23 episodes

Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers.

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Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers.

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    • 2 min
    20 - The Big Zielinski

    20 - The Big Zielinski

    In the Season 2 finale, Connor talks to Band of Brothers Lead Writer and Supervising Producer Erik Jendresen, and learns the truth about Episode 5 "Crossroads" and Private John S. Zielinski.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    19 - Young Tom Hankses

    19 - Young Tom Hankses

    Connor talks to three actors who shared roles with Tom Hanks when they were kids: Elijah Wood (Radio Flyer), David Moscow (Big), and Michael Conner Humphreys (Forrest Gump).

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    • 52 min
    18 - Saturday Tonight Live

    18 - Saturday Tonight Live

    After failing to book Jimmy Fallon on the podcast, Connor instead talks to his good friend, comedian Alex Song-Xia, whose brief time as a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ended before her contract was up. 

    Also, Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic and Band of Brothers aficionado Alan Sepinwall weighs in on the character Lieutenant George Rice, played by Fallon in the epic mini-series. His new podcast Too Long; Didn’t Watch is now available

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    • 45 min
    17 - Lacking Warmth

    17 - Lacking Warmth

    Connor talks to the creators/writers/directors/producers of Freaks and Geeks Judd Apatow and Paul Feig about failure, success and uncomfortable encounters with famous people.

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    • 57 min
    16 - Castaways

    16 - Castaways

    As 2020 comes to a close, Connor finds himself inexplicably stranded on a desert island with a cassette player and tapes containing deleted scenes from the first 15 episodes of the show.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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