79 episodes

'Too Much Information' is a new iHeartRadio podcast that gives you the secret history, behind-the-scenes details and little-known fascinating facts about your favorite movies, music, TV shows and more. The series is brought to you by two trivia titans with too much free time. Jordan Runtagh and Alex Heigl are big-time pop culture nerds and longtime listicle writers who've worked at Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, and Page Six. Now they're let off the leash and ready to dive deep into a different beloved entertainment classic three times a week. Get ready for everything you never knew about 'Rugrats,' 'Hook,' "Dancing Queen," Sonic the Hedgehog, 'Jeopardy,' 'Top Gun,' 'Jagged Little Pill'...The list goes on, and so will these guys. But in a good way. Promise. 

Too Much Information iHeartPodcasts

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 85 Ratings

'Too Much Information' is a new iHeartRadio podcast that gives you the secret history, behind-the-scenes details and little-known fascinating facts about your favorite movies, music, TV shows and more. The series is brought to you by two trivia titans with too much free time. Jordan Runtagh and Alex Heigl are big-time pop culture nerds and longtime listicle writers who've worked at Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, and Page Six. Now they're let off the leash and ready to dive deep into a different beloved entertainment classic three times a week. Get ready for everything you never knew about 'Rugrats,' 'Hook,' "Dancing Queen," Sonic the Hedgehog, 'Jeopardy,' 'Top Gun,' 'Jagged Little Pill'...The list goes on, and so will these guys. But in a good way. Promise. 

    Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black'

    Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black'

    Jordan and Alex observe Black Friday by delving into the agony and the ecstasy of one of the greatest albums of the 21st century. They'll explain the relationship drama and emotional turmoil that influenced the record, explore the classic '60s songs that inspired its distinctive sound, and introduce the band of Brooklyn soul giants who gave it the groove. They'll also explain the argument that led Amy to cover the Zutons song “Valerie,” the NYC stroll that inspired "Rehab," and how Mark Ronson got Amy Winehouse to overcome her unholy hatred of strings for "Love Is a Losing Game."
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Batman: The Animated Series

    Batman: The Animated Series

    You ever pod with the devil in the pale moonlight? Alex puts Jordan through the Bat-wringer in a Bat-tastic exploration of "Batman: The Animated Series," in tribute to the recently deceased voice of the Dark Knight, Kevin Conroy. They'll Bat-detour through the show's origins in a show about Looney Tune babies, the secrets behind the series' beautiful aesthetics, how Mozart informed Mark Hamill's positively terrifying performance as the Joker, and the woman behind the Bat-music, Shirley Walker. They are the vengeance, they are the night, they are ... Too Much Information.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Parent Trap (1998)

    The Parent Trap (1998)

    It's Double Trouble Day on TMI as Jordan and Alex give you the behind-the-scenes lowdown on the beloved remake of the Disney classic. They'll discuss the future superstars who duked it out with Lindsay Lohan for the lead role (or rather, roles), the crazy twin-centric coincidence involving the actress playing Chessy, and the wild real-life reunions of long-lost twin siblings. They'll also explain the cutting-edge camera tricks employed to turn one Lilo into two, how they came up with that elaborate secret handshake, and all subtle ways the remake paid tribute to the original — plus, the time the author of the original children's book was chased down by the Nazi SS!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    MTV Cribs

    MTV Cribs

    Alex and Jordan take you inside the pioneering reality series, which provided our favorite aughts-era celebrities with the opportunity to take us inside their homes — or, in some cases, rent fake homes and lie to us. You'll discover who was honest and who balled out for the sake of the show as the TMI gang reflects on the most truly ridiculous celebrity abodes. You'll also learn about all the ways this show nearly never got made, hear the surprisingly heartfelt story at the center of Mariah Carey's famous appearance, and get the whole backstory on Redman's infamous episode — plus they'll reveal the first artist to describe their bedroom as "where the magic happens." 
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    • 51 min
    Freaks & Geeks

    Freaks & Geeks

    Jordan and Alex pay tribute to the most concentrated dose of coming-of-age TV nostalgia this side of The Wonder Years. They’ll pore through Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s real life teenage traumas that inspired the most iconic scenes and the interpersonal ups and downs in the cast of future film stars. (Spoiler: James Franco was kind of a pill and Linda Cardellini was the best...but y'all knew this.) They’ll also explore the once-in-a-generation convergence of talent that made this show unforgettable, and the once-in-a-blue-moon convergence of poor network decisions that ultimately doomed it to One Season Wonder status. You’ll learn all about all the ways the show broke network sitcom convention, the insane attention to detail that went into the production, and the fate of the characters had the show continued for another season. 
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke

    Jordan and Alex pod it off there, boss, to talk about one of the most iconic films of the 20th century. They delve into the life of the sailor-turned-failed-safecracker who wrote the novel the film is based on, travel down the winding road of Florida court records to explore the sad fate of the real-life Luke, and perhaps most importantly, determine exactly how many eggs Paul Newman ate in that iconic scene. They'll also uncover Newman's preferred salad recipe from the era and get to the root of the shouting match he had with the film's director directly before shooting a key scene. You won't find any failure to communicate here, just a lot of George Kennedy impressions and a whole host of reasons to fall back in love with the film (and Newman).
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

charlotte Pipe ,

Love this podcast!

Podcast is always interesting! And having heard the episodes about Austin Powers and the Beatles Revolver it makes me wonder when will they do am episode on All You Need Is Cash starring The Rutles. Fingers crossed!

Ally ally oxenfree ,

An utter delight

I absolutely love this show! Alex and Jordan are hilarious and learning the inside stories about some of my favorite movies, music and TV is my favorite part of my morning walks. These guys put in the work! I cannot recommend this one enough. Highly recommend the Oreos episode. It goes places you will not expect

Nickah891 ,

Variety

The perfect variety for your everyday entertainment! Jordan and Alex not only provide precise details and relevant information about pop culture but do it in a humorous and enjoyable manner!

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