Episode 76: Christmas special 2016

IMG_9528Yes, OK, it's been a little while. Alright a big while. Other podcasts have come and gone. World leaders have come and gone. But wait patiently enough, resist the urge to unsubscribe on iTunes, and when you least expect it there we suddenly are, streaking across your downloads like "dirty snowball" Halley's Comet, grit, chocolate wrappers and the stench of ammonia following in our wake. Thanks for sticking around.

It's Christmas, so top of the agenda, naturally, is the new Independence Day movie, and what could be more festive than some standard American confectionary you can buy all year round at WH Smith?

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Roo finds the snacks, Lee find the films, Leila finds a submarine listening station, we all answer listener's questions, plus much more in this special, festive, hour-long reunion.

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Posted: December 12th, 2016 | 1 Comment »



Episode 75: novelty automata and serious snacking

Yes, alright, it's been a while, but we're back with an earnest pledge to try to produce at least two shows this year.

There are snacks, sickness and surprises, and Lee joins us again, of course.

There's talk of fatherhood, films and the Marvel universe, a Minority Report from physicist Alby Reid, a real life field trip to Tim Hunkin's wonderful new Novelty Automation gallery in London, an incredible gift from a listener, and some very special music by our pal LJ Rich...

More photos from this episode over on Leila's Flickr.


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Posted: February 22nd, 2015 | 1 Comment »



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?

Links: Roo's 'Beardy Dads' podcast | Hack Circus | Roo's newsletterLeila's newsletter | The SRS forum @ShiftRunStop | Buy a tape of this episode, or any other.

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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?

Links: Roo's 'Beardy Dads' podcastHack CircusRoo's newsletterLeila's newsletter | The SRS forum @ShiftRunStop | Buy a tape of this episode, or any other.

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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.

Links: The Red Dwarf episode we're watching | The picture of Wittgenstein that was defaced with an 'H' in Leila's philosophy seminar | Roo's 'Beardy Dads' podcastHack CircusRoo's newsletterLeila's newsletter | The SRS forum @ShiftRunStop | Buy a tape of this episode, or any other.

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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.

Links: The X Files episode we're watching | Chris Barrie's home page | Hack Circus | Roo's newsletterLeila's newsletter | The SRS forum @ShiftRunStop | Buy a tape of this episode, or any other.

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Posted: December 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments »