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Here it is folks my 250th episode and 5th Anniversary episode that I recorded LIVE on the Talkshoe network this past Saturday with special guest co-host Dave Cooper from the Cultdom Collective podcast and frequent guest on Doctor Who Podshock.  In this special unedited edition Dave and I talk about many science fiction and fantasy shows in both movies and television.  As an added bonous you also get my quick review of Murdoch Myseries Season 2, making our way towards my upcoming blu-ray review of Murdoch Mysteries Season 3 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) that will be featured on an upcoming episode.  Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome/

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This week you get my Joss Whedon Special a I highlight some of his work and more.  First up we take a journey to Transylvania  as Ganriel Belmont takes on the forces of evil in Castlevania : Lord of Shadows for the PS3.  Then I start off my month of musicals feature with my review of the 35th Anniversary edition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Blu-ray (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as the cult musical takes centre stage.  From the house of Frank-N-Furter we jump to my DVD review of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Eliza Dushku takes on her own set of multiple personalities. I wrap things off with some mighty Marvel mutants as I review Astonishing X-Men : Gifted :The Motion Comic, written by Joss Whedon.  Music for this week features the songs Day & Night by Victor Stellar and Dolls by Panik that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is my annual Halloween special for your listening enjoyment and this year cult movies are the focus.  First up you get my take on Troll and Troll 2 and the documentary The Best Worst Movie as I discuss what is being called t5he worst movie ever made with Troll 2.  Then it is off to the shores of Lost Lake as I give my DVD review of the original Piranha directed by Joe Dante & produced by Roger Corman.  Then its a journey to classic Universal monster movies of old with my review of The Monster Legacy DVD Set by Universal as Dracula, Wolf-Man and Frankenstein take centre stage.  Music for the show this week features tracks from the The Dead Matter Soundtrack, Halloween Music and the 13th Hour by Midnight Syndicate Fillms.  Your comments are always welcome.

Look for more horror themed reviews with : Castlevania : Lord of Shadows for PS3 & The Strain audio book by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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This week it is robots, little monsters and creatures of middle-earth.  First up is my DVD review of Transformers Seasons 3 & 4 as the war for Cybertron rages on.  Then it is back to Earth with my Blu-ray review of the Joe Dante classic Gremlins as my countdown to Halloween Special continues.  I wrap things up with my PS3 game review of Lord of the Rings : Aragorn's Quest.  Music for this week features the song Hallows Eve by Michael Stephens and Tolkien by Brobdingagian Bards that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week I journey to Sherwood forest with a side journey inot horror. First up I give you my DVD review of the Canadian cult classic Rocket Robin Hood Vol. 2 as we catch up wiith the merry men of the year 3000, then it is off to the world of Rob Zombie for my Countdown to Halloween special segment and give you my Blu-ray review of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects as the Firefly family runs rampant across the silver screen. I wrap things up my my Blu-ray release of the 1938 classic The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn & Olivia De Havilland. Music for this week features the songs Hallows Eve by Michael Stephens and A Green Forest by Aaron Deringtonboth can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week the show is just a plethera of content on the show. First up you get my audio book review of The 9th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Peatro as Lindsay Boxer chases down the lipstick killer, then it is my DVD review of Midnight Syndicate's The Dead Matter as zombies as vampires and zombies battle it out, from there we head to the mean streets of Empire City in my game review of Mafia 2 for the PS3 and wrap things up with my Blu-ray review of the latest DC Universe Animated movie Superman/Batman : Apocalypse as the girl of steel faces off against Darkseid. Music for this week features the songs Gunfight by The Dead Ranch Hands and A Most Pleasant Apocalypse by Josh Preston, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week we highlight heroes in action.  First up is my audio book review of Tom Pendleton's The Executioner : Time Bomb by Graphic Audio as Mack Bolan takes on The Ghoul.  Then we swing over for my game review of Spider-Man : Shattered Dimensions for the PS3 as our favourite web-crawler battles evil across time and space.  As a bonous you get my take on 2 eisodes of Bored to Death that I picked up from Fan Expo 2010. Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is murder, mystery and mayhem on the menu.  First up I give you my audio book review of the latest Agent Pndergast novel by Douglas Prestion and Lincoln Child Fever Dream as the past comes alive in a deadly way, then we take a trip to Durham County for my review of the 2nd season and we wrap things up with my revidew of the zombie action movie Resident Evil : Afterlife starring Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter from Heroes.  Music for this week features the songs Fever by Electric Fence and Evil Has a Name by Philpot, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week I conclude my Toronto Fan Expo 2010 Specials with all of the stuff I could not fit in the previous shows.  In this week's show you get my interview with Tom Hodges, artist on Star Wars : Tales of the Clone Wars comic book, former World Wreslting Entertainment Divas Amy "Lita" Dumas and Trish Stratus, Dinah Mite, the champion of the Pillow Fight League, actor William Forsythe and Flavio Caracas from the new online game Microvolts.  If that was not enough I wrap things up with the return of Mike "The Birdman" Dodd from This Week in Geek and Reviewaday.ca as we talk about our convention experiences.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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My Toronto Fan Expo 2010 coverage continues this week with my Day 2 coverage of Day 3 of the event.  On the show you get Tahmoh Penikett who played Helo from the current Battlestar Galactica, Matt and Nat from Your Geek News and the Capri-cast, the lovely and talented Natasha Eloi from SPACE channel, David Blue from Stargate Universe(www.david-blue.com)  and Ryan Robbins from Sanctuary with a great talk about cinematic werewolves.   Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is another on the road edition of the show as I head down the 401 Highway to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Fan Expo 2010. Day 1 of my coverage includes my interview with Victor Lucas, one of the hosts of The Electric Playground (www.elecplay.com) as we talk about the world of video games, I take a ride on the Nostromo from Alien, talk with Bernice at the Fox (www.fox.com) booth about upcoming video releases, Dan Didio from DC Comics (www.dccomics.com) , David Pea from Universal Designs (www.udreplicas.com) and his amazing motorcycle outfits then it is out to Durham County as I catch up with the creative team of ladies behind the show, Laurie Finstad, Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell and wrap things up with the legendary actor Ernest Borgnine. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week you get a double bill of movie reviews for your pleasure.  First up I give my movie review of the latest spoof movie to hit the theatres, Vampires Suck as the Twilight Saga takes it on the chin.  Then it is up to The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg fight crim in thier own special way.  You also get my opinion on the latest game demos to hit the Playstation Network.  The link for the very strange live action Tekken vs. Street Fighter video I talked about is here .Music for this week features the song Copland by Cooperstone Badge that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we did into a little bit of 80's animaiton as I give you my Bravestarr special.  First up I replay a portion of the interview I did with writer/dirrector Bob Forward that first aired back in episode 90 in March 2008.  In this clip he talks about his work on the animated series and how he deals with death in animation.  Then I give my DVD review of The Best of Bravestarr on DVD.  You also get my take on the newest demos on the Playstation Network, my view on a recent posting on real life superheroes that can be found here and here and very BIG news with me and Fan Expo 2010.  Music for this week features the song Texas Sky by Val Davis that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we head to the ballfield and battlefield.  First up you get my audio book review of Stephen King's Blockade Billy as major league baseball takes a turn for the sinister.  Then we head back to the battlefield as I give my review of G.I. Joe Season 1.2 on DVD.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the song Billy's Number by Catalog Only that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week I cover the power of Disney and genetics all in one package.  First up I give you my audio book/essay review of Team Rodent : How Disney Devours the World by Florida's own Carl Hiaasen as the author gives a hard review of Mickey and Co.  Then we journey into the Not So Distant Future with my video review of Repo : The Genetic Opera as organ donation takes a gruesome turn.  Music for this week features the song Disney Protest Song by David Teller that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we journey across the west and beyond in the show.  First up I give my review of Graphic Audio's DC Universe - Trail of Time as the Man of Steel fights for his very existence along with DC's Western heroes.  Then I give my DVD review of G.I. Joe Season 1.1 on DVD as we journey back 80's cartoonage.  You also get an update on Fan Expo 2010 as well my opinion on the latest offerings from the Playstation Store.  Music for this week features the song Morning Light / Western Town by David Elias that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we visit science gone mad, boys being bad and some school kids wear plaid.  First up is my audio book review of Dean Koontz's Frankestein : Book 4 Lost Souls as the new race threatens humanity again.  Then we hit the streets of Gotham as I give my video review of Batman : Under the Red Hood as the Dark Knight's past catches up with him.  Finally we journey to Hogwarts as I give my review of LEGO : Harry Potter Years 1 -4 for the PC.  Music for this week features the songs Monster Techno Blues by Joe Sibol and The Talke of Harry Potter;Muggle Travelling song by FoundObject.PNN.com, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we have a touch of the campyness and teen age supernatural angst on the show.  First up I give my mini review of some new demos on the Playstation Network.  Then we take a journey inot TV's past as Adam West and Burt Ward reunite for the tv special Return to the Batcave : The Misadventures of Adam & Bur as the former dynamic duo take a look back on the famous show. I wrap things up with my movie review of The Twilight Saga : Eclipse as Bella faces more danger and a choice between her angst rridden Edward or the shirt-less wonder Jacob.  Music for this week features the song Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week I feature stories that span galaxies.  First up it is to a galaxy far far away as I review the audio book of Star Wars : Fate of gthe Jedi - Allies by Christie Golden as the Jedi and Sith must team together to face a common enemy.  Then we journey to Cybertron for my video game review of Transformers : War For Cybertron for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Transformers by Victtor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week my show is gone to the toys.  First up is my movie review of Toy Story 3 as Woody, Buzz and company face the reality of Andy growing up and I spot one of my favourite old toys in the film.  Then it is off to the video game world as you get my review of Toy Story 3 for the PS3.  IN addition you get my take on the street violence from the G20 Conference in Toronto and look for my co-hosting spot on the Karmynkast that can be found here http://www.karmynkast.net/.  Music for this week features the song The Stranger by howdy! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week video games is the focus of the show.  First up I give my impressions of the E3 Press Conferences from Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony as they talk about all of the new products and games coming out in the fall and new year.  Then we take a journey to a mythic land with my retro video game review of Conan for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Games Without Frontiers by Echo of Souls and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week kids of all hsapes and sizes take focus.  First up is my blu-ray review of Next Avengers : Heroes of Tomorrow as the children of Marvel's Mightiest Heroes face the evil of Ultron.  Then it is a classic chunk of Canadian comdedy as I give my DVD review of Kids in the Hall Season 1.  Finally I wrap things up with my movie review of the latest TV show to get a make-over, The A-Team stands at attention.  You also get my take on the very quick home video release of Clash of the Titans next month.  Music for this week features the songs Kid Icarus by Ocean Alexander and Fugitive by Kathy Reynolds, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we explore the land of walking dead and series finales.  First up is my audio book review of World War Z by Max Brooks as we get a look inot what the world would be like if there was a zombie war.  Then I give you my takes on the series finales of LOST and 24 and video game review Doctor Who and the City of the Daleks.  Music for this week features the songs The Battle is not Lost by Cat Rood and Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we combine murder and magical mayhem.  First up I give you a re-cap on some signifigant deaths in Hollywood this past week that are of note.  Then it is off to the reviews as I give my audio book review of The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club tackle's another series of strange deaths.  From there it is off to the land of Far Far Away as I give my movie review of Shrek Forever After as the mighty Ogre wishes his life away to Rumpelstiltskin.  Music for this week features the song A Real Life Fairy Tale by Sara Overall  and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week it is the mean streets of L.A. and the hard punches or iron.  First up you get my audio book review of Deception : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex track down a killer of a woman found in a tub of dry ice.  Then it is back into the Mighty Marvel Universe as I give my game review of Iron Man 2 for the PS3.  I also mention the 30th Anniversary of a very famous video game icon.  Music for this week features the song Deception of the Mind by The Outsyder and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week marks the 4th Anniversary and 200th episode of my podcast so I bring it in LIVE with another Talkshoe edition of my podcast.  Joining me is co-host of The Cultdom Collective and frequent contributor to Doctor Who Podshock, Dave Cooper in England.  We talk about many science fictions shows and movies both here in North America and the UK including Caprica, Smallville, AVATAR and of course Doctor Who and even some differences between television here and UK.Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we head to the movies as I approach my big 200th show.  First up I give you a a convention update and my impressions of a group audition I attended.  Then we head off to the movies and off to Elm Street for my review of Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 as a new Freddy scraes up the big screen.  Next up is Iron Man 2 as Robert Downey Jr. returns to battle evil and his inner demons.  Music for this week features the song Sweet Dreams by The Magnificent Andersons and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

