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October 15, 2019
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/TNBIWondery
September 16, 2019
From Wondery and The Athletic, The Lead is the first daily sports podcast that will bring you one big story each day from The Athletic's all-star team of local and national sports reporters. Subscribe now to hear new episodes each weekday morning: http://wondery.fm/TheLeadED
August 29, 2019
If you’re a fan of all the pageantry and excitement that college football brings, then The Solid Verbal is the podcast for you. Join hosts Dan Rubenstein and Ty Hildenbrandt as they offer insights into each conference, game analysis, and plenty of commentary throughout the season and beyond. Start listening today at: http://wondery.fm/solidverbal
August 5, 2019
How big is our galaxy? Why do certain movies make us cry? And what exactly is string theory? Join Sean Carroll's Mindscape to dive deep into the biggest ideas in science, philosophy, culture and much more. Start listening today at http://wondery.fm/SCMindscape
July 18, 2019
In this special BONUS episode, INSIDE STAR WARS creator and host Mark Ramsey interviews Brian Jay Jones, the author of the recent best-selling biography “George Lucas: A Life.” We talk about our shared love of the original film and how the franchise shaped our youths. We discuss what it’s like to chase down the details of a living legend who has contributed so much to modern pop culture. And Brian reveals the one question he would most like to ask Lucas today: “Are you happy?” It’s a fascinating conversation about the man at the center of Star Wars. Brian Jay Jones also wrote a wonderful biography of Muppet creator Jim Henson, and his current best-seller is this great book: “Becoming Dr. Seuss - Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination.” Support us by supporting our sponsors! Buffy - For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code YODA. Casper - Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/YODA
July 16, 2019
Alec Guinness tells a child to stop watching Star Wars and drives him to tears. Kenny Baker - the man inside R2D2 - dies, but not before meeting the son he never knew. After great emotional struggle, George Lucas sells Star Wars to Disney. After a lifetime of total control, now he has to say “goodbye.” Carrie Fisher boards a plane at Heathrow Airport in London in 2016 and stops breathing before reaching Los Angeles. The world says goodbye to Princess Leia. Lucas acknowledges the fact that Star Wars used to be his, and now it’s ours. He used to live only for movies - and then he had children. Finally, a wide-eyed return to a movie theater in 1977 and the first time anyone ever saw Star Wars. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to getquip.com/YODA right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE. Buffy - For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code YODA
July 14, 2019
Shooting on Star Wars wraps, but the troubles are far from over. Lucas has to “crack the whip” at ILM, which is way behind on FX shots. Lucas discovers the perfect voice for Darth Vader. The John Williams score is finished and Lucas is moved to tears. He screens the film for his movie friends and the reception is ugly. The FOX sales team loves the movie, but the studio board is convinced they’re wrong - Star Wars will be an enormous bomb, they believe. So they move the release date early and dump it into a small number of theaters before it’s forgotten forever. And then, Star Wars premieres and is a phenomenon. Lines around the block everywhere. Lucas vacations with Spielberg and tosses out an idea for another movie, one led by a character named “Indiana Smith.” Lucas negotiates the sequels, then takes a long vacation from Star Wars until a new series of prequels. And that’s when the backlash begins.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! Casper - You can get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/YODA and using code YODA at checkout. Wix - Go to Wix.com and use the coupon code YODA to get 10% off any premium plan.
