Geektown Radio Special: 'Strike Back' & 'American Gods'

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We have something very special for you on the Geektown Radio podcast this week. Due to the technical problems we mentioned last week, we decided not to do a normal show, but we do have two excellent interviews for your listening enjoyment relating to 'Strike Back' and 'American Gods'.

The first interview is with Kenton Oxley, CEO of Knockout Productions. Kenton and Knockout help films and tv shows with creative, financial and logistical solutions when they are working abroad. This includes shows such as 'Top Gear', 'The Grand Tour', ITV's 'Next Of Kin' and, our main focus, Sky One's 'Strike Back', which recently returned for its 7th Season. We chat with Kenton about the complex problems organising shootouts in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, along with finding amazing locations, such as the rooftop where Jamie Bamber made his dramatic entrance. We also chat a little about some of the crazy things they had to organise for both those aforementioned car shows...

The second interview comes from the recent press screening of 'American Gods' Season 2. We had the chance to watch the spectacular opening episodes of the new season as the battle between the Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew. When the new season opens, we join Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party. While Mr. World (Crispin Glover) plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow (Ricky Whittle) Laura (Emily Browning) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in tow. When things don’t go as planned after an encounter at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, as well as those they meet along the way, find themselves on quests across America - all destined in some way for Cairo, Illinois. Shadow will begin to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer in order to survive. But change will require sacrifice...

Before the screening, our old friend Jamie East conduced an interview/Q&A with stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, and Emily Browning, which you can hear, in full, on this week's show. They discuss what's coming up in Season 2, Ricky's dislike of fizzy water, and Ian talks about becoming an exec producer, and the Season 2 production issues. It is a very interesting listen!

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