The Cultoid Podcast #2 – John Williams

Welcome to our 2nd Podcast. For this episode we’ve focused on one of our great heroes, the sensational John Williams. This year saw Williams receive his 50th Oscar nomination for The Force Awakens, and also turn 84 years-old just last week.

So to celebrate his birthday and record amount of Academy recognition, we decided to take a look back over a career that has soundtracked the lives of countless cinephiles across the world.

We particularly enjoyed this one as it gave us the chance to spend the last two weeks pouring over the Williams back catalogue, and hopefully, after listening you might just do the same.

Here’s to many more years of Williams scores (let’s be honest, at 84 he’s only a spring chicken), and thanks to a great man for a lifetime’s worth of musical memories. Enjoy.

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Bonus Playlist

Just for a bit more John Williams goodness, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist containing some of the cues we spoke about during the podcast, and a few more of our favourites. Give it a spin!


James is a movie obsessive with a particular love for scores and screenplays. He has written for numerous blogs, sites and cinemas and has been involved in several screenwriting projects. He can usually be found in front of a large plasma screen devouring Westerns, 80s pulp, Jimmy Stewart movies or anything by the Coens.