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On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wh ...
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Today, on My Big Score, we celebrate a very, very special new movie. We are immensely lucky to be joined by composer Chris Ryan and sound designer Bobb Barito to discuss the making of the extraordinary new independent dialogue-free action comedy HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS, the epic story of former applejack mogul-turned-trapper Jean Kayak, his travails in…
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Today we go to Europe to STEAL SOME STUFF along with Jeff Van Dreason (Greater Boston) and the super-cool score for Ocean's 12. We discuss the super-cool career of David Holmes, the film's infamous twist and excellent soundtrack choices, and much more. Join us, won't you? My Big Score was created and hosted Christopher Dole. Our producer, editor, a…
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Happy 2024 and Happy Valentine's Day, listeners! My Big Score returns with composer Matt Bowen to talk about Jon Brion's masterful score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We discuss the score's unusual sense of temporal freedom and melancholy optimism, Matt's experiences on The Bachelor and The Boys franchises, get a live dulcimer demonstr…
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Lem, a human, and Mikey, an A.I., are piloting the first ever faster than light speed ship when they find themselves twice as far as they meant to go, and without any fuel for a return flight. The two of them communicate with Earth using tiny faster-than-light-speed drives, which carry information for Mikey and questions for Lem from his kids. As t…
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Content Warning: This episode features cartoonish violence, cursing, gross slime sound effects, gelatinous cubes attacking people, piracy, and surrealist sound paintings. Listener discretion is advised. In the finale of Escape from Wheyface Radio!, our heroes must escape the cubicle farm and make their way to Andy’s office! But what figure from Whe…
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Content Warning: This episode features cartoonish fight violence and language. Also, please be advised the last seven-ish minutes of the episode take place in an environment with lots of jelly and slime sound effects. Listener discretion is advised. On this week’s episode of Escape from Wheyface Radio, our heroes meet an old friend, learn the art o…
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Composer Alex Geringas (Batwheels, the Trolls franchise) joins us to discuss John Williams' totemic score for ET. We discuss Alex's childhood as an immigrant in Germany, how to score modern children's television, composing a grammy-winning song for Kelly Clarkson, and much more. Join us, won't you, as we get on our BMX bikes to phone home. My Big S…
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When last we left our heroes, they had just defeated the corporate corsairs holding Wheyface's board hostage - only to be confronted with a bomb! Which executive is secretly working for the pirates! Plus: annoying coworkers and snacks! Created by Emily St. James, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Executive produced by Christopher Dole, Emily St. J…
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WELCOME TO A NEW ARDEN ADVENTURE! When Wheyface Industries is invaded by corporate raiders, Bea Casely, Brenda Bentley, Rosalind Ursula, Julie Capsom, and plucky security guard Janet Dogbury decide they're not going to let this hostile takeover happen without a fight! Join old friends and new as we play through Escape from Wheyface Radio! The Arden…
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Let's go back through the black hole Gargantua and do this one more time. Eli Barraza (The Far Meridian) joins us for a different perspective on Hans Zimmer's 2014 magnum opus score for Interstellar. We discuss Eli's experiences working at the Griffith Observatory, the career of Matt Damon, the science of sound, why "Mountains" is such good jogging…
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ESCAPE FROM WHEYFACE RADIO! AN ARDEN ACTUAL-PLAY MINISERIES COMING DECEMBER 4TH! When corporate raiders initiate a truly hostile takeover of Wheyface Tower, it's up to Bea Casely, Brenda Bentley, Rosalind Ursula, Julie Capsom, and plucky security guard Janet Dogbury to save the day! Join us, won't you, as we play through the Arden RPG Escape from W…
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Multi-media composer, scoring coordinator, and music editor Vinicius Barbosa Pippa (SW: Galaxy of Adventures, Blade Runner: Revelations) joins us today to discuss Hans Zimmer's towering score for the 2014 sci-fi film Interstellar. In addition to discussing Pippa's own work, we discuss the unusual prompt Nolan gave Zimmer prior to creating the score…
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Kev Koeser (Talking Trek to You, Total Massacre) joins us for a special Halloween episode to discuss our very first TV series on My Big Score: Over The Garden Wall. We discuss the history of animation, the scope of this magnificent series and the delights one can find on its expanded soundtrack, the remarkable invention of Patrick McHale and so muc…
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Julian Mundy (StarTripper!!) returns to the show to discuss Howard Shore's hauntingly beautiful score for the classic 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs. Various approaches to Hannibal Lecter, Shore's immensely broad career, and director Jonathan Demme's powerful sense of empathy and much more all come up in today's episode. Join us, won't you, as …
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There's no strings on us this week as acclaimed composer Christopher Willis (The Death of Stalin, Mickey Mouse, Black Mirror) joins us to talk about the score to Walt Disney's 1940s masterpiece Pinocchio and much, much more. The lessons Disney learned from the animated shorts through Snow White to this film, how to score a theme park ride and Willi…
