Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki


Blank Check with Griffin and David (@blankcheckpod on Twitter) is a film podcast where #TheTwoFriends, Griffin Newman and David Sims, examine the filmographies of famous directors and determine the moment when they got a "Blank Check". This is a wiki for information on the hosts, producers, Benducers, inside jokes, director discussions and featured guests.

  • The show has been featured in articles at the AV Club, Buzzfeed, TIME Magazine, and many other publications. See About The Show for more.
  • Blank Check Merch is available! Check out the latest designs on teepublic. They also have a new shop through shopify, with a hat, a limited-edition 5th Anniversary t-shirt, and comedy points coinage.
  • Patreon: the supplemental series Blank Check: Special Features is up and running. Subscriber patrons have access to a new podcast feed with extra episodes every 10 days, including commentary tracks and discussion of long-requested franchise films. Plus, whenever they hit a new total goal they do weird stuff like record episodes live on tape at basketball games and amusement parks. You can find their sign-up page here.
  • Odds and Ends pages: the Card System, slate of Blank Check Pictures, types of Comedy Points, March Madness concept, Podcast Records, Five-Timers Club

March Madness 2022 and Special Features March Madness 2022 are complete! Voting on the 20th Century bracket began March 1, 2022 on the new Blank Check Website! Track Stanley Kubrick and the Roger Moore Bond films' paths to victory and stay tuned for both upcoming series.


Current Miniseries
Podcast Me to Hell
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Griffin Newman
tangents ahead

David Sims
(chimes ring in the distance)

Ben Hosley
the pro-doer

Featured Article

Richard Lawson (@rilaws on Twitter) is a film critic, and currently writes for Vanity Fair. He is also the co-host of the awards podcast Little Gold Men, with fellow film critics and awards obsessives Katey Rich, Mike Hogan, and Joanna Robinson.



Star Wars Beginning date
The Phantom Podcast Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace March 2015
Attack Of The Podcast Star Wars Ep. II: Attack Of The Clones June 2015
Revenge Of The Podcast Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge Of The Sith September 2015
All Other Star Wars The OT, Holiday Special, sequels, etc. December 2015
Directors' filmographies Beginning date
Pod Night Shyamacast M. Night Shyamalan January 2016
The Podchowski Casters the Wachowski siblings April 2016
We Pod A Cast Cameron Crowe June 2016
Podinator: Judgment Cast James Cameron September 2016
Pod Me If You Cast Steven Spielberg: post-Oscar January 2017
The Pod Knight Casts Christopher Nolan June 2017
Pod-19: The Widowcaster Kathryn Bigelow September 2017
Podship Casters Paul Verhoeven: the Hollywood years January 2018
Podcast News James L. Brooks March 2018
The Podcastibles Brad Bird May 2018
Podback Mountcast Ang Lee July 2018
Something's Podda Cast Nancy Meyers October 2018
Podward Scissorcast Tim Burton December 2018
Cast of the Podhicans Michael Mann May 2019
Howl's Moving Podcastle Hayao Miyazaki August 2019
Stop Making Podcasts Jonathan Demme November 2019
Mad Pod: Fury Cast George Miller March 2020
You've Got Podcast Nora Ephron June 2020
Pod & Basketcast Gina Prince-Bythewood August 2020
Podcast Away Robert Zemeckis September 2020
The Poddle Mercast Musker & Clements February 2021
The Podbreak Cast Elaine May April 2021
Podz n the Cast John Singleton May 2021
They Podcast John Carpenter August 2021
The Podcastiano Jane Campion January 2022
Podcast Me to Hell Sam Raimi March 2022
Other / Palate Cleansers Beginning date
The PodDCEU Cast DC Extended Universe films 7 episodes
Ben's Choice/Guest's Choice selections by Producer Ben & guests 12 episodes
Standalones/Miscellaneous one-offs, mailbags, 'Blankie' awards, & more 19 episodes

Podcast Credits

The zoomed-out logo by Joe Bowen. Every completed miniseries through 2018 has a totem in there.

Wiki Credits

This wiki was developed as an initiative of the Blankies community on Reddit.

Primary contributors are antlersantlers, Ceiling99, Ilaughalone, Armyofmeee, and Puercster. You can see all contributors listed here. We document real nerdy shit.

If you would like to help, a great place to start is with one of these article stubs!

Current Poll

Polls are back!

Logo Artwork, by Joe Bowen