28 episodes

Award-winning miniseries about the filmmakers who revolutionized the movies. Season 1: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and the 1970s Movie Revolution. Season 2: The Story of James Cameron. It's a movie for your ears.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 2.1K Ratings

Award-winning miniseries about the filmmakers who revolutionized the movies. Season 1: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and the 1970s Movie Revolution. Season 2: The Story of James Cameron. It's a movie for your ears.

    The Dropout

    The Dropout

    Premiere. 1977: College dropout James Cameron, a 22-year-old truck driver, aspires for something more.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
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    • 33 min
    Interview with Bill Wisher (Pt. 1) + Xenogenesis

    Interview with Bill Wisher (Pt. 1) + Xenogenesis

    Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks James Cameron friend and screenwriter Bill Wisher about their early interests and motivations, and about starring in James and Randy Frakes' short film Xenogenesis.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
    Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!

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    • 57 min
    New World

    New World

    James Cameron excels at Roger Corman's film studio, meeting several people who will change the course of his life. An electric moment on set demonstrates James' filmmaking potential.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
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    • 31 min
    Interview with Randy Frakes (Pt. 1)

    Interview with Randy Frakes (Pt. 1)

    Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks author and co-director of James' short film Xenogenesis Randy Frakes about James' early motivations, nearly electrocuting Bill Wisher on set, and James rising through the ranks of Roger Corman's studio.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod
    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
    Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!

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    • 47 min
    A Fever Dream

    A Fever Dream

    Young James engineers a hot air balloon in Chippawa, Ontario. Tension builds on the set of Piranha II. James embraces his worst nightmare.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
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    • 40 min
    Interview with Roger Corman

    Interview with Roger Corman

    Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks legendary producer and Academy Award honoree Roger Corman about James Cameron's rapid rise through New World Pictures in the 1980s, and about his disappointment with James being fired from Piranha II.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
    Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Cat Blackard ,

A Stellar NonFiction Audio Drama

I loved the first season on the show and somehow totally missed the launch of the second season. I’m floored. In life, I’m far less invested in the story of James Cameron, but in this show? I’m ALL IN. It’s spectacular. I’m an audio fiction producer and researcher - it’s so refreshing to hear audio fiction so powerfully rendered in in the non-fiction genre and the supplemental interview episodes are so great. Primary sources? Heck yes. The scoring, the writing, the performances, the sound design… all of it magnificent and inspiring.

Clarke M. Smith ,

Stunningly good

I absolutely love this show. I am fairly new to podcasting, and have appeared on some, but I love the radio drama skit aspect to it. The impersonations like Schwarzenegger and Stallone are stellar. I have a request. John Carpenter. He really never had a blockbuster after Halloween but he has had a very interesting career. And has a huge following.

Fenchurch042 ,

Best Road Trip Podcast

My family and I have listened (and re listened) to Blockbuster on our summer road trips for the past 3 years! I won’t knock off a star, but the language in the second season is a bit explicit for kids. Can’t wait for another season - Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings, please!!!

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