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Multimedia artist Cat Blackard (The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, Mother She Wrote) joins us to talk about John Du Prez's score for the 1990 cinematic debut of the Heroes in a Half-Shell, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The unexpected malleability of the Turtles as a franchise, what Cat learned from interviewing director Steve Barron, the rushed p…
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Conspiracy loving Flat Earthers, Randy Dunning and Gayle Kruger will do anything to make the next great viral video. They’ll even kidnap a Freemason and keep him locked in their basement until he tells them what the Freemasons are really doing behind those closed doors... Season 1 available now on your podcatcher of choice! Starring: Zane Schacht a…
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Composer Sherri Chung (Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai & Based on a True Story) joins us to talk about Dario Marianelli's masterful score for Joe Wright's 2005 Austen adaptation Pride & Prejudice. We discuss Wright's playfulness towards balancing diegetic/nondiegetic music, the horrors of the mixing stage, Chung's own work as a composer as a compos…
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Briggon Snow returns to My Big Score to accept a new mission: discussing Danny Elfman's 1996 score for the debut film of arguably our most consistent modern franchise - Mission: Impossible. The origins of Lalo Schifrin's iconic theme, the tortured composition history of this film, its audacious use of silence, and much more will be discussed. Your …
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It's a very special episode of My Big Score as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Williams' magnificent score for Jurassic Park. Join guest Sarah Rhea Werner (Girl in Space, Write Now) as we discuss the surprising relationship of this score to hymnals, the importance of when not to score, how much you can understand this film by only listeni…
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Welcome back! In today's episode, writer, composer, and lyricist Laura Stratford (Arden S2, The Bone Harp) joins us to discuss Nicholas Britell's stunning score for Barry Jenkins' 2018 film If Beale Street Could Talk. We cover how Laura's work as a composer has changed how she listens to and appreciates music, the film's impressive unification of d…
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Thank you so, so much for all your support during the Arden S3 fundraiser! We're so thrilled to share with you details of how it went and what you can expect later this year. You can continue to support Arden at patreon.com/ArdenPod and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/arden-podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Last call to donate! Get your donations in at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arden-s3-midsummer-in-new-york-city#/! We are just $580 away from unlocking an eighth episode of Arden Season 3 and crossing a massive, massive milestone. You have until 11:59 PM Pacific Time TONIGHT to donate. Join us, won't you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
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Hello all! Our S3 IndieGoGo fundraiser concludes on Wednesday April 12th at 11:59 PM. Thus far, we have raised $7404, putting us very close to being able to fund at least one additional episode and an additional bonus minisode. All digital perks are NOW AVAILABLE. Please donate at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arden-s3-midsummer-in-new-york-ci…
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Hello all! We are excited to share that we have raised enough money to produce at least SIX NEW EPISODES of Arden this year! Our Season 3 fundraiser continues for ten more days - if you want more episodes (and our exciting array of perks), please donate at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arden-s3-midsummer-in-new-york-city! Thanks to all who hav…
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Support Arden Season 3 by donating at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arden-s3-midsummer-in-new-york-city! Submit your fan art at https://twitter.com/ArdenPod to win a professionally-printed copy of our RPG "Escape from Wheyface Radio" with YOUR ART on the cover! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arden-s3-midsummer-in-new-york-city/x/22459255#/ Help us fund Arden Season 3 on IndieGoGo! Art crime! Young love! The Australian mob! Queer identity! Corporate warfare! The Julie Capsom movie! And SO MUCH MORE. Check out our amazing array of perks from early episodes to a new Arden RPG to a full soundtrack with ov…
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Support one of our favorite shows, Forgive Me!, as they raise money for their third season and enjoy Episode 1.04: Youth Participation. Support the show here: https://igg.me/at/forgive-me-s3 Clara unburdens herself to Father Ben about her culpability during the Christmas Mass Incident. Produced by Rogue Dialogue Productions https://roguedialogue.co…
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Hello punk rock prom queens! Wil Williams (VALENCE) joins us to talk about the 2001 masterpiece Josie and the Pussycats and its incredible songs. Join us, won't you, as we discuss the late Adam Schlesinger, the greatness of Alan Cumming, and for the first time get into how lyrics and music relate to each other. My Big Score was created, hosted, and…
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Hello all! Andy Wheyface here with a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Arden Season 3 has been written - but we need YOUR HELP to make it! Beginning on March 13th, we will be running an INDIEGOGO to raise funds to make Season 3: Midsummer in New York City. And we'll have all sorts of exciting perks! Sign up here for updates: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/…
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Several months after Team Arden leaves Elsinore, acclaimed journalist Rowan Dabrowski examines their reporting for flaws. Also: A duck hunt! NOTE: Due to music rights issues, this episode is being released in abridged form until we finish re-upping those rights and it can be heard as properly intended. You can find the full episode transcript at ar…
