She’s right, of course. I have way too much going on in my producing life right now. It’s hard to say no to new things because I like doing it all so much. I really need to cut back a little.
That sounds like a bad way to introduce a new podcast, I admit. All I’m trying to say is that I need to spend time doing what I really love doing.
One of the things I love is movies. We all have ways we would prefer to use our leisure time and if I have a free couple of hours, I will use them watching a movie. Sometimes I’ll watch a movie I’ve seen twenty times before. Sometimes I’ll find a new one.
My friend and fellow fearless founder Jena Young is finding new movies all the time because, well, she just doesn’t watch movies all that often. Not that often at all. You know all the movies that everyone is talking about right now? She hasn’t seen any of them.
That’s totally OK. The good news, though, is that she’s willing to see them. She just needs a little motivation.
So we gave her some motivation. We decided to start a new podcast where I introduce her to some of my favorite movies. In exchange for about twenty or thirty minutes of recording time, I get to watch a movie I love every couple of weeks.
Even better, I get to watch someone else see that movie for the first time.
Our first movie was “Casablanca.” I know it’s hard to believe there is anyone who hasn’t seen “Casablanca” but that person used to Jena. Not anymore.
For that first episode, Jena and I were the co-hosts and I realized something was missing. I love movies, sure, but we needed someone who loved movies maybe even more than I do. That’s why Melissa Kaercher joined us starting with episode two.
Podcasts will be coming out on the 1st and 15th of each month. Upcoming movies include “Singin’ in the Rain, The Road Warrior” and “Argo.” We already have a list of over 50 movies to go after that.
We have podcasters as partners but this is a fully Fearless production. What does that mean?
It means this podcast is about loving movies to a silly degree. We are a comedy company after all.