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Making Masters of the Air Podcast available on Fridays.

Masters of the Air is an Apple Original series from executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, streaming January 26 on Apple TV+.

The series follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the “Bloody Hundredth”) as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany and grapple with the frigid conditions, lack of oxygen and sheer terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air. Portraying the psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy the horror of Hitler’s Third Reich, is at the heart of Masters of the Air.

Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller, and features a stellar cast led by Academy Award nominee Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Academy Award nominee Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook and Ncuti Gatwa.
The Making Masters of the Air Podcast by The National WWII Museum, is hosted by Playtone’s Kirk Saduski, co-producer of the series, and author of the book, Donald Miller.

Listen to the premiere episode featuring an interview with Executive Producer Tom Hanks on Friday, January 26.

Throughout the season, you'll hear from historians and more special guests from the series—including stars Callum Turner, Nate Mann, Anthony Boyle, Branden Cook, and Josiah Cross; Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood; and Executive Producer Gary Goetzman—as you get to know the American bomber crews who risked it all fighting the air war over Europe and forged a brotherhood through courage, loss, and triumph.

New podcast episodes will be available each Friday on Apple Podcasts.

The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air Podcast is presented by Boeing.

Special Thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.

Making Masters of the Air The National WWII Museum

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 104 Ratings

Making Masters of the Air Podcast available on Fridays.

Masters of the Air is an Apple Original series from executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, streaming January 26 on Apple TV+.

The series follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the “Bloody Hundredth”) as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany and grapple with the frigid conditions, lack of oxygen and sheer terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air. Portraying the psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy the horror of Hitler’s Third Reich, is at the heart of Masters of the Air.

Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller, and features a stellar cast led by Academy Award nominee Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Academy Award nominee Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook and Ncuti Gatwa.
The Making Masters of the Air Podcast by The National WWII Museum, is hosted by Playtone’s Kirk Saduski, co-producer of the series, and author of the book, Donald Miller.

Listen to the premiere episode featuring an interview with Executive Producer Tom Hanks on Friday, January 26.

Throughout the season, you'll hear from historians and more special guests from the series—including stars Callum Turner, Nate Mann, Anthony Boyle, Branden Cook, and Josiah Cross; Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood; and Executive Producer Gary Goetzman—as you get to know the American bomber crews who risked it all fighting the air war over Europe and forged a brotherhood through courage, loss, and triumph.

New podcast episodes will be available each Friday on Apple Podcasts.

The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air Podcast is presented by Boeing.

Special Thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.

    Finale and The Bloody Hundredth

    Finale and The Bloody Hundredth

    In this final podcast, hosts Kirk Saduski and Donald Miller discuss Part Nine of Masters of the Air. Mark Herzog, director of the documentary The Bloody Hundredth, tells the story of the real men of the 100th Bomb Group. And, we hear from Callum Turner, Nate Mann, Anthony Boyle, and Tom Hanks. 
    The Apple Original series from the executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific is now streaming on Apple TV+. 
    Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller.
    The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air Podcast is presented by Boeing.
    Special thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.


    Acknowledgements

    Hosts:
    Donald Miller & Kirk Saduski
    The National WWII Museum:
    - President & CEO: Stephen Watson
    - Education & Access VP: Pete Crean
    - Media Center: Meredith Richards, Bert Hidalgo, Amy Ngo, Jeremy Burson & Stephen Burke
    - Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy: Michael Bell, John Curatola, Kevin Dupuy & Jeremy Collins
    - Collections & Exhibits: Erin Clancey & Cory Graff
    - Marketing & Communications: Stephanie Verdin, Jennifer Sacks, Danielle Trapp, Keith Darcey, Ashley Scharr, Alex Dodson, Jourdon Ferdinand, Grace Martin, Kenn Perkins, Kelsey Scott, Evann Cookmeyer & John Mueller
    Special Thanks:
    - AppleTV+: Mostafa Fazel, Adam Schwartz, Jackson Izzo, Annie Fernandes, Voncella McIntosh, Daniel Coffey
    - Guests: Tom Hanks, Callum Turner, Gary Goetzman, Captain Dale Dye, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Colleen Atwood, Branden Cook, Josiah Cross, Conrad Crane, Matthew Delmont & Mark Herzog
    - Playtone: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Kirk Saduski & William Hahn 
    - Formosa Group: Kimi Rosenthal, Alan Freedman & Matthew Germeyer 
    - Herzog & Co.: Mark Herzog, John Buckley & Ben Olson
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Branden Cook & Josiah Cross, Tuskegee Airmen and D-Day

