Matt's Favourite Podcasts & Interviews


Every Thursday morning at 6:40am, I do a movie review spot on 612 ABC Brisbane with Spencer Howson. Spencer's show has been consistently on top of the ratings since 2009.

Some of my favourite podcasts and interviews can be found below. Enjoy!

  Xavier Samuel

On the phone with actor Xavier Samuel to speak about Love & Friendship (13 Jul 2016). Transcript.

  Ivan Sen

Speaking with director Ivan Sen about Goldstone, his follow up to Mystery Road (4 Jul 2016). Transcript.

  Taika Waititi

Catching up with Taika Waititi to talk about the much acclaimed Hunt For The Wilderpeople (19 May 2016). Transcript.

  Anthony LaPaglia

Chatting to Australian star Anthony LaPaglia about A Month Of Sundays (24 Apr 2016). Transcript.

  Tom Hooper

Interviewing director Tom Hooper about The Danish Girl (17 Jan 2016). Podcast or Transcript.

  Jocelyn Moorhouse

Speaking with director Jocelyn Moorhouse about her box-office hit, The Dressmaker (22 Oct 2015). Transcript.

  Brett Lee

Meeting with Brett Lee to discuss his foray into acting with UnIndian (9 Oct 2015). Transcript.

  Hugh Jackman

On the phone with Hugh Jackman to ask about his villainous role in Pan (2 Sep 2015). Podcast or Transcript.

  O'Shea Jackson

Chatting with O'Shea Jackson about his breakout performance in Straight Outta Compton (2 Sep 2015). Transcript.

  M. Night Shyamalan

Interviewing writer-director M. Night Shyamalan about his new comedy-thriller, The Visit (26 Aug 2015). Transcript.

  Ryan Corr

In person with Ryan Corr and talking about his great performance in Holding The Man (24 Aug 2015). Transcript.

  Joel Edgerton

Speaking with director-star Joel Edgerton about his creepy thriller, The Gift (19 Aug 2015). Podcast or Transcript.

  Bill Bryson

Chatting to author Bill Bryson about the adaptation of A Walk In The Woods (12 Aug 2015). Transcript.

  Pete Docter

Speaking with director Pete Docter about his amazing animated feature, Inside Out (16 Jun 2015). Transcript.

  Alan Rickman

Listening to the distinct voice of Alan Rickman as he discusses A Little Chaos (12 Mar 2015). Transcript.

  Miyavi

Interviewing Miyavi about his breakout performance in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken (18 Nov 2014). Transcript.

  Olga Kurylenko

Chatting to Olga Kurylenko about her starring role in The Water Diviner (1 Dec 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  Ed Oxenbould

On the phone with 13-year-old Aussie actor Ed Oxenbould to talk about Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (24 Nov 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  Dan Gilroy

Speaking with writer-director Dan Gilroy about his great thriller, Nightcrawler (26 Nov 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  Brenton Thwaites

In the studio and chatting to rising Aussie star Brenton Thwaites about The Giver (3 Sep 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  Ellar Coltrane

On the phone and chatting to star Ellar Coltrane about one of 2014's best films, Boyhood (9 Aug 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  Joel Edgerton

Speaking with actor-writer Joel Edgerton about his latest effort, Felony (18 Aug 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  The Inbetweeners

At the Brisbane Ekka and speaking with the cast of The Inbetweeners 2 (13 Aug 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  Nathan Phillips

In the studio with actor Nathan Phillips to talk about These Final Hours (25 Jul 2014). Transcript.

  Guy Pearce

Speaking with Guy Pearce about the new Aussie film, The Rover (9 Jun 2014). Transcript.

  David Michod

In the studio with director David Michod to chat about The Rover (10 Jun 2014). Transcript.

  Nick Frost

Chatting to Nick Frost about salsa dancing and Cuban Fury (14 Feb 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  JC Chandor

Speaking with director J.C. Chandor about his second feature, All Is Lost (24 Oct 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Steve McQueen

Chatting to director Steve McQueen about the terrific 12 Years A Slave (17 Jan 2014). Podcast or Transcript.

  Top 10 Movies Of 2013

Revealing the top 10 movies of 2013 and taking feedback from listeners (12 Dec 2013). Podcast or Blog.

  Adam McKay

On the phone with director Adam McKay to chat about Anchorman 2 (2 December 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Tom Hiddleston

Speaking with Tom Hiddleston about his villanous role in Thor 2: The Dark World (9 Oct 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Richard Curtis

Talking to writer-director Richard Curtis about his latest romantic comedy - About Time (17 Sep 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Matt Damon

Face-to-face with Matt Damon in Sydney and chatting about Elysium (12 Aug 2013). Video.

  Edgar Wright

Chatting with director Edgar Wright about The World's End (16 Jul 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Armie Hammer

Catching up with Armie Hammer and talking about The Lone Ranger (5 Jun 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Zack Snyder

Speaking to Zack Snyder about Man Of Steel (24 Jun 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Justin Lin

On the phone with director Justin Lin and talking about Fast & Furious 6 (6 May 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  JJ Abrams

Talking to JJ Abrams about Star Trek Into Darkness (23 Apr 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Guy Pearce

Chatting with Guy Pearce about his role in Iron Man 3 (8 Apr 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  Zach Braff

Speaking with Scrubs star Zach Braff about Oz: The Great & Powerful (12 Feb 2013). Podcast or Transcript.

  North Korea

I went on a holiday to North Korea with good friend Jake Araullo in November 2012 and we spoke about it with Scott Spark on ABC Radio. (23 Dec 2012). Podcast or Blog.

