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The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world's biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood's best and brightest.

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#353 - Live Special at the Glasgow Film Festival ft. Michael Palin

1:20:00 | Mar 4th

For this week's pod, the team journeyed North to bonnie Scotland to record live at the Glasgow Film Festival - mainly so we could eat our own bodyweight in Irn-Bru sweets, which one listener was kind enough to provide. We also found the time to sit d...Show More

Alan Partridge Special ft. Neil and Rob Gibbons

1:20:04 | Mar 3rd

"Stop getting Alan wrong!" That could well be what you shout at a couple of points in this very special Empire Podcast appreciation of all things Alan Partridge, as Alan anoraks (Alanoraks?) Chris Hewitt, Nick de Semlyen and Pilot TV's Boyd Hilton ge...Show More

Alita: Battle Angel Spoiler Special ft. Robert Rodriguez and Jon Landau

47:59 | Mar 1st

At last, it's here - Empire's spoiler special dedicated to Alita: Battle Angel, the movie that has been a pet project of James Cameron's for some time. When he realised he wasn't going to have time to make it, due to being immersed in the Avatar sequ...Show More

#352 - Stephen Merchant, Florence Pugh, Jason Clarke

1:51:27 | Feb 22nd

Due to another incredible scheduling snafu by Chris 'What's a spreadsheet' Hewitt, this week's episode of the Empire Podcast features a veritable cavalcade of star guests. There's a Fighting With My Family double bill, as John Nugent talks to that fi...Show More

Avatar - An Empire 30th Anniversary Podcast Documentary

00:05 | Feb 18th

Empire's 30th birthday celebrations continue unabated with this very special podcast documentary - or, if you will, podumentary - exploring the biggest film of all time: James Cameron's Avatar. Host Chris Hewitt dips into the Empire archives, and...Show More

The Ranking - Batman Movies

1:02:30 | Feb 15th

Holy delayed podcast, Batman! Yes, it's finally here - the Batman edition of The Ranking, the podcast/magazine crossover in which four Empire writers - Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, Dan Jolin, and Olly Richards - argue the toss over a series of movies....Show More

#351 - Mary J. Blige, Patrick Stewart and Angus Imrie

1:25:53 | Feb 15th

After the lunacy of last week's live episode, the Empire Podcast settles down this week, with an actual knight, and R&B royalty. First, Ben Travis has an audience with the wondrous Mary J. Blige, chatting about her new Netflix show, The Umbrella Acad...Show More

Joel Edgerton Interview Special

25:16 | Feb 8th

Actor. Writer. Director. Producer. Joel Edgerton is the very definition of a multi-hyphenate, in front of and behind the camera. He performs all four duties admirably on Boy Erased, which opens in the UK this week. A drama starring Lucas Hedges as a ...Show More

#350 - Live Special ft. Joe Cornish, Zawe Ashton

2:01:14 | Feb 8th

Can it really be seven years since four giggling idiots walked into a studio in London, and decided to inflict their godawful opinions about movies upon unsuspecting members of the public? Apparently it can, for this is the 350th episode of the Empir...Show More

#349 - Rosa Salazar, Dean DeBlois, Richard E. Grant

2:05:56 | Feb 1st

This week's Empire Podcast is the kind of bumper edition you might need to book a flight in order to have time to listen to it all. We have three - count 'em, THREE - incredible guests. First, Helen O'Hara talks to Alita herself, Rosa Salazar, the st...Show More

#348 - Nicole Kidman, Charlie Brooker

1:46:23 | Jan 25th

This week, Oscar-winning actor Nicole Kidman drops by the pod booth to class up the joint and tell us about her latest chameleonic tour-de-force Destroyer. Plus, Charlie Brooker joins us to talk about the brain-melting branching narrative of Black Mi...Show More

Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Special

58:26 | Jan 22nd

We're huge fans of Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, A Star Is Born, here at Empire Podcast Towers. So much so we gave it five stars when it opened in cinemas late last year. So, when we heard that the star/director/producer/co-writer/caterer of th...Show More

#347 - Adam McKay

1:33:05 | Jan 18th

For years, Adam McKay was dedicated to making us laugh with brilliant, surreal, gloriously daft comedies like Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys. Lately, he's turned his attention to making us laugh, and also scream in horror at the state o...Show More

Bumblebee Spoiler Special ft. Travis Knight

1:06:15 | Jan 12th

It's here! After taking so long that you would be forgiven for assuming that it had transformed into a [REDACTED FOR LEGAL REASONS] train, our Bumblebee spoiler special has arrived. It features Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara and complete and utter Decept...Show More

#346 - Jon S. Baird, Steve Coogan

1:30:06 | Jan 11th

Well, this is another nice mess. Stan & Ollie, Jon S. Baird's film about a UK tour undertaken by Laurel & Hardy towards the end of their careers, opens this week. So Chris Hewitt has a nice chat with Baird about that, shameless namedropping and more,...Show More

#345 - Robert Zemeckis & Steve Carell

1:25:42 | Jan 4th

2019 may be only a few days old, but the Empire Podcast does not rest. So we're back back back for the first pod of the year, which sees Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Empire's Man In LA, James 'Jaime Blanco' White, dive back into the po...Show More

Aquaman Spoiler Special ft. James Wan

1:33:35 | Dec 30th, 2018

James Wan's Aquaman is not only the sixth film in the DCEU (we counted), but quite possibly the most movie ever made, with enough incident and spectacle to fill a dozen movies crammed into its meagre running time of two hours and 23 minutes. And in o...Show More

The Empire Podcast Review Of 2018

1:30:28 | Dec 28th, 2018

So, 2018. That was the year that was. And in this very special episode of the Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt is joined by James Dyer, Helen O'Hara and, on a shared microphone because there are no airs and graces round these parts, Empire's Editor-In-Ch...Show More

#344 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wheatley

1:47:19 | Dec 21st, 2018

Anyone who's listened to the Empire Podcast on an even semi-casual basis would know that Helen O'Hara and Chris Hewitt are big fans of Hamilton (particularly Helen). So, when the chance arose to have the creator/star of that already-legendary Broadwa...Show More

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Spoiler Special ft. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

1:25:11 | Dec 18th, 2018

Spider-Pod, Spider-Pod, does whatever a spider... ought. Yes, our latest spoiler special podcast is dedicated to the year-end delight that is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, a film that may just usher in a new era for big-screen animation and ...Show More

Creed II Spoiler Special ft. Steven Caple Jr.

1:02:58 | Dec 14th, 2018

When Ivan Drago said 'I must break you' in Rocky IV, we thought he was telling Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa just what he was about to do to him. Now, it seems clear that he was talking about the emotional havoc Creed II would wreak on our very o...Show More

#343 - The League Of Gentlemen, Peter Jackson & Phillipa Boyens

1:49:06 | Dec 14th, 2018

"Excuse me, has anyone got a bottle of orange juice?" The legends that are the League Of Gentlemen are back back back, freed from the confines of Royston Vasey and unleashed into the real world with their new live DVD, The League Of Gentlemen Live Ag...Show More

Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer Special

45:12 | Dec 7th, 2018

Dread it. Run from it. The Empire Podcast's deeply nerdy audio breakdown of the brand new teaser for the fourth Avengers movie arrives all the same. Join Chris Hewitt and Helen O'Hara as they pore over the brand new teaser trailer for the movie w...Show More

#342 - Andy Serkis

1:05:30 | Dec 7th, 2018

Before you ask, yes, this week's Empire Podcast was recorded five minutes before the Avengers trailer dropped. No, we didn't have time to go back in and record anything. Yes, we're upset. Yes, there will be a special podcast, up later today. No, we d...Show More

Taika Waititi On Screenwriting: An Empire 30th Anniversary Special

31:18 | Nov 30th, 2018

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday, dear Empire, happy birthday to us! Yes, Empire is turning 30. And to celebrate, we're launching a year-long (well, thirteen month-long) celebration of some of our favourite filmmakers. And t...Show More

#341 - Alfonso Cuaron

1:07:07 | Nov 30th, 2018

Alfonso Cuaron is one of the finest, and most versatile, directors working today, able to leap effortlessly from huge tentpoles like Gravity and Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, to smaller, more intimate movies like Y Tu Mama Tambien and Chi...Show More

Kurt Russell Interview Special

36:09 | Nov 29th, 2018

You can probably count the number of actors whose iconic roles you can count on the fingers of two hands on the fingers of, erm, one hand. Kurt Russell is one of those actors. After all, he's played Elvis Presley, Snake Plissken, R.J. Macready, Jack ...Show More

The Ranking: Arnold Schwarzenegger

1:04:23 | Nov 29th, 2018

In the latest, and absolutely not late, no you shut up, episode of The Ranking, Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, Nick de Semlyen try to discuss the movies of one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) movie stars of all time: Arnold Schwarzenegger. T...Show More

Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie? - An Empire Podcast Special

50:37 | Nov 29th, 2018

It's a question as old as time. Or as old as 1988. Is Die Hard, that Bruce Willis action classic, a Christmas movie, or just a movie that happens to be set at Christmas? In this very special episode of the Empire Podcast, Empire's Chris Hewitt an...Show More

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Spoiler Special (ft. David Yates and David Heyman)

1:14:26 | Nov 28th, 2018

Spoilerimus specialis! It's here at last - Empire's spoiler special podcast dedicated to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the latest entry in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. First off, Ben Travis has a lovely sit-down with the film's ...Show More

#340 - Taron Egerton

1:11:18 | Nov 23rd, 2018

The last time Taron Egerton rocked up on the Empire Podcast, he didn't realise that it would be in front of a live audience of 400 people. Sorry about that, Taron. This time around, it's a much more intimate setting as he talks Robin Hood, Rocketman,...Show More

#339 - Jane Fonda, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

1:45:28 | Nov 16th, 2018

"This is my first British podcast," Jane Fonda tells Helen O'Hara towards the end of their funny and candid chat in this week's episode, which just goes to show that even a living legend notches up new experiences all the time. We're proud, and honou...Show More

Carey Mulligan Interview Special

14:24 | Nov 12th, 2018

Ever since she burst onto the scene with a star-making turn in An Education, Carey Mulligan has been one of our favourite actresses. Always interesting to watch, she imbues whatever she does, whether it's working with the Coen Brothers on Inside Llew...Show More

#338 - Chris Pine and David Mackenzie, Tim Blake Nelson

1:40:31 | Nov 9th, 2018

Chris Pine goes all Scottish in this week's Outlaw King, the story of Robert The Bruce, and in this week's episode he, and the film's director, David Mackenzie, talk to Helen O'Hara about making their film in the shadow of Braveheart, and more. Also,...Show More

