Podcast Appearances

Since the beginning of 2014, I’ve been a rampant podcaster. Indeed, that’s where you may well know me from. I know what you’re thinking – surely, Tony, you’ve got a handy link to every podcast appearance you’ve made over the years?

Well, you’re in luck. Below you can find my podcast history so far, broken down into a few sub-sections for ease depending on the topic of interest. Enjoy!

FILM

Pick a Flick!

(2015-2016)

Originally a spin-off project from Black Hole Cinema, the aim here was to develop a show based more specifically on audience feedback. They would choose a film over social media and myself & guests would view and discuss it. The format took in several diverse movies each week and the beauty of this was the ability to talk older pictures, where BHC was designed around new material. Pick a Flick! to some degree feels like me still figuring out what I want to do with film podcasting, and again I experimented with guest hosts and different ideas.

One reason I’ll always love PAF–aside from the concept of listeners picking films to discuss–is that it truly helped expand my horizons with guests, bringing on people I hadn’t worked with before & building lots of new contacts along the way.

2015

1 – A Quest For Peas
Guests: Emma Platt & Dan Taylor
Trainspotting, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

2 – Doth Mother Know You Weareth Her Drapes?
Guest: Louise Macarthur-Clare
Henry V, Romeo & Juliet (1996), 10 Things I Hate About You, Macbeth (2015).

3 – You’re Tearing Me Apart, FIFA!
Guests: Matt Dawson & Matt Latham
United Passions, The Room.

5 – Do You Expect Them to Talk?
Guests: Dave Bond, Chris Byrne & Becca Andrews
The James Bond series, up to Spectre.

6 – Spice Up Your (Sex) Life
Guests: Matt Latham & Matt Dawson
Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Spiceworld.

7 – Under Your Skin
Guest: Laura Rogers
Under the Skin, Unbreakable.

8 – Eyes Wide on the Tide
Guests: Chris Haigh & Dave Bond
Crimson Tide, Eyes Wide Shut.

9 – Jurassic Park: Audio Commentary
Audio commentary by me for the first Jurassic Park. I took a day off work for this!

10 – Come Dine with Babette
Guests: Leslie Byron Pitt & Chris Wallace
Babette’s Feast, Bulworth.

12 – Pick a (TV Show)!
Guest: Matt Latham
Arrested Development, Police Squad.

13 – Sean Connery vs He-Man
Guests: Owen Hughes & Dave Bond
Zardoz, Masters of the Universe

14 – ‘Tis a Silly Podcast
Guests: Matt Latham & Becca Andrews
Monty Python & the Holy Grail & This Is Spinal Tap

15 – Pick a (Christmas) Flick!
Guests: Jack Stewart, Chris Wallace & Phil Sharman
Love Actually, Paper Moon

16 – The Podcast Awakens
Guests: Sean Wilson & Laura Rogers
The Star Wars Franchise up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

2016

18 – Now That’s What I Call Philadelphia!
Guests: Mathew Howell & Andrew Brooker
The Rocky Franchise up to Creed.

24 – Bigger, Longer, Probably Cut
Guest: Matt Latham
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Can’t Hardly Wait.

26 – Day vs Knight (Pt 1)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
The Dark Knight Rises & Man of Steel

27 – Day vs Knight (Pt 2)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

32 – Fix a Flick: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Avengers: Age of Ultron

38 – Pick a (TV Show) #2: Friends
Guest: Matt Latham
Friends

Black Hole Cinema

(2014-2017)

My very first podcast endeavour, back at the start of 2014. It began with me and not even a mic, rather just a computer, babbling about new movies (at the time). Soon, friends started dripping on in segments, before joining me for full episodes, and eventually co-hosting or even hosting episodes themselves. Some of these won’t have great audio or editing quality, very rough around the edges DIY podcasting, but they’ll always have a special place in my heart as my first ventures into the audio world.

Will the show ever return? Probably not, though I have said that before. Mind you, it’s taken nearly four years to realise the title is probably rampantly egotistical!

2014

1 – Do the Hustle
American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, 2014 Academy Award predictions.

2 – LEGOCop
The LEGO Movie, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Robocop.

