July 6, 2016
Matt gathered some of the best anecdotes told on I Was There Too about experiences on the set of Aliens, The Big Lebowski, Poltergeist, and many more. You’ll hear from Paul F. Tompkins, Aimee Mann, Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Jakub, Phil LaMarr and more on topics ranging from food, flesh, and pancakes to making & breaking comedy. It’s a perfect way to jump into the podcast for new listeners and a grand collection of great stories for regular listeners to revisit.
This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Blue Apron, and Now Hear This Podcast Festival.
May 11, 2016
Presented by the Alamo Drafthouse and recorded live from The Ace Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, Matt hosts a special Alien Day Q&A with Aliens stars Ricco Ross (Private Frost), Jenette Goldstein (Private Vasquez), and Carrie Henn (Newt). Plus, in honor of the great H.R. Giger, Matt shares a sketch from Superego where H.R. Giger takes his very suburban family through a fast food establishment drive-thru.
This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon, Squarespace, and Harold Ramis Film School.
July 22, 2015
On a special episode of I Was There Too, Matt shares a compilation of some of the best stories from the last year’s guests. From the ups and downs of improvised lines with Paul F. Tompkins in There Will Be Blood, to whether Jenette Goldstein from Aliens thought her role was an immigrant alien or an extra-terrestrial alien, to tales of the infamous Schwab’s Pharmacy with Matt’s grandmother Eleanor. It’s worth revisiting if you’re a regular listener and a perfect starting place for all the newbies. Plus, movie buffs Jeremy Smith, Devin Faraci, and Amy Nicholson put their film knowledge to the test in a game that incorporates the curious endings to the show’s theme song, in the debut of I Quiz There Too.
November 12, 2014
Actor and writer Ricco Ross joins Matt this week to discuss his role as Private Frost in the film Aliens. Ricco explains what Arcturian Poontang is and what it means to hammer some of that down, takes us through his difficult decision of turning down a role in a Stanley Kubrick film for Aliens, shares the story behind the white heart with the name “Heath” on his character’s chest plate, and talks about what it was like working with James Cameron & Sigourney Weaver. Plus, Matt sheds some more light on why James Remar was replaced by Michael Biehn as the male lead in the film another installment of I Wasn’t There Too.
Check out Ricco Ross’ ALS/PIC project here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJr-eH7cwY