Coming up next week is episode 200 LIVE on the Talkshoe network and can be found here http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=18411&cmd=tc which will be co-hosted by Dave Cooper and feature a Sci-FI free for all on Saturday May 15 at 3 pm EST, See you then

 

 

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This week it is a little retro Satruday Morning tv and big screen action.  First up you get my DVD review of The Ghost Busters : The Complete Series as Tracey, Kong and Spencer face off against a gaggle of ghastly ghouls in this 70's live action show.  Then it is off to the theatre as I review The Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jason Patric as a modern day A-Team like guys are gunning for revenge in this action comedy.   Music for this week features the song The Losers by COMEG and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we spotlight heroes of a different sort.  Before we get to the reviews I give my take on the bare-bones release of Avatar on Blu-Ray and DVD.  Then it is off to the mean streets as a simple minded man wages his own personal war against crime in Defendor starring Woody Harrelson and Elais Koteas.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Kick-Ass as a young man tries to make a difference in a wet suit and alot of guts.  Music for this week features the song Kick It! by Top Johnny! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week zombies and Olympians take centre stage.  First up is my audio book review of The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks as you learn all you need to know to survive zombies.  Then it is back to ancient Greece as you get my PS3 game reviews of The God of War Collection and God of War 3 as Kratos rages against Zeus and Olympus.  Music for this week features the song The Year Before the War by Eric Maskol and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we journey through the 9 circles of Hell and into the future.  First up is my video game review of Dante's Inferno for the PS3 as one man fights the underworld to save his true love.  Then I am joined by Matt and Nat from The Capricast and Your Geek News as we discuss the BSG prequel show Caprica, God of War 3 and the film that they are making.  Music for this week features the song Replaced by Robots by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is battles in a galaxy and time far far away.  First up I give you my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi - Backlash as Ben and Luke face off against the Night Sisters of Dathomir.  Then it is off to ancient Greece as I give my movie review of the new Clash of the Titans starring Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington.  Music for this week features the song Sisters in the Dark by hoserski and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT
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This week it is fast romances and fast dragons on the show.   First up you get my Convention update as I recap the upcoming celebrity guests coming up at Polaris 24 and Fan Expo 2010.  My unabridged audio book review is Kisser by Stuart Woods as Stone Barrignton finds himself up to his neck in women and mayhem.  Then it is off to the theatre as I give my review of the latest Dreamworks animated feature How to Tame Your Dragon starring the voice talents of Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson.  Music for this week features the song Last Time We Kissed by The Johns and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT
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This week Mutant Turtles and Mad Hatters grace my audio stage.  First up you will have my video review of Turtles Forever as your favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battles Shredder across dimensions to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of shell-backs.  Then it is off to Wonderland as I give my take of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp as the old tale gets a new look.  Music for this week features the song Queen of Me by Natalie Brown and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am EDT
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This week comedy and mystery take centre stage.  First up I look back at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and give my impressions of Oscar Night.  Then I review Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin audio book as the famous funny lady dishes out her life in show business and on the D-list.  My movie review this week is Sherlock Holmes as Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law take on the legendary crime solving duo.   Music for this week features the song Yearbook by The Boogiemen and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am EDT
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This week we explore monsters on sea and land.  First up is my audio book review of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austin and Ben H. Winters as a classic tale gets a new look.  Then we switch to land as I give my take on the new re-imagining of The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.  You also get an observation on the classic 80's cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Music for this week features the song I am the Werewolf by Michael Stephens and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT
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Here it is folks, my long awaited Dark Shadows Special.  Before we dive into the shadows I give you the latest  news from the Playstation Network including a new reality show and what I think of the God of War 3 demo.   My feature interview for this week is Stuart Manning, the series producer of the Dark Shadows line at Big Finish Audio Productions in the UK.  We talk about the popularity of the tv series and how it came to be revived on audio.Music for this week featurs the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT
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Here it is folks my annual trek to Ryerson University in Toronto and my coverage of Podcamp Toronto 2010 that took place on Feb. 20 & 21, 2010.  On the show you get my impression of the event and what it was like to do another session.  Joining me on the episode is the returning author and occaional co-host of This Week in Geek podcast, Steve Saylor as we talk about his new collection of short stories (www.stevesaylor.net).  Then the televixen herself, Melissa Grimonte joins the show.  We talk about how vampires are becoming more popular and the tv shows True Blood and LOST(www.thetelevixen.com).  I talk with Michael Clarke about his work to bring pre-fab homes to the people of Haiti (http://www.generaldiscovery.ca/).  I catch up with session presenter Tod Maffin and we talk about recording techniques when doing your podcast (http://www.casestudiesonline.com)   I close things up by catching up with Connie Crosby, one of the orgranizers of the event and get her take at the end of the day.Music for this week features the song End Game by George Woods and  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.  You can find my slideshow presentation at Podcamp at http://www.slideshare.net/RusselTH/podcasting-on-a-budget feel free to view it and comment.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT
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This week it is the blood of heroes and villians that take the spotlight.  First up you will get my take on the trend of eliminating older-aged characters in tv shows along with reviews of the mew show Spartacus : Blood and Sand and the Absolute Justice episode of Smallville,  Then I review Iris Johansen's latest Eve Duncan audio book Blood Game as the dead talks alot.  The blood letting continues with my review of the movie Daybreakers and I finish off with a review of the latest DC Animated feature Justice League : A Crisis on 2 Earths.  Music for this week features the songs Daylight by The Shakes, Crisis by Classic Tragic Hero and A Moment of Crisis by Greg Schuler  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32am EDT
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This week we journey through the rings of hell and fight demons and angels.  First up it is my video review of Dante's Inferno : An Animated Epic as the game gets the full movie treatment.  Then the ladies take centre stage as I give my review on Bayoneta for the PS3 as she dances and shoots her way through a mult-tude of heavenly hosts.  Music for this week features the song Burn Like Hell by Zamarro and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT
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This week it is a battle of the dead and monstrous.  First up is my book review of Indiana Jones and The Army of the Dead as the intrepid adventurer faces off against Nazis, Samurai and Zombies all in the jungles of Haiti.  Then it is off to a distant galaxy as I give my review of Marvel's newest animated feature Planet Hulk.  Music for this week features the song Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT
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For this week's show it's crossing into darkness. First up I give my take on the ongoing saga which is late night television on NBC. My audio book review is I, Alex Cross by James Patterson as tragedy strikes close to home. It is then down South as I give my take on season 2 of True Blood on HBO. Music for this week features the song Big Trouble Tonight by Mark Joyce and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT
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This week we have a devil of a good time.  I start the show with my impressions of the most recent TV Late Night woes on N.B.C. along with movie news on Spider-Man 4 and Ghostbusters 3.  My reviews this week are Devil May Cry 4 for the PS3 as Nero and Dante smite evil.  Then I gave my DVD review of Carnivale season 2 as the battle of good and evil comes to a head.  Music for this week features the song Devil by sala and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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This week we look at some remakes of classic stories.  First up is you get my tv reviews of the recent mini-series The Day of the Triffids by the BBC and Alice by the SyFy Network.  Then I give you my DVD review of G.I. Joe : Resolute as an old 80's cartoon gets a new look and feel.  Then it is off to a galaxy far, far away with my PS3 game review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the songs Blindsided by Jude Sparrow and Circles for Hearts by The Switch, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am EDT
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Well it is a new year and a new decade and I am back for your listening pleasure.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Evidence : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex try to track down a high stakes killer.  Then it is off to the movies as I give my reviews of both the James Cameron CGI epic AVATAR and the adorably cute singing rodents in Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 : The Squekquel.  Music for this week features the songs Jungle by Top Johnny! and Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17am EDT
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Sorry folks the holidays once again find me too busy to get a fresh episode of the podcast out this week.  Rest assured there will be a new episode to start the new year which will include my audio book review of Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman and other assorted goodies.  If you are still hankering to hear from me you can catch me in the latest recording of Podshock LIVE where I give my opinion of the Doctor Who episode End of Time Part 1 as Talkshoe once again makes my voice sound like the alien character Sil from classic Who.  The episode can be found by going to the Podshock website and Part 2 of the Talkshoe discussion in the coming days.  Thanks for the patience and the best for the new year.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT
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Well here it is folks my annual Christmas special and possibly the last episode of the year and decade to boot.  On this week's show you will get my opinion of the Tiger Woods scandal and my impressions of the Olympic Torch Relay that passed through my region.  You also get a bevy of reviews and seasonal music to boot.  First up is my book review of We'll be Here for the Rest of Our Lives by Paul Shaffer with David Ritz as the Late Show band leader goes over his star-studded career.  Then it is off to a galaxy far, far away Family Guy style as I give my impressions of Something, Something, Something Darkside comes out this week.  I then wrap things up with my game review of the Tales of Monkey Island and a brief history of the successfull game franchise.  Music for this week features the songs Seraphic Panoply by Pimpin with Santa,  Midnight Snow by Abscondo and Snow White Violins by COMEG, all can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT
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This week it is ageless vampires and space age merry men are the focus.  First up I give you my opinions of the latest downloads that have caught my interests on the Playstation Network.  Then I go over my impressions of season 1 of the HBO's True Blood as vampires get a new twist.  It is then off to the year 3000 with my DVD review of Rocket Robin Hood Volume 1.  Music for this week features the songs Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin and Mason Rocket (Spy Extraordinaire) by Beatnik Turtle, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28am EDT
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This week my show features the dark knight and a new moon.  First up is my review of Graphic Audio's production of Batman : Inferno as things heat up in Gotham City.  Then it is off to the land of moody vampires and werewolves as I give you my movie review on the latest chapter in the Twight Saga : New Moon.  I also talk about my recent attendance at a video shoot for Mr. Burns and an upcoming review of a very exciting retro cartoon that arrived recently on DVD.  Music for this week features the song Moon-Shy City by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT
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This week we travel the world in search of treasure and wanted criminals.  First up is my audio book review of Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden by Morgan Spurlock as he takes a look at the other side of terrorism.  Then it weapons of block destruction as I review LEGO : Indiana Jones 2 : the adventure continues for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Around the World by Natalie Brown and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT
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This week we head we rev up the show with some body slamming reviews.  First up is my PS3 game reviews of Smackdown VS Raw 2010 and the gun toting, sword weilding game Wet starring the voice talents of Eliza Dushku and Malcom McDowell.  I also head off to the theatre and give you my movie review of Roland Emmerichs latest disaster movie 2012.  Music for this week features the song Gunfight by Uma Floresta and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46am EDT
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This week the podcast has an international flare to it.  First up I review the autobiography, of sorts, American on Purpose by late night talk show host Craig Ferguson as he reveals alot about his past successes and failures.  Then it is off to the east as I give my DVD review of Samurai Jack Season 1 as an ancient warrior fights off the forces of a shape-shifting demon.  Then we journey back a few months for my feature segment and interview with writer Rob Shearman from Who Party 14.  He talks about writing for Big Finish as well as the Doctor Who Series 1 episode Dalek and who his favourite companion is.  You also get extra audio at the top of  the show as I share a lesson learned when it comes to banking and debit cards.  Music for this week features the songs Cost Cut Japan by Raggae Far East and You're my Demon by ODYC, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT
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Here it is folks my annual Halloween Special with a twist this year.  Featured on the show this week you get my DVD review of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. The Complete Series as the wild west gets a little Sci-Fi injection.  Then movie monsters meet thier match as I give my review of Stan Helsing featuring Leslie Neilson and a cavalcade of killers.  My feature audio is highlights from the Bruce Campbell Q & A from Fan Expo 2009.  He talks about his work in movies, television and what it wold be like if there was ever a Freddy vs Jason vs Ash movie.  Music for this week features the song Haunted House by Ben Cooper and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT
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This week we are going brutal for our reviews.  First up we journey back in time with my review of Battlestar Galactica : The Plan as the grand scheme of the cylons is revealed.  Then it is break out the heavy music and mayhem for my PS3 game review of Brutal Legend starring Jack Black and a host of famous metal heads.  I wrap things up with my movie review of SAW|VI that hit a theatre near you.  Music for this week features the songs Metlallia with Keys by Dylly and Corporate Heavy Metal by Pop Machine and can be found at  www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24am EDT
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This week you get a pair of video reviews and more.  First up though I comment on the premiere of the tv series Stargate : Universe and then rant on the name changed of the network that airs it in the US.  Then I give you my DVD review of V : The Complete series as the raging reptiles run rampant.   The resistance continues with my Blu-Ray review of Superman Batman : Public Enemies as the World's Finest in D.C.U. become the world's most wanted.  Music for this week features the song Victory Lap by Seraphic Panoply and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
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This week's show features the uptight english, the non-upright Scooby (yay) and some forthright heroes.  First up is my audio book review of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith.  Then we journey back to the past as I review Scooby-Doo : The Mystery Begins that just came out on home video.  My final review is of the latest incarnation of Marvel heroes for your PS3 with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.  Music for this week features the songs Study in E Minor by Sean Lane Fuller, Nothing but the Truth by George Woods and Mystery Stare by Gray Martin and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16am EDT
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This week it is zombies, strippers and luchadors, Oh My...First up is my video review of the latest Rob Zombie project as I talk about The Haunted World of El Superbeasto that was recently released on DVD.  Then I journey to the cinema as Rob returns to the show and we review Woody Harrleson's latest film Zombieland.  You also get my takes on the latest PS3 games demos from the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the song Zombie Girl by The Quintessentials and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  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: 12:00am EDT
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This week it is old bones and heroes on the show.  First up is my audio book review of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs as Tempe Brennan faces a threat to her life and career.  Then we journey back to Fan Expo 2009 and join Dan Didio, Senior V.P. & Executive Editor of D.C, Dan Didio   as he hosts the DC Comics Q & A on a wide variety of characters from the DCU and you find out why Jimmy Olson will not be a Black Lantern in the Blackest Night event.  Music for this week features the song Today by Buena and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  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: 8:12pm EDT
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This week it is back to basics with two  reviews for your listening pleasure.  First up it is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Abyss by Troy Denning as Luke & Ben Skywalker come face to face with the dark side of the force.  Then it is off to the legendary house of madness and mayhem as Batman battles Joker along with a host of other evil minds in Batman : Arkham Asylum for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song In my Mind by The Babylon Cowboys and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  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: 9:40pm EDT
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This week it is gaming, independent producers and comic book legends as I conclude my interviews from Fan Expo 2009 that took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from July 28 - 30th 2009.  First up I catch up with Jay Watamiuk from Bioware (www.bioware.com/)  and we talk about the upcoming game Dragon Age : Origins and what goes into making great video game.  Then I talk with the founder of Troma films  (www.troma.com/) , Llyod Kaufman & friends in the most unothrodox and funny interview I have had in ages.  I talk with upcoming movie producer and actress Alexia Anatasio (www.alexiaanastasio.com/) about starting her own business from the ground up.  I go CHAOTIC (www.chaoticgame.com/) and talk with Sarah about the popular trading card game and what they have in store for all thier fans.  I wrap things up with longtime artist for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic book, Jim Lawson (www.ninjaturtles.com) about the fab four and what is like to draw characters for over 20 years.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am EDT
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Here it is folks the second day coverage of Fan Expo 2009 that I attended at the Metro Toronto |Convention Centre from July 28 - 29, 2009 and a star studded spectacular if there ever was one.  On this weeks show you get my observations of the event along with interviews with legendary comic book creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine, Len Wein, w(http://www.lenwein.blogspot.com/), he dishes out the 2 most imprtant things you need to know about writing for television.  Then it is Senior V.P. & Executive Editor of D.C, Dan Didio talks about revitalizing old heroes (www.dccomics.com).  From sci-fi televison, Aaron Douglas from the new BattleStar Galactica (www.aarondouglasfans.com) and actress Erin Grey from the classic tv series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and comedy Silver Spoons.(http://www.heroesforhire.info/).  Then I wrap things up with a great interview with actor James Kyson Lee (www.jameskysonlee.com) who plays Ando on the hit NBC television series Heroes.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EDT
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This week it is another on the road edition of my podcast as I head out to cover Fan Expo 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  In additon to my observations of the event you also get interviews with the youngest professional gamer in the world, Lil Poision (http://lilpoison.com/), actor Beau Bridges from Stargate SG-1, the Soup Nazi from Seinfled, actor Larry Thomas (www.soupnazi.tv), actor Anthony Forrest from Star Wars IV : A New Hope (www.anthonyforrest.com) , Brazillian comic book artist Mike Deodato Jr. from Marvel's Dark Avengers comic,  along with Joe Bonsu & Mark Williams, creators of a new comic book Heroes of the World ( www.theheroesoftheworld.com/).  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am EDT
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This episode it is the science and supernatural go head to head.  First up is my audio book review of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein : Book 3 Dead and Alive as the new Race runs amok in Louisianna.  Then it is back to Who Party 14 as J.M. Fry of Hardcore Nerdity.com talk with author of Doctor Who and the Eyeless, Lance Parkin.  We talk about the writing process and his work with Big Finish's Bernice Summerfield.   Music for this week features the songs Coulda Woke up Dead by budz & Dead Lovely by Adam's God,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's 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: 12:03am EDT
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This week it is the dead and dusty on the show.   First up you get my book review of Vampire, Interrupted by Lynsay Sands as Marguerite Argneeau takes center stage.  Then it is off  to the dustbowl of the 1930's as I review Season 1 of Carnivale on DVD.  For my feature interview this week I am joined by J.M. Fry of Hardcore Nerdity website as we talk with Doctor Who director, Colin Teague from Who Party 14 in Toronto.   He talks about working with Russel T. Davis and the challenges of filming an episode in Rome & the recent Planet of the Dead special.  Music for this week features the songs Carnivale by Kelcy Mae and Prairie Dust by Red River,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's 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: 12:01pm EDT
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This week my reviews cover galaxies in conflict.  First up it is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi - Omen by Christie Golden as the Sith begin to rise.  Then it is off to the battlefield with my PS3 game review of Command & Conquer : Red Alert 3 as history takes a an intersting change.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Gi-Joe : Rise of Cobra starring former Doctor, Christopher Eccleston.  In addition you get my commentary of a new form of choosing a child, an observation of Durham & the late John Hughes.  Music for this week features the songs Smells Like War by ChamberlinRasmussen & Dust Commander by Barrett Tagliarino ,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's 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 it is back to business and reviews galor and the last of my audio from Polaris 23.  First up is my audio book review of Drood by Dan Simmons as we take a dark journey in the life of Charles Dickens, then it is my Blu-Ray review of Green Lantern : First Flight with Hal Jordan front and centre.  To finish things off you get actor Matt Frewer who has appeared in Max Headroom and Watchmen from his Polaris 23 press conference.  Music for this week features the songs Green Song by J Marie Anderson and Green Forest by Aaron Derington ,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's 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 concludes my coverage of Polaris 23 convention that took place in Markham, ON from July 10 - 12.  This edition features my final observations of the event along with an interview with new author Karen Davis.  We talk about about the writing process and her novel Angel of Death.  You also get the press conference of actress Michelle Forbes, who has starred in such tv shows as Star Trek : The Next Generation, 24 and now the new vampire show on HBO True Blood.   Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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This week I continue my coverage of Polaris 23 that took place at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham from July 10 - 12.  You hear from Lord Vader as he tours the halls in search of Jedi, Alex Milne, cover artist for a new Transformers comic book, then I throw in my PS3 game review of Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen.  Then it is back to the convention and I speak with Star Trek fan Lou Israel, a costumed attendee and Adam Smith, costume designer for the Saw movies as well as Repo : The Genetic Opera.  You also get bonous content as I throw in my joint movie review with Lisa of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.

