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.
City of the Dead: 11 - The House that Dripped Blood

We're back! A quick regeneration for one of us, but City of the Dead has returned from its mouldy tomb. James and new co-host Lee Russell (of the excellent They Must Be Destroyed On Sight podcast) are here to tackle the next Amicus horror film. They're viewing vampires! Watching witches! Seeing stranglers! And dealing with decapitators!

Direct download: house_that_dripped_blood.mp3
Category:City of the Dead -- posted at: 4:56pm UTC
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39: The Tenth Planet, or, It's far from being all over...

With an ailing Pex Lives crew, battling the elements, the general and precipitous downward spiral of what has laughingly been called the civilised world, uncooperative technology, and a pair of immune systems that have crapped out just when we needed them most, we have lashed ourselves to the wheel and sailed on into the raging storm of knackered nautical cliches. Kevin had to phone in his contribution because his laptop wouldn't connect to the internet so the sound quality isn't what we like it to be, but it is still listenable. We also went considerably shorter than we usually do. Shortening it further, hundreds of consumptive sounding coughs were edited out from the file, but some have slipped through.

For all that as a disclaimer, we stand by this as something worth your time. It's probably the most-Doctor Who focused thing we've ever done, if that's what you like. Here we talk about William Hartnell's swansong as the Doctor and a little about the news that Peter Capaldi is leaving the revived show this year.

Enjoy!

Direct download: pex_lives.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 3:34pm UTC
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Your intrepid hosts, Josh & Ben, return! Are the scolls now even older? Listen and find out!

Direct download: josh_ii.mp3
Category:VakaRangi -- posted at: 9:58pm UTC
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38: The Power of the Daleks, or,  Why do human beings kill human beings?

In their exciting return, Kevin and James talk potential celebrity deaths, the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special and the all-new animated reconstruction of the classic Patrick Troughton serial the Power of the Daleks!

Direct download: power_of_the_daleks.mp3
Category:Second Doctor -- posted at: 9:29pm UTC
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The Elder Scrolls Part 1

Are you ready for this? The premiere of the long awaited Josh Marsfelder podcast!

Direct download: The_Elder_Scrolls_Part_1.mp3
Category:VakaRangi -- posted at: 8:35pm UTC
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So, the best year ever draws to a close, which means it's time to kick back and enjoy another tinselly Shabcast... this time featuring EP's new recruits from 2016, Josh, Shand, and Daniel.  And me, obviously.  Have a good one.

Direct download: Shabcast_28_-_The_2nd_Annual_Eruditorum_Press_Christmas_Party.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 2:00am UTC
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Phil Sandifer sits down with Kieron Gillen to talk about his new series Uber: Invasion, the second part of his alternate history World War II story, which sees Nazi superhumans invade the US. So yeah, that's a little on the nose.

This podcast is in part to promote The Last War in Albion, Phil's new book on the early work of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. You can buy that here.

Direct download: Kieron_Gillen_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm UTC
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37: The Mind Robber, or, don't worry about fiction. Hang on to real life.

Kevin and James are back to talk some all-time great Doctor Who, the passing of Fidel Castro, communism, capitalism, childhood mindscapes, the United States' inexorable ride to authoritarian xenophobic government and a little state-of-the-show musing. 

Direct download: mindrobber.mp3
Category:Second Doctor -- posted at: 12:25pm UTC
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Kevin is joined in the Pex Lives recording bunker with friends-of-the-show Gene and Kim to begin answering the question: after the election, what is to be done?
 
A statement From Gene, Kim and Kevin:
 
We should not only organize on the basis of reacting to events as they transpire, but we must take the initiative and not allow them to keep us on the back foot. We will defend our existing gains by demanding more, by rejecting complacency. We need to build a movement around those demands in order to create the conditions for the new society. We should not stand for the mere restoration of liberalism, but for supplanting it. We should seek to secure not just the familiar rights, but real liberation founded on material equality. The immediate, short-term struggles must be understood in light of the long struggle. We have to demand what they cannot deliver. 
 
Amelioration is our priority, but we must not substitute reformism for reform. we have no interest in rescuing the Democratic Party from itself. We can use the party for as much as it is useful, but we must remember it is not a neutral tool, and neither is the state. These are organs of the ruling class. Their very structure presupposes rule by the capitalist class. So we must take care.
 
We don’t have all the answers. We can see the broad sweep, but We're just as disoriented as anyone. We may come across as alarmist in the podcast. We don't mean to. We think we should prepare for the worst and consider what we’d do if it came to that, but we can't tell the future, and there are reasons to be optimistic. 
 
We also don't want to get anybody killed or hurt. Assessing risk and figuring out what you can do—that’s not for us or anyone to do for you. Just remember that whatever you can contribute will be useful, and stay safe. Your local organizations will probably have better ideas than we do.
 
Oh, and one last thing: a shoutout to @PissPigGrandDad, who’s fighting for the revolution in Rojava. Solidarity with the YPG.
 
Links:
 
-Where Does the Left Go From Here? Jezebel. Particularly check out Roqayah Chamseddine's insights.
-Interview with @PissPigGranddad. Civil Defence Units.
Direct download: 01_-_What_is_to_be_Done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am UTC
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Pex Lives 2016 Election Special

Kevin and James talk Trump, Clinton, Bernie, Labour, PiL, the Specials, and a little more. 

Direct download: Pex_Lives_Election_Special.mp3
Category:Gallimaufrey -- posted at: 10:28am UTC
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