30 episodes

Join award-winning journalist and best-selling author James Andrew Miller as he uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business. Experience all the unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and strokes of luck that turn great ideas into formidable realities -- as told by the insiders who were there from the start.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

Join award-winning journalist and best-selling author James Andrew Miller as he uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business. Experience all the unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and strokes of luck that turn great ideas into formidable realities -- as told by the insiders who were there from the start.

    Introducing: It Was Said (w Jon Meacham)

    Introducing: It Was Said (w Jon Meacham)

    It Was Said, a limited documentary podcast series, looks back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian Jon Meacham, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with HISTORY Channel, this series takes you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham offers expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series also brings together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.
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    • 1 min
    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 5: 20 Years!

    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 5: 20 Years!

    Cameron Crowe and the cast of “Almost Famous” answer big 20th anniversary questions like, “Why are we still talking about this film now?” What is the legacy of “Almost Famous?” "How did the film change your career? Your life?"
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    • 48 min
    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 4: On Set & On Location

    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 4: On Set & On Location

    Come behind the camera and the scenes as the entire cast shares stories from their favorite and most difficult days during the long five month shoot of “Almost Famous.”
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 3: Rock School & Pre-Production

    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 3: Rock School & Pre-Production

    Nancy Wilson and Peter Frampton tutor Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, and others on being rock stars, including how to figure out how to play the guitar in just six weeks — while the others start rehearsals and get to know one another. 
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    • 47 min
    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 2: Cameron Crowe Unmasked

    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 2: Cameron Crowe Unmasked

    Cameron Crowe's script for “Almost Famous” was semi-autobiographical; if you think that made it easier to write, consider its 10 year incubation. In Episode 2, we go back to Cameron’s real life upbringing, and follow him as he never gives up on bringing his most personal story to the screen.
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    • 56 min
    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 1: Casting, Casting, Casting

    C6: Almost Famous / Ep 1: Casting, Casting, Casting

    “Almost Famous” was almost a very different movie. Can you imagine the film with Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, and Natalie Portman? Here’s the full story of the casting saga that took place before filming ever started. 
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

MeCeline ,

Almost Famous

Loved it loved it loved it.

It’s important for me to say that I gave it a 5 star as a second attempt, because I had tapped and entered a 3 star BY MISTAKE and somehow entered it. Is it possible to take out the 3 star evaluation? It would make me breathe easier.
Many thanks in advance.

P. E. Potocky ,

LOVE Almost Famous and these interviews

Thank you for the reminder of how much Almost Famous meant and continues to mean to me! It’s all happening 🥰

Evil Ray77 ,

Almost Famous? Instantly famous.

As a huge fan of Almost Famous, I had to listen to this podcast retrospective. It’s by and large the best podcast I’ve listened to this year (including my own). Cameron Crowe and co. deserve huge props for this great period piece. The casting was perfect, and the story and dialogue are (as everything Crowe does) amazing.

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