3 – Small Screen Special
Guest: Matt Latham
The US & UK Office, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

4 – Non-Stop Neeson
Guest: Luke Asquith
Non-Stop, The Book Thief, Mean Girls.

5 – Oscars 2014 Special
Guest: Chris Wilson
The 2014 Academy Awards.

6 – Rise of a Nympho
Guests: Chris Wilson & Emma Platt
Nymphomaniac, 300: Rise of an Empire, Ghostbusters.

7 – Grand Budapest on Speed
Guest: Dan Taylor
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Need for Speed, Les Miserables.

8 – Women from Mars
Under the Skin, Veronica Mars

9 – Muppets Most Marvel
Guest: Adam Scott
Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Usual Suspects.

10 – Double Divergence
Divergent, The Double, A Long Way Down.

11 – Be Quiet, Noah
Guest: Andrew Corvero
Noah, The Quiet Ones, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

12 – The Amazing Spider-Raid
Guest: Matt Latham
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Raid 2, Can’t Hardly Wait.

13 – Transcendental
Guest: Ioan Holland
Transcendence, Locke, Nausicaa & the Valley of the Wind.

14 – Pompeii in Ruin
Guest: Eleonore Vraine
Pompeii, Blue Ruin, Bad Neighbours, The Other Woman, Her.

15 – Arnie Sabotages His Career
Guest: Adam Massingham
Sabotage, 24: Live Another Day, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

16 – All About Godzilla
Guest: Lee Chrimes
Godzilla (1954), Godzilla (2014)

17 – Films of Future Past
Guests: Tom East & Ian Austin
The X-Men Franchise up to X-Men: Days of Future Past

18 – A Million Ways to Die Tomorrow
Guest: Pete D. Gaskell
A Million Ways to Die in the West, Edge of Tomorrow, Blended, Run For Your Wife (yes, really), The Maltese Falcon

2015

19 – The Unexpected Theory of Ignorance
Guests: Matt Latham & Dan Taylor
The Theory of Everything, Birdman, Taken 3, Unbroken, BAFTA 2015 nominations.

20 – American Foxcatcher
Guests: Matt Latham & Dan Taylor
American Sniper, Foxcatcher, Into the Woods.

21 – A Most Violent Machina
Guests: Dan Taylor & Leslie Byron Pitt
Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year, Whiplash, Mortdecai.

22 – Vice Ascending
Guests: Matt Latham & Owen Hughes
Inherent Vice, Jupiter Ascending, Selma, Big Hero 6, Kingsman: The Secret Service.

23 – Oscars 2015 Special
Guests: Pete D. Gaskell & Chris Wilson
The 2015 Academy Awards, Cake, The Wedding Ringer, Project Almanac, Predestination.

24 – It Focuses
Guests: Adam Massingham & Leslie Byron Pitt
Recorded ‘live’ in High Wycombe, It Follows, Focus, The Boy Next Door, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, RIP Leonard Nimoy.

25 – LOST INTERVIEW: The Empire Strikes Back
Guest: Mathew Howell
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

26 – LOST INTERVIEW: Inception
Guest: Dino Leone
Inception.

27 – Still Chappie
Guests: Dan Taylor, Emma Platt & Owen Hughes
Chappie, Still Alice, Unfinished Business, Kill the Messenger.

28 – LOST INTERVIEW: A Nightmare on Elm St 
Guest: Adam Massingham
A Nightmare on Elm St (original)

29 – The Wild Gunman
Guests: Dan Taylor & Matt Latham
The Gunman, Insurgent, Wild Card, The Voices, Suite Francaise.

30 – LOST INTERVIEW: Rear Window
Guest: Chris Haigh
Rear Window

31 – Get Cinderella
Guest: Leslie Byron Pitt
Cinderella, Get Hard, Seventh Son, Robot Overlords.

32 – LOST INTERVIEW: Dawn of the Dead
Guest: Ian Austin
Dawn of the Dead

33 – Very Fast, Very Furious
Guests: Tom East & Emma Platt
The Fast & Furious Franchise up to Furious 7.

