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If you're like Matt Gourley (Superego, Drunk History, James Bonding), then you know all the classic movie and television scenes so well it's like you were in the room when they happened. Well, you weren't. And neither was he. But the people Matt inte...Show More

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Back to the Future Trilogy with Tom Wilson

50:03 | Feb 15th, 2017

Actor and artist Tom Wilson joins Matt this week to discuss being present (but also past and future) in the Back to the Future Trilogy as Biff Tannen, among other members of the Tannen clan. Tom tells us about finding a creative way to approach being...Show More

Transformers: Dark of the Moon with Andy Daly

1:09:18 | Sep 26th, 2018

The great Andy Daly joins Matt to discuss his role as Mailroom Worker in the 2011 film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Andy talks about auditioning for Michael Bay as the director sat on the floor, doing a product placement scene for an item Michael...Show More

Yeardley Smith Part II, The Legend of Billie Jean and More

58:50 | Jul 4th, 2018

The wonderful Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons, Small Town Dicks Podcast) returns to join Matt to discuss her role as Putter Jacks in the 1985 film The Legend of Billie Jean. Yeardley also talks about her experience as the sassy virgin secretary on Herma...Show More

City Slickers and The Simpsons with Yeardley Smith

1:02:58 | May 23rd, 2018

Actress Yeardley Smith joins Matt to discuss her role as Nancy in the 1991 film City Slickers as well as being the voice of Lisa Simpson in The Simpsons. Yeardley talks about acting in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing in her early years, working with St...Show More

Space Jam, Ed Wood, and Everything Else with Maurice LaMarche

1:05:13 | Apr 25th, 2018

Legendary voice actor Maurice LaMarche joins Matt to talk about his voice over roles in Space Jam, Ed Wood, and the countless other great voice over performances in his career. Maurice tells us about doing the voice for Vincent D’Onofrio’s portrayal ...Show More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Big Fish with John August

49:10 | Feb 28th, 2018

Screenwriter and co-host of Scriptnotes podcast John August joins Matt to discuss the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the 2003 film Big Fish. John talks about how he hadn’t seen the 1971 Willy Wonka movie before writing the script, Jo...Show More

James Bonding Season 3 Trailer

02:46 | Feb 12th

Matt Gourley and Matt Mira are back with a new season of James Bonding Podcast. Season 3 features feature length commentaries of the Bond films as well as live shows, special episodes, and more. Great ready for all new episodes starting 2/19.

Silence of the Lambs with Brooke Smith

47:08 | Dec 5th, 2018

For the 100th and final (for now) episode of I Was There Too, Matt finally gets to sit down with his long-sought guest, actress Brooke Smith. She joins Matt to discuss her role as Catherine Martin aka the girl in the well in the 1991 horror film The ...Show More

Halloween 2018 with Toby Huss

45:22 | Nov 21st, 2018

The incredibly talented actor Toby Huss joins Matt to discuss his role as Ray Nelson in the 2018 slasher film Halloween. Toby talks about director David Gordon Green letting him improvise, being attacked by fire ants while filming, and how his charac...Show More

IWTT Classic: Halloween with P.J. Soles

1:04:51 | Nov 21st, 2018

Actress P.J. Soles joins Matt this week to talk about her role as Lynda van der Klok in the 1978 John Carpenter classic Halloween. P.J. talks about why the way she said “totally” secured her role in the film, what it’s like to shoot a sex & death sce...Show More

IWTT Classic: Aliens | T2 | Titanic with Jenette Goldstein

1:02:54 | Nov 7th, 2018

From the vaults of I Was There Too, Matt brings out a classic episode with Jenette Goldstein of Aliens, T2, and Titanic. This week Jenette Goldstein joins Matt to chat about her portrayal as bad-ass Pvt. Vasquez in Aliens, John Connor’s foster mother...Show More

Casino Royale with Carlos Leal

47:09 | Oct 24th, 2018

Accomplished actor and rapper Carlos Leal joins Matt to discuss his role as Tournament Director in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. Carlos shares never before told stories about his original role as the croupier, why he believed for 24 hours t...Show More

12 Years A Slave and Saturday Night Live with Taran Killam

1:29:23 | Oct 10th, 2018

Comedian, writer, and actor Taran Killam joins Matt to talk about his role as Hamilton in the 2013 period drama 12 Years A Slave and his time at Saturday Night Live. Taran chats about doing magic in an ultimately cut scene, director Steve McQueen giv...Show More

