37 episodes

Their obsession. Their words. Someone else's movie.

Filmmakers, producers, writers, actors and film fanatics present their own personal feature-length audio commentaries of the movies that move them, shaped their lives and made them who they are today. Hosted by Paul Davidson. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-side-track/support

The Side Track Paul Davidson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Their obsession. Their words. Someone else's movie.

Filmmakers, producers, writers, actors and film fanatics present their own personal feature-length audio commentaries of the movies that move them, shaped their lives and made them who they are today. Hosted by Paul Davidson. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-side-track/support

    Trailer: What Are We Talking About?

    Trailer: What Are We Talking About?

    The trailer for Paul Davidson's brand new podcast, What Are We Talking About? Now available everywhere.

    You know him as the host of The Side Track, but Paul Davidson is now joined by co-hosts Benjamin Raab (co-EP of NBC's Quantum Leap) and Mitch Graham (head of Unscripted for a major television network) for What Are We Talking About? It's a new weekly comedy podcast where they don't know what they're talking about until you do -- that is, until they pull a new mysterious idea out from the popcorn bowl. It's like the Seinfeld of podcasts -- and we hope if you liked The Side Track, you'll try this one out. Available now everywhere your favorite podcasts live!

    Follow What Are We Talking About (@wawtacast) across X, Instagram, Threads, BlueSky and more, and find the new podcast on Apple, Spotify, Audible, iHeartRadio and more.


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    • 1 min
    Alex Blagg: The Interview

    Alex Blagg: The Interview

    Writer/Producer Alex Blagg (@Midnight, Workaholics) joins to discuss how he went from being a ghost writer for the Kardashian's blogs and turning down a job at TMZ to writing for TV and creating a Comedy Central game show that ended up filming more than five-hundred episodes. Then, listen intently to his Almost Famous-esque story about how a random job opportunity to shadow the cast of MacGruber gave him a ringside seat to an experience that would make him a fan for life.

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    • 48 min
    Alex Blagg Watches: MacGruber (Audio Commentary)

    Alex Blagg Watches: MacGruber (Audio Commentary)

    Writer/Producer Alex Blagg (@Midnight, Workaholics) delivers his feature length audio commentary for the 2010 comedy cult classic MacGruber. Starring Will Forte, Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph and directed by The Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone.

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio Watch: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Audio Commentary)

    Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio Watch: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Audio Commentary)

    Writer/Producers Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me trilogy, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who) deliver a feature length audio commentary for the 1971 not-so-child-friendly Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Starring Gene Wilder and at least a dozen or more Oompa Loompas, this hilarious commentary is an eye opening look at how today's storytellers view a classic such as this.

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio: The Interview

    Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio: The Interview

    Screenwriter/Producers Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me trilogy, Secret Life of Pets 1 & 2, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who) discuss the art of screenwriting for feature length animated movies, their first cult-favorite bomb Bubble Boy, their upcoming Apple TV+ series Schmigadoon and all about that Pixar vs. Illumination feud that's still currently in motion. Plus, Cinco's experience working with Sacha Baron Cohen on Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Ken's crappy-watch run-in with Jeffrey Katzenberg and the answer to the ultimate Mormon question, "Who broke my window?"


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    • 53 min
    Ed Burns Watches: Tender Mercies (Audio Commentary)

    Ed Burns Watches: Tender Mercies (Audio Commentary)

    Writer/Director/Producer Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One, Sidewalks of New York) delivers his own feature-length audio commentary for the 1983 Academy Award winning Robert Duvall film, Tender Mercies. One of three movies that Burns considers to be a "Texas Trilogy" of films that inspired his own craft, it's a quiet, affecting film of standout performances.

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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

jscov978 ,

Great Podcast!

Listen to this podcast! Great content for all film buffs!

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Do the reading bro

cajandro ,

Wonderful

Just listened to the episode with the commentary track for Mr. Mike Leigh’s currently-OOP (in the US, at least), masterpiece, ‘Career Girls’ - subscribed on the spot. Will be listening to the ‘Blow-Up’ episode next, and then the ‘Dazed’ one when it drops a few weeks from now.

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