The Empire Film Podcast

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.


#389 – Stephen Graham, Roland Emmerich
Nov 7 • 86 min
Stephen Graham stops by the podbooth this week to discuss all things Scorsese for The Irishman. Not only that but we also talk to Roland Emmerich about Midway, midway through the podcast. Plus, with Chris away on his annual staycation, James and Helen…
#388 — David Michod, Felicity Jones
Oct 31 • 109 min
This week’s Empire Podcast is a rare two-hander as Chris Hewitt and Helen O’Hara hold the fort in the podbooth as the only two colleagues of such lethal cunning. They answer listeners’ questions, bemoan the availability of old films (‘old’ here also being…
The Greatest — Christmas Day Movie Guide In Association With Sky Cinema
Oct 30 • 70 min
Ho-ho-ho! Yes, listeners, it’s that time of year again, when the nation turns its thoughts to Christmas Day, and the biggest question of them all: just what the elf do we watch on Christmas Day? Well, in this very special podcast, in association with Sky…
Joker Spoiler Special ft. Todd Phillips
Oct 28 • 121 min
Let’s put a smile on that face! As Todd Phillips’ Joker continues its bid for world domination (closing in on a billion dollars at the global box office), the Empire Podcast team give his movie the spoiler special treatment with a bumper-sized edition.…
#387 — Jillian Bell
Oct 25 • 84 min
This week’s episode of the Empire Podcast sees the podteam return, semi-triumphant, to the podbooth following their mini-tour of the UK (well, most of the UK — sorry, Wales). Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, and John Nugent are the three colleagues of such…
Western Stars Special ft. Thom Zimny and Bruce Springsteen
Oct 24 • 60 min
2019 has been The Year Of The Boss. Cinematically speaking, at least. Bruce Springsteen may have just turned 70, but he’s as creatively restless and dynamic as ever, as evidenced by his new film, Western Stars, which works as both a sublime performance of…
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker — Final Trailer Breakdown Special
Oct 21 • 58 min
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…
#386 — Jim Sturgess; Glenn Leyburn & Lisa Barros D’Sa (live in Belfast); Ruben Fleischer (not live in Belfast)
Oct 18 • 139 min
This week’s episode sees Chris Hewitt and Helen O’Hara make a (very arguably) triumphant homecoming, as the Empire Podcast mini-tour rocks up for its final show as part of the Cinemagic Film Festival in Belfast. And they bring two Wee English Fellas —…
David Arnold And Michael Giacchino Interview Special
Oct 17 • 64 min
David Arnold and Michael Giacchino are two of the best composers in the business, with the likes of Casino Royale, Up, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek, Lost, Sherlock, and much more. They’re in London to prepare for a special show at the Royal Albert Hall called…
It Chapter 2 Spoiler Special ft. Andy & Barbara Muschietti
Oct 13 • 83 min
A spoiler special for a Warner Bros. film about a murderous clown can mean only one thing: yes, it’s time for the podteam to grab 99 red balloons and dig their scarily sharp teeth into It Chapter 2, the sequel to 2017’s phenomenally successful adaptation…
#385 - Ben Wheatley & Corin Hardy (live in Brighton), Sienna Miller
Oct 11 • 124 min
This week’s Empire Podcast ably fills the gap in your lives that you didn’t even know was there: the experience of listening to a film director speed-carving a pumpkin on a podcast. Yes, this episode sees the Empire Podtour juggernaut roll into Brighton,…
London Film Festival Special ft. Ben Mendelsohn, Jimmie Fails, and Morfydd Clark
Oct 11 • 39 min
We love the BFI London Film Festival round here at Empire Towers. So, with this year’s festival still in full swing, we were delighted to host our first ever Empire Podcast roundtable, in which Chris Hewitt talks to three actors who each have films…
#384 - Dolly Wells (live), Joaquin Phoenix (not live)
Oct 5 • 103 min
This week sees the first-ever Empire Podcast tour roll into Chris Hewitt’s spiritual home, Liverpool. And, in a fun-packed show at FACT in front of a sold-out audience, Chris, Helen O’Hara and James Dyer discuss the week’s movie news (including Spidey’s…
The Greatest - Horror Movies, In Association With Sky Cinema
Oct 3 • 64 min
Do you like scary movies? What’s your favourite scary movie? Two questions that have dominated conversations since the dawn of cinema, when people were terrified by the sight of a train coming straight at them. And, in this very special edition of the…
#383 - (Not) Live In York ft. David Koepp, Craig Roberts
Sep 28 • 93 min
So, this week’s Empire Podcast was meant to be the recording of our latest live show, in front of a wonderful, sold-out audience at CityScreen in York. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, the sound quality of the recording just wasn’t good…
#382 - Live In Edinburgh ft. Jack Lowden
Sep 20 • 120 min
This week’s episode sees the first-ever Empire Podcast tour roll into Edinburgh for a fun-packed show at the venerable venue, the Cameo, as part of the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival. Join Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, James Dyer, and Terri White…
#381 - Live From The London Podcast Festival ft. Colin Trevorrow
Sep 16 • 89 min
This week’s episode is a live show which sees the Empire Podteam - Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, James Dyer, and Terri White - embark upon their first-ever tour, starting in the far-flung city of… London. Kings Place, to be precise, just around the corner…
#380 - Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery
Sep 6 • 84 min
You are cordially invited to this week’s Empire Podcast, in which Mr. Ian Freer, of Empire Towers, is granted an audience with Mr. Hugh Bonneville, Miss Laura Carmichael, and Miss Michelle Dockery, stars of the new motion picture extravaganza, Downton…
The Greatest - Star Wars Characters In Association With Sky Cinema
Sep 5 • 56 min
A long time ago, in a podbooth far, far away… four brave and hardy souls tackle a question that has long had Rebels and Imperial types scratching their heads: who are the greatest Star Wars characters of all time? In the second instalment of The Greatest,…
#379 - Louis Leterrier, Joanna Hogg
Aug 30 • 114 min
This week’s episode of the Empire Podcast features two very different directors. First up, Chris Hewitt chats to Louis Leterrier about his experiences directing the new 10-episode Netflix series, The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, and switching from…
Kevin Feige Live Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Special
Aug 23 • 56 min
As President of Marvel Studios and producer of every single Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date (all 23 of ‘em, if you’re reading this before May 2020), Kevin Feige has been a fundamental part of the MCU’s rise and rise. Culminating with their crowning…
#378 - Andre Ovredal, Gerard Butler
Aug 23 • 116 min
This! Is! Butler! This week’s episode sees one of our favourite recurring guests, Gerard ‘Gerry’ Butler, pop by the podbooth to tell Chris Hewitt all about his new movie, Angel Has Fallen. Along the way they discuss Nick Nolte, the five stages of movie…
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Spoiler Special ft. Quentin Tarantino
Aug 22 • 95 min
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…
The Greatest - Batman Or Superman? In Association With Sky Cinema
Aug 17 • 63 min
It’s a question as old as time. Perhaps even older. Who is the greatest DC big screen hero: the Caped Crusader, Batman, or the Man Of Steel, Superman? In this very special edition of the Empire Podcast, brought to you by Sky Cinema, Chris Hewitt, Helen…
#377 - Simon Amstell
Aug 16 • 104 min
Former Never Mind The Buzzcocks host Simon Amstell, who used to host Never Mind The Buzzcocks, pops by the podbooth this week for an interview in which his stint on Never Mind The Buzzcocks isn’t mentioned once. (Sorry about that, we’re aiming for that…
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw Spoiler Special ft. David Leitch
Aug 14 • 105 min
Crash! Bang! Wallop! What a spoiler special! As the Fast & Furious franchise enters uncharted waters with its testosterone-tipped spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, so too does the Empire Podcast. This may be the ninth film in a series…
#376 - Gurinder Chadha and Viveik Kalra
Aug 9 • 84 min
On this week’s show, we invite Gurinder Chadha and Viveik Kalra onto the pod to wax lyrical about The Boss or, more specifically, their new film Blinded By The Light - guaranteed to put a Springsteen in your step. Meanwhile, Chris, James and Helen stand…
#375 - Nick Frost
Aug 2 • 71 min
It doesn’t happen often, but this week sees the Empire Podbooth doors thrown open to allow the great Nick Frost - star of The Cornetto Trilogy, Paul, Cuban Fury, Fighting With My Family, and now Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans - to pull…
#374 - Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat
Jul 26 • 74 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees James Dyer take a rare break from banging on about TV to sit down for a lovely chat with Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, stars of the rollicking Dublin-set comedy-drama, Animals. Then, in the podbooth, Chris Hewitt is…
MCU Comic-Con Reaction Special
Jul 26 • 34 min
Because (four of) you demanded it, and because we finally found some free time to record it, and because we didn’t want to bang on for ages about Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on this week’s regular podcast, here is a relatively short podcast…
#373 - Jon Favreau
Jul 19 • 118 min
This week’s Empire Podcast is all about cats, jellicle and otherwise. Chris Hewitt has a lovely in-depth chat with the wonderful Jon ‘Favs’ Favreau, who’s a cool cat, about his new movie as director, the live-action adaptation of The Lion King, which is…
Spider-Man: Far From Home Spoiler Special ft. Jon Watts, Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal
Jul 17 • 183 min
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…
#372 - Corin Hardy
Jul 12 • 95 min
He’s a good egg, that Corin Hardy. He wrapped filming on Gangs Of London, the Gareth Evans-created TV show for which he’s directed several episodes, on Thursday, and still found the time and energy to pop into the podbooth for a chat with Chris Hewitt…
Yesterday Spoiler Special ft. Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis
Jul 11 • 38 min
Listen… do you want to know a secret? How about a ton of secrets? Specifically about the movie Yesterday? In our latest spoiler special podcast, Chris Hewitt chats with Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle, the writer and director, respectively, of said…
#371 - Will Poulter
Jul 5 • 96 min
We’ve been big fans of Will Poulter at the Empire Podcast, especially since he agreed to be one of the guests on our very first live show back in 2014. So we’re delighted to welcome him back for this week’s episode, which sees Ben Travis chat to Will…
#370 - Peter Strickland, Himesh Patel
Jun 28 • 99 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees Chris Hewitt sit down with Himesh Patel, the former Eastender (as in, he was on Eastenders) who stars in this week’s Beatle-centric rom-com, Yesterday, and they discover a shared connection. Plus, John Nugent has a chat…
#369 - Noomi Rapace, Josh Cooley
Jun 21 • 102 min
This week’s episode sees Chris Hewitt welcome Swedish actress Noomi Rapace - the original Lisbeth Salander - into the Empire Podbooth for a fun, frank, and often filthy chat about her new movie, The Captor, her surprising taste in music, life as a…
Kevin Smith Interview Special
Jun 16 • 50 min
Here it is - the full and unexpurgated (well, a little expurgated) recording of the time a couple of weeks ago when Kevin Smith chose to spend his morning off in London, following a successful live Hollywood Babble-On show at The O2, by coming into the…
#368 - Asif Kapadia
Jun 14 • 90 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees the wonderful Asif Kapadia pop by the podbooth to have an in-depth natter with Chris Hewitt about his new documentary, Diego Maradona. No prizes for guessing what it’s about - a tumultuous period in the life of one of the…
Rocketman Spoiler Special ft. Dexter Fletcher
Jun 11 • 77 min
Rocketman, Dexter Fletcher’s often audacious, always entertaining, and deeply fantastical retelling of a significant portion in the life of one Reginald Dwight, aka Elton John, is further proof that the big screen musical is back, and here to stay. And in…
#367 - James McAvoy
Jun 7 • 69 min
James McAvoy is always welcome on the Empire Podcast, and this week he returns to talk to Chris Hewitt about the role he’s played most often in his illustrious career: Professor Charles Xavier. It’s a role McAvoy is playing for the last time in X-Men:…
Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Special Interviews ft. The Russos and Markus/McFeely
Jun 6 • 129 min
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…
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum Spoiler Special ft. Chad Stahelski
Jun 3 • 77 min
People keep asking if we’re back. And we haven’t really had an answer. But now, yeah, we’re thinking we’re back. Or, more accurately, John Wick is, for another dose of bloody mayhem in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. And in our latest spoiler special…
#366 - Charles Dance, Jim Cummings
May 31 • 108 min
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters may feature all kinds of mammoth monsters, but none are as impressive or towering as the great Charles Dance, who has a nice chat with Ben Travis about his new movie, working with Arnie on Last Action Hero, and more.…
#365 - Dexter Fletcher, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever
May 24 • 102 min
On this week’s episode of the award-losing Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt finds that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has the Dwight Stuff as they talk all things Elton John. Plus our fearless leader Terri White sits down for a fun chat with Booksmart…
Avengers: Endgame Live Spoiler Special
May 20 • 129 min
A couple of weeks ago, we took a step into the unknown, heading off to Kings Place, London (our spiritual home) to record a live spoiler special for Avengers: Endgame. Just us - Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, James Dyer, and Ben Travis - and 400 of our…
#364 - Kevin Smith; Brian Welsh & Lorn Macdonald
May 17 • 86 min
This week’s episode sees the host of the best damn movie podcast in the world sit down… with Kevin Smith. Just a little joke, there. No, we were delighted that the legendary Mr. Smith, in town following a sell-out live edition of Hollywood Babble-On at…
#363 - Claire Denis
May 10 • 74 min
This week’s Empire Podcast goes full arthouse, as legendary French director Claire Denis talks to Empire’s Editor-In-Chief, Terri White, about her new film, High Life. And then, because nothing can touch the Empire Podcast without being corrupted, there’s…
Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Special
May 6 • 230 min
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…
#362 - Nicholas Hoult
May 3 • 72 min
We haven’t seen Nicholas Hoult on the Empire Podcast for a while, so we jumped at the chance to talk Tolkien with him this week, sending Chris Hewitt along for a good old natter about Hoult’s new movie, in which he plays the celebrated author, J.R.R.…
#361 - Joe and Anthony Russo
Apr 26 • 69 min
We may be in the Endgame now, but don’t expect to hear any spoilers from Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of the latest Avengers movie, and this week’s Empire Podcast guests. Instead, they sit down for a chat with Chris Hewitt about the rigours of making…
Shazam! Spoiler Special ft. David F. Sandberg and Peter Safran
Apr 20 • 68 min
In our latest spoiler special podcast, we say the magic word and delve deep into Shazam!, the latest movie in the DCEU, and the first to feature the eponymous hero - an indestructible champion who, when he’s not championing in an indestructible fashion,…
#360 - Andrew Scott and Neil Jordan
Apr 19 • 81 min
Helen is in the driving seat once again on this week’s podcast (although Supernatural nipple chat was mercifully kept to a minimum) as we dive into the *last* Empire podcast before the team sees Avengers: Endgame. And to celebrate that fact we not only…
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Teaser Trailer Breakdown Special
Apr 13 • 43 min
Yesterday saw both the first teaser trailer and the announcement of the title of the ninth, and final, film in the main Star Wars saga. That title was The Rise Of Skywalker, and that teaser was a bit of a belter, reintroducing beloved characters, and…
#359 - Jessie Buckley
Apr 12 • 82 min
In this week’s episode of the award-non-minated (that’s the technical term for a show that isn’t nominated for an award) Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt has a good old natter with the wonderful Irish actor and singer Jessie Buckley, who is on sensational…
Malcolm McDowell A Clockwork Orange Special
Apr 5 • 33 min
Stanley Kubrick’s controversial, thought-provoking, tremendously stylish A Clockwork Orange, now a mere 48 years young, bludgeons its way back into cinemas this weekend. And so Chris Hewitt jumped at the chance to interview its star - the king of the…
#358 - Zachary Levi
Apr 5 • 72 min
On this week’s Empire Podcast, we say the magic word - Bangilybang! - and, lo and behold, Zachary Levi, star of this week’s DC Comics adaptation, Shazam!, appears. He has a lovely chat with Chris Hewitt about grabbing his second chance at superhero…
#357 - Kevin Costner, Tim Burton
Mar 29 • 91 min
This week’s Empire Podcast features two bona fide legends of Hollywood, California, both having a chat with that bona fide buffoon of a town not too far away from Holywood, Northern Ireland, Chris Hewitt. First off, Chris travels to Madrid for an audience…
Us Spoiler Special ft. Jordan Peele
Mar 26 • 86 min
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…
#356 - Ralph Fiennes and Oleg Ivenko; Winston Duke
Mar 22 • 93 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees something of a first for the show. No, it’s not coherent - you should know by now that that is but a mere pipe dream. Instead, it’s the first time (we think; we may be wrong) that we’ve featured a translator on the show, as…
Captain Marvel Spoiler Special Redux ft. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Mar 15 • 124 min
Here it is. Because you demanded it, and then we got our publication dates mixed up and deleted it, and then you demanded it again, here’s the highest, fastest, furthest Empire Podcast spoiler special to date; a deep dive into the 21st movie in the Marvel…
#355 - Andrew Garfield
Mar 15 • 68 min
Since he stopped being the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield has largely taken a step back from the big screen. But he returns this week with David Robert Mitchell’s gonzo noir, Under The Silver Lake, and on the latest Empire Podcast he…
Avengers: Endgame Final Trailer Breakdown Special
Mar 14 • 44 min
Because (somewhere around a dozen of) you demanded it, here it is: a podcast about a trailer. But not just any trailer. In this very special episode, Chris Hewitt and Helen O’Hara pop into the podbooth to discuss and dissect the second, and final trailer,…
#354 - Ricky Gervais, Samuel L. Jackson
Mar 8 • 85 min
It’s like an episode of Extras on the Empire Podcast this week, as Ricky Gervais - star, writer, director of the new Netflix show, After Life - and Captain Marvel star, Samuel L. Jackson - old Nick Fury himself - pop by to have a good old natter with…
#353 - Live Special at the Glasgow Film Festival ft. Michael Palin
Mar 4 • 80 min
For this week’s pod, the team journeyed North to bonnie Scotland to record live at the Glasgow Film Festival - mainly so we could eat our own bodyweight in Irn-Bru sweets, which one listener was kind enough to provide. We also found the time to sit down…
Alan Partridge Special ft. Neil and Rob Gibbons
Mar 3 • 80 min
“Stop getting Alan wrong!” That could well be what you shout at a couple of points in this very special Empire Podcast appreciation of all things Alan Partridge, as Alan anoraks (Alanoraks?) Chris Hewitt, Nick de Semlyen and Pilot TV’s Boyd Hilton get…
Alita: Battle Angel Spoiler Special ft. Robert Rodriguez and Jon Landau
Mar 1 • 47 min
At last, it’s here - Empire’s spoiler special dedicated to Alita: Battle Angel, the movie that has been a pet project of James Cameron’s for some time. When he realised he wasn’t going to have time to make it, due to being immersed in the Avatar sequels,…
#352 - Stephen Merchant, Florence Pugh, Jason Clarke
Feb 22 • 111 min
Due to another incredible scheduling snafu by Chris ‘What’s a spreadsheet’ Hewitt, this week’s episode of the Empire Podcast features a veritable cavalcade of star guests. There’s a Fighting With My Family double bill, as John Nugent talks to that film’s…
Avatar - An Empire 30th Anniversary Podcast Documentary
Feb 18 • 29 min
Empire’s 30th birthday celebrations continue unabated with this very special podcast documentary - or, if you will, podumentary - exploring the biggest film of all time: James Cameron’s Avatar. Host Chris Hewitt dips into the Empire archives, and also…
The Ranking - Batman Movies
Feb 15 • 62 min
Holy delayed podcast, Batman! Yes, it’s finally here - the Batman edition of The Ranking, the podcast/magazine crossover in which four Empire writers - Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, Dan Jolin, and Olly Richards - argue the toss over a series of movies. In…
#351 - Mary J. Blige, Patrick Stewart and Angus Imrie
Feb 15 • 85 min
After the lunacy of last week’s live episode, the Empire Podcast settles down this week, with an actual knight, and R&B royalty. First, Ben Travis has an audience with the wondrous Mary J. Blige, chatting about her new Netflix show, The Umbrella Academy,…
Joel Edgerton Interview Special
Feb 8 • 25 min
Actor. Writer. Director. Producer. Joel Edgerton is the very definition of a multi-hyphenate, in front of and behind the camera. He performs all four duties admirably on Boy Erased, which opens in the UK this week. A drama starring Lucas Hedges as a young…
#350 - Live Special ft. Joe Cornish, Zawe Ashton
Feb 8 • 121 min
Can it really be seven years since four giggling idiots walked into a studio in London, and decided to inflict their godawful opinions about movies upon unsuspecting members of the public? Apparently it can, for this is the 350th episode of the Empire…
#349 - Rosa Salazar, Dean DeBlois, Richard E. Grant
Feb 1 • 125 min
This week’s Empire Podcast is the kind of bumper edition you might need to book a flight in order to have time to listen to it all. We have three - count ‘em, THREE - incredible guests. First, Helen O’Hara talks to Alita herself, Rosa Salazar, the star of…
#348 - Nicole Kidman, Charlie Brooker
Jan 25 • 106 min
This week, Oscar-winning actor Nicole Kidman drops by the pod booth to class up the joint and tell us about her latest chameleonic tour-de-force Destroyer. Plus, Charlie Brooker joins us to talk about the brain-melting branching narrative of Black Mirror:…
Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Special
Jan 22 • 58 min
We’re huge fans of Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star Is Born, here at Empire Podcast Towers. So much so we gave it five stars when it opened in cinemas late last year. So, when we heard that the star/director/producer/co-writer/caterer of the…
#347 - Adam McKay
Jan 18 • 93 min
For years, Adam McKay was dedicated to making us laugh with brilliant, surreal, gloriously daft comedies like Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys. Lately, he’s turned his attention to making us laugh, and also scream in horror at the state of the…
Bumblebee Spoiler Special ft. Travis Knight
Jan 12 • 66 min
It’s here! After taking so long that you would be forgiven for assuming that it had transformed into a [REDACTED FOR LEGAL REASONS] train, our Bumblebee spoiler special has arrived. It features Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara and complete and utter Decepticon,…
#346 - Jon S. Baird, Steve Coogan
Jan 11 • 90 min
Well, this is another nice mess. Stan & Ollie, Jon S. Baird’s film about a UK tour undertaken by Laurel & Hardy towards the end of their careers, opens this week. So Chris Hewitt has a nice chat with Baird about that, shameless namedropping and more, and…
#345 - Robert Zemeckis & Steve Carell
Jan 3 • 85 min
2019 may be only a few days old, but the Empire Podcast does not rest. So we’re back back back for the first pod of the year, which sees Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, James Dyer, and Empire’s Man In LA, James ‘Jaime Blanco’ White, dive back into the…
Aquaman Spoiler Special ft. James Wan
Dec 30, 2018 • 93 min
James Wan’s Aquaman is not only the sixth film in the DCEU (we counted), but quite possibly the most movie ever made, with enough incident and spectacle to fill a dozen movies crammed into its meagre running time of two hours and 23 minutes. And in our…
The Empire Podcast Review Of 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 90 min
So, 2018. That was the year that was. And in this very special episode of the Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt is joined by James Dyer, Helen O’Hara and, on a shared microphone because there are no airs and graces round these parts, Empire’s Editor-In-Chief,…
#344 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wheatley
Dec 21, 2018 • 107 min
Anyone who’s listened to the Empire Podcast on an even semi-casual basis would know that Helen O’Hara and Chris Hewitt are big fans of Hamilton (particularly Helen). So, when the chance arose to have the creator/star of that already-legendary Broadway…
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Spoiler Special ft. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Dec 18, 2018 • 85 min
Spider-Pod, Spider-Pod, does whatever a spider… ought. Yes, our latest spoiler special podcast is dedicated to the year-end delight that is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, a film that may just usher in a new era for big-screen animation and the…
Creed II Spoiler Special ft. Steven Caple Jr.
