Speeding Bullit: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen is a podcast that takes an in-depth look at the life and films of Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. The podcast was created and is written, produced, and hosted by Kelsy Norman. Episodes include conversations with writers, actors, and directors, as well as detailed reviews of the actor’s movies and TV appearances.
Episode 50 - The Steve McQueen Expert
1:07:05Writer and Steve McQueen expert Marshall Terrill joins me to share stories and anecdotes from his impressive writing career. Marshall has written 27 books, including 7 that focus on McQueen.
Episode 49 - Just an Inch
55:15Writer and Steve McQueen expert Marshall Terrill returns to debunk or confirm rumours about ‘The King of Cool’. Did Steve McQueen punch Charles Manson in the face? Whats the story behind the famous quote, “I live for myself and answer to nobody“? Did McQueen die with a poster for The Blob on his wall? Tune in to find out.
Episode 48 - Mentored by McQueen
2:00:54Lee Purcell’s film career was launched when Steve McQueen selected her to star in Solar Productions’ Adam at 6 AM. Purcell, who had never acted in a film before, become the only actress or actor to be introduced to the world by Steve McQueen as his personal discovery, and the only performer to receive mentorship from the icon.
Episode 47 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel
54:37The Steve McQueen expert Marshall Terrill and I discuss Quentin Tarantino’s first work of fiction, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel, which is loaded with plenty of Steve McQueen.
Episode 46 - Five in a Row
58:26Novelist and co-host of the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers podcast, Dion Baia, joins me to discuss Steve McQueen’s five consecutive box office hit films in the 1960s: The Cincinnati Kid, Nevada Smith, The Sand Pebbles, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullitt.
Episode 45 - Time Starts Now
41:31Professional auctioneer Matt Moravec from Mecum Auctions, the world leader in live auctions of collector and classic vehicles, discusses what it was like to bang the gavel on the 1968 Bullitt Mustang, when it sold for 3.4 million dollars in 2020.
Episode 44 - The Cars of Bullitt
37:20Matt Stone, author of the 2020 book, Bullitt: The Cars and People Behind Steve McQueen, joins me to discuss the vehicles in the film, including the Mustangs, the Chargers, and the green Volkswagen Beetle everybody loves to talk about.
Episode 43 - Bullitt
45:05Hop in the highland green Bullitt Mustang with Marshall Terrill and me as we explore Steve McQueen’s defining film, 1968’s Bullitt. We talk about the time McQueen witnessed a murder in San Francisco, dig deeper into Steve’s vision for Solar Productions, and go into what makes Bullitt McQueen’s most memorable picture.
Episode 42 - Blobfest
36:03Blobfest is an annual three-day festival that celebrates the film in which Steve McQueen appeared in his first star billing role, The Blob. Typically the festival is held at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; however, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition has gone virtual. Chuck Francisco, aka Dash Daring, joins me to discuss all things Blobfest including this year’s activities.
Episode 41 - Listeners Want to Know
38:43Tune in to hear the Steve McQueen expert Marshall Terrill and I answer and discuss questions sent in by you, the listeners. This episode covers all time periods of McQueen’s life and career, exploring different aspects such as, his relationship with Sam Peckinpah, his workout regiment, his acting style, plus much more.