Light The Fuse - A Mission: Impossible Podcast
By Charles Hood & Drew Taylor
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This podcast is all about Mission: Impossible. We break down the movies and old TV shows plus bring on guests who worked on the franchise. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to press that "SUBSCRIBE" button.
||ExplicitEp. 35 - Robert Elswit Interview, Part 2 (Cinematographer of 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' and 'Rogue Nation')||If you thought last week was a doozy, just wait until this week. We're back with Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, who does a deep dive into how they filmed the plane stunt for "Rogue Nation," how his background in effects helped...||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 34 - Robert Elswit Interview, Part 1 (Cinematographer of 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' and 'Rogue Nation')||This is a big one! We got to sit down with Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, who also has the distinction of being the only man to shoot two "M:I" movies -- "Ghost Protocol" and "Rogue Nation!" On this week's episode we dive deep into...||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 33 - The Making of 'Mission: Impossible 2' (2000), Part 2||On this week’s episode we pause (briefly) to discuss the SAG Awards before continuing our deep dive into the making of “Mission: Impossible 2,” including the post-production and marketing of the movie. Learn all about the 11th hour editing of...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 32 - The Making of 'Mission: Impossible 2' (2000), Part 1||Hang on to that precarious cliff face! This week we go back to the turn of the century to look at the series’ very first sequel, “Mission: Impossible 2!” Learn about the sometimes circuitous development of the highly successful follow-up,...||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 31 - Mark Bristol Interview (Storyboard Artist for 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' and 'Rogue Nation')||You might not know his name, but Mark Bristol is one of the key collaborators on “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” As the key storyboard artist, he helped stage and plan the action sequences that...||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Two Mission: Impossible Sequels Coming Soon?!||Some huge news broke today as Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise announced that two more “Mission: Impossible” sequels will be coming in 2021 and 2022. We break down our initial thoughts and observations about the news and speculate on what...||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 30 - Awards & Critics' Top 10 Lists for ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout,’ Plus News Roundup||2018 was the year of "Mission: Impossible." From the unprecedented critical and commercial success of "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" to potential Oscar glory, it seemed like everyone was accepting this particular mission. We run down the highlights..||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29 - Christopher McQuarrie Interview, Part 2||It’s part two of our in-depth chat with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie! In this episode, he takes us inside the “Rogue Nation” writers room, tells us who he would love to see make a “Mission: Impossible” movie, and spends several...||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 - Christopher McQuarrie Interview, Part 1||Christopher. McQuarrie. What else is there to say? We got to interview the man who wrote and directed the last two "Mission: Impossible" movies and did rewrites on "Ghost Protocol." This week he tells us in detail what he contributed to "Ghost...||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27 - Eddie Hamilton Interview, Part 2 (Editor of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' and 'Rogue Nation')||We continue our interview with superstar editor Eddie Hamilton, who goes further into the making of “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” and “Mission: Impossible Fallout,” and we get him to rank his favorite movies in the series! (Because of...||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26 - Eddie Hamilton Interview, Part 1 (Editor of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' and 'Rogue Nation')||We were lucky enough to chat with Eddie Hamilton, the brilliant editor behind “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” and “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” (amongst many other amazing movies). Learn what drew him back into the fold and what made...||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25 - 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Stunt Team Interviews||In this episode, Drew reports back from a “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” press day that saw him driving in a BMW with stunt supervisor Wade Eastwood, plus exclusive interviews from the team that brought the movie’s amazing stunts to life!||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 - 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Home Video Release||This week we discuss the digital release and upcoming blu ray of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." Hear about all the special features and find out which is the best version to purchase!||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 - The Making of 'Mission: Impossible' (1996), Part 2||Behold! Today's episode is the second part of our in-depth look at the making of Brian De Palma's "Mission: Impossible." We discuss in detail the post-production, promotion, and release of the 1996 film. Find out all the behind-the-scenes drama!||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 - The Making of 'Mission: Impossible' (1996), Part 1||We’re starting a new series of research-heavy “making of” episodes with the first part of our look at the production of Brian De Palma’s “Mission: Impossible.” Choose to accept it for all the behind-the-scenes goodies that you’ve...||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Mission: Impossible the '80s TV Series, Part 1||It’s the episode you’ve all been waiting for, when we start to discuss the short-lived 1980s “Mission: Impossible” TV series! Hampered by a writers strike and the constraints of filming exclusively in Australia, this series is really…...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 20 - Patrick (H) Willems Interview, Part 2||We continue our chat with the great video essayist Patrick (H) Willems, talking even more “Mission: Impossible.” We also get him to rank all of the movies, and his answers might surprise you! Actually, they’ll definitely surprise you!||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19 - Patrick (H) Willems Interview, Part 1||This week we’re joined by video essayist Patrick (H) Willems, as we talk about all things “Mission: Impossible” and delve even deeper into our “M:I”-related obsessions, including his wonderful analysis in the video "Who is Ethan Hunt?"