Dec 14, 2018 • 62 min
When Ivan Drago said ‘I must break you’ in Rocky IV, we thought he was telling Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa just what he was about to do to him. Now, it seems clear that he was talking about the emotional havoc Creed II would wreak on our very own…
#343 - The League Of Gentlemen, Peter Jackson & Phillipa Boyens
Dec 14, 2018 • 109 min
“Excuse me, has anyone got a bottle of orange juice?” The legends that are the League Of Gentlemen are back back back, freed from the confines of Royston Vasey and unleashed into the real world with their new live DVD, The League Of Gentlemen Live Again.…
Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer Special
Dec 7, 2018 • 45 min
Dread it. Run from it. The Empire Podcast’s deeply nerdy audio breakdown of the brand new teaser for the fourth Avengers movie arrives all the same. Join Chris Hewitt and Helen O’Hara as they pore over the brand new teaser trailer for the movie we can now…
#342 - Andy Serkis
Dec 7, 2018 • 65 min
Before you ask, yes, this week’s Empire Podcast was recorded five minutes before the Avengers trailer dropped. No, we didn’t have time to go back in and record anything. Yes, we’re upset. Yes, there will be a special podcast, up later today. No, we don’t…
Taika Waititi On Screenwriting: An Empire 30th Anniversary Special
Nov 30, 2018 • 31 min
Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday, dear Empire, happy birthday to us! Yes, Empire is turning 30. And to celebrate, we’re launching a year-long (well, thirteen month-long) celebration of some of our favourite filmmakers. And that…
#341 - Alfonso Cuaron
Nov 30, 2018 • 67 min
Alfonso Cuaron is one of the finest, and most versatile, directors working today, able to leap effortlessly from huge tentpoles like Gravity and Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, to smaller, more intimate movies like Y Tu Mama Tambien and Children…
Kurt Russell Interview Special
Nov 29, 2018 • 36 min
You can probably count the number of actors whose iconic roles you can count on the fingers of two hands on the fingers of, erm, one hand. Kurt Russell is one of those actors. After all, he’s played Elvis Presley, Snake Plissken, R.J. Macready, Jack…
The Ranking: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Nov 29, 2018 • 64 min
In the latest, and absolutely not late, no you shut up, episode of The Ranking, Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, Nick de Semlyen try to discuss the movies of one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) movie stars of all time: Arnold Schwarzenegger. The…
Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie? - An Empire Podcast Special
Nov 29, 2018 • 50 min
It’s a question as old as time. Or as old as 1988. Is Die Hard, that Bruce Willis action classic, a Christmas movie, or just a movie that happens to be set at Christmas? In this very special episode of the Empire Podcast, Empire’s Chris Hewitt and James…
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Spoiler Special (ft. David Yates and David Heyman)
Nov 28, 2018 • 74 min
Spoilerimus specialis! It’s here at last - Empire’s spoiler special podcast dedicated to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the latest entry in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. First off, Ben Travis has a lovely sit-down with the film’s director,…
#340 - Taron Egerton
Nov 23, 2018 • 71 min
The last time Taron Egerton rocked up on the Empire Podcast, he didn’t realise that it would be in front of a live audience of 400 people. Sorry about that, Taron. This time around, it’s a much more intimate setting as he talks Robin Hood, Rocketman, and…
#339 - Jane Fonda, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Nov 16, 2018 • 105 min
“This is my first British podcast,” Jane Fonda tells Helen O’Hara towards the end of their funny and candid chat in this week’s episode, which just goes to show that even a living legend notches up new experiences all the time. We’re proud, and honoured,…
Carey Mulligan Interview Special
Nov 12, 2018 • 14 min
Ever since she burst onto the scene with a star-making turn in An Education, Carey Mulligan has been one of our favourite actresses. Always interesting to watch, she imbues whatever she does, whether it’s working with the Coen Brothers on Inside Llewyn…
#338 - Chris Pine and David Mackenzie, Tim Blake Nelson
Nov 9, 2018 • 100 min
Chris Pine goes all Scottish in this week’s Outlaw King, the story of Robert The Bruce, and in this week’s episode he, and the film’s director, David Mackenzie, talk to Helen O’Hara about making their film in the shadow of Braveheart, and more. Also, Tim…
#337 - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
Nov 2, 2018 • 74 min
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have starred in a beloved TV show, and an equally beloved series of films, together. They’ve written films together. They’ve produced films together, including this week’s horror-comedy, Slaughterhouse Rulez. But it’s all been…
#336 - Rami Malek, Panos Cosmatos
Oct 26, 2018 • 111 min
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught on a podcast, no escape from reality. Yes, this week sees the release of Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Rami Malek, the man who plays Mr. Fahrenheit, aka Freddie Mercury, pops into the podbooth to…
#335 - Jamie Lee Curtis, Gerard Butler
Oct 19, 2018 • 111 min
This week’s Empire Podcast is very much a tale of two interviews. First, actual living legend Jamie Lee Curtis talks to Chris Hewitt about returning to the Halloween franchise, and the role of Laurie Strode, for what feels like a fresh start. In a…
Peter Jackson Interview Special
Oct 17, 2018 • 35 min
In this very special edition of the Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt and Nick de Semlyen are joined by one of our favourite directors. Yes, it’s Sir Peter Of Jackson, who drops by the podbooth to talk about his fantastic documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old,…
#334 - Paul Greengrass, Damien Chazelle
Oct 11, 2018 • 104 min
The Empire Podcast gets serious this week, as the great Paul Greengrass - director of 22 July, a new Netflix film about the horrific mass murder committed by Anders Breivik in Norway in 2011 - talks to Chris Hewitt about the rise of the far right, and the…
#333 - Dominic Monaghan, Henry Thomas
Oct 6, 2018 • 136 min
This week’s longer-and-let’s-face-it-probably-more-incoherent-than-usual episode of the Empire Podcast sees that lovable rascal and former Hobbit, Dominic Monaghan, sit in with Chris Hewitt, Ben Travis, and James Dyer for most of the episode. During which…
#332 - Teresa Palmer & Matthew Goode
Sep 27, 2018 • 92 min
We’ve got witchcraft of all kinds on our mind in the Empire podbooth this week. Our guests, Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode, are the stars of Sky’s A Discovery Of Witches, and they’re a ruddy delight as they have a natter with Ben Travis. Either side of…
#331 - Eli Roth, Paul Feig
Sep 21, 2018 • 118 min
It’s a tale of two directors on the Empire Podcast this week, as Eli Roth pops by to talk to his Drunk British Slob from Hostel Part II, Chris Hewitt, about The House With A Clock In Its Walls, working with Bruce Willis, and persuading Hollywood to see…
#330 - Constance Wu; Michael Caine & Ray Winstone
Sep 14, 2018 • 102 min
From talking representation in modern cinema, to discussing Jim Broadbent’s bum, you can’t say that this week’s Empire Podcast doesn’t cover all the bases. Or whatever they say in cricket. In the podbooth, Chris Hewitt is joined by Terri White, Ben…
#329 - Live At The London Podcast Festival (ft. Corin Hardy)
Sep 8, 2018 • 105 min
This week’s episode of the Empire Podcast was recorded live at Kings Place, London, as part of the London Podcast Festival. If you’ve ever been to our live shows before, you’ll know what that means. If you haven’t, this (slightly) edited version is a fine…
The Ranking - Star Trek
Sep 7, 2018 • 70 min
In the latest episode of The Ranking, which is absolutely on time and in no way massively late (no, YOU shut up), a crack team of massive Star Trek fans who know what they’re talking about, and Chris Hewitt, join together to definitively rank the Star…
Leigh Whannell Interview Special
Aug 31, 2018 • 42 min
Leigh Whannell is the actor-turned-screenwriter-turned director behind the likes of Saw (the early, good ones), the Insidious movies, and this week’s hard-boiled slice of sci-fi, Upgrade, in which a paralysed Logan Marshall-Green bonds with an operating…
#328 - Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Bautista, Bart Layton and Barry Keoghan
Aug 31, 2018 • 101 min
If this week’s Empire Podcast were any more jam-packed, you could pop a label on it and call it a jar of Hartley’s. We are joined by not one, not two, not three, but FOUR guests this week. First up is Chloe Grace Moretz, the former Hit-Girl herself, who…
#327 - Guy Pearce, Iain Morris
Aug 24, 2018 • 79 min
Iain Morris is the co-creator of The Inbetweeners, director of raucous Brit-com The Festival (in cinemas now), and now a temporary member of the Empire Podteam. In this week’s episode he joins Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, and James Dyer to discuss the…
50 Greatest Star Wars Characters Special
Aug 23, 2018 • 58 min
We asked you to vote for the greatest Star Wars characters of all time, and you didn’t let us down. This month’s issue of Empire features an epic countdown of those characters, from beloved Original Trilogy stalwarts, to newer, fresher blood, with the odd…
#326 - Antoine Fuqua
Aug 17, 2018 • 89 min
Antoine Fuqua has worked with Denzel Washington four times, more than any other director. And on this week’s episode, he talks to Chris Hewitt about reteaming with the Oscar-winning legend for The Equalizer 2, their first outing on Training Day, and his…
Mission: Impossible - Fallout Spoiler Special Part 3 Ft. Christopher McQuarrie
Aug 15, 2018 • 182 min
Shortly after we’d finished our marathon three-hour recording session with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie for our Mission: Impossible - Fallout spoiler special podcast, he got in touch to say that it “felt incomplete”. We couldn’t agree more. Which…
#325 - Hayley Atwell
Aug 10, 2018 • 79 min
The wonderful Hayley Atwell - Dame Peggy Carter herself - returns to the Empire Podcast this week, ostensibly to talk to Chris Hewitt about her new film, next week’s Christopher Robin. Instead, it ended up being a relentlessly daft chat, including Chris…
Ant-Man And The Wasp Spoiler Special ft. Peyton Reed and Stephen Broussard
Aug 10, 2018 • 109 min
Here’s a tiny treat to kick off your weekend just right: our Ant-Man And The Wasp spoiler special. Gasp! as Chris Hewitt ventures into the Quantum Realm of spoilers and asks director Peyton Reed and producer Stephen Broussard deep-dive questions about the…
#324 - Christopher McQuarrie
Aug 3, 2018 • 79 min
This week’s episode of the award-winning-but-mostly-award-losing Empire Podcast could easily have been retitled Giggling Idiots Go! To The Movies, as Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, James Dyer and our Editor-In-Chief Terri White (or is it Terri White?)…
Mission: Impossible - Fallout Spoiler Special Part 2 ft. Team Empire
Aug 1, 2018 • 47 min
Yesterday we posted the first part of our marathon Mission: Impossible - Fallout spoiler chat with the film’s writer/director, Christopher McQuarrie. All two hours and 43 minutes of it. It was insightful, intelligent, informative stuff. And there’ll be…
Mission: Impossible - Fallout Spoiler Special Ft. Christopher McQuarrie - Part 1
Jul 31, 2018 • 168 min
Because you demanded it (well, some of you), here it is: our longest spoiler special yet. Mission: Impossible - Fallout is, of course, the all-Cruising, all-flying, all-moustaching sequel to Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the spoiler special for…
#323 - Vanessa Kirby
Jul 27, 2018 • 82 min
Mission: Impossible - Fallout’s Vanessa Kirby swings by the podbooth this week in an interview only five hours and fifty eight minutes shorter than Chris’ upcoming spoiler special chat with director Christopher McQuarrie. Elsewhere, Chris, James, Helen…
#322 - Jeremy Irvine, Drew Pearce
Jul 20, 2018 • 119 min
Two more guests check into Hotel Empire Podcast this week. Let’s hope they don’t do that thing people do on Four In A Bed, where they run their finger along the wardrobe to check for dust. No telling what people might find in the darkest corners of the…
#321 - Ethan Hawke, Brad Bird
Jul 13, 2018 • 115 min
We’re flying high on the Empire Podcast this week, as Incredibles 2 director, and all-round animation legend, Brad Bird pops in to the podbooth to talk to Jonny Pile and Chris Hewitt. They discuss returning to animation, working with Tom Cruise on…
#320 - Natalie Dormer, Rob Brydon
Jul 6, 2018 • 81 min
On this week’s podcast, Margaery Tyrell herself Natalie Dormer joins John Nugent in the pod booth to talk about her new neo-noir thriller In Darkness. Plus, Rob Brydon treats Ian Freer to a personal rendtion of his best impressions, and explains the rules…
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom spoiler special ft. J.A. Bayona & Colin Trevorrow
Jul 2, 2018 • 121 min
Life has found a way. Again. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth in the Jurassic Park series, has been roaring in the faces of cinemagoers around the world for the last few weeks, and here at last is our spoiler special podcast. First up, director…
#319 - Shailene Woodley & Sam Claflin, Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson
Jun 29, 2018 • 74 min
On this week’s Empire Podcast, Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin make it to dry land to chat with John Nugent about their real-life disaster movie Adrift. Plus, multi-hyphenates Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson speak to James Dyer about the cult low-budget…
Westworld s2 Spoiler Special - Ft. Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan
Jun 26, 2018 • 85 min
The second season of HBO’s monster hit Westworld came to an end this week, with more mindbending revelations than you can shake a robot stick at. And we were delighted to welcome the show’s creators, robot overlord overlords Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan,…
#318 - Benicio Del Toro
Jun 23, 2018 • 62 min
He’s battled Bond. Collected Infinity Stones. Stood in a line-up with the Usual Suspects. And now Benicio Del Toro, Oscar-winning legend and star of Sicario 2: Soldado, is gracing this week’s Empire Podcast. He talks to Ian Freer about returning to play…
The Ranking - Ridley Scott
Jun 18, 2018 • 61 min
There’s a rumour going around that this episode of The Ranking is so late because Chris Hewitt forgot about it. That’s an evil and pernicious rumour that we don’t wish to dignify with acknowledgement. Anyway, here it is at long last: four Empire writers,…
#317 - Alfred Molina
Jun 15, 2018 • 100 min
He was the first person to betray Indiana Jones. He had the power of the sun in the palm of his hand. And he holds the record for having the most Lego mini-figs made in his image. He is, of course, the great Alfred Molina, and he’s our guest this week,…
#316 - Andy Serkis
Jun 8, 2018 • 92 min
How could you not love the man who is Gollum, Supreme Leader Snoke, Caesar, Ulysses Klaue, and an all-round great big bloody brilliant bloke? So we’re delighted that Andy Serkis is our guest this week, talking to Chris Hewitt about Black Panther (out on…
Solo: A Star Wars Story - Spoiler Special ft. Ron Howard
Jun 7, 2018 • 129 min
“Solo! Nothing but Solo!” Solo: A Star Wars Story, the standalone tale that fills us in on the origin of everyone’s favourite Corellian smuggler, opened a couple of weeks ago. And here, at last, is the Empire Podcast spoiler special, in which Chris…
#315 - Martin Freeman
Jun 1, 2018 • 68 min
Martin Freeman has come a long way since he was universally known as Tim-From-The-Office. Since then, he’s been Watson-From-Sherlock, Ross-From-Black-Panther, and Bilbo-From-Bag-End. And in this week’s Netflix movie Cargo, he can be found dodging zombies…
#314 - Alden Ehrenreich, Michael Cera & Alia Shawkat
May 25, 2018 • 88 min
Here be dragons. And Hamilton references. And Supernatural chat. Yes, Chris Hewitt is away for this week’s Empire Podcast, and geek queen Helen O’Hara is in charge in the podbooth. It’s a top crop of guests this week, with Alden Ehrenreich talking to…
Deadpool 2 Spoiler Special ft. Ryan Reynolds
May 21, 2018 • 83 min
He’s back! Love him, hate him, everybody can agree that he’s the sharp-witted, fast-talking, wise-cracking SOB that the world needs right now. But enough about Empire’s Nick de Semlyen - Deadpool is also back, in the stunningly unimaginatively titled…
#313 - Amanda Abbington
May 18, 2018 • 68 min
The Empire Podcast studio - sorry, podbooth - is a sacred place. We don’t throw our doors open to just anybody, you know. They have to be a) funny b) interesting and, most importantly, c) available and willing to lower their standards for an hour or so.…
#312 - Clive Owen, Eddie Marsan
May 11, 2018 • 116 min
On this week’s bumper, slightly-more-bonkers-than-usual Empire Podcast, we welcome two of our favourite British character actors, and then grill them relentlessly about things they said in the past. First, Clive Owen pops in to talk to Chris Hewitt about…
#311 - Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans
May 4, 2018 • 76 min
For this week’s Empire Podcast, Ben Travis travelled all the way to Rome to have a hot foursome with Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Evans, the stars of new Netflix TV show, The Alienist. And we don’t mean foursome in the sense that you’re thinking…
Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Special
May 2, 2018 • 158 min
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…
Tom Hiddleston: Life As Loki Interview Special
Apr 30, 2018 • 27 min
Tom Hiddleston has been an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for almost a decade now, making a magical mark as Loki, Prince Of Asgard, Odinson, the rightful king of Jotunheim, and horny thorn in Thor’s side. He plays the character for the…
#310 - Joe & Anthony Russo
Apr 27, 2018 • 69 min
This week sees the debut of a small indie film that the Empire Podteam haven’t been looking forward to. Honest, guv. That film is Avengers: Infinity War, and this week’s podcast sees the film’s directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, talk to Chris Hewitt about…
#309 - David Morrissey
Apr 20, 2018 • 75 min
This week, one of our favourite actors - David Morrissey - returns to the podbooth to talk to James Dyer (and not Chris Hewitt, as advertised on the pod; there was a scheduling snafu) about his new show, The City And The City, playing Gordon Brown, and…
#308 - Scott Adkins, Brad Peyton
Apr 13, 2018 • 101 min
British action star, and regular podcast listener, Scott Adkins visits the podbooth this week to talk about his new film, Accident Man, as well as idolising Jean-Claude Van Damme and accidentally kicking Benedict Cumberbatch. (1:04:10-1:32:31) Our second…
Ready Player One Spoiler Special ft. Ernest Cline
Apr 12, 2018 • 72 min
Ready, players? Here it is - Empire’s spoiler special dedicated to the latest movie from Sir Steven of Spielberg, Ready Player One, the biggest slice of virtual insanity since Jamiroquai donned that big hat and slid all over the shop. It starts with an…
A Quiet Place Spoiler Special ft. John Krasinski
Apr 11, 2018 • 75 min
How much do we love John Krasinski’s astounding high-concept horror movie, A Quiet Place? So much we decided to dedicate a very last-minute spoiler special to it. That’s how much. Last minute it may have been, but we managed to recruit Krasinski - the…
The Ranking - Brian De Palma
Apr 10, 2018 • 53 min
The latest episode of The Ranking - our show that ties in with the magazine (hashtag brand synergy) and sees four Empire writers argue the toss on a filmmaker’s CV - is here. And this time we’re delving deep into the work of a man who’s orchestrated more…
Mark Hamill & Rian Johnson Interview Special
Apr 8, 2018 • 23 min
We’ve gone bonus content mad on the Empire Podcast this week! Every day this week, we’ll bring you a brand new pod, culminating in Friday’s mothership. And we kick things off with this very fun, and compact, commute-sized conversation with two of the key…
#307 - Anya Taylor-Joy
Apr 6, 2018 • 75 min
On this week’s Empire Podcast, we’re filled with joy as Anya Taylor-Joy pops by our offices to talk to Chris Hewitt about her new film Thoroughbreds, dealing with tricksy accents, the much-delayed The New Mutants, and the moment when she found out that…
#306 - Leslie Mann, Paddy Considine
Mar 30, 2018 • 86 min
Paddy Considine was our very first guest on our very first podcast, way back in 2012. Since then, we’ve been like ships in the night. But we fix that this week, with Paddy popping into the podbooth for an epic chat with Chris Hewitt about his new movie,…
#305 - Steven Spielberg, Simon Pegg
Mar 23, 2018 • 102 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees the man anointed as Empire’s Legend Of Our Lifetime… talk to Steven Spielberg. Here all week. Try the fish. Yes, at long last we spiel with The Berg, as Steven Spielberg - former Empire editor, and director of one or two…
Avengers: Infinity War trailer breakdown Vol. 2!
