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A Podcast devoted to Douglas Adams' lesser known Dirk Gently book franchise and it's numerous different adaptations for all different forms of media. Hosted by four fans of Adams from all corners of the globe: Ed from the UK, Nemo from Australia, Dalek from the USA, and Caen from Sweden. Together, they form the Electric Monks, and they believe that their podcast is a pretty cool and froody one; stick with us for adventure, excitement and really wild things.
 
Because of the pandemic, we've decided to postpone our next Disney trip for a year. We are typically annual pass holders and go quite a few times a year, so this was a huge change for us. To help us get over our Disney depression, we decided to do a countdown of our favorite rides and really dive deep into our favorite attractions. There are so many little details that Imagineering puts in the rides that can be easily skipped over. We hope to bring you a little bit of Disney magic today whil ...
 
Alfonso Ciavoli Cortelli, aka DJ FONZIE CIACO is an Italian dee-jay and producer , born in Naples (Italy) on September 21, 1978. 1990 is the year that marks a turning point in his life: He started his passion for music ... so much to be discovered later as a real companion of his life. In 1991 at age 13 he began DJing as a hobby under the name DJ CIACO. He soon acquires the various techniques of mixing on vinyl from his master DJ Silvano Pagani, starting to buy the first vinyl records, drive ...
 
Alfonso Ciavoli Cortelli, aka DJ FONZIE CIACO is an Italian dee-jay and producer , born in Naples (Italy) on September 21, 1978. 1990 is the year that marks a turning point in his life: He started his passion for music ... so much to be discovered later as a real companion of his life. In 1991 at age 13 he began DJing as a hobby under the name DJ CIACO. He soon acquires the various techniques of mixing on vinyl from his master DJ Silvano Pagani, starting to buy the first vinyl records, drive ...
 
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In the second of our interviews, we talk to the producer and rightsholder to adapt Dirk Gently to TV and film, Arvind Ethan David, who tells us about performing a play version of Dirk Gently at school without Douglas Adams' permission, before eventually getting it and impressing him. He also tells us about his work on the comics, the BBC America/Ne…
 
At #34 The Seas with Nemo and Friends is the seventeenth ride on our list. In this episode we talk about the amazing experience of riding through one of the biggest aquariums in the world. We talk about the physics of the EAC, projections helping us swim with the fish, scuba diving and aquarium filtration. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as…
 
Ed, Nemo, and Jesse discuss the ninth episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Trouble is bad. Dirk, Todd, Amanda, The Rowdy 3 and the Beast come up with a plan to retrieve Francis Cardenas whilst being pursued by Susie Boreton. Susie's Kellum Knights mount an invasion of Blackw…
 
A deleted segment from episode #29 featuring Ed, Nemo and Jesse, plus a special announcement of our special guest for holistic interrogation tape #2. Don't forget to give us a review on iTunes, or better yet, contact us via our website: dirkgentlypodcast.wordpress.com Also we're on Podchaser now, so feel free to check us out there as well: https://…
 
At #35 Autopia is the sixteenth ride on our list. In this episode we talk about how the thrill of driving your first car continues to draw kids of all ages to the timeless ride. We talk about the magic of the combustion engine and prospects for a Tesla update to electric vehicles on the ride. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a d…
 
At #36 Goofy Sky School is the fifteenth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss how the ride has changed since California Adventure first opened, the physics of lateral G-forces, and the prevalence of wild mouse rides. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a deep look at our 50 favorite rides at Disneyland and Disneyworld. We a…
 
Ed, Nemo, and Jesse discuss the eighth episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Little guy, black hair. Dirk cooks up a plan to rescue Todd and Amanda from being executed, with the assistance of the Rowdy 3 and The Beast. Farah (somehow) escapes Priest and helps Tina to regain h…
 
At #37 Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is the fourteenth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss the history of transportation, the four fundamental forces of the universe, and why the PeopleMover is one of the most beloved rides at WDW. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a deep look at our 50 favorite rides at Dis…
 
