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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Spinward Fringe Podcast Broadcast 18: That Final Auto-Bio Episode In 2012

In this broadcast I tie things up by discussing my love of entertaining people. When you consider the fact that I have stage fright, I'm surprised that there's anything to talk about at all before I started publishing novels online. The other two episodes lead here, and I believe it's the best of the autobiographical episodes.

Everything important ties in, and I offer a real update on Broadcast 7, finally talking about why it's taking so long for this book to be written. The end of the episode is dedicated to you, and I take a moment to answer a couple important questions. There's also a lot of music from some great bands, who you'll be able to find using the links below.

Again For The Win: Guns. You can find them at www.againforthewin.com

Parallel Lions: For You. You can find them at www.parallellions.com

Universal Hall Pass: Special Agent. You can hear more of their music by visiting www.universalhallpass.com

The episode wraps up with The Megas: History Repeating parts 1 & 2. Find more of their music by visiting www.themegas.com

Thank you so much for listening!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Where's My Flying Car? Broadcast 6: The Final Episode!

While this may be the final episode of Where's My Flying Car? it's important to note that we're coming back as That Geek Podcast next week.

In this broadcast we continue with our gaming discussion and wander into dangerous territory: the movie that they inspire. That's right, we discuss game movies and that brings on a bout of nerd rage at one point as we try to find one we really like. It's an episode worth listening to!

Our tune this week is provided by the METTAphors. You can find out where and when their playing as well as discover more of their music by visiting www.themettaphors.com.

Make sure you are back here next week when we return as That Geek Podcast!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Spinward Fringe Podcast Broadcast 17: That Second Auto-Bio Episode

In this second part of the auto-biographical series, I discuss my biggest hero in life, and how wandering between jobs actually factored into the creation and appearance of Spinward Fringe.

There's a little more humour in this episode thanks to misadventures with co-workers and there are more dreams at the end. There's also a lot more music! Here are the bands featured in this broadcast:

I play a tune from Monster Truck called Love Attack. You can find them on their website: www.ilovemonstertruck.com

Next in the hopper is In The Silence with Ever Closer. You can check them out here: www.inthesilence.net

Finally, playing us out is Cloudkicker with From the Balcony and The Focus back to back. Check them out on bandcamp: http://cloudkicker.bandcamp.com

Thank you for listening! I'm going to go shovel some chicken lo-mein and sweet & sour pork towards my face! I hope to catch most of it!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Where's My Flying Car Broadcast 5: The One With All The Video Games!

If you ever doubted that women play video games, then this episode should provide all the evidence you need to dismiss your skepticism. I am fortunate to sit down with Sylvie and Stephanie, who regale me with tales of their youth with games and what they’re playing now. That screen shot you’re looking at is from Quest For Tires, a game that one of our ladies of gaming loved as a child. I have to admit, I spent a lot of time on a stone unicycle myself when I was knee high to a Mario Brother.

We talk fairly extensively about God of War 3, Guild Wars 2, the Assassin’s Creed Series as well as the movie, MMO’s, how women are portrayed in games, Diablo II and the upcoming update to Baldur’s gate.
We touch on a plethora of other games including World of Warcraft, Tera, Call of Ducy, Age of Conan, Diablo II and III, Dragon Age and Star Wars The Old Republic. The topic of bad video game movies comes up as well, but not for too long, since we mostly manage to stay on target! er, topic. I meant ‘topic’.

The three of us also touch on what we’re watching now, namingly Legend of the Seeker, Doctor Who, Weeds and Hell’s Kitchen. I also spend a minute worshiping Kevin Nealon.

There’s even more in this whopper of an episode, but I’ll let you discover it for yourself. We were going to have a ‘rename our podcast contest’ but found a name right after we finished recording. In one more episode our name will officially change to “That Geek Podcast”

This week we played ‘Polly‘ covered artfully by Walk Off The Earth. Make sure you check their site for tour dates, and to find more music. You can find their tunes wherever great sounds are sold!

Thank you for listening!

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[If you’d like to get in contact with the official Spinward Fringe Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild, you can find them by looking for Freeground Nation (Republic) or Regent Galactic (Empire) on the Canderous Ordo server.]

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Spinward Fringe Podcast Broadcast 16: That First Biography Episode


This week I'm doing my first solo episode. Instead of doing a standard radio-style show, I'm taking a running leap at a biographical style, so this episode is filled with stories of my early years and advice on writing that I know applies to every writer out there because I've never seen it proven wrong. 

This is all wrapped in a theme, and your challenge is to guess it before the 45 minute mark.

