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Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida on Twitter) is a writer & film critic, and podcast host.


Her writing can be found at Vulture and in New York Magazine, and she co-hosts the call-in podcast Night Call together with Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch, and their producer Ben Hosley. She has directed films and videos, recently including the short film Sitting and a music video for Speedy Ortiz, "Lucky 88."

Emily is known among fans of Blank Check as "The Mother of Blankies," due to her coining the name "Blankies" for fans of the show - on the first episode of the Blank Check era of the podcast, no less. She is also, at the time of this writing, the most frequent featured guest... though Richard Lawson is hot on her heels. She has discussed eleven movies on the show, including The Podcast Reawakens, Speed Racer, Titanic (Part One and Part Two), Strange Days, Elle, The Ice Storm, Batman Returns, Castle in the Sky, Babe, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Emily has also appeared on the Blank Check Special Features episodes for The Keep RPG and Blank Check: Great Adventure.

Her favorite CD-ROM games are Myst and Titanic: Adventure Out of Time.

In 2021 she was part of the March Madness 2021 guest bracket, submitting #2 seed Alfonso Cuaron. [1] She defeated Katey Rich's pick Kelly Reichardt in round 1, Jamelle Bouie's pick Jackie Chan in round 2, and was defeated by Karen Han's juggernaut Gore Verbinski in round 3.


Emily Yoshida is the inaugural member of both the Five-Timers Club and the Double digits club, appearing on 12 main feed episodes (counted as 11 appearances) discussing 11 different movies. She has also appeared on 3 Special Features episodes discussion 1 movie, 1 karaoke song, and 1 role playing game.

Main Feed[]

# Title Link Guest(s) Length Date Series
39 The Podcast Reawakens
(Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 1:44 1/11/2016 The Star Wars Sequels
57 Speed Racer πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida
J.D. Amato
1:58 5/16/2016 The Podchowski Casters
82 Titanic - Part One πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida
Katey Rich
1:37 11/3/2016 Podinator: Judgment Cast
83 Titanic - Part Two πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida
Katey Rich
2:02 11/11/2016
131 Strange Days πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:09 10/15/2017 Pod-19: The Widowcaster
150 Elle πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:02 3/4/2018 Podship Casters
175 The Ice Storm πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 1:51 7/29/2018 Podback Mountcast
201 Batman Returns πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:03 1/27/2019 Podward Scissorcast
232 Castle in the Sky πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:26 8/25/2019 Howl's Moving Podcastle
272 Mad Max: Fury Road πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:12 5/24/2020 Mad Pod: Fury Cast
308 Welcome to Marwen πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:37 1/24/2021 Podcast Away
336 Dark Star πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:08 8/8/2021 They Podcast

Special Features[]

# Title Link Guest(s) Length Date Series
SF004 Kiss from a Rose πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 0:05 1/27/2019 Patreon Standalones
SF025 The Keep RPG πŸ”Š Angela Ferraguto
Alex Ross Perry
Emily Yoshida
2:34 7/11/2019 Cast of the Podhicans
SF059 Babe πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 2:00 5/1/2020 Mad Pod: Fury Cast


  1. ↑ @blankcheckpod. A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM @emilyyoshida. Twitter. Retrieved on March 16, 2021..