February 19th, 2017
What started out as a Valentine Day episode soon became our most contemplative episode to date. It became pretty obvious soon out of the starting gate that we had a lot of thinky thoughts, which led to some soul-searching, thought-provoking subjects.
Among our topics are memories and regrets, what keeps you up at night, mushroom suits, social media dating, and the very serious and sometimes upsetting subject of gaslighting, featuring a list of signs that may help you to spot if you are the target of a gaslighter. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
Something About You – Level 42
Theme Tune – Vision On
I Remember You – The Four Freshmen
She Talks To Angels – Black Crows
Cloudburst – The Pointer Sisters
Eminence Front – The Who
January 24th, 2017
Happy 2017! America is looking more and more like an Orwellian nightmare, but here in Steampunk Towers it's warm and toasty, and we are enjoying part 2 of our conversation with the God of Pod Evan Harris and our gorgeous daughter Catherine (who surprised her dad at Christmas). Evan hots things up even more as he holds our feet to the fire on some pretty thought-provoking questions (apologies that his mic was a little hot, so a bit of distortion, but he’s awesome just the same!)
We play the Who can stay/Who has to go? game, which segues into our first memories of our beloved Alan Rickman. We also enter the hypothetical Hunger Games, and decide who is the biggest threat. Our discussion of our favourite films sparks a debate on horror movies and why they scare us, and we rate our parents on the strictness scale. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
Hourglass - Squeeze
Dinnerladies (Day by Day) – Victoria Wood
Little Baby – Howlin’ Wolf
Used To Rule The World – Randall Bramblett
Route 66 – Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Minor Swing – Johnny Depp
December 29th, 2016
Happy Holidays! 2016 has been tough, but here at Steampunk Towers, Christmas came with a very happy surprise – our daughter Catherine arrived all the way from England! And as if one amazing guest wasn’t enough, The God of Pod Evan Harris also stops by with his special brand of holiday cheer (apologies that his mic was a little hot, so a bit of distortion, but he’s awesome just the same!)
Catherine takes us on a comparison tour of the US vs the UK, and we argue some of the finer points of sports, tea and profanity. Christmas makes up most of our discussion, including our favourite gifts, all those times Catherine was fooled by Father Christmas, and what needs to go into this Christmas version of the Steampunk Cellar. And what the heck is a Singing Henny??
All this, along with the usual mélange of Christmassy vintage commercials, silly jingle (bells) and cool carols.
My Favourite Things – Brian Setzer Orchestra
Kiko And The Lavender Moon – Los Lobos
Rule Brittannia – London Symphony Orchestra
What Child Is This? – Ray Charles
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues F. Kirsty McColl
’Zat you, Santa Claus? – Louis Armstrong
The Most Wonderful Day of The Year – From Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
What Child Is This? – From The Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie
November 20th, 2016
Well, we thought we had 8 hours of podcast love to share. Turns out we did not. You’ll hear all about it on Episode 23.
Teddy & The Bassman fill you in on all that’s been going on, including trips to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, thoughts on the election (don’t worry – we keep it brief and relatively vitriol-free), the second of the Trifecta of late year holidays, Thanksgiving, and you find out the Bassman’s party piece. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
Let Her Cry – Hootie And The Blowfish
Dark Lord Funk – Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters
Dig That Crazy Chick - Sam Butera & The Witnesses
Over The River – Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters
Spirits In The Material World – The Police
Hold Tight – The Andrews Sisters
September 16th, 2016
As a fanfare and preparation for the 8 HOURS of recorded podcast we’ve completed the past three weeks, Episode 22 is our first ever ‘Best of’ compilations of greatest hits! That's right - we took our favourite moments from our earlier podcasts and put them all together for your one-stop best-of shop.
We start with episode 3, and a session on roleplay, then catch up with God of Pod Evan Harris taking a very naughty quiz. We discuss religion with Brian Coker and replay one of our favourite conversations of all time on Spanking. Halloween gets a look in, and we wrap things up with Liz and Kim discussing the Five Languages of Love. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
Bring It On Down to My House – Asleep At The Wheel
Come On A My House – Rosemary Clooney
Father Figure – George Michael
I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
Billy’s Gone – Level 42
August 7th, 2016
Fresh from Teddy’s return from Viva Las Vegas! Join us for Part Two of our conversation with the lovely Helena Rickman!