I hope you enjoy this experimental episode. I'm looking for feedback, so please leave your comments below or talk about this podcast wherever you normally discuss Spinward Fringe.

The music at the end of this episode is provided by WVM. I play the latest from the new album: The End Is Only The Beginning. The track is called For a Better Tomorrow (feat. Josh Freese). You can find his work anywhere great MP3's are sold including iTunes and Bandcamp.

Thank you so much for listening!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Where's My Flying Car? Broadcast 4: The One With Legend of the Seeker Spaced Community Torchwood!


Sylvie and Stephanie join me (Randolph Lalonde) in studio for a fantastic "Recommended Viewing" show, where we deftly avoid spoilers and laugh it up over four phenomenal boob tube fascinations. Your next hour and nineteen minutes are about to be filled with information and laughs regarding Legend of the Seeker, Spaced, Community, and Torchwood.

Want to say something to one of the podcasters? We have a hotline and a nifty answering machine to record you if we're not around.* Call us using the Skype name: crewcastradio or on that old fashioned telephone (509) 203-4347.

Bif Naked plays us out this episode with Honeybee. You can find her through her webpage www.bifnaked.com and her music is available wherever great sounds are sold.

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[*Please be aware that, by leaving a message you're giving us permission to use your voice in our podcast.]

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Spinward Fringe Podcast Broadcast 15: The One About Broadcast 2: Awakening

Ray and I take a look at Spinward Fringe Broadcast 2, in what turns out to be a fairly thorough and flavorful read-along edition of the podcast. It's not your typical read-along, rather, we have a great time looking at the book from every angle but in no particular order.

Until I re-read Broadcast 2 the night before as a noval in its own right, I had forgotten how much fun I had writing it, and how I think it wraps up the set of Broadcast 1 and Broadcast 2 nicely.

So, sit back, put your feet and listen in as Ray and I enjoy this book aloud, examining our favourite bits, what happens in the book, what the chracters experience and where we end up on the last page.

We're thinking of Bif Naked as she struggles with health issues, wishing her all the best and hoping she makes a full recovery. This week we play Red Flag from her most recent album: The Promise. You can find her through Bifnaked.com or wherever great music is sold.

Thank you for listening!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Where's My Flying Car? Broadcast 3: The Second Half Of The Pilot

In the second half of the pilot episode of Where's My Flying Car? we continue to rush between topics you'd find in a geek boutique that include: Light Sabers versus Nanoswords, Hoverboards by Hasbro, Pamela Anderson, X-Ray Glasses you can order from the back of a comic book, real life stasis, Peter DeLuise (that great director), Stargate SG-1, the True Blood Finale (spoiler alert!) and we recommend Buffy The Vampire Slayer for our suggested view of the week (spoiler alert!).


It's an epic end to an epic pilot episode. I thank Ray for joining me, and everyone else for listening to us! Please tell us what you think of our driving in the comments section!

RL
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Where's My Flying Car? Broadcast 2 - The First Half Of The Pilot

Welcome to the first regular episode of Where's My Flying Car? where we follow Ray's ADD down the rabbit hole to topics including (but not limited t0):
 A lack of space themed science fiction on TV, the SyFy Network, Uwe Boll (that director guy), Spike TV, some Spinward Fringe trivia, a conversation on how some shows just don't age well, Xena Warrior Princess, Hercules, Bruce Campbell, and our Blu Ray of the Week: Star Trek The Next Generation - Season 1.

It's the first half of an exploratory geek conversation, and we have a blast. The theme music is by the Omega Experiment. You can find them on iTunes or on their website.

Thank you so much for listening, watch for the second half of this, and for the Spinward Fringe Podcast, returning to your feed on Saturday!

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Where's My Flying Car? Broadcast 1 - The Doctor Is In

We don't have a Spinward Fringe Podcast for you this week because I'm busy working on Broadcast 7 and we didn't have the questions to do another Q&A.
BUT!
We do have the premiere of the new podcast from the Crewcast Radio Network: Where's My Flying Car? Our podcast about all things Science Fiction, Futurist, and Entertainment.
This is the Doctor Who Special, where I'm joined by Sylvie and Stephanie, fellow Doctor Who fans who discuss our encounters with the Doctor and celebrate the premiere of the new season of Doctor Who, on September 1 in Canada, US and the UK. I hope you enjoy the show!

Bif Naked provides the outro song: Spaceman. You can find everything she's done wherever great music is sold, including iTunes. You can also find her by visiting her Facebook Page.

The Spinward Fringe podcast will return next Saturday, and you'll find a brand new episode of Where's My Flying Car? on Wednesday, its regular broadcast day.

Thank you for listening!

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