I Was There Too

By Earwolf and Matt Gourley

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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 interviews were! Listen in as they tell the inside stories of how cinema and television history was made from a fly-on-the-wall perspective you've never heard. Looking for the archives?


Episode Date
James Bonding Season 3 Trailer
00:02:46

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. 

Feb 12, 2019
Silence of the Lambs with Brooke Smith
00:47:08

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 Silence of the Lambs. Catherine chats about having to gain weight for the role, reading with three different actors all going out for the Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb role, and how director Jonathan Demme made her confront her demons. Plus, Matt bids farewell (for now) to all the wonderful listeners!

This episode is brought to you by The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast.

Dec 05, 2018
Halloween 2018 with Toby Huss
00:45:22

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 character might have turned out to be deaf. Plus, Toby talks about his other various film and TV roles which include King of The Hill, Cowboys & Aliens, and the upcoming series Dickinson.

Nov 21, 2018
IWTT Classic: Halloween with P.J. Soles
01:04:51

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 scene all at once, and her thoughts on her legendary death scene being recreated at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. P.J. also tells us her experience working with Bill Murray on Stripes, how she had to wrestle Rod Stewart for the jacket she would use for Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and working alongside a very friendly Harrison Ford on the made for TV film The Possessed. Plus, filmmaker Jay Cheel of The Film Junk Podcast helps Matt face his Halloween fears on location during I Was Literally There Too.

Nov 21, 2018
IWTT Classic: Aliens | T2 | Titanic with Jenette Goldstein
01:02:54

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 in Terminator 2, and Irish Mommy in Titanic. Jenette tells us how she fell into the body building sub-culture in East London prior to being cast as Pvt. Vasquez, what it was like shooting in the huge vat of baby oil for the T-1000 in the lava bath scene, and using her own experience as a mother while putting her children to bed for the last time in Titanic. Plus, we finally lay some deep film score time signature controversy to rest as James Bladon returns in another edition of I Was There Tune.

Nov 07, 2018
Casino Royale with Carlos Leal
00:47:09

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 that he was going to be the villain after his audition, and falling asleep in his chair while filming. Plus, Carlos tells us the story he invented for his Tournament Director including why his mustache was so important.



This episode is brought to you by The Jim Jefferies Show podcast.

Oct 24, 2018
12 Years A Slave and Saturday Night Live with Taran Killam
01:29:23

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 giving a pillow a second take, and pushing for the top hat. Also, we hear about Taran’s audition experience for SNL, the inspiration behind the “Les Jeunes De Paris” & Mokiki sketches, and when he realized it was time to go. Plus, Taran tells us about his dream coming true with Arnold Schwarznegger starring in his film Killing Gunther, performing Hamilton on Broadway, and much more!

Oct 10, 2018
Transformers: Dark of the Moon with Andy Daly
01:09:18

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 Bay referred to as “China milk,” and having a stuntman who looked nothing like him get slammed against a wall. Plus, we’ll hear some fun facts from some of Andy’s other roles in film and TV such as Semi-Pro, Eastbound and Down, as well as inventing Mustache TV.



This episode is brought to you by Backblaze (www.backblaze.com/iwtt).

Sep 26, 2018
JAWS with the People and Places of Amity Island
00:51:24

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, and more. There is even talk of a recent shark attack to add to the experience. Enjoy!


This episode is brought to you by Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/iwtt).

Sep 12, 2018
Friday The 13th 13th Live at The Dynasty Typewriter Co-hosted by Paul Rust with Robbi Morgan, Melanie Kinnaman, and Shavar Ross
01:02:34

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 many deaths to kick off the franchise as Annie the hitchhiker, Shavar aka Reggie the Reckless not knowing he was going to film a horror film, and Melanie having to scream over and over again to get the perfect pitch for a scene. For more Friday The 13th discussion subscribe to “In Voorhees We Trust With Gourley and Rust” go to stitcherpremium.com/voorhees and use promo code ‘VOORHEES’ for 1 month free!

Aug 29, 2018
In Voorhees We Trust With Gourley and Rust
01:32:05

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 franchise so much, what they expect to learn about themselves in revisiting it, and how they plan to tackle and assess all 12 films of the Voorhees family legacy. Join them on their journey to Crystal Lake, Manhattan, hell, and outer space beyond!


For more In Voorhees We Trust, go to stitcherpremium.com/voorhees and use promo code 'VOORHEES’ for 1 month free!

Aug 24, 2018
I Was There Too For I Was There Too Part Too with Matt Gourley hosted by Ben Blacker
01:00:10

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 guests at ease before interviewing them, and more as they look back at the some of the funny, weird, inspirational moments over the years.

Aug 15, 2018
Find Full Archive of I Was There Too on Stitcher Premium
00:00:29

 Find Full Archive of I Was There Too on Stitcher Premium

Nov 01, 2014