Download the App!

show episodes
 
M
MASH Matters

1
MASH Matters

Jeff Maxwell & Ryan Patrick

Unsubscribe
Unsubscribe
Monthly
 
Jeff Maxwell (Private Igor from M*A*S*H) and Ryan Patrick host a lively discussion of all things M*A*S*H, Hollywood, acting, and other jocularity. We will also feature interviews with super fans and creative geniuses who helped to create the greatest television show of all time. Step into the VIP tent, grab a heaping bowl of creamed weenies, and join the fun … because now, more than ever, M*A*S*H Matters.
 
Loading …
show series
 
In this supersized episode, Jeff & Ryan awkwardly recap the sixth season of M*A*S*H... where Jeff relives *that* scene. We also discuss the on-set drama that led to a popular storyline, the actor who almost played BJ, orange grape Nehi, Tom Willis from The Jeffersons, the Triple-Threat known as Ronny Graham, "Counterfeit Igor," Big Daddy O'Reilly, …
 
Jeff & Ryan wrap up the year with a look back at the M*A*S*H family members lost in 2021. We also dive into the mailbag to answer listener questions about creamed weenies, the fourth BJ, the best DVD collections, the mystery of BJ's mystery, and a life-changing quote from Col. Potter. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit MashMatt…
 
Unplugged, Unplanned, and Unprepared! Jeff & Ryan go off-script and talk about anything that comes to mind: injuries, wills, Jerry Lewis, and Jeff's brief stint as a game show host. Don't worry. we also talk about M*A*S*H... along with some thoughts on the passing of beloved guest star, Richard Lee Sung. Buckle up because we don't know where this o…
 
We're going back in time to when Jeff & Ryan first met... on the radio! The year was 1997. Ryan was working on the morning show on New Country Z100 in southern Illinois. One fateful morning, Jeff joined Ryan and his cohorts to promote his soon-to-be-classic cookbook. The rest is MASH Matters history. In this episode, for the first time in 24 years,…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome Gary Markowitz to MASH Matters. Gary was not only a writer on M*A*S*H, but he was also the stepson of M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart! In this candid conversation, Gary shares stories about Larry writing the M*A*S*H pilot, the original ending of the episode "George," the beginning and end of the relationship with his writing partn…
 
Let's go to the phones! Jeff & Ryan unload a slew of listener voicemails. Topics include the evolving role of women on M*A*S*H, a radio show featuring the enlisted personnel, actors who have passed away, blooper reels, and the ever-changing theme song. Plus, will the Smithsonian do anything with the M*A*S*H set to celebrate the 50th anniversary? Fi…
 
Emmy award-winning writer Dan Wilcox returns to MASH Matters! Dan sits down with Jeff & Ryan to talk about writing M*A*S*H with his partner Thad Mumford. We discuss their writing process, the genius of Gene Reynolds, continuity on M*A*S*H, the tricky balance of comedy & drama, his favorite characters to write for, and Mr. Snuffleupagus! For show no…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome Shari Saba to MASH Matters! Shari played the aptly named Nurse Shari on M*A*S*H (seasons 9-11). We discuss her music background, her memories from the chaotic last day of filming, the cast member who made her laugh, and what it's like to act like you're flirting with Alan Alda. Sheri also talks about her unorthodox road to appea…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome David Pollock & Elias Davis to MASH Matters! This Emmy Award-winning writing team wrote multiple episodes M*A*S*H, including fan favorites "Blood Brothers," "'Twas the Day After Christmas", "Sons & Bowlers," and (with Alan Alda) the first 30 minutes of "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen." We discuss their career, influences, writing p…
 
Mail Call! Jeff & Ryan open letters from home and answer another round of listener questions. Did anyone ever get hit by a jeep? Who's yelling at Alice? Was Dennis Troy wearing a hairpiece? Do cats really enjoy watching M*A*S*H? And what the heck is that purple stuff on BJ's toe? For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit MashMatters.c…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome the dynamic duo of Ken Levine and David Isaacs to MASH Matters! The legendary Emmy Award-winning writing team discusses their journey from the real-life Army Reserves to writing for the fictional 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Ken & David also talk about their writing process, working with Gene Reynolds, their favorite MA…
 
