Thanks to a barrage of questions on the Facebook Page, Ray and have rolled up our sleeves and recorded a question and answer podcast. I answer everything the readers put forward on that little thread, and talk about why Crewcast Radio went away for so long just after we seemed to be getting our stuff together.
The Spinward Fringe Podcast is back, and it’s a good thing. Enjoy, comment, and come back for more next week.
It’s been a long time, but I’ve returned with two co-hosts! Luke Alberton joins me for a special episode of The Spinward Fringe Podcast where we discuss the most recent book, Broadcast 8: Renegades, the future of the series, and what I’m writing right now, Brightwill. We are temporarily joined by Aurelius, my roommates’ dog He pops up a couple times, then lets out what sounds like a short death-squeal when Luke motions for the pup to go back upstairs. The dramatic dog ended his appearance and pouted for the rest of the podcast.
Also discussed are other podcasts including An Axe To Grind, more Spinward Fringe / Brightwill podcasts, and Thumbscrew Cinema, a feature podcast coming soon.
Thank you for joining us, please leave a comment or two!
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Sylvie and I (Randolph Lalonde), spend some time talking about the seven part preview of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8 (available here), which is a story in itself with a beginning, middle and end. This podcast will spoil that story for you, so it’s a good idea to read it before you listen to this one. We talk about some of the story decisions, and how the central character in the story has evolved.
I also take some time to apologise, as we part the curtain for a look behind the scenes and how little time Sylvie had to work with me on getting the seven part story out into the world. As an Editor, she was on a very tight schedule, and I tell her how I’ll be changing things so that doesn’t happen anymore. All in all, this is a good hour for the Spinward Fringe Podcast, and we do go into some details about how Broadcast 8 is coming along, so people looking for a progress update will find it here.
After some planning and development time, Randolph Lalonde and Shawn McLaren finally sit down and record a podcast to break the ice. This is the very beginning of the story, folks: these hosts don’t know each other much at all in every day life, but in the spirit of collaboration and having common goals, they’ve decided to start it all in front of the mic.
This is the talk before the talk. On a Sunday afternoon the talkative twosome finish planning That Other Podcast (coming soon!), and reveal what the show will be like. They also tell a few stories, have many laughs, and, most importantly, find out if they can work in a room together. Tune in, find out, and post a comment if you feel so inclined.
At the end of our show we feature R.E.V.O. from Walk Off The Earth, who just released a fantastic album.
Sylvie and I (Randy), get together to discuss how Amazon is treating their authors and what’s happening with the final edit of the Spinward Fringe series. After we’ve explored those topics, we move on to some non-spoilery but important information on Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 8, 9 and 10. The status report and juicy bits are all in there, so tune in and catch up on the details.
Quick note: I mention that Amazon launched in China, but I actually meant Japan. My sincere apologies.
To call the discussion in this episode ‘lively’ would be an understatement. Stephanie, Sylvie, Andy and I (Randy), all have opinions on reboots, adaptations and other related topics, and we explore a wide range of films and movies. We also share some news about upcoming reboots that are in early development and on their way to theatres. So, listen in as we discuss all things old made new again.
Episode 3 of An Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton with Special guests Randolph Lalonde and Chris, where we break down Facebook activism, the good bad and ugly “causes” out there, and the harm blind activism can do.