#337 - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

1:14:33 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have starred in a beloved TV show, and an equally beloved series of films, together. They've written films together. They've produced films together, including this week's horror-comedy, Slaughterhouse Rulez. But it's all be...Show More

#336 - Rami Malek, Panos Cosmatos

1:51:59 | Oct 26th, 2018

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught on a podcast, no escape from reality. Yes, this week sees the release of Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Rami Malek, the man who plays Mr. Fahrenheit, aka Freddie Mercury, pops into the podboot...Show More

#335 - Jamie Lee Curtis, Gerard Butler

1:51:51 | Oct 19th, 2018

This week's Empire Podcast is very much a tale of two interviews. First, actual living legend Jamie Lee Curtis talks to Chris Hewitt about returning to the Halloween franchise, and the role of Laurie Strode, for what feels like a fresh start. In a se...Show More

Peter Jackson Interview Special

35:43 | Oct 17th, 2018

In this very special edition of the Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt and Nick de Semlyen are joined by one of our favourite directors. Yes, it's Sir Peter Of Jackson, who drops by the podbooth to talk about his fantastic documentary, They Shall Not Grow ...Show More

#334 - Paul Greengrass, Damien Chazelle

1:44:50 | Oct 12th, 2018

The Empire Podcast gets serious this week, as the great Paul Greengrass - director of 22 July, a new Netflix film about the horrific mass murder committed by Anders Breivik in Norway in 2011 - talks to Chris Hewitt about the rise of the far right, an...Show More

#333 - Dominic Monaghan, Henry Thomas

2:16:24 | Oct 6th, 2018

This week's longer-and-let's-face-it-probably-more-incoherent-than-usual episode of the Empire Podcast sees that lovable rascal and former Hobbit, Dominic Monaghan, sit in with Chris Hewitt, Ben Travis, and James Dyer for most of the episode. During ...Show More

#332 - Teresa Palmer & Matthew Goode

1:32:36 | Sep 27th, 2018

We've got witchcraft of all kinds on our mind in the Empire podbooth this week. Our guests, Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode, are the stars of Sky's A Discovery Of Witches, and they're a ruddy delight as they have a natter with Ben Travis. Either ...Show More

#331 - Eli Roth, Paul Feig

1:58:03 | Sep 21st, 2018

It's a tale of two directors on the Empire Podcast this week, as Eli Roth pops by to talk to his Drunk British Slob from Hostel Part II, Chris Hewitt, about The House With A Clock In Its Walls, working with Bruce Willis, and persuading Hollywood to s...Show More

#390 - Constance Wu; Michael Caine & Ray Winstone

1:42:35 | Sep 14th, 2018

From talking representation in modern cinema, to discussing Jim Broadbent's bum, you can't say that this week's Empire Podcast doesn't cover all the bases. Or whatever they say in cricket. In the podbooth, Chris Hewitt is joined by Terri White, Be...Show More

#329 - Live At The London Podcast Festival (ft. Corin Hardy)

1:45:01 | Sep 8th, 2018

This week's episode of the Empire Podcast was recorded live at Kings Place, London, as part of the London Podcast Festival. If you've ever been to our live shows before, you'll know what that means. If you haven't, this (slightly) edited version is a...Show More

The Ranking - Star Trek

1:10:59 | Sep 7th, 2018

In the latest episode of The Ranking, which is absolutely on time and in no way massively late (no, YOU shut up), a crack team of massive Star Trek fans who know what they're talking about, and Chris Hewitt, join together to definitively rank the Sta...Show More

Leigh Whannell Interview Special

42:26 | Aug 31st, 2018

Leigh Whannell is the actor-turned-screenwriter-turned director behind the likes of Saw (the early, good ones), the Insidious movies, and this week's hard-boiled slice of sci-fi, Upgrade, in which a paralysed Logan Marshall-Green bonds with an operat...Show More

#328 - Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Bautista, Bart Layton and Barry Keoghan

1:41:40 | Aug 31st, 2018

If this week's Empire Podcast were any more jam-packed, you could pop a label on it and call it a jar of Hartley's. We are joined by not one, not two, not three, but FOUR guests this week. First up is Chloe Grace Moretz, the former Hit-Girl herself, ...Show More

#327 - Guy Pearce, Iain Morris

1:19:11 | Aug 24th, 2018

Iain Morris is the co-creator of The Inbetweeners, director of raucous Brit-com The Festival (in cinemas now), and now a temporary member of the Empire Podteam. In this week's episode he joins Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, and James Dyer to discuss the...Show More

50 Greatest Star Wars Characters Special

58:58 | Aug 23rd, 2018

We asked you to vote for the greatest Star Wars characters of all time, and you didn't let us down. This month's issue of Empire features an epic countdown of those characters, from beloved Original Trilogy stalwarts, to newer, fresher blood, with th...Show More

#326 - Antoine Fuqua

1:29:29 | Aug 17th, 2018

Antoine Fuqua has worked with Denzel Washington four times, more than any other director. And on this week's episode, he talks to Chris Hewitt about reteaming with the Oscar-winning legend for The Equalizer 2, their first outing on Training Day, and ...Show More

Mission: Impossible - Fallout Spoiler Special Part 3 Ft. Christopher McQuarrie

3:02:53 | Aug 15th, 2018

Shortly after we'd finished our marathon three-hour recording session with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie for our Mission: Impossible - Fallout spoiler special podcast, he got in touch to say that it "felt incomplete". We couldn't agree more. ...Show More

#325 - Hayley Atwell

1:19:35 | Aug 10th, 2018

The wonderful Hayley Atwell - Dame Peggy Carter herself - returns to the Empire Podcast this week, ostensibly to talk to Chris Hewitt about her new film, next week's Christopher Robin. Instead, it ended up being a relentlessly daft chat, including Ch...Show More

Ant-Man And The Wasp Spoiler Special ft. Peyton Reed and Stephen Broussard

1:49:47 | Aug 10th, 2018

Here's a tiny treat to kick off your weekend just right: our Ant-Man And The Wasp spoiler special. Gasp! as Chris Hewitt ventures into the Quantum Realm of spoilers and asks director Peyton Reed and producer Stephen Broussard deep-dive questions abou...Show More

#324 - Christopher McQuarrie

1:19:36 | Aug 3rd, 2018

This week's episode of the award-winning-but-mostly-award-losing Empire Podcast could easily have been retitled Giggling Idiots Go! To The Movies, as Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer and our Editor-In-Chief Terri White (or is it Terri White?) c...Show More

Mission: Impossible - Fallout Spoiler Special Part 2 ft. Team Empire

47:38 | Aug 1st, 2018

Yesterday we posted the first part of our marathon Mission: Impossible - Fallout spoiler chat with the film's writer/director, Christopher McQuarrie. All two hours and 43 minutes of it. It was insightful, intelligent, informative stuff. And there'll ...Show More

Mission: Impossible - Fallout Spoiler Special Ft. Christopher McQuarrie - Part 1

2:48:02 | Jul 31st, 2018

Because you demanded it (well, some of you), here it is: our longest spoiler special yet. Mission: Impossible - Fallout is, of course, the all-Cruising, all-flying, all-moustaching sequel to Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the spoiler special for...Show More

#323 - Vanessa Kirby

1:22:31 | Jul 27th, 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout's Vanessa Kirby swings by the podbooth this week in an interview only five hours and fifty eight minutes shorter than Chris' upcoming spoiler special chat with director Christopher McQuarrie. Elsewhere, Chris, James,...Show More

#322 - Jeremy Irvine, Drew Pearce

1:59:47 | Jul 20th, 2018

Two more guests check into Hotel Empire Podcast this week. Let's hope they don't do that thing people do on Four In A Bed, where they run their finger along the wardrobe to check for dust. No telling what people might find in the darkest corners of t...Show More

#321 - Ethan Hawke, Brad Bird

1:55:32 | Jul 13th, 2018

We're flying high on the Empire Podcast this week, as Incredibles 2 director, and all-round animation legend, Brad Bird pops in to the podbooth to talk to Jonny Pile and Chris Hewitt. They discuss returning to animation, working with Tom Cruise on Mi...Show More

#320 - Natalie Dormer, Rob Brydon

1:21:18 | Jul 6th, 2018

On this week's podcast, Margaery Tyrell herself Natalie Dormer joins John Nugent in the pod booth to talk about her new neo-noir thriller In Darkness. Plus, Rob Brydon treats Ian Freer to a personal rendtion of his best impressions, and explains the ...Show More

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom spoiler special ft. J.A. Bayona & Colin Trevorrow

2:01:16 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Life has found a way. Again. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth in the Jurassic Park series, has been roaring in the faces of cinemagoers around the world for the last few weeks, and here at last is our spoiler special podcast. First up, d...Show More

#319 - Shailene Woodley & Sam Claflin, Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson

1:14:54 | Jun 29th, 2018

On this week's Empire Podcast, Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin make it to dry land to chat with John Nugent about their real-life disaster movie Adrift. Plus, multi-hyphenates Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson speak to James Dyer about the cult low-b...Show More

Westworld s2 Spoiler Special - Ft. Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan

1:25:36 | Jun 26th, 2018

The second season of HBO's monster hit Westworld came to an end this week, with more mindbending revelations than you can shake a robot stick at. And we were delighted to welcome the show's creators, robot overlord overlords Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nol...Show More

#318 - Benicio Del Toro

1:02:37 | Jun 23rd, 2018

He's battled Bond. Collected Infinity Stones. Stood in a line-up with the Usual Suspects. And now Benicio Del Toro, Oscar-winning legend and star of Sicario 2: Soldado, is gracing this week's Empire Podcast. He talks to Ian Freer about returning to p...Show More

The Ranking - Ridley Scott

1:01:09 | Jun 18th, 2018

There's a rumour going around that this episode of The Ranking is so late because Chris Hewitt forgot about it. That's an evil and pernicious rumour that we don't wish to dignify with acknowledgement. Anyway, here it is at long last: four Empire writ...Show More

#317 - Alfred Molina

1:40:36 | Jun 15th, 2018

He was the first person to betray Indiana Jones. He had the power of the sun in the palm of his hand. And he holds the record for having the most Lego mini-figs made in his image. He is, of course, the great Alfred Molina, and he's our guest this wee...Show More

#316 - Andy Serkis

1:32:45 | Jun 8th, 2018

How could you not love the man who is Gollum, Supreme Leader Snoke, Caesar, Ulysses Klaue, and an all-round great big bloody brilliant bloke? So we're delighted that Andy Serkis is our guest this week, talking to Chris Hewitt about Black Panther (out...Show More

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Spoiler Special ft. Ron Howard

