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.
35: Underworld, or,  Kicked us out at gunpoint.

Hey! It's the Pex Lives Show! This month, your beloved regular hosts, Kevin and James, are joined by listener favourite and fellow Eruditorum Press-ista Jane Campbell to briefly chat Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy and some fairly respectable old Dr. Who. A lot of it is through the lens of the power of myth. Also: we finally throw out our long awaited Presidential endorsement.

Those movies discussed are, of course,

A Fistful of Dollars

For A Few Dollars More

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly

Direct download: underworld_p2.mp3
Category:Fourth Doctor -- posted at: 10:33pm UTC
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Yes, I use the Oxford comma.  I use it because it is sensible, stylish, and clarifying.

Oh, and this is Part 2 of Shabcast 23, featuring the continuation of my latest chat with Daniel Harper.  I think the title is pretty much self-explanatory. 

That's my thing now.  Self-explanatory titles.  And Oxford commas.  They're my thing too now.  And irrelevant commentary on my own style.

Self-explanatory titles, irrelevant commentary on my own style, and Oxford commas.

See, they're nice aren't they?  If that comma hadn't been there, before the 'and', it could've looked like I was saying I now make irrelevant comments about my own style and about Oxford commas.  And clearly I would never comment irrelevantly about Oxford commas.

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Please find attached the latest Shabcast.  It's the first part of another long chat between myself and Daniel.  In this episode we talk about the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy, which is 'relevant' nowadays as loads of people have jumped to the wrong conclusions about the Trump phenomenon and clambered aboard the everyone's-an-idiot-nowadays-except-me bandwagon, using Idiocracy as a cultural touchstone.  Daniel has little time for the film and isn't shy about saying why.  And nor am I. 

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Phil sits down with David J Haskins of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets to completely ignore both of those things in favor of talking about magic and Haskins's work with Alan Moore, including V for Vendetta, "March of the Sinister Ducks," The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, and The Birth Caul

Direct download: David_J.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm UTC
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Pex Lives Xtreme 1: Sport... TO THE MAX

In the first installment of an irregular, ongoing series: Kevin hosts longtime friend of the podcast, Ben Knaak, to discuss the baseball season (at the time), the Olympics, taxpayer financing of new stadiums, and - of course - Lucha Underground.

All that and more, on this very special premiere episode of Pex Lives Xtreme!

Direct download: Pex_Lives_Xtreme_1.mp3
Category:Pex Lives Xtreme -- posted at: 6:26am UTC
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A clip show featuring never-before-heard bits of previous Shabcasts.

Direct download: Shabcast_22ish_-_The_Clippening.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 7:29am UTC
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34: The Crusade, or, a lion without claws!

Welcome to your Pex Lives. In this episode, Kevin and James talk about then-current events, the First Doctor serial the Crusade, and three more classic westerns.

Those movies were:

Shane (1953)

Johnny Guitar (1954)

The Searchers (1956)

Direct download: The_crusade_pex_lives.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 6:10pm UTC
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Direct download: aberration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm UTC
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Find out why the Titanic sank, with Jack and Josh.  Plus - other stuff!!!

Direct download: Shabcast_21b_-_The_Stern_Section.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 11:13pm UTC
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33: Ghost Light, or, Wicked.

Kevin and James are joined by their friend Tomas to continue their dive into their dusty Westerns with a trio of John Ford pictures, before happily skipping toward the classic Sylvester McCoy serial Ghost Light! 

The films discussed are:

Stagecoach (1939)

My Darling Clementine (1946)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

 

Direct download: ghost_light.mp3
Category:Seventh Doctor -- posted at: 11:51am UTC
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