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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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Feb 20, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade'.

Along the way we talk about the films of Joel Schumacher, I delve into my memories of working at Cineworld with an anecdote about the Tomb Raider promotion, we talk about our love for satchels (and satchel wearing heroes like Indy, 24's Jack Bauer and um...), we discuss the British European Referendum, Kieran brings up Making a Murderer, I compare Henry Jones Sr. to Jeremy Corbyn (leader of the opposition to those outside of the UK), we make cheap jokes about the knight and display a complete lack of knowledge of geography. Oh, and we compare Kieran to Indiana Jones.

Feb 13, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Don Bluth film, 'The Land Before Time'.

Along the way we compare Don Bluth to Quentin Tarantino, we discuss Disney/ Pixar, Kieran talks dinosaurs and lets loose his hatred for Sarah the triceratops, and I forget Littlefoot's name. A lot.

 

Feb 6, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Paul talk about the Robert Zemeckis film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

Along the way we talk classic cartoons, Paul expresses his hatred for Tweetie Pie, we talk about Robert Zemeckis's career as a whole, we drop a few impressions, Paul gives about five companion pieces and I look at the (potential) sub-text of this film. 'Cos I'm smart like that. 

 

Jan 30, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer discuss the Joe Dante film 'Innerspace'.

Along the way we note the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, we quote The Simpsons, we reference the podcasts of Scroobius Pip (Distraction Pieces), Pete Holmes (You Made It Weird) and How Did This Get Made and we also ponder whether any of our listeners are, um, turned on by our show.

 

 

Jan 23, 2016

In this bonus episode me and my friend Paul talk about the John McTiernan film, 'Predator'.

Along the way we do bad impressions, talk about how Alan Silvestri is a one-trick pony, compare the film to Home Alone, make a couple of X-Men references and much more,

Jan 16, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Empire of the Sun'.

Along the way we talk about Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (and the must-have toy of '92- a TalkBoy), JG Ballard's love of vehicles, spam on pizza, American chocolate (spoiler- not as good as British chocolate), we reveal just how little we know about history and we talk about the promising career of Skin's star, Jack O'Connell. 

Jan 9, 2016

In this bonus pilot episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Robert Rodriguez film 'From Dusk Till Dawn' and, in our podcast extra, ponder what would it be like if Rodriguez directed Deadpool (and this was way way before any trailer footage surfaced).

Along the way we do some ropey impressions, we talk Tarantino, Sin City 2 and discuss the full From Dusk Till Dawn franchise (including the sequels and the tv show).

Recorded March 2015.

Jan 2, 2016

In this podcast extra myself, Kieran Balloo and Paul discuss fantasy film projects.

Along the way I slam David S. Goyer, we talk Red Dwarf, the films of Guillermo del Toro, James Bond (what is a good name for a Bond film?), the Blade franchise, J-Law, Peter Jackson and the idea of more Lord of the Rings films, Marvel films, the films of George Romero and I rank the Mission Impossible films (complete with my standard praise for Mission Impossible 3). Oh, and we talk about Aliens. Again.

Dec 26, 2015

In this bonus episode me and my friend Mike Sharkey discuss the James Cameron film 'Aliens.'

Along the way we try to discuss the cool film t-shirt company- Last Exit to Nowhere- but we forget the name, we compare the film to Terminator 2, we discuss the crazy chronology of the Fast & The Furious films, we ponder what Aliens would be like with Mark and Jez from Peep Show in it, I get to make my favourite It's Always Sunny reference and more.

Dec 24, 2015

In this bonus episode myself and my friends Kieran and Paul discuss the Ridley Scott film 'Alien'.

Along the way we talk playing it cool with David Walliams, playing it not-so-cool with Simon Amstell, the career of Ridley Scott, we quote Jurassic Park, we discuss the Anaconda franchise as well as 24, who dated who on the O.C., we make Star Trek references, get geeky about Harry Potter characters, we 'get Bond wrong', way up which is worse- dirty chicken or a dirty burger, and we talk about the Alien franchise and- in particular- Prometheus. A lot.

Dec 19, 2015

In this episode I talk solo about Don Bluth film, 'An American Tail'.

Along the way I talk about how 'Inside Lwellyn Davis' felt custom made for me, my childhood love for America, the excellent graphic novel 'Maus' and I even sing (a little bit). 

Dec 11, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer talk about the Barry Levinson film, 'Young Sherlock Holmes'.

Along the way we talk comparisons with Harry Potter, radio/ podcast superstars Adam & Joe, Dolly Parton reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we discuss whether Arctic Monkeys and The Beatles were good band names and we reflect on the many versions of Sherlock Holmes such as RDJ and Cumberbatch.

Dec 9, 2015

In this bonus podcast extra episode my friend Kieran Balloo gives his pick of a film most people haven't seen and my friend Paul talks about his top five films shows of all time.

Dec 5, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer talk about the Richard Donner film, 'The Goonies'. Stick around for our podcast extra where we recast 'The Shining' with current actors.

Along the way we talk about asthma, clubs we frequented in our youth, getting lost on the Isle of Wight, adventures on a child's scooter and get slightly pissed.

Nov 28, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'The Color Purple' (which I am reluctantly spelling the American way) and in our podcast extra we discuss our top five adaptations.