At #38 The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros is the thirteenth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss the history of animation, how boat rides work, and how Disney continues to bring the world a little closer together. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a deep look at our 50 favorite rides at Disneyland and Disn…
 
At #39 Living With The Land is the twelfth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss where the different biomes of Earth introduced in the first part of the ride and the important innovations in agriculture explored in the second part of the ride. We have a very special guest to help us discuss the cool science involved in feeding the ever-growi…
 
Ed, Nemo, and Jesse discuss the seventh episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, This is not Miami. Dirk and Todd arrive in Wendimor, where Dirk lets himself be kidnapped by an overly-attached redhead girl, and Todd runs aimlessly around a forest for slightly too long, Amanda is…
 
At #40 Spaceship Earth is the eleventh ride on our list. In this episode we discuss where the name Spaceship Earth came from and how Richard Buckminster Fuller influenced American Architecture and the creation of the famous geodesic globe at Epcot. We also discuss how communication has influenced scientific and technological progress and how Disney…
 
Ed, Nemo, Dalek and Jesse discuss the sixth episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Girl Power. Ken gets a luxurious underground apartment, a tailored dressing gown, and a new friend, Farah, Todd and Tina emerge from their night-long orgy, Dirk coins a new catchphrase, the Mage…
 
At #41 The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh is the tenth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss how the location of this ride helps make it a key part of our rider switch system. We also talk about how key parts of the interactive queue and the dream sequence work and why the characters of Winnie The Pooh are fan favorites. Welcome to the b…
 
At #42 Matterhorn Bobsleds is the ninth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss what makes the Matterhorn Bobsleds the first on many lists. We talk about how the ride has evolved over the years and the physics that creates the fun downhill experience. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a deep look at our 50 favorite rides at …
 
At #43 The Tea Cups is the eighth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss the differences between the Tea Cup rides at Disneyland and Disney World. We also discuss some of the patents involved in a three axis turntable ride where the riders control the experience. BONUS - If you want some tips to conquer dizziness be sure to listen until the e…
 
This week, we review 2001's "Spirited Away" by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. We get into tangents, vomit, and even the musical Grease. And we do hope you enjoy this fun filled episode. Thanks! Find us on the top podcasting platforms, share us, and write suggestions for us to review at SketchyPodcast@gmail.com Find us everywhere at S…
 
Ed, Nemo, Jesse and special guest Sofia discuss the fifth episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Shapes and Colors. Dirk makes an unintended breakthrough in the case when the team stumbles across Arnold Cardenas, Amanda meets Wakti Wapnasi in Wendimor, who teaches her how to h…
 
At #44 The Carousel of Progress in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom is the seventh ride on our list. In this episode we discuss the origins of Disney audio-animatronics and immersive storytelling. We talk about the history of technological progress and how we may have hit a slowdown in progress since the 1950's. Thankfully at least Disney Imagineers…
 
At #46 Silly Symphony Swings is the fifth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss how the Silly Symphony Swings evolved from a giant orange. We talk about its ties to classic cartoons and classical music and the amazing design behind the fun ride. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a deep look at our 50 favorite rides at Disn…
 
At #47 King Author's Carrousel is the fourth ride on our list. In this episode we discuss what makes this carousel magical and how it stands out in the long and storied history of carousels. We talk about some of the overlooked nuances of the ride and the hidden science that makes the horses gallop through time. Welcome to the beginning of our jour…
 
At #48 The Golden Zephyr is the third ride on our list. We look at the physics that makes the spaceships fly and the roots of a ride that is based on a classic style. We also talk about what we think the near and far future holds for the parks as our knowledge of COVID-19 increases. We hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and happy. Welcome to t…
 
Ed, Nemo, Jesse and Dalek discuss the fourth episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, The House within a House. Dirk falls down a hole and comes face to face with a purple people eater, Amanda and Vogle show up in Wendimor and end up captured in a cell with two new friends, Tina…
 