2:09:55 | Jun 7th, 2018

"Solo! Nothing but Solo!" Solo: A Star Wars Story, the standalone tale that fills us in on the origin of everyone's favourite Corellian smuggler, opened a couple of weeks ago. And here, at last, is the Empire Podcast spoiler special, in which Chr...Show More

#315 - Martin Freeman

1:08:21 | Jun 1st, 2018

Martin Freeman has come a long way since he was universally known as Tim-From-The-Office. Since then, he's been Watson-From-Sherlock, Ross-From-Black-Panther, and Bilbo-From-Bag-End. And in this week's Netflix movie Cargo, he can be found dodging zom...Show More

#314 - Alden Ehrenreich, Michael Cera & Alia Shawkat

1:28:13 | May 25th, 2018

Here be dragons. And Hamilton references. And Supernatural chat. Yes, Chris Hewitt is away for this week's Empire Podcast, and geek queen Helen O'Hara is in charge in the podbooth. It's a top crop of guests this week, with Alden Ehrenreich talking...Show More

Deadpool 2 Spoiler Special ft. Ryan Reynolds

1:23:21 | May 21st, 2018

He's back! Love him, hate him, everybody can agree that he's the sharp-witted, fast-talking, wise-cracking SOB that the world needs right now. But enough about Empire's Nick de Semlyen - Deadpool is also back, in the stunningly unimaginatively titled...Show More

#313 - Amanda Abbington

1:08:15 | May 18th, 2018

The Empire Podcast studio - sorry, podbooth - is a sacred place. We don't throw our doors open to just anybody, you know. They have to be a) funny b) interesting and, most importantly, c) available and willing to lower their standards for an hour or ...Show More

#312 - Clive Owen, Eddie Marsan

1:56:20 | May 11th, 2018

On this week's bumper, slightly-more-bonkers-than-usual Empire Podcast, we welcome two of our favourite British character actors, and then grill them relentlessly about things they said in the past. First, Clive Owen pops in to talk to Chris Hewi...Show More

#311 - Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans

1:16:36 | May 4th, 2018

For this week's Empire Podcast, Ben Travis travelled all the way to Rome to have a hot foursome with Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Evans, the stars of new Netflix TV show, The Alienist. And we don't mean foursome in the sense that you're thi...Show More

Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Special

2:38:03 | May 2nd, 2018

It's all been leading to this. Ten years, nineteen films... one enormo-pod. Yes, it's our Avengers: Infinity War spoiler special podcast, in which our very own team of Podvengers - Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, Dan Jolin, and James Dyer -come toget...Show More

Tom Hiddleston: Life As Loki Interview Special

27:33 | Apr 30th, 2018

Tom Hiddleston has been an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for almost a decade now, making a magical mark as Loki, Prince Of Asgard, Odinson, the rightful king of Jotunheim, and horny thorn in Thor's side. He plays the character fo...Show More

#310 - Joe & Anthony Russo

1:09:44 | Apr 27th, 2018

This week sees the debut of a small indie film that the Empire Podteam haven't been looking forward to. Honest, guv. That film is Avengers: Infinity War, and this week's podcast sees the film's directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, talk to Chris Hewitt a...Show More

#309 - David Morrissey

1:15:46 | Apr 20th, 2018

This week, one of our favourite actors - David Morrissey - returns to the podbooth to talk to James Dyer (and not Chris Hewitt, as advertised on the pod; there was a scheduling snafu) about his new show, The City And The City, playing Gordon Brown, a...Show More

#308 - Scott Adkins, Brad Peyton

1:41:26 | Apr 13th, 2018

British action star, and regular podcast listener, Scott Adkins visits the podbooth this week to talk about his new film, Accident Man, as well as idolising Jean-Claude Van Damme and accidentally kicking Benedict Cumberbatch. (1:04:10-1:32:31) Our...Show More

Ready Player One Spoiler Special ft. Ernest Cline

1:12:06 | Apr 12th, 2018

Ready, players? Here it is - Empire's spoiler special dedicated to the latest movie from Sir Steven of Spielberg, Ready Player One, the biggest slice of virtual insanity since Jamiroquai donned that big hat and slid all over the shop. It starts w...Show More

A Quiet Place Spoiler Special ft. John Krasinski

1:15:13 | Apr 11th, 2018

How much do we love John Krasinski's astounding high-concept horror movie, A Quiet Place? So much we decided to dedicate a very last-minute spoiler special to it. That's how much. Last minute it may have been, but we managed to recruit Krasinski ...Show More

The Ranking - Brian De Palma

53:13 | Apr 10th, 2018

The latest episode of The Ranking - our show that ties in with the magazine (hashtag brand synergy) and sees four Empire writers argue the toss on a filmmaker's CV - is here. And this time we're delving deep into the work of a man who's orchestrated ...Show More

Mark Hamill & Rian Johnson Interview Special

23:12 | Apr 8th, 2018

We've gone bonus content mad on the Empire Podcast this week! Every day this week, we'll bring you a brand new pod, culminating in Friday's mothership. And we kick things off with this very fun, and compact, commute-sized conversation with two of the...Show More

#307 - Anya Taylor-Joy

1:15:40 | Apr 6th, 2018

On this week's Empire Podcast, we're filled with joy as Anya Taylor-Joy pops by our offices to talk to Chris Hewitt about her new film Thoroughbreds, dealing with tricksy accents, the much-delayed The New Mutants, and the moment when she found out th...Show More

#306 - Leslie Mann, Paddy Considine

1:26:34 | Mar 30th, 2018

Paddy Considine was our very first guest on our very first podcast, way back in 2012. Since then, we've been like ships in the night. But we fix that this week, with Paddy popping into the podbooth for an epic chat with Chris Hewitt about his new mov...Show More

#305 - Steven Spielberg, Simon Pegg

1:42:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

This week's Empire Podcast sees the man anointed as Empire's Legend Of Our Lifetime... talk to Steven Spielberg. Here all week. Try the fish. Yes, at long last we spiel with The Berg, as Steven Spielberg - former Empire editor, and director of on...Show More

Avengers: Infinity War trailer breakdown Vol. 2!

48:36 | Mar 17th, 2018

Because (some of) you demanded it! Today saw the debut of the second (and probably final) trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, the superhero team-up to out-cape them all. And, as it hit the internet just too late for us to bang on about it on the regu...Show More

#304 - Armie Hammer & Timothee Chalamet, Rooney Mara & Garth Davis

1:26:01 | Mar 16th, 2018

This week's Empire Podcast is a bumper affair, jam-packed with more big names than the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. Well, almost. First up, Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet - or Timothy Chalet, as autocorrect insis...Show More

The Ranking - Martin Scorsese

46:15 | Mar 14th, 2018

The second episode of The Ranking, our new ongoing cross-platform series (hashtag brandsynergy hashtag sharedgoals hashtag TeamEmpire), sees four Empire writers lock themselves in an increasingly stuffy meeting room to argue the toss over one of the ...Show More

#303 - David Oyelowo, Lynne Ramsay

1:30:04 | Mar 10th, 2018

This week's episode of the Empire Podcast was, unlike our Oscars 2018 podcast special, recorded on a full night's sleep, but is no less delirious. So apologies in advance, as Chris Hewitt, Nick de Semlyen and James Dyer decide who their Desert Island...Show More

Oscars 2018 Sleepless Special

30:52 | Mar 5th, 2018

The Oscars are over for another year. Yes, the 90th edition of the Academy Awards took place last night in the glamorous heart of Hollywood and so Empire responded in kind, by recording a sleep-deprived, seriously sweary podcast, detailing our verdic...Show More

#302 - Francis Lawrence

1:12:36 | Mar 2nd, 2018

This week's Empire Podcast sees a filmmaking Lawrence, famous for an association with The Hunger Games franchise, drop by for a chat about their new movie, Russian spy thriller Red Sparrow. Yes, it's director Francis Lawrence, who chats to Ben Travis...Show More

The Ranking - Stephen King

36:47 | Feb 26th, 2018

The Ranking is a new monthly edition of the Empire Podcast that ties in with a regular feature in the magazine. The concept is simple: every month, we pick a director/writer/actor, or a franchise, and four Empire writers lock themselves in a room and...Show More

#301 - Lennie James, Nick Murphy

1:19:32 | Feb 23rd, 2018

For the past few years, Lennie James has been battling zombies as Morgan on The Walking Dead. He's about to jump ship to the spin-off show, Fear The Walking Dead, but somehow he's found the time to create, write, produce and star in new 6-part Sky TV...Show More

The Cloverfield Paradox Spoiler Special

46:27 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Unless you've been stranded on a space station, battling with a temperamental particle accelerator, you probably know that The Cloverfield Paradox - the latest entry in the burgeoning Cloverfield franchise - changed the game a couple of weeks ago, wh...Show More

Black Panther Spoiler Special - Ryan Coogler, Nate Moore

2:07:05 | Feb 20th, 2018

Wakanda Forever! In this very special edition of the Empire Podcast, we dig deep into the 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, the story of newly-crowned King Of Wakanda, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman). As usual,...Show More

#300 - Live Podcast Special With Taron Egerton & Ruth Wilson

1:55:27 | Feb 16th, 2018

You might not believe it, largely because we know we don't look a day over 290, but the Empire Podcast turned 300 this week. Yes, we've somehow clocked up 300 episodes of movie news, interviews and nonsense since we started way back in 2012 and to 'c...Show More

#299 - Colin Firth And Rachel Weisz

1:03:39 | Feb 9th, 2018

This week's Empire Podcast is an unexpectedly classy joint, as Chris Hewitt talks to British acting royalty, the Oscar-winning double whammy of Sir Colin Of Firth and Dame Rachel Of Weisz, about their new movie, The Mercy, which tells the tragic stor...Show More

Blade Runner spoiler special ft. Denis Villeneuve

1:15:17 | Feb 5th, 2018

There was a danger, at one point, that our Blade Runner 2049 spoiler special podcast wouldn't arrive until 2049 itself. But here it is, lovingly timed to coincide with the UK home entertainment release of Denis Villeneuve's beautiful, profound, thoug...Show More

#298 - Paul Thomas Anderson

59:54 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Daniel Day-Lewis may be retiring, set fair for a life of Countdown and Four In A Bed marathons, but his Phantom Thread director, the great Paul Thomas Anderson, is decidedly not. Much to our delight, as he's this week's guest, having a chat with John...Show More

#296 — Lee Unkrich

1:07:03 | Jan 19th, 2018

This week's Empire Podcast sees Lee Unkrich, Pixar legend, World's Biggest The Shining Fan, and all-round decent cove, drop by the podbooth to talk to John Nugent about his new movie, Coco, which will do unspeakable things to your tear ducts. Elsew...Show More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler Special

