About This Show
Matt and Matt. Bond over Bond.
Matt Gourley and Matt Mira love James Bond so much they decided to make a podcast about it. Each episode they invite a guest to dive deep into one movie from the greatest film franchise known to man.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 051: You Only Live Twice with Paul F. Tompkins
4 days ago
Three-timer's Club guest Paul F. Tompkins joins the Matts on a fun-filled journey to the east as they discuss Connery's fifth outing as 007.
Rated 5 out of
Long Lost Love
This podcast has reconnected me with an oeuvre that I had forgotten I really dug. Each time I see a Bond, I enjoy (or despise, which is great too!) something else I hadn't seen before. The Matts are a great couple. I hope you guys find a way to keep this going; the music episode idea sounds like a blast... maybe a goofs/trivia show? Anyway... Thanks for the good times!!
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of
ryan ryan ryan
So excited this show has returned after what seemed to be an endless hiatus. Matt & Matt have the best Bond brains in the biz, and each episode is an exciting look into some of finer points of the world's coolest secret agent. I would recommend this show for both fans of James Bond and great conversation. 5 out of 5 Tabasco's.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of
From Bond Fans With Love
Great show. Very entertaining. Perfect for Bond fans.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 5 out of
Nobody Does it Better
Dust off your powder blue terrycloth onesie and break out the martinis, because the Matts are back in the podcast that only lives twice (so far)!
Our hosts, now on Earwolf, will be doing a pigeon double-take through all the Bond movies with added specials featuring all your favourite bond merchandise, tie-ins, odd jobs, nick nacks, and semi-related media. As a long time fan of this podcast I am extremely happy to see this series regularly updating - I hope the hosts never say never again for quite a while! Their enthusiasm is contagious and I love that they can acknowledge the lows as well as the highs while still retaining a great love and respect for the series and an appreciation for all things camp as well as cool. Catch up on the archives while you can, you won't regret it! As a Stitcher Premium subscriber I can't wait for the special commentaries and whatever the Matts have up their gadget-filled sleeves.
Highlights include visits by acclaimed author Ian Fleming (whose episode of the Dead Authors' Podcast is a must-listen), the British-Off, and Alternate Themesongs. All in all, the hosts mix lighthearted and serious discussion in a fun, friendly and charming way that makes the podcast a very pleasant listen for seasoned Bond fans and newbies alike. The series' first run on Nerdist piqued my interest in the lesser-known Bond titles, the novels and the unofficial adaptations. It's been fun and educational - but I'll admit I'm a lover, not an expert.
Absolutely can't wait to hear the Goldfinger redux with the wonderful Amanda 'Funbuns' Lund and Maria 'Blasooch' Blasucci who always bring charm, wit and fun to anything they appear in (you might say they're a Complete Joy to listen to).
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 3 out of
Go into it with the right expectations.
Check it out if you want to hear Bond movies getting riffed on from start to end, stream-of-consciousness style.
Avoid if you were hoping to hear something informational from guys who clearly liked the movie.
I'll preface this by saying that I generally enjoy this Podcast because these guys are talking about some of my favorite movies.
Each episode is about 90 minutes long. I was hoping that a lot of this would be spent on behind the scenes stuff or discussions around the movies, but for the most part, they basically just recap the entire movie and talk about how silly or ridiculous it is.
I've read a lot of the criticism saying that these guys don't really come off as fans of the movies, and while I don't completely agree, I certainly get where that opinion is coming from. This Podcast is basically "How Did this Get Made: James Bond Edition" minus the guy who says "You guys - this movie... is insane" every episode (great podcast, by the way!).
Why is that a bad thing? Well, if you're a fan of the movies, you already know that they're ridiculous and over the top. Making that point for two hours per movie gets redundant. It's still entertaining to listen to them riff on it and I appreciate the plot run-through, but this could've been so much better if they had more production stories or contextual stuff about the movies and it feels like a missed opportunity that they didn't make this a little more informative rather than a stream of consciousness thing. When they play those alternate songs? When guests talk about their first movies? When they talk about other movies that some of the actors were in? Awesome. Wish there had been more material like that.
Extremely subjective - the other downside of this podcast for me is listening to some of Matt Mira's mannerisms. He's the main host of the show and does the majority of the talking. For a guy running an audio show, he says "Uuuuuuuh" WAY too much. Once you start noticing it, you're doomed. He also has a really unfortunate tendency to yuk it up. His brutal fake laughs ("AH HA HA HA!" and the worse "nyyyyaaaAAAAAH!") are right down there with Jimmy Fallon's. For most episodes, it really isn't bad, but once you listen to the "Best and Worst of James Bond" episode you won't be able to un-hear it and it gets distracting and cringy. Not saying "DON'T LAUGH, MATT!", but he really overdoes it at times and it detracts from the show.
The Goldfinger episode was, indeed, terrible. I really didn't mind the feminist angle to it, but it became entirely too overbearing to the point where they were barely talking about the movie itself. I had to turn it off when they started going on about what they liked to order at bars after having already strayed away from talking about the movie for twenty minutes.
Last thing I think could've been improved is the excessive amount of clips from the movies being used that are inherently visual. I totally get that they had guests on and that it would help them out contextually, but the show goes on tears with these where you hear innocuous clips featuring background noise and maybe a few lines of dialogue for awkwardly long amounts of time.
That's a lot of complaining, but I think I'm coming more from the position of having enjoyed the show but would've loved it if the above were improved.
Date published: 2016-11-03