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Podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson covering TV, films, comics, books, games, sci-fi, art and more! Also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The Tally Ho", a Prisoner podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson covering TV, films, comics, books, games, sci-fi, art and more! Also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The Tally Ho", a Prisoner podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United Kingdom

Description:

Podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson covering TV, films, comics, books, games, sci-fi, art and more! Also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The Tally Ho", a Prisoner podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Twitter:

@tfcaa

Language:

English


Episodes

The Tally Ho talks to Dr Santiago Sanchez-Pagés

2/18/2021
Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we had the pleasure of speaking to Dr Santiago Sanchez-Pagés about his new book 'No Soy Un Número' ('I Am Not a Number'), the world's first book written about The Prisoner in Castilian. Ten years in the making, Santiago's book explores McGoohan's TV masterpiece in the cultural context of the 1960s in which it emerged, with fascinating insights into its cinematic influences and lasting impact. 'No...

Duration:01:11:27

Homebrew 8

9/18/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. In this episode we chat with Nigel Twumasi, co-founder of British Manga brand Mayamada. Nigel tells us about how their social gaming Gamepad events have evolved and the challenges of adapting their business model to an online-only format. Mayamada's latest Kickstarer for 'Serious - Through the Fog' is live until 5 October and can be found HERE. And check out their Story x Story podcast. Follow us...

Duration:00:35:36

Episode 32 - Unconventional Conventions

8/2/2020
With the pandemic interrupting the 2020 convention calendar, we discuss its impact on different events. We ask how it may not only affect the con-going experience, but also could lead to longer term changes, which could in fact have a positive effect on content, attendance, accessibilty and representation. But how can con-runners embrace the opportunites of new technology whilst maintaining longstanding elements of physical cons that content creators rely on? Let us know what you think...

Duration:01:05:49

Homebrew 7

6/7/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. n this episode we chat with Kev from the band Flames of the Lizard Birds about writing and recording music under lockdown, and the challenges that are being faced by both bands and venues as the live music scene is put on hold. You can check out Flames of the Lizard Birds on Bandcamp, their YouTube channel and their Facebook page, and the episode ends with one of their recent tracks, Get My...

Duration:00:45:08

Homebrew 6

5/15/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. In this episode we chat with Eurovision superfan Dudepoints about the 2020 contest that never was, and how the ESC fandom has responded to the lockdown with online events to keep the spirit alive such as Eurovision Again and streamed live performances from artists. Time for Cakes and Ale, a podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson, and also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a...

Duration:00:49:29

The Tally Ho talks The Prisoner and Twin Peaks

4/28/2020
Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In 2017 as Twin Peaks season 3 reached its conclusion and fans were looking for something else to experience, we wrote an article giving "10 Reasons why Twin Peaks fans should watch The Prisoner". Fast forwarding two and a half years – and after more than 50 hours of Prisoner ramblings as part of our Tally Ho podcast – we felt it was time to discuss the links between these two seminal TV series in-depth. In this...

Duration:02:14:20

Homebrew 5

4/17/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. In this episode we chat with podcaster Carl Sweeney about his adventures on The X-Cast and The Movie Palace podcasts, and the #XCastQuarantine watchalong which is running through the classic 90s TV series The X-Files during the lockdown. Time for Cakes and Ale, a podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson, and also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The...

Duration:00:45:29

Homebrew 4

4/12/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. In this episode we chat with author Chris Beckett about writing at a time when reality is stranger than fiction. Chris is best known for his Clarke Award-winning Dark Eden trilogy. Chris has recently been posting a selection of short stories from throughout his career along the theme of 'isolation' to read for free on his website - the whole collection can be read here. Time for Cakes and Ale, a...

Duration:00:38:40

Homebrew 3

4/6/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. In this episode we chat with Tony Black from the We Made This pop culture podcast network about podcasting, social media watch-along events, and how the lockdown is changing the way fandoms interact. Time for Cakes and Ale, a podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson, and also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The Tally Ho", a Prisoner podcast. Follow...

Duration:00:43:46

Homebrew 2

4/1/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. In this episode we chat with Andrew James from Square Enix about what he's playing right now, what games people should be checking out, and how the lockdown is affecting the video games industry. Time for Cakes and Ale, a podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson, and also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The Tally Ho", a Prisoner podcast. Follow us...

Duration:00:46:57

Homebrew 1

4/1/2020
Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale's 'Homebrew', our new podcast covering life under lockdown. In this introductory episode we talk about what this new series will feature: conversations with folk from a wide range of industries who are interested in sharing their hobbies and interests, talking about how their work and lives are changing, and recommending new titles for people to explore from the worlds of publishing, gaming, comics, film and TV. Our goal is to provide a feeling of what...

