Sep 12th, 2014 by popcultureparlour
Yes, dudes and dudettes; major league butt kicking is back in town!
After a 5 year(ish) hiatus, Podcast In A Half Shell is back! Bringing with it a shiny new logo (HUGE thanks to the legendary Rob Jackson) and a shiny new co-host, your one-stop pod for all things half shell has returned, bigger and better than ever.
In this inaugral episode, new co-host Duncan and I (The Parlour's very own Stacey) discuss the 1990 live action TMNT movie, and how straight up flippin' great it is. We talk about how kick ass the turtle suits are, our favourite scenes in the movie, little niggles we have, Donatello's MASSIVE FLAPPING TOP LIP and much more! Somehow we forget to address that Casey Jones is a murderer in it (a very casual one at that; "Oops...") but we do manage to talk about how I met (and melted in front of) Townsend Coleman, how we came to love the Turtles so much, whether or not film adaptations should stick strictly to source materials or not and, possibly most importantly, we tackle the tough topic of what exactly a crumpet is anyway.
We hope you enjoy this first episode; please do let us know what you think (and what you'd like us to cover in the future) by emailing email@example.com or hitting us up on Twitter (@StacebobT or @Deadpool360).
Sep 3rd, 2014 by popcultureparlour
This is it, ladies and gents; the last part of the epic podcasting adventure that was Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour: Live! This grand finale features none other artistic LEGEND Adam Hughes!
In this episode, Stacey and Jenni (with their sleep deprived addled brains) try really hard not to fangirl all over Mr. Hughes, who is another contender for Nicest Dude In Comics and is an absolute top notch guest. Listen in as the group talk about allsorts of stuff, from charity work to pinup art, dogs and cats to Christopher Lee, Wonder Woman's costume and much more!
All this, plus Adam's BRILLIANT English accent, Stacey's terrible attempt at filling time with a rendition of Yakko's World, and the total moolah raised (during the recording; amazingly we've surpassed that by quite a bit now!)
So grab a slice of cake, a nice hot cuppa, relax and enjoy this piece of podcasting lusciousness! And if you do enjoy it, please think about donating a little to Operation Smile via www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive; it's almost my birthday and I would be SO CHUFFED if we could raise enough for another operation by then.
Much love to all who have listened, donated, and joined in for SPCP Live; I had a wicked time doing it and have been so overwhelmed by the donations and positive responses. Thank you all so much.
Aug 29th, 2014 by popcultureparlour
Cor, we're almost there! Joining Stacey and Jenni in the penultimate installment of SPCP Live is Geek Syndicate co-founder, author and tip-top dancefloor legend, Barry Nugent!
As the ladies inch towards the 22 hour podcasting mark, Barry does his best to perk them up and keep them going, with talk of Batman vs Superman, New Girl, cosplay and how to freak out Geek Syndicate's David Monteith with it, sporty fandom, diversity and minority representation in comics, Doctor Who and more!
As the girls go potty from sleep deprivation, why not spare a thought and a few coins for Operation Smile? Go to www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive and please give as much as you can.
Aug 26th, 2014 by popcultureparlour
With about 17 hours straight podcasting in the bag at this point, Stacey and Jenni are joined once more by Lee Grice, this time bringing with him the absolutely amazing artist and bloody brilliant lady; Jennie Gyllblad! Unfortunately, those 17 hours seem to have sent the girls potty, as the conversation gets underway on such delightfully not safe for work topics as what a ride at a sex theme park might be like, murderous lady-parts, terrible pick up attempts, Batman XXX and more! (A bit too much more, really...)
On top of this, some vaguely sensible conversations are had about printed comics vs digital comics, the Eurovision Song Contest, King of Fighters, Jennie's comic work and even more besides in this extra-long slice of fundraising joyousness.
Please do consider giving anything you can to Operation Smile via my page: www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive
ENJOY! (And apologies... )
Aug 23rd, 2014 by popcultureparlour
Hot on the heels of Part 8 comes this next installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour: Live featuring Nick Papaconstantinou and Leigh Gallagher.
It seems the flagging has begun as the girl's pass the 15 hour podcasting mark and start to feel sleep creeping in. Luckily for them, Nick and Leigh come to the rescue with all sorts of fun stories and madness to keep everyone awake and entertained.
Nick (of the 2 Grown Men podcast), Jenni and Stacey set about discussing the items on Nick's list of stuff to talk about, but actually end up rambling about social anxieities and podcasting, horroscopes and celebrity birthdays, festivals, relationships, Prince and tons more besides.
