Drew Taylor and Charles Hood

Drew Taylor and Charles Hood are longtime friends with storied careers in the entertainment industry – Drew as a reporter for The New York Times, Vulture, Vanity Fair, and currently, The Wrap; Charles as the director and co-writer of the film Night Owls, as well as the director of A Nasty Piece of Work. As lifelong movie obsessives, they’re the perfect pair to bring you a curated list of film podcasts to keep you entertained for hours.

When they aren’t making movie magic or reporting on it, they’re the hosts of Light the Fuse — The Official Mission: Impossible Podcast, the ultimate and only companion for all things inside the world of Ethan Hunt. From incredible looks at the iconic characters to behind-the-scenes on the heart-stopping missions, they dive deep on everything that has made this series a global phenomenon.

One Heat Minute Productions

On the ever-growing list of movies we’re obsessed with, Heat’s been on the list almost as long as Mission: Impossible. We started listening to One Heat Minute Productions for film journalist Blake Howard’s examination of Michael Mann’s 1995 crime opus and have only enjoyed it more with his examinations of The Last of the Mohicans, Master and Commander, and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.

Just Shoot It

Just Shoot It is the ultimate learning tool for filmmakers and filmmakers-to-be. Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan give listeners a play by play on writing, cinematography, development, and more – everything you need to be successful in the industry.

The Director’s Cut – A DGA Podcast

Anyone who knows us knows we’re deeply invested in all aspects of how movies are made, so The Director’s Cut is the perfect deep cut into the people behind the movie-making process. We especially love that the directors featured are interviewed by their peers and share both the highs and lows of making movie magic.

Maltin on Movies

Leonard Maltin is an absolute legend in the world of film critics and it’s a joy hearing him and his daughter Jessie fan over movies with other legends in the industry, like Bryan Cranston, Jamie Lee Curtis, Angela Lansbury, Norman Lear and so many others. Nothing like getting movie recommendations from the best in the biz.

Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check really lives up to its name by focusing on directors’ filmographies, especially the ones whose early wins allowed them the rare opportunity to make their dream projects a reality. We love that the show is broken into mini series – it’s the perfect opportunity to binge movies made by our favorite directors and learn about ones we haven’t seen. And we really love that they’re covering Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One at the end of July!

Films to Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein

There’s life, there’s death and in between – there’s movie-watching. Such is the premise for comedian Brett Golstein’s Films to Be Buried With. Each week, he along with a superstar guest, talk about the films that have shaped us and we’ve turned to during pivotal moments in our lives.

Ruined with Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer

Are you the friend who sits front row at a horror film or watches from behind your fingers? Whichever you are, Ruined with Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer will scratch the horror itch – each week horror aficionado Halle unpacks a spooky film with her squeamish friend Alison. From the supernatural to creature features, they cover it all.

The Movies That Made Me

As a filmmaker (Charles) and entertainment journalist (Drew), it’s safe to say that tons of movies inspire us (yes, beyond Mission: Impossible if you can believe it). Recorded live in Hollywood, The Movies That Made Me gets creators and creatives together to talk about the movies that made them want to work in the land of the big screen.

The Next Picture Show

Movies have changed A LOT from the days of black and white reels and the history of them is fascinating – to us, anyway, which is why we love The Next Picture Show. Each episode breaks down how classic films have inspired modern blockbusters, comparing and contrasting legacy movies with new successors. We recommend one of their latest episodes on Wes Anderson’s new Asteroid City and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York – a unique pairing!


Ask 100 people what the greatest movie of all time is and…you’ll get 100 different answers. Comedian Paul Scheer and critic Amy Nicholson are out to find the one true answer to rule them all, investigating all the diverse genres of films, asking for listener suggestions, and dissecting iconic scenes with top actors and directors to name the winner.

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