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Unspooled

Earwolf, Paul Scheer & Amy Nicholson

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Unspooled

Earwolf, Paul Scheer & Amy Nicholson

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Paul Scheer is a lifelong movie buff, but he's never seen many of the all time greats. On Unspooled, his team-up with film critic Amy Nicholson, he's remedying that by watching the AFI's top 100 movies of all time, to find out what makes classics like Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver so special. Paul & Amy will dissect iconic scenes, talk to artists and industry experts, and discover just how these films got made.

Latest Episodes

The Godfather

EAmy & Paul pay tribute to 1972's mobster epic The Godfather! They praise the film's incredible rich cinematography, wonder if Michael makes his character turn too quickly, and debate whether this is truly the second greatest American film ever. Plus: Gianni Russo, who plays Carlo Rizzi in the film, shares stories from the set. Next week is Godfather Pt. II - tell us one of your deepest secrets! Don't worry, you can use a fake voice, just callthe Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824.Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall

125 MIN1 d ago
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The Godfather

Bonus Reel: Joker & Taxi Driver

EOn this special bonus episode, Paul & Amy compare the controversial supervillain origin story Joker with one of the films that inspired it, Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver.

35 MIN3 d ago
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Bonus Reel: Joker & Taxi Driver

American Graffiti

EPaul & Amy cruise through 1973's George Lucas coming-of-age comedy American Graffiti! They discover why Lucas decided to make a film inspired by his teenage years, learn about the real Wolfman Jack, and watch the trailer for the bizarre sequel. Plus: Candy Clark, who plays Debbie in the film, talks about creating her character. For Godfather week, Paul & Amy are theGodfather, and you have a chance to ask them for a favor on the day of their daughter's wedding.Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with yourfavor! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall

88 MIN1 w ago
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American Graffiti

Bonus Reel: Shea Serrano

EIn a special bonus episode this week, Paul & Amy ask Shea Serrano, writerfor The Ringer and authorof “Movies (And Other Things)”, aboutthethree films he would add to the AFI list.

30 MIN1 w ago
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Bonus Reel: Shea Serrano

SOME LIKE IT HOT

EAmy & Paul get cookin' with 1959's Billy Wilder gender-bending comedy Some Like It Hot! They learn why the film's final line was controversial, ask if films about cross-dressing still need to be made, and dive into Marilyn Monroe's troubled history with Hollywood. Plus: Mira Sorvino discusses getting into Marilyn's head to star in "Norma Jean & Marilyn." What sort of American Graffiti would you draw?Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer!Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall

103 MIN2 w ago
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SOME LIKE IT HOT

Spartacus

EAmy & Paul fight for 1960's Roman epic Spartacus! They discuss why Spartacus isn't usually considered part of director Stanley Kubrick's canon, learn about Kirk Douglas' heroic efforts to get the film made, and liken the movie to a good casserole. Plus: Thomas Doherty, author of Show Trial, talks about how screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was affected by the Hollywood Blacklist. Next week is Some Like It Hot week - help us come up with a better title for the film!Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer.Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com) and M&Ms Hazelnuts.

100 MIN3 w ago
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Spartacus

North by Northwest

EAmy & Paul traverse 1959’s Alfred Hitchcock blockbuster North By Northwest! They discuss what makes Cary Grant’s suit one of the greatest in cinema, ask why so many Hitchcock films feature women betraying men, and draw a line from this film to the Coen Bros. Plus: Daniel Raim, director of “The Man On Lincoln’s Nose,” talks about Hitch’s famed art director Robert Boyle. For Spartacus week, what do you think the film is about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/UNSPOOLED) and M&Ms Hazelnut

100 MINSEP 19
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North by Northwest

On the Waterfront

EPaul & Amy fly the coop to 1954's Marlon Brando crime drama On The Waterfront! They ask what the film would have been like with Frank Sinatra in the lead, explore the history of "the Method," and wonder how the ending would change if this were made today. Plus: Paul revisits your thoughts on Lawrence Of Arabia. ForNorth By Northwestweek, whatis your favorite Hitchcock film? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by A Life Lived podcast and Sonos (www.sonos.com).

95 MINSEP 12
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On the Waterfront

Lawrence Of Arabia

EPaul and Amy journey through 1962's David Lean WWI epic Lawrence Of Arabia! They ask if this can fairly be called a "white savior" film, learn about the many injuries Peter O'Toolsendured during the shoot, and compare the film's structure to Citizen Kane. Plus: A brief look at the controversy around the Joker premiere. For On The Waterfront week, what are times in your life you could have been a contender? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com), Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet Podcast, and Away (www.awaytravel.com/unspooled code: UNSPOOLED).

101 MINSEP 5
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Lawrence Of Arabia

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EAmy & Paul surf through 1976's Sidney LumetTVnews satire Network!They explore how writer Paddy Chayefsky came up through the TV trenches, listen to modern media figures who took inspiration from Howard Beale, and ask if the film has become too real to work as satire. Plus: Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany talks about what it was like to reprise the Diana Christensen role onstage. If you haven't seen Lawrence Of Arabia, what do you think it's about?Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by M&Ms Hazelnut and Hawthorne Men’s Products (www.hawthorne.co code: UNSPOOLED).

