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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!)

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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

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Episode 37 of your favourite pop culture podcast recorded from a king size bed in Birmingham by a woman with an awful memory; Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Joining Stacey in the Parlour this month is her good buddy and fellow nerd, Mike The Hod!

In this episode, Stacey and Mike try to tackle the issues with that Batgirl cover and end up being distracted by Nutella, Stacey attempts to come to terms with the ABSOLUTE HORROR of IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 (mind-blowingly large spoilers for that one, beware) and Hod wonders whether the comic industry has shot itself in the foot with all it's continuity-ness. They chat about a horror movie you should see, a horror movie you definitely shouldn't see, Big Hero 6, Arrow, Agent Carter, Last Man On Earth (spoilers for all the above), and developing Arnie-based Tourette's following an Arnie movie marathon...

GET TO DA CUPPA! (I laughed too hard at this; I apologise for my terrible sense of humour - Stace) Enjoy!

Episode Theme - 'Wild Frontier' by The Prodigy
End Theme - 'Sweatpants' by Childish Gambino

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Welcome to another installment of Podcast In A Half Shell!

Duncan and I, for some reason, chose to watch the 5 part opening to 1997's absolutely abysmal Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation, and the resulting recorded madness is us basically trying to figure out what on Earth we just saw... From turtle shell boobs to wolf-like Splinter, Leo on a pogo stick to one of the dodgiest sounding ingredients to a potion EVER, listen in as we steadily go bananas trying to wrap our minds around what the heck Saban were thinking with this...


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That's right guys, it's that time of year again! This February sees Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour celebrate it's 3rd birthday (cor blimey!) and as per usual there's a big old bundle of birthday fun here for you to enjoy!

Joining Stacey in The Parlour for a slice of birthday cake and a spot of chinwaggery are two delightful gents; Pat Loika and Shaun Steven Struble! If you don't know either of these top notch fellas (where have you been?!), now's a good time to get to know them.

Pat was recently heralded as the comic book industry's greatest sidekick in a Buzzfeed article, and they're not wrong! Whether it's through writing and drawing himself, convention attendance and photography, working with Comixology or just reading a ton of comics and watching a load of films, Pat is very much immersed in the nerdy world of pop culture. Who better to chat with then on such topics as conventions and cosplay, what was wrong with the Civil War storyline, the latest Spider-Man news, Batman vs Superman and more! Also find out why Stacey hates the First Avenger, how Pat got into comics, and the pairs thoughts on *that* Fantastic Four teaser...

If you're new to The Parlour, you might not know that Stacey is a HEWGE fan of Image's tip-top comic "L'il Depressed Boy". Imagine her surprise, excitement and social-anxiety-terror when it's writer, the rather splendid Shaun Steven Struble, popped by The Parlour to talk all things nerdy! Hear more about why L'il Depressed Boy is so great, why meeting famous people is simultaneously wonderful and horrendous, how song lyrics can be completely bamboozling, and more! Stacey shares her thoughts on the new Ghostbusters line up, Shaun shares the origins of LDB and suggestions are made on how best to deal with topless rappers... Also, beards!

Hope you all enjoy this whacking great slice of birthday goodness!

Episode Theme - 'Feel Right' by Mark Ronson feat. Mystikal
Pat's Theme - 'Intro' by The XX
Shaun's Theme - 'She's Got A Brain Scrambling Device' by Kepi Ghoulie
End Theme - 'Turn Down For What' by DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Hey gang, Stacey here! I'd just like to say a little apology to you lovely listeners and to Mr. Struble; I have no idea why but either Skype or Pretty May pitched a bit of a hissy fit during his recording, and so some bits are a bit jumpy and weird, and some bits had to be sliced out completely. I think what's left in there makes sense (mostly) and it's still a pretty great chat, but apologies for the sound and the missing segments. S x

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Hot on the heels of Episode 35 Part 1 comes Part 2! Lee and I dive into chatting about lots of movies, including Birdman, Dumb & Dumber To, Sin City 2, Ex Machina and more! Stace does a terrible job of selling What We Do In The Shadows (which is a shame, because it is BRILLIANT), Lee gets annoyed by event comics, and the pair lust after the goddess that is Eva Green.

Hope you enjoy the second half of this crazy rambling madness!

