I wanted to put a plug in for a podcast that’s produced by my former colleague,
Jen Meyers, along with her co-host Jessi Chartier: Quiet Little
Horrors. It’s a podcast devoted to “unsettling” horror of the
psychological variety. Their takes on some landmark (and niche) horror has
really made me rethink some movies I’ve seen and get interested in some I
haven’t. They’ve just started season three, so now’s a perfect time to
subscribe or to catch up.and of the slow-to-uptake-but-now-whoa-Nelly medium of
podcasting: they’re maintained by amateurs for niche audiences.
Some of my favorite episodes are the following, of which I’ll cite an archival,
a recent, and hot-off-the presses episode:
One of the things I like most about this podcasts is what I liked most about
the promise of the original web (cira 1995), it’s made with the zeal and care
of amateurs. And by no means is the show amateurish, I rather mean that the
show, like the word amateur itself, has the root of “to love” (ama) at its
heart. The hosts bring a warmth and genuine affection for the topics that make
the short episodes fun, intimate, and energetic.