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Connor Ratliff

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217: Getting Back on Track, Dead Eyes and more! (w/ Connor Ratliff)

The Dumbbells

Fun times in The Weight Room with the hilarious Connor Ratliff ( DEAD EYES PODCAST, THE GEROGE LUCAS TALK SHOW) Connor comes on and tells the story that serves as the premise for his amazing podcast. You gotta check it out. Then he tells the guys about growing up in the Midwest and how not loving sports affected his feelings about exercise. We also learn about when he was in great shape and where he’s at now and what his plans are for the future. Then the group answers a listener question about fasting and the immune system. Connor is so funny and true one of a kind guest.

1hr 44mins

10 Feb 2021

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SPECIAL EPISODE: An Interview with Connor Ratliff of "Dead Eyes" Podcast

The Front Row Network

We are excited to bring you our conversation with actor, comedian and podcast host Connor Ratliff. His podcast Dead Eyes speaks to his experience with rejection early in his career at the hands of Tom Hanks. Craig and Larry speak to Connor about his career in acting, his time with the Upright Citizen's Brigade and of course, his hit podcast. Find Dead Eyes on Headgum: https://headgum.com/dead-eyes Watch Dan Miller: https://vimeo.com/207301242 FEATURING: Craig McFarland and Larry Smith Don’t forget to follow/reach us at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/frontrownetwork Website: www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network Twitter: @frontrowreviewz Email: thefrontrowmoviereviews@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Instagram: frontrownetwork YouTube: https://bit.ly/2NyawO0 Please enjoy this SPECIAL EPISODE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

1hr 15mins

7 Feb 2021

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Dr. Strangelove (1964) w/ Connor Ratliff

You're Missing Out

"The Red-Hot suspense story that's rocking and shocking the world!"Actor and comedian Connor Ratliff (Search Party, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dead Eyes podcast) joins us to talk about Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers and existential dread with the iconic 1964 Cold War comedy, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Hosts:Michael NataleTwitterInstagramLetterboxd Tom LorenzoTwitterInstagramLetterboxd Producer:Kyle LamparTwitterInstagram Guest:Connor RatliffTwitterDead Eyes podcastThe George Lucas Talk Show airs every Sunday at 8 p.m. on Planet Scum Follow the Show:TwitterInstagramWebsite Music:“Into the J (ft. Geoffpeters)” & “Isolation” by Admiral Bob 77

2hr 7mins

4 Feb 2021

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The Good German w/ Connor Ratliff

Everyone's A Critic

A throwback to movies from the 40's starring George Clooney and directed by Steven Soderbergh should surely work and yet The Good German just doesn't. Connor Ratliff (Dead Eyes, The George Lucas Talk Show) joins me and takes a unique approach to defending the movie that no guest has tried yet. If you know him at all you'll also be shocked by a movie he thinks is bad!

1hr 35mins

25 Jan 2021

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135 - Connor Ratliff got fired by Tom Hanks


My guest this week is Connor Ratliff, actor, improv performer, and host of the podcast “Dead Eyes.” Connor and I discuss how moving from being an amateur to a professional actor ruined it for him, how he rediscovered the joy of performance through improv, how he was fired by Tom Hanks because he had “dead eyes,” and how that turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to him.NOTES (00:06) UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) (08:38) Band of Brothers (TV series) (10:02) Del Close (10:47) John Belushi (16:26) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (book) and the “real” story of the Tin Man (31:12) 12 Hour Day with J.D. and Connor (podcast) (34:14) Guster (band) (36:45) You Can’t Always Get What You Want (44:15) Tom Hanks on SNL ** This episode is sponsored by P. Johnson, Bespoke Box (enter BLAMO for 20% off your first box!), Rowing Blazers  (enter BLAMO for 10% off your order) ** Want even more Blamo? Join the BlamFam on Patreon and get access to additional interviews, a community slack, special events, and more!