Episode Theme - 'Littlw Willy' by The Sweet
End Theme - 'Bury Our Friends' by Sleater-Kinney

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Hey hey! Welcome to another installment of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Remember waaaaaaaaaay back in January 2014 when you were treated to 2 jolly good episodes, because Stacey managed to bag an interview with the legendary (and utterly lovely) Rob Paulsen? Well, this year you're being treated again to 2 heaping podcasts of awesomeness, because Lee and Stacey can't shut up!

The absolutely delightful Lee G (of Small Press Big Mouth fame) makes his triumphant return to the Parlour, following his amazing appearances on the SPCP: Live show. (Seriously; go check them out, they were both great!) In this first slice of fried audio gold, Stacey announces the total money raised from the SPCP: Live show (spoiler: it's an overwhelmingly large amount), Lee and Stace basically cannot shut up about Agent Carter and how much they love pretty much everything about, as well as ranting about spoilers on social media, going off on Captain America-based tangents and pretty much waffling a-plenty. All this, plus Stacey tries to push Frank onto everyone (it's SO GOOD) and Lee gets upset about trailers.

(Apologies for the way the episode cuts off; it was the only vaguely sensible stopping point!)

Stick this in yer ears and enjoy!

Episode Theme - 'Standing In The Road' by Blackfoot Sue
End Theme - 'I Love You All' by The Soronprfbs (from the Frank OST)

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the third installment of your favourite Midlands-based podcast solely about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Podcast in a Half Shell!

In this episode, Duncan and I chat about the documentary 'Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and how great but lacking in definitive-ness it is, as well talk on our Turtley Christmas swag and giving regular, over-exciteable updates on my TMNT-themed 30th birthday party. All this as well as little cameos from my hubby, Rich, and we go shopping for a ninja manual!

For the majority of the episode (aside from all our tangents, like) we give our thoughts on Paramount's 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (spoilers a-plenty). We cover everything from 99 cheese pizzas to the complete idiocy of the bad guys' plot, Donnie's amazing spectacles to Raph's Batman voice and much more!

Cowabunga, dudes!

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Well well well, what's this tucked under the Christmas tree?... That's right, a special little podcast gift for you to unwrap and enjoy!

In this episode, Stacey's good friend and cockney tit Phil Thomas joins Stacey in her Parlour (read: kitchen) to talk about their favourite things of 2014 and get very merry on mulled wine! Expect fun ramblings (and potential spoilers) on a myriad of goodies, such as Her, True Detective, Seconds, Birdman, Broad City, The Wicked and The Divine, and TONS more!

On top of their favourite movies, TVs, and comics, Stacey and Phil also throw out some musical recommendations (Note from the Editor: I couldn't be bothered AT ALL to edit in snippets from the songs/albums mentioned, and so at some stage over the next couple of days I shall post a list and any useful links to the music for your audio enjoyment, innit!). All this plus cameos from Rich, Kie and Stacey's hob (as it heats our delicious wine!)

So grab a glass of mulled wine (or Schloer, if you're the non-alcoholic type!), a wee mince pie or slice of Yule log and enjoy this Christmas podcast treat!


Episode Theme - 'Christmas Waltz' by She & Him
End Theme - 'Get Your Sexy On' by Lovestarrs

Apologies for all the background noise (TV, Rich & Kie chatting, drinking noises etc); I knew my mic was good but I didn't think it was that good!

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Well helloooo there and welcome to Episode 33 of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour!

This episode sees Stacey going it alone due to allsorts of factors conspiring to stop The Parlour in it's tracks (illnesses, scheduling issues, Skype recorders pitching hissy fits etc) so it's a short one this month. Stacey briefly recaps her recent trip to Thought Bubble Comic Convention in Leeds, including details on how sweaty cosplay can be, how difficult giving out business cards is, and how FLIPPIN' BRILLIANT Thought Bubble is! All this plus some brief reviews of Gone Girl (containing mild spoilers) and The Babadook (containing mild scares), and details of the TB party.

So sit back with the festive beverage of your choice (Stacey recommends spiced orange mochas) and enjoy this little slice of solo podcasting!

Episode Theme - 'Intergalactic' by The Beastie Boys
End Theme - 'Techno Syndrome' by The Immortals

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