93 MINAUG 29
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Latest Episodes

The Godfather

EAmy & Paul pay tribute to 1972's mobster epic The Godfather! They praise the film's incredible rich cinematography, wonder if Michael makes his character turn too quickly, and debate whether this is truly the second greatest American film ever. Plus: Gianni Russo, who plays Carlo Rizzi in the film, shares stories from the set. Next week is Godfather Pt. II - tell us one of your deepest secrets! Don't worry, you can use a fake voice, just callthe Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824.Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall

125 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The Godfather

Bonus Reel: Joker & Taxi Driver

EOn this special bonus episode, Paul & Amy compare the controversial supervillain origin story Joker with one of the films that inspired it, Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver.

35 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Bonus Reel: Joker & Taxi Driver

American Graffiti

EPaul & Amy cruise through 1973's George Lucas coming-of-age comedy American Graffiti! They discover why Lucas decided to make a film inspired by his teenage years, learn about the real Wolfman Jack, and watch the trailer for the bizarre sequel. Plus: Candy Clark, who plays Debbie in the film, talks about creating her character. For Godfather week, Paul & Amy are theGodfather, and you have a chance to ask them for a favor on the day of their daughter's wedding.Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with yourfavor! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall

88 MIN1 w ago
Comments
American Graffiti

Bonus Reel: Shea Serrano

EIn a special bonus episode this week, Paul & Amy ask Shea Serrano, writerfor The Ringer and authorof “Movies (And Other Things)”, aboutthethree films he would add to the AFI list.

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Bonus Reel: Shea Serrano

SOME LIKE IT HOT

EAmy & Paul get cookin' with 1959's Billy Wilder gender-bending comedy Some Like It Hot! They learn why the film's final line was controversial, ask if films about cross-dressing still need to be made, and dive into Marilyn Monroe's troubled history with Hollywood. Plus: Mira Sorvino discusses getting into Marilyn's head to star in "Norma Jean & Marilyn." What sort of American Graffiti would you draw?Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer!Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall

103 MIN2 w ago
Comments
SOME LIKE IT HOT

Spartacus

EAmy & Paul fight for 1960's Roman epic Spartacus! They discuss why Spartacus isn't usually considered part of director Stanley Kubrick's canon, learn about Kirk Douglas' heroic efforts to get the film made, and liken the movie to a good casserole. Plus: Thomas Doherty, author of Show Trial, talks about how screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was affected by the Hollywood Blacklist. Next week is Some Like It Hot week - help us come up with a better title for the film!Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer.Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com) and M&Ms Hazelnuts.

100 MIN3 w ago
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Spartacus

North by Northwest

EAmy & Paul traverse 1959’s Alfred Hitchcock blockbuster North By Northwest! They discuss what makes Cary Grant’s suit one of the greatest in cinema, ask why so many Hitchcock films feature women betraying men, and draw a line from this film to the Coen Bros. Plus: Daniel Raim, director of “The Man On Lincoln’s Nose,” talks about Hitch’s famed art director Robert Boyle. For Spartacus week, what do you think the film is about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/UNSPOOLED) and M&Ms Hazelnut

100 MINSEP 19
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North by Northwest

On the Waterfront

EPaul & Amy fly the coop to 1954's Marlon Brando crime drama On The Waterfront! They ask what the film would have been like with Frank Sinatra in the lead, explore the history of "the Method," and wonder how the ending would change if this were made today. Plus: Paul revisits your thoughts on Lawrence Of Arabia. ForNorth By Northwestweek, whatis your favorite Hitchcock film? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by A Life Lived podcast and Sonos (www.sonos.com).

95 MINSEP 12
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On the Waterfront

Lawrence Of Arabia

EPaul and Amy journey through 1962's David Lean WWI epic Lawrence Of Arabia! They ask if this can fairly be called a "white savior" film, learn about the many injuries Peter O'Toolsendured during the shoot, and compare the film's structure to Citizen Kane. Plus: A brief look at the controversy around the Joker premiere. For On The Waterfront week, what are times in your life you could have been a contender? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com), Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet Podcast, and Away (www.awaytravel.com/unspooled code: UNSPOOLED).

101 MINSEP 5
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Lawrence Of Arabia

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EAmy & Paul surf through 1976's Sidney LumetTVnews satire Network!They explore how writer Paddy Chayefsky came up through the TV trenches, listen to modern media figures who took inspiration from Howard Beale, and ask if the film has become too real to work as satire. Plus: Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany talks about what it was like to reprise the Diana Christensen role onstage. If you haven't seen Lawrence Of Arabia, what do you think it's about?Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info atunspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by M&Ms Hazelnut and Hawthorne Men’s Products (www.hawthorne.co code: UNSPOOLED).

93 MINAUG 29
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