JAWS with the People and Places of Amity Island

51:24 | Sep 12th, 2018

Matt goes out in the field to Amity Island itself, the beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, to talk to the locals about the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws. Join Matt as he visits the Jaws bridge location, an actor from the film, Chief Brody’s house, The Chappy Ferry...Show More

Friday The 13th 13th Live at The Dynasty Typewriter Co-hosted by Paul Rust with Robbi Morgan, Melanie Kinnaman, and Shavar Ross

1:02:34 | Aug 29th, 2018

Matt and guest co-host Paul Rust are joined by actors Robbi Morgan, Melanie Kinnaman, and Shavar Ross of the Friday The 13th franchise live from the Dynasty Typewriter theater in Los Angeles! They talk about how Robbi feels about being the first of m...Show More

In Voorhees We Trust With Gourley and Rust

1:32:05 | Aug 24th, 2018

Lace up your hiking boots and pick a bunk because your stay at Camp Crystal Lake is just beginning. In this free and full-length primer episode of 'In Voorhees We Trust With Gourley and Rust,' you’ll learn why Matt and Paul love the Friday the 13th f...Show More

I Was There Too For I Was There Too Part Too with Matt Gourley hosted by Ben Blacker

1:00:10 | Aug 15th, 2018

In part two of a special two-part episode, wonderful writer Ben Blacker (Hex Wives, Thrilling Adventure Hour) interviews Matt all about his experience hosting I Was There Too. Matt shares stories about the dream guests that got away, how he puts his ...Show More

Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and More with Captain Dale Dye

1:07:14 | Aug 1st, 2018

Veteran of the Vietnam war, actor, and technical advisor Dale Dye joins Matt to talk about how he became the military technical advisor for Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and more. Dale talks about his mission to meet with Oliver Sto...Show More

I Was There Too for I Was There Too with Matt Gourley

1:01:26 | Jul 18th, 2018

In part one of a special two-part episode, wonderful writer Ben Blacker (Hex Wives, Thrilling Adventure Hour) interviews Matt all about his experience hosting I Was There Too. Matt shares where the idea for the show came from, his preparation process...Show More

Popeye and Sixteen Candles with Paul Dooley

59:03 | Jun 20th, 2018

Actor Paul Dooley joins Matt to talk about his roles as Wimpy in the 1980 film Popeye, as Jim Baker in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles, and a whole lot more. First, Paul discusses his approach to adapting the character of Wimpy, working alongside Rober...Show More

Introducing Unspooled

08:07 | May 17th, 2018

Paul Scheer & Amy Nicholson’s new podcast launches today! Here’s a preview of Unspooled, the show where Paul and Amy team up to watch the greatest movies of all time. Episode 1: Citizen Kane is out right now.  Check out Unspooled in Apple Podcast...Show More

I Was There Zoo with Animal Trainer Molly O’Neill

1:00:12 | May 9th, 2018

Actress and animal trainer for film and TV Molly O’Neill joins Matt and guest co-host Amanda Lund to talk about being responsible for some of the great animal performances in cinema and TV history. Molly shares stories of working with direwolves on G...Show More

Almost Every Film Ever with Amy Nicholson and Jen Yamato

1:07:15 | Apr 11th, 2018

Film critics Amy Nicholson & Jen Yamato join Matt to talk about what it’s like to be a critic in today’s film climate. They discuss everything from their approaches to criticism to the hardest movies to review. Plus, we’ll hear about how they manage ...Show More

Scent Of A Woman with Jordan Katz

49:03 | Mar 28th, 2018

Trumpet player/banjo player/composer Jordan Katz (Drop the Mic) joins Matt and guest co-host Mark McConville to discuss being one of the students in the climactic school scene in 1992’s Scent of a Woman. Jordan talks about his experience watching Al ...Show More

Eyes Were There Too: Doctor Strange with Amy Landecker

55:17 | Mar 14th, 2018

Actress Amy Landecker joins Matt and guest co-host Amanda Lund to discuss her almost entirely cut role as an anesthesiologist in the 2016 Marvel film Doctor Strange. Amy describes what she expected from the project, the confusion that led to her char...Show More

Million Dollar Baby with Riki Lindhome

1:02:10 | Feb 14th, 2018

Actress Riki Lindhome joins Matt to discuss her role as Mardell Fitzgerald in the 2004 Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby. Riki talks about what it was like to work with Clint Eastwood as both an actor and a director, her origins with The Actors...Show More