Mar 16, 2018 • 48 min
Because (some of) you demanded it! Today saw the debut of the second (and probably final) trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, the superhero team-up to out-cape them all. And, as it hit the internet just too late for us to bang on about it on the regular…
#304 - Armie Hammer & Timothee Chalamet, Rooney Mara & Garth Davis
Mar 16, 2018 • 86 min
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…
The Ranking - Martin Scorsese
Mar 14, 2018 • 46 min
The second episode of The Ranking, our new ongoing cross-platform series (hashtag brandsynergy hashtag sharedgoals hashtag TeamEmpire), sees four Empire writers lock themselves in an increasingly stuffy meeting room to argue the toss over one of the…
#303 - David Oyelowo, Lynne Ramsay
Mar 10, 2018 • 90 min
This week’s episode of the Empire Podcast was, unlike our Oscars 2018 podcast special, recorded on a full night’s sleep, but is no less delirious. So apologies in advance, as Chris Hewitt, Nick de Semlyen and James Dyer decide who their Desert Island…
Oscars 2018 Sleepless Special
Mar 5, 2018 • 30 min
The Oscars are over for another year. Yes, the 90th edition of the Academy Awards took place last night in the glamorous heart of Hollywood and so Empire responded in kind, by recording a sleep-deprived, seriously sweary podcast, detailing our verdict on…
#302 - Francis Lawrence
Mar 2, 2018 • 72 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees a filmmaking Lawrence, famous for an association with The Hunger Games franchise, drop by for a chat about their new movie, Russian spy thriller Red Sparrow. Yes, it’s director Francis Lawrence, who chats to Ben Travis…
The Ranking - Stephen King
Feb 26, 2018 • 36 min
The Ranking is a new monthly edition of the Empire Podcast that ties in with a regular feature in the magazine. The concept is simple: every month, we pick a director/writer/actor, or a franchise, and four Empire writers lock themselves in a room and…
#301 - Lennie James, Nick Murphy
Feb 23, 2018 • 79 min
For the past few years, Lennie James has been battling zombies as Morgan on The Walking Dead. He’s about to jump ship to the spin-off show, Fear The Walking Dead, but somehow he’s found the time to create, write, produce and star in new 6-part Sky TV…
The Cloverfield Paradox Spoiler Special
Feb 22, 2018 • 46 min
Unless you’ve been stranded on a space station, battling with a temperamental particle accelerator, you probably know that The Cloverfield Paradox - the latest entry in the burgeoning Cloverfield franchise - changed the game a couple of weeks ago, when it…
Black Panther Spoiler Special - Ryan Coogler, Nate Moore
Feb 20, 2018 • 127 min
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…
#300 - Live Podcast Special With Taron Egerton & Ruth Wilson
Feb 16, 2018 • 115 min
You might not believe it, largely because we know we don’t look a day over 290, but the Empire Podcast turned 300 this week. Yes, we’ve somehow clocked up 300 episodes of movie news, interviews and nonsense since we started way back in 2012 and to…
#299 - Colin Firth And Rachel Weisz
Feb 9, 2018 • 63 min
This week’s Empire Podcast is an unexpectedly classy joint, as Chris Hewitt talks to British acting royalty, the Oscar-winning double whammy of Sir Colin Of Firth and Dame Rachel Of Weisz, about their new movie, The Mercy, which tells the tragic story of…
Blade Runner spoiler special ft. Denis Villeneuve
Feb 5, 2018 • 75 min
There was a danger, at one point, that our Blade Runner 2049 spoiler special podcast wouldn’t arrive until 2049 itself. But here it is, lovingly timed to coincide with the UK home entertainment release of Denis Villeneuve’s beautiful, profound,…
#298 - Paul Thomas Anderson
Feb 2, 2018 • 59 min
Daniel Day-Lewis may be retiring, set fair for a life of Countdown and Four In A Bed marathons, but his Phantom Thread director, the great Paul Thomas Anderson, is decidedly not. Much to our delight, as he’s this week’s guest, having a chat with John…
#296 — Lee Unkrich
Jan 19, 2018 • 66 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees Lee Unkrich, Pixar legend, World’s Biggest The Shining Fan, and all-round decent cove, drop by the podbooth to talk to John Nugent about his new movie, Coco, which will do unspeakable things to your tear ducts. Elsewhere,…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler Special
Jan 15, 2018 • 123 min
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…
#295 — Joe Wright, Martin McDonagh
Jan 12, 2018 • 92 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees us welcome two of our favourite directors into our podcompany. First up, Joe Wright — hands down one of our favourite English directors called Wright, and maybe even in the top two — talks to Nick de Semlyen about his…
#294 — Jason Isaacs & Sonequa Martin-Green, Andrea Riseborough
Jan 5, 2018 • 96 min
The first Empire Podcast of 2018 — Happy New Year, you lot! — boldly goes where no podcast has gone before, as Chris Hewitt discovers Star Trek Discovery with two of its hilarious, eloquent leads, Jason Isaacs and Sonequa Martin-Green. We’re going to…
Review Of The Year 2017
Dec 29, 2017 • 88 min
2017, eh? What a palaver. But it’s been a belter of a year cinematically speaking, and so — in a change from our regular podcast programming — the Empire Podcast team (Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, James Dyer, and Nick de Semlyen) locked themselves in the…
Hugh Jackman Interview Special
Dec 22, 2017 • 21 min
Ho-ho-Hugh! We’re pretty much finished for Christmas, but before we gorge on mince pies and Die Hard, we decided to pop an pod-treat in your Christmas pod-stocking: a 20-minute chat with the Australian triple-threat and friend-of-the-pod Hugh Jackman. He…
#293 - Karen Gillan
Dec 15, 2017 • 82 min
On the last Empire Podcast of 2017, the podcast team — Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara and James Dyer — are rambling even more than usual as they discuss the Disney takeover of Fox, answer your Christmas movie questions, review Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and…
#292 — James and Dave Franco/John Cena
Dec 7, 2017 • 78 min
This week’s Empire Podcast is really going all in on all things Franco. James and Dave, the brothers who star in (and, in James’ case, directs) The Disaster Artist, the story behind the making of legendarily awful movie The Room, drop by for a chat about…
#291 - Dan Stevens
Dec 1, 2017 • 60 min
This week’s slightly-shorter-than-usual Empire Podcast sees the return of one of our favourite podguests, as Dan Stevens, our once and future spirit animal, pops back in to talk Dickens with Helen O’Hara. Not randomly, you see — he’s playing Charles…
Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Podcast Discussion Special
Nov 29, 2017 • 33 min
Unless you’ve been hiding out in the middle of Knowhere, you’ll have noticed a little teaser trailer dropped today, for an equally little film called Avengers: Infinity War. Filled with plenty of images designed to fuel discussion and speculation — just…
#290: Lee Child, Craig Roberts
Nov 24, 2017 • 108 min
On this week’s Empire Podcast, Lee Child — the man behind all 22 Jack Reacher books — drops by for another appearance, and once again drops a hot scoop: the name of the 23rd Reacher book. Thanks, Lee — cheque’s in the post. Elsewhere, Red Oaks and…
#289: Henry Cavill, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell
Nov 17, 2017 • 85 min
This week, Henry Cavill talks to us about Justice League, which he is definitely not in, no siree. Nope. Plus, we chat to the stars of Mudbound, Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell, about Oscar hopes and birthday buddies.
Paddington 2 spoiler special ft. Paul King and Simon Farnaby
Nov 16, 2017 • 65 min
Some bears just deserve a spoiler special. With Empire still lingering under the spell of Paul King’s entrancing Paddington 2, this very special episode sees Chris Hewitt talk to King and his co-writer Simon Farnaby and grill them mercilessly - or…
#288: Annette Bening, Kenneth Lonergan
Nov 10, 2017 • 80 min
On this week’s podcast, we chat to the Oscar-nominated star of Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Annette Bening, and the Oscar-winning writer-director behind Manchester By The Sea and the BBC’s adaptation of Howard’s End, Kenneth Lonergan. More from the…
Red Dwarf Special With Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules & Doug Naylor
Nov 9, 2017 • 84 min
An extensive, shambolic and hilarious interview with the stars and creators of the cult Brit sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf – plus, four of Empire’s smeggiest smegheads have a long chat about why they love the show. More from the Empire Podcast:…
Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler Special With Taika Waititi
Nov 6, 2017 • 148 min
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…
#287: Jamie Bell, Tobin Bell
Nov 3, 2017 • 71 min
For whom the Bells toll! It’s an inadvertent Bell Special on the podcast this week, as we welcome Jamie Bell and Tobin Bell (no relation) to ring the chimes of their new films, 6 Days and Jigsaw, respectively. On next week’s podcast: Kristen Bell, Lake…
Jeff Goldblum Special
Oct 27, 2017 • 26 min
Ah…now eventually, you do plan to have Jeff Goldblum on your… on your Jeff Goldblum Interview Special, right? Hello?… Hello? Yes?
286: Vince Vaughn, S. Craig Zahler, Claire Foy + Guest Host Sam Bain
Oct 27, 2017 • 93 min
Another guest bonanza! Interviews with Vince Vaughn and S. Craig Zahler, the respective star and director of Brawl In Cell Block 99; and Her Majesty Claire Foy, the star of Breathe and The Crown – plus, Sam Bain, the writer/co-creator of Peep Show, joins…
#285: Daniel Radcliffe, Jason Isaacs, Gerard Butler
Oct 20, 2017 • 96 min
A triple-bill of guests! First up, former boy wizard turned proper actor Daniel Radcliffe talks surviving the jungle in Jungle; then, Jason Isaacs talks surviving the death of Stalin in The Death Of Stalin; and finally, Gerard Butler talks surviving a…
David Fincher Interview Special
Oct 19, 2017 • 42 min
A 40-minute conversation with one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers about his new Netflix series Mindhunter, plus news on his future projects. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast
#284: Rebecca Ferguson, Noah Baumbach
Oct 13, 2017 • 86 min
This week, the Scandinavian star of The Snowman drops by talk about knitted jumpers and frosty murders – plus, the director of The Meyerowitz Stories drops by to talk about director t-shirts and Adam Sandler’s serious side.
#283: Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve
Oct 6, 2017 • 73 min
It’s a Blade Runner 2049-themed episode this week, as we are joined by directors past and present from the world of replicants, whom we question with the scrutiny of a Voight-Kampff test. Plus, the two-handed pod team ponder which movie John would win in…
#282: Mike Flanagan
Sep 29, 2017 • 70 min
On this week’s ever-so-slightly late edition of the award-winning-and-losing Empire Podcast, we chain director Mike Flanagan to a metaphorical bed and ask him to tell us all about his Stephen King adaptation, Gerald’s Game, which is now available on…
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Spoiler Special
Sep 29, 2017 • 141 min
Manners maketh man. And they maketh pod as well, as Team Empire dives deep into Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to the hugely entertaining spy caper, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Join Chris Hewitt, Terri White, Helen O’Hara and James Dyer as they…
#281: Michael Winterbottom
Sep 22, 2017 • 83 min
This week, we say hello to prolific Brit director Michael Winterbottom – and say a sad goodbye to our arthouse guru. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
#280: LIVE with Mark Strong & Matthew Vaughn at the London Podcast Festival
Sep 17, 2017 • 83 min
This week, we’re joined by the star and director of Kingsman: The Golden Circle – and a few hundred lovely Empire readers – as we record our podcast live on stage, from the London Podcast Festival in the extremely shiny King’s Place. Thanks to everyone…
#279 — Iwan Rheon, Francis Lee
Sep 8, 2017 • 77 min
Episode 279 of the Empire Podcast sees us travel to the Yorkshire home of God’s Own Country director, Francis Lee, while the former Ramsay Bolton, Iwan Rheon, pops into the podbooth. Plus, the Empire Podcast team discuss the sudden vacancy at the helm of…
Game Of Thrones Season 7 Spoiler Special With Isaac Hempstead-Wright
Sep 5, 2017 • 122 min
The podcasters send their regards! A spoilerific and occasionally excruciatingly nerdy chat about the biggest show on TV – plus, an interview with the Three-Eyed Raven himself, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who uses his Greensight to prognosticate on the future…
#278: Bill Nighy, Adam Wingard
Sep 1, 2017 • 83 min
This week, the inestimably brilliant Bill Nighy drops by to talk The Limehouse Golem; plus Adam Wingard talks Death Note and Godzilla vs King Kong. More from the Empire Podcast: www.empireonline.com/podcast Bill NighyAdam WingardEmpire Podcast
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Special With Robert Patrick
Aug 29, 2017 • 83 min
Come with us if you want to pod! For our first retro spoiler special, we dive back into James Cameron’s classic Terminator sequel – plus, an extensive chat with the T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick.
#277: Will Poulter, Doug Liman
Aug 25, 2017 • 102 min
This week, the star of Detroit (and Empire Podcast #100 guest)Will Poulter drops by to talk about Detroit and trainers; and Doug Liman talks American Made and housesharing with Tom Cruise. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast
Steven Soderbergh Interview Special
Aug 25, 2017 • 45 min
He’s back! We have a long and fascinating chat with the recently un-retired filmmaker behind Ocean’s 11 and this week’s Logan Lucky. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast
#276: Stanley Tucci
Aug 18, 2017 • 71 min
On this week’s pod: we got The Tooch! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast
#275: Al Gore, David Lowery
Aug 11, 2017 • 110 min
On this week’s pod, a former Vice President and Nobel laureate, and a former dragon tamer and Ghost Story-teller. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast
#274: James McAvoy, Bryan Cranston
Aug 4, 2017 • 88 min
This week, Charles Xavier and Walter White pop by the pod booth for a chat. Plus, with Chris and Helen away, a new hope… More from the Empire podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast
#273: Stan Lee, Kumail Nanjiani
Jul 28, 2017 • 77 min
This week, we chat to His Holiness Stan Lee, and Kumail Nanjiani, star of the superb new romcom The Big Sick. ‘Nuff said. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
#272: Comic-Con Special With Ivan Reitman, Jeph Loeb, Roel Reiné, Scott Buck
Jul 23, 2017 • 115 min
Beamed direct from San Diego Comic-Con 2017, this week’s slightly later-than-usual podcast features the man behind Ghostbusters, the team behind Marvel’s Inhumans, and three very tired Empire writers. Excelsior! More from the Empire podcast:…
War For The Planet Of The Apes Spoiler Special With Andy Serkis And Matt Reeves
Jul 17, 2017 • 114 min
Pod…together…strong! A spoilerific chat with the star and director of the latest Apes movie, followed by a spoilerific chat between three Empire writers. Spoilers will be flung like monkey poo from the start! More from the Empire Podcast:…
#271: Jason Blum, Brian Fee, Kevin Reher
Jul 14, 2017 • 98 min
On this week’s pod, the producer behind Blumhouse Productions, and the director and producer of Pixar’s Cars 3. Plus, the team discuss which sequels have ruined their original movies. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
Spider-Man: Homecoming Spoiler Special
Jul 12, 2017 • 79 min
The team discuss the latest Spidey outing in intensely spoilerific detail. There are no interviews on this Spoiler Special, but you can listen back to non-spoilery chats with Tom Holland and director Jon Watts in our last two episodes. (SPOILERS! FROM!…
#270: Andy Serkis, Jon Watts
Jul 7, 2017 • 75 min
Andy Serkis plays every member of the pod team this week, with Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts also popping by. (Or is he actually Andy Serkis?)
Baby Driver Spoiler Special With Edgar Wright
Jul 4, 2017 • 108 min
Edgar Wright enters the pod booth for an incredibly in depth and spoilerific chat about his latest film, Baby Driver. (Incase it wasn’t already clear enough, SPOILERS FROM THE START!)
#269: Lily Collins, Tom Holland
Jun 30, 2017 • 78 min
We welcome Spidey-Man Tom Holland and Okja-Woman Lily Collins into the booth this week. (Did we get Tom Holland to rank the Tom Hollands in order of best Tom Holland? Of course we did.)
#268: Colin Trevorrow
Jun 23, 2017 • 78 min
The director of Jurassic World, Star Wars Episode IX and this week’s The Book Of Henry drops by to talk bad reviews, hanging out with Spielberg, and how tall Snoke is. More from the Empire podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies Special
Jun 19, 2017 • 52 min
To mark Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies poll, we gather three podders into the pod booth for an hour-long conversation special. See the full 100 Greatest Movies list here: http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-movies/ More from the Empire Podcast:…
#267: Julia Stiles
Jun 16, 2017 • 60 min
This week, we try to think of 10 Things We Hate About Julia Stiles, but we can’t, because she’s so nice. So we don’t. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
The Mummy Spoiler Special With Alex Kurtzman
Jun 14, 2017 • 72 min
Welcome to a new world of pods and monsters! We attempt to, ahem, unwrap the first Dark Universe movie by speaking to its director and discuss the film in forensic detail. SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
#266: Michael Sheen, Rachel Weisz
Jun 9, 2017 • 68 min
We’ve been very clear: this week’s podcast offers strong and stable interviews with Michael Sheen and Rachel Weisz. It’s the certainty the country needs. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
Wonder Woman Spoiler Special
Jun 9, 2017 • 61 min
Fire up the lasso of truth! Sadly we were unable to speak to Wonder Woman’s cast or crew for this special, but after popular demand, we decided to have a chat about it anyway. SPOILERS FROM THE START! More from the Empire Podcast:…
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Spoiler Special With Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
Jun 5, 2017 • 61 min
Ahoy there mateys! Climb aboard the good ship Empire Podcast for another swashbucklin’ Spoiler Special. But we warned: these seas be treacherous and filled with spoilers… More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast
Salma Hayek, Miguel Arteta, Marc Maron
Jun 2, 2017 • 92 min
It’s a guest bonanza this week, as we welcome the star and director of Sundance hit Beatriz At Dinner, plus the star of Netflix show Glow and a podcasting legend. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empironline.com/podcast
#264: Roger Donaldson
May 26, 2017 • 81 min
This week, the director of McLaren, No Way Out and Cocktail drops by the pod booth. Plus, the team discuss which internet memes could make a good movie. wow! such podcast! very empire! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
Sir Roger Moore Interview Special (Repeat)
May 23, 2017 • 40 min
In tribute to the legendary Sir Roger Moore, who sadly passed away today, we are reposting this 40-minute interview special from 2012. Raise a vodka martini to a great man. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast/
Alien: Covenant Spoiler Special With Sir Ridley Scott
May 23, 2017 • 107 min
We hug your face and impregnate your brain with spoilerific Alien: Covenant chat, ably aided by a half-hour interview with Sir Ridders. More from the Empire Podcast: www.www.empireonline.com/podcast
#263: Charlie Hunnam
May 18, 2017 • 68 min
This week, we pull the sword of journalistic rigour from the stone of award-nominated podcasting to speak to Charlie Hunnam, star of King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.www.empireonline.com/podcast
#262: Danny McBride
May 12, 2017 • 73 min
This week’s guest has always been the McBridesmaid, never the McBride…until now. More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Spoiler Special With James Gunn
May 10, 2017 • 104 min
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
#261: Julian Barratt & Simon Farnaby
May 4, 2017 • 60 min
This week, Boosh/Yonderland alumni Barratt and Farnaby drop by to talk new British comedy Mindhorn. Plus: Helen’s back! Hooray! More from the Empire Podcast: http://empireonline.com/podcast
#260: Neil Gaiman
Apr 28, 2017 • 92 min
This week, we welcome a British God to talk about American Gods. Plus the team ponder which fictional planet they would like to live on. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/podcast
Warren Beatty Interview Special
Apr 21, 2017 • 52 min
A special hour-long interview with a genuine Hollywood legend. Expect anecdotes about Elia Kazan, Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, Ronald Reagan, and Elvis Presley. Not to be missed. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#259: Geoffrey Rush
Apr 21, 2017 • 79 min
This week, the genius actor (and Genius actor) Geoffrey Rush pops by the pod booth. Plus, the team discuss the movie scenes that consistently make them laugh. ‚Äč More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#258: Gemma Arterton
Apr 13, 2017 • 78 min
This week, Gemma Arterton drops by to talk about Their Finest, as we discuss our finest laser scenes in movies.
