On this podcast, Seth Abramovitch, senior writer at The Hollywood Reporter, and Chip Pope, an Emmy-winning TV writer and comic, take you behind the scenes of the indelible pop culture moments that shaped Hollywood history — with special guests who were actually there. In a town where everything old is eventually new again, Seth and Chip give listeners a front-row seat to the way things were. Welcome to IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD!
Hosted by: Seth Abramovitch and Chip Pope
Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst
Theme music composed by: Paul Masvidal and Sean Malone
'It Happened In Hollywood' is hosted by www.Simplecast.com
Zach Galifianakis: 'The Hangover'
The brilliant Zach Galifianakis is Seth and Chip’s very special guest for the Season 2 finale, an uproarious hour about his unlikely path to superstardom in the 2009 comedy smash “The Hangover.”
Richard Donner: 'Superman'
He’s the man who made the world believe a man can fly. Legendary blockbuster director Richard Donner joins Seth and Chip for a retelling of the making of the seminal super hero flick — 1978’s ‘Superman.’
Jeff Garlin: 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
This episode isn’t just good — it’s prettay, prettay, prettay good, as the hilarious Jeff Garlin stops by to recount how a lunch with his office neighbor Larry David turned into HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Dan Gilroy: 'Nightcrawler'
Stalk L.A. like a hungry coyote as writer-director Dan Gilroy tells all about the making of his Oscar-nominated ‘Nightcrawler’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Andrew Stanton: 'WALL-E'
Hitch a ride to the stars as Pixar co-founder Andrew Stanton reveals the inspirations — binoculars! Amazon boxes! iPhones! — behind his 2008 animated masterpiece WALL-E.
Nathan Lane: 'The Birdcage'
Comedy giant Nathan Lane details his path to stardom in 1996’s ‘The Birdcage’ — and pulls back the curtain on the difficulties of being a gay man in Hollywood.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Great on the history, but too much broishness
I really love these guys enthusiasm and interest. The production is tight and it leaves you wanting more. However there's a bit too much broish behaviour going on that can be a bit annoying and I'm a guy saying this btw. But I can look beyond it. Looking forward to what other pieces of movie Pop culture get discussed.
I like the comments from the hosts,
Fabulous podcast, I like the hosts and the style of delivery, wonderfully researched and great choice of guests, looking forward to more 👍
Great guests, banter a little tiresome.
The guys know their stuff and get great guests but the episodes suffer quite a bit from presentation. Legends such as Friedkin and Bogdanovich are frequently cut off by the two hosts chiming away from the interview. Sometimes the context is helpful but more often than not, time is taken up by jokes/banter which isn’t hugely funny and, bluntly, isn’t why a film fan would listen to this. There’s a great podcast somewhere in here and the topics are well chosen but it isn’t punching through yet.