About the Podcast
In 1973 Hell came home and invaded the body of a young girl. This is the story of a movie and its makers. It's a tale of dark and light, of loss and love. A story of faith and fury, of causes and curses, of horrors real and imagined, of unbridled ego and brute force filmmaking. It's the movie critics called "religious pornography" and "occultist claptrap." The movie that left audiences...hysterical. Decades later, it remains perhaps the most frightening movie we will ever see. From Wondery, this is a seven-part deep dive inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. This is...Inside The Exorcist.
About the Host
Mark Ramsey is a veteran media strategist, researcher, and trend-maker. Ramsey has consulted with and delivered projects for numerous media, publishing, and digital brands over his career, including Apple, iHeartMedia (Clear Channel), Pandora, CBS, Bonneville, Sirius XM, U-T San Diego, EA Sports, and more. Ramsey has authored two radio industry bestsellers, Making Waves: Radio on the Verge and Fresh Air: Marketing Gurus on Radio. His blog at Mark Ramsey Media is among the most popular in audio entertainment and information industry, and he is a popular speaker at radio and related industry events. Ramsey is a Research Fellow with Coburn Ventures, change consultants to some of the world’s largest companies. He also serves on the board of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the producers of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards, both broadcast live on A&E. Over the years Ramsey has interviewed a who’s-who of marketing and branding, including Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Larry Kramer, Tom Asacker, Peter Guber, Alan Webber, Bob Garfield, Gary Vaynerchuk, Adam Carolla, Kevin Smith, and Ricky Gervais. In 2013, Ramsey created the first-ever audio future festival, hivio, which debuted with more video impressions and social media engagement than all other audio industry events of the year combined. In 2014, Ramsey launched the audio podcast Media Unplugged with branding authority and celebrated author Tom Asacker. Each episode dissects what’s happening in the media and breaks it down so we can understand what’s really happening beneath all the hype and fury. In 2016, Ramsey created, wrote, and performed the podcast Inside Psycho for Wondery. It’s a story inspired by the making of the classic movie. It peaked at #8 in iTunes and for weeks held the #1 position in the TV/Film category. Ramsey has appeared on MSNBC, VH1, and E!