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Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers.

Latest Episodes

10 - Moose/Nixon

EIn the Season 1 finale, Connor connects with two of the actors he almost worked with on Band of Brothers: Ron Livingston (Office Space, Search Party) and Stephen McCole (Rushmore, Outlander). --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

46 minJUL 9
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10 - Moose/Nixon

09 - Neighbors & Pals

ESeth Rogen clears up a misunderstanding and reveals his surprising connection to Connor, sharing multiple stories of show business disappointment & failure. --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

31 minJUN 25
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09 - Neighbors & Pals

08 - Show-Me State

EWhen a global pandemic hits, Connor loses another show business job and moves back in with his parents. Featuring Ryan Miller from the band Guster, plus Bill and Gretta Ratliff. --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

31 minAPR 9
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08 - Show-Me State

07 - GTM

EConnor chases another phantom, one that went missing from the 2019 romantic comedy Isn't It Romantic between its filming and its release. It's a self-contained casting mystery, and he only has one episode to solve it. The truth is out there. --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

32 minMAR 12
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07 - GTM

06 - Ryan Johnson's Star Wars Prequel Rumors

EEPISODE VI RYAN JOHNSON'S STAR WARS PREQUEL RUMORS It is a period of hope:the late 1990s! A student at the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, CONNOR RATLIFF is tasked with creating a web page to promote himself as an actor. This leads to the unlikely creation of a fictional character with a name that would someday become legendary in ways that even a Jedi master could not have predicted. Meanwhile, half a world away, veteran stage actor HOLMES OSBORNE's career is ascendant, thanks to an opportunity given to him by TOM HANKS in his feature film debut as writer/director, That Thing You Do!Soon enough, he would be revealed to the world as DONNIE DARKO'S FATHER. Little do they know that a young man named RIAN JOHNSON has just begun a 7-year journey to make a movie of his own, the success of which would set in motion a chain of events that would transform him into one of the most powerful filmmakers in the galaxy... More than two decades later, a mysterious podcast reveals the ways...

45 minMAR 5
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06 - Ryan Johnson's Star Wars Prequel Rumors

05 - The Last Remains of the Dodo

ESinger-songwriter Aimee Mann learns how she unwittingly provided the soundtrack to Connor's entire Band of Brothers experience. Listen to Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo and the rest of Aimee's catalogue on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever else you get music. Follow Aimee on Twitter @aimeemann Watch Tom Hanks present at the Academy Awards as Toy Story's Woody. --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

34 minFEB 20
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05 - The Last Remains of the Dodo

04 - Any Questions?

Connor imagines an alternate timeline with the help of Saturday Night Live alumn Bobby Moynihan, who played a major role in one of Tom Hanks's late-career triumphs: David S. Pumpkins. Watch the Haunted Elevator sketch that gave the world David S. Pumpkins. --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

33 minFEB 13
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04 - Any Questions?

03 - The Replacement

Connor doesn't trust his memory. Actor, comedian, and showrunner of Adam Ruins Everything Adam Conover explains that, without a doubt, Connor is misremembering the details of his experience on Band of Brothers. At least some of them. Award-winning illustrator Maëlle Doliveux critiques an autobiographical comic that Connor wrote and drew about being fired. Connor has an overdue conversation with actor Adam Sims, his replacement on Band Of Brothers. The two discover their respective stories share more in common than they'd anticipated. For Maelle's full analysis of Connor's comic, check out the Dead Eyes YouTube channel. --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

44 minFEB 6
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03 - The Replacement

02 - Tristesse

EA 10-year-old Connor acts onstage in a 1985 production of Oliver! and has a seemingly disastrous first television interview. Years later, a 17-year-old Connor stars in a production of Ordinary People across from Emmy-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, The Town, Baby Driver), who was a senior in college at the time. Connor and Jon look back on their time working together and recount their highs and lows in various audition rooms. Plus, a recreation of Connor's Band of Brothers re-audition scene featuring Nicole Drespel (UCB, Broad City, 30 Rock), and a candid conversation about the audition process with a real New York City casting director.See 10-year-old Connor's appearance on KRCG-TV's Showtime.--- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

39 minJAN 30
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02 - Tristesse

01 - He's Having Second Thoughts

EIn the year 2000, actor Connor Ratliff is fired by Tom Hanks from the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers for supposedly having "dead eyes". Two decades later, Connor talks about it with his friends D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office, Avenue 5). --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

32 minJAN 23
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01 - He's Having Second Thoughts

Latest Episodes

10 - Moose/Nixon

EIn the Season 1 finale, Connor connects with two of the actors he almost worked with on Band of Brothers: Ron Livingston (Office Space, Search Party) and Stephen McCole (Rushmore, Outlander). --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

46 minJUL 9
Comments
10 - Moose/Nixon

09 - Neighbors & Pals

ESeth Rogen clears up a misunderstanding and reveals his surprising connection to Connor, sharing multiple stories of show business disappointment & failure. --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

31 minJUN 25
Comments
09 - Neighbors & Pals

08 - Show-Me State

EWhen a global pandemic hits, Connor loses another show business job and moves back in with his parents. Featuring Ryan Miller from the band Guster, plus Bill and Gretta Ratliff. --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

31 minAPR 9
Comments
08 - Show-Me State

07 - GTM

EConnor chases another phantom, one that went missing from the 2019 romantic comedy Isn't It Romantic between its filming and its release. It's a self-contained casting mystery, and he only has one episode to solve it. The truth is out there. --- Follow the show@deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

32 minMAR 12
Comments
07 - GTM

06 - Ryan Johnson's Star Wars Prequel Rumors

EEPISODE VI RYAN JOHNSON'S STAR WARS PREQUEL RUMORS It is a period of hope:the late 1990s! A student at the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, CONNOR RATLIFF is tasked with creating a web page to promote himself as an actor. This leads to the unlikely creation of a fictional character with a name that would someday become legendary in ways that even a Jedi master could not have predicted. Meanwhile, half a world away, veteran stage actor HOLMES OSBORNE's career is ascendant, thanks to an opportunity given to him by TOM HANKS in his feature film debut as writer/director, That Thing You Do!Soon enough, he would be revealed to the world as DONNIE DARKO'S FATHER. Little do they know that a young man named RIAN JOHNSON has just begun a 7-year journey to make a movie of his own, the success of which would set in motion a chain of events that would transform him into one of the most powerful filmmakers in the galaxy... More than two decades later, a mysterious podcast reveals the ways...

45 minMAR 5
Comments
06 - Ryan Johnson's Star Wars Prequel Rumors

05 - The Last Remains of the Dodo

ESinger-songwriter Aimee Mann learns how she unwittingly provided the soundtrack to Connor's entire Band of Brothers experience. Listen to Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo and the rest of Aimee's catalogue on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever else you get music. Follow Aimee on Twitter @aimeemann Watch Tom Hanks present at the Academy Awards as Toy Story's Woody. --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

34 minFEB 20
Comments
05 - The Last Remains of the Dodo

04 - Any Questions?

Connor imagines an alternate timeline with the help of Saturday Night Live alumn Bobby Moynihan, who played a major role in one of Tom Hanks's late-career triumphs: David S. Pumpkins. Watch the Haunted Elevator sketch that gave the world David S. Pumpkins. --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

33 minFEB 13
Comments
04 - Any Questions?

03 - The Replacement

Connor doesn't trust his memory. Actor, comedian, and showrunner of Adam Ruins Everything Adam Conover explains that, without a doubt, Connor is misremembering the details of his experience on Band of Brothers. At least some of them. Award-winning illustrator Maëlle Doliveux critiques an autobiographical comic that Connor wrote and drew about being fired. Connor has an overdue conversation with actor Adam Sims, his replacement on Band Of Brothers. The two discover their respective stories share more in common than they'd anticipated. For Maelle's full analysis of Connor's comic, check out the Dead Eyes YouTube channel. --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

44 minFEB 6
Comments
03 - The Replacement

02 - Tristesse

EA 10-year-old Connor acts onstage in a 1985 production of Oliver! and has a seemingly disastrous first television interview. Years later, a 17-year-old Connor stars in a production of Ordinary People across from Emmy-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, The Town, Baby Driver), who was a senior in college at the time. Connor and Jon look back on their time working together and recount their highs and lows in various audition rooms. Plus, a recreation of Connor's Band of Brothers re-audition scene featuring Nicole Drespel (UCB, Broad City, 30 Rock), and a candid conversation about the audition process with a real New York City casting director.See 10-year-old Connor's appearance on KRCG-TV's Showtime.--- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

39 minJAN 30
Comments
02 - Tristesse

01 - He's Having Second Thoughts

EIn the year 2000, actor Connor Ratliff is fired by Tom Hanks from the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers for supposedly having "dead eyes". Two decades later, Connor talks about it with his friends D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office, Avenue 5). --- Follow the show @deadeyespodcast Episode Transcript Advertise onDead EyesviaGumball.fm

32 minJAN 23
Comments
01 - He's Having Second Thoughts
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