#257: Riz Ahmed
Apr 7, 2017 • 52 min
This week, we take the rubber dinghy rapids to a city of tiny lights via a galaxy far, far away with Riz Ahmed. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast
#256: Carl Weathers, Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero
Mar 31, 2017 • 95 min
Whaddsa matter – Empire Podcast got you pushing too many pencils? More from the Empire Podcast: www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#255: Armie Hammer
Mar 24, 2017 • 64 min
This week, we invite fast-talking Free Fire star Armie Hammer into the booth. We also contemplate whether recasting a leading role has ever been successful. More from the Empire Podcast: www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#254: Dan Stevens, Bill Condon
Mar 17, 2017 • 94 min
This week, we invite Dan Stevens and Bill Condon to Be Our Guest. Plus, in honour of St. Paddy’s Day, we discuss the worst Oirish accents on screen, so we do. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
Kong: Skull Island Spoiler Special With Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Mar 13, 2017 • 58 min
A spoilerific chat with the director of the newest monster movie in town. Plus, we discuss the film in forensic detail. SPOILERS FROM THE START! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#253: Tom Hiddleston
Mar 10, 2017 • 74 min
Tom Hiddleston takes time away from fending off the advances of giant apes to visit the Empire podbooth, plus we rank the X-Men movies in order of the best Wolverine haricuts. Just because. More from the Empire Podcast:…
Logan Spoiler Special With James Mangold
Mar 7, 2017 • 122 min
A bumper two-hour spoilerific look at Wolverine’s last stand, including an in-depth hour-long interview with director James Mangold. Spoilers for Logan from the start, obviously. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#252: Sir Patrick Stewart
Mar 3, 2017 • 71 min
This week, the dulcet tones of a bona fide knight of the realm pops by to talk Logan. Plus, we discuss this year’s Oscars. Sure there’s nothing to talk about there. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#251: Gore Verbinski
Feb 24, 2017 • 78 min
The director of A Cure For Wellness prescribes us a Cure For Podness. Plus, we discuss which film composer we’d love to soundtrack our lives. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
John Wick Chapter 2 Spoiler Special With Keanu Reeves & Chad Stahelski
Feb 21, 2017 • 88 min
The star and director of John Wick 2 dish the dirt on cinema’s best-dressed assassin. Plus, we attempt to discern how much a gold coin is worth. SPOILERS FOR JOHN WICK 2 FROM THE START! More from the Empire Podcast:…
#250: LIVE with Christopher McQuarrie
Feb 17, 2017 • 107 min
For our milestone 250th episode, we’re LIVE at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square, with friend-of-the-pod Chris McQuarrie, a sold-out crowd of pod-fans, and the biggest ‘bangily-bang’ yet. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#249: Denzel Washington, Will Arnett
Feb 10, 2017 • 92 min
On this week’s podcast, the man behind Fences, and the man behind the figurines of The Lego Batman.
#248: Matthew McConaughey, Ang Lee
Feb 3, 2017 • 82 min
That’s what I love about these podcast guests, man. I get older, they stay the same age… More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#247: Taron Egerton
Jan 27, 2017 • 72 min
You know what they say – you can take the boy out of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch… More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#246: James McAvoy + Guest Host Garth Jennings
Jan 20, 2017 • 87 min
This week, James McAvoy talks about playing 23 different people in one film – and Sing director Garth Jennings joins us for the entire podcast recording.
#245: Michelle Williams
Jan 13, 2017 • 64 min
This week, Michelle-by-the-pod-booth talks Manchester-By-The-Sea. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#244: Neil Patrick Harris
Jan 5, 2017 • 75 min
For the first podcast of 2017, we play a game called “Haaaaaave you met Neil?” More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
Review Of The Year 2016
Dec 21, 2016 • 88 min
With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s time for that most sacred of annual winter traditions: the Empire Podcast Review Of The Year. Note: this podcast was recorded in mid-December, before this month’s tragic news. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#243: Michael Fassbender
Dec 21, 2016 • 60 min
For the final regular pod of the year…it’s Fassassin’s Creedbender time! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
Rogue One Spoiler Special with Gareth Edwards
Dec 19, 2016 • 100 min
After a couple of false starts, the Rogue One Spoiler Special is back – updated to include a small tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. Apologies for the delay. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#242: Ricky Gervais, Forest Whitaker
Dec 16, 2016 • 83 min
On this week’s pod: a famously softly-spoken man, and a famously less-softly-spoken man. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#241: Oliver Stone
Dec 9, 2016 • 63 min
This week, we hack into the mainframe to bring you an interview with Snowden director Oliver Stone. Plus, the team discuss whether “woke bae” is the same as “Wookiee bae”. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#240: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart
Dec 2, 2016 • 75 min
This week, we welcome two actors with questionable facial hair in their respective movies. Eckhart: thick and bristly. Teller: thin and wispy. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#239: Robert Zemeckis
Nov 25, 2016 • 86 min
This week, we go Back To The Future and make Contact with Robert Zemeckis to see What Lies Beneath his latest movie, Allied. Something Something Death Becomes Her.
#238: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo
Nov 18, 2016 • 58 min
This week, two actors from the United Kingdom talk about the film, A United Kingdom. Plus: everything’s still fine! Really! All fine! More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#237: Adam Driver
Nov 11, 2016 • 71 min
Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, pops by the pod booth this week to talk about playing a driver in Paterson. Plus, we pretend that everything is fine. Just fine. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
Doctor Strange Spoiler Special with Scott Derrickson
Nov 8, 2016 • 111 min
We portal into the Spoiler Dimension for a spoilerific chat with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, and three of Empire’s biggest Marvel nerds discuss the MCU’s latest in depth. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#236: Derek Cianfrance
Nov 4, 2016 • 72 min
We welcome Derek Cianfrance into the pod booth this week to talk about his Michael Fassbender/Alicia Vikander tear-jerker, The Light Between Oceans. In double tear-inducing news, we also say goodbye to one of our own.
#235: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mads Mikkelsen
Oct 28, 2016 • 86 min
This week, we welcome two actors, each with interesting and challenging CVs, and each with interesting and challenging-to-spell names. Plus, we discuss our favourite scream queens. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#234: Cobie Smulders
Oct 21, 2016 • 76 min
This week, we welcome Cobie Smulders, star of How I Met Your Mother and this week’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Plus, we discuss which movie would have the biggest electricity bill. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#233: Felicity Jones, George Takei
Oct 14, 2016 • 77 min
Felicity Jones flies in from a galaxy far, far away this week to talk all things Inferno (and yes, a bit of Rogue One). George Takei also beams in for a colourful, Star Trek-centric chat. More from the Empire Podcast:…
#232: Luke Evans, Andrea Arnold
Oct 7, 2016 • 74 min
This week, we welcome Luke Evans back into the pod booth (for the third time!) and American Honey director Andrea Arnold (for the first time!). More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
Daniel Radcliffe Interview Special
Oct 7, 2016 • 30 min
A special 30-minute interview special with everyone’s favourite boy wizard, Daniel Radcliffe. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#231: Tim Burton, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña
Sep 30, 2016 • 77 min
This week, we welcome the godfather of goth himself Tim Burton into the pod booth; plus, War On Everyone’s Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña join us for an incredibly anarchic ‘interview.’ More from the Empire Podcast:…
#230: LIVE with Tom Bennett and Mike Colter
Sep 25, 2016 • 114 min
Tom Bennett, Mike Colter, and a sold-out audience join us for a very special live podcast, direct from Empire Live at The O2 in London. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast/
#229: Sam Neill, Colin Firth
Sep 16, 2016 • 83 min
This week, we ask Sam Neill several questions about Event Horizon, and if there’s time, some of his other films too (like this week’s stunning Hunt For The Wilderpeople). Plus, Colin Firth – potential father of Bridget Jones’s baby and the star of this…
#228: Viggo Mortensen & Noel Clarke in the pod booth
Sep 8, 2016 • 90 min
This week, we chat to the fantastic Viggo Mortensen. Plus, Noel Clarke joins us in the pod booth as we record the actual podcast!
#227: Jamie Dornan
Sep 2, 2016 • 74 min
This week sees Jamie Dornan pop by the pod booth to talk about his numerous upcoming projects, with the team also paying tribute to the inimitable Gene Wilder.
#226: Todd Phillips
Aug 26, 2016 • 65 min
Todd Phillips – the man behind The Hangover, Old School and this week’s War Dogs – is our guest this week. Plus, we huddle round the pod booth to discuss our favourite campfire movie scenes.
Greatest Movie Villains Special
Aug 25, 2016 • 73 min
In honour of our 50 Greatest Movie Villains magazine feature, we discuss the ultimate bad guys and gals of cinema. (Listen to the end for evil cackling.)
#225: Pedro Almodóvar
Aug 19, 2016 • 67 min
A true legend steps into the Empire pod booth this week. That’s right, the Oscar-winning Almodóvar stopped by to talk about Julieta. The team also discuss the best sports-turned-movie-stars, and find an odd way to hand Bradley Cooper that prestigious EGOT.
Suicide Squad Spoiler Special with David Ayer
Aug 12, 2016 • 81 min
Suicide Squad director David Ayer joins us for a spoiler-filled chat that gets right to the core of DC’s latest movie offering. (CONTAINS SKWAD SPOILERS. OBVIOUSLY.)
#224: Baz Luhrmann
Aug 12, 2016 • 87 min
Baz Luhrmann joins us in the pod booth this week to talk about his new Netflix show The Get Down. Plus, we discuss the best beach scenes in movies.
#223: Margot Robbie
Aug 5, 2016 • 54 min
Margot Robbie stops by the pod booth this week to talk all things Suicide Squad, The Big Short’s bathtub scene, and Infernos nightclub in Clapham (seriously).
Star Trek Beyond Spoiler Special with Justin Lin and Simon Pegg
Jul 29, 2016 • 126 min
Star Trek Beyond’s director Justin Lin and co-writer/co-star Simon Pegg join us for a spoiler-filled special that’s actually longer than the film itself. Warp speed, Mr. Sulu!
#222: Paul Greengrass, Andrew Stanton, Lindsey Collins
Jul 29, 2016 • 100 min
This week, we welcome two directors and a producer into the pod booth to talk about their amnesia-based films (Jason Bourne and Finding Dory, respectively).
Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig
Jul 27, 2016 • 71 min
We ain’t afraid of no ghosts! Nor are we afraid of no internet trolling! Paul Feig joins us for a spoilerific chat on the new Ghostbusters reboot – be sure you’ve seen the film before listening.
#221: The cast of Star Trek Beyond
Jul 22, 2016 • 84 min
This week’s podcast speaks to not one, not two (or three or four) but FIVE members of the Star Trek Beyond cast, who beamed into our podcast to mind-meld with our intrepid team. Live long and podcast!
#220: Mark Rylance / Star Wars Celebration
Jul 17, 2016 • 58 min
This week’s slightly delayed pod comes direct from Star Wars Celebration Europe. Plus, we welcome Big Friendly Actor Mark Rylance into the pod booth.
Star Trek 50th Anniversary Special
Jul 14, 2016 • 61 min
To celebrate the franchise’s momentous anniversary, four of our biggest Trek fans discuss their favourite characters, episodes, films, and much, much more. Live long and prosper, everyone.
Independence Day: Resurgence Special with Roland Emmerich
Jul 12, 2016 • 27 min
Roland Emmerich stops by the pod booth for a spoilerific chat about all things Independence Day: Resurgence. BEWARE: SPOILERS WITHIN (obviously…).
#219: Christopher Lambert
Jul 8, 2016 • 68 min
This week, there can be only one guest.
#218: Elle Fanning, Nicolas Winding Refn
Jul 1, 2016 • 71 min
The Neon Demon’s Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning drop by to tell us about being both booed at cheered at Cannes. Plus, we bid a sad farewell to one of Empire’s longest-serving stalwarts.
#217: Jeff Goldblum
Jun 24, 2016 • 73 min
Bangily bang, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and um, screaming. (Jeff Goldblum is on the podcast!)
Greatest Sci-Fi Moments Special
Jun 23, 2016 • 52 min
The podcast team gather together to discuss the 50 greatest sci-fi moments ever, as selected in the July 2016 issue of Empire magazine. Agree? Disagree? Let us know!
Warcraft Special with Duncan Jones
Jun 23, 2016 • 29 min
Duncan Jones drops by the pod booth for a spoilerific half-hour discussion on all things Azeroth. Make sure you’ve seen Warcraft before listening!
216: Patrick Wilson, James Wan
Jun 17, 2016 • 59 min
This week, Patrick Wilson and James Wan chat about working together for the fourth time on The Conjuring 2. Plus, guest host Helen O’Hara talks about Hamilton – obviously.
215: Salma Hayek
Jun 10, 2016 • 66 min
Salma Hayek drops by the pod booth this week to tell a tale of Tale Of Tales. Plus, we discuss the bulging new muscles of J.K. Simmons.
The Nice Guys Interview Special With Shane Black, Joel Silver
Jun 7, 2016 • 48 min
Our very own Chris Hewitt moderated an audience Q&A with supreme writing/directing/producing team Shane Black and Joel Silver after a very special screening of The Nice Guys.
#214: Kelsey Grammer
Jun 3, 2016 • 67 min
We’re listening… That’s right, Frasier himself, Kelsey Grammer pops in to talk about his illustrious career and new film, Breaking The Bank.
X-Men: Apocalypse Spoiler Special with Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg
May 31, 2016 • 108 min
Director Bryan Singer and writer/producer Simon Kinberg join us for an epic, spoilerific chat that delves deep into the secrets of X-Men: Apocalypse. CONTAINS SPOILERS. (Obviously.)
#213: James Bobin, Jodie Foster
May 27, 2016 • 78 min
This week’s podcast is brought to you by the letter ‘J’, with directors James Bobin and Jodie Foster in to talk about Alice Through The Looking Glass and Money Monster, respectively.
#212: John Carney
May 20, 2016 • 70 min
This week, director John Carney drops by the pod booth to talk Sing Street, Once and Begin Again. Plus, we debate the most comfortable superhero costumes.
#211: Ewan McGregor, Richard Linklater
May 13, 2016 • 71 min
This week, Ewan McGregor talks Our Kind Of Traitor and Trainspotting 2; and Richard Linklater talks Everybody Wants Some!! and exclamation marks.
Captain America: Civil War Spoiler Special with Joe & Anthony Russo, Kevin Feige
May 9, 2016 • 125 min
An epic, two-hour, spoilerific discussion of Marvel’s latest superhero dust-up, with Marvel boss Kevin Feige, and Civil War directing team Joe & Anthony Russo. CONTAINS SPOILERS.
#210: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
May 6, 2016 • 86 min
Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg are all on this week’s podcast. Two very English gentleman, and one American gentleman with a very good English accent.
#209: Chris Evans, Eric Bana
Apr 29, 2016 • 83 min
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?
#208: Sir Ian McKellen, Don Cheadle
Apr 22, 2016 • 81 min
This week, we pop round Ian McKellen’s house for a cup of tea and a biscuit. Plus, Don Cheadle tells us about the decade-long process behind Miles Ahead.
Daredevil Season 2 Spoiler Special with Charlie Cox, Elodie Yung
Apr 19, 2016 • 85 min
We welcome Daredevil and Elektra into the pod booth for a spoilerific chat about all things Season 2. (There are multiple and frequent spoilers throughout.)
#207: Jon Favreau, Rebecca Ferguson
Apr 15, 2016 • 81 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees Jon Favreau and Rebecca Ferguson adorn the pod booth. We also discuss the best films featuring and/or directed by special guests on Friends (clap clap clap clap clap).
#206: Kevin Costner
Apr 8, 2016 • 78 min
Acting/directing legend Kevin Costner drops by the pod booth to talk about his new thriller Criminal. Plus, we talk about garages in films.
#205: Jeff Nichols
Apr 1, 2016 • 56 min
This week, we give you the skinny on our brand new X-Men: Apocalypse issue and talk Adam Driver and Michael Shannon with Midnight Special director, Jeff Nichols. With Phil de Semlyen in the hosting seat, we also discuss the best films about moving house.
Batman v Superman Spoiler Special with Zack Snyder, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder
Mar 30, 2016 • 129 min
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.
204: Dexter Fletcher
Mar 25, 2016 • 84 min
On this week’s podcast, Dexter Fletcher talks about his heartwarming new film Eddie The Eagle. Plus, we review Batman v Superman.
#203: Jeremy Irons
Mar 18, 2016 • 77 min
This week, we welcome classically-trained actor Jeremy Irons into the pod booth to talk about his triumvirate of new films. Plus, we debate which directors have had a “Nolan’s Run”.
#202: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, Anya Taylor-Joy
Mar 11, 2016 • 92 min
This week, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson talk about their strictly-adults-only animation Anomalisa. Plus, The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy talks to us about goats.
#201: Joel and Ethan Coen, Andrew Lincoln
Mar 4, 2016 • 75 min
This week, the Coen brothers – the greatest siblings since the De Semylen brothers – stop by the pod booth to talk Hail, Caesar! Plus, Andrew Lincoln tries not to spoil The Walking Dead.
#200: LIVE with Jason Isaacs and Ben Wheatley
Feb 26, 2016 • 117 min
On the bumper 200th episode of the Empire Podcast, we’re live in front of a Prince Charles Cinema audience, with special surprise guests Jason “Hello to” Isaacs and Ben Wheatley.
#199: Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie
Feb 19, 2016 • 70 min
Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, stars of new thriller Triple 9, join us in the pod booth for a particularly gritty and macho interview. Plus, we discuss the Empire Awards nominations.
Deadpool Spoiler Special with Ryan Reynolds
Feb 16, 2016 • 47 min
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…
#198: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Stephen Fry, Ryan Reynolds - February 12
Feb 12, 2016 • 91 min
For sheer A-list star power, this week’s podcast rivals most TV chat shows. A stonking FOUR guests join us in the pod booth: Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson talk Zoolander 2; Stephen Fry talks BAFTAs; and Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool.
#197: Jack Black, Matt Smith
Feb 5, 2016 • 86 min
This week, Jack Black talks monsters with Goosebumps, and Matt Smith talks zombies with Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
#196: Mark Ruffalo – January 29
Jan 29, 2016 • 65 min
Mark Ruffalo drops by the pod booth to talk Spotlight, Columbo rumours and Oscar goodie bags, and we discuss movies with no people in them.
#195: Adam McKay - January 22
Jan 22, 2016 • 65 min
On the Empire Podcast this week, we are joined by director Adam McKay to talk about Oscar hopeful, The Big Short. That’s right: the man who brought us Anchorman entered the pod booth.
#194: Domhnall Gleeson, Alejandro González Iñárritu - January 15
Jan 15, 2016 • 94 min
This week, we welcome the star and director of survivalist drama The Revenant; discuss the recently-announced Oscar nominations; and pay tribute to the sadly departed Alan Rickman and David Bowie.
#193: David O. Russell - January 8
Jan 8, 2016 • 75 min
The first podcast of 2016 sees director David O. Russell join us in the pod booth for a chat. Plus, we debate the merits of Tarantino, past and present.
Review Of The Year 2015
Dec 27, 2015 • 56 min
With 2015 drawing to a close, we assembled four Empire writers into the pod booth to reflect on the year’s highs and lows in movieland.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Special with Lawrence Kasdan
Dec 21, 2015 • 81 min
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!)
#192: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Hooper - 18 December
Dec 18, 2015 • 57 min
For the final regular podcast of 2015, we welcome Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg to the pod booth for Daddy’s Home, and have a chat with director Tom Hooper about The Danish Girl.
Peep Show Special with Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
Dec 17, 2015 • 34 min
To mark this week’s Peep Show finale, we invited Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the show’s co-creators and co-writers, to the pod booth, for a Spoiler Special.
#191: Peter Mullan, Tina Fey, Paula Pell
Dec 11, 2015 • 63 min
On the Empire Podcast this week, we welcome the legendary Peter Mullan to the pod booth, and sing ‘Peter Mullan’ to him; plus, we chat to Tina Fey and Sisters screenwriter Paula Pell about the latest Fey/Poehler collaboration.
Christopher McQuarrie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Special
Dec 7, 2015 • 158 min
Christophere McQuarri, director of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, drops by the pod booth for a mammoth, far-reaching, almost-three-hour spoilerific conversation.
#190: Lily Tomlin - 4 December
Dec 4, 2015 • 58 min
This week, the legendary Lily Tomlin drops by the pod booth to chat about her delightful new comedy Grandma and we and discuss a little trailer pitting some guy called Batman against a guy named Superman.
#189: Tom Hanks - 27 November
Nov 27, 2015 • 93 min
This week, young up-and-comer Tom Hanks stops by to talk about his Bridge Of Spies. Plus, our lovely new editor Terri White also swings by the booth to unleash the secrets of our Force Awakens issue.
