279 episodes

Hosted by special agents Scott & Cam, SPYHARDS goes deep undercover into the shadowy world of cloak and dagger cinema on a mission to determine the greatest spy films of all time.

SpyHards - A Spy Movie Podcast Scott Hardy & Cam Smith

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Hosted by special agents Scott & Cam, SPYHARDS goes deep undercover into the shadowy world of cloak and dagger cinema on a mission to determine the greatest spy films of all time.

    168. Scorpio (1973)

    168. Scorpio (1973)

    Agents Scott and Cam dodge a CIA hit squad and flee to Vienna with Burt Lancaster while decoding the gritty 1973 spy thriller Scorpio.
    Directed by Michael Winner. Starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, J.D. Cannon, Joanne Linville, Mel Stewart and Vladek Sheybal.
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    Social media: @spyhards
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    Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes.
    Theme music by Doug Astley.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    SpyMaster Interview #75 - Dominic Cooke

    SpyMaster Interview #75 - Dominic Cooke

    Agents Scott and Cam welcome director Dominic Cooke to the show to discuss the making of the 2020 Benedict Cumberbatch spy drama The Courier.
    Become a SpyHards Patron and gain access to top secret "Agents in the Field" bonus episodes, movie commentaries and more!
    Social media: @spyhards
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    View the NOC List and the Disavowed List at Letterboxd.com/spyhards
    Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes.
    Theme music by Doug Astley.

    • 26 min
    SpyMaster Interview #74 - Tom O'Connor

    SpyMaster Interview #74 - Tom O'Connor

    Agents Scott and Cam welcome screenwriter Tom O'Connor to the show to reveal the secrets behind writing the 2020 espionage drama The Courier. He also shares his favourite spy films of all time.
    Become a SpyHards Patron and gain access to top secret "Agents in the Field" bonus episodes, movie commentaries and more!
    Social media: @spyhards
    Purchase the latest exclusive SpyHards merch at Redbubble.
    View the NOC List and the Disavowed List at Letterboxd.com/spyhards
    Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes.
    Theme music by Doug Astley.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    167. The Courier (2020)

    167. The Courier (2020)

    Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Ian Sanders of the Cold War Conversations Podcast, bond over trips to the ballet while reviewing the 2020 Benedict Cumberbatch espionage drama The Courier.
    Directed by Dominic Cooke. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright and Kirill Pirogov..
    The Cold War Conversations Podcast is available everywhere. Don't forget to check out Ian's episode on Oleg Penkovsky.  
    You can also follow Ian on Twitter.
    Become a SpyHards Patron and gain access to top secret "Agents in the Field" bonus episodes, movie commentaries and more!
    Purchase the latest exclusive SpyHards merch at Redbubble.
    Social media: @spyhards
    View the NOC List and the Disavowed List at Letterboxd.com/spyhards
    Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes.
    Theme music by Doug Astley.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    SpyMaster Interview #73 - Luciana Paluzzi

    SpyMaster Interview #73 - Luciana Paluzzi

    Agents Scott and Cam welcome legendary Thunderball actress Luciana Paluzzi to the show to discuss her iconic work as Fiona Volpe in the 1965 blockbuster Bond adventure. She also shares stories about influential 007 director Terence Young, shooting Muscle Beach Party, and more!
    Become a SpyHards Patron and gain access to top secret "Agents in the Field" bonus episodes, movie commentaries and more!
    Social media: @spyhards
    Purchase the latest exclusive SpyHards merch at Redbubble.
    View the NOC List and the Disavowed List at Letterboxd.com/spyhards
    Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes.
    Theme music by Doug Astley.

    • 52 min
    S08. James Bond: The Connery Era Roundtable

    S08. James Bond: The Connery Era Roundtable

    Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operatives Dr. Llewella Chapman, author of Fashioning James Bond, and David Zaritsky of The Bond Experience YouTube channel, pay tribute to Sir Sean Connery by exploring the legacy of his game-changing 007 era, and its best and worst elements. 
    The hosts also reunite with past Connery review guests Calvin Dyson, YouTube James Bond expert, Mark O'Connell, author of Catching Bullets - Memoirs of a Bond Fan, and Phil Nobile Jr., Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria, to hear their reflections on the man and his secret agent work.
    Llewella's books, Fashioning James Bond: Constume, Gender and Identity in the World of James Bond and From Russia with Love: BFI Film Classics are available on Amazon. You can also follow her on Twitter.
    Check out more of David's work at The Bond Experience on YouTube. You can also follow him on Instagram.
    Become a SpyHards Patron and gain access to top secret "Agents in the Field" bonus episodes, movie commentaries and more!
    Purchase the latest exclusive SpyHards merch at Redbubble.
    Social media: @spyhards
    View the NOC List and the Disavowed List at Letterboxd.com/spyhards
    Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes
    Theme music by Doug Astley.

    • 3 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

JacobBrown007 ,

The Best In The Business

SpyHards Podcast is, without a doubt, the best espionage movie podcast to ever exist. They not only cover every inch of, admittedly, a pretty niche corner of film, but they do so well. They go in depth about the cast, crew, and pre-and-post production of the film the episode is reviewing. They talk about the film’s themes, technical aspects, and performances on and off the camera. Cam always does a great job of providing context for the film too. He explains the landscape of film at the time, comparing and contrasting the subject film against its contemporaries and competitors whether they’re in the spy genre or not. Like all good spies, they leave no stone unturned and no document un-scanned. They also deliver wonderful interviews with cast and crew from the films they cover, including directors and actors from the James Bond franchise (THEY GOT DENISE RICHARDS GUYS!) For these reasons, I would say that on top of being the best espionage film podcast, SpyHards is ALSO one of the best film podcasts ever of any genre. I do not say this lightly, but SpyHards’ catalogue of work speaks for itself. They don’t need me to say it. Agent Scott, Cam The Provocateur… keep up the fight against S.P.E.C.T.R.E, H.A.R.M and all of the other acronym villainous agencies out there.

Arthurus,RexQuondamEtFuturus ,

Masters of their (spy)craft

SpyHards have mastered the craft of interview, polite interrogation, and debriefing. I have learned so many heretofore hidden, behind-the-scenes details from Spyhards’ interviews. The hosts, Scott and Cam, disarm their guests by demonstrating a genuine interest in their life stories. We are thus able to learn nuanced details about niche films and wider truths about the history of the entertainment industry at large. Part of the magic of the Spyhards interview is a tested and true formula or procedure for the Q&A. Keep up the good work, Scott and Cam! I love your coverage of the Pink Panther films and everything Michael Caine. I look forward to more coverage of the Dalton Bond films, the Tall Blonde Man spy comedy films, and so many other deep cuts from 60s, 70s, and 80s. I also request more episodes on “the films that might have been.” Gentlemen, you are true professionals and are providing a valuable service to those who love His and Her Majesty’s Secret Service!

Kevin R. 1971 ,

One of the leaders in the spy movie podcast genre!

Scott and Cam have helped me greatly expand my spy movie interest from just James Bond and M: I! This is especially true of the 30s and 40s movies that revolved around WWII. I’ve always liked movies and cartoons like the Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies that have subtle nods to current events like ration cards and “loose lips sink ships” propaganda. I know it’s not a movie (unless you count the Will Smith abomination!) but I’d love to have you review Wild, Wild West. I’ve watched my DVD set countless times. Keep up the awesome work and keep the Spymaster interviews coming!

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