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Hello folks I hope everyone is having a good holiday season.  No show for this week as the holidays have kept me busy and not able to produce a show for you.  Look for the rambling to continue next week with a fresh episode for the new year featuring my audio book review of Bones by Jonathan Kellerman and my interview with the hosts of the Whocast along with some extra goodness to boot.   Thanks for listening and catch you all next week for a great new year of Ramble With Russel.
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Here it is folks my Annual Chirstmas Spectacular to enjoy.  On the show you will get my talk with Santa from a local mall and my usual visit with Chris Houle from Iceman Videogames in Lindsay as we get caught up on the latest games and systems to enjoy.  I also give you hints on what is coming up fopr the new year on the show.  Music for this episode features the songs Christmas Bells by thehipcola, Happy Holiday & Almost Christmas Time by TinyHuge and This Christmas by the Stepford Five and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.
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This week we mix tales of the occult and classic science fiction redone.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs as Tempe Brennan investigates death involving vodoo, satanism and wicca.  The I head off to the movies solo to give you my take on the remake to The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Music for this week are the songs Angelic Devil by Willie Strings and the Players as well as Moving Still by Mike Holden and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54am EDT
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This week I do a rant and give you a movie review to boot.  First up is my rant on recent events in the US where security guards have been killed or injured due to frenzy Christmas shoppers.  Then I give you my take of on the latest Disney 3D animated movie Bolt as a young dog learns new tricks.  Music for this weeks features the song Hound Dog Blues by Woody Sparks and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

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It is murder, mayhem and mirth on the show this week.  First up is my audio book review of Judge and Jury by James Patterson & Andrew Gross as the US legal system gets turned on it's heels by a ruthless killer.  Then I take a trip back in TV land to discuss my impression of the first season of Dead Like Me starring Ellen Muth.   I wrap it up with my movie review of SAW V that was in a theatre near you a few montsh ago.  Music for this week are the songs You by Bianca Jade and Pretty Girl by Jodi Jett and can be found at http://www.podcastnyc.net/psm/podcast.html .  The intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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This week it is a mix of serial killers and online heroes.  First up I give my audio book review of The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen as Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli track a gruesome killer.  Then I discuss my experiences in the world of Massively Multiple Online Role-Playing Games or MMORPGS's and the games City of Heroes/Villians, World of Warcraft and Mabinogi and what I think of them.  Music for this weeks features the songs Heroes and Promises by Matt Lipscombe and  Heroine by Dirtywhite Fashion.  All of them can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT
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This week we head back to the future and pay a visit to Bond.  I give my second half of my review of Futurama : Bender's Game and talk about the special features of that release.  Then it is movie time again with Rob as we give our opinion of the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.  Not only do we talk about the movie but also go off on a tangent about upcoming films, but Life on Mars and the mini-series Tin Man.  Music for this weeks features the song Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockers. Narrow Escape by Seraphic Panoply and  Mason Rocket : Spy Extraordinaire by Beatnik Turtle All of them can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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This week we get a bit of old school adventure with future age laughs.  First up is my audio book review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins as an old adventurer meets danger and an old love.  Then I skip to the future to review Futurama : Bender's Game on DVD as the crew of the Planet Express tackle the world of Dungeons and Dragons.  Music for this weeks features the song Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockers and No Dark Ships by Beatnik Pharmacy and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT
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This week it is antiques and web swinging fun for everyone.  First up is my audio book review of Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods as Stone Barrington is up to his neck in priceless furniture and sexy women.  Then we hitch a ride with Spidey for my video game review of Spider-Man : Web of Shadows - Amazing Allies Edition for the PS2 as an alien menace threatens New York.  Music for this weeks features the song Web by John Ludi and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT
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This week we venture into space and the depths of Horror.  First up it is my book review of Star Wars : The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss, as the war heats up with Jabba's son on the line.  Then I review Bela Lagosi : Dracula The 75th Anniversary on DVD as a horror classic legend comes back in time for Halloween.  Music for this weeks features the song Hallow's Eve by Michael Stephens and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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This week I finish up my Summer blowout with some really great content.  First up is my movie review of Journey to The Center of the Earth that hits video on Oct. 28 as an old story gets a new 3D twist.  Then it is the last of my Polaris 22 press conferences as authors Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens take center stage.  They talk about what is is like to write as a couple, working on Batman : The Animated Series, Alien Nation, The Lost World and of course Star Trek and much more.  Music for this weeks features the song The Big Hook (1409) by Mark Jungers and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills.   Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30am EDT
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This week we deal with the newly dead and living dead on the show.  First up his my book review of A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands as Vincent Argeneau has to deal with a saboteur.  Then I throw in an extra review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed, this time for the Nintendo Wii and you get my take on what it is like to play it without wires.  I continue my summer clean up and give you another Polaris 22 press conference, this time it is Ellen Muth who starred in the cult tv show Dead Like Me and the movie Delores Claiborne.  She talks about her role in the show, compares working in Vancouver and Montreal and what is was like to play a lesbian on the small screen.  Music for this weeks features the song Things Will Be Better (When You Are Dead) by The Lie of a Pipe Dream and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills.   Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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This week I feature a television centric episode.  You get my reviews of the first 2 shows of the new Knight Rider and my take on season 4 of LOST.  Then we head back to Polaris 22 for the Rainbow Sun Francks press conference as he talks about his time on  Stargate Atlantis, his work on Aliens vs. Predator 2 and his passion for comic books and collectibles including what he would do if he had Thor's hammer.  Music in the show features the Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.    Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56am EDT

