Pex Lives: A Doctor Who Podcast
James Murphy and Kevin Burns are both Certified Minor Internet Personalities with a shared love of Doctor Who. Explore the history of the show with them, as they watch classic serials and chat with each other each month about them. Each month, the pair will pick a classic serial to watch and then break down, exploring the themes, characters and production of the given story. There will also be jokes. New episodes on the first Sunday of every month.

In this episode of Pex Lives, your boys chat The Seventh Seal, Jodie Whitaker, the Ambassadors of Death, personal hypocrisies and much more. 

Direct download: ambassadors.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 10:23am UTC
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Lee and James are descending down to the vault in this swift but great conversation on Amicus' 1973 film.

Direct download: The_Vault_of_Horror.mp3
Category:City of the Dead -- posted at: 11:33am UTC
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Jack reads 'Lukundoo' by Edward Lucas White.

Direct download: Lukundoo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03am UTC
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Remember how I had a podcast?
 
All joking aside, I'm really, really proud of this one. Please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the wonderful Bob from RetroRGB.
 
Bob has done tireless work gathering information on how to preserve every aspect of classic video games: Not just the systems and the games themselves, but the whole experience of retro gaming. From the best way to hook up your old consoles to a modern flatscreen digital HD TV to the best way to track down and safeguard a CRT to build your own personal arcade, Bob's website RetroRGB is a wellspring of everything you'd ever want to know about the technical side of video game history and preservation. Over the course of an hour and a half, Bob and I share our thoughts on the retro lifestyle, some of our favourite video game memories and talk about what keeps us coming back to the old classics and retro aesthetics year after year.
 
This podcast is a real collaboration between RetroRGB, Eruditorum Press and the Forest of Illusions YouTube Channel. For the first time, I'm doing a proper crosspost: My YouTube viewers will get a video podcast (and, for the first time, get to see me in person), while fans of EP's podcast network get an audio-only version hosted, as always on the Pex Lives Libsyn (if that version isn't up yet when this goes live, it will be in the near future and I'll update the post accordingly). But more to the point, Bob was kind enough to not just guest on my show, but actually do all the technical work recording, mixing and uploading it too. I could not have gotten this out in time today were it not for him, so I wanted to give him an impassioned public thanks here as well.
 
Some liner notes:

 

This show was a blast to make, and I hope you all enjoy it!
Direct download: RetroRGB_-_2017-10-171.mp3
Category:VakaRangi -- posted at: 3:36pm UTC
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In this exciting one-off hear James trying to wing his way through a conversation he should have done more preparation for with the lovely and charming Mr Conrad Slater (@conradslater) about all things Mr Men. Lots of interesting stuff from Conrad on this little discussed phenomenon. I've sat on this recording for many months because the audio is a bit poorer than I like, but I think it's worth a listen. Enjoy.

Direct download: mr_men.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm UTC
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James & Lee talk Tales from the Crypt, the next entry in their journey through the Amicus filmography.

Direct download: Tales_From_The_Crypt_cotd.mp3
Category:City of the Dead -- posted at: 9:24pm UTC
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James & Ric ( @squidfromspace ) chat about House of Penance, the 2017 horror graphic novel based on the true story of the Winchester Mystery House by Peter Tomasi, Ian Bertram and Dave Stewart.

Read Ric's writing for Geek Syndicate here:
http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/author/thescholarlysquid/

Direct download: House_of_Penance.mp3
Category:Panel Talk -- posted at: 4:09pm UTC
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Lee Russell and James Murphy continue their terrifying journey through the filmography of Amicus Productions with their most fun episode yet. They talk a classic anthology with tiny murderous dolls, the voodoo-enthused extremities of a dismembered body, strange tailors (ooooh), and pretty young scissor wielding women. How can you not listen?

Direct download: city_of_the_dead_-_asylum.mp3
Category:City of the Dead -- posted at: 3:14pm UTC
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Phil sits down with Alex Reed of the band Seeming (they do our theme music!) to talk about his new album Sol. Features numerous clips from the album, including previews of three songs that haven't been publicly heard anywhere else yet. 

You can pre-order Sol on Bandcamp.

Direct download: Alex_Reed_-_Sol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am UTC
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Part 2 of Jack's Star Wars and Rogue One conversation with Sam Keeper.

Direct download: Shabcast_35_Part_2_-_Force_Decides.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 10:04am UTC
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