Movie Date Podcast
Movie Date is a weekly podcast produced by The Takeaway in cooperation with Public Radio International and WNYC. It's hosted by Takeaway culture producer Kristen Meinzer and Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman.
Each podcast includes movie reviews, trivia, listener mail, and lots of banter.
Occasionally, celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, James Franco, Clive Owen, and Joss Whedon stop by, as do experts from the worlds of male stripping, zombie studies, ghost hunting, and tribute bands.
For listeners who prefer not to get dressed and leave the house in order to be entertained, Rafer and Kristen also offer weekly Sweatpants picks.
And at least once a month, Rafer and Kristen administer Movie Therapy (listeners write and call in seeking help with their life issues; Rafer and Kristen respond with a prescription of movies to help them through what ails them).
As co-hosts of the podcast, Rafer and Kristen appear live on The Takeaway every Friday; and on Soundcheck, BK Live, and the New York broadcast of All Things Considered several times a year. They've also appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show and Uptown Radio.
Movie Date has been written up by the Wall Street Journal, WomenInPodcasting.org, Babes of NPR, and other notable publications. It's been selected twice as the iTunes podcast of the day and was ranked by Stitcher as one of the top four podcasts covering The Hunger Games.
You can also listen on-demand through Stitcher.
Jan 1, 2016Rafer and Kristen wrap up 2015 with their favorite films of the year.
Dec 24, 2015There are seven big releases this Christmas 2015, and Rafer and Kristen review (almost) all of them.
Dec 18, 2015In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Sisters," and "Coat of Many Colors."
Dec 11, 2015In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "In the Heart of the Sea," "The Big Short," and "Lady in the Van." They also weigh in on this year's Golden Globe nods.
Dec 5, 2015In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Youth," "Chiraq," "The Letters," "Krampus," and "Master of None."
Nov 25, 2015This week's Movie Date podcasts include reviews "Carol," "The Good Dinosaur," and "Creed"; as well as a conversation with the screenwriter of "The Danish Girl."
Nov 20, 2015In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "The Secrets in Their Eyes," "The Night Before," and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."
Nov 17, 2015In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review Love the Coopers, 33, By The Sea, and Spotlight. They also share some confessions.
Nov 7, 2015This week's Movie Date podcast centers on a man named Bond, a boy named Brown, a borough called Brooklyn, and some women in Britain.