This week we explore adventure in many forms of media.  First up it is my audio book review of Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler as Dirk Pitt and NUMA go against the Mongol empire.  Then it is off to world of video games as I review LEGO Batman : the videogame on PS2 and LEGO Indiana Jones on PC.  The feature segment is another trip back to Polaris 22 as I bring you the Gareth David-Llyod press conference as he talks about Torchwood and working on Doctor Who.  Music for this weeks features the song Fake my Death by Pillow of Wrongness and Retro90210fun by Deyo and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Direct download: ramble_118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

This week we feature we feature some heavy damage in the podcast.  First up it is off to small town Arizona in Damage Control by J.A. Jance as a small town sheriff has to deal with a string of deaths.  Then it is my video game review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed for the PS2 as you wreage massive damage across the galaxy in the name of Lord Vader.  We then travel back to Polaris 22 for the Cliff Simon Press Conference as he talks  about his role as Ba'al in Stargate SG-1, speedos and why he is grateful for working in North America.  Music for this week features the song Luv Me So by Karmyn Tyler that you can vote into the upcoming movie  Punisher : Warzone Soundtrack by visiting http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/player_punisher.html?art=145148&gateway=exiting and playing the song there . Other music in the show features the Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.    Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

This week television is my focus of the podcast.  First up I give you book review of Memory in Death by J.D. Robb as Eve Duncan has her past catch up with her with muderous results.  Then we jump to the small screen and I give my impressions of the premiere of the new 90210 and The Fringe that recently aired in North America.  I take a trip back in time as I review Kingdom Hospital the series on DVD where E.R. meets Twin Peaks and all from the mind of Stephen King.  Music for this weeks features the songs Retro90210fun by Deyo and Thy Kingdom Come by Buffalo Soldier, both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

This week's show features a trio of reviews for you.  First up is my audio book review of the The Woods by Harlan Coben as secrets long buried rise up again in the present, then I review the higly anticipated conclusion to the Genesis of Shannara series, The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks.  You also get my review of LOST Season 3 on DVD as The Others take centre stage on the island.  I even throw in an extra review for your listening pleasure.  If you want to know more about GoChi juice you can check out www.rhondahandlechner.freelife.com for more info. Music for this week is Lost in You by Tea Leaves and and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Well after a forced week off I am back and fully charged to qoute Bob from the old animated show Reboot.  First up you get my book review of the new Wildcards mosaic novel Inside Straight edited by George R.R. Martin as a new generation of heroes take center stage.  Then we head into the world of identify theft as Lincoln Rhyme tackles a deadly killer in the audio book The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver.  You also get my review of Season 2 of LOST on DVD as The Others threaten the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.  My feature segment is a talk with the Televixen herself, Melissa Girimonte who attended the recent Fan Expo in Toronto on August 22-24.  We talk about the convention as well as Smallville, Battlestar Galactica and even Henry Winkler.  Music for this week features ther song Lost Communication by Frenz and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

Due to possible CPU failure of my main computer there will be no Ramble With Russel Episode for the coming week of August 25.  I apologize to all my loyal listeners but I am also facing possible car repairs and my car comes first.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.  I will be hopefully be able to provide you with new episodes in the near future.  Keep in mind the website will stay active and all past shows can be accessed.  Keep on Rambling.

