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In this episode, Ray and Randolph talk about where we left the characters of the Spinward Fringe series in Broadcast 9, and outline a few important facts so you can rip into Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground and by fully prepared.

There are no spoilers in this for Broadcast 10, so you can listen without keeping your finger near the pause button!

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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!

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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.

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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
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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
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In this interview conducted by Luke Alberton on behalf of Indie Author Land Randolph Lalonde discusses Spinward Fringe, how he relates to readers, whether or not there's a character in the series that represents him directly, as well as Broadcast 8 and another project that's still a closely kept sectret.

Special thanks to Indie Author Land for prompting this interview, and to Luke Alberton who conducted it!

Direct download: 2013_Inde_authorland_interview.mp3
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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework Cover

This broadcast is all about Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework. Sylvie and I delve as deeply as we can into the book, discuss some controversial parts, and answer many, many questions directly from readers. There are also a few serious behind the scene moments, and tales of scenes that were cut entirely. The best thing about this episode? You guys. This e

pisode exists because there was a serious demand for it, and you gave us some fantastic questions. So many, in fact, that we'll do another Q&A about Broadcast 7 if we get a few more. 

MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework, then you're going to want to skip this episode entirely. We take the gloves off and get right into the details.

Thank you for supporting this book, and for listening to Crewcast Radio. We're having so much fun, and there's so much more to come!

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In this mini-episode, I talk about the hiatus we've taken, when we're coming back and what we'll be doing when we do. I also play some Bif Naked and almost get into a religious argument with myself about the Holidays.

Want to know what happened to us and the plan for the near future? Here it is!

Thank you for listening!

Randy

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Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy merrily bounce through our planned topics with a broken track counter that keeps telling Randy they're over an hour into recording. They start off talking about the shows they're NOT watching, asking questions like:

Are the Networks watching YOU?

How do you find your favourite shows without cable - LEGALLY?

Is Once Upon A Time better than LOST?

Is TV successfully making the transition to the INTERNET?

They eventually dig into the topic of comic book heroes on TV, in the movies and spend equal time on the ones that did well, and the ones that didn't. That leads to a review of the new Spider-Man movie, some nerd rage and coverage of many more flicks leading to to Iron Man, where many things changed.

With Stephanie nearly delerious from sleep deprivation but bolstered on tea, this gets interesting, even a little ranty!

Our theme tune this week is Pinball Spring, provided by Kevin MacLeod, of incompetech.com. We're thankful for his genius!

Spread the word if you like what you hear, geeks are much more fun when they share!

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_3.mp3
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In this Broadcast, which is solo thanks to some really unfortunate scheduling issues, Randolph Lalonde starts with the Broadcast 7 update. In short, he’s still writing the book. There are a lot of general questions that have gone unanswered for a while, months, sometimes years, and he tries to tackle them by going through an average day in his life, and he talks about how his routine keeps him on track with writing.

A peek behind the curtain in self publishing is provided as he outlines the release process for Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework. If you want to know the steps involved in getting a book like this to market, and how long it typically takes, this is the place to get the goods.

The 1,000 member mark was reached on the Spinward Fringe Facebook Page, so he celebrates that by talking about the community and answering fresh questions. Other things mentioned in this podcast include the Spinward Fringe Goodreads Forums, Cthulu, breakfast meat, and generous novel samples.

Our music is provided by Again For The Win this week. We play Nights Like These, and you can find them on www.againforthewin.com

Thank you for listening!

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In this second part of the auto-biographical series, I discuss my biggest hero in life, and how wandering between jobs actually factored into the creation and appearance of Spinward Fringe. There's a little more humour in this episode thanks to misadventures with co-workers and there are more dreams at the end. There's also a lot more music! Here are the bands featured in this broadcast:


I play a tune from Monster Truck called Love Attack. You can find them on their website: www.ilovemonstertruck.com

Next in the hopper is In The Silence with Ever Closer. You can check them out here: www.inthesilence.net

Finally, playing us out is Cloudkicker with From the Balcony and The Focus back to back. Check them out on bandcamp: http://cloudkicker.bandcamp.com

Thank you for listening! I'm going to go shovel some chicken lo-mein and sweet & sour pork towards my face! I hope to catch most of it!

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Welcome to the first regular episode of Where's My Flying Car? where we follow Ray's ADD down the rabbit hole to topics including (but not limited t0): A lack of space themed science fiction on TV, the SyFy Network, Uwe Boll (that director guy), Spike TV, some Spinward Fringe trivia, a conversation on how some shows just don't age well, Xena Warrior Princess, Hercules, Bruce Campbell, and our Blu Ray of the Week: Star Trek The Next Generation - Season 1.

It's the first half of an exploratory geek conversation, and we have a blast. The theme music is by the Omega Experiment. You can find them on iTunes or on their website.