Duration:00:04:14

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee - The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself

6/6/2019
Welcome to Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee, a podcast all about Twin Peaks. We have returned to the water and the well of Lynch/Frost's surreal vision to discuss some of the themes and ideas that have resonated with us in the months since The Return hit our screens. Each episode will use the given title of each 'part' of season 3 as a jumping-off point, and this time, we're talking The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself. We'll be discussing the nature of temporal, spatial and astral...

Duration:01:03:46

Episode 31 - Book Club: Origamy by Rachel Armstrong

5/12/2019
Welcome to the Cakes & Ale Book Club! Every month we will be bringing you a mix of discussions and interviews about recent genre fiction we've been reading. This month, we cover Origamy by Rachel Armstrong. Origamy is the story of Mobius, an extra-dimensional being who is part of a 'circus troupe' of weavers able to explore and manipulate the fabric of space-time. This original and surreal science fiction tale follows Mobius' attempt to learn the mysterious art of origamy and face down the...

Duration:01:14:39

Episode 30 - Avengers: Endgame

5/4/2019
SPOILER WARNING! We're in the endgame now as we discuss the grand finale of the Infinity Saga. The story has reached a tremendous conclusion and we chat about the time-twisting plot, the triumphant and tragic character arcs, and where the series might go from here. Time for Cakes and Ale, a podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson, and also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The Tally Ho", a Prisoner podcast. Follow us on Twitter @TFCAA Like...

Duration:03:11:30

Episode 29 - Interviews from Eastercon 2019

4/29/2019
We've just returned from Ytterbium, a.k.a Eastercon 70, the annual UK science fiction convention. During the convention we had the great pleasure of chatting to a wonderful range of con-goers to create a snapshot of the kind of conversations you'd hear down at the bar, from writers to publishers, fans, reviewers, academics and con-runners. We wanted to catch the atmosphere of a con and we certainly captured the background sounds of one! We had tremendous fun putting this episode together and...

Duration:03:02:02

The Tally Ho talks to Dean Motter about Shattered Visage

4/8/2019
Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. Following on from our recent episode about the re-release of Shattered Visage, we had the great pleasure of interviewing the writer and artist behind the book, legendary comics creator Dean Motter. Dean Motter has worked as an illustrator, designer, editor, art director and writer for over 40 years. His hugely influential style - combining retro-futurism with hard-boiled noir - has brought us classics including...

Duration:00:55:17

Episode 28 - Book Club: Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift

4/2/2019
Welcome to the Cakes & Ale Book Club! Every month we will be bringing you a mix of discussions and interviews about recent genre fiction we've been reading. This month, we cover Paris Adrift by E. J. Swift. Paris Adrift is the story of Hallie, a student who runs away from her life in England to seek escape and adventure in Paris. Taking a job on the night shift at Millie's, a rowdy bar staffed by misfits and drifters, she begins to find a new family. But there is something strange in the...

Duration:01:08:19

The Tally Ho: The Prisoner - Shattered Visage w/ David Leach

3/18/2019
The Tally Ho continues our exploration of the world of The Prisoner and beyond. In this episode we look at the re-release of the collected edition of Dean Motter's and Mark Askwith's The Prisoner: Shattered Visage, a comic book sequel to the TV show, from Titan Comics. We chat to Titan's senior editor David Leach about this new edition and it's extras, with some interesting insights into how the project came together. We also discuss how the story relates to the original series while...

Duration:00:48:03

Episode 27 - Book Club: The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley

3/1/2019
Welcome to the first episode of the Cakes & Ale Book Club! Every month we will be bringing you a mix of discussions and interviews about recent genre fiction we've been reading, and we're kicking things off in style with The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley, published by Unsung Stories. We will be discussing this wonderful book, with comments from listeners who have been reading with us this month, followed by a interview with Aliya Whiteley about her work and career. The Loosening Skin is...

Duration:01:09:18

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee - My Log has a Message for You

2/15/2019
Welcome to Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee, a podcast all about Twin Peaks. We have returned to the water and the well of Lynch/Frost's surreal vision to discuss some of the themes and ideas that have resonated with us in the months since The Return hit our screens. Each episode will use the given title of each 'part' of season 3 as a jumping-off point, starting with My Log has a Message for You. In this, our first of a new 18-episode podcast run, we'll be discussing the symbolism of trees...

Duration:00:47:24