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As with most people my age (let's say millennial) podcast are huge. They have a podcast for everything. From sports to comedy to food to politics and so on. It's all covered. I'm here to tell you about my new favorite podcast, "I Was There Too". It's part of Earwolf's new sister network Wolfpop. Every two weeks Matt Gourley, who has been featured on other podcasts such as "James Bonding" and "SuperEgo". Matt interviews actors and actresses that have played semi small to bit part roles in classic movies. He's done 14 episodes so far and his guests have included, Paul F Tompkins from "There Will Be Blood", Ricco Ross from "Aliens", Greg Proops from "Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace", Peter Berkrot from "Caddyshack", Doug Benson from "Captain EO", the passengers from the bus in "Speed", Johnny Williams from "Goodfellas", Paul Rust from "Inglorious Basterds", Eileen Dietz from "The Exorcist", Jenette Goldstein from "Aliens", "T2", and "Titanic", DC Pierson from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", Stephen Toblowsky from "Groundhog Day", and most recently, Diane Franklin from "Better Off Dead". All the episodes are great, even better for people who are fans of the movies. A couple of my favorites are, Doug Benson, Paul Rust and Peter Berkrot. Listening to Doug Benson talk about how odd Michael Jackson was on set to his(Doug Benson) exploits as a dancer in the movie are pretty funny. Paul Rust, who plays one of the grunts, talking about how cool and calm both Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino were give me even more respect for the two of them. And then there's Peter Berkrot AKA the kid who had the rake pushed against his neck by Bill Murray's Carl Spackler while telling him about caddying for the Dalai Lama, is excellent. According to him, most of Bill Murray's speech was improvised. That's incredible! But, my favorite episode so far is last weeks with Diane Franklin from "Better Off Dead". I'm a HUGE fan of that movie. My brother showed it to me when I was in my early twenties and I still quote it to this day. The movie holds up very well too. For those of you who don't know who Diane Franklin is she played the French foreign exchange student, Monique Junot Diane's character becomes John Cusack's love interest in the movie. Her stories range from her close friendship with John Cusack to, the fact that the director Savage Steve Holland wanted her character to not only have a French accent, but a lisp as well. Thankfully they got rid of the lisp before filming. It's a great episode of a wonderful podcast. Each episode is about an hour long which is a perfect amount of time in the podcast world. Their only 14 episodes in and it's bi weekly, so there's plenty of time for everyone to catch up. Give it a listen to, especially if you're a big time movie buff and enjoy.
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