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One of my husband’s favorite things to do is call me into his office/man-cave at about midnight to watch movie trailers. Together we oooh and aaaah over forthcoming flicks, or look at each other and wonder how something ever made it to production. There’s another Kansas City couple that shares this interest – which they then share with others in the Movie Trailer Trash podcast. Read on to learn about this movie review podcast, and why it may earn you weird looks from strangers.
What is the name of your podcast?
Movie Trailer Trash
How did you come up with the name for your show?
Word play is fun, right? We wanted “Movie Trailer” to be in the title to get across what we do on the show, “Trash” just fell into place after that, given the sometimes unflattering reviews of upcoming movies
Who is involved in your movie review podcast?
My wife and I host the podcast, Charlie and Bethany Duber.
How would you describe your podcast?
We find trailers that are interesting, sometimes bad, sometimes good. We like to get a good mix of blockbusters, indie movies and sometimes even short films. We target the casual movie goer who doesn’t have the time (or motivation) to keep up to date on all the trailers coming out on a weekly basis.
When was the podcast launched?
We launched the podcast at the beginning of 2016, putting up episodes here and there for fun, but we really caught a groove and have been posting regularly for quite some time now.
What made you want to launch a movie review podcast?
We both love discussing trailers and would have hours of conversation and debate based on a 2-minute ad. We started recording them and people started to listen. We have similar tastes in movies, but we also differ greatly on many things. I’m a man, she’s a woman, and having both perspectives is something that we noticed was rare in movie (trailer) reviews.
How often do you publish shows?
Once a week, every Monday.
What do you discuss in your shows?
We discuss new movie trailers, however it normally creates a launching point into something else. We tell you the director and writer of the movie and what else they have done to compare. We have a segment called “Where, When, How?” in which we give advice on where, when and how you should see the movie, if at all (rent it on a lazy Sunday, see in theaters on opening weekend, wait until it’s on Netflix and watch it after the large meal of a major holiday with your family).
We also make an attempt to guess the Rotten Tomatoes percentages, an imperfect platform and science to be sure, but it’s interesting to see how critics and audience might rate the movie.
How long are your shows?
Usually around 30 min (give or take 5 min).
What equipment and software do you use to produce your show?
We have two Audio-Technica ATR2100s that we plug into a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and then record on Garageband on my Mac. It is one of the cheaper set-ups you can get, but it’s extremely reliable and gives you a great sound for the podcast platform.
What do you love about your show?
It’s fun. I look forward to recording it every week and working on the website when I can, posting new blogs, patron-only content, and a new weekly post about what movies to see that weekend.
I also like to think that we are making an effort to inform people about unique movies. Whenever there is an indie movie or small budget film that’s looks like a different and new idea, we try to make an episode about it because it’s important that people know they’re out there. Whether or not that episode turns into a string of silly jokes and Ray Romano impressions is completely out of my control.
We want it to be easy in that it’s short, fun and helpful. It’s easy to listen to on a commute or walk in the park, and maybe you’ll even get a few strange looks from strangers while giving an audible “HA!” you weren’t expecting.
Tell us about a particularly memorable moment in your show.
The tangents and the derailments of the conversations are the best parts, in my opinion. We’re having a conversation that the listener is in on and they get to be a part of our inside jokes, whether it’s the amazing new nickname of “Zach F-Bomb” (Zach Efron) or Bethany’s strange opinion that watching a movie on Netflix is like “having Will Smith right in my living room with me, and it makes me happy.”
What podcasts do you enjoy listening to?
My all-time favorite is The Weekly Planet a couple of hilarious Australians talking about comic books, movies and movie news… what’s not to love?
We also really enjoy a good narrative fiction podcast as well like LifeAfter and The Message.
Also, a friend’s podcast, The Entertainment Buffet Podcast. They motivated and helped us get going when we first started the show.
What future plans lay ahead for your show?
Well, we are a little too ambitious for our own good sometimes, but for right now we want to grow our audience. We want to entertain and inform as many people as we can so we can put more energy into the show and the website. We just started our Patreon account and we’re always looking for ideas and trailers to put up as patron-only content.
We also just launched our new site, so check that out.
Where can someone find more information about your movie review podcast?
- Website: https://www.mttpodcast.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/movietrailertrashpodcast
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/mttpodcast
- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mttpodcast
What’s something you love about Kansas City?
Well, Bethany grew up here so she would say, “EVERYTHING!” and be done with it.
I’m originally from the suburbs of Chicago, but have really found a home here. I always say to my friends and family that it is the perfect combination of a suburb/neighborhood feel and the feel of a big city, a real Goldilocks situation.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Thank you to KC Geeks for giving us the opportunity to do this, we really love what you are doing for the creative geeks of Kansas City.