The Black Case Diaries Movie/TV Podcast

The Black Case Diaries is a movie discussion-based podcast hosted by three friends in Central Ohio. Marci, Adam, and Robin are movie and TV enthusiasts, using this podcast to distract themselves from the crushing weight of early adulthood.

Happy Thursday, Cassettes! This week we talk about a beloved BBC mini series, the 1995 Pride and Prejudice. There have been several different adaptations of Jane Austen’s books, but it seems as though this version has caught the hearts of many. In this episode we have a very special guest: Em from Verbal Diorama!

We will begin with a little about Jane Austen, the history behind the BBC show, who it stars, and what it all means to us.  If we talk too much about Colin Firth, well it could not be helped!! 

You can find Verbal Diorama wherever you listen to podcasts, as well as follow her on Twitter @VerbalDiorama!

As always, the show notes and sources will be available on our blog and website:

Since the beginning of moving pictures, there have been Special and Visual Effects. Starting with pioneering effects artists, the film industry has continued to amaze audiences by creating fantastic worlds and wondrous creatures that could only exist in the imagination. 

This week, we took a look at the history of film effects, and discussed the processes behind some of our favorite in-camera and practical effect techniques. We hope to revisit the topic again soon, and talk about the magic behind digital effects as well. 

As always, you can find show notes and sources on our blog: or website

Happy Listening! 

Picture it: You’re in second grade, coming off a rigorous school week. You open your eyes to a quiet house on a Saturday morning, and sneak downstairs. No one else is awake, and the TV is all yours. You have a seat with a bowl of cereal and turn on your favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon…

This week, we're taking a look at the history behind Saturday Morning Cartoons and highlighting our childhood favorites! What did you watch on Saturday mornings?

Show notes and sources will be on our blog at and

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Hey Cassettes! For this week's episode of BCD, we went back to our roots. Almost 7 years ago, we recorded together for the very first time. Back then, we planned on only discussing one movie a week and we didn't plan on focusing on film or TV history. After we recorded the episode, we didn't even edit it. We put it on Soundcloud and that's where it sat for 5 years until we finally decided to do this podcast thing for real.

So, we decided to give ourselves a chance to do it over! Today we will talk about the same topic as we did 6 years ago: The Neverending Story (1984)

As always, show notes and sources will be on our blog or our website

Thanks for listening!


Hey Cassettes, it’s 2020 and we have a clear vision of the year ahead! Welcome back to another episode of The Black Case Diaries Podcast. 

Today we are talking about movie sequels! On Twitter a while back, we asked people to name a sequel that they thought was better than the original. We got a lot of feedback and some really great ideas, so thank you! We are going to highlight some of these movies and discuss what it takes to make a great sequel, and whether or not a sequel is ever warranted.

We created a list of criteria that will help us determine what makes a good sequel, with the help of some online sources. If you are interested, here are two articles that we found very helpful! &

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Merry Christmas Eve, Cassettes!

This holiday, we're bringing you a very special anniversary briefcase with an appearance from Frosty the Snowman!

Thank you so much for listening to our show, it means everything to us. Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, we sincerely hope it's as wonderful as possible. 

See you next year! And as always, check for more information!


Hey Cassettes and welcome back to The Christmas Case Diaries ;) Today is an extra exciting episode because not only are we continuing with our theme of Christmas TV specials, we are also joined by a VERY special guest: Brett Wilson!

Brett is an incredibly talented artist, and somewhat of an expert on classic Nickelodeon. So, we called him in to help us this week as we discuss the 1996 Hey Arnold holiday special: Arnold’s Christmas!

Tune in as we talk the brief history of Hey Arnold and why this special still brings tears to our eyes every Christmas. 

This week's Episode Art is by Brett Wilson! 

Also this episode, we talk about a couple of Brett's art projects. You can learn more about them by following him on Instagram @brettwilsonart and Twitter @BrettWilsonArt1

We talk about his Redbubble store which you can find here:

Thank you so much for listening! You can find show notes and sources at: and

Hey Cassettes and welcome back to the Christmas Case Diaries! This month we’re focusing on Christmas TV specials, but this episode is EXTRA special because we will be talking about movies as well. The 1960's was a decade that brought us a lot of classic Christmas specials. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman (1969), and tonight’s topic: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)!

Join us as we talk about the history of our grouchy green friend, the making of his classic Christmas special, and how we feel the later versions stack up to the original.

As always, you will be able to find our show notes on or on our blog:

Thanks for listening!


Hey Cassettes, welcome to season 3! We’re starting the season off strong with episodes about some of our favorite Christmas specials. So for our first episode, we are going to focus on one of the oldest holiday TV specials airing today: A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Join us as we discuss the history of The Peanuts and the making of this wonderful holiday tradition. As always, show notes will be available on our website:

Don't forget to check out our patreon to see the recipe for our drink of the week!

Thank you so much for listening! 

Happy Thanksgiving, Cassettes! In honor of the holiday, we recorded a short brief case about the classic “Miracle on 34th Street."

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