Since the show's inception we've received tons of emails, tweets and Facebook messages from folks asking us different questions about the show, our process, who we are and why we're here. So we figured it was high time that we took a chunk of the most asked questions and compiled them into a good ole' fashioned FAQ so we can answer some of these burning queries.
Have a question that you don't see on here and you desperately need an answer? Well feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com. We try (and usually do) get back to just about every email we receive. If you've emailed and haven't received any response yet, never fear! We promise we're working on it and we'll get back to you as soon as sandwichly possible. Until then, please enjoy the list of the most frequently asked questions of the We Hate Movies gang:
Absolutely! We can't guarantee a film you request will make it to the show, but it doesn't hurt to ask! We also hold Listener Request Months from time to time where the whole month is programmed by our audience and we play calls on the air so keep a lookout for when we're asking for submissions!
How do you guys pick the movies you cover on the show?
Are there any movies out there you won't cover?
Yes. One of the things we pride ourselves on here at WHM is selecting films that folks aren't talking about. There is a sea of "bad movie" podcasts out there and by putting certain restrictions on ourselves, we help distance WHM from those other shows. Those shows do those movies and they're awesome at it, but it's not our bag. For example, unless requested during a special Listener Request month or some other extenuating circumstance, we'll never do a title that is less than ten years old. We realize that sometimes we overlap with other podcasts, but that's just coincidence. Sometimes great minds think about crappy movies alike.
Come on, be more specific. What movies won't you touch?
Well obviously if it's a movie we all think is good we probably won't do an episode on it. Also if it's a movie that other podcasts have done a lot, we probably won't touch them. We don't want to make all the same jokes about the same movie. So right there you can almost guarantee you'll never see a WHM episode on Troll 2, The Room, Batman & Robin or Birdemic: Shock and Terror. But hey, never say never.
Where do you record your show?
Until we acquire some sort of dream fortune to open the WHM offices, we record the show at Andrew's apartment in New York City.
What's up with these live shows?
We host screenings of films and conduct improvised shout-at-the-screens with the audience. We also perform live episodes that are sometimes recorded and sometimes not depending on the venue.
Will you come to my town?
We'd love to! If you know of a theater or club in your area that hosts the kinds of shows we do, let us know! We've played movie theaters, gallery spaces and will most certainly play your college campus.
What's this Private Cabin thing you mention every once in a while?
Private Cabin is a comedy arts collective that WHM was born out of. PC mainly produces comedy videos and has been featured on UCB Comedy, Cracked and Funny or Die. You can check out every single Private Cabin short piece and watch every web series we've done in their entirety on the Private Cabin YouTube channel. You can also screen the collective's first film, We Are Strangers, for free here!
What happened to the app?
The Libsyn app has been phased out.
I love the show and would like to give back. What can I do?
That's so kind. Well, right now you can do things like click on the PayPal donate button on our home page, and keep telling your friends and neighbors about the show! Spread the word however you can! You can also purchase merch from our Spreadshirt store. We're currently looking into starting a Patreon, but that's still a ways off. Also rate and review the show wherever you get it!
So that's it! Remember, if you have any questions that haven't been answered here, please feel free to email or call us and we'll get you back. Thanks for listening and keep spreading the word about WHM!