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Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travelers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
A selection of famous tales selected and re-worked for a junior audience. Stories are taken from Arabian Nights, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Shakespearean plays, Pilgrim's Progress, Ivanhoe, and The Startling Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (Summary by Lynne Thompson )
 
A podcast where a lesbian trans woman who's an animation enthusiast and her mother, who's a teacher and who has written a thesis on her love of videogames, watch (mostly) animated movies and ask the eternal question: "how's it hold up?" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howsitholdup/support
 
Comprised of four parts, Gulliver’s Travels documents the bizarre, yet fascinating voyages of Lemuel Gulliver as he makes his way through several uncharted destinations, experiencing the lives of the small, the giant, the scientific, and downright eccentric societies. Narrated in first person, Swift successfully portrays Gulliver’s thoughts and reactions as he faces struggles of integration throughout his travels. Beginning with the introduction of Gulliver, an educated ship’s surgeon, who a ...
 
If you've never heard the term “Mathematical Fiction” before, Edwin Abbott Abbott's 1884 novella, Flatland can certainly enlighten you! Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions was published in 1884 and since then, it has been discovered and re-discovered by succeeding generations who have been delighted by its unique view of society and people. The plot opens with a description of the fictional Flatland. The narrator calls himself “Square” and asks readers to “Imagine a vast sheet of paper on ...
 
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50 Shows. Some of the best shows ever produced. Titles like 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, Around the World in 80 Days, Casablanca, Grapes of Wrath, Gulliver's Travels, Red Badge of Courage, Snow White, The Time Machine, Wuthering Heights and many more. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/50-greatest-otr-shows/donations
 
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Cian invites James Harding from Toronto 16-bit rockers Villainest to the cabin for a chat about the 1977 Japanese movie 'House.' Frequently noted for its strangeness, Cian and James push past appearances to discuss the context in which the film was made in order to appreciate the creativity and joy this experimental haunted house movie brings! Topi…
 
Try Sleep Whisper's for free on all podcast players: https://sleepwhispers.com/podcast/ Welcome to Send Me To Sleep, the World’s sleepiest podcast, designed to help you fall asleep through relaxing stories and hypnotic meditation. For tonight’s sleep story, I’ll be reading Alice in Wonderland Chapter 10: ‘The Lobster Quadrille’ and Chapter 11: ‘Who…
 
Join Cian at a chilly Cabin In The Woods for a Valentine's chat about the ever-mysterious Picnic At Hanging Rock. Whether you're more familiar with the book or the film, you'll be fine in terms of spoilers here, so grab an ale (no Fosters, please) and get ready for a disappear (ahem) into: -the tradition of 'Australian Gothic' -Picnic as a still-re…
 
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The podcast returns to the topic of flat Earth, and Cian is joined once again by Dr Edward Guimont from snowy New York to cover the history of who exactly believed the earth was flat, when did they believe it, and why did they believe it? A litany of topics are covered in this wide-ranging episode, including: -the infamous Bedford Level experiment …
 
It's time to dive into our first series of theatrical cartoon shorts! We're still a long ways from Looney Tunes and Mickey Mouse, but even back in 1919 characters were being created who are still known today! In this particular case, the cartoon stars a clown who would eventually be known as Koko, and would become best known for being a side charac…
 
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The very first Disney movie, and the beginnings of animated feature films in America is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Its a film many have seen, but when was the last time they actually watched it and paid attention to it? Is it... worth that? Or is this a relic of a bygone era that's inferior to the vast body of work made in its wake? Listen to…
 
In which Cian & Dónal once again take a headlock to the Hulkster's life and career by taking the claims of his 'auto-biography' to task. In this long-awaited follow-up we tackle: -Hogan joining the WWF and his relationship with Vince McMahon -The first Wrestlemania -Hogan and Mr T visit some kids to promote Wrestlemania -Rowdy Roddy Piper makes Hog…
 
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Out of all pre-Disney cartoon shorts, Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur is perhaps the most well known. Today we take a look at it and its predecessor, Little Nemo, based on the comic series of the same name, to examine McCay's best-known contributions to animation as a medium. But, outside that historical context, how are these two shorts as piec…
 
In this episode, Cian and Ali discuss 80s domestic terrorist group who called themselves THE ORDER, in a direct lift from the 1978 white supremacist text The Turner Diaries. The MAGA goons who caused chaos at Washington this month contained at least a core of serious, organised, far-right insurrectionists whose ideas can be traced to this undergrou…
 
