The Black Dog Podcast

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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 Episode 215: I've Got The Hump  24-10-2014 (80.09 MB)

Duration: 174:45 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 48000 HZ

Episode 215: I've Got The Hump

  • Episode 215: I've Got The Hump
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast.

    This week the guys discuss bad backs, bifuricating podcasts, reading to kids while taking a call about exploding heads, filming in bournmouth, dressing up as a Ghostbuster and chewing toffees with your butt.

    In the news the Avengers 2 trailer is discussed as well as a level headed and not at all histrionic look at the Dredd web cartoon series.

    Then after a fruity superhero and a profanasaurus entry from Jim, the guys delve into the world of hitmen and cults with Ben Wheatleys Kill List, Lee's choice in the third week of the indeterminate length of horror.

    Due to holidays and other things the cast will be taking a two week break. But when it returns on November 11th we will be reviewing Jim's choice of horror film for the season: Stewart Gordons ReAnimator. 




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Download Episode 214: A Scared Bloke With A Roast In His Lap  15-10-2014 (70.72 MB)

Duration: 154:17 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 48000 HZ

Episode 214: A Scared Bloke With A Roast In His Lap

  • Episode 214: A Scared Bloke With A Roast In His Lap
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog podcast.

    This week we tackle the increasing decrepitude of the hosts, discuss the restorative and calming powers of roast dinners as well as Darrens sudden appreciation for Agents of SHIELD and recovering car keys from a dog poo bin.

    The news is dominated by Marvel civil war and then after an alcoholic sh*tty superhero and rumbling profanasaurus we head on down to Lake Mungo, Darrens pick for our indeterminate season of horror.

    Next week its Lee's turn with Ben Wheatleys grim hitman horror Kill List 




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Download Episode 213: Death by Catflap  09-10-2014 (70.14 MB)

Duration: 153:01 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 213: Death by Catflap

  • Episode 213: Death by Catflap
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of the Black dog podcast.

    In this episode we try to speed things up by dropping the news and sh*tty superheroes and fail miserably.

    But we do manage to discuss how every host is succumbing to old age in their own way, be it worrying about heating, wearing slankets, enjoying Denzel Washington movies or having your leg humped by a Golden Retriever.

    Then after some discussion about Alien: Isolation and a brief glance over the Dad's Army movie remake we get a Profanasaurus from Jim and then dive into the first week of our indeterminate length of Horror with Wes Cravens Scream as nominated by Mr McManus.

    Next week, its Darrens choice. A small relatively unknown indie horror Lake Mungo  




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Download Episode 212: Jobby Brown Onesie  01-10-2014 (95.39 MB)

Duration: 208:12 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 212: Jobby Brown Onesie

  • Episode 212: Jobby Brown Onesie
  • Welcome to The Black Dog Podcast episode 212.

    This week we are joined by the Org Cast crew Pete and Ann Marie Organ and much like last week, chaos ensues.

    This week we have stories about camping and the perils of wildlife, parental issues on a tube train and how you feel about finding yourself on a council OAP health check watch list.

    Then after some vague attempt at the news, two sh*tty superheroes and a profanasaurus, the cast comes crashing into the cinemas frozen molasses which is Star Trek The (Slow) Motion Picture and ironically take the cast to a length which is longer than the film being discussed.

    Next week sees the start of 4 weeks of Horror with a horror film per week per host. The season starts with Eltons suggested film Wes Cravens metatextual slasher movie Scream




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Download Episode 211: Ed Harris Pink Helmet  24-09-2014 (81.17 MB)

Duration: 177:07 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 211: Ed Harris Pink Helmet

  • Episode 211: Ed Harris Pink Helmet
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast

    This episode quickly becomes decoupled from the rails before it even starts so basically a description is fairly pointless though this episode does contain the following...

    Stinky Horns, The Slender Man in Welling, Building Furnature, Boxtrolls, Ridley Scott, Deadpool and Push Block Tim Curry as Darkness.

    It also has a bonus post credit scene featuring a mad derailment about Emperor Palpatines favourite word.

    Other than that its the usual stuff, sh*tty superheroes, Profanasaurus and a review, which is James Camerons The Abyss.