Along the way we talk about Kieran's encounter with an A-list film director, how the shed is decorated, our thoughts on the Charlie Kaufman film with the long title, one of the SpielbergPodders appearance in the film Atonement and more. 

Nov 20, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Jake Williams discuss the Robert Zemeckis film 'Back to the Future' an in our podcast extra we discuss our top five time travel films.

Along the way we talk Sliders, Quantum Leap, David Cameron having sex with a pig, Bruce Willis, Busted/ McFly, the setlists of Huey Lewis and the News, Secret Cinema and more.

Nov 14, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Paul discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’.

Along the way we discuss whatever happened to Short Round, we talk mythology, we ponder what Molaram's office would be like, we laugh at the word 'willy' and we do impressions. Lots of impressions.

Nov 6, 2015

In this episode we discuss the Joe Dante film 'Gremlins'.

Along the way we discuss the Gilmore Girls, the virtues of Boxing Day, dog acting and which Friday Night Lights actor would make the best Gizmo.

Also, we ask the question: do Breaking Bad and Gremlins exist in the same universe?

Nov 4, 2015

In this bonus podcast extra episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo talk about his top five TV shows of all time which leads into a discussion on the best TV shows ever.

 

Expect spoiler-free conversation about the best of the best and take note of the shows we think are worth your time.

Oct 31, 2015

In this bonus episode me and my friend Jevon Downer (@itsjevjevjev) discuss the Ivan Reitman film 'Ghostbusters'. Also, in our podcast extra, we discuss Jev's top five films of all-time.

Along the way we wonder why Winston is in this film, we debate whether Stay Puft was a real American brand of marshmallow, we quote the film Anti-Trust, we talk about my love of Monster Munch and the origin behind 'crossing the streams'. We also compare Ray and Venkman to Jez and Mark in Peep Show and talk Congo, Drag Me to Hell, Ernest Scared Stupid and adverts from the 80's (remember Mr Soft?).

Oct 24, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer (@itsjevjevjev) discuss the John Landis/ Steven Spielberg/ Joe Dante/ George Miller film 'Twilight Zone The Movie' and, in our podcast extra, we talk about our top five TV shows of all time.

Along the way Jev compares the 'Kick the Can' section to Requiem to a Dream, we agree the 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet' section would've made a great play and we also discuss the career of John Landis as well as Ex Machina, Karl Pilkington, Cocoon, anthology films, Wayne's World, Matinee, Mad Max Fury Road and talk extensively about The Simpsons, The Wire and The Sopranos (spoilers removed).

 

Times:

Intro/ Trailer - 00.00

Main Show - 01.56

Rebootarama (Recasting) - 1.14.43

Companion Piece - 1.18.16

Podcast Extra - 1.22.43

Oct 17, 2015

In this bonus episode me and my friend Jevon Downer discuss the Richard Marquand film 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi'. In our podcast extra we discuss our earliest cinematic memories.

Along the way we talk meeting Joss Whedon by proxy, who should play the new James Bond, Neighbours (the TV show, not the film), Dairylea Cheese Triangles, The X-Factor, The Evil Dead, renting crappy horror films on VHS, Jean-Claude Van-Damme, Dune, Return of the King, the Ewoks cartoon and we call for Spielberg to direct Mission Impossible 6 (#spielbergMI6).

Let us know your recasting suggestions on Twitter using #swrecast

 

Times:

Intro/ Trailer - 00.00

Main Show - 02.26

Rebootarama (Recasting) - 1.18.50

Companion Piece - 1.26.06

Podcast Extra - 1.36.18

Oct 10, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer (@itsjevjevjev) discuss the Tobe Hooper film 'Poltergiest' and, in our podcast extra, we talk about what would it be like if Steven Spielberg directed the Martin Scorsese film 'Taxi Driver'.

Along the way we talk about fighting foxes with urine, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Spaced, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, super-magnets, Mad Men, Ellen Ripley from Alien, The Evil Dead, The Babadook as well as Tom Hanks pissing, Brad Pitt eating and- once again- Tom Cruise running.

Oh, and I watched the remake of Poltergeist so we talk a little about that.

Let us know your recasting suggestions on Twitter using #recastpoltergeist

 

Times:

Intro/ Trailer - 00.00

Main Show - 03.47

The Actual Remake - 59.53

Rebootarama (Recasting) - 1.04.33

Companion Piece - 1.12.51

Podcast Extra - 1.15.49

Oct 3, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'E.T. The Extra Terrestrial'.

Along the way we discuss Pixar, puppetry, pets and the phrase ‘penis-breath’. Also Kieran gets to the bottom of the Dungeons & Dragons related insult 'sinus supremus'.

 

Times:

Intro/ Trailer - 00.00

Main Show - 02.38

Companion Piece – 59.21

 

Sep 25, 2015

In this episode me and my friend Jake Williams discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark’.

Along the way we talk James Bond, the TV show ‘Friends’, we compare Indiana Jones with Star Wars’ Han Solo (as well as Die Hard’s John Maclaine) and we talk about the future of Indiana Jones.

Let us know your recasting suggestions on Twitter using #recastraiders

 

Times:

Intro/ Trailer - 00.00

Main Show – 02.32

Rebootarama (Recasting) - 1.22.51

Companion Piece - 1.34.20

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