Sep 30th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
As it's International Podcast Day (someone get me a cake, STAT!), I thought I'd treat you all to this little gem/mess; Episode 0 of Comic Racks!
What's Comic Racks, you say? Well, it was only my first foray into the world of podcast co-hostery, along with my good friend and fellow nerdy bird, Iz. Originally airing waaaaaay back on 25th October 2007 on the Geek Syndicate feed, this episode was a huge ramblefest in which we basically tested the waters of podcasting, so don't be expecting any level of professionalism, or structure. We were both relatively new to the nerdy scene at the time, so also don't expect us to know what the heck is going on at all!
From the Geek Syndicate vaults: "We are proud to present Episode 0 of what we hope will become our sister podcast, Comic Racks, featuring the First Ladies of Geek Syndicate, Stacebob and Iz! Like Geek Syndicate they will be looking at all things geek, but from a female perspective.
In this preview episode they chat about the Birmingham Comic Convention 2007 as well as their fave TV shows, movies, books and superheroes."
I hope you enjoy this peek into my podcasting past; please be kind; I know the sound on this isn't great but we didn't really know what we were doing at the time, and also weren't sure we were going to do another episode so didn't bother investing in good equipment straight away!
Feel free to come chat with me on Twitter (@StaceysParlour), join the Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour Facebook group, follow my vaguely nerdy Instagrammings (@StacebobT) or email me at email@example.com. Any feedback, reviews and ratings on iTunes or your podcatcher of choice are greatly appreciated. Happy Podcast Day!
Sep 22nd, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Weeeeeeeeeeeehoooooooooooooo, it's Episode 43 of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! As a birthday treat to herself, Stacey has not one but two brilliant guests for you this episode; the triumphant returns of Taylor Esposito and Lee Grice!
Keeping their fingers firmly on the pulse of modern pop culture, the three discuss Taylor's first experience of The X-Files as Lee gets nervous about re-watching Andromeda Strain. Stacey tries to review Turbo Kid without spoiling it (which is really, really difficult), and conversation turns to cartoons and how flipping great they are. All this, plus Lee reviews Cauliflower Field, Taylor can't talk about anything he's read because none of it is out yet, and Stacey discovers fanfiction...
Episode Theme - 'Mulder and Scully' by Catatonia
End Theme - 'Me So Stupid' by ZZ Top
Sep 12th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Podcast In A Half Shell - The Anniversary Edition! That's right, it's been a year since Episode 1 came out, and so of course we decided to celebrate the only way we know how; with booze!
This time around, I get completely over-excited by having met Kevin Eastman, Lief Tilden, Michelan Sisti and Nick Palma, Duncan shares some thoughts on a few TMNT video games, and we both try to wrap our slightly tipsy minds around the absolute madness that is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (aka Turtles in Time). Having only just watched the movie before recording, you'd think we'd actually remember what happened... On top of struggling to figure out what the actual point of the movie was, we discuss how much of a tit April is, wonder why Mikey is backwards on a horse, and dribble over 90's Elias Koteas... Also, there's a rogue Christopher Walken impression!
Aug 26th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Oh, well hello there! Welcome to the 42nd installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour; the podcast that always promises cake and rarely delivers! Joining Stacey in The Parlour (read: her kitchen) this month is none other than the man that introduced Stacey to comics, her husband and fellow nerd, Rich!
Somehow, the pair discuss an absolute TON of stuff in what is possibly the shortest episode of The Parlour to date, including their thoughts on Image Comics' The Beauty, MTV's Scream series, Marvel's Ant-Man and loads more. Also included in this episode is a genuine please for help regarding The Walking Dead (with an open letter from Stacey to Robert Kirkman), Rich's rant on Secret Wars and DC's new non-continuity madness, and the pairs reaction to the first two episodes of Documentary Now. All this plus Fant4stic, Wet Hot American Summer, and Stacey yet again losing her mind over the sheer awesomeness that is Rick and Morty.
Episode Theme - 'Empty Head' by Screaming Females
End Theme - 'Do You Feel It?' by Chaos Chaos
Jul 21st, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Ladies and gents, welcome to this, the 41st episode of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Joining Stacey in her cake-filled parlour this month is her lovely buddy, comics doodler and custom figure-maker extraordinaire, Joe Ward!
During this jam-packed episode, Stacey and Joe talk about lots of news from SDCC, including the big trailers (Suicide Squad, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Deadpool), new characters due to appear in the Nickelodeon TMNT series, toy announcements and more. All this, plus Stacey still can't shut up about how great Mad Max Fury Road is (and neither can Joe), they give their thoughts on summer blockbuster Jurassic World, Joe talks about Terminator Genisys, and the pair get exasperated at all the Lady Ghostbusters news...
On top of ALL THAT GOOD STUFF comes Dirk Gently excitement, Old Man Logan love and and impromptu debut for Stacey's (absolutely terrible) Scottish accent... Enjoy!
