Inside Psycho

By Wondery

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A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history--and it nearly didn't happen!

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Oct 15, 2019
Wondery Presents The Mysterious Mr. Epstein
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Oct 01, 2019
Introducing The Lead: Your New Daily Sports Fix
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From Wondery and The Athletic, The Lead is the first daily sports podcast that will bring you one big story each day from The Athletic's all-star team of local and national sports reporters. Subscribe now to hear new episodes each weekday morning: http://wondery.fm/TheLeadED

Sep 16, 2019
BONUS: Talking Star Wars with George Lucas Biographer Brian Jay Jones
00:46:02

In this special BONUS episode, INSIDE STAR WARS creator and host Mark Ramsey interviews Brian Jay Jones, the author of the recent best-selling biography “George Lucas: A Life.” We talk about our shared love of the original film and how the franchise shaped our youths. We discuss what it’s like to chase down the details of a living legend who has contributed so much to modern pop culture. And Brian reveals the one question he would most like to ask Lucas today: “Are you happy?”

It’s a fascinating conversation about the man at the center of Star Wars.

Brian Jay Jones also wrote a wonderful biography of Muppet creator Jim Henson, and his current best-seller is this great book: “Becoming Dr. Seuss - Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination.”


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Jul 21, 2019
Goodbyes
00:31:18

Alec Guinness tells a child to stop watching Star Wars and drives him to tears. Kenny Baker - the man inside R2D2 - dies, but not before meeting the son he never knew. After great emotional struggle, George Lucas sells Star Wars to Disney. After a lifetime of total control, now he has to say “goodbye.” Carrie Fisher boards a plane at Heathrow Airport in London in 2016 and stops breathing before reaching Los Angeles. The world says goodbye to Princess Leia. Lucas acknowledges the fact that Star Wars used to be his, and now it’s ours. He used to live only for movies - and then he had children. Finally, a wide-eyed return to a movie theater in 1977 and the first time anyone ever saw Star Wars.


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Jul 20, 2019
Star Wars Will Be a Bomb
00:28:57

Shooting on Star Wars wraps, but the troubles are far from over. Lucas has to “crack the whip” at ILM, which is way behind on FX shots. Lucas discovers the perfect voice for Darth Vader. The John Williams score is finished and Lucas is moved to tears. He screens the film for his movie friends and the reception is ugly. The FOX sales team loves the movie, but the studio board is convinced they’re wrong - Star Wars will be an enormous bomb, they believe. So they move the release date early and dump it into a small number of theaters before it’s forgotten forever. And then, Star Wars premieres and is a phenomenon. Lines around the block everywhere. Lucas vacations with Spielberg and tosses out an idea for another movie, one led by a character named “Indiana Smith.” Lucas negotiates the sequels, then takes a long vacation from Star Wars until a new series of prequels. And that’s when the backlash begins. 


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Jul 19, 2019
Days and Nights of the Force
00:25:53

Carrie Fisher auditions hairstyles and the “Buns of Navarone” are born. Star Wars begins shooting. Carrie is smitten by her handsome co-star, Harrison Ford. Greedo nearly suffocates during the Cantina sequence. George Lucas breaks the news to Alec Guinness that his character will be killed off - without a satisfying death scene, and Guinness is furious. Luke and Leia swing across a dangerous chasm, but first someone has to tape down Carrie Fisher’s breasts. Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin is a horror legend - where does he go on his bicycle every day during the shooting of Star Wars? Shooting nears its end and George Lucas falls into depression and despair. Strife with the studio continues, and now Lucas is suffering chest pains. Star Wars is literally going to kill him.


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Jul 18, 2019
I am Princess Leia!
00:31:06

Casting begins for Star Wars. Carrie Fisher wins a role, runs into the rain, and shouts to the heavens: “I am Princess Leia!” George Lucas doesn’t want Harrison Ford in the cast, but it just so happens Harrison's building a door all week and is in the right place at the right time. Mark Hamill awakens on Robert Englund’s couch just in time to find out about “the perfect role” for him - with dialogue that is absolutely befuddling. The men inside R2D2 and C3PO come to terms with the extraordinary discomfort of their costumes - and their dislike for each other. Alec Guinness hates science fiction “fairy-tale rubbish” and considers Lucas to be “a touch boring.” Meanwhile Lucas is plowing his own money into Star Wars and still has no green light from Fox. That’s when he faces a choice: Either make the movie for half of what he needs or Star Wars will be shut down.


