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'Too Much Information' is a new iHeartRadio podcast that gives you the secret history, behind-the-scenes details and little-known fascinating facts about your favorite movies, music, TV shows and more. The series is brought to you by two trivia titans with too much free time. Jordan Runtagh and Alex Heigl are big-time pop culture nerds and longtime listicle writers who've worked at Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, and Page Six. Now they're let off the leash and ready to dive deep into a different beloved entertainment classic three times a week. Get ready for everything you never knew about 'Rugrats,' 'Hook,' "Dancing Queen," Sonic the Hedgehog, 'Jeopardy,' 'Top Gun,' 'Jagged Little Pill'...The list goes on, and so will these guys. But in a good way. Promise. 

Too Much Information iHeartPodcasts

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 102 Ratings

'Too Much Information' is a new iHeartRadio podcast that gives you the secret history, behind-the-scenes details and little-known fascinating facts about your favorite movies, music, TV shows and more. The series is brought to you by two trivia titans with too much free time. Jordan Runtagh and Alex Heigl are big-time pop culture nerds and longtime listicle writers who've worked at Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, and Page Six. Now they're let off the leash and ready to dive deep into a different beloved entertainment classic three times a week. Get ready for everything you never knew about 'Rugrats,' 'Hook,' "Dancing Queen," Sonic the Hedgehog, 'Jeopardy,' 'Top Gun,' 'Jagged Little Pill'...The list goes on, and so will these guys. But in a good way. Promise. 

    Paul Simon's 'Graceland'

    Paul Simon's 'Graceland'

    Jordan and Alex revisit the beloved 1986 masterwork that blended South African sounds with American dance pop — and became one of the most controversial albums of the decade. Paul Simon's unsanctioned trip to Johannesburg in the era of Apartheid violated a UN boycott, kicking off an international firestorm that nearly cost Simon his life. (Until E Street Band guitarist Stevie Van Zandt intervened...) They'll discuss the complex cultural questions surrounding the creation of this album, and also delve into history of these fascinating rhythms and melodies in South Africa. Plus, you'll learn how the album never would have come together without SNL producer Lorne Michaels, discover the dinner party faux-pas that inspired "You Can Call Me Al,' and hear why "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" was a last minute addition to the tracklist.
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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Aladdin

    Aladdin

    You've never had a friend like the TMI guys, who dove deep into the making of this 1992 Disney animated classic. You'll get all the behind-the-scenes stories of Robin Williams' hilariously non-family friendly Genie dialogue, learn the truth behind his long-running feud with Disney, and discover how his role in the movie changed the course of animation forever. You'll also hear how the plot differs from the Aladdin story from antiquity, learn why the film caused some controversy upon its release, get to the bottom of the supposed hidden sex joke, and discover why "A Whole New World" is the greatest Disney song of all time. 
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    With the global success of 'Wednesday' on Netflix, Alex and Jordan are exploring the history of everyone's favorite creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family — from its humble beginnings as a New Yorker cartoon to an endearingly weird '60s sitcom to the beloved '90s movies. You'll learn about the Addams Family's eccentric creator who had a secret affair with Jackie Kennedy, the show's mini-rivalry with 'The Munsters,' and the time director Barry Sonnenfeld built a pillow fort to hide from nightmare producer Scott Rudin. There's also the mystery of Lurch's missing bodily remains, the time Cher almost got cast as Morticia, and the story behind that banger of a theme song. 
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Titanic: Part 3

    Titanic: Part 3

    In the final installment of their TMI Titanic Trilogy, Jordan and Alex dive into the truly insane stories behind the many repeated sinkings of James Cameron’s gargantuan Titanic set — an experience that nearly killed Kate Winslet many times over and cost the sanity of the crew. They’ll also get into the true-life stories of heroism on the real Titanic, bust some myths about the lifeboats, and tackle the most enduring controversy associated with the Titanic production: could Jack have fit on that floating piece of wood paneling along with Rose? Perhaps most importantly, they’ll explain how Celine Dion’s iconic ballad “My Heart Will Go On” very nearly was cut from the film. 
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    • 2 hr 34 min
    Titanic: Part 2

    Titanic: Part 2

    Wanna go to a real party? Jordan and Alex continue their trilogy diving deep (ha!) into the making of James Cameron’s epic. This episode explores how he built a 775-foot sinkable replica of the ship — the largest film set in the world — and the insane lengths he went to get it exactly as the original. Focusing on the first VHS of the original film’s release, the TMI guys will discuss the iconic lines that were improvised, the adorable awkwardness of the “Draw me like one of your French girls” scene, the mind-breaking camera tricks required to film the ship’s departure — and the finer points of turn-of-the century car sex. 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Titanic: Part 1

    Titanic: Part 1

    Jordan and Alex present their first TMI trilogy exploring the making of James Cameron's disaster epic. Part one covers the extensive pre-production that saw Cameron spend a month on the bottom of the ocean filming the wreck of the REAL Titanic, work overtime to convince Leonardo DiCaprio to sign on, and convince 20th Century Fox to shell out over $100 million on a movie that didn't even have a script. You'll hear about the real life figures who inspired Jack and Rose, the romantic subplot that wound up on the cutting room floor, the crazy lengths Kate Winslet went to secure her role — and the time a disgruntled caterer spiked the chowder at the on-set lunch table with PCP, resulting in Cameron and half the crew getting high as hell and hallucinating. 
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    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

mspassell ,

900 stars!

Jordan and Alex give incredibly researched overviews of pop-culture gems from our past, and nearly all of them are things that feel so specific to my childhood, every single episode is a hit of nostalgia and a blast. Just when I think I know everything about Disney’s Aladdin, Jordan and Alex pack my brain with stuff I didn’t think I needed to know but it turns out I do.

HelterL ,

Hilarious, informative and fun!!

I absolutely love this show- these guys are HILARIOUS! I often find myself smiling or laughing out loud in the middle of whatever I’m doing. I love the juxtaposition of Jordan’s more positive, wholesome perspective mixed with Alex’s more cynical, irreverent humor, but really they both have a good balance of each and I also appreciate a good self deprecating joke. It’s apparent that they have a love of their craft- pop culture trivia and commentary, which they seem to have down to an art form. It’s impressive how much these guys know. I also gotta give props to them for a choosing an eclectic and interesting mix of pop culture to feature. Loved the episode on Aja as much as I did the one on The Parent Trap. Unexpected. Keep em’ coming guys. I’m hooked!

D. Cronenberg ,

Never Too Much

These guys perfectly balance the journalistic / informational format with the hangout-style podcast. Always a pleasure!

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