New Podcast Guest Appearance: WITHOUT A MOUSE – ‘The Love Bug’

Hosted by Disney fanatics and film fans Tim Henton and Chris Wilson, Without a Mouse is one of the podcasts on my network, We Made This.

Every fortnight, Tim and Chris look at a live-action Disney movie and see if it holds up from our modern perspective. With Chris away with the man flu, I stepped in and joined Tim alone to discuss one of my favourite childhood movies, 1968’s The Love Bug, starring Herbie the Volkswagen Beetle.

It was a real pleasure joining Tim for this as I grew up loving Herbie and the Disney movies featuring him, so revisiting The Love Bug after so long was an absolute joy. Hopefully I’ll be on again in 2020 talking Herbie Rides Again too…

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New Podcast: Movie People #1 – ‘John Rain & Superman’

I’ve launched a(nother) brand new podcast, folks – Movie People!

Again part of the We Made This podcast network, Movie People will be an interview show talking to people online who are connected to film, have a deep love of it, and immerse themselves in the medium. I may also take the odd trip into the world of TV and books, other media, from time to time.

Honestly, I wanted to connect with and talk to people who I find interesting, first and foremost, and I’ve started here with one of Twitter’s best assets – John Rain, aka the man behind SMERSH Pod and recently Thunderbook (it’s great, go get it). The show will aim to be fortnightly on Saturdays but we’ll see how it goes.

In this first episode, we talk about all kinds of things – cinema as a kid in the 80’s, James Bond, politics, and Richard Donner’s Superman among many other things. I think it’s a chat you’ll really enjoy.

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New Podcast Guest Appearance: THE 250 – ‘Anniversary Special 2019’

Hosted by film writer Darren Mooney of The M0vie Blog and Andrew Quinn, The 250 is an excellent, Irish-based film podcast which covers the 250 Top Movies as voted by IMDB users.

Every year, Darren and Andrew mark another successful year of movie podcasting with a roundtable of contributors listing their favourite movie from the IMDB 250 of the year, and in this case their best from 1999, a year the show has focused on given the 20 year anniversary.

Always a huge pleasure being invited to contribute to this terrific podcast, which I’ll hopefully be back on again at some point in 2020…

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New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES #4 – ‘Stephen King’s America’

The latest episode of my podcast about cinema I’ve launched with my friend and podcast buddy, Carl Sweeney.

Motion Pictures is designed to be more of an informal, free-flowing chat about movies, geared around a topic of the week. There will also be choice episodes around an idea, whatever takes our fancy really! It’s an exciting project.

In this one, with Doctor Sleep now out, we explore the enduring popularity of Stephen King as a writer of copious novels and short stories and how many of them convert successfully, or unsuccessfully, to celluloid – from Brian de Palma’s Carrie to Rob Reiner’s Misery to Andy Muschetti’s two-part adaptation of It, and beyond.

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New Podcast: Cultural Conversation – ‘The Idiot Box: Years and Years’

A special episode of my occasional podcast Cultural Conversation, the former name of this website.

Earlier this year, I planned on developing a podcast called The Idiot Box, discussing the 250 top IMDB TV shows, plus new entries. It is still something I would one day like to do but it has slipped down the list due to time constraints, but I did record one episode with Wynter Tyson, a Channel Islands-based critic, on the Russell T. Davies BBC series Years and Years.

Timed for release alongside what was supposed to be Brexit (ha ha, it’s all a shit show), this episode has been re-packaged on the Cultural Conversation feed as it was a fun discussion I would rather not slip into the ether…

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New Podcast: The X-Cast – ‘Gethsemane’

Hosted by myself and a collection of X-Files fans, The X-Cast: An X-Files Podcast is a weekly series delving into each episode of The X-Files and exploring supplemental topics, alongside interviews with cast and crew and other special events.

Returning to conclude coverage of The X-Files Season 4, I’m joined by Darren Mooney of The 250 and The M0vie Blog to discuss the season finale, ‘Gethsemane’, and dissect the season as a whole with our own, and listener, Top and Bottom 3 episodes of the season.

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New Podcast: Motion Pictures – ‘Our Favourite 5 Movies’

An all new podcast about cinema I’ve just launched with my friend and podcast buddy, Carl Sweeney.

Motion Pictures is designed to be more of an informal, free-flowing chat about movies, geared around a topic of the week. There will also be choice episodes around an idea, whatever takes our fancy really! It’s an exciting project.

In this second episode, Carl and I discuss our 5 Favourite Movies of all time, everything from Die Hard with a Vengeance to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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