    Next week we head off into deep space to watch Star Trek The Motion Picture...  




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Download Episode 210: EVERYONNNNNE!  17-09-2014 (76.79 MB)

Duration: 167:32 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 210: EVERYONNNNNE!

  • Episode 210: EVERYONNNNNE!
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast

    This week Lee, Darren, Jim and Elton recount various events surrounding the recent Black Dog Shindig, get shocked that there is an X-Wing in the new Star Wars film, wonder what a Metal Gear Solid film would involve and what fun you would have texting Groot.

    Then after a Calamity of a superhero and a profanasaurus from Jim we dive into the moraly questionable waters of Luc Bessons Leon and interesting discussion abounds!

    Next week the cast returns to James Cameron and his obsession with aliens with neon black light fetishes as we review The Abyss. 




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Download Episode 209: Complete Brick  10-09-2014 (72.36 MB)

Duration: 157:51 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 209: Complete Brick

  • Episode 209: Complete Brick
  • Welcome to a slightly surreal episode of The Black Dog Podcast.

    As Lee, Darren, Jim and Elton celebrate the official fifth year anniversary of this cast, things take a turn for the bizarre with time travel, discussions about spiders in the ear, [REC]2, the suitability of dirty chicken as an anniversary meal and Darren reaching 45 without the aid of a zimmer frame. There are also interludes from Snoop Dog, Martha Stewart, potatoes, MC Hammer and Dangerous Dave: The Turntable Slave as well as a weird mixing of jingles and Darren turning the tables on everyone by giving us his own Sh*tty superhero. 

    Then after all that its on to this weeks movie Joseph Gordon Levitt stars in Rian Johnsons debut movie Brick. 

    Next week hopefully will be on a more even keel as we return to review Luc Bessons Léon aka The Professional 




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Download Episode 208: He Looks Like An Elephant  03-09-2014 (82.32 MB)

Duration: 179:37 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 208: He Looks Like An Elephant

  • Episode 208: He Looks Like An Elephant
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast.

    This week we have a packed show with discussions about Coggeshall sex games, accidents involving a manhood and a toilet lid, being verbally slapped down by preschoolers, drunken reverends quests for kebabs, pint glass theft and Lee's unforgiving review (including spoilers) for Luc Bessons Lucy.

    Then after a timely Sh*tty Superhero and a dead armed Profanasaurus, we all don our gasmasks to wreak havok upon the midlands reviewing Shane Meadows' Dead Mans Shoes and getting deep into the meditation on the nature of revenge.

    Next week we carry on with the odd genre mixing movies with 2005s college film noir style detective movie Brick




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Download Episode 207: Alien Gut Spoonk  26-08-2014 (60.18 MB)

Duration: 131:14 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 207: Alien Gut Spoonk

  • Episode 207: Alien Gut Spoonk
  • Welcome to the latest episode of the Black Dog Podcast this week we are joined by Mr Pete Hammond as we discuss such diverse topics as...

    Trampoline accidents, burning down trees, putting elbows in dog eggs, pockets of cat litter as well as TV film adaptations of Minority Report, Evil Dead and Shutter Island.

    Then after a hersuite sh*tty superhero and a wormy profannasaurus from Jim we move on to this weeks movie Nathan Fillion starrer Slither.

    Next week we travel to the Midlands for a bit of home counties violence in Shane Meadows Dead Mans Shoes. 




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Download Episode 206: Pull My Finger  09-08-2014 (69.37 MB)

Duration: 151:19 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 206: Pull My Finger

  • Episode 206: Pull My Finger
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast

    This week we gather together to discuss such weighty matters as bathroom construction, test tube booze, genuine black dog moods, learning loom bands, Birmingham catacombs and drugged up beer gardens. 

    Then after a bit of news, profanasaurus entries and general mocking we move on to this weeks film Mystery Men 

    Now all sorts of scheduling issues are making it hard to work out exactly when we will be back but keep an eye on the facebook group (facebook.com/groups/theblackdogpodcast) for more details.

    But when we do return, we will be reviewing the James Gunn comedy horror Slither. 




