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The stories behind and in front of the camera from your favorite films and streaming series of the 60's, 70's, 80's and today. Featuring the Columbo Cinematic Universe, notable guests, and never a commercial.  

Nov 22, 2022

Thrilled to finally deep-dive into the making-of David Fincher's brilliant newspaper movie/police procedural/serial killer obsession film 'Zodiac'.

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The insane detail that went into preproduction.

Praise for producer Brad Fischer and screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt.

Soundbites from Fincher's obsessive attention to...


Nov 8, 2022

I originally recorded this episode as a dry-run for a forthcoming and entirely separate-from-FCAC limited-run podcast seriesI'm going to be doing in 2023 about Dead & Company's final tour (SPINOFF!), but my conversation with my friend and guest Geoff Weed was so illuminating about so many things: the nature of enduring...


Oct 31, 2022

Joined by frequent guest Frazer Rice (links to previous eps below), this week I dive into the fascinating backstory of the making-of John Carpenter's 1978 horror flick 'Halloween', a genre-busting/genre-defining/genre-expanding piece of forever in the movie business and in the popular imagination.  

From its roots in...


Oct 25, 2022

These are our listeners!

And this week, after a couple recommendations for the listeners, I'm reading feedback helpful and otherwise.

Out of the mouths of babes. Epistolary output from the peanut gallery. Unsolicited offers. Random opinions. Two-star ratings! One-star ratings! More!

Recommendations in this...


Oct 18, 2022

After my last episode with the wonderful, artfully creepy 'The Dead Zone'...I wanted more. More Walken.  More Sci-Fi.  More 1983.  And then Louise Fletcher died.  And it was all right there: BRAINSTORM.  Douglas Trumbull's 1983 science-fiction passion project-turned-albatross.  On the surface it has it all: a killer...