Rank #1: Us Spoiler Special ft. Jordan Peele
First, you'll hear Chris Hewitt sit down for a spoilerific (and we do mean spoilerific) chat with Peele himself, where they unpack the secrets of the Tethered and what Peele calls The Underpass. Maybe it's right next to The Sunken Place.
Then, Chris is joined in the podbooth by Empire's editor-in-chief, Terri White, and George Harrison lookalike-in-chief, John Nugent, to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and theories about the film. So, wait for the clock to strike 11:11, fire up the podcast, and listen to us rabbiting on. And be warned: we can get crazy.
Mar 26 2019
Rank #2: Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Special
We know this is long - we know because we were there, and went slowly mad over the course of four hours - but we hope you will take this journey with us (perhaps in several chunks) as we talk Tony, Steve, Natasha, Bruce, Thor, Clint, and that purple fella in the first of our spoiler specials. Yes, there's a live show and interviews with the Russos/Markus and McFeely to come. We are very much in the endgame now, people.
May 06 2019
Rank #3: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler Special
In this two-hour behemoth, the Empire Podcast team — Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Ian Freer — have a good old spoiler-heavy chat about the ups and downs, and the ins and outs of Episode VIII, and tackle a whole bunch of listeners' questions. Let's just say this is not going to go the way you think.
First up, though, is Chris' chat with the film's writer/director, Rian Johnson, who was in great form as he expounded on some of the film's most shocking revelations, as well as shedding more light on his love of Adrian Edmondson. Which is, perhaps, the most shocking revelation of them all.
We hope you enjoy it. Live long and prosper.
Jan 15 2018
Rank #4: #304 - Armie Hammer & Timothee Chalamet, Rooney Mara & Garth Davis
First up, Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet - or Timothy Chalet, as autocorrect insists on calling him - popped into a London hotel room at the end of January to talk about their Oscar-winning love story with Chris Hewitt. And while they do talk about the film, there's also a fair amount of silliness, ranging from discussion of Chalamet's mobster nickname to the possibility of setting Call Me By Your Name 2 in space. Oh, and there's a Sean Connery-off for good measure. Be warned: bad language abounds.
The second grouping is much more serious and focused, you'll be delighted to know, as Ben Travis has a chat with Garth Davis and Rooney Mara, director and star respectively of Mary Magdalene.
Then, Chris, Ben and John Nugent convene in the podbooth to discuss the week's movie news (the Avengers: Infinity War trailer wi
Mar 16 2018
Rank #5: Ant-Man Spoiler Podcast - Peyton Reed
Jul 21 2015
Rank #6: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Special with Lawrence Kasdan
Dec 21 2015
Rank #7: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker — Final Trailer Breakdown Special
So, join Chris Hewitt, James Dyer, Helen O'Hara, and Ben Travis for a fun-filled, fact-packed, frame-by-frame dissection of the trailer, with more wild theories and unfounded speculation than you could shake a laser sword at. Just what is Bendemption? How do space horses work? And can droids get syphilis? Just some of the questions posed, and unanswered, within. Enjoy.
Oct 21 2019
Rank #8: Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Special
Yes, it's our Avengers: Infinity War spoiler special podcast, in which our very own team of Podvengers - Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, Dan Jolin, and James Dyer -come together to chat about Marvel Studios' most epic blockbuster to date. They talk about that thing that happened in the Russo Brothers' film, that other thing, some other stuff, and tackle some of your questions as well. And they drone on so long you might want to use the Time Stone.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy almost three hours of rampant speculation, semi-educated guesses, and the usual rambling nonsense, including a truly dreadful Peter Dinklage impression. Oh, and a swearier Helen than usual. Language!
May 02 2018
Rank #9: Spider-Man: Far From Home Spoiler Special ft. Jon Watts, Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal
Then, back in the podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara, Ben Travis, Dan Jolin, and Amon Warmann for two - count 'em, TWO! - hours of Spider-spoiler chat, including a bunch of listener questions, and a cameo even more unexpected cameo than those in the film. As ever, do NOT listen to this podcast unless you've seen Spider-Man: Far From Home (and, we must caution, Avengers: Endgame).
Jul 17 2019
Rank #10: Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler Special With Taika Waititi
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Nov 06 2017
Rank #11: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Spoiler Special ft. Quentin Tarantino
Fresh from conducting that interview, Chris Hewitt then repairs to the podbooth to talk about the movie - its twists, turns, and third act shenanigans, and all - with Helen O'Hara, Ian Freer, and Nick de Semlyen. So sit back, relax with a drink or an acid-dipped cigarette*, and enjoy. Bear in mind: we also talk spoilers for Yesterday, Avengers: Endgame (of course), and previous Tarantino movies, so tread carefully.
* The Empire Podcast does not condone the use of acid-dipped cigarettes. Please use responsibly.
Aug 22 2019
Rank #12: Christopher McQuarrie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Special
Dec 07 2015
Rank #13: Ridley Scott Special
Sep 30 2015
Rank #14: Batman v Superman Spoiler Special with Zack Snyder, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder
Mar 30 2016
Rank #15: Deadpool Spoiler Special with Ryan Reynolds
Feb 16 2016
Rank #16: #209: Chris Evans, Eric Bana
Apr 29 2016
Rank #17: Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Special Interviews ft. The Russos and Markus/McFeely
First, Chris chats to Endgame writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and then follows that up by talking to the Russos themselves, Joe and Anthony. Along the way they cover the fates of pretty much every major character, the film's time-travel shenanigans, the rigidity of Thanos' bottom, and much, much more.
We are now, well and truly, in the endgame now, people. We hope you love this 3000. Enjoy.
Jun 06 2019
Rank #18: Black Panther Spoiler Special - Ryan Coogler, Nate Moore
As usual, the podteam - Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, Terri White, and James Dyer - are on hands to answer listener questions and talk about the film in extraordinary detail, Ulysses Klaue mixtapes and all.
But they're not alone. The podcast kicks off with Chris talking to two of the driving forces behind a movie that, even before its record-breaking opening weekend, felt like one of the most significant movies, not just in Marvel Studios' ten year history, but in the history of modern blockbusters.
First off, he talks to co-writer/director Ryan Coogler about all sorts of stuff, including the fate of major characters, the film's thematic preoccupations, and how he decided to end the movie.
Then, the movie's executive producer Nate Moore, who
Feb 20 2018
Rank #19: Matthew Vaughn Kingsman The Secret Service Spoiler Special
Feb 09 2015
Rank #20: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Spoiler Special With James Gunn
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May 10 2017