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Download Blackdog Guardians of the Galaxy Special  06-08-2014 (23.39 MB)

Duration: 50:54 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Blackdog Guardians of the Galaxy Special

  • Blackdog Guardians of the Galaxy Special
  • Welcome to this special sub episode on the fly kinda thing about Marvel's latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

    In this episode we discuss a lot of aspects of the film so SPOILERS AHEAD!

    We are also briefly joined by Lee's eldest daughter Katie for approximately 20 seconds to get a kids perspective on the film.

    OOGA CHAKKA OOGA OOGA! 




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Download Episode 205 - Kulcha Innit  30-07-2014 (72.88 MB)

Duration: 159:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 205 - Kulcha Innit

  • Episode 205 - Kulcha Innit
  • Welcome to the return of the Blackdog Podcast

    This week Lee, Darren and Jim are (eventually) joined by Elton to discuss missing bathrooms, why £15 is the most you should pay to watch Monty Python, why Thor hates Lee working through the night and why kids movie Earth To Echo is like filming a home movie with a camera in a paint mixer on a rollercoaster. They also talk about various movies and TV shows they watched over the last few weeks.

    Then its on to a brief rundown of news, a frankly insane Sh*tty superhero that leaves everyone speechless, a cultured Profannasaurus entry and finally on to discussing this weeks film Amadeus (with a brief interlude for a review of Transformers 4 by Elton)

    Next week we review what could be arguably Sh*tty Superheroes The Movie - William H Macey, Ben Stiller & Paul Rubens star in Mystery Men 




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Download Episode 204: Jeez he swears a lot don't he!  09-07-2014 (82.78 MB)

Duration: 180:38 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 204: Jeez he swears a lot don't he!

  • Episode 204: Jeez he swears a lot don't he!
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of the Black Dog podcast. 

    In this weeks episode Elton once again goes on a Bingo vision quest around the world, which means we are joined by Mr Danny Graydon.

    We discuss a diverse range of subjects from explosive camping stoves to over zealous DIY loving parents, plans for the new Doctor Who, Avengers radio plays and of course some rather inappropriate humour revolving around alleged misdeeds of prominent figures during the 1970s / 1980s in British entertainment and government. 

    Then after all that we hit one of the most bizarre sh*tty superheroes courtesy of Mr Chris Johnson and Jim breaks out the Profanasaurus in a desperate attempt to raise the tone.

    After that we return to one of the casts most beloved films the swear laden tour de force that is In Bruges.

    Next week we return with a bit of culture as we review the oscar winning 1984 movie Amadeus. 




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Download Episode 203: The Time Travelling Sexual Misadventures of Teddy Ruxpin  01-07-2014 (67.96 MB)

Duration: 148:16 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 203: The Time Travelling Sexual Misadventures of Teddy Ruxpin

  • Episode 203: The Time Travelling Sexual Misadventures of Teddy Ruxpin
  • Welcome to this weeks edition of the Black Dog Podcast.

    In this weeks episode we are joined by the dulcet tones of Mr Dave Deans as we discuss such diverse subjects as tripods, Eric Morcombe fruit picking, pride rallies, David Bowies codpiece, Jim going Greek, No Nails addiction and accidentally detached tear ducts.

    Then after some toy film news, Harrison Ford mocking and a non Hulk, Hulk movie news containing 0% information we sail past a blubber covered crossword puzzler and Jim breaks out the profanasaurus before we hit the movie marmite shores of Joseph Khans Detention....

    Next week we are joined by Mr Danny Graydon as we go for a little tour In Bruges




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Download Episode 202: Truffle Shuffle and One Eyed Willy  25-06-2014 (71.96 MB)

Duration: 157:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 202: Truffle Shuffle and One Eyed Willy

  • Episode 202: Truffle Shuffle and One Eyed Willy
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast. 

    This week Lee, Darren and Elton are joined by Laura Barnard while Jim continues his blood diamond smuggling operation in the south china seas.

    In this weeks cast, the guys discuss many diverse subjects such as Breaking bad marathons, Archer marathons, attending Ascot, ripping off rings and gorilla film making around london landmarks.  

