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The Harold and Maudecast is the flagship podcast for The HMC Network. For over 10 years The HMC has been producing popular podcasts, digital content and events. Hosted by writer/producer, Sarah Mason and writer/comedian, Jake Essoe, The Harold and Maudecast offers a fully-informed look at your favorite movies, series, conventions, video games and more. They combine critical analysis with passionate fandom. Go beyond the basics and get down and dirty with our in-depth, funny analysis and commentary.

Also on this feed are episodes of our other podcast series, Age of Distraction hosted by Sarah Mason with screenwriters Warren Lewis and Stephen Godchaux, True Field Test for production professionals, Conversations an interview series and Film Travelers, a podcast for film tourism and travel tips.

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    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings

The Harold and Maudecast is the flagship podcast for The HMC Network. For over 10 years The HMC has been producing popular podcasts, digital content and events. Hosted by writer/producer, Sarah Mason and writer/comedian, Jake Essoe, The Harold and Maudecast offers a fully-informed look at your favorite movies, series, conventions, video games and more. They combine critical analysis with passionate fandom. Go beyond the basics and get down and dirty with our in-depth, funny analysis and commentary.

Also on this feed are episodes of our other podcast series, Age of Distraction hosted by Sarah Mason with screenwriters Warren Lewis and Stephen Godchaux, True Field Test for production professionals, Conversations an interview series and Film Travelers, a podcast for film tourism and travel tips.

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    EP 373: Justice League Take 2! The Snyder Cut Reviewed

    EP 373: Justice League Take 2! The Snyder Cut Reviewed

    Episode 373 of The Harold and Maudecast, "The Snyder Cut". At long last Zach Snyder's creative vision has arrived on HBO Max. Sarah and Jake do a deep dive on all four hours of the upgraded, redemption version of the Justice League. It's everything we hoped it would be and more. Spoilers abound.

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    • 39 min
    EP 372: Alien Franchise Retrospective

    EP 372: Alien Franchise Retrospective

    The Return of the Harold and Maudecast! Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe are back with a new episode of the podcast, Episode 372: Alien Franchise Retrospective.

    This episode breaks down and reviews every film in the Alien franchise (chronologically by release) starting with:
    Alien 1979
    Aliens 1986
    Alien 3 1992
    Alien:Resurrection 1997
    Alien vs Predator 2004
    Alien vs Predator Requiem 2007
    Prometheus 2012
    Alien: Covenant 2017

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 371: The Boys S2 Review and Trapped S1 Review

    Ep 371: The Boys S2 Review and Trapped S1 Review

    On Episode of 371 of The Harold and Maudecast, The Boys Season 2 review and the Icelandic TV Series, Trapped Season 1 review.

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    • 32 min
    EP 370: Swamp Thing (Review) + Best of Comic-Con @Home

    EP 370: Swamp Thing (Review) + Best of Comic-Con @Home

    Episode 370 "Why You Need Swamp Thing in Your Life and the Best of Comic-Con@Home", Sarah and Jake review the DC original series, Swamp Thing and recap the best panels and news from Comic-Con @ Home.

    From James Wan (AQUAMAN, THE CONJURING) and creators Gary Dauberman (IT, ANNABELLE)and Mark Verheiden (THE MASK, TIMECOP), comes a live-action adaptation of DC's "Swamp Thing". The 10-part series was canceled after only one episode aired on DC's streaming service, DC Universe. There's much speculation as to why the show was shelved as it currently has a 94% fresh critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has received mostly good reviews from fans. On this episode we get into it all including why it's our pick for what you need to watch RIGHT NOW.

    Also in this episode, San Diego International Comic-Con, the largest fan convention in the world held it's first virtual con, Comic-Con @ Home. We recap the best panels and all the big news.

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    • 1 hr
    EP 369: Preview Comic-Con @Home & 5 Shudder Exclusive Film Reviews

    EP 369: Preview Comic-Con @Home & 5 Shudder Exclusive Film Reviews

    Episode 369 of The Harold & Maudecast previews Comic-Con @ Home + Reviewing Shudder Exclusives, 5 films now streaming.

    Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the streaming service, Shudder, which features licensed and original horror films. 5 SPOILER FREE reviews of: SUMMER OF 84, THE LODGE, THE HEADHUNTER, BLOOD QUANTUM and MONSTER PARTY, all streaming on Shudder.

    After 50 years of welcoming hundreds of millions of attendees, San Diego International Comic-Con announced it is going virtual due to the worldwide pandemic. Comic-Con @ Home will take place online, for FREE, July 22-26. Sarah and Jake preview all the virtual panels worth watching, exclusives and information on how to participate.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 368: Pandemic Movies, Castlevania 3 + Why we hate Tiger King

    Ep 368: Pandemic Movies, Castlevania 3 + Why we hate Tiger King

    The Harold & Maudecast are back with Episode 368: Live from the Pandemic. On this episode reviews of Netflix Castlevania 3, Why we hate Tiger King, movie reviews of South Korean horror film, FLU, 2011's CONTAGION and DOWNFALL.

    This week's episode is brought to you by our friends at Obrien's Pub and Restaurant in Santa Monica, California - www.obriensla.com

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

#9Jersey ,

Good stuff

I listened to the review of Birdman being a fan of same as well as the classic Harold and Maude which brought me to this podcast. The hosts have great synergy with one another.

mcsquantch ,

Really funny, really smart, analysis of Genre Fiction shows/movies

I found out about this podcast when I met Sarah in Baton Rouge working on LIFF. I checked it out and have been hooked ever since. Sarah has an encyclopedic knowledge of movies and tv and Jake is hilarious. It’s a winning combo and their chemistry is great. I like their no BS critique of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. They take genre fiction really seriously without pandering. I really appreciate that. Definitely recommend following.

lojos ,

Fun!

I love these two! They’re funny, informative, opinionated, irreverent, and just a lot of fun to listen to! The sound quality is good too.

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