#188: Natalie Dormer - 20 November
Nov 20, 2015 • 52 min
This week, Natalie Dormer drops by the pod booth to talk Games, both Hunger and Of Thrones. Plus, we discuss Love 3D, or as we christen it, “Gasper Noé’s Cockapalooza”.
Spectre Spoiler Special - Sam Mendes
Nov 9, 2015 • 90 min
For our Spectre Spoiler Special, Sam Mendes drops by the pod-booth; and four of Empire’s biggest Bond nerds don tuxedos for a spoilerific chat on 007’s 24th adventure.
#186: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Saoirse Ronan - 6 November
Nov 6, 2015 • 79 min
On the Empire Podcast this week, we welcomed Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller into our pod-kitchen; Saoirse Ronan and Chris Hewitt compare Irish accents; and we welcome a new recruit to the podcast team.
#185: Nicholas Hoult - 30 October
Oct 30, 2015 • 59 min
On the Empire Podcast this week we talk to Nicholas Hoult, who took the time to write us a new jingle - all four notes of it - before discussing peeing on James Corden in his new film, Kill Your Friends.
#184: Cary Fukunaga - 23 October
Oct 23, 2015 • 59 min
On the Empire Podcast this week, we Netflix and chill with Beasts Of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga and ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over the latest Star Wars trailer whilst trying to recover from our Back To The Future Day celebrations.
#183: Christian Slater - 16 October
Oct 16, 2015 • 52 min
This week saw the Empire Podcast team keep a close eye on all electrical equipment as the booth was invaded by hacker extraordinaire, Mr. Robot. Meanwhile, we explore the gothic delights of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, ruminate on great cinematic…
Guillermo Del Toro Special
Oct 15, 2015 • 28 min
Guillermo del Toro needs no introduction: but here’s one anyway. Stopping by the podcast booth to celebrate the release of new gothic horror Crimson Peak, del Toro let on that his latest film already belongs in his personally-directed top three. He also…
Mad Max: Fury Road Spoiler Special
Oct 12, 2015 • 76 min
Not many directors can mix heart-warming family fare and apocalyptic road rage with effortless ease. But then George Miller isn’t one for convention. Desperate to know what awaits Furiosa at the Citadel? Will the Doof Warrior live to play another day?…
Pan Special
Oct 9, 2015 • 38 min
This week sees the Empire Podcast booth transported to Neverland, with not one, not two, but five interviews for family adventure, Pan. Joining us for this pod special is the one-and-only Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, newcomer Levi Miller…
#182: Abi Morgan, Sarah Gavron And Robert Zemeckis - 9 October
Oct 9, 2015 • 80 min
On the Empire Podcast this week we welcome Abi Morgan and Sarah Gavron, the writer/director pairing behind Suffragette. Meanwhile, the inestimable Robert Zemeckis also came by to talk about his latest blend of polished storytelling and technical…
#181: Anne Hathaway And Robert De Niro - October 2
Oct 2, 2015 • 55 min
This week’s Empire Podcast sees a couple of rising stars making an appearance in the audio booth of destiny. Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro are combining for the first time in The Intern and the pair swung by to chat about their collaboration, make the…
Ridley Scott Special
Sep 30, 2015 • 26 min
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…
#180: David Oyelowo - September 25
Sep 25, 2015 • 69 min
This week it’s the turn of David Oyelowo to take the hotseat and face an inquisition by Empire Podcast. The British actor is moving and shaking in Hollywood these days - he’s flaunting his range by following up his barnstorming Martin Luther King turn in…
#179: Jason Clarke, Simon Farnaby and Laurence Rickard - September 18
Sep 18, 2015 • 75 min
Braving the treacherous climes of Empire’s audio booth this week is the star of Everest, Jason Clarke. We chatted to him about all things mountain-based, and let Bill stars Simon Farnaby and Laurence Rickard take care of all ruff-wearing sea level…
#178: Kaya Scodelario and M. Night Shyamalan - September 11
Sep 11, 2015 • 84 min
This week the Empire Podcast welcomes back two pod-booth veterans/survivors in M. Night Shyamalan and Kaya Scodelario, and a new face - well, voice - in the latter’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials director, Wes Ball.
#177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland - September 4
Sep 4, 2015 • 80 min
The big man himself, Mr Ron Perlman, joins us on the podcast this week to explain why you’ll find him naked in a fountain and speaking in tongues in Hand Of God. And if an audience with Hellboy isn’t enough, we also welcome Legend director Brian Helgeland…
#175: Jack Whitehall - August 21
Aug 21, 2015 • 46 min
This week sees a podcast first. Yes, we’ve hired a new freelance film reviewer to cast a critical eye over one of the week’s cinematic releases, Bad Education. Jack Whitehall is the guy’s name, and we can’t envisage any conflict of interest there.…
#174: Cara Delevingne - August 14
Aug 14, 2015 • 74 min
You’re not going to believe this, but Cara Delevingne is on this week’s podcast. As well as talking about Paper Towns, the upcoming John Green adaptation, she also sings the theme tune to Pokeman. Plus! The Empire Podcast team say goodbye to their editor,…
#173: Hugh Grant - August 7
Aug 6, 2015 • 52 min
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. may be out on August 14, but one of the men from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is on the podcast this week, namely Mister Hugh Grant esquire. He talks toy cars, the Cold War and spies in the family, while the Empire Podcast team stick to…
#172: Josh Gad - July 31
Jul 31, 2015 • 67 min
You might know him as the voice of Olaf from Frozen, or you could be a big Wedding Ringer fan, or you could love his work with Billy Crystal in The Comedians, but however you know him, he’s Josh Gad, and here’s on the show this week to talk about Pixels.…
#171: Pete Docter - July 24
Jul 24, 2015 • 63 min
The inside story on Inside Out, hand-wringing over the announcement of an Emoji movie and Dan Jolin being habitually wrong on the subject of spoilers. All that and more in this week’s podcast, guest hosted by geek queen Helen O’Hara. She ran pell mell…
Ant-Man Spoiler Podcast - Peyton Reed
Jul 21, 2015 • 88 min
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.…
#170: Jake Gyllenhaal - July 17
Jul 17, 2015 • 56 min
The ferociously talented Jake Gyllenhaal is the guest on this week’s podcast, as is the ghost of San Diego Comic Con, which haunts this episode like a, um, ghost. In short: the team wraps up the biggest headlines from the con, and reviews the likes of…
#169: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane - July 10
Jul 10, 2015 • 69 min
Just two members of the podcast team appear on this week’s episode, namely Phil De Semlyen and Ali Plumb, both of whom are at the San Diego Comic-Con to show off their impressive cosplay costumes. Expect to hear signs of severe sleep deprivation and some…
#168: Hayley Atwell - July 3
Jul 3, 2015 • 90 min
The charming and wonderful Hayley Atwell stops by the Empire Podcast booth for a lengthy chat about her Marvel TV series, Agent Carter, touching on mid-audition nausea and how she’d fight Empire if it came to it. Elsewhere, the team comes to terms with…
#167: Emily Mortimer, Robert Sheehan, Corin Hardy - Edinburgh Live Special - June 26, 2015
Jun 25, 2015 • 119 min
You’re not going to believe this, but the Edinburgh International Film Festival invited the Empire Podcast team back for the second year in a row, and this is the result: over two hours of silly questions, silly answers, movie news and reviews, featuring…
#166: Ian McKellen, The Entourage Team - June 12
Jun 19, 2015 • 79 min
Ian McKellen and the cast of Entourage: not your typical gathering of famous folk, but then again, the Empire Podcast is not your typical film programme. Be sure to tune in to hear Gandalf singing songs from Beauty And The Beast, as well as Johnny “Drama”…
Jurassic World Spoiler Podcast - Colin Trevorrow
Jun 15, 2015 • 90 min
The director of the indomitable Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow, stopped by the Empire Podcast booth recently to spill some T-Rex-sized beans about the box office record-breaking blockbuster, and here is the fascinating result. Topped up with near an hour…
#165: David Hasselhoff, Richard E. Grant - June 12
Jun 12, 2015 • 92 min
Two interviewees this week, both of them undeniable legends. First up is David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff, here to talk about his new show, Hoff The Record, which airs June 18 at 9pm on Dave. Then there’s Richard E. Grant, here to talk about Queen And Country,…
#164: Peter Serafinowicz, Paul Feig - June 5
Jun 5, 2015 • 94 min
Espionage comedy Spy offers up two interviewees this week, with both director Paul Feig and star Peter Serafinowicz stopping by to reveal everything we ask of them (as all good spies should).
#163: Simon Pegg - May 29
May 29, 2015 • 62 min
Simon Pegg appears on the Empire Podcast for a record-breaking fourth time this week, talking about everything from this new Star Trek script to his latest, the Brit rom-com Man Up, out now.
Tomorrowland Spoiler Podcast - Brad Bird Damon Lindelof
May 22, 2015 • 54 min
Dare you unearth the secrets of Tomorrowland? If you’re reading this, and you’ve seen Tomorrowland, chances are you do indeed dare. So for interviews with the director, Brad Bird, and his co-writer, Damon Lindelof, as well as half an hour’s chat from the…
#162: Hugh Laurie - May 22
May 22, 2015 • 60 min
The Prince Regent, Bertie Wooster, Gregory House, Viscount George Bufton-Tufton, Frederick Little and Jasper from 101 Dalmatians - Hugh Laurie’s played them all, and been very funny with it. He continues that funny streak with his Empire Podcast interview…
#161: Lake Bell, Sarah Gadon - May 15
May 15, 2015 • 96 min
Mad Max: Fury Road is out this week, as is Pitch Perfect 2, but we’re here for the other guys: A Royal Night Out (also in cinemas this weekend) and Man Up (out in two weekends’ time) with Sarah Gadon and Lake Bell both in the studio to talk about their…
#160: Kit Harington, Peter Firth, Jon Stewart
May 8, 2015 • 75 min
The legendary host of America’s foremost late-night talk and news satire television program, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart is on this week’s podcast to chat about his directorial debut, Rosewater, as well as The Winslow Boy, John Oliver, and much more…
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Spoiler Podcast - Joss Whedon And Paul Bettany
May 1, 2015 • 103 min
The long-awaited Empire Podcast spoiler special for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron features an hour’s worth of detailed discussion from the podcast team, as well as a frank, funny and very informative 30-minute interview with writer-director Joss…
#159: Carey Mulligan - May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015 • 73 min
The utterly charming Carey Mulligan is the guest on this week’s Empire Podcast, talking about everything from sheep farming to how to use “madding” in a sentence without saying “Far From The Madding Crowd”.
Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Charlie Cox
Apr 24, 2015 • 55 min
If you’ve seen all 13 episodes of the first season of Netflix / Marvel’s Daredevil, you’ll want to talk about all 13 episodes of the first season of Netflix / Marvel’s Daredevil. You’d probably also like to speak to the star of the show, Charlie Cox,…
#158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox - April 24, 2015
Apr 24, 2015 • 87 min
Two British actors masquerading as American superheroes are on this week’s Empire Podcast, namely Paul Bettany (The Avengers Age Of Ultron’s The Vision) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil’s, um, Daredevil). Also, the team finally tackle that question of…
#157: Alan Rickman - April 17, 2015
Apr 16, 2015 • 84 min
Call him Hans Gruber, The Sheriff Of Nottingham or his real name, Alan Rickman, but the star-cum-director of A Little Chaos is a veritable living legend, and one willing to slum it in the muck and the mire of this week’s Empire Podcast. Expect Die Hard…
#156: Ryan Gosling - April 10, 2015
Apr 10, 2015 • 62 min
Ryan Gosling is on the podcast this week to talk about his directorial debut Lost River, out today. So for details on that, his love of cereal and Disneyland-based friendship with Guillermo del Toro, be sure to listen to this episode, which also features…
The Walking Dead Special - Greg Nicotero
Apr 7, 2015 • 32 min
Greg Nicotero is a special effects legend. From kicking off his career working with George A. Romero on Day of the Dead to his current role as Walking Dead gore guru - goru? - and director-cum-producer, he’s seen everything that could possibly be covered…
#155: Ron Moore - April 3, 2015
Apr 2, 2015 • 61 min
The Empire Podcast comes out just a little earlier than normal, what with this Easter weekend thing and all, and to celebrate the kind folks at Universal have released Fast & Furious 7 to bamboozle and enthrall. Here, in this hour-long podcast, the team…
Antonio Banderas Interview Special
Mar 27, 2015 • 26 min
Antonion Banderas and his beautiful voice take centre stage in this appropriately-named Antonio Banderas interview special Empire Podcast. In town to talk about the delightfully bonkers The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, we took the time to not…
#154: Kenneth Branagh - March 27, 2015
Mar 27, 2015 • 59 min
Sir Ken is the one and only guest on this week’s show, a show where one of us nearly dies, and there’s a good deal of thought given to ways that Tom Cruise could die, depending on what happens with the next Mission Impossible movie. As ever, it makes…
#153: Sir Ben Kingsley, Sean Penn - March 20, 2015
Mar 20, 2015 • 77 min
Two acting legends enter the Empire Podcast booth this week in the form of Sir Ben Kingsley and Sean Penn, with the former here to talk about next week’s Robot Overlords and the latter chatting about this week’s The Gunman. Elsewhere, the team come to…
#152: Jim Parsons, Gemma Arterton - March 13, 2015
Mar 13, 2015 • 100 min
In an unfortunately mildly unexciting week for movies, we have two very exciting guests talking about two movies out next week, namely Jim Parsons for Dreamworks animation Home and Gemma Arterton for serial killer comedy The Voices. The mid-’00s dramedy…
#151: Julianne Moore, Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell - March 6, 2015
Mar 6, 2015 • 83 min
Admire our restraint as we speak to Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell about Chappie and only bring up the new Alien movie twice! Applaud our ingenuity as we ask Julianne Moore whether she does her own running - it works in context, promise - and try to…
#150: Margot Robbie - February 27, 2015
Feb 27, 2015 • 63 min
Oscars 2015 Special
Feb 23, 2015 • 39 min
Spoiler: Birdman won Best Director and Best Picture, while Boyhood did not. Neil Patrick Harris, meanwhile, did not win Best Presenter, though perhaps failing to make it a real category was his biggest mistake. Fortunately the Empire Podcast is here to…
#149: Bill Nighy, Maika Monroe - February 20, 2015
Feb 20, 2015 • 77 min
It’s the Oscars this weekend, which means most of the Empire Podcast team are currently trying to amass as much confectionary and is humanly possible in advance of the all-night onslaught of famous folk in very expensive clothing on Sunday. But before all…
#148: Mark Strong, Peter Strickland - February 13, 2015
Feb 12, 2015 • 75 min
Matthew Vaughn Kingsman The Secret Service Spoiler Special
Feb 9, 2015 • 42 min
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…
#147: Titus Welliver, Douglas Booth - February 6, 2015
Feb 6, 2015 • 69 min
Two of Empire’s favourite people star in this week’s podcast, with tried-and-true 27 per center Titus Welliver making his debut and old hand Douglas Booth returning for his third visit.
#146: Alex Garland, Paul Thomas Anderson
Jan 29, 2015 • 74 min
It’s a directorial double-header this week, with Ex Machina’s Alex Garland and Inherent Vice’s Paul Thomas Anderson on the show to talk about their respective movies and a hell of a lot more (think baths, for some reason). Also, a franchise discussion…
#145: Ethan Hawke, J.C. Chandor - January 23, 2015
Jan 22, 2015 • 81 min
Ethan Hawke drops by the Empire Podcast studio this week to talk about the critically-acclaimed Oscar frontrunner Boyhood, which is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, while director extraordinaire J.C. Chandor was here to explain why the title of his latest, A…
#144: Meryl Streep, Alicia Vikander - January 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015 • 66 min
The nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced this week, which makes this particular Empire Podcast - featuring interviews from Into The Woods’ Meryl Streep and Testament Of Youth’s Alicia Vikander - particularly Oscar-themed, with the team…
#143: Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones - January 9, 2015
Jan 9, 2015 • 92 min
It’s BAFTA nomination week this week, so there are gong-worthy nominees aplenty on the latest Empire Podcast, with Birdman’s Michael Keaton and The Theory Of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones all dropping by to be better at acting than us.…
#142: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Tim Burton - December 19, 2014
Dec 19, 2014 • 86 min
The final regular podcast of 2014 ends on a high note, with some stellar interview talent in the form of Tim Burton (Big Eyes) and three members of the Dumb And Dumber To team: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and one of them there Farrelly Brothers everyone’s…
The Hobbit The Battle Of The Five Armies Spoiler Special #2 - Richard Armitage
Dec 17, 2014 • 53 min
The Hobbit The Battle Of The Five Armies Spoiler Special - Philippa Boyens Interview
Dec 15, 2014 • 32 min
The final chapter of The Hobbit is finally here, and with it not one but two Empire Podcast spoiler specials, the first being this particular slice of fried audio gold, featuring a lenghty interview with the co-writer and producer of not only the Hobbit…
#141: Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Wong - December 12, 2014
Dec 12, 2014 • 85 min
The Golden Globes nominations were announced, Star Wars revealed some of its names, Jonathan Frakes threw his hat into Star Trek 3’s ring - so to speak - and The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies came out. It’s been quite a week in movies, so let’s…
Empire Podcast Review Of The Year 2014
Dec 10, 2014 • 74 min
The best, the worst, the disappointing, the surprising… the lot, basically. So much is talked about in this year’s very special review of the year Empire Podcast that it’s over 90 minutes long, and that’s without any interviews or anything.
#140: Jude Law, Cary Elwes - December 5, 2014
Dec 5, 2014 • 78 min
Two thoroughly handsome Hollywood actor types grace the podcast booth with their presence this week, namely Jude Law, here to talk about his new submarine thriller Black Sea, as well as Cary Elwes, here to talk about this new making of The Princess Bride…
#139: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Hugh Bonneville - November 27, 2014
Nov 27, 2014 • 75 min
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Spoiler Special - Francis Lawrence
Nov 25, 2014 • 51 min
Team Empire opens up the secret box of secret secrets contained within The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, helped in part by its director, Francis Lawrence, and the book it was based on, by Suzanne Collins.
#138: Chadwick Boseman, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi - November 21, 2014
Nov 21, 2014 • 84 min
#137: Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Morten Tyldum - November 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014 • 83 min
Interview the first: The directors of both 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, stopped by the Empire Podcast this week to remind the world that everything is indeed awesome. Interview the second: The director of both The…
Interstellar Spoiler Podcast - Christopher Nolan, Jessica Chastain
Nov 12, 2014 • 72 min
Come with us now on a journey through time and space to the world of Empire’s Interstellar spoiler podcast, featuring interviews with director Christopher Nolan and star Jessica Chastain, and about an hour of scientific waffle with the team.
#136: Anne Hathaway, James Ellroy - November 7, 2014
Nov 7, 2014 • 90 min
Interstellar is out this week, so Anne Hathaway is on the Empire Podcast, because if you can get Anne Hathaway on your podcast, you get Anne Hathaway on your podcast. The same goes for James Ellroy, who also dropped by this week, blessing us with his…
#135: Daniel Radcliffe, Laura Dern - October 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014 • 107 min
This week has been HUGE for movie news, so consider the podcast you’re about to listen to a bumper Marvel slate reveal special, as well as a Daniel Radcliffe special, and a Laura Dern special, and a two five-star-film-reviews-in-one-podcast special.…
#134: Steve Carell, David Ayer - October 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014 • 76 min
Steve Carell drops by this week in honour of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, while David Ayer keeps things simple - title-wise - as he talks about his latest, Fury. As the latter is a World War II tank movie, expect someone to…
#133: Robert Duvall, Anna Faris, James Marsden - October 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014 • 98 min
Yep, it’s interview hat-trick time again, with Robert Duvall, Anna Faris and James Marsden all on this week’s podcast, here to talk about The Judge, Mom and Best Of Me respectively. Also, DC and Marvel FIGHT TO THE DEATH!
