22 episodes

An irreverent journey through the dark side of Hollywood history with historian Scott Michaels (Hollywood’s Dearly Departed Tours) and filmmaker Mike Dorsey (The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders).

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    • Film History
    • 5.0, 24 Ratings

An irreverent journey through the dark side of Hollywood history with historian Scott Michaels (Hollywood’s Dearly Departed Tours) and filmmaker Mike Dorsey (The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders).

    Episode 22 - Grease

    Episode 22 - Grease

    What better time to talk about "Grease" than on a summer night? Scott and Mike also discuss Carl Reiner, Naya Rivera, some recent shocking news related to the LaBianca family, and more!

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 21 - Sunset Blvd.

    Episode 21 - Sunset Blvd.

    We pull off into the wrong driveway with Scott's favorite movie, Sunset Blvd. (aka Sunset Boulevard)! We also discuss Little Richard, Fred Willard, Jerry Stiller, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the allegedly haunted Ozzie and Harriet house, and more.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 20 - James Bond

    Episode 20 - James Bond

    We're on the hunt for James Bond and the fate of the films' many actors spanning more than five decades! Also discussed: Brian Dennehy, John Prine, Jan and Dean, and more.
    Also, check out the video version of this episode on YouTube at "DearlyDepartedOnline": https://www.youtube.com/user/DearlyDepartedOnline
    And please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dearlydepartedpod

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 19 - Diff’rent Strokes

    Episode 19 - Diff’rent Strokes

    "What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?" We're talkin' 'bout the classic '80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and some of the most troubled child stars in TV history.
    Relive the last days of Gary Coleman and Dana Plato, and find out what happened to the rest of the cast. We also talk about Kenny Rogers, Crocodile Dundee, Doris Day, and more!
    And as a Dearly Departed Pod FIRST, you will be able watch video of this episode on YouTube at "DearlyDepartedOnline": https://www.youtube.com/user/DearlyDepartedOnline
    It takes Diff'rent Strokes to move the world... And it took technology to make this show while socially distanced during the coronavirus pandemic. No podcast hosts were harmed during the production of this episode as we produced it remotely from our individual homes. So stay home, wash your hands, and listen to the Dearly Departed Podcast!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 18 - Saturday Night Live (SNL)

    Episode 18 - Saturday Night Live (SNL)

    In this episode, we "improv" our way through 45 years of Saturday Night Live and the deaths of John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Phil Hartman. We also talk about Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas, Ron Jeremy, Scott's trip to the Oscars, and more! 

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 17 - February 2020 Mini Episode

    Episode 17 - February 2020 Mini Episode

    In this “mini episode” we talk about Liberace, Anna Nicole Smith, Dollywood, The Beatles and more!
    Also, we just launched on Patreon.com, so please go to patreon.com/dearlydepartedpod to SUPPORT THIS PODCAST! You can sign up for as little as just $2 per month. Mini-episodes like this one will only be available to our patrons there from now on, so please sign up to keep getting every episode of the Dearly Departed Podcast.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Jimmy Zografopoulos ,

So entertaining

Both wifey and I love the podcast guys .... we laugh out loud and sit with jaws dropped open while listening... great work guys

phantasm1978 ,

My favourite Podcast

Thank you for the great Podcast,
Great History lesson on the rich and famous

DMS_Australia ,

AMAZING!!

Scott Michaels is an incredible human and historian. This translates through his awesome podcast. When ever I’m in L.A. always make sure to drop in to Dearly Departed Tours and Museum. This podcast feels like a gift!! Love it! Thanks for all you do Scott!! :-)

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