Ed, Nemo, Jesse and Dalek discuss the third episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Two Broken Fingers. Dirk begins his crisis of confidence, Bart reports a crime, Suzie's reappearance at the Bergsberg book club gets a bad reception, whilst Farah and Tina go toe-to-toe with Pan…
 
At #49 Alice in Wonderland is the second ride on our list. We look at the history of the ride and how it has adapted the nonsensical storytelling methods of Lewis Carroll. We discuss the ride innovations and additions that make this another great addition to Fantasyland at Disneyland. Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a deep look…
 
Welcome to the beginning of our journey as well take a deep look at our 50 favorite rides at Disneyland and Disneyworld. We are typically annual pass holders and go quite a few times a year, so this was a huge change for us. To help us get over our Disney depression, we decided to do a countdown of our favorite rides and really dive deep into our f…
 
Ed, Nemo, Jesse and Dalek discuss the second episode of the second season of the 2017 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Fans of Wet Circles. The gang gets back together with Dirk, but soon find themselves prisoners of the affable Sheriff Hobbs and his enthusiastic deputy Tina. Friedkin brings out the big guns an…
 
Ed and Nemo discuss the second volume of the 2016-2017 Dirk Gently comic book story, The Salmon of Doubt; an ambitious graphic novel which serves as both a crossover between the comic and the BBCA/Netflix TV show, as well as a prequel to the first season. Dirk comes face to face with his other self and another life in which he is not as alone, and …
 
Ed, Dalek and Nemo discuss the first volume of the 2016-2017 Dirk Gently comic book story, The Salmon of Doubt; an ambitious graphic novel which serves as both a crossover between the comic and the BBCA/Netflix TV show, as well as a prequel to the first season. Dirk and Sally Mills find themselves in a parallel timeline in the United States, in whi…
 
Ed and Nemo discuss the Eighth and season finale episode of the 2016 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things. Dirk goes a bit loopy from his injuries, whilst Todd struggles just to stay conscious, Lydia finally returns to her original human body, Farah and Estevez get into a shootout …
 
Ed, Dalek and Nemo discuss the seventh episode of the 2016 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Weaponized Soul. Dirk and Todd travel back into the day of the first episode to try and save Patrick Spring from being murdered. But as the true nature of Patrick Spring and his machines comes to light, they discover tha…
 
Ed and Nemo discuss the sixth episode of the 2016 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series. Fix Everything. Todd finally confesses the truth to Amanda, Dirk and Bart have a fateful confrontation, Estevez goes off the deep end, and Gordon Rimmer hasn't got a clue what's going on anymore. Don't forget to give us a review …
 
Ed and Nemo discuss the fifth episode of the 2016 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Very Erectus. Bart and Ken finally arrive in Seattle, Dirk and Todd go on an eventful trip to Skadget Valley, Farah tails Estevez and Zimmerfield as they make a shocking discovery, and Amanda takes a trip in the van of the Rowdy …
 
Ed, Nemo and guest Rob discuss the fourth episode of the 2016 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Watkin. Dirk and Todd find themselves having to survive 3 death traps in a subterranean death maze, Amanda and Farah are confronted by a very strange FBI Agent, and Gordon ties up a loose end. We also talk about the r…
 
Ed and Nemo discuss the third episode of the 2016 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Rogue Wall Enthusiasts. Gordon Rimmer struggles to deal with the discovery of Lux Dujour's dead body, Dirk and Farah discover many hidden secrets behind a wall in the Spring Mansion, Estevez and Zimmerfield interrogate Todd about…
 
Ed, Nemo and special guest Evan talk about the second episode of the 2016 BBC America/Netflix Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV series, Lost and Found. Farah finally gets a decent introduction, Dirk and Todd accidentally burn down Gordon Rimmer's house and throw his dog off a bridge, whilst Bart and Ken debate whether or not to kill a seem…
 
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