Episode Theme - 'X-Men Theme' by Ron Wasserman (from the 90s X-Men Animated Series)
End Theme - 'Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)' by Run The Jewels
Jul 7th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Welcome to the sixth installment of Podcast In A Half Shell; the bi-monthly podcast on all things TMNT! This episode Duncan and I tackle our feelings on 2007's CGI 'TMNT' movie, with topics ranging from Laurence Fishburne's smooth silky voice to whether you can really hone your leadership skills when alone, the logistics of dangling from weirdly positioned bo staffs to deleted scenes that shouldn't have been deleted and a fair bit of non-TMNT related stuff! (We were a bit ramble-y, sorry!) All this, plus we discuss voice actors, bizarre character fight match ups (seriously, April is just NOT beating Karai in any universe!), and tons more!
PS. The version of Black Betty featured on the soundtrack (and this podcast) is performed by Big City Rock, and the link to nominate The Parlour and Podcast in a Half Shell for a UK Podcasters Award is over here!
Jun 24th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Laaaaaaaaadies aaaaaaaaaaand gentlemeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnn, welcome to Episode 40 of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour; your monthly ramble fest on all things nerdy. Making his triumphant return to The Parlour is comics writer, doodler, colourerererer and letterer extraordinaire and all-round ruddy lovely man, John-Paul Bove!
John-Paul stops by the Parlour to talk about his shiny new comics project, the one-shot story 'UnEarth' written, coloured and letterd by him with art from the equally delightful Conor Boyle. John-Paul shares his experiences in terms of writing (and writers' anxiety), the self publishing process, promoting yourself at conventions (and scaring a lot of people in the process) and much more! The pair also dive into their thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron, Stacey loses her mind over Rick and Morty, and John-Paul pitches a movie to Marvel. All this, plus lots of orchestra talk, an invocation of Lisa Stansfield and a ton of cute, cute animals...
Episode Theme - 'Hoy, Small Fry!' by HyperDuck SoundWorks
End Theme - 'This Is Gallifrey' by Murray Gold (Doctor Who S3 OST0
May 24th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Episode 39 of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour; your one stop shop for all things pop culture and cakey! (Disclaimer: the cake is a lie). Joining Stacey in the Parlour this month is none other than letterer supreme and jolly lovely bloke, Taylor Esposito!
Taylor and Stacey get down to it immediately, talking about Stacey's thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ulton and Mad Max: Fury Road (spoilers ahoy, particularly for Avengers), whilst Taylor discusses how he feels about the Suicide Squad photos. Also, they talk about Jem and The Holograms (both the comic and the movie trailer) and the importance of Sophie Campbell's stunning new character redesigns, why being left to your own devices when dosed up on tablets due to lady-pains is a bad idea, what the eff is going on in regards to the timeline in the Terminator movies and much, much more!
So grab a slice of your favourite cake, a nice hot beverage and enjoy this little nugget of audio-awesomeness!
Episode Theme - 'Gotham City Overture' by Shirley Walker (from the Batman: The Animated Series OST)
End Theme - 'King Kunta' by Kendrick Lamar
May 12th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Episode 5 of Podcast in a Half Shell! This time, Duncan and I are absolutely chuffed to be joined by our very first special guest, TMNT fan and artist extraordinaire; Mateus Santolouco!
Mateus is the mastermind behind both the writing and artwork on the TMNT mini-series 'The Secret History of the Foot Clan', as well as art on the ongoing IDW series and many other projects. Listen in as Duncan and I fail spectacularly at interviewing like sensible people, barely holding in our excitement (and pizza-fuelled burps...) as Mateus talks about working on TMNT, playing arcade games, what the heck happened in Dial H and loads of other interesting stuff besides. All this, plus the South Brazil weather report!
Hope you all enjoy it, folks! (We promise to get better at interviews in the future... Many thanks to Mateus for being so gracious, kind and fun!)
Apr 26th, 2015 by popcultureparlour
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Episode 38 of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Making her triumphant return to The Parlour following the absolute madness that was the 24 hour live show last July is friend of the show and jolly spiffing nerd bird, Jenni Newman!
In this episode, Jenni and Stacey get down to the nitty gritty of why Netflix's Daredevil series is the BEST THING EVER (expect ALL THE SPOILERS), including the amazing fight sequences, the fantastic balance between humour and badassery, and the strength of Charlie Cox's super-handsome chin. As well as this, the girls talk trailers, getting over-excited by Avengers: Age of Ultron, thoroughly disappointed by Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and basically put to sleep by Fantastic Four...
And as if that wasn't enough, there's tons of talk on Deadpool, Once Upon A Time, iZombie, Spider-Woman, Stacey's trip to the Birmingham Comics Festival and loads more! So grab a nice, cool bevvie, take a seat out in the sun and enjoy this installment of The Parlour!
Episode Theme - 'Alibi' by Brandi Carlile
Toilet Break Theme - 'Blue Blood' by Heinz Kiessling (from the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia OST)
End Theme - 'Be Your Shadow' by The Wombats