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2011. The All Blacks haven't won a World Cup since the original, Wales are used to going out in the pools, England are still wondering whether Martin Johnson might be a coach, and a whole raft of tier two nations are out for blood. Join the idiot behind rugby's most popular YouTube channel and his fellow rugby nerd brother for a detailed and affectionate look back at each Rugby World Cup, celebrating and dissecting an evolving sport, match-by-match... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op ...
 
They speak the same language (well, sort of), so why do the Americans and the British do pretty much everything differently? In her new podcast “Postcards From The Edge”, Ayda Williams, an American in Britain, tries to make some sense of this endlessly baffling and frequently absurd cultural divide. (Is there really no limit to the ways British people are weird and illogical? And why do they keep saying “sorry”, especially as they’re rarely sorry for the stuff they should be?) Each week Ayda ...
 
Every week the Flixwatcher crew team up with other podcasters to talk about what to watch on Netflix! Flixwatcher is hosted by Helen Sadler and Kobi Omenaka. Every episode discusses and rates a film from Netflix as chosen by special guests from other podcasts using our unique Flixwatcher scoring system. We tackle classic films including Woody Allen's "Manhattan" and "Pulp Fiction" , Netflix Originals such as "Amanda Knox" and "Beasts of No Nation" through to bargain bin b-movies such as Shar ...
 
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We bring down the final curtain on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. We pick our favourite tries and games from the tournament, teams of the tournament, a dick-of-the-day XV. We also crown the player of the tournament, as well as the dick of the tournament. We then talk about what's next for the pod! Will's top tries playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
 
We've made it to the final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup! We talk a bit about Stephen Donald, Spanish soap operas and the French Haka response. We also chat to P Money again! Thanks for listening, and thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Owen Hatherley joins PTO to discuss a new career spanning collection of his writings, Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances. We talked about the early 2000s blogging scene as a reaction to New Labour, Owen's writings on music and how Black Box Recorder's work seemed to anticipate the world of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson. And finally, we tal…
 
Daryl Bär (Sudden Double Deep podcast, Is Paul Dano Ok?) and Matt Brothers from (Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast and also Is Paul Dano Ok?) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Daryl’s choice Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth film in the Mission:Impossible film franchise and was released in 2011…
 
Blood & Mud's Josh Gardner joins us to watch the third place playoff between Wales and Australia, as if for the first time. We get sidetracked in talking about Brett Gosper's penis, Rugby Challenge and Steps' Greatest Hits. Also contains a detailed analysis of Wales' World Cup anthem, Sam Our Captain. Thanks to Josh (@joshgardner and @rucked_mag on…
 
With the prospect of another potential Labour by-election defeat in Batley and Spen next month, Jeremy Gilbert joins PTO to talk about the prospect of the Labour Party facing further erosion in its support and whether the Keir Starmer project is even about winning elections or if the goal is simply to defeat and marginalise the Labour left.…
 
Hayden Hawks is putting the finishing touches on his Western States 100 training via winning the Bryce Canyon Ultras 50k last weekend. In this interview, Hayden talks about why he's giving 100 miles another try, how he's specifically preparing for the demands of Western States, and how he's still searching for the kinds of races he enjoys most in o…
 
Ashanti Omkar (film critic and journalist) and Akin Aworan (The Swinging Palm Tree Podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Ashanti’s choice Rocks. Rocks is a British coming-of-age drama from director Sarah Gavron starring Bukky (BAFTA Rising Star 2021) Bakray as Olushola "Rocks”, a black teenager who suddenly finds herself the sole carer for h…
 
We turn to the second semi-final of the World Cup, as New Zealand knock out Australia. We talk about the return of Ant Finger, Dimitri Yachvili conspiracies and 2020 hit film The Croods: A New Age. Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next week for the third place playoff. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy f…
 
Scores David Trumble (artist/cartoonist/illustrator) and Simon Williams (You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat film quiz) join Flixwatcher remotely to review David’s choice Collateral. Collateral is a 2004 art house action directed by Michael Mann starring Tom Cruise as a rare villain Vincent, sauve but deadly and Jamie Foxx as cab driver Max who picks u…
 
Jacqueline Rose joins PTO to talk about her new book, On Violence and on Violence against Women. We discussed how psychoanalysis can help us grasp the mental states that make male violence possible, where Jacqueline parts company with the radical feminist perspectives of Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin, and how the experience of trans women …
 
We finally reach the episode we didn't want to do. We address the most dramatic, controversial semi-final in the Rugby World Cup's history, dissecting everything from Sam Warburton's red card, Rhys Priestland & Adam Jones' injuries, whether Lawrence Dallaglio started coronavirus, Wales' mental strength, Julien Bonnaire's phyiscal strength and wheth…
 
Rana Barakat joins PTO from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank to talk about the current humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, the significance of the recent general strike and the protests amongst Palestinians within the 1948 borders, and what Israel's escalation of violence may mean for Netanyahu's efforts at normalising…
 
Last weekend, Matt Daniels won the 2021 Smith Rock Ascent 50k in Oregon as a part of his build toward racing the 2021 Western States 100 in June. In this interview, Matt talks about bouncing back into good training after recent health issues and an injury, if he thinks he can improve from his previous fourth place at the 2019 Western States 100, an…
 
