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The Empire Podcast is the last word on movies from the biggest movie magazine on the planet, including each week's news, reviews and interviews.

The Empire Podcast is the last word on movies from the biggest movie magazine on the planet, including each week's news, reviews and interviews.
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The Empire Podcast is the last word on movies from the biggest movie magazine on the planet, including each week's news, reviews and interviews.

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#296 — Lee Unkrich

1/19/2018
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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, John joins Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, and James Dyer for a freewheeling episode that includes Chris' first-hand account of what it was like to be present at the Chevy Chase-Mike Read Q&A that has already passed into legend (the night, not...

Duration:01:06:56

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler Special

1/15/2018
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It's taken a while, but here it is at last — our Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoiler special podcast, ready to go down as smooth as a green milkshake. In this two-hour behemoth, the Empire Podcast team — Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Ian Freer — have a good old spoiler-heavy chat about the ups and downs, and the ins and outs of Episode VIII, and tackle a whole bunch of listeners' questions. Let's just say this is not going to go the way you think. First up, though, is Chris'...

Duration:02:03:02

#295 — Joe Wright, Martin McDonagh

1/12/2018
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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 latest movie, Darkest Hour, which sees Gary Oldman give a barnstorming performance as Winston Churchill, and the career that might have been, as an illusionist. Now that's magic. Then Chris Hewitt sits down for a chat with Martin McDonagh, the...

Duration:01:32:35

Review Of The Year 2017

12/29/2017
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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 podbooth for ages and chewed the fat over the year that's just about to leave us. It's a show of two halves, with the first part dedicated to answering listeners' questions, and the second segment counting down Empire's Top 20 films of the...

Duration:01:28:19

Hugh Jackman Interview Special

12/22/2017
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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 talks to us about making The Greatest Showman and saying goodbye to Logan.

Duration:00:21:52

#293 - Karen Gillan

12/15/2017
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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 have a big old barney over Aaron Sorkin. To paraphrase a great man we used to know in San Diego back in the '70s, that escalated quickly. And we see out the year in style with our wonderful star guest, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle's Karen...

Duration:01:22:23

#292 — James and Dave Franco/John Cena

12/7/2017
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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 that with John Nugent. Then James Dyer talks to WWE legend-turned-actor, John Cena, about being strong like cartoon bull in new animated movie Ferdinand — and wouldn't you know it, a Franco of a different kind crops up in conversation...

Duration:01:18:05

#291 - Dan Stevens

12/1/2017
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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 Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas. Elsewhere, with Helen swanning around in Malta, it's double trouble in the podbooth as Chris Hewitt and James Dyer talk about great movie scenes set in laundrettes (that doesn't wash with them), review...

Duration:01:00:43

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Podcast Discussion Special

11/29/2017
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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 how does The Vision do that? Where does Steve Rogers get his beard oil? Why didn't Spider-Man have spider-sense in his solo movie? — it prompted us to do just that. So our resident MCU experts, Helen O'Hara and Chris Hewitt, got together...

Duration:00:33:59

#290: Lee Child, Craig Roberts

11/24/2017
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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 Submarine star Craig Roberts challenges Chris Hewitt to a coffee-fuelled Pro Evo-off, while the podcast team — Chris, Helen O'Hara and James Dyer — get to grips with the week's big releases and multiple Shafts. Strap yourselves in, innuendo fans...

Duration:01:48:18

#289: Henry Cavill, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell

11/17/2017
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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.

Duration:01:25:12

Paddington 2 Spoiler Special

11/15/2017
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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 bearcilessly, if you will — about how they crafted such a marvel of a sequel. After that, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara and Nick de Semlyen to basically gush about this five-star wonder for a few minutes. We hope you enjoy. And remember —...

Duration:01:05:31

#288: Annette Bening, Kenneth Lonergan

11/10/2017
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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 Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

Duration:01:20:47

Red Dwarf Special With Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules & Doug Naylor

11/9/2017
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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: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

Duration:01:24:29

Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler Special With Taika Waititi

11/6/2017
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We sat down with the World's Best-Dressed Director, Taika Waititi, for a spoilerific chat on Thor's threequel – plus, we assemble four friends from work to gather in a pod booth and dissect the movie in almost needlessly forensic detail. SPOILERS FROM THE START, OBVS. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

Duration:02:28:48

#287: Jamie Bell, Tobin Bell

11/3/2017
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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 Bell, Toby Kebbell, Isabelle Huppert, Toby Kebell, and the ghost of Alexander Graham Bell. Maybe. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

Duration:01:11:08

Jeff Goldblum Special

10/27/2017
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Ah…now eventually, you do plan to have Jeff Goldblum on your… on your Jeff Goldblum Interview Special, right? Hello?… Hello? Yes?

Duration:00:26:24

286: Vince Vaughn, S. Craig Zahler, Claire Foy + Guest Host Sam Bain

10/27/2017
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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 us in the studio as a guest host. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/podcast

Duration:01:33:44

#285: Daniel Radcliffe, Jason Isaacs, Gerard Butler

10/20/2017
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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 geostorm in – well, you get the idea, Geostorm. More from the Empire Podcast: http://www.empireonline.com/tags/empire-podcast

Duration:01:36:20

David Fincher Interview Special

10/19/2017
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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

Duration:00:42:19

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