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Fellowship of the Ring w/ Nicolás Repetto

We journey back to Middle-Earth with composer Nicolás Repetto (Empire Queen: The Golden Age of Magic) to discuss Howard Shore's first swing at the Lord of the Rings wi...

Home Alone w/ Kenny Wood

In today's episode, composer Kenny Wood (The Naughty Nine) joins us to discuss John Williams' seminal holiday score Home Alone. Subjects include developing a strong wo...

HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS with Chris Ryan and Bobb Barito

Today, on My Big Score, we celebrate a very, very special new movie. We are immensely lucky to be joined by composer Chris Ryan and sound designer Bobb Barito to discu...

Ocean's 12 with Jeff Van Dreason

Today we go to Europe to STEAL SOME STUFF along with Jeff Van Dreason (Greater Boston) and the super-cool score for Ocean's 12. We discuss the super-cool career of Dav...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Matt Bowen

Happy 2024 and Happy Valentine's Day, listeners! My Big Score returns with composer Matt Bowen to talk about Jon Brion's masterful score for Eternal Sunshine of the Sp...

ET The Extraterrestrial w/ Alex Geringas

Composer Alex Geringas (Batwheels, the Trolls franchise) joins us to discuss John Williams' totemic score for ET. We discuss Alex's childhood as an immigrant in German...

Interstellar w/ Eli Barraza

Let's go back through the black hole Gargantua and do this one more time. Eli Barraza (The Far Meridian) joins us for a different perspective on Hans Zimmer's 2014 mag...

Interstellar w/ Vinicius Barbosa Pippa

Multi-media composer, scoring coordinator, and music editor Vinicius Barbosa Pippa (SW: Galaxy of Adventures, Blade Runner: Revelations) joins us today to discuss Hans...

Over the Garden Wall w/ Kev Koeser

Kev Koeser (Talking Trek to You, Total Massacre) joins us for a special Halloween episode to discuss our very first TV series on My Big Score: Over The Garden Wall. We...

The Silence of the Lambs w/ Julian Mundy

Julian Mundy (StarTripper!!) returns to the show to discuss Howard Shore's hauntingly beautiful score for the classic 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs. Various appro...

Pinocchio w/ Christopher Willis

There's no strings on us this week as acclaimed composer Christopher Willis (The Death of Stalin, Mickey Mouse, Black Mirror) joins us to talk about the score to Walt ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles w/ Cat Blackard

Multimedia artist Cat Blackard (The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, Mother She Wrote) joins us to talk about John Du Prez's score for the 1990 cinematic debut of the ...

Pride and Prejudice (2005) w/ Sherri Chung

Composer Sherri Chung (Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai & Based on a True Story) joins us to talk about Dario Marianelli's masterful score for Joe Wright's 2005 Austen ...

Mission: Impossible w/ Briggon Snow

Briggon Snow returns to My Big Score to accept a new mission: discussing Danny Elfman's 1996 score for the debut film of arguably our most consistent modern franchise ...

Jurassic Park w/ Sarah Rhea Werner

It's a very special episode of My Big Score as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Williams' magnificent score for Jurassic Park. Join guest Sarah Rhea Werner (G...

If Beale Street Could Talk w/ Laura Stratford

Welcome back! In today's episode, writer, composer, and lyricist Laura Stratford (Arden S2, The Bone Harp) joins us to discuss Nicholas Britell's stunning score for Ba...

Josie and the Pussycats w/ Wil Williams

Hello punk rock prom queens! Wil Williams (VALENCE) joins us to talk about the 2001 masterpiece Josie and the Pussycats and its incredible songs. Join us, won't you, a...

Gladiator w/ Emma Sherr-Ziarko

Emma Sherr-Ziarko (Wolf 359, Pairing) joins us to talk about Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's iconic and wildly influential score for Gladiator. We discuss Emma's histor...

Gattaca w/ Gabriel Urbina

Welcome to 2023! In 1997, Andrew Niccol made his directorial debut with Gattaca, a sci-fi dystopia about genetic engineering. Michael Nyman's gorgeous, didactic score...

The Best Scores of 2022 w/ Erik Jourgensen and Ellie Warren

Happy holidays, listeners! The crew of My Big Score has gotten together to discuss their favorite film and TV scores of 2022, including: Nope by Michael Abels Triangle...

AI Artificial Intelligence w/ Kev Koeser

In 2001, Steven Spielberg and John Williams released their 18th collaboration: the dazzling, misunderstood sci-fi masterpiece AI Artificial Intelligence. Kev Koeser (T...

The Mask of Zorro w/ Briggon Snow

Adventure! Derring-do! Romance! Swords! All these things and more were promised by 1998's The Mask of Zorro, and all these were delivered in spades by both the film an...

Yojimbo w/ Julian Mundy

In 1961, Akira Kurosawa reinvented the samurai film with Yojimbo... and Masaru Sato composed one of the most unforgettable scores in history, combining action, theatri...

Halloween w/ Julia Schifini

In 1978, John Carpenter revolutionized the horror film with Halloween. Not only did he create the first unforgettable slasher movie villain in Michael Myers, he also...

Sinister w/ Raul Vega

Christopher Young had a long and distinguished career in horror before he came to the 2012 film Sinister, but this time around, he tried out something different. Ra...

Under the Skin w/ Eli Barraza

CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses disturbing aspects of the film, including assault, violence against women, and grisly images.   Kicking off a month of horr...

The Ten Commandments w/ Meghan Fitzmartin

In the 1950s, young, basically-blacklisted composer Elmer Bernstein got a remarkable offer from aging master director Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille was determined to ret...

The Firm w/ Emily St. James

CONTENT WARNING: This episode features discussion of child abuse.   Film changed forever in the summer of 1993. Jurassic Park showed the way of the future. The Las...

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King w/ Sarah Shachat

In our first episode, Chris sits down with writer Sarah Shachat (Wolf 359, Unseen) to discuss Howard Shore's monumental score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of ...

Prologue: The Brothers Bloom w/ Christopher Dole

Meet our host, Christopher Dole, a guy who once ran down a mile of highway to make it to a screening of Fantasia on time. Chris walks us through one of his favorite sc...

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