A sort of genre specific podcast that could use a jolt of energy!
Around since 2009, High And Low (Brow) is a podcast out of the Minnesota area. The podcast sprang from their host website, Where The Long Tail Ends, and is dedicated to discussion of somewhat lesser known films. Every episode a theme is chosen and the hosts, Matt Gamble and James Gillham, discuss two movies that fit within that theme. They decide which movie is the better of the two, with that film being the high brow film and the lesser film being the low brow film.
Episodes Listened To
#3.1: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold
#3.2: The Impalers
The content of High And Low (Brow) led to me listening to it for about a year. The randomness of the films they would watch coupled with the hosts willingness to watch anything interested me. I only wish the podcast itself could have been as interesting as the hosts intentions. I’m not trying to be harsh or rude, but I found myself bored most of the time waiting for something substantial to be said. It’s not that I found either of the hosts to be ill informed, but I did find that they were not well suited for the audio format of podcasting. Often times I could tell that Mr. Gamble or Mr. Gillham had something substantial to say but they didn’t know how to express themselves through the audio format of the podcast. This left me constantly looking for substance, and it just isn’t there to be found in High And Low (Brow).
The presentation of High And Low (Brow) is hard to get into. This goes back to the hosts not being cut out for the audio format. There are far too many gaps of silence where nothing is being said while one host is waiting for the other to speak. The hosts, Mr. Gillham moreso, both have a laid back style of drawling out their thoughts that I just could not get into. This doesn’t really say anything good or bad about the hosts, it does say that High And Low (Brow) was a podcast that I had a hard time getting connecting with.
There’s really not much more I can say about High And Low (Brow). I like the general idea behind the show, that idea is what kept me listening for as long as I did. That premise is left unfulfilled due to an abundance of unsubstantial film talk. I know an audience for High And Low (Brow) exists but I’m not sure what the audience is. I do know that I am not that audience, try as I might I couldn’t get into the film talk contained within High And Low (Brow). I suggest you unsubscribe from High And Low (Brow), it’s just not a podcast with film talk that is substantial enough to be worth a slot in your iTunes, or other media device, feed.
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