Max Announces ‘Talking Pictures: A Movie Memories Podcast’ Featuring TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz

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Max and Turner Classic Movies are teaming up for a new podcast called Talking Pictures: A Movie Memories Podcast hosted by Ben Mankiewicz. Mankiewicz will be joined by filmmakers and writers to go over some of the most iconic films of all time by sharing their memories of making the films, their favorite films, as well as creative influences and guilty pleasures. Some of the first guests will include Mel Brooks, Nancy Meyers, and Patty Jenkins.

“I can’t say enough about the experience of diving into conversations with these talented filmmakers and hearing them describe the movies that have impacted their lives,” said host Ben Mankiewicz. “I will not soon forget Nancy Meyers detailing the terrifying thrill of watching ‘The Exorcist‘ for the first time or Mel Brooks discussing the beauty of watching ‘Random Harvest’ with Carl Reiner roughly 113 times. This podcast is a reminder of how much movies matter – to the people who make them, and to the rest of us who watch and celebrate them.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, (L) and Director Mel Brooks attend the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night After Party on April 26, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 350620.

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The podcast is perfect for nostalgic movie lovers who enjoy diving deep into the making of their favorite films and learning more from the creators themselves. The podcast will allow moviemakers to share memories from the set and celebrate their most famous features. “The Talking Pictures podcast is a natural outgrowth of what we’ve been doing at TCM for thirty years: fueling a conversation around classic film,” said Angela Carone, Director of Podcast Programming at TCM. “Partnering with the Max team, we’re able to supercharge that mission with more interviews, more stories, more Ben jokes and, most importantly, more movies.”

SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, Nancy Meyers, 2003

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The podcast will debut on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, on the streaming service Max as well as podcast apps and platforms including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. Each episode will be 45 minutes long and Max will drop a new episode every week.

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