Coming up next week : I conclude my Polaris coverage with author Karen Davis who wrote Angel of Death, my impressions of the convention  and a press conference of either Matt Frewer or Michelle Forbes.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

It's another on the road edition of my podcast as I give you the first part of my coverage of Polaris 23 that took place from July 10 - 12 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham.  On this week's episode you get my observations of the event along with talk with costume fans of Star Wars and Star Trek, a short exclusive talk with actor Michael Hogan from Battlestar Galactica, James |Armstrong from the upcoming Fan Expo convention  and with actor/writer Michael Mohanen who has appeared in Star Trek Voyager and written the upcoming movie Sandstorm.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.

Coming up next week : Lord Vader makes an appearance, comic book artist Alex Milne, Strak Trek trivia master Lou Israel, Adam Smith from Repo : The Genetic Opera, costumed conventioner and much more

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

Well here you go folks my Ghosbusters Spectacular for you all to enjoy.  First up though I take a side trip and give a Canada Day Report involving one really large line-up for food.  Then you get my review of the 25th Anniversary release of Ghostbusters on Blu-Ray for the first time.  The Busting continues with my take on the DVD release of The Real Ghostbusters on DVD as the guys get animated and wrap things up with Ghostbusters : The Video Game on the PS3 where the original cast of the movies gets called back to kick some more ectoplasmic butt.  Music for this week features the songs Ghost by DeadraveN & Haunted House by Ben Cooper,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's 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: 10:38pm EDT

Here it is folks as promised my Transformers special.  First off I do discuss the recent deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson and the impact they have.  Then we journey into the past as I review the DVD release of Transformers Season 1 as SHOUT Factory re-releases a special 25th Anniversary edition.  Then I head to the movie theatre and give you my review of Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen as the battling bots return in a big way.  Music for this week features the songs Transformers & Top Speed by Victor Stellar,  both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro song Let's 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: 2:46am EDT

This week hereos old and new get the focous.  First up is my book review of the latest Wildcards mosiac novel Busted Flush edited by George R.R. Martin as things heat up for the Committee.  Then I give my take of the Graphic Audio adaptation of DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths as an universe is shaken to it's core.  As a bonous review I throw in Prototype for the PS3 for your listening pleasure.  Music for this week features the songs Crisis by Classic Tragic Hero & A Moments of Crisis by Greg Schuler,  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: 6:34pm EDT

Pack up your long wolly scraves and jelly babies, it's another on the road edition of the show as I attend The Doctor Who Party 14 in Toronto this past weekend.  In this busting at the seams show I catch up with the folks from Polaris 23 and discuss the challenges of getting that together, dealers Sean C. Figueirdo from the Who Shack and Chris from Bakka Pheonix bookstore, two lovely costume attendes and even catch up with Teddy from the Circuit on SPACE.  The feature guest is comedian Toby Hadock who preforms the play Moths Ate my Doctor Who Scarf.  If that was not enough you also get bonous coverage of a an event I stubbled upon while shopping.   You even get a David Letterman vs. Sarah Palin rant to start the show off.  Music for this week features the song Traveler III by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro music of Lets Get Ramblin' by Dynamo Snackbar.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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After a week hiatus it is back to a slew of reviews for you.  First up you get my uadio book review of Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell as you get the behind the scenes look at movie production.  Then Sam Raimi returns to his horror roots as I give you my take of Drag Me to Hell at a local theatre near you.  As a bonous you also get my take on Terminator : Salvation for the PS3.  Music for this week features the songs Burn Like Hell by Zamarro and Salvation by The Embers, 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: 12:30am EDT

This week we deal with the evil of man & machine.  First up is my audio book review of Cruel Intent by J.A. Jance as a serial killer targets the lonely.  Then I head to the theatre and give you my review of Terminator : Salvation as the franchise gets a new chapter.  I finish things off with my video game review of X-Men Origins : Wolverine for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song A Machine to Break Your Heart by Henning Ohlenbusch 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: 11:11am EDT

This week celebrates my 3 year anniversary of podcasting in a big way.  I start the show with another edition LIVE on the Talkshoe network featuring my special guests Dave Cooper from the CIA podcast along with listener and podcast fan in general, Tim Drury as we talk alotof Science Fiction and Fantasy and cover alot of tv shows and movies.  Then you get my movie review of Angels and Demons and video game review of X-Blades for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Your City of Angels by Michael Stephens 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: 12:31am EDT

This week it is a trip to merry old England and a leap into the future.  First up I give my audio book review of Fool by Christopher Moore as a court jester determines the fate of a kingdom.  Then it is off to the theatre as I review the new Star Trek with my sister Sarah and her fiance Brent along for the ride.  You also get my take on pets flying on a seat near you as well as another exciting guest announcement for the upcoming Polaris 23 conference in July.  Music for this week features the songs Steady Fools by Korben 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: 12:16am EDT

This week we explore death through various points of view.  First it is a journey back to the 80's as I review a classic Stephen King Story on audio, The Sun Dog, where a camera holds a deadly secret.  Then it is off to the cinema as you get my take on X-men Origins : Wolverine as we delve into the past of the man with the claws of steel.  As a bonus for you all I also give my review of the just released 90's X-men animated series vol. 1 & 2 on DVD.  Music for this week features the songs  Waiting for The Sun by Diega Babuena and Wolverines by Theos Thang 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: 10:07am EDT

This week it is good old fashion 'rassling on the show.  First up you get my audio book revirew of Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child as a not-so-frozen terror stalks the Arctic.  Then it is to the squared circle as I give my review of the movie The Wrestler than just came out on home video.  Most shows would stop there, but heck there is more as I give my video game reviews of Legends of Wrestlemania and Smackdown VS. RAW 2009 for the PS3.  Music for this week features the songs  Cold Wind by Mossback the band and I Wanna Wrestle You by Sumo Sisters 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: 12:23am EDT

This week I journey once again into science fiction, I know no big shocker there.  First up is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Outcast by Aaron Allston as the galaxy goes under more changes under Chief of State Dala.  Then it is a journey through the wormhole for my DVD review of Stargate : The Ark of Truth as the SG-1 team concludes it's battel with the deadly Ori.  Music for this week features the song Starlite Motel by Divisible 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: 12:48am EDT

This week the fight is the thing, across both real world and digital borders.   First stop is another adventure with Alex Cross as I give my audio book review of Cross Country by James Patterson.  Then we battle around the world of the PS3 for my game reviews of Street Fighter IV and off to Middle Earth for Lord of the Rings : Conquest.  Music for this week features the song Crossed by Ellis Reed 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: 1:46am EDT

This week it is a podcast full of aliens and monsters and one big honking ring o' science.  First up I comment on the recent leak of the workprint of X-Men Origins : Wolverine.  Then I give my series review of the longest running sci-fi show in North America Stargate SG-1 and wrap it up with movie review of Dreamworks latest animate feature Monsters VS. Aliens.  Music for this week features the song Space Zombies From The Black Lagoon by Dawglips 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: 12:13am EDT

This week it is back to basics for the show.  First up I give my opinion on the recent make-overs of popular children's characters Dora The Explorer that can be found here and for the 80's icon Strawberry Shortcake here. Then I give my audio book review of Quicksand by Iris Johansen as Eve Duncan is on the trail of another killer.  You also get my movie review of the latest stop-motion CG animation feature Coraline.  Music for this week features the song Quicksand by marcie  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: 12:53am EDT

This week features another On the Road edition of my podcast.  This time around I journey once again to Toronto and attend a Battlestar Galactica Frakkin Final Party at the Sports Centre Cafe, co-hosted by the televixen herself, Melissa Grimonte.  You get my take of the event before and after the finale aired along with my good friends Matt and Natt from the BSGcast (www.bsgcast.com) and Steve Saylor from This Week in Geek (http://thisweekingeek.net)  along with opinions from Meliisa as well.  So hold on to your hats as we go over the end to one of the best Sci-Fi shows done in recent years and yes there be spoilers a plenty.  Watch for me to also appear as a guest on this week's BSGcast, where you can catch me in living colour.  Music for this week features the song The Battle by J. Underberg and End of the Line by Timothy C. Lee , 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: 2:22am EDT

This week it is teenage vampire agnst and missing islanders is the focus this week.  First up I give my opinion of the latest game demos from the PS3 Network.  Then  I  review the movie Twilight leaps to home video and I catch up with the Special Features on Season 4 of LOST on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Music for this week features the song Immortal by Val Davis and Immortalize Me by Salient, 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: 1:37am EDT

This week features masked troopers and masked men on the show.  First off I go over the latest tv news in cancellations and renewws that have caught my interest then it is my book review of Star Wars : Order 66 by Karen Traviss as we explore the last days of the Jedi through clone troopers eyes.  It is off to the movies again as Rob and I  check out the much anticpated Watchmen and give our take on the latest graphic novel to hit the small screen with some slight spoilers in it so be warned.  I wrap things up with my take of the release of Watchmen : The Motion picture comic and the latest demos from the PS3 network.  Music for this week features the song Watching Me by Top Johnny 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: 2:31pm EDT

