MASH Matters

MASH Matters

Jeff Maxwell (Private Igor from M*A*S*H) and Ryan Patrick host a lively discussion of all things M*A*S*H, Hollywood, acting, and other jocularity. We will also feature interviews with super fans and creative geniuses who helped to create the greatest television show of all time. Step into the VIP tent, grab a heaping bowl of creamed weenies, and join the fun … because now, more than ever, M*A*S*H Matters.... Show More

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July 6, 2020 35 min

Jeff & Ryan welcome best-selling author Stephen Rebello to a special bonus episode of MASH Matters! Stephen’s latest book, Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time is a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood in the 1960’s. Our very own Jeff Maxwell, who spent much of his early years in show business on the lot at 20th Century Fox, was interviewed by Mr. Rebello and many...

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In the epic conclusion of Jeff & Ryan’s interview with Jamie Farr, you’ll hear about the evolution of Corporal Klinger, the last days of M*A*S*H, walking around in high heels, landing his dream role on Broadway, and a rather unorthodox method to ask for a raise. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
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Jeff & Ryan welcome the wonderful Jamie Farr to MASH Matters! The Man Who Would Be Klinger talks about his early days in Hollywood, his road to MASH, serving in the US Army in Korea, Jeff's golf game, and working with the great Red Skelton. Plus, Jamie answers some listener questions. This is Part One of a two-part episode. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
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Jeff & Ryan discuss listeners’ favorite episodes from Season Four of M*A*S*H. Topics include the photo on Col. Potter’s desk, the guest star who almost played BJ, Ryan’s favorite Potterism, Margaret’s noticeable absence, and the lost interview of Private Igor. Plus, Jeff & Ryan share their top three Season Four episodes. Sorry, there will be no refreshments. For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and more visit www.mashmat...

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Jeff & Ryan welcome special guest star Rob Kelly to MASH Matters. Rob is the host of M*A*S*HCast, an episode-by-episode retrospective on the Fire and Water Podcast Network and his encyclopedic knowledge of all things M*A*S*H puts everyone - including Ryan - to shame. It’s a fun and funny conversation. Plus, Jeff & Ryan share another BIG announcement at the end of this episode. For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and mor...
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Does Igor have a hometown? What favorite episodes took place away from the camp? Why the heck isn’t MeTV showing MASH anymore? Jeff & Ryan tackle these questions and more in this episode of MASH Matters! Warning - This episode was recorded using Feel-Around Technology. For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com

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Jeff & Ryan proudly present Part Two of their interview with the one and only Gary Burghoff. In this episode, Gary discusses his memories from the early days of MASH, getting shot by Igor, autograph requests, and the reason why he left M*A*S*H. For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
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Jeff & Ryan proudly welcome Gary Burghoff to MASH Matters! We discuss a variety of topics, including Gary’s earliest memories of performing as a child, playing the musical version of Charlie Brown, originating the role of Radar in the classic Robert Altman film, and the M*A*S*H-related question he’s most often asked. For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
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In this episode of MASH Matters, Jeff & Ryan discuss Frank Burns' humanity (or lack thereof). Other topics include tenseness on the set, M*A*S*H in Mad Magazine, recording a podcast at Madison Square Garden, and Igor’s favorite episode. Plus, who the heck is playing Salkowitz?!? For show notes, episodes, bios, recipes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
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Whew. It’s been a rough month. In this episode, we honor the memory of Gene Reynolds, “The Architect of M*A*S*H,”. Our tribute includes fond remembrances from the M*A*S*H family and a special guest appearance by Executive Producer Burt Metcalfe. And we close out this special show with words of love for our dear friend, Kellye Nakahara. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com

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February 15, 2020 36 min
Jeff & Ryan contemplate the theory of relativity in this episode of MASH Matters. They guys discuss the M*A*S*H cast members' relatives who appeared on the show. Other topics include day players, kids named after M*A*S*H characters, stealing food from craft services, a 23-year-old typo, and the reason why you should NOT buy Jeff’s cookbook… yet.   For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
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February 1, 2020 35 min
Jeff & Ryan tackle another round of listener questions in this episode of MASH Matters! We talk about toilets, telephones, swill slingers, and the dangers of listening to the podcast at the gym. We also learn what the doctors were really operating on in those O.R. scenes, what happened to Igor’s strawberry shortcake, and the truth behind an urban legend about Gary Burghoff. Plus, a special surprise announcement! For show notes,...
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And now, the epic conclusion of Jeff & Ryan’s interview with Loretta Swit! In this episode, Ms. Swit discusses her acting style, the evolution of Margaret Houlihan, working with Larry Linville, her thoughts on Maclean Stevenson & Wayne Rogers leaving M*A*S*H, and what she really thinks of that Alda guy. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com   This is Part Two of a two-part episode. Click ...
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Loretta Swit joins Jeff & Ryan on a very special episode of MASH Matters! The Marvelous Ms. Swit shares stories about the early days of M*A*S*H, her career path that led to the 4077th, the woman who most influenced the character of Margaret Houlihan, her passion for animals, and much more.    This is Part One of a two-part episode. Part two will be released on 1/15/2020.    For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mas...
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December 15, 2019 38 min

Attention All Personnel! This is the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s the highly-anticipated Episode 28 of MASH Matters! In this episode, Jeff & Ryan share the never-before-told story behind Private Igor’s overdubbed voice in the Season 6 opener, “Fade Out, Fade In.” Plus, we read listeners’ stories of encounters with MASH cast members, and we make a “MAJOR" announcement. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www....

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At long last, Jeff & Ryan finally present the M*A*S*H Season Three Recap! Topics include Henry Blake’s lifeboat, Captain Spalding’s inspiration, Esther Williams Pools, Spam Lambs, and Drunk Margaret. Plus, we review listeners’ favorite episodes, Ryan presents his Top Three, and Jeff talks about filming M*A*S*H’s most heartbreaking scene. For show notes, episodes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com.  
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November 14, 2019 14 min

In this mini-episode of MASH Matters, Jeff shares the origin story of Private Igor’s name… and Ryan kills a mockingbird. For show notes, episodes, bios, Igor’s recipes, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com

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Voicemails! Rabbits! Lamborghinis! This episode has everything!  Plus, Jeff & Ryan discuss Sherman T. Potter’s middle name, McLean Stevenson’s famous cousin, Robert Alda’s filter preference, international love connections, and Ryan’s various encounters with the M*A*S*H cast. Plus, we’re only two episodes away from the infamous Episode 028! Ooooooh... 

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October 14, 2019 31 min

Jeff & Ryan bond over another round of listeners’ burning questions. This episode’s topics include Ryan’s sinus infection, Henry Blake’s sweater, MASH novels, AfterMASH, tattoos, Prince Charles, and Radar as a St. Louis police officer?!? For show notes, episodes, bios, Igor’s recipes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com

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September 30, 2019 33 min
Jeff and Ryan do their darndest to answer another round of awesome listener questions in this episode of MASH Matters. Topics include a (not-so) new MASH documentary, Mobil Oil TV commercials, listening to YouTube, Igor’s absence on movie night, and the dangers of bugling near a cannon. For show notes, episodes, bios, Igor’s recipes and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com
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