Apr 30th, 2013 by popcultureparlour
Well hello there, people of the internet; welcome to another installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Joining Stacey at her virtual tea party this month is Clover; one quarter of the book-based podcast Scrolls!
Listen in as the ladies discuss Game of Thrones, Constantine #1-2, Doctor Who, The Jeselnik Offensive, Paramore's latest offering and much much more (including Casualty, for some reason...)
Go forth and enjoy!
Episode Theme - 'Demon Kitty Rag' by Katzenjammer
End Theme - 'Ain't It Fun' by Paramore
Mar 29th, 2013 by popcultureparlour
Cor, it's Parlour time again guys! Welcome to the 14th installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour, this month featuring web comic-ist extraordinnaire and all-round tip-top bloke, Luke Foster! Luke joins Stacey just weeks before swanning off on an adventure around America, so expect an almost tangible sense of envy wafting around this episode...
As well as discussing Luke's impending exciting adventures, the pair also ruminate on whether S4 of Community is actually any good, whether Guardians of the Galaxy is worth investigating prior to the film release, why Stacey is scared of Doctor Who re-starting, and why her sister shouldn't call her first-born son Freddie... All this, plus reviews of Babble, Oz The Great and Powerful, Peter Panzerfaust and much much more!
Hope y'all dig!
Episode Theme - 'It's Getting Boring By The Sea' by Blood Red Shoes
End Theme - 'I'm Your Boogie Man' by KC & The Sunshine Band
PS. I'd like to apologise in advance for using the term 'female actresses'. I mean, really?!
PPS. Happy chocolate-egg-eating weekend! Woot, sugar!
Feb 25th, 2013 by popcultureparlour
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACEY'S POP CULTURE PARLOUR, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
That's right, this episode sees this little podcast turn 1 whole year old. It's officially out of nappies and really ought to be sleeping through the night by now...
In order to properly celebrate, Stacey is joined by 4 tippety-top special guests; writer of Forty-Five and top dude Andi Ewington, Marvel writer and all-round lovely chap Paul Cornell, Com.X head honcho and editor supreme Eddie Deighton and 2000AD doodler, The Most Handsome Man in Comics, Leigh Gallgher! Talk ranges fromWolverine to cake, digital comics to D.I.Y, conventions to kids with a liberal helping of ghosts, magic, TMNT and much, much more!
So grab a slice of birthday cake (before Stace eats it all) and check this extra-special, fun-filled episode of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour!
Episode Theme - 'Super Psyched For Your Birthday' by The Danimals
Other music - 'The Woodpile', 'Late March Death March', 'The Oil Slick', 'Old Old Fashioned' and 'Swim Until You Can't See Land' by Frightened Rabbit
Jan 27th, 2013 by popcultureparlour
Bonjour mes amis! Bienvenue sur l'episode 12! Joining Stacey in the Parlour this month and stealing all the Battenburg cake is Stephen Lacey! Stephen is no stranger to the Land of Podcasting, hosting not one but two shows; The Fantasticast and 20 Minute Longbox.
As you may have guessed from all the French, this episode features quite a long review of Les Miserables (sorry for the lack of accents; no idea how to do this on Lappy!) Also featured are ramblings on all the latest happenings in the world of Spider-Man (expect spoilers for basically every Spider-Man comic that has been out recently), plenty Marvel Now titles, The Big Bang Theory, Dredd, Searching fo Sugar Man and much much more!
So sit back, relax, nab some Battenburg before Stephen scoffs the lot, and enjoy this latest installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour!
P.S. I would like to apologise profusely for referring to the movie Dredd as Judge Dredd the entire time I reviewed it. Worra plonker, eh??
Episode Theme - 'Sugar Man' by Rodriguez
End Theme - 'A Simple Answer' by Grizzly Bear
Dec 24th, 2012 by popcultureparlour
Welcome to a somewhat festive episode of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Joining Stacey in the Parlour this month is her good buddy and splendid bassist, Adge Bullimore!
The pair get their Santa hats on and review such festive delights as... The Walking Dead?... Er, OK... How about these other jolly Christmas reviews of Superpowered Beatdown or... Hmm... Well, the episode is jam-packed with exciting news, reviews, opinions and even a little Will Ferrell for good measure.
So grab some Christmas Pudding (or, if you're not a fruit cake kind of a person, a slice of Yule log), slather on some custard and enjoy!
Episode Theme - 'Egomania' by Elmo Sexwhistle
End Theme - 'Christmas Wrapping' by The Donnas
Hi all; Stacey here! Just here to wish all you delightful listeners a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year! Stay safe, have fun, eat FAAARRRR too much and I'll see you all in 2013!!
