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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:03 
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One of the things I've attempted in the past has been to read the Bible, or at least key bits of it. So much of the music, art, literature, and quiz answers I love relies on references and imagery from that famous best-seller that I think gaining a basic knowledge of at least some of it would improve my understanding and appreciation of culture. On the times I've tried, the furthest I've got is somewhere in Leviticus before giving up.

I recently heard about a podcast called Apocrypals that's been running since 2018. It describes itself as a podcast "where two non-believers read through the Bible but aren't, you know, jerks about it".

As the hosts work in the comic book industry, they approach it as comic book fans, and surprisingly this works. Whether or not you believe in Batman, there's mountains of canon, some contradictory, some absurd, and then there's an entire expanded universe that fills in the gaps and provides further adventures and back stories. So not only do are they covering the Old and New Testaments, but also as much apocrypha as they can find. It's not about mocking people's beliefs, but exploring and engaging with the text, just as we might argue about our favourite franchises.

I initially skipped the introductory episode about the hosts' backgrounds as I wanted to see if the format worked for me. I was hooked by the early stages of the first proper episode, on Acts, and the hosts' reaction to the surprise death of a major character that I'd never heard about before. I've sometimes been tempted to check out particular verses just to confirm that yes, in Mark we do indeed hear about Jesus's magic spit.

If you fancy something different, and which might if anything help you with quizzes and knowing who begat who, it's worth giving it a go.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
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Today's Private Passions has a fascinating discussion about sleep. Really interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:19 
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Welcome return to ISIHAC yesterday.

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Includes probably the definitive versions of "There's no one quite like Grandma" and "Relax, don't do it"


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:57 
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Went to see 'No Such thing as a fish' being recorded with @gazchap. It was a great show and I will have to start listening more

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:58 
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KovacsC wrote:
Went to see 'No Such thing as a fish' being recorded with @gazchap. It was a great show and I will have to start listening more


Excellent! I've seen a couple of their live shows in the past but think I missed the Oxford date on this tour.

Used to listen to "No Such thing..." loads but it's fallen out of my regular podcast cycle; will have to make up next time I've a long drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 23:25 
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I listen intermittently, and found this episode of The Word really interesting, with bassist Jon Illsley talking about Dire Straits. Their label hoped to sell 5,000 copies of their first album, then they got news that in The Netherlands they'd already sold 25,000. He's just written a book on the subject, hence the interview.

http://wordpodcast.co.uk/2021/12/03/pod ... its-story/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 13:08 
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@kern, I’m sure Russell said that you were speaking of a podcast where two people read through the bible and all of its side-quests as if they were reviewing a comic book? I really fancy the sound of it but can’t find the post. Could you please remind me of the title?

Edit: ignore that. I think it did t load this page properly :D. Was going to just delete the post but then didn’t want you getting an email saying that I’d tagged you in aloos then deleted it and blablabla.

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 13:10 
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Apocrypals

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 Post subject: Re: Podcast RMD
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 13:26 
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Got it on now. Shall listen to a few episodes. Thank you :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 18:23 
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Binge-listened all six episodes of this today, available from where your podcasts usually live:

https://www.tortoisemedia.com/listen/sweet-bobby/

Six expose and investigative episodes about how a young woman loses 13 years of her life to a catfish, with the victim and some of the other people involved. Excellent and terrifying.

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