Pex Lives: A Doctor Who Podcast (shabcast)
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.

The first part of a new Shabcast featuring Jack in conversation with James and Daniel (again), and for the first time Kit Power.  The subject is Oliver Stone's '90s political movies JFK and Nixon, and their relationship to actual politics and history.

Direct download: Shabcast_24a_-_The_Bay_of_Pigs_Was_His_Rosebud.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 10:25pm 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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A clip show featuring never-before-heard bits of previous Shabcasts.

Direct download: Shabcast_22ish_-_The_Clippening.mp3
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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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This week Jack is joined by returning Shabcast guest, and writer of the brilliant blog Vaka Rangi (which is now part of Eruditorum Press), Josh Marsfelder.  They talk Trek for a bit, then Aliens and James Cameron, and then get on to another of Josh's passions: the Titanic (movie and reality).  It's a lively chat, loaded with fascinating, mythbusting details. 

Part 2 next week, in which Jack and Josh conclude talking Titanic and move off onto myriad other topics.

 

Direct download: Shabcast_21a_-_The_Bow_Section.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 5:23pm UTC
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Jack is joined by James Murphy for a brief and concise chat which definitely doesn't touch on much politics at all.

Direct download: Shabcast_20_-_The_Gospels_of_Jack_and_James.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 7:19am UTC
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Part 2 of Shabcast 19, featuring Jack in conversation with Daniel Harper.

Direct download: Shabcast_19b_-_The_Skies_Are_Not_Cloudy_All_Day.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 9:14am UTC
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Daniel Harper rejoins Jack to talk about... stuff.

Direct download: Shabcast_19a_-Transformed_Into_A_Giant_Intersect.mp3
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In this episode, Jack is joined by the wonderful Shana Wolstein, of the Oi! Spaceman podcast, to talk about two of her (and Jack's) favourite movies: The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth

Direct download: Shabcast_17_-_Its_So_Stimulating_Being_Your_Hat.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 1:13am UTC
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