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From the creators of Inside Psycho and Inside the Exorcist comes a new story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS.

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Heroes, villains, action... all set in a galaxy far, far away. Join Inside Star Wars and go behind the camera and find out how one of the most iconic series in film history came to be. Listen now at: http://wondery.fm/ISWED
“Philadelphia” would attract top Hollywood talent like Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards -- and an actor named Ron Vawter. Vawter had AIDS, and he would live just long enough to see the film change minds and hearts everywhere. Here, art wasn’t imitating life, art was life. This is the second in a two-part series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “Philadelphia,” and the progress we’ve made in the fight against HIV/AIDS.   In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit wondery.fm/RED to learn more and donate today.
In the 1980s HIV/AIDS was a quiet killer and a stigmatized disease. As director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Ron Nyswaner watched friends succumb to AIDS, they would embark on the first major studio film to tackle the subject head-on. They needed to convince studio heads, movie stars, and a community to come along on their journey. On this 25th anniversary of “Philadelphia,” Mark Ramsey takes you inside this seminal film in a special two-part podcast series on how the film was made, and how it made a difference.   In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit wondery.fm/RED to learn more and donate today.
In 1993, Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for his role as Andrew Beckett in the film Philadelphia. This award represented more than just a stellar acting performance. Tom Hanks and the creators, cast, and crew of Philadelphia succeeded in bringing AIDS awareness to the mainstream. They sparked conversation about the disease, and helped to shift the cultural perception of HIV/AIDS from fear to compassion.In two special episodes of People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia, we’ll get a special look inside the making of this groundbreaking film that starred Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, and the impact it has had around the world. Stay tuned right here, on Inside Jaws, for the upcoming episodes.And to celebrate the progress we have made in the fight against AIDS since Philadelphia’s release, and to join us in continuing efforts to deliver an AIDS-free generation, head to wondery.fm/RED
Carl Gottlieb is the co-screenwriter of JAWS, a featured player in this podcast, and the author of The Jaws Log, about the making of the classic film. With Inside JAWS creator Mark Ramsey, Carl discusses his background in Improv, how he met Steven Spielberg, how JAWS came to be a classic, and what lessons the movie has for filmmakers and audiences alike.Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/JawsOther sponsors include:Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWSDollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws
The Kraken Sleepeth | 7

The Kraken Sleepeth | 7

2018-07-3100:39:117

1916: The vicious “Man-eater of Matawan” meets his end. Cut to: The premiere and record-breaking success of JAWS. The awards Steven Spielberg expected – but never came. Even the world’s most commercial filmmaker wasn’t good enough to earn the respect of his peers. The death of Robert Shaw and the impact of his legacy on one-time rival Richard Dreyfus. Spielberg passes the torch to J.J. Abrams as the ORCA at Universal Studios crumbles to dust. Steven Spielberg experiences a remembrance of a heritage that once embarrassed him, but now makes him proud. A premiere for Ready Player One at SXSW, and the contents of a mysterious note revealed.Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/JawsOther sponsors includeCasper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/JawsZip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWSFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws
1945: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis – no ships, no planes, no rescue. Just…sharks. Cut to: The emotional center of JAWS: Sometimes drunk, sometimes sober - Robert Shaw’s indelible tale of the Indianapolis receives an ovation from cast and crew. The ORCA starts to sink – with all hands still on deck. The journey of a rotting shark carcass from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard. The on-set rivalry between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw. A post-production panic attack for Steven Spielberg. And an unsolved murder nearby the JAWS shoot – more than 40 years later, was the mystery solved by writer Joe Hill?Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/JawsOther sponsors includeCasper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/JawsDollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws
The Shark Isn’t Working | 5

