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.
The Smell of Season Six - MASH Matters #075
In this supersized episode, Jeff & Ryan awkwardly recap the sixth season of M*A*S*H... where Jeff relives *that* scene. We also discuss the on-set drama that led to a popular storyline, the actor who almost played BJ, orange grape Nehi, Tom Willis from The Jeffersons, the Triple-Threat known as Ronny Graham, "Counterfeit Igor," Big Daddy O'Reilly, a hostage situation with a laugh track, and the comic genius of Hamilton Camp. Also, why is Margaret yelling?
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In Memoriam - MASH Matters #074
Jeff & Ryan wrap up the year with a look back at the M*A*S*H family members lost in 2021. We also dive into the mailbag to answer listener questions about creamed weenies, the fourth BJ, the best DVD collections, the mystery of BJ's mystery, and a life-changing quote from Col. Potter. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit MashMatters.com
Unprepared - MASH Matters #073
Unplugged, Unplanned, and Unprepared! Jeff & Ryan go off-script and talk about anything that comes to mind: injuries, wills, Jerry Lewis, and Jeff's brief stint as a game show host. Don't worry. we also talk about M*A*S*H... along with some thoughts on the passing of beloved guest star, Richard Lee Sung. Buckle up because we don't know where this one's gonna go. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit MashMatters.com
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.
The Best of the Best
Episode number 062 is absolutely, hands down, the best! Being able to listen to such talented writers discuss their collaboration was quite a treat. Good questions, great answers! I’ve known Jeff since the 1970’s and have always loved his stories and humor. (The advantage of pod cast is hearing him when I want to, then shutting the computer down and going to sleep and I’m sure, Ryan, you understand that feeling totally!) Here’s hoping the two of you can continue entertaining us for years to come, in spite of Jeff’s advanced age.
Hugs, Dianne Devoll used to be Burney 615 924 2090
BY THE WAY….
JEFF HAS NEVER TOLD THE STORY OF THE TIME HE RECEIVED THE HONOR OF, THE KEY TO THE CITY OF HOUSTON TEXAS.
A M*U*S*T* for M*A*S*H* Fans
Interviews with the cast members, writers, and producers, with peeks behind the scenes with co-host Jeff Maxwell (Pvt. Igor) and all expertly guided by co-host Ryan Patrick. (An actual period recording of a live table read would alone justify this podcasts existence, but there’s so much more.).
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.