Podcasts

New Podcast: Trek FM’s PRIMITIVE CULTURE – ‘What’s in a Name? Pt VI’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Trek FM’s Primitive Culture, I join host Duncan Barrett for the next in a long-running examination of the titles of Star Trek episodes, looking in depth and the scope and meaning behind them. It’s been a long road so far but a very enjoyable one.

This episode covers the end of Star Trek: Voyager, the remaining Star Trek: The Next Generation films and all of Star Trek: Enterprise.

New Podcast: PRIMITIVE CULTURE – ‘Champagne and Confetti’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Trek FM’s Primitive Culture, I join host Duncan Barrett and fellow guest Clara Cook to celebrate the show’s 100th episode!

For most TV shows, making it to the one-hundredth episode is a significant achievement. In the Star Trek franchise, only the three 1990s spinoffs—The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager were able to reach this milestone. But collectively, more than half a century since Gene Roddenberry’s original show debuted in 1966, the nine series that now comprise Star Trek are about to deliver their 800th instalment.

Join us for a trip down memory lane as we discuss some of Star Trek’s landmark installments and find out how your own knowledge of the podcast stacks up against Duncan’s two former co-hosts as we play the inaugural Primitive Culture Quiz!

New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘The Cinematic Story of 2020’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney discuss talk through the craziest year for cinema yet – the rollercoaster that was 2020.

What was cinema like before March? Did Disney+ signal the beginning of a new era for distribution? How did Tenet fare? And how does the Warner Bros decision effect 2021 and the unpredictable year to come? We ask these questions and many more.

Plus! We count down our five favourite films we did manage to see from 2020.

New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Fincher, Welles and the Auteur’ (Mank)

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, A. J. Black and co-host Carl Sweeney this week celebrate the release of David Fincher’s chronicle of 1930s Hollywood, Mank, by discussing the cinematic auteur, in a special crossover episode with The Movie Palace Podcast.

What is auteur theory? How does it relate to Fincher and Orson Welles, who directed the key film central to Mank, Citizen Kane? And who else can be classified under this unique moniker?

New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Cinematic Royalty’ (The Queen & The Crown)

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney, joined by special guest Sarah. L. Blair, are talking royalty with the return of prestige Netflix series The Crown.

They discuss the series in the context of films about royalty, such as Stephen Frears’ The Queen, and how The Crown is crossing the bridge between television and cinema…

New Podcast Appearance: FANDOMENTALS PODCAST – ‘Non-Fiction Writing with Tony Black’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Fandomentals Podcast, I was delighted to join host Harley Mumford to discuss my journey as a writer, my book and non-fiction writing in general.

It was a really interesting chat and Harley a great host in the bargain, so do consider subscribing to the show.

New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘A Tribute to Sir Sean Connery’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney take a break from our traditional format to lament the passing of the late, great, Sir Sean Connery, who recently passed away at the age of 90.

We discuss his career at large, talking through the eras he was on screen from James Bond through to Allan Quatermain, and what made him such a powerful, immortal screen icon…

New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Hitchcock & Wheatley (Rebecca)’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney, in a special crossover event with The Movie Palace podcast, focus in on Daphne du Maurier’s legendary Gothic melodrama Rebecca.

We focus on Ben Wheatley’s brand new adaptation, drawing comparisons and differences with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1940 version, and discuss the new film’s ins & outs. Does it do the novel justice, or Hitchcock’s film? Does it track with Wheatley’s previous output? And who, exactly, is this new version for?

Plus! We share our thoughts on Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm after the last episode, and discuss the intriguing possibility of No Time to Die premiering on a streaming service…

New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘The Reality of Comedy’ (Borat)

Brand new affiliate podcast.

In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, A. J. Black co-host Carl Sweeney in this episode are discussing comedy on the eve of the release of Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm.

We go back to 2006 to examine Borat, the first movie from Sacha Baron Cohen featuring his Kazakh creation, as we try and get to the nub of Cohen’s fearless mirth making. What is his comedy saying? Why is he saying it? And will he be able to repeat the trick?

Plus! We catch up a little on the events in the Covid-cinema world after our previous episode…