The internet age has birthed unlimited pop culture and a new way of talking about ideas. The podcast “Night Call” features a group of intelligent and captivating women tapping into that potential.
“Night Call,” a podcast that debuted on Feb. 5, doesn’t stick to a particular set of topics. Molly, Emily and Tess are three women of the millennial generation, and “Night Call” reflects that, as they touch on topics such as our obsession with our phones as well as new movies and Netflix shows. It’s not aimed at being solely funny or informational, but rather the three women balance serious and funny with no true agenda for either. At one point in the first episode, a zany conversation about mole rats leads straight into the question of whether or not you would want to be immortal.
While the format may leave some wanting a bit more clarity as to what each episode will be about, the show knows itself and the three hosts have clear chemistry from the start. They’re obviously comfortable with each other and often pose bizarre questions and scenarios the moment they pop into their heads. This leads to topics ranging from mole rats to “Paddington 2” to “Black Mirror” to which “Zodiac”character you would be, all in the first episode alone.
“Night Call” is for men and women alike. Most of the topics discussed on the show are related to pop culture, the internet or crazy scenarios, and the hosts seem to have made a conscious effort not to isolate themselves on one side or the other. The hosts don’t make themselves out to be experts on anything they’re discussing; they’re just sharing their thoughts and opinions.
Part of the show is also caller-based, which should keep the show fresh each week and will allow the listeners to participate. The hosts ask for callers to pose questions or scenarios, however outlandish they may be, for them to discuss and debate.
Hopefully, as the show progresses, the producers will put more information in the episode descriptions so that listeners can see more of what to expect for a particular show. A large portion of episode one was talk about “Black Mirror,” a show I’ve never seen, so ideally I’d like to know to either pass on the episode or skip forward to a part of the episode I’m interested in.
The hosts of “Night Call” are thoughtful and funny, and the show has the potential to be able to really grow because it isn’t stuck in one particular field. It’s not confined to politics, entertainment or comedy, and allows the audience to call in and become part of the show. The show doesn’t come at you loudly or intensely — it’s more soothing than anything — and it would be an easy show to pick up at any time, as every episode seems to be its own entity.