Best Film, Booze, and Travel Podcasts

I love podcasts. I often subscribe to any I hear about that appeal to me; I just want them all!!

Since there are so many podcasts out there on every possible subject, I thought I would distill some of my favorites for what I truly believe are THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF (see what I did there?): film, booze, and travel.

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Celebrity Wine

What I've been noticing lately is that a lot of well-known, influential (and more importantly wealthy) people are attaching their names to vineyards and wine labels in the United States, France, and many other places.

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The Experience of being a Lincoln Plaza Cinema Patron

When I moved to the Upper West Side last year, I fell in love with the obvious attractions of the neighborhood: the Natural History Museum (seen outside my window, and yes you may feel jealous), Riverside Park, and the eccentric residents. There are thousands of things that I love about the UWS, but one thing in particular is how many movie theaters there are, and their close proximity to me.

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Spotlight on Leo McCarey, The Original Improviser

Leo McCarey was an incredible movie director from the first half of the 20th century. His filmography is mainly full of comedies, but he also made quite a few dramas, that also had small touches of comedy. He was one of the most well-known director's around the world during the 1930's and 40's, with his name above the film title, a sign of prestige that many director's didn't have during the studio system of yesteryear.

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Spotlight on Cava, A Delicious Spanish Treat

If you're like me, you enjoy drinking good sparkling wine all the time, not just for special occasions. With all the excuses I can come up with to drink some bubbly, it can be draining on my finances. To not destroy my wallet, I always gravitate towards sparkling wine from Spain, also known as Cava.

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Spotlight on Preston Sturges, An Underrated Genius

Preston Sturges: The King of Comedy, in my opinion (I don't think anyone else says that about him). Sturges was a film director and screenwriter who had an amazing knack for writing incredibly sophisticated dialogue that was delivered by characters ranging from working-class types to the wealthy. He worked in all genres, and was equally adept at tragedy and social satire.

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