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September 1, 2015

Podcast spotlight: 5 of the best entertainment podcasts available on Windows Phone

Learn more about what’s going on in the world of entertainment and pop culture with these fascinating podcasts that are freely available for your Lumia.

Learn more about what’s going on in the world of entertainment and pop culture with these fascinating podcasts that are freely available for your Lumia.

Some of us aren’t content to just consume entertainment; we want to hear the juicy behind-the-scenes details, news, and celebrity gossip as well.

That’s where entertainment podcasts come in handy. From the gossipy to the educational, we’ve selected an enlightening and scintillating batch of the best podcasts about movies, TV, books, music, and more.

Previous installments of Podcast Spotlight have included our picks for the best comedy podcasts, best news podcasts, best technology podcasts, best business podcasts, and best health and fitness podcasts. We hope you enjoy our selections for the category of entertainment—and can’t wait to hear your own suggestions!

BODY_Podcast-Spotlight_Tobolowsky-FilesTobolowsky Files
Hear veteran character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (“Groundhog Day,” “The Goldbergs”) share stories from his life and career in the entertainment industry. His reminisces are more like moving audio short stories than traditional podcast banter.

Recent topic: Why Stephen was scared of Godzilla as a child.


BODY_Podcast-Spotlight_Reading-LivesReading Lives
Interesting people are interviewed about the books they love in this podcast that’s bound to expand your reading list. Guests include authors, journalists, and literary enthusiasts.

Recent guests include: Alvina Ling, Editor-in-Chief at Little, Brown Books and Myke Cole, military-fantasy author.


BODY_Podcast-Spotlight_The-Dinner-PartyThe Dinner Party Download
Listen to a group of guests share stories about their experiences in this podcast that’s structured like a dinner party. This weekly discussion boasts an eclectic mix of celebrities from the realms of movies, television, books, music, and comedy.

Recent guests include: actress Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”), comedy legend Mel Brooks (“Young Frankenstein”), and actor Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother”).


BODY_Podcast-Spotlight_The-Movie-CryptThe Movie Crypt
Hosts Adam Green and Joe Lynch lead this informative filmmaking podcast that showcases a different celebrity or industry professional each week. Some of these brutally honest tales from the trenches of movie making are more revealing than any film class.

Recent topics include: a fact-filled fan commentary of “The Goonies” and omnipresent character actor Richard Riehle.


BODY_Podcast-Spotlight_Pop-Culture-Happy-HourPop Culture Happy Hour
This informative weekly podcast from NPR gives an overview of the latest in books, movies, music, television, comics, and pretty much anything else that’s related to entertainment.

Recent topics include: The 2015 Video Music Awards and “Straight Outta Compton.”


How to Listen

 The built-in Podcasts app on your Windows Phone allows you to search and subscribe to the podcasts on this list. Just swipe to the “Get Podcasts” page to add one to your library.

My personal favorite free podcast app is ChannelWize. It seamlessly finds and updates podcasts, and allows you to create playlists based on your listening preferences. It can even suggest other entertainment podcasts that may interest you!

Do you listen to any entertainment podcasts? Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.