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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Cracking the Code of Spy Movies / SpyMovieNavigator.com

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James Bond! Mission: Impossible! Classic spy movies! New Releases - all "decoded" right here! Rated "Top 10 Spy and Espionage Podcasts" out of thousands – by FeedSpot and Spybrary! Subscribe! Listener: “If you’re a spy movie fan, you’re going to really enjoy these. The hosts make it fun and offer some fascinating trivia about the movies we all love.” Discover something NEW in every episode! Decoding spy movies from classics like The 39 Steps through James Bond, Mission: Impossible and curren ...
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Building a Better Bond
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Building a Better Bond

Rupert Carmichael and George Lazenby

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The name “James Bond” is synonymous with action, espionage, sex and swagger. While the man of mystery is truly one of a kind, his essence is a pastiche of Ian Flemming’s original literature and the eight men lucky enough to don the moniker in cinema. Join Rupert Carmichael and Mr. 007 himself, George Lazenby, in an eight-episode series investigating the Tux, Talk, Tech and ‘Tini of each legendary actor who once called himself Bond, James Bond.
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James Bond Radio is the podcast for 007 fans. Every Friday, join lifelong Bond fanatics Tom Sears & Chris Wright, as they explore the world of 007. From celebrity interviews with the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Bruce Glover, John Glen, and Peter Lamont, to all the latest news and reviews. With 5 years of faithful service to the Bond community and features in Variety, The Times and on BBC Radio 2, James Bond Radio is your guide to all things Bond. Disclaimer: James Bond Radio is an unofficial e ...
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I’m Jarlath Regan comedian, writer and the Irishman behind the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network and I’m also absolutely obsessed with basketball. Irishman Inside Basketball is a new series coming to this feed starting on May 18th that looks at some of the most interesting characters, stories and facets of the game and of course their connection back to Ireland. Guests will include the only Irishman ever to play in the NBA Pat Burke, former Kerry Gaelic football and basketball legend Kieran Do ...
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A special episode dropping for you today as we are joined by two prominent names in the James Bond fan community at a very special event! We sit down with the president & founder of the British James Bond Fan Club Philip Dewhurst as well as the man behind James Bond Downunder James Roberts to not only learn more about what it is they do, but celebr…
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Rick English stunt performer talks spy movie stunts with Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies. If you’ve seen at least three spy or action movies in the last two decades, you’ve likely seen Rick’s work in at least one of them. Rick is an award-winning stunt performer who has been involved with the James Bond, MISSION: IMPOSSIBL…
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On an iconic day in movie history, we’re back with ANOTHER episode dedicated to THAT film that (Ben) we can’t stop talking about, Die Another Day! And on the 21st anniversary of the movie, Ben is back and has forced Noah to do ANOTHER commentary on the movie that we seemingly just can’t stop talking about! Why is Noah under pressure to do this just…
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Was ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE good? That is a question that Bond fans have been arguing since its release. In this episode, Dan and Tom walk through the top 10 reasons why they think ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE is a good movie. Then they look at it from the other side with the top 10 reasons it is criticized. Some things they examine are:…
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James Bond can survive, can't he? “Come on Bond, where the hell are you?” M pleads near the end of NO TIME TO DIE.  Let’s talk about that. In this episode, Dan and Tom have fun coming up with some ways that James Bond can survive after the debacle at the end of NO TIME TO DIE. Some of their ideas make some sense, some are based on how other fiction…
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THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD is often considered one of the best spy movies of all time. We couldn’t agree more. In this episode, Dan and Tom decode this classic. As far as spy movies go, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD is dark, and probably a bit more realistic in terms of a spy’s life, than anything James Bond does. There are no Aston Mart…
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An episode of rankings! YAY! It’s been a few months but we’re back as this time around we’re here to rank all those famous James Bond villain deaths that are so epic and memorable! How will this episode be different with two of our hosts in the same room? What stupid opinions will Ben have this episode? What stupid opinions will Colin & Noah also a…
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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Filming Locations in Sardinia! Your covert field operatives Dan and Tom trace their exploits in visiting the filming locations in Sardinia, Italy from the James Bond Movie, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. Many people love going to James Bond filming locations. Dan and Tom do as well. Many times, these locations are very cool. Sardinia, I…
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One of the leading experts on traveling to James Bond filming locations worldwide joins us at Cracking the Code of Spy Movies for this amazing segment, our Uwe Brosamle interview! Uwe Brosamle estimates he’s traveled to over 80% of the James Bond filming locations - and he’s done it in just 10 years. Most James Bond fans love discovering and visiti…
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DIE ANOTHER DAY - pre-title sequence decoded! We know that Tom hates DIE ANOTHER DAY, but strangely, he has some kind things to say about this pre-title sequence. Hint: Tom likes hovercraft, surfing, and flamethrowers. Interestingly, Dan has more negative thoughts in this episode than Tom does, and he doesn’t hate the movie. Take a listen as they d…
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DR. NO - James Bond's choices: At the end of DR. NO, James Bond has to make several potentially life-threatening decisions to escape from Dr. No’s captivity. What are the choices he needs to make? How does he decide which path to take? Was it just luck that he got out of there alive (and with Honey Rider)? Dan and Tom break down James Bond’s path a…