This week we journey into fantasy and science fiction.  First up I give my book review of The Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands as Victor Argeneau takes center stage.  Then it is a journey to Paradise Island as I review the new direct to video release of Wonder Woman.  As an added bonous I throw in my audo book review of Star Wars : Millenium Falcon by James Luceno as we learn alot about the old YT-1300 freighter.  Music for this week features the song Some kind of Wonderful by The Embers and Blocked Memory by Chi Weapon, 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: 1:10am EDT

Well here it is folks in all it's podcasting glory my journey to Podcamp Toronto '09 that took place at Ryerson University from Feb. 21 - 22.  Suffice to say things did not go completely as planned but you still get some great content.  I do eventuall catch up to Matt and Natt from the BSGcast.com and we discuss all things cyclon and get caught up on the soon to be departing Battlestar Galactica.  Then I have a rather colorful talk about video games and cult movies with Steve and Mike from This Week in Geek podcast that can be found at http://thisweekingeek.net.   Then I wrap things up with Jay Moonah and get his perspective on the event, that and skinned knee to boot.  You also get a rant on what I think of street art as I close the show.  Music for this week features the song Free Train Running by TJR  and Travelogue by George Woods , 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: 1:43am EDT

This week horror and death take centre stage in my post Valentine's Day episode.  First up I give my review of Dead Like Me...Life After Death as we catch up with George Lass and her fellow Grim Reapers.  Then it is off to Crystal Lake to get my opinion of Friday the 13th (2009) as new life is brought into an old slasher franchise.  I top it off with my DVD review of Masters of Horror Season 1, Volume 2.  Music for this week features the song Girl Friday by Hoverfly and Horrorstyle 130 bpm by The Regulatort Skin, 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: 1:49pm EDT

This week I have a pair of video reviews for your listening pleasure.  First up is my DVD review of Super Dave's Super Stunt Spectacular Volume 1 as the great one defies death, again and again in this cult Canadian television classic.  Then we bound into the future with my Blu-Ray review of Hulk VS. as the green goliath takes on Wolverine and the mighty Thor in 2 seperate adventures on one disc.  Music for this week features the song Gods Don't Worry by Stanley Lucas Revolution 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: 9:43am EDT

This week it is a mix of the real and surreal.  First up I give a rant on the recent segment about the virtual world of Second Life on the CBC news program that aired on the Fifth Estate called Strangers in Paradise that can be found at http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2008-2009/strangers_in_paradise/video.html as well as the recent premature cancellation of the tv show Crusoe.  Then I give my audio book review of 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club tackles another series of murders.  Finally it is off to the land of Xanth for my review of Two to the Fifth by Piers Anthony where the play is the thing.  Music for this week features the song Wingless Bird by COMEG 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: 12:18am EDT

This week we feature the ladies of the dead both in print and on video.  First up is my book review of Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands as woman struggles to adjust to her new life as an immortal.  Then you get my DVD review of Dead Like Me Season 2 on DVD starring Ellen Muth as another young woman adjust to life in the after life.  Music for this week features the songs Dead Again by Lejeune and Dead Lovely by Adams God 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: 12:50pm EDT

This week it is television, both old and new.  First up I give my rant on this year's Golden Globe Awards and what I think of them.  Then I give my review of the non-fiction audio book Here's The Story : Surviving Marcia Brady and finding my true voice by Maureen McCormick as a for child tv star reveals all.  Then I get ready the last half of the final season of Battlestar Galactica when I talk to Matt Campagna from www.bsgcast.com as make predictions on what is to come for the last 10 episodes of that show.  Music for this week features the song Replaced by Robots by Lejeune 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

This week I rev things up with a boost in my technology reviews.  First up I give my audio book review of Bones by Jonathan Kellerman as Alex Delaware tracks down another serial killer.  Then I leap forward in gaming tech and give you my impression of the Playstation 3 system along with the games Spider-Man : Web of Shadows and Mortal Kombat VS D.C. and I throw in my first Blu-Ray review of Smallville Season 7 to boot.  Music for this week are the songs Immortal by Val Davis along with  Expecting Superman by Rich Reich 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: 12:22pm EDT

I am back with fresh episode to start off the new year.  First up is a group review of the new film Marley & Me as I am joined by not 1 but 3 guest reviewers as we discuss the film while in a car.  Then I am joined by Trevor and Marty from the Whocast as we discuss all things Doctor Who along with a little podcasting as well.  Music for this week are the songs Zombie Dog by Woody Sparks as well as Funkytime by Manic 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: 8:35am EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21am EDT

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

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

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

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

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

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

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

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

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

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.
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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

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

Here it is for you  folks just in time for Chirstmas Day, my Christmas Special '07 loaded with holiday goodness.  In this week's show you will get my DVD review of the He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special as the forces of good and evil do battle.  Then it is off to the world of video games as I catch up with Chris Houle of Iceman Video Games as we discuss the latest news and holiday gift buying.  As well you get holiday greeting from some fellow podcasters, great holiday music and special holiday drama from the folks at www.cosmichobo.com.  Songs featured in today's show are Christmas Bells by Nimibear, The Christmas Song by Mark JungersNow It's Christmas by Rodger Christmann and Jingle Bells by Natalie Brown and all  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Asalways your comments and  suggesitons are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

This week I have not one but two book reviews to warm up your winter days.  First up we journey to the land of Xanth as I give my review of Pet Peeve by Piers Anthony as a poor goblen deals with a rude bird and invading robots while looking for love again.   Then we jump back to the island of St. Marks as Stone Barrington is right in the thick of things as I give my audio book review of Shoot Him If He Runs by Stuart Woods.  In keeping with Stone's New York base of operations the song is Long Island Sound by Brian Sharpe and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As an added bonous to this week's show you also get 2 very special promos from Big Finish and my good friend Karmyn Tyler.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

This week we have a shorter but still good podcast for you.  The theme is rumours and whispers.   First off  I talk about the news of classic television show coming to DVD in the new year and give you my take on the firing of Jeff Gerstmann from Gamespot.  If you want to see his last video game review abd what he "may" have got fired for then you can find it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBD0cUeeEQc .  My audio book review this week is Whispers by Dean Koontz, an older story brought out in a new unabridged audio presentation.  You also get to hear a trailer from the first season of Dark Shadows by Big Finish.   Look for a fresh off the press trailer from them next week from thier newest audio drama The song for this week is Mighty Whispers by the Allmighty Whispers and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always yours comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

On this week's show the Writer's Guild of America  strike takes centre stage.  I catch up with podcaster/singer/actress Karmyn Tyler and we discuss the strike, the emergence of new media  and the effect that it is happening on the industry she makes a living off.  Music for this week's show are the songs Young World by Eric Boff and Spread the News by James Hurst and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  If you want to find out  more  from the Writer's Guild you can go to www.wga.org for all the latest news and updates.   As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

This week it is a podcast full of quick decisions and quick reflexes.  First up is my audio book review of The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge as a woman's life is turned topsy turvy by a quick decision.  Then I catch up with Chris Houle from Iceman Video Games as we talk about one of the busiest seasons in the world of video games and some the recent developments in the land of quick reflexes.  The song for this week is Sex and Violence by Nadeea and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Here you go folks something extra I am throwing in this week.   You get my take on the recent Writer's Guild of America  Strike that is happening ikn the US and  some groovy podsafe music.  Music on this show are the songs News at 11 by Johnne Tuzza and Spread the News by James Hurst and both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Comments and  suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

This week it is back to basics with just an audio book review and some  groovy  podsafe music.  On the show you get my review of the audio book The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child as FBI agent Pendergast pursues a murderer on the high seas. Songs featured in the podcast are Darkness Leave the Light on by David Gielan, Creepy John by hairclub fo men and Tug Boat by Brittney Sparse.  All music can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Here is it folks a little later then I wanted but still packed with podcasting goodness and a new microphone.   First up is my audio book review of Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reiches as Temperance Brennan tries to track down serial predator that may links to her past.  Then it is off to the movies as  I catch up with Bill Howell from the Century Theatre in Lindsay and we discuss how horror movies have changed over the years.  Music for this weeks show is from the song Horrorstyle(140 bpm) by The Regulator & Skinny Bee.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Here it is folks the much edited and jammed packed  Halloween Special '07 for your listening pleasure.   On the show you will have my in depth historical review of the phenomenon which is War of the Worlds, starting from the novel  to present day.  You  also  get a my DVD review of the War of the Worlds Season 1 and my take on a another sci-fi orginal.  Then it is off to the movies as  I give you my review of the latest vampire thriller 30 Days of Nights as the undead invade a small town in Alaska. Music for the show this week are the songs Aliens by Tripudio and Hallow's Eve by Michael Stephens. Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

This week we elves and Daleks take the spotlght.  First up is my audio book review of the unabridged The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks and the batttle  between the Word and Void takes some interesting turns on the road to Shannara.   Then I catch up with composer Martin Johnson as we discuss the upcoming stage preformance of the Dalek Masterplan that is taking place this week in Portsmouth, England.  You also get a sneak preview of the music from that produciton right on my podcast.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

Here it is folks another jammed packed show ofm Podcasting goodness.  First up is my audio book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force - Book 6 - Inferno by Troy Denning as the war between the Galactic Alliance heats up and old friendships are  destroyed.  Then we catch up with podcaster/author  of Podcasting for Profit, Leesa Barnes and discuss the writing process, Rocketboom and steps to make money from your podcast.  Music this week is samples from the song Traffic Jammer by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

This week I feature the Sultry Sirens of the Silver Screen.  First up is my movie review of the latest zombie thrilelr with Resident Evil : Extinction as the lovely Milla Jovovich kick undead butt.  Then we stay in Hollywood and catch up  with singer/actress Karmyn Tyler as we talk about movies, song writing  and beauty pagents in the land of glitz and glamour.  Music this week are two songs by Karmyn, Drifting and Just my Style.  You can find more about her by going to either www.karmyntyler.com, http://karmynkast.net or http://blog.karmyntyler.net.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

This week we jump back into the Star  Wars Universe with my audio book review of Star Wars : Legacy of the Force : Book 5 - Sacrifice by Karen Traviss as Jacen Solo's journey to the dark side costs the life of someone close to him.  Music for this week is the sultry song I've Got A Secret by Robin Stine and is inspired by the young jedi's dark secret.  The song can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Sorry for the lateness of the podcast but here it is.  On the show this week is my audio book review of Step on a Crack by James Patterson with Michael  Ledwidge as a father of 10 tries to stay one step ahead of a hostage crisis and his ailing wife.  Music on this weeks show are the songs One Step Ahead by Hoserski and A Crack in the Ceiling by  Outside.  Both songs can be found as usual at www.podsafeaudio.com . As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