    Then after not one, not two but three sh*tty superheroes and a double whammy from the profanasaurus, its on to the main event... Nostalgia vs objective watching vs psychological schoolyard trauma collide to discuss the pros and cons of Richard Donner's The Goonies.

    Next week we plunge headlong into the murky waters of Mystery Monocle land when guest host Dave Deans joins us to discuss the 2011 indie movie Detention 




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Download Episode 201: BROWN!  18-06-2014 (93.32 MB)

Duration: 203:39 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 201: BROWN!

  • Episode 201: BROWN!
  • Lee, Darren and new fourth chair Elton tackle the Alien on Fury 161


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Download Episode 200: Big Blue USB knobs  28-05-2014 (94.95 MB)

Duration: 207:13 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Episode 200: Big Blue USB knobs

  • Episode 200: Big Blue USB knobs
  • Welcome to episode 200 of The Black Dog Podcast

    In this episode we discuss Lee's inability to injure himself in any way, Darren and Jim talk X-Men: Days of Future Past, novelisation of Hawk The Slayer, Darren getting inappropriate at a comics convention and of course Rap Battles....

    Then its on to Edgar Wright Ant Man news, Gareth Edwards Star Wars news and general apathy about both.... 

    After this its on to a bumper celebration of Sh*ty Superheroes (with those that didn't make the cut and those that didn't have enough info attached to talk about over the past 199 episodes) followed by another fine entry in Jims Profanasaurus.

    Finally we wrap the cast up with a review of Avatar and more pat on the back congratulations on a great show emails than the average episode of Steve Wright in the afternoon on Radio 2 "lovin the show Steve..." and we announce who will be taking THE FOURTH CHAIR!

    The cast will be taking a break next week while Lee celebrates his daughters birthday but the gang will return on June 10th with Episode 201 where we will be reviewing David Finchers Alien3




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Download Black Dog Podcast 199.5: Blackdog vs Godzilla  21-05-2014 (22.27 MB)

Duration: 48:26 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Black Dog Podcast 199.5: Blackdog vs Godzilla

  • Black Dog Podcast 199.5: Blackdog vs Godzilla
  • Welcome to this mini episode of the Black Dog Podcast

    This episode is the cut out spoiler zone from episode 199 discussing Gareth Edwards Godzilla.

    Naturally be aware that spoilers lie within so do not listen if you have not seen this film.

    Next week we return to the usual schedule of episodes with Episode 200 discussing Avatar.




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Download Black Dog 199: Enormous Nee Naws  21-05-2014 (59.21 MB)

Duration: 129:08 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Black Dog 199: Enormous Nee Naws

  • Black Dog 199: Enormous Nee Naws
  • Welcome to episode 199 of The Black Dog Podcast ENORMOUS NEE NAWS!

    In this weeks episode Lee, Darren and Jim are joined by Herc as they discuss diva strops, a love for Brian Bendis, dressing up as a fat Iron Man and the quickest most painful way to fill a shoe up with blood.

    Then after a tragic 70s insulation based Sh*tty superhero and another Profanasaurus entry from Jim, the guys get try their hardest to review Beverly Hills Cop by way of an appreciation for Devastatin' Dave and his Zip Zap Rap.

    Next week we will hit episode 200 and journy to Pandora to study a race of 10 ft smurfs as we return to review a film we looked at five years ago.... Avatar. 




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Download Blackdog Podcast 198: Go Doug McClure or Go Home  14-05-2014 (77.49 MB)

Duration: 169:04 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Blackdog Podcast 198: Go Doug McClure or Go Home

  • Blackdog Podcast 198: Go Doug McClure or Go Home
  • Welcome to this weeks episode of the Black Dog Podcast

    In this epic length episode we discuss such diverse subjects as cramming Game of Thrones, Ukelele tuning, Eurovision drinking game, Possible slow death by weed killer and the madness of Dune documentaries.

    Then after some Batnews and fumbled Giger Obituary and a furnature based hero we move on to the movie of the week, a disaster b movie in every respect The Core.

    Next week we flashback to the 80s and join Axel Folley as he becomes the Beverly Hills Cop 




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