Bit of a longer one this week. ANOTHER NEW FEATURE! We're all three of us trying to lose weight, so why not have a long discussion about our self-image and also how we're going about trying to shift the pounds. Then we chat about The Deer Hunter for a bit. But really, it's mostly body talk.
This week our fearless explorers of pop culture talk about surviving 40, how old our oldest friendships are, and what success actually means if you’re a freelancer or a muggle. Plus our semi regular review a classic returns with seminal 1950s sci-fi Classic Quatermass and the Pitt, we talk Potatohontas at the Tayto Fun Park and the Pick of the week!
We mostly just listen to PJ reading from his diary, which leads us down a rabbit hole of intersecting anecdotes. You'd think this show could have some sort of a central theme, but it's rapidly becoming clear it doesn't.
A palate cleanser, if you will. We chat about our times on the stage, and have a wonderful volley of media chats that segueway beautifully from one topic to the next. Classic chat is Harvey (1950) and as usual some Picks of the Week.
We got heavy this week, with chat about mental health and the trials of raising a kid with autism. Goes without saying, but if you need to chat to anyone about these issues, we're probably the last people you should talk to! But there are a couple of good links in the show notes who are far more qualified. Look after yourselves.
John McCrea is still with us in the studio, chatting about his new crime noir book with Gerry Duggan and Mike Spicer, DEAD RABBIT. We also chat about what's fun to watch while working, we catch up on our Classics pick from a couple of weeks ago (BLOW OUT) and do our regular Pick of the Week
This week we're joined by our first in-studio guest, Northern Irish comics legend John McCrea! We chat to him about his career, and we also discuss some of the latest trailers to come out of San Diego Comic Con. John even has a Pick of the Week, he's THAT prepared. Oh, and Ron knows he got it wrong when he said it was Universal who were releasing the Godzilla movie. He KNOWS it. Don't @ him. Please. -Ron
Ron and Scott explain ASMR to a cynical PJ, who thinks it's best applied for screaming at unsuspecting listeners. PJ explains his Friday Fix-Up project, and as usual there's a Pick of the Week. Also, a new feature, with the obligatory custom Ron theme music.
PJ tells us about his adventures in writing, Scott details his adventures in driving the Leaf over long (for Ireland) distances, and also tells us about some fun video making equipment that turned him into a very boring man.
Oh boy. This week we go hard, as the rappers say. Ron's fallen deep into the well of Batman Animated Figures. The team outline their most solemn medical experiences, and we discus the recent release of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
PJ tells us about the Cork Comic Expo, his dad's tattoos and whether or not the new iPad Pro is worth the upgrade. Scott has seen Death Wish (2018). Ron reserves the right to hold his tongue. Also some chat about remakes and Clip Studio Paint.