Jeff & Ryan open up the MASH Matters mailbag for another round of listener questions. Topics include Radar's headgear, military haircuts, background music, the chopper pad, Private Rich's familiar voice, Igor's long-lost line, and that one time M*A*S*H popped up on St. Elsewhere. Also, we make a surprise phone call! For show notes, episodes, recipe…
 
Major Houlihan just keeps coming back for more! Jeff & Ryan welcome Loretta Swit back to the Mess Tent for more jocularity. Topics include the magic chemistry among M*A*S*H cast members, meeting Turhan Bey, the evolution of women on TV, and Loretta's involvement in the upcoming CNN series about sitcoms. We even talk about her guest stint with The M…
 
She's back! Loretta Swit makes her triumphant return to MASH Matters! In part one, Loretta talks to "Jefigor" & Ryan about her career, her art, and the creation of Margaret Houlihan. PLUS - Did she want the show to end? What did Margaret really do after the war? What did she think of AfterMASH? Why did she choose M*A*S*H over Cagney & Lacey? And wh…
 
Jeff & Ryan go for the (canned) laughs in this episode of MASH Matters. Who added the laugh track? Why don't other TV shows let you turn off the laugh track? Why doesn't our podcast have a laugh track? We also discuss residual checks, Ronald Reagan's ranch, M*A*S*H geocaching, Grandpa Walton, Frank's brief command, and that mysterious basketball-pl…
 
Why wasn't Pat Morita in more episodes? Whose names were written on the sign in the Officer's Club? What's up with banana daiquiris? Who played General MacArthur in Big Mac? Who left their bra on the bulletin board? Jeff & Ryan pretend to answer these and other unanswerable questions in this episode of MASH Matters. For show notes, episodes, recipe…
 
Jeff & Ryan are proud to bring you a MASH Matters EXCLUSIVE: Unedited audio of a real M*A*S*H table read! This recording of the episode "Bottle Fatigue" was recorded by David Odgen Stiers for Michael Hirsh (creator of MAKING MASH and MEMORIES OF MASH). Michael graciously offered this recording to us so that we can share it with you. PLUS - we are j…
 
What are Jeff's hobbies? What drew Ryan to M*A*S*H? Was Jeff ever invited to appear on AfterMASH? Why didn't Ryan try acting as a profession? WILL THERE BE REFRESHMENTS?! Find out the answers to these and other burning questions as Jeff & Ryan interview... Jeff & Ryan! For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.c…
 
Appendicitis! Ballet Shoes! Accordions! Dirty Fortune Cookies! Jeff & Ryan welcome Marina Bryant, the USO performer whose true story inspired the season 10 two-part episode THAT'S SHOWBIZ! You'll hear about Marina's surgery, her fellow performers, and the soldiers whose stories were brought to life by the M*A*S*H writers and cast. Jeff Maxwell also…
 
Jeff & Ryan ring in the new year with a new episode of MASH Matters. We answer listener questions about the M*A*S*H exhibit at the Smithsonian, dancing with the future Mrs. Tom Hanks, the mysterious PA announcer, a suspicious white van in Korea, and more yarn! Plus, Koalas aren't bears. For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit www.ma…
 
Jeff & Ryan pick nits and discuss listener's favorite episodes from season five of M*A*S*H. Topics include a farewell to Frank Burns, Margaret's big season, the cutest voice on M*A*S*H, actors playing multiple roles, a tale of two Penobscotts, Johnny Haymer's dubbed voice (again), and the plotline that writer Burt Prelutsky called "stupid." Plus, J…
 
How many latrines did Igor dig? How can you turn a grenade into a reading lamp? What happened to the M*A*S*H time capsule? Jeff & Ryan dust off another stack of old listener questions in this episode of MASH Matters. More topics include Hawkeye’s one-man show, that darn laugh track, and Klinger’s middle name. Plus, what’s with all the yarn? For sho…
 
