#67 – Avoid The Paranoid

Nick and James decide not to talk about Gamergate. Also, Nick struggles with being surveyed, and James schools Nick on the origins of Reddit.

Show Notes
Reddit:
Tips for dealing with a toddler that slaps/hits for fun? – link

People:
Pepe Le Pew – YouTube / Wikipedia

Songs:
“Thank You For Being A Friend” by Andrew Gold – YouTube / Amazon
“Friends Will Be Friends” by Queen – YouTube / Amazon

Film/TV:
Golden Girls Titles – YouTube
Hootenanny – Wikipedia
Scrapheap Challenge – Wikipedia
Getting Doug With High – YouTube
CSI – IMDB

#65 – Superstars Of Tramp

Nick and James talk about Band Aid again, and other things, in an episode that might as well be called “confused meta-textual podcast about podcasts and the homeless and a confused relationship with privilege”.

Show Notes
Further Listening:

Dissecting Worlds S9 Ep3 “Horror Espionage” – link
We Have Issues – link
Geek Syndicate Ep 232 – link
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – YouTube
“Do They Know It’s Christmas? 2014″ – YouTube
“We’re Scared Of Bob” -YouTube
Bill Hicks on the Homeless (from “Dangerous”) – YouTube / Amazon

The Homeless:
“Cult of Burping Man Ron growing on the internet” – Daily Echo
“Nobby – A Familiar Face in Peterborough – Peterborough Telegraph

People:
Adam Buxton – Wikipedia / website
Anthony Carboni – website
Jack Monroe – Wikipedia

A quick aside: Anyone who has, at the top of their Wikipedia entry, “For the Marvel superhero character”, gets instant extra credit!

From the Wikipedia entry for Jack Monroe.

From the Wikipedia entry for Jack Monroe.

 

#64 – Boil In The Bag Perversion

Nick exposes exactly how progressive he is (not very *sadface*) and James exposes how very well-adjusted he’s been lately (not very *sadder face*). Honestly, people, if you can get through the first half of this episode, James is pretty amazing when Nick eventually shuts up.

Show notes
People:
Leah Betts – Wikipedia
Eddie Izzard – Wikipedia
Richard O’Brien – Wikipedia

News:
British Prime Minister Meets w/Mom of “Manhunt Murder Victim” – link
Emily Thornberry’s tweet ‘patronising and jaw-droppingly condescending’ – link

Film/TV:
Rocky Horror Picture Show – IMDB / YouTube / Amazon
Spaced – IMDB / YouTube / Amazon

Events:
Nine Worlds – Official Site

#63 – If You Like Us, Don’t Like Us

In another short episode that runs long, Nick has a few things to say about Thoughtbubble 2014, and a lecture on how we consume our entertainment online.

Show notes
Podcasts:

Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour (also home of Podcast In A Half Shell) – link
Fantasticast – link
Psycomedia – link

People:
David Wynne – link
Michael Georgiou – link

Places:
ThoughtBubble 2014 – link

#62 – Cynical About Kindness, Fearful Of Sincerity

A filler episode that just won’t quit… Nick runs the gamut from concerned to flippant to sincere. It’s a rollercoaster!

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Show notes
Games:
Planetary Annihilation – Wikipedia
Dungeon Of The Endless – link

Music:
“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift – YouTube / Amazon
“Perfect Night” by Sarah Silverman – YouTube

Further Reading:
Rigor – Wikipedia
Slapped Cheek – Wikipedia

Michael Mcintyre – Wikipedia

#60 – All Roads Lead Back To Admiral Ackbar

We discuss animal intelligence, George Lucas’ kids, horse suicides, cheese, and God.

