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Brian Volk-Weiss

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Brian Volk-Weiss' Spark Is There Will Be Blood: Grand, Visionary Movie Magic

The Spark Parade

Producer, director and creator Brian Volk-Weiss who is chatting with me about one of our mutual faves: Paul Thomas-Anderson’s Daniel Day-Lewis starring masterpiece There Will Be Blood. In fact, it's Brian's favorite film of all time!We spoke about the film's genius casting, epic scope and lasting impact on filmmaking as a whole. We also get into the perils of judging a book (or film) by its cover and the rewarding experience of watching your favorite films over and over.Brian Volk-WeissThere Will Be BloodBehind The AttractionA Toy Store Near You Season This Way Up

37mins

21 Jul 2021

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TV Guidance Counselor Episode 480: Brian Volk-Weiss

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

This week Ken welcomes the producer/director/host and all around jack of all trades behind The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us and A Toy Store Near You, Brian Volk-Weiss. Ken and Brian discuss Boston, Newbury Comics, Toy Stores, the intention behind A Toy Store Near You, COVID, being inspired, life being too short, nostalgia, growing up in Queens, making people happy, reaching 100% toys, people buying things in lock down, Magnolia Park in Burbank, Black Cat Collectibles, Toys That Never Should Have Been Made, KayBee Toys clearance bin, A-Team mini vans, TV Toys, the confidence behind releasing toys, having an unpopular lunchbox, always wanting the COBRA Hydrofoil, Mego's Star Trek Bridge, Automan, Quantum Leap toys, how all toys are for adults now, the pre-internet age, bootleg toys, Mr. Big's Toyland, how interviewing lawyers is the secret to getting the scoop, wanting people to feel happy, how stand up comedians are good people to hire behind the scenes for documentaries, Behind the Attraction on Disney +, the definitive documentary about Star Trek The Center Seat, and the future of toys.

33mins

21 Jul 2021

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Ep 63: Army of the Dead Review, Brian Volk-Weiss ‘Toys That Made Us’ Interview

Rogue Wav Podcast

We are joined by the genius behind THE TOYS THAT MADE US on Netflix as he talks about his new podcast network, working with Zac Efron and his favorite toy lines of all time! PLUS: Zack Snyder is BACK...again! This time he’s bringing out his dead with Dave Bautista in ARMY OF THE DEAD. Is it a dead good time or are you better off going to the grave without it? We react!AND: The first ETERNALS trailer teases the secret history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – get the lowdown from us in this episode.About the PODCAST: We talk Comics, Movies, TV & Pop Culture with the Rogue's who create them every Wednesday night 8pm ET on Facebook.com/roguematterpodcasts.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Listen to the podcast on every major podcasting app.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬⇩ Follow the Rogue Matter network ⇩Twitter ► https://twitter.com/rogue_matterFacebook ► https://www.facebook.com/weareroguematterSoundcloud ► https://www.soundcloud.com/roguematterpodcasts

1hr 21mins

27 May 2021

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"Chain Of Command, Part Two" (TNG, Season Six) w/ BRIAN VOLK-WEISS

TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM

This week on TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM, we get it done as the Treksperts are once again joined by Nacelle Comedy/Comedy Dynamics CEO BRIAN VOLK-WEISS (executive producer, Netflix's The Toys That Made Us and the upcoming History Channel documentary, THE CENTER SEAT: 55 YEARS OF STAR TREK)..Their mission: record audio commentary for Part Two of the classic Next Generation episode, "Chain Of Command." Don't miss this curated audio commentary for another significant episode of Star Trek as part of our new weekly Treksperts Briefing Room audio commentary series from the creators of INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS. Part Two continues next week. New episodes of INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS available every Friday. And don't miss our in-depth curated episode audio commentaries on TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn all that is learnable about Star Trek in Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross' THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION, available in hardcover, paperback, digital and audio from St. Maritn's Press. And if you're a James Bond fan, don't miss NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, in hardcover, paperback, digital and audio from Forge Books. And coming this July, it's SECRETS OF THE FORCE, an unauthorized, uncensored oral history of STAR WARS! Follow Inglorious Treksperts and Treksperts Briefing Room at Twitter: @inglorioustrek Facebook: Facebook.com/inglorioustrek Instagram: @inglorioustreksperts on Instagram #StarTrek #TOS #TAS #TNG #DS9 #VOY #ENT #DISCO #PICARD #LLAP #comics #IDW #Marvel #DC #GoldKey #Discovery #Superman #STTMP #clipshow #TheApple #CaptainKirk During the pandemic, we are still recording remotely and not in the studio. As a result, the quality of the audio may not be up to our usual high standards. We trust you will nursemaid us through these difficulties. Please stay healthy and safe... and keep on Trekkin' - ingloriously, of course!

50mins

16 Apr 2021

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Guest double feature: LeVar Burton and Brian Volk-Weiss

The Mothership

We have not one, but two guests this week: Reading Rainbow and Star Trek icon LeVar Burton, who talks about his campaign to host Jeopardy!, and Brian Volk-Weiss, executive producer of the Netflix series The Toys That Made Us.

