SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

A weekly film podcast decoding classic spy cinema. Hosted by Agent Scott & Cam the Provocateur. Featuring the likes of James Bond, Jason Bourne, Derek Flint, Austin Powers, Johnny English, George Smiley and Harry Palmer, plus all your favourite secret agent franchises including Mission: Impossible, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Kingsman, Taken and many more. Which films will make the prestigious N.O.C. List, and cement their place in the canon of all-time cloak and dagger greats? Subscribe today and don’t get left out in the cold as your intrepid agents track down cinema’s very best spy adventures!

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May 16, 2022 86 min

Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Matt Glasby, writer at Total Film and Radio Times, and author of The Book of Horror, hit the gym and try to recover their memoirs while decoding the 2008 Coen brothers comedy Burn After Reading.

Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen. Starring George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche and J.K. Simmons.

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Agents Scott and Cam welcome legendary actress Jacqueline Bisset to the show to talk about her time playing Miss Goodthighs, as well as a member of Le Chiffre's entourage, in 1967's Casino Royale. She also shares stories about working on hit films like Bullitt, Airport, Murder on the Orient Express and The Deep.  

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May 9, 2022 104 min

Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operatives David Lowbridge-Ellis of the Licence to Queer blog and Alan J. Porter, co-author of The James Bond Lexicon and co-host of On Her Majesty's Secret Podcast, board a flying saucer to SMERSH headquarters to tackle the extravagant 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale.

Directed by Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parish and Richard Talmadge. Starring Peter Se...

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Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative David Schroeder from The Cold War YouTube channel, head to Mexico and get into the secret selling business with Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn while decoding 1985's The Falcon and the Snowman. 

Directed by John Schlesinger. Starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, David Suchet, Lori Singer, Pat Hingle, Dorian Harewood, Mady Kaplan and Joyce Van Patten.

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Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Miles Trout from The Disc Dump Podcast and High on Horror, ponder the wonders of time travel and Aroma-scope while diving into Robert Rodriguez's 2011 franchise reboot Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.  

Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Starring Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara and Ricky Gervais.

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April 18, 2022 88 min

Agents Scott and Cam perform a tension-filled cabaret number while decoding Paul Verhoeven's visceral 2006 WWII spy thriller Black Book.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Starring Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint and Christian Berkel.

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April 14, 2022 44 min

Agent Scott and guest operative Tom Butler from The James Bond A-Z Podcast create an elaborate ruse to fool German troops while delivering a DECLASSIFIED review of the new WWII espionage drama Operation Mincemeat.

Directed by John Madden. Starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn, Rufus Wright and Jason Isaacs. 

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April 11, 2022 96 min

Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Calvin Dyson, YouTube James Bond expert, dramatically crash cymbals together while taking on Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles, Ralph Truman, Daniel Gélin and Christopher Olsen.

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April 7, 2022 64 min

Agents Scott and Cam savour gourmet food and wine while delivering a very special DECLASSIFIED review of Amazon Prime's new spy drama All the Old Knives starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton . In addition to decoding the film they also talk to director Janus Metz and author/screenwriter Olen Steinhauer about its journey from page to screen.

Spoilers run from 54:20-1:02:00

Directed by Janus Metz. Starring Chris Pine, Thandiwe...

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April 4, 2022 80 min

Agents Scott and Cam embark on a Malta vacation with Margot Kidder and stumble into an espionage plot with the 1983 Disney comedy Trenchcoat.

Directed by Michael Tuchner. Starring Margot Kidder, Robert Hays, David Suchet, Gila von Weitershausen, Daniel Faraldo and Ronald Lacey.

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Agents Scott and Cam welcome screenwriter F. Scott Frazier to the podcast to talk about bringing Vin Diesel back into action for xXx: Return of Xander Cage. He also shares stories about writing a fourth entry in the franchise, as well as adapting Kai Bird's 2014 book The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames for the big screen.   

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Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Scott Mendelson, film critic and box office analyst for Forbes, catch some gnarly waves on their dirt bikes while reuniting with Vin Diesel for 2017's xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Directed by D.J. Caruso. Starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann, Toni Collette and Samuel L. Jackson.

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March 24, 2022 97 min

Agents Scott and Cam welcome cinematographer Dan Mindel to the show to talk about his work as director of photography on 2001's Spy Game. He also shares stories about collaborating with director Tony Scott on Enemy of the State, as well as shooting Mission: Impossible III, Star Wars and Star Trek for J.J. Abrams.  

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March 21, 2022 98 min

Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Chris Carr of the Secrets & Spies podcast, go undercover as photojournalists while digging into Tony Scott's 2001 espionage thriller Spy Game.

Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Larry Bryggman and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

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March 17, 2022 106 min

Agents Scott and Cam welcome actor Bruce Glover to the show to talk about bringing Mr. Wint to life in the 1971 Bond adventure Diamonds Are Forever. He also shares stories about working with James Coburn on 1975's Hard Times and playing an electrified man in the 1991 cult fave Popcorn.  

You can dive further into Bruce's extensive filmography at IMDb

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Agents Scott and Cam welcome Oliver Buckton, professor of English at Florida Atlantic University and author of "The World is Not Enough: A Biography of Ian Fleming," to the show to discuss his work editing the 2019 essay collection "The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever." Examining both the 1956 Fleming novel and the 1971 Eon film, Buckton breaks down why this story is important in 007 canon and what makes it so...

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March 14, 2022 94 min

Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Tyler Orton of the Subspace Transmissions podcast, ride a moon buggy through Las Vegas while tackling Sean Connery's final Eon-produced 007 adventure, Diamonds Are Forever.

Directed by Guy Hamilton. Starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover and Norman Burton.

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March 7, 2022 91 min

Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Michael Richardson, author of "Guns, Girls and Gadgets: Sixties Spy Films Uncovered," land an aircraft with the mere punch of a button while decoding the 1965 Rod Taylor vehicle The Liquidator.

Directed by Jack Cardiff. Starring Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St. John, Wilfried Hyde-White, David Tomlinson, Akim Tamiroff, Eric Sykes and Gabriella Licudi.

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Agents Scott and Cam welcome Monkeybrain Comics co-publisher Allison Baker to the podcast to share stories about her time working on the first three Spy Kids films, both as an executive assistant to writer/director Robert Rodriguez and producer Elizabeth Avellan, and also as director of operations for Troublemaker Studios. She also talks about her work at IDW Entertainment and in the political media world. 

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February 28, 2022 101 min

Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operatives Aubree and Karyn from the Chick-Lit podcast, defend themselves from a pogo-toad attack while plugging into Robert Rodriguez's 2003 threequel Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. 

Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Ricardo Montalban, Holland Taylor, Sylvester Stallone, Mike Judge, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin and Danny Trejo.

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