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, August 14, 2015
This week's movies take us back in time, to 1986 and 1963. Which era would you rather live in?
Friday, August 07, 2015
What does it sound like when sheep sing? Is Ricki flashy? And is "The Fantastic Four" the worst action movie ever?
Friday, July 31, 2015
Is this mission really impossible? Do we need another vacation? And why is William F. Buckley swearing at Gore Vidal?
Friday, July 24, 2015
Pac-man, punches, prison, and pissed-off moms. There's a lot to enjoy in this week's movies if you're a fan of any of these.
Friday, July 17, 2015
There are three very different jars of jelly on the shelf this week, and one man has his finger in every jar.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Check in your brain, because you won't necessarily need it. And swap your body, because yes, you can. It's "Minions" and "Self/Less" time!
Thursday, July 02, 2015
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Terminator Genisys," "Amy," and "Magic Mike XXL." They also discuss the movies that make them proud to be American.
Friday, June 26, 2015
When animals talk, do we really want to hear what they say? It depends on whether it's a teddy bear or a dog who's doing the talking.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Is "Inside Out" ripping off "Herman's Head"? Is "Dope" a remake of "Risky Business"? And what's up with all the sax solos on this week's Movie Date podcast?
Monday, June 15, 2015
This week's Movie Date podcast has a little something for everyone, especially those who love quirky girls, hate crazy dads, and presume that working women are the root of all evil.
Friday, June 05, 2015
This week's Movie Date podcast is all sex and war and rock and roll, as Rafer and Kristen review "Entourage," "Spy," "Testament of Youth," "Love and Mercy," and a special Mystery Date!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The earth is mad in "San Andreas" and everyone is mad in Hawaii. At least, they will be mad after they see "Aloha."
Friday, May 22, 2015
The future used to be a bright shiny thing covered in chrome and dreams. But as "Tomorrowland" reminds us, the future isn't what it used to be.
Friday, May 15, 2015
When the world is coming to an end, and mankind is reduced to their most animal instincts, the only logical thing to do is race cars and sing pop songs a capella.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Were you the coolest kid in your high school? Rafer and Kristen weren't. But neither was Jack Black (in his latest movie, that is).
Friday, May 01, 2015
This week's Movie Date podcast features a look at "Welcome to Me," "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," and more!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Summer is right around the corner, and Rafer and Kristen can't wait. They share their top picks for the months ahead.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Technology: sometimes it helps us to stay connected. Sometimes it makes us a little too connected...or not connected enough.
Friday, April 10, 2015
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three movies that explore youth versus age. And bonus: the conversation includes special guest Kristen Stewart!
Friday, April 03, 2015
This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out.