About

About The Podcast

The Criterion Cast podcast was co-founded in the early summer of 2009, when Rudie Obias presented his idea of a regular podcast dedicated to the Criterion Collection to Ryan Gallagher and Travis George.

About The Website

About The Team


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Ryan Gallagher

Ryan is the Editor-In-Chief / Founder of CriterionCast.com, and the host / co-founder / producer of the various podcasts here on the site. You can find his website at RyanGallagher.org, follow him on Twitter (@RyanGallagher), or send him an email: ryan@criterioncast.com.


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James McCormick

Writer. Podcaster. Social Media Enthusiast. James has loved film from the moment he set eyes on the screen. A Brooklyn, New York native, always trying to find a film that will shock and surprise him. Twitter / cineAWESOME


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Joshua Brunsting

A film nerd since the day he was born, Josh is a geek of many different colors. Born into a family with a passion for the arts, the graduate from Grand Valley State University’s Journalism program is passionate about film, music, video games, comics, and hell, he even loves himself the occasional sporting event. Since beginning his very own blog back in early 2007, Josh has gone on to cover events ranging from New York Comic Con to even the Cannes Film Festival. World domination is surely to follow.


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David Blakeslee

David writes the Criterion Reflections blog and contributes to columns and podcasts on this site. He lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan and works in social services. Twitter / Criterion Reflections


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Catherine Stebbins

Catherine recently graduated from Clark University (2010) with a Bachelor’s in Screen Studies. She will be starting graduate school at Simmons College in January where she will pursue a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences. In the meantime, she is living at the house she grew up in, located in Connecticut.

She has always been known for her love of cinema and her obsession goes back as far as she can remember. In her senior year of high school she was named Class Movie Buff. She idolizes Louise Brooks, Leonard Cohen, Joanna Newsom and Jim Henson. Her favorite film is Bringing Up Baby. She also has a blog, cinemaenthusiast.com and be sure to follow her on twitter @cinephile24.


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Travis George

In June of 2009, Travis George finished a three-year personal challenge to watch every film in the Criterion Collection.  Upon completion, he attempted to refurbish his long-neglected social skills (with questionable success) by talking about the films with two other guys on the Internet.  He attempts to remain current with the collection, shirking as many responsibilities as humanly possible.  Travis uses Twitter as his primary electronic outlet, largely for pointed social commentary and the occasional macabre quote from his daughter.  Follow him @foxtotally.