Russel

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This week the show shifts to the supernatural and vampires again.  First up you get my retro book review of the third book in the Argeneau vampires in Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands as Bastien takes centre stage.  Then we head back to Polaris 22 and the Jason Dohring press conference.   He talks about hsi time on Moonlight as well as his other television roles.  You  also get a GoChi juice udpate from me as well.  The feature song for this week is Moonlight by Stelios Arnaoutoglou B and can be found www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13am EDT

This week it is my high adventure edition of my podcast which I am calling LOST and Found.  First off we journey with a family as the fight to survivethe elements and ech other in my audio book review of Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.  Then I go back in a time a little bit and review LOST the 1st season DVD and give my impressions of how the series began.   The feature segment for this week takes me back to the movies with Rob as we take in an evening show of The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and talk about the lack of pyramids among other things.  If you are  curious about the GoChi Juice you can hear more about it at www.gojihealthstories.com . The feature song for this week is Bride of the Dragon by Man Bites Dog and can be found www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

Another jam packed show for you all this week.  This time around science fiction old and new is in the spotlight as we go Trekking With Wall-E.  First up is my audio book review of the autobiography Up Till Now by William Shatner with David Fisher as the former captain of the Enterprise goes over the highs and lows of his life with his own voice.  Then we jump ahead a little in the Star Trek universe and catch up with actress Terry Farrell from her press conference from Polaris 22.  She talk about her role on Deep Space Nine and her life in televison as well as being a mom.  Then to wrap  things up this week a debut of a brand new segment on the podcast, The Film Junkies, Vanessa and Aleasha review the newest Pixar movie Wall-E.  Music for this week features Space Junk by Fraser Mills and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Theme music for the Film Junkies is the song Do the Oh Oh by Doc Pilot and can be found at either www.jamendo.com or their Myspace page at  www.myspace.com/docpilotxraypop.   Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.s always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

This week science and the superntaural take centre stage.  First up is my book review of Blasphemy by Douglas Preston as sciencetists in the Arizona desert may have found a link to creation itself.   Then it is off to the movies with my friend Vanessa as we review The Dark Knight on the street right outside the theatre.  My guest this week is best selling author Tanya Huff from the Polaris 22 press conference on July 12th, 2008.   She talks to us about the show Blood Ties and how to make a living on just writing books.  Plus I have some exciting news about the podcast and what is coming up in future shows.  The song  for this week is Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

This week I continue my Polaris 22 Convention coverage with a big show and a very special guest.  In my coverage of Day 3 at the event I talk to Michael all about the wonderful world of Anime, Adam Smith of Sword in the Stone(www.swordinthestone.ca) a dealer of custom clothing for movies and film, John Martin, a savy collector of aciton figures and Daniel Cohen (www.danielcohen.com) who deals with the business of famous autographs as well as some final words from Kate Dyck, media relations at the convention.  You also get for your listening pleasure the Jim Butcher press conference from the convention as he talks about the Dresden Files and what is the most dangerous martial art to him.  Songs  for this week include Space Melody by Victor Stellar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

It is another one the road edition of my podcast as I take in the sights and sounds of Polaris 22 that was held in Toronto July 11 - 13, 2008.   In this epsiode you get my take on Day 1 (where getting there was half the battle)  and  Day 2 of the largest Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention I have ever been to.  This show includes Xena talk with a woman who actually was dressed as the character, I talk with Phil Chandler of  Kaijuman Collectibles http://kaijumanscollectibles.com/ about Godzilla and how the character has stayed popular for so many years,  then I catch up with Lord Vader and a couple of stormtroopers for a chat and then wrap up the day back in the dealer room with Meg from Scaredy Cats Costumes (http://www.scaredycats.ca/)who has a weapons making business with her husband.   Lots more to come from the Convention with Day 3 coverage next week.   Music for this week is Space Junk by Fraser Mills and Traffic Jammer by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

This week science fiction and fantasy take centre stage.  First up is my book review of Air Appraent by Piers Anthony as we return to the land of Xanth in a murder mysery, of sorts.  My guest this week is Kate Dyck, Head of Media Relations of Polaris 22 (http://www.tcon.ca/polaris/modules/tconguests/) which takes place in Toronto from July 11 - 13.  We talk about the upcoming convention and what to expect there as well as handy do's and don'ts, an interesting costume choice from previous years to get everyone ready for the event that I will be attending.  Songs  for this week include Space Melody by Victor Stellar and Space Junk by Fraser Mills and both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

This week is a pair of book reviews.  First up is the supernatural romance Love Bites by Lynsay Sands as we get a new take on vampirism.  Then it is ladies on the run with my audio book review of Are You Afraid of the Dark by Sydney Sheldon as two widows fight for their life against an evil corporation.  Songs featured on this week are Lady of the Dark by The Quintessentials and Sonnet 116 by Maggie Doucet and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Here you go folks another fresh podcast for you to enjoy.  On the show this week you get my book review of Santa Fe Dead by Stuart Woods as Ed Eagle does battle with his ex-wife Barbara and then I talk with returning guest Martin Johnson, newly hired sound engineer for Big Finish. We talk about working for a large audio production company and the challenges of making sound effects and of course Doctor Who.  Music on the show this week.  The song in this week's show is Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

This week we hit the hills of Hollywood with one big green smack.  First up is my audio book review of Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods as we explore the early days of Centurion Studios and the Red Scare in the US.   Then we Hulkify things up with my video game and movie review of the Incredible Hulk that is now playing at a theatre near you.  Rob joins me for the film and we have very different takes on the motion picture.  Songs for this week are Chlorine Aqua Green by Bit Rationale, Green Forest by Aaron Daringtron and Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  All can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and  they can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

On this week's show we wrap up the Legacy of the Force and catch up with Paul Wilson.  First up on the show is my audio book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force : Book 9 Invincible by Troy Denning as the fate of the universe hangs in the blanace.  My guest this week is Paul Wilson, formerly of the Whocast and now with Big Finish  Audio Productions, making his return to my show.   We talk about leaving his old podcast, working in his new job and even the summer movie season just before he goes on vacation.  Songs for this week include Lets get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and the quirky yet funny song of Space Zombies (from the Black Lagoon) by Dawglips.  Both can be  found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

This week we look at old franchises getting new life agaiin.  First up it is my book review of Wild Cards : Book 17 : Death Draws Five by John J. Miller as Jokers and Aces battle over the life of a young man with amazing powers.  Then we journey back to Eternia with my DVD review of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002) Vol 1, the most recent incarnation of the muscle bound hero.  The songs for this week include Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar and Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Instrumental music provided by the band Mr. Burns and can be found at http://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

This weeks show we travel the globe investigating secrests and crime.   First up you get my audio book review of Last Known Victim by Erica Spindler as murder goes down in the Big Easy in post-Katrina New Orleans.  Then it is off to the movies as Rob joins me for our review of Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull has come to a theatre near you.  Songs for this weeks are The Battle by J Underberg and Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar which can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other incidental msuic is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

Here it is folk my 100th show and it is a big one.  First up I start the show for the first time LIVE on the Talkshoe network as I talk with actress/singer/podcaster Karmyn Tyler in front of an online audience and get questions from them.  Then I give my book review of House by Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker as 7 people get trapped in a house with a killer stalking them with the only way out in.  Then I  wrap things off with my movie review of Speed Racer that is playing at a theatre near you.  Songs in this episode include Luv me So  by Karmyn Tyler as well as songs from www.podsafeaudio.com Fastest by Kathy Reynolds and Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.   Other incidental msuic provided by the band Mr. Burns.  You can find Tim Drury's podcast at  http://tdrury.libsyn.com if you are  curious about Second Life.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

This week I have a jammed packed show full of reviews and music.  First up is my DVD review of  Dragonlance : Dragons of Autumn Twilight as a classic fantasy novel gets animated in a big way.  Then we delve into murder and mystery with Complusion by Jonathan Kellerman as Alex and Milo track down a shape-shifting killer.  My final review is one of the newer Xanth novels, Stork Naked by Piers Anthony as Suprise Golem goes on a quest to rescue her baby.  Music for this weeks features the songs Dragons by The Switch, A Stranger by Jackal + Wolf, and Done and Dusted by Dave Stannard.  All songs can be  found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Extro music is by the band Mr Burns.  As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

This week it is all about fighting crime, in and out of an metal suit.  First up is my audio book review of Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman, as Alex Delaware and Milo investigate a cryptic message from a dead woman.  Then I crank the show up a notch with my reviews of both the PS2 game  and movie review of Iron Man that opened up across NOrth America this past weekend.  The featured song for this week is IRON by Spotrushaz.  The theme song is Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other incidental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Here you go folks another fresh podcast off the dusty trail.   This week it is Part 2 of my Powder River Special.  First up is my retro book review of Excavation by James Rollins as some archelogical students get more than they bargained for in the mountains of Peru.  Then I am join once again by Jerry Robbins from Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air as we discuss his studio recording style, special effects and what is  coming up with his audio production company.   You also get treated to a great song from one of the epiosdes of Powder river and a teaser trailer for their upcoming adaptationof King Solomon's Mines.  You can find more about Herry's company by going to www.colonialradio.com.  Other music is once again provided by the band Mr. Burns.  The intro music is from the song Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your commenst and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

