He has appeared on the Digital Filmmaking, War of the Worlds, Starship Troopers, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, and My Neighbor Totoro episodes of Blank Check, as well as the beginning and end of the Speed Racer episode. He also appeared on the Blank Check Special Features episode Corpse Bride. He introduced to the podcast his relevant hypothesis that all films are about their filmmakers.
Griffin and David have an ASMR-like fascination with J.D. talking about cinematography techniques, a topic which Amato is well-versed in.
Talking the Walk
Some of J.D.'s appearances are part of an annual feature called Talking the Walk. These episodes often involve waxing poetic/going extremely deep about technical details and visual effects. For the 2020 installment, he recorded a secret companion podcast wherein he interviewed Kevin Baillie, the visual effects supervisor for The Walk.
JD Amato's appearances on the podcast tend to run long, and he currently has the 11th and 14th longest episodes. His My Neighbor Totoro episode is among the longest to eclipse the film's run time, with the going 1:05 over the film's 1:26.
|20||Digital Filmmaking||🔊||J.D. Amato||1:23||8/24/2015||Attack of the Podcast|
|57||Speed Racer||🔊||Emily Yoshida
|1:58||5/16/2016||The Podchowski Casters|
|102||War of the Worlds||🔊||J.D. Amato||2:17||4/2/2017||Pod Me If You Cast|
|148||Starship Troopers||🔊||J.D. Amato||2:25||2/18/2018||Podship Casters|
|183||Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk||🔊||J.D. Amato||2:35||9/23/2018||Podback Mountcast|
|233||My Neighbor Totoro||🔊||J.D. Amato||2:31||9/1/2019||Howl's Moving Podcastle|
|304||The Walk||🔊||J.D. Amato||2:35||12/27/2020||Podcast Away|
|SF10||Corpse Bride||🔊||J.D. Amato||1:39||3/11/2019||Podward Scissorcast|
|SF37||Walking The Talk 2019: A Funeral For Frames||🔊||J.D. Amato||2:05||11/11/2019||Patreon Standalones|
A secret podcast, called Talking the Walk, is hosted by J.D. Amato and produced by Ben Hosley. The podcast is a companion to the annual Talking the Walk feature. To locate the episode, listeners have to solve a series of riddles.
|1||Talking the Walk||Kevin Baillie||0:59||12/27/2020|