#132: Hugh Grant, Kaya Scodelario - October 10, 2014
Oct 10, 2014 • 81 min
The new guests on this week’s Empire Podcast are promoting very different films. Kaya Scodelario was here to talk about The Maze Runner, a young adult adaptation that features giant mechanical spider creatures, while Hugh Grant dropped in honour of…
Gone Girl Spoiler Podcast - David Fincher
Oct 7, 2014 • 69 min
Gone Girl is one of those films that demands immediate discussion, ideally with the director behind it, David Fincher. This is where the Empire Podcast steps in, with Fincher himself offering up 20 minutes of his time to talk about his latest film,…
#131: Sam Neill, Luke Evans - October 3, 2014
Oct 3, 2014 • 90 min
Two much-loved Empire favourites enter the podcast booth this week: Sam Neill, in honour of Peaky Blinders’ return to our TV screen, and Luke Evans, here to talk about his take on Vlad The Impaler for Dracula Untold. Also, the team review Gone Girl, all…
#130: Rosamund Pike, Lee Child, Antoine Fuqua - September 26, 2014
Sep 26, 2014 • 95 min
It’s a rare event when there are three interviewees on the Empire Podcast, so be sure to be especially generous with your five-star iTunes reviews this week after you listen to the wise and witty words of Jack Reacher author Lee Child, The Equalizer…
#129: Liam Neeson, The Riot Clubbers - September 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014 • 62 min
#128: Sir Roger Moore, George MacKay - September 12, 2014
Sep 11, 2014 • 83 min
‘Which shop from the whole history of cinema would you most like to visit in real life?’ is just one of the questions the Empire Podcast team tackle, with guests Sir Roger Moore and George MacKay dealing with the likes of ‘When was the last time you wore…
#127: William Fichtner, Dan Stevens - September 5, 2014
Sep 5, 2014 • 83 min
#126: Jon Hamm, Richard Ayoade - August 29, 2014
Aug 28, 2014 • 93 min
After several weeks’ of hype, the Richard Ayoade interview you’ve long been waiting for is finally here, accompanied by some Mad Man - You see? Because of the TV show? And humour? - called Jon Hamm, with the former here to talk about The Double’s Blu-ray…
#125: Luc Besson, Marion Cotillard - August 22, 2014
Aug 21, 2014 • 89 min
Not one but two people of the French persuasian come to class up the Empire Podcast studio this week, namely Two Days One Night’s Marion Cotillard and Lucy’s Luc Besson. Here to sully up proceedings is the now-ex editor of Empire, Mark Dinning, who enjoys…
#124: Wesley Snipes, Terry Crews - August 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014 • 94 min
Things get rather explodey in the Empire Podcast this week, with Expendables 3 in cinemas, and Terry Crews and Wesley Snipes in the booth. Look forward to the former talking about his love of Nando’s, the robot dance and pec-popping and the latter doing…
Jackie Chan Live Special
Aug 13, 2014 • 40 min
In honour of the DVD and Blu-ray release of his latest, Chinese Zodiac, Jackie Chan took part in a special screening and Q&A at London’s very own Prince Charles Cinema on Monday, August 11. Here is the recording of the interview portion of the evening,…
#123: Robert Pattinson, Simon Pegg - August 8, 2014
Aug 7, 2014 • 76 min
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Robert Pattinson talk about camels and Simon Pegg explain the finer points of throwing a chair out of a window, you’ve come to the right Empire Podcast episode. As well as the star of The Rover (Pattinson) and the star Hector…
Guardians Of The Galaxy Spoiler Podcast - James Gunn
Aug 4, 2014 • 81 min
Originally heralded as a long-shot risk from Marvel Studios, Guardians Of The Galaxy has now become a huge hit in its own right, breaking August box office records and making thousands of kids reconsider what they believe to be their favourite film.…
#122: Chris Pratt, The Inbetweeners - July 25, 2014
Aug 1, 2014 • 85 min
Anarchy reigns on this week’s Empire Podcast as Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Chris Pratt impersonates the cast of The Only Way Is Essex over breakfast, while the Inbetweeners boys - Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas - discuss all the…
#121: Brett Ratner, Jason Blum - July 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014 • 95 min
With many of the regular gang off in San Diego for some sort of comic-book convention or other, things take a turn for the weird on the Empire Podcast this week. Sinister, Paranormal Activity and The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum explains how to set…
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Spoiler Special - Matt Reeves
Jul 21, 2014 • 67 min
First there was Rise and now there is Dawn. In the future, there will be war - though it’s not clear if the title of the film that tells that story will actually be called War Of The Planet Of The Apes. We’ve got our fingers crossed, anyway. Speaking to…
#120: Andy Serkis, Kevin Feige - July 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014 • 78 min
Here to talk about the upcoming Marvel space opera Guardians Of The Galaxy is the head honcho of all things Marvellous, Kevin Feige, but as you’d expect, we also asked him about just why Edgar Wright left Ant-Man (and much, much more). Then there’s Caesar…
24: Live Another Day Special - Jon Cassar
Jul 16, 2014 • 62 min
24: Live Another Day is (and was) a limited event television series that ran for 12 episodes - not 24, fact fans - and ended up with a lot of people getting killed by Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. Now that it’s over, it’s our duty on the Empire Podcast…
#119: Richard Linklater, Jack Reynor - July 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014 • 103 min
It’s a killer week for films, with Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Boyhood, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Begin Again all officially out this weekend, so this particular issue of the Empire Podcast is bumper-sized. This is partly because of our…
Peter Fonda Special
Jul 7, 2014 • 43 min
The one and only Peter Fonda needs no introduction - but he’s getting one anyway. Star of the Hollywood-upturning ’60s classic Easy Rider, the father of Bridget, son of Henry and brother of Jane is a legend in his own lunchtime, and thanks to this special…
#118: Keira Knightley, Dean DeBlois - July 4, 2014
Jul 4, 2014 • 62 min
Their movies actually come out next week, but that didn’t stop Keira Knightley (Begin Again) and Dean DeBlois (How To Train Your Dragon 2) stopping by to talk the usual assortment of nonsense with the Empire Podcast team. Look forward to hearing the…
#117: Elijah Wood, Brian Cox - Edinburgh Live Special - June 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014 • 95 min
In honour of the Edinburgh International Film Festival up in, um, Edinburgh, the Empire Podcast team made the long and treacherous journey over Hadrian’s Wall to record a very special live edition of the show, complete with two very special interviews:…
#116: Ansel Elgort, Jon Favreau - June 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014 • 75 min
This week’s Empire Podcast has a relative newcomer to Hollywood in the form of Ansel Elgort, the male lead in the box office-busting weepie The Fault In Our Stars, as well as a relative old hand in the form of Jon Favreau, here to talk about his latest,…
#115: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amma Asante - June 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014 • 71 min
While the World Cup encourages many to pay more attention to leathery spherical objects getting pushed around a field by 22 people over in Brazil, the Empire Podcast continues to talk about what really matters: film, TV and why If…. boasts a four dot…
Podcast 114: Jason Biggs, Taylor Schilling, Bob Weide - June 6
Jun 6, 2014 • 90 min
It’s a TV interview special on the Empire Podcast this week, with Orange Is The New Black’s Taylor Schilling and Jason Biggs causing a riot in the podbooth and Mr. Sloane’s writer/director Bob Weide somehow resisting the undeniable urge to do the same.
#113: Doug Liman, Sam Riley - May 30, 2014
May 29, 2014 • 94 min
Three big hitters are out this weekend: Edge Of Tomorrow, Maleficent and A Million Ways To Die In the West. From the first, we’ve got director Doug Liman, here to talk about taking over Trafalgar Square and shooting his friend’s wedding videos, while from…
X-Men: Days Of Future Past Spoiler Special - Simon Kinberg
May 23, 2014 • 101 min
With its fragmented timelines and complicated sci-fi-ery, X-Men: Days Of Future Past feels like the movie the Empire Podcast spoiler specials were made for. Prepare yourself for a happy couple of audio hours where your brain can come to terms with all…
#112: Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman - May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014 • 84 min
This week, Empire Podcast veteran Hugh Jackman stops by to talk about London’s second best fish and chip shop, Wolverine’s love of Rick Astley and his top drawer pirate voice, with newcomer Ian McKellen instead using his interview to pitch for a job as a…
Godzilla Spoiler Special - Gareth Edwards
May 16, 2014 • 55 min
Judging by its opening weekend box office, chances are you’ve seen Godzilla. If you haven’t, run for the hills - other metaphorical places to run to are available - because this is the spoiler podcast that lifts the lid on the radioactive film tin and…
#111: Viggo Mortensen, Hossein Amini, Gareth Edwards - May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014 • 73 min
In the first Godzilla movies, The King Of The Monsters was actually just a guy in a suit, but now with the advent of modern SFX, men stomping on miniature cities are no longer required. But if they were, Gareth Edwards would be the man shouting “Punch the…
#110: Michael Fassbender, Next Goal Wins - May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014 • 76 min
Sensibly deciding to take his papier-mache head off for his Empire Podcast interview, Michael Fassbender was on fine form as he talked about his latest, Frank, as well as his stoat impersonation, his deleted dance sequence at the end of Prometheus and his…
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spoiler Podcast - Marc Webb, Matt Tolmach, Avi Arad
May 2, 2014 • 105 min
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have come out in the UK a couple of weeks ago, but it’s only hit the U.S. now. This is good for two reasons: American folk get to see it, and also our spoiler podcast is finally here. Featuring interviews from the two…
#109: Maisie Williams, Domhnall Gleeson - May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014 • 95 min
Game Of Thrones’ very own Arya Stark, Maisie Williams, dropped by the Empire Podcast studio this week to talk about ‘The Cinnamon Challenge’, that Vine she made for The Red Wedding and how Charles Dance introduces himself. Then there’s Dohmnall Gleeson,…
#108: Martin Freeman, David Cross - April 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014 • 70 min
You might know him as Bilbo Baggins, or John Watson, or Tim From The Office (his character’s full name), but this week Martin Freeman is actually Lester Nygaard from the new TV version of Fargo. He talks to us about everything from the joys of swearing to…
#107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad - April 18, 2014
Apr 18, 2014 • 84 min
This week there’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb, as well as Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad, not forgetting Sweden’s very own Lukas Moodysson, here to talk about his latest, We Are The Best, on top of your usual dose of…
Barry Norman Special
Apr 10, 2014 • 48 min
The Film programme. That theme tune. This 48-minute podcast. And why not? The legendary movie journalist that is Barry Norman stopped by the Empire Podcast booth to talk about his new book, his extraordinary career and just how close he came to punching…
#106: Sam Claflin, Gareth Evans - April 11, 2014
Apr 10, 2014 • 68 min
With The Raid 2 coming out, it made sense to invite its director round for a chat about it, which explains why Gareth Evans appears on this week’s podcast. Likewise, as Hammer’s latest horror, The Quiet Ones, has Sam Claflin as one of its leads, it seemed…
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Spoiler Podcast - Joe And Anthony Russo
Apr 7, 2014 • 79 min
If you’ve seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, stop reading this and press play. If you’ve not seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, move along, nothing to see here. Aside from the fact that we spoke to the directors of the Marvel sequel, Joe and…
#105: Anne Hathaway, Darren Aronofsky - April 4, 2014
Apr 4, 2014 • 85 min
Four big films are coming out this weekend, namely Noah, The Double, Divergent and Rio 2, which may or may not have something to do with half term arriving. (Hint: it definitely does). In honour of two of said films, there are two interviewees this week,…
#104: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan - March 28 2014
Mar 28, 2014 • 105 min
In this super-sized, extra-large, seriously bloody bumper edition of the Empire Podcast, there are six interviewees. Count ‘em, six: Muppets Most Wanted’s Kermit and Miss Piggy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, plus…
#103: Josh Brolin, Jack O’Connell - March 21 2014
Mar 21, 2014 • 84 min
In this week’s Empire Podcast, mind-blowingly masculine Labor Day star Josh Brolin is joined by a similarly manly British counterpart in the form of Jack O’Connell (of Starred Up, This Is England and 300: Rise Of An Empire fame). Elsewhere, the team spoil…
#102: Imogen Poots, Jonathan Glazer - March 14 2014
Mar 14, 2014 • 83 min
Do you feel the need, the need to, um, listen to the Empire Podcast? Good, because here’s this week’s edition, featuring the exceptionally delightful Imogen Poots (of A Long Way Down fame) and Jonathan Glazer (of Under The Skin, Sexy Beast and that…
Terry Gilliam Special
Mar 11, 2014 • 36 min
Terry Gilliam. American. Cartoonist. Artist. Python. Film maker. Former Python. Film maker quite a few more times. Opera buff. Screenwriter. Beard owner. Former American. Python once more and director of The Zero Theorem, his latest film, and star of his…
#101: Wes Anderson, Andrew Scott - March 7 2014
Mar 7, 2014 • 74 min
For their 101st podcast proper, the team celebrate by interviewing The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Wes Anderson and The Stag’s Andrew Scott, not forgetting to take the mick out of John Travolta’s Oscar flub and make several off-colour jokes about Iggy Pop.…
Oscars 2014 Special
Mar 3, 2014 • 32 min
Jennifer Lawrence fell over, presenters flubbed their lines and talented folk were played off by the orchestra for talking too much - it can only be the Oscars. In this special Empire Podcast, four sleep-deprived film journalists talk about the glitzy…
#100 (The Live Show): Ice Cube, Will Poulter, You Guys
Feb 28, 2014 • 92 min
To celebrate its centenary, the Empire Podcast was recorded LIVE in front of an audience of lucky, lucky fans in Leicester Square’s very own Prince Charles Cinema. Surprise guests included Ride Along’s Ice Cube, who finally decided who’d win in a fight…
#99: Matthew Modine, Akiva Goldsman, Nymphomaniac - February 21 2014
Feb 21, 2014 • 88 min
It’s another heck of an Empire Podcast this week, with A New York Winter’s Tale’s Akiva Goldsman and Full Metal Jacket’s Matthew Modine in the interviewee’s chair, and Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac on the reviewing chopping block - steady now - joined by…
#98: Nick Frost, Bob Balaban - February 14 2014
Feb 14, 2014 • 105 min
With so many films out this Valentine’s Day - The Lego Movie, Her, Cuban Fury, The Monuments Men - it’s a bumper-sized Empire Podcast this week, featuring interviews with Bob Balaban and Nick Frost, as well as in-depth discussions on movie love songs,…
#97: Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman, Spike Jonze - February 7 2014
Feb 7, 2014 • 96 min
On this week’s podcast, Matthew McConaughey talks about his Oscar-nominated turn in Dallas Buyers Club, Spike Jonze explains Her and Gary Oldman discusses hanging out with Bowie and working for sandwiches…
#96: Peter Berg, Alex Gibney - January 31 2014
Jan 31, 2014 • 72 min
On this week’s Empire Podcast, Peter Berg desperately tries to avoid giving away any spoilers about his latest, Lone Survivor, while documentary director Alex Gibney is more than happy to talk about Lance Armstrong, what with his new film being called The…
#95: Chris Pine, Oscar Isaac - January 24 2014
Jan 24, 2014 • 90 min
The fourth Jack Ryan, Chris Pine, drops by the Empire Podcast booth to talk about Leeds nightclubs, hating computer games and singing ‘Agony’ in the upcoming Into The Woods. The first (and probably only) Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac, also drops by the Empire…
#94: Juliette Lewis, James Purefoy - January 17 2014
Jan 17, 2014 • 108 min
With Chris Hemsworth announcing the Oscar nominations on behalf of the Academy yesterday, this week’s Empire Podcast is chock-full of awards-based chit-chat. So if you want to be in the know about who’s (probably) going to win, listen no further.…
Sherlock Series 3 Spoiler Special - Mark Gatiss And Steven Moffat
Jan 15, 2014 • 62 min
After a two-year absence Sherlock Series 3 came and went in just two weeks, delivering approximately 221 twists, several psychopaths and even a few new interpretations of the theme tune. In this extended interview with the creators / writers / showrunners…
#93: Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor - January 10 2014
Jan 10, 2014 • 92 min
After a couple of weeks away for Christmas, the Empire Podcast is back. Featuring 12 Years A Slave’s director (Steve McQueen) and star (Chiwetel Ejiofor), there’s also - surprise, surprise - a review of said film, as well as conversations about Sam…
Empire Podcast Review Of The Year 2013
Dec 20, 2013 • 72 min
2013 was the year that was, and this is the Empire Podcast Review Of The Year (that is). So for a slightly anarchic meander around the past 12 months of moviedom - and some spoilers that you’d expect with that - then press play on this here podcast.
