minutes before the fight.
Comedy Bang! Bang! celebrated its sixth anniversary on Monday with some old and new friends. The Cake Boss (Paul F. Tompkins) returned with naughty elf Ho Ho (Lauren Lapkus) and many other characters, all there to help Scott Aukerman celebrate his show’s “sexversary.”
Writer/directors Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogul joined The Frame on Wednesday to talk about their new film, The D Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden. Paul and Mogul discussed their experience as first time directors and shared some quality advice for other would-be directors (spoiler: it helps to make sure the person paying for your movie can actually pay for your movie). The D Train opened this week.
The Gist, the daily podcast about current news and pop culture hosted by Mike Pesca, turned a year old on Tuesday. Pesca interviewed former Tonight Show writer Jon Macks, who talked about his approach to comedy writing and listed his all-time best celebrity targets for late night material.
If you’ve seen a sitcom in the last 40 years, you’ll want to listen to the Bullseye podcast from this week. Jesse Thorn interviewed James Burrows, legendary sitcom director who began his directing career with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and has since worked on iconic shows like Taxi, Cheers and Will & Grace. Burrows discussed working with Andy Kaufman, developing the idea for Cheers and what keeps him directing after decades of success.
Sarah Humphreys and Sarah Karnasiewicz help you gear up for strawberry season (my second favorite of the seasons next to ice cream season) with an episode of Things Cooks Know devoted to the delicious red fruit. Humphreys and Karnasiewicz provided helpful tips for choosing and storing strawberries as well as a couple of ideas for savory and sweet dishes using strawberries.