Score: The Podcast

Score: The Podcast
The only show that takes you inside the studios of Hollywood composers, with engaging conversations and musical demonstrations. Based on the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, the weekly SCORE: THE PODCAST celebrates the musical heartbeat and em…

#17 | Marco Beltrami had never seen a horror movie before Scream
Sep 17 • 71 min
The Free Solo composer discusses the process of writing a score for a film about silence with A Quiet Place, his early years working under the late legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith and reveals why he is inspired by his remote Malibu studio
#16 | Jeff Beal got fired from Monk, then won an Emmy for it
Sep 10 • 93 min
The 5x Emmy-winning composer of House of Cards, Monk and many hit documentaries shares stories of his path transitioning into composing, bouncing back after getting fired and continuing to succeed in his craft after being diagnosed with MS.
Bonus | Chris Watson has been to every continent on Earth
Aug 13 • 33 min
The legendary sound recordist discusses his process capturing the sounds of nature across the world and tells us the mistake he made that almost cost him his life.
#15 | Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne, Kings of the South
Jul 23 • 90 min
The Queen of the South composers discuss their collaboration and break down Moroder’s legendary career in both film and electronic music.
#14 | Nathan Barr rescued the iconic Fox organ
Jul 16 • 72 min
The Americans composer discusses his love for unique analog instruments, building Bandrika Studios and the importance of knowing that composing is about making a lot of mistakes.
#13 | Christopher Lennertz changed his major after a Henry Mancini scoring session
Jul 9 • 79 min
The Sausage Party composer talks scoring Lost in Space, The Boys, and the importance of being able to play in any stylistic sandbox.
#12 | Michael Abels went from a K-12 classroom to Hollywood
Jul 2 • 77 min
The Us composer shares his story of going from a music teacher to Hollywood maestro, working on his first feature film Get Out with breakout director Jordan Peele and the importance of giving up what your ego would tell you to do.
#11 | Pinar Toprak took a pivotal trip to Tower Records
Jun 25 • 76 min
The Captain Marvel composer talks majoring in film scoring after being advised not to, why a Hans Zimmer score convinced her to go after her dream,
#10 | Joe Trapanese’s first love of music was gangster rap
Jun 18 • 74 min
The Straight Outta Compton composer talks collaborating with pop stars like Daft Punk, writing a score for a musical and his love for experimenting with electronics.
#9 | Benjamin Wallfisch says the studio is his natural habitat
Jun 11 • 76 min
The Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated composer talks scoring Shazam!, Hidden Figures, IT, Blade Runner 2049 and why it’s impossible to channel John Williams.
#8 | Diane Warren doesn’t want to miss a thing
Jun 4 • 72 min
The 10x Oscar nominee shares stories of her greatest hits, the moment she realized she was a songwriter and why it’s important to show up and do the work.
#7 | Kris Bowers was literally born to play piano
May 28 • 84 min
The Dear White People composer talks his hands-on role in Green Book as a composer, performer and piano teacher for Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, discusses why scoring Why They See Us felt close to home and how he ended up working with the likes of Kanye W
#6 | Hildur Guðnadóttir needs an outlet for her darkness
May 21 • 65 min
The Joker composer reveals her hands-on process scoring HBO’s Chernobyl, discusses her role in helping lead the charge for women composers and her love for musical storytelling.
#5 | John Ottman sets the record straight on Bohemian Rhapsody
May 14 • 61 min
The Oscar-winner talks overcoming obstacles on Bohemian Rhapsody, working alongside Queen band members and the incredible undertaking of editing and composing music for the same film.
#4 | Justin Hurwitz loves solving post-production puzzles
May 7 • 82 min
The First Man composer talks his collaboration with director Damien Chazelle, working on set with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for La La Land and diving into his creative process.
#3 | Steven Price got a wink from John Williams at the Oscars
Apr 30 • 61 min
The Gravity composer talks scoring Netflix’s Our Planet, getting a career launch from Director Edgar Wright and the power of silence in a score.
#2 | Henry Jackman says one call changed it all
Apr 23 • 79 min
The Detective Pikachu composer discusses his early years in the record industry, his Winter Soldier pitch to producers that nearly blew the studio speakers and why the film is always more important than your ego.
Bonus | Jonathan Wolff says Larry David saved his iconic theme
Apr 23 • 33 min
For the 30-year anniversary of Seinfeld, we bring you a “Theme Song Throwback” with the composer of the record-breaking series
#1 | Bear McCreary says never withhold good news
Apr 16 • 92 min
The Godzilla composer talks scoring blockbusters, God of War and why you should always be ready for your big shot.
An Interview with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan
Jan 4 • 84 min
The music psychologist and author discusses goosebumps and how music helps us follow the story,
#20 | Lorne Balfe, Emmy Predictions & Name That Score
Sep 4, 2018 • 91 min
The “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” composer on discovering his talent, spy scores, and working with Hans Zimmer.
#19 | Dave Jordan, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
Aug 28, 2018 • 82 min
Hollywood’s leading music supervisor on how his Marvel comic book upbringing led to working with them.
#18 | Sean Callery, Summer Movie Review & Name That Score
Aug 21, 2018 • 72 min
Emmy-winning “Jessica Jones,” “Homeland” and “24” composer Sean Callery on his path & passion.
#17 | Heitor Pereira, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
Aug 14, 2018 • 80 min
The “Billion Dollar Composer” of massive animated films on his journey to the US, emotion, and playing guitar for Hans Zimmer.
#16 | Junkie XL, Summer TV Review & Name That Score
Aug 7, 2018 • 106 min
Why the Mad Max: Fury Road composer got kicked out of music school, was passed up by Robert at Fox Music years before he hit it big.
