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Howl's Moving Podcastle is a miniseries on the Films of Hayao Miyazaki. The series began in August 2019.


This is the second miniseries to focus on animation (after The Podcastibles on the films of Brad Bird), and the first to feature a director who has exclusively directed animation. The miniseries included an episode on the documentary abut Miyazaki, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.

This miniseries is preceded by the The Cast of the Podhicans miniseries on the films of Michael Mann. It is followed by the Stop Making Podcasts miniseries on the films of Jonathan Demme.

Milestones and Ephemera[]


# Title Audio Guest(s) Blank Check? Length Date
230 The Castle of Cagliostro ๐Ÿ”Š No 2:03 8/11/2019
231 Nausicaรค of the Valley of the Wind ๐Ÿ”Š Lulu Wang No 2:10 8/18/2019
232 Castle in the Sky ๐Ÿ”Š Emily Yoshida The Guarantor 2:25 8/25/2019
233 My Neighbor Totoro ๐Ÿ”Š J.D. Amato Yes 2:30 9/1/2019
234 Kiki's Delivery Service ๐Ÿ”Š Caroline Framke Yes 1:53 9/8/2019
235 Porco Rosso ๐Ÿ”Š Justin Charity Yes 2:21 9/15/2019
236 Princess Mononoke ๐Ÿ”Š Griffin McElroy Yes 2:08 9/22/2019
237 Spirited Away ๐Ÿ”Š David Rees Yes 2:40 9/29/2019
238 Howl's Moving Castle ๐Ÿ”Š David Ehrlich Yes 2:17 10/6/2019
241 Ponyo on the Cliff ๐Ÿ”Š Shirley Li Yes 2:12 10/27/2019
242 The Wind Rises ๐Ÿ”Š Yes 1:56 11/3/2019
Bonus Episode
243 The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness ๐Ÿ”Š N/A 1:04 11/6/2019
Special Features
SF034 Whisper of the Heart ๐Ÿ”Š Ramona Head N/A 1:33 10/11/2019

Ranking Their Filmography[]

  • At the conclusion of the miniseries, the Blankies rankings will compiled from a voting thread found on the r/Blankies sub-reddit.
Rank Griffin David Blankies
1 Spirited Away Spirited Away Spirited Away
2 Porco Rosso Ponyo Kiki's Delivery Service
3 The Castle of Cagliostro Porco Rosso Princess Mononoke
4 Castle in the Sky The Wind Rises The Wind Rises
5 Princess Mononoke Kiki's Delivery Service My Neighbor Totoro
6 The Wind Rises My Neighbor Totoro Porco Rosso
7 Kiki's Delivery Service Castle in the Sky Ponyo
8 Ponyo Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Castle in the Sky
9 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind The Castle of Cagliostro Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
10 My Neighbor Totoro Princess Mononoke The Castle of Cagliostro
11 Howl's Moving Castle Howl's Moving Castle Howl's Moving Castle