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Today we talk to the most famous graphic designer no one knows: Joe Caroff! 62 years ago, Joe created one of the most identifiable movie logos in history - the 007 logo! In this episode, we talk with Joe about his work on not just the 007 logo the entire world knows, but his other contributions to the James Bond movie legacy, his non-Bond design wo…
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SPY KIDS: ARMAGEDDON is the just released kids spy movie. You can find it on Netflix. We give you our non-spoiler look at this movie and let you know if we think this is worth watching. We also talk about why it has a PG rating and is family friendly. SPY KIDS: ARMAGEDDON is the fifth installment in the Spy Kids franchise. It has an all-new cast an…
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Mark Cerulli is a writer, producer, and director who helped create the “Making Of” series giving us the behind the scenes look at GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL. Mark tells us how the series was made, behind the scenes stories, his interactions with Sean Connery, and much more. Mark also discusses his documentary BY DESIGN: THE JOE CAROFF STORY. We KNO…
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You’ve dealt with us commentating over some pretty bad non-official Bond films so why not another one? Because we’re back for our commentary of the grand daddy of all the non-official Bond films, the 1983 movie that saw Sean Connery return to the role and create a battle we didn’t know we needed, Never Say Never Again. Are we going to pay attention…
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GOLDFINGER - Oddjob Character Spotlight: Today we dig deeply into the character of Oddjob in GOLDFINGER - superbly and memorably played by Harold Sakata! GOLDFINGER set the standard for the James Bond formula. Oddjob is a character that must be placed in our Character Spotlight, as Harold Sakata’s portrayal of Oddjob is flawless. Yes, he's one of t…
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It’s been a couple of months since our last commentary and we’re back to change that as the entire crew is once again together to bring you their unique talking over the 1967 version of Casino Royale! Why was this the movie we all wanted to commentate over? Why do we not remember this movie? Why is this movie so long? Why are we doing this? Why are…
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HEART OF STONE - First Reactions - No Spoilers: Another spy movie with Artificial Intelligence at its heart, it has explosions, double crosses, an excellent cast, and most spy movie tropes you can think of. We’ll look at these and other components of the just-released Netflix movie starring Gal Gadot, HEART OF STONE. Listen as we give you our no-sp…
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With "Quarrel Played by John Kitzmiller in DR. NO", we are kicking off our new series where we look at character profiles of supporting roles in spy movies. We'll look at the actor, the role, and how this character enhances and enriches the movie. So, how does Quarrel's role develop throughout DR. NO? How did John Kitzmiller's acting bring out the …
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MR-9-DO OR DIE, SALAAR, AMATEUR, SPY X FAMILY CODE: WHITE, MAGGIORE, RED NOTICE 2, and BLINDSPOT are just some of the upcoming spy movies or series that we’ll fill you in on today in our Spy Movie News - July 25 2023 edition. Take a listen as we talk about these movies or series that you may not yet have heard about. We also discuss some industry n…
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Welcome to our fourth anniversary show! Yes, SpyMovienavigator.com and our podcast show, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies have just passed their fourth anniversary. Thanks to all of you for listening and getting us here! Join Dan and Tom as they look back on the past year. It has been an exciting one with interview highlights with Trina Parks, Rober…
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Dan and Tom just saw MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE. Take a listen as they give you their no-spoiler first impression of the movie. Is it dead-on or dead-wrong? Is it worth your time and money to go see it? Does the plot work? How's the acting, the score, and the cinematography? How were the stunts? Did the marketing spoil some of th…
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A miracle has happened her on DOUBLE OZ SEVEN. An actual miracle. BEN HAS READ ALL THE IAN FLEMING NOVELS! Amazing! Can you believe it?!?! Well he has! So get excited and pumped because it’s true! And to make sure it’s true, we’re back for our final episode on our ‘Ben Reads The Fleming Novels’ series by going over the two short story novels in For…
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What is the Mission: Impossible arc that covers the first six movies with Ethan Hunt? Really? Is there an arc? If so, was the arc always there but needed to be exposed in the most recent Mission: Impossible movies? Or did they create the arc after the first couple of Ethan Hunt Bond movies? Well, take a listen as we talk with Mike Reyes of CinemaBl…
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How great were the 1980s? And even more so, how great were James Bond films in the 1980s? And even more more so, how great were our episodes talking over the 1980s James Bond films? If you don’t know the answer to at least one of those, then it’s time to get yourself excited for another Double Oz Seven clip show as we bring you our 12th ‘best of’ e…
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In this Spy Movie News June 27 2023 edition, we look the upcoming spy movies or series; Trust No One, Fubar, Heart of Stone, Argylle, The Wild Wild West, and of course, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One and more! Speaking of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, what is it's real release date? Take a listen to find out. It's co…
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You’re excited right now for another clip show as we bring you our 11th ‘best of’ episode by going over our 1970s film commentaries to really brighten your day! If you can’t be bothered sitting through multiple hours worth of hilarious content then fear not! Because here you can listen to the best bits of those episodes nicely condensed for you in …
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What would it be like to help work on and restore the actual James Bond vehicles used in the movies long before they go the public exhibits and shows, like Bond in Motion? Well, we were invited to a work weekend to do exactly that! THE WEEKEND Dan and Tom recently were privileged to attend the Ian Fleming Foundation work weekend. This is one of the…
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