SPECIAL | ‘SCORE’ 1-Year Later (Crew Commentary)
Jul 3, 2018 • 100 min
Listen along or watch on YouTube to this anniversary crew commentary.
BONUS | Balancing a performing artist career with film composing
Jun 26, 2018 • 5 min
How Tamar-kali is setting boundaries so she can continue her success in both worlds.
#15 | Tamar-kali, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
Jun 26, 2018 • 54 min
The artist/composer of Mudbound and Dee Rees collaborator on her rise to scoring film and “non-stereotypical” punk music.
BONUS | Synthesizers and film music’s future
Jun 19, 2018 • 12 min
How synthesizers allow for ultimate electronic experimentation.
#14 | Christophe Beck, Behind the Score & Name That Score
Jun 19, 2018 • 64 min
Why Ant-Man sounds like a heist score, how to punch up comedies, and the new $1M Christophe Beck Diversity Initiative.
BONUS | Why Little Miss Sunshine changed indie film forever
Jun 12, 2018 • 3 min
The sound that changed “indie” films forever came together as a result of DeVotchka and Danna’s collaboration.
#13 | Mychael Danna, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
Jun 12, 2018 • 68 min
Academy Award winner talks almost getting fired on Life of Pi, why he loves working with his brother Jeff, and why he feels he’s living the American dream.
BONUS | How Legion and Fargo are reinventing musical storytelling
Jun 5, 2018 • 6 min
Why Jeff Russo’s imaginative sonic stylings are perfect for Legion and Fargo.
#12 | Jeff Russo, Behind the Score & Name That Score
Jun 5, 2018 • 61 min
Robert and Kenny discuss the boom in score concerts, and review a few entries of our #NameThatScore theme-writing contest. Jeff Russo comes in to discuss how he got the call to do Star Trek: Discovery, and the music of FX’s award-winning Fargo and Legion…
BONUS | The Stranger Things Effect
May 29, 2018 • 7 min
This is a bonus episode and part of Score: The Podcast’s extended conversation with Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein. Robert asks the Stranger Things duo about their musical inspirations, including Tangerine Dream in Risky Business, and then they reveal how…
#11 | Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
May 29, 2018 • 59 min
How the Stranger Things duo found out the show was a hit while on a camping trip, and Jordan Bieber’s new hit song.
BONUS | Tina Guo the Wonder Woman
May 22, 2018 • 8 min
Wonder Woman, Hans Zimmer Live, and bringing metal to the cello.
#10 | Tina Guo, Behind the Score & Name That Score
May 22, 2018 • 51 min
Hans Zimmer cellist and Female Artist of the Year nominee at the Classic BRIT Awards talks about performing and her video game scores album.
BONUS | John Powell on Scoring Solo: A Star Wars Story
May 15, 2018 • 4 min
His father’s advice on becoming a film composer, and how it led him to Star Wars.
#9 | John Powell, The Inside Track with Music Psychologist Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
May 15, 2018 • 51 min
Solo: A Star Wars Story and Powell’s musical easter eggs, from poodles to vuvuzelas.
BONUS | Mark Mothersbaugh on the brilliance of Wes Anderson
May 8, 2018 • 5 min
How Wes Anderson’s vision meshes with Mothersbaugh’s music, and why “no brass” was a rule meant to broken.
#8 | Mark Mothersbaugh, Behind the Score & Name That Score
May 8, 2018 • 59 min
The Devo frontman shares his “post-ironic” view of the world and his invention of the orchestreon.
BONUS | Tyler Bates on Watchmen and creating a soundtrack
May 1, 2018 • 6 min
Why scoring cutting-edge visuals can create unique challenges.
#7 | Tyler Bates, The Inside Track with Music Psychologist Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
May 1, 2018 • 59 min
Why Deadpool 2’s score is rated “Explicit,” and how his experience with a haunted cabin and helped his music.
BONUS | How Steve Jablonsky Got His Start
Apr 24, 2018 • 7 min
How a Hans Zimmer soundtrack fan worked his way into an apprenticeship with Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams.
#6 | Steve Jablonsky, Behind the Score: Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross & Name That Score
Apr 24, 2018 • 57 min
How Michael Bay’s composer scores explosions, why “true story” movies are difficult, and his unusual path to “A-list” composer status.
#5 | Ramin Djawadi, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score
Apr 17, 2018 • 48 min
Game of Thrones & Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi talks about his first big break at Hans Zimmer’s studio, Music Psychologist Siu-Lan Tan explains how musical endings affect us, and a Hans Zimmer-themed Name That Score.
#4 | Brian Tyler, Behind the Score: Rachel Portman & Name That Score
Apr 10, 2018 • 45 min
The Fast & Furious composer talks action movies, Marvel themes and his love for blending rock and the orchestral.
#3 | James Newton Howard, Behind the Score: Hans Zimmer & Name That Score
Apr 5, 2018 • 52 min
Christopher Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan collaborator talks about leaving Elton John’s band to be a film composer, working with Hans Zimmer and taking over the Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts franchise.
#2 | Harry Gregson-Williams, Behind the Score: Alfred Newman & Name That Score
Apr 4, 2018 • 42 min
Ridley Scott composer on how he achieved a space sound for The Martian that didn’t sound like Gravity or Interstellar, and why he stepped away from film composing at the peak of his career.
#1 | John Debney, Behind the Score: James Cameron & Name That Score
Apr 3, 2018 • 38 min
Hollywood’s great “chameleon composer” talks about scoring Jim Carrey comedies, heavy dramas and musicals.
PREVIEW | Name That Score (John Williams) with Composer John Debney
Mar 28, 2018 • 8 min
Score: The Podcast launches April 3.