Nov 30th, 2012 by popcultureparlour
Good morrow, one and all! Welcome once again to Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour; the home of superior rambling!
This month, Stacey is joined by the utterly delightful Matt Davis and his Microphone of Doom! Yes, the sound quality isn't great (and Stacey's editing skills were not up to the task of fixing it)* but hopefully you can still enjoy their musings on such things as the Doctor Who Christmas special, the new Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, Continuum and much much more!
Episode Theme - 'Back In Black' by AC/DC
End Theme - 'Do It Anyway' by Ben Folds Five
*I'd really like to thank Matt for joining me at very short notice and making a delightful episode of it, and to apologise to you lovely listeners for not being tech-savvy enough to fix the sound issues. I am making a solemn vow now to have Matt back in the future when he has time to prepare (i.e. sort out a mic!)
Oct 29th, 2012 by popcultureparlour
Welcome, boys and girls, to a very spooky episode of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour!
Joining Stacey this month is the other half of Dissecting Worlds and tip-top gent; Kehaar and somehow, without any forward planning, they both managed to read & watch several creepy and scary Halloween type things! From Army of Darkness to American Vampire, Baltimore: The Plague Ships to Clark Ashton Smith, this episode is jam-packed with spooky goodies to scare the bejeezus out of you. Don't listen to this alone in the dark!
Episode Theme - 'Breaking News' by Half Man Half Biscuit
End Theme - 'Ghostbusters' by Ray Parker Jr
Sep 25th, 2012 by popcultureparlour
Alright guv, come 'ere and 'av a listen to this 'ere podcast, yeah?
This month Stacey's joined in the Parlour by imaginary cakes, the ghosts of spiders past and her co-host for this episode, the writer and Grand Overlord of Podcasts; Timothy Swann!
The episode takes a turn for the Doctor Who-tastic as the pair discuss the ups and downs of series 5, series 6 so far, the feasibility of a female Doctor, Matt Smith's alleged resemblance to a tortilla chip, and what they'd be like as companions (it was officially agreed that they'd both die of a heart attack before long from all the running about). As well as ruminating on most things Who, Tim busts out his regional pride badge to chat about Bostin' Heroes, and Stace bemoans the batch of slightly mediocre things that have passed before her eyes since episode 7.
All this plus giggles, The Thick of It, Star Wars, A Touch of Cloth and...periods?!
Episode Theme - 'Tempest' by Pure Reason Revolution
End Theme - 'Next Year' by Two Door Cinema Club
Aug 31st, 2012 by popcultureparlour
Welcome to the latest installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour, in which Stacey is joined by fellow podcaster and all-round fun guy; Matt Farr of Dissecting Worlds!
As a warning to those who haven't yet seen The Dark Knight Rises (why the chuff not?!); this episode contains a good half hour of reviewing on this, with a few tangents thrown in for good measure, containing some mild and some pretty whopping spoilage. Listen at your own peril!
On top of all the Batman fun, Stacey and Matt have a good old chinwag about other nerd-tastic films, such as The Hunger Games, the Avengers and X-Men First Class, as well as a bunch of comics and TV chat too! Expect ruminations on Fables, Atomic Robo, Once Upon A Time, Doctor Who, Punk Rock Jesus and much more!
PLEASE NOTE: There's a fair bit of spider talk, and Stacey takes no responsibility for potentially blowing out your eardrums when attacked by an evil arachnid during recording... Enjoy!
Episode Theme - 'Ziggy Stardust' by David Bowie
End Theme - 'Ladybug' by The Presidents of the United States of America
Jul 28th, 2012 by popcultureparlour
Welocme to the sixth episode of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour!
This month Stacey is joined by the rather lovely Jenni Newman, fellow nerd bird and podcasting first-timer. She makes it a good one by reviewing lots of DC and indie comics (and costumes), discussing scary movies (and strategic mirror relocationing after watching Candyman) and generally being highly entertaining. Stace won't be upstaged though, and goes for a rant and a half on League of Extraordinary Gentleman Century 2009, gets over-excited by Adventure Time and has a bit of a fangirl drool all over Andrew Garfield...
WARNING: This episode contains some severe spoilers for Century 2009, most of the Walking Dead series (including very minor spoilage of issue #100) and probably a few too many usages of the C-Bomb...
If you'd like to be on a future episode of The Parlour, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or come say hi on Twitter @StacebobT.
Episode Theme - 'I Have The Power' by Noam Kaniel & Erika Scheimer
End Theme - 'Bust A Move' by Young MC