It’s Family Plot from 1976, Hitchcock’s final film. But not, unless something goes terribly wrong, our final podcast. In this episode, we discuss seances, millionaire bishops and the comic merits of cars with no brakes. All while sneaking in cameo name drops for our Patreon subscribers.
Dial H for HitchPod! We’re back, looking at the 1954 film Dial M For Murder. In this one, we discuss the method acting of Grace Kelly, key plot points involving keys and when we can expect a Hitchcock remake featuring Aragorn, son of Arathorn.
It’s Episode 23 and Cat and Dan are trapped in a podcast together, discussing Lifeboat. We talk about leading ladies’ underwear (or the lack thereof), livetweeting one’s shipwreck and whether or not you should let Nazi POWs take charge of your survival.
Episode 22 has us watching the second version of The Man Who Knew Too Much. We compare and contrast the films of overly knowledgable men, focusing in particular on mansplaining, fights with stuffed animals and the number of verses in Que Sera Sera.
Episode 21 is rich and strange, as we discuss Hitchcock’s early film Rich and Strange. We talk about the comic potential of shamelessly cheating on one’s spouse while on a cruise, feline cuisine and one of the darkest endings in Hitchcock’s oeuvre.
It’s our twentieth episode and we’re talking about Hitchcock’s first version of The Man Who Knew Too Much. We see how much we know about evil dentists, annoying children and, of course, the exotic thrill of a good chair fight!
It’s episode nineteen and without a shadow of a doubt, we’re talking Shadow of a Doubt from 1943. We discuss psychic connections, train jiu-jitsu and how feasible it is to build a house made out of newspaper.
In the eighteenth episode of Hitchpod, we open up The Paradine Case from 1947. Poking around inside, we discuss hazy legal ethics, the superior quality of horseback rear projection and eventually come up with an unusual candidate for this picture’s MacGuffin.
As we discuss Rebecca in Episode 17 of Hitchpod, our listeners never stop talking about a previous Alfred Hitchcock podcast that they preferred much more. Nevertheless, we still manage to talk about why Joan Fontaine is Cat’s least favourite Hitchcock heroine, which other Hitchcock movie we consider to be a superior remake of this one and how skipping tennis lessons is a shortcut to getting married.
In Episode 16 of HitchPod, we’re accused and convicted of watching the 1930 Hitchcock film Murder!. We avoid the hangman’s noose only by discussing movies with exclamation marks, how easily one should be swayed by fellow members of the jury and scandalous secrets that have not aged well.