Who says too many cooks is a bad thing? Jeff & Ryan welcome the lovely Lesley Nicol to a special episode of MASH Matters. Lesley originated the role of Mrs. Patmore on the critically-acclaimed PBS series Downton Abbey. We discuss her journey to Downton Abbey, a slightly ominous encounter with an Oscar-winning actor, animal activism, her one-woman s…
 
Mail Call! Jeff Maxwell (Private Igor from M*A*S*H) & Ryan Patrick tackle another round of listener questions and voicemails in this episode of MASH Matters. Topics include fan art, listeners’ favorite Winchester moments, camp slumber parties, the final day of filming, President Hawkeye Pierce’s cabinet, and watching M*A*S*H during a pandemic. Plus…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome special guest Burt Metcalfe to MASH Matters! Burt took over the reins as Executive Producer of M*A*S*H when Gene Reynolds left the show in 1977. In this extensive interview, Burt shares stories from his long career in entertainment as an actor, producer, director, and Emmy-nominated writer. Topics include the passion of Gene Rey…
 
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Jeff & Ryan open the MASH Matters mailbag for another round of listener questions and voicemails. Topics include Roy Goldman’s beer, shooting away from the camp, creating Igor Straminsky, M*A*S*H in syndication, how to watch the series in Canada, and Ryan’s favorite Winchester moments. Listeners also share m…
 
He’s here! The big man! The head cheese! Jeff & Ryan are thrilled to welcome the one and only ALAN ALDA to the second anniversary episode of the MASH Matters podcast! The man known as Hawkeye Pierce discusses his life and career - from making his stage debut as a child to writing, directing, and starring in the greatest television show of all time.…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome Brian Goldman to MASH Matters to celebrate the life of Brian’s father, the great Roy Goldman. The guys swap stories about Roy acting on Hogan’s Heroes, playing Hitler for Mel Brooks, pumping iron with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and landing the role of a lifetime as Best Dad Ever. It’s a touching tribute to a very special man. Plus, …
 
Jeff & Ryan tackle another round of listener questions and voicemails in this episode of MASH Matters. Topics include TV residuals, MASH-inspired pet names, 16-millimeter film, Red Lobster commercials, the old-time radio star that sounds like Jeff, and the MASH episode we would show someone who has never watched the show. Plus - get ready for a HUG…
 
In this episode of MASH Matters, Jeff & Ryan welcome writer/director/producer Michael Hirsh, the driving force behind two beloved documentaries: 1981’s Making M*A*S*H and 1991’s Memories of M*A*S*H. Michael shares some wonderful behind-the-scenes stories about writing with Larry Gelbart, battling the studio, working on AfterMASH, and much more. You…
 
Jeff & Ryan dig through some old listener questions (the questions are old, not the listeners) on this episode of MASH Matters. Topics include latrine digging, M*A*S*H on BluRay, continuity errors, angry Radar, dream interviews, the series’ most emotional moments, cassette tapes, and the iconic theme song. Plus, we have our first sponsor! For show …
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome best-selling author Stephen Rebello to a special bonus episode of MASH Matters! Stephen’s latest book, Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time is a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood in the 1960’s. Our very own Jeff Maxwell, who spent much of his early years in show…
 
In the epic conclusion of Jeff & Ryan’s interview with Jamie Farr, you’ll hear about the evolution of Corporal Klinger, the last days of M*A*S*H, walking around in high heels, landing his dream role on Broadway, and a rather unorthodox method to ask for a raise. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome the wonderful Jamie Farr to MASH Matters! The Man Who Would Be Klinger talks about his early days in Hollywood, his road to MASH, serving in the US Army in Korea, Jeff's golf game, and working with the great Red Skelton. Plus, Jamie answers some listener questions. This is Part One of a two-part episode. For show notes, episodes…
 