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Intra Quest is a new fantasy-adventure show produced by Adam Raymonda (Forgive Me!, Windfall). In this pilot, Aether and Sirius, partners on a mission, meet Logo, who attempts to recruit them for a new quest on behalf of The Agency. The three work together to complete the current mission. Listen to more episodes of Intra Quest at https://link.chtbl…
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Emma Sherr-Ziarko (Wolf 359, Pairing) joins us to talk about Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's iconic and wildly influential score for Gladiator. We discuss Emma's history as a dancer/choreographer, two very peculiar controversies the score found itself enmeshed in, the central tension between Earth (Zimmer) and Elyisum (Gerrard) and much, much more. …
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Gideon Media presents: GIVE ME AWAY They call the spaceship that crashed in the Nevada desert “The Ghosthouse” because it screams—the screams of thousands of extraterrestrial political prisoners uploaded into its horrific mainframe. The only way to free them... is to transfer them into the bodies of humans willing to share their minds with an alien…
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Welcome to 2023! In 1997, Andrew Niccol made his directorial debut with Gattaca, a sci-fi dystopia about genetic engineering. Michael Nyman's gorgeous, didactic score portrays the tension between the mathematical precision of the world the characters inhabit, and the aspirations which drive them ever upward. And for Gabriel Urbina (Wolf 359, Unseen…
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Happy holidays, listeners! The crew of My Big Score has gotten together to discuss their favorite film and TV scores of 2022, including: Nope by Michael Abels Triangle of Sadness by Mikkel Maltha & Leslie Ming The Menu by Colin Stetson Crimes of the Future by Howard Shore Women Talking by Hildur Guðnadóttir Babylon by Justin Hurwitz Avatar: The Way…
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In 2001, Steven Spielberg and John Williams released their 18th collaboration: the dazzling, misunderstood sci-fi masterpiece AI Artificial Intelligence. Kev Koeser (Talking Trek to You) joins us to discuss how Spielberg and Williams deconstruct themselves in their most haunting work to date. Narrative voice in score, the star personas of Haley Joe…
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Adventure! Derring-do! Romance! Swords! All these things and more were promised by 1998's The Mask of Zorro, and all these were delivered in spades by both the film and James Horner's magnificent, immensely physical score. Join Briggon Snow (The Bright Sessions) and host Christopher Dole as they discuss Horner's extraordinary run in the mid 90s to …
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In 1961, Akira Kurosawa reinvented the samurai film with Yojimbo... and Masaru Sato composed one of the most unforgettable scores in history, combining action, theatricality and satire into a bold new sound. Join creator Julian Mundy (StarTripper!!) as we discuss Sato's surprising inspiration for the score, Kurosawa's mastery of sound design, the j…
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In 1978, John Carpenter revolutionized the horror film with Halloween. Not only did he create the first unforgettable slasher movie villain in Michael Myers, he also composed a dazzling, terrifying synth theme that, in the words of one exec who had seen the film without it beforehand, saved the movie. Joining us to discuss our first composer-direct…
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Christopher Young had a long and distinguished career in horror before he came to the 2012 film Sinister, but this time around, he tried out something different. Rather than go with his typical orchestral sound, he instead created a score out of audio sampling and sound effects. For Raul Vega (Rose Drive), the effect was immensely disturbing and th…
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We here at Arden are proud to present the first episode of The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program's new season, Night at Howling House! Five children take a dare to visit a haunted house in an adventure that hearkens back to 1920s radio, The Goonies, Gremlins, and Stephen King. Funny, queer, and immersive, listen to The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program…
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CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses disturbing aspects of the film, including assault, violence against women, and grisly images. Kicking off a month of horror movies, Eli Barraza (The Far Meridian) joins us to talk about the surreal sci-fi horror film Under the Skin. Mica Levi's daring, ground-breaking score puts us in the mindset of Scarlett …
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In the 1950s, young, basically-blacklisted composer Elmer Bernstein got a remarkable offer from aging master director Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille was determined to retell the story of Moses on a scale unheard-of in Hollywood and with his former composer Victor Young sick and dying, Bernstein was up for the job. DeMille asked him if he could do for fi…
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Presented by the Apollo app as part of their 2022 Creator Showcase! Follow a day in the life of Becky Sharp, an ambitious HR employee for the Conspiracy What Runs The World. When Becky gets a chance to prove to management she's ready for bigger tasks, it may be more than she can handle... Written, directed, produced, edited, and sound designed by C…
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A new special now available exclusively on the Apollo app! Becky Sharp is an ambitious careerist working in Human Resources for the conspiracy that runs the world. But a special assignment may test how far she's willing to go to get what she wants. Listen to the full special here: https://www.apollopods.com/chris Starring: Michelle Agresti as Becky…
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CONTENT WARNING: This episode features discussion of child abuse. Film changed forever in the summer of 1993. Jurassic Park showed the way of the future. The Last Action Hero was the final gasp of the 80s action film. And Tom Cruise starred in the first of what would be a wave of major 90s films, breaking in the John Grisham legal thriller with The…
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