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The Empire Film Podcast

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The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world's biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood's best and brightest.

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The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world's biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood's best and brightest.

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Great Spoiler specials

By Cupcakeluver102 - May 07 2019
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The Spoiler Specials are phenomenal Chris is a great host!

Favorite Podcast

By theBedBurner - Jan 28 2019
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Been listening for years now.

iTunes Ratings

372 Ratings
Average Ratings
326
24
5
8
9

Great Spoiler specials

By Cupcakeluver102 - May 07 2019
Read more
The Spoiler Specials are phenomenal Chris is a great host!

Favorite Podcast

By theBedBurner - Jan 28 2019
Read more
Been listening for years now.
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The Empire Film Podcast

Updated 6 days ago

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The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world's biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood's best and brightest.

Rank #1: Us Spoiler Special ft. Jordan Peele

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Jordan Peele's second film as director, Us, like his first, Get Out, is the sort of film that is so packed with incident, subtext, symbols, recurring motifs, and meticulous thematic groundwork that it virtually demands a spoiler special. And we are more than happy to oblige.

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

1hr 26mins

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Rank #2: Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Special

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The most epic film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe arguably deserves - nay, demands - the most epic Empire Podcast spoiler special. So, because you demanded it, Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, John Nugent, and Amon Warmann lock themselves into the podbooth and don't emerge until they've talked about all the major developments in Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd film in the MCU. And, let's be honest, some of the minor developments. And, ok, a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with Marvel at all.

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

3hr 50mins

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Rank #3: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler Special

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It's taken a while, but here it is at last — our Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoiler special podcast, ready to go down as smooth as a green milkshake.

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

2hr 3mins

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Rank #4: #304 - Armie Hammer & Timothee Chalamet, Rooney Mara & Garth Davis

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This week's Empire Podcast is a bumper affair, jam-packed with more big names than the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. Well, almost.

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

1hr 26mins

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Rank #5: Ant-Man Spoiler Podcast - Peyton Reed

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Whether you loved Paul Rudd's take on Marvel's miniature superhero or thought its third act was a bit of an, ahem, anticlimax, you've got to listen to this Empire Podcast spoiler special in honour of Ant-Man. That is, if you've already watched the film. If you haven't, you better get to your nearest cinema. Waste, otherwise.

Jul 21 2015

1hr 28mins

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Rank #6: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Special with Lawrence Kasdan

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As Episode VII rolls into a galaxy near you, we invite its co-writer Lawrence Kasdan into the pod booth, and discuss the new film in heavy spoilerific detail. WARNING: this podcast contains Star Wars spoilers! (Obviously!)

Dec 21 2015

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker — Final Trailer Breakdown Special

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It's here. At long last, the final trailer for JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker — the ninth and final film in the Skywalker Saga — has arrived, and naturally it got the internet's tongues a-wagging. And, because you demanded it, here's the Empire Podcast's near-hour-long reaction to a trailer that's just over two minutes long.

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

58mins

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Rank #8: Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Special

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It's all been leading to this. Ten years, nineteen films... one enormo-pod.

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

2hr 38mins

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Rank #9: Spider-Man: Far From Home Spoiler Special ft. Jon Watts, Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal

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Spoiler-Man, Spoiler-Man, spoils whatever a podcast can... Yes, in the latest Empire Podcast spoiler special, Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are bitten by radioactive spoilers, and develop the strange ability to tell Chris Hewitt all kinds of spoilerific stuff about the latest outing in the MCU for Tom Holland's friendly not-so-neighbourhood webslinger. From BIG reveals to Easter eggs Chris still hasn't spotted despite specifically looking out for them, there's over an hour of cracking Spidey interviews here.

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).

Enjoy.

Jul 17 2019

3hr 3mins

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Rank #10: Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler Special With Taika Waititi

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We sat down with the World's Best-Dressed Director, Taika Waititi, for a spoilerific chat on Thor's threequel – plus, we assemble four friends from work to gather in a pod booth and dissect the movie in almost needlessly forensic detail. SPOILERS FROM THE START, OBVS.

More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

Nov 06 2017

2hr 28mins

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Rank #11: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Spoiler Special ft. Quentin Tarantino

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Once upon a time in the Empire podbooth, anyone? Our latest spoiler special podcast is truly special indeed, as the great Quentin Tarantino pops by to talk about his ninth (or tenth, but who's counting?) movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and many of its twists, turns, and third act shenanigans.

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

1hr 35mins

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Rank #12: Christopher McQuarrie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Special

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Christophere McQuarri, director of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, drops by the pod booth for a mammoth, far-reaching, almost-three-hour spoilerific conversation.

Dec 07 2015

2hr 38mins

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Rank #13: Ridley Scott Special

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It's not every week the Empire Podcast booth welcomes a knight of the realm. Sir Ridley Scott isn't one to stand on ceremony though, so all that silver-polishing and red-carpet-rolling was probably unnecessary. On a very special podcast Special, he chatted about a wide range of topics, from The Martian, to his finest big-screen moments, to the projects that got away.

Sep 30 2015

26mins

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Rank #14: Batman v Superman Spoiler Special with Zack Snyder, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder

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Our bumper spoiler-filled Batman v Superman special features interviews with director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, plus a spoiler-filled discussion of the film in forensic detail. SPOILER ALERT: THERE ARE SPOILERS.

Mar 30 2016

2hr 9mins

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Rank #15: Deadpool Spoiler Special with Ryan Reynolds

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Our most R-rated podcast ever welcomes Ryan Reynolds into the pod booth for a spoilerfic chat about his anti-superhero Deadpool, and we discuss the film in depth. Reminder: make sure you've seen Deadpool before listening. SPOILERS herein...

Feb 16 2016

47mins

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Rank #16: #209: Chris Evans, Eric Bana

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The current Steve Rogers and former Bruce Banner battle it out in the pod booth this week. The team also settle that lifelong question: is Die Hard better than Citizen Kane?

Apr 29 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #17: Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Special Interviews ft. The Russos and Markus/McFeely

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It's here. At long (long) last, the final part of our extended spoiler special celebration of all things Avengers: Endgame. This time, we let the filmmakers speak for themselves, as Chris Hewitt visits Agbo Studios, the LA HQ of the Russo brothers, for two extended spoilerific interviews with the creative teams behind the second biggest film of all time (correct at time of writing).

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

2hr 9mins

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Rank #18: Black Panther Spoiler Special - Ryan Coogler, Nate Moore

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Wakanda Forever! In this very special edition of the Empire Podcast, we dig deep into the 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, the story of newly-crowned King Of Wakanda, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman).

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

2hr 7mins

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Rank #19: Matthew Vaughn Kingsman The Secret Service Spoiler Special

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Kingsman: The Secret Service shot to the number one spot in the UK box office, and now Empire's Kingsman: The Secret Service spoiler special is shooting to the number one spot of your podcast feed. Awaiting you is a joyfully frank 40 minute interview with the director and writer of the film, with all sorts of spoilerific detail in store, as well as titbits on his other projects, from Stardust to Snatch.

Feb 09 2015

42mins

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Rank #20: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Spoiler Special With James Gunn

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Director James Gunn drops by the pod booth to talk Guardians 2 in spoilerific detail, and three of Empire's biggest A-holes discuss the film. SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY!

More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast

May 10 2017

1hr 44mins

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