This week I feature a double dose of Hanna-Barbera classic animation on DVD.  I review the latest DVD sets of Space Ghost & DinoBoy : The Complete Series  along with Birdman & The Galaxy Trio : The Complete Series that came out not that long ago.   You get my opinion of these terrific cartoon shows and what I think of thier more recent modern makeovers.  Music for this week are the songs  Space Junk by Fraser Mills and In Your Galaxy by Electron Love Theory.  Both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

This week I return to my dual audio book reviews for your listening pleasure.  Firts up is my review of Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb as Eve Dallas fights to keep futuristic New York safe.  Next up it is the latest Jack Reacher novel Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child as old army buddies track down killers that are targeting their own.  Music for this weeks show are the songs Goodbye New York by The Shakes and Big Trouble Tonight by Mark Joyce.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

This week  we have killers taking the spotlight.  First up is the audio book review of Kingslayer : Seven Steps to the Arbiter by L. Ron Hubbard as a young man in the far future is flung into a mission where all of mankind's destiny is at stake.  Then it is off to the cinema again as Rob and I give our review, on location in a cemetary,  of the newly re-imagined Hallloween by Rob Zombie and find out why Rob has never seen the original movie.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

This  week we make return visits to the world of Star Wars and Mr. Bean.   First up is my combined audio and paperback edition review of Tempest by Troy Denning which is Book 3 in the Star Wars : Legacy of the Force novels  out now as Jacen Solo slips deeper into the dark side.  Then it is back to the movies as Rob and I give our take on the movie  Mr. Bean's Holiday and discuss classic movie characters with the return of Mr. Bean to the big screen.  Songs in this epsiode are Matrix Overdrive by Seraphic Panoply and  I close the show with the song Road Trip by Michael Slupczynski which can be both found at www.podsafemusic.com.  You also get a big screen extra audio at the end of the show as well.  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

This  week it is  late night memories and Harry Potter talk.  First up I remember former talk show host Tom Snyder and then it is my audio book review of The 6th Target by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club is back in action.  My guest this week is Claire Parsons as she joins me with a discussion on Harry Potter & Doctor Who.  Music  for this week is excerpts from the song That Magic Night by Captain aka  MJC and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT

This week you get a double dose of audio book reviews this week.  First up is my review of In the Night Room by Peter Straub where an author gets an experience of a lifetime,  if he can only survive it.   Then I give you  my  take on Blaze by Richard Bauchman as Stephen King goes back to his writing roots one last time with a story that will make you think and break your heart.  Music on  this week's show are the songs Night Shadows by Frank Stratton and In the Dead of the Night & Lonely Road by Barry McCabe and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

Another fresh podcast for you folks.  This week the theme is Heroes of the Printed Page.   First up is my long awaited audio book review of The Good Guy by Dean Koontz, as a humble mason is thrown into a fight for his life and a woman  he does not even know.   Then I give you my take on The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide which has everything you wanted  to know when it comes to pricing all those comic books in your basement.  Songs included in the show are Heroes and Promises by Matt Lipscombe and Heroine by Dirtywhite Fashion and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .   Comments and suggestions are welcome.    

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Here you go folks, here is another movie review  podcast.   First  up I tackle the review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix solo and give you my opinion of the dueling wizards and daring deeds.  Then  Rob joins me for our review of The Simpsons : The Movie as the longest running prime time animated television show makes it's big screen debut.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Here you  go folks another fresh episode for you. This week it is the ancient tombs and video games.   First up is my audio book review of The Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters, as murder and mystery come to the valley of Kings.  Then I head down to Elan Games and talk to the manager John about the challenges of running a game centre in small town along with a small business.  Music in the show is  the song Desert Sun by Dev and the song Desert Sun by The System ERA  and both songs can be found www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

In this week's show we spotlight murder and music.  First off it is back to the shores of Paradise Cove as we explore another murder mystery in the audio book review of High Profile by Robert B. Parker as Jesse Stone is once again on the search for a killer.  Then it is off to the grocery store as we chat with pianist Anne Meehan who plays music as you shop for food.  The music from the early part of the show is from the track NicenSleazy by George Woods to reflect the world that Jesse is plunged into.  You can find more of his music by going ot www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:44am EDT

Here it is folks as promised my Transformers Special hot off the podcasting grill.  On this weeks show I will discuss the original run of the 80's animated cartoon show which will lead into my DVD review of Transformers : The Movie : 20th Anniversary Edition which feautred the Autobots and Decepticons in thier first big screen appearance and the impact it had and what extras  you will find on the DVD.  Then it is off the movies as Rob joins me once again and we review the movie Transformers that is  playing at a theatre near you.  It is a movie review with a difference as Rob enjoys having his own mic and gives another unique way of rating this movie.   Music in this week's show is partially taken from the movie soundtrack and some from the old show, all for purposes of review.   As  always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT

Here you go folks another jammed packed podcast for you.  First off you get download numbers from me and then I give you my take on Paris Hilton's prison release and more news on the tragic death of Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit and his wife and child.  My audio book review is Sea Change by Robert B. Parker as Jesse Stone investigates into a ring of pornography and murder.  You also get my movie review of Fantastic Four : Rise of the Silver Surfer as they take on the devourer of worlds.  The song for this week is Fight the Sea by Josh Woodward and it can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

Here it is folks another podcast for you and a short show at that.  On  today's program you will hear my audio book review of You Suck by Christopher Moore, a story  of teenage vampires in love.  I also comment on the sudden and tragic death of Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit who died in his home with his wife and son on June 25th.  Music for this week is the song Vampirezan by The Socknockers and the song Lust for a Vampire by The Quintessentials.  Both songs can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

Here it is folks another special On the Road edition of the podcast.  This week I make a short trip to the town  of Lindsay for the 150th Charter Day Celebration.  I take you through what it is like to attend such an event and speak with organizer Andy Letham, the mayor of Lindsay, Ric McGee and his wife Caroline and local town crier Bill McKee on the show.   You will also get my impressions of the event and get to hear music preformed by the band Flashback who played for thw whole day.   You will also get to hear the town  crier in action and the official song of Lindsay preformed by a local singer called Bethany and on guitar Bob May.   If you want to find out more you can visit www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca for more details.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

Another jammed packed show for you this week.  On the menu for this week, you get a celebrity rant, killer plant and a budding author.  First up you get my take on the whole Paris Hilton legal debacle and what I think of young hollywood and celebrity justice.  Then it is off to the jungles of Mexico as I tackle the audio book review of the horror thriller The Ruins by Scott Smith as group of luckless travellers meet death by plant.  My featured guest this week is the returning Leesa Barnes who is fresh off the heels of finishing her first novel Podcasting For Profit which will be hitting bookstores this fall.  We talk about the challenges of being a first time author and what is like to write on a  deadline.  As always your comments and suggesitons are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

Hey folks  another podcast fresh and ready from the oven.  This week's  audio book review is the latest Stone Barrington Novel, Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods and then it is off to the movies  as Rob and I  review Pirates of the Caribbean 3 : At World's End and give our take on the swashbuckling adventure.  It is another fun movie discussion where we give it Shrek rating system that may not be for the squimish.  Music for this week's show is the song Pirates by  Die Kapitalist Pig and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

Here it is folks my 50th podcast, a little late but packed with podcasty goodness.   On the show you will get my audio book review of Stalemate by Iris Johansen,  her latest Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller, then it is off to the movies with my review of Shrek The Third and then we wrap up the show with my interview with Jay and Tara from the band Uncle Seth as we talk about what it is like to be an independent band and why some musicians seem to stay or fade from the Canadian music scene. Music this week is from Uncle Seth and you can find more about them at http://musicface.com/uncleseth/ if you like the songs in this week's show.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

This week it's the world of sports entertainment and women in podcasting are highlighted.  First up is my book review of Controversy Creates Cash by Eric Bischoff which takes a look behind the scenes in the world of sports entertainment.  Then it is off to chat with Kinky Kathy from the The Broad-cast Podcast when she pays a visit to the show.  We talk about podcasting and the challenges of doing a weekly show and re-visit the novel Nature Girl and do our own little casting call if they ever make it into a movie.  Music for this week is the song Critical Mass by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Here  we go  folks another fresh podcast for you to enjoy.  First up is my audio book review of the thriller Beachcomber by Karen Robards as a young female lawyer gets stuck between the mob and  serial killer.   Then to  start off the summer movie season I give my take on Spider-Man 3 that started in theatres across North America last weekend.  In addition to hearing what I though about the latest web-swinging adventure you will also find out one of my biggest pet peeves of going to  see a movie in a theatre.  To mark Spidey's turn to the dark side, the song for this week is Bad Thoughts...Cold Blood by Devils Martini and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

Well after a week off I am back with another podcast for you all to enjoy.  First up you get an update from me and an audio book review of Nature Girl by Carl Hiassen as we once again journey to South Florida and find out where a little revenge can lead.   Then in the guest segement we catch up with a previous guest to the podcast, Martin Johnson, who is busy composing the music to the upcoming stage play of the Dalek Masterplan which will take place in England this fall.   We talk about the challenges of bringing yet another classic Doctor Who story to the theatre.   You can find more about the production and those pesky pepper pots on wheeels by going to www.daleklinks.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

Well I am back home this week.  To gear everyone up for the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie  I thought I would do a special DVD review.   This week I tackle the Spider-man The '67 Collection DVD set and talk about the series that was and introduceda whole generation to our favourite web-slinger from the 60's.  Music in the show this week are the songs Queen of the Spiders by Tongue of the Dog and Sugar Spider by furiousBall and they are both available at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

This week we have another special edition of my podcast.  I break with my usual format and it is another On the Road Edition of the show.  In the show you get my coverage of An Evening of Champions with Spider Jones that happened at the Lindsay Armoury on March 31st.  From the starting bell to the closing match you get my take on this amazing fundraising event along with some special guests.  My first guest is Shaun Evans, lead auctioneer, who auctioned off a fair number of boxing items with the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kwartha Lakes.   My second guest is 3 time former Golden Glove Champion now turned author and journalist, Spider Jones.  We talk about the sport of boxing, the rise and fall of Mike Tyson and what we need to do to motivate the youth of today.  The song's in this week's show are Traffic Jam by George Wood  and Alabama Fighting Men by The Doubletake BSNF which can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

