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The Idiot Box

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 Guest Appearance: The Projection Booth #423 – Annihilation

Having last appeared earlier this year discussing Big Trouble in Little China, it was a real thrill to reappear on The Projection Booth again this week, talking Alex Garland’s 2018 sci-fi chiller Annihilation.

I’ve gone on record before in saying how much I consider Mike White’s podcast to be the premier film podcast online; amidst a sea of great shows, Mike’s forensic examination of cult and classic movies, not to mention incredible interviews with cast and crews of said films, is unparalleled.

It was terrific going back to Annihilation. As a huge fan of Jeff Vandermeer’s chilling book of the same name, I found the Natalie Portman-starring film underwhelming on first watch but I got so much more out of it second time around, and it led to what I think is my strongest appearance on TPB so far – certainly the one where I have the best audio quality on my end I think!