Pex Lives: A Doctor Who Podcast
James Murphy and Kevin Burns are both Certified Minor Internet Personalities with a shared love of Doctor Who. Explore the history of the show with them, as they watch classic serials and chat with each other each month about them. Each month, the pair will pick a classic serial to watch and then break down, exploring the themes, characters and production of the given story. There will also be jokes. New episodes on the first Sunday of every month.
36: The Curse of Peladon, or, #imwithher

Look! Just when you thought we were down and out, we leap off the canvas and throw a few more hits. 

We spend our first half catching up, then have an extended chat about Kevin's hero Mike Love of the Beach Boys before dropping into ever cheerful Current Events. After that, we talk about a western from 1951 called the Furies and then just a little sprinkling of your Doctor Who content with the topical Curse of Peladon. 



Direct download: the_curse_of_peladon_pex_lives.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 8:45pm UTC

This time Jack is joined by Jane, Shana, and Daniel, to talk about the brilliant movie Dark City from 1998.  Quizzy joins in too, to the point of sabotage.

Direct download: Shabcast_26_-_The_Night_Has_a_Thousand_Eyes.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 8:17am UTC

The Nattering II: Super Fun Sized Annual

This is an unusual edition of not Pex Lives. We weren't able to get together and record your expected two hours plus of Dr Who related - tangentially Dr Who related - conversation because of, well, capitalism. Instead, what I've put together is somewhat akin to those Giant Annuals of comics you used to get as a kid, usually for Christmas. I thought the Pex Lives listenership might enjoy a little variety. With that in mind, I've got a conversation that Jack Graham, Kit Power, and Daniel Harper - who all of you know - had. It was unplanned and informal, just some friends shooting the breeze at half hour's notice. I've also got Gene Mayes and Kim Karr talking the first act of John Carpenter's career, from 1974 - 1981. A really good chat.

Here's an article by Kit Power about the times that he talks about herein and the benefits of even a compromised Labour government over a Conservative one.







Direct download: The_Nattering_II_Fun_Sized_Super_Annual.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 10:50am UTC

Jack and Phil talk High-Rise

Direct download: Shabcast_25_-_Erasing_the_Traces.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 8:44am UTC

Part 2 of Shabcast 24, with Jack, James, Kit and Daniel, talking about Oliver Stone's JFK and Nixon.

The conspiracy is balls, by the way.

Direct download: Shabcast_24b_-_Through_the_Looking_Glass_Without_a_Paddle.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 8:55am UTC

The first part of a new Shabcast featuring Jack in conversation with James and Daniel (again), and for the first time Kit Power.  The subject is Oliver Stone's '90s political movies JFK and Nixon, and their relationship to actual politics and history.

Direct download: Shabcast_24a_-_The_Bay_of_Pigs_Was_His_Rosebud.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 10:25pm UTC

35: Underworld, or,  Kicked us out at gunpoint.

Hey! It's the Pex Lives Show! This month, your beloved regular hosts, Kevin and James, are joined by listener favourite and fellow Eruditorum Press-ista Jane Campbell to briefly chat Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy and some fairly respectable old Dr. Who. A lot of it is through the lens of the power of myth. Also: we finally throw out our long awaited Presidential endorsement.

Those movies discussed are, of course,

A Fistful of Dollars

For A Few Dollars More

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly

Direct download: 02_Underworld.mp3
Category:Fourth Doctor -- posted at: 10:33pm UTC

Yes, I use the Oxford comma.  I use it because it is sensible, stylish, and clarifying.

Oh, and this is Part 2 of Shabcast 23, featuring the continuation of my latest chat with Daniel Harper.  I think the title is pretty much self-explanatory. 

That's my thing now.  Self-explanatory titles.  And Oxford commas.  They're my thing too now.  And irrelevant commentary on my own style.

Self-explanatory titles, irrelevant commentary on my own style, and Oxford commas.

See, they're nice aren't they?  If that comma hadn't been there, before the 'and', it could've looked like I was saying I now make irrelevant comments about my own style and about Oxford commas.  And clearly I would never comment irrelevantly about Oxford commas.


Please find attached the latest Shabcast.  It's the first part of another long chat between myself and Daniel.  In this episode we talk about the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy, which is 'relevant' nowadays as loads of people have jumped to the wrong conclusions about the Trump phenomenon and clambered aboard the everyone's-an-idiot-nowadays-except-me bandwagon, using Idiocracy as a cultural touchstone.  Daniel has little time for the film and isn't shy about saying why.  And nor am I. 


Phil sits down with David J Haskins of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets to completely ignore both of those things in favor of talking about magic and Haskins's work with Alan Moore, including V for Vendetta, "March of the Sinister Ducks," The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, and The Birth Caul

Direct download: David_J.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm UTC