2:03:14 | Jan 15th, 2018

It's taken a while, but here it is at last — our Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoiler special podcast, ready to go down as smooth as a green milkshake. In this two-hour behemoth, the Empire Podcast team — Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Ian...Show More

#295 — Joe Wright, Martin McDonagh

1:32:44 | Jan 12th, 2018

This week's Empire Podcast sees us welcome two of our favourite directors into our podcompany. First up, Joe Wright — hands down one of our favourite English directors called Wright, and maybe even in the top two — talks to Nick de Semlyen about his ...Show More

#294 — Jason Isaacs & Sonequa Martin-Green, Andrea Riseborough

1:36:52 | Jan 5th, 2018

The first Empire Podcast of 2018 — Happy New Year, you lot! — boldly goes where no podcast has gone before, as Chris Hewitt discovers Star Trek Discovery with two of its hilarious, eloquent leads, Jason Isaacs and Sonequa Martin-Green. We're going to...Show More

Review Of The Year 2017

1:28:28 | Dec 29th, 2017

2017, eh? What a palaver. But it's been a belter of a year cinematically speaking, and so — in a change from our regular podcast programming — the Empire Podcast team (Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Nick de Semlyen) locked themselves in ...Show More

Hugh Jackman Interview Special

21:55 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Ho-ho-Hugh! We're pretty much finished for Christmas, but before we gorge on mince pies and Die Hard, we decided to pop an pod-treat in your Christmas pod-stocking: a 20-minute chat with the Australian triple-threat and friend-of-the-pod Hugh Jackman...Show More

#293 - Karen Gillan

1:22:31 | Dec 15th, 2017

On the last Empire Podcast of 2017, the podcast team — Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara and James Dyer — are rambling even more than usual as they discuss the Disney takeover of Fox, answer your Christmas movie questions, review Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a...Show More

#292 — James and Dave Franco/John Cena

1:18:13 | Dec 8th, 2017

This week's Empire Podcast is really going all in on all things Franco. James and Dave, the brothers who star in (and, in James' case, directs) The Disaster Artist, the story behind the making of legendarily awful movie The Room, drop by for a chat a...Show More

#291 - Dan Stevens

1:01:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

This week's slightly-shorter-than-usual Empire Podcast sees the return of one of our favourite podguests, as Dan Stevens, our once and future spirit animal, pops back in to talk Dickens with Helen O'Hara. Not randomly, you see — he's playing Charles ...Show More

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Podcast Discussion Special

34:03 | Nov 29th, 2017

Unless you've been hiding out in the middle of Knowhere, you'll have noticed a little teaser trailer dropped today, for an equally little film called Avengers: Infinity War. Filled with plenty of images designed to fuel discussion and speculation — j...Show More

#290: Lee Child, Craig Roberts

1:48:29 | Nov 24th, 2017

On this week's Empire Podcast, Lee Child — the man behind all 22 Jack Reacher books — drops by for another appearance, and once again drops a hot scoop: the name of the 23rd Reacher book. Thanks, Lee — cheque's in the post. Elsewhere, Red Oaks and Su...Show More

#289: Henry Cavill, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell

1:25:21 | Nov 17th, 2017

This week, Henry Cavill talks to us about Justice League, which he is definitely not in, no siree. Nope. Plus, we chat to the stars of Mudbound, Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell, about Oscar hopes and birthday buddies.

Paddington 2 Spoiler Special

1:05:37 | Nov 15th, 2017

Some bears just deserve a spoiler special. With Empire still lingering under the spell of Paul King's entrancing Paddington 2, this very special episode sees Chris Hewitt talk to King and his co-writer Simon Farnaby and grill them mercilessly — or be...Show More

#288: Annette Bening, Kenneth Lonergan

1:20:55 | Nov 10th, 2017

On this week's podcast, we chat to the Oscar-nominated star of Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool Annette Bening, and the Oscar-winning writer-director behind Manchester By The Sea and the BBC's adaptation of Howard's End, Kenneth Lonergan. More fro...Show More

Red Dwarf Special With Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules & Doug Naylor

1:24:38 | Nov 9th, 2017

An extensive, shambolic and hilarious interview with the stars and creators of the cult Brit sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf – plus, four of Empire's smeggiest smegheads have a long chat about why they love the show. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www...Show More

Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler Special With Taika Waititi

2:29:03 | Nov 6th, 2017

We sat down with the World's Best-Dressed Director, Taika Waititi, for a spoilerific chat on Thor's threequel – plus, we assemble four friends from work to gather in a pod booth and dissect the movie in almost needlessly forensic detail. SPOILERS FRO...Show More

#287: Jamie Bell, Tobin Bell

1:11:15 | Nov 3rd, 2017

For whom the Bells toll! It's an inadvertent Bell Special on the podcast this week, as we welcome Jamie Bell and Tobin Bell (no relation) to ring the chimes of their new films, 6 Days and Jigsaw, respectively. On next week's podcast: Kristen Bell, ...Show More

Jeff Goldblum Special

26:26 | Oct 27th, 2017

Ah…now eventually, you do plan to have Jeff Goldblum on your… on your Jeff Goldblum Interview Special, right? Hello?… Hello? Yes?

286: Vince Vaughn, S. Craig Zahler, Claire Foy + Guest Host Sam Bain

1:33:53 | Oct 27th, 2017

Another guest bonanza! Interviews with Vince Vaughn and S. Craig Zahler, the respective star and director of Brawl In Cell Block 99; and Her Majesty Claire Foy, the star of Breathe and The Crown – plus, Sam Bain, the writer/co-creator of Peep Show, j...Show More

#285: Daniel Radcliffe, Jason Isaacs, Gerard Butler

1:36:29 | Oct 20th, 2017

A triple-bill of guests! First up, former boy wizard turned proper actor Daniel Radcliffe talks surviving the jungle in Jungle; then, Jason Isaacs talks surviving the death of Stalin in The Death Of Stalin; and finally, Gerard Butler talks surviving ...Show More

David Fincher Interview Special

42:24 | Oct 19th, 2017

A 40-minute conversation with one of the world's greatest living filmmakers about his new Netflix series Mindhunter, plus news on his future projects. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast

#284: Rebecca Ferguson, Noah Baumbach

1:27:07 | Oct 13th, 2017

This week, the Scandinavian star of The Snowman drops by talk about knitted jumpers and frosty murders – plus, the director of The Meyerowitz Stories drops by to talk about director t-shirts and Adam Sandler's serious side.

#283: Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve

1:13:12 | Oct 6th, 2017

It's a Blade Runner 2049-themed episode this week, as we are joined by directors past and present from the world of replicants, whom we question with the scrutiny of a Voight-Kampff test. Plus, the two-handed pod team ponder which movie John would wi...Show More

#282: Mike Flanagan

1:10:15 | Sep 29th, 2017

On this week's ever-so-slightly late edition of the award-winning-and-losing Empire Podcast, we chain director Mike Flanagan to a metaphorical bed and ask him to tell us all about his Stephen King adaptation, Gerald's Game, which is now available on ...Show More

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Spoiler Special

2:21:41 | Sep 29th, 2017

Manners maketh man. And they maketh pod as well, as Team Empire dives deep into Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to the hugely entertaining spy caper, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Join Chris Hewitt, Terri White, Helen O'Hara and James Dyer as...Show More

#281: Michael Winterbottom

1:23:42 | Sep 22nd, 2017

This week, we say hello to prolific Brit director Michael Winterbottom – and say a sad goodbye to our arthouse guru. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

#280: LIVE with Mark Strong & Matthew Vaughn at the London Podcast Festival

1:24:03 | Sep 17th, 2017

This week, we're joined by the star and director of Kingsman: The Golden Circle – and a few hundred lovely Empire readers – as we record our podcast live on stage, from the London Podcast Festival in the extremely shiny King's Place. Thanks to everyo...Show More

#279 — Iwan Rheon, Francis Lee

1:17:54 | Sep 8th, 2017

Episode 279 of the Empire Podcast sees us travel to the Yorkshire home of God's Own Country director, Francis Lee, while the former Ramsay Bolton, Iwan Rheon, pops into the podbooth. Plus, the Empire Podcast team discuss the sudden vacancy at the hel...Show More

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Spoiler Special With Isaac Hempstead-Wright

2:02:24 | Sep 5th, 2017

The podcasters send their regards! A spoilerific and occasionally excruciatingly nerdy chat about the biggest show on TV – plus, an interview with the Three-Eyed Raven himself, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who uses his Greensight to prognosticate on the f...Show More

#278: Bill Nighy, Adam Wingard

1:23:35 | Sep 1st, 2017

This week, the inestimably brilliant Bill Nighy drops by to talk The Limehouse Golem; plus Adam Wingard talks Death Note and Godzilla vs King Kong. More from the Empire Podcast: www.empireonline.com/podcast Bill NighyAdam WingardEmpire Podcast

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Special With Robert Patrick

1:24:06 | Aug 29th, 2017

Come with us if you want to pod! For our first retro spoiler special, we dive back into James Cameron's classic Terminator sequel – plus, an extensive chat with the T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick.

#277: Will Poulter, Doug Liman

1:42:45 | Aug 25th, 2017

This week, the star of Detroit (and Empire Podcast #100 guest)Will Poulter drops by to talk about Detroit and trainers; and Doug Liman talks American Made and housesharing with Tom Cruise. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/po...Show More

Steven Soderbergh Interview Special

46:01 | Aug 25th, 2017

He's back! We have a long and fascinating chat with the recently un-retired filmmaker behind Ocean's 11 and this week's Logan Lucky. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

#276: Stanley Tucci

1:11:20 | Aug 18th, 2017

On this week’s pod: we got The Tooch! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

#275: Al Gore, David Lowery

1:51:01 | Aug 11th, 2017

On this week's pod, a former Vice President and Nobel laureate, and a former dragon tamer and Ghost Story-teller. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

#274: James McAvoy, Bryan Cranston

1:28:42 | Aug 4th, 2017

This week, Charles Xavier and Walter White pop by the pod booth for a chat. Plus, with Chris and Helen away, a new hope... More from the Empire podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

#273: Stan Lee, Kumail Nanjiani

1:17:59 | Jul 28th, 2017

This week, we chat to His Holiness Stan Lee, and Kumail Nanjiani, star of the superb new romcom The Big Sick. 'Nuff said. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

#272: Comic-Con Special With Ivan Reitman, Jeph Loeb, Roel Reiné, Scott Buck

1:55:49 | Jul 23rd, 2017

Beamed direct from San Diego Comic-Con 2017, this week's slightly later-than-usual podcast features the man behind Ghostbusters, the team behind Marvel's Inhumans, and three very tired Empire writers. Excelsior! More from the Empire podcast: http://...Show More

War For The Planet Of The Apes Spoiler Special With Andy Serkis And Matt Reeves

1:54:36 | Jul 17th, 2017

Pod...together...strong! A spoilerific chat with the star and director of the latest Apes movie, followed by a spoilerific chat between three Empire writers. Spoilers will be flung like monkey poo from the start! More from the Empire Podcast: http:/...Show More

#271: Jason Blum, Brian Fee, Kevin Reher

1:38:51 | Jul 14th, 2017

On this week’s pod, the producer behind Blumhouse Productions, and the director and producer of Pixar’s Cars 3. Plus, the team discuss which sequels have ruined their original movies. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

Spider-Man: Homecoming Spoiler Special

1:19:44 | Jul 12th, 2017

The team discuss the latest Spidey outing in intensely spoilerific detail. There are no interviews on this Spoiler Special, but you can listen back to non-spoilery chats with Tom Holland and director Jon Watts in our last two episodes. (SPOILERS! FR...Show More

#270: Andy Serkis, Jon Watts

1:15:20 | Jul 7th, 2017

Andy Serkis plays every member of the pod team this week, with Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts also popping by. (Or is he actually Andy Serkis?)

