JoJCast - screenwriters on screenwriting
Ep 67: 80s Sci-Fi Nostalgia ft Thor Ragnarok, Bladerunner 2049 & Stranger Things 2

Ep 67: 80s Sci-Fi Nostalgia ft Thor Ragnarok, Bladerunner 2049 & Stranger Things 2

May 9, 2018

Maybe it's because we have a Tory government or a homophobic, racist tyrant in the White House. Maybe it's because the nature of culture is cyclical. Or maybe it's because we all need a bit of nostalgia right now. Whatever the reason, the 80s are back and they're taking over our screens!

Join us as we review and discuss the screenwriting in Bladerunner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok & Netflix's Stranger Things 2 in our 80s Sci-Fi special.

We also discuss the Harvey Weinstein criminal investigation, the impact on Hollywood and other industries and what we can do as consumers.

Plus, in our regular feature #TheEmpireWritesBack(where we discuss scripts in Empire Magazine's Top 100 Movies of All Time as Voted for by Readers), we cover pre-1960 films including Casablanca, Singing in the Rain, 12 Angry Men, Rear Window, Vertigo, Seven Samurai, It's a Wonderful Life & Citizen Kane.

Thanks for listening,
JoJ x

Ep 66: A triptych of fear with The Handmaid’s Tale, mother! & IT

Ep 66: A triptych of fear with The Handmaid’s Tale, mother! & IT

May 9, 2018

To avoid fainting, keep repeating it's only a podcast, it's only a podcast, it's only a podcast...

This month, we discuss fear in three recent releases - IT, mother! and The Handmaid's Tale - focusing on screenwriting and the overall impact of each piece.

We also have our regular feature, The Empire Writes Back, in which we choose titles from @Empiremagazine Top 100 films (as voted by readers) & discuss the screenwriting and whether the film's are still any good. This month we cover comic book movies, The Dark Knight, Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy & Captain America: Civil War.

Plus, there's also our take on movie news, new trailers and pop culture happenings over the last month.

Thanks for listening,
JoJ

Ep 65: Top of the Lake, Defenders, Okja & Spielberg Special

Ep 65: Top of the Lake, Defenders, Okja & Spielberg Special

May 9, 2018

Wow, have we got a jam-packed episode for you this month!

We cover movie news, film & TV trailers plus a boat-load of in-depth discussions on new film and TV releases including Top of The Lake, The Defenders and Okja.

This episode in our monthly feature - The Empire Writes Back - where we discuss scriptwriting in Empire Magazine's Top 100 Films of All Time, we have a Spielberg Special covering seven of the director's top films.

Thanks for listening,
JoJ x

Ep 64: Game of Thrones S7 E7 - The Dragon & The Wolf

Ep 64: Game of Thrones S7 E7 - The Dragon & The Wolf

May 9, 2018

It's Baaacckkkk!!!!

@HoBoJoBo & @Meerkuts are long term fans of Game of Thrones and so we're pleased to bring you our spoilerific weekly update on the latest episodes for Season 7 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros in our weekly minisodes.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and how you think the Game of Thrones will end.
Valar morghulis x

Ep 63: Game of Thrones S7 E6 - Beyond The Wall

Ep 63: Game of Thrones S7 E6 - Beyond The Wall

May 9, 2018

It's Baaacckkkk!!!!

@HoBoJoBo & @Meerkuts are long term fans of Game of Thrones and so we're pleased to bring you our spoilerific weekly update on the latest episodes for Season 7 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros in our weekly minisodes.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and how you think the Game of Thrones will end.
Valar morghulis x

Ep 62: Game of Thrones S7 E5 - Eastwatch

Ep 62: Game of Thrones S7 E5 - Eastwatch

May 9, 2018

It's Baaacckkkk!!!!

@HoBoJoBo & @Meerkuts are long term fans of Game of Thrones and so we're pleased to bring you our spoilerific weekly update on the latest episodes for Season 7 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros in our weekly minisodes.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and how you think the Game of Thrones will end.
Valar morghulis x

Ep 61: Game of Thrones S7 E4 - The Spoils of War

Ep 61: Game of Thrones S7 E4 - The Spoils of War

May 9, 2018

It's Baaacckkkk!!!!

@HoBoJoBo & @Meerkuts are long term fans of Game of Thrones and so we're pleased to bring you our spoilerific weekly update on the latest episodes for Season 7 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros in our weekly minisodes.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and how you think the Game of Thrones will end.
Valar morghulis x

Ep 60: Spider-Man Homecoming, OITNB, Better Call Saul & Citizen Kane

Ep 60: Spider-Man Homecoming, OITNB, Better Call Saul & Citizen Kane

May 9, 2018

Bumper Episode Alert!