GLProUK’s Jay Ludgrove (The Jaily Show) and Tony Gordon (How To Write A Tune, Bones Knows) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Jay’s choice Falling Down. Falling Down is a 1993 drama/action film from director Joel Schumacher starring Michael Douglas, in probably a career best as William "D-Fens" Foster. An angry, unemployed, volatile man on a missi…
 
Patrick Mills (Pages of Hackney bookshop) and Claer Barrett (FT Money Clinic podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Patrick’s choice Only the Animals. Only the Animals is a 2019 French murder mystery black comedy from director Dominik Moll. A tale of coincidence, mistaken identity and loneliness collide in the lives of our five central charac…
 
Last week, Maggie Guterl won the 2021 Cocodona 250 Mile in Arizona in 85 hours, 30 minutes, and 38 seconds. In this interview, Maggie talks about why she chose to race Cocodona, some of the challenges she faced especially with the heat and running out of water in one section of the course, how the days blended together, and how she's feeling after …
 
At the end of the 1980s, China's leaders came close to implementing the kind of economic shock therapy reforms that a few years later caused a social and economic catastrophe in the former Soviet Union and much of eastern Europe. A moment of enormous significance for Chinese and world history, Isabella Weber explains how and why China came to the b…
 
It's here. The heavily controversial quarter final between South Africa and Australia. We talk in depth about Bryce Lawrence, and whether his refereeing influenced this game as heavily as it is remembered. We also compare Pieter De Villiers to Ted Lasso. A huge thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations) and Helen O’Hara (Empire Podcast and magazine) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Helen Z’s choice Center Stage. Center Stage 2000 teen drama about a group of young dancers from different backgrounds that join a prestigious (fictional) ballet school in New York…
 
We are joined by Blood & Mud's Lee Calvert to discuss everything from Toby Flood to Alton Towers. We also come up with some conspiracy theories about Martin Johnson along the way. A huge thanks to Lee (@bloosandmud on Twitter) for joining us. You can listen to the Blood & Mud Podcast on all podcast platforms. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our th…
 
In his first-ever 100-kilometer race, Anthony Costales handily won the 2021 Canyons 100k, in the process securing a Western States 100 Golden Ticket entry. In this interview, Anthony talks about the big changes in his life over the last year including the birth of his daughter, how the race went from his perspective, and his thoughts on preparing f…
 
Comedian, presenter, broadcaster and all round legend Chris Corcoran joins us to recall the first quarter final, in which Wales downed a star-studded Irish team. We speak about The Italian Job, Keith Earls, and BBC Wales' insane detective skills. A huge thanks to Korkey (@ChrisKorkey on Twitter) for joining us. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our …
 
Alex De Waal joins PTO to talk about his new book, New Pandemics, Old Politics: Two Hundred Years of War on Disease. We discussed the history of pandemic disease control, from the cholera outbreaks of the 19th century to HIV/AIDS and the Covid19 crisis. We chatted why the war on disease narrative is so unhelpful, how colonial era vaccination progra…
 
Earlier this month rioting broke out in loyalist communities in several towns and cities in Northern Ireland - the worst such violence for years. PTO spoke to Daniel Finn about his recent article for the London Review of Books on the causes of the disturbances. Become a £5 PTO supporter to get access to this episode and all other episodes of PTO Ex…
 
We're back! We wrap up the group stages with a proper leaving party. This includes a summary of every match, some fun games and an update on Robbie's progress on Rugby Manager. See you next week for the first quarter final, Ireland vs Wales, with a special guest. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, and for all of our guests who have featur…
 
Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown, Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review) and Robbie Collin (The Independent and also Kermode and Mayo's Film Review) and return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Booksmart. Booksmart is the 2019 coming-of-age teen buddy comedy and directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde. It stars Beanie Feldstein as Molly and …
 
Robbie Shilliam joins PTO to talk about his article, 'Enoch Powell: Britain’s First Neoliberal Politician' which appeared in the New Political Economy Journal. We spoke about how Enoch Powell, far from being a political throwback was in fact a key figure in the emergence of neoliberalism and Thatcherism, and how his politics presaged the Brexit pro…
 
In our season 2 finale, we chat to Jeroen van den Brom (a.k.a. DutchBondFan)! We're also joined by Nicholas Broadstock in the countdown of our 007 best Rogerisms, Martin delves deeply into the United Kingdom, Adam reviews Bullseye, and Phil shares his rather feminine Bond theory! {Correspondence to: rogermoorescubbyhole@gmail.com}.…
 
Will Roe from The Times & Sunday Times - Who Killed CJ Davis? and Ben Williams from Rokkwood Audio return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Will’s choice The Dawn Wall. The Dawn Wall is a 2017 documentary about free climber Tommy Caldwell who, along with Kevin Jorgeson completed the first free climb of El Capitan in 2015. This was a 19 day climb an…
 
Earlier this month the UK government published the latest defence review, titled 'Global Britain in a Competitive Age'. PTO spoke to international security analyst Paul Rogers about the defence review, and the government's move to increase the UK's nuclear stockpile by 40%. We also talked what the review tells us about the UK in a post-Brexit world…
 
Join us in the Cubby Hole this week as we chat to special effects legend, John Richardson! We also reveal our 007 best non-car vehicles of the franchise, Martin delves deeply into Italy, Adam reviews Road to Perdition, and Phil questions Bond’s sexual preferences with his latest crazy theory! {Correspondence to: rogermoorescubbyhole@gmail.com}.…
 
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