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Inside Psycho

A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history--and it nearly didn't happen!

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The Butcher of Plainfield

A mild and meek man who was unusually attached to his domineering mother. That’s the story of Ed Gein, who murdered numerous middle-aged women in and around Plainfield, WI in the 1950’s, and whose story inspired the character of Norman Bates. The story of Psycho begins in a dingy, remote cabin, where Gein collected bits and pieces of his subjects and fashioned them into chairs, lampshades, or worse. All his victims were chosen because they reminded him of his mother. When he was buried, this was engraved on the headstone beside his: “Augusta Gein: Mother.” Gein’s story is a chilling beginning to one of the most famous stories in movie history.Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/InsidepsychoThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here:www.audible.com/psychoBlue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to:www.blueapron.com/psychoZip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to:www.ziprecruiter.com/psychoWe'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsychoHave a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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Bloch and Hitchcock

When a struggling writer, Robert Bloch, discovers the story of a strange man in Wisconsin who killed and mutilated his victims, he transforms it into a story about the twisted relationship between a man and his mother: Psycho. Later, he realizes his fictions come closer to the dark truth than he ever could have imagined. That’s when his book is optioned by an anonymous Hollywood buyer for next to nothing. That buyer turns out to be Alfred Hitchcock. We meet Hitch on his deathbed, rewind through key moments, and end with Hitch savoring only one of the 2,400 submissions his office had reviewed. This would be his next picture: Psycho.Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/InsidepsychoThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psychoBlue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psychoZip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psychoWe'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsychoHave a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

21mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #2

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Interview with Psycho documentary creator Rob Galluzzo

Time for a deep dive into all things “Psycho” with Rob Galluzzo, Sr. Editor at Blumhouse Productions, co-host of the SHOCKWAVES podcast, and creator of the documentary “The Psycho Legacy.” Rob and host Mark Ramsey swap some stories, including things that didn’t make the cut for Inside Psycho and tidbits about other films in the series. It’s a great way to generate chills even in the steamiest of summers. Thank you to our sponsors:Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psychoZip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psychoWe'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsychoHave a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #3

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She Wouldn’t Even Harm a Fly

Psycho fever overtakes America, and Alfred Hitchcock is suddenly a very rich man. And with this stunning success comes one haunting fear: What will I do for an encore? That question plagues Hitchcock for the rest of his career, through only six more films, a humiliating defeat at the Academy Awards, the specter of young directors vaulting past the old master, and a final appearance to accept a life achievement award that’s too little and too late. Meanwhile, critical admiration for Psycho grows, and the film’s legacy spawns sequels and remakes and a web of pop culture signposts, even today. We leave you in the cellar of terrifying old house on a lonely hill. Do you hear something?Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/InsidepsychoThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psychoBlue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psychoZip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psychoWe'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsychoHave a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

20 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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Shock and Awe

Hitchcock’s nightmares haunt him as he readies Psycho for release. He tussles with the censors to keep his precious shower scene - the one which does or does not contain nudity, depending on which censor’s opinion you’re listening to. Hitch maps out an elaborate and unprecedented publicity strategy and in the process reinvents the way America goes to the movies. He suffers a rash of scathing reviews from big name critics, one of whom calls Psycho “a very minor work.” Then, Psycho opens - and the world will never be the same. Hitchcock marvels at the lines around every block all across the country. Perhaps his fears were all wrong...or maybe this will be the huge success from which he will never recover.Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/InsidepsychoThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Get a free audio book and a 30-day trial when you visit them here: www.audible.com/psychoBlue Apron - Get 3 meals free with free shipping by going to: www.blueapron.com/psychoZip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to: www.ziprecruiter.com/psychoWe'd like to hear from you! Please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey or tweet at us @ItsInsidePsychoHave a question or comment? You can always give us a call at 424-224-5711See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #5