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SpielbergPod - The Steven Spielberg Film Podcast

The SpielbergPod is a show where me and some friends rewatch the films of Steven Spielberg going through them one at a time . It's a mix of film discussion, humour and just good ol' fashioned conversation among friends. Features of the show include recastings of the films with current day actors, companion pieces to the film and top five lists.
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Jan 2, 2021

In this episode- where I'm joined by Jake, Kieran and Paul- we wrap up this mini-series on the films of the MCU Phase One by discussing the Joss Whedon film, 'The Avengers'.

Expect more than a little conversation on 'Justice League' (including my thoughts on upcoming The Synder Cut), a recasting of the film were being directed by Wes Anderson, lots of Buffy comparisons, jokes about Hawkeye, life with Maria Hill and much, much more.

Dec 23, 2020

In this episode I'm joined by Paul to discuss 'Captain America: The First Avenger' as part of our Marvel/ MCU Phase One coverage.

Expect spoilers for future Marvel films (up to the end of Phase Three) as well as criticism and praise for the film, me comparing the Tory Party with the Nazis and also Paul pondering life as a member of Hydra.

Dec 17, 2020

This week I'm delighted to be joined by special guest David Trumble to discuss the Kenneth Branagh film 'Thor', as part of my festive mini-series of bonus episodes covering the films of the MCU Phase One.

Expect talk of The Lion King, Hemsworth's beard, the British royal family, Loki being a 'Snape looking mother-fucker' and much more.

Dec 13, 2020

In this episode Jev returns to the SpielbergPod for the first time since our Die Hard coverage back in 2016, as we discuss Jon Favreau's 'Iron Man 2', as part of our festive Marvel coverage.

Dec 9, 2020

This episode I'm joined by Liam, Matt and Paul- better known as the hosts of Star Trek podcast Spocklight- to discuss 'The Incredible Hulk' as part of my Marvel Phase One coverage.

Dec 5, 2020

In this episode we kick of a festive mini-series looking at the films from Phase 1 of the MCU (the Marvel Cinematic Universe). For this one I'm joined by my co-host Kieran to discuss Jon Favreau's 'Iron Man' (warning- we do spoil future MCU films on these podcasts, so please be aware of that if you haven't seen them).

Nov 9, 2020

This episode is a return to our DVD commentary format as Kieran and I talk about the Don Bluth classic 'An American Tail'.

Jul 13, 2020

Okay, buckle your seatbelts, listeners as I return to the wonderful world of Steve Spielberg, specifically his film 'Duel', but this time around approaching it slightly different to the way Kieran and I talked about it in 2015 (yes, it was that many years ago).  This time around I'm doing it as a DVD commentary, so it's uninterrupted audio with no edits, which means you can expect more than a few tangents. Enjoy!

Apr 6, 2020

In this episode, recorded over the internet as we self-isolate, Paul, Kieran and I discuss Amblin', Steven Spielberg's short film from 1968 (which you can watch for free on YouTube, if you're interested).

Apr 2, 2020

In this episode Kieran and I conclude our three episode mini-series on director Damien Chazelle with a discussion on his film, 'First Man' which stars Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstong and Claire Foy as his wife, Janet.

Mar 23, 2020

In this episode, recorded back on New Year's Eve in better times, Kieran and I kick off another mini-series, this time covering the films of Damien Chazelle. And we begin with a discussion of his fantastic film, 'Whiplash'. 

Mar 7, 2020

To conclude our mini-series covering the films of J.J. Abrams, Kieran and I rank his six directorial efforts from our least to most favourite.

Along the way we reflect on his career to date (including our thoughts on his TV work), what we would like to see next from Abrams as well as talk about 'Barry Lyndon' (naturally), the career of Peter Jackson, Stranger Things and all of the Mission Impossible films (and the importance of Dougray Scott's performance).

Feb 29, 2020

In this episode (part of our coverage of the films of J.J. Abrams and also the Star Wars films) Kieran and I discuss the ninth episode of The Skywalker Saga, the somewhat confusingly titled 'The Rise of Skywalker'.

Feb 3, 2020

Recorded back in November 2018, here is the long-delayed release of our 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' episode which sees Kieran and I discuss the Star Wars film set between 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope'.

Jan 27, 2020

This week on the podcast, Kieran and I continue our J.J. Abrams mini-series with an episode on 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. And boy do we have opinions on this one.

Jan 13, 2020

In this bonus episode, Kieran and I list our top ten favourite films of the 2010s (complete with a smattering of 'honourable' mentions and reflections on a decade of film).

Oct 11, 2019

In this episode we pick back up with the work of J.J. Abrams, as Kieran and I discuss his reboot of 'Star Trek'.

Along the way we talk about a number of things including Abrams TV work, the state of Trek as this film was made, the Marvel approach to films, Star Wars, the use of the Beastie Boys in the film, I compare Kirk to our terrible Prime Minister, 'Equilibrium' and much much more.

Sep 19, 2019

In this episode we return to 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom', having only done a short solo episode on this one previously.

Expect conversation about the Jurassic Park films in general, 'Dante's Peak' and also talk of the Matrix films. 

May 19, 2019

In this episode- surely the shortest podcast I have done so far, clocking in at under five minutes (!)- I discuss the 2012 'Jaws' documentary, 'The Shark Is Still Working' (and, to a lesser extent, 'In The Teeth of Jaws').

May 4, 2019

In this bonus episode Becky, Kieran and I discuss have a spoiler-filled chat about a little seen, art film called 'La Avengers: Endgame'.

We talk about the major plot points of this film (again, spoilers ahoy), past and future Marvel films (especially X-Men), the Mama Mia franchise, Byker Grove, socialist Thanos, Captain America pulling a Weekend at Bernies and much much more.

Dec 30, 2018

In this episode Paul and I discuss our top ten scenes or sequences from films directed by Steven Spielberg.

Nov 25, 2018

In this episode Kieran and I rank all the films directed by Steven Spielberg from our least favourite to most.

Nov 18, 2018

Recorded back in the summer over an afternoon drink or two, Paul and I discuss the follow-up film to 'The Force Awakens', Rian Johnson's 'The Last Jedi' (or 'Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi' to give it its full title).

Jun 16, 2018

In this solo episode I discuss the film 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.

In doing so I complain about the lack of Jeff Goldblume, I compare the film to 'The Lost World', I try to break down the character arcs of Owen and Claire and I rank the Jurassic films.

Apr 30, 2018

In this bonus episode, Kieran and I discuss the new Marvel blockbuster 'Avengers: Infinity War'.

We break this chat into two halves, the first being spoiler free, the second talking about spoilers from the film - including our thoughts on what comes next.

We also discuss the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' trailer.

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