Welcome to the Ray Harryhausen Podcast, the show dedicated to the life, career and films of a special effects titan!
Episode 36- Harryhausen: The Lost Movies Poll
The results of our 'Harryhausen Lost Movies' poll are in!
Join us for Episode 36, as John Walsh & Connor Heaney count through the top ten unmade Ray Harryhausen projects, as voted upon by fans worldwide. To help us in exploring these lost treasures, we are joined by Ray's daughter Vanessa, alongside Richard Holliss, Mark Wolf, Gregory Kulon, Mike Hankin, Marshall Julius, Graham Humphreys, Jonathan Webb, Ron Fogleman and Mark Mawston. Each contributor has a unique connection to Ray's work, and share their own top three lost Harryhausen films.
Also, listen in for the winners of our competition, as five lucky voters will receive a copy signed by John, alongside an exclusive art card.
Enjoy our podcast, and let us know your thoughts on the final poll! Check out the Vodcast version of this show on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lIPitDGm5k
Episode 35- ‘The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver’ 60th anniversary special
Join us for a 60th anniversary celebration of Ray Harryhausen’s classic, ‘The 3 Worlds of Gulliver’!
Hosts John Walsh and Connor Heaney delve into the archive to celebrate Ray’s 1960 take on the classic Jonathan Swift novel. We explore the various techniques which were utilised to create the worlds of Lilliput and Brobdingnag, as well as the stop-motion creatures which Ray animated for the film. Listen to previously unheard audio from the Foundation’s archive, including Bernard Herrmann’s spotting sessions for the film, and isolated audio of star Kerwin Matthews’ singing.
Also listen in to hear names of ten lucky winners from our summer ‘Top Ten Harryhausen’ competition- all of whom receive a copy of daughter Vanessa’s brand new book, ‘Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema’. We update on news from our centenary exhibition of the same name in Edinburgh, with an exclusive clip from director John Landis’ audio tour of the show.
Enjoy- and have a very happy Christmas, from everybody here at the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.
Episode 34- Ray Harryhausen: Titan Of Cinema
Trustee & filmmaker John Walsh is joined by 'Vintage Geek' author Marshall Julius to chat with Ray's daughter, Vanessa Harryhausen in Episode 34 of the Ray Harryhausen Podcast.
Vanessa discusses her first book, 'Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema', written to mark her father's 100th birthday this year. John and Marshall quiz her on her memories of growing up amongst some of cinema's most legendary creatures, as she describes life at home with such an inspirational father.
Listen to the exclusive story of how Vanessa's book was created, alongside tales of the original creature collection that she grew up amongst!
Also available as a Vodcast from https://vimeo.com/468465331
Episode 33- Top Ten Harryhausen Creations
The votes are in, and the ultimate Ray Harryhausen top ten has been decided! Join trustee John Walsh, collections manager Connor Heaney, and special guest Vanessa Harryhausen for a countdown through the world's favourite Harryhausen creatures.
Each iconic creation is discussed in-depth, with exclusive clips of Ray Harryhausen reflecting on his legendary stop motion models. Daughter Vanessa recalls growing up amongst such an incredible collection, and watching her father work.
Join us in celebrating Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday, as the world stops to remember this remarkable Titan of Cinema.
Episode 32- Ray Harryhausen's Unsung Heroes
Episode 32 of our podcast sees the second part of a geektastic conversation between John Walsh and Marshall Julius. Marshall shares his three favourite Harryhausen 'Unsung Heroes'- classic sequences from Ray's filmography which he believes deserve greater recognition.
Also- a last chance to win one of five copies of Marshall’s fantastic publication ‘Vintage Geek- The Quiz Book’, which features an entire chapter of Harryhausen quiz questions! Simply answer Marshall’s brainteaser from this episode on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Enjoy, and look out for a chance to vote for your own top three unsung Harryhausen heroes soon!
Episode 31- Top Three Harryhausen Creatures with Marshall Julius
Step into our celebration of Ray Harryhausen’s centenary year for our first new podcast of 2020!
Trustee John Walsh is joined by journalist and author Marshall Julius to discuss his top three Harryhausen creations. John and Marshall share their thoughts on some of Ray’s most beloved creatures, as well as updating fans on how the Foundation will celebrate Ray Harryhausen’s centenary throughout 2020.
Also- listen in for a chance to win one of five copies of Marshall’s fantastic publication ‘Vintage Geek- The Quiz Book’, which features an entire chapter of Harryhausen quiz questions! Simply answer Marshall’s brainteaser on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Enjoy, and look out for a chance to vote for your own top three Harryhausen creatures very soon!
A fascinating insight into a legendary film career
I love listening to this podcast, which explores the life and films of Ray Harryhausen. The topics are always very interesting, covering some of the greatest movies of all time. The hosts Connor & John are knowledgable and captivating. It’s always brilliant to listen to interview recordings with Ray and the people he worked with. All in all, I recommend this podcast to film fans everywhere!
My favourite podcast to listen to! Great way of keeping Harryhausen fans up to date with the latest news regarding the Foundation and information regarding Ray's life and career!
A must for fans of Ray Harryhausen and classic cinema!
From a young age, I have been enthralled by the work of Ray Harryhausen. From 'Mighty Joe Young' to 'Clash of the Titans', this titan of cinema has provided me with countless hours of imagination and adventure. When I saw that there was now a monthly Ray Harryhausen podcast, I had to find out more!
This is a truly unique and entertaining podcast, covering the life, career and films of an undisputed legend of cinema. Hosted by the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this monthly show is packed with fascinating anecdotes, interviews and analysis of Ray's classic films and legacy.
The show's hosts, Connor and John, have provided a variety of intreguing episodes to date, covering all aspects of Ray's career, from film anniversaries to unique interviews. The sound quality is fantastic; far better than most podcasts I've listened to- and the episodes are topped and tailed with music from the films covered in the episode. Most enjoyable to date have been the 35th anniversary celebration podcast for my favourite film, 'Clash of the Titans', as well as a lovely interview with Ray's daughter Vanessa. To top things off, the shows usually contain unique interview clips with Ray Harryhausen himself- to my knowledge, these commentary snippets have never been heard before, and so make this show vital listening to all fans of Ray Harryhausen.
I can't wait to hear what these guys have up their sleeves for the coming months and years. A must listen for all fans of Ray Harryhausen, or classic cinema in general!