19 Oct 2020

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa with Connor Ratliff

90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest

Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 48 Sam is joined by actor and Dead Eyes podcast host, Connor Ratliff. Connor has chosen Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (90 minutes). The only big-screen outing for the classic comedy character was released in 2013 and stars Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Felicity Montagu, Simon Greenall and Tim Key. Sam and Connor discuss bringing Alan to the big screen, Connor's love for Partridge, and what happened when he ran into Steve Coogan at a Costa Coffee.  Thank you for downloading. We'll be back in a couple of weeks! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/90minfilm We are a proud member of the Stripped Media Network. Website: 90minfilmfest.comTweet: @90MinFilmFest Instagram: @90MinFilmFest  Hosted and produced by @sam_clements. Edited and produced by Louise Owen. Guest star @connorratliff. Additional editing and sound mixing by @lukemakestweets. Music by @martinaustwick. Artwork by @samgilbey. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends. We're an independent podcast and every recommendation helps - thank you! Bonus Link: Alan Partridge working at Tesco from Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle


2 Oct 2020

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Coming Attractions - Interview with Connor Ratliff and Patrick Cotnoir from The George Lucas Talk Show

Miscast Commentary

Joe is joined by two thirds of the amazing "George Lucas Talk Show," Connor Ratliff and Patrick Cotnoir. They discuss the beginnings of their relationship, working together on The Chris Gethard Show and developing The George Lucas Talk Show from the stage to a streaming platform.   Connor talks about his podcast, Dead Eyes and the story behind it. Patrick discusses his work with Marvel and the types of content that he works on for them.  The talk turns to Star Wars as they discuss the show's 30+ hour marathon watch-a-long of live action Star Wars Films and the money they raised for a worthy cause. Connor shares his philosophy of being a Star Wars fan and how the Ewok movies play an important part in that. Patrick talks about how expanded (Legacy) material gives you so many views of Star Wars beyond the tales of the Jedi and how much content there really is to experience. They discuss fan expectations of a movie now vs. the days of the original trilogy. They describe the experience of enduring the Star Wars Marathon and when it really sunk in what they had gotten themselves into.  They show how they look for fresh references to a set of films that have been discussed ad nauseam. Connor talks about working with Griffin Newman, who plays Watto on the show. They talk about what other marathons the Star Wars marathon led to and how the online show continues to evolve.  Next week's movie is The Muppet Movie and Patrick explains why it was his suggestion for us.   Connor and Patrick will be joining us next week with clips of our discussion of the Muppet Movie during our full length commentary.  The George Lucas Talk Show airs live on planetscum.live on Sundays at 8pm EST  Follow the guys on Twitter  https://twitter.com/connorratliff https://twitter.com/patrickcotnoir Make sure to listen to Connor's podcast, Dead Eyes, wherever you listen to podcasts.  Visit Our Website  https://www.miscastcommentary.com Follow Us on Twitter  https://twitter.com/miscastpodcast https://twitter.com/jkfindlay https://twitter.com/MiscastTodd Follow us on Instagram  @miscastcommentary  @jkfindlay  Join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/MiscastCommentary/ Check out our latest designs on TeePublic https://www.teepublic.com/stores/miscast-commentary?ref_id=7636 

1hr 8mins

7 Aug 2020

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OTQ 8: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) with Connor Ratliff

Only the Best for Laura Jacoves

Connor Ratliff revisits the counter culture classic ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST with Laura and Jimmy.

1hr 10mins

6 Jul 2020

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"Coins" with Griffin Newman & Connor Ratliff

Let's Talk About Something Else!

Matt is joined by Griffin Newman & Connor Ratliff to discuss Carl Barks, breaking the fourth wall, and cereal mascots.


8 May 2020

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Star Wars Day & Star Wars Toys! (w/ Connor Ratliff)

Newcomers: Tyler Perry, with Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer

May the 4th be with you! Okay, we're a day late but we still want to celebrate. To retrospect the Skywalker Saga and break down the significance of Star Wars Day, George Lucas impersonator Connor Ratliff (from The George Lucas Talk Show, & the Dead Eyes podcast) joins us! Connor explains why the movies are great but don't make sense, gives insightful advice how everyone can enjoy the series, and pop quizzes the girls on their newfound Star Wars knowledge.Later, we explore the Star Wars media even bigger than the films.... the toys! We talk about how Star Wars toys revolutionized the toy industry, the 'holy grail' of Star Wars toys, and the drama associated with licensing them.Plus, the girls are really, really, excited that Oprah Magazine named Newcomers one of their top 25 comedy podcasts to binge, so expect a lot of hot Oprah talk.Check out Connor's Headgum podcast Dead Eyes - where he investigates why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in Band of Brothers.Stick around for the post-roll for a clip of Nicole being quizzed about Star Wars on The George Lucas Talk Show from 2015. We're off next week - see you the following Tuesday!Sources for this episode:The Toys That Made Us - Star WarsVintage Kenner Star Wars Toys CommercialsR2-D2 AbilitiesStar Wars Merch RevenueHistory of Star Wars ToysJar Jar Binks LollipopAdvertise on Newcomers via Gumball.fm

1hr 16mins

5 May 2020