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Ep 42: Netflix Originals Round 3

Ep 42: Netflix Originals Round 3

May 9, 2018

It all started with Frank & Claire Underwood...

So we realised that we've watched an alarming number of the ever-expanding Netflix original series' & thought we should talk about them.


Our first Netflix podcast covered everything we watched until January our second features new Netflix in the first five months of 2016 & this episode covers all the Netflix original content we've watched since.

We cover the exceptionally excellent, right through the maudlin MOR, to the drearily dull and we need to just stress, Netflix do not pay us to do this, we just really like binging good shows!
Come with us and find out what original content from Netflix is worth a binge and what's for the bin.

Ep 41: Fantastic Beasts & Harry Potter Special

Ep 41: Fantastic Beasts & Harry Potter Special

May 9, 2018

Come with us back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter...

This week saw the return to JK Rowling's universe with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them released in UK cinemas. 
We review the latest film and rank all of the magical movies from worst to best + we discuss what we've been watching outside at home too.

So pick up your wands and apparate with us to a very special Potter podcast,
JoJCast

Ep 40: Spotlight on Danny DeVito + Dr Strange Review

Ep 40: Spotlight on Danny DeVito + Dr Strange Review

May 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Danny DeVito!

We loved to hate him as Louie in Taxi, we hated to love him as The Penguin and we have no earthly idea what to feel for him as Frank in Always Sunny… but one thing is certain, Danny DeVito is a fucking legend!

In light of his new short film, Curmudgeons, and his over 40 years on our screens as actor, producer, director, writer and all-round dude, we decided to chat about everything DDV.

From One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest through Junior and Twins then right up to the beautiful Curmudgeons, we get deep about the man and his ever-adapting career.

Check out his new film here and let us know your favourite Danny DeVito moments.
vimeo.com/159449591

Peace
JoJCast

Ep 39: Talkin’ bout a Revolution - The Top Protest Songs

Ep 39: Talkin’ bout a Revolution - The Top Protest Songs

May 9, 2018

Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look what's going down…

What a week! The new president elect has taken a lot of us by surprise and taken a little bit of hope away from those who strive for an accepting, progressive global society.
So, in light of this we thought it was a good time to look at the power of the protest song. We talk about decades of the best protest songs, our top 3 protest anthems and how music and words can be hugely important in unifying communities and individuals in even the darkest times.

You can also find a Spotify playlist of top protest songs here; play.spotify.com/user/1130157620/…ChzLkzQ8wny4bT7l

Let us know which songs get you riled up, which anthems have been powerful in your life & help us find a little bit of hope for 2017!

JoJCast

Ep 38: PodSounds - Iconic Album Anniversaries (REM ‘Out of Time’ & DJ Shadow ‘Endtroducing’)

Ep 38: PodSounds - Iconic Album Anniversaries (REM ‘Out of Time’ & DJ Shadow ‘Endtroducing’)

May 9, 2018

Does 2016 feel like the year of doom to you?

Well don't fear cause we've got a shiny happy podcast for you! 
JoJ are here to bring you all the beautiful feels as we discuss the 25th anniversary of REM's seminal 'Out of Time' & the 20th anniversary of DJ Shadow's pioneering 'Endtroducing'.

We cover the albums, the impact they had and how music didn't stop with seminal albums in the 90s but continues to expand and how 2016 is shaping up to be one of the best years in music.

Enjoy,
JoJCast

Ep 37: The Fall Season 3 - Finale

Ep 37: The Fall Season 3 - Finale

May 9, 2018

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn't be more excited!

HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound.

We'll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again.

Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years.
JoJcast

Ep 36: Halloween Special - the scariest moments in film & TV

Ep 36: Halloween Special - the scariest moments in film & TV

May 9, 2018

It's Halloween & things are about to get ghastly!

JoJcast invite you to turn off the lights, head to a graveyard and get your pumpkins out as we bring you our VERY special Halloween Podcast!

This week we're joined by the spine-tingling Jonay Sevillano Regalado + the spooky Mr. Charlie Blythe to talk about what movies and TV really creep us out.

We discuss everything from kids TV shows to serial killers, from public safety films to fiendish monsters, and from creepy children to dolphin rape.