#92: David O. Russell, J.C. Chandor, Judd Apatow, Adam McKay - December 20 2013
Dec 20, 2013 • 131 min
In this week’s super-sized bumper edition, the Empire Podcast team talk good Christmas movies, bad Christmas movies and movies that aren’t really Christmas movies but you still watch at Christmas. Then there are four directors - count ‘em! - in the…
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Spoiler Special - Martin Freeman And Jimmy Nesbitt
Dec 16, 2013 • 82 min
There are many charming people in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, but two of the most charming - Martin Freeman and Jimmy Nesbitt - dropped by the Empire Podcast to speak in spoiler-filled detail about the Middle-earth middle movie, and you can hear…
#91: Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Matt Berry - December 13, 2013
Dec 13, 2013 • 102 min
If you want to hear Richard Armitage swear in Dwarfish (and turn his head around 360 degrees), this is the podcast to listen to. Also here to talk The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug was Luke Evans, who was charm personified as he lulled several members…
#90: Daniel Radcliffe, Alexander Payne - December 6, 2013
Dec 6, 2013 • 113 min
The Boy Who Lived is The Boy Who Talked About American Football On The Empire Podcast this week, while Alexander Payne doesn’t mention sport of any kind, instead sticking to his latest, Nebraska. Elsewhere, movie AIs get the once over, and the team…
#89: Colin Farrell, Joe Eszterhas - November 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013 • 91 min
Two of the best talkers in the business, Colin Farrell and Joe Eszterhas, feature in the Empire Podcast this week. The former dropped by to talk Saving Mr. Banks, bad hair bleaching and Anthony Hopkins’ anecdotes, while the latter took the time to talk…
The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy Special - Edgar Wright And Simon Pegg
Nov 25, 2013 • 79 min
Shaun Of The Dead came out in 2004. Hot Fuzz came out in 2007. The World’s End came out 2013. Now… it’s all over. With The World’s End out on Blu-ray and DVD, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright enjoyed a weekend of Q&As and signing sessions, but somehow still…
#88: Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Francis Lawrence - November 22, 2013
Nov 22, 2013 • 93 min
Though you can read her wise words here and watch her talk “super snoods” here, Jennifer Lawrence isn’t on this week’s Empire Podcast, but her good friend and favourite music video director, Francis Lawrence (who just so happened to have helmed The Hunger…
George A. Romero Special
Nov 18, 2013 • 41 min
The living legend that is George A. Romero was in London recently for the BFI’s Gothic season, and inbetween giving talks and introducing special screenings of his films, GAR - as nobody calls him - popped into the Empire Podcast booth talk to us about…
#87: Forest Whitaker, Allen Leech - November 15, 2013
Nov 15, 2013 • 108 min
Forest Whitaker is the Oscar-winning actor who’s played pool sharks, samurai warriors and dictators in his time, but this week you can see him as a butler in The White House in, um, The Butler. Allen Leech, meanwhile, is the star of Downton Abbey who’s…
Thor: The Dark World Spoiler Special - Tom Hiddleston, Kevin Feige, Alan Taylor
Nov 11, 2013 • 86 min
Thor: The Dark World has finally arrived in US cinemas, so now we can unleash the full force of our magnificent Thor: The Dark World spoiler special. Featuring spoiler-filled interview snippets from Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, as well as Marvel head…
#86: Jude Law, Alfonso Cuarón - November 8, 2013
Nov 8, 2013 • 92 min
It’s Alfonso Cuarón appreciation week on the Empire Podcast, and what makes this so perfect is that Alfonso Cuarón is on this week’s Empire Podcast. It’s all in honour of Gravity - out now - and, of course, Hermione’s right hook to Draco’s face in The…
#85: Tom Hiddleston, Kevin Feige, Alan Taylor, Mark Kermode - November 1, 2013
Nov 1, 2013 • 102 min
It’s a great weekend to be a cinemagoer in the UK. Two five-star films and a certain Thor: The Dark World are showing at your local multiplex - with any luck, anyway - and this is just the podcast to celebrate that fact. Look forward to trailer tantrums,…
#84: Harrison Ford, Stephen Merchant, Shane Meadows - October 25, 2013
Oct 25, 2013 • 104 min
There’s a killer triple-bill of interviewees on this week’s Empire Podcast, with Harrison Ford, Stephen Merchant and Shane Meadows all stopping by, one for Ender’s Game, one for Hello Ladies and the other for Made Of Stone’s DVD release (we’ll let you…
#83: Paul Greengrass, David Gordon Green, Don Mancini - October 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013 • 101 min
Three directors drop by the Empire Podcast booth this week, one for Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass), another for Prince Avalance (David Gordon Green) and the last for The Curse Of Chucky (Don Mancini). Elsewhere, the team use the words “Tactical…
Tony Gilroy Screenwriting Special
Oct 14, 2013 • 42 min
Tony Gilroy is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, the pen wielder behind the Bourne movies and his own directorial work, such as Michael Clayton (which got him his Oscar nod), Duplicity and, most recently, Bourne Legacy. In town for a special BFI…
#82: Hayley Atwell, Gareth Evans, Douglas Booth - October 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013 • 94 min
A triple-bill of interviews for you this week, from Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, to your latest Romeo, Douglas Booth. In the middle is the director of The Raid - and, as you’d expect, The Raid 2 - Gareth Evans, who was in town to talk about his…
#81: James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan - October 4, 2013
Oct 4, 2013 • 65 min
It’s an Atonement reunion on this week’s Empire Podcast, with James McAvoy here for Filth and Saoirse Ronan dropping by in honour of How I Live Now. Look forward to the former talking about his “hairy mutant you-know-whats” and the latter explaining how…
Breaking Bad Finale Spoiler Special
Oct 1, 2013 • 66 min
It’s all over - you can breathe again. In and out, in and out, that’s it… Now the dust is finally starting to settle, you can fully come to terms with the end of Breaking Bad with our very special spoiler podcast, which features an in-depth discussion of…
#80: Dexter Fletcher, Matthew Fox - September 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013 • 89 min
Dexter Fletcher is on fine form during this week’s Empire Podcast, talking about his latest, Sunshine On Leith, as well as Doom, The Long Good Friday and his Nando’s Black Card. Matthew Fox, meanwhile, is on hand to talk about his time on Party Of Five,…
#79: Cillian Murphy, Luke Treadaway, Matthew Lewis - September 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013 • 87 min
What movie unexpectedly made you cry? Which film quotes do you use on a regular basis without even realise you’re quoting anything? How much did Grand Theft Auto V earn in its first day on sale again? The Empire Podcast team answer all these questions and…
#78: Ron Howard, Roland Emmerich - September 13, 2013
Sep 13, 2013 • 90 min
Two A-list directors on the Empire Podcast this week, namely Rush’s Ron Howard and White House Down’s Roland Emmerich, and four Empire journalists, namely… well, you’ll find out soon enough. Elsewhere, the team review both aforementioned films (as well as…
#77: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, David Lowery - September 6, 2013
Sep 6, 2013 • 98 min
Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl share stories from their days on soap sets during their interview on this week’s Empire Podcast, also touching on runaway killer tyres, Mario Kart and Scalextric in honour of Rush, out next week. Elsewhere, Ain’t Them…
#76: Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Shane Carruth - August 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013 • 83 min
You may know him as Community’s Dean Pelton, but in real life he’s Jim Rash, the man who co-wrote The Descendants with Nat Faxon and won an Oscar in the process. The award-winning pair were in the Empire Podcast booth this week to talk about their…
The World’s End Spoiler Special - Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Aug 23, 2013 • 55 min
The last lick of the Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End, has finally arrived in US cinemas, which heralds the arrival of another Empire Spoiler Special Podcast, where the team talk through their favourite moments from the film in spoilerific detail, all…
#75: Jason Sudeikis, Amanda Seyfried - August 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013 • 87 min
It’s a hard-to-spell-and-hard-to-say American actors double-bill this week with both We’re The Millers’ Jason Sudeikis and Lovelace’s Amanda Seyfried joining Team Empire for chats about moustaches, dry heaving as a workout regime, stuffed animals and…
Sharlto Copley And Neill Blomkamp Elysium Special
Aug 21, 2013 • 35 min
District 9’s Sharlto Copley and Neill Blomkamp reunite for another sci-fi action film in the form of Elysium, only this time there are fewer prawns and far more Matt Damons - that is to say, just one. Joining us for a relaxed chat about everything from…
#74: John Cleese, Jeff Wadlow - August 16, 2013
Aug 16, 2013 • 85 min
As well as chatting with the comedy hero that is John Cleese, this bumper-sized edition boasts a lot more to look forward to. Get ready to hear the team talk comedy sketches that deserve a chance on the big screen, the further casting announcements from…
#73: Armando Iannucci, Anthony Stewart Head - August 9, 2013
Aug 8, 2013 • 78 min
Now busier than central Norwich on market day, Armando Iannucci is the man who brought us On The Hour, The Day Today, The Thick Of It, In The Loop, Time Trumpet, Veep and now Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, but despite his hectic schedule, he still found time…
Mitch Hurwitz Arrested Development Special
Aug 5, 2013 • 35 min
Mitch Hurwitz is the worryingly funny writer-cum-director-cum-showrunner behind Arrested Development, the cult classic sitcom that enjoyed just two and a half seasons between 2003-2006, only to come back from the dead this year thanks to Netflix and its…
#72: Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan, Logan Lerman - August 2, 2013
Aug 2, 2013 • 84 min
Alan Partridge finally arrives on the ruddy bloody big screen next Wednesday, so this week’s Empire Podcast features an extensive interview with the man behind the cardigan, Steve Coogan, where he reveals the origins of both Lynn and Michael, as well as…
#71: Hugh Jackman, James Mangold, Noah Baumbach - July 26, 2013
Jul 26, 2013 • 68 min
The delightful black-and-white Noah Baumbach movie Frances Ha goes head-to-head with James Mangold’s summer blockbuster The Wolverine this weekend, and so the two directors duke it for supremacy in his week’s Empire Podcast. Mangold does have one clear…
Comic-Con Special: Marc Webb, Hayley Atwell
Jul 22, 2013 • 48 min
It’s been one hell of a Comic-Con this year, with Avengers 2 getting a subtitle, the whole of the X-Men: Days Of Future Past crew turning up and some intriguing idea about Superman teaming up with Batman in a film getting the green light from Warners HQ.…
#70: Nic Cage, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright - July 19
Jul 19, 2013 • 69 min
The World’s End is out this weekend, which probably explains why Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright were kind enough to drop in the podcast booth to talk all about it, on top of pitching a new movie set in Twickenham (in all makes sense in context).…
#69: Guillermo Del Toro, Pacific Rim, Monsters University - July 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2013 • 63 min
There’s one hell of a monster mash in this week’s Empire Podcast, with Pixar’s Monsters University going head to head with Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Will Sulley smash a jaeger in its robo-noggin, or shall Mike and co. be left trembling before the…
#68: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Reece Shearsmith - July 5, 2013
Jul 4, 2013 • 61 min
If you’ve ever wanted to hear magic tricks on a podcast - come on, you know you want to - then look no further, as Now You See Me’s Isla Fisher and Jesse Eisenberg are more than happy to oblige in this week’s Empire Podcast. As well as dove impersonations…
#67: Steve Carell, Seth Rogen - June 28, 2013
Jun 28, 2013 • 52 min
Two of the nicest guys in show business, Steve Carell and Seth Rogen, dropped into the Empire Podcast studio this week, the former to talk about Despicable Me 2, the latter in honour of his latest, This Is The End. Along the way, Carell enjoys using his…
Neil Gaiman Special
Jun 24, 2013 • 44 min
Neil Gaiman is the award-winning author (and graphic novelist) who’s brought us The Sandman, American Gods and The Graveyard Book, as well as Stardust and Coraline, which film fans may recognise from the movies they inspired. And as Mr. Gaiman has a new…
#66: Jason Statham, Max Brooks - June 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013 • 70 min
The one and only acting man mountain that is Jason Statham drops by the Empire Podcast studio this week, as does the man who has scared millions to tears after writing the World War Z - the book, not the film - Max Brooks. As if hearing from those two…
Man Of Steel Spoiler Special - Zack Snyder, David S. Goyer
Jun 17, 2013 • 80 min
Fancy nearly an hour of Empire Podcast chat about the latest Superman movie, Man Of Steel, followed by half an hour’s worth of immensely interesting details from the film’s director (Zack Snyder) and writer/producer (David S. Goyer)? Sure you do, and…
Joss Whedon Much Ado About Nothing Special
Jun 14, 2013 • 37 min
Joss Whedon is director of the Serenity, Avengers and now… a black and white Shakespeare adaptation that he shot in just 12 days with a group of friends and a very small film crew. In this very special podcast, you can hear him (and the stars of the film,…
#65: Man Of Steel, Dominic Cooper, Antje Traue - June 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 • 68 min
We don’t need to tell you a new Superman movie’s out this weekend - after all, the theme’s been stuck in your head for months now - but here we go anyway: Man Of Steel is out out out now now now, and we’ve got an interview with Zod’s right-hand woman…
#64: Damian Lewis, Michael Shannon - June 7, 2013
Jun 7, 2013 • 78 min
Matt Smith will be Doctor Who no longer. Karen Gillan will play a baddie in Guardians Of The Galaxy. The world stands in awe of the astonishing twist in Game Of Thrones. Oh, and Michael Shannon drops by to talk about The Iceman, Man Of Steel and…
Gillian Anderson X-Files Special
May 31, 2013 • 55 min
Gillian Anderson has been appearing on our TV screens rather a lot of late, turning up in NBC’s Hannibal and another serial killer series, The Fall, over in the UK. In the Empire Podcast studio to talk about both those shows - as well as a little…
#63: M. Night Shyamalan, Saoirse Ronan - May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013 • 66 min
It’s a difficult-to-spell interviewee double bill this week, with M. Night Shyamalan and Saoirse Ronan both in the podcast studio, the former to talk After Earth (out next week) and the latter to talk Byzantium (out this week). Elsewhere, the team sound…
#62: Alec Baldwin, Nicolas Winding Refn, Kristen Scott Thomas - May 24, 2013
May 24, 2013 • 64 min
The Cannes Film Festival is almost over. To celebrate that fact, here’s our final Cannes 2013 podcast, which sees a very special guest in the form of newcomer Stevie Wong coming into the Empire fold to talk about the hits (and the misses) of Cannes V.66.…
Star Trek Into Darkness Spoiler Special #2 - Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
May 22, 2013 • 25 min
Empire’s first Star Trek Into Darkness spoiler special saw four of the podcast team dissecting the heck of out J.J. Abrams’ space sequel for nearly an hour. This time around, it’s interview time, and in the hot seat(s) are the writing/producing team of…
#61: Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Jeffrey Tambor - May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013 • 65 min
The Great Gatsby goes head to head with Fast and Furious 6 in this week’s special Cannes-based Empire Podcast, with FF6 narrowly overtaking TGG at The Valley Of The Ashes to win three stars to Jay-G’s two. Discover more about the world’s biggest film…
British Board Of Film Classification Ratings Special
May 13, 2013 • 45 min
In an Empire podcast first, readers posed their Twitter questions, queries and grievances on movie ratings direct to the man who oversees classifications on a daily basis, BBFC executive director David Austin. Why was Gremlins rated 15? Why did What Ever…
Star Trek Into Darkness Spoiler Special #1
May 13, 2013 • 55 min
Just watched Star Trek Into Darkness? Want to talk about Star Trek Into Darkness? Aren’t able to talk about Star Trek Into Darkness due to people you know not having seen Star Trek Into Darkness yet? You’re about to listen to the right spoiler podcast.…
#60: Star Trek Into Darkness, Damon Lindelof, Jeff Nichols - May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 • 90 min
Star Trek Into Darkness is out, so it’s time to talk Kirk-y. And who better to do so than the writers and producers of the film, namely Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof? Also in the interviewee’s chair is the director of Mud,…
#59: David S. Goyer, Rian Johnson - May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013 • 63 min
The Blade trilogy, the Dark Knight trilogy, Man Of Steel, Godzilla… what’s David S. Goyer going to do next? Well, aside from create a TV show called Da Vinci’s Demons, appear on this week’s Empire Podcast. Joining him is Looper and Brothers Bloom and…
Iron Man 3 Spoiler Podcast - Shane Black And Drew Pearce
May 3, 2013 • 69 min
Iron Man 3 director Shane Black and his co-writer Drew Pearce were kind enough to spend 25 minutes or so talking to us about their twist-filled Marvel outing recently, and here - alongside a 45-odd minute spoiler-filled discussion from Team Empire - is…
#58: Iron Man 3, Steve Coogan, Don Cheadle - Apr 26 2013
Apr 26, 2013 • 99 min
Don Cheadle threatens to vaporise a member of the Empire Podcast team this week, while Steve Coogan does a pitch-perfect Roger Moore impersonation, just because he can. Sample discussion question: who has the best chin in cinema? Sample news story: Zach…
#57: Evil Dead, Olympus Has Fallen, Mathieu Kassovitz - Apr 19 2013
Apr 19, 2013 • 89 min
The star and director of Evil Dead, Jane Levy and Fede Alvarez, stop by the Empire Podcast studio to talk blood, body parts and chainsaws this week, with only two of us fainting during the process. Elsewhere, La Haine director and Amelie star Mathieu…
#56: Aaron Eckhart, Sylvester McCoy - Apr 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013 • 87 min
When he was a kid, Aaron Eckhart lived in the UK. When he lived in darkest Surrey, he picked up the acting bug, attempted to become a singer/songwriter and played a bit of rugby. Since then, he’s gone onto appear in The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking…
John Boorman Special
Apr 5, 2013 • 48 min
John Boorman is the legendary British film director behind Point Blank, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama and many more. As he has been recently awarded a BFI fellowship - which is…
#55: Rufus Sewell, Harmony Korine - Apr 5, 2013
Apr 5, 2013 • 79 min
Rufus Sewell refers to himself as “that twat on a horse” in his interview on this week’s Empire Podcast, whereas Harmony Korine does no such thing, instead talking about James Franco phallating a gun in honour of his latest, Spring Breakers. Elsewhere, a…
#54: Danny Boyle, Jonathan Pryce, David Holmes - Mar 29, 2013
Mar 28, 2013 • 73 min
The long Easter weekend may have finally arrived, but that’s not going to stop us from unleashing a new Empire Podcast on your generic MP3 devices, no sir/madam. Boasting interviews from Danny Boyle (Trance), Jonathan Pryce (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and…
Danny Boyle Special
Mar 27, 2013 • 53 min
Danny Boyle is the man behind Trainspotting, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and now Trance, a twisty-turny hypno-thriller that sees James McAvoy’s art auctioneer taking part in a heist with professional…
#53: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy - Mar 22, 2013
Mar 22, 2013 • 71 min
In this week’s Empire Podcast, Ryan Reynolds talks about the proposed Justice League movie (as well as that infamous Deadpool spin-off script of his), and Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman tell the world the current state(s) of play for Bridesmaids 2 and…
Warwick Davis Special
Mar 15, 2013 • 39 min
Harry Potter, Star Wars, Leprechaun, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Life’s Too Short… Warwick Davis has appeared in many, many things, but nothing quite like his very own Empire Podcast special. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his starring role…
#52: Eli Roth, Mark Strong, Eran Creevy - Mar 15, 2013
Mar 15, 2013 • 77 min
The Empire Podcast celebrates its first birthday in this very special (and extra silly) 52nd episode. Joining the usual gang of film-loving misfits are The Last Exorcism Part II’s Eli Roth and Welcome To The Punch duo Eran Creevy and Mark Strong (yep, him…
#51: Sam Raimi, Zach Braff, Tim Roth - Mar 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013 • 78 min
This week’s episode boasts three special guests, namely Tim Roth, Sam Raimi and Zach Braff. Mr. Roth was here to talk Broken, lunchbox movies and working with Bette Davis, whereas Messrs. Raimi and Braff rocked up to the Empire Podcast studio to tell us…
#50: Mar 1, 2013 - Mark Wahlberg, Paul Andrew Williams
Mar 1, 2013 • 73 min
In a week where his ’70s-influenced thriller hits cinemas, the one and only Mark Wahlberg comes to the Empire Podcast studio to talk Broken City, Ted 2 and what to expect from his role in Transformers 4. Elsewhere, a whole heap of movies get reviewed -…
Oscars 2013 Special
Feb 25, 2013 • 39 min
The 2013 Academy Awards happened - and in the middle of the night on a premium channel, to boot. To help you make sense of what happened on Sunday night, three of Empire’s Oscars reporting team stayed up through the night to record this special round-up…
#49: Feb 22, 2013 - Naomie Harris, Olga Kurylenko
Feb 22, 2013 • 75 min
Two Bond girls made their way to the Empire Podcast this week: two whole, real-life Bond girls. It might seem like we planned this, but that’s just not true - it turns out Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder, which happens to star Quantum Of Solace’s Olga…
#48: Feb 15, 2013 - Jai Courtney, David Morrissey, David Oyelowo
Feb 15, 2013 • 93 min
The guests: Jai Courtney, David Morrissey, David Oyelowo, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert. The films: A Good Day To Die Hard, Beautiful Creatures, This Is 40. The news: Robert Downey Jr., Quentin Tarantino, The BAFTAs. The questions: a bit weird. All this…
#47: Feb 8, 2013 - John C. Reilly, Nicholas Hoult
Feb 8, 2013 • 84 min
This week’s Empire podcast is somewhat video game-flavoured this week, with J.J. Abrams’ plans for a Portal and/or Half-Life movie in the news section and Wreck-It Ralph in the reviews department. In the readers’ questions category, expect an in-depth…
#46: Feb 1, 2013 - Denzel Washington, Robert Zemeckis, Rafe Spall
Feb 1, 2013 • 73 min
With regular host Chris Hewitt away on a top secret mission to Los Angeles, Helen O’Hara takes his place in the podcast hosting chair, overseeing a show where reviews editor Ian Freer explains just how star ratings work, The Muppets sequel gets analysed…
Denzel Washington And Robert Zemeckis Flight Special
Jan 27, 2013 • 42 min
Flight unites Denzel Washington with Robert Zemeckis, and this Empire Podcast special does likewise, with the Oscar-winning actor and Oscar-winning director spending over 40 minutes talking about their new drama as well as their careers in general, Nelson…
#45: Jan 25, 2013 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Strong
Jan 25, 2013 • 99 min
In a week where two five star movies hit cinemas - namely Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln - the Empire podcast is bumper-sized, boasting lengthy reviews of both films, as well as a discussion of the JJ Abrams / Star Wars: Episode VII rumours, your questions…
#44: Jan 18, 2013 - Kathryn Bigelow, James Purefoy
Jan 18, 2013 • 56 min
This week, the Empire Podcast team mourn the (potential) loss of HMV on the high street, interview Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow and The Following star James Purefoy, review Django Unchained, The Sessions and Monsters, Inc. 3D and answer…
#43: Jan 11, 2013 - Tom Hooper, Toby Jones
Jan 11, 2013 • 76 min
What are the curveballs thrown out by this week’s Oscars nominations? Who’s likely to trade blows (not literally) with Lincoln on the night itself? Empire kicks off the new year with an avalanche of analysis, chatter and Sebastian the Hedgehog references.…
Empire Podcast Review Of The Year 2012
Dec 29, 2012 • 43 min
