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Band of Brothers Podcast Episodes Here

Podcast Episodes

by HBO Max | YouTube | September 10, 2021

Hosted by Roger Bennett, HBO’s Official Band of Brothers 12-part Podcast retraces Easy Company’s journey from Normandy to the Eagle’s Nest, episode by episode, with insight from its biggest stars, including Tom Hanks, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, and Donnie Wahlberg. The podcast celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic miniseries in television history.  Listen to the Band of Brothers podcast here, which is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other major platforms. Or, listen to the episodes here. We will post each episode as it is released. Here is the prologue and episode 1 so far:

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Real Band of Brothers 20 Years On

Rare Footage of Easy Company Veterans: European Reunion Tour 2005

by Normandy Institute & Genesis Publications | YouTube | September 9, 2021

20 years ago today, September 9, 2001, the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers aired its first two episodes. Presented by the Normandy Institute and Genesis Publications, a short film of the 2005 Easy Company European Reunion Tour was released on September 9, 2021 on the Normandy Institute YouTube channel:

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“They Cried Themselves to Sleep”: How Spielberg Put Band of Brothers Cast Through Hell

The Cast Thought They’d Struck Gold Until They Realized Spielberg Wanted Them to Go Full ‘Method’

by Tom Nicholson | The Telegraph | September 9, 2021

Damian Lewis takes aim in the award-winning series, Band of Brothers. CREDIT: Alamy

Damian Lewis shrieked into a pillow and sobbed. It was 8am. Thinking he’d nailed his final audition with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for Band of Brothers’ hero Major Dick Winters, the actor had gone out to celebrate and collapsed into bed at 5am. Now it turned out that Spielberg and Hanks wanted another chat – and he was in no shape to face them.

“The biggest meeting of my life, and I’ve blown it,” he wrote in a diary soon after (an excerpt of which he published on his website in 2018). “I’ve had three hours’ sleep and I’m still drunk. By midday, I’ve had three cold showers, five coffees and stubbed my toe a lot. I walk into the office sweating heavily and shaking.”

Fortunately, Spielberg had seen Lewis in Hamlet on Broadway, playing Laertes. The actor clung to this scrap until Spielberg and Hanks began to peel away. “Steven’s off to watch his kid play soccer,” Lewis later wrote. “I want to tell him it’s called ‘football’. Probably not the best time, though. Tom has to go to buy a Christmas tree with his daughter. They leave.”

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Band of Brothers Court Martial Scene

That One Scene

by James Clark | Task & Purpose | September 9, 2021

There’s a lot of bullshit in the military and it comes in many forms and for many reasons. There are ass chewings over uniform regulations, bloused boots, cuffed sleeves, shaved faces and hair length, as well as strongly worded reprimands for failing to show up 15 minutes early to formation. Oftentimes that’s all there is to it. You take the verbal hits and move on. But there is always — always — that little voice in the back of your head that dares you, double dog dares you, to take it higher up the chain of command.

For anyone who’s watched HBO’s 2001 hit World War II series Band of Brothers, it did happen — not just on screen, but in real life. In the very first episode of the series, then 1st Lt. Richard “Dick” Winters (played by Damian Lewis) is given the option to accept his punishment for a minor infraction or to request a trial by court-martial. Winters chooses the latter and signs the paperwork as his commanding officer, Capt. Herbert Sobel, played by a very sour-looking David Schwimmer, stares at him in stunned silence.

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Introducing the Band of Brothers Podcast

HBO’s Official Band of Brothers Podcast

by Band of Brothers Podcast | HBO Max and YouTube | September 2, 2021

Hosted by Roger Bennett, HBO’s Official Band of Brothers Podcast retraces Easy Company’s journey from Normandy to the Eagle’s Nest, episode by episode, with insight from its biggest stars, including Tom Hanks, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, and Donnie Wahlberg. The podcast celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic miniseries in television history – a show that honors an America which saved the world with selflessness, courage and everyday heroism. This 12-part podcast series will explore these themes via emotionally-rich, highly-researched interviews with individual cast members, revisiting the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning epic.

Band of Brothers can be seen right now on HBO Max if you want to experience it again before the podcast debuts on September 9. Stream Band of Brothers and listen to the podcast on here, which is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other major platforms.