JoJ also cover all things on-screen recently, including trailers for Star Wars: Rogue One, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Logan, the films Swiss Army Man and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and one of our favourite podcasts - Inside Pop - who are currently running their #BigSell30 feature which you can check out here: www.insidepoppodcast.com/

So check your doors are locked, hang the garlic by the windows and hide under the covers as we prepare to scare you witless…

JoJcast

Ep 35: The Fall S03 Ep04 - The Hell Within Him

Ep 35: The Fall S03 Ep04 - The Hell Within Him

May 9, 2018

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn't be more excited!

HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound.

We'll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again.

Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years.
JoJcast

Ep 34: The Fall S03 Ep03 - The Gates of Light

Ep 34: The Fall S03 Ep03 - The Gates of Light

May 9, 2018

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn't be more excited!

HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound.

We'll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again.

Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years.
JoJcast

Ep 33: The Fall S03 Ep02 - His Troubled Thoughts

Ep 33: The Fall S03 Ep02 - His Troubled Thoughts

May 9, 2018

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn't be more excited!

HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound.

We'll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more... so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again.

Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years.
JoJcast

Ep32: The Fall S03 Ep 01 - Silence & Suffering

Ep32: The Fall S03 Ep 01 - Silence & Suffering

May 9, 2018

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn't be more excited!

HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound.

We'll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again.

Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years.
JoJcast

Ep 31: What makes casting actors against type so effective?

Ep 31: What makes casting actors against type so effective?

May 9, 2018

Sir Patrick Stewart just blew us…away!

Despite having been fans of the man behind Captain Jean Luc Picard, Professor X and Alistair Burke in Frasier for many years, his performance in this year's visceral Green Room got us to thinking… what makes casting against type so effective?

So enjoy this latest ScreenDump covering all things typecasting including our Top 10 Roles Where an Actor Was Cast Against Type.

Thanks SirPatStew for shaking our preconceptions, long may it continue.

JoJcast

PS: Huge props to @SixSidedDiaries for possibly the most perfect example of casting against type! 
twitter.com/sixsideddiaries

Ep 30: Modern Classics in music

Ep 30: Modern Classics in music

May 9, 2018

As we await the release of Bon Iver's new album, '22, A Million' we look back on his influential debut album 'For Emma, Forever Ago' and hail it as a Modern Classic.

But what makes a Modern Classic and what other 21st Century albums should be put atop the pedestal of 'Classics'?

Jo & J dig ruthlessly into modern music and find out which albums can sit alongside Horses, Dark Side of the Moon, Sgt Peppers, Pet Sounds and Nevermind as... All Time Classic Albums.

Let us know your picks, which albums have we neglected and what makes a classic album for you?

JoJ

Ep 29: ScreenDump’s 68th Emmys Predictions

Ep 29: ScreenDump’s 68th Emmys Predictions

May 9, 2018

We live in a golden age of TV and what better way to celebrate it than hosting a long, glitzy award ceremony?

This Sunday brings the 68th Emmy Awards to our screens with some of the finest television shows and films ever to grace the our homes in competition.
Groundbreaking comedies, fantasy epics, political dramas and some of the most heart-wrenching scenes this side of Watership Down all vie for glory and we give you our lowdown on the best, the worst, the ones we think should win and the ones who probably will!

So join us for a big ol' natter about all things TV and let us know your predictions and any TV shows you think we've missed.

JoJcast x

Ep 28: The Fall Season 1 & 2 Spoiler Special

Ep 28: The Fall Season 1 & 2 Spoiler Special

May 9, 2018

A disturbed killer. A determined detective. A fantastic bloody show!

So Series 3 of the acclaimed BBC Drama 'The Fall' is due out at the end of September and we can't effin' wait. So many questions unanswered, so much detail to unravel with forensic fingerprint dust & of course that shock ending of Season 2!

In preparation we binged the entire of S1 and S2 to bring you this spoiler-filled special, so fill your boots.
As the new series is shown we'll also bring you a weekly ScreenDump on each episode discussing everything Stella Gibson, Paul Spector and Belfast as it airs.

Let us know your predictions for Season 3 and what you liked or didn't like about The Fall.