We've got a jam-packed podcast for you this month chatting about all things Comic Con, trailers, TV shows and movies!
We go back to school and discuss scriptwriting on the "best Spider-Man movie yet" whilst getting deep with new Netflix seasons, Orange is the New Black and Better Call Saul.

Finally, we review the classic Citizen Kane as part of our new feature #EmpireWritesBack and announce a very special #WatchwithJoJ for next month.

Thanks for listening,
JoJ

Ep 59: Game Of Thrones S 7 E3 - The Queen’s Justice

Ep 59: Game Of Thrones S 7 E3 - The Queen’s Justice

May 9, 2018

It's Baaacckkkk!!!!

@HoBoJoBo & @Meerkuts are long term fans of Game of Thrones and so we're pleased to bring you our spoilerific weekly update on the latest episodes for Season 7 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros in our weekly minisodes.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and how you think the Game of Thrones will end.
Valar morghulis x

Ep 58: Game of Thrones S7 E2 - Stormborn

Ep 58: Game of Thrones S7 E2 - Stormborn

May 9, 2018

It's Baaacckkkk!!!!

@HoBoJoBo & @Meerkuts are long term fans of Game of Thrones and so we're pleased to bring you our spoilerific weekly update on the latest episodes for Season 7 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros in our weekly minisodes.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and how you think the Game of Thrones will end.
Valar morghulis x

Ep 57: Game of Thrones S7 E1 - Dragonstone

Ep 57: Game of Thrones S7 E1 - Dragonstone

May 9, 2018

It's Baaacckkkk!!!!

HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts are long term fans of Game of Thrones and so we're pleased to bring you our spoilerific weekly update on the latest episodes for Season 7 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros in our weekly minisodes.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and how you think the Game of Thrones will end.
Valar morghulis x

Ep 56: Surprise Minisode - Watch Along & Game of Thrones news

Ep 56: Surprise Minisode - Watch Along & Game of Thrones news

May 9, 2018

In this minisode we bring you not one, but TWO JoJCast announcements! Firstly, we have a new feature, that involves YOU! And then we have some Game of Thrones news (not spoilers!) every fan needs to know.

It's a quick update, but a juicy one!

Ep 55: Wonder Woman, American Gods, Baby Driver & more

Ep 55: Wonder Woman, American Gods, Baby Driver & more

May 9, 2018

Wow, what a June!

We're back after one of the busiest and most culture-filled months in JoJCast history filled with all the G's - Glastonbury 2017, Gorillaz's Demon Dayz festival, Gillian Anderson some 'godlike' TV and films.

This month we review and discuss scriptwriting in Wonder Woman, American Gods, House of Cards, Baby Driver and Stefan Saagmeister's documentary, The Happy Film.

Stay locked to JoJCast on Twitter and Instagram for a new minisode and podcast feature coming very soon.

Thanks for listening,
JoJ

Ep 54: Guardians of the Galaxy & Master of None

Ep 54: Guardians of the Galaxy & Master of None

May 9, 2018

Welcome to the first of our new and improved monthly podcasts exploring writing in film & TV!

In this episode we go interstellar with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and explore the beauty of pasta with Aziz Anzari in Netflix's Master of None Season 2. Allora...!

Our new JoJCast model will see us focusing on scriptwriting and what writing stands out in different film and TV so we'd love to hear your thoughts on these two and anything else you think was written beautifully, or not so beautifully.

Keep it JoJCast,
Jo & J

Ep 53: Minisode ft. Competition Winner & JoJCast News

Ep 53: Minisode ft. Competition Winner & JoJCast News

May 9, 2018

WE'RE BACK!

Yes, just like Randy Quaid in Independence Day, or The PolterGeist II, we have returned.
So before we get fully into Phase 2 of the JCU (JoJCast Universe), here's a little Minisode to tell you exactly what's changed, what remains the same and a little glimpse into some exciting new features.
Plus, we unveil the very, very lucky winner of our super, sweet swag competition....

Keep it JCU, x

Ep 52: Women Directors + Logan, Love & 13th Reviews

Ep 52: Women Directors + Logan, Love & 13th Reviews

May 9, 2018

It took 80+ years for a woman director to be recognised by the Academy and it's now official, women have been systematically discriminated against by Hollywood (www.indiewire.com/2017/02/major-ho…eeoc-1201783475/)

Following this research and to celebrate Women's History Month, we look at the issues within the film industry against female directors, discuss our favourite films by women and even list our fantasy female director remakes.

