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Podcast: CCR31: Maniac

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Join the full Chrononauts crew as well look at 1934’s “Maniac!”

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And click HERE to watch the film on Youtube!

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and Way of the Buffalo, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This podcast was originally posted at Skinner.FM on January 11, 2017.

 

Hugh Likes Podcasts: Gosh Darn Fiasco

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HLP-Gosh-Darn Fiasco
Hosted by: Angela Webber, Richard Malena and guests
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Gosh-Darn Fiasco is a live-play role playing game podcast hosted by musician Angela Webber.  But where most of these kind of gaming shows feel like audio dramas, this one is more like improv.  The difference lies partly in the source material, and partly in the rotating team of talent that comes to play.
“Fiasco” is a GM-less roleplaying game in the style of classic caper movies.  Written by Jason Morningstar and published by Bully Pulpit Games, it is a storytelling RPG.  This means the goal of the game is to play out a scenario, rather than winning a battle.  As the name implies, the fun isn’t in winning, it is in snowballing the story from a small problem into a huge catastrophe.
Each episode, Weber and her guests play through one single play Fiasco game from beginning to end.  There are a variety of settings, or ‘Playsets’ that they have gone through, from a Colonial Salem to McMurdo Station to a heist at the Jim Henson Workshop.  Each episode takes the Cohen Brothers aesthetic of the game and turns it even more towards the comically ridiculous.
Frequent guest such as Lucia Fasano and Kevin M. Arnold add improv chops to the game, making it a lighthearted, gonzo joy to listen.  Gosh-Darn Fiasco is a monthly podcast that runs about 90 minutes per episode.  It’s not something you’re going to get through in a single commute, but it is a heck of a lot of fun.  Find it at Website, in iTunes, or in your preferred podcatcher.

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Hugh Likes Podcasts: Alice Isn’t Dead

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Alice Isn’t Dead
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America can be a weird, lonesome place.  This is something the creators of ‘Welcome to Night Vale,’ no strangers to weirdness themselves, learned firsthand while touring with a live version of the hit podcast.  Co-writer Joseph Fink was inspired to write a new show based in part on his experience of traveling across the country.  But like the original, ‘Alice Isn’t Dead,’ takes place in a world much stranger and scarier than our own.
While ‘Night Vale’ uses its off-kilter atmosphere for humor, Alice is a straight-up horror story, with a fair bit of mystery thrown in.  The podcast follows a truck driver, played by Jasika Nicole, as she travels the country in search of her missing wife.  Along the way, she tells her story into her CB radio as though it were a letter or a diary.  At first she just wants answers, but she quickly becomes embroiled in an inexplicable conspiracy, and attracts the attention of The Thistle Man, a supernatural impossible serial killer.  From there, things only get worse.
Produced by Disparition, each episode is a rich soundscape.  I expected the CB chirps and engine hum that provide the basic sound floor to take me out of the story, but they are expertly mixed, and rather than distract, they provide a sense of realism and tension to the performance.  Set on the lonely highways and the weird nowhere towns of the American imagination, “Alice Isn’t Dead” is a creepy mystery that proves that the Night Vale creative team have real chops behind their satire.  You can find the show in iTunes, or at nightvalepresents.com.

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Podcast: The Dark Wife: The Truth-Visitation

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The Dark Wife
a novel by Sarah Diemer
Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie.  Now only a goddess can tell the truth…
Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want, except for freedom.  She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful gaze of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus.  But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: CHOICE.
Zeus calls Hades ‘Lord’ of the dead as a joke.  In truth, Hades is the GODDESS of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus.  She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian DESTINY.
But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld.  She finds LOVE, and herself.
The Dark Wife is an audio book written by S. E. Diemer, read by Veronica Giguere, and produced by Hugh J. O’Donnell.  Music is provide by Kevin MacLeod under a Creative Commons License.

Podcast: CCR23: The Indestructible Man

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Join the Chrononauts as they dissect 1956’s “The Indestructible Man.” Now with more cellular structure!

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This podcast was originally posted at Skinner.FM on May 4, 2016. Click the link to see the poster and a streaming version of the film.

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and Way of the Buffalo, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Podcast: Mob Movie Night: Ghostbusters

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Join the Flash Mob in a commentary track for 80’s classic “Ghostbusters!”

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This podcast was originally published on May 2, 2016 at Skinner.FM.

This show is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Podcast: CCR22: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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The Chrononaut Cinema Reviews crew tackles 1923’s silent adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel.  Come for the pretty goats, stay for the pointy hats.

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This podcast was originally posted at Skinner.FM on April 10, 2016.

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and Way of the Buffalo, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Podcast: CCR Comentary: The X-Files: Excelsis Dei

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Watch along with JRD, Opopinax, and Hugh as they talk over X-Files episode “Exelcis Dei.”

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This podcast was originally posted at Skinner.fm on April 1, 2016.

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and Way of the Buffalo, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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Podcast: The Freelance Hunters: The Gold Equations

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You can’t take it with you in “The Gold Equations,” A Freelance Hunters Adventure written and performed by Hugh J. O’Donnell.

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This episode was originally posted at TheFreelanceHunters.com on September 9, 2015.  Click on the link for more Freelance Hunters stories in audio and digital formats.

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Podcast: CCR21: House on Haunted Hill

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Join Hugh, Rich the T. T. Opopinax and JRD as we take a look at 1959’s Vincent Price classic, House on Haunted Hill.  It’s HYSTERICAL.

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Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and Way of the Buffalo, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This podcast was originally posted at Skinner.fm on March 27, 2016.

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