Everything Everywhere All at Once took 2023’s award season by storm, earning dozens of honors including seven Academy Awards! In the imaginative, action sci-fi comedy set in many dimensions. Struggling laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) is audited by the IRS and must face her life’s choices. She’s at odds with her daughter, her husband, and an IRS inspector.
Suddenly, Evelyn is catapulted into a surreal world, and she learns she’s the only one who can save the multiverse – she adventures through all the other lives she could have lived as audiences are introduced to a multitude of Evelyns.
This film is packed with themes like finding the meaning of life, family, and happiness. The plot also highlights interactions between different generations of the protagonist’s Chinese immigrant family.
Podsauce loves Everything Everywhere All at Once and verse-hopping films like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On our list of podcasts, check out interviews with cast and crew including Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, and directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. There are also episodes reviewing the film, and we’ve noted if the listed episode contains spoilers.
WTF with Marc Maron
Directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known as the Daniels, told Marc Maron about their background and filmmaking passions. They shared facts that differentiate the two like how one grew up with undiagnosed ADHD, one was an overachiever, and one was influenced by Rian Johnson’s Brick.
The Director’s Cut – A DGA Podcast
In this episode of “The Director’s Cut – A DGA Podcast,” Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (known as the Daniels) shared behind-the-scenes stories from Everything Everywhere All at Once and what it was like to shoot a film in under 40 days. They discussed starting their careers, posting content to Vimeo, shooting music videos, and creating puppet videos.
Dan and Daniel listed their inspirations, including The Matrix and Fight Club. They raved about working with Michelle Yeoh and how it took 12 people to complete the visual effects with After Effect. This Q&A panel took place at the DGA theater in Los Angeles with fellow director Destin Daniel Cretton.
Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
Michelle Yeoh joined “Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist” to chat about Everything, awards season, and her past roles in films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Crazy Rich Asians.
In this episode of “Fresh Air,” actor Ke Huy Quan talked about playing Waymond, the first huge role he’s had in years after starring in 80s films like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies. Also in this episode, Cate Blanchett and Todd Field talked about Tár.
They Call Us Bruce
“They Call Us Bruce” released several episodes about the movie. This episode shares snippets from their interviews with writer/director Daniel Kwan and the film’s stars including Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
“Pop Culture Happy Hour” republished one of their outstanding episodes in time for awards season. The episode dives into the film’s zany universe taking place in multiple dimensions.
This 26-minute episode of NPR’s “Code Switch” explores “Race, queerness, and superpowers in ‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’.” Hear how the protagonist Evelyn Wang navigates worlds with talking rocks, people with hot dog hands, and googly eyes. This episode also dives into some of the major themes.