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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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The Harold and Maudecast from The HMC Network

    • TV & Film
    • 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.

Don't miss out, Follow us!

    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.

    For more great episodes of The Harold and Maudecast and other podcast series visit thehmcnetwork.com

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    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.

    For more great episodes of The Harold and Maudecast and other podcasts visit thehmcnetwork.com

    • 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

    Visit www.thehmcnetwork.com for more great podcast episodes and movie and TV news and articles.

    • 46 min
    Age of Distraction 7: The Effects of Coronavirus on Hollywood

    Age of Distraction 7: The Effects of Coronavirus on Hollywood

    The Age of Distraction Podcast is back with Episode 7: The Effects of Coronavirus on Hollywood. Writer/Producer, Sarah Mason along with screenwriters, Warren Lewis (Black Rain) and Stephen Godchaux (Dead Like Me), dive deep into the effects the pandemic is having on Hollywood and how it may change theatrical distribution and production forever.

    For more episodes of this podcast series and others from The HMC visit www.thehmcnetwork.com

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    Ep: 367: Parasite and 1917 Movie Reviews

    Ep: 367: Parasite and 1917 Movie Reviews

    On Episode 367 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review two of this year's Oscar winning films, 1917 and Best Picture winner, Parasite.

    1917, inspired by a story from Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) grandfather, a WW1 Veteran, follows two soldiers as they make their way across enemy lines in a race against time to deliver a message that will prevent the massacre of 1600 British soldiers, including one of the men's brothers. The film won 3 Oscars including Best Cinematography. 2X Oscar winning Cinematographer, Roger Deakins, pulled off one of the most incredible visual sequence in film history -- sone continuous shot designed to show the realism of being in the trenches with the men fighting.

    Parasite, from South Korean, Writer/Director, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer)made Oscar history when it became the first international film to win Best Picture--4 Oscars in total. The film tells the story of a poor family, the Kims, who con their way into the lives of a rich family, the Parks, but all is not what it seems when the Kim's easy entry into the good life is threatened by unforeseen danger.

    Also in this episode, HBO's The Outsider based on the Stephen King novel.

    For more episodes, other podcast series and articles visit www.thehmcnetwork.com

    • 42 min
    Interview with Dateline NBC Correspondent, Josh Mankiewicz

    Interview with Dateline NBC Correspondent, Josh Mankiewicz

    On this episode of Conversations, hosted by Sarah Mason for The HMC Network, an interview with Josh Mankiewicz, correspondent for Dateline NBC.

    Groundhog Day 2020 marked 25 years that Correspondent, Josh Mankiewicz has been reporting for "Dateline NBC", "And it went by like that," remarked Mankiewicz.

    The Emmy-winning, unscripted, investigative series has been integral to the network’s programming since its 1992 debut. Mankiewicz joined in 1995. In its 28th season, the show covers stories ranging from mysteries to documentaries and in-depth investigations. Cases involving murders and missing people are frequent topics and have elevated Mankiewicz and his colleagues, Correspondents, Keith Morrison, Andrea Canning, Dennis Murphy and Lester Holt, to super stardom.

    Read the full article at https://www.thehmcnetwork.com/post/25-years-with-dateline-nbc-interview-with-correspondent-josh-mankiewicz

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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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