34 – Age of Marvel
Guests: Dan Taylor, Emma Platt, Matt Latham, Lee Chrimes, Pete D. Gaskell, Tom East
The Marvel Cinematic Universe up to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

35 – LOST INTERVIEW: Street Fighter
Guest: Lee Chrimes
Street Fighter

37 – LOST INTERVIEW: House of Flying Daggers
Guest: Tom East
House of Flying Daggers

39 – CLASSIC: Night of the Hunter
Guest: Leslie Byron Pitt
Night of the Hunter

42 – CROSSOVER SPECIAL: Episode II: The Failed Black Hole Word of Friction Wikishuffle Critics Quizcast
Guests: Owen Hughes, Steve Norman, Jack Stewart, Phil Sharman, Chris Wallace, Pete D. Gaskell, Chris Haigh, Emma Platt & Chris Byrne.
Quiz special podcast battle between Black Hole Cinema, Failed Critics, Wikishuffle, The Word of Nerd & Fan Friction.

44 – CLASSIC: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Guest: Owen Hughes
2001: A Space Odyssey

45 – Spy Insidiously
Guests: Emma Platt, Chris Haigh & Ian Austin
Spy, Insidious: Chapter 3, launch of Dead Meat.

46 – Jurassic Franchise
Guests: Pete D. Gaskell & Luke Asquith
The Jurassic Park Franchise up to Jurassic World.

47 – The Film is Afoot
Guests: Matt Latham & Dan Taylor
Mr. Holmes, Entourage, Oscar Hall of Fame.

49 – CLASSIC: Blade Runner
Guest: Matt Latham
Blade Runner.

50 – You Are Terminated
Guest: Lee Chrimes
The Terminator franchise up to Terminator: Genisys.

53 – Summer 2015: What We Missed
Guests: Dan Taylor & Emma Platt
Inside Out, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Fantastic Four, Hitman: Agent 47, Absolutely Anything, Trainwreck, Paper Towns.

54 – The Maze Legend
Guests: Leslie Byron Pitt & Kane Richards
Legend, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

56 – CLASSIC: A Taste of Honey
Guest: Emma Platt
A Taste of Honey

2016

58 – Oscars 2016 Special
Guests: Dan Taylor & Chris Wilson
The Academy Awards 2016.

62 – Batman vs Superman vs Everyone
Guests: Dan Taylor & Chris Haigh
High Rise, The Witch, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

TV

 

Trek FM’s Primitive Culture

(2017-present)

A show which taps into my other great television love – Star Trek. Having found the Trek FM network via friend Zach Moore and guesting on his show Standard Orbit, I for a while wanted to create a show all about history & culture in relation to Trek, and once I heard the learned Duncan Barrett on Trek FM’s philosophy show Meta Treks, I knew he’d be the ideal flight partner for this one. I messaged him, ideas flew, and the rest is future history. I don’t always have time to be on all of them, but Primitive Culture is a thrill to research and record.

2017

1 – Destroyers of Worlds
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, ENT’s Degra & VOY’s Jetrel

2 – LeVar Burton’s Stand In
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing The Manchurian Candidate in relation to TNG’s ‘The Mind’s Eye’

3 – One for the Hero, One for the Villain
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing The Wrath of Khan in relation to 19th century literature

Supplemental 1 – Caught off Guard
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing modern terrorism in relation to Trek

4 – Flirty Fly-Boys
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing the legacy of WW2 in TOS

5 – Computer, End Program!
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing Westworld in relation to Trek’s holodeck

6 – Brave New Worlds 
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing Shakespeare in Trek (Part 1)

7 – Were I Human
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing Shakespeare in Trek (Part 2)

8 – Not Futile
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing the Maquis in Trek and the French WW2 Resistance.

9 – Yippie-ki-yay
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing Trek in relation to 90’s action movies

14 – The Trek is Out There
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing Trek in relation to The X-Files

15 – Existence is Futile
with Duncan Barrett
Discussing time loops in Trek and beyond. Recorded live near London’s Trafalgar Square.

16 – More, More, More, More, More!
with Duncan Barrett, Clara Cook & Tony Robinson
Discussing ‘Directors Cuts’ of movies, including Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Recorded live at the Prince Charles Cinema, London.

