How Did This Get Made?

Earwolf and Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas

The award-winning comedy podcast that celebrates bad movies. Comedians and actors Paul Scheer (The League), June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), and Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth) break down the very best of the worst films ever made—we’re talkin’ blockbuster flops, cheesy 80s action movies, Lifetime thrillers, obscure cult classics, and if we’re honest… most Nic Cage and Jason Statham movies. Plus, sometimes they’re even joined by hilarious guests like Seth Rogen, Conan O’Brien, Amy Schumer, Nicole Byer, Nick Kroll, and Charlize Theron. And the best part? They watch these bad movies so you don’t have to! New episodes every Friday. Classic episodes re-released every Monday. 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

Shark Attack 3: Megalodon LIVE!
Jul 12 2024
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon LIVE!
We're celebrating Hot Shark Summer all July and kicking things off with 2002's Shark Attack 3: Megalodon—a movie that asks, "What if Jaws happened in Porky's?" LIVE from London, the HDTGM crew discuss the best line in cinema history, the comically large momma shark, the bonkers VFX shots, the mystery of the groping hand, and so much more. Plus, June revisits her thoughts on male tea drinkers and our second opinion singer from our Beekeeper episode attempts to redeem himself. HDTGM is coming to NYC on Nov 15th! Go to hdtgm.com to buy tix, merch, and for more on bad movies.Order Paul’s book about his childhood: Joyful Recollections of TraumaFor extra content on Matinee Monday movies, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerTalk bad movies on the HDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul’s movie recs on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out new HDTGM movie merch over at teepublic.com/stores/hdtgmPaul and Rob Huebel stream live on Twitch every Thursday 8-10pm EST: www.twitch.tv/friendzoneLike good movies too? Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.comWhere to find Paul, June, & Jason:@PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter@Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on TwitterJason is not on social media
The Happening LIVE!
Jun 28 2024
The Happening LIVE!
It's finally happening! What? No! Paul, Jason, & June break down M. Night Shyamalan's 2008 thriller The Happening—a movie where the trees are out to get us and Mark Wahlberg & Zooey Deschanel run away from wind. LIVE from Largo in LA, they discuss the talking plant scene, Marky Mark's mood ring, an A+ Jeremy Strong performance, Johnny Legs' bad parenting, and so much more. Plus, June takes a hard stance on people who go out to eat for dessert only. DISCLAIMER: Despite what you hear in this episode, this is NOT a cheese podcast. HDTGM is coming to NYC on Nov 15th! Go to hdtgm.com to buy tix, merch, and for more on bad movies.Order Paul’s book about his childhood: Joyful Recollections of TraumaFor extra content on Matinee Monday movies, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerTalk bad movies on the HDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul’s movie recs on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out new HDTGM movie merch over at teepublic.com/stores/hdtgmPaul and Rob Huebel stream live on Twitch every Thursday 8-10pm EST: www.twitch.tv/friendzoneLike good movies too? Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.comWhere to find Paul, June, & Jason:@PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter@Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on TwitterJason is not on social media
Last Looks: Madame Web
Jun 7 2024
Last Looks: Madame Web
Paul responds to your corrections and omissions from Madame Web, shares a bonus scene from the Madame Web live show, and announces next week's movie. Plus, Paul gives you his picks for all the TV shows, books, movies, and music he's currently loving. PAUL'S PICKS:Ryan North's Fantastic Four comic seriesWish DragonI Shouldn't Be Telling You This (But I'm Going To Anyway) by Chelsea DevantezEruption by Michael Crichton & James PattersonThe Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David GrannAlmighty So by Chief KeefSummer HouseBoschMad Max TrilogyBad Boys IISurvivor  HDTGM is coming to NYC on Nov 15th! Go to hdtgm.com to buy tix, merch, and for more on bad movies.Order Paul’s book about his childhood: Joyful Recollections of TraumaFor extra content on Matinee Monday movies, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerTalk bad movies on the HDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul’s movie recs on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out new HDTGM movie merch over at teepublic.com/stores/hdtgmPaul and Rob Huebel stream live on Twitch every Thursday 8-10pm EST: www.twitch.tv/friendzoneLike good movies too? Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.comWhere to find Paul, June, & Jason:@PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter@Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on TwitterJason is not on social media
Madame Web LIVE!
May 31 2024
Madame Web LIVE!
Bonjour! Join Paul, Jason, and June as they grab a Pepsi and swing into 2024's Madame Web starring Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney. LIVE from Largo in LA, they break down the baby shower scene, the looney tunes fireworks factory climax, the magic healing powers of chest compressions, and how the movie ruined an iconic Spider-Man line. Plus, they ask "How did a baby in an Amazon spider cave end up in the NYC foster system?" and "Does Adam Scott's young Ben Parker end up falling in love with Marisa Tomei's Aunt May?" HDTGM is coming to NYC on Nov 15th! Go to hdtgm.com to buy tix, merch, and for more on bad movies.Order Paul’s book about his childhood: Joyful Recollections of TraumaFor extra content on Matinee Monday movies, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerTalk bad movies on the HDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul’s movie recs on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out new HDTGM movie merch over at teepublic.com/stores/hdtgmPaul and Rob Huebel stream live on Twitch every Thursday 8-10pm EST: www.twitch.tv/friendzoneLike good movies too? Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.comWhere to find Paul, June, & Jason:@PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter@Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on TwitterJason is not on social media
Last Looks: The Ugly Truth [Jason Edition]
May 24 2024
Last Looks: The Ugly Truth [Jason Edition]
What's up Jerks?! Paul's away, which means Jason's here to take charge of a chaotic Last Looks ep on The Ugly Truth. With the help of producers Scott and Molly, Jason reluctantly digs into corrections and omissions, shares a bonus scene from the Ugly Truth live show, and reveals next week's movie. Plus, he gives the lowdown on all TV shows, podcasts, and music that he's currently loving. TOUR INFO: HDTGM is coming to Boston on June 16th! Ticket info will be announced on Weds 5/29 at 8am ET. JASON'S TV/MOVIE PICKS:Night MusicSuch Brave GirlsExtraordinaryDead PixelsMumShardlakeWe Are Lady PartsShoresyReviewGirls5EvaElsbethEvilFrieren: Beyond Journey's EndLost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill JASON'S PODCAST PICKS:DissectSong ExploderAll Songs ConsideredWalkin' About with Allan McLeodHigh and MightyActionBoyz HDTGM is coming to NYC on Nov 15th! Go to hdtgm.com to buy tix, merch, and for more on bad movies.Order Paul’s book about his childhood: Joyful Recollections of TraumaFor extra content on Matinee Monday movies, visit Paul's YouTube page: youtube.com/paulscheerTalk bad movies on the HDTGM Discord: discord.gg/hdtgmPaul’s Discord: discord.gg/paulscheerFollow Paul’s movie recs on Letterboxd: letterboxd.com/paulscheer/Check out new HDTGM movie merch over at teepublic.com/stores/hdtgmPaul and Rob Huebel stream live on Twitch every Thursday 8-10pm EST: www.twitch.tv/friendzoneLike good movies too? Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul and Amy Nicholson: listen.earwolf.com/unspooledSubscribe to The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael: www.thedeepdiveacademy.com/podcastCheck out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.comWhere to find Paul, June, & Jason:@PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter@Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on TwitterJason is not on social media