By Matt Gourley and Matt Mira and Earwolf
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Matt and Matt. Bond over Bond. Matt Gourley and Matt Mira love James Bond so much they decided to make a podcast about it. Each episode they invite a guest to dive deep into one movie from the greatest film franchise known to man. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
||ExplicitMission Briefing: Director News And Podcast Return Update!||The boys are coming back. When? How? Boyle's out and Fukunaga's in! It's all covered here.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn Voorhees We Trust With Gourley and Rust||Lace up your hiking boots and pick a bunk because your stay at Camp Crystal Lake is just beginning. In this free and full-length primer episode of 'In Voorhees We Trust With Gourley and Rust,' you’ll learn why Matt and Paul love the Friday the 13th franchise so much, what they expect to learn about themselves in revisiting it, and how they plan to tackle and assess all 12 films of the Voorhees family legacy. Join them on their journey to Crystal Lake, Manhattan, hell, and outer space beyond! For more In Voorhees We Trust, go to stitcherpremium.com/voorhees and use promo code 'VOORHEES’ for 1 month free!||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 086: Season 2 Finale!||Matt and Matt wrap up season 2 by looking back at the final rankings, playing some Bond guessing games, and discussing the exciting future direction of the podcast. Stay subscribed, more is coming soon.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 085: Goldmember||Brian Aubert from Silversun Pickups is back and this time he's bringing bassist Niki Monninger! They join the Matts to wrap up the discussion on the Austin Powers series.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 084: Never Say Never Again with Ben Blacker||Writer extraordinaire Ben Blacker joins us to deconstruct Connery's unofficial return as Bond in the infamous Thunderball remake!||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 083: The Spy Who Shagged Me||The Matt's dive into the second installment of the Austin Powers trilogy and address some business of the show. And Irvin Kershner and Boss Nass show up. Naturally.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 082: Casino of Solace Part 2 with Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci||We're back, earlier than expected, with part 2 of our back to back watch of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 081: Casino of Solace Part 1 with Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci||Maria and Amanda are back! And this time it's to tackle Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace the way they were meant to be tackled, back to back and with Matt and Matt. Tune in for part two next week.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 080: Austin Powers with Brian Aubert||Brian Aubert from the great Silversun Pickups joins the Ms to discuss the seminal Bond parody, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Also, there's a nice Michael G. Wilson story.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 079: Dr. No with Molly Hawkey||The Matt's take Molly Hawkey on her first real spin into the Bond world with the first Bond itself, Dr. No.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 078: The Women of Bond with Dani Snow||Dani Snow is back to discuss the women of 007: her favorites and not-so-favorites, and their complicated relationship with James Bond and the James Bond franchise itself.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 077: The Spy Who Loved Me with James Bladon||Guest favorite James Bladon joins the boys to talk Roger Moore's most acclaimed outing as Bond, as well as to discuss a million other wonderful things.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 076: On Her Majesty's Secret Slideshow||Matt (Gourley, that is) takes Matt (Mira, that is) on an audio slideshow of his trip to Piz Gloria atop the Swiss Alps. Interviews and on-the-spot audio reactions to the Bond World exhibit abound, complete with insights from travel co-host, Amanda Lund!||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 075: For Your Eyes Only with John Ross Bowie||John Ross Bowie from Speechless and The Big Bang Theory joins Matt and Matt to talk about Moore's most serious entry in the Bond franchise. Well, serious except for the Thatcher thing, but you can't have it all.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 074: Bond, James Bond: Ranked||This week, Matt and Matt discuss every time an actor has said Bond James Bond in a Bond film. Then they pick their favorites. Because of course they do.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 073: Live and Let Die With Phil Nobile JR||Our man in the East, Phil Nobile Jr returns to talk all manner of Roger Moore, New Orleans and Voodoo. #KanangaBalloon||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 072: Our Man In The East Returns! Phil Nobile Jr||Phil Nobile Jr, newly appointed Editor in Chief of FANGORIA magazine, stops by to talk to Matt and Matt about Bond 25, the state of the franchise and the idea of trying to dress/live like James Bond. Give it a listen, won't you.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 071: Thunderball with Maria Blasucci and Amanda Lund||James Bond is back! And so are Maria and Amanda from last week as we all discuss the underwater adventure that was Connery's fourth 007 film. Will it fare better than last time? Press play to find out.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 070: Vesper's Dilemma Crossover Episode With The Big Ones||Guest favorites Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci join the Matts for James Bonding, or do the Matts join them for The Big Ones? Either way, it's the podcast crossover event of the century and it's all about Vesper Lynd's moral dilemma in Casino Royale. And there's also a little bit of Nick Nack.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 069: The World Is Not Enough with Dani Snow||Dani Snow from DC Comics joins the boys to talk Brosnan's third, its ladies and its villains.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 068: Casino Royale '67 with Maurice LaMarche||Voice over god Maurice LaMarche joins the Matts for a frank discussion about the infamous 1967 Casino Royale. Also, Orson Welles and Ian Fleming might stop by for a quick conversation. I don't know, you'll have to listen.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 067: SPECTRE with Doree Shafrir and Amanda Lund||The Matts' better halves join the Matts to discuss Daniel Craig's latest outing as Bond and what it's like to be married to a Bond head.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 066: Bond and Star Wars with Pete The Retailer, Alex Robinson, James Bladon and Mark McConville||Alex and Pete from Star Wars Minute and Mark McConville and James Bladon join Matt and Matt to discuss which actors have been in both franchises, complete with Power Point presentation!||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 065: Octopussy with Roman Mars||Podcasting great Roman Mars shares his love for the everywhere-on-early-eighties-cable-tv classic.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 064: Danny Boyle and Bond #25||Matt and Matt discuss the prospect of the rumored Danny Boyle Bond #25.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFind Full Archive of James Bonding on Stitcher Premium||Find Full Archive of James Bonding on Stitcher Premium||7/2/1970||Free||View in iTunes|
It should be better
A podcast breaking down each movie is great in theory, but this podcast has a long way to go to reach its potential. Right now, most of the episodes are fine for background noise, but it just doesn't merit my full attention.
But most disappointing of all is the "Goldfinger" episode. Many of us love that movie and this episode should be a highlight of this series, but unfortunately it's awful.
They bring on a pair of neo-feminists who have never seen a Bond movie and they proceed to pick it apart (or just talk about mixing drinks and other tangents). The idea of feminists discussing Bond has its place. However, a podcast by Bond fans for Bond fans (who else would listen to this?) is decidedly not that place.
If they brought these two ladies on board for a special podcast that wasn't tied to one of the Bond movies - or even a short segment every once in a while within other podcasts - it might be OK.
Even worse, Matt and Matt join them in mocking the movie. Imagine if you were in high school and you loved Star Wars, but you took a hot girl to see it and she hated it. So she proceeds to bash it and you just agree with her. That's basically what happens here. The guys who allegedly love Bond trash one of (if not THE) most iconic Bond movies.
I'm giving this series one or more listens but it's on a really short leash. If you can't find a proper guest, then don't have one. It's that simple.
Please re-do Goldfinger.
I love this podcast, love the Matts. But the Goldfinger episode was infuriating. Please re-do it with people who are actual fans.
Of all podcasts on iTunes that do not have any episodes yet, this is my very favorite!