25 episodes

From Kane’s Rosebud to Indy’s Whip to Captain America’s shield... Iconic treasures from the world of film and television are centerstage in this podcast hosted by collectors David Mandel (Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Ryan Condal (Colony, House of the Dragon). Every week, the two writers share their love of Hollywood memorabilia, revealing unbelievable stories around some of the most famous and culturally important props, costumes, art, and ephemera in silver screen history.

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of The Roost

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 115 Ratings

From Kane’s Rosebud to Indy’s Whip to Captain America’s shield... Iconic treasures from the world of film and television are centerstage in this podcast hosted by collectors David Mandel (Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Ryan Condal (Colony, House of the Dragon). Every week, the two writers share their love of Hollywood memorabilia, revealing unbelievable stories around some of the most famous and culturally important props, costumes, art, and ephemera in silver screen history.

    It Belongs in a Museum!

    It Belongs in a Museum!

    In the thrilling season two finale, David and Ryan talk museums with Ryan Lintelman, the curator of the Smithsonian's upcoming "Entertainment Nation" exhibit and -- more importantly -- fan of the podcast. Ryan speaks about the plans for the new exhibit and details some of the wonderful film and television pieces in the Smithsonian's collection and the stories behind their acquisition, including the original Scarecrow costume, the original Kermit, most of Indiana Jones's wardrobe, some bad Batman props, and Seinfeld's puffy shirt. I don't wanna be a pirate!
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Catalog Day, Episode III: Revenge of the Bids

    Catalog Day, Episode III: Revenge of the Bids

    David and Ryan crack open the latest Prop Store catalog to pore over the latest treasures to hit the block. They discuss screen-matched Nazi demons, more Aliens props, Spectre rings, Gladiator movies, volleyballs named Wilson, hoverboards, the possibility of David expanding his hood ornament collection, what might be the greatest call sheet of all time, and, of course, one of the hosts’ enduring fascination with Prometheus.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Movie Guns!

    Movie Guns!

    If the deep dive into the Pulse Rifle wasn’t enough, David and Ryan are devoting their latest show to movie guns! Learn what makes a movie gun a movie gun, how movie guns are made, and how to collect them. To help, they are joined by Jason DeBord, Chief Operating Officer of Julien's Auctions. Jason talks about his life as a connoisseur of movie guns and all things Die Hard and the founding of the Original Prop Blog -- the scourge of movie-prop-scammer scum everywhere. They also chat about one of the most infamous gun movie prop auctions of all time and Jason's favorite superhero movie: Mystery Men. Pew pew.
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The M41-A Pulse Rifle

    The M41-A Pulse Rifle

    David and Ryan want to introduce you to a personal friends of theirs: the M41-A Pulse Rifle. So load up the dropship for a thrilling deep-dive on one of the greatest science-fiction props of all time as they are joined by the two foremost experts on James Cameron's Aliens: Harry Harris and Willie Goldman. It's the express elevator to hell! We’re in the pike five by five! Put her in charge! Etc.
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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Prop Psychology

    Prop Psychology

    David and Ryan lie on the couch while Dr. Shirley Mueller, a licensed psychologist, goes deep inside the collector's brain and attempts to diagnose whatever might be wrong with your hosts. Dr. Mueller, a collector herself, explains the unique gift of being a collector and how it leads to a much richer, more colorful life. It all goes quite well until the guys bring up collecting whisky and antique, monkey-themed hood ornaments.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    GEORGE R. R. MARTIN (Creator of Game of Thrones)

    GEORGE R. R. MARTIN (Creator of Game of Thrones)

    The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of is back! And this time, David and Ryan brought a friend: George R. R. Martin. George talks about his life as an "accumulator" of many things, like antique toy knights and prop goodies from Beauty and the Beast. The guys also talk collecting comic books and Steve Ditko art, Bayonne pizza, George wanting to possess his own severed head, and, of course—House of the Dragon. No, they did not ask about the book.
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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

Johnny Matook ,

My favorite podcast

Thank you to the powers that be to create this podcast. Love love love this podcast. Wish I had the trunk of cash they have to get some stuff! But there’s definitely enough props out there for everyone! Very informative and helpful! Can’t wait to hear the episodes on how to insure my props! Lots of helpful advice and really enjoy going thru the catalogs worth the boys! Keep up the good work over there! This is my new favorite podcast. And Mr. George Lucas….do us a favor and do an interview on here!!!

taynuts ,

It’s the dagger

It’s the dagger isn’t it. You have the cats paw dagger. Great podcast guys, great to listen to while your working. At least this construction worker thinks so. 9/10

Yo Kuri ,

Super Podcast

What can I say about this podcast that hasn’t already been said? Probably not much, I’m not that original. It’s top 5 across any podcast on any subject. The hosts are funny and entertaining. It’s fun spending time with their voices (sorry creepy…) They move at a brisk pace and have amazing guests. Their deep knowledge of this niche is at once impressive and depressing. I haven’t caught the prop collecting bug but I am endlessly entertained by their “sad devotion to this ancient religion.” Wives out is absolutely hilarious. My favorite episode by far. Watch, subscribe, rate review and enjoy!

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