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From the creators of Inside Psycho and Inside the Exorcist comes a new story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 1.6K Ratings

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From the creators of Inside Psycho and Inside the Exorcist comes a new story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS.

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    Introducing The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra

    Introducing The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra

    Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s your job to fix it? That’s how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze and pills, and his family was falling apart. Barry needed a miracle. And against all odds, he got one. One day the voice of God came over the radio in Barry’s car and told him there was a simple solution to all his problems: all he had to do was kidnap Frank Sinatra, Jr. For the first time ever, Barry Keenan shares his version of the bizarre story in his own words, from beginning to end. This is just a preview of The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra, but you can listen to full episodes at wondery.fm/TGS_InsideSeries.

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    • 8 min
    Wondery Presents: This Is Actually Happening

    Wondery Presents: This Is Actually Happening

    What would you do if a singular moment changed your life forever? This is Actually Happening is a weekly podcast from Wondery that features extraordinary true stories of moments that changed absolutely everything for ordinary people. They're unforgettable, perspective-changing stories that will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next. In this preview, hear from a woman who becomes deeply involved in the search for a missing friend, decades after her brother disappeared in the early 1980s. Listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/TIAHpodcast.

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    • 7 min
    Get Personal with Paris Hilton on Life Is Short

    Get Personal with Paris Hilton on Life Is Short

    In his weekly interview podcast, Life is Short with Justin Long, Justin talks with celebrities, musicians, actors and artists about how they get the most out of life. In a recent episode, Paris Hilton (This Is Paris) opens up to Justin about the trauma that she experienced in an abusive boarding school, she explains the inspiration for the public persona that she has created and Paris tells Justin about what inspired her to get into podcasting.

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    • 7 min
    Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

    Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

    Carl Gottlieb is the co-screenwriter of JAWS, a featured player in this podcast, and the author of The Jaws Log, about the making of the classic film. With Inside JAWS creator Mark Ramsey, Carl discusses his background in Improv, how he met Steven Spielberg, how JAWS came to be a classic, and what lessons the movie has for filmmakers and audiences alike.




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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Kraken Sleepeth

    The Kraken Sleepeth

    1916: The vicious “Man-eater of Matawan” meets his end. Cut to: The premiere and record-breaking success of JAWS. The awards Steven Spielberg expected – but never came. Even the world’s most commercial filmmaker wasn’t good enough to earn the respect of his peers. The death of Robert Shaw and the impact of his legacy on one-time rival Richard Dreyfus. Spielberg passes the torch to J.J. Abrams as the ORCA at Universal Studios crumbles to dust. Steven Spielberg experiences a remembrance of a heritage that once embarrassed him, but now makes him proud. A premiere for Ready Player One at SXSW, and the contents of a mysterious note revealed.




    Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws

    Other sponsors include

    Casper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/Jaws

    Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWS




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    • 39 min
    Get the Actors Off the Boat!

    Get the Actors Off the Boat!

    1945: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis – no ships, no planes, no rescue. Just…sharks. Cut to: The emotional center of JAWS: Sometimes drunk, sometimes sober - Robert Shaw’s indelible tale of the Indianapolis receives an ovation from cast and crew. The ORCA starts to sink – with all hands still on deck. The journey of a rotting shark carcass from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard. The on-set rivalry between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw. A post-production panic attack for Steven Spielberg. And an unsolved murder nearby the JAWS shoot – more than 40 years later, was the mystery solved by writer Joe Hill?




    Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws

    Other sponsors include

    Casper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/Jaws

    Dollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Jaws




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    Or Twitter at @insidejaws

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Bobby Hul ,

An Entertaining Work of Art

Listening to this is like reading a real page turner. It helps define the term “Binge-worthy.” I hope to hear more of these for other monumental films!

Stitchin Christin ,

Amazing

Great podcast! Told so interestingly and love the additional stories told that tie to Jaws.

Trimblenator ,

Warning! Shark-Attack-Exploitation

I was excited for what I thought was going to be a behind-the-scenes show about Jaws! Excitement very quickly turned to a sickening feeling listening to an explicit cold-open shark attack story that...is not directly related to Jaws.

With no heads up for the listener or follow up after the fact, it felt like irresponsible storytelling going for a quick and dirty scare without telling the audience they were signing on for such a thing.

Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.

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