For the uninitiated, We Are Cult is “a welcoming home for fans of all genres and media, focusing on anything distinctive, independently minded, and wayward in spirit”.
You’ll find film, TV and books all well represented – especially if it has a cult following. But the podcast of the week segment is my hands down fave, even if I do say so myself! It shines a light on an array of curious and wonderful podcasts, allowing the creators to describe what it is and why they do it.
There have been some corkers – all far more interesting than my own offering. I’ve been getting stuck into Twenty Thousand Hertz, “a podcast that tells the stories behind the world’s most recognisable & interesting sounds.” Recent episodes have taken a look at the surprisingly fascinating Apple Mac sounds (including sly references to the Beatles, in an episode called Let It Bleep); computer game noises; Nixon’s secret Watergate tapes; and the music in speech.
Good pals of Old Rope, Hark! The 87th Precinct Podcast (the only podcast dedicated to Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct novels), have also been featured on the pages of We Are Cult.
Many thanks to We Are Cult for the spotlight, we’re honoured to be in such fine company. Go and explore the site and give ’em a like on all the social media things, if that’s your bag.
You can read more about Hefty Tomatoes and see a gallery of former guests on the podcast page.