Thank you so much for listening, watch for the second half of this, and for the Spinward Fringe Podcast, returning to your feed on Saturday!

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I'm joined in studio by Sylvie and Luke for a fun-filled question period. Topics include: What's inside a Spacerwares store? What job would we take if we were aboard the Triton? Why are British people interlopers in Spinward Fringe? Is Spinward Fringe staying PG? There's another question or two, and we give out PRIZES! Tune in to find out why we're giving swag away, how we're deciding who gets it, and if you're getting any! You too could be a winner!

Special notes: There was a heavy vacuum noise throughout the episode thanks to a duct cleaning truck across the street, but after some serious work much of the annoying noise should be gone. I also messed up the name of our song this week, see below for the correct one.

This episode features Katerinah Joshephina by Universal Hall Pass - a fantastic, dynamic group. Check them out on iTunes, on their web page, or anywhere quality music is sold!

Direct download: Crewcast_Radio_Broadcast_12.mp3
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We discuss favourite directors and actors who refuse to retire - to our glee, and the retirement of George Lucas. I talk about Frank Miller, using the name Frank Frazetta by mistake - sorry. Ray reviews the $99.99 Kobo Touch, and I detail the Spinward Fringe novel that will never be written and Ray has something to say about that. Music? Walk Off The Earth - Money Tree, a fantastic tune, check out www.crewcastradio.com for more info on them and the podcast!

Direct download: Crewcast_Broadcast_7.mp3
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With the help of our first special guest, Luke Alberton, we discuss gay characters in the Spinward Fringe universe, the production he and I are cooperating on, Ray does a quickie review of Ghostrider 2, his ancient EReader, I referee a session of Ray's tips for the apocolypse, then we play some Vegan Black Metal Chef. We had a blast.

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Crewcast Radio Broadcast 5

We say farewell to Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins - for now. Ray begins with his new segment: The First One's, or Ray's Tips For The Apocalypse. The topic of this mini-feature is food. We explore other topics including Randolph's writing motivation, the Graphic Novel and more!

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We pick up where we left off with Broadcast 3. It all starts with my sordid past in Fantasy, when the names and places I made up back then were barely pronounceable by human beings. Real life relationships come up next, quickly followed by a conversation about fictional prison and a conversation about Agameg. Music? Walk Off The Earth! Find them at www.walkofftheearth.com

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The Bunker is graced with the presence of Sylvie, otherwise known as The Minion from the Facebook page. Ray won't be recording new episodes for a few weeks, but he's left us with several more that will appear later. This time we answer qustions about wormholes, time dialation, the locaiton of the Bunker (our studio), why Sylvie is late to the podcast, I ask for help from Neil deGrasse Tyson, and I pronounce all the difficult names in the Spinward Fringe series.

Warning: The sound may be a little loud on this one, we're working with a new mixing board.

Thank you for listening!

RL

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The intention to move on to a discussion about Spinward Fringe Broadcast 1: Resurrection gets foiled by a number of excellent queries about Broadcast 0 and what may have come before.

After mentioning how fortunate Randolph is to have an active Facebook Page, this episode opens with a conversation about prequel novels / trilogies and other backstory matter. Other segments include Ray's quick comparison between True Blood and the novels the show was based on, as well as a Broadcast 7 update!

Direct download: Crewcast_broadcast_2.mp3
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We continue answering questions from the Facebook page about Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins.My allergies continue to worsen as you can tell by the occasional sniffle, but we soldier on.

There are a few good questions on offer this episode ranging from "Where do you get your ideas for names?" To "Are you ever inspired by something you see on the Facebook Page?"

Ray also discusses his own childhood trauma, we review The Avengers at great length, talk about Spinward Fringe costuming (as well as the struggle of actors to fit into costume from day to day), and the hopeful future for Joss Whedon.

Ray reviews Wurm Online off the cuff, I talk about the early beginnings of the Spinward Fringe RPG, we promise and end to our look at Broadcast 0 - but that's a lie, we continue in Broadcast 2.

Other words and phrases that come up in this episode:

"Watch Mob" "Cattle prod" "Crafting" "Pull the Trigger" and "Distill"

Special thanks to Walk Off The Earth for the music in this episode! Way play out to the tune, From Me To You - a fantastic Beetles cover. You can find their upcoming tour dates, music and more at www.WalkOffTheEarth.com - WOTE.com leads somewhere else, so disregard that part of the Podcast.

The next Podcast will be released on Saturday, the regular day for our weekly release.

Thank you for listening!

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The podcast dedicated to readers of the Spinward Fringe Space Opera Series by Randolph Lalonde. Randolph (Randy) goes into the studio to talk about discuss the origin of the novel, Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins and answer a few reader questions. Randy also reveals a few facts about the series that aren't in the books.

As always, you'll find some humour, a few Spinward Fringe facts and some music.

Direct download: Crewcast_broadcast_0.mp3
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