The Shark Isn’t Working | 5

2018-07-1700:30:0310

1968: A retired Navy Captain commits suicide. Many years earlier, his vessel suffered the worst naval disaster at sea in U.S. History. It was the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and hundreds of its crew were eaten by sharks. Cut to: 1974. Spielberg enlists writer Carl Gottlieb to “eviscerate” the script for JAWS. Spielberg’s friend George Lucas visits the mechanical shark in a workroom and gets his head stuck in it. Second unit footage is shot using real sharks and real shark cages, but the stuntman barely survives and locks himself in the toilet. Every day, more stress, more delays, more production troubles, more nightmares and – perpetually – the shark is not working. Will this nightmare ever end?Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/JawsOther sponsors include:Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/JAWSZip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWSFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws
1916: A bounty is offered to whoever can kill the “Man-eater of Matawan.” Cut to: 1973. Peter Benchley sells the rights to JAWS to a pair of legendary Hollywood producers, Richard Zanuck and David Brown. Sensing a winner, Spielberg steals the galleys off Zanuck’s desk before insisting that this be his next project. Meanwhile, Zanuck and Brown toss away a would-be director who can’t distinguish between a whale and a shark, legendary director Henry Hathaway offers Spielberg some advice, and casting begins. Two very important executives want their wives to play the Chief’s wife. In Spielberg’s words, “Oy vey.”Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/JawsOther sponsors includeDollar Shave Club - Get the DSC daily essentials kit for just $5 at DollarShaveClub.com/JAWSNutrafol - Get your first months supply for just $10 when you use code JAWS at Nutrafol.comFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws
Duel | 3

Duel | 3

2018-07-0300:30:0314

1916: Matawan Creek, New Jersey. This time, the shark’s victim is a child and the entire town is up in arms. Cut to: 1963: The Kennedy Assassination precipitates a frightening encounter on a dusty California mountain road – an encounter that leads to the thrilling Man vs. Big Rig fable Duel. This is Spielberg’s ticket to fame and fortune. Even if the truck doesn’t explode into a network-satisfying fireball, and even if Universal plucks choice scenes for an episode of The Incredible Hulk. The stage is set for Spielberg’s next project, based on a book by Peter Benchley and called JAWS.Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/JawsOther sponsors includeHello Fresh - Get $30 off your first week of meals when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/Jaws30 and enter code Jaws30 at checkoutZip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JawsFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws
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Comments (40)

Steve carter

ah, I enjoy swimming front crawl while watching my reflection in the sand... this gets the dan brown award for incoherence

May 23rd
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James Heilman

loving the series so far, I just hope nobody gets the wrong idea about sharks as they are vital to to the eco system.

Feb 20th
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Jaune Osborne Curtis

I've listened to this twice. It is an incredible, well organized, well narrated history. Too bad it was one of the first pod casts I ever listened to, it will be hard for others to live up to.

Jan 3rd
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Paul Newman

inside psycho

Nov 21st
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Molly Mac

We are all different and enjoy different things- that is why there are thousands of podcasts to choose from. If you don't enjoy one, simply move on to another podcast. It's ok not to enjoy something - but bashing it or them because you simply don't care for it? Constructive comments is one thing, but aren't we all tired of everyone hating on each other for trying? I don't know anyone affiliated with this podcast but they worked hard on this. Good for them for putting themselves out there!

Oct 18th
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Melanie Marie-Jahnke Manning

wow. one of the best podcasts I've listened to. I was crying by the end. just amazing, thank you.

Oct 10th
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John Carlson

They didn’t deliver the bomb. They delivered uranium

Oct 8th
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ethan costello

Great podcast. It took me a little bit to understand the format but then it was a joy.

Oct 7th
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Nicole Everwine

well, well done!

Oct 6th
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Brenda E. Kelly

Can't get through it. Too long, too many ads, not enough factual content.

Oct 4th
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Murray Hoffman

Very surprised how good this podcast is.5 star

Oct 4th
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Johnny Utah

dig it man. jaws was a classic that still holds up (other than the shark itself lol)

Oct 3rd
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Rob Bosquez

damn fine work

Oct 2nd
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bob caygeon

Well done. Narrator sounds like a younger Dennis Miller.

Oct 2nd
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Jason Mathis

bob caygeon i though so too

Dec 12th
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Connie Marrocola

e 88

Sep 28th
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Teddy Spaghetti

30 minute podcast with 14 minutes worth of ads.

Sep 19th
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Andrew J Franks

how much cocaine did punisher do before this lmfao

Sep 18th
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mark arballo

super cool

Sep 12th
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Bqueasy

Have you caught every episode of inside jaws yet? No I'm only on episode 2. God damn these ads!

Aug 14th
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Teresa Ellis

Bqueasy You could always put your phone on airplane mode for the duration of the podcast if ir is that frustrating. Just don't forget to turn it back off afterwards.

Apr 29th
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Keith Britt

I really enjoyed it! I liked the layout of the story, the cut backs in time, the sound effects, the writing, everything. Cudo's to all on a very enjoyable podcast!

Aug 13th
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