Jeff & Ryan discuss listeners’ favorite episodes from Season Four of M*A*S*H. Topics include the photo on Col. Potter’s desk, the guest star who almost played BJ, Ryan’s favorite Potterism, Margaret’s noticeable absence, and the lost interview of Private Igor. Plus, Jeff & Ryan share their top three Season Four episodes. Sorry, there will be no ref…
 
Jeff & Ryan welcome special guest star Rob Kelly to MASH Matters. Rob is the host of M*A*S*HCast, an episode-by-episode retrospective on the Fire and Water Podcast Network and his encyclopedic knowledge of all things M*A*S*H puts everyone - including Ryan - to shame. It’s a fun and funny conversation. Plus, Jeff & Ryan share another BIG announcemen…
 
Does Igor have a hometown? What favorite episodes took place away from the camp? Why the heck isn’t MeTV showing MASH anymore? Jeff & Ryan tackle these questions and more in this episode of MASH Matters! Warning - This episode was recorded using Feel-Around Technology. For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.co…
 
Jeff & Ryan proudly welcome Gary Burghoff to MASH Matters! We discuss a variety of topics, including Gary’s earliest memories of performing as a child, playing the musical version of Charlie Brown, originating the role of Radar in the classic Robert Altman film, and the M*A*S*H-related question he’s most often asked. For show notes, episodes, bios,…
 
In this episode of MASH Matters, Jeff & Ryan discuss Frank Burns' humanity (or lack thereof). Other topics include tenseness on the set, M*A*S*H in Mad Magazine, recording a podcast at Madison Square Garden, and Igor’s favorite episode. Plus, who the heck is playing Salkowitz?!? For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and more visit www.mashmatters…
 
Whew. It’s been a rough month. In this episode, we honor the memory of Gene Reynolds, “The Architect of M*A*S*H,”. Our tribute includes fond remembrances from the M*A*S*H family and a special guest appearance by Executive Producer Burt Metcalfe. And we close out this special show with words of love for our dear friend, Kellye Nakahara. For show not…
 
Jeff & Ryan contemplate the theory of relativity in this episode of MASH Matters. They guys discuss the M*A*S*H cast members' relatives who appeared on the show. Other topics include day players, kids named after M*A*S*H characters, stealing food from craft services, a 23-year-old typo, and the reason why you should NOT buy Jeff’s cookbook… yet. Fo…
 
Jeff & Ryan tackle another round of listener questions in this episode of MASH Matters! We talk about toilets, telephones, swill slingers, and the dangers of listening to the podcast at the gym. We also learn what the doctors were really operating on in those O.R. scenes, what happened to Igor’s strawberry shortcake, and the truth behind an urban l…
 
And now, the epic conclusion of Jeff & Ryan’s interview with Loretta Swit! In this episode, Ms. Swit discusses her acting style, the evolution of Margaret Houlihan, working with Larry Linville, her thoughts on Maclean Stevenson & Wayne Rogers leaving M*A*S*H, and what she really thinks of that Alda guy. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visi…
 
Loretta Swit joins Jeff & Ryan on a very special episode of MASH Matters! The Marvelous Ms. Swit shares stories about the early days of M*A*S*H, her career path that led to the 4077th, the woman who most influenced the character of Margaret Houlihan, her passion for animals, and much more. This is Part One of a two-part episode. Part two will be re…
 
Attention All Personnel! This is the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s the highly-anticipated Episode 28 of MASH Matters! In this episode, Jeff & Ryan share the never-before-told story behind Private Igor’s overdubbed voice in the Season 6 opener, “Fade Out, Fade In.” Plus, we read listeners’ stories of encounters with MASH cast members, and we mak…
 
At long last, Jeff & Ryan finally present the M*A*S*H Season Three Recap! Topics include Henry Blake’s lifeboat, Captain Spalding’s inspiration, Esther Williams Pools, Spam Lambs, and Drunk Margaret. Plus, we review listeners’ favorite episodes, Ryan presents his Top Three, and Jeff talks about filming M*A*S*H’s most heartbreaking scene. For show n…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login