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From the creators of Inside Psycho and Inside the Exorcist comes a new story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS.

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Introducing Inside Jaws

You've been warned. Inside Jaws premieres on June 26.

2 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Introducing Inside Jaws

Becoming Spielberg

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 byAudible. 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

26 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Becoming Spielberg

Breaking In

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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

26 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Breaking In

Duel

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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/insid...

29 MIN2018 JUL 3
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Duel

The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 @insid...

27 MIN2018 JUL 10
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The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing

The Shark Isn’t Working

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 ...

29 MIN2018 JUL 17
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The Shark Isn’t Working

Get the Actors Off the Boat!

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 atDollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws

33 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Get the Actors Off the Boat!

The Kraken Sleepeth

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 atZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/in...

39 MIN2018 JUL 31
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The Kraken Sleepeth

Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them atZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Dollar Shave Club -Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them atDollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws

61 MIN2018 AUG 7
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Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

Introducing People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia

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 Jaws, 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

1 MIN2018 NOV 13
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Introducing People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia

Latest Episodes

Introducing Inside Jaws

You've been warned. Inside Jaws premieres on June 26.

2 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Introducing Inside Jaws

Becoming Spielberg

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 byAudible. 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

26 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Becoming Spielberg

Breaking In

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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

26 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Breaking In

Duel

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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/insid...

29 MIN2018 JUL 3
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Duel

The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 @insid...

27 MIN2018 JUL 10
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The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing

The Shark Isn’t Working

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 ...

29 MIN2018 JUL 17
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The Shark Isn’t Working

Get the Actors Off the Boat!

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 atDollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws

33 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Get the Actors Off the Boat!

The Kraken Sleepeth

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.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 atZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/in...

39 MIN2018 JUL 31
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The Kraken Sleepeth

Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

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 byAudible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them atAudible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them atZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Dollar Shave Club -Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them atDollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws

61 MIN2018 AUG 7
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Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

Introducing People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia

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 Jaws, 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

1 MIN2018 NOV 13
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Introducing People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia
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