July 11, 2019
Carrie Fisher auditions hairstyles and the “Buns of Navarone” are born. Star Wars begins shooting. Carrie is smitten by her handsome co-star, Harrison Ford. Greedo nearly suffocates during the Cantina sequence. George Lucas breaks the news to Alec Guinness that his character will be killed off - without a satisfying death scene, and Guinness is furious. Luke and Leia swing across a dangerous chasm, but first someone has to tape down Carrie Fisher’s breasts. Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin is a horror legend - where does he go on his bicycle every day during the shooting of Star Wars? Shooting nears its end and George Lucas falls into depression and despair. Strife with the studio continues, and now Lucas is suffering chest pains. Star Wars is literally going to kill him. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Wix - Go to Wix.com and use the coupon code YODA, you’ll get 10% off any premium plan Casper - You can get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/YODA and using code YODA at checkout
July 9, 2019
Casting begins for Star Wars. Carrie Fisher wins a role, runs into the rain, and shouts to the heavens: “I am Princess Leia!” George Lucas doesn’t want Harrison Ford in the cast, but it just so happens Harrison's building a door all week and is in the right place at the right time. Mark Hamill awakens on Robert Englund’s couch just in time to find out about “the perfect role” for him - with dialogue that is absolutely befuddling. The men inside R2D2 and C3PO come to terms with the extraordinary discomfort of their costumes - and their dislike for each other. Alec Guinness hates science fiction “fairy-tale rubbish” and considers Lucas to be “a touch boring.” Meanwhile Lucas is plowing his own money into Star Wars and still has no green light from Fox. That’s when he faces a choice: Either make the movie for half of what he needs or Star Wars will be shut down. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GETQUIP.com/YODA right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE! Wix - Go to Wix.com and use code Y-O-D-A for 10% off any premium plan.
July 7, 2019
Francis Coppola urges a struggling and dirt poor George Lucas to write something human and stop being “so weird.” The result is American Graffiti, the classic coming of age movie. United Artists agrees to pick up the project along with one other idea, something vague about wars in space. But the deal falls apart in part because “nobody knows what American Graffiti means.” Universal comes to the rescue but retains final cut. The screenings are great, but Universal is convinced it will be a disaster, so they cut the film - because they can. A resentful and hungry Lucas scribbles a two-page treatment for something called “The Star Wars.” Everyone in town rejects the project, except for Fox exec Alan Ladd Jr, who buys the idea for a paltry sum and offers a thin vote of confidence for George Lucas. Then, American Graffiti is released and becomes a hit. Lucas renegotiates not for more money but for sequel and merchandising rights, both worthless at the time. Now he spends every day for the next three years writing the script. Grueling days. Bleeding on the page. Pulling teeth would be easier and more pleasant. We meet Lucas’s dog, an Alaskan malamute named “Indiana” who inspires a certain Wookiee named “Chewbacca.” We discover the inspiration for “R2D2.” Meanwhile, it’s clear that Fox is dragging their feet - that many at the studio wish Star Wars would simply…go away.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! Wix - That’s Wix.com, code YODA for 10% off any premium plan!
July 4, 2019
A young Carrie Fisher meets the paparazzi in the arms of her celebrity mother, Debbie Reynolds. It doesn’t take Carrie long to decide that acting’s not for her. So naturally, an actor is exactly what she becomes. Carrie models tops for Warren Beatty - with and without a bra. Meanwhile, George Lucas has decided to study film. Even though no film school graduate had ever gotten a job in the industry. He quickly becomes a star at USC, determined to make his movies his way, no matter what the rules are. He works day and night on a diet of coffee and chocolate bars. He graduates just as movie attendance is cratering and Hollywood is shutting down. He meets another young cinematic firebrand, Francis Coppola, and they join forces on his first movie, THX1138. Warner Brothers hates the movie and takes it back to cut it themselves. It limps into theaters where one young film buff is left awestruck. His name is Steven Spielberg. Meanwhile Lucas dreams of a movie with heroes and villains, ray guns and spaceships, thrills and adventure beyond the stars. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Wix - Go to Wix.com and enter code YODA for 10% off any premium plan!
