Jan 24th, 2017 by popcultureparlour
Welcome to Episode 59 of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Joining me for tea and a chinwag this month are those delightful scamps from Turtle Power Pod; Basem & Cranny! We talk musicals, the Nintendo Switch and how much Cranny hates motion control, How I Met Your Mother and why Basem might be the only person to enjoy the ending, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Train To Busan, and loads more besides.
Stay tuned after the goodbyes for my spoilerific (and possibly too-much-informationy) thoughts on the S3 finale of BoJack Horseman.
Tuck in and enjoy!
Episode Theme - 'If I Were A Rich Man' by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick (from Fiddler On The Roof)
Break Theme - 'Bojack Horseman Theme' by Patrick & Ralph Carney (from Bojack Horseman)
End Theme - 'Be Our Guest' by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken (from Disney's Beauty & The Beast)
Jan 12th, 2017 by popcultureparlour
Gooooood day folks! Welcome to Podcast In A Half Shell Episode 15: That Opera Guy Again (aka Is He Watching Me Poo?! aka The Post-Christmas Christmas Episode!) This time Duncan and I are tackling the sheer insanity that is We Wish You A Turtle Christmas. We discuss the dubious accent choices, the odd gifts, the lack of any real plot, our feelings on musicals and, for some reason, being sick... Enjoy!
Huge hugs and smooches to Rob Paulsen who we are both glad to hear is doing better after a bout of illness, and birthday squishes to Duncan, the co-host with the co-mostest!
Dec 24th, 2016 by popcultureparlour
IT'S CHRIIIIIIISSSSTMAAAAAAS! Well, it's Christmas Eve, but why not still curl up by the fire with a nice glass of *insert your favourite Christmas tipple here* and a slice of *insert your favourite Christmas cakey dessert thing here* and join myself and my ruddy brilliant guests as we count down our favourite comics, movies, TV shows and albums of 2016!
I'm joined for the third Bumper Christmas Stacetacular by my rather lovely husband Rich and our good buddy and not-actually-cockney tit Phil! I'd give you a taste of what's included on our lists, but I don't want to spoil the tension for you.
Episode Theme - 'Just Like Christmas' by Low
End Theme - 'Things Can Only Get Better' by D:Ream
PS. You can find our favourite songs from our favourite 2016 albums over at this here Spotify Playlist
PPS. Sorry there's so much sniffling and coughing; would you believe I actually managed to cut the majority of it out?
PPPS. MERRY RUDDY CHRISTMAS YOU ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HUMAN STARS! I love you all; see you in 2017!
Nov 24th, 2016 by popcultureparlour
Alright folks! It's another solo Stacebob episode for you (you can entirely blame Skype for this. The tit!) Tune in as I talk to myself about Doctor Strange and how he's kind of a bellend, how utterly perfect the Hark! A Vagrant comic collections are, why Arrival didn't really work for me but also sort of did, and how I think Charlie Brooker feels about other human people based on the latest series of Black Mirror. There are pretty huge spoilers for all of the above contained within, so consider yourself warned, innit.
Episode Theme - 'Boyfriend' by Tegan & Sara
End Theme - 'Talk To Me' by Run The Jewels
Nov 10th, 2016 by popcultureparlour
Welcome y'all to another jolly spiffingtastic episode of Podcast In A Half Shell! This episode, Duncan and I are sharing our thoughts on the first 5 episodes of the 2003 4Kids TMNT cartoon. As it turns out, I'm not a massive fan of it... Still, there's fun to be had as we wonder about such things as a naked Splinter, why mousers are not a good idea for catching rats or breaking into banks, whether having your midriff out in a laboratory setting is appropriate and lots more.
All this, plus an unboxing! That's right a non-visual unboxing!...
