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.

Daniel Harper rejoins Jack to talk about... stuff.

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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

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Jack is joined by Kevin to talk The Matrix.  At length. 

It's fair to say that neither of them are especially fond of it.

 

Oh, and here's a link to an article they mention.

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This month, Jack is joined by Daniel Harper, one half of the married team behind the excellent Oi! Spaceman podcast, to talk about the Doctor Who series 8 classic 'Listen'... which Jack and Dan both like despite being Moffat-sceptics (to put it mildly).  The discussion ranges as freely and widely as you'd expect.

Here's Oi! Spaceman, which Daniel co-hosts with his wife Shana, and here's the OS blog.  If you're not already a fan then check 'em out, 'cos they're great.

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It's here! Get festive with the whole Eruditorum Press team as they bring you into a very Merry Christmas!

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Jack and Elliot chat all things Dracula.

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Jack, Holly, and Josh talk about #Freedom for Kesha

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Here's Shabcast 11, featuring myself in conversation with Phil Sandifer.  This was recorded before Eruditorum Press went live, so events have overtaken it somewhat.  We discuss Doctor Who (before the start of Series 9), Susan, Gareth Roberts, Thomas Ligotti, God, Alan Moore, H.P. Lovecraft, Jimmy Saville, Frank Miller, Vox Day (because Phil just can't help himself), Hegel, Marxism, technological determinism, the Situationists, Engels, evolution, revolution, the Anthropocene extinction, Jonathan Jones, and the existential terrors of the Right.

But the main attractions of the podcast are our discussions of Hannibal (which had just ended when we taped), True Detective, and the life and crimes (artistic and otherwise) of John Nathan-Turner.  Chatting about Hannibal, we coin the term 'hannibalism', decide how to do Buffalo Bill in 2015, and come to the conclusion that Hannibal himself is a Miltonic Lucifer in a gnostic universe created by a deistic god and, possibly, Hannibal himself.  Be aware of spoilers and triggers (note the references above to Jimmy Saville and JN-T).
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Shabcast 10: Gothic!

This time, I'm joined by the lovely and incredibly erudite Gene Mayes - of various Pex Lives appearances and his own excellent new blog Being and Time Lord - to chat about the Gothic.  We also focus specifically on the movie A Field in England, Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump's masterpiece of English Civil War-era madness, magic and mushrooms.  There be spoilers here, by the way.  We range pretty freely and get on to all sorts of other stuff including (but far from limited to) alchemy, John Dee, Hammer movies, Gothic novels, Marxism and Anarchism.  It's a long one (just over 3-hours, so feel free to listen in fits and starts) but I hope worth your time.  

Here's Gene's blog post about A Field in Englandhttp://beingandtimelord.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/building-dwelling-tripping.html

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Shabcast 9b - Hatecasting With Holly, Part 2.


This month, the Shabogan Graffiti podcast is thrilled to play host to the wonderful Holly, of the City of the Dead podcast series (see the tabs on the left), and the Comfortable Bohemian Elegance blog, and loads of other good stuff.  In a twisted, Bizarro World version of Desert Island Discs, Holly and I indulge in a mammoth session (so long I had to split it into two files) of complaining about stuff we love to hate.  In Part 1, we both pick targets from classic Who and new Who.  In part 2, we select non-Who media to mercilessly lambast, and cap off the discussion by griping about personal pet hates.  It's a voyage into blind, unreasoning malcontentment - and it was great fun to record.  Hopefully you'll enjoy listening... even if you find us cruelly belittling stuff you love.  Holly - clearly a star in the making - is insightful, eloquent and funny all the way through.  As for me... well, you know you love it when I get angry and ranty.  (Oh, and WARNING!  There are some brief but potentially triggering references towards the end of Part 2.)

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