Stephen King once called the legendary Gilbert Gottfried “a national treasure,” a comedian and actor who brought his talents to podcasting with co-host and pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre since 2014. On “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast,” the duo chatted with icons, entertainment legends, and behind-the-scenes creatives who shaped Gilbert’s childhood and influenced his comedy.
The co-hosts also spoke with actors, writers, musicians, talk show hosts, and other key players and eyewitnesses from Hollywood’s history. The world lost Gilbert in April, but the podcast’s archive of over 600 episodes lives on.
Start the series in any order with the average episode running under 90 minutes. On past episodes, the hosts chatted with guests like Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, and Judd Apatow – just to name a few.
Gilbert and Frank recently spoke with Karina Longworth, author, film critic, and podcast host of “You Must Remember This.” Their interesting conversation discussed Dean Martin’s reclusiveness, Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi’s friendship, Orson Welles and Eartha Kitt’s relationship, and more. Karina’s podcast delves into history of the entertainment world and the latest, 2-part season examines sex in Hollywood films from the 1980s and 1990s.
In March, the hosts celebrated The Godfather’s 50th anniversary with Mark Seal, author of the behind-the-scenes book, Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli.
The podcast re-released Bob Saget‘s interview to remember their friend in January. They unpacked celebrity roasts, Rodney Dangerfield, Cloris Leachman’s brilliance, Martin Mull’s genius work, and way more. Bob also told the hosts about his podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You.”
Gilbert and Frank were joined by astrophysicist, “Cosmos” host, “Twilight Zone” fan Neil deGrasse Tyson for a fun and educational conversation about time travel, zombies, werewolf movies, and Jurassic Park. The hosts explored the science of being funny and then Neil and Gilbert competed on “The $100,000 Pyramid.”
Singer, actress, and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Michelle Phillips joined the podcast for two episodes and talked about her 7 crazy decades in the entertainment industry. She shared some wild tales from The Mamas and the Papas’ history and how her career transitioned from music to film.
Starburns Audio’s “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast” is unique because you’ll learn something about Hollywood’s history each episode. All episodes are now streaming wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.