This week we head out to the wild west with the first part of my Powder River Special.  First up is my review of Powder River Season 1 & 2 as former lawman Britt McMaster starts his life over with his son Chad.  Then I talk with the man behind the audio, Jerry Robbins, writer/director/producer and actor from Colonial Radio on the Air.   We talk about how he got started making audios and behind the scenes of the western audio adventure.  The featured song for this week is Radio by Chris Townsend and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  If you are interested in hearing more audio dramas you can check them out at www.colonialradio.com or  www.blackstoneaudio.com.   Other music is by the band Mr. Burns and the intro song is Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

This week death takes centre stage on my podcast.  First up is the audio book review of Slipknot by Linda Greenlaw as murder comes to a small US coastal town.  Then it is off to the movies as Rob and I check out the latest teen slasher Prom Night that opened this past weekend.   We discuss the film and give it a very unique rating system.  The featured song for this week is Destination by Crush and selections from Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Another great show lined up for you folks this week with a new intro.  First up it is my audio book review of the Shakespearian murder mystery Interred with Thier Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell as a professor/director goes on the hunt for a lost piece of history.  My feature segment for this week is my discussion and live candle reading with psychic reader Linda Hilary as we discuss what it is like to tell the fortunes of others.  If you want to contact her she can be reached at lindahilary@hotmail.com for more information.  Music for the show are the song Outta My Mind by High Alert Status and featured music from Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com . Ending theme music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

Here it is folks what many people have been waiting for, the second half of a terrific interview.   First up is my book review of Star Wars Darth Bane : Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn, as the dark side of the force gets shown in a new light in the old Republic.   My guest this week is more of my exclusive talk with best selling author of the Shannara series, Terry Brooks.   This week we conclude the interview with talk of his work in the Star Wars universe, movie adaptations of his novels, his new Dark Wraith of Shannara graphic novel and his upcoming novel The Gypsy Morph.  Music at the top and end of the show is  as usual provided by the band Mr. Burns.   This week also features the songs Lets Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar (which you may hear more of in another episode) and the song Masquarade by I&SON.   Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Well my March Madness special hits its peak  this week.  First off for your listening pleasure I give my audio book review of The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz, another thriller this time feauting an amazing dog then you get the first half of my exclusive interview with the author of the new Dark Wraith of Shannara graphic novel, Terry Brooks is a guest exclusively on my podcast.  We talk about the art of writing, the secret of his long term writing career and how much input he has on the audio books that are made of his works.   Look for more with Terry next week for part 2 of the interview.  Instrumental music for this week is once again provided by the band Mr. Burns.   This week's featured song It's Time Now by The Kokoon and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

The ladies once again get spotlighted in my podcast this week.  First up is my retro audio book review of Dead Ringer by Lisa Scottoline as a fiesty female lawyer gets the case of a lifetime,  if she can only  survive it.  My special guest this week is the lovely Karmyn Tyler from www.karmynkast.com and www.karmyntyler.com,  we discuss what impact the recent writer's strike had on the industry and a possible screen actor's guild strike in June.  Instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  This  week's featured song is Everything is Allright by The Pike Bishops and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

This week my March Madness continues with a very special podcast.  On the show you will get my exclusive interview with writer/director, Bob Forward as we discuss his work in the world of animation.  Some if the topics we cover are wroking with established characters, censorhip, the cost of making a show and working with toy companies.  Instrument music is once  again provided by the band Mr. BurnsIf you want to check out my guest's website you can  go to www.detonationfilms.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

This week starts of my March Madness with a really big show.  First up you get my take on the recent news from the HD-DVD vs. Blue-Ray front and possible takeover news in the world of video games.  Then I give my my impression of the new zombie movie by George A. Romero, Diary of The Dead and what I thought of the place I saw it in.  My guest for this week is writer,director & actor, Barnaby Edwards from Big Finish Productions as we discuss how to make audio dramas and some of the dramas that they make.  Plus you get 2 trailers from Big Finish as well as well as one form the upcoming movie The Ruins.  Instrumental music in the podcast is provded by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

