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vegetables

So, what happens is you all bring a vegetable and put it in a bowl. Then you pick one out and whoever brought it…

Sometimes, just occasionally, if I tip my head to the right and hold it for long enough I develop a pain in my neck. This is a thing I have learned, a thing I have discovered through experimentation. People often say to me, “you’ll only learn in life if you try to do things”. And those people are right. Although I wish they would leave me alone, I have things to do. To learn, if you will.

I remember being a child and looking up to the trapdoor in the ceiling of my parents bedroom that lead to the attic. I looked and wondered at the riches that lay up there. Fleeting glimpses of old lamps, board games, and stereo equipment being carried up there by my father were all I knew of it. Fun could surely be had, so I tried to get up there. Unaware of the location of “the ladder” (the shed as it turns out, sneaky father) I would climb on various objects and just try to reach, but to no avail.

Episode 4: Brain Training

Michael and Evan are doctors. Not good doctors, but doctors nonetheless. They’re on their way to Edinburgh on the Caledonian Sleeper for a conference, to talk about doctory things, when a mysterious illness breaks out. Will they make it to Edinburgh? Will they ever get to stop running? When will they call last orders at the bar? Find out now!

Dr Michael Daly – Jamie Crowther
Dr Evan Callum – Brian Macken
Lily – Miriam Higgins
Mary – Wendy Bradley
Zombies / Not Zombies – All the above plus Dan Bond

Editing Episode 3 – Things That Sound Like Other Things

Science Brian has promised that Episode 3 will have only a few simple sound effects, so I shall look forward to that
My Episode 2 Blog

So, “a few simple sound effects,” is it? Let’s look at that statement, shall we? Firstly, “a”. Can’t argue with that. At the other end we have, “sound effects”, and yes, there were indeed sound effects in Episode 3; can’t fault Science Brian there. But, between these two unarguable bookends, we have the words, “few” and “simple”. This is where the sentence starts to fall apart. If you listen to Episode 3 again (because you’ve listened to it already, yes?) you’ll notice that the 21-minute running time consists of about 3 minutes of dialogue and 18 minutes of sound effects. Give or take.

Episode 3: Peril-osaurus

Greg Brown is a paleontologist, a paleontologist who specialises in bar chart colours and theories that upset small children. Join him and his friend Eloise Burke, and Detective Inspector Lynn Weyland-Smith as they try to stop Professor Zorbo and his pet Ninja from making Greg the next species to become extinct.

Greg Brown – Dan Bond
Detective Inspector Lynn Weyland-Smith – Elena Wright
Eloise Burke – Amy Wackett
Professor Zorbo / Ninja / Police Officer – Brian Macken

Editing Episode 2 - The Strumpet's Plague

‘Tis the strumpet’s plague
To beguile many and be beguiled by one

– Othello IV.i

Two bowls of cat food

Essential podcast-editing equipment

Let’s see…what did I learn from Episode 1?

1. Sort out sound effects in advance
2. Throw the cast out earlier
3. Remember to feed the cats
4. Don’t confuse 2 and 3

 

That’s not a lot, really, is it?

 

 

 

Episode 2: Blood Feud

Sir Charles Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman biologist, has just received a worrying letter from his brother Sir Duncan Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman explorer. What’s going on? How are swans involved? Will the accents sustain? Listen and find out!

Sir Charles Daly-Humbert – Brian Macken
Edna Egerton – Ciara Kelly
Tobius / Hotel Clerk – Jim Emery
Joan S. Livingcross – Maegan Reed
Virginie – Sreya Rao
Sir Duncan Daly-Humbert – Dan Bond