Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

Blank Check with Griffin & David

Audioboom

244
Followers
5.2K
Plays
Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

Audioboom

244
Followers
5.2K
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail.

Latest Episodes

Death Becomes Her with Katey Rich

Now armed with an arsenal of wild special effects, Zemeckis takes it up a notch with 1992's Death Becomes Her – the first to include computer-generated skin on film. Katey Rich returns as we reminisce Bruce Willis putting effort in, irritating European monologues, the thrilling billing and why Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn make a perfect cult pair. This episode is sponsored by: Bruush (bruush.com (http://bruush.com/) CODE: Check) Bombas (Bombas.com/check (http://bombas.com/check) ) Indeed (Indeed.com/check (http://indeed.com/check) ) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod onTwitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

153 min5 d ago
Comments
Death Becomes Her with Katey Rich

Back to the Future Part III with Josh Gondelman

In Back to the Future, Marty ends up in 1955, the same age as his parents. In the sequel he has to jump between that timeline and a bizarre 2015. The natural conclusion to this blockbuster trilogy? A wild western! It's a classic formula! For Back to the Future Part III, we're talking ninja turtles, the magic of Tom Wilson and Mary Steenburgen, and why ZZ Top should be in more movies. The bad boy of the internet himself, Josh Gondelman, (Desus and Mero, Make My Day (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/make-my-day-with-josh-gondelman/id1507871978) ) joins! This week is sponsored by: Brooklinen (http://Brooklinen.com CODE: Check) Indeed (http://Indeed.com/check) Keeps (http://keeps.com/check) Subscribe to our patreon at http://patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (http://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/blankcheckpod) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

146 min1 w ago
Comments
Back to the Future Part III with Josh Gondelman

Back to the Future Part II with Nicole Byer

Man wouldn't it be weird to have a future controlled by a rich blond bully who hates women, steals things and is awful to everyone? Robert Zemeckis predicts a wild, kooky, and somewhat accurate 2015 with Back to the Future Part II. Comedian Nicole Byer (Nailed It, Newcomers (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/newcomers-lord-rings-lauren-lapkus-nicole-byer/id1494534953) , Why Won't You Date Me (https://headgum.com/why-wont-you-date-me-with-nicole-byer) ) helps us make sense of the different timelines, unpack the connection to Trump, analyze the film’s strategic approach to the sequel and the ultimate disappointment that hoverboards continue to not exist. This week is sponsored by: Theragun (http://theragun.com/check) Stamps.com (stamps.com (http://stamps.com/) CODE: check) Ritual (http://ritual.com/blankcheck) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod onTwitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

121 min2 w ago
Comments
Back to the Future Part II with Nicole Byer

Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger

A noir for kids. Disney and Warner Bros characters together for the first and last time. Live action drama with kooky Tex Avery-style animation. There's really no movie quite like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. How long did "bumping the lamp" take? What's a contemporary take on Jessica and Roger Rabbit's relationship dynamics? How does the film's story mirror Hollywood? We invited the Doughboys themselves, Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger to help us find out! This week is sponsored by: Hims (http://forhims.com/blank) Bruush (bruush.com (http://bruush.com/) CODE: Check) Noom (http://noom.com/check) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

152 min3 w ago
Comments
Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger

Back to the Future

It was the #1 film of 1985. It’s a theme park ride. An animated series. It spawned video games. Comic books. Musicals. It’s in the goddamn Library of Congress! And key to this series, it guaranteed Robert Zemeckis big crazy budgets for decades. Has there ever been a bigger “blank check" than Back to the Future? Now make like a tree and start the episode already! This episode is sponsored by: Ritual (http://ritual.com/blankcheck) Theragun (http://theragun.com/check) Hello Fresh (HelloFresh.com/80Check (http://hellofresh.com/80Check) CODE: 80Check) Join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) ! Buy some real nerdy merch @ shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (https://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

183 minSEP 27
Comments
Back to the Future

Romancing the Stone with Adam Kempenaar & Josh Larsen

How did Robert Zemeckis go from commercial flops to a career-defining time-travelling trilogy of blank checks? It’s all thanks to his “guarantor” from 1984 - Romancing The Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. We invited Filmspotting (https://www.filmspotting.net/) ’s Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen to dive into Zemeckis’ first commercial success and how it set the tone for a decade of hits. This episode is sponsored by: Master Class (http://masterclass.com/check) Bombas (http://bombas.com/check) Brooklinen (brooklinen.com (http://brooklinen.com/) CODE: check) Join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) ! Buy some real nerdy merch @ shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (https://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

139 minSEP 20
Comments
Romancing the Stone with Adam Kempenaar & Josh Larsen

Used Cars with Jason Mantzoukas & Paul Scheer

How Did This Get Made’s Paul Scheer (https://twitter.com/paulscheer?lang=en) (Black Monday, The League) returns with Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) for a rare-Rated R Zemeckis – Used Cars (1980). Topics in this episode include the unique star power of Kurt Russell throughout his career, unpacking the bad luck sequence, and a general look at the state of major studio comedies. This episode is sponsored by: Better Help (http://betterhelp.com/check) Mack Weldon (http://mackweldon.com/check CODE: Check) Hawthorne (hawthorne.co (http://hawthorne.co/) CODE: Check) Join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) ! Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