Well a slightly smaller show this week but still full of podcasting goodness. To do things a little different I start the show on the road as I give you my concert review of Tom Cochrane's latest tour makes a stop in my area and you get my take on it. My audio book review is the murder mystery Interlude in Death by Nora Robers writing as J.D. Robb as Eve Dallas investigates a murder that hits close to home. Music this week is by the band Uma Floresta and the songs 3000 Years and Almost Everything that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

Yes folks we go to extremes in this week's podcast.  First up is my audio book review of the auto-biography Sharon Osbourne Extreme as I talk about  the life and times of the famous lady of rock.  Then it is off to the movies as I give you my take on the new T.M.N.T. movie as those pizza eating ninja turtles leap into the world of C.G.I.   Along with me to talk about the movie business is returning guest, Bill Howell, who manages the Century Movie Theatre in Lindsay, Ontario.  We talk about the upcoming summer movie season and about the movie business in general.  The music between the segments is the song Night Shadows by Frank Stratton and can be found on www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

A little late but chocked full of podcasting goodness.   On the show this week I journey to the depths of the ocean and the earth's core in my review of Deeep Storm by Lincoln Child and then it is off through time and space as I catch up with Paul Wilson of the DWO Whocast and we discuss the upcoming Series 3 of Doctor Who which is set to premiere on BBC 1 in England on March 31.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

Well folks I short show this week but still chock full of podcasting goodness.   On the show I finally give my audio book review of The Cylons' Secret by Craig Shaw Gardner,  a thrilling Battlestar Galactica adventure.  Also on the show is my little rant on the recent change to Daylight Savings Time and what may be coming up in future shows.  To tie in with the whole man and machines, the song this time around is another convergence of jazz and rock, Atmosphere One by Michael Slupczynski and is available at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

It is another show where the ladies take the spotlight.   It is back to my regular format this week with an audio book review of Body of Lies by Iris Johansen, another Eve Duncan murder mystery. My guest interview is with fellow podcaster and Second Lifer,  The Diva  from  The Broad-Cast Podcast.  We discuss how she got started in podcasting and the challenges of doing a show from a female perspective.  Along with all that I go on a mini rant about the recent soaring gas prices in North America.  Music this week is the song Lazy Nights by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Well as promised this week is my PodCamp Toronto Special.  I brave a chilly but sunny day in Toronto and do another on the road edition of my podcast.  In addtion to giving you what is like to attend this un-conference,  I have a slew of guest on the show.  Joining me is Mike Moon, a video-blogger from http://vlog.mikemoon.net along with fellow podcaster Christopher Penn from http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com and his fellow presenters Jay Moonah from the band Uncle Seth and Leesa Barnes, the media liaison from http://podonomics.com.   I also get a chance to  meet Valerie from the Description : Valerie in Toronto podcast.  Music for this week is Travelogue by George Wood and can be found at http://www.podsafeaudio.comAs always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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

This week's show is a tri-guest spectacular with wheels playing into each of the conversations.  First up  I chat with Leesa Barnes who is the media liason for Podcamp Toronto which I will be attending  on Feb. 24, as long as the weather does not stop me.  We talk about the upcoming un-conference and what people will expect to see there.  Then  I have a discussion with a co-worker of mine, Vahen King,  who lives life with her very own set of wheels.  Lastly but not leastly it is off to the movies as Rob and I review the latest Marvel hero to hit the big screen, Ghost Rider, in all of his flaming skull glory.  We talk about the guilty pleasure of seeing Nick Cage's head melt, mentally predict each other's ratings and maybe even spot a movie pirate, me harties.  The song this week is Critical Mass by George Wood and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21am EDT

This week is my all movie edition of the podcast.  First up instead of an audio book review I get a good rant on about movie theatre piracy and the proposed idea of delayed major motion pictures by 3 months in Canada to fight it.  Then it is off to the movies with my friend Rob as we give our opinion on Hannibal Rising that opened this past weekend.  We discuss what we learned from the movie, who the audience is for this film and a strange resemblance of a fellow movie goer to a famous serial killer.  Music on the show this week is the song Fallen Angel by DJ Topshelf and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.   As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Well  this week I am flying solo with the podcast and it is full of rambling goodness.   My unabridged audio book review is the soon to be motion picture, Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris as we look at the tragic origins of a serial killer.   Then it is off to the future world of Primus as I do the DVD review of The New Adventures of He-Man Vol. 1 and talk about the 90's animated classic.  Also news of possible future shows and my impressions of a Second Life wedding I was able to attend.  Music for this week is the song Core Meltdown by George Wood  and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

This week  we delves into the mind of a murder and the joys of podcasting in Canada.  First up is my audio book review of Cross  by James Patterson the latest Alex Corss murder mystery.  Then I catch up with fellow podcast and Second Lifer Valerie (http://descriptionto.blogspot.com) and we talk about podcasting, second life and living in land of the snow and ice and the wacky world which is Canadian broadcast television.  She is USA born but Canadian by choice, which is a good thing.  The song for this week is in honour of the fun weather we have been having and is the sultry and sexy song Drifting by Karmyn Tyler  and can be found at www.karmyntyler.comAs always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

This week it is murder at the Abbey and childhood memories on tap.  First up is my audio book review of the unabridged novel Brother Odd by Dean Koontz as the adventures of the amazing Odd Thomas continue.  Then courtesy of our friends at the DWO Whocast you get to hear actor and Doctor Who classic series regular, John Levine, tell a terrific story from his childhood.  Many Whovians will remember him as Sgt. Benton alongside the Brigadier and UNIT.  Music this week is the song The Train Don't Run here Anymore by James Christian and the Oriskany Strings and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As Always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

A little later than what I wanted but here comes another show for this week.  On tap we first have am audio book review of The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen, another Moira Isles and Jane Rizzoli murder mystery battling the forces of evil.  Then it's off to another person who has battled his fair share of evil as The Doctor, Colin Baker, old sixy himself appears on the show thanks to  our friends at DWO Whocast,  who recently had a phone in special with the actor.  You get to hear my conversation with him and extra bits that did not make it into their podcast.  If you want to hear more of Colin talking with fans you can listen to episode 30 of the Whocast at www.thewhocast.com.  Music this week is Ambulance Ride for the Soon to be Deceased by Devin Anderson and The Devil  in Jersey City by Coheen and Cambria. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

This week the theme is the vanished ones in audio book and on the small screen.  First off is my audio book review of Vanish by Tess Gerritsen, a thriller actually set in a  hospital.   Then we disappear into the realm of Dungeons and Dragons : The Complete Series on DVD and discuss the classic 80's cartoon show and what you get in this new DVD collection.  Music this week is the song Tolkien by Brobdingnagian Bards and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

Well here it is folks my first show of 2007 and my On theRoad Fitness Special.  For this episode I spent 4 days in a row at  the local Goodlife Fitness Club in Peterborough and will be giving you my daily impressions of what it is like to go back to working out after a good many months of inactivity.  Along with the daily reports there is also an interview with personal trainer, Jeff Motti, who works at Goodlife.   We talk about ftiness, nutrition for adults and kids alike and everything you need to know if you are considering going back to the gym this year.  Music on today's show is the song Fastest by Kathy Reynolds off her album Songs of Life which can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Here is the largest podcast I have ever done and my last one of 2006.  For your enjoyment my Christmas/Holiday Extravaganza bursting full of seasonal cheer and kids singing.  This week features a interview with a friend of mine, James Mahon as we discuss having a holday in the magical Kingdom of Disney, then it is off to the world of video games with Chris Houle from Iceman Video Games as we discuss thePlaystation 3 and Wii launches and the world of action figures.  Also includes is talk on holiday specials, including a very Sci-Fi one, seasons greetings from listeners and fellow podcasters and more jingle bells than you can shake a stick at.  As a holiday bonous you will get to hear a visit from a certain man in red and a special edition of the audio drama The Scarifyers called the Yule Lads. Music this week is supplied once again by the band thehipcola and this time singer Ayla Brown. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT

Here it is folks, my pre-holiday podcast.  First up this week is my audio book review of Body Double by Tess Gerritsen and then we double the guest count as well.  Joining me this week are fellow podcasters Paul Wilson of the DWO Whocast and James Naughton from Doctor Who: Podshock as we discuss being a landed immigrant and delve into a little Doctor Who, Torchwood and James Bond discussion as well.  I also drop some hints on what to expect for next week's Christmas spectacular.  The seaosn music in this episode is by the band thehipcola and their Christmas album that you can find at http://thehipcola.com/media/.   As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

This week it is gangs and secret agents take the stage.  First up is my audio book review of White Sister by Stephen J. Cannell, another Shane Scully murder mystery thriller and then it is off to the cinema with another big screen review with Rob.  This time around we went to see Casino Royale the new James Bond film starring Daniel Craig.  Not only do we discuss around opinion on 007's newest outing, Rob also goes over the life of author, Ian Fleming, who created the secret spy.  Music on today's show is Uniforms motion picture score by Devin Anderson and Doctor 007 by our good friend Martin Johnson.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

This week we scour the wastelands of humanity and never ending expanses of the human mind and invention.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks, as the Word and Void battle it out over the fate of the world torn apart by war.  My special guest for this week is Martin Johnson, composer of from the recent production of the stage play Evil of the Daleks that took place in England back in October.  We talk about what it is like to write music for such a production and the challenges that went into making music for a stage version of a lost Doctor Who episode.   Also listen to the end of the podcast for a very special announcement concerning our friends at the Lipstick Aliens Podcast.  As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

The wicked and wild are featured in this week's podcast.  First up, we hit the streets of L.A. in the audio book review of The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly a legal thriller where innocence is truly in the eye of the beholder.  Then it is a sidestep to the land of Oz as my friend and co-worker, Melanie Jacobs, joins me on the show for a review of the novel turned Broadway play, Wicked by Gregory Maguire.  So it is tales of murder and Munchkins on the menu for your merriment.  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Well here it is folks, my silver anniversary edition of my podcast.  This week I take the show on the road and cover the D.W.I.N. (Doctor Who Information Network) Who Bash 2006 that took place on Nov. 18th at Rowers Pub in Toronto, Ontario Canada.   In one of my largest episodes ever I talk with 4 people at the mini convention as we discuss Dcotor Who, Science Fiction and even the movie Resident Evil : Apocalypse which was actually filmed in Toronto.  Fans of Doctor Who : Podshock will also be able to hear another first as I meet someone in person who also contributes to that podcast.  A word of thanks goes out to nice guy called Mitch who helped me navigate the subway system of Toronto.  So sit back, pull up your TARDIS, jelly babies and long flowing scarf to enjoy the very first On the Road edition of my podcast.  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

