For several years online prerecorded radio programs that can be found on the internet known as “podcasts” have been quite popular. The podcasts can come out as specials or regular basis (such as weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc) and cover a wide variety of subjects including cooking, cars, religion, politics, movies and more. I love podcasts and find them a great way to pass the time in the car or while doing tasks at work. To me it’s this decade’s version of talk radio and I currently have some 1200 podcasts on a few dozen different topics including Dr. Who, Star Wars, comics, science fiction and more.
One of my favorites is the SModcast which is a podcast by writer/director/actor Kevin Smith (the “S” in SModcast) and his longtime producer Scott Mosier (the “M” in Smodcast). It started in early 2007 and consists of the two of them talking about whatever is on their minds. Smith is known for being a comic and connoisseur of toilet and adolescent humor, and is Star Wars fan — which have been reflected in his films and which are among my favorite films. It’s no surprise to any of his fans that the podcast would cover the same topics, he and Mosier also talking about sex, politics, movies (theirs and others), what they currently watch be it films, TV shows, or DVDs and much, much more.
They tape the shows in a room at Smith’s house, when they’re in California or wherever they can when they’re making a movie or when Smith is visiting his old New Jersey haunts. When Mosier isn’t available because he’s on vacation, ill, or not in Jersey, Smith has guest hosts including his wife Jen, daughter Harley, and friends Jason Mewes, Bryan Johnson, Malcolm Ingram, and Walt Flanagan who have been in his films, worked on them or in Smith’s comic stores or a combination of the above. Except for when Smith tapes with his daughter the language is adult and the shows wouldn’t be recommended for kids as no topic is taboo and Smith comes up with some pretty bizarre thoughts especially since he recently started smoking pot during the tapings.