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Welcome to the podcast, pal.

Die Hard With a Podcast is new 9-part series examining the best American action film of all time: Die Hard.


Die Hard With a Podcast may center around Die Hard, but it explores more than just what happened inside Nakatomi Tower that fateful Christmas Eve. This is a podcast for anyone out there with interest in the film – or even just action films, films from the 1980s, the evolution of the American movie hero, the portrayal of women and minorities in film, film production… Die Hard is at once a product of its time, and the start of a new kind of moviegoing experience.

I can’t recall exactly when I became a die hard Die Hard fan. I think my story is probably pretty typical; falling in love with it as I watched the movie at home on VHS, or badly censored on TV. I do remember that when I moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to take an internship on the Fox lot, I never got over my excitement at driving past the Fox Plaza building – Nakatomi Tower – every day. I got a gray sweatshirt and a red Sharpie to make my own “Now I have a machine gun, ho ho ho” costume for my Christmas party. I attended the Alamo Drafthouse’s “Nakatomi ‘88” themed screening in San Francisco. And yes, I became one of those annoying drunks who’d go on at length about why Die Hard is a Christmas movie after a couple of cocktails.

After yet another friend asked me for quick notes on whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie in order to settle an office debate, I sat down with a (couple) glass(es) of whiskey, rewatched the movie, and hammered out a four-page, fully-cited essay on the matter. Yep, this is how I spend my Friday nights.

But the fact that I did that made something abundantly clear: I love Die Hard. I have a lot to say about it. And I want to share it.

I'm making this podcast because it's the best way I know how to share my thoughts and enthusiasm. If you're so inclined and able, throwing me a buck or two to help offset the cost of the show would be greatly appreciated. Or, you can always help me break into a vault to steal $640 million in bearer bonds. Either way, I'm down.
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Marco (No table!)
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
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Tony (Feet smaller than my sister)
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

Theo (Charming personality)
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

- Access to bonus episode

Karl (Wants blood!)
$20 or more per month 1 patron
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

- Access to bonus episode

- Handmade John McClane-in-a-vent tree ornament

Hans (Loved models as a boy)
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

- Access to bonus episode

- Handmade John McClane-in-a-vent tree ornament

- Nakatomi Christmas ’88 decoration pack (includes Santa hat, gray sweatshirt with Red Sharpie inscription, wrapping paper and packaging tape, tinsel, 5 printed invitations to the Nakatomi Christmas party with envelopes, and fake blood capsules)

Welcome to the podcast, pal.

Die Hard With a Podcast is new 9-part series examining the best American action film of all time: Die Hard.


Die Hard With a Podcast may center around Die Hard, but it explores more than just what happened inside Nakatomi Tower that fateful Christmas Eve. This is a podcast for anyone out there with interest in the film – or even just action films, films from the 1980s, the evolution of the American movie hero, the portrayal of women and minorities in film, film production… Die Hard is at once a product of its time, and the start of a new kind of moviegoing experience.

I can’t recall exactly when I became a die hard Die Hard fan. I think my story is probably pretty typical; falling in love with it as I watched the movie at home on VHS, or badly censored on TV. I do remember that when I moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to take an internship on the Fox lot, I never got over my excitement at driving past the Fox Plaza building – Nakatomi Tower – every day. I got a gray sweatshirt and a red Sharpie to make my own “Now I have a machine gun, ho ho ho” costume for my Christmas party. I attended the Alamo Drafthouse’s “Nakatomi ‘88” themed screening in San Francisco. And yes, I became one of those annoying drunks who’d go on at length about why Die Hard is a Christmas movie after a couple of cocktails.

After yet another friend asked me for quick notes on whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie in order to settle an office debate, I sat down with a (couple) glass(es) of whiskey, rewatched the movie, and hammered out a four-page, fully-cited essay on the matter. Yep, this is how I spend my Friday nights.

But the fact that I did that made something abundantly clear: I love Die Hard. I have a lot to say about it. And I want to share it.

I'm making this podcast because it's the best way I know how to share my thoughts and enthusiasm. If you're so inclined and able, throwing me a buck or two to help offset the cost of the show would be greatly appreciated. Or, you can always help me break into a vault to steal $640 million in bearer bonds. Either way, I'm down.

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Tiers
Marco (No table!)
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
- Show shout-out
Tony (Feet smaller than my sister)
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

Theo (Charming personality)
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

- Access to bonus episode

Karl (Wants blood!)
$20 or more per month 1 patron
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

- Access to bonus episode

- Handmade John McClane-in-a-vent tree ornament

Hans (Loved models as a boy)
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
- Show shout-out

- Die Hard With a Podcast sticker

- Access to bonus episode

- Handmade John McClane-in-a-vent tree ornament

- Nakatomi Christmas ’88 decoration pack (includes Santa hat, gray sweatshirt with Red Sharpie inscription, wrapping paper and packaging tape, tinsel, 5 printed invitations to the Nakatomi Christmas party with envelopes, and fake blood capsules)