Category Archives: Podcasts

The Geek Show - Literary Loitering

Roger Bacon’s Robot Head – Literary Loitering 113

This week we’re kicking things off with one of our favourite books awards – the Bookseller’s Digram Prize for the Oddest Book Titles. In other news, a new children’s book attempts to do what politicians can’t – explain Brexit, the Asterix comics get their first

The Duran Duran of Horror – Cinema Eclectica 229

Return to the Overlook Hotel (oh, go on! It’s got nice carpets!), with Mike Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep”, which this week falls under the unforgiving Kubrick stares of Sarah and Rob. Prepare to find out the Cagney & Lacey/Stephen King connection you never knew existed! Off

The Geek Show - Literary Loitering

Mastery Over The Power Of Denim – Literary Loitering 112

The cultural anarchists are back for another not-so-serious look at the serious world of books and the arts, and kicking things off this week is the Nobel Prize for Literature – which was suspended for a year because of allegations of sexual harassment. So this

Halloween Special – Cinema Eclectica 228

It’s our Halloween special, and the only horror film in cinemas involves a phone app that kills you. That’s as good a reason as any to do “The Last Black Man In San Francisco”, Joe Talbot’s warmly received debut. It is not, as you may

The Humongous Fungus Walks Among Us – Cinema Eclectica 227

Hijinks with the international tax system! It’s not the most obvious pitch, but Steven Soderbergh isn’t the most obvious director, and he’s a cast of stars – Streep, Oldman, Banderas, Schoenarts – to sell you on this frankly insane premise. The result, “The Laundromat”, is

October 2019 Comics Blowout – 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 54

This week we decided to do another of our semi-regular comics blowouts because we planned to have two Halloween episodes (and not at all because we’ve got piles of comics and not enough time …). So what’s in store? Well, we’ve got The Immortal Hulk:

The Geek Show - Literary Loitering

Sentient Twitter Hot-Takes – Literary Loitering 111

The ramshackle paddle-boat on the turbid rivers of culture returns for another meandering;y humorous look at the things that have been happening in the world of books and the arts, and kicking things of this week is Grr Martin’s statement that the Game of Thrones