As always, please let us know what we've missed or any female directors we should check out.
JoJ

PS: We're also still promoting our AMAZING competition so check out the episode intro for more details.

Ep 51: What’s the Soundtrack to your city? + New Music Reviews

Ep 51: What’s the Soundtrack to your city? + New Music Reviews

May 9, 2018

Ever heard a song and just felt like it conjured up a specific place for you?

Well inspired by an interview with Mura Masa on the Dan Digs radio show & a recent all day rave with Jamie XX in Brixton we decided to explore what makes a certain song, artist or music genre become 'the sound' of a city.

We also give out lots of information on our very exciting new competition in which you can win ALL the cool prizes & discuss our entry in the British Podcast Awards. Check it out here: www.britishpodcastawards.com/

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback so get involved in the comments or on Twitter/Instagram and tell us which music soundtracks YOUR city!

JoJ

Ep 50: International Women’s Day - A Celebration of Women in Music

Ep 50: International Women’s Day - A Celebration of Women in Music

May 9, 2018

Happy International Women's Day!

In this episode we discuss equality, feminism and why it's important to Be Bold for Change!
We also celebrate women's impact in the world of music and list our top five female musicians you SHOULD have heard about.

Finally, this episode sees us launch our very first competition in which you can win loads of geektastic treats that we still can't understand why we're giving away. To enter, head to Itunes, subscribe to JoJcast and leave us a review then send us a screenshot (links to our Instagram & Twitter below) or your review so we have your entry and know how to contact you! Winner & runners up will be announced in April, competition closes on 30th March 2017 so get subscribing!

#BeBoldForChange

JoJ

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Ep 49: Oscars 2017 Reaction + Which film’s dystopian future is most likely?

Ep 49: Oscars 2017 Reaction + Which film’s dystopian future is most likely?

May 9, 2018

We've no idea why we'd be thinking about the idea of dystopia right now. Nope, nothing comes to mind. Just random, we guess. So we randomly take a look at the array of dystopian futures that have been proposed by cinema over the years and how likely each situation really is.

We also discuss the 2017 Oscars and THAT moment, plus mini reviews of Moonlight and Loving.

Remember to subscribe and follow JoJCast on Twitter and Instagram @JoJCast. There's still time to join us on our #30daymoviechallenge!

Ep 48: Desert Island Discs at 75 + New Music in 2017

Ep 48: Desert Island Discs at 75 + New Music in 2017

May 9, 2018

It's the first Pod Sounds episode of 2017!!!

We chat the importance of music & culture in these dark times, we discuss our top picks from the latest new music in January 2017 & we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Radio 4's Desert Islands Discs.

Let us know your picks for Desert Island Discs in the comments & stay strong people. WE LOVE NEW MUSIC!

JoJ

Jo's Desert Island Disc playlist - play.spotify.com/user/hobojobohob…3VyhZ8OkMJcB7PsM

Ep 47: Spotlight on Danny Boyle + Oscar Noms

Ep 47: Spotlight on Danny Boyle + Oscar Noms

May 9, 2018

Choose JoJcast. Choose a decent set of headphones. Choose two film geeks chatting about movies and music.

To coincide with the release of T2: Trainspotting 2, we shine a spotlight on the films of Danny Boyle and why he's not talked about in the same breath as other major directors of the 90s.
Through Shallow Grave to Steve Jobs, we rate our top Boyle films & give shoutouts to The Perfect Podcast, Moviesaurus Rex & Outpost31 podcast along the way...

We also discuss the 2017 Oscar noms, the latest Star Wars news and more, so join us in choosing Danny Boyle!

JoJ x

Ep 46: Sherlock’s Final Problem + La La Land Review
Ep 45: 2017 - A New Hope
Ep 44: 2016 In Review

Ep 44: 2016 In Review

May 9, 2018

Good Riddance to 2016, a year of shit politics, celebrity deaths & further proof that humanity kinda sucks!

Aside from all the racism though, 2016 has been quite the belter of the year for pop culture with a string of amazing new albums, genre-bending new songs, fantastic new movies & another feather in the cap of the Golden Age of TV.

So strap in, forget all the shit that's happened over the last 12 moths and find out our picks for the best and worst music, movies & TV of 2016.

JoJCast

Ep 43: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story Reaction Special

Ep 43: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story Reaction Special

May 9, 2018

So we saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, who wants to touch us!?

We will do a full review at a later date but this is a special little treat to give our initial reaction to the new film set in a galaxy far, far away...

Let us know your thoughts of the film in the comments & subscribe for more treats throughout 2017.