  Tom Hooper

A chat with Oscar winning director Tom Hooper about the epic that is Les Misérables (20 Dec 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Kodi Smit-McPhee

On the phone with talented Aussie 16-year-old Kodi Smit-McPhee about chatting about ParaNorman (13 Dec 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Top 10 Movies Of 2012

Revealing the top 10 movies of 2012 and taking feedback from listeners (13 Dec 2012). Podcast or Blog.

  Rich Moore

Chatting to writer-director Rich Moore about the animated feature Wreck-It-Ralph (4 Dec 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Christopher McQuarrie

Speaking to writer-director Christopher McQuarrie about his action-thriller Jack Reacher (3 Dec 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Matt In North Korea

A wrap of my 4-day trip to North Korea which aired on 612ABC (28 Nov 2012). Podcast or Blog.

  Paul Thomas Anderson

Meeting my favourite director Paul Thomas Anderson and talking about The Master (24 Oct 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Oliver Stone

Interviewing 3-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone about The Savages (17 Oct 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Toni Collette

Chatting with Toni Collette about being reunited with director PJ Hogan for Mental (26 Jun 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Ben Zeitlin

Speaking with Benh Zeitlin about his first film, the wonderful Beasts Of The Southern Wild (9 Aug 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Albert Brooks

Talking with Albert Brooks about the 3D re-release of Finding Nemo as well as The Simpsons and Drive (28 Aug 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Jeremy Renner

Chatting with Jeremy Renner about his role in The Bourne Legacy (9 Aug 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Sarah Snook

Interviewing rising star Sarah Snook about her film-stealing performance in Not Suitable For Children (5 Jul 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Rupert Sanders

Speaking with director Rupert Sanders about his first feature film - Snow White & The Huntsman (20 Jun 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Billy Connolly

Talking with Billy Connolly about Brave and what goes on behind the scenes of an animated film (13 Jun 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Eugene Levy

Catching up with Eugene Levy and talking about American Pie: Reunion and his career to date (9 Mar 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Stephan Elliott

Interviewing director Stephan Elliott about the hilarious new Aussie comedy A Few Best Men (17 Jan 2012). Podcast or Transcript.

  Gary Oldman

Chatting with star Gary Oldman about the great new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (15 Dec 2011). Podcast or Transcript.

  Alexander Payne

Talking with director Alexander Payne and star George Clooney at world premiere of The Descendants at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival (10 Sep 2011). Watch Video.

  Top 10 Movies Of 2011

Revealing the top 10 movies of 2011 and taking feedback from listeners (1 Dec 2011). Podcast or Blog.

  Joe Thomas

Chatting with stars Joe Thomas and Simon Bird about The Inbetweeners Movie (21 November 2011). Podcast or Transcript.

  Jonathan Teplitzky

Interviewing director Jonathan Teplitzky about his new film Burning Man (6 November 2011). Read Transcript.

  Stephen Curry

Talking with director Simon Wincer and star Stephen Curry about The Cup (7 October 2011). Read Transcript.

  Matt At TIFF 2011

Live from the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and talking with Alexander Payne, George Clooney, Charlotte Rampling and Geoffrey Rush (15 September 2011). Podcast or Blog.

  Asif Kapadia

Chatting with director Asif Kapadia about the wonderful new documentary Senna (26 July 2011). Podcast or Transcript.

  Red Dog

Talking with producer Nelson Woss and meeting the star himself of Red Dog (19 July 2011). Podcast or Transcript.

  JJ Abrams

Interviewing director JJ Abrams about his awesome new film, Super 8 (3 June 2011). Podcast or Transcript.

  Geoffrey Rush

Talking with Geoffrey Rush about Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 and The King's Speech (19 May 2011). Podcast or Transcript.

  Kenneth Branagh

An interview with Kenneth Branagh, director of Thor (19 Apr 2011). Podcast or Transcript.

  Tom Hooper

Speaking with director Tom Hooper about The King's Speech (14 Dec 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Top 10 Movies Of 2010

Revealing the top 10 movies of 2010 and taking feedback from listeners (9 Dec 2010). Podcast or Blog.

  Ryan Kwanten

Talking with director Patrick Hughes and star Ryan Kwanten about the Aussie film Red Hill (12 Nov 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Josh Fox

Catching up with director Josh Fox and his engrossing documentary GasLand (9 Nov 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Richard Gray

Meeting Richard Gray and talking about his first feature film, Summer Coda (13 Oct 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Caitlin Stasey

Speaking with Caitlin Stasey - star of the new Aussie film, Tomorrow When The War Began (2 Sep 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Taika Waititi

Talking with Taika Waititi - writer, director and star of New Zealand's most successful film, Boy (26 Aug 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Patricia Clarkson

Reviewing Cairo Time with Patricia Clarkson listening in on the review from New York (19 Aug 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Simon Allen

Interviewing Australian animator Simon Allen who worked on Toy Story 3 (14 Jun 2010). Podcast or Transcript.

  Matt In London

Matt's London Special - Reviewing Sex & The City 2 and talking about shows in West End (3 Jun 2010). Podcast.

  Yvonne Strahovski

Speaking with Yvonne Strahovski, Brendan Cowell and Peter Helliar at Brisbane premiere of I Love You Too (6 May 2010). Podcast.

  Oscars 2010

My 2010 Oscars predictions and taking feedback from 612ABC listeners on who they'd like to win (8 Mar 2010). Podcast.

  Mia Wasikowska

Interviewing rising Aussie star Mia Wasikowska about her lead role in Alice In Wonderland (15 Feb 2010). Podcast or Transcript.