Origins Podcast Explores Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ 20 Years Later

July 2, 2020
Origins Podcast Explores Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ 20 Years Later

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The latest installment of the Origins podcast will explore Cameron Crowe’s celebrated film Almost Famous. Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty will premiere on July 8, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the fan-favorite. James Andrew Miller, who writes and hosts the series, has enlisted all the key voices starting with writer/director Crowe, as well as actors Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Patrick Fugit and Jason Lee. Other participants include: Peter Frampton, Nancy Wilson, casting director Gail Levin, rock photographer Neal Preston and Pennie Trumbull, the real-life inspiration for Penny Lane.

Crowe comments, “Between his personable style, and the exhaustive research behind his wonderful questions, Jim Miller managed to summon all the spirit and emotion of ‘Almost Famous’ with the original cast. It’s a little bit of a magic trick. He put the band back together.”

This is the sixth chapter of the C13 podcast series. Prior chapters have focused on Curb Your Enthusiasm, ESPN, Nick Saban and Alabama’s Crimson Tide, Saturday Night Live, and Sex and the City.  Origins is written and hosted by Miller, and executive produced by Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13, and Miller.