Dead Eyes
Dead Eyes
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Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers.
13 - Hilary & Robert & Punch & Judy
Connor tracks down his former agent, Hilary Gagan, as well as her former assistant, Robert Styles, who both reveal conflicting memories about his Band of Brothers firing. Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Nov 19
48 min
12 - Pathetic Man
Connor accepts a non-speaking role with a memorable name, then experiences a series of minor humiliations. Featuring Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy, Jurassic World, Crashing). Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Nov 5
41 min
11 - Piss Siblings
Connor books an unusual role on HBO's VEEP after over a decade in the show biz wilderness, with some help from his friend Shannon O'Neill (How To Fix A Drug Scandal, Broad City). Featuring VEEP's Matt Walsh and Tony Hale. The Chris Gethard Show episode where Shannon spills the beans. The Chris Gethard Show clip where Connor has to eat vegetables. Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Oct 22
44 min
Season 2 Prologue (w/ Ira Glass)
Season 2 fast approaches. Connor seeks sage wisdom and advice from This American Life creator Ira Glass. Dead Eyes Season 2 premieres on Oct 22. Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Oct 15
8 min
10 - Moose/Nixon
In the Season 1 finale, Connor connects with two of the actors he almost worked with on Band of Brothers: Ron Livingston (Office Space, Search Party) and Stephen McCole (Rushmore, Outlander). Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Jul 9
46 min
09 - Neighbors & Pals
Seth Rogen clears up a misunderstanding and reveals his surprising connection to Connor, sharing multiple stories of show business disappointment & failure. Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Jun 25
31 min
08 - Show-Me State
When a global pandemic hits, Connor loses another show business job and moves back in with his parents. Featuring Ryan Miller from the band Guster, plus Bill and Gretta Ratliff. Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Apr 9
31 min
07 - GTM
Connor chases another phantom, one that went missing from the 2019 romantic comedy Isn't It Romantic between its filming and its release. It's a self-contained casting mystery, and he only has one episode to solve it. The truth is out there. Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Mar 12
32 min
06 - Ryan Johnson's Star Wars Prequel Rumors
EPISODE VI RYAN JOHNSON'S STAR WARS PREQUEL RUMORS It is a period of hope: the late 1990s! A student at the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, CONNOR RATLIFF is tasked with creating a web page to promote himself as an actor. This leads to the unlikely creation of a fictional character with a name that would someday become legendary in ways that even a Jedi master could not have predicted. Meanwhile, half a world away, veteran stage actor HOLMES OSBORNE's career is ascendant, thanks to an opportunity given to him by TOM HANKS in his feature film debut as writer/director, That Thing You Do! Soon enough, he would be revealed to the world as DONNIE DARKO'S FATHER. Little do they know that a young man named RIAN JOHNSON has just begun a 7-year journey to make a movie of his own, the success of which would set in motion a chain of events that would transform him into one of the most powerful filmmakers in the galaxy... More than two decades later, a mysterious podcast reveals the ways in which these seemingly unrelated figures are connected. Connor, obsessed with his firing from Band of Brothers, enlists his friend, Syfy's JACKIE JENNINGS, to help him unpack the myriad ways that their fates are entwined, in his unending search for ANSWERS... Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Mar 5
45 min
05 - The Last Remains of the Dodo
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann learns how she unwittingly provided the soundtrack to Connor's entire Band of Brothers experience. Listen to Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo and the rest of Aimee's catalogue on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever else you get music. Follow Aimee on Twitter @aimeemann Watch Tom Hanks present at the Academy Awards as Toy Story's Woody. Episode Transcript --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Advertise on Dead Eyes via Gumball.fm
Feb 20
34 min
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