Mon, 30 March 2015
James and Kevin have a quick discussion discussing some recent developments on the podcast and what they're aiming for with them, and then delve into a short discussion of recent developments in Nerd Misogyny, specifically the news about Chris Sims' treatment of Valerie D'Orazio and how it has recently become a topic of discussion. They'll reflect on their own privelege and, as usual, make a few wise-ass remarks along the way.
Wed, 11 March 2015
The first Shabogan Graffiti podcast (Shabcast) was an astounding success, breaking all previous known podcasting records and propelling its creator to instant stardom. And it's back for a sequel, like Ace Ventura. In this month's Shabcast, Jack Graham (writer of the Shabogan Graffiti blog) interviews his other friend, the amazing Josh Marsfelder, writer of the resolutely different and clever Star Trek blog Vaka Rangi. Well, actually what happens is that Josh interviews himself and Jack sits back and listens. And the podcast is all the better for it, what with Josh being so informed and enthusiastic about subjects as diverse as Trek, the obscure Japanese Anime masterpiece Dirty Pair, Polynesian culture and Lacanian criticism. In this episode, you get just part of an immensely long (and ongoing) discussion. Never has hardcore nerdery sounded so intellectually respectable. (P.S. - We had some mic and software problems during our chat, which show up about 1hr 4mins into this episode. Jack tried to find a way of cutting the offending passage, but it was annoyingly crucial for the context. Having said that, the problem isn't too bad, and only occurs intermittently for a minute or two. So, stick with it.) (P.P.S - In the podcast I say that I'm going to call it 'The Joshening', but I decided against that as it turns out... though I now wish I'd decided to call it 'Q and A' instead.)
Tue, 10 March 2015
The only sane way tackle the Trial of a Timelord is to actively rebel against being a Doctor Who podcast.
This unedited, long awaited episode is thematically perfect for the season we're covering. Cobbled together, running late, full of strange tangents and little jewels along the way. Here and now, for you, the original Pex Lives team enjoy and endure the tail end of the entire Colin Baker era. Bridges are burnt, beers are tasted, Chris Tucker is considered, and maybe we'll learn something by the end of it.
(We will not. We'll have fun, though)