Baby Driver Spoiler Special With Edgar Wright

1:48:46 | Jul 4th, 2017

Edgar Wright enters the pod booth for an incredibly in depth and spoilerific chat about his latest film, Baby Driver. (Incase it wasn't already clear enough, SPOILERS FROM THE START!)

#269: Lily Collins, Tom Holland

1:18:01 | Jun 30th, 2017

We welcome Spidey-Man Tom Holland and Okja-Woman Lily Collins into the booth this week. (Did we get Tom Holland to rank the Tom Hollands in order of best Tom Holland? Of course we did.)

#268: Colin Trevorrow

1:18:29 | Jun 23rd, 2017

The director of Jurassic World, Star Wars Episode IX and this week's The Book Of Henry drops by to talk bad reviews, hanging out with Spielberg, and how tall Snoke is. More from the Empire podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

Empire's 100 Greatest Movies Special

52:55 | Jun 19th, 2017

To mark Empire's 100 Greatest Movies poll, we gather three podders into the pod booth for an hour-long conversation special. See the full 100 Greatest Movies list here: http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-movies/ More from the Empire ...Show More

#267: Julia Stiles

1:00:37 | Jun 16th, 2017

This week, we try to think of 10 Things We Hate About Julia Stiles, but we can't, because she's so nice. So we don't. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

The Mummy Spoiler Special With Alex Kurtzman

1:12:37 | Jun 14th, 2017

Welcome to a new world of pods and monsters! We attempt to, ahem, unwrap the first Dark Universe movie by speaking to its director and discuss the film in forensic detail. SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/po...Show More

#266: Michael Sheen, Rachel Weisz

1:09:05 | Jun 9th, 2017

We've been very clear: this week's podcast offers strong and stable interviews with Michael Sheen and Rachel Weisz. It's the certainty the country needs. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

Wonder Woman Spoiler Special

1:01:18 | Jun 9th, 2017

Fire up the lasso of truth! Sadly we were unable to speak to Wonder Woman's cast or crew for this special, but after popular demand, we decided to have a chat about it anyway. SPOILERS FROM THE START! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonlin...Show More

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Spoiler Special With Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg

1:01:49 | Jun 5th, 2017

Ahoy there mateys! Climb aboard the good ship Empire Podcast for another swashbucklin' Spoiler Special. But we warned: these seas be treacherous and filled with spoilers... More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

Salma Hayek, Miguel Arteta, Marc Maron

1:32:52 | Jun 2nd, 2017

It's a guest bonanza this week, as we welcome the star and director of Sundance hit Beatriz At Dinner, plus the star of Netflix show Glow and a podcasting legend. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empironline.com/podcast

#264: Roger Donaldson

1:22:01 | May 26th, 2017

This week, the director of McLaren, No Way Out and Cocktail drops by the pod booth. Plus, the team discuss which internet memes could make a good movie. wow! such podcast! very empire! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

Sir Roger Moore Interview Special (Repeat)

41:02 | May 23rd, 2017

In tribute to the legendary Sir Roger Moore, who sadly passed away today, we are reposting this 40-minute interview special from 2012. Raise a vodka martini to a great man. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast/

Alien: Covenant Spoiler Special With Sir Ridley Scott

1:48:03 | May 23rd, 2017

We hug your face and impregnate your brain with spoilerific Alien: Covenant chat, ably aided by a half-hour interview with Sir Ridders. More from the Empire Podcast: www.www.empireonline.com/podcast

#263: Charlie Hunnam

1:08:44 | May 18th, 2017

This week, we pull the sword of journalistic rigour from the stone of award-nominated podcasting to speak to Charlie Hunnam, star of King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.www.empireonline.com/podcast

#262: Danny McBride

1:13:49 | May 12th, 2017

This week's guest has always been the McBridesmaid, never the McBride...until now. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Spoiler Special With James Gunn

1:45:02 | May 10th, 2017

Director James Gunn drops by the pod booth to talk Guardians 2 in spoilerific detail, and three of Empire's biggest A-holes discuss the film. SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

#261: Julian Barratt & Simon Farnaby

1:00:14 | May 5th, 2017

This week, Boosh/Yonderland alumni Barratt and Farnaby drop by to talk new British comedy Mindhorn. Plus: Helen’s back! Hooray! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

#260: Neil Gaiman

1:32:32 | Apr 28th, 2017

This week, we welcome a British God to talk about American Gods. Plus the team ponder which fictional planet they would like to live on. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/podcast

Warren Beatty Interview Special

52:37 | Apr 21st, 2017

A special hour-long interview with a genuine Hollywood legend. Expect anecdotes about Elia Kazan, Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, Ronald Reagan, and Elvis Presley. Not to be missed. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-...Show More

#259: Geoffrey Rush

1:19:49 | Apr 21st, 2017

This week, the genius actor (and Genius actor) Geoffrey Rush pops by the pod booth. Plus, the team discuss the movie scenes that consistently make them laugh. ​ More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#258: Gemma Arterton

1:18:57 | Apr 13th, 2017

This week, Gemma Arterton drops by to talk about Their Finest, as we discuss our finest laser scenes in movies.

#257: Riz Ahmed

52:50 | Apr 7th, 2017

This week, we take the rubber dinghy rapids to a city of tiny lights via a galaxy far, far away with Riz Ahmed. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast

#256: Carl Weathers, Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero

1:35:21 | Mar 31st, 2017

Whaddsa matter – Empire Podcast got you pushing too many pencils? More from the Empire Podcast: www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#255: Armie Hammer

1:05:05 | Mar 24th, 2017

This week, we invite fast-talking Free Fire star Armie Hammer into the booth. We also contemplate whether recasting a leading role has ever been successful. More from the Empire Podcast: www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#254: Dan Stevens, Bill Condon

1:35:02 | Mar 17th, 2017

This week, we invite Dan Stevens and Bill Condon to Be Our Guest. Plus, in honour of St. Paddy's Day, we discuss the worst Oirish accents on screen, so we do. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

Kong: Skull Island Spoiler Special With Jordan Vogt-Roberts

59:02 | Mar 13th, 2017

A spoilerific chat with the director of the newest monster movie in town. Plus, we discuss the film in forensic detail. SPOILERS FROM THE START! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#253: Tom Hiddleston

1:14:40 | Mar 10th, 2017

Tom Hiddleston takes time away from fending off the advances of giant apes to visit the Empire podbooth, plus we rank the X-Men movies in order of the best Wolverine haricuts. Just because. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/t...Show More

Logan Spoiler Special With James Mangold

2:02:29 | Mar 7th, 2017

A bumper two-hour spoilerific look at Wolverine's last stand, including an in-depth hour-long interview with director James Mangold. Spoilers for Logan from the start, obviously. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-...Show More

#252: Sir Patrick Stewart

1:11:33 | Mar 3rd, 2017

This week, the dulcet tones of a bona fide knight of the realm pops by to talk Logan. Plus, we discuss this year's Oscars. Sure there's nothing to talk about there. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#251: Gore Verbinski

1:18:34 | Feb 24th, 2017

The director of A Cure For Wellness prescribes us a Cure For Podness. Plus, we discuss which film composer we'd love to soundtrack our lives. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

John Wick Chapter 2 Spoiler Special With Keanu Reeves & Chad Stahelski

1:28:30 | Feb 21st, 2017

The star and director of John Wick 2 dish the dirt on cinema’s best-dressed assassin. Plus, we attempt to discern how much a gold coin is worth. SPOILERS FOR JOHN WICK 2 FROM THE START! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/...Show More

#250: LIVE with Christopher McQuarrie

1:47:47 | Feb 17th, 2017

For our milestone 250th episode, we're LIVE at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square, with friend-of-the-pod Chris McQuarrie, a sold-out crowd of pod-fans, and the biggest 'bangily-bang' yet. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www...Show More

#249: Denzel Washington, Will Arnett

1:33:08 | Feb 10th, 2017

On this week's podcast, the man behind Fences, and the man behind the figurines of The Lego Batman.

#248: Matthew McConaughey, Ang Lee

1:22:28 | Feb 3rd, 2017

That's what I love about these podcast guests, man. I get older, they stay the same age... More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#247: Taron Egerton

1:12:32 | Jan 27th, 2017

You know what they say – you can take the boy out of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch... More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#246: James McAvoy + Guest Host Garth Jennings

1:27:24 | Jan 20th, 2017

This week, James McAvoy talks about playing 23 different people in one film – and Sing director Garth Jennings joins us for the entire podcast recording.

