This weeks Couch Commandos
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This weeks Couch Commandos
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Pluto! Pluto! Here, Pluto!
Pluto is a long way away, and is a barren, featureless rock. No wait, that's Australia (just kidding, kangaroo lovers!).
Some people can't make up their minds about things. Spaciticians can't make up their minds whether something is a planet, or a speck on their telescope. So Pluto has always provided them with a tough challenge.
Is it a planet? Is it a floaty rock? Let battle commence!
Alex – Brian Mackenwells
Chris / waiter – Dan Bond
Chairman – Dan Booth
Sam – Simon Wilson
Kate – Anna Griffiths
Andrew / a human – David Ault
Written by Dan Bond & Brian Mackenwells
Produced by Dan Booth
Some sound effects provided by Freesound.org
We feature two great guests this week.
Piers Corbyn's website is here: http://www.weatheraction.com/
Richard Dolan features on the podcast, his website is here: http://www.richarddolanpress.com/
I continue my pagan mumblings, as this was recorded during my pagan week. That's over now. For those not following this thread I'm currently trying out new beliefs and this week I've realised the truth is in The Lord Jesus Christ, in a Gnostic context. It's much trickier to pull off monotheism. It's so antithetical to me. Or it was. Managed to say my prayers a bit last night. Do Gnostic Christians do that? My only real guide to their beliefs is a book by Philip K Dick.
Here's the famous Independent story about how there's going to be no more snow thanks to 'global warming'. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html
I tweet here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison
The music on the podcast comes from here: https://twitter.com/quislingmeet
Richard Dolan tweets here: https://twitter.com/RichDolan
Piers Corbyn tweets here: https://twitter.com/Piers_Corbyn
Alex and Rob cast an irreverent eye over local news from their respective home towns.
Listeners can submit stories from their local area to:email@example.com
Stories this week include:
Also revealed: Rob forgets the lobster...
We chat about Stronghold Crusader 2, everything new in Dota 2 and Dan's ever growing adventures in Skyrim. In part 2 we have a sexy quiz from the never mentioned and often discounted Big Book of Pub Quizes and we lay out the plans for a bigger and better show.
Dan and Ant were on Screams and Moans podcast, you can find on episode 22 at screamsandmoans.com
Follow us on Twitter for the news of our second coming: @Pileofshamepc or on@LordAntman@NotADrDan@7oClockShadow@ToxicBuddha
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Hello, Folkie Phil here. And you might well be expecting the October edition of FolkCast to be released this weekend. Well, sorry to disappoint you. Because of the way the calendar is working out, and because we've only just released our Autumn Crackler special, I've decided to delay the next show, but only for another seven days.
So, FolkCast 101 for October 2014 will emerge blinking into the light on Sunday the 5th. And November's show will also be a week later than scheduled, on November 2nd. After that we'll be back on the calendar with December's show out on the last day of November, Sunday 30th.
Also coming soon, of course, will be the Selection Box, a special show for Winter and Christmas full of handpicked seasonal music that, as is customary with FolkCast, is going to be rather different - and, between you and me - rather better than most of the music you hear elsewhere at that time of year. So, if you're a musician and you have a song you think would fit the theme, get in touch. Go to folkcast.co.uk and click on the Send Music link for full instructions, or simply email us via firstname.lastname@example.org of you need help.
Right, I'm off to sift through the latest releases from the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music, and I'll be back with a new show on October 5th. Until then ... bye byyyyee!
Episode 134: John Grindrod author of Concretopia: A Journey around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain. We talk about the book, National Theatre, Festival of Britain, prefabs in Catford, New Addington and Croydon.
Main movies: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight
Kaiju: Destroy All Monsters
TV: Planet of the Apes episodes 5-6
This weeks episode is a request from Revatar creator Richard Simpson. He wanted us to cover two Christian Bale movies so we have duly obliged. Remember don’t feel anything during this episode or something bad will happen. Probably.
Enjoy! (But don’t show it.)
This week Ant and Tom discuss what is more devastating; natural disasters or man-made disasters?
Ant looks at natural disasters including floods and earthquakes, the most destructive of which seem to happen in China, including the most destructive of all: The Yellow River floods that killed up to 4 million people in 1931. See the full list here.
Tom has a look at how man goes about attempting to destroy the world with chemical plants exploding or dumping waste into rivers, nuclear power plants melting down, like Chernobyl and Fukushima and giant oil spills either from tankers like the Exxon Mobil or oil rig disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico 4 years ago.
Who comes out on top in this deadly battle for supremacy? Stay with us to the end where you'll find out!
I talk to Senator Ozouf of the States of Jersey about what the can offer Bitcoin businesses. I then talk to Bit.coin.je about their work readying the island for the arrival of Bitcoin. This week, Janina gives us the low down on Myriad coin as we enjoy a beverage from the Devonshire arms, one of two Bitcoin pubs in Cambridge.
Home podcast with no announcements
The Cat's Knickers – Which Way Now
Gum Takes Tooth – This Perfect Surface (LIVE SESSION)
Gum Takes Tooth – Six Man Blues (LIVE SESSION)
Gum Takes Tooth – ‘interview'
Mdou Moctar – Nikali Talit
Fofoulah – Fighting Chance
Rachael Dadd – Strike Our Scythes
Shopping – Get Going
Bunty – We Are Here (Clap Clap remix)
Blurt – Let Them Be
Circuit Breaker – ‘untitled' (LIVE SESSION)
Circuit Breaker – Portals (LIVE SESSION)
Circuit Breaker – Body (LIVE SESSION)
Kellar – Sunshine City Flux
Tristin Burfield – Tune On A Gameboy (Hello GoodBye Session Archive)
Circuit Breaker – Control (LIVE SESSION)
Circuit Breaker – ‘interview'
Presenters: deXter Bentley + Dan Frost
Live sound engineer: Lisa Guerts (assisted by Beth Rogers + Tom (?))