||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18 - Lorne Balfe Interview, Part 2 (Composer of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout')||This week we continue our interview with “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” composer Lorne Balfe. Learn more about what it takes to put one of these scores together and hear Lorne rank his top three “Mission: Impossible” movies – you’ll be...||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17 - Lorne Balfe Interview, Part 1 (Composer of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout')||On this week’s episode we talk to Lorne Balfe, the man who composed the brilliant music for “Mission: Impossible - Fallout.” In the first part of our interview, we talk about his inspiration for the music and just how long he had to work on the...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 - Mission: Impossible Toys||There is alarmingly little merchandise that was produced for the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, but that made it all the easier for us to track it down! Today we talk about the toys inspired by the film and TV series and try to figure out if...||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - Ranking Impossible, Part 2||This is it. The moment you’ve been waiting your entire life for … Our definitive ranking of the “Mission: Impossible” films. See if we disagree and our friendship is ruined forever, or we’re in sync and come away from the experience even...||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 - Ranking Impossible, Part 1||This week we start ranking our favorites from the entire “Mission: Impossible” film franchise. That’s right – get ready for us listing our favorite running sequence, cold open, and, yes, BMW product placement! Find out if Drew and Charles...||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 - Mission: Impossible Title Sequences||We’re going back to the beginning (of the movies that is), as we talk about the title sequences for each of the movies. Find out what went into the creation of these mini-movies and which ones are our favorites!||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - Mission: Impossible Spoofs||“Mission: Impossible” is hugely influential, particularly in the realm of comedic spoofs and parodies. We dissect some of our favorites, including the incredible “Mission: Improbable,” starring Ben Stiller. This is our most (intentionally)...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - Mission: Impossible the Original TV Series, Part 2||It’s back to the IMF archives this week as we watch several more episodes of the original “Mission: Impossible” TV series and discuss them in excruciating detail!||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - Unmade Missions||If you think six “Mission: Impossible” movies is a lot, wait until you hear about all the entries that didn’t make the cut, including installments made by David Fincher, Frank Darabont, Joe Carnahan, and Oliver Stone. It’s a wild trip down...||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 - Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)||Here it is. Get ready for our deep-dive into all things “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” (at least until our next episode about “Mission: Impossible - Fallout”). It’s more exciting than the HALO jump and helicopter chase combined!||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)||On this week’s episode we break down “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” in excruciating detail. What more could you want?||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode - Mondo release of 'Mission: Impossible' Soundtrack||On this special bonus episode (!) of Light the Fuse, we talk to Mo Shafeek, who works for the insanely cool Mondo in Austin, Texas, and who just this week released an amazing vinyl edition of Danny Elfman's "Mission: Impossible" score. Find out why...||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)||We are incredibly excited to talk about the fourth entry in the "Mission: Impossible" film franchise, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol!" Hear a heartwarming story of how Drew and Charles saw the movie together in New York and made the lives of...||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' (2018) First Impressions||The time is now! We take a look at the BRAND NEW "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." Find out our SPOILER-FREE first impressions and find out what is coming up on future episodes.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 - Mission: Impossible the Original TV Series, Part 1||We take a break from the film franchise to go back to where it all began – the original “Mission: Impossible” television series from the 1960s! We tackle the first three episodes, one of which is a bona-fide classic! Exclamation point!||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Mission: Impossible 3 (2006)||Things get personal with our episode devoted to “Mission: Impossible 3,” arguably the most romantic entry in the franchise. Find out what makes this installment so important and be the first to hear Kevin’s legally dissimilar theme music!||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 - Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)||In this episode we kick it into high gear with our analysis of “Mission: Impossible 2” (because Tom Cruise really kicks a lot of people in this one). Find out what we loved about this controversial installment and whether or not we think it...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - Mission: Impossible (1996)||We take a look at the very first film in the franchise, Brian De Palma’s “Mission: Impossible.” Find out where we were, what we thought, what we think of it now, and whether or not Charles’s dad loves him.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1 - Intro||Get to know your hosts for the only podcast dedicated to the "Mission: Impossible" franchise and learn where the series is headed. If you choose to accept it, that is.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
MI Franchise is better than your faves
Late to the party but this is by far the most fun film podcast. Lots of great bts stories and interesting insight. Idk who these fellas are, but their knowledge of the franchise, and the film industry, makes this a rollicking ride every time. Required for any MI fan!
Great for Diehard M:I Fans
Loving this podcast! It’s always comforting to find people who love stuff as intensely as you do, and finding fellow M:I fans is always fun. I’ve been catching up and love the recaps and they have some great interviews!
Also, I’ve definitely ranked Cruise’s hair in the franchise with friends before, these are my people.
Your Podcast Should You Choose to Accept It
This podcast is pure gold. Joy and passion for film in general and M:I in specific fill every eposide. It's a must listen.