    Branden Cook & Josiah Cross, Tuskegee Airmen and D-Day

    Actors Branden Cook and Josiah Cross explain the importance of carrying on the legacy of 2nd Lt. Richard Macon and Alexander Jefferson, and the 332nd Fighter Group.  Historian Matthew Delmont discusses the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, and hosts Kirk Saduski and Don Miller also sit down with historian Conrad Crane to detail the historical context of D-Day in Part Eight. 
    New episodes of the Making Masters of the Air release every Friday. 
    The Apple Original series from the executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific is now streaming on Apple TV+. 
    Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller.
    The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air Podcast is presented by Boeing.
    Special thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Nate Mann and Costume Designer Colleen Atwood

    Nate Mann and Costume Designer Colleen Atwood

    Nate Mann discusses his preparation for the role of Major Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal, Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood explains the expansive scope of Masters of the Air, and hosts Kirk Saduski and Don Miller dive deeper into Part Seven. 
    New episodes of Making Masters of the Air release every Friday. 
    The Apple Original series from the executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific is now streaming on Apple TV+. 
    Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller.
    The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air Podcast is presented by Boeing.
    Special thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Anthony Boyle and Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck on Part Six

    Anthony Boyle and Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck on Part Six

    Anthony Boyle discusses his portrayal of Major Harry Crosby. And, hosts Don Miller and Kirk Saduski break down Part Six of Masters of the Air, and continue the conversation with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. 
    New podcast episodes of Making Masters of the Air release every Friday. 
    The Apple Original series from the executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific is now streaming on Apple TV+. 
    Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller.
    The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air podcast is presented by Boeing.
    Special thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and the Mission to Münster

    Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and the Mission to Münster

    In this podcast, directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck break down the scenes in episode five of Masters of the Air. And, hosts Kirk Saduski and Don Miller discuss the Münster mission.
    New podcast episodes of the Making Masters of the Air release every Friday. 
    The Apple Original series from the executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific is now streaming on Apple TV+. 
    Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller.
    The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air Podcast is presented by Boeing.
    Special thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.
     

    • 46 min
    Executive Producer Gary Goetzman and Captain Dale Dye

    Executive Producer Gary Goetzman and Captain Dale Dye

    In this podcast, hosts Kirk Saduski and Don Miller discuss episode four of Masters of the Air. Plus, Kirk sits down with executive producer Gary Goetzman and Captain Dale Dye, military adviser on the set of Masters of the Air. 
    New podcast episodes of Making Masters of the Air release every Friday. 
    The Apple Original series from the executive producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific is now streaming on Apple TV+. 
    Masters of the Air is based on the best-selling book by Donald Miller.
    The National WWII Museum's Making Masters of the Air Podcast is presented by Boeing.
    Special thanks to Apple TV+ for clips and musical score for this podcast.
     

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Mega Dittos ,

Tremendous!

Just finished the podcast and television series. Thank You to the WW2 Museum, podcast participants and series creators. Your efforts are so appreciated!

In this trying time in America and the world, this show is very much needed…

Gmg1027 ,

Thank you!

My grandfather was a navigator/bombardier on B-24 in the same group. He passed away when I was young, so I didn’t have the chance to ask him about the war. I have always wondered what his experience was like. The show and podcast have given me so much insight in to what he went through. Thank you for sharing this important history, and showing what life was like in the air and as a POW. My grandfather was captured on his third mission. Please keep telling these stories.

kc5ohg ,

Info

In last episode about Tuskegee airman yall mentioned one of pilots by name of Macon . What was his first name? I have a scout troop and would
Like to tell them this story. Thanks

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