Monster Popcorn Podcast



Hosts Ben McBride, Daniel Wheatfall and Mel Dale get together each episode to discuss a handpicked movie and have a fun and insightful discussion.


  • Episode 21: Cliffhanger

    17/06/2014 Duration: 01h10min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel talk the Sylvester Stallone actioneer, Cliffhanger! Daniel leads the podcast this week in a discussion of cinema's greatest stunt work before the guys chat about the movie and all of its fun action beats and one-liners!

  • Episode 20: Slither

    03/06/2014 Duration: 01h05min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel talk James Gunn's horror comedy Slither! Ben kicks off the podcast this week by having the guys talk about their love of Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity, Slither) before the guys settle into their discussion of Gunn's directorial debut. The guys also try to master the art of the awkward ending!

  • Episode 19: Days of Thunder

    19/05/2014 Duration: 01h09min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel discuss the testosterone-laden '90s Nascar movie, Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman! Mel leads the pack this week by asking the guys what their favorite Tom Cruise roles/movies are before settling in to talk about the Tony Scott-directed movie. So listen in to hear what the guys think of the movie or if you want to find out how to seduce someone using sugar packets and some Nascar strategy!

  • Episode 18: Now You See Me

    07/05/2014 Duration: 01h08min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel talk the magic-infused crime thriller, Now You See Me! Daniel kicks off the podcast talking about magic in the movies before we all settle in to discuss this week's movie.

  • Episode 17: Big Trouble in Little China

    22/04/2014 Duration: 01h06min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel talk John Carpenter's action fantasy, Big Trouble in Little China! Ben kicks off the podcast asking the guys what their favorite Kurt Russell role is before hopping aboard the Pork Chop Express.

  • Episode 16: The Big Lebowski

    07/04/2014 Duration: 01h02min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel talk some Coen Brother comedy goodness this week with The Big Lebowski! Mel kicks off the podcast asking the guys what their favorite Coen Brothers movie is before talking about The Dude himself. So make yourselves a couple of White Russians and sit back and enjoy the new episode!

  • Episode 15: Veronica Mars

    17/03/2014 Duration: 01h24min

    The third and final episode of our DETECTIVE THEME trilogy culminates with Ben, Daniel and Mel talking about the new Veronica Mars movie! In celebration of the movie's release, we are releasing this episode ahead of schedule by a whole week! Daniel kicks off the podcast talking fond memories of the Veronica Mars TV series before the guys dive in to discuss the new movie. Warning, there are spoilers in this episode regarding the TV series and the movie itself, you've been warned. Also, spoiler alert, the guys loved the movie!

  • Episode 14: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    12/03/2014 Duration: 01h08min

    It's the second episode of the Monster Popcorn Podcast DETECTIVE THEME trilogy! This week, Ben, Daniel and Mel watched Shane Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer. Ben kicks off the podcast with an On The Radar segment before the guys settle in to discuss Black's highly entertaining neo-noir flick.

  • Episode 13: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    25/02/2014 Duration: 01h13min

    In honor of the upcoming Veronica Mars movie, we have the first episode of our DETECTIVE THEME-themed trilogy of podcasts. Mel kicks off the podcast asking Ben and Daniel what their favorite cartoons are before delving into the Robert Zemeckis classic.

  • Episode 12: BMX Bandits

    11/02/2014 Duration: 01h03min

    This week, Ben, Daniel and Mel take a look at the 1983 Australian adventure film, BMX Bandits! This little '80s gem introduced the world to Nicole Kidman and is a super fun watch. Sticking with an '80s theme, the guys also discuss their quintessential '80s movies.

  • Episode 11: Bad Movies!

    27/01/2014 Duration: 56min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel take a break from our regular episode format to talk about their favorite bad movies. From The Room to Troll 2, we discuss a lot of fun "bad" movies.

  • Episode 10: Safety Not Guaranteed

    13/01/2014 Duration: 01h23min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel watched Safety Not Guaranteed this week. Ben leads the first podcast of 2014 talking about the hopeful and wonderous sci-fi dramedy that stars Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass. The guys also look back on some highlights from 2013 and and chat about what they are looking forward to in the coming year.

  • Episode 9: Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

    31/12/2013 Duration: 01h31min

    Episode nine of the Monster Popcorn Podcast is now available! Ben, Daniel and Mel watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan this week. Mel leads the last podcast of 2013 talking about his favorite film from the Star Trek franchise. They also talk about the similarly plotted Star Trek Into Darkness as well as their favorite spaceships from various movies and television shows.

  • Episode 8: I'll Be Home For Christmas

    16/12/2013 Duration: 01h34min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel watched the the not-so-classic holiday movie, I'll Be Home For Christmas, this week. Daniel leads the podcast as the guys talk about the Jonathan Taylor Thomas-led holiday romp. They also talk about their favorite Christmas movies and what geeky gifts they hope to find underneath the tree.

  • Episode 7: Rocky Balboa

    03/12/2013 Duration: 01h21min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel watched the Sylvester Stallone written and directed, Rocky Balboa, this week. Ben leads the podcast as the guys talk about the incredible end of the Rocky franchise and their love of one of cinema's greatest characters. 

  • Episode 6: The Great Muppet Caper

    19/11/2013 Duration: 01h13min

    This week Ben, Daniel and Mel watched The Great Muppet Caper. Mel leads the podcast this week as they talk about the artful comedy of Jim Henson and company. The guys also talk about Marvel/Netflix TV plans for Daredevil,  the British TV show Misfits and more.

  • Episode 5: Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

    04/11/2013 Duration: 01h29min

    This week Ben, Daniel and Mel watched Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. Daniel leads the podcast this week dropping some snoochie boochie love on his favorite Kevin Smith movie. The guys also talk about the Veronica Mars movie, trailers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past, as well as the possibility of a new Daredevil movie.

  • Episode 4: Trick 'r Treat

    22/10/2013 Duration: 01h33min

    It's the Halloween special! Ben, Daniel and Mel discuss the holiday-centric horror anthology movie, Trick 'r Treat! Ben leads the podcast this week for some Halloween-themed fun as they talk about the movie as well as the films that scare them the most!

  • Episode 3: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    07/10/2013 Duration: 01h17min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel discuss the Steven Spielberg classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Mel leads the podcast as the guys talk about what's On The Radar and some Popcorn News bits before delving into the discussion of the movie.

  • Episode 2: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

    07/10/2013 Duration: 01h27min

    Ben, Daniel and Mel are back for episode two of the Monster Popcorn podcast! This week we talk about Edgar Wright's movie adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel seris, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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