Cian returns to the mystical, mythical, WW1-era pastoral English fairyland only to find that it's become a weird British indie film hellscape of death, hallucinations, and poor life decisions in the SECOND of his Cottingley Fairy film analyses, this time talking about the 1997 movie PHOTOGRAPHING FAIRIES. Plus, as the film section is a bit short th…
 
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The oldest surviving animated feature film is actually the third one known to have been made, and even still it is over ten years older than Walt Disney's Snow White. It also does not use traditional animation, but instead a cutout and silhouette animation style hybrid. It's also German, while the story itself is based on the 1001 Nights. So all th…
 
It's early January at the cabin, before the snow. Cian watches the 1997 movie Fairy Tale: A True Story in the first of two investigations into the 1997 double-bill of Cottingley Fairy films. Grab yourself whatever you may need to get through a schmaltzy 90s kid film. Along the way we'll talk about: -how Victorians & Edwardians were obsessed with fa…
 
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Animation has existed for well over 100 years now, yet in the grand scheme of things, it is a relatively young medium. How long ago did it begin, exactly, and who pioneered it? What of the earliest bits of animation still survives today, and perhaps more importantly - is any of it any good? Like, historically, sure, but is there any other reason to…
 
Happy New Year everyone! Use code "SENDMETOSLEEP" for 10% off Kokoon, the World’s first intelligent, sleep-aiding headphones designed for ultimate comfort. Visit Kokoon's website for more information: https://kokoon.io/ Welcome to Send Me To Sleep, the World’s sleepiest podcast, designed to help you fall asleep through relaxing stories and hypnotic…
 
Happy Christmas everyone! Use code "SENDMETOSLEEP" for 10% off Kokoon, the World’s first intelligent, sleep-aiding headphones designed for ultimate comfort. Visit Kokoon's website for more information: https://kokoon.io/ Welcome to Send Me To Sleep, the World’s sleepiest podcast, designed to help you fall asleep through relaxing stories and hypnoti…
 
Our final episode of the year is another Soyuzmultfilm movie! The most well known in the west of the studio's output, actually. This is a film many people might remember from their childhoods, albeit in an English dub form. But how does the original hold up? Do the Russian voices hold up, and does the film itself deserve to be well known? Listen to…
 
Join us at the cabin for a semi-seasonal late-December big-budget sci-fi extravaganza as we tackle Spielberg's 1977 film Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and its inspirations from the real-life world of UFOlogy. We cover: -Close Encounters vs Star Wars -The Paranormal boom of the 70s -Themes of religion and spirituality in UFOlogy -J Allen Hynek,…
 
Dónal returns to the cabin to discuss Kenneth Branagh's 1994 film 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.' It's a spoilerfest so beware - we take the film apart into it constituent elements (it's primarily constructed of hubris and bare chest real estate) to find out whether it's ALIVE or rather a cobbled-together monster. BUT, what if the real monster was J…
 
On the second episode of our 2020 Holiganza, we see the final hurrah of the original Animaniacs run, featuring not just the Warner siblings but practically every minor character that ever appeared in the show. It's a wild ride with cartoon antics and zany songs - but in the year 2020 with an Animaniacs reboot already out, how does the finale of the…
 
Cian is delighted to welcome Dr Edward Guimont to the cabin for a wide-ranging chat about monster hunters and strange beliefs in the context of post-colonial Africa and the American frontier. Dr Guimont teaches at the University of Connecticut and has written about archaeology in Zimbabwe, cryptozoology, myths of living mammoths, and is now working…
 
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For our first Holiday 2020 episode, we cover two classic half-hour Mickey Mouse shorts from the 80s and early 90s. The first is one of the many, many interpretations of the classic Dickens tale, while the second is a classic 'two people from different walks of life switch places' type of story. How do these compare, and more importantly, how do the…
 
Cian is joined by Emmy & Steve from the Misfits & Mysteries podcast, direct from NYC, to talk about New York state's pet 'window area' and myth cycle, the Montauk Project. The chat features: -the Philadelphia Experiment -kidnapped psychic children -Stranger Things -the Montauk Monster -Time travellers LINKS: Misfits & Mysteries Blog & Podcast: http…
 
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Cian and Ali return to the American Militia miniseries, and take a look at the life and crimes of Timothy McVeigh, a man who was inspired by the events of Ruby Ridge and Waco to strike against the federal government himself, committing the terrible Oklahoma City Bombing. We cover: -the Turner Diaries -the conspiracy that McVeigh was a patsy and was…
 
