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New Podcast Reels in Movie Buffs and Cinephiles

The inspiration for the podcast are the films that brought back memories of going to their local video rental store and searching for a movie to watch.

This past summer, two Millersville University professors decided to turn their love of movies and pop culture into a podcast. The inspiration for Dr. Lowery Woodall and James Machado’s podcast are the films that brought back memories of going to their local video rental store and searching for a movie to watch. The first episode of the J&L podcasts was released in fall 2021.

Dr. Lowery Woodall,III, associate professor/WIXQ Advisor/Coordinator, General Education & High Impact Practices
James Machado, assistant professor communication & theatre

The J&L Video podcast is named after the seemingly universal fact that mom and pop video rental stores of the 1980s and 1990s were named after the initials of the owners. Machado, a New York City kid, and Woodall, a Mississippi native, are from very different backgrounds, but this era of movies and TV represents the beginning of their love of cinema and popcorn. Machado and Woodall co-host the podcast and both participate in the recording, writing and editing process.

“I knew I would be teaching a podcasting course at Millersville and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to blend what I learned from my own podcasting experiences into the course,” says Woodall.

The podcast is set up to be released in seasons. They record four episodes that fit into a particular theme, then take a short break of two to three weeks before coming out with another themed set of episodes. Each season is released on a weekly basis.

“I’m betting (hoping) that there are a lot of folks just like James and myself who fondly remember rummaging through a Blockbuster or a local video store to find the perfect film,” says Woodall.

If you want to take stroll down memory lane and re-live some cinematic moments, you can check out the J&L video podcast here J&L Video podcast here.

 

 

 

 

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