Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer host the Movie Date podcast.
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.
Subscribe to the Movie Date podcast, like Movie Date on Facebook, follow Kristen on Twitter, and leave a message for Rafer and Kristen anytime at 571-7MOVIES (571-766-8437).
You can also listen on-demand through Stitcher.
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Friday, May 08, 2015
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Friday, May 01, 2015
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Friday, April 17, 2015
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Friday, April 10, 2015
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Friday, April 03, 2015
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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Friday, March 20, 2015
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Friday, March 13, 2015
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Friday, March 06, 2015
In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Chappie" and "The Second Best Marigold Hotel." They also dive into Tina Fey's new Netflix series, "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Friday, February 20, 2015
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Put on your handcuffs. After much anticipation, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theatres. Also on the chopping block: 'Old Fashioned' and 'Kingsman: The Secret Service.'
Friday, February 06, 2015
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Friday, January 30, 2015
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Friday, January 23, 2015
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Friday, January 16, 2015
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