9 episodes

Onscreen, Bruce Willis dodged bullets and explosions in Die Hard and countless action films, making him the biggest movie star of the ‘90s. Offscreen, he dodged the tabloid press and became so determined to live a private life he moved to one of the smallest towns in Idaho. But he didn’t just want to live in Hailey — he wanted to transform it. Soon, this sleepy old mining town was home to a culture clash between Hollywood spectacle and small-town values, with real-life secret rooms, car chases, and betrayal worthy of a Willis thriller. Welcome to Haileywood. Host Dana Schwartz will be your guide.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 475 Ratings

Onscreen, Bruce Willis dodged bullets and explosions in Die Hard and countless action films, making him the biggest movie star of the ‘90s. Offscreen, he dodged the tabloid press and became so determined to live a private life he moved to one of the smallest towns in Idaho. But he didn’t just want to live in Hailey — he wanted to transform it. Soon, this sleepy old mining town was home to a culture clash between Hollywood spectacle and small-town values, with real-life secret rooms, car chases, and betrayal worthy of a Willis thriller. Welcome to Haileywood. Host Dana Schwartz will be your guide.

    Episode 8: Until Further Notice

    Episode 8: Until Further Notice

    Things come to a head in Hailey as Bruce Willis enlists the help of a rogue security force to chase unwanted visitors out of town. Soon, a life-altering event threatens to end the love affair between Willis and Hailey.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 7: Homecoming

    Episode 7: Homecoming

    Hailey, Idaho isn’t the only small town Bruce Willis wants to remake. He sets his sights on Penn's Grove, New Jersey, his actual hometown, and promises big things to come for the economically-strapped region. But red tape and negative press threaten to leave the town with a broken heart—and leave Hailey wondering if they’re still on Willis’ good side.

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    • 40 min
    Episode 6: A Bruce Willis Production

    Episode 6: A Bruce Willis Production

    Willis announces he’s starring in and producing a major feature film - a Kurt Vonnegut adaptation - that will be shot in the state of Idaho. He even gives some local actors their big screen breaks. But in a bid to retain almost complete creative control, Willis upends both his career and the lives of his Idahoan neighbors.

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    • 38 min
    Episode 5: Citizen Willis

    Episode 5: Citizen Willis

    Small town bureaucracy slows Willis’ ambitions, the police go after his inner circle and some Hailey residents are just saying no to Bruce. When lawsuits start popping up, Willis steps out of the shadows and flexes his political muscle. It turns into a statewide battle when the federal government proposes dumping nuclear waste 60 miles away from Hailey.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 4: Mint Condition

    Episode 4: Mint Condition

    Bruce Willis opens his biggest investment in Hailey yet—the two-story Mint bar and nightclub. Major acts draw modest crowds, but the real attraction is Willis and his band, who show up unannounced and rock long into the night. But having a major nightlife hotspot in the sleepy town leads to some big city problems, problems that leave some wondering where did the real Hailey go?

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    • 29 min
    Episode 3: Planet Haileywood

    Episode 3: Planet Haileywood

    Willis ventured into big business with his gimmicky Planet Hollywood franchise, but after being a quiet Hailey resident for several years, Willis buys and renovates a restaurant and bar, and soon an old movie theater. When blockbuster Hollywood premieres start happening on Hailey's main street, residents soon realize that Willis' persona casts a big shadow.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 Ratings

sammi jo waxler ,

Excellent and informative, humorous too!

When I came across this podcast, I thought it sounded interesting, so I gave it a try. All but the final episode had been released by then.

Wow! After about 15 minutes I was completely hooked and didn’t want to stop. It’s like a great book you can’t put down and stop reading. I had this playing while I did laundry, ran errands, everything.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Bruce Willis, but I always liked him well enough, as an actor. From Moonlighting to more recent movies, he’s funny, a little goofy and usually kicking butt. I always thought he seemed a little arrogant interacting IRL though.

This podcast gave a lot of insight into what kind of human being Bruce Willis is, and the way he perceives others, which explains a lot about the way he interacts with the world in general.

As a rule I don’t look up information on actors or follow gossip shows, etc. Sometimes you can’t avoid hearing something if it’s plastered everywhere, but usually I know nothing except what movies/shows they’ve appeared in.

I say that to say this: I never thought I’d be interested in hearing about an actor’s personal life, but because of the circumstances and the way this podcast is created and presented, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

No, please! ,

Dana Schwartz is radio cancer

This podcast is just the latest in her uncontrolled proliferation of garbage content. Don’t waste a second of your life on this nonsense.

StyrofoamHead8 ,

Skip it

Pretty uninteresting and honestly I feel like it did a major disservice to Hailey.

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