Continuing our coverage of the launch of the brand new Military Wives: Official Film Podcast, we caught up with host of the new show, Gaby Roslin, to find out all about her history with podcasts!
What can you tell us about your podcast?
Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast, hosted by me, Gaby Roslin, is an exclusive podcast to support the release of ‘Military Wives’ in cinemas on March 6th. If you love cinema, you are going to love this film and this podcast series. I had the privilege of chatting to inspirational women like Oscar® Nominee and BAFTA® Winner Dame Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), BAFTA® Nominee Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and incredibly moving conversations with women from the real Military Wives Choirs, plus Oscar® Nominee director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty). Each episode includes a special taster track from ‘Military Wives – The Official Soundtrack’ also released on March 6th.
Inspired by the incredible true story of friendship, love and support on the home front, the film shows a group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments and becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process. It will have you crying, laughing and on your feet singing – this is the feel-good film of the year.
What are your thoughts on the rise of companion podcasts for films and TV shows?
I think it’s brilliant! As far as I know, there hasn’t been a podcast like ours to support the cinema release of a film, so I think this is super exciting. Audiences love talking about films with their friends and family so a companion podcast is another great way to add to those conversations. Especially for films like this with fascinating backstories and lots to talk about. I think the rise and popularity of them demonstrates just how much listeners want this type of in depth content and I am looking forward to doing more of them.
Can you remember the first podcast you listened to?
I can’t actually remember my first podcast but It may have been the brilliant My Dad Wrote A Porno, which I still love!
What are your current favourites?
My favourite podcasts are Feel Better, Live More with Dr Chatterjee, Bryony Gordon’s Mad World and Is it Just Me? by Jo Elvin
Why should people check out Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast?
Cinema is one of the top interests for podcast listeners, so this five-part series is just what audiences need to whet their appetites before seeing the film on the big screen. Also, after speaking to members of the real military wives’ choirs who told me incredibly emotional and important stories of what life is really like as a military spouse, I think this podcast is a significant way to show people just how much the military and their families give up to keep us safe. I feel strongly that listeners need to hear their stories as a reminder of things that a lot of us may take for granted.
You can listen to Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast here