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Welcome to the Ray Harryhausen Podcast, the show dedicated to the life, career and films of a special effects titan!

The Ray Harryhausen Podcast The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Welcome to the Ray Harryhausen Podcast, the show dedicated to the life, career and films of a special effects titan!

    Episode 33- Top Ten Harryhausen Creations

    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 32- Ray Harryhausen's Unsung Heroes

    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!

    • 36 min
    Episode 31- Top Three Harryhausen Creatures with Marshall Julius

    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!

    • 51 min
    John Walsh interview on Marshall Julius’ Tuesday Takeover- FUBAR Radio, 4th February 2020

    John Walsh interview on Marshall Julius’ Tuesday Takeover- FUBAR Radio, 4th February 2020

    Foundation trustee John Walsh guested on FUBAR Radio, as film critic & author Marshall Julius hosted their Tuesday Takeover slot on February 4th.

    Hear more about our Ray Harryhausen centenary plans, & John’s new book ‘Harryhausen: The Lost Movies’. Don't miss it!

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    • 26 min
    Episode 30- The Music Of Ray Harryhausen Vol. 5: Clash Of The Titans

    Episode 30- The Music Of Ray Harryhausen Vol. 5: Clash Of The Titans

    Our very special bumper podcast for the music of 'Clash of the Titans' contains never-heard-before extracts from John Barry's unused soundtrack for the classic film!

    Wrapping up our retrospective on the music of Ray Harryhausen's films, hosts John Walsh and Connor Heaney share clips from a recently discovered demo tape, created by Barry in 1980. Be amongst the first to hear these recordings in almost 40 years, alongside a deep dive into the classic soundtrack by Laurence Rosenthal which was eventually used.

    Contemporary soundtracks by both composers are explored, as we discuss the different tone that Barry's score may have brought to the film, alongside a celebration of Rosenthal's magnificent 1981 soundtrack.

    As an extra surprise, listen to an interview with Adrian Brett- the man who provided the 'voice' of Bubo the Owl! Accomplished flautist Adrian was asked to provide the sound effects for Bubo's dialogue, using one of his rare ocarinas. Adrian treats us to a sample of the audio effects that he provided in 1981, as well as sharing the back story of how he came to be involved with 'Clash of the Titans'.

    As always, hear exclusive clips of Ray Harryhausen discussing his thoughts on the film's music. Don't miss this very special episode, as we celebrate the incredible soundtracks to a classic film!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    'Harryhausen: The Lost Movies'- The Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London

    'Harryhausen: The Lost Movies'- The Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London

    John Walsh discusses 'Harryhausen: The Lost Movies' on The Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London 29th October 2019.

    Titan Books publication 'Harryhausen: The Lost Movies' is out now- get it on Amazon.co.uk and all good booksellers!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1789091101/

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Lola the Bruce ,

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!

GFormby ,

Fantastic!

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!

Thurgood Elson ,

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!

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