 

The X-Cast: An X-Files Podcast

(2015-present)

The show that has become my bread and podcasting butter, based on my eternal love for The X-Files. Started at the end of 2015 as the show was about to be revived, The X-Cast has steadily grown into its own community of podcasters, bloggers and fans working together to appreciate their favourite show. It’s now as much their show as it is mine and its arguably my most successful podcast endeavour to date, with around 50,000 downloads across the last year (to date). There will eventually be an end to this one, once we’ve exhausted the show, but we’re many years away from that yet…

2015

1 – Before the Files Open
Short introduction

2 – Before the Files: Mulder
Short biography of Fox Mulder

3 – Before the Files: Scully
Short biography of Dana Scully

4 – Before the Files: Skinner
Short biography of Walter Skinner

5 – Before the Files: Smoking Man
Short biography of the Cigarette-Smoking Man

6 – Before the Files: The X-Files
Short biography of the X-Files department.

7 – The X-Primer
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Introduction to why I love The X-Files, and how the podcast will run.

8 – Pilot
Guest: Lee Howard
Analysing 1×01 ‘Pilot’

9 – Deep Throat
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing 1×02 ‘Deep Throat’

2016

10 – Squeeze
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing 1×03 ‘Squeeze’

11 – Conduit
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing 1×04 ‘Conduit’

12 – The Jersey Devil
Guest: Zach Moore
Analysing 1×05 ‘The Jersey Devil’

13 – Matt Allair of The X-Files Lexicon
Guest: Matt Allair
Interview

14 – Season 10 01: Mulder I (My Struggle)
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Analysing Mulder in ‘My Struggle’

15 – Season 10 02: Scully I (My Struggle)
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Analysing Scully in ‘My Struggle’

16 – Season 10 03: Tad O’Malley & Sveta (My Struggle)
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Analysing Tad & Sveta in ‘My Struggle’

17 – Season 10 04: Skinner & the Smoking Man
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Analysing Skinner & the Smoking Man in ‘My Struggle’

18 – Season 10 05: Roswell
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Analysing the Roswell incident in ‘My Struggle’

19 – Season 10 06: Mulder II (Founders Mutation)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing Mulder in ‘Founders Mutation’

20 – Season 10 07: Scully II (Founders Mutation)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing Scully in ‘Founders Mutation’

21 – Season 10 08: Augustus, Kyle & Molly (Founders Mutation)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing characters in ‘Founders Mutation’

22 – Season 10 09: Mulder & Scully III (Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing Mulder & Scully in ‘Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster’

23 – Season 10 10: Darin Morgan & his Easter Eggs (Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing Darin Morgan’s ‘Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster’

24 – Season 10 11: Guy Mann (Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing the Guy Mann character in ‘Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster’

25 – Greg Cox on The Truth Is Out There Anthology
Guest: Greg Cox
Interview

26 – Season 10 12: Glen Morgan & James Wong (Home Again)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing the writer/director team of Morgan & Wong in ‘Home Again’

27 – Season 10 13: Mulder & Scully IV (Home Again)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing Mulder & Scully in ‘Home Again’

28 – Season 10 14: The Trashman (Home Again)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing the Trashman character in ‘Home Again’

29 – Season 10 15: Mulder & Scully V (Babylon)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing Mulder & Scully in ‘Babylon’

30 – Season 10 16: Agents Miller & Einstein (Babylon)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing agents Miller & Einstein in ‘Babylon’

31 – Season 10 17: Chris Carter (Babylon)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing Chris Carter’s writing/direction in ‘Babylon’

32 – Keith R.A. DeCandido on the Trust No One Anthology
Guest: Keith R.A. DeCandido
Interview

33 – Season 10 18: Scully VI (My Struggle II)
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Analysing Scully in ‘My Struggle II’

34 – Season 10 19: Mulder VI (My Struggle II)
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
Analysing Mulder in ‘My Struggle II’

35 – Season 10 20: Season 10 Overview
Guest: Tanya Hernandez
An overview of the 10th season.

36 – Shadows
Guest: Matt Lambourne
Analysing episode 1×06 ‘Shadows’

37 – X-Files: The Musical
Guests: Lindsay Kerns & Philip Malcom
Interview with the Colonel Mustard company.

