The Rialto Report

The Rialto Report

Published by: Ashley West
106 Episodes | First Released: Feb 17 '13 | 🇺🇸
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Neuronboy87654
Dec 18 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent oral history

This is a thoughtful and respectful podcast detailing the lives of the individuals involved with the development of the pornographic industry. The interviewers have excellent styles and are very knowledgeable about the topic. Interviews are well framed within the historical context and are informative on multiple levels. I highly recommend this podcast for people interested in autobiography, the development of an industry, the history of the 60-80s or just a relaxed informed presentation of the main topic.

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Moviegoer727272
Jul 31 '19
Rating:   10
Fascinating

I absolutely love this podcast. The hosts are both incredibly knowledgeable and excellent interviewers - thoughtful, sensitive, warm, and informative. And those adjectives can be applied to this podcast as a whole as well. It’s by turns funny, heartbreaking, moving, inspiring, upsetting - and always fascinating. It’s very well-written, researched, assembled, and produced, also. I really just can’t say enough good things!

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Inyokern Hiker
Nov 19 '18
Rating:   10
Outstanding Podcast

What a great, informative podcast! The production and delivery are a delight and both hosts offer clear, precise voices. The podcast provides interesting stories from porn's "Golden Age" and gives the background on the people, movies, and times. I stumbled upon the podcast when wondering about some past actors and musing, "I wonder where they are now?" Search no more; The Rialto Report lets listeners learn how actors got into the business, their triumphs and tragedies, and their thoughts and predictions. Best of all, the podcast shows the humanity of the actors. Highly recommended.

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Nick the Gardner
Oct 19 '18
Rating:   10
Treating the Golden Age with Respect and Dignity

I Happened upon the Rialto Report a couple of years ago. They were already 50-60 episodes in, so I had a great time getting caught up. If your interested in the Golden Age of adult cinema at any level, you’ll appreciate the work and attention to detail that goes into every episode. Getting up to date on the whereabouts and current lives of some of the talent from the 70’s and early to mid 80’s can be very entertaining, nostalgic, and often heartbreaking, yet the hosts treat these former stars with respect and dignity, even going so far as to set up fundraisers to help some of them that have truly fallen on hard times. Beyond the actors and actresses, there are episodes that take a deep dive into the history of the industry itself, and many of the people who were behind the cameras and even further behind the scenes. Even if you’re not a fan of this genre, try an episode or two out, simply out of intellectual curiosity. You’ll become a fan too.

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H.B.P
Aug 27 '18
Rating:   10
Amazing storytelling

Have listened to all of the episodes, on the website and on iTunes, and I continue to be impressed with the quality of work Ashley and April (and all the other contributors) present to us. Truly a labor of love. Thank you for sharing these stories from the Golden Age with us.

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Ben Siegal
Aug 21 '18
Rating:   10
Unbelievable Interviews!!!!!

Wow, where to begin. The interviews are absolutely phenomenal. You ask questions I would ask & even some I didn’t even think to ask. The answers are honest, insightful & unbelievably revealing. You feel like you are in the room, drinking a glass of wine or having a cup of coffee with two friends, just catching up. I always love the interviews they are not afraid to ask the tough questions that can make most people uncomfortable but it wasn’t the case & the interviewees are not afraid to answer and in fact most add more information to those stories. Thing I’ve never heard or really didn’t have any insight. Wow, I can go on & on. Great job & keep those fantastic interviews coming!!!!!!!

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g money 201
Jun 2 '18
Rating:   10
The Rialto Report is Fantastic!

If you are seeking a salacious and titiallating experience in podcast form, prepare yourself; this is not it. About 1% qualifies for those characteristics. Instead, each episode is an incredibily in depth exploration of a facet or personality from the adult entertainment industry. You are transported to experiences and developments of a regretably maligned, yet exploited, aspect of our culture. This is a truly captivating show steeped in psychology, sociology and humanity. Despite that sounding dry, the Rialto Report is anything but that. It is spectacular!

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Max Caldwell
May 11 '18
Rating:   10
SO GOOD!

I found Rialto Report by searching for interviews with Sharon Mitchell in the i-Tunes store. I couldn't be happier about taking that shot in the dark! The interviewers are great at getting the subject to laugh and let go. Even their voices sound great and the actual audio quality is fantastic! Water Power is one of my favorite American films and when I heard them enthusiastically bring it up I knew right away; these people get it! This era of cinema needs to be taken more seriously and more people need to know about it! I feel so lucky to have found your podcast and just know you have a fan for life! You are doing important cultural work documenting these interviews. Thanks, please keep it coming!

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pillowman3:16
Apr 20 '18
Rating:   10
Pillowman3:16

Like a lot of young people across this nation and the world alike, I discovered adult films from old, passed around and heavily viewed vhs tapes. Classics like sexworld, Debbie does Dallas, and deep throat. Even though the films exceeded me in age, there was a feeling captured...a moment in time that can never be returned but is forever memorialized by funky bass lines, gratuitous mustaches and garter belts with stockings. These works from the golden age helped form my impressionable mind as to what sensuality and sexuality was. The names of the actors staying with me over the years, and I’ve often wanted to know more about them. The Rialto review gives us all that insight in a very high brow and respectful manner. We get to know the human story behind the movies and in many cases it leaves the listener with a strong sense of nostalgia. In my case a nostalgia for my youth and by proxy, nostalgia for the people who acted in these films back to a wild and uninhibited time in their lives.

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R. C. Sutton's iPod
Apr 2 '18
Rating:   10
fascinating

A fascinating look at the lives of adult film stars of the past. Very moving.

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Laura EI
Jan 23 '18
Rating:   10
Love it

Found this podcast through supporting characters and I’v been binging ever since! Everyone has an interesting story to tell and the hosts ask all the right questions and are very knowledgeable.

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whiteyflanders
Oct 4 '17
Rating:   10
The Best

Not just one of the best film related podcasts going, it's easily among the best overall shows period. Deserves some sort of Peabody.

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