By Jason Coburn, Gerry Shannon, Stephen O'Farrell
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Documenting the final days before the pop culture apocalypse. With veteran Irish film/TV junkies Jason, Stephen and Gerry. Bear with us as we discuss film and TV news/new-releases, tangentially break into chat about games, music and time travel, before regaining control of ourselves and moving onto the mercurial 'topic of the week' in time for dinner.
||Episode 40: Unexpected Seven Minute Sex Scene||We’re back! Also this is the last ever episode, so you know, it’s one of those good news/bad news type situations. Maybe just listen to this one really slowly to make it last? We discuss what we’ve been up to, and where we’re going.||5 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: The Martian||Steve and Jason checked out an early screening of Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Does Mr Scott’s career continue its downward trajectory, or could there really be life on Mars? (Spoilers: Matt Damon IS the martian…) Podcast: Play in new window | Down||29 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 39: Yanköver!||Gerry declares Tarantino-inspired war on a previous guest-host, Steve suddenly realises he’s running a Dundalk-based B&B, and Jason plunges once more into the seedy depths of the Dublin comic convention scene. We talk: Mistress America, The Wolf Pack,||2 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 38: 50 First Darths||Fresh from a weekend of hooch, croquet and other 1920s brand tomfoolery, Stephen and Jason are back and joined by special guest Daniel Anderson of Clickonline.com. The guys discuss all the news from D23, pitch some Star Wars spin offs,||21 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 37: Dublin Comic Con 2015||For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s the audio in full from our ‘Pop Culture and Podcasting’ panel at Dublin Comic Con 2015 (plus bonus material)! Just a heads up, the audio from the panel is a little rough for the first 60 or so second||10 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 36: Thunder Jam||The guys are reunited to pimp their Comic Con panel and lament the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper. Jason earns the supreme envy of fellow sellers at Dublin Flea Market, Steve none-too-subtly plugs a new podcasting venture (wevegotnofans.com, be warned,||7 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 35: Arkham Oranges||Steve and Jason and joined by a special guest to discuss the events of Comic-Con 2015! Plus a pronunciation mishap results in the birth of Batman’s greatest nemesis, and all the latest celebrity height related gossip you’ve just been itching to hear||13 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: Terminator Genisys||We’ve torn space and time asunder to put together a full house (assuming a standard house fits 4 people) for our review of Terminator Genisys. So. Many. Terminators. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | iTunes||2 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 34: Salt and Vinegar Llamas||We’ve spared no expense with episode 34 — Steve and Jason ruminate on their recent journey through Hell and Back, celebrate the return of the Crystal Maze, reflect on the great Christopher Lee, and brainstorm some new attractions for Tayto Park.||19 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: Jurassic World||Jason and Steve popped along to the Irish premiere of Jurassic World this week. Check out this quick review to find out whether they thought it was dino-mite, or a total T-wreck! …sorry. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | iTunes||12 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 33: Brian the Bike Thief||The gang reflects on the weekend that was, with Stephen revealing his controversial new campaign to keep Eurovision European. Jason retells his near death experience with a bike thief, and Donal gets emotional about David Letterman screwing over South .||29 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: Tomorrowland||Steve and Jason headed to the Irish premiere of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (A World Beyond!) to answer such questions as whether the sun will come out, and if it really is always a day away. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | iTunes||21 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 32: Chesney Hawkes meets Mrs Doyle||Jason relives the agony and ecstacy of The Samsung Night Run while comparing table quiz team names with guest host Ro. Steve’s passion for the dumb tagline ‘Dawn of Justice’ is only matched by his inability to remember the lyrics to Bohemian Rhaps||8 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: Avengers: Age of Ultron||No time for an intro as the guys jump headlong into a bumper-size discussion of the latest — and Joss Whedon’s last — addition to the Marvel cinematic family, Avengers: Age of Ultron! Podcast: Play in new window | Download | iTunes||24 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 31: Missing Sexy Steve (or BJ in the Jacks)||Steve finally gets emotional over over Paul Walker, Gerry takes pains to clarify a BBC Radio non-appearance and guest-host Donal turns activist and rallies against Hollywood’s racist and creatively bankrupt tendencies. TV reviewed: Better Call Saul,||10 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: Fast & Furious 7||A familiar guest-host joins our usual line-up as we dissect the seventh(!), typically explosive entry in the ‘Fast & Furious’ series, which sees Vin Diesel and family bid a final farewell to Paul Walker. WARNING: Possible over-usage of the word ‘r||2 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 30: Zayny When You’re Gone||Jason’s St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt has a heart-breaking outcome, an endless stream of wedding invites is interfering with Steve’s ‘busy’ schedule, and Gerry’s battle to rid himself of a Watchmen collectable proves more perilous then a b||27 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: The Gunman||This week we set our sights on The Gunman, the latest feature from Sean Penn and director Pierre Morel (Taken). Bonus points if you can count how often we get distracted by Penn’s luscious torso… Podcast: Play in new window | Download | iTunes||20 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 29: Fifty Shades of Jerky||Jason’s Runsportation endeavour falls asunder, Steve cries foul on the late Leonard Nimoy’s Twitter account and Gerry is presented with the likelihood of a questionable job prospect. Films discussed: Selma, Fifty Shades of Grey, Boyhood, Birdman.||6 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: Focus||Don’t fret, there is another full episode in the works. Here’s a quick fix until then — in this Short-Cuts episode we chat about Focus, the new Will Smith/Margot Robbie vehicle from directors Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love.).||25 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short-Cuts: Jupiter Ascending||Hey, this is different, right? Short-Cuts is a new format for us to post quick (20 mins-ish) reviews/chats about films and stuff we catch that we want to share before the next full episode. First up, we talk about The Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending.||5 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 28: Cabin Boy Hanks||Stephen and Jason are joined by a special guest for a royal rumble of revolutionary transportation methods. Stephen starts a (real) career in radio, Jason keeps a tight ship, and Donal obliterates conventional wisdom on getting around Dublin.||2 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 27: Anything but another bloody Top 10 (2014, part two)||The long prophesied second half of our ridiculously drawn out 2-part mammoth 2014 retrospective is here. Steve, Gerry and Jason look back on the TV and everything else they loved/hated from the year that was. TV discussed: True Detective, Fargo,||16 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 26:Anything but another bloody Top 10 (2014, part one)||Following the epic drudgery that was the ‘top 10 of 2013’ episode, the gang decided to bid farewell to 2014 with a brief informal reflection on the last year… which resulted in this ridiculously drawn out 2-part mammoth 2014 retrospective!||9 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 25:GERIAL||Previously, on GERIAL: The guys settle on making a super obvious parody in honour of their lost comrade, meanwhile a new more obedient Gerry fills in. Jason recalls his Far Cry/Oscar Wilde fever dreams and Steve ponders whether true love can bloom in a.||13 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 24: The Long Goodbye||And thus, a parting of the ways for (one of) the guys. Steve feels insecure about his hypothetical clone, Jason witnesses a ghetto Ghostbusters reunion and Gerry embarks on an extraordinarily elaborate defence of his indifference towards Christopher No.||21 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 23: Oh My Dayum! It’s a Clip Show!||Fresh off an unexpected win, Steve and Gerry battle a Dundalk-induced hangover to bring a new episode despite a surreally long absence, one of their number away on a Japanese adventure and the mildly depressing fact the new recording is just an intro t.||9 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 22: When Gerry Met Ernie||Steve defies the cynicism of the masses (and his own) in a quest for ice bucket glory, Jason ponders a dubious courtroom scenario, and Gerry’s world is rocked when he meets a Ghostbuster. Finally, once the dust has settled on our Emmys, Doctor Who,||3 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 21: I Wanna be a Space Cowboy||After a brief and depressingly uneventful hiatus, the gang return. Jason terrorises the streets of Dublin on his hot new wheels, Steve reveals an unlikely inspiration for his dream to reach the stars, and Gerry imparts the tale of his convoluted quest .||8 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 20: Big Fat Tip||Two guest co-hosts wade into the organised chaos for this Summer-Spectacular! Jason proves more interested in Disneyland deaths than a night at the opera, Steve finds a super-hero he somehow knows less about than Ant-Man,||27 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 19: Pink Anchors in the Hood||Steve struggles with a shirt purchase, an unsolved mystery halts Jason’s acting career, and Gerry gets a sinking feeling about the Titanic museum. The gang are also briefly joined by Chris Rock. Tv discussed: Orange is the New Black Films discussed: 2||13 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 18: Dinklage-gate||Steve’s crusade against shitty cinemas finds a new target, Jason is bemused by his audience’s reaction to the new X-Men film, and Gerry takes it upon himself to uncover perhaps the most burning question regarding one of his co-hosts.||30 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 17: Come With Me, ‘Zilla||Steve is bemused by both Giro d’Italia and Eurovision, Gerry points out what the worst aspect of the cancellation of ‘Community’ is, and against all the odds, Jason dives into the back catalogue of ‘Godzilla’ films.||14 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 16: Once More With Feeling||The gang struggles to regroup after a digital cataclysm leaves half of THE GREATEST EPISODE EVER RECORDED lost to the abyss. Gerry lectures on the ancient art of Digimon Fan Fiction, Jason proposes Guy Ritchie’s Medieval Avengers,||1 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 15: Gerry Spoils Everything||Steve reveals how he indadvertedly created a YouTube sensation, Jason speculates how the real Jack Nicholson would disappoint French audiences and Gerry just about spoils everything. Recent films: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Noah,||11 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 14: Crystal Maze Forever||Gerry hates on St. Patrick’s Day, Steve indulges some Wes Anderson love and Jason revisits much-loved 90s gameshow glory. Recent films reviewed: Under the Skin, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Veronica Mars. Recent TV reviewed: True Detective’ Podcast:||26 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 13: Mr. Cage Goes to the Oscars||All the players are reassembled, and major post-Oscars talk on the winners and losers follows. Jason endures a live taping of ‘The Late Late Show’, Steve takes pains to remind everyone he was in Africa too, and Gerry inexplicably deviates into M.||12 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 12: Mr. Jason Goes to Africa||With one of their number in absentia, total chaos ensues amongst the survivors. Gerry explains why he needed Wikipedia to understand the end of ‘Oldboy’, and without Jason’s biting asides, a shellshocked Steve is left adrift in a certain someone||1 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 11: The Cult of Gareth||Jason fears a future where he hasn’t gone to any of this summer’s Gar(e)th Brooks concerts, the very first listener e-mail leaves Steve vindicated, and Gerry reveals a surprisingly deep knowledge of Harry Potter’s romantic entanglements while expl||12 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 10: Dirty Sailor Mouth||Steve is outed as a rampaging sexist, Gerry goes to (Twitter) war with a popular podcaster, and Jason fears inevitable death by rabies. The Oscars are utterly dismissed as an institution to take seriously, but discussion (somewhat paradoxically) still .||29 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 9: 2013, In Memoriam||It brings us great sadness to report that our good friend, 2013, has passed. Gerry, Stephen and Jason invite you to join them as they reminisce fondly on the many great films, TV shows and pop culture memories gifted to us during 2013’s sadly brief—||14 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 8: Christmas Tools||In a departure from the usual format, the guys share their festive memories and favourite seasonal viewings. Jason reveals how the Biker Mice From Mars saved Christmas, Gerry cries over a flying snowman and poor Steve continues to seethe at a deprived .||19 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 7: The Endless Runway in the Sky||The gang share their fondest memories of the recently deceased Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, before coldly diagnosing the franchise’s future. Gerry’s Doctor Who fanaticism threatens to derail the entire show,||4 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 6: A Load O’ Bullocks||The magic is back, even if it took a re-recording to get there. Gerry would rather talk about The Beatles than breakfast, Steve gets all intimate with the lead singer of The National, and Jason endures ‘The Hobbit’ extended edition so you don’t ha||24 11 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 5: Our Friend Eddie||Proceedings take a fast and furious turn. Gerry tries to avoid another debate on the merits of Arthur’s Day, Steve laments Jennifer Aniston’s recent contribution to cinema, and Jason takes you on an international trip through the sounds a duck makes||22 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 4: Camping At Cannes||The trilogy continues. Jason braves a Dublin city as imagined by Bollywood cinema, Steve pours utter scorn on the standards of his local cinema, and Gerry gets starry-eyed when meeting a ‘Father Ted’ bit player.||7 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 3: Blink Like A Pro||The long-delayed third episode comes into being by way of Google Hangout. Gerry recalls how he missed out on being part of a Bollywood dance number, Steve reflects on a childhood deprived of ‘Star Wars’, and finally,||25 9 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 2: How to Insult a Retro Gamer||The saga continues, just barely. Jason fondly recalls how a Gameboy game purchase got awkward, Gerry is forced to realise a harsh truth about his proposed podcast titles, while Steve reveals the emotional turmoil of being someone who doesn’t watch ‘||28 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anticdotes Episode 1: Dark Phoenix, Never Let Go||An on-going pop culture discourse between three friends begins. In this first episode, a none-too-enthused Steve wonders why he is labeled the ‘enthusiastic one’, while a dynamic film pitch by Jason reveals an innate fear of eating light bulbs,||14 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Great addition to the Irish podcast scene!
Really funny and honest pop culture musings from some sound Irish guys. One to listen out for in 2014!
Genuinely pretty great!
One to keep an eye on, some funny guys going on some funny rants while making fun out of each other! Good listen!
My new favourite podcast!
Three funny, insightful guys talking about things I want to know about, a great listen.