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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Shannon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Shannon, often where they are interviewed.

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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Shannon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Shannon, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 213- Michael Shannon is Underrated

Biscuits and Gravy 808
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Jon Boy stops by the Biscuit Bunker to discuss the Mario Brothers movie

Jun 18 2020

49mins

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Michael Shannon Guests, New Dune Images & Possible Movie Theater Openings

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Michael Shannon Guests, New Dune Images & Possible Movie Theater Openings

One of our favorite contemporary actors, Michael Shannon, joins us to talk about his new film The Quarry which his headed to VOD. He also gets into the ending of Man of Steel, the prolific directors he's been able to work with, why he skipped the Oscars when The Shape of Water won Best Picture and more. 

Also on this week's show, we discuss those new, gorgeous photos from Dune, Cinemark's plans to start opening in July, what might happen to the Cannes film festival and other major film events throughout the rest of the year, and we take a look at what's hitting VOD. 

For this week's BlendGame, we take a look at the filmography of Tony Scott! You can play along next wee by sending in your FAVORITE best picture winner of all time with #BestPictureBlend on Twitter. 

This Week In Movies (er...Streaming)

  • Underwater (VOD 4/14)
  • Fantasy Island (VOD 4/14)
  • The Rhythm Section (VOD 4/14)
  • Wendy (VOD 4/17)
  • Endings, Beginnings (VOD 4/17)
  • The Lighthouse (Amazon Prime 4/17)

9:05 - Weekly Poll: Which PTA movie is better?
21:14 - Michael Shannon Interview
40:35 - Dune Images, Cinemark Announcement, Cannes
1:08:04 - This Week In Movies (er...Streaming)
1:14:41 - #TonyScottBlend

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Apr 16 2020

1hr 36mins

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Ep 81. Michael Shannon

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If you’re an actor who’s signed on to share scenes with Michael Shannon, you’ve got yourself a bit of a dilemma. On one hand, you can count on people watching; on the other, you can be pretty certain they won’t be watching you. To be fair, nothing could be further from Shannon’s intent; co-stars and directors routinely praise his generosity and dedication to the success of any project he’s in. It’s just that the guy is – inherently, chronically and helplessly – riveting.

Evidence of this seemingly hypnotic power came to light most publicly with his fairly small role in Revolutionary Road. Variety wrote, “The pic’s startling supporting turn comes from Michael Shannon, who’s mesmerizing as the clinically insane son of local realtor and busybody… When Shannon is onscreen, it’s impossible to watch anyone else.” In that instance, “anyone else” included Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Or take 99 Homes, which Time magazine called “a showcase for Shannon, who magnetizes all eyes, like a cobra in the corner.”

Those are just two in a canon of some of the most consistently beaming reviews an actor could ever hope to paste in his scrapbook, though Shannon doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to keep one. If he did, it would be encyclopedic, as he’s piled up over 50 award nominations and an impressive number of wins over a career that comprises at least 100 film, TV and stage credits. So why is he not a household name? Hard to say, unless actors have to become “stars” to claim any permanency in our memory banks.

What’s more confounding is that Shannon never planned to be an actor. He was a troubled, late-blooming kid who floundered in school and only defaulted to drama to get out of sports. He left school at 16 and with no formal training, was on stage in a year, TV the year after, and in Groundhog Day the year after that. Shannon tried working with an acting coach only once in his career, and said it was the worst audition he ever had.

With fate apparently having done the heavy lifting, an impressive range of directors were quick to capitalize, including Michael Bay, Cameron Crowe, Oliver Stone, Peter Bogdanovich, Sydney Lumet, and even Tom Ford. As did HBO, casting him as Boardwalk Empire’s repressed G-man Nelson Van Alden. But no one has taken better advantage of Shannon’s facile embodiment of complex characters than Jeff Nichols, who directed him in Take Shelter, Midnight Special, and Shotgun Stories. Nichols has said, “Shannon makes me a better writer. He certainly makes me a better director. I wanted [Midnight Special] to be a very lean screenplay in terms of narrative and exposition, and if you’re writing that part for Mike, he’s going to be able to fill those spaces with all the subtext that you don’t want to have to write about. He can carry all of that on his face, and that makes him a very powerful tool for a writer/director like me.”

What more directors need to take advantage of is Shannon’s range, which seems to be hiding in plain sight. He’s known for playing menacing, angry, possibly crazy guys whose ability to keep it all just beneath the surface keeps us in their thrall – quiet bears you do not want to poke. While he plays them subtly and brilliantly, he also made a surprisingly good low-key romantic lead in Frank & Lola. His comic chops are most evident on the stage, where he still spends as much time as possible. Look no further than his portrayal of showbiz huckster Felix Artifex in the comedy Mistakes Were Made, a role he’s reprised several times to wildly enthusiastic crowds and ticket sales. The New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood said Shannon shouldered the part “with a full arsenal of gifts: a subdued but strong natural presence, a voice rich in grit and capable of imbuing Felix’s wheedling and needling with a variety of emotional colors, a keen understanding of how pathos can feed comedy and vice versa.” Roger Ebert put it more succinctly: “His performance in Mistakes Were Made was one of the most amazing I have ever seen.” Given that it’s a one-man play, it may also be the only performance in which Shannon risked being upstaged.