July 2, 2019
A torturous first day of shooting Star Wars in the Tunisian desert. Including a one-time “carpenter to the stars,” an actor named Harrison Ford. Cut to: A young George Lucas captivated and thrilled by a new gadget called “television” and the thrilling, swashbuckling serials of Flash Gordon. Later, Lucas falls for fast cars. More speeding tickets than baseball cards. Fights at home with his father over work and school and career. “I’m gonna be a millionaire before I’m 30,” he shouts at his dad. But he’s failing classes and his best hopes are for a life as an auto mechanic. Then, one fateful day he’s in his tiny Fiat turning left across traffic. That’s when a car smashes into him - an accident that nearly kills him. And an experience that will change his life forever. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Wix - Go to Wix.com and use the coupon code YODA, you’ll get 10% off any premium plan! Quip - Go to GETQUIP.com/YODA to get your first refill pack for FREE!
May 29, 2019
Heroes, villains, action... all set in a galaxy far, far away. Join Inside Star Wars and go behind the camera and find out how one of the most iconic series in film history came to be. Listen now at: http://wondery.fm/ISWED
November 15, 2018
“Philadelphia” would attract top Hollywood talent like Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards -- and an actor named Ron Vawter. Vawter had AIDS, and he would live just long enough to see the film change minds and hearts everywhere. Here, art wasn’t imitating life, art was life. This is the second in a two-part series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “Philadelphia,” and the progress we’ve made in the fight against HIV/AIDS.    In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit wondery.fm/RED to learn more and donate today.
November 15, 2018
In the 1980s HIV/AIDS was a quiet killer and a stigmatized disease. As director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Ron Nyswaner watched friends succumb to AIDS, they would embark on the first major studio film to tackle the subject head-on. They needed to convince studio heads, movie stars, and a community to come along on their journey. On this 25th anniversary of “Philadelphia,” Mark Ramsey takes you inside this seminal film in a special two-part podcast series on how the film was made, and how it made a difference.    In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit wondery.fm/RED to learn more and donate today.
November 13, 2018
In 1993, Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for his role as Andrew Beckett in the film Philadelphia. This award represented more than just a stellar acting performance. Tom Hanks and the creators, cast, and crew of Philadelphia succeeded in bringing AIDS awareness to the mainstream. They sparked conversation about the disease, and helped to shift the cultural perception of HIV/AIDS from fear to compassion. In two special episodes of People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia, we’ll get a special look inside the making of this groundbreaking film that starred Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, and the impact it has had around the world. Stay tuned right here, on Inside The Exorcist, for the upcoming episodes. And to celebrate the progress we have made in the fight against AIDS since Philadelphia’s release, and to join us in continuing efforts to deliver an AIDS-free generation, head to wondery.fm/RED
August 30, 2018
Carl Gottlieb is the co-screenwriter of JAWS, a featured player in this podcast, and the author of The Jaws Log, about the making of the classic film. With Inside JAWS creator Mark Ramsey, Carl discusses his background in Improv, how he met Steven Spielberg, how JAWS came to be a classic, and what lessons the movie has for filmmakers and audiences alike. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Dollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
August 28, 2018
1916: The vicious “Man-eater of Matawan” meets his end. Cut to: The premiere and record-breaking success of JAWS. The awards Steven Spielberg expected – but never came. Even the world’s most commercial filmmaker wasn’t good enough to earn the respect of his peers. The death of Robert Shaw and the impact of his legacy on one-time rival Richard Dreyfus. Spielberg passes the torch to J.J. Abrams as the ORCA at Universal Studios crumbles to dust. Steven Spielberg experiences a remembrance of a heritage that once embarrassed him, but now makes him proud. A premiere for Ready Player One at SXSW, and the contents of a mysterious note revealed. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Casper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/Jaws Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
August 23, 2018
1945: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis – no ships, no planes, no rescue. Just…sharks. Cut to: The emotional center of JAWS: Sometimes drunk, sometimes sober - Robert Shaw’s indelible tale of the Indianapolis receives an ovation from cast and crew. The ORCA starts to sink – with all hands still on deck. The journey of a rotting shark carcass from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard. The on-set rivalry between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw. A post-production panic attack for Steven Spielberg. And an unsolved murder nearby the JAWS shoot – more than 40 years later, was the mystery solved by writer Joe Hill? Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Casper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/Jaws Dollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