Looper with Noah Segan

50:13 | Jan 31st, 2018

Actor Noah Segan returns this week and joins Matt to discuss his role as Kid Blue in the 2012 film Looper. Noah talks about how he ended up in the film, the origin of his nick name “Kid Blue” which existed before the film, and the story behind droppi...Show More

The Last Jedi with Noah Segan

47:33 | Jan 17th, 2018

Actor Noah Segan joins Matt this week to discuss his role as X-wing fighter pilot Stomeroni Starck in the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi. Noah talks about how he got the role, the origin of the name Stomeroni Starck and the connect...Show More

Scrooged with Dick Blasucci and Co-host Maria Blasucci

58:23 | Dec 20th, 2017

Writer, producer, and Maria Blasucci’s dad Dick Blasucci joins Matt and Maria to discuss his role as the IBC Television Executive in the 1988 Christmas film Scrooged. Dick explains how his friendship with Bill Murray landed him the role and shares st...Show More

I Wasn't There Too: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel with Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci, and Sara Sposito

52:52 | Dec 6th, 2017

It’s another edition of “I Wasn’t There Too” featuring the on-set voices of the Chipettes from Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci, and Sara Sposito. The girls give a sampling of their chipmunk voices before getting i...Show More

Star Trek with Brandon Adams

46:51 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Background actor Brandon Adams joins Matt this week to discuss his role as a guy on the shuttle - aka Jim Shuttle - in the 2009 Star Trek reboot. Brandon talks about having his face featured right alongside the film’s stars in the trailer, the joke h...Show More

Django Unchained and Get Out with Marcus Henderson

51:49 | Nov 8th, 2017

Actor, chess teacher, great storyteller Marcus Henderson joins Matt to discuss his roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. He tells us about his Django audition in which he pretended to be attacked by a dog, the laye...Show More

Meatballs with Russ Banham

43:04 | Oct 25th, 2017

Author and director Russ Banham joins Matt and guest co-host Steve Agee to discuss his role as Bobby Crockett in the 1979 classic comedy Meatballs. Russ tells of how his unusual wardrobe helped him during his audition before sharing stories of filmin...Show More

Twin Peaks with Eric Edelstein and guest co-host Steve Berg

1:00:23 | Oct 11th, 2017

Actor Eric Edelstein joins Matt and guest co-host Steve Berg to discuss his role as Detective “Smiley” Fusco in the 2017 return of Twin Peaks. Eric tells of how he went from being a fan of the original series to having a role in the return written sp...Show More

Catwoman with Janet Varney

46:52 | Sep 27th, 2017

Actress and improviser Janet Varney joins Matt to discuss her role as Party Girl in the 2004 superhero film Catwoman. Janet tells us whether shooting party scenes are as bad as being at a party with people you don’t know, crying on the drive home at ...Show More

RoboCop with Kevin Page

44:28 | Sep 13th, 2017

Actor Kevin Page joins Matt to discuss his role as Kinney in the 1987 action film RoboCop. Kevin talks about having to choose between continuing theatre or taking the role and what it was like getting obliterated by ED-209 and becoming the most squib...Show More

Legally Blonde with Alanna Ubach

45:53 | Aug 30th, 2017

Actress Alanna Ubach joins Matt and guest co-host Amanda Lund this week to discuss her role as Serena in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. Alanna shares how Jessica Cauffiel helped her book the role by having her mirror her movements, improvising her V...Show More

True Detective with Azure Parsons

1:10:42 | Aug 16th, 2017

Actress Azure Parsons joins Matt this week to discuss her role as Charmaine Boudreaux on the hit television series "True Detective." She tells Matt about her first reaction to reading her part as well as the strategies she took to enmesh herself into...Show More

Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Cary Guffey

44:56 | Aug 2nd, 2017

In anticipation of the 40th anniversary, former child actor Cary Guffey joins Matt to share his memories of playing little Barry Guiler in Stephen Spielberg's 1977 classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Cary discusses what it was like to act in ...Show More

True Lies with Tom Arnold

44:22 | Jul 19th, 2017

Actor and comedian Tom Arnold joins Matt to give us a behind the scenes look on what it was like working alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the James Cameron 1994 action film True Lies. Tom tells us about how he ended up bonding with Arnold and James...Show More

