In the 6th, and very belated, installment of The James Spader Podcast, hosts Mike Gray, Chris Onderick, and Erik Pepple delve into the funland that is Sean S. Cunningham’s 1985 film “The New Kids.” Written by Harry Crews (yes, the novelist) and Stephen Gyllenhaal (yes, father to Maggie and Jake) and featuring performances by Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, and James Spader, “The New Kids” stands as a flawed but entertaining film in Spader’s oeuvre.
In the third episode of The James Spader Podcast, hosts Mike Gray and Chris Onderick of Snow Arch Films and Erik Pepple with the Wexner Center for the Arts tackle “Endless Love” (1981) directed by Franco Zeffirelli. In addition to James Spader, the film would feature performances from Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt and serve as the screen debut for Tom Cruise. What will the verdict on the film be, and will the word “patriarch” be mentioned during the course of the discussion? Listen and find out!
In the second show of The James Spader Podcast, hosts Mike Gray and Chris Onderick of Snow Arch Films, and Erik Pepple with the Wexner Center for the Arts, examine Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction (1983) directed by Paul Wendkos and featuring performances from actors Dennis Weaver, Karen Grassle, Jeffrey Tambor and Pamela Bellwood. Special guests Joel Stigliano and Marissa Wolf also join the show and perform remixes of scenes from the movie in an attempt to discover if there is sympathy for Tambor, and whether or not this TV movie has it in spades.