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1: On Broadway

We're back, and better yet we've got a special guest! Listen to Ali and Olly lose their minds in real time as, Outer Critics Circle and WhatsOnStage Award winner Ann Harada ("Linda") joins us to kick off our second season! With the Bombshell gang back in NYC and the show's future hanging in the balance, will the arrival of Jennifer Hudson be enough to stop a certain loose-lipped stage manager from sending Julia's marriage into yet more turmoil? Spoiler alert: it absolutely will...


Season Two Trailer

SMASHED returns for the first episode of season two on Friday June 21 with an extra special guest host joining Ali and Olly! Get caught up and subscribe now at to be the first to find out who it is.


The Best of Season One

A la SMASH at the end of almost every episode, we hit the highlights with an entirely unearned montage of us laughing at the ludicrousness of season one.


15: Bombshell

The time has come to choose between #TeamKaren and #TeamPrednisone. With Rebecca out of the picture, it's time for one of our heroines to step into Marilyn's shoes, and if this show wasn't already six years old we might have a problem telling you that heroine is Karen Cartwright. History is made in Boston as Tom and Julia fight against the clock to pen the new finale, and Dev's secrets spill out like pills from a bottle. And back in this universe, Ali and Olly reflect on a treacherous season...


Listener Questions

With the season one finale just around the corner, Ali & Olly take a moment to answer your burning questions. If SMASH has ever had you asking who, what, when, where, and why, then this bonus episode is for you (translation: it's for literally everybody).


14: Previews

Put down that peanut butter, Julia - the leading lady's allergic! As the first paying audience gets to see Rebecca DuVall's "unique" take on Marilyn, Dev attempts to deal with the guilt of cheating on Karen by taking every possible opportunity to meet up with his mistress. And as Uma Thurman's contract expires with one whole episode left in the season, the ever important question is back on everyone's minds; who's going to play Marilyn next? Back in the real world, Olly gets nerdier than...


13: Tech

We're Boston-bound! When Swifty 2.0 suddenly leaves the show, OG Swifty needs to make a comeback and Julia takes a number of steps back in her personal development and suddenly considers herself completely blameless in the resulting predicament all over again. On stage at Bombshell, Rebecca DuVall continues to be outstandingly mediocre, and Dev shows up for some reason! This and more, as Ali and Olly discuss how Wesley Taylor's character in SpongeBob Squarepants was actually highly erotic,...


12: Publicity

It's a question of korma as Karen is overwhelmed by curry night with Dev and Rebecca and we FINALLY get to "A Thousand And One Nights"! With Leo on the loose and Derek losing control, everything's a hot mess in the final rehearsals prior to the Bombshell cast's road trip to Boston. Meanwhile, Ali and Olly debate the SMASH production budget and the merits of carrier pigeons; it's riveting stuff.


11: The Movie Star

We're transported to a fantastical universe in which people with no singing or dancing experience don't make for outstanding leads in musicals, and Rebecca DuVall is no exception. And as things get sexy for Tom and Eileen (important note: not with each other), the same happens for Ali and Olly (also not with each other), as they talk show crushes, hot bartenders, and holes.


10: Understudy

With the "Mother of the Year" awards right around the corner, Julia lies to her son, manipulates his emotions, and steals his cell phone to try and win back her husband. Meanwhile, Uma Thurman and her assistant are stuck in Cuba, and Derek has to find a scared bird and/or rabbit to be the understudy for Marilyn. Back in the here and now Ali and Olly discuss whether Ivy might have had more success getting back into the Bombshell cast with the help of a fake mustache and a British accent.


9: Hell On Earth

The angel has landed. Ali and Olly return for the second half of season one in style, as we finally see Ivy take to a Broadway stage back at "Heaven on Earth" and Julia is at last forced to face the music (but not the book, since that's still not finished).


We Just Keep Moving The Line

Ali and Olly check in with an update on our hiatus and when we'll be back for the second half of season one - plus, news of what all your favorite SMASH stars are up to!


8: The Coup

Derek enlists Karen to help discover a Marilyn "for a new generation" - a flawless idea provided that said generation hangs out in abandoned warehouses in Nowhere, Brooklyn and enjoys terrible music and cages. With the workshop over and tensions running high, Ivy reaches the end of the line (the metaphorical one, not the line of prednisone she's snorting), and back in the present Ali and Olly have legitimate concerns about the Cartwright diet plan and Tom's idea of breaking news gently.


7: The Workshop

Well, well, well… it's time for the scarves to come off. As the work-in-progress presentation of the Marilyn musical finally sees the light of day, Julia begins to wonder if having a catastrophic affair that brings emotional stress to your teenage son and potentially destroys both your marriage and career is, in some ways, different to a high school show crush. And the arrival of Bernadette Peters (no, really) as Ivy's mother prompts Ali and Olly to speculate who else may have cameoed in...


6: Chemistry

Son-of-a-rabbi, it's our first special guest! Zach Stecker joins us to talk Big Buck Hunter, bar mitzvahs, and barely believable side effects of prednisone as the workshop presentation of the Marilyn musical draws ever nearer. Back in our dimension, Ali has concerns that she might be being out-jew'd and a visit to WebMD brings the episode grinding to a halt.


5: Let's Be Bad

Trouble is afoot; with Frank stuck out of town and whipped cream just sitting there begging to be sucked off of fingers, Julia's valiant attempts to stop herself cheating on her husband turn out to be futile as Michael drunkenly shows up at her house and endears himself to her teenage son. Meanwhile, Ali tries not to choke to death on cat hair as the recording session heads uptown to Olly's apartment for the first time. But it's all fine because, you guys - it's time for Let's Be Bad!


4: The Cost of Art

You never know where a wolf might crouch, but when Nick Jonas shows up, who honestly cares? As rehearsals kick off for the Marilyn workshop, Eileen resorts to selling her prized possessions to fund it and Ivy's sense of entitlement goes off the charts. Meanwhile, Ali and Olly introduce their line of SMASH-themed party foods and theorize which actress could have played Christian Borle's mother in a later season.


3: Enter Mr. DiMaggio

Lust! Deception! Baby showers! The arrival of Will Chase as Michael Swift triggers the rapid unraveling of Julia's integrity (and scarf collection), and Karen heads home to Iowa for some long overdue TLC and poor karaoke choices. Back in the real world, Ali and Olly reflect on the 72nd Annual Tony Awards and the dangers of Red Bull.


2: The Callback

Having made a total of zero decisions about who to cast since the last episode, the creative team continues putting Karen and Ivy through their paces in some of the most thoroughly rehearsed auditions of all time. Meanwhile, Ali and Olly introduce Rand Corp's new line of pet foods and a perilous Kevin Spacey reference threatens to stop the podcast in its tracks.


1: Pilot

As Tom and Julia get to work creating a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe (under the unlikely influence of assistant and tea drawer advocate Ellis), an unconventional audition process and a cavalcade of strange characters making even stranger choices leave Ali and Olly with a few questions.