Cheers
HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts

Ep 27: Wiener Dog - WTF genre is this?!

Ep 27: Wiener Dog - WTF genre is this?!

May 9, 2018

Independent cinema...mumblecore...indie...dramedy. What do you call it? This episode we review the latest addition to the genre, Wiener Dog, and take a stab at finding the right name for it. What do we come up with? Listen to find out, and let us know if you agree.

Plus news, trailers and our top 10 of the genre!

Ep 26: Finding Dory Review & Pixar 30th Anniversary Celebration

Ep 26: Finding Dory Review & Pixar 30th Anniversary Celebration

May 9, 2018

30 Years....30 fucking years!!!

Last month saw the release of the 17th feature film from Pixar Studios, Finding Dory, which also coincided with the 30th Anniversary of the amazing animation studio. 
In light of this, we decided to not just review the latest release but give our personal insight into the feature films, the shorts, the laughs, the tears and the inimitable voice of John Ratzenberger.

We also do our Top 3 Pixar Films, Top 3 Pixar Shorts and Least Favourite Pixar films too....cause let's be honest, there's not really a bad Pixar film (well except Cars but let's forget that)!

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed talking about Pixar, let us know your thoughts, top films and insights in the comments.

JoJcast x

Ep 25: ScreenDump does an all new Ghostbusters review

Ep 25: ScreenDump does an all new Ghostbusters review

May 9, 2018

An 80s classic. A marketing cash cow. A hated trailer. Women.

This is all we knew going into the all new Ghostbusters film in 2016, what we didn't know was, will it be any good?

Check out our spoilerific review and discussion about all things Ghostbusters, from the hallowed original to the kid-friendly animated series, and from the misguided 1989 sequel to the 2016 reboot.

Who you gonna call?

Ep 24: Pod Sounds: Gigging in the 21st Century

Ep 24: Pod Sounds: Gigging in the 21st Century

May 9, 2018

The battle to be at the front, the anticipation, and the euphoria that hits as the first strains of your favourite song begin. Live music can be the reason for some of the greatest nights of your life. And then sometimes it's not.

That's right, this week we look at the awesomeness that is live music (and a little comedy thrown in for good measure). With the news of Apple's latest patent that will enable venues to disable the camera function on Apple phones, we thought it was a good time to talk about whether this is a necessary step and what it means for gig fans everywhere. Although this features our top five pet peeves about gigs, this is really a celebration of what happens when artists and fans get in the same room.

Keep it live,

JoJ x

Ep 23: Orange Is The New Black, Season 4

Ep 23: Orange Is The New Black, Season 4

May 9, 2018

We've got time... to discuss the latest instalment of Netflix's hit show, Orange is the New Black. We delve through the myriad storylines, analyse the characters and take a little look at the social questions the show raises.

Spoilers beware...

Ep 22: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10 - The Winds Of Winter

Ep 22: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10 - The Winds Of Winter

May 9, 2018

It's Finished for 10 months!!!!

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 6 of the epic series. We're over halfway through Season 6 & we'd love to know your thoughts on the latest episodes of the most popular TV series in the world.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros and we even find time for a Game of Game of Thrones in our GoT podcasts.

Valar morghulis

Ep 21: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 8 - No One

Ep 21: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 8 - No One

May 9, 2018

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 6 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros and we even find time for a Game of Game of Thrones.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and which Game we should play next week.

Valar morghulis x

Ep 20: Game Of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7 - The Broken Man

Ep 20: Game Of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7 - The Broken Man

May 9, 2018

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 6 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros and we even find time for a Game of Game of Thrones.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and which Game we should play next week.

Valar morghulis x

Ep 19: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 - Blood of my Blood

Ep 19: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 - Blood of my Blood

May 9, 2018

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 6 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros and we even find time for a Game of Game of Thrones.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and which Game we should play next week.

Valar morghulis x

Ep 18: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 - The Door

Ep 18: Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 - The Door

May 9, 2018

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 6 of the epic series.

We cover the East, West, North & South of Westeros and we even find time for a Game of Game of Thrones.

Join in, let us know your thoughts and which Game we should play next week.

Valar morghulis x