12 episodes

Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, 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, 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.

    Season 2 Prologue (w/ Ira Glass)

    Season 2 Prologue (w/ Ira Glass)

    Season 2 fast approaches. Connor seeks sage wisdom and advice from This American Life creator Ira Glass.

    Dead Eyes Season 2 premieres on Oct 22.

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    • 8 min
    10 - Moose/Nixon

    10 - Moose/Nixon

    In the Season 1 finale, Connor connects with two of the actors he almost worked with on Band of Brothers: Ron Livingston (Office Space, Search Party) and Stephen McCole (Rushmore, Outlander).

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    • 46 min
    09 - Neighbors & Pals

    09 - Neighbors & Pals

    Seth Rogen clears up a misunderstanding and reveals his surprising connection to Connor, sharing multiple stories of show business disappointment & failure.

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    • 31 min
    08 - Show-Me State

    08 - Show-Me State

    When a global pandemic hits, Connor loses another show business job and moves back in with his parents.

    Featuring Ryan Miller from the band Guster, plus Bill and Gretta Ratliff.

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    • 31 min
    07 - GTM

    07 - GTM

    Connor chases another phantom, one that went missing from the 2019 romantic comedy Isn't It Romantic between its filming and its release. It's a self-contained casting mystery, and he only has one episode to solve it.

    The truth is out there.

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    • 32 min
    06 - Ryan Johnson's Star Wars Prequel Rumors

    06 - Ryan Johnson's Star Wars Prequel Rumors

    EPISODE VI

    RYAN JOHNSON'S STAR WARS PREQUEL RUMORS

    It is a period of hope: the late 1990s!

    A student at the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, CONNOR RATLIFF is tasked with creating a web page to promote himself as an actor.

    This leads to the unlikely creation of a fictional character with a name that would someday become legendary in ways that even a Jedi master could not have predicted.

    Meanwhile, half a world away, veteran stage actor HOLMES OSBORNE's career is ascendant, thanks to an opportunity given to him by TOM HANKS in his feature film debut as writer/director, That Thing You Do! Soon enough, he would be revealed to the world as DONNIE DARKO'S FATHER.

    Little do they know that a young man named RIAN JOHNSON has just begun a 7-year journey to make a movie of his own, the success of which would set in motion a chain of events that would transform him into one of the most powerful filmmakers in the galaxy...

    More than two decades later, a mysterious podcast reveals the ways in which these seemingly unrelated figures are connected. Connor, obsessed with his firing from Band of Brothers, enlists his friend, Syfy's JACKIE JENNINGS, to help him unpack the myriad ways that their fates are entwined, in his unending search for ANSWERS...

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
511 Ratings

511 Ratings

Nperkins1181 ,

Cathartic

Everyone has rejection stories, and this podcast explores in depth the fantasy of what would happen if you could talk to that job or date who rejected you and finally find out WHY. Plus an impressive array of recognizable actors. Lovable and fun.

RR230953 ,

Pretentious and boring self-pity

Gave this a try. One of the most petty and boring podcasts I’ve heard. This guy should ego down. Really thinks very highly of himself. It’s tiresome. You got fired from menial role. You’re not that great. Who cares...

Amy5626 ,

Great time

This podcast is excellent! Really enjoyed it.

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