185 minSEP 13
Comments
Used Cars with Jason Mantzoukas & Paul Scheer

I Wanna Hold Your Hand with Patrick Willems

Your March Madness winner series has arrived! Chosen by the listeners, our latest subject is Robert Zemeckis, a Hollywood hitmaker who gives us plenty to cover. But before we get to Forrest Gump and Back To The Future, we're starting with 1978's I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which centers on a group of girls sneaking into the Beatles games Ed Sullivan show performance. Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) helps us kick it all off as we talk iconic dork performances, the best Beatles movies, and the confidence in this directorial debut. This week is sponsored by: Stamps (stamps.com (http://stamps.com/) Code: CHECK) Noom (http://noom.com/check) Hims (http://forhims.com/blank) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

137 minSEP 6
Comments
I Wanna Hold Your Hand with Patrick Willems

The Old Guard

In The Old Guard (2020), Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, and a group of immortal warriors define why it's worth living to fight another day. Plus they look extremely cool doing it. This week, we wrap up Gina Prince-Bythewood's series with her most recent film, released on Netflix mid-pandemic. How has 2020 affected the release and how we watch it (preferably from a porch)? What do we want to see out of a sequel? What's the best Netflix movie formula? Join Griffin, David and Ben as we list our favorite Prince-Blythwood movies and what blank checks we're looking forward to in the future. This episode is sponsored by: MUBI (http://mubi.com/check) Raycon (https://rayconglobal.com/check) Ritual (https://ritual.com/check) Our new store is officially live! Buy the latest Blank Check merch at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (https://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

130 minAUG 30
Comments
The Old Guard

Beyond the Lights with Ayo Edebiri

The pressures of fame as a young pop star navigating the music industry. An overbearing, success driven mother. A quote loving cop with a big heart. Beyond the Lights is an epic film packed with drama, comedy, music and romance. This week, comedian Ayo Edebiri (Iconography podcast (https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/iconography/) ) returns to discuss Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s career trajectory, viral realism, wearing the Larry Crowne and Ayo's work as the unofficial showrunner for The Kominsky Method. This episode is sponsored by: MUBI (http://mubi.com/check) Brooklinen (http://brooklinen.com/) (CODE: Check) Better Help (http://betterhelp.com/check)

139 minAUG 23
Comments
Beyond the Lights with Ayo Edebiri

Latest Episodes

Death Becomes Her with Katey Rich

Now armed with an arsenal of wild special effects, Zemeckis takes it up a notch with 1992's Death Becomes Her – the first to include computer-generated skin on film. Katey Rich returns as we reminisce Bruce Willis putting effort in, irritating European monologues, the thrilling billing and why Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn make a perfect cult pair. This episode is sponsored by: Bruush (bruush.com (http://bruush.com/) CODE: Check) Bombas (Bombas.com/check (http://bombas.com/check) ) Indeed (Indeed.com/check (http://indeed.com/check) ) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod onTwitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

153 min5 d ago
Comments
Death Becomes Her with Katey Rich

Back to the Future Part III with Josh Gondelman

In Back to the Future, Marty ends up in 1955, the same age as his parents. In the sequel he has to jump between that timeline and a bizarre 2015. The natural conclusion to this blockbuster trilogy? A wild western! It's a classic formula! For Back to the Future Part III, we're talking ninja turtles, the magic of Tom Wilson and Mary Steenburgen, and why ZZ Top should be in more movies. The bad boy of the internet himself, Josh Gondelman, (Desus and Mero, Make My Day (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/make-my-day-with-josh-gondelman/id1507871978) ) joins! This week is sponsored by: Brooklinen (http://Brooklinen.com CODE: Check) Indeed (http://Indeed.com/check) Keeps (http://keeps.com/check) Subscribe to our patreon at http://patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (http://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/blankcheckpod) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

146 min1 w ago
Comments
Back to the Future Part III with Josh Gondelman

Back to the Future Part II with Nicole Byer

Man wouldn't it be weird to have a future controlled by a rich blond bully who hates women, steals things and is awful to everyone? Robert Zemeckis predicts a wild, kooky, and somewhat accurate 2015 with Back to the Future Part II. Comedian Nicole Byer (Nailed It, Newcomers (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/newcomers-lord-rings-lauren-lapkus-nicole-byer/id1494534953) , Why Won't You Date Me (https://headgum.com/why-wont-you-date-me-with-nicole-byer) ) helps us make sense of the different timelines, unpack the connection to Trump, analyze the film’s strategic approach to the sequel and the ultimate disappointment that hoverboards continue to not exist. This week is sponsored by: Theragun (http://theragun.com/check) Stamps.com (stamps.com (http://stamps.com/) CODE: check) Ritual (http://ritual.com/blankcheck) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod onTwitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

