Double Elvis Productions and iHeartRadio Are Excited to Bring Fans “Citizen Critic” — A Podcast That Critiques The Critics and Reviews The Reviews
Double Elvis Productions and iHeartRadio are excited to announce a new podcast “Citizen Critic” where hosts Scott Janovitz and Greg Conley discuss beloved slices of pop culture — whether it be music, movies or television — and together riff on the reviews and critical commentary that occurred at the time.
“As people who’ve each worked in entertainment, and of course as pop culture consumers in general, we’ve spent our lives perplexed by professional critics who have ‘takes’ that are so often at odds with our own,” explains Janovitz. “The instinct is to assume your own tastes are somehow culturally flawed. But there comes a time when you realize it might not be you. Come to find out that no matter how iconic or celebrated some work of art is, there’s always some dopey opinion from a critic who just did not get it. It’s a well-worn truism that everyone’s a critic. And that was before the Internet. Now everyone’s a critic, and everyone has a platform.”
The show’s first episode focuses on Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film! Fans can check it out now on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are available.
The show is hosted by musician Scott Janovitz and scientist Greg Conley, two men who have been friends since college and have long trafficked in both high and lowbrow popular culture. They’ve got opinions about movies, music, television, books, toasters, toiletries and paint colors — they even have opinions about other people’s opinions! With a shared frame of reference and a penchant for the absurd, Scott and Greg criticize the critics of their favorite things, taking on published professionals and screaming-into-the-void amateurs alike.
New episodes of the show will be available every Monday! Starting today, you can listen to “Citizen Critic”. And follow the podcast on iHeartRadio to be alerted when new episodes are available!