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
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
Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and More with Captain Dale Dye
01:07:14

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 Stone to help bring more realism to Hollywood films, how Oliver Stone helped him get the acting bug, and whether the squibs on Willem Dafoe in Platoon were intended to work or not. Plus, Matt completes a lifelong quest to find out the meaning of one of the Vietnam phrases used in Platoon. Brace yourself! 

Aug 01, 2018
I Was There Too for I Was There Too with Matt Gourley
01:01:26

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 for interviewing his guests, and his dream guest list as they look back at the some of the funny, weird, inspirational moments over the years.

This episode is brought to you by Shudder (www.shudder.com/podcast code: IWTT).

Jul 18, 2018
Yeardley Smith Part II, The Legend of Billie Jean and More
00:58:50

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 Herman’s Head, her first film Heaven Help Us, and jumping onto the fast moving train that was Sports Night. Plus, she shares stories of roles she didn’t end up getting which include The Goonies, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and My Sister Sam.


This episode is brought to you by You Can’t Make This Up podcast.

Jul 04, 2018
Popeye and Sixteen Candles with Paul Dooley
00:59:03

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 Robert Altman and Harry Nilsson, and improvising with his colleagues in their downtime. Then, we’ll find out which line from Sixteen Candles was changed by Paul for the better before getting stories about everything from partnering with a very serious Max von Sydow in Strange Brew to Paul’s voice work within the Cars franchise.


This episode is sponsored by Netflix's You Can't Make This Up Podcast.

Jun 20, 2018
City Slickers and The Simpsons with Yeardley Smith
01:02:58

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 Stephen King, and the draw of the live stage. Plus, we’ll hear the story behind Homer’s voice change, tales from Mom’s on Strike, and the origin of Yeardley’s podcast Small Town Dicks.


This episode is sponsored by Netflix's Arrested Development.

May 23, 2018
Introducing Unspooled
00:08:07

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 Podcasts: www.applepodcasts.com/unspooled 

May 17, 2018
I Was There Zoo with Animal Trainer Molly O’Neill
01:00:12

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 Game of Thrones, a runaway goat on the set of Gangster Squad, and a shitting monkey on a music video. Plus, Matt and Amanda ask Molly if their cat Margaux the Fat Guy has a potential acting career.


This episode is brought to you by Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/iwtt).

May 09, 2018
Space Jam, Ed Wood, and Everything Else with Maurice LaMarche
01:05:13

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 of Orson Welles in Tim Burton’s film Ed Wood, how Billy West helped him with the Pepe Le Pew role in Space Jam, and getting the role of Brain in Pinky and The Brain on the spot. Stick around for the outstanding burps at the end!

Apr 25, 2018
Almost Every Film Ever with Amy Nicholson and Jen Yamato
01:07:15

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 relationships and conflicts of interest, the problem with review aggregators, and the weirdness of Walmart’s film festival before they get into their film critic diets.

Apr 11, 2018
Scent Of A Woman with Jordan Katz
00:49:03

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 Pacino reaching peak Pacino, getting scouted for the scene by someone’s mother who knew an agent in Long Island, and watching Philip Seymour Hoffman telling a whole room of teenagers to be quiet. Plus, Jordan shares why he was ultimately told to leave the set during the week of shooting.


This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: WASTHERE) and Mubi.com.

Mar 28, 2018
Eyes Were There Too: Doctor Strange with Amy Landecker
00:55:17


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 character essentially being cut, and the one line of hers that made it in. Plus, she talks about working with the Coen Brothers on A Serious Man, bonding with the cast and crew of Transparent through “The Box,” and voice doubling for Julia Roberts.



This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon (code: IWTT).

Mar 14, 2018
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Big Fish with John August
00:49:10

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, Johnny Depp’s original Alfred Hitchcock take on the Wonka character, and how his collaboration with Tim Burton started. Plus, John shares his process of method writing which helped him get in the right mindset while writing his new book “Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire.”




This episode is brought to you by Mubi.com (www.mubi.com/WasThere).

Feb 28, 2018
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