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.
Recently in Movie Date
Friday, February 27, 2015
In this week's podcast, there are a lot of heavy topics and lousy movies. But on the bright side, Jemaine Clement, of Flight of the Conchords fame, stops by to talk about his new film!
Friday, February 20, 2015
It's a jam-packed Movie Date, with reviews of 'The Duff,' 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2,' and 'McFarland USA,' as well as interviews with the Oscar nominees!
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
It's a jam-packed week at the Movie Date podcast, as Rafer and Kristen take on 'Jupiter Ascending,' 'Mr. Turner,' 'Lovesick,' 'Spongebob,' 'Seventh Son,' Movie Therapy & Sweatpants!
Friday, January 30, 2015
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen cover all the bases with new releases, Sweatpants picks, an interview, Movie Therapy, and, of course, Trivia!
Friday, January 23, 2015
In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen review 'Cake,' 'The Boy Next Door,' 'Strange Magic,' and 'Mordecai.' They also administer some Movie Therapy!
Friday, January 16, 2015
It's the kind of week that will make you laugh and cry, and maybe think you have early onset Alzheimer's.
Friday, January 09, 2015
It's the early days of January, and you know what that means when it comes it movies...
Saturday, January 03, 2015
As we move forward into 2015, Rafer and Kristen take a look back at the very best movies of 2014.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
There are eight movies you can see in the theatres this Christmas, but which one is the most suitable for the season?
Monday, December 22, 2014
Two sequels, one remake, and a film you may never see. It's a bizarre and exciting Movie Date podcast!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Apologies. This week's Movie Date podcast is coming to you late, from an abandoned room in Rafer's office building.
Friday, December 05, 2014
In a Movie Date first, Rafer and Kristen review three films starring and co-starring women.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
We love movies. You love movies. But there's a lot more than movies that you can give yourself and the other film buffs in your life.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It's Black Friday! What better time to watch good movies, bad movies, and maybe sit around in your sweatpants?
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The film "The Imitation Game" opens this weekend and tells the story about the mathematician Alan Turing, who helped break Nazi coded messages but was punished for his homosexuality.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and Rafer and Kristen are rubbing their stomachs. Fortunately, there's both hunger and supermarkets on the big screens, vying for some attention.
Friday, November 14, 2014
If you doubted it was Oscar season, we have two words for you: "Dumb and Dumber To."
Friday, November 07, 2014
How important is logic in a movie? And when is a family actually a cult? Rafer and Kristen contemplate this and other big questions on this week's Movie Date.
Friday, October 31, 2014
It's a haunted Halloween Movie Date with a wide range of creepy options, from an amnesia suspense flick to a sociopath-centered thriller.