38 – Ghost in the Machine
Guest: Matt Lambourne
Analysing episode 1×07 ‘Ghost in the Machine’

39 – Ice
Guest: Matt Latham
Analysing episode 1×08 ‘Ice’

40 – Space
Guest: Matt Latham
Analysing episode 1×09 ‘Space’

41 – Fallen Angel
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 1×10 ‘Fallen Angel’

42 – Eve
Guest: Lee Howard
Analysing episode 1×11 ‘Eve’

43 – Fire
Guest: Lee Howard
Analysing episode 1×12 ‘Fire’

44 – Beyond the Sea
Guest: Clarence Moye
Analysing episode 1×13 ‘Beyond the Sea’

45 – Genderbender
Guest: Wayne Talbot
Analysing episode 1×14 ‘Genderbender’

46 – Lazarus
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 1×15 ‘Lazarus’

47 – Young at Heart
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 1×16 ‘Young at Heart’

48 – E.B.E
Guest: Matt Lambourne
Analysing episode 1×17 ‘E.B.E’

49 – Miracle Man
Guest: Wayne Talbot
Analysing episode 1×18 ‘Miracle Man’

50 – Shapes
Guest: Zach Moore
Analysing episode 1×19 ‘Shapes’

51 – Darkness Falls
Guest: Zach Moore
Analysing episode 1×20 ‘Darkness Falls’

52 – Tooms
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 1×21 ‘Tooms’

53 – Born Again
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 1×22 ‘Born Again’

54 – Roland
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 1×23 ‘Roland’

55 – The Erlenmeyer Flask
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 1×24 ‘The Erlenmeyer Flask’ and Season One overview

56 – Denton J. Tipton on IDW’s The X-Files Comics
Guest: Denton J. Tipton
Interview

57 – Matthew Dow Smith on The X-Files Origins
Guest: Matthew Dow Smith
Interview

58 – Little Green Men
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing episode 2×01 ‘Little Green Men’

59 – The Host
Guest: Clarence Moye
Analysing episode 2×02 ‘The Host’

60 – Blood
Guest: Zach Moore
Analysing episode 2×03 ‘Blood’

61 – Sleepless
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 2×04 ‘Sleepless’

62 – John Kenneth Muir on The X-Files FAQ
Guest: John Kenneth Muir
Interview

63 – Duane Barry
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing episode 2×05 ‘Duane Barry’

64 – Ascension
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing episode 2×06 ‘Ascension’

65 – 3
Guest: Matt Allair
Analysing episode 2×07 ‘3’

66 – Mark Snow, Composer of The X-Files
Guests: Mark Snow & Brandon Shea-Mutala
Interview

67 – Roundtable #1
Guests: Carl Sweeney, Sarah Blair, Baz Greenland & Paige Schector
Key TXF questions

68 – One Breath
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing episode 2×08 ‘One Breath’

69 – Millennium of the Millennium
Guests: Troy Foreman & Jason Morris
Interview

70 – Firewalker
Guest: Jade Shames
Analysing episode 2×09 ‘Firewalker’

71 – The X-Quiz 2016
Guests: Carl Sweeney, Sarah Blair, Amy Walker & Baz Greenland
Quiz panel episode.

2017

72 – Jonathan Maberry on The X-Files Origins & Anthologies
Guest: Jonathan Maberry
Interview

73 – Red Museum
Guest: Matt Latham
Analysing episode 2×10 ‘Red Museum’

74 – Goblins
Guest: Sarah Blair
Analysing tie-in novel ‘Goblins’

75 – Excelsis Dei
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Analysing episode 2×11 ‘Excelsis Dei’

76 – Scott Bellis aka Max Fenig
Guest: Scott Bellis
Interview

77 – Aubrey
Guest: Brandon Shea-Mutala
Analysing episode 2×12 ‘Aubrey’

78 – The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos
Guest: George Ivanoff
Analysing tie-in book ‘Agent of Chaos’

79 – Irresistible
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Analysing episode 2×13 ‘Irresistible’

80 – Chris Carter’s The After
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing the pilot of ‘The After’

81 – Die Hand Die Verletzt
Guest: Wayne Talbot
Analysing episode 2×14 ‘Die Hand Die Verletzt’

82 – Fresh Bones
Guest: Jim Beard
Analysing episode 2×15 ‘Fresh Bones’

84 – Colony
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing episode 2×16 ‘Colony’

85 – End Game
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing episode 2×17 ‘End Game’

86 – Fearful Symmetry
Guest: Zach Moore
Analysing episode 2×18 ‘Fearful Symmetry’

87 – The X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate
Guest: Lauren A. Forry
Analysing tie-in book ‘Devil’s Advocate’

89 – Joe Harris on The X-Files Comics & Cold Cases
Guest: Joe Harris
Interview

92 – F. Emasculata
Guest: John Kenneth Muir
Analysing episode 2×22 ‘F. Emasculata’

93 – Matthew Dow Smith on The X-Files Origins: Dog Days of Summer
Guest: Matthew Dow Smith
Interview

96 – Anasazi
Guest: Darren Mooney
Analysing episode 2×25 ‘Anasazi’

97 – Dirk Maggs on The X-Files: Cold Cases
Guest: Dirk Maggs
Interview

100 – Podwatch #1: Introduction & Pilot
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Introducing the Podwatch and talking ‘Pilot’

117 – Darren Mooney on Opening the X-Files
Guest: Darren Mooney
Interview

121 – Podwatch #21: Colony & End Game
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Talking ‘Colony’ & ‘End Game’

151 – Podwatch #51: Unusual Suspects & Detour
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘Unusual Suspects’ & ‘Detour’

152 – Podwatch #52: The Post-Modern Prometheus & Christmas Carol
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘The Post-Modern Prometheus’ & ‘Christmas Carol’

156 – Podwatch #56: Patient X & The Red and the Black
Guest: Amy Walker
Talking ‘Patient X’ & ‘The Red and the Black’

161 – Podwatch #61: The Beginning & Drive
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘The Beginning’ & ‘Drive’

166 – Podwatch #66: Two Fathers & One Son
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Talking ‘Two Fathers’ & ‘One Son’

173 – Podwatch #73: Hungry & Millennium
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Talking ‘Hungry’ & ‘Millennium’

183 – Podwatch #83: Within & Without
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘Within’ & ‘Without’

184 – Podwatch #84: Patience & Roadrunners
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘Patience’ & ‘Roadrunners’

191 – Podwatch #91: Empedocles & Vienen
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘Empedocles’ & ‘Vienen’

194 – Podwatch #94: Nothing Important Happened Today II & Daemonicus
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘Empedocles’ & ‘Vienen’

200 – The X-Quiz 2017
Guests: Russ Hugo, Clara Cook, Vanessa, Carolyn (Not Another X-Files Podcast Podcast) and Alison & Courtney (The Double X-Files)
Quiz panel episode

202 – Podwatch #101: William & Release
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Talking ‘William’ & ‘Release’

203 – Podwatch #102: Sunshine Days & The Truth
Guest: Darren Mooney
Talking ‘Sunshine Days’ & ‘The Truth’

208 – Podwatch #107: Our Struggle – Podcast Reflections & S11 Predictions
Guests: Carl Sweeney, Sarah Blair & Paige Schector
Wrapping up the X-Cast X-Files Podwatch project

210 – SEASON 11 01: Mulder I (My Struggle III)
Guest: Andrew Blaker
Talking Mulder in ‘My Struggle III’

211 – SEASON 11 02: Scully I (My Struggle III)
Guest: Andrew Blaker
Talking Scully in ‘My Struggle III’

212 – SEASON 11 03: Smoking Man, Monica & Skinner (My Struggle III)
Guest: Andrew Blaker
Talking Smoking Man, Monica Reyes & Walter Skinner in ‘My Struggle III’

213 – SEASON 11 04: Chris Carter (My Struggle III)
Guest: Andrew Blaker
Talking Chris Carter and his episode ‘My Struggle III’

214 – Interview: Dean Haglund (aka Langly)
Guest: Dean Haglund
Talking to Dean Haglund about ‘This’ and being one of the Lone Gunmen

219 – The X-Files: Deep State
Guests: Andrew Brooker, Brandon Marche & Elena
Discussing the mobile game, The X-Files: Deep State

221 – SEASON 11 10: Mulder & Scully III (Plus One)
Guest: Paige Schector
Talking Mulder & Scully in ‘Plus One’

222 – SEASON 11 11: Judy & Chucky (Plus One)
Guest: Paige Schector
Talking Judy & Chucky in ‘Plus One’

223 – SEASON 11 12: Chris Carter & Kevin Hooks (Plus One)
Guest: Paige Schector
Talking Chris Carter & Kevin Hooks in ‘Plus One’

226 – SEASON 11 14: Foxy & Scullz IV (The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat)
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Talking Chris Carter & director Kevin Hooks about their episode ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat’

227 – SEASON 11 15: Reggie ‘Something’ & Dr. Thaddeus They (The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat)
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Talking Reggie & Dr. They in ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat’

228 – SEASON 11 16: Darin Morgan & his Easter Eggs II (The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat)
Guest: Carl Sweeney
Talking Darin Morgan and his episode ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat’

229 – Interview: Brian Huskey (aka Reggie ‘Something’)
Guest: Brian Huskey
Talking to Brian Huskey about his appearance in ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat’

231 – Interview: William B. Davis (aka the Cigarette-Smoking Man)
Guest: William B. Davis
Talking to William B. Davis about ‘My Struggle III’ and playing the Smoking Man.

232 – SEASON 11 18: Mulder & Scully V (Ghouli)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Talking Mulder & Scully in ‘Ghouli’

233 – SEASON 11 19: Jackson van de Kamp & Ghouli (Ghouli)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Talking Jackson van der Kamp & Ghouli in ‘Ghouli’

234 – SEASON 11 20: James Wong (Ghouli)
Guest: Andrew Brooker
Talking James Wong and his episode ‘Ghouli’

235 – Interview: Dr. Anne Simon (Science Advisor to The X-Files)
Guest: Dr. Anne Simon
Talking to Dr. Anne Simon about her role as science advisor to The X-Files.

FILM & TV

STT: Rewind

(2018-present)

In 2017, myself and friend, fellow podcaster and journalist Owen Hughes launched Set The Tape, a new British-based entertainment website, covering film, TV, comics, music, games and more. We decided we wanted to expand into the podcast realm and after the (sort of) end of Failed Critics, Owen and I (alongside regular guest Steve Norman) developed STT: Rewind – a half-hour, fortnightly magazine covering topics connected to what we’re discussing on the site, and brand new goings on in the TV & film arena. It’s the first show in the nascent, formative Set The Tape podcast network we hope will develop from this…

Episode 1
with Owen Hughes & Steve Norman
Discussing Wolverine in the MCU, The Handmaid’s Tale S2 and podcasts…

Episode 2
with Steve Norman & Carl Sweeney
Discussing the 2018 Oscar nominations, the new Season 11 of The X-Files, and mobile video games…

Episode 4
with Steve Norman & Clara Cook
Discussing the 2018 BAFTA results, the end of Star Trek: Discovery S1, and podcasts becoming TV shows…

GUEST APPEARANCES

Failed Critics (2012-2017?)

One of the first shows I had the pleasure of guesting on, Failed Critics has been among the best DIY film shows on the web, and arguably deserves a larger following. Hosted by Owen Hughes & Steve Norman, it’s conversational, down to earth and always a great laugh to be on – like chatting movies down the pub with mates.

2015

Avengers Minisode 4: Thor
with Owen Hughes
Discussing Thor in the run up to Age of Ultron

San Andreas, Tomorrowland & A Pod Virgin
with Owen Hughes & Steve Norman
Discussing Tomorrowland

In SPECTRE, It’s Columbo
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Brian Plank
Discussing Spectre and the Bond franchise.

