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.
When Ryan Met Jeff - MASH Matters #072
We're going back in time to when Jeff & Ryan first met... on the radio! The year was 1997. Ryan was working on the morning show on New Country Z100 in southern Illinois. One fateful morning, Jeff joined Ryan and his cohorts to promote his soon-to-be-classic cookbook. The rest is MASH Matters history. In this episode, for the first time in 24 years, you will hear the interview that started it all. Plus, stick around at the end for an update on Jeff's book!
Gary Markowitz! - MASH Matters #071
Jeff & Ryan welcome Gary Markowitz to MASH Matters. Gary was not only a writer on M*A*S*H, but he was also the stepson of M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart! In this candid conversation, Gary shares stories about Larry writing the M*A*S*H pilot, the original ending of the episode "George," the beginning and end of the relationship with his writing partner, getting fired by his stepfather, and his thoughts on a M*A*S*H reboot. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit MashMatters.com
Voicemails! - MASH Matters #070
Let's go to the phones! Jeff & Ryan unload a slew of listener voicemails. Topics include the evolving role of women on M*A*S*H, a radio show featuring the enlisted personnel, actors who have passed away, blooper reels, and the ever-changing theme song. Plus, will the Smithsonian do anything with the M*A*S*H set to celebrate the 50th anniversary? Find out on this episode of MASH Matters.
Dan Wilcox Returns! - MASH Matters #069
Emmy award-winning writer Dan Wilcox returns to MASH Matters! Dan sits down with Jeff & Ryan to talk about writing M*A*S*H with his partner Thad Mumford. We discuss their writing process, the genius of Gene Reynolds, continuity on M*A*S*H, the tricky balance of comedy & drama, his favorite characters to write for, and Mr. Snuffleupagus! For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit MashMatters.com
Shari Saba! - MASH Matters #68
Jeff & Ryan welcome Shari Saba to MASH Matters! Shari played the aptly named Nurse Shari on M*A*S*H (seasons 9-11). We discuss her music background, her memories from the chaotic last day of filming, the cast member who made her laugh, and what it's like to act like you're flirting with Alan Alda. Sheri also talks about her unorthodox road to appearing on M*A*S*H and why she stopped acting after the series ended. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit MashMatters.com
Continuity, Continuity! - MASH Matters #067
What's with all the continuity errors on M*A*S*H? Plus, who picked out the cast's clothing? Did M*A*S*H discover Godzilla? When the heck are Jeff & Ryan gonna do their season six recap? And what did Jeff think of BARBARELLA? Find out on this episode of MASH Matters!
I found your podcast about a month ago. Am listening to all espisodes and started watching MASH from the beginning yesterday. Thanks for this treasure.
This podcast is like attending a family reunion. I enjoy the conversations and the storytelling of the behind the scenes. Keep it up.
Holy Cow!!! This show has given me a more in depth look at a show I used to watch with my father and grandfather. Now I get the joy of sharing it with my Children! My oldest daughter absolutely loves MASH and is always asking why so much liver and fish is served! She’s a real Hawkeye Pierce!