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Shabcast 37 - 'The Lodger' & 'Closing Time' Commentaries

Shabcast 37 is here

Waaaaay back in May, Daniel and I got together to record commentaries on 'The Lodger' and 'Closing Time', both by Gareth Roberts.  We did it pretty much for shits and giggles, but here it is anyway, for the listening pleasure of anyone who wants to hear us moaning on and on and on about the Moffat era one last time.  Think of it as the end of an era.  In more ways than one, I'm afraid, as this will probably be the last Shabcast.  The format seems dead.  Too bound up with Doctor Who.  But I shall continue podcasting with Daniel, Kit, and James as Wrong With Authority, and may create a new solo podcast at some time in the future. 

By the way, the musical interlude in the middle is Mona Haydar's Hijabi (Wrap my Hijab), suggested by Shana.

 

Shabcast 36 - Jack Gets Shipped With Seven

Yes, it's the long-awaited (by a tiny number of people) return of the Shabcast. 

And for my big relaunch I'm joined by a mystery returning guest who has a kickstarter going for a new book about the McCoy-era and Wilderness Years of Doctor Who, complete with some chat about the Virgin New Adventures, the new series, and sundry other inevitable digressions.  Because it's us. 

Bet you can't guess who my guest is.

That's a Kickstarter you should totally contribute to, by the way.  In fact I'd almost say you were morally obliged at this point. Here's the link.

And here's the new Shabcast.

And here's my Patreon.

Happy listening and pledging-of-money-to-Kickstarters-for-new-books-about-the-McCoy-era-and-possibly-also-to-my-Patreon.

(Plus, you can still buy our mystery guest's last book, to which I made a modest contribution.  It too was made possible because people funded a Kickstarter.)

 

 

Shabcast 35, Part 2 - More Chatting with Sam Keeper About Star Wars, Rogue One, etc

Hello everyone, here's Part 2 of my conversation with the excellent Sam Keeper.  Enjoy.

Also, here's a recent edition of Watching Robocop with Kit Power, in which I join Kit and Daniel to watch and talk about... um, Superman III.

 

Shabcast 35, Part 1 - Chatting Star Wars & Rogue One with Sam Keeper

At long last, here is Part 1 of an extra-special Shabcast, in which I am joined by the brilliant Sam Keeper, of Storming the Ivory Tower, to chat about Star Wars, with particular emphasis on Rogue One

Very pleased with this one.  There were some technical difficulties with it, but I've hammered it into eminently listenable shape.

Part 2 next week.

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Here are Sam's articles on Rogue One:

A Galaxy Very, Very Near: Are Time And Space in Rogue One Core to its Resistance Narrative?

Modern Myth-Busting: Are Rogue One's Characters Worthy Star Wars Heroes?

Film Theory Theory: MatPat's Star Wars Theories Are Nazi Garbage

and

Nerd-On-Nerd Violence: Why Is Geek Star Wars Crit So Lousy?

and here is her announcement of the upcoming (expanded and revised) collection of these essays (plus bonus content).

 

Shabcast 34 - The Election, Corbyn, the Tories, the DUP, and Grenfell Tower

Shabcast 34 - download here.

The image across is by Steve Bell and was published in the Guardian.  I'll take it down if they ask.  But it seemed too brilliantly, horribly perfect to abjure.

This month I'm joined by Kit and James, to talk about the election we had last week (surprise surprise) in which Jeremy Corbyn defied his critics to resurrect the fortunes of Labour and pummel the Tories into a very uncomfortable corner.  We also talk about the horrific Grenfell Tower fire, just had just happened when we sat down to record.

Please share around, tell your friends, etc.  I think we're all proud of this one.

Credit where its due: this episode very much came about because Kit and James organised it, and James both edited the main body of the episode and supplied the wonderful title.  I'm not even in the episode for half an hour or so.

 

Shabcast 32 (Chatting about free speech with Daniel)

Helloesville, my little chickadees, have a 32nd Shabcast.  Why not? 

I'm joined by the ubiquitous Daniel Harper to talk about freedom of speech, its limits, its abuses, what it means to different people, etc.

This episode comes in at a comparatively brief 2hrs 20mins. 

Download here.

 

Shabcast 31 (Chatting 'Species' with Josh)

Happy April 14th to you all.  The Shabcast is back once again (slightly more structured and sobre than last time), featuring the return of one of my favourite semi-regular guests, our very own Josh.  This episode is a tie-in with his last essay, and features the two of us chatting about Species (1995), perhaps the very definition of a movie that is really interesting despite being pretty bad.  Josh's redemptive reading is fascinating, and we also ponder such imponderables as why people like Ben Kingsley and Forest Whitaker agreed to be in it, why cars explode when they crash in movies, and why this film goes out of its way to feature a scene where Natasha Henstridge stares bemusedly at a stuffed fox.  Plus there are the usual digressions.  H. R. Giger, dinosaurs, Captain Kirk, Avital Ronell, etc.

Download the episode here.  Beware spoilers and triggers.

Also, here are some links to things we mention:

Here is the Vimeo video comparing Species to David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.

And here's the (excellent) article about how and why Kirk is misremembered, by Erin Horáková at Strange Horizons.

 

Shabcast 30

Here's Shabcast 30. 

It has some guests in it and is about something.

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