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Whalepop | a Geekly Podcast
38 minutes | Apr 27, 2017
In this second of two parts, Raf explains DC’s continuity demons. This leads to some dirty reference slinging as we illustrate our favourite examples of world building, Near the end Kyle manages to weasel in a discussion about a certain fantasy series.ShownotesVideo explanation of the new(ish) DC multiverseDavid Mitchell’s worksThe Dark Tower seriesAtomic Blonde Movie TrailerJonathan Strange & Mr. NorrellBleachNarutoOne Piece The Earthsea QuartetThe Left Hand of DarknessJohn WickSmokin’ AcesThe Malazan Book of the FallenLost in Medias ResNotes from the Underground
51 minutes | Apr 26, 2017
In this first of two parts, we tackle the finer things including Action comics #1, movie trailers and Alex being on the wrong side of history before moving onto worldbuilding. What it is, how it can be successful and a plethora of references to our favourite fictional worldsShownotesAction Comics #110 Most Expensive Comics Ever SoldNew Batgirl movieGrant MorrisonAlan Moore’s view of the Killing JokeNew Blade Runner movie trailerAlien convenient trailerAmerican Congress members who sold out to ISPsEpisode in which we debate internet privacyHow traffic worksChuck Wendig’s blogAlex’s dadGene Rodenberry Planecrash as illustrated by the Oatmeal
46 minutes | Mar 29, 2017
#7 Private Parts
The main topic for this week is internet privacy which we explore by doxing each other (apparently Raf can speak Italian). As we recorded the day after St. Paddy’s Alex has something to say about the art of pouring a Guinness. Less topically we also cover ASMR and the problem with Cape Town’s water.Music provided by the fantastic artist Elphnt. Check him out here.Shownotes St. Patrick’s DayDeep Mind Wired articleASMRASMR PlaylistScottish referendumGeorge Osborne as the new editor of the London Evening StandardDoxxing definitionAshley Madison hackMcDonald’s anti-Trump tweetAn accurate definition of big data (unlike Kyle’s clumsy attempt)/r/The Donald‘Why not to date a South African girl’The right to be forgottenTor browsersNord VPN’s 2016 online privacy in review (changes around the world including Russia & Ethiopia)No one is watching youKyle’s poem
44 minutes | Mar 15, 2017
#6 A show within a show
A meta dive into the value of film sites and aggregated criticism. Digressions related to gaming reddit (can we please talk about Rampart?), the Nokia 3310 and the Oscars.Shownotes Periodic Table of Movie TropesPatrick Stewart confirms that Logan is his last X-men movieThe Nokia 3310 is being re-releasedSpaceX is sending a privately crewed spacecraft beyond the moonNESIMDB Top 10 listRotten Tomatoes Top 10 listMetacritic Top 10 listKurosawa's Ran (1985)Recipe Gifs subredditAstroturfing: what is it and why does it matter? | Adam Bienkov | Opinion | The GuardianRedbull Astroturfing on redditReddit is Being Manipulated By Big Financial Services CompaniesPoint (Youtube based journalists)Can we talk about Rampart (Woody Harrelson AMA)Reddit /r/moviesReddit top 250 - iCheckMovies.comOscars show that we live in a simulationChuck Tingle’s Tw
47 minutes | Feb 27, 2017
#5 Reality Check
Raf, Kyle and Alex discuss the different types of reality, the moral alignment of Google and the advancement of technology. As a bonus Raff expresses some ontological difficulties regarding the existence of the second and third Matrix movies.The Intro & Outro music is from the song Directionless by Broke is for FreeShownotesDuck Duck Go (try it)Richelieu quote in fullAugmented RealitySmart windshieldsGoogle GlassesGoogle CardboardSimilacrumInterview with Keiichi Matsuda’s as well as his speculative short filmApple AirPodsShapchat is now Snap (and their new product)FitbitPorn and VRHuman eye and frames per secondMoore’s Law
52 minutes | Jan 26, 2017
#4 A.I IRL
Recorded over the festive season the conversation begins with Christmas gammon and evolves into a survey of A.I IRL as it concerns Go, trolley problems and the future of the species.
58 minutes | Dec 25, 2016
#3 Travails through Time
Apologies for Raff’s voice in this episode (he’s recently taken to tobacco chewing). This episode is primarily concerned with time travel in fiction. Travails include learning to love Doctor Who and failing to understand the movie Primer.
55 minutes | Dec 13, 2016
#2 The B Movie and working out who's offended
A conversation about the place of B-movies featuring slippery definitions, Chuck Norris’s chest hair, Guillero del Toro and Alex’s controversial love of Mel Gibson.
55 minutes | Dec 13, 2016
#1 Blade Runner with Gusto
For our first episode friends Alex, Raff and Kyle have a meandering conversation about Patronuses before discussing Blade Runner in all of its cyber-noir glory.
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