August 21, 2018
1968: A retired Navy Captain commits suicide. Many years earlier, his vessel suffered the worst naval disaster at sea in U.S. History. It was the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and hundreds of its crew were eaten by sharks. Cut to: 1974. Spielberg enlists writer Carl Gottlieb to “eviscerate” the script for JAWS. Spielberg’s friend George Lucas visits the mechanical shark in a workroom and gets his head stuck in it. Second unit footage is shot using real sharks and real shark cages, but the stuntman barely survives and locks himself in the toilet. Every day, more stress, more delays, more production troubles, more nightmares and – perpetually – the shark is not working. Will this nightmare ever end? Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include: Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/JAWS Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
August 16, 2018
1916: A bounty is offered to whoever can kill the “Man-eater of Matawan.” Cut to: 1973. Peter Benchley sells the rights to JAWS to a pair of legendary Hollywood producers, Richard Zanuck and David Brown. Sensing a winner, Spielberg steals the galleys off Zanuck’s desk before insisting that this be his next project. Meanwhile, Zanuck and Brown toss away a would-be director who can’t distinguish between a whale and a shark, legendary director Henry Hathaway offers Spielberg some advice, and casting begins. Two very important executives want their wives to play the Chief’s wife. In Spielberg’s words, “Oy vey.” Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Dollar Shave Club - Get the DSC daily essentials kit for just $5 at DollarShaveClub.com/JAWS Nutrafol - Get your first months supply for just $10 when you use code JAWS at Nutrafol.com Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
August 14, 2018
1916: Matawan Creek, New Jersey. This time, the shark’s victim is a child and the entire town is up in arms. Cut to: 1963: The Kennedy Assassination precipitates a frightening encounter on a dusty California mountain road – an encounter that leads to the thrilling Man vs. Big Rig fable Duel. This is Spielberg’s ticket to fame and fortune. Even if the truck doesn’t explode into a network-satisfying fireball, and even if Universal plucks choice scenes for an episode of The Incredible Hulk. The stage is set for Spielberg’s next project, based on a book by Peter Benchley and called JAWS. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Hello Fresh - Get $30 off your first week of meals when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/Jaws30 and enter code Jaws30 at checkout Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
August 9, 2018
1916: Another vicious shark attack at the Jersey Shore. Cut to: Hollywood, 1965: Steven Spielberg hides out at Universal Studios in a toilet stall. He watches his idol, Alfred Hitchcock, at work. He fast-talks the guard at the studio gate day after day. He has an unpleasant encounter with a naked Marlon Brando – and all this while he’s still in high school. He lays it all on the line and heads west to Cal State Long Beach, where he makes a dirt-cheap, but impressive student film called Amblin that leads to a studio deal and an encounter with Joan Crawford. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Dollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
August 7, 2018
In 1916 a killer shark terrorized the New Jersey shore in one of the inspirations for the movie JAWS. Cut to: Phoenix, AZ in the 1960’s, where a young Steven Spielberg is an outsider struggling to fit in. He’s ashamed of his heritage, bad at school, bad at sports, bad at everything. And then he discovers the magic of moving images on an oversized screen. It turns out he’s good at something after all. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/Jaws Casper - Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them at Casper.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
December 21, 2017
In this bonus episode, series creator Mark Ramsey talks with producer and writer Jeffrey Reddick, who is best known as the creator of the Final Destination movie franchise. What is the legacy of The Exorcist? How is it shaping today’s horror films? What makes the movie - even today - so powerful?
December 14, 2017
Why The Exorcist? Why tell the story of the film and its makers in podcast form? And why choose a fresh audio graphic-novel storytelling approach? Those are just a few of the questions answered in this “behind the scenes” look at the making of one of the hottest podcasts of the year. Series creator and narrator Mark Ramsey talks with the show’s amazing sound designer Jeff Schmidt. Don’t miss the discussion about the secret “Easter egg” hidden in the audio that was only recently discovered by a Russian fan, or the inspiration for the chilling ending (hint: It is a movie, but it’s not The Exorcist).
