Welcome to The HMC
Welcome to The HMC

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Welcome to The HMC
Welcome to The HMC

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Welcome fellow fans, movie lovers and comic-con goers to The HMC!

Our podcasts take you right to the heart of pop culture and genre fiction fandom with: Movie & game reviews, interviews and the ultimate convention coverage and survival guides.
Join the fun today, follow our blog, podcasts and social feeds. 


Episode 374 of The Harold and Maudecast
"The Stand vs The Stand vs The Stand

Sarah and Jake review the 1994 vs the 2020 miniseries. And yes, we have read the book.

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"A Quiet Place II" is this the movie that will get people back to theaters?

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about us


For 10 years The HMC has been producing high quality, popular podcasts, digital content and covering entertainment fan conventions and events around the world. In addition to producing our own lineup of podcasts, The HMC offers world-class podcast production services and advertising opportunities to promote your brand or business.

HMC began as a The Harold and Maudecast, a podcast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe. The Harold and Maudecast celebrates the stories, fandom and culture of Genre Fiction -- Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Super Hero, Crime, Westerns. With over 500 episodes and counting, Sarah and Jake have traveled around the world capturing the spirit of fandom from San Diego Comic-Con to Tokyo's Comiket.


The HMC main office is based in Santa Monica, California with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Huntsville, Alabama and London UK.


podcast lineup

In addition to the The Harold & Maudecast, The HMC's podcast lineup includes, Conversations with Cooler People Than Me interview series, Age of Distraction Hollywood insider podcast, Justice and Doom Movie Reviews, Confessions of a Basement Dweller video game reviews, Abroadcast lifestyle and travel series and our newest podcast, True Field Test, production workflow and product reviews. 

Age of Distraction


In 2018 The HMC introduced a new division FILM TRAVELERS promoting tourism and economic development through the movies!


In addition to destination marketing services, Film Travelers is also a certified traveler seller specializing in customized group retreats and events onsite at filming locations of your favorite TV shows and movies like Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Downton Abbey and Outlander.

FILM TRAVELERS is here to help you through the pandemic--creating sustainable and transformative virtual experiences to promote your destination.

Find out more about FILM TRAVELERS

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In 2016 The HMC acquired Los Angeles based marketing and event agency, CAKE LIVE to further expand our event production services. We produce crowd-pleasing, immersive experiences that your guests and attendees will remember forever.


Additionally we provide virtual event services, revenue recovery and transition strategies for the pandemic and beyond.

Start planning your event today visit CAKELIVE