The Movie Palace Podcast
By Carl Sweeney
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A podcast about the Golden Age of Hollywood. Presented by Carl Sweeney, each episode focuses on a particular aspect of classical American cinema from the 1920s to the 1960s. We hope you can join us each week, when the curtain rises at The Movie Palace...
||CleanDouble Indemnity (crossover w/ The 250)||This week, our #Noirvember line-up continues as The Movie Palace joins forces with The 250 to discuss Billy Wilder's DOUBLE INDEMNITY. After you've listened, find the podcast on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.||11 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm noir primer (w/ Karen Burroughs Hannsberry)||It's #Noirvember! On this episode, Karen Burroughs Hannsberry, editor of The Dark Pages newsletter, joins Carl to discuss the world of film noir. Karen picks some great 'gateway' noirs, singles out some of the most significant stars of the genre and...||4 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrankenstein (w/ Rosie Powell)||It's alive! After a week off, The Movie Palace returns with our first Halloween special. Rosie Powell, making her podcast debut, joins Carl to discuss James Whale's FRANKENSTEIN. After you've listened, find The Movie Palace on social media: Twitter -..||29 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Night of the Hunter (w/ Tony Black)||Podcaster and blogger Tony Black visits The Movie Palace this week to discuss Charles Laughton's only directorial effort, The Night of the Hunter. Plus, Andy Wolverton provides an introduction to the film...||14 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShadow of a Doubt (w/ Brandon-Shea Mutala)||We're talking about Alfred Hitchcock for the first time on The Movie Palace this week. Brandon-Shea Mutala, from the Good Evening Podcast, joins Carl to discuss 1943's Shadow of a Doubt...||7 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Day the Earth Stood Still (w/ Russell Hugo)||We venture into the world of sci-fi for the first time on this week's podcast, as Russell Hugo joins Carl to discuss Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still. After you've listened, find The Movie Palace on social media... Twitter -...||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSingin' in the Rain (w/ Tony Black, Earl J. Hess & Pratibha A. Dabholkar)||Bonus episode! Tony Black takes the hosting chair for this 'lost' recording from an unrealised podcast project. He discusses Singin' in the Rain with Carl, before interviewing Earl J. Hess and Pratibha A. Dabholkar about their book on the film. After...||23 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 Angry Men (w/ Cathy Glinski)||Criminal lawyer Cathy Glinski joins Carl to put Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men on trial. Does the film accurately represent the justice system? Does it do a disservice to lawyers? Should Henry Fonda have brought a knife into a jury room? Tune in to hear...||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMildred Pierce (Live from London)||In this episode, Carl is joined by Kelechi Ehenulo, Clara Cook and Nathan Drake to discuss the 1945 classic Mildred Pierce. This recording took place at the British Film Institute in London, immediately after a screening of the film (shown as part of...||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClassic Film Books (w/ Raquel Stecher)||Raquel Stecher (Out of the Past) joins Carl to discuss her blog, and to recommend some great classic film books. After you've listened, find The Movie Palace on social media... Twitter - @MoviePalacePod Facebook - facebook.com/moviepalacepod||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Philadelphia Story (w/ Paige Schector)||Paige Schector (Sibling Cinema) joins Carl to discuss George Cukor's 1940 classic The Philadelphia Story, a great star vehicle for Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. Once you've listened, find The Movie Palace on social media... Twitter..||26 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGilda (w/ Darren Mooney)||Critic Darren Mooney (The m0vie blog) joins Carl to discuss Charles Vidor's Gilda. They talk about Rita Hayworth's iconic performance, Glenn Ford as a noir protagonist, tungsten monopolies and much more. Once you've listened, find The Movie Palace on...||19 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComet Over Hollywood (w/ Jessica Pickens)||Jessica Pickens joins Carl to talk about her classic movie blog, Comet Over Hollywood. She also discusses how her love for old films began, and answers some fiendish quiz questions... Find The Movie Palace on social media: Twitter - @MoviePalacePod...||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDuck Soup (w/ Kelechi Ehenulo)||Freelance film critic and blogger Kelechi Ehenulo joins Carl to talk about a Marx Brothers classic: Duck Soup. Expect lots of laughter as they discuss this madcap political satire... Find The Movie Palace on social media: Twitter - @MoviePalacePod...||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKing Kong (w/ Nathan Drake)||Nathan Drake, host of the Close Encounters of the Film Kind podcast, joins Carl to talk about one of his favourite movies: the original version of 'King Kong'. In this monster discussion, they chat about the giant ape's charisma, Fay Wray, remakes and..||31 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStagecoach (w/ Clara Cook)||Clara Cook (from the Primitive Culture podcast) joins Carl to discuss John Ford's 1939 film 'Stagecoach'. Amongst other things, they discuss the appeal of the Western genre, John Wayne's stardom, and the role of women in the west... Join Carl again...||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Red Carpet (Movie Palace primer)||Join host Carl Sweeney, and special guest Clara Cook, as they unveil The Movie Palace - a new podcast taking a look at the films of old Hollywood. In this introductory episode, Carl and Clara talk about their personal history with the 'golden age' of...||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Coming Attractions||Carl Sweeney previews The Movie Palace, a new podcast about the 'Golden Age of Hollywood'. Find The Movie Palace on Twitter - @MoviePalacePod.||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A great way to explore cinema’s past
For someone not reared on Golden Age Hollywood cinema, this is a delight. Carl is a relaxed, engaging host, as informative as the friendly guests he has on the show, and it makes for a perfect way to dig out movies of yesteryear. Essential listening for the cineaste in you.
A charming podcast about classic movies
Entertaining and filled with interesting facts about classic movies. It has a nice atmosphere too, always feels like two friends chatting about favourite films.
Have heard Carl Sweeney on other podcasts and he has always come across as a real Film Fan and an expert in analysis. He's often discussed his passion for the golden age of Hollywood and now it's great to see that he's gone solo and made his own podcast. First 2 episodes were great and looking forward to some more. Treaure of Sierra Madre if you please!