121 min2 w ago
Comments
Back to the Future Part II with Nicole Byer

Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger

A noir for kids. Disney and Warner Bros characters together for the first and last time. Live action drama with kooky Tex Avery-style animation. There's really no movie quite like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. How long did "bumping the lamp" take? What's a contemporary take on Jessica and Roger Rabbit's relationship dynamics? How does the film's story mirror Hollywood? We invited the Doughboys themselves, Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger to help us find out! This week is sponsored by: Hims (http://forhims.com/blank) Bruush (bruush.com (http://bruush.com/) CODE: Check) Noom (http://noom.com/check) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

152 min3 w ago
Comments
Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger

Back to the Future

It was the #1 film of 1985. It’s a theme park ride. An animated series. It spawned video games. Comic books. Musicals. It’s in the goddamn Library of Congress! And key to this series, it guaranteed Robert Zemeckis big crazy budgets for decades. Has there ever been a bigger “blank check" than Back to the Future? Now make like a tree and start the episode already! This episode is sponsored by: Ritual (http://ritual.com/blankcheck) Theragun (http://theragun.com/check) Hello Fresh (HelloFresh.com/80Check (http://hellofresh.com/80Check) CODE: 80Check) Join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) ! Buy some real nerdy merch @ shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (https://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

183 minSEP 27
Comments
Back to the Future

Romancing the Stone with Adam Kempenaar & Josh Larsen

How did Robert Zemeckis go from commercial flops to a career-defining time-travelling trilogy of blank checks? It’s all thanks to his “guarantor” from 1984 - Romancing The Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. We invited Filmspotting (https://www.filmspotting.net/) ’s Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen to dive into Zemeckis’ first commercial success and how it set the tone for a decade of hits. This episode is sponsored by: Master Class (http://masterclass.com/check) Bombas (http://bombas.com/check) Brooklinen (brooklinen.com (http://brooklinen.com/) CODE: check) Join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) ! Buy some real nerdy merch @ shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (https://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

139 minSEP 20
Comments
Romancing the Stone with Adam Kempenaar & Josh Larsen

Used Cars with Jason Mantzoukas & Paul Scheer

How Did This Get Made’s Paul Scheer (https://twitter.com/paulscheer?lang=en) (Black Monday, The League) returns with Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) for a rare-Rated R Zemeckis – Used Cars (1980). Topics in this episode include the unique star power of Kurt Russell throughout his career, unpacking the bad luck sequence, and a general look at the state of major studio comedies. This episode is sponsored by: Better Help (http://betterhelp.com/check) Mack Weldon (http://mackweldon.com/check CODE: Check) Hawthorne (hawthorne.co (http://hawthorne.co/) CODE: Check) Join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) ! Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

185 minSEP 13
Comments
Used Cars with Jason Mantzoukas & Paul Scheer

I Wanna Hold Your Hand with Patrick Willems

Your March Madness winner series has arrived! Chosen by the listeners, our latest subject is Robert Zemeckis, a Hollywood hitmaker who gives us plenty to cover. But before we get to Forrest Gump and Back To The Future, we're starting with 1978's I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which centers on a group of girls sneaking into the Beatles games Ed Sullivan show performance. Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) helps us kick it all off as we talk iconic dork performances, the best Beatles movies, and the confidence in this directorial debut. This week is sponsored by: Stamps (stamps.com (http://stamps.com/) Code: CHECK) Noom (http://noom.com/check) Hims (http://forhims.com/blank) Subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blankcheckpod) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blankcheckpod/) Merch is available at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (http://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

137 minSEP 6
Comments
I Wanna Hold Your Hand with Patrick Willems

The Old Guard

In The Old Guard (2020), Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, and a group of immortal warriors define why it's worth living to fight another day. Plus they look extremely cool doing it. This week, we wrap up Gina Prince-Bythewood's series with her most recent film, released on Netflix mid-pandemic. How has 2020 affected the release and how we watch it (preferably from a porch)? What do we want to see out of a sequel? What's the best Netflix movie formula? Join Griffin, David and Ben as we list our favorite Prince-Blythwood movies and what blank checks we're looking forward to in the future. This episode is sponsored by: MUBI (http://mubi.com/check) Raycon (https://rayconglobal.com/check) Ritual (https://ritual.com/check) Our new store is officially live! Buy the latest Blank Check merch at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com (https://shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com/)

130 minAUG 30
Comments
The Old Guard

Beyond the Lights with Ayo Edebiri

The pressures of fame as a young pop star navigating the music industry. An overbearing, success driven mother. A quote loving cop with a big heart. Beyond the Lights is an epic film packed with drama, comedy, music and romance. This week, comedian Ayo Edebiri (Iconography podcast (https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/iconography/) ) returns to discuss Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s career trajectory, viral realism, wearing the Larry Crowne and Ayo's work as the unofficial showrunner for The Kominsky Method. This episode is sponsored by: MUBI (http://mubi.com/check) Brooklinen (http://brooklinen.com/) (CODE: Check) Better Help (http://betterhelp.com/check)

139 minAUG 23
Comments
Beyond the Lights with Ayo Edebiri
success toast
Welcome to Himalaya LearningClick below to download our app for better listening experience.Download App