Bondcast : James Bond 007 News And Commentary



Veteran podcasters Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac (The ForceCast, RebelForce Radio) and Jonathan Wilkins (Star Wars Insider) present BondCast: a monthly discussion about James Bond and the 007 film franchise. Each month your hosts discuss the latest 007 news and review a featured film from the vast James Bond catalog. From Dr No to Skyfall and each film in between, the BondCast offers 007 discussion "Shaken not Slurred."


  • NO TIME TO DIE: The Roundtable

    21/12/2021 Duración: 01h58min

    Exciting. Unpredictable. Controversial. These are just a few terms to describe NO TIME TO DIE. We still have much to say about Daniel Craig's final outing as 007 and this time, we are unleashing all of our agents. For the first time ever, all 4 of the BondCast hosts, including Laird, have gathered at the roundtable for wide-ranging discussion. We talk about the whole film and whether or not "James Bond Will Return".

  • NO TIME TO DIE London Report

    01/12/2021 Duración: 01h22min

    Since he couldn't join us for our first review of NO TIME TO DIE, our man in London Jonathan Wilkins is here to give us his in-depth review of the final Daniel Craig film. We also look towards the future for James Bond and the 007 franchise.

  • The Music of NO TIME TO DIE

    20/11/2021 Duración: 01h52min

    Hans Zimmer's first-ever James Bond soundtrack is here and BondCast is back to provide a full review. We listen to tracks and break down all the action, including the Billie Eilish title track. Plus, we reveal the all the audio easter eggs that tie this soundtrack back to On Her Majesty's Secret Service and more.

  • NO TIME TO DIE Special Report

    10/11/2021 Duración: 02h19min

    We review the final film of the Daniel Craig era including the characters, cars, plot and Bond girls. Plus, all the twists and surprises, including the shocking conclusion. Expect strong opinions and debate as we share our first impressions of No Time To Die. Brought to you by Bond In Motion at the Petersen Auto Museum, the largest official Bond vehicle exhibit in the United States.


    16/10/2021 Duración: 01h46min

    Timothy Dalton's first film as James Bond was also the final 007 soundtrack by legendary composer John Barry. We review the soundtrack, including contributions by pop group A-Ha and The Pretenders. We listen closely to the fusion of synth with a traditional orchestra and the classical influences Barry incorporated in this action-packed score. Look for our review of the NO TIME TO DIE soundtrack coming soon!


    05/10/2021 Duración: 01h49min

    Timothy Dalton makes his debut as James Bond in the 15th 007 film from EON Productions in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. BondCast is back to review the entire film. We breakdown Dalton's first film and discuss all the elements that make a Bond film a "Bond Film": The mission, the villains, the scenery, the women and more. 

  • For Your Ears Only - A View to a Kill

    21/04/2021 Duración: 01h18min

    Welcome back to Bondcast for our musical investigation of 1985's A View to a Kill. From the Duran Duran main theme to the classic Barry score, Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac bring you all the classified info. As always, For Your Ears Only! (And listen a little past the last tune for a throwback audio clip.)

  • BondCast: A View To A Kill

    18/03/2021 Duración: 01h49min

    BondCast is back to talk about Roger Moore’s final outing as 007 in 1985’s A VIEW TO A KILL. At age 57, was it one film too many for Sir Roger? We talk about the whole movie, including Christopher Walken’s bad guy Max Zorin, Grace Jones as the exotic May Day, and Bond Girl Tanya Roberts. We share some varied takes about the overall quality of this flick, along with a little debate. Plus, we go over the plot, stunts, mechanical icebergs and horse steroids.

  • For Your Ears Only: NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN

    06/10/2020 Duración: 01h33min

    Laird is back to take us through the soundtrack to NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. This non-EON Productions film features some music similar to your typical 007 soundtrack, and some vastly different. You won't find any twangy surf guitar music here! But does that help or hurt? You can decide for yourself as we present our review of composer Michael Legrand's Never Say Never Again soundtrack.

  • Never Say Never Again

    09/09/2020 Duración: 01h35min

    Sean Connery returned to the role of Bond in 1983's NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. Directed by Irvin Kershner, director of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, this film was produced by Kevin McClory, outside the Cubby Broccoli/EON Productions franchise. We talk about the return of Sir Sean, Bond girl Kim Basinger, the villian Largo, and the femme fatale Fatima Blush. From Largo's video game "Domination" to the fountain pen gun, we talk about it all!