Leigh (the Most Handsome Man in Comics) follows with his self-proclaimed 'Sexy Hour' and talk of sex theme parks, swingers cruises and International Cock or Ball... Never fear, there are also some fairly sensible, grown up conversations about being a dad, fitness regimes and Adventure Time too! As the girls hit the tiredness wall, Leigh takes the hosting seat and probably does a better interview of the girls than they've done all day! It's one not to miss
So grab a slice of cake, go give some dosh to Operation Smile www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive and enjoy this wedge of podcasting goodness!
Aug 21st, 2014 by popcultureparlour
Helllllllloooooooooooooooooooo! That's right, it's time for some more live charity madness in Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Joining Jenni and Stacey for the after dinner segment are the guys and gals of Improper Books; Laura, Matt and Christian. Hear them talk very little about Improper Books and what they do, and more about day of the week underoos, colouring in, kids eating random crap, how ET is genuinely scary, cinema etiquette, and loads more besides. This episode contains the brilliant phrase "Matt, what pants do you own?" so you can tell the calibre of conversation being had...
Following those fun fellows and females comes Andi Ewington; returning guest and comic writing guy extraoordinaire! It starts to become very obvious around this time that the stereotype of Brits not being good at self promotion really hits home, as Andi and the girls discuss the Lego Movie, Atmos vs IMAX, video game movies, IT Crowd, the sausage and bacon sandwich sauce dilemma, and a little bit about comics.
Enjoy, and don't forget, the page is still open for donations! www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive
Aug 16th, 2014 by popcultureparlour
'Ello! Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour is back with yet another slice of awesome fron the SPCP Live 24hr Charity Show! If you're enjoying what you've heard so far, please go to www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive to donate to Operation Smile. As of the time of writing, we're just £15 away from another fully funded surgery; please give anything you can to help.
This episode sees the triumphant return of Bevis Musson; artist extraordinaire and the very first co-host on this very podcast. Stacey, Jenni and Bevis discuss all things Disney, Lego sets, Prince, more Disney, Muppets, He-Man and She-Ra, yet more Disney and much more! There's also a fair bit of dribbling over hunky men...
Following Bevis it's dinnertime with Dion & Clover! Both of these lovelies have co-hosted on the Parlour before, and together with Stacey and Jenni they discuss geeky parenting, scary movies, Clone Wars, remakes, chicken strippers and more!
Enjoy (and apologies for the food chomping sounds)!
Aug 10th, 2014 by popcultureparlour
Hi there guys and gals! This part of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour Live features video game king Ash Paulsen, and Geektress' lovely lady-nerd Brenda Kirk.
Ash and the girls talk about a TON of video games, including why Stacey sucks at games, Mario Kart 8, Mega Man, Dance Dance Revolution and why you shouldn't try dancing like that in a club, and much more! Also, Stacey manages to bring it all back to TMNT (again) whilst Jenni brings it all back to dogs (again), plus a little talk of arachnophobia to spice things up
Brenda then arrives and for some reason we spend quite a lot of time talking about food, takeaways, dessert pizzas and nerdy cookery... On top of this, there's discussion on robots, tattoos, Star Wars, TV cancellation outrages, Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit and loads more besides. It's an episode jam-packed with goodness, so enjoy!
You can still donate to Operation Smile; so far we have 7 fully funded facial surgeries; can you guys bump me up to 8?... www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive
Aug 5th, 2014 by popcultureparlour
As if you weren't sick of the sound of Stacey and Jenni's voices already, here's more live show goodness for you! Covering the 5:30pm - 6:15pm period, the ladies are joined this time by Matt Farr of the Dissecting Worlds podcast and Tim Swann of Psycomedia.
In this episode there's talk on a myriad of topics, including Man of Steel, the benefits of being an aunt rather than a mother, voice acting, Stacey's issues with Hickman's writing, Tim's issues with Stacey's brain, female character representation, Thunderbirds and other such scary puppets, True Detective and much more besides. So why not grab a little cake and a cuppa and enjoy this installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour!
And hey, if you're feeling generous, why not pop some dosh into the Operation Smile kitty over at www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive? I sure would appreciate it!
I reckon y'all know what the music is by now...
Aug 1st, 2014 by popcultureparlour
What's that now? You'd like more nerdy ramblings with awesome guests? Well, it's your lucky day, my friend, as Jenni and Stacey are joined by none other than artist, editor, art director, animation storyboard artists and Action Lab Entertainment's press guru, Jamal Igle!
Jamal joins the ladies to talk about his work at Action Lab, including his very own book Molly Danger, as well as that whole Rick Remender situation, DC's New 52 (when will we stop calling it new?!), how to draw Supergirl, why that Sin City 2 side-boob was a big deal and much, much more! Hot contender for Stacey's Nicest Dude In Comics Award, join the gang for laughs a-plenty in this installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour Live!
Please consider donating some dosh to Stacey's page for Operation Smile; just £70 more and we'll have another surgery fully funded! www.justgiving.com/SPCPLive