2016

Your Toughest Opponent
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Andrew Brooker
Discussing Creed and the Rocky franchise

Quizcast: Return of the Matt
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman, Matt Latham, Carole Petts, Matt Lambourne & Matt Aguilera
Panel quiz episode

Nice Matte
with Owen Hughes & Andrew Brooker
Discussing Green Room

Rubber Faced Bottom Buckets
with Owen Hughes, Daryl Bar & Ben Challoner
Discussing Mechanic: Resurrection and The Purge: Election Year

Blair Witch or Killer B*tch
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Paul Field
Discussing Blair Witch and the franchise

Trilogy Trashing Triple Bill
with Owen Hughes, Matt Lambourne & Brian Plank
Discussing bad movie trilogies

Halloween Necromancing Triple Bill
with Owen Hughes & Steve Norman
Discussing horror movie triple bills.

Arrival
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Andrew Brooker
Discussing Arrival and The Danish Girl

Unremarkable Gits & Where to Find Them
with Owen Hughes & Steve Norman
Discussing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Secret Sandra Xmas Special
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Brian Plank
Quiz based panel episode

2017

The Old Contemptibles
with Owen Hughes & Andrew Brooker
Recorded live from The Old Contemptibles pub in Oxford.

Mugs, Tugs & Logan
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Andrew Brooker
Discussing Logan & Friend Request

Get In!
with Owen Hughes & Steve Norman
Discussing Get Out & We Still Kill the Old Way

The Dudleycast / Comedy Triple Bill
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Paul Field
Discussing Mindhorn and comedy triple bills

Unplugged: Ultimate Haddocks
with Owen Hughes & Andrew Brooker
Recorded live from The Mitre pub in Oxford

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman & Brian Plank
Discussing Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Trek FM’s Standard Orbit (2013-present)

My introduction to the Trek FM podcast network, Standard Orbit is a fun, enjoyable series dedicated to The Original Series, hosted by Ken Tripp & my friend Zach Moore, who I met via The X-Cast. Had Zach not invited me to guest on his show, there undoubtedly would have been no Primitive Culture, my own show on the network. This show is always fun to pop up on.

2016

144 – Across the Pond
with Zach Moore
Talking about Destination Star Trek 2016, the show in Birmingham, UK.

2017

Star Trek at its Best
with Zach Moore
Discussing The Original Series movies.

197 – Risk is Our Business
with Zach Moore & Ken Tripp
Talking the making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Character Unlock (2016-present)

Originally devised as a spin-off to Failed Critics, part of the Failed Media network of podcasts, Character Unlock has now branched off to become its own beast. A video game podcast created by my friend Andrew Brooker and his old mate John Miller, it’s a relaxed, down to earth listen (much like FC). These guys have forgotten more about games than I’ll ever know, but it’s been much fun shooting the breeze with them on a couple of occasions.

3 – The Horror… The Horror
with Andrew Brooker & John Miller
Discussing Resident Evil and horror in video games

32 – Assassins Pod Pt 2: Enhanced for X-Box One X
with Andrew Brooker & John Miller
Discussing Assassins Creed: Origins and the franchise

The 250 (2017-present)

Newly created by podcasting friend Darren Mooney, who I met through The X-Cast, and his friend Andrew Quinn, The 250 has swiftly become one of the best Irish podcasts on the web, talking through all 250 movies on the Top IMDB list one at a time, as well as any new films that pop in and out. Erudite, interesting yet relaxed and funny, The 250 has been a real pleasure to appear on.

28 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
with Andrew Quinn & Darren Mooney
Discussing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 & the Marvel franchise

51 – The 250 Anniversary Special 2017
with Andrew Quinn, Darren Mooney & others
Segments discussing film lists

Always Hold On to Smallville (2016-present)

Unofficially regarded as the sister podcast to The X-Cast, given they launched around the same time with a similar format, Always Hold on to Smallville sees my friend Zach Moore going through classic superhero series Smallville one episode a time, with some DC comics stopoffs on the way. I had never seen Smallville before Zach invited me on but its always fun podcasting with Zach, even if Smallville isn’t–being brutally honest–ever going to trouble my favourite shows of all time list!

2016

34 – Suspect
with Zach Moore
Discussing episode 2×13 ‘Suspect’

Want to invite me onto your podcast, or interested in appearing on one of mine? Give me a shout – always keen, where possible, to meet new podcasters and explore new audio horizons.