The Chris Downey Podcast
By Chris Downey
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Welcome to “The Downey Files,” a brand new weekly podcast that explores the half baked pitches and movie ideas Chris has scribbled down on beer coasters and cocktails napkins through the years. Each week, Chris sits down with a new guest to hash out these ideas in full and, you guessed it, hilarity ensues.
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 16 "Easyrider"||It's "Nightrider" meets "The Odd Couple" in this new episode of The Downey Files! Chris Downey and David Richardson (Two and Half Men, The Simpson) take a spin on a darkly comedic TV pilot where Exechiel River, a super-secret government agent, needs...||3/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 15 "Dad/Dog"||For this episode, Chris Downey joins forces once more with Mike Price (The Simpsons), to break a new half-baked movie idea -- this time, one of your suggestions. Listen in as Chris and Mike as they tackle a body-swap comedy, "Dad/Dog," where Alan, an...||3/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoA special message from Chris Downey||Hello fellow podcast listeners! After fourteen wonderful episodes, Chris Downey has decided to open up the floor to your suggestions and comments. And there's one more surprise -- check out this special video message and find out what Chris has in...||3/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 14 "Drive The Babysitter Home"||What happens when a straight-laced lawyer gets mixed up with the crazy babysitter getting shipped off to boot camp? Find out as Chris Downey & Rock Reuben (King of Queens) break the stoner comedy 'Drive the Babysitter Home' that sends...||3/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 13 "The Explorers' Club"||What happens when you team up a lonely North Face sales rep and a ex-model-turned-con-artist on a rescue mission in the Amazons? Tune in for this week's episode, where Chris Downey and long-time colleague and friend Ilana Wernick, (The King of Queens,...||2/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 12 "Facetime"||In this week's The Downey files, Chris Downey reunites with writer & producer Chuck Tatham (How I Met Your Mother) to take in the quirky buddy comedy, "Face Time." Nervous Kevin & smooth-talking Will, the hottest plastic surgeons in Hollywood,...||2/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 11 "The Weekend"||It's 'Mission: Impossible' meets 'Paper Moon' in this week's The Downey Files as Chris Downey and writer & show runner Kirk J. Rudell (Men at Work, Whitney, Will & Grace) tackle the father-daughter heist feature 'The Weekend'. When troubled...||2/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 10 "Mermen"||In 1984, Tom Hanks fell in love with a mermaid, and much hilarity ensued. You're now in for a treat as Chris Downey invites David Fury, writer and producer of such shows as "LOST", "24" and "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" to bring one of his old half-baked...||2/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 09 "Ocean's 6"||Have you ever wondered how did Danny Ocean become the charming mastermind we've all come to know and love? Listen to this episode of The Downey Files as Chris Downey sits down with John Rogers, fellow co-creator and executive producer of Leverage, to...||1/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 08 "Alien Vs. Predator Vs. Titanic"||What would happen if the epic fight of Alien Vs. Predator took place on the Titanic? Or on a Titanic-like ship? Find out as Chris Downey enlists the help of writer/Director John Weiner, winner of the Golden Chainsaw Award at the Sacramento Horror...||1/21/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 07 "The Girl in the Coffee Place"||In this episode of "The Downey Files," Chris Downey joins forces with Academy Award® Winner Alan Ball to breathe new life into the indie romantic comedy "The Girl in the Coffee Place." Listen to what they come up with as Alan takes a break from...||1/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 06 "Future Mike"||In this week's episode of "The Downey Files", Chris Downey calls upon fellow Leverage writer and co-producer Geoffrey Thorne to tackle "Future Mike", a sci-fy comedy where Mike is confronted by his long lost twin, who is in fact a version of himself...||1/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 05 "The Road To Kafiriztan"||Chris Downey and writer/producer Dave Bickel go back to their comedy roots as they visit the 'Road to Kafiriztan,' a story that follows two sitcom writers who's TV series makes it big...in a ruthless Middle East dictatorship||12/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Ep 04 "Car Rental Agreement 87/25"||Ever wondered why suddenly in the 80s, rental car companies nation-wide changed their minimum age requirement from 18 to 25? Chris Downey calls upon comedy writer team Michael Colton and John Aboud to break the story for the roadtrip movie/buddy...||12/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoA Holiday Message From Chris Downey||A special video message to all the listeners and subscribers of The Downey Files, from Chris Downey himself! Happy Holidays!||12/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Episode 03 "Miss Universe" - Pt 2||Welcome back to the second part of "Miss Universe." Listen to the epic conclusion of the sci-fi comedy as Chris Downey and his guests, fellow Executive Producer and co-creator of Leverage John Rogers and actor, writer and entrepreneur Wil Wheaton,...||12/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files, Episode 03 "Miss Universe"||In the first part of this week's episode, Chris Downey calls upon fellow Executive Producer and co-creator of Leverage John Rogers and actor, writer and entrepreneur Wil Wheaton to whip the sci-fi comedy "Miss Universe" into shape. Be sure to come...||12/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files - Episode 02, "The Cube"||In this week's episode of The Downey Files, Chris Downey is joined by Christine Boylan, producer on Once Upon A Time, and her husband, Final Destination 5 screenwriter Eric Heisserer to discuss family action movie "The Cube."||12/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Downey Files - Episode 1 "Up Stream"||Welcome to the premiere episode of “The Downey Files” as Chris and guest Michael Price, Co-executive producer of The Simpsons, sit down and discuss Chris’s animated film idea, “Up Stream,” chronicling the adventures of a...||11/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
The Downey Files - Ep1
Jim has some notes. He's on the satellite.
This podcast is hilarious but also extremely useful for aspiring writers. It helps understand the process of writing and how bad ideas can become gems or the inception of superior ideas later on. A must listen.
A great peek behind the curtain
I think it's interesting to 'see' this process; very entertaining and informative for writers & non-writers alike. I just wish the sound was better since there's often an issue with the mic picking up the guests' voices. Even using noise-canceling headphones & volume cranked up, I can't listen to the podcasts on the train because the ambient noise drowns out half of the conversation. If that could be corrected, I could give this podcast 5 stars.