For all the taut wiring that sparks below his surface, Shannon says he’s learned to relax a bit more these days, and that approach has made him a better actor. Besides begging the question whether it’s possible for him to be any better, it also demonstrates a broad interpretation of the word “relax”. He already has eight projects in the works for next year, including Horse Soldiers, a Special Forces drama with Chris Hemsworth, and Signature Move, which he’s executive producing. He admits he may have a small problem turning down a great script. All the better for us. Maybe Shannon wasn’t looking to become an actor, but sometimes fate just gets things right.

Apr 16 2020

1hr 11mins

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Michael Shannon Returns

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Michael Shannon joins Chris to talk about how he is adapting to life in quarantine, what he had been working on lately and life as an actor. He also talks about how his family has been dealing with COVID-19, what he is working on next and his new movie The Quarry, on VOD April 17!

Apr 15 2020

1hr 1min

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Episode #003: Michael Shannon of Pixelcabin

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In our first interview-based episode Keir talks to Michael Shannon of Pixelcabin. Michael has been working with Shopify for many years and has been pushing the boundaries of the platform for clients across the world. In the interview, we discuss app development, headless commerce, frontend testing, versioning, and much more.

If you haven't seen it we recommend Michael's Unite 2019 session "Integration Testing for Themes".

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The Default Podcast is for professionals working at the forefront of the Shopify ecosystem. Each episode will delve into the latest Shopify news and developments and will bring insights from agency owners, app developers and Shopify team members.

Feb 26 2020

1hr 1min

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Michael Shannon with Jason Narducy

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Michael Shannon (Knives OutThe Shape Of Water) and Jason Narducy (Superchunk, Bob Mould) met while playing in a Lou Reed cover band put together by Robbie Fulks, and their friendship has only gotten more interesting from there. 

On the occasion of the new musical Verböten — which tells the story of Jason’s real-life punk band that formed when he was just 11 years old — opening at Chicago's Chopin Theatre, the old friends sat down for a wonderful conversation.   Tune in for insider stories of Michael's newest film Knives Out, Jason's journey to seeing Verböten through to curtain, hangs with The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, and so much more. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including upcoming episodes with Judd Apatow and David Duchovny, The New Pornographer's AC Newman and Post Animal, and Robbie Robertson of The Band and Hiss Golden Messenger.  —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer   Today's show was recorded in Chicago by Stephen Shirk at Shirk Studios, and in Brooklyn by our co-producer Mark Yoshizumi at Hook and Fade Studios.   The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.   Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com

Feb 06 2020

56mins

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S2E2 : The Boys Part 1 (w/ Michael Shannon and Brett Bochette)

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Join us on the night before Daniels wedding as he has two of his best friends Brett and Mike on to discuss a wide array of topics. We discuss what Brett does to his hand, game of thrones, football, basketball, and much more. Part 2 will be out very soon. And don’t miss our patreon which is launching November 30 with a very “special” story from Daniel that was cut out of this episode. $5 gets your the story, $100 if you’re a member of Daniel’s family. 

Nov 02 2019

55mins

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Episode 10 - Michael Shannon

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Recorded over two sittings, Michael talks for a long time about how excited he is about grass.  He tends not to let me talk, which is obviously beneficial.  3+ hours sounds a long time but Michael is an interesting and semi amusing person :0

I referred to Michael as the Grandfather of Rotational Grazing in Scotland in the introduction.  That's very unfair as he's only a couple of years older than me - and I'm very young!! I think a more appropriate moniker should be Godfather - a bit like James Brown but with a higher pitched voice and less impressive dance moves.

Bottom line is, he was a pioneer in Scotland and though I wouldn't admit it to his face, probably should have a statue in his honour. Preferably relatively close to me so I can deface it regularly.

We are taken on a journey from Northern Ireland to the seed trade in Scotland to Lanarkshire to what is now definitely "home" and the base for https://www.damndelicious.co.uk/

The theme tune is restricted to just over a minute at the start but for personal safety reasons I have to warn you its repeated in its full 5 minute glory at the end - stay safe and don't have nightmares

Mar 05 2019

3hr 15mins

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Eggs, Fish Sex and Michael Shannon: Our End of Year Round-Up, 2018 (episode #25)

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another year has ended, and with that brings the task of collating lists of the best things 2018 had to offer. we share our film, tv, music, book & podcast top tens, some listener favourites and MORE!

don't forget you can find us on twitter: www.twitter.com/thethirst
our blog, with recommended reading & links for this episode- including our FULL lists: https://thethirstpod.tumblr.com/post/181848744883/endofyear2018
& you can email us your thoughts/feelings/feedback: thethirstpod@gmail.com

Jan 04 2019

1hr 3mins

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"Merger Masters" Series: Roy Behren & Michael Shannon of Westchester Capital

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In conjunction with the release of Kate Welling & Mario Gabelli's book "Merger Masters" According to Sources continues it's interview series this week with Westchester Capital Management. Michael Shannon and Roy Behren have worked in tandem at WCM for over 25 years. We discussed portfolio structure, how they gain an edge over other merger-arb funds, and hit on some current situations including Aspen Insurance (AHL) and the breakup of United Technologies (UTX)
According to Morningstar the WCM Merger Fund is +7.09% YTD as of Nov 30th

Dec 09 2018

41mins

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