#245: Michelle Williams

1:04:08 | Jan 13th, 2017

This week, Michelle-by-the-pod-booth talks Manchester-By-The-Sea. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#244: Neil Patrick Harris

1:15:15 | Jan 5th, 2017

For the first podcast of 2017, we play a game called "Haaaaaave you met Neil?" More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

Rogue One Spoiler Special with Gareth Edwards

1:40:58 | Jan 4th, 2017

After a couple of false starts, the Rogue One Spoiler Special is back – updated to include a small tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. Apologies for the delay. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

Review Of The Year 2016

1:28:56 | Dec 21st, 2016

With 2016 drawing to a close, it's time for that most sacred of annual winter traditions: the Empire Podcast Review Of The Year. Note: this podcast was recorded in mid-December, before this month's tragic news. More from the Empire Podcast: http:/...Show More

#243: Michael Fassbender

1:00:22 | Dec 21st, 2016

For the final regular pod of the year...it's Fassassin's Creedbender time! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#242: Ricky Gervais, Forest Whitaker

1:23:55 | Dec 16th, 2016

On this week's pod: a famously softly-spoken man, and a famously less-softly-spoken man. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#241: Oliver Stone

1:03:35 | Dec 9th, 2016

This week, we hack into the mainframe to bring you an interview with Snowden director Oliver Stone. Plus, the team discuss whether "woke bae" is the same as "Wookiee bae". More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast...Show More

#240: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart

1:16:06 | Dec 2nd, 2016

This week, we welcome two actors with questionable facial hair in their respective movies. Eckhart: thick and bristly. Teller: thin and wispy. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#239: Robert Zemeckis

1:26:51 | Nov 25th, 2016

This week, we go Back To The Future and make Contact with Robert Zemeckis to see What Lies Beneath his latest movie, Allied. Something Something Death Becomes Her.

#238: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo

58:58 | Nov 18th, 2016

This week, two actors from the United Kingdom talk about the film, A United Kingdom. Plus: everything's still fine! Really! All fine! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#237: Adam Driver

1:11:33 | Nov 11th, 2016

Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, pops by the pod booth this week to talk about playing a driver in Paterson. Plus, we pretend that everything is fine. Just fine. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

Doctor Strange Spoiler Special with Scott Derrickson

1:51:52 | Nov 8th, 2016

We portal into the Spoiler Dimension for a spoilerific chat with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, and three of Empire's biggest Marvel nerds discuss the MCU's latest in depth. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/e...Show More

#236: Derek Cianfrance

1:12:27 | Nov 4th, 2016

We welcome Derek Cianfrance into the pod booth this week to talk about his Michael Fassbender/Alicia Vikander tear-jerker, The Light Between Oceans. In double tear-inducing news, we also say goodbye to one of our own.

#235: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mads Mikkelsen

1:26:33 | Oct 28th, 2016

This week, we welcome two actors, each with interesting and challenging CVs, and each with interesting and challenging-to-spell names. Plus, we discuss our favourite scream queens. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empir...Show More

#234: Cobie Smulders

1:16:51 | Oct 21st, 2016

This week, we welcome Cobie Smulders, star of How I Met Your Mother and this week's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Plus, we discuss which movie would have the biggest electricity bill. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/emp...Show More

#233: Felicity Jones, George Takei

1:17:48 | Oct 14th, 2016

Felicity Jones flies in from a galaxy far, far away this week to talk all things Inferno (and yes, a bit of Rogue One). George Takei also beams in for a colourful, Star Trek-centric chat. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tag...Show More

#232: Luke Evans, Andrea Arnold

1:14:57 | Oct 7th, 2016

This week, we welcome Luke Evans back into the pod booth (for the third time!) and American Honey director Andrea Arnold (for the first time!). More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

Daniel Radcliffe Interview Special

30:44 | Oct 7th, 2016

A special 30-minute interview special with everyone’s favourite boy wizard, Daniel Radcliffe. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#231: Tim Burton, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña

1:17:56 | Sep 30th, 2016

This week, we welcome the godfather of goth himself Tim Burton into the pod booth; plus, War On Everyone's Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña join us for an incredibly anarchic 'interview.' More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com...Show More

#230: LIVE with Tom Bennett and Mike Colter

1:54:32 | Sep 25th, 2016

Tom Bennett, Mike Colter, and a sold-out audience join us for a very special live podcast, direct from Empire Live at The O2 in London. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/

#229: Sam Neill, Colin Firth

1:23:26 | Sep 16th, 2016

This week, we ask Sam Neill several questions about Event Horizon, and if there’s time, some of his other films too (like this week's stunning Hunt For The Wilderpeople). Plus, Colin Firth – potential father of Bridget Jones's baby and the star of th...Show More

#228: Viggo Mortensen & Noel Clarke in the pod booth

1:30:58 | Sep 8th, 2016

This week, we chat to the fantastic Viggo Mortensen. Plus, Noel Clarke joins us in the pod booth as we record the actual podcast!

#227: Jamie Dornan

1:14:25 | Sep 2nd, 2016

This week sees Jamie Dornan pop by the pod booth to talk about his numerous upcoming projects, with the team also paying tribute to the inimitable Gene Wilder.

#226: Todd Phillips

1:05:14 | Aug 26th, 2016

Todd Phillips – the man behind The Hangover, Old School and this week's War Dogs – is our guest this week. Plus, we huddle round the pod booth to discuss our favourite campfire movie scenes.

Greatest Movie Villains Special

1:13:24 | Aug 25th, 2016

In honour of our 50 Greatest Movie Villains magazine feature, we discuss the ultimate bad guys and gals of cinema. (Listen to the end for evil cackling.)

#225: Pedro Almodóvar

1:07:53 | Aug 19th, 2016

A true legend steps into the Empire pod booth this week. That's right, the Oscar-winning Almodóvar stopped by to talk about Julieta. The team also discuss the best sports-turned-movie-stars, and find an odd way to hand Bradley Cooper that prestigious...Show More

Suicide Squad Spoiler Special with David Ayer

1:21:28 | Aug 12th, 2016

Suicide Squad director David Ayer joins us for a spoiler-filled chat that gets right to the core of DC's latest movie offering. (CONTAINS SKWAD SPOILERS. OBVIOUSLY.)

#224: Baz Luhrmann

1:27:48 | Aug 12th, 2016

Baz Luhrmann joins us in the pod booth this week to talk about his new Netflix show The Get Down. Plus, we discuss the best beach scenes in movies.

#223: Margot Robbie

55:01 | Aug 5th, 2016

Margot Robbie stops by the pod booth this week to talk all things Suicide Squad, The Big Short's bathtub scene, and Infernos nightclub in Clapham (seriously).

Star Trek Beyond Spoiler Special with Justin Lin and Simon Pegg

2:06:44 | Jul 29th, 2016

Star Trek Beyond's director Justin Lin and co-writer/co-star Simon Pegg join us for a spoiler-filled special that's actually longer than the film itself. Warp speed, Mr. Sulu!

#222: Paul Greengrass, Andrew Stanton, Lindsey Collins

1:40:52 | Jul 29th, 2016

This week, we welcome two directors and a producer into the pod booth to talk about their amnesia-based films (Jason Bourne and Finding Dory, respectively).

Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig

1:12:02 | Jul 27th, 2016

We ain't afraid of no ghosts! Nor are we afraid of no internet trolling! Paul Feig joins us for a spoilerific chat on the new Ghostbusters reboot – be sure you've seen the film before listening.

#221: The cast of Star Trek Beyond

1:24:31 | Jul 22nd, 2016

This week's podcast speaks to not one, not two (or three or four) but FIVE members of the Star Trek Beyond cast, who beamed into our podcast to mind-meld with our intrepid team. Live long and podcast!

#220: Mark Rylance / Star Wars Celebration

58:41 | Jul 17th, 2016

This week's slightly delayed pod comes direct from Star Wars Celebration Europe. Plus, we welcome Big Friendly Actor Mark Rylance into the pod booth.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Special

1:01:53 | Jul 14th, 2016

To celebrate the franchise's momentous anniversary, four of our biggest Trek fans discuss their favourite characters, episodes, films, and much, much more. Live long and prosper, everyone.

Independence Day: Resurgence Special with Roland Emmerich

27:14 | Jul 12th, 2016

Roland Emmerich stops by the pod booth for a spoilerific chat about all things Independence Day: Resurgence. BEWARE: SPOILERS WITHIN (obviously...).

#219: Christopher Lambert

1:08:24 | Jul 8th, 2016

This week, there can be only one guest.

#218: Elle Fanning, Nicolas Winding Refn

1:11:30 | Jul 1st, 2016

The Neon Demon's Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning drop by to tell us about being both booed at cheered at Cannes. Plus, we bid a sad farewell to one of Empire's longest-serving stalwarts.

#217: Jeff Goldblum

1:13:22 | Jun 24th, 2016

Bangily bang, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and um, screaming. (Jeff Goldblum is on the podcast!)

Greatest Sci-Fi Moments Special

52:48 | Jun 23rd, 2016

The podcast team gather together to discuss the 50 greatest sci-fi moments ever, as selected in the July 2016 issue of Empire magazine. Agree? Disagree? Let us know!

Warcraft Special with Duncan Jones

29:53 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Duncan Jones drops by the pod booth for a spoilerific half-hour discussion on all things Azeroth. Make sure you've seen Warcraft before listening!

216: Patrick Wilson, James Wan

59:26 | Jun 17th, 2016

This week, Patrick Wilson and James Wan chat about working together for the fourth time on The Conjuring 2. Plus, guest host Helen O'Hara talks about Hamilton – obviously.

215: Salma Hayek

1:06:19 | Jun 10th, 2016

Salma Hayek drops by the pod booth this week to tell a tale of Tale Of Tales. Plus, we discuss the bulging new muscles of J.K. Simmons.

The Nice Guys Interview Special With Shane Black, Joel Silver

48:21 | Jun 7th, 2016

Our very own Chris Hewitt moderated an audience Q&A with supreme writing/directing/producing team Shane Black and Joel Silver after a very special screening of The Nice Guys.

#214: Kelsey Grammer

1:07:29 | Jun 3rd, 2016

We're listening... That's right, Frasier himself, Kelsey Grammer pops in to talk about his illustrious career and new film, Breaking The Bank.

X-Men: Apocalypse Spoiler Special with Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg

1:48:34 | May 31st, 2016

Director Bryan Singer and writer/producer Simon Kinberg join us for an epic, spoilerific chat that delves deep into the secrets of X-Men: Apocalypse. CONTAINS SPOILERS. (Obviously.)

#213: James Bobin, Jodie Foster

1:18:30 | May 27th, 2016

This week's podcast is brought to you by the letter 'J', with directors James Bobin and Jodie Foster in to talk about Alice Through The Looking Glass and Money Monster, respectively.

#212: John Carney

1:11:05 | May 20th, 2016

This week, director John Carney drops by the pod booth to talk Sing Street, Once and Begin Again. Plus, we debate the most comfortable superhero costumes.

#211: Ewan McGregor, Richard Linklater

1:11:11 | May 13th, 2016

This week, Ewan McGregor talks Our Kind Of Traitor and Trainspotting 2; and Richard Linklater talks Everybody Wants Some!! and exclamation marks.

