Introducing the Shabcast

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I'm very excited to link you all to the debut of the amazing Jack Graham, he of the brilliant Shabogan Grafitti, as he debuts the first installment of his sporadic podcast, which he's going to be calling the Shabcast, apparently.

The first installment consists of an appallingly long interview with me (seriously, this thing is as long as a Hobbit film) on all manner of topics, including the end of TARDIS Eruditorum, the start of A Brief Treatise on the Rules of Thrones, the middle of The Last War in Albion, along with a wealth of other strange topics.

You can get it from the Pex Lives folks here (who also had me on last month for The Ribos Operation, and had Jane on this month for Paradise Towers, if for some reason three hours of me and Jack nattering on won't cover your commute and you need another four hours of podcast). It was a blast to record, and should make a lovely capstone for this week straight of new content. Saturday Waffling will go up tomorrow, of course, and then things will calm down. A bit.

Thanks to Jack for having me, and I wish him the best of luck with the Shabcast as he moves on to actual respectable guests.

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Daru 2 years, 3 months ago

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Daru 2 years, 3 months ago

Brilliant, ever since I heard on Josh Marshfelder's Vaka Rangi blog that he and Jack were guests on Pex Lives! - I have really gotten into listening to them, especially since yourself and Jane have been recent guests also. And *really* worth a listen, some of the best podcasting I've heard out there at the moment.

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Daru 2 years, 3 months ago

And happily just found that as I'm subscribed to Pex Lives anyway, that the episode above just downloaded, so I'll listen to it with breakfast!

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timber-munki 2 years, 3 months ago

Nailed it with your assessment of GRRM. couldn't make it past the second book but am still watching the show. Must admit to looking at how he manages to finish it in 2 books with a morbid fascination (unless A Dream Of Spring is all payoff all the time GTFOH) and am half expecting him to pull a Robert Jordan Wheel Of Time on everyone...

Never gave who's narrating Last War In Albion much thought is it auto-narrating itself from the post-singularity world?

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Terry 2 years, 3 months ago

I am quite interesting to see what that solarpunk story would look like.

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Terry 2 years, 3 months ago

I meant interested. That was a very fascinating podcast, and I agree with your verdict on GRRM. I found reading the books to be something of a slog myself.

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Aylwin 2 years, 3 months ago

I quit when the GoT stuff got spoilery from where I am. Enjoyed it that far; however...

"Slightly subhuman Tolkien-lovers"

I think it's pretty well-established at this point that you are Not A Fan, but...really.

In which connection, the apparent implication than Tolkien fans are, numerically or culturally, a conspicuously male group seems really quite bizarre, all the more so if you take sci-fi/fantasy fandoms in general as a baseline (and overwhelmingly so if you compare with, say, the readership of this blog, if Patreon backers are anything to go by).

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jane 2 years, 3 months ago

I'd love to hear feedback on my Pex Lives: Paradise Towers stint!

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Daru 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes I listened recently to that as well and it was a real blast to hear you Jane! It's been interesting finally hearing the voices of these bloggers I have been reading for years.

Your podcast Jane I really enjoyed, it's one of those that I will seriously go back and listen to repeatedly and share with friends who are not only interested in Doctor Who but in exploring the nuts and bolts of story. I particularly enjoyed the discussion around aesthetics, and how the term applies to Doctor Who the show appropriating different aesthetics for different stories.

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Daru 2 years, 3 months ago

Really enjoyed the discussion Phil around V for Vendetta and Game of Thrones (well, I loved the whole thing). On the topic of metaphorically blowing things up, I used to live in Bridgwater, Somerset where they enact a yearly Carnival, or un-carnival (in the sense that it feels very un-celebratory and its clubs are pretty closed to in-comers), where they celebrate the failure of Fawkes. I lived there for two years in the town famous for its plastic factories, the town that proclaims on its welcome sign as "The Home of Carnival". In the end the festival ended up feeling like it trampled on the spirit of misrule (unlike the amazing tar barrel festivals in Ottery St. Mary nearby, or Lewes, Sussex).

In reference to the radio show you couldn't recall the name of where Mornington Crescent comes from Phil, it's "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue", otherwise know as the antidote to panel games.

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Jack Graham 2 years, 3 months ago

You obviously skipped the endnotes. ;-)

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Daru 2 years, 3 months ago

Ah, you caught me out! I still have to finish it ;-)

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5tephe 2 years, 2 months ago

I also am terribly interested in Phil's story. I've been vaguely writing a story around a few of the ideas that seem to be collecting as Solarpunk for a while, but this podcast was the first time I'd heard the term.

I'd pay money for the novella as described by Phil in that Shabcast.

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