November 28, 2017
Psycho fever overtakes America, and Alfred Hitchcock is suddenly a very rich man. And with this stunning success comes one haunting fear: What will I do for an encore? That question plagues Hitchcock for the rest of his career, through only six more films, a humiliating defeat at the Academy Awards, the specter of young directors vaulting past the old master, and a final appearance to accept a life achievement award that’s too little and too late. Meanwhile, critical admiration for Psycho grows, and the film’s legacy spawns sequels and remakes and a web of pop culture signposts, even today. We leave you in the cellar of terrifying old house on a lonely hill. Do you hear something?
November 23, 2017
Hitchcock’s nightmares haunt him as he readies Psycho for release. He tussles with the censors to keep his precious shower scene - the one which does or does not contain nudity, depending on which censor’s opinion you’re listening to. Hitch maps out an elaborate and unprecedented publicity strategy and in the process reinvents the way America goes to the movies. He suffers a rash of scathing reviews from big name critics, one of whom calls Psycho “a very minor work.” Then, Psycho opens - and the world will never be the same. Hitchcock marvels at the lines around every block all across the country. Perhaps his fears were all wrong...or maybe this will be the huge success from which he will never recover.
November 21, 2017
It’s the inside story of the legendary shower scene, from the nudist on set, to Janet Leigh’s unending efforts to maintain some decency, to the answer to the longstanding question: Do you actually see the knife disappear into a body or not? We review the sounds of stabbing, the practical jokes that had everyone in stitches (except Janet Leigh), the novel introduction of a toilet to an American movie, the did-she-or-didn’t-she blink moment, and the very real possibility that the entire shower scene could have played in silence. Plus, you meet the famous child actor from the 1950’s who helped glue hairs into the head of Norman’s mother’s corpse. All the while, Hitchcock is convinced that the picture he’s making is, in a word, awful.
November 16, 2017
What do you do when your studio hates your next picture? If you’re Alfred Hitchcock, you put up your own money and risk everything on it. Psycho was a movie everybody in town said couldn’t get made - it would be the movie that would ruin Hitchcock’s career, they said. Or would it? Hitchcock casts his Norman Bates and his “perfectly ordinary” Marion Crane. Hear how the voice of Norman’s mother evolves from a series of hilarious celebrity prank calls, how Hitch navigates the performance of one actor he called “the stiff.” Then, he swears the cast and crew to secrecy, and production begins on the biggest bet of Hitchcock’s career.
November 14, 2017
When a struggling writer, Robert Bloch, discovers the story of a strange man in Wisconsin who killed and mutilated his victims, he transforms it into a story about the twisted relationship between a man and his mother: Psycho. Later, he realizes his fictions come closer to the dark truth than he ever could have imagined. That’s when his book is optioned by an anonymous Hollywood buyer for next to nothing. That buyer turns out to be Alfred Hitchcock. We meet Hitch on his deathbed, rewind through key moments, and end with Hitch savoring only one of the 2,400 submissions his office had reviewed. This would be his next picture: Psycho.
November 9, 2017
A mild and meek man who was unusually attached to his domineering mother. That’s the story of Ed Gein, who murdered numerous middle-aged women in and around Plainfield, WI in the 1950’s, and whose story inspired the character of Norman Bates. The story of Psycho begins in a dingy, remote cabin, where Gein collected bits and pieces of his subjects and fashioned them into chairs, lampshades, or worse. All his victims were chosen because they reminded him of his mother. When he was buried, this was engraved on the headstone beside his: “Augusta Gein: Mother.” Gein’s story is a chilling beginning to one of the most famous stories in movie history.