Oct 24th, 2016 by popcultureparlour
OooooOOOOOoooooh, welcome to a very spooooooky episode of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Joining me for tea and biscuits this month is Iron Writer and top bloke, Chris Lynch! We talk about pretty much everything that's ever existed in this episode, including (but not limited to) Chris' TV and movie projects The Black Room and Offworld, Legoland, Doctor Strange, typewriters, charity events, Ever After, beards, Batman Vs Superman, self driving cars, writing, Inceptibwaaaaas and more! We also freak ourselves out talking about Ghostwatch, Channel Zero, accidentally creepy PSAs and America Horror Story. (If it's pop culture related, expect spoilers (sorry!))
For more Chris biz, check out www.theblackroom.co.uk
To donate to #TwitterComic2016 to support Mind, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/WHI
Episode Theme - 'Space Truckin'' by Deep Purple
End Theme - '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars
Oct 13th, 2016 by popcultureparlour
Welcome to a lovely jubbly bonus episode of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour! Parlour regular and tip-top gent Luke Foster joins me to obsess over Gravity Falls for a while. We talk about why we fell so completely in love with the show, share some of our favourite episodes and moments, and basically be massive, massive nerds about it. It's really good though guys. Like, really good!
Sadly, it seems Bill Cipher was mucking with our recording, rendering a good 25 minutes of it completely unsalvagablely static-y. My apologies to Luke for losing some top notch chat, and to you lovely listeners for all the bits later in the episode where Luke and I reference stuff that got cut. Ruddy Bill.
Also, be sure to tune into We Have Issues' Twitter Comic 2016 on Sat 15th October; follow them on Twitter @issues pod for details on the broadcast and how to donate!
Sep 30th, 2016 by popcultureparlour
Cor, what fortuitous timing; it's International Podcast Day, and so here's a lovely little audio treat for you! Join me and Parlour regular Lee Grice as we ramble (with many spoilers) about Fleabag, Sausage Party, You're The Worst, Kubo and the Two Strings and loads more besides. All this, plus Lee gives an impromptu review of the previous podcast episode and I go bananas for Gravity Falls. So grab a slice of your favourite cake, a nice hot cuppa, and enjoy!
Don't forget to chip into the SPCP Live 2 fund to kick Alzheimer's up the butt!: www.justgiving.com/spcplive2
Episode Theme - 'Welcome To The Monkey House' by Animal Magnet
End Theme - 'Dreams' by Beck
Sep 5th, 2016 by popcultureparlour
Cowabunga, dudes! Welcome to another episode of Podcast In A Half Shell! This time, Duncan and I celebrate 2 years of us blathering about our favourite half shell heroes, as well as sharing our thoughts on the 3 San Diego Comic Con animated shorts and the 6 issue Batman/TMNT mini series. The M6 is loud, I eat a brownie and try to talk whilst it's still in my mouth because I am super classy, and Duncan reviews some more games because he's better than me.
Aug 21st, 2016 by popcultureparlour
Why hello there! The bunting has come down, the fancy china has been put back in it's swish display cabinet, and Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour is returning to normality after the extravanganza that was the live charity show! Well, you know, as 'normal' as it ever was..! Joining Stacey in The Parlour this month is the right flippin' brilliant Dani Abram! You may remember Dani from her wonderful bacon-saving appearance on SPCP Live: 2, in which she entirely forgot to talk about herself and talked about mental health instead (a very worthwhile and thoughtful conversation, it has to be said!)
This time, Dani talks about her experiences as an animator and Stacey learns almost immediately that animation is not a job-land she could live in! After some incredibly interesting insight into the animation industry, Stacey and Dani go to Spoiler Town on Ghostbusters (bit late to that party, innit), Stacey expresses her disdain for Suicide Squad, Dani adds herself to the list of many, many people who tell Stacey she would love Bojack Horseman, and the pair discuss cocktails, Star Trek, shopping at Lush and loads more!
It's an episode jam-packed with fun so it's recommended that you pair it with a scrummy jam doughnut, a whole mess of tea, and enjoy!
Donations for Alzheimer's Society can be made here: www.justgiving.com/spcplive2
Episode Theme - Theme from M.A.S.K
End Theme - 'Stay (I Missed You)' by Lisa Loeb