Shameless Self-Promotion - Confetti Fest

September 30, 2016

I still don't have a "real" episode for you guys, but I thought the least I could do was let you know more about why I've been so busy this month, and of course shamelessly plug the theater show I'm appearing in.

To find out more about the short play festival and pre-purchase tickets, visit ConfettiStage.org, and follow Confetti Stage on Facebook.

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Music:
"Fig Leaf Rag - distressed"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Lazy Cross-Promotion - New Century [Explicit]

September 16, 2016

I have plenty of excuses for not having a proper podcast episode done for this week, but let's go with this one: New Century is a great audio drama series and I haven't given it a signal boost in a while. And since I became a big enough fan to actually wind up playing a character or two in it, it seems like this was overdue. So prepare yourself for a cascading torrent of plugs. (I'll spare you the fanboy gushing for now)


If you're unsure where to start, there's now an introductory episode giving overviews of the first phase of stories in the series.

The current and (so far) funniest story in New Century, The Princess Thieves, is still in-progress and available to listen to for free on the New Century podcast feed, which can be found by clicking that link or searching for New Century on iTunes. If you've never listened before, it's a pretty good place to start.

The Cartographer's Handbook, Secret Rooms, Tiger's Eye, and Arlington have all been completed and can be found as audiobooks on Band Camp. The first three are also out as eBooks on Amazon (for all you weirdos who like to look at words with your eyes), with Arlington due to be released soon.

And be sure to follow the show's creator on Twitter @NewCenturyShaw. There's also a Facebook fan page if you're into that kind of thing. Oh, and if you'd like to discuss the series with other fans, check out the forum at SchoolOfMovies.com.

Oh my dear sweet God, that was so many plugs just now. I'm all plugged out. More original content next episode, I swear.
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Interview - Free Beer and Hot Wings (And Steve) [Explicit]

September 2, 2016
If an industry professional told me that the dying medium of terrestrial talk radio is being saved single-handedly by the guys of The Free Beer And Hot Wings Morning Show, I would absolutely believe them. If that professional instead told me they are single-handedly killing radio, I'd believe that too. Eternally cursed with silly names and a tricky format, Free Beer, Hot Wings, and the rest of their crew manage to bring a surprising level of talent and self-awareness to a genre that is sorely aching for more of both. I'm a fan, if you couldn't tell.


After one of their recent live shows, I got the chance to talk to Greg (Free Beer), Chris (Hot Wings), and Steve for a few minutes. The questions I asked are a bit too inside for newcomers to the show to appreciate, but it was at least fun for me, and isn't that really all that matters with podcasting anyway?


If you're interested in hearing the radio show online but you're not ready to sign up for the premium membership, you can listen on their app for free, or subscribe to the Free Beer and Hot Wings Free Clip of the Day podcast their parent company publishes on iTunes.


And if you're curious about Steve and Kyle's podcast, go here.


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Music:
"George Street Shuffle"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Teaser Trailer - Rocks Fall, Everyone Drinks [Explicit]

August 19, 2016

In case anyone's curious what I've been working on, here's just a taste. This project might wind up existing on its own feed rather than this one. If so, there will be far less frequent updates here.

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Music:
"Lord of the Land", "Master of the Feast", "Take a Chance"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Bad Tinder Profiles Vol. 3 [Explicit]

August 5, 2016
If hell is other people, Tinder is an eldritch gateway to the ninth circle vomiting flames, brimstone, and despair. A gateway that I inexplicably decided to go back and install on my phone again because hey, maybe it's not as bad as I remember.

Well, it's all exactly like I remember, but maybe we can share a couple of laughs together.

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Music:
"George Street Shuffle"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Not-So-Dramatic Readings - ORCA Chapter 6 [Explicit]

July 22, 2016
Have I mentioned that I thoroughly hate this character? Because I thoroughly hate this character. Seriously, if he doesn't have something awful happen to him soon, I don't think I can keep going.

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Music:
"Epic Unease"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Boiling The Lobster - Part 4 [Explicit]

July 8, 2016
In the final part of our long-winded discussion of The Lobster, we go over the final act of the film, speculate on the somewhat polarizing ending, and discuss a smattering of other random topics before we wrap up. This was a lot of fun to record, and I am guessing it won't be the last movie chat series I produce on this feed. So, hopefully you didn't hate it. There will probably be something different next time.

Find your own ideal second-chance animal by taking the official quiz at thelobster-movie.com.

Special thanks to Mike Bohl from Player Two for his help with editing this monster. Check out his music on Soundcloud or Bandcamp if you like that kind of thing.

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Music from the film:
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1; II Adagio Affetuoso Ed Appasionato
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven

Apo mesa pethamenos
Written by Kleon Triantafyllou (as Attik)
Performed by Danai (as Danae)

Go buy the original soundtrack. It's pretty powerful.
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Boiling The Lobster - Part 3 [Explicit]

July 1, 2016

Our in-depth discussion of the plot, themes, soundtrack, cinematography, and basically everything about The Lobster continues. There's only one episode left after this one. Unless we wind up doing another discussion. Then I guess the Lobsterfest will go on. If you can't tell, we're colossal nerds and we're a little obsessed.

Find your own ideal second-chance animal by taking the official quiz at thelobster-movie.com.

Special thanks to Mike Bohl from Player Two for his help with editing this monster. Check out his music on Soundcloud or Bandcamp if you like that kind of thing.

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Music from the film:
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1; II Adagio Affetuoso Ed Appasionato
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven

Apo mesa pethamenos
Written by Kleon Triantafyllou (as Attik)
Performed by Danai (as Danae)

Go buy the original soundtrack. It's pretty powerful.
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Boiling The Lobster - Part 2 [Explicit]

June 24, 2016
With our initial review out of the way, Moira and I start digging deep into every aspect of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster. Over the next three episodes we spoil virtually every aspect of the plot, so if you care enough to see this film and still haven't done so, go do that before listening to the rest of these.

Find your own ideal second-chance animal by taking the official quiz at thelobster-movie.com.

Special thanks to Mike Bohl from Player Two for his help with editing this monster. Check out his music on Soundcloud or Bandcamp if you like that kind of thing.

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Music from the film:
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1; II Adagio Affetuoso Ed Appasionato
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven

Apo mesa pethamenos
Written by Kleon Triantafyllou (as Attik)
Performed by Danai (as Danae)

Go buy the original soundtrack. It's pretty powerful.
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Boiling The Lobster - Part 1: Spoiler-Free Review [Explicit]

June 17, 2016

Moira and I give a brief overview of Yorgos Lanthimos' unique comedy The Lobster, discuss its themes, and give our hearty recommendation. This episode is pretty short. The next part will not be. We talked at great length about this movie, but for now I wanted to make sure people have a chance to see it before we spoil every single detail of the plot.

Find your own ideal second-chance animal by taking the official quiz at thelobster-movie.com.

Special thanks to Mike Bohl from Player Two for his help with editing this monster. Check out his music on Soundcloud or Bandcamp if you like that kind of thing.

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Music:
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1; II Adagio Affetuoso Ed Appasionato
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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