Captain America: Civil War Spoiler Special with Joe & Anthony Russo, Kevin Feige

2:05:32 | May 9th, 2016

An epic, two-hour, spoilerific discussion of Marvel's latest superhero dust-up, with Marvel boss Kevin Feige, and Civil War directing team Joe & Anthony Russo. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

#210: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

1:26:30 | May 6th, 2016

Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg are all on this week's podcast. Two very English gentleman, and one American gentleman with a very good English accent.

#209: Chris Evans, Eric Bana

1:23:44 | Apr 29th, 2016

The current Steve Rogers and former Bruce Banner battle it out in the pod booth this week. The team also settle that lifelong question: is Die Hard better than Citizen Kane?

#208: Sir Ian McKellen, Don Cheadle

1:21:25 | Apr 22nd, 2016

This week, we pop round Ian McKellen's house for a cup of tea and a biscuit. Plus, Don Cheadle tells us about the decade-long process behind Miles Ahead.

Daredevil Season 2 Spoiler Special with Charlie Cox, Elodie Yung

1:25:46 | Apr 19th, 2016

We welcome Daredevil and Elektra into the pod booth for a spoilerific chat about all things Season 2. (There are multiple and frequent spoilers throughout.)

#207: Jon Favreau, Rebecca Ferguson

1:21:29 | Apr 15th, 2016

This week's Empire Podcast sees Jon Favreau and Rebecca Ferguson adorn the pod booth. We also discuss the best films featuring and/or directed by special guests on Friends (clap clap clap clap clap).

#206: Kevin Costner

1:18:40 | Apr 8th, 2016

Acting/directing legend Kevin Costner drops by the pod booth to talk about his new thriller Criminal. Plus, we talk about garages in films.

#205: Jeff Nichols

56:15 | Apr 1st, 2016

This week, we give you the skinny on our brand new X-Men: Apocalypse issue and talk Adam Driver and Michael Shannon with Midnight Special director, Jeff Nichols. With Phil de Semlyen in the hosting seat, we also discuss the best films about moving ho...Show More

Batman v Superman Spoiler Special with Zack Snyder, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder

2:09:21 | Mar 30th, 2016

Our bumper spoiler-filled Batman v Superman special features interviews with director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, plus a spoiler-filled discussion of the film in forensic detail. SPOILER ALERT: THERE ARE SPOILERS.

204: Dexter Fletcher

1:24:39 | Mar 25th, 2016

On this week's podcast, Dexter Fletcher talks about his heartwarming new film Eddie The Eagle. Plus, we review Batman v Superman.

#203: Jeremy Irons

1:17:38 | Mar 18th, 2016

This week, we welcome classically-trained actor Jeremy Irons into the pod booth to talk about his triumvirate of new films. Plus, we debate which directors have had a "Nolan's Run".

#202: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, Anya Taylor-Joy

1:32:11 | Mar 11th, 2016

This week, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson talk about their strictly-adults-only animation Anomalisa. Plus, The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy talks to us about goats.

#201: Joel and Ethan Coen, Andrew Lincoln

1:15:16 | Mar 4th, 2016

This week, the Coen brothers – the greatest siblings since the De Semylen brothers – stop by the pod booth to talk Hail, Caesar! Plus, Andrew Lincoln tries not to spoil The Walking Dead.

#200: LIVE with Jason Isaacs and Ben Wheatley

1:57:47 | Feb 26th, 2016

On the bumper 200th episode of the Empire Podcast, we're live in front of a Prince Charles Cinema audience, with special surprise guests Jason "Hello to" Isaacs and Ben Wheatley.

#199: Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie

1:10:52 | Feb 19th, 2016

Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, stars of new thriller Triple 9, join us in the pod booth for a particularly gritty and macho interview. Plus, we discuss the Empire Awards nominations.

Deadpool Spoiler Special with Ryan Reynolds

47:58 | Feb 16th, 2016

Our most R-rated podcast ever welcomes Ryan Reynolds into the pod booth for a spoilerfic chat about his anti-superhero Deadpool, and we discuss the film in depth. Reminder: make sure you've seen Deadpool before listening. SPOILERS herein...

#198: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Stephen Fry, Ryan Reynolds - February 12

1:32:06 | Feb 12th, 2016

For sheer A-list star power, this week's podcast rivals most TV chat shows. A stonking FOUR guests join us in the pod booth: Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson talk Zoolander 2; Stephen Fry talks BAFTAs; and Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool.

#197: Jack Black, Matt Smith

1:26:55 | Feb 5th, 2016

This week, Jack Black talks monsters with Goosebumps, and Matt Smith talks zombies with Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

#196: Mark Ruffalo – January 29

1:05:47 | Jan 29th, 2016

Mark Ruffalo drops by the pod booth to talk Spotlight, Columbo rumours and Oscar goodie bags, and we discuss movies with no people in them.

#195: Adam McKay - January 22

1:05:17 | Jan 22nd, 2016

On the Empire Podcast this week, we are joined by director Adam McKay to talk about Oscar hopeful, The Big Short. That's right: the man who brought us Anchorman entered the pod booth.

#194: Domhnall Gleeson, Alejandro González Iñárritu - January 15

1:34:51 | Jan 15th, 2016

This week, we welcome the star and director of survivalist drama The Revenant; discuss the recently-announced Oscar nominations; and pay tribute to the sadly departed Alan Rickman and David Bowie.

#193: David O. Russell - January 8

1:15:31 | Jan 8th, 2016

The first podcast of 2016 sees director David O. Russell join us in the pod booth for a chat. Plus, we debate the merits of Tarantino, past and present.

Review Of The Year 2015

56:47 | Dec 27th, 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close, we assembled four Empire writers into the pod booth to reflect on the year's highs and lows in movieland.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Special with Lawrence Kasdan

1:21:23 | Dec 21st, 2015

As Episode VII rolls into a galaxy near you, we invite its co-writer Lawrence Kasdan into the pod booth, and discuss the new film in heavy spoilerific detail. WARNING: this podcast contains Star Wars spoilers! (Obviously!)

#192: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Hooper - 18 December

57:18 | Dec 18th, 2015

For the final regular podcast of 2015, we welcome Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg to the pod booth for Daddy's Home, and have a chat with director Tom Hooper about The Danish Girl.

Peep Show Special with Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong

34:24 | Dec 17th, 2015

To mark this week's Peep Show finale, we invited Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the show's co-creators and co-writers, to the pod booth, for a Spoiler Special.

#191: Peter Mullan, Tina Fey, Paula Pell

1:03:50 | Dec 11th, 2015

On the Empire Podcast this week, we welcome the legendary Peter Mullan to the pod booth, and sing 'Peter Mullan' to him; plus, we chat to Tina Fey and Sisters screenwriter Paula Pell about the latest Fey/Poehler collaboration.

Christopher McQuarrie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Special

2:39:14 | Dec 7th, 2015

Christophere McQuarri, director of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, drops by the pod booth for a mammoth, far-reaching, almost-three-hour spoilerific conversation.

#190: Lily Tomlin - 4 December

58:29 | Dec 4th, 2015

This week, the legendary Lily Tomlin drops by the pod booth to chat about her delightful new comedy Grandma and we and discuss a little trailer pitting some guy called Batman against a guy named Superman.

#189: Tom Hanks - 27 November

1:34:00 | Nov 27th, 2015

This week, young up-and-comer Tom Hanks stops by to talk about his Bridge Of Spies. Plus, our lovely new editor Terri White also swings by the booth to unleash the secrets of our Force Awakens issue.

#188: Natalie Dormer - 20 November

53:03 | Nov 20th, 2015

This week, Natalie Dormer drops by the pod booth to talk Games, both Hunger and Of Thrones. Plus, we discuss Love 3D, or as we christen it, "Gasper Noé's Cockapalooza".

#187: Corin Hardy, Ian Freer - 13 November

1:18:39 | Nov 13th, 2015

On this Friday the 13th, we welcome along the director of The Hallow and horror obsessive Corin Hardy. Plus, we say a fond farewell to an Empire legend.

Spectre Spoiler Special - Sam Mendes

1:30:11 | Nov 9th, 2015

For our Spectre Spoiler Special, Sam Mendes drops by the pod-booth; and four of Empire's biggest Bond nerds don tuxedos for a spoilerific chat on 007's 24th adventure.

#186: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Saoirse Ronan - 6 November

1:19:59 | Nov 6th, 2015

On the Empire Podcast this week, we welcomed Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller into our pod-kitchen; Saoirse Ronan and Chris Hewitt compare Irish accents; and we welcome a new recruit to the podcast team.

#185: Nicholas Hoult - 30 October

59:26 | Oct 30th, 2015

On the Empire Podcast this week we talk to Nicholas Hoult, who took the time to write us a new jingle - all four notes of it - before discussing peeing on James Corden in his new film, Kill Your Friends.

#184: Cary Fukunaga - 23 October

1:00:00 | Oct 23rd, 2015

On the Empire Podcast this week, we Netflix and chill with Beasts Of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga and ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over the latest Star Wars trailer whilst trying to recover from our Back To The Future Day celebrations.

#183: Christian Slater - 16 October

52:59 | Oct 16th, 2015

This week saw the Empire Podcast team keep a close eye on all electrical equipment as the booth was invaded by hacker extraordinaire, Mr. Robot. Meanwhile, we explore the gothic delights of Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak, ruminate on great cinemat...Show More

Guillermo Del Toro Special

28:56 | Oct 15th, 2015

Guillermo del Toro needs no introduction: but here’s one anyway. Stopping by the podcast booth to celebrate the release of new gothic horror Crimson Peak, del Toro let on that his latest film already belongs in his personally-directed top three. He a...Show More

Mad Max: Fury Road Spoiler Special

1:16:10 | Oct 12th, 2015

Not many directors can mix heart-warming family fare and apocalyptic road rage with effortless ease. But then George Miller isn’t one for convention. Desperate to know what awaits Furiosa at the Citadel? Will the Doof Warrior live to play another day...Show More

Pan Special

38:59 | Oct 9th, 2015

This week sees the Empire Podcast booth transported to Neverland, with not one, not two, but five interviews for family adventure, Pan. Joining us for this pod special is the one-and-only Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, newcomer Levi Mill...Show More

#182: Abi Morgan, Sarah Gavron And Robert Zemeckis - 9 October

1:20:21 | Oct 9th, 2015

On the Empire Podcast this week we welcome Abi Morgan and Sarah Gavron, the writer/director pairing behind Suffragette. Meanwhile, the inestimable Robert Zemeckis also came by to talk about his latest blend of polished storytelling and technical virt...Show More

#181: Anne Hathaway And Robert De Niro - October 2

55:06 | Oct 2nd, 2015

This week's Empire Podcast sees a couple of rising stars making an appearance in the audio booth of destiny. Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro are combining for the first time in The Intern and the pair swung by to chat about their collaboration, make...Show More

Ridley Scott Special

26:11 | Sep 30th, 2015

It's not every week the Empire Podcast booth welcomes a knight of the realm. Sir Ridley Scott isn't one to stand on ceremony though, so all that silver-polishing and red-carpet-rolling was probably unnecessary. On a very special podcast Special, he c...Show More

#180: David Oyelowo - September 25

1:09:44 | Sep 25th, 2015

This week it's the turn of David Oyelowo to take the hotseat and face an inquisition by Empire Podcast. The British actor is moving and shaking in Hollywood these days - he's flaunting his range by following up his barnstorming Martin Luther King tur...Show More

#179: Jason Clarke, Simon Farnaby and Laurence Rickard - September 18

1:15:53 | Sep 18th, 2015

Braving the treacherous climes of Empire's audio booth this week is the star of Everest, Jason Clarke. We chatted to him about all things mountain-based, and let Bill stars Simon Farnaby and Laurence Rickard take care of all ruff-wearing sea level ch...Show More

#178: Kaya Scodelario and M. Night Shyamalan - September 11

1:24:51 | Sep 11th, 2015

This week the Empire Podcast welcomes back two pod-booth veterans/survivors in M. Night Shyamalan and Kaya Scodelario, and a new face - well, voice - in the latter's Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials director, Wes Ball.