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Jul 13, 2019
Bleeding on the Page
00:27:04

Francis Coppola urges a struggling and dirt poor George Lucas to write something human and stop being “so weird.” The result is American Graffiti, the classic coming of age movie. United Artists agrees to pick up the project along with one other idea, something vague about wars in space. But the deal falls apart in part because “nobody knows what American Graffiti means.” Universal comes to the rescue but retains final cut. The screenings are great, but Universal is convinced it will be a disaster, so they cut the film - because they can. A resentful and hungry Lucas scribbles a two-page treatment for something called “The Star Wars.” Everyone in town rejects the project, except for Fox exec Alan Ladd Jr, who buys the idea for a paltry sum and offers a thin vote of confidence for George Lucas. Then, American Graffiti is released and becomes a hit. Lucas renegotiates not for more money but for sequel and merchandising rights, both worthless at the time. Now he spends every day for the next three years writing the script. Grueling days. Bleeding on the page. Pulling teeth would be easier and more pleasant. We meet Lucas’s dog, an Alaskan malamute named “Indiana” who inspires a certain Wookiee named “Chewbacca.” We discover the inspiration for “R2D2.” Meanwhile, it’s clear that Fox is dragging their feet - that many at the studio wish Star Wars would simply…go away. 


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Jul 11, 2019
Dreams of Star Wars
00:20:27

A young Carrie Fisher meets the paparazzi in the arms of her celebrity mother, Debbie Reynolds. It doesn’t take Carrie long to decide that acting’s not for her. So naturally, an actor is exactly what she becomes. Carrie models tops for Warren Beatty - with and without a bra. Meanwhile, George Lucas has decided to study film. Even though no film school graduate had ever gotten a job in the industry. He quickly becomes a star at USC, determined to make his movies his way, no matter what the rules are. He works day and night on a diet of coffee and chocolate bars. He graduates just as movie attendance is cratering and Hollywood is shutting down. He meets another young cinematic firebrand, Francis Coppola, and they join forces on his first movie, THX1138. Warner Brothers hates the movie and takes it back to cut it themselves. It limps into theaters where one young film buff is left awestruck. His name is Steven Spielberg. Meanwhile Lucas dreams of a movie with heroes and villains, ray guns and spaceships, thrills and adventure beyond the stars.


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Jul 06, 2019
Two Suns Setting
00:27:36

A torturous first day of shooting Star Wars in the Tunisian desert. Including a one-time “carpenter to the stars,” an actor named Harrison Ford. Cut to: A young George Lucas captivated and thrilled by a new gadget called “television” and the thrilling, swashbuckling serials of Flash Gordon. Later, Lucas falls for fast cars. More speeding tickets than baseball cards. Fights at home with his father over work and school and career. “I’m gonna be a millionaire before I’m 30,” he shouts at his dad. But he’s failing classes and his best hopes are for a life as an auto mechanic. Then, one fateful day he’s in his tiny Fiat turning left across traffic. That’s when a car smashes into him - an accident that nearly kills him. And an experience that will change his life forever.


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Jul 04, 2019
Introducing Inside Star Wars
00:06:47

Heroes, villains, action... all set in a galaxy far, far away. Join Inside Star Wars and go behind the camera and find out how one of the most iconic series in film history came to be. Listen now at: http://wondery.fm/ISWED

May 29, 2019
People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia, Part 2
00:28:51

“Philadelphia” would attract top Hollywood talent like Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards -- and an actor named Ron Vawter. Vawter had AIDS, and he would live just long enough to see the film change minds and hearts everywhere. Here, art wasn’t imitating life, art was life. This is the second in a two-part series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “Philadelphia,” and the progress we’ve made in the fight against HIV/AIDS.   

In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit wondery.fm/RED to learn more and donate today.

Nov 15, 2018
People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia, Part 1
00:35:51

In the 1980s HIV/AIDS was a quiet killer and a stigmatized disease. As director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Ron Nyswaner watched friends succumb to AIDS, they would embark on the first major studio film to tackle the subject head-on. They needed to convince studio heads, movie stars, and a community to come along on their journey. On this 25th anniversary of “Philadelphia,” Mark Ramsey takes you inside this seminal film in a special two-part podcast series on how the film was made, and how it made a difference.   

In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit wondery.fm/RED to learn more and donate today.

Nov 15, 2018
Introducing People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia
00:01:03

In 1993, Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for his role as Andrew Beckett in the film Philadelphia. This award represented more than just a stellar acting performance. Tom Hanks and the creators, cast, and crew of Philadelphia succeeded in bringing AIDS awareness to the mainstream. They sparked conversation about the disease, and helped to shift the cultural perception of HIV/AIDS from fear to compassion.


In two special episodes of People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia, we’ll get a special look inside the making of this groundbreaking film that starred Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, and the impact it has had around the world. Stay tuned right here, on Inside Psycho, for the upcoming episodes.


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Nov 13, 2018
The Inside series is back with INSIDE JAWS
00:09:22

Inside Jaws takes you on an immersive journey through the making of 1975’s pulse-pounding hit film Jaws, the first-ever summer blockbuster. Subscribe to Inside Jaws on Apple Podcast today or hear the all episodes ad free on wondery.com/plus

Jun 26, 2018
Introducing Inside The Exorcist
00:10:58

In 1973, hell came and invaded the body of a young girl. Doctors wouldn’t treat her, psychiatrists dismissed her, priests gave their lives to save her. Hear the fear for yourself. From the creators of the critically-acclaimed show 'Inside Psycho' comes this deep dive into the legendary film 'The Exorcist', hosted by Mark Ramsey.

