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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Episodes

Last Looks: Fifty Shades Freed & Ronal the Barbarian
Yesterday
Last Looks: Fifty Shades Freed & Ronal the Barbarian
Jason and Paul are back from the UK to gab all about the tour, the new Road House movie, their favorite new stand-up specials, and much more. But first, on this super-sized Last Looks Paul answers corrections and omissions from both Fifty Shades Freed AND Ronal the Barbarian. Plus, as always, Paul reveals next week's movie. Vote here for our Fast X episode to win a Webby Award! PAUL & JASON'S PICKS:Road House (2024)Posh NoshThe SmileMary Lattimore"Harold" by Steven Wright STAND-UP SPECIAL PICKS:Rory Scovel: Religion, Sex, and a Few Things In BetweenKyle Kinane: Dirt NapJames Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999Ed Gamble: Blood Sugar PODCAST PICKS:Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James AcasterDissectThings Fell Apart  Go to hdtgm.com for tour dates, merch, and more.Pre-Order Paul’s book about his childhood, Joyful Recollections of Trauma, wherever books are soldFor extra Matinee Monday content, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerHDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out Paul and Rob Huebel live on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/friendzone) every Thursday 8-10pm ESTSubscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson here: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael here: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck 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
Fifty Shades Freed LIVE! (w/ Chelsea Devantez)
Apr 5 2024
Fifty Shades Freed LIVE! (w/ Chelsea Devantez)
Chelsea Devantez (Glamorous Trash) joins Paul and Jason to complete the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by breaking down 2018's Fifty Shades Freed starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and three confusingly identical blonde actresses. LIVE from Largo, they discuss the gross ice cream sex scene, the car chase sequence, HR Liz, how Christian should've looked more like Jack Reacher, and so much more. Plus, a sick June calls in with a special guest to tell us the part of the movie that offended her the most.  Chelsea's comedy-gal memoir "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This (But I'm Going To Anyway)" drops June 4th & you can pre-order it here. Go to hdtgm.com for tour dates, merch, and more.Pre-Order Paul’s book about his childhood, Joyful Recollections of Trauma, wherever books are soldFor extra Matinee Monday content, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerHDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out Paul and Rob Huebel live on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/friendzone) every Thursday 8-10pm ESTSubscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson here: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael here: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck 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: Beautiful Disaster
Mar 1 2024
Last Looks: Beautiful Disaster
Jason joins Paul to chat about the death of Pitchfork and the TV/movies they're currently watching. Plus, Paul dives into corrections and omissions from Beautiful Disaster, shares a peek behind the curtain to how episode t-shirt designs come to be, and reveals next week's movie. PAUL & JASON'S PICKS:TV, I Say w/ Ashley RayThe Traitors UK (Series 2)True Detective: Night CountryMonsieur SpadeDead PixelsEverything I Know About LoveSuch Brave GirlsIn The KnowReviewBrain DeadStrange Way of LifeWes Anderson's Roald Dahl short filmsThe Elephant 6 Recording Co."Coconut Mirror" by Connie Lovatt"Court and Spark" by Joni Mitchell"We're Not Animals" by The Short Dark Strangers & The Shady Motherfuckers"Little Rope" by Sleater-Kinney JASON'S GUIDE TO FINDING NEW MUSIC:All Songs ConsideredPopcastSearch Engine ep: How do I find new music now that I'm old and irrelevant?Dusted MagazineThe QuietusBandcampWhat's In My Bag? Go to hdtgm.com for tour dates, merch, and more.Pre-Order Paul’s book about his childhood, Joyful Recollections of Trauma, wherever books are soldFor extra Matinee Monday content, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerHDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out Paul and Rob Huebel live on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/friendzone) every Thursday 8-10pm ESTSubscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson here: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael here: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck 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