About the Podcast
Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.
About the Host
Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen
Adam Kempenaar co-founded the show in March 2005 and is co-host and executive producer. Adam has also served as an instructor at the University of Chicago's Graham School. He has degrees in film studies (B.A.) and journalism (M.A.) from the University of Iowa, where he wrote movie reviews for The Daily Iowan and hosted a weekly film talk show called Burn Hollywood Burn on KRUI 89.7 FM, plus a B.A. in English from Grinnell College. In 2008, Adam wrote the foreword for Jon J Muth's graphic novel adaptation of Fritz Lang's classic "M." He is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. Josh Larsen officially joined Filmspotting as co-host in January 2012 following guest appearances on episodes #371 and #376. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a film critic for Chicago-based Sun-Times Media. Josh writes about movies at LarsenOnFilm and is editor of the faith and culture magazine Think Christian. His book, "Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings," is now available via InterVarsity Press. He is also a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.