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Movieing On #241: Richie Rich

49 mins - Published Tue, May 23, 2017.

One would have thought that the richest kid in the world would have afforded a better acting coach, but there you go. Here’s the 1994 movie where Kevin from Home Alone gets help from Joseph Goebbels (no, really!) as they try to out-wit Maltz from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. It rapidly got more and more confusing, especially when Friar Tuck from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves showed up to help out with gadgets that he built in the lab. Very strange.

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Geekdays #623: 2017-05-19

11 mins - Published Fri, May 19, 2017.

Robots being banned, blue whales have a lot of heart, and the Italian phone-coffee gizmo is no more.

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Pint Notes #55: Canon No 3: We The Common and Sierra Nevada

55 mins - Published Fri, May 19, 2017.

It’s time for Rebecca Ruiz and Josh Wodarz to dive deep into the tastes that created their musical and beerical palette. Yes, it’s another canon show. They take a close look at the 2013 album We the Common by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, and talk about it’s funky groove, and simple, but effective poetry.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a long standing classic American Pale Ale, one that even set the scene for craft brews to come later. The beer is also simple, but effective, and brings a smile to the cohosts. (more…)

Gordon's Gun Closet #21: Appaloosa

39 mins - Published Thu, May 18, 2017.

Movie gun review time! The Western has seen a resurgence in recent years, and Appaloosa (2008) is one of the better ones. Starring (and directed by) Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, and Renée Zellweger, it’s a buddy-picture with heart and probably one of the best westerns ever made. It also displays a perfect collection of firearms that are, thanks to the actors and the armorer, handled expertly by all involved.

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Who's Who #88: Mawdryn Undead

42 mins - Published Wed, May 17, 2017.

Apparently, traveling to a different time and meeting yourself is a “Zap!”-kind of experience. Who’d have thunk it?

Take Five #52: Fridge

13 mins - Published Tue, May 16, 2017.

There’s something very final about refrigerators, wouldn’t you say?

Coffee With Jeff #126: The Jersey Devil

30 mins - Published Sun, May 14, 2017.

The Jersey Devil was a local legend in the Pine Barrens area of New Jersey for over 250 years but during a week in January of 1909 dozens, some say 100s, of sightings cause it to be a national sensation. They say it is a kangaroo-like creature with the head of a goat, leathery bat-like wings, horns, small arms with clawed hands, cloven hooves and a forked tail. And it makes a “blood-curdling scream”. Was it Mother Leeds’s thirteenth child and what did Benjamin Franklin have to do with it?

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The History Files #88: The White Rose

33 mins - Published Thu, May 11, 2017.

Germany during WW2 seemed, at first, to be headed for economic recovery and a bright shining future. A few young people recently returned from witnessing the true heart of the Third Reich thought differently and sought to oppose the Nazi movement and Hitler’s government. They called themselves “The White Rose”*. They operated in secret, distributing pamphlets trying to wake up the populace to the reality of their situation:

“…our present ‘state’ is the dictatorship of evil. …if you know that, why do you not bestir yourselves, why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you…of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a mechanized state system presided over by criminals and drunks? Is your spirit already so crushed by abuse that you forget it is your right – or rather, your moral duty – to eliminate this system? But if a man no longer can summon the strength to demand his right, then it is absolutely certain that he will perish.”

* We mistakenly call it the “Order of the White Rose” a few times during this episode. That’s a different thing.

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The MMOsketeers #202: Be Not Afraid

57 mins - Published Mon, May 8, 2017.

This week Jen and Tepp discuss the latest in Eve Online; Elder Scrolls Online; Guild Wars 2; Diablo 3; Crowfall; and Ashes of Creation. Also a smattering of WoW, Food and how Tepp remains part of the problem. So the usual then.

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What's in a Name? #7: Bowler Hat

14 mins - Published Thu, May 4, 2017.

Famously worn by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, and Bat Masterson, the bowler is a hat with pizzazz. It was also worn by super action guy John Steed. It’s too bad James Bond didn’t also customarily wear one; this being episode 007 and all.

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Nothing Important Happened Today #35: Other Countries are Mostly the Same but Also Different

39 mins - Published Wed, Mar 29, 2017.

Petter and Breki are globetrotters extraordinaire, and this week they recount the many experiences they’ve had in foreign lands. Hint: It’s pretty much what the title says.

The now infamous bathtub-scene is in the montage that starts in Vlog #40 around 33 minutes in.

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Retrograde #77: Christmas Special 2016

1 hour 29 mins - Published Sat, Dec 24, 2016.

Christmas comes a little early as The Retrograde team are back for another Christmas romp. Host Jack Marshall is joined by his usual happy elves of Anthony Hobday, James Mcfadyen, and Lysanne Skinner aka Lysanne Fisher.

So sit back, grab some eggnog, a few mince pies, light the fire, and get ready for a bumper packed Christmas Retrograde Special!

We Need To Talk #37: Apple 2016 September Keynote

1 hour 10 mins - Published Wed, Sep 7, 2016.

Apple has taken the time to announce the new iPhone 7, so it’s obvious what happens next: Breki sits down with Jon to talk about it.

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The Kingston Legacy #21: Pokemon Go Away

55 mins - Published Thu, Jul 14, 2016.

Robert Algeo and Josh Wodarz tackle most important issue of the day – Pokemon Go! Yes, yes, it’s another thing about Pokemon Go, but you know, with our irreverent spin on things. By irreverent, we mean Robert making fun of it and Josh laughing. Yep, that’s how we roll. (more…)