Our podcast recommendation of the week is saluting the work of the one and only Mr Nicolas Cage – here’s why Cage Rage is worth your time.

With The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent out in UK cinemas next week, it makes sense to feature a podcast with its own unbearable weight of massive talent, and one with a genuine passion for the one and only Nicolas Cage.

How does one reach ‘True Cage Nirvana’? Listen along to Cage Rage, hosted by Darryl Edge, to find out. Darryl is a lifelong Nicolas Cage fan and when he found himself made redundant during the start of the pandemic, he decided to take his Cage enthusiasm and turn that into a podcast.

When we say enthusiasm, the fascination with Cage isn’t just a flight of fancy for Darryl. Cage has a tendency to transcend acting; he’s become more than that. He’s become a poster-boy for “offbeat acting”, for “becoming a meme” and for generally “being weird”. Going from an Oscar winner in Leaving Las Vegas, to a huge action star in the late 90s with films like Con Air and Face/Off, to comic book adaptations like Ghost Rider and Kick Ass. Nicolas Cage is a chameleon, an actor’s actor. His renaissance is real, and it’s happening right now, with critically acclaimed performances in Pig and now The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. It’s like Darryl just knew from the start…

Darryl has a genuine affection for not just the films of Nicolas Cage, but of the enigmatic man himself. This is reflected in Cage Rage, a podcast that respects, affirms and celebrates Nicolas Cage, not just as the meme, but as a smart man who loves what he does and deserves all the accolades he gets. This also applies to Darryl, whose affection is infectious, and it makes Cage Rage addictive listening. It’s not the first time we’ve covered a Nicolas Cage podcast, but the great thing about Cage is that he inspires a community of Cage-casts, with regular collaborations between Cage Rage and other Cage-focused podcasts (including previous featured podcast Caged In!)

Remember when we almost got Nick Cage as Superman? Well, this podcast is super, man.

Recommended episode: Episode 43: The Weather Man (2005) (14 March 2021) – https://open.spotify.com/episode/321c1BNlx0HIoRVUWkPVgp?si=f65b7d105fea4ec5 

Cage Rage can be found at: https://open.spotify.com/show/6LEslrrdMEdjx6Zu3wH4wp?si=940b67ac16724df2 

And followed at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cage_podcast 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cageragepod 

All episodes of Cage Rage are available and can be listened to or downloaded from Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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