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Oct 10, 2017
BONUS | Interview with Psycho documentary creator Rob Galluzzo
00:33:34

Time for a deep dive into all things “Psycho” with Rob Galluzzo, Sr. Editor at Blumhouse Productions, co-host of the SHOCKWAVES podcast, and creator of the documentary “The Psycho Legacy.” Rob and host Mark Ramsey swap some stories, including things that didn’t make the cut for Inside Psycho and tidbits about other films in the series. It’s a great way to generate chills even in the steamiest of summers. 

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Jul 10, 2017
E6 | She Wouldn’t Even Harm a Fly
00:31:13
Psycho fever overtakes America, and Alfred Hitchcock is suddenly a very rich man. And with this stunning success comes one haunting fear: What will I do for an encore? That question plagues Hitchcock for the rest of his career, through only six more films, a humiliating defeat at the Academy Awards, the specter of young directors vaulting past the old master, and a final appearance to accept a life achievement award that’s too little and too late. Meanwhile, critical admiration for Psycho grows, and the film’s legacy spawns sequels and remakes and a web of pop culture signposts, even today. We leave you in the cellar of terrifying old house on a lonely hill. Do you hear something? Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psycho Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psycho Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psycho We'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsycho Have a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711
Apr 20, 2017
E5 | Shock and Awe
00:26:07
Hitchcock’s nightmares haunt him as he readies Psycho for release. He tussles with the censors to keep his precious shower scene - the one which does or does not contain nudity, depending on which censor’s opinion you’re listening to. Hitch maps out an elaborate and unprecedented publicity strategy and in the process reinvents the way America goes to the movies. He suffers a rash of scathing reviews from big name critics, one of whom calls Psycho “a very minor work.” Then, Psycho opens - and the world will never be the same. Hitchcock marvels at the lines around every block all across the country. Perhaps his fears were all wrong...or maybe this will be the huge success from which he will never recover. Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psycho Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psycho Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psycho We'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsycho Have a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711
Apr 13, 2017
E4 | Men Do Kill Nude Women You Know
00:25:09
It’s the inside story of the legendary shower scene, from the nudist on set, to Janet Leigh’s unending efforts to maintain some decency, to the answer to the longstanding question: Do you actually see the knife disappear into a body or not? We review the sounds of stabbing, the practical jokes that had everyone in stitches (except Janet Leigh), the novel introduction of a toilet to an American movie, the did-she-or-didn’t-she blink moment, and the very real possibility that the entire shower scene could have played in silence. Plus, you meet the famous child actor from the 1950’s who helped glue hairs into the head of Norman’s mother’s corpse. All the while, Hitchcock is convinced that the picture he’s making is, in a word, awful. Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psycho Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psycho Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psycho We'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsycho Have a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711
Apr 06, 2017
E3 | Time To Shoot
00:22:50
What do you do when your studio hates your next picture? If you’re Alfred Hitchcock, you put up your own money and risk everything on it. Psycho was a movie everybody in town said couldn’t get made - it would be the movie that would ruin Hitchcock’s career, they said. Or would it? Hitchcock casts his Norman Bates and his “perfectly ordinary” Marion Crane. Hear how the voice of Norman’s mother evolves from a series of hilarious celebrity prank calls, how Hitch navigates the performance of one actor he called “the stiff.” Then, he swears the cast and crew to secrecy, and production begins on the biggest bet of Hitchcock’s career. Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psycho Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psycho Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psycho We'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsycho Have a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711
Mar 30, 2017
E2 | Bloch and Hitchcock
00:21:12
When a struggling writer, Robert Bloch, discovers the story of a strange man in Wisconsin who killed and mutilated his victims, he transforms it into a story about the twisted relationship between a man and his mother: Psycho. Later, he realizes his fictions come closer to the dark truth than he ever could have imagined. That’s when his book is optioned by an anonymous Hollywood buyer for next to nothing. That buyer turns out to be Alfred Hitchcock. We meet Hitch on his deathbed, rewind through key moments, and end with Hitch savoring only one of the 2,400 submissions his office had reviewed. This would be his next picture: Psycho. Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psycho Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psycho Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psycho We'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsycho Have a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711
Mar 23, 2017
E1 | The Butcher of Plainfield
00:26:27
A mild and meek man who was unusually attached to his domineering mother. That’s the story of Ed Gein, who murdered numerous middle-aged women in and around Plainfield, WI in the 1950’s, and whose story inspired the character of Norman Bates. The story of Psycho begins in a dingy, remote cabin, where Gein collected bits and pieces of his subjects and fashioned them into chairs, lampshades, or worse. All his victims were chosen because they reminded him of his mother. When he was buried, this was engraved on the headstone beside his: “Augusta Gein: Mother.” Gein’s story is a chilling beginning to one of the most famous stories in movie history. Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psycho Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psycho Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psycho We'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsycho Have a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711
Mar 23, 2017
Introducing Inside Psycho
00:06:06
A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history–and it nearly didn’t happen! Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho
Mar 09, 2017