2012 was the year that was, and this is the Empire Podcast Review Of The Year (that is). So for a slightly anarchic meander around the past 12 months of moviedom - and some spoilers that you’d expect with that (see the 32 minute onwards for the likes of…
Hobbit Spoiler Podcast #2
Dec 21, 2012 • 54 min
Team Empire gather together to tackle a film that has produced approximately three decade’s worth of devisive pub chat since its release last week, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. So if you’ve watched the film and are keen to dissect it…
#42: Dec 21, 2012 - Christopher McQuarrie, Colin Trevorrow, Juan Antonio Bayona
Dec 21, 2012 • 92 min
The final Empire Podcast of the year brings three directors into the studio, namely Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible). For more podcast fun, be sure to download the…
Hobbit Spoiler Podcast #1 - Philippa Boyens
Dec 14, 2012 • 31 min
Philippa Boyens is the writer and producer behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as King Kong, The Lovely Bones, and all three of The Hobbits, working alongside Jackson and Fran Walsh throughout. While she was here in London promoting the first…
#41: Dec 14, 2012 - Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Dec 13, 2012 • 87 min
Pretty much all other big name releases are running scared this week, hiding in their metaphorical trolls’ caves as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stomps into cinemas. So with that in mind, this particular Empire Podcast boasts three interviews with…
Eric Idle Special
Dec 11, 2012 • 39 min
Eric Idle, then. Member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Rutles and The Unseen University, he’s been making people chuckle for years and years, be it on stage, TV screen, cinema, record player or in this instance, podcast recording booth. Here you can…
#40: Dec 7, 2012 - Sam Rockwell, Martin McDonagh, Warp Films
Dec 6, 2012 • 85 min
In the latest Empire Podcast, Seven Psychopaths’ Sam Rockwell and Martin McDonagh talk about the latter’s follow-up to In Bruges and the former’s love of dancing on screen. Elsewhere, Warp Films’ 10th anniversary is celebrated and Sightseers writers and…
#39: Nov 30, 2012 - Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Wheatley, Stephen Woolley
Nov 30, 2012 • 97 min
A interview triple bill for you this week with actor Jake Gyllenhaal (End Of Watch), director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers) and producer Stephen Woolley (Great Expectations) all dropping by to talk a whole load of waffle with the Empire Podcast team.…
#38: Nov 23, 2012 - End Of Watch, Silver Linings Playbook, Frank Spotnitz
Nov 22, 2012 • 62 min
End Of Watch and Silver Linings Playbook are two movies well worth watching this weekend. Want more details than just that? Listen to this very podcast, and details are what you shall have - as well as more Star Wars Episode VII titbits, a discussion of…
#37: Nov 16, 2012 - Graham Linehan, Amour, The Master, Breaking Dawn Part 2
Nov 15, 2012 • 58 min
Graciously accepting our repeated offers to come round for a cup of tea, Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan (and the man behind The IT Crowd) popped in for a chat in front of some Empire Podcast microphones, and you can listen to the resulting interview…
#36: Nov 9, 2012 - Mark Millar, Skyfall Writers, World War Z
Nov 9, 2012 • 67 min
Appearing on this week’s Empire Podcast are Kick-Ass and Wanted creator Mark Millar - and now head honcho of Fox’s Marvel properties - and Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. As well as those two interviews, there are discussions of actors that…
Skyfall Writers Spoiler Podcast - Neal Purvis And Robert Wade
Nov 8, 2012 • 44 min
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been EON’s in-house scriptwriters for the past five Bond movies, from 1999’s The World Is Not Enough (with Bruce Feirstein) to 2012’s Skyfall (with John Logan). With their tenure as Bond’s pensmiths now at an end - Logan…
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad Spoiler Special
Nov 7, 2012 • 66 min
Heralded by critics as one of the best TV shows ever made, AMC’s Breaking Bad has been awarded seven Emmys and now, in its most prestigious moment yet, its very own Empire Podcast Special. Kicking things off with an in-depth first four season-spanning…
#35: Nov 2, 2012 - Star Wars VII, Matt Smith, Jason Biggs, Argo
Nov 1, 2012 • 100 min
A huge piece of movie news arrived this week in the form of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4 billion and the announcement of Star Wars: Episode VII’s release in 2015. Naturally, the first chunk of this week’s Empire Podcast discusses this in…
Sir Roger Moore Special
Nov 1, 2012 • 39 min
The one and only Sir Roger Moore stopped by the Empire Podcast studio this week in honour of his latest book, Bond On Bond. The result is this 40-minute special interview podcast, which covers everything from the third Bond’s Christmas dinner tips to…
Skyfall Spoiler Podcast
Oct 29, 2012 • 43 min
Seen Skyfall? Loved Skyfall? Have many questions about Skyfall and would like to hear four Empire writers talking about Skyfall? Then this is the spoiler podcast for you, a no-holds-barred discussion of everything and anything to do with 007’s 23rd…
#34: Oct 26, 2012 - Skyfall, Halloween, Jeffrey Combs
Oct 24, 2012 • 58 min
What better way to celebrate Halloween than listening to Empire’s Halloween kinda-sorta special? As well as discussions of all things ghouly and grisly, Skyfall gets a non-spoilery review, the Iron Man 3 trailer gets dissected and we interview the…
#33: Oct 19, 2012 - Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Katie Featherston
Oct 19, 2012 • 94 min
In a bumper, 90-minute plus Empire Podcast, the team welcome Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara for Frankenweenie, Katie Featherston for Paranormal Activity 4 and Benh Zeitlin and Quvenzhané Wallis, the director and star of Beasts Of The Southern Wild.…
#32: October 12, 2012 - Nicolas Winding Refn, Richard Coyle, Ruby Sparks, Pusher
Oct 12, 2012 • 68 min
Two movie-making pairings come to the Empire Podcast booth this week, namely Pusher’s Nicolas Winding Refn and Richard Coyle and Ruby Sparks’ Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Elsewhere, Adele’s Skyfall tune gets dissected and corrected, the possibility…
#31: September 28, 2012 - Taken 2, Liberal Arts, David Thomson
Oct 5, 2012 • 66 min
In a week boasting three Empire Podcasts, at least one had to be the actual regular Empire Podcast - and this, ladies and gentlemen, is it. In the discussions department, there’s directorial hot streaks, movies banned by mother and rewatchable gems,…
James Bond Special - Britt Ekland, Stevan Riley
Oct 4, 2012 • 88 min
Today, Friday October 5, has been designated by Q branch as Global Bond Day. So with Skyfall hitting UK cinemas on October 26 - and US ones on November 8 - there’s no better time to talk Bond, and Empire is more than happy to oblige. So join Chris Hewitt,…
Red Dwarf Special - Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Doug Naylor
Oct 3, 2012 • 30 min
Join Empire for a trip down Red Dwarf memory lane - remember, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - as we talk talkie toasters, Alan Rickman playing Lister, Howard Goodall’s bonkers lyrics, Kryten impersonations, bullshitting Bill Clinton, getting “Smeg!”…
#30: September 28, 2012 - Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Olsen
Sep 28, 2012 • 61 min
Two five-star movies are discussed on this week’s Empire podcast, with Looper and Holy Motors both on our reviewing checklist, supported by the conversational talents of interviewees Liam Neeson (for Taken 2) and Elizabeth Olsen (for Liberal Arts).…
#29: September 21, 2012 - Olivia Williams, Ken Loach
Sep 21, 2012 • 79 min
Olivia Williams and Ken Loach drop by the Empire podcast studio for a quick chat this week, and as Chris is off on a work trip to somewhere in deepest, darkest Hollywood, Helen takes over hosting duties. Under her watchful guidance, the team talk shouting…
#28: September 14, 2012 - ParaNorman, Premium Rush, The Sweeney
Sep 14, 2012 • 55 min
For our 28th podcast, we welcome ParaNorman directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler into the studio to talk about zombies, bad puns and people with shovel-like faces. Elsewhere on the podcast, the team discuss film’s best insults - “Why you stuck-up,…
#27: September 7, 2012 - Dredd, Anna Karenina, John Hillcoat And Nick Cave
Sep 7, 2012 • 61 min
During the recording of Empire’s 27th podcast, the sound desk exploded (slightly), forcing the team to relocate to a different studio. Because of this, the audio on our interview with Lawless’ director and writer (respectively), John Hillcoat And Nick…
#26: August 31, 2012 - Karl Urban, Tim And Eric
Aug 31, 2012 • 69 min
Following on from his appearance on our special Comic-Con podcasts earlier in the year, Karl Urban stops by the podbooth to (amongst other things) recreate Singin’ In The Rain using his Judge Dredd voice. Elsewhere, Tim and Eric - of Tim and Eric Awesome…
Adam Buxton Special
Aug 24, 2012 • 28 min
Adam Buxton is somewhat of a cult hero. Thanks to his work on the Adam & Joe show on Channel 4, then on XFM, then on BBC 6Music, he’s amassed such a dedicated fanbase that we knew that releasing just ten minutes of our chat with him would be a great…
#25: August 24, 2012 - Tony Scott Tribute, James Marsh/Adam Buxton
Aug 24, 2012 • 74 min
Three interviews make this a jam-packed Empire Podcast this week, with Imposter director Bart Layton, Shadow Dancer (and Man On Wire) director James Marsh and veritable Podcast king, Adam Buxton, all coming round for a chat with the team. Elsewhere, we…
#24: August 17, 2012 - Len Wiseman And Robert Webb
Aug 17, 2012 • 68 min
The director of the Total Recall remake, Len Wiseman, and the star of Peep Show (and now The Wedding Video), Robert Webb, are an unlikely pairing, but here they are, the guests on the latest edition of the Empire Podcast. Elsewhere, the team discuss which…
#24: August 17, 2012 - Len Wiseman And Robert Webb
Aug 17, 2012 • 68 min
The director of the Total Recall remake, Len Wiseman, and the star of Peep Show (and now The Wedding Video), Robert Webb, are an unlikely pairing, but here they are, the guests on the latest edition of the Empire Podcast. Elsewhere, the team discuss which…
#24: August 17, 2012 - Len Wiseman And Robert Webb
Aug 17, 2012 • 68 min
The director of the Total Recall remake, Len Wiseman, and the star of Peep Show (and now The Wedding Video), Robert Webb, are an unlikely pairing, but here they are, the guests on the latest edition of the Empire Podcast. Elsewhere, the team discuss which…
#23: August 10, 2012 - Brave And The Bourne Legacy
Aug 10, 2012 • 36 min
Alas and alack, thanks to The Olympics, there weren’t as many famous folk about to step into our podbooth this week. So here’s one of our rare interview-less efforts, where the team discuss such important things as Joss Whedon returning to direct Avengers…
#23: August 10, 2012 - Brave And The Bourne Legacy
Aug 10, 2012 • 36 min
Alas and alack, thanks to The Olympics, there weren’t as many famous folk about to step into our podbooth this week. So here’s one of our rare interview-less efforts, where the team discuss such important things as Joss Whedon returning to direct Avengers…
#23: August 10, 2012 - Brave And The Bourne Legacy
Aug 10, 2012 • 36 min
Alas and alack, thanks to The Olympics, there weren’t as many famous folk about to step into our podbooth this week. So here’s one of our rare interview-less efforts, where the team discuss such important things as Joss Whedon returning to direct Avengers…
#22: August 3, 2012 – Dolph Lundgren And Fernando Meirelles
Aug 2, 2012 • 71 min
For Empire’s 22nd podcast, two titans of their field - one literally a titan - dropped by to say hello, namely Expendables 2’s Dolph Lundgren and 360’s Fernando Meirelles. Elsewhere in the podcast, we discuss Danny Boyle’s London 2012 opening ceremony,…
#22: August 3, 2012 – Dolph Lundgren And Fernando Meirelles
Aug 2, 2012 • 71 min
For Empire’s 22nd podcast, two titans of their field - one literally a titan - dropped by to say hello, namely Expendables 2’s Dolph Lundgren and 360’s Fernando Meirelles. Elsewhere in the podcast, we discuss Danny Boyle’s London 2012 opening ceremony,…
#22: August 3, 2012 – Dolph Lundgren And Fernando Meirelles
Aug 2, 2012 • 71 min
For Empire’s 22nd podcast, two titans of their field - one literally a titan - dropped by to say hello, namely Expendables 2’s Dolph Lundgren and 360’s Fernando Meirelles. Elsewhere in the podcast, we discuss Danny Boyle’s London 2012 opening ceremony,…
#21: July 27, 2012 – Jason Isaacs And Peeder Jigson
Jul 27, 2012 • 65 min
This week, the Empire Podcast team review Searching For Sugarman and The Lorax, mop up a couple of remaining questions on The Dark Knight Rises, and interview the likes of Jason Isaacs and the one and only Peeder Jigson. Don’t know who Peeder Jigson is?…
#21: July 27, 2012 – Jason Isaacs And Peeder Jigson
Jul 27, 2012 • 65 min
This week, the Empire Podcast team review Searching For Sugarman and The Lorax, mop up a couple of remaining questions on The Dark Knight Rises, and interview the likes of Jason Isaacs and the one and only Peeder Jigson. Don’t know who Peeder Jigson is?…
#21: July 27, 2012 – Jason Isaacs And Peeder Jigson
Jul 27, 2012 • 65 min
This week, the Empire Podcast team review Searching For Sugarman and The Lorax, mop up a couple of remaining questions on The Dark Knight Rises, and interview the likes of Jason Isaacs and the one and only Peeder Jigson. Don’t know who Peeder Jigson is?…
Dark Knight Rises Spoiler Podcast
Jul 24, 2012 • 38 min
The Dark Knight Rises has finally arrived in cinemas, and with it a huge number of questions - questions that we here at Empire have attempted to answer here in our special spoiler podcast. So prepare your Bane impressions and get ready for 40 minutes of…
Jason Isaacs Special
Jul 20, 2012 • 63 min
The one and only Jason Isaacs stepped into our humble podcast recording studio recently, and here is the incredibly eloquent and really rather funny result, touching on everything from Soccer Aid to Event Horizon, Harry Potter to fake moustaches. And just…
#20: July 20, 2012 – Christopher Nolan And Ice-T
Jul 20, 2012 • 61 min
This week, there’s a very big movie out in cinemas - The Dark Knight Rises - and a couple of smaller ones, including the critically acclaimed history of hip-hop, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap. The directors of both films appear on this week’s…
Comic-Con Podcast #3 - Guillermo del Toro And Richard Taylor
Jul 15, 2012 • 43 min
Sorry for the delay, folks, but at long last we can announce that the third and final part of this year’s Comic-Con Daily Podcast Specials is online, for your listening pleasure. And it’s quite a doozy as well. Not only do Chris Hewitt, Nick de Semlyen…
Comic-Con 2012 Podcast #2 - Karl Urban And Neill Blomkamp
Jul 14, 2012 • 32 min
On today’s edition, our crack team - Nick de Semlyen, Chris Hewitt and James White - discuss everything they saw, heard, did and smelled at the ‘Con today. And that includes (deep breath) panels for The Walking Dead, spoiling the comic’s 100th issue for…
Comic-Con 2012 Podcast #1 - Jackie Chan
Jul 13, 2012 • 34 min
Empire heads to San Diego for Comic Con 2012, with our team recording the first of three special daily podcasts discussing and dissecting the best of what they’ve seen so far at the world’s biggest geek gathering - and in this instance, interviewing the…
Gremlins Podcast - Zach Galligan
Jul 13, 2012 • 53 min
Zach Galligan, the star of Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Waxwork and many more stopped by the Empire podbooth for a chat about his career, with the emphasis most definitely on his work with the likes of Gizmo and Mogwai. Here’s the result, which…
#19: July 6, 2012 – Bobcat Goldthwait
Jul 6, 2012 • 77 min
This week’s episode sees the Empire Podcast team discussing such important things as movie collectibles, stripping on film and how exactly continental drift works. As well as all that, there are reviews of Ice Age 4, Magic Mike, God Bless America and a…
Amazing Spider-Man Spoiler Podcast - Avi Arad & Matt Tolmach
Jul 3, 2012 • 81 min
With The Amazing Spider-Man out in cinemas and Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach in our podbooth, it seemed a sensible idea to interview the two Spider-producers about the film in a highly spoilerific fashion so that everyone who’s watched the movie can find out…
Empire Podcast - William Friedkin Special
Jun 29, 2012 • 59 min
The director of The French Connection, The Exorcist, Rampage, Sorceror and now Killer Joe popped round recently to talk about his career, his passions and fried chicken - and here’s the full, unedited, worryingly long interview for you to enjoy at your…
Empire Podcast #18: June 29, 2012 – Jon Hamm And Stellan Skarsgård
Jun 29, 2012 • 103 min
This jam-packed Empire podcast features interviews from Jon Hamm and Stellan Skarsgard, a fond farewell to the one and only Nora Ephron and all the movie news and reviews you can shake a metaphorical stick at.
Empire Podcast - Emily Blunt Special
Jun 22, 2012 • 32 min
Emily Blunt is a thoroughly charming person. For proof, watch any of her movies, and for even more proof, have a listen to this special Empire podcast with her, where she obstinately refuses to do the cookie monster impression she displays in The…
Empire Podcast #17: June 22, 2012 – Noel Clarke And Emily Blunt
Jun 22, 2012 • 56 min
On this week’s Empire podcast, you can look forward to hear both Emily Blunt and Noel Clarke’s dulcet tones, as well as our admittedly slightly less dulcet warblings. Plus, all the news, reviews and general movie nonsense you could possibly fit into an…
Empire Podcast #16: June 15, 2012 – Kermit The Frog And Pepe The King Prawn
Jun 15, 2012 • 84 min
The Sunshine Boys themselves, Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths, came into the podbooth this week, as did Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn, making this special extended edition of the Empire podcast an unequivocal, absolute must listen. So if…
Empire Podcast - Danny DeVito And Richard Griffiths Special
Jun 15, 2012 • 37 min
To be in the presence of Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths is a real treat, so as we could only put in about 15 minutes or so of our interview with the two Sunshine Boys in our podcast proper, here’s the extended cut, just for you.
Empire Podcast - Robert Weide Special
Jun 8, 2012 • 44 min
The director of Woody Allen: A Documentary drops by for a chat about - what else? - Woody Allen: A Documentary. As well as dosing us up on Woody-related facts, we also learn about the origins of Weide’s much-loved sitcom, Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is…
Empire Podcast #15: June 8, 2012 – Simon Pegg, Crispian Mills And Robert Weide
Jun 8, 2012 • 76 min
The fifteenth Empire podcast boasts not one, not two, but three interviewees, namely the director and star of Fantastic Fear Of Everything - Crispian Mills and Simon Pegg - and the man behind Woody Allen: A Documentary, Robert Weide. Pegg tells us a…
Empire Podcast - Neil Marshall Game Of Thrones Special
Jun 1, 2012 • 26 min
Call yourself a Game Of Thrones fan? Watched all the episodes so far? Then we have a podcast you’re going to enjoy really rather a lot. Director of the ninth episode in the second season - that’s Blackwater, by the way - Neil Marshall dropped by to talk…
Empire Podcast #14: June 1, 2012 – Rick McCallum
Jun 1, 2012 • 69 min
For our fourteenth podcast, we tackle the tricky topics of One Shot becoming Jack Reacher, GI Joe 2 getting put back until 2013 and a little sci-fi you might have heard of called Prometheus. The Angels’ Share and Snow White And The Huntsman also end up on…
Empire Podcast #13: May 25, 2012 – Gareth Evans
May 25, 2012 • 53 min
In the thirteenth Empire podcast, we discuss the merits of movie tattoos, the comedic aspirations of Men In Black 3, the wisdom of remaking The Magnificent Seven and why Gareth Evans’ father is Wales’ leading authority on martial arts flicks.
Empire Podcast #12: May 18, 2012 - Wes Anderson, Barry Sonnenfeld
May 18, 2012 • 63 min
For our twelfth episode, we discuss the return of a certain bear from Peru and the rest of the week’s key bits of movie news, then we’ve got our reviews of this week’s releases, including The Raid and The Dictator. Plus, Wes Anderson himself pops round…
Empire Podcast - Edgar Wright Special
May 11, 2012 • 43 min
Following in the hallowed footsteps of Terence Stamp and Mike Newell comes this special 43-minute podcast starring the one and only Edgar Wright, the man behind Hot Fuzz, Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. As well as talking about his…
Empire Podcast #11: May 11, 2012 - Edgar Wright
May 11, 2012 • 61 min
For our eleventh episode, we discuss the Avengers sequel, Kick-Ass 2 and Avatar 4 - and, as they say, much, much more. Not forgetting our reviews of this week’s releases, including Dark Shadows, Jeff Who Lives At Home and How I Spent My Summer Vacation.…
Empire Podcast #10: May 4, 2012 - George RR Martin
May 4, 2012 • 50 min
For our tenth episode, we discuss the unstoppable success of The Avengers, possible Hulk spin-offs for Mark Ruffalo, Alan Partridge hitting the big screen and much, much more. Some of that ‘much, much more’ includes reviews of this week’s releases - think…
Empire Podcast - The Avengers Kevin Feige Spoiler Special
Apr 30, 2012 • 13 min
Watched The Avengers - or, if you’re a Brit, Avengers Assemble - and wish you could find out more about it? Well then, it’s about time you listened to Empire spoiler-filled Avengers podcast, starring Marvel Studio’s big cheese himself, Kevin Feige. So if…
Empire Podcast #9: April 27, 2012 - Kevin Feige, Eugene Levy and Jennifer Coolidge
Apr 27, 2012 • 60 min
For our ninth episode, we discuss why James Cameron should rule the world, Pixar’s ‘Day Of The Dead’ movie and Iron Man 3’s casting news - alongside reviews of this week’s releases, including Avengers Assemble, Damsels In Distress and Being Elmo. Oh, and…
Empire Podcast - Mike Newell Special
Apr 23, 2012 • 42 min
Mike Newell is the man behind Four Weddings And A Funeral, Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire and many more - and recently, he came into the Empire office to talk about his favourite film ever, La Grande Illusion. But after that, he spent…
Empire Podcast #8: April 20, 2012 - Guy Pearce
Apr 20, 2012 • 52 min
For our eighth episode, we discuss Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, ‘moral bankruptcy’ and Sin City 2 - plus reviews of this week’s releases, including Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Marley and Lockout. Oh, and Guy Pearce drops by to say hello, which was nice.
Empire Podcast - The Cabin In The Woods Drew Goddard Spoiler Special
Apr 13, 2012 • 8 min
Watched The Cabin In The Woods? Wish you could have talked to the director / co-writer afterward? Well, we can’t offer you that, but we can offer you this special, eight minute or so mini-podcast with Drew Goddard, so as long as you’ve definitely,…
Empire Podcast #7: April 13, 2012
Apr 13, 2012 • 59 min
For our seventh episode, we discuss cheesey action movie one-liners, Gary Ross leaving the Hunger Games franchise and first 10 minutes of Prometheus - and hear some wise words from Mike Newell on La Grande Illusion, as well as The Cabin In The Woods…
Empire Podcast #6: April 07, 2012
Apr 7, 2012 • 45 min
The sixth episode of The Empire Podcast sees Chris Hewitt, Helen O’Hara, Ali Plumb and Phil de Semlyen discuss the big news of the week, including Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs and the return of Woody Allen on screen, as well as reviewing Headhunters…
Empire Podcast - Terence Stamp Special
Mar 30, 2012 • 54 min
In last week’s podcast - Empire Podcast #4 - we included about 15 minutes of our hour-long Terence Stamp interview. Here we’ve got the whole thing, complete with the former General’s anecdotes on Marlon Brando, being approached in saunas and his tantric…
Empire Podcast #5: March 30, 2012
Mar 30, 2012 • 56 min
The fifth episode of The Empire Podcast sees Chris Hewitt, Nick de Semlyen, Helen O’Hara and pod debutant, Dan Jolin, discuss the big news of the week, including Anchorman 2 and The Jameson Empire Awards, and review Wrath Of The Titans and StreetDance 2…
Empire Podcast #4: March 23, 2012
Mar 23, 2012 • 63 min
For our bumper-sized fourth episode, we discuss Nathan Fillion’s God-like status, Jack Ryan’s possible return and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows - and hear some wise words from Aardman co-founder Peter Lord, as well as General Zod himself, Terence Stamp. Not…
Empire Podcast #3: March 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012 • 38 min
For our third episode, we discuss the return of Braveheart, the Garbage Pail Kids making a comeback and the upcoming Eastwood/Beyonce collaboration, A Star Is Born. Not forgetting our reviews of this week’s releases, including We Bought A Zoo, Contraband…
Empire Podcast #2: March 9, 2012
Mar 9, 2012 • 39 min
For our second episode, we discuss the new Avengers Lego, MIB III and the Jameson Empire Awards nominations - plus reviews of this week’s releases, including John Carter.
Empire Podcast #1: March 2, 2012
Mar 6, 2012 • 46 min
Paddy Considine talks Tyrannosaur; we talk This Means War, Project X and Wanderlust