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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 nearl…

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    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 5:44

    A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake.Listen to Over My Dead Body Fox Lake - wondery.fm/FL_InsideSeriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stories from after 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 6:36

    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen to 9/12: wondery.fm/9_12_InsideSeriesAll seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Wondery Presents - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 5:47

    Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients' lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he'll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil.Listen to Dr. Death Season 3: wondery.fm/DDS3_InsideSeriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Introducing The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 8:33

    Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything's broken, and it's your job to fix it? That's how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze and pills, and his family was falling apart. Barry needed a miracle. And against all odds, he got one. One day the voice of God came over the radio in Barry's car and told him there was a simple solution to all his problems: all he had to do was kidnap Frank Sinatra, Jr. For the first time ever, Barry Keenan shares his version of the bizarre story in his own words, from beginning to end. This is just a preview of The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra, but you can listen to full episodes at wondery.fm/TGS_InsideSeries.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Wondery Presents: This Is Actually Happening

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 7:13

    What would you do if a singular moment changed your life forever? This is Actually Happening is a weekly podcast from Wondery that features extraordinary true stories of moments that changed absolutely everything for ordinary people. They're unforgettable, perspective-changing stories that will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next. In this preview, hear from a woman who becomes deeply involved in the search for a missing friend, decades after her brother disappeared in the early 1980s. Listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/TIAHpodcast.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Wondery Presents: Life is Short featuring Paris Hilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 7:59

    Paris Hilton (This Is Paris) opens up to Justin about the trauma that she experienced in an abusive boarding school, she explains the inspiration for the public persona that she has created and Paris tells Justin about what inspired her to get into podcasting.Listen at wondery.fm/LiS_InsideSeries.

    Introducing: BADLANDS - Hollywoodland

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 3:55


    BADLANDS is a new true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND.Season One of BADLANDS, entitled “Hollywoodland,” explores the true crimes and scandalous careers of Hollywood’s most infamous stars. New episodes detail the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee’s relationship with Hong Kong street fighters, John Holmes’ role in the bloody Wonderland Murders, and the wild rise, fall, and rise again of a cocaine and acid fueled Dennis Hopper as well as stories about River Phoenix, original Superman George Reeves, disgraced silent film superstar Fatty Arbuckle, Natalie Wood, and Lana Turner.


    Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 6:02

    Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis.Listen to the Vaping Fix: wondery.fm/VF_InsideSeries

    Introducing Confronting: Columbine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 9:13

    Listen now: wondery.fm/CC_InsideSeriesThe events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. The second season of Confronting takes on one of the most prolific tragedies in American history: the Columbine High School massacre. It was a devastating example of how easily a place of learning, familiarity and peace can descend into a war zone of chaos in a moment, the teenagers present that day are now adults who bear the mental and physical scars of the carnage they lived through. Amy Over, a Columbine survivor who is still living with its aftermath and raising her own children in its shadow, confronts many of the realities, questions and myths that surround the massacre to this day. Amy, through her own experience and by speaking with survivors, investigators, classmates, reporters on the scene and other important voices, brings a first-person account of the physical, emotional and spiritual journey that comes along with confronting the worst day of her life.

    Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 6:03

    A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. Listen at wondery.fm/IGWL_InsideSeries.

    Wondery Presents: Secret Sauce

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 5:52

    In Wondery’s newest series, Secret Sauce, hosts John Frye and Sam Donner explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses, creative innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs. First up, we’re diving into the company that revolutionized how we vacation, travel, and even how we trust other people...we’re talking about Airbnb. In 2008, Air Bed and Breakfast launched at SXSW with high hopes of becoming an alternative to overbooked hotels...but they ended up with just two people booking a stay...and one of them was a co-founder of the company. How did Airbnb persevere through adversity to become a company that would forever change the way we think about travel? What was their magic - their secret sauce - that made them such an unlikely success story? And what lessons can we learn from them? Listen at wondery.fm/SS_InsideJaws.

    Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 5:36

    A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.Listen today at wondery.fm/SA_InsideSeries

    From INSIDE comes POST MORTEM

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 3:58


    If you’re a fan of INSIDE, you’ll like POST MORTEM - and it’s executive produced by Mark Ramsey, the creator and narrator of INSIDE. Host and Filmmaker / Author Mick Garris, best known for his Stephen King adaptations and creating the "Masters Of Horror" television series, dives deep into the devious minds of the greatest filmmakers and creators of your worst nightmares to bring their distinctive visions to life in fascinating one-on-one conversations. It’s the only place you’ll hear in-depth interviews with filmmaking legends like King, John Carpenter, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Frank Darabont, Wes Craven and many more. Listen and subscribe here: plnk.to/postmortem


    Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 6:44

    In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

    Wondery Presents American Innovations: Mission to Mars

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 5:14

    On July 20th, 1989, President George H.W. Bush announced his vision for a manned mission to Mars. Nearly 3 months later, NASA published a complex 30 year plan to get humans to Mars - with a hefty price tag - nearly $450 billion dollars. However, Congress refused to authorize the spending, and NASA’s manned mission to Mars was grounded before it could even get started. Over 30 years later, the power of government and big business necessary for such an undertaking is finally starting to come together and now the next chapter of humankind’s space-race is on. American Innovations: Mission to Mars explores what advancements have been made and what it will take to send humans to Mars. Listen at wondery.fm/missiontomars

    Wondery Presents Business Movers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 6:54

    In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at wondery.fm/business_movers.

    Wondery Presents Business Wars: TikTok vs. Instagram

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 5:17

    In the newest season of Wondery’s Business Wars, TikTok vs Instagram, they track the war between two social media giants. Within the last couple years, TikTok has become one of the most popular apps around the world. And despite political constraints the app has recently faced, TikTok has still managed to pose a serious threat to its American counterpart: Instagram. Listen to the latest season of Business Wars: TikTok vs Instagram today: wondery.fm/tiktokvsinstagram.

    Wondery presents Catfish: The Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 3:53

    From MTV and Wondery, “Catfish: The Podcast” brings you the most shocking episodes of the hit series, adapted for your ears for the very first time. Hosted by Nev Schulman.You finally find the person of your dreams, but there’s just one problem: you haven’t yet met them in real life. When you start to suspect something isn’t quite right, you need someone to help you find out the truth. That’s where “Catfish: The Podcast” comes in.A “Catfish” is someone who creates a false online identity to pursue romantic relationships. For eight seasons of the hit TV show, host Nev Schulman and his co-hosts have helped people track down their online love interests to uncover whether that person is real… or a catfish. Listen now: http://wondery.fm/Catfish_Podcast

    Wondery presents Do No Harm

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 4:25

    Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Do_No_HarmFrom Wondery, the makers of Dr. Death and Dirty John, and NBC News, the team behind Dateline and The Thing About Pam - Do No Harm. Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh.

    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 4:23

    If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Jaws

    Wondery Presents: The Trial Of The Chicago 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 5:49

    When protesters descended on the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, they came to peacefully protest racism, politics and the country’s involvement in Vietnam. But the whole world watched as the police beat and arrested protestors. The conflict became the spark that ignited a revolution, and the men who led the protests were put on trial--which came to be known as “the Trial of the Chicago 7.” From Wondery, the makers of American Scandal and American History Tellers, comes this incredible true story about the defendants charged with inciting riots and conspiracy. And the culture war that followed. Hosted by the lawyer, actor, and activist Hill Harper.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-trial-of-the-chicago-7/id1534643713

    Introducing Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 5:06

    Today, pizza powers a $100 billion dollar global industry -- but when the Carney brothers opened the very first Pizza Hut in 1958, it was still practically unheard-of outside major US cities. Since then, the passion for pies has grown like crazy, fueling a competitor named Domino’s and taking these one-time mom and pop joints global. But when their businesses began to rise, they inspired a whole host of competitors to join the market, forcing both companies to innovate at a rapid pace. Listen to the latest season of Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's now at wondery.fm/pizza_inside.

    Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 5:47

    Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.Listen to Podcast: wondery.fm/Inside_BB

    Wondery Presents: Billionaire Boys Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020 5:20

    In 1980s Los Angeles, a group of prep school boys got together to make investments together, get rich quick, and live large. But headed by a handsome and charismatic leader named Joe Hunt, the members of the self-proclaimed “Billionaire Boys Club” get sucked deeper into twisted schemes of kidnapping, torture, and revenge. The boys must stick together, or risk prison - or worse. From the makers of The Wonderland Murders, Young Charlie, and The Dating Game Killer, this six-part series is co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Emmy-nominated actor Timothy Olyphant.Link to Podcast: wondery.fm/inside_BBC

    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 11:57

    Blood Ties Season 2 will be available tomorrow!Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight. After the sudden death of Michael and Eleonore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. Listen today at wondery.fm/inside_bloodties.

    Wondery Presents Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 6:09


    When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.Listen today at wondery.fm/inside_guru.


    Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2020 4:53

    It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James RemarListen to Murder in Hollywoodland: wondery.fm/insideMiH.

    Introducing Hope in Darkness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 9:04

    Hope in Darkness is a 12-part series about the unjust imprisonment of a U.S. citizen and his wife in Venezuela. Host Becky Bruce follows Josh and Thamy Holt through the true story of how they met online, to how they were abducted days after marrying, through their years-long detention in a notorious Venezuelan prison. From team that brought you the hit podcast Cold comes a story that you have to hear to believe.Listen now: wondery.fm/hopeindarknessinside.

    Introducing American History Tellers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2020 3:54

    Join Lindsay Graham, host of Wondery’s American History Tellers as he takes you to the events, the times and the people that shaped American culture. In the new season, Rebellion in the Early Republic, he explores the 1780s where the dust has barely settled on the American Revolution and new turmoil puts the country’s security at risk. Fear of violence and disorder haunted early Americans as class revolts and racial conflict threatened the very fabric of American life. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/AHT_inside.

    Introducing Fighting Coronavirus

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2020 7:43

    The coronavirus outbreak and the global response to it is unprecedented. How did we get here? What comes next?Author Steven Johnson is an authority on the epidemics of the past, and how lessons that humanity learned decades ago might help us fight a pandemic in our present. Every week on Fighting Coronavirus, Steven will talk to experts in health and technology about ways innovations and interventions can help bring the current crisis to an end. Each episode will keep you up to date on the cutting edge scientific breakthroughs being used to tackle this global crisis.Listen to Fighting Coronavirus now: wondery.fm/insideFC

    Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb | 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 61:24

    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/JawsOther sponsors include:Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWSDollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws

    The Kraken Sleepeth | 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2018 39:11


    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/JawsOther sponsors includeCasper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/JawsZip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWSFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws


    Get the Actors Off the Boat! | 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2018 33:03


    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/JawsOther sponsors includeCasper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/JawsDollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws


    The Shark Isn’t Working | 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2018 29:58


    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/JawsOther sponsors include:Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/JAWSZip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWSFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws


    The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing | 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2018 27:23


    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/JawsOther sponsors includeDollar Shave Club - Get the DSC daily essentials kit for just $5 at DollarShaveClub.com/JAWSNutrafol - Get your first months supply for just $10 when you use code JAWS at Nutrafol.comFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws


    Duel | 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2018 29:58

    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/JawsOther sponsors includeHello Fresh - Get $30 off your first week of meals when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/Jaws30 and enter code Jaws30 at checkoutZip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws

    Breaking In | 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2018 26:55


    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/JawsOther sponsors includeDollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws


    Becoming Spielberg | 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2018 26:08

    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/JawsOther sponsors includeQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/JawsCasper - Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them at Casper.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws

    Introducing Inside Jaws

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2018 2:10

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

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