#177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland - September 4

1:20:49 | Sep 4th, 2015

The big man himself, Mr Ron Perlman, joins us on the podcast this week to explain why you'll find him naked in a fountain and speaking in tongues in Hand Of God. And if an audience with Hellboy isn't enough, we also welcome Legend director Brian Helg...Show More

#176: Ed Skrein - August 28

1:06:43 | Aug 28th, 2015

This week Empire welcomes a debutant to the podbooth. Ed Skrein is a name you'll be hearing a lot in months and years ahead. He's "the new Jason Statham" in Transporter: Refueled, and will battle wisecracking Wade Wilson as Ajax in Deadpool. He's a m...Show More

#175: Jack Whitehall - August 21

46:08 | Aug 21st, 2015

This week sees a podcast first. Yes, we've hired a new freelance film reviewer to cast a critical eye over one of the week's cinematic releases, Bad Education. Jack Whitehall is the guy's name, and we can't envisage any conflict of interest there. Ro...Show More

Judd Apatow Special

35:37 | Aug 17th, 2015

Judd Apatow, the director behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This Is 40 and the recently-released Trainwreck, stepped into the podbooth this week to talk his career, directing comedy and the matter of awkward in-flight erections.

#174: Cara Delevingne - August 14

1:14:47 | Aug 14th, 2015

You're not going to believe this, but Cara Delevingne is on this week's podcast. As well as talking about Paper Towns, the upcoming John Green adaptation, she also sings the theme tune to Pokeman. Plus! The Empire Podcast team say goodbye to their ed...Show More

#173: Hugh Grant - August 7

52:43 | Aug 6th, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. may be out on August 14, but one of the men from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is on the podcast this week, namely Mister Hugh Grant esquire. He talks toy cars, the Cold War and spies in the family, while the Empire Podcast team sti...Show More

#172: Josh Gad - July 31

1:07:19 | Jul 31st, 2015

You might know him as the voice of Olaf from Frozen, or you could be a big Wedding Ringer fan, or you could love his work with Billy Crystal in The Comedians, but however you know him, he's Josh Gad, and here's on the show this week to talk about Pix...Show More

#171: Pete Docter - July 24

1:03:23 | Jul 24th, 2015

The inside story on Inside Out, hand-wringing over the announcement of an Emoji movie and Dan Jolin being habitually wrong on the subject of spoilers. All that and more in this week's podcast, guest hosted by geek queen Helen O'Hara. She ran pell mel...Show More

Ant-Man Spoiler Podcast - Peyton Reed

1:29:09 | Jul 21st, 2015

Whether you loved Paul Rudd's take on Marvel's miniature superhero or thought its third act was a bit of an, ahem, anticlimax, you've got to listen to this Empire Podcast spoiler special in honour of Ant-Man. That is, if you've already watched the fi...Show More

#170: Jake Gyllenhaal - July 17

56:46 | Jul 17th, 2015

The ferociously talented Jake Gyllenhaal is the guest on this week's podcast, as is the ghost of San Diego Comic Con, which haunts this episode like a, um, ghost. In short: the team wraps up the biggest headlines from the con, and reviews the likes o...Show More

#169: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane - July 10

1:09:33 | Jul 10th, 2015

Just two members of the podcast team appear on this week's episode, namely Phil De Semlyen and Ali Plumb, both of whom are at the San Diego Comic-Con to show off their impressive cosplay costumes. Expect to hear signs of severe sleep deprivation and ...Show More

#168: Hayley Atwell - July 3

1:30:52 | Jul 3rd, 2015

The charming and wonderful Hayley Atwell stops by the Empire Podcast booth for a lengthy chat about her Marvel TV series, Agent Carter, touching on mid-audition nausea and how she'd fight Empire if it came to it. Elsewhere, the team comes to terms wi...Show More

#167: Emily Mortimer, Robert Sheehan, Corin Hardy - Edinburgh Live Special - June 26, 2015

1:59:23 | Jun 25th, 2015

You're not going to believe this, but the Edinburgh International Film Festival invited the Empire Podcast team back for the second year in a row, and this is the result: over two hours of silly questions, silly answers, movie news and reviews, featu...Show More

#166: Ian McKellen, The Entourage Team - June 12

1:19:16 | Jun 19th, 2015

Ian McKellen and the cast of Entourage: not your typical gathering of famous folk, but then again, the Empire Podcast is not your typical film programme. Be sure to tune in to hear Gandalf singing songs from Beauty And The Beast, as well as Johnny "D...Show More

Jurassic World Spoiler Podcast - Colin Trevorrow

1:30:12 | Jun 15th, 2015

The director of the indomitable Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow, stopped by the Empire Podcast booth recently to spill some T-Rex-sized beans about the box office record-breaking blockbuster, and here is the fascinating result. Topped up with near an...Show More

#165: David Hasselhoff, Richard E. Grant - June 12

1:33:04 | Jun 12th, 2015

Two interviewees this week, both of them undeniable legends. First up is David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff, here to talk about his new show, Hoff The Record, which airs June 18 at 9pm on Dave. Then there's Richard E. Grant, here to talk about Queen And Co...Show More

#164: Peter Serafinowicz, Paul Feig - June 5

1:34:05 | Jun 5th, 2015

Espionage comedy Spy offers up two interviewees this week, with both director Paul Feig and star Peter Serafinowicz stopping by to reveal everything we ask of them (as all good spies should).

#163: Simon Pegg - May 29

1:02:16 | May 29th, 2015

Simon Pegg appears on the Empire Podcast for a record-breaking fourth time this week, talking about everything from this new Star Trek script to his latest, the Brit rom-com Man Up, out now.

Tomorrowland Spoiler Podcast - Brad Bird Damon Lindelof

54:10 | May 22nd, 2015

Dare you unearth the secrets of Tomorrowland? If you're reading this, and you've seen Tomorrowland, chances are you do indeed dare. So for interviews with the director, Brad Bird, and his co-writer, Damon Lindelof, as well as half an hour's chat from...Show More

#162: Hugh Laurie - May 22

1:00:22 | May 22nd, 2015

The Prince Regent, Bertie Wooster, Gregory House, Viscount George Bufton-Tufton, Frederick Little and Jasper from 101 Dalmatians - Hugh Laurie's played them all, and been very funny with it. He continues that funny streak with his Empire Podcast inte...Show More

#161: Lake Bell, Sarah Gadon - May 15

1:36:05 | May 15th, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road is out this week, as is Pitch Perfect 2, but we're here for the other guys: A Royal Night Out (also in cinemas this weekend) and Man Up (out in two weekends' time) with Sarah Gadon and Lake Bell both in the studio to talk about the...Show More

#160: Kit Harington, Peter Firth, Jon Stewart

1:15:49 | May 8th, 2015

The legendary host of America's foremost late-night talk and news satire television program, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart is on this week's podcast to chat about his directorial debut, Rosewater, as well as The Winslow Boy, John Oliver, and much more ...Show More

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Spoiler Podcast - Joss Whedon And Paul Bettany

1:43:57 | May 1st, 2015

The long-awaited Empire Podcast spoiler special for Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron features an hour's worth of detailed discussion from the podcast team, as well as a frank, funny and very informative 30-minute interview with writer-director Joss W...Show More

#159: Carey Mulligan - May 1, 2015

1:13:56 | May 1st, 2015

The utterly charming Carey Mulligan is the guest on this week's Empire Podcast, talking about everything from sheep farming to how to use "madding" in a sentence without saying "Far From The Madding Crowd".

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Charlie Cox

55:41 | Apr 24th, 2015

If you've seen all 13 episodes of the first season of Netflix / Marvel's Daredevil, you'll want to talk about all 13 episodes of the first season of Netflix / Marvel's Daredevil. You'd probably also like to speak to the star of the show, Charlie Cox,...Show More

#158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox - April 24, 2015

1:28:00 | Apr 24th, 2015

Two British actors masquerading as American superheroes are on this week's Empire Podcast, namely Paul Bettany (The Avengers Age Of Ultron's The Vision) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil's, um, Daredevil). Also, the team finally tackle that question of ques...Show More

#157: Alan Rickman - April 17, 2015

1:24:26 | Apr 16th, 2015

Call him Hans Gruber, The Sheriff Of Nottingham or his real name, Alan Rickman, but the star-cum-director of A Little Chaos is a veritable living legend, and one willing to slum it in the muck and the mire of this week's Empire Podcast. Expect Die Ha...Show More

#156: Ryan Gosling - April 10, 2015

1:02:58 | Apr 10th, 2015

Ryan Gosling is on the podcast this week to talk about his directorial debut Lost River, out today. So for details on that, his love of cereal and Disneyland-based friendship with Guillermo del Toro, be sure to listen to this episode, which also feat...Show More

The Walking Dead Special - Greg Nicotero

32:34 | Apr 7th, 2015

Greg Nicotero is a special effects legend. From kicking off his career working with George A. Romero on Day of the Dead to his current role as Walking Dead gore guru - goru? - and director-cum-producer, he's seen everything that could possibly be cov...Show More

#155: Ron Moore - April 3, 2015

1:01:52 | Apr 2nd, 2015

The Empire Podcast comes out just a little earlier than normal, what with this Easter weekend thing and all, and to celebrate the kind folks at Universal have released Fast & Furious 7 to bamboozle and enthrall. Here, in this hour-long podcast, the t...