51 episodes

A podcast about actors we love and the movies we love them in. Hosts Caroline Siede and Ned Baker take turns curating a five-film retrospective starring an actor they're particularly obsessed with. From Oscar winners to character actors to action stars, Role Calling covers all things acting in all movie genres.

Role Calling Caroline Siede and Ned Baker

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

A podcast about actors we love and the movies we love them in. Hosts Caroline Siede and Ned Baker take turns curating a five-film retrospective starring an actor they're particularly obsessed with. From Oscar winners to character actors to action stars, Role Calling covers all things acting in all movie genres.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Role Calling's three-part Lord of the Rings holiday special comes to a conclusion, but not before a rousing climax and several emotional endings. This week, actor/producer Mary Kate Wiles joins Ned and Caroline for a conversation all about Peter Jackson's third and final LOTR installment, The Return of the King. And boy is there a lot to discuss!
    From the Battle of the Pelennor Fields to the showdown on Mount Doom, the trio go deep on what makes Tolkien's world so special, which performers shine brightest in ROTK, and which scenes they can't stop thinking about.
    You can follow Mary Kate on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Patreon (@mkwiles on most social media platforms). And be sure to check out Shipwrecked Comedy's delightful new series "Headless: A Sleepy Hollow Story," which is streaming for free on YouTube as both a 10-part series and a single-cut version.
    Our theme music was created by Patrick Budde, and our logo was designed by Nick Wanserski. You can also follow us on Twitter or Instagram (both @rolecalling) or email us at rolecalling@gmail.com.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The journey to Mordor continues as Ned and Caroline move on to Peter Jackson's action-packed epic, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Special guest Joe Cunningham of the Cinematic Universe podcast joins to break down the debuts of Gollum, Rohan, Treebeard and more — not to mention a little sequence called the Battle of Helm's Deep.
    The trio also touch on The Rings of Power, analyze the accents across the LOTR ensemble, and get into an unexpectedly heated debate about Faramir.
    You can follow Joe on Twitter (@JoeCunningham14) and find Cinematic Universe (@cine_verse) wherever you listen to podcasts, as well as on Patreon.
    Our theme music was created by Patrick Budde, and our logo was designed by Nick Wanserski. You can also follow us on Twitter or Instagram (both @rolecalling) or email us at rolecalling@gmail.com.

    • 2 hr 28 min
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    Golden rings, bearded men, elves in white dresses with blue satin sashes — what are The Lord of the Rings films if not the ultimate holiday classics? So to celebrate the festive season, Ned and Caroline are kicking off a brand new series on Peter Jackson's iconic LOTR trilogy and its stellar ensemble acting.
    This week, returning guests Zoë Maltby and Emily Marso join for a goofy, earnest, unexpectedly horny celebration of The Fellowship of the Ring.
    Watch the 2020 Lord of the Rings cast Zoom reunion
    You can follow Zoë on Instagram and Twitter (both @captainmaltby), as well as on Letterboxd (@zoecatherine). And you can follow Emily on Instagram and Twitter (both @missmarso).
    Our theme music was created by Patrick Budde, and our logo was designed by Nick Wanserski. You can also follow us on Twitter or Instagram (both @rolecalling) or email us at rolecalling@gmail.com.

    • 2 hr 40 min
    The Best and Worst Films of 2022: Letterboxd Special

    The Best and Worst Films of 2022: Letterboxd Special

    Before Ned and Caroline journey to Middle Earth for their Lord of the Rings specials, they take a look back at the best, worst and most "meh" films they watched in 2022. Welcome to Role Calling's first (maybe annual) Letterboxd Special!
    From Barbarian to Jurassic World Dominion to Marcel the Shell, enjoy some spoiler-free recs for what to watch and what to avoid as the hosts recount their defining movie-watching experiences of the year — and how they logged them on Letterboxd. 
    Follow Ned on Letterboxd (@nednednedned)
    Follow Caroline on Letterboxd (@carolinesiede)
    Our theme music was created by Patrick Budde, and our logo was designed by Nick Wanserski. You can also follow us on Twitter or Instagram (both @rolecalling) or email us at rolecalling@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    One Halloween Ends fan and two skeptics join forces to chat about the final Laurie Strode vs. Michael Myers showdown in David Gordon Green’s controversial trilogy capper.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Greatest Beer Run Ever: Zac Efron, Part 5

    The Greatest Beer Run Ever: Zac Efron, Part 5

    Our Zac Efron retrospective series comes to a close with a brand new movie and a brand new jawline! This week, Documentary Now! writer/producer Matt Pacult joins Caroline and Ned to break down Zac's new AppleTV+ Vietnam War comedy, The Greatest Beer Run Ever. The trio also chat about the new look Zac debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, his role as a brand ambassador for Kodiak Cakes pancake mix, and where they think his career might head next as he celebrates his 35th birthday this week.
    You can follow Matt on Instagram (@mattpacult), and be sure to watch the new season of Documentary Now! on IFC and AMC+.
    Our theme music was created by Patrick Budde, and our logo was designed by Nick Wanserski. You can also follow us on Twitter or Instagram (both @rolecalling) or email us at rolecalling@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

BillyOSYC ,

Excellent!

Great job with the Letterboxd and Fellowship eps. I’m so excited to do 2.5hrs of Two Towers!

randomone1112 ,

Great show!

So engaging and entertaining!

Actors to cover:
Chris Pine
James Marsden
Heath Ledger
And Laura Dern

Jebediah Atkinson ,

My new favorite podcast!

Discovered as a long time fan of Caroline’s When Romance Met Comedy series, and this is more than scratching the itch I’ve felt with that column ending. Ned and Caroline clearly know and love movies and it’s been very fun to catch up with the backlog

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