34 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.

    Let the Mystery Be

    Let the Mystery Be

    Dead Eyes returns for Season Three! Connor talks with Damon Lindelof (LOST, The Leftovers, Watchmen) and Starlee Kine (Mystery Show, Search Party) about solving the “mystery” of “dead eyes.”

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    • 41 min
    You've Got Tweet

    You've Got Tweet

    Connor talks with comedian Aparna Nancherla (Bojack Horseman, Corporate) about the time when Tom Hanks tweeted about how funny she is.

    The original tweet.

    Follow Aparna on Twitter and you'll see what Tom Hanks saw.

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    • 33 min
    Brought To You By Turd Husband™️

    Brought To You By Turd Husband™️

    Connor talks with Nicole Byer (Nailed It!), Johnathan Fernandez (Gossip Girl), Ann Carr (Red Oaks) and Molly Lloyd (Pinkalicious & Peterrific) about the strange and sometimes treacherous world of acting in commercials.

    Connor doing car dealership ads as a kid.

    Connor's New York Lottery Ad

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    • 52 min
    The Colonel(s)

    The Colonel(s)

    Connor talks with actors and executives about how he almost became “Colonel Sanders,” and the ups and downs of an ad campaign where re-casting the lead role is its defining feature.

    Watch Connor's re-audition for Colonel Sanders on The Chris Gethard Show 

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    • 56 min
    The True Meaning of Dead Eyes

    The True Meaning of Dead Eyes

    Connor talks with comedian Nikki Glaser (FBoy Island) along with an array of experts in hope of discovering "the true meaning of 'dead eyes.'"

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    • 48 min
    Band of Others

    Band of Others

    Connor talks with Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State), Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation, Party Down) and David Krumholtz (Numb3rs, The Deuce) about how they all auditioned for Band of Brothers and were not cast.

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Mindofamonkey ,

Closure

I’m sad I know how this podcast ends before even starting it but I'm happy I got to experience the journey. Very zen experience to listen to episodes back to back and here actors all connect on the same experiences and feelings.

DutchThaiPig ,

Binged Listened Every Day

Every actor or person dealing with rejection needs to listen to this! Connor takes us on a delightful, cathartic and humorous journey to unpack his disappointment. A well woven podcast that you must listen to from beginning to end.

Lorih2 ,

Even the adds are awesome

Even if you haven’t been fired by Tom Hanks, you can relate to this!

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