Show Notes
People:
Adolf Hitler – Wikipedia
Nathan Fillion – IMDB / Wikipedia
Dave McKean – IMDB / Wikipedia / Amazon
Brian Cox – Wikipedia / Amazon
Carl Sagan – Wikipedia / Amazon

Aliens:
Cardassians – Wikipedia
Mon Calamari – Wikipedia
Klingons – Wikipedia

Watch and Listen:
Thrilling Adventure Hour – link
Luna – IMDB / YouTube
“Cosmos” by Carl Sagan – Wikipedia / Amazon
We Have Concerns: Pet Smart - link

Visit:
Harbour Lights – link

#59 – Schrodinger’s Podcast

Nick and James take on mortality and the impending apocalypse, and ask why everything about Gamergate, including anti-Gamergate, is a dumb poo-poo head.

Show notes
People:
David Wynne – link
James Deen – Wikipedia

Movies/TV:
Luna – IMDB / YouTube
The Crystal Maze – Wikipedia / YouTube

Podcast:
99% Invisible #132: Castle On The Park – link

Music:
“If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Simply Red – YouTube / Amazon
“Fairground” by Simply Red – YouTube / Amazon
“Love Rollercoaster” by the Ohio Players - YouTube / Amazon
“Love Rollercoaster” by Red Hot Chili Peppers – YouTube

#58 – An Uninterrupted Flow

Nick and James talk about how awful the 60s and 70s were, how vile pop music is, and how hard it can be to give a compliment.

Shownotes
People:
Mahatma Gandhi - Wikipedia
OK Go - Wikipedia / Amazon
Lynda Bellingham - Wikipedia
Charlotte Church - Wikipedia
Katherine Jenkins - Wikipedia
Jools Holland - Wikipedia

Further Reading:
Hinduism - Wikipedia
Charlotte Church/Brass Eye convergence – Image

Songs:
“The Muppet Show” by OK Go – YouTube / Amazon
“Chandelier” by Sia – YouTube / Amazon
“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift – YouTube / Amazon
“Gunfight Epiphany” by Rob Duncan - Soundcloud / Amazon
“The Wheels On The Bus” – YouTube / Amazon
“You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash – YouTube / Amazon
“Baby Love Child” by Pizzicato 5 – YouTube
“Baby Love Child (Japanese)” by Pizzicato 5 – YouTube
“Mean Mr Mustard/Polythene Pam/She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” by The Beatles – Wikipedia / YouTube
“When I’m Cleaning Windows” by George Formby – YouTube / Amazon
“Leaning On The Lamppost” by George Formby – YouTube / Amazon
“Jealous Guy” by John Lennon - YouTube / Amazon
“Here Comes The Sun” by George Harrison - YouTube
Apparently Nina Simone does a killer version of “Here Comes The Sun” too, which is here: YouTube / Amazon
“Run For Your Life” by The Beatles - Wikipedia / YouTube
“Triad” by Jefferson Airplane - YouTube / Amazon

Albums:
“Here Come The 123s” by They Might Be Giants – Amazon
“No!” by They Might Be Giants – Amazon
“Around The World In A Day” by Prince – Wikipedia / Amazon
“Rubber Soul” by The Beatles – Wikipedia / Amazon

Film/TV:
Terriers – IMDB
Futurama – IMDB / Amazon
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games - IMDB / Amazon
Tangled – IMDB / Amazon
Frankenweenie – IMDB / Amazon
Paranorman – IMDB / Amazon
Daddy I’m A Zombie – IMDB / Amazon
“Confessions of A Window Cleaner” – Wikipedia / Amazon
Withnail and I – IMDB / Amazon
Carry On Camping – IMDB / Amazon
Barbara Windsor in Carry On Camping – YouTube

Books:
“Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram – Amazon

Frozen Corner (I REGRET NOTHING!):
Frozen – IMDB / Amazon
“Let It Go” by Idina Menzel – YouTube / Amazon
“Frozen – How It Should Have Ended” – YouTube
“Frozen What Does The Fox Say?” - YouTube
“Maddie & Zoe Sing Let It Go” - YouTube
“Let It Go – Frozen – Alex Boyé (Africanized Tribal Cover) Ft. One Voice Children’s Choir” - YouTube