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We've arrived at our first Gulliver's Travels movie, but it certainly won't be the last. This is a strange one from 1977 featuring Richard Harris and cartoon Lilliputians. The budget is clearly low, and the video quality on the Youtube copy we watch is poor, but... does the movie hold up anyway? Is this one of the better versions of this story, or …
 
It's flying saucer time once again! Join Cian at the cabin for a chat about the Pepper Transcript, a forgotten bit of UFO lore. There's UFOs in space, Apollo astronauts, and a secret UFO base on the moon. Featuring: -James McDivitt's 1965 earth orbit UFO sighting -Apollo 11's anomalous sighting -The Pepper Transcript -Alleged sighting by Armstrong …
 
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Cian enjoys a coffee (forgot to mention the beverage but hey the episode's long enough already) at the cabin in the woods and pores over Michael Crichton's seminal 90s dino-stuffed techno-thriller. He still loves Crichton ... but discovers more troubling themes within the story this time around. Join us for a slightly uncomfortable, and extra-long,…
 
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The first anthology film this podcast has covered that's more than two shorts, Robot Carnival is a movie created by animators in Japan to showcase their craft. With a unifying theme of "robots", Robot Carnival runs the gamut in tone, length and focus. It's certainly a fascinating film - but is it a good one? Do all of the segments hold up, or is it…
 
Cian is a massive Kong fan, and after years of resigning Peter Jackson's 2005 remake to the 'dud' bin, he dusts off this 3-hour love letter to the original and gives it another shake. Join us at the cabin in the woods as we discuss: -my history with the original and Jackson's Kong -the history of CGI used for creature effects -Jackson's bloated, in…
 
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Our Halloween mega-episode: the entire twisted history of Borley Rectory, the infamous Most Haunted House in England! -we cover the four eras of Borley including its history with the divisive ghost-hunter Harry Price Here's our fabulous new Patreon! Take a look! Sources: The Enigma of Borley Rectory by Ivan Banks The Most Haunted House in England b…
 
A sample bonus episode of Wide Atlantic Weird Extra, which will be available only to supporters of our new Patreon! Cian & Dónal talk KISS - in particular the 80s and early 90s, their wilderness no-makeup years! Snubbed by fans until recently, the lads go through your fav superhero clowns' every album from that era! Get ready to LICK IT UP! Patreon…
 
Fifteen years after the original, a second Vampire Hunter D movie was made. What had been learned in those years? Would this sequel follow the original's schlocky mold, or do its own unique thing? Ultimately, is it worth watching, or are the Vampire Hunter D films relegated to the niche? Listen to find out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor…
 
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Enjoy a wee drop of whiskey at the cabin for a chat about the infamous Great Grey Man of Ben Macdhui - whether it be a cryptozoological Bigfoot-like creature, or a more mystical being of folklore. The Grey Man is only one of many strange tales told about high elevations. In this episode, we investigate: -the 1975 Bonighton Everest ghost -Dan Simmon…
 
In the early days of anime OVAs, a movie based on one of Hideyuki Kikuchi's novel series released, and 35 years later we watched it. Both anime and OVAs have changed a lot since then - how does this early production, which pushed the violence and sexuality farther than it could if it were made to air on television, hold up in the year 2020? Also, s…
 
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Join Cian at the cabin for a beer as he gets to know influential Welsh writer of the strange, the inimitable Arthur Machen, and focuses on his 1895 tale of a Victorian scientist searching for a forgotten race of malevolent ab-human ‘fairy folk’ living in (or under?) the Welsh hills. Discussion covers: -Psychogeography & hauntology of Machen’s work …
 
Next up on our 2020 Halloween Spookaloo is an entry that was admittedly shoehorned in, but look this movie kept getting pushed back and needed to be worked in somewhere. Anyway, this sequel to the early-2000's television show was a long time coming, but is it any good? Will Zim fans like it? Will people who've never heard of the show like it? And h…
 
Join Cian & Dónal at the cabin for another October monster episode .... this time, the monsters of Gulliver's Travels! We discuss: -Swift's life and identity as an Irishman -The place of the Anglo-Irish and Church of Ireland in the 18th Century -Gullivar's Travels, the four books -The Lilliputians, The Brobdingnagians, Laputa, & the Yahoos Wide Atl…
 
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