November 7, 2017
From the creators of Inside The Exorcist, Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery, comes this magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock amid a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. The film now is among the greatest thrillers in movie history--but it nearly didn't happen!
November 2, 2017
Too much success too young - William Friedkin is warned by legendary auteur Orson Welles. Friedkin’s production company passes on a little movie called Star Wars so he can make his passion project which is eclipsed by its shadow. The film industry turns its back on him, but his love story teaches him a valuable lesson. Meanwhile, Jason Miller dies, William Peter Blatty’s son speaks to him after death, and Linda Blair battles obstacles to save the lives of sheltered dogs. This, as the demon comes home to Iraq, and we answer the question: Whatever happened to the haunted boy? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
October 31, 2017
The Exorcist opens - with no credit for the voice of the demon, Mercedes McCambridge - and she’s furious. Audiences break down the doors to see the movie. Hysteria ensues: Vomiting, fainting, heart attacks, and more. The prominent critics...hated it. Rev. Billy Graham said “the devil is in every frame of that film.” Pressure was building to stiff the movie at awards time, despite its popularity. Linda Blair was shattered. But despite the lack of industry support, William Friedkin was now wildly famous and could do anything. Or could he? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
October 31, 2017
Friedkin wants to shoot the opening sequence of The Exorcist in Iraq, but first he has to teach the Iraqis how to make fake blood. And where’s the demon statue? Not in Iraq - on a tarmac in Australia, unfortunately. Legendary makeup artist Dick Smith spends two hours a day with Linda Blair, most of it watching The Flying Nun on TV. The exorcism scene takes place in a refrigerated room, making everyone sick. Max Von Sydow faces a crisis of faith and can’t bear to hear young Linda Blair curse. Pea Soup is vomited and heads spin 360 degrees. Famed composer Bernard Hermann calls Friedkin’s movie “dreck.” The voice of the demon, who spent years battling her own demons, will drink and smoke and eat raw eggs while bound to a chair. But when this movie comes out, will anybody see it? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
October 24, 2017
The room where the haunted boy was released was haunted ever more. No one would enter that place again. Meanwhile, the impossible task of casting The Exorcist. The actors who said yes, no, and “hell no.” Friedkin’s remarkable interview with Linda Blair after more than 1,000 girls had auditioned and failed. Shooting begins, tragedies overwhelm a cursed set. A Manhattan barfly gets his shot at fame. It’s all leading up to the exorcism sequence, a story of damnation and pea soup and a demon’s voice summoned from a lifetime of alcohol, tobacco, and bronchitis. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
October 17, 2017
The haunted boy is freed from the demon...or is he? William Friedkin’s The French Connection is a stunning success, but will his broken down Rolls Royce make it to the Oscar ceremony? Later, Friedkin opens a packaged tossed into a suitcase and spends all night reading what’s inside: William Peter Blatty’s book The Exorcist. He is stunned. Blatty wants Friedkin to direct. All the pieces are in place for the most controversial movie of their careers and one of the most horrifying films of all time. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
October 10, 2017
Priests try - and fail - to exorcise the haunted boy’s demons. Meanwhile, William Friedkin witnesses a life-changing execution and insults a Hollywood icon. He loses a job but impresses writer William Peter Blatty, who’s working on a story that is his next best alternative to unemployment. Friedkin finishes the movie The French Connection as Blatty prepares the book that will soon become a number one bestseller. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
October 10, 2017
The story of The Exorcist is rooted in horrifying facts. Robbie is a young boy living in suburban Washington DC and he has been possessed by...something. Young Linda Blair loves horses, young William Friedkin loves scaring people, and young William Peter Blatty hears the story of the haunted boy in his religion class at Georgetown. It was so shocking, he would never forget it. One day, he will write it down. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
September 22, 2017
A story of faith and fury, of horrors real and imagined. This is the tale of a real-life demonic possession, a movie, and its makers. A seven-part series inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. Inside The Exorcist premieres October 10th
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