The Helenameter is brought in once again to critique, we talk about the concept of holding space, the art of throwing yourself under the bus, being friends and Obduction, the newest Myst game, due out any day now. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
Dance du Mardi Gras – Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
The Sun and The Rain - Madness
Waiting for You - Seal
Done Enough Dying Today – Larry Gatlin
Theme from Route 66 – Nelson Riddle
Love and Happiness – Emmylou Harris and Mark Knophler
Roobart and Custard
Calling Dr Love - Kiss
John The Revelator – Clay Ross
You’re Sixteen – Johnny Burnette
Gresham Blues – Level 42
June 30th, 2016
Can you believe it’s been one year since our inaugural podcast? It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve loved every minute of it! Thank you for listening all year – we hope this year will be even more enjoyable.
Episode 20 is very special to us; not only does it mark our one year anniversary as podcasters, but we have a very special guest with us at Steampunk Towers – the ever awesome Helena Rickman, who joins us for a special two-part podcast. In Part one, we open the Steampunk Cellar and the Genie with the Box of Lost Things. We also take a look at social media, fanfiction, and why Teddy should give Quentin Tarantino another try. Finally Helena introduces everyone to the Helenameter, where she gives us a breakdown of what makes a good film. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
We also want to thank each and every one of you for voting for us and The Bearded Ones for the Podcast Awards. We didn’t win, but we felt the love and support, and that really is better than any old trophy. Don’t forget to check out our fellow podfamily members, The Bearded Ones and The Lucky Ten Thousand!
Star Collector – The Monkeys
Goin’ Down – The Monkeys
You Just May Be The One – The Monkeys
Keep It To Myself – Roger Daltry and Wilko Johnson
Who Killed Big Bird? Barry Adamson
Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think) – Prince Buster
Gresham Blues – Level 42
May 18th, 2016
Join Teddy & The Bassman for Episode 19, featuring the perils of white gospel music, the quest for the next musical icon, self-esteem vs self-compassion, and our tribute to Eurovision’s tribute to the late and very great Sir Terry Wogan.
Thank you to all our awesome listeners, and don’t forget to check out our fellow podfamily members The Bearded Ones and The Lucky Ten Thousand!
Southern Cross – CSN
God’s Trying To Tell You Something – The Color Purple Soundtrack
The Way – Chicago
Cry on My Shoulder – Bonnie Raitt
Wishing You Were Here – Chicago
Riverdance – Riverdance Soundtrack
She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
Outro Music – Bottom Soundtrack
May 2nd, 2016
Another exciting episode with the dynamic duo from the Lucky Ten Thousand, Evan and Carissa! This time, we tag team games. On the Lucky Ten Thousand side, we play Wise or Otherwise, a truly awesome game about quotes. Here on T&TB, we get down and dirty with Cards Against Humanity – and as Teddy says, we don’t ‘mince our punches’.
In addition, we discuss a few things that have been on our minds, like critiquemydickpic.tumblr.com, the differences between opinions on things and judgements about people, and the fandom film Severus Snape and the Marauders. Fun music, a word from our karma sponsor, and a special thank you to two of our listeners for your kind words of support and encouragement.
This episode’s special music:
Yeah Yeah - Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
When In Rome - Oli Julian (feat Michael Prophet)
Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
Liquidator - Harry J Allstars
Love Potion #9 - Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
Minor Swing – Johnny Depp
Watermelon Man - Baba Brooks & His Band
Dois Nordestes - Clay Ross
April 12th, 2016
Hello to our regular listeners, and to listeners of The Lucky Ten Thousand, who are visiting us for the first time! We welcome to the Steampunk Library the ever-awesome God of Pod Evan Harris, along with his Lucky Ten Thousand Co-host Carissa for a special two-part, crossover podcast. Here on TNTB, part one of the podcast: We all head over to the mythical Room 101, where things are sent, never to return. Teddy, The Bassman, Carissa and Evan all get to put forward their nominations. The only problem with Room 101, though, is that once you start thinking of things to put in it, it’s like potato chips – you can’t stop!
Another special treat is our entry for The Bearded One’s Breakup Video/Audio contest. We didn’t win, but the winners, our friends Kim and Liz, richly deserved their victory. To see their award-winning farewell speech, head over to The Bearded Ones!
Then, while you’re at it, check out The Lucky Ten Thousand for Part Two of this crossover podcast, where we engage in some fantastic discussions with Evan and Carissa.
Special Music For Episode 17:
Level 42 – Demo Music
Theme Music – Film Series
Pointer Sisters – Cloudburst
CSN – Southern Cross
Brook Benton – Baby
PMJ - Criminal
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