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Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli.


Michael Leader (Little White Lies, Sight & Sound), an avowed Ghibli fanatic, is sitting down with Jake Cunningham (The Independent, BFI), who has never seen any of the Studio’s work before. Together they'll be looking at the history behind Ghibli's films (including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke), getting a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer and forcing Michael to rank some of his favourite ever films.


Released on Fridays through November and December, subscribe now to get Ghibliotheque delivered straight to your feed.


Follow Michael and Jake on Twitter:
@MichaelJLeader – Michael
@jakehcunningham – Jake

Ghibliotheque - A Podcast About Studio Ghibli Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham & Harold McShiel

    • 4.4, 289 Ratings

Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli.


Michael Leader (Little White Lies, Sight & Sound), an avowed Ghibli fanatic, is sitting down with Jake Cunningham (The Independent, BFI), who has never seen any of the Studio’s work before. Together they'll be looking at the history behind Ghibli's films (including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke), getting a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer and forcing Michael to rank some of his favourite ever films.


Released on Fridays through November and December, subscribe now to get Ghibliotheque delivered straight to your feed.


Follow Michael and Jake on Twitter:
@MichaelJLeader – Michael
@jakehcunningham – Jake

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

Drunk Man No Memory ,

Ghibli fan

I've known about the studio for decades. Seeing the Red Turtle spurred me to seek out the films again. I'm alone in my interest amongst my acquaintances, so I enjoy listening to the review after I tick off another milestone on the list.

t1nycat07 ,

Relaxing and Lovely

Adore this podcast! It’s so nice to listen to such relatable content on my favourite films of all time! Whisper of the Heart is my favourite Ghibli film and that podcast on it was just fantastic! Really did it justice. The reference to the gif used from the film for many lofi-beat channels really made me chuckle as I used to listen to those a lot during my time at university! Do you think you may do an episode on Ocean Waves? I think it is a very underrated film in the collection of Ghibli that perhaps many don’t know was actually produced by the Studio! It was directed by Tomomi Mochizuki who worked closely on the film with Miyazaki, and is famous for his sensitive love stories! Keep up the great work! :)

Ghiblifan1987 ,

A joy of a film podcast

So calm & relaxing and gently informative- totally different from typical bro type film podcasts. Ghibliotheque is a life raft in a choppy sea of pods!

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