On this week's show, saucy and sexy arrives on the podcast.  First up is my audio book review of Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire, a very interesting take on the legend of Snow White.  We then move from the past and blast off into the future as my special guest this week are Lynne and Cat from the Lipstick Aliens Podcast as we talk conventions, revisit Snakes on a Plane, action figures and Science Fiction fun.  As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Hey folks, back again for another slice of my ramblings.  This week's show features my audio book review of the classic story The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, the story that started all of the tales from the land of Narnia.  My special guest this week is local businessman and fellow collector, Jake Norris, who runs the Pita Pantry in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada.   We discuss the challenges of running a small business and his very interesting collection of Coca-Cola theme merchandise. This week's podcast  features the song is Don't Wake me Up by Becky Bishop from her album Shapeshifting and promo for possible future guests from the Lipstick Aliens Podcast. As always you comments and suggestions are always welcome. 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

As promised last week, episode 22 is my Halloween special as we take a journey into the unknown and spooky.  First up in one of my largest podcasts ever, is my review of the new DVD release The Hilarious House of Frightenstein : vol 1 as we look back at a cult classic from the 1970's.  The spooky talk continues with my review of the audio book Creepers by David Morrell and Classic Chilling Tales vol. 1, old fashion scares for a modern day audience.  My guest this week is John who talks about his forays into Urban Exploration in my region and some of the challenges he has faced in the field.  As always your comments and sugegstions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EDT


Hi folks, after a little bit of time off  I am back with my pre-Halloween Special this week.  My book review is the audio book Isolation Ward by Joshua Spanogle, a medical murder mystery thriller and his debut novel.  My special guest this week is fellow podcaster and all around good guy, Paul Wilson of The Whocast, who took some time out of his sick bed to chat with me.  We discuss the quickly approaching All Hallow's Eve, his newly re-vamped website and a very special offer for all my listeners on a new thrilling audio adventure series called The Scarifyers that has started up.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

I'm back with another fresh podcast and special guests this week.   My featured book review is the audio books The Colorado Kid and Stationary Bike by Stephen King.  My special guests this week are local horse riding instructors Jim and Michelle Ward at Valentia Equestrian who have coached over 200 young riders in my area since 1998.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

After a week break, I am back with another fresh podcast for your consideration.  Inspired by my recent appearance on another podcast called GeekWeek,  I thought I would do a Sci-Fi Special.  First up is my review of the new PS2 game Lego Star Wars 2 : The Original Trilogy that was just released.  My book review with continue the theme with my take on Betrayal by Aaron Allston, the first in the Legacy of the Force novels.  In the feature section for this week I go over the history of the classic science fiction charcter Flash Gordon along with my review of the recently released animated DVD set of the character from the 70's.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

This week's show we venture into the cyber world of adults and kids.  First up is my audio book review of Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly, a murder mystery thriller.  My guest interview is with Chris Houle who, along with her husband, Gary,  runs Iceman Video Games in Lindsay, Ontario Canada.  We discuss video games, E3 game show censorhip and the industry in general.  As always your comments and sugegstions are always welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

This week it is cold hard killers and reptiles in this week's podcast.  First up is my audio book review of The Cold Moon by Jeffrey Deaver and then after that it is another co-movie review with Rob and we talk about Snakes on a Plane that opened recently.  As well as giving out takes on the film, Rob and I also discuss things I have talked about in past podcasts such as Aaron Spelling, ginger beer and the Canadian TV cult classic The Beachcombers.  As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

This week the ladies of power and influence are the focus of my podcast this week.  My audio book review is 2nd Chance by James Patterson with Andrew Gross involving police detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club and my guest is Tanya Gould from my workplace.  Tanya and I talk about her recent move to country life, the world of NASCAR racing and dating tips.  In addition to that I discuss the DVD release of The Best of She-Ra : Princess of Power 2 disc set and the phenomenon which is He-Man and She-Ra.  As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

This week is my skin and bones episode of my podcast.  Now, not that it is not full of rambling goodness, far from it.  My audio book review is of Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs, the latest Temperence Brennan mystery.  My guest interview is with Jesse Kalosza who runs the Lucky Devil Tattoo Art Studio in Lindsay, Ontario.  We discuss the art of drawing on skin and how popular it has become and some of his more interesting client requests.  The music for this podcast is by Universal Hall Pass and is called Dragonfly and a link can be found on the website for thier page on Garageband.com and was chosen for what some people get inked on thier bodies.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

Well after a little bit of a forced hiatus we are back with a double dose of reviews. First up is my take on the audio book Mary, Mary by James Patterson and then joining me for a another book review and discussion is Anka Peters from Germany. This time around we have an in-depth discussion about the novel Perfume, The Story of Muderer by Patrick Suskind which is soon to be made into a major major picture. You can find the link to the trailer on the website. As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07am EDT

This week I have not one but 2 audio book reviews to listen to with my opinions on Rage and Gone by Jonathan Kellerman, 2 novels from his Alex Delaware murder mysteries.  The featured guest is Ray Marshall, former Theatre Manager of the Academy Theatre of the Preforming Arts in Lindsay, Ontario.  We sat down and discussed the live theatre business, ghosts and some of the more interesting things he has seen in his over 20 years in the business.  As usual your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Update 09/26/06 : Ray is now the manager at ShowPlace in Peterborough, Ontario.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

This week we head off to the movies again, with a side detour into the land of the dead.  On the show is a book review of A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, a novel of grave consequences and we go to the movies, but this time it is a behind the scenes look. This time around I sit down with the Bill and Sheila from the Century Movie Theatre in Lindsay, who keep the place going.  We discuss the challenges of running a small theatre and where movies are going in this digital age we live in.  In keeping with the summer movie theme I included my long awaited Top 10 Gross moments in movies list.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

A mixed bag of podcasting goodness bursting at the seams this week.  This week I pay my respect and talk about legendary tv producer Aaron Spelling and my audiobook review is 1st to Die by James Patterson, the first in the Women's Murder Club Mysteries.  My interview guest is the rturning Paul Wilson of The Whocast and The Halstow Tales and we discuss home brewing and television on a warm summer weekend.  Hope you enjoy and your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

Here it is folks a little late but jammed packed with podcasting goodness for this week.  This time around I have a sea-faring theme as we feature a audio book review of Dark Harbor by Stuart Woods  and two guests on the podcast.  First up is my friend and co-worker Fred Vselovsky who took part in Dragon Boat Race for Cancer research and my friend Rob as we review the movie Pirates of Carribean : Dead Man's Chest and talk on how we would improve the film and future pirate franchise.  As usual your comments and suggesitons are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Here you go folks my Super edition of my podcast ready for listening.  This week I have a DVD review of Look, Up in the Sky!  The Amazing Story of Superman and the novel The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue.  In additon to that I have a movie review of Superman Returns  with my good friend Rob where we talk about the film and many things super-related.  As always your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39am EDT

Here you go folks another episode uploaded and ready to go.  This week I have my semi-spooky theme going with a review of the audiobook Book of the Dead by Douglas Prestion and Lincoln Child and my guest interview is with Paul Wilson of the WhoCast and Halstow Tales.  We discuss  mythology, animation, censorhip and a whole wide range of topics so I hope you enjoy it.  As usual your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Here you go folks, another fresh episode for this week.   On the show we have my audio book review of Beach Road by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge and my guest is Dave Illman, Program Director of the radio station BOBFM in Lindsay, Ottario Canada.  We have an interesting chat about the radio business and I ask him a question I have always wanted to ask someone in radio.  I have also included a quick little promo from a future guest's podcast website you can check out at http://www.thehalstowtales.co.uk/ .  As usual your feeback and comments are always welcome at russel.hale@gmail.com.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01am EDT

Here you go folks another Fresh podcast to start the week.  On this week's show I give my review of the audio book The 5th Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and a special DVD review on one of the cartoons I discuss with my guest in the interview segment.  The topic of discussion is the highly popular Japanese animation called Anime and Magna with Nicole Scott who is about to pursue a career in the business of bringing these cartoons to your televisions screens.  We talk about the differences between North American and Japanese animation and try ot shed some light on this very pervasive form of art. On a Technical note : I did record the interview while chatting on a bench in a local shopping mall so excuse the background noise.  As always your comments and feedback is always welcome so I hope you enjoy it.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Well it is a few days late but I finally got the space to upload this week's episode.  In this semi-tropical show we have my reviews of Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston and the DVD Penn and Teller - Off the Deep End for you to enjoy.  This week's guest is Joseph Gomez who talks with me about the challenge of leaving his home in Columbia and the immigration process.   On a technical note :  Joe's audio is a little low because I was using my little portable mp3 player/recorder and he is normally a quiet talker.  I will be looking at getting better recording equipment for the future.  As usual your feedback and comments are always welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Well here it is folks, a little later again than I wanted but good to go. In this week's mini show I have my book review of Marley and Me by John Gorgan, a true tale about a trying Golden Lab and my take on X-Men 3 : The Last Stand that opened in theatres this past weekend. I had planned on including my top 10 movie gross out moments this week but ran out of room on the blog site.  Look for it to be included in a future episode.  Once again your feedback and comments welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:26am EDT

Well folks here is another fresh podcast for everyone to enjoy.  On this week's show I review the audio book The Narnian by Alan Jacobs which is  about the famous author C.S. Lewis and my special guest is listener Anka Peters from Germany.  We discuss such wide subjects as dating, censorhip, paint ball, German misconceptions and the enegmatic David Hasselhoff.  On a technical note our internet connection was a little rough for the first 2 minutes of the interview so bare with it, it does clear up as the conversation goes on.  As always your comments and feeback are encouraged.

Direct download: Ramble_Episode_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

Here you are folks another fresh podcast off the grill.  A little later than what I wanted but heck it is done. In this week's mini-episode you get a little bio on me and the website/podcasts I enjoy and a review of the audio book Digital Fortress by Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown.  Plus I give my take on the recent E3 event in L.A.  Enjoy and your feedback is always welcome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48am EDT

Well here it is my very first podcast uploaded.  This episode includes my review of the audiobook Cell by Stephen King and an interview with James Naughton on podcasting.  I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to any comments and suggestions.

Direct download: Ramble_episode_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT