Homebrew: Episode 6

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with Eurovision superfan Dudepoints about the 2020 contest that never was, and how the ESC fandom has responded to the lockdown with online events to keep the spirit alive such as Eurovision Again and streamed live performances from artists.  Surie’s incredible piano rendition of Hard Rock Hallelujah is unexpected and beautiful.

You can check out the Dudepoints blog for more tales of national finals, Eurovision memes and their own personal chart rundown of the 41 songs from this year.

The Dude’s YouTube playlist of 2020 songs is here so grab a glass of whatever you choose and enjoy the ride!


Direct download: Homebrew 6

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The Tally Ho talks The Prisoner and Twin Peaks

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

In 2017 as Twin Peaks season 3 reached its conclusion and fans were looking for something else to experience, we wrote an article giving 10 Reasons why Twin Peaks fans should watch The Prisoner.

Fast forwarding two and a half years – and after more than 50 hours of Prisoner ramblings as part of our Tally Ho podcast – we felt it was time to discuss the links between these two seminal TV series in-depth. In this episode we talk about the influence that The Prisoner had on Twin Peaks and its co-creator Mark Frost, and examine the many thematic, structural and aesthetic connections that exist between our two favourite shows.

 

Direct download: The Tally Ho talks The Prisoner and Twin Peaks

Many thanks to Quoit Media who allowed us to share a brief clip of Patrick McGoohan himself talking about Twin Peaks and David Lynch! The whole fascinating interview (conducted by Howard Foy and printed in a 1990 issue of The Box) is available to buy from their website and is a fantastic listen. Check it out!

Links to other resources
Our Chris Rodley interview episodes part 1 and part 2.

We also reference several articles about the influence of The Prisoner on the likes of Alan Moore, Better Call Saul‘s Peter Gould, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Joss Whedon, and a 2017 episode of the Talkhouse podcast in which Sam Esmail talks to Mark Frost about the impact of the show on Frost’s career.

Interviews with Patrick McGoohan

You can find all of our 2018/2019 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast. Our 2017 Tally Ho episodes on the 50th Anniversary of the UK airing can be found here!

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Be seeing you… in the trees.

The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed.

Homebrew: Episode 5

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with podcaster Carl Sweeney about his adventures on The X-Cast and The Movie Palace podcasts, and the #XCastQuarantine watchalong which is running through the classic 90s TV series The X-Files during the lockdown.


Direct download: Homebrew 5

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Homebrew: Episode 4

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with author Chris Beckett about writing at a time when reality is stranger than fiction. Chris is best known for his Clarke Award-winning Dark Eden trilogy. Chris has recently been posting a selection of short stories from throughout his career along the theme of ‘isolation’ to read for free on his website – the whole collection can be read  here.


Direct download: Homebrew 4

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Homebrew: Episode 3

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with Tony Black from the We Made This pop culture podcast network about podcasting, social media watch-along events, and how the lockdown is changing the way fandoms interact.


Direct download: Homebrew 3

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Homebrew: Episode 2

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with Andrew James from Square Enix about what he’s playing right now, what games people should be checking out, and how the lockdown is affecting the video games industry.


Direct download: Homebrew 2: Andrew James on Video Games

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Homebrew: Episode 1

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this introductory episode we talk about what this new series will feature: conversations with folk from a wide range of industries who are interested in sharing their hobbies and interests, talking about how their work and lives are changing, and recommending new titles for people to explore from the worlds of publishing, gaming, comics, film and TV. Our goal is to provide a feeling of what people are getting up to during this strange time, and hopefully pique your interest if you are looking for something new to engage in.


Direct download: Homebrew 1: Introducing Homebrew!

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Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee – The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself

Welcome to Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee, a podcast all about Twin Peaks.

We have returned to the water and the well of Lynch/Frost’s surreal vision to discuss some of the themes and ideas that have resonated with us in the months since The Return hit our screens. Each episode will use the given title of each ‘part’ of season 3 as a jumping-off point, and this time, we’re talking The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself.

We’ll be discussing the nature of temporal, spatial and astral perspectives that influence the views of not only the characters in Twin Peaks, but our understanding as the viewer. Are we really sure of what we are seeing around us? We look up and see the stars turn, but is it in fact the world we are in that is spinning?


Direct download: Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee: The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places including iTunes, Pippa, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed . Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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Be seeing you… in the trees.

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed.

Cakes & Ale Episode 31: Book Club – Origamy by Rachel Armstrong

Welcome to the the Cakes & Ale Book Club! Every month we will be bringing you a mix of discussions and interviews about recent genre fiction we’ve been reading. This month, we cover Origamy by Rachel Armstrong, published by NewCon Press.

Origamy is the story of Mobius, an extra-dimensional being who is part of a ‘circus troupe’ of weavers able to explore and manipulate the fabric of space-time.

This original and surreal science fiction tale follows Mobius’ attempt to learn the mysterious art of origamy and face down the dark menace which has appeared to threaten the very threads of the universe.

Origamy fuses mythic modes of storytelling with cutting-edge scientific concepts. Beautifully written and brimming with ideas, this book is unlike any other we have read in a long time.


Direct download: Episode 31 Book Club: Origamy by Rachel Armstrong

We give you our thoughts on the novel and bring you an interview with Rachel, who tells us about her academic research as Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University and how her multi-disciplinary approach imbues both her science and her science fiction. You can find out more about her research work on her faculty website and follow her on Twitter. You can also watch some of her fascinating Ted Talks below:


Stay tuned to our Twitter feed to find out what our next book club choice will be!

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