Episode 74: cackle and pop

Screen shot 2014-04-02 at 20.39.42Your hosts gather outside, once again, to take in the park's field sports and open-air cocktail artists. There's a field trip to the seaside, far too many sweets, an effervescent revival, and nothing short of a miracle as we carefully manage to avoid spoilers while chatting about recent geek movie releases. Here's one to try "at home" without looking at the IMDB: who played Grotbags?

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »



Episode 73: The power of geeky hobbies

It's Shift Run Stop al fresco season again so your hosts meet in a park to come clean about their geeky hobbies. Chat covers public lock-picking, 8-bit graphics, DIY effects pedals, Hack Circus and the meditative power of geekiness. Our resident Charlie Bucket, Lee stops by with some Wonka bars and edible pebbles, while fresh from her second Hack Circus event in Sheffield, Leila brings a reality-themed quiz. Or does she?

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Posted: March 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment »



Episode 72: Whisky, lock picking and Red Dwarf

ritzThe first episode of Red Dwarf; the first episode of Shift Run Stop since Roo became a dad, and the first outdoor recording of the year. Your hosts have watched a bit too much Red Dwarf over the years: finally an opportunity to share our knowledge and opinions.

Stick on your H, pour yourself a lager and line up Red Dwarf episode 1.

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Posted: March 6th, 2014 | 1 Comment »



Episode 71: Xmas Special

srsxmas13Christmas comes around quickly in "Shift Run Stop years", and here we are again, just five episodes later, with holiday snackfood and 45 minutes of talking about, around and over an early episode of The X Files. Crackers! You won't believe your mince pies! It's time for films, games, festive chain cafes, and partially melted snowmen to a backdrop of murderous – yet strangely sympathetic – monsters.

Have a great Christmas, whatever you're doing, and we'll be back in the New Year for your liver.

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Posted: December 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments »



Episode 70: Halloween and Hack Circus

Spooky snacks

With All Hallows' Eve nearly upon us, it's time for the yearly testing of seasonal spooky snacks. We learned that there are a lot of them.

We also talk about Hack Circus, Iceland, Tom Cruise, costumes, listener correspondence and lots more besides.

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Posted: October 24th, 2013 | No Comments »



Episode 69: where do games come from?

It's back to school time, and as the summer draws to a close, chat turns to our memories of school days. How is it possible your hosts both know the same playground games and rhymes despite growing up in different parts of the country? Do you know them too? Did your school have a haunted tower?

Elsewhere, on a hot, noisy London roundabout, Roo and Leila are joined by snacklord Lee to try some of the most disappointing treats so far. Games, play, snacks, Bletchley Park, five finger fillet, deadly rollercoasters and more in this uncharacteristically on-message episode of Shift Run Stop.

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Posted: August 29th, 2013 | 3 Comments »