36 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.

    11 - Piss Siblings

    11 - Piss Siblings

    Connor books an unusual role on HBO's VEEP after over a decade in the show biz wilderness, with some help from his friend Shannon O'Neill (How To Fix A Drug Scandal, Broad City). Featuring VEEP's Matt Walsh and Tony Hale.

    The Chris Gethard Show episode where Shannon spills the beans.

    The Chris Gethard Show clip where Connor has to eat vegetables.

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    • 44 min
    12 - Pathetic Man

    12 - Pathetic Man

    Connor accepts a non-speaking role with a memorable name, then experiences a series of minor humiliations. Featuring Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy, Jurassic World, Crashing).

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    • 41 min
    13 - Hilary & Robert & Punch & Judy

    13 - Hilary & Robert & Punch & Judy

    Connor tracks down his former agent, Hilary Gagan, as well as her former assistant, Robert Styles, who both reveal conflicting memories about his Band of Brothers firing.

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    • 48 min
    14 - Thinking About Don't Think Twice Again

    14 - Thinking About Don't Think Twice Again

    Connor tries to understand what made him right for a small role in writer-director Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 critically-acclaimed feature film Don’t Think Twice.

    Co-star Tami Sagher recounts filming an excruciating scene while Connor observed. Ira Glass, the film’s producer, tries to understand what Connor is trying to do with this podcast.

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    • 48 min
    15 - Marvel's Agents of C.A.S.T.I.N.G.

    15 - Marvel's Agents of C.A.S.T.I.N.G.

    In an attempt to understand why neither he nor Tom Hanks has yet to book a role in a superhero project, Connor assembles an Avengers-style team of actors from Marvel films & TV shows with a diverse range of casting "superpowers." Featuring Zach Cherry (triumphed over Connor to win the role of "Street Vendor" in Spider-Man: Homecoming) Chris Gethard (cut from Iron Man 3) and Lea Thompson (lead human actor in the very first Marvel feature)!Chris Gethard's "I Got Cut From Iron Man 3"Lea's Howard the Duck tweetOne of Lea Thompson's Burger King Commericals


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    • 45 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

podcast24/7 ,

Interesting and fun

Well written. It’s stays true to it’s promise of being an adventure and a detective story. Lots of great lessons and reminders about silver linings. Even though his guests share stories about losing out on some thing, they laugh and have a good time

drea perk vador ,

Finest. Podcast. Of. All. Time.

A flawlessly produced exploration into being a human artist that is timeless and universal.

slamgranderson ,

Season 3 hard to find

Great show, but I had a really hard time finding season three. Finally found it under ‚Äúunknown seasons‚ÄĚ at the end of season 2. Just a heads up. Love the show!

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