58mins

16 Apr 2021

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"Chain Of Command, Part One" (TNG, Season Six) w/ BRIAN VOLK-WEISS

TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM

This week on TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM, there are four lights as the Treksperts are joined by BRIAN VOLK-WEISS, comedy impresario and the producer of Netflix's The Toys That Made Us and the upcoming History Channel documentary, THE CENTER SEAT: 55 YEARS OF STAR TREK.. Their mission: record audio commentary for Part One of the classic Next Generation episode, "Chain Of Command." Don't miss this curated audio commentary for another significant episode of Star Trek as part of our new weekly Treksperts Briefing Room audio commentary series from the creators of INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS. Part Two continues next week.  New episodes of INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS available every Friday. And don't miss our in-depth curated episode audio commentaries on TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn all that is learnable about Star Trek in Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross' THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION, available in hardcover, paperback, digital and audio from St. Maritn's Press. And if you're a James Bond fan, don't miss NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, in hardcover, paperback, digital and audio from Forge Books. And coming this July, it's SECRETS OF THE FORCE, an unauthorized, uncensored oral history of STAR WARS! Follow Inglorious Treksperts and Treksperts Briefing Room at Twitter: @inglorioustrek Facebook: Facebook.com/inglorioustrek Instagram: @inglorioustreksperts on Instagram #StarTrek #TOS #TAS #TNG #DS9 #VOY #ENT #DISCO #PICARD #LLAP #comics #IDW #Marvel #DC #GoldKey #Discovery #Superman #STTMP #clipshow #TheApple #CaptainKirk During the pandemic, we are still recording remotely and not in the studio. As a result, the quality of the audio may not be up to our usual high standards. We trust you will nursemaid us through these difficulties. Please stay healthy and safe... and keep on Trekkin' - ingloriously, of course!

53mins

9 Apr 2021

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Brian Volk-Weiss creator of Netflix "The Toys That Made US" &"The Movies That Made Us"

The Man Cave Chronicles

I had the opportunity to talk to film and television producer/director Brian Volk-Weiss, the creator of the hit Netflix documentary series, "The Toys that Made Us" & "The Movies That Made Us". I wanted to find out how the show went from being an idea in his head to one of the most popular shows on Netflix. How did it all come about and what he has planned for the show and what can we expect next?  I also talked about Brian’s other projects, and his spin-off called ‘The Movies That Made Us‘, which is out on Netflix and covers childhood movies such as Home Alone, Ghostbusters, Die Hard and Dirty Dancing. If you enjoyed Toys That Made Us, definitely give this new show a watch.  You can find Brian on Instagram @brianvolkweiss As always, please don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themccpodcast Twitter @themccpodcast & Facebook @themccpodcast and if you can leave a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe Thanks for Listening! www.themccpodcast.com 

29mins

2 Nov 2020

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Episode 92- Brian Volk-Weiss, Toying Around

Somewhat Damaged

Just when you think it’s safe to say we couldn’t up our game anymore with guests that far outclass us, we drop Brian on you.   Founder & President of Comedy Dynamics, Brian is responsible for some of the most epic comedy sh*t put out the several years by Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin  Hart, Jim Gaffigan, and most recently, TMD guest, Jay Mohr.    The list of credits is mind boggling, and we talked about it all, including his start working for manager Barry Katz, and shepherding  the career of Dane Cook, through the rise of Comedy Dynamics and its mark on the world of comedy, yet we started out by discussing his incredible collection of figures that surrounded him during the interview (see our youtube channel), his love of Star Wars and the amazing documentary series he created and produced for Netflix, The Toys That Made Us.    Enjoy it!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

10 Aug 2020

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Episode 234: Brian Volk-Weiss

The Hall of Very Good Podcast

Brian Volk-Weiss, the creative force behind “A Toy Store Near You”, “The Toys That Made Us” and “The Movies That Made Us”, joins the boys to talk about the challenges of producing his latest Netflix series amid a global pandemic, the creative process behind choosing the toys and movies he does (and the thrill of shooting down the ideas of others), how we’re all collectors at heart and whether or not baseball cards (or Starting Lineup) will ever be showcased on one of his shows.

27mins

22 Jun 2020

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Brian Volk-Weiss, Executive Producer, Netflix's The Toys That Made Us & The Movies That Made Us

Unscripted and Unprepared: A Realscreen Podcast

Recorded 5/12/20 - Producer/Director Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of The Nacelle Company and Comedy Dynamics joins Jimmy from his very impressive toy collector's room! Brian discusses the business of producing and distributing stand-up comedy specials and the seven year process of how Netflix's The Toys That Made Us came to be as well as its successful spin-off, The Movies That Made Us. Twitter: IamJimmyFox // @realscreen Instagram: jimmybfox // @realscreen

1hr 13mins

8 Jun 2020

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