How Did This Get Made?

Earwolf and Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas

Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it's amazing? Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas want to hear about it! We'll watch it with our funniest friends, and report back to you with the results. read less

Our Editor's Take

How Did This Get Made? is a podcast tribute to accidental masterpieces. It's a backhanded homage to movies that turn out great in unexpected, unintended ways. There is something magical about bad movies. Pop culture references them all the time. These movies are the best of the worst.

How Did This Get Made? is hosted by June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, and Jason Mantzoukas. Fans of movies or television will likely be familiar with these three. All of them are well-known within the comedy world. They met while performing together at the hallowed Upright Citizens' Brigade (UCB) in New York City. Paul and Jason became well-known as cast members on TV's the League. Meanwhile, Raphael's career was also rising, and she and Sheer got married. Their shared love of so-bad-they're-good movies helped inspire this hilarious podcast.

They watch (and comment on) the world's biggest box office failures with special guests. The results are humorous, of course, but our knowledgeable hosts also examine the logistics behind these comically bad films. There is lively banter, astute observation, and a real-time appreciation for these lousy movies. Despite their downright absurdity, many of the movies have redeeming qualities. Something about them is charming, impactful, and worthwhile.

Listeners can tag along for the world's best worst movie night. The commentary is hilariously entertaining, and the movies hold their own even when they are uniquely terrible. For film buffs, How Did This Get Made? is a journey through some of the worst investments in cinema history. For casual movie fans, it is a hilarious introduction to some of Hollywood's most puzzling productions. Either way, listeners are sure to find hours of entertainment.

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Matinee Monday: Reindeer Games
Dec 19 2022
Matinee Monday: Reindeer Games
Howard Kremer (Who Charted?) joins the HDTGM crew to break down a holiday-themed movie that came out two months after December, the 2000 crime-thriller Reindeer Games. They sound off on Ben Affleck's love of pecan pie, the terrible open-mouth kissing, and the bonkers Ashton Kutcher cameo. Plus, we learn about Paul's intimate relationship history with his mom. There are no reindeer games here, happy holidays people of earth! (Originally released 12/25/2012) For more Matinee Monday content, visit Paul's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/PaulScheer Buy Drop Dead Fred LIVE on Vinyl: https://hdtgm.bandcamp.com/Buy tix for June's pickleball tourney: https://www.janeclub.com/pickleball Go to www.hdtgm.com for tour dates, merch, and more.Follow Paul on Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/paulscheer/HDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: https://discord.gg/paulscheerCheck out Paul and Rob Huebel live on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/friendzone) every Thursday 8-10pm ESTSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael here: listen.earwolf.com/deepdiveSubscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson here: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledCheck out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.comCheck out new HDTGM merch over at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/hdtgmWhere to find Jason, June & Paul:@PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter@Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on TwitterJason is not on Twitter
Last Looks: 12 Pups of Christmas
Dec 16 2022
Last Looks: 12 Pups of Christmas
Jason joins Paul for a holiday-themed Just Chat where they decide the Elf on the Shelf is an EFFING NARC and tear apart the Santa Clause film/TV franchise. Plus, Paul shares deleted scenes from our 12 Pups of Christmas episode, digs into Corrections and Omissions, hears from listeners about horrible gifts, and announces next week's movie. Places people, it's time for Last Looks! Jason's Picks:Christmas with the CampbellsThe Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday SpecialThe Family StoneHoliday Gilmore Girls episodesElfLove ActuallyDie HardMixed Nuts Paul's Picks:The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful BingeBarbarianMistletoe MixupA Very Merry Toy StoreDear ChristmasFeliz NaviDADHome AloneChristmas VacationScroogedBuy Drop Dead Fred LIVE on Vinyl: https://hdtgm.bandcamp.com/Buy tix for June's pickleball tourney: https://www.janeclub.com/pickleballFollow Paul on Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/paulscheer/HDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: https://discord.gg/paulscheerCheck out Paul and Rob Huebel live on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/friendzone) every Thursday 8-10pm ESTSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael here: listen.earwolf.com/deepdiveSubscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson here: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledCheck out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.comCheck out new HDTGM merch over at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/hdtgmWhere to find Jason, June & Paul:@PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter@Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on TwitterJason is not on Twitter