Posted on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 by David Chen
14 years ago, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta called me and made me an offer: “How would you like to make a film podcast for slashfilm.com?”
After thinking about it for six minutes, my co-hosts and I decided to do it. How could we refuse? For me, it was a dream come true. I’d read sites like /Film since I was in high school and I’d been making podcasts since people listened to them using iPods with clickwheels on them. To be able to make a podcast about movies that more than 30 people might listen to? Of course I had to take the plunge.
The Slashfilmcast has been running for over 13 years now. Being able to create this podcast consistently with Devindra and Jeff (and previously, Adam) has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life. It’s outlasted several jobs, moves across the country, and host changes. There are undoubtedly be more changes to come in the future, but one of them happens today: The Slashfilmcast is spinning off to become our own independent podcast called “The Filmcast.” A few reflections and details follow.