30 episodes

Hosts Jeff Meacham (Black•ish) and Joel Johnstone (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) love Tom Cruise. They are inspired by Tom Cruise. But they’ve never met Tom Cruise. So, they’re going to bring on some celebrity guests who have. This weekly podcast will feature incredible, personal stories about meeting the legendary star, and maybe one of those stories will lead Jeff and Joel to The Man himself so that one day, they will have stories of their own. Stories of meeting Tom Cruise. It’s not… impossible.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 201 Ratings

Hosts Jeff Meacham (Black•ish) and Joel Johnstone (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) love Tom Cruise. They are inspired by Tom Cruise. But they’ve never met Tom Cruise. So, they’re going to bring on some celebrity guests who have. This weekly podcast will feature incredible, personal stories about meeting the legendary star, and maybe one of those stories will lead Jeff and Joel to The Man himself so that one day, they will have stories of their own. Stories of meeting Tom Cruise. It’s not… impossible.

    When Rosie Met Tommy

    When Rosie Met Tommy

    For this final episode of Season One of Meeting Tom Cruise, Jeff is thinking about the importance of underwear in the Cruise filmography. We’re sorry. We answer the question, “What have you learned this season?” (Hint: We have learned nothing this season.) And as our guest, we have the woman who broke open the doors for Public Displays of Tom Cruise Affection; the woman who turned Meeting Tom Cruise into an art form; the woman who will always and forever know him simply as Tommy. We are honored, thrilled – and clearly a little giddy – to have with us: the great Rosie O’Donnell.
    Follow Rosie at the coolest handle on Twitter: @Rosie
    And yep, on Instagram too: @Rosie
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Anthony Anderson meets Cruise... Scorsese... and... and...

    Anthony Anderson meets Cruise... Scorsese... and... and...

    That time Anthony Anderson met Martin Scorsese. That time Anthony Anderson met James Earl Jones. That time Anthony Anderson met Eddie Murphy. And yes, that time Anthony Anderson (really close to almost) met Tom Cruise.
    That time Anthony Anderson told us all about them. It's all here, as we near the end•ish of our season.
    Follow Anthony on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Season’s Meetings – An MTC Retrospective

    Season’s Meetings – An MTC Retrospective

    We’re a best-of, greatest hits, top picks, hot takes kind of group, and on this week’s episode we bring you highlights (oh, we also like highlights) of this first season of Meeting Tom Cruise. You’ll hear from (deep breath): Jay Ellis, Malin Akerman, Gloria Calderón Kellitt, Jay “Foggy” Hayden, David Alan Basche, Lisa Ann Walter, Kevin Pollak, Christy Meyers, Sarah Wright Olsen, Cousin Sal, Evan Ferrante, Dan Patrick, Anthony Natale, Victoria Kelleher, Craig O’Brien, Benito Martinez, Vinessa Shaw, Marc Blucas and… and…
    Anthony Anderson and Rosie O’Donnell.
    Meeting Tom Cruise. It’s getting less impossible by the day.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Meeting "Light the Fuse" – Crossover Episode

    Meeting "Light the Fuse" – Crossover Episode

    It’s four hosts… two podcasts… and one obsession. On this crossover episode of Meeting Tom Cruise, Jeff and Joel talk with Drew Taylor and Charles Hood, hosts of the long-running LIGHT THE FUSE podcast, a show about all things Mission Impossible. To call this just a deep dive is an insult to deep things and divers. Drew and Charles know all there is to know about Impossible series, and Jeff and Joel… they… uh… have also seen those movies.
    Check out the Light the Fuse WEBSITE.
    Follow the show on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.
    … and of course listen to their show on APPLE PODCASTS.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Meeting Joel and Alek

    Meeting Joel and Alek

    It’s the episode no one asked for but everyone’s gonna get! After (kinda) answering this week’s question -- Which role that Cruise turned down would you like to have seen him play? -- the guys take a deep dive into shallow waters, learning about what Joel Johnstone and Alek Lev were doing right up until the moment when they never met Tom Cruise.
    Follow Joel Johnstone on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER.
    Don’t follow Alek Lev on INSTAGRAM or TWITTER.
    But please do follow the show on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER.
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    • 55 min
    Shrinking Jeff Meacham

    Shrinking Jeff Meacham

    Dan Patrick told us that we should have a therapist on to talk about our issues. He told us: “Get help.” And so… we did. We now present this (first?) installment of Shrinking Jeff Meacham with psychotherapist Karyn Rosenberg.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

gc468 ,

I love this

It’s silly, it’s fun, it’s smart and I keen about things I never even thought about before — auditioning, production, rehearsals, filming movies, in addition to the fun and crazy stories about Tom Cruise who I don’t even care that much about before I started listening. Saw this on a list somewhere and gave it a shot. It’s now one of my favorites especially if I need a little pick me up. I love it. I love Jeff the most. Didn’t know him before this. He’s funny without trying too hard. Knew Joel from Mrs. Maisel and he’s a good foil. Love the rapport w their producer who seems like most men in the room when this would be being discussed. I LOVE IT. Thank you. Totally unexpected goodness. And, Jeff, Top Gun is the greatest movie of all time.

opinionatedsally ,

Have none of you read anything about Scientology?

This man is at the very least complicit and at the worst has multiple people’s blood on his hands. Well researched New Yorker article has unpaid laborers building him a car. Not funny.

MrrrMcleod ,

This show has me constantly cracking up

This came recommended to me by my sister. I absolutely love the chemistry between Jeff, Joel, and Alec, love that they have such a good time talk about Tom. And of course hearing the stories from their guests is awesome.

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