Jeff Maxwell (Private Igor from M*A*S*H) and Ryan Patrick host a lively discussion of all things M*A*S*H, Hollywood, acting, and other jocularity. We will also feature interviews with super fans and creative geniuses who helped to create the greatest television show of all time. Step into the VIP tent, grab a heaping bowl of creamed weenies, and join the fun … because now, more than ever, M*A*S*H Matters.
Spinning Yarn - MASH Matters #051
How many latrines did Igor dig? How can you turn a grenade into a reading lamp? What happened to the M*A*S*H time capsule? Jeff & Ryan dust off another stack of old listener questions in this episode of MASH Matters. More topics include Hawkeye’s one-man show, that darn laugh track, and Klinger’s middle name. Plus, what’s with all the yarn? For show notes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
M*A*S*H goes to Downton Abbey with Lesley Nicol! - MASH Matters #050
Who says too many cooks is a bad thing? Jeff & Ryan welcome the lovely Lesley Nicol to a special episode of MASH Matters. Lesley originated the role of Mrs. Patmore on the critically-acclaimed PBS series Downton Abbey. We discuss her journey to Downton Abbey, a slightly ominous encounter with an Oscar-winning actor, animal activism, her one-woman show, and whether or not she’s a good cook in real life. She also reveals her favorite Mrs. Patmore line and teaches us how to make a proper cup of tea.
Hawkeye For President - MASH Matters #049
Mail Call! Jeff Maxwell (Private Igor from M*A*S*H) & Ryan Patrick tackle another round of listener questions and voicemails in this episode of MASH Matters. Topics include fan art, listeners’ favorite Winchester moments, camp slumber parties, the final day of filming, President Hawkeye Pierce’s cabinet, and watching M*A*S*H during a pandemic. Plus, we learn where extras come from and what they’re always yakking about. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
Burt Metcalfe! - MASH Matters #48
Jeff & Ryan welcome Burt Metcalfe to MASH Matters! Burt took over the reins as Executive Producer of M*A*S*H when Gene Reynolds left the show in 1977. He shares stories from his long career in entertainment as an actor, producer, director, and Emmy-nominated writer. Topics include the passion of Gene Reynolds, the genius of Larry Gelbart, writing with Alan Alda, and what Burt considers to be the best decision he ever made. A portion of this interview was featured in MASH Matters Episode #033.
Winchester's Best - MASH Matters #047
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Jeff & Ryan open the MASH Matters mailbag for another round of listener questions and voicemails. Topics include Roy Goldman’s beer, shooting away from the camp, creating Igor Straminsky, M*A*S*H in syndication, how to watch the series in Canada, and Ryan’s favorite Winchester moments. Listeners also share more stories about M*A*S*H’s influence on their lives. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
Alan Alda! - MASH Matters #046
Jeff & Ryan are thrilled to welcome ALAN ALDA to MASH Matters! The man known as Hawkeye Pierce discusses his life and career - from making his stage debut as a child to writing, directing, and starring in the greatest television show of all time. We discuss his critically-acclaimed podcast, acting with his father and brother, the final days of filming, and much more. He also shares his thoughts on one of the most polarizing M*A*S*H episodes ever. For show notes and more visit mashmatterspodcast.com
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My Monday Nights
Although I hated Mondays as a kid (end of the weekend being free, returning to school where I never felt welcomed), I very much looked forward to TV that night to catch another episode of MASH. It was one of the shows that both my folks and I enjoyed. While in collage, I watched the final episode and was crushed as part of my favorite childhood aspect was going away. With no video taping available yet, I used my 8 mm movie camera to capture some scenes, without sound however. Although I have never watched that film I made, it was there sitting where I knew I could watch parts when I wanted (not knowing reruns would be there for us soon after, thank god).
With this in mind, it is a pleasure to listen into your podcasts (which I just discovered by accident while looking up actors from that show.) I enjoy all the inside stories of your podcast, the joking,
suggestions, and especially bring back great memories. Thank you. Looking forward to listening more. Kudos to you all!
Ps - I’ve passed this podcast info to friends.
Fun podcast about a great show!!
Ryan and Jeff do a great job playing tribute to a wonderful comedy which continues to entertain over 35 years since it ended. Jeff played Igor on M*A*S*H and is a riot along with Ryan, who is a fine partner on this podcast.
MASH Really Does Matter
How special that in 2020, MASH continues to connect people from across the country, from different walks of life, and from various backgrounds. This is a show that transcends time, inspires and unites, moves us and asks us to be better. There truly is no other like it. Thank you Ryan and Jeff for this wonderful podcast!