Podcast Review: The Friday Filibuster

A lot of talking, not much of the interesting variety!

The Friday Filibuster

The Gist

Dave Johnson, as far as I can tell, is the main host of The Friday Filibuster. He is joined by a number of guest hosts every episode, but in the three episodes I listened to (and from what I could remember from listening to the podcast a few years back) he was the main host of the proceedings. The Friday Filibuster is released on a weekly basis with each episode clocking in around the half hour to forty five minute mark. The format of the show is that of random film & entertainment talk, sometimes related to a specific topic. The Friday Filibuster has been round for a few years and is a member of the DVD Verdict Presents… family of podcasts.

Episodes Listened To

#Unknown: I Pity The Fool!
#Unknown: Summer Movie Preview
#Unknown: Phoning It In

My Thoughts

The Friday Filibuster is yet another podcast from DVD Verdict that I have very little thoughts on. It has decent production values and the people involved all seem like they are nice. That being said, the discussions they have are very surface level and don’t interest me in the slightest. The way that the hosts approach discussion on the podcast is far too scattershot for my liking. I could never engage with the hosts or their discussions because said discussions lacked any meaty thoughts for me to dig into.

I’m not into surface level discussion, at least not when it comes to the podcasts I listen to. I listen to a lot of film related podcasts, and in order for me to keep listening those podcasts have to provide me with the type of discussions that have depth to them. The Friday Filibuster is an easy unsubscribe because it does not provide anything more than the most surface level of discussion. It’s been around for a long time and obviously that means that the people behind The Friday Filibuster are doing something right. Still, the podcast failed to hold my interest during any of the three episodes I listened to. Surface level discussion and I do not mix, and that’s why I’m leaving The Friday Filibuster in my rear view mirror.

The Bottom Line



2 responses to “Podcast Review: The Friday Filibuster

  1. I realize that a comment on a random, two-year-old blog post never changes anyone’s mind, but it’s worth pointing out that the show *does* get into more in-depth discussion from time to time. A recent episode focused on the nature of film criticism for a huge chunk of the (long) run-time. Another episode centered entirely on the film Noah, with some interesting back-and-forth about religion in films.

    But yeah, the podcast is really surface level for the most part, which is kind of the point—it’s akin to gabbing about film trivia with movie junkies at bar. Regardless, thanks for listening.

  2. No problem, thanks for the input.

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