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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 and Conversations an interview series.

The Harold and Maudecast from The HMC Network

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings

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 and Conversations an interview series.

    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

    For more episodes of The Harold and Maudecast and other great podcast from the HMC Network visit www.thehmcnetwork.com

    • 1 hr 4 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

    • 1 hr 2 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

    • 1 hr
    Interview with Cinematographer, Mihai Malaimare - Jojo Rabbit

    Interview with Cinematographer, Mihai Malaimare - Jojo Rabbit

    On this episode of Conversations with Cooler People than Me on The HMC Network, Sarah Mason and Sergio Pinheiro interview Cinematographer, Mihai Malaimare, about his work on the Golden Globe nominated film, JoJo Rabbit.

    Visit thehmcnetwork.com for more episodes of this and other podcasts.

    • 13 min
    Interview with Oscar Winning Composer, Michael Giacchino

    Interview with Oscar Winning Composer, Michael Giacchino

    On this episode of Conversations with Cooler People than Me, Sarah Mason an Sergio Pinheiro interview Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino about his score for the Golden Globe nominated film, Jojo Rabbit.

    Michael Giacchino (pronounced “Juh-key-no”) has composed original scores for the some of the biggest feature films in recent history, including, The Incredibles, War for the Planet of the Apes, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Coco. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.

    When writer/director, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) reached out to Giacchino to score his film Jojo Rabbit, Giacchino was eager to do it. "I didn't know what the film was about but I am a huge fan of his work and how diverse and different it is," said Giacchino. When asked what direction he received Giacchino recounted Waititi saying, "Remember how you made us feel in Up? That's how I want to feel'.

    Read the full article at https://www.thehmcnetwork.com/post/scoring-jojo-rabbit-interview-with-oscar-winning-composer-michael-giacchino

    • 27 min
    True Field Test 1: Anamorphic Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras + Budgeting for Production Distribution

    True Field Test 1: Anamorphic Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras + Budgeting for Production Distribution

    Welcome to the inaugural episode of the True Field Test podcast brought to you by The HMC Network.

    True Field Test is a podcast from creatives for creatives -- filmmakers, cinematographers, editors, post production supervisors, and other storytellers putting gear through real-world tests, reviewing products and workflows and talking industry insights, news and forecasts.

    On this episode filmmaker Sergio Pinheiro will be discussing Anamorphic Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras, the challenges he faces both budgetary and production quality and the new company that may change everything for only $500.

    Workflow Engineer, Cutter Stevens discusses on the changing landscape of production distribution -- different deliverables for different outlets, where does it need to go, what do we need to budget for YouTube, Amazon, Netflix, theatrical, DCP or IMF, or just ProRes. He delivers solid tips on how to make sure you can cover the cost of distribution at the end of your production.

    Producer Sarah Mason discusses Award season -- Network TV shut out of the Golden Globes, what does this mean for their future. In a rare move the ASC Cinematography union nominates two women cinematographers for the ASC Awards honors are things really changing?

    For over 10 years The HMC has been producing award-winning, popular podcasts, digital content and events . Visit The HMC at thehmcnetwork.com for more episodes and other podcasts

    • 58 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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