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Stop Making Podcasts is a miniseries focusing on the Films of Jonathan Demme. The miniseries began in November 2019.


The subject of this miniseries was picked by the Blankies during March Madness 2019. This series is tied with Podcast Away for the podcast record for the most number of films covered with 20 films over 16 main feed episodes and 1 Patreon episode.

The miniseries is preceded by the Howl's Moving Podcastle miniseries on the films of Hayao Miyazaki. It is followed by the Mad Pod: Fury Cast miniseries on the films of George Miller.

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • The miniseries is the result of March Madness 2019, where Demme won against George Miller β€” the subject of the subsequent miniseries.


# Title Audio Guest(s) Blank Check? Length Date
244 Caged Heat/Crazy Mama/Fighting Mad πŸ”Š No 2:08 11/10/2019
245 Citizens Band/Last Embrace πŸ”Š Justin McElroy No 2:03 11/17/2019
246 Melvin and Howard πŸ”Š Jordan Hoffman No 2:14 11/24/2019
247 Swing Shift πŸ”Š No 1:52 12/1/2019
248 Stop Making Sense πŸ”Š Demi Adejuyigbe No 2:18 12/8/2019
249 Something Wild πŸ”Š Scott Aukerman No 2:20 12/15/2019
251 Married to the Mob πŸ”Š Angela Ferraguto No 2:18 1/5/2020
252 The Silence of the Lambs πŸ”Š Emily VanDerWerff The Guarantor 2:40 1/12/2020
253 Philadelphia πŸ”Š Richard Lawson Yes
2:20 1/19/2020
254 Beloved πŸ”Š Jourdain Searles Yes - and Oprah's too 2:08 1/26/2020
256 The Truth About Charlie πŸ”Š David Lowery Yes
2:17 2/9/2020
258 The Manchurian Candidate πŸ”Š Elliott Kalan
Dan McCoy
Stuart Wellington
Yes 2:05 2/23/2020
259 Rachel Getting Married πŸ”Š Ayo Edebiri
Olivia Craighead
Yes 2:16 3/1/2020
260 A Master Builder πŸ”Š John Hodgman No - but it is Wallace Shawn's 2:15 3/8/2020
261 Ricki and the Flash πŸ”Š Bobby Finger
Lindsey Weber
No 2:05 3/15/2020
262 Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids πŸ”Š 1:08 3/19/2020
Special Features
SF040 Swimming to Cambodia πŸ”Š Peter Newman 1:30 12/11/2019

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 Stop Making Sense The Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs
2 The Silence of the Lambs Stop Making Sense Stop Making Sense
3 Rachel Getting Married Rachel Getting Married Rachel Getting Married
4 Melvin and Howard Something Wild Something Wild
5 Something Wild Swimming to Cambodia Philadelphia
6 Philedelphia Married to the Mob Married to the Mob
7 Swing Shift (Director's Cut) Philadelphia Melvin and Howard
8 Swimming to Cambodia Melvin and Howard Swimming to Cambodia
9 Married to the Mob The Manchurian Candidate The Manchurian Candidate
10 The Manchurian Candidate Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids
11 Citizen's Band Beloved Swing Shift
12 Beloved Ricki and the Flash Ricki and the Flash
13 Crazy Mama Truth About Charlie Beloved
14 Caged Heat Caged Heat Citizen's Band
15 Truth About Charlie Last Embrace Last Embrace
16 Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kid Citizen's Band Truth About Charlie
17 Last Embrace Fighting Mad Caged Heat
18 Ricki and the Flash Swing Shift Crazy Mama
19 Fighting Mad Crazy Mama Fighting Mad
20 A Master Builder A Master Builder A Master Builder