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Ghibliotheque - A Podcast About Studio Ghibli

Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham & Harold McShiel

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Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. Michael Leader (Little White Lies, Sight & Sound), an avowed Ghibli fanatic, is sitting down with Jake Cunn...Show More
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25:46 | Aug 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In this special, host's-choice episode, Michael picks one of his personal favourite Ghibli films for Jake t...Show More

47:17 | Sep 6th

Recorded live at the British Museum in support of their Manga Exhibition, this episode features Michael & Jake's on-stage conversation with exhibition curator Nicole Rousmaniere and animation critic Alex Dudok de Wit, following a screening of Hayao M...Show More

32:03 | Aug 30th

Recorded live at the British Museum in support of their Manga Exhibition, this episode features Michael & Jake's on-stage conversation with academic and Ghibli expert Rayna Denison, Manga Exhibition curator Uchida Hiromi and ceramic artist Hosono Hit...Show More

30:21 | Aug 23rd

Recorded live at the British Museum, this episode features Michael & Jake's on-stage conversation with Manga exhibition curator Matsuba Ryoko and Simon Wright, director of programming at Japan House London, following a screening of Isao Takahata's Po...Show More

39:40 | Aug 16th

Recorded live at the British Museum, this episode features Michael & Jake's on-stage conversation with Manga exhibition curator Nicole Rousmaniere and renowned Studio Ghibli expert Helen McCarthy, following a screening of Hayao Miyazaki's animated cl...Show More

27:40 | Aug 9th

In this special episode recorded live at Latitude Festival, Michael & Jake venture out of the podcast recording booth and out of the Studio Ghibli canon altogether to discuss Mary & The Witch's Flower, the first film from Ghibli alumni Studio Ponoc. ...Show More

34:14 | Jun 7th

This season of Ghibliotheque comes to a close with the final masterpiece from the legendary filmmaker, and Studio Ghibli co-founder, Isao Takahata. Described by Hayao Miyazaki as 'descended from a giant sloth', Takahata took his sweet time with his q...Show More

35:32 | May 31st

This week, Michael & Jake zero in on Hayao Miyazaki's most recent release, the wildly ambitious biographical, historical, and very technical aviation drama The Wind Rises. Once thought to be Miyazaki's final film, this magnificent mic-drop masterpiec...Show More

32:00 | May 24th

This week, Michael & Jake go all the way back to the beginning for the very first Studio Ghibli production: the fantasy-adventure epic Laputa, also known as Castle In The Sky. By 1986, Hayao Miyazaki was already a seasoned animator, but the pressure ...Show More

38:30 | May 17th

This week, Michael & Jake tackle the controversial Ursula K. Le Guin adaptation Tales From Earthsea, the directorial debut from Goro Miyazaki, son of Studio Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki. Le Guin once said that only Miyazaki could do her epic fantasy ...Show More

31:22 | May 10th

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. This week, Michael & Jake tackle Hiromasa Yonebayashi's second film as director, the fantasy-tinged drama W...Show More

31:58 | May 3rd

Hosts Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham return to the Ghibliotheque to discuss one of Studio Ghibli's most beloved adventures. Hayao Miyazaki's animated tale of a witch coming of age and leaving home came at a time when the Studio's fortunes were fl...Show More

46:38 | Apr 26th

Michael Leader & Jake Cunningham invite Honey Ross and her father, broadcaster Jonathan Ross into the Ghibliotheque to discuss their relationship with the films of Studio Ghibli, from Jonathan's career as a TV host, film critic and avowed Asian cinem...Show More

32:00 | Dec 25th, 2018

Merry Christmas from the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli! To round off 2018, producer Steph Watts joins Michael & Jake for a special episode packed with fe...Show More

29:56 | Dec 21st, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. To finish this second season of Ghibliotheque, Michael & Jake return to the mighty Hayao Miyazaki for his f...Show More

34:12 | Dec 14th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. This week, Michael & Jake are joined by Iana Murray to paw over the only feature-length sequel in the Ghibl...Show More

29:47 | Dec 7th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. This week, Michael & Jake discuss Hiromasa Yonebayashi's Ghibli debut, Arrietty. Based on the Mary Norton c...Show More

49:10 | Nov 30th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In this episode, Michael and Jake leave the cosy confines of the Ghibliotheque for an in-depth conversation...Show More

27:08 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In this episode, pigs fly (or one does, anyway) as Michael & Jake take off with Hayao Miyazaki's 1992 porci...Show More

28:30 | Nov 16th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In this episode, Michael & Jake get to grips with one of the oddest films in the Studio Ghibli canon: Isao ...Show More

34:36 | Nov 9th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli.   Michael & Jake return to the Ghibliotheque for a new mini-series, and kick things off with one of Studio Gh...Show More

33:53 | Aug 31st, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In this special end-of-season episode, Michael & Jake are joined by Telegraph critic, Wittertainment guest-...Show More

29:57 | Aug 24th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In this episode, Michael & Jake travel back to 1997 for Hayao Miyazaki's fantasy epic, Princess Mononoke. A...Show More

31:50 | Aug 10th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In this episode, Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham are joined by film programmer and journalist Beth Webb ...Show More

26:04 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. Tissues are recommended for this episode, as Michael and Jake discuss Isao Takahata’s devastating Second Wo...Show More

26:49 | Jul 31st, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. To coincide with UK broadcaster Film4's complete Studio Ghibli retrospective this summer, Michael Leader (L...Show More

01:18 | Jul 24th, 2018

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. To coincide with UK broadcaster Film4's complete Studio Ghibli retrospective this summer, Michael Leader (L...Show More