Crewcast Radio
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13687498761960912698door-opening-hiSylvie and I (Randolph Lalonde), spend some time talking about the seven part preview of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8 (available here), which is a story in itself with a beginning, middle and end. This podcast will spoil that story for you, so it's a good idea to read it before you listen to this one. We talk about some of the story decisions, and how the central character in the story has evolved.

I also take some time to apologise, as we part the curtain for a look behind the scenes and how little time Sylvie had to work with me on getting the seven part story out into the world. As an Editor, she was on a very tight schedule, and I tell her how I'll be changing things so that doesn't happen anymore. All in all, this is a good hour for the Spinward Fringe Podcast, and we do go into some details about how Broadcast 8 is coming along, so people looking for a progress update will find it here.

Thank you so much for listening!

Direct download: spinfringe_27.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 12:04am EDT
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studio iphone photo 2013After some planning and development time, Randolph Lalonde and Shawn McLaren finally sit down and record a podcast to break the ice. This is the very beginning of the story, folks: these hosts don't know each other much at all in every day life, but in the spirit of collaboration and having common goals, they've decided to start it all in front of the mic.

This is the talk before the talk. On a Sunday afternoon the talkative twosome finish planning That Other Podcast (coming soon!), and reveal what the show will be like. They also tell a few stories, have many laughs, and, most importantly, find out if they can work in a room together. Tune in, find out, and post a comment if you feel so inclined.

At the end of our show we feature R.E.V.O. from Walk Off The Earth, who just released a fantastic album.

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Other_Podcast_-_Before_The_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT
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samurai-fighter-squadron-BLACKSylvie and I (Randy), get together to discuss how Amazon is treating their authors and what's happening with the final edit of the Spinward Fringe series. After we've explored those topics, we move on to some non-spoilery but important information on Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 8, 9 and 10. The status report and juicy bits are all in there, so tune in and catch up on the details. 

The song we feature at the end is Red Hands, by Walk Off The Earth. We thank them for giving us their permission to play their music.

Thank you so much for listening!

RL

Direct download: spinfringe_26.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 1:05am EDT
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To call the discussion in this episode 'lively' would be an understatement. Stephanie, Sylvie, Andy and I (Randy), all have opinions on reboots, adaptations and other related topics, and we explore a wide range of films and movies. We also share some news about upcoming reboots that are in early development and on their way to theatres. So, listen in as we discuss all things old made new again.

Direct download: TGP_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT
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If I had a time machine I could go back and post this episode on time. Sadly, I don't have the power to manipulate that wobbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff, but it's a double episode so that should count for something (I hope).

We have Andy, Randy, Sylvie and Stephanie talking about time travel through the ages - but mostly from film and television. You'll hear names like Quantum Leap, Stargate SG-1, The Time Machine, Looper, and give some directions to some of the more obscure time-traveller fiction out there. We have a few laughs along the way, which is a must for any time travelling team, and end on a few suggestions that we hope you find thrilling.

Thank you so much for listening!

[Obligatory excuse for the lateness of this episode: The studio was water logged, and it took over two weeks to rebuild upstairs. I finished this evening and was finally able to edit and convert the episode. Again, so sorry for the lateness!]

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_11-12.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 12:42am EDT
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Yes, we skipped Episodes 11 and 12, they're forthcoming. Why? They're currently on the backup drive, and we're in the process of rebuilding the studio in a new room, so it'll be a couple days before I can edit and release those.

Luke Alberton from an Axe To Grind and his friend Chris recorded an extra news episode after helping me clear everything out of the studio, which had to be abandoned when the foundation began to leak. We talk about that mini-flood, Google's move to enforce safe image search, new news from the next Star Wars movie, and season 6 of Sons of Anarchy.

We round the episode out by reviewing the new Simcity. It's an episode with a different tone and some lively conversation.

Sylvie, Stephanie, Randy and Andy return next week with our Time Travel episode.

Direct download: TGP_news_gaming_13.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT
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In this episode I reinforce my goals for this year, setting expectations for Broadcast 8, 9, and I talk about what it took to responsibly step back and figure out when those can be expected. We also had a major incident in studio involving some water, so the computer we normally use for podcasting is not available. We recorded on a Mac Mini and use a Cloudkicker tune for the temporary entry theme.

Luke Alberton, from another podcast: An Axe To Grind, co-hosts this episode with me as we talk about my month off, a couple adventures, and what lies ahead.

Yesterday Crewcast Radio obtained permission to use the music of Amanda Palmer so we are pleased to present Want It Back, a track from her latest album: Theatre Is Evil. 

Thank you so much for listening!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_25.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 2:11am EDT
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This is our first real geek news episode, and it begins with a segment I (Randy) would like to call; "Leave It All In" or, "They Had No Idea I Was Rolling," or something like that. For the first time in studio, Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy are joined by Andy, a time-travelling, kick-ass commenter who happens to be anchored in our time thanks to our limited technology.

We wanted to talk about time travel, but there was so much important news to share instead, so you get the play by play of an interesting month in excellent Geek Entertainment news and all the round table commentary that comes with it. Actually, our table is square, but since there's no video for this, or any episode, I hope you won't notice the difference. We also take a moment to talk about how our media is packaged these days: Are the super-pack DVD+Blu-Ray+Digital+Special Features discs and their variations worth it?

I (Randy), begin with an apology to Stephanie, and we launch into news topics ranging from Star Wars, Disneyland, Clerks 3, Kevin Smith, Game of Thrones, a quick look at Geek-worthy new releases in Blu-Ray/digital/DVD, and a couple other topics. 

Direct download: TGP_EP_10_formerly_11.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT
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ImageIn this double episode, Stephanie, Sylvie and I take our first run at a discussion about women in contemporary North American fiction. I like to think that we did well in this episode discussing heroic women in fiction as well as a range of other related topics including prejudices and double standards.

This was originally going to be a split episode, but it became plain to me (Randy), that this episode had to stay in one piece because we get a little serious about things and we come to a conclusion that I think requires the proper context.

Ultimately, our discussion took a life of its own and went in an unexpected, but interesting direction. The topic was much larger than we could have contained in the time given, so I'm sure we're going to revisit this topic in the future from a different angle.

Thank you so much for listening, please share your comments on this topic and our approach and / or conclusions. I'm begging here, we want to hear from you.

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_9_formerly_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT
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ImageThis episode is all about the glorious entertainment coming in 2013. We discuss things we're looking forward to this year in entertainment and share the dates of notable movie and television premieres, so if you don't have the time to go in search of entertainment in 2013, let us do the work for you!

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT
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