  • The Music of OCTOPUSSY

    10/03/2020 Duración: 01h34min

    John Barry returns to the podium to take Bond from England to India to Germany, as we bring you the music of OCTOPUSSY. We take on the John Barry/Tim Rice hit "All Time High" performed by Rita Coolidge along with all the orchestral 007 tunes from the 1983 film. Plus: Our initial thoughts on "No Time to Die" by Billie Eilish.

  • BondCast: Octopussy

    06/01/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    BondCast is back with our look at the thirteenth film in the EON 007 series, 1983's Octopussy. Roger Moore is back for more as the Cold War reigns and the Russians are up to some specious activitiy involving a Fabrege Egg. We discuss Roger's continuing involvement with the franchise, as well as the plot, the women, the gadgets, and the laughs.

  • BondCast: FYEO: "For Your Eyes Only"

    25/02/2019 Duración: 01h56min

    Laird Malamed returns to BondCast with Jimmy Mac for an in-depth review of the music from "For Your Eyes Only". We review the whole soundtrack from Sheena Easton's hit theme song, through all of composer Bill Conti's soundtrack. We talk about what works, what didn't, what sounds dated, and what is timeless.

  • For Your Eyes Only #2

    17/01/2019 Duración: 01h23min

    The second part of our “For Your Eyes Only” discussion focuses on the cast of characters that surround 007 including the women, especially Carole Bouquet’s Bond Girl Melina Havelock. And who could forget Lynn Holly Johnson as Bibi Dahl! Plus, we look at Bond’s MI6 support staff, and, of course, the villains. Bad Guy Kristatos was played by Julian Glover, famous for playing other evil roles in The Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Jason once spoke to Julian Glover about his work on the film and we feature highlights from that conversation. 

  • For Your Eyes Only #1

    31/12/2018 Duración: 01h20min

    We begin our look at the fifth Roger Moore 007 film "For Your Eyes Only". This episode focuses on the overall vibe of the film including Roger Moore's ability to make the role more his own and the impact of 80's style on the movie. And of course, we dive deep into the "Blofeld" cameo at the beginning of the film, along with the significance of Bond visiting his murdered wife's grave and more.

  • BondCast: FYEO: Q The Music

    26/03/2018 Duración: 01h28min

    Laird Malamed brings us an amazing discussion with musician Warren Ringham from the 007 inspired UK band Q THE MUSIC. On this special edition of For Your Ears Only, Laird and Warren talk about the evolution of the band and the music itself, along with several tracks of Q THE MUSIC doing what they do best, the music of James Bond!

  • BondCast: FYEO: Moonraker

    21/02/2018 Duración: 01h20min

    The "Moonraker" soundtrack gets the "For Your Ears Only" treatment in the final part of our look back at Roger Moore's fourth outing as 007. We go through the most important John Barry compositions from the film including Shirley Bassey's return as vocalist on the Main Theme and more. Plus, we review some tracks that didn't make it to the official release along with Shirley Bassey's performance at the Academy Awards a few years ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bond.

  • BondCast: Moonraker Part 2

    17/01/2018 Duración: 01h15min

    In the second of our two-part review of "Moonraker", we talk about the antagonist Drax and his motivational drive to kill 007 and create a master race in space. We also review the Bond Girls of "Moonraker", including the lovely scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead. We also discuss the special effects, the fights, the gadgets, the space station hideout, and an odd cameo by the theme to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Sound strange? Welcome to "Moonraker!" 

  • BondCast: Moonraker Part 1

    06/01/2018 Duración: 56min

    BondCast is back for 2018 with our breakdown of 1979’s “Moonraker”, Roger Moore’s fourth outing as 007. It’s Bond in space! Cashing in on the space craze of the seventies fueled by Star Wars, “Moonraker” sends James Bond to the stars. From the excitement of the opening sky jump without a parachute sequence, to the wacky slapstick moments featuring the villainous Jaws, we talk about it all. Plus gadgets! Boat chases! Assassins in caskets! Even a double-taking pigeon! Our discussion about “Moonraker” is sometimes as wacky as the film itself!

  • For Your Ears Only: The Spy Who Loved Me

    11/07/2017 Duración: 01h19min

    We review the music from the tenth film in the James Bond series, "The Spy Who Loved Me", including the popular title track by Carly Simon and the upbeat and funky "Bond '77". Plus, we take a deep dive into Marvin Hamlish's official movie soundtrack and even review the incidental music from from the film itself. Plus, Laird always has a few surprises up his sleeve for the end of the show. Celebrate 40 years of "The Spy Who Loved Me" with BondCast!  Visit Run Laird Run on Kickstarter to learn about Laird's charity fundraisers and to donate!  

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