This week it is another on the road edition of my podcast as I check out the 2nd annual Podcamp Toronto Un-Conference that took place at Ryerson University from Feb. 23 - 24.  Along with my take on the event you will also get to hear from Chris Brogan, social media anaylist and great guy as we talk about the growth of podcasting and how networking is changing,  Jay Moonah, organizer, podcaster and musician about the coference and Matthew Campagna, from www.bsgcast.com, as we discuss the upcoming season of BattleStar Galactic and what marked the death of network television.  Music on this week's show are the songs City Life by Shane Ervin and  Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero.  Instrumental music is from the track Travelogue by George Woods and tracks from the band Mr. Burns.  If you want to check out all of the sessions that were at the event check out  http://podcamptoronto.pbwiki.com/MediaArchive2008 where they will all be eventually posted (including mine) for you to look at.    As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

This week's show once again gives you 2 book reviews for the price of one podcast.  First up we trek to the jungles of South America for my review of Amazonia by James Rollins as a group of scientists and military try to survive the terrors that dwell within it's depths.  Then it is off to the world of cartoon strips as I review Schulz & Peanuts by David Michaelis as world of Charlie Brown's creator is explored.  Music for the show this week are the songs  Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply & The Concrete Jungle by KlassicK Productions.  Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Instrumental music and my intro and extro is done by the band Mr. Burns.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

This week we feature a story that comes all the way from the depths of hell.  The audio book review  is Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker as the master of horror returns in this tale of a demon trapped in the very story.  This week's show also features the brand new song Forbidden One by Karmyn Tyler as the sultry singer continues to explore new ground.  Instrumentral music is once again by the band Mr. Burns.  Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

This week I give you a double dose of James Patterson on audio.   First up is my take on the audio book Youv'e Been Warned by James Patterson & Howard Roughan as a young reporter finds her life spiralling out of control in  very strange ways.  Then we return to the wordl of Alex Cross with Double Cross by James Patterson as two killers stalk the famous Dragonslayer of crimminals.  This week I also discuss the tragic death of Heath Ledger and trend of actors dieing young.  Music for the show are the songs Luv Me So by Karmyn Tyler and the song Crossed by Ellis Reed.  Both songs can be found on the podsafe music network.   Instrumenatl music is provided by the band Mr. Burns.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

One this week's show we take 2 journey's into the past through books.  First up I give my book review of Star Wars : Allegiance by Timothy Zahn as rebel stormtroopers and Mara Jade bring justice to an earlier  time in the Star War Universe.   The it is off to Boston in the 1800's with The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen as a young doctor tries to stop a murder and save his own life as well.  Music on the show this week is the song Bone Cold by Joe Sibol and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Instrumental music provided by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

Here it is folks another podcast jammed with content for you this week.  I take my first journey into the world of Sci-Fi of the new year.  First up is my book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force - Book 7 Fury by Aaron Allston as Jacen continues  to take control of the galaxy.  Then I debut a new segment on the show called Sci-Fi Chat with Cat as friend and fellow podcaster Cat from the in hiatus Lipstick Aliens Podcast talk about Heroes, Bionic Woman, the writer's strike and good old Battlestar Galactica.  This week also features a brand new song by Karmyn Tyler called Luv Me So for your listening pleasure.  All instrumental music is provided by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggesitons are weclome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

This week the colour black takes over the podcast.  First off you have my audio book review of Black Order by James Rollins as SIGMA faces off against Nazis and the power of Quantum Theory.   Then we journey across time with Rowan Atkinson in my DVD  review of Black Adder the Complete Series as I talk about this classic British comedy.  Music for this week are the songs Black Limousine by Mark Jungers and Black Swan by Belladonna, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  The instrumental music for my show is provided by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

A little late but still packed with podcasting goodness.  This week's audio book review is Now & Then by  Robert B. Parker as Spenser is once again for hire and gets involved with another interesting case.  You  also get my commentary of the lates developments in the war of HD-DVD vs. Blue Ray and on the Writer's Guild of America strike.  There is also a very special announcement about a famous upcoming guest on the podcast.  This weeks song is Damn Good Friends by Bob Maus and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

Here it is folks my first show of the new year, one day early and with a new opening and ending music to boot courtesy of the band Mr. Burns.  On the show this week you have my audio book review of Superstition by Karen Robards as a curious reporter may get more than she bargained for in a news story.   Then I journey into the world of GOR and Second Life as I talk to somone who lives the Gorean lifestyle in that virtual world.  Music in the show is the  song Supersition by Ball in the House and can be foud at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT