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Wagging the tail of geekdom

Welcome to The Black Dog Podcast. Join your hosts Lee & Darren, accompanied by in-house jingle singer Darren Diamond. From film news to video games, if its on our minds its in your ears. There is also a feature "Rose Tinted Specs" where we will revisit classic films, TV shows etc and ask do they deserve their classic status or is it a case of childhood whimsy informing that opinion? So take a listen... And remember there's no receipt so you can't ask for this time back.

Download The Black Dog Podcast 194: Excellent Frontage  16-04-2014 (53.02 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 194: Excellent Frontage

  • The Black Dog Podcast 194: Excellent Frontage
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast which has Excellent Frontage

    This week we discuss Jim's trip to the foggy wastlands of Benedorm, Darren's trouser malfunction, Lee's abuse by pigeons, Cards against Humanity and rollercoasters.

    Then we hit the news with some interesting titbits about the medias obsession with the land of Westeros, new story directions for later episodes of Madmen and Benedict Cumberbachs Hamlet.

    And after a truly bizarre NSFW sh*tty superhero and an estate agent profanasaurus from Jim we head in to cheap cheesy space opera with Roger Cormans Battle Beyond the Stars.

    Next week we stay with Corman as we strive to prove that some previously maligned superhero films arent as bad as all that and as the control in this experiment we have Cormans own version of The Fantastic Four! 




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 193: Lidl Alien  09-04-2014 (73.36 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 193: Lidl Alien

  • The Black Dog Podcast 193: Lidl Alien
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast 

    This week Jim makes a run to the sun leaving Lee and Darren to hold the fort and draft in Boz from the Little Pod of Horrors.

    In this episode the guys discuss fainting in Waitrose, Boz's past life in Tescos, Darrens Rod Stewart tribute act experience, Frozen, Toy Story 3 tears and a small trip to found footage land reviewing British horror Borderlands.

    Then the biggest shock of all is that there is actual news, encompassing Ghostbusters 3, Star Wars 7, Captain America 3 release dates and Hobbit porn.

    And finally after a holiday Profanasaurus from Jim and a metalic Sh*tty Superhero the guys head to waterlogged london of the future aka 2008, to do battle with Boz's mental instability and Rutger Hauers conservatory payment Split Second, which is not a racing movie from 1953 apparently. 

    Next week Jim returns and we lay on a vast cheese platter for him in the shape of Roger Cormans "classic" SF movie Battle Beyond The Stars. 




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Download Black Dog Podcast 192.5: Willie Warmer  03-04-2014 (50.31 MB)

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Black Dog Podcast 192.5: Willie Warmer

  • Black Dog Podcast 192.5: Willie Warmer
  • Welcome to part 2 of episode 192 

    In this extra feedback dealing episode covering Temple of Doom, Lee and Darren (minus Jim laid up with Elder God Migrane) manage to talk a little about the intervening 2 days of their lives including a near miss with a shed panel and rewatching Captain America Winter Soldier (NO SPOILERS)

    They even get a tiny bit of impromptu news and a sh*tty superhero in before tackling a mountain of Feedback for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom...

    Next week the guys are joined by Boz from Little Pod of Horrors as he tries to valiantly defend Rutger Hauers less than stellar Split Second.  




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Download Blackdog Podcast 192.0: Dakota StJohn-Smithe and the Temple of Mild Inconvienence  01-04-2014 (56.88 MB)

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Blackdog Podcast 192.0: Dakota StJohn-Smithe and the Temple of Mild Inconvienence

  • Blackdog Podcast 192.0: Dakota StJohn-Smithe and the Temple of Mild Inconvienence
  • Welcome to part 1 of this weeks episode Dakota Singin-Smithes Temple of Mild Inconvienence

    In this weeks episode we discuss running, mobile phones, batman games, easter egg craft and steam cleaning  

    Then we abandon all pretense of format to dump the news, dump the sh*tty superheroes and spend 30 min spoiler zone discussing Captain America Winter Soldier.

    Then we talk Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and desperately try to maintain how not racist we are while discussing how racist this film actually is.

    The cast is broken into two parts and later this week will be the feedback episode otherwise tune in for Rutger Hauers descent into DVD bargain basement infamy with the sodden Split Second.  




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 191: Berkshire Hunt  26-03-2014 (68.99 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 191: Berkshire Hunt

  • The Black Dog Podcast 191: Berkshire Hunt
  • Welcome to this weeks podcast.

    In another epic lengthed show we discuss such diverse subjects as...

    The Flash, Teddy Robinson retro love, Nebulous, Running and twisting a testicle.

    Add to that more superhero crappiness and the joy at Prometheus 2 news and a fine dragon profannasaurus entry, before we review this weeks film How to Train Your Dragon.

    Next week we break out the casual racism and chilled monkey brains of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom... With points awarded if a feedbacker can get through a reply without mentioning Short Round. 




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 190: Life, The Universe And Stuff  18-03-2014 (73.47 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 190: Life, The Universe And Stuff

  • The Black Dog Podcast 190: Life, The Universe And Stuff
  • Welcome to this (delayed) edition of The Black Dog Podcast, episode 190, Life, The Universe and Stuff.

    This week we discuss such diverse subjects as Minecraft addiction, dishwasher repair, boomerang colds and getting the cast recognised as a holy order.  

    Then a space time continuum issue causes the news to vanish into a wormhole, but luckily we have the Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy on hand to cover for that...

    After some bovine superheroics and a lot of Deep Thought from the Profanasaurus, we finally get to review the movie adaptation of The Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy.

    Next week we return to learn How To Train Your Dragon! 




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 189: Brooks Was Here  06-03-2014 (75.74 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 189: Brooks Was Here

  • The Black Dog Podcast 189: Brooks Was Here
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of the Black Dog Podcast.

    In this weeks episode Lee, Darren and Jim are joined by Danny Graydon to discuss such diverse subjects as... Essex Gangland, deadly pancake mix, blu ray purchases and Clowns.

    Then there's a bit of disheartening interview revelations about Superman vs Batman vs Wonder Woman vs Kramer vs Kramer, some unsubstantiated rubbish about Matrix prequels and some discussion about the Hugos and SFF fans knee jerk reactions to Jonathan Ross.

    After a trip to the vegetable patch for this weeks Sh*tty superheroes and another entry from Jim Moons profanasaurus.

    Then the guys get busy reviewin' or they get busy dyin' as they re-review the classic Shawshank Redemption, with some tourettes help from Morgan Freeman.

    Next week is a very different movie when, to co-incide with the anniversary of the first radio episode, the guys return to review the movie version of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. 




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 188: Road Rage Against The Machine  26-02-2014 (66.93 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 188: Road Rage Against The Machine

  • The Black Dog Podcast 188: Road Rage Against The Machine
  • This week we discuss such varied subjects as dead meerkats, ghost tours, french food overdose and how to traumatise your wife while claiming its her fun day!

    We also have a slew of crap news...  

    Then after a protein rich sh*tty superhero and a yoghut infused profannasaurus we get round to reviewing Steven Spielbergs Duel...

    Next week we are joined by Danny Graydon to review the classic Frank Darabont movie Shawshank Redemption. 




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 187.5: Beastmans Lonely Existence  20-02-2014 (51.58 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 187.5: Beastmans Lonely Existence

  • The Black Dog Podcast 187.5: Beastmans Lonely Existence
  • In this feedback episode for Masters of the Universe (for the review episode check out 187.0) Lee, Darren, Jim and Dave address the feedback from our listeners... And also attempt to make a nickname for one listener while also getting feedback from Mr S. Kell-Ator of Snake Mountain and a look in to the depressing life, post movie, of Beastman and Darren watches Hawk the Slayer.

    Next week we review Steven Spielbergs Duel.




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 187.0: Disasters of the Universe  20-02-2014 (60.9 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 187.0: Disasters of the Universe

  • The Black Dog Podcast 187.0: Disasters of the Universe
  • WEEEEE HAVE THE POWWWERRRRRRR

    Welcome to the first part of this weeks episode of the Black Dog Podcast.

    This week, the guys are joined by Geekplanet Online's Dave Probert as they discuss such diverse subjects as...

    Knee injuries, colds, The Lego Movie, Robocop 2014, catching up with Robot Jox and falling out of a flight simulator.

    Theres the usual gibberish news segment and sh*tty superheroes quickly becomes unravelled.

    Then with a heavy heart we plod across the planes of Eternia to review Masters of the Universe.

    Then we take a break for the feedback section which will appear in the second part of this podcast episode 187.5

    Next week we visit Steven Spielbergs first movie... Duel 




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 186: Dogs Can Look Up  07-02-2014 (94.35 MB)

Duration: 205:55 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

The Black Dog Podcast 186: Dogs Can Look Up

  • The Black Dog Podcast 186: Dogs Can Look Up
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of the Black Dog Podcast.

    In this weeks episode we discuss such diverse subjects as Pnemonia, poo, getting cast as an extra on Star Wars, being raped while being transformed into a chicken, proctology exams and can dogs look up...

    We also manage to talk about films too... Specifically that slice of fried gold Shaun of the dead...

    Next time (18th Feb 14) we go the other way to a slice of fried cheese with Dolph (Straight to video) Lungrens Masters of the Universe!

    Oh lordy! 




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 185: What Phony Dog Poo?  29-01-2014 (63.93 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 185: What Phony Dog Poo?

  • The Black Dog Podcast 185: What Phony Dog Poo?
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast. 

    This week could be our last as we slowly watch Lee become senile before our eyes, discuss farting in Foyles book store, losing hats, explosive food poisoning, dog poo and Rupert Grint...

    Then after some news which varies wildly from Star Wars to Pixar to trailer length and Randy Newman, we hit paydirt with Sh*tty Superheroes and have a sea food profanasaurus.

    Then after a couple of parish notices we're on to this weeks film the Zucker Abrahams movie Top Secret. Will it still perk us up like Omar Shariffs car aerial or will it flop like a welly wearing cow costume?

    Next week we hit a true modern classic as we tackle the Rom Zom Com Shaun of the Dead




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Download The Black Dog Podcast 184: Crash and Bore  22-01-2014 (74.15 MB)

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The Black Dog Podcast 184: Crash and Bore

  • The Black Dog Podcast 184: Crash and Bore
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of the Black Dog Podcast.

    In this weeks episode Lee, Darren and Jim discuss extreme dentistry, the dangers of bus mirrors, the horrors of car boot doors, superglue and fun runs.

    After that we have some news which is rapidly becoming known as the fairy tale section, then a 40s take on the superpower of hermaphroditism and a profanasaurus from Jim's vaults.

    We quickly clear up some left over 2013 review feedback before plunging into the progenitor of last years Pacific Rim... Robot Jox a film that for some typifies the phrase cognitive dissonance.

    Next week we're on much more solid ground as we tackle the Zucker / Abrahams spoof on 60s pop star driven musical action movies Top Secret.  




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Download 2013 Year Review Feedback Edition  15-01-2014 (70.36 MB)

Duration: 153:30 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

2013 Year Review Feedback Edition

  • 2013 Year Review Feedback Edition
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast.

    In this weeks episode, the guys tackle such diverse subjects as chair building, LOVEFiLM roulette, Morgan Freemans hair as well as discussing so much rumour news that the News section effectively becomes a gossip post rather than anything concrete.

    Then after a mathematical Sh*tty Superhero and more pasty Profanasaurus from Jim. Its on to the main event, feedback from our lovely (and occasionally misguided) feedbackers. What did they thing were the highs and lows of 2013? Who will end up in the Bunker of Shun? Listen in and find out.

    Next week we hit the movies with a rewatch of the "Classic" robot film starring "Not Scott Glenn" Robot Jox 




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Download 2013 Year End Review  08-01-2014 (82.56 MB)

Duration: 180:09 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

2013 Year End Review

  • 2013 Year End Review
  • Welcome to the first part of the Black Dog Podcast year end review of 2013.

    In this, unsurprisingly long, episode we announce big news, we also talk about christmas pressies, setting childrens rooms on fire, weather chaos, santa slippers, unmanned helicopters and getting stuck down the back of the telly.

    Then after some of the usual rumour based rubbish news and a profanasaurus from Jim. We start on our epic journey through 2013s best and worst films of the year... What will we choose? Listen in to find out.

    Next week the 2013 year review concludes with listener feedback that we didn't get to because we all took too long to think up 5 good and 5 bad films....




