April 27, 2016
Actor Kurt Leitner played Lester, one of the students in the classroom of Dead Poet’s Society, a film that was highly influential for Matt. Kurt tells us about going from being a body double on set to becoming one of the supporting poets, organically coming up with the name Lester for his character as well as the character name of Spaz, his chicken walk making it into the trailer, and why his character didn’t stand on a desk in support of Mr. Keating. Plus, we hear about the truly once in a lifetime experience of being directed in a playground atmosphere by Peter Weir and improvising with Robin Williams.
January 7, 2020
In honor of Superego’s Sixth season (out Wednesday 1/8 only on Stitcher Premium), we are releasing another episode of Superego Forgotten Classics into the free feed! Plus stay tuned for a sneak peak of season six of Superego. Superego Forgotten Classics is a bold interpretation of Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights.’ with Paul F. Tompkins as Heathcliff and Nelly Dean, Matt Gourley as Catherine and The Messenger, Mark McConville as Edgar Linton, Dr. Joseph Mellancamp, and Zilla, James Bladon as Lockwood and Landlord Earnshaw, and Narrated by Jeremy Carter.
December 4, 2018
EP. 100 — Silence of the Lambs with Brooke Smith
For the 100th and final (for now) episode of I Was There Too, Matt finally gets to sit down with his long-sought guest, actress Brooke Smith. She joins Matt to discuss her role as Catherine Martin aka the girl in the well in the 1991 horror film The Silence of the Lambs. Catherine chats about having to gain weight for the role, reading with three different actors all going out for the Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb role, and how director Jonathan Demme made her confront her demons. Plus, Matt bids farewell (for now) to all the wonderful listeners!
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