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Steve Agee

1:00:58 | Jul 5th, 2017

Matt is back from his honeymoon to interview Steve Agee about his role as Gef the Ravager in the 2017 Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In a I Was There Too first, Matt and Steve have a pre-interview before watching the film together. Among...Show More

Ghostbusters with Michael Ensign and guest hosted by Mark McConville

53:23 | Jun 21st, 2017

While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Michael Ensign joins guest host Mark McConville to discuss the 1984 film Ghostbusters. Michael tells us about the ...Show More

Rebel Without a Cause with Jack Grinnage and guest hosted by Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci

1:02:51 | Jun 7th, 2017

While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Jack Grinnage joins guest hosts Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci to discuss the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. Jac...Show More

Every Star Wars Movie with Peter Mayhew and guest hosted by Ben Blacker!

1:00:27 | May 24th, 2017

While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Peter Mayhew joins guest host Ben Blacker to discuss playing Chewbacca in every Star Wars movie. Peter tells us ab...Show More

Ant-Man and Prisoners with David Dastmalchian and guest hosted by Steve Agee!

1:12:50 | May 10th, 2017

While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor David Dastmalchian joins guest host Steve Agee to discuss the 2013 thriller Prisoners and the 2015 superhero film ...Show More

Collected Stories Vol. 3: The Best of I Was There Too

1:02:00 | Apr 26th, 2017

Once again Matt has lovingly pieced together a collection of the best anecdotes told on I Was There Too about experiences on the set of the Star Wars trilogy, Back to The Future, Die Hard, and many more. You’ll hear from Steven de Souza, Tom Wilson, ...Show More

The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy with Ahmed Best

1:07:01 | Apr 12th, 2017

Actor Ahmed Best joins Matt for a jumbo sized episode of I Was There Too to discuss playing Jar Jar Binks in The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Recorded live from Largo at the Coronet as well as the Earwolf studio, Ahmed tells us about the many stand in ...Show More

Kong: Skull Island with Marc Evan Jackson

54:06 | Mar 29th, 2017

In a first for I Was There Too, Matt ventures outside his home to watch a movie still in theaters, Kong: Skull Island. He is joined by the incredible Marc Evan Jackson who talks about his role in the film as Landsat Steve. If you haven’t seen the fil...Show More

The Running Man and Die Hard with Steven de Souza: Live from Alamo Drafthouse

1:01:30 | Mar 15th, 2017

Presented by the Alamo Drafthouse and recorded live from The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, Matt speaks with screenwriter Steven de Souza about the 1987 film The Running Man and 1988 film Die Hard. Steven lays urban myths to rest and goes in...Show More

More Back To The Future with Jeffrey Weissman

51:10 | Mar 1st, 2017

Actor Jeffrey Weissman joins Matt this week to discuss his unique experience of playing George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and III after Crispin Glover left the films. Jeffrey tells us about the mix of acting and impression that went along wi...Show More

Dreamgirls with Jimmy Pardo

59:00 | Feb 1st, 2017

In another edition of I Wasn’t There Too, professional comedian and Never Not Funny host Jimmy Pardo joins Matt to talk about being cut from the 2006 musical drama Dreamgirls. Jimmy goes deep into how his role of comedian was offered to him out of th...Show More

Inception and Avatar with Dileep Rao

51:12 | Jan 18th, 2017

Actor Dileep Rao has had the pleasure of working with auteur filmmakers Sam Raimi, James Cameron, and Christopher Nolan. Dileep joins Matt this week to talk about playing Yusuf, the dream chemist in Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception and Dr. Pat...Show More

The Star Wars Holiday Special with Larry Heider

54:56 | Dec 21st, 2016

Celebrate the true holiday of the season, The Wookiee Life Day with Matt and special guest and professional camera man Larry Heider who has worked on countless TV projects including the infamous and wonderful Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978. Join...Show More

Almost Famous with Marc Maron: Live from Now Hear This

1:00:59 | Dec 7th, 2016

Live from the Now Hear This Festival, actor, author, cat lover, and vanguard podcaster Marc Maron joins Matt to talk about his role as the Angry Promoter in the 2000 Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous. Marc tells us all about the pants his character we...Show More

The 50th Episode Squib Spectacular

41:31 | Nov 23rd, 2016

On this very special 50th episode of I Was There Too, Matt invites you all along on his journey to fulfill a lifelong dream of getting professionally squibbed. Substitute host and podcast brethren Mark McConville interviews Matt and andrew from J&M S...Show More