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Download Episode 182: Bye Bye Biiiilly  18-12-2013 (79.59 MB)

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Episode 182: Bye Bye Biiiilly

  • Episode 182: Bye Bye Biiiilly
  • Welcome to the last Black dog podcast of 2013.

    In this packed episode Lee and Darren are once again joined by the mighty Jim Moon and also via transatlantic miracle Mr Hercules Araclides

    This week the gents discuss many diverse subjects as the Toronto mayor, long-johns, stapling trouser mishaps, the first female doctor nativity, panto, Jet Lucas, christmas and implied altercation at the pub

    Additionally Darren and guest reviewer Martyn Jones, sit in a pub and talk Disney dinosaurs as they review Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

    Then after a double helping of sh*tty superheroes and a gizmodic profanasaurus we hit out christmas film for this year Joe Dante's Gremlins and its possible impact on the cryptozooalogical landscape...

    And thats it for 2013. The Black Dog returns on 7th January 2014 to start the year with a review of 2013. The highs, the lows, the completely unseen films of the year...

    Until then on behalf of everyone involved with the cast over the past 12 months, have a merry christmas and a peaceful new year (or not if you prefer it to go the other way




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Download Episode 181: Better The Devil You Know  16-12-2013 (69.61 MB)

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Episode 181: Better The Devil You Know

  • Episode 181: Better The Devil You Know
  • Welcome to the late delivery from The Black Dog Podcast, Episode 181: Better The Devil You Know.

    In this weeks episode, the guys discuss such diverse subjects as work, binging on Arrow, Wonder Woman casting and Santa costumes that stink of curry and the skin irritation properties of fabreeze.

    Then after a new sporty entry into the annuls of Sh*tty Superheroes and a profanasaurus from Jim, the guys move on to this weeks movie Daredevil. Is it really as bad as all that or can we all turn a blind eye (arf!) to its faults?

    Next week is the last episode of the Blackdog for 2013 and as such we will have a traditional christmas movie... Joe Dante's Gremlins. 




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Download Episode 180: Chuff n Puff Ninjas  27-11-2013 (71.17 MB)

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Episode 180: Chuff n Puff Ninjas

  • Episode 180: Chuff n Puff Ninjas
  • Welcome to Black Dog Episode 180: Chuff n Puff Ninjas

    In this weeks episode Lee and Darren are once again joined by the mighty Jim Moon as they discuss phone harrassment, Gravity, Paypal fraudsters and the lavatorial dangers of growing your own chilli's

    Theres some news which almost completely uninspires and a fair portion of discussion about some mad old sod in a blue box who turned 50 this weekend just gone.

    Then after a telephonic sh*ty superhero and a profanasaurus entry its on into the land of mediocre superheroes with Jennifer Garners bland-o-thon Elektra.

    Next week we continue on this theme with the much derided Daredevil.




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Download Episode 179.5: Heil Honey I'm Home  20-11-2013 (51.83 MB)

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Episode 179.5: Heil Honey I'm Home

  • Episode 179.5: Heil Honey I'm Home
  • Welcome to part two of episode 179 entitled Heil Honey I'm Home. 

    Once again Lee and Darren are joined by Jim Moon to deal with the second half of episode 179. Including a Profanasaurus entry from Jim, a jive ass sh*tty superhero and of course the rereview of The Boys from Brazil as well as your feedback on the film. 

    Warning this review may contain (Brazil) nuts

    Next week the lads return to do battle with a mini sh*tty superhero season of films starting with Jennifer Garners brainbogglingly awful turn as Electra



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Download Episode 179.0: Ministry of Silly Voices  20-11-2013 (53.85 MB)

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Episode 179.0: Ministry of Silly Voices

  • Episode 179.0: Ministry of Silly Voices
  • Welcome to part 1 of the two part episode of The Black Dog Podcast.

    The guys return with resident guest co-host Jim Moon after a two week hiatus and have so much stuff to talk about the cast never even reaches the film being reviewed this week which is Boys from Brazil. 

    So instead we have much discussion about such diverse subjects as Hawkwind, Caracara birds, high speed lucky teddy bears,  Doctor Who, Enders Game, Gravity, Monsters University and why you should never go full retard. 

    Then we try to catch up with every bit of missed news from the past two weeks, which takes us up to the end of the cast... And we still didn't cover it all...

    The main film review happens in Episode 179.5 




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