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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 19:39 
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

Finally listened to this, but feelings are mixed. It had its moments, and I really enjoyed some of the jokes and cameos (especially the voice of the Guide Mark II), but ultimately felt it was lacking the freshness and charm of the original. It's more like rather good fan fiction. Glad to have it and to be with the characters again, but yet still feeling it's almost, but not entirely, unlike the ones written by Douglas Adams himself.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:06 
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Yes, I felt similarly. After just the first episode, that was on comedy of the week. Bits of it were fine, bits of it sort of in the style of but missing the mark.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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I've probably given more thought on who to vote for in the 'Rex Factor' semis and grand final than any other major decision so far this year. Of course, the winner has to be:

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James IV.

I found Mary, Queen of Scots, a really fascinating person and someone I'd like to learn more about, given that I'd only really known her as someone who pops up during Liz the First's reign to have a head cut off. But sadly she doesn't really achieve anything as Queen and when we're playing in the higher leagues you need to have something substantial.

Robert the Bruce is clearly the most memorable - very much as recognisable as Henry VIII. And this works against him for this competition because we should be celebrating the lesser known. Being awesome with a sword, usurping the throne, and guaranteeing Scotland's independence are all good things, but would I want to live under him?

Constantine deserves recognition by being able to retire and die a natural death: an outstanding achievement for a Scottish ruler. He did create the modern Scotland and survive Banockburn so these are in his favour.

But James IV! What a guy! Golden age, a navy, the judgements the dentistry, all adds up to an excellent ruler. And all destroyed in one great epic charge.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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I think Mary is a fascinating "what might have been". A few people dying in a different order, and she could have ended up with a son inheriting the thrones of France, England and Scotland.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:33 
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Anyone else on to 'This sounds serious'? True crime, but comical, too. Wasn't sure about episode 1 - too much cheese - but by episode 3, and the names, and the cult...

https://www.thissoundsserious.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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I should drop in here that D&D is for Nerds is a great podcast.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Grim... wrote:
I should drop in here that D&D is for Nerds is a great podcast.

Krifpum Pumkrif!

I agree. I've got past their frankly irritating giggles and am enjoying it greatly.


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Up to King Cnut on Rex Factor. It is ace.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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MaliA wrote:
Up to King Cnut on Rex Factor. It is ace.


Great stuff.
You've written the angry tweet to Ali about one particular pacifically-minded king not getting the Rex Factor right?


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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I have listened to my first 'Podcast' in the last couple of days. A podcast is like the radio used to be except it's as if you've recorded the radio onto a C-90 cassette tape and then listen to the radio at a time of your choosing, and instead of a tape you can listen to the radio show using wireless Bluetooth technology in your car and it plays the show through your cars speakers and it is magic and it shows the name of what you are listening to on your car's infotainment screen.

The first podcast I listened to is Adam Buxton and he was chatting to Charlie Brooker. Trousers recommended it to me and nagged me to purchase 'Pocket Casts' for my phone at a cost of £2.99.

When I listened to it, I felt as if they were in the car with me and I was listening to their conversation. It was friendly and pleasant and I liked it, it is a fine accompaniment for the drive to and from work.

I will listen to more podcasts in future because I think they are good.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Brilliant!

Sadly, that was the best one, and it is all downhill from here. However, ignore that - to the downloadatron.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Eddie Mair is leaving 'PM'. Radio news will never be the same again.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Eddie Mair is leaving 'PM'. Radio news will never be the same again.


https://twitter.com/pressgazette/status ... 2332767232



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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Excellent! Wonder what slot he'll get?

Although can't get LBC in the car, alas, unless the atmosphere is doing weird things.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Tune In Radio App + Android Auto + Bluetooth + Sufficient Data = Any radio station in the world


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Huh, it even does Sirius.

Do you need Android Auto in the mix, though?

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It's easier in the car


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Radio 3's 'Listening Service': Truck Driver Modulation .

A very enjoyable defence of the sudden key change.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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D&D is for Nerds has been very entertaining. I don't know why, but the British-sounding guy that came in for the Side-Quests reminds me heavily of JBR.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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It has been. I'm up to episode 43, and it's remained superb.

I especially like Grainsley, and any time Cassius gets into a fight.

"I'MA GUN PUNCH THE BOOK!"

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Can highly recommend Crimetown, the story of the very seedy underbelly of Providence, Rhode Island.

Corruption that runs to the very top, interviews and anecdotes from some of the main players, and a mayor investigated for torture, it's a nuts and far-reaching story.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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I must now try D&D for nerds. Wasn't me, mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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JBR wrote:
I must now try D&D for nerds. Wasn't me, mind.

He doesn't even really sound like you. It's just sort of the relaxed, chilled quality that you exude.


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Grim... wrote:
It has been. I'm up to episode 43, and it's remained superb.

I especially like Grainsley, and any time Cassius gets into a fight.

"I'MA GUN PUNCH THE BOOK!"


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DavPaz wrote:
JBR wrote:
I must now try D&D for nerds. Wasn't me, mind.

He doesn't even really sound like you. It's just sort of the relaxed, chilled quality that you exude.


I did not expect that. But I'll take it! :kiss:


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Rory Bremner singing 'Imagine' to the 'Muppet Show' theme was the highlight of tonight's 'ISIHAC'.


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