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Dearly Departed Podcast
89 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Episode 35 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
"You'll be scared until you laugh yourself silly" as we explore the 1966 Don Knotts horror-comedy classic "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken."
111 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
Episode 34 - Helter Skelter
On the anniversary of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders at the hands of the Manson Family in 1969, we revisit the landmark made-for-TV movie "Helter Skelter" (1976) based on the bestselling true crime book by Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.
125 minutes | May 23, 2022
Episode 33 - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Grab your golden ticket and join our tour of the iconic 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene Wilder.
122 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
Episode 32 - Bewitched
Take a magical ride through the legendary sitcom "Bewitched," and the tales of stars Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Dick Sargent, and more!
112 minutes | Dec 25, 2021
Episode 31 - Classic Christmas Songs We Love and Hate
We take a holly, jolly trip through classic Christmas recordings from favorites like Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and more!
104 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Episode 30 - Universal Monsters
This episode is ALIVE! ALIVE! as we discuss Universal's classic monsters from the 1930s, including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and more! Hollywood figures include Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Charles Laughton, James Whale, and other legends.
108 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Episode 29 - Tod Browning’s Freaks
"Gooble gobble, one of us!" We accept you into the fascinating world of 1932's Freaks, an MGM film so controversial that it was banned in the UK for three decades.
90 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Episode 28 - The Towering Inferno
We brave the dangers of The Towering Inferno and the real-life fates of its stars, including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Fred Astaire, and William Holden!
116 minutes | May 8, 2021
Episode 27 - Star Wars
The Force is with us as we blast our way through the original Star Wars film and the fates of its iconic actors!
89 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Episode 26 - I Love Lucy
We dish on one of the most iconic and groundbreaking TV sitcoms of all time, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley!
103 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Episode 25 - Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse
Celebrate the holidays with us as we dive into the 1988 classic TV special Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse and its MANY celebrity guest appearances, including Little Richard, Charo, Magic Johnson, Grace Jones, Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, k.d. lang, Dinah Shore, Joan Rivers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Cher, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, and the Del Rubio Triplets!
118 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Episode 24 - The Wizard of Oz
"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" On this Election Day in the US, we escape to Oz and explore the fates of the actors from the most watched film of all time, 1939's The Wizard of Oz.
127 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Episode 23 - Jaws
You're gonna need a bigger boat as we dive into Jaws in our biggest episode yet! We also discuss the passing of Chadwick Boseman, Olivia de Havilland, Wilford Brimley, and more. And Scott talks about meeting Roy Scheider himself!
103 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Episode 22 - Grease
What better time to talk about "Grease" than on a summer night? Scott and Mike also discuss Carl Reiner, Naya Rivera, some recent shocking news related to the LaBianca family, and more!
114 minutes | May 25, 2020
Episode 21 - Sunset Blvd.
We pull off into the wrong driveway with Scott's favorite movie, Sunset Blvd. (aka Sunset Boulevard)! We also discuss Little Richard, Fred Willard, Jerry Stiller, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the allegedly haunted Ozzie and Harriet house, and more.
92 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Episode 20 - James Bond
We're on the hunt for James Bond and the fate of the films' many actors spanning more than five decades! Also discussed: Brian Dennehy, John Prine, Jan and Dean, and more. Also, check out the video version of this episode on YouTube at "DearlyDepartedOnline": https://www.youtube.com/user/DearlyDepartedOnline And please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dearlydepartedpod
88 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Episode 19 - Diff’rent Strokes
"What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?" We're talkin' 'bout the classic '80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and some of the most troubled child stars in TV history. Relive the last days of Gary Coleman and Dana Plato, and find out what happened to the rest of the cast. We also talk about Kenny Rogers, Crocodile Dundee, Doris Day, and more! And as a Dearly Departed Pod FIRST, you will be able watch video of this episode on YouTube at "DearlyDepartedOnline": https://www.youtube.com/user/DearlyDepartedOnline It takes Diff'rent Strokes to move the world... And it took technology to make this show while socially distanced during the coronavirus pandemic. No podcast hosts were harmed during the production of this episode as we produced it remotely from our individual homes. So stay home, wash your hands, and listen to the Dearly Departed Podcast!
115 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Episode 18 - Saturday Night Live (SNL)
In this episode, we "improv" our way through 45 years of Saturday Night Live and the deaths of John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Phil Hartman. We also talk about Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas, Ron Jeremy, Scott's trip to the Oscars, and more!
35 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Episode 17 - February 2020 Mini Episode
In this “mini episode” we talk about Liberace, Anna Nicole Smith, Dollywood, The Beatles and more! Also, we just launched on Patreon.com, so please go to patreon.com/dearlydepartedpod to SUPPORT THIS PODCAST! You can sign up for as little as just $2 per month. Mini-episodes like this one will only be available to our patrons there from now on, so please sign up to keep getting every episode of the Dearly Departed Podcast.
94 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
Episode 16 - Woodstock
We remember to avoid the brown acid as we dance through the history of Woodstock! Also discussed: Rush drummer Neil Peart, Buck Henry, The Beatles, Brittany Murphy, Nashville and Dollywood, famous LA houses, Tupac, and more. And we got our first sponsor!
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