56 episodes

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, starts now! Whether you're a longtime fan of the series or a newcomer looking to join the mission, Light the Fuse is your ultimate companion to the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew, Superfans Charles Hood (writer/director) and Drew Taylor (film journalist) take you inside the world of Ethan Hunt for an incredible look at the iconic characters, heart-stopping missions, jaw-dropping stunts, and behind-the-scenes secrets that have made this series a global phenomenon. See "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” now playing exclusively in theaters.

Light The Fuse - The Official Mission: Impossible Podcast Paramount Pictures

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 334 Ratings

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, starts now! Whether you're a longtime fan of the series or a newcomer looking to join the mission, Light the Fuse is your ultimate companion to the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew, Superfans Charles Hood (writer/director) and Drew Taylor (film journalist) take you inside the world of Ethan Hunt for an incredible look at the iconic characters, heart-stopping missions, jaw-dropping stunts, and behind-the-scenes secrets that have made this series a global phenomenon. See "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” now playing exclusively in theaters.

    Trapped in a Bunker with "10 Cloverfield Lane" Director Dan Trachtenberg (Part One)

    Trapped in a Bunker with "10 Cloverfield Lane" Director Dan Trachtenberg (Part One)

    Joining us on this episode of “The Directors” is Dan Trachtenberg, the director of new Paramount classic “10 Cloverfield Lane.” In this episode, learn about Trachtenberg’s origin story, how he got on board the project and how a spec script called “The Cellar” became “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
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    • 35 min
    Revisiting Robert Elswit, Cinematographer for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

    Revisiting Robert Elswit, Cinematographer for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

    This week we are revisiting our conversation with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, who shot both “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” It was a huge thrill getting to chat with this legend, who shares details about the making of both films, including what it was like to shoot the Burj, how his background in visual effects aided in the underwater sequence and what went into the opera sequence. It's a doozy!
    This episode was originally released in February 2019.
    You can own “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning” on digital and 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD now.
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Back to “Nebraska” with Alexander Payne (Part Two)

    Back to “Nebraska” with Alexander Payne (Part Two)

    Alexander Payne joins us on “The Directors,” where we touch on his other Paramount gems – the road trip movie “Nebraska” and the underrated “Downsizing.” Learn how he got the studio to agree to black-and-white for “Nebraska” and why he thinks “Downsizing” should have been a television series instead.
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    • 39 min
    “Election” Results with Alexander Payne (Part One)

    “Election” Results with Alexander Payne (Part One)

    On this episode of “The Directors” we are joined by Alexander Payne, who takes us through the inception and making of his early Paramount classic “Election.” Payne discusses the challenges with multiple voiceovers, working with MTV and his playful sense of continuity. If you love “Election” as much as we do (and even if you don’t), this is a very fun conversation.
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    • 39 min
    Revisiting Michael Giacchino, Composer of “Mission: Impossible III” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"

    Revisiting Michael Giacchino, Composer of “Mission: Impossible III” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"

    Michael Giacchino is a world-famous composer who did both “Mission: Impossible III” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” He is also a very cool guy. We talked to him about how he got involved with the franchise, working with filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird, and his debut solo album. And yes, we also talk about the amazing track names on the score albums.
    This episode was originally released in November 2020.
    You can own “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning” on digital and 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD now.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Randomized Ending with "Clue" Director Jonathan Lynn (Part Two)

    Randomized Ending with "Clue" Director Jonathan Lynn (Part Two)

    We are joined by Jonathan Lynn, who made the cult comedy classic “Clue,” this time talking about the film’s release and some of his other projects, notably “The Distinguished Gentleman,” “The Whole Nine Yards” and the Oscar-winning “My Cousin Vinny.” It’s a good one.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

Ava AKA Gunter ,

Mission Impossible

I’m loving this podcast you guys are amazing and the Mission Impossible movies are my favorite group of movies I watch them pretty much all the time!❤️

Tim Dammer ,

🎥

Charles and Drew are great hosts and this show is really for anyone interested in filmmaking. They have great guests and get good details on how these movies become possible. Also, I really enjoy their pre/post-interview banter and their laughs are contagious.
Keep up the good work!

Missionmaster ,

Awesome!

I love this podcast because I love mission impossible and I can’t get enough information about the series! I love this franchise and I live all of the behind the scene info. Definitely need to watch if you are a diehard mission impossible fan like me

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