Category Archives: Pod Shorts

Nov-17 #1: News, plus album reviews for Jeff Scott Soto and The Dark Element

In this episode Matt and Heather present album news regarding Houston, Panorama and Squealer, tour information for Bad Touch, and album reviews for upcoming releases by Jeff Scott Soto and The Dark Element, the new project fronted by former Nightwish and Alyson Avenue singer Anette Olzon.

INTERVIEW: Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger joins Matt on the phone for a chat about Night Ranger’s 12th studio album “Don’t Let Up”, songwriting, having 2 lead vocalists in a band, his solo material, and some excellent questions submitted by fans, including topics such as Brad Gillis and Ozzy Osbourne, Sister Christian, and Boogie Nights. 

#34: Tyrants of the Underdark

Matt and Richard look at Tyrants of the Underdark, a D&D themed board game of deckbuilding and area control.

This is also available to watch on Youtube, as well as a 5 minute version of the review, links further down. 

#17: Under The Eagle by Simon Scarrow

Matt talks about the Roman historical fiction novel Under The Eagle, the first book of the Eagle series by Simon Scarrow, starring Macro and Cato. You can also watch Tome Talk on YouTube, links below.

#17: Fictional Music Releases

The Cat (Red Dwarf) released “Tongue Tied”, Spock (technically Leonard Nimoy) released “The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins”. Which other fictional characters should release music, and in which genre? Tiny Meeples, Big Talk is also available to watch on YouTube, links below.

#33: Fate of the Elder Gods by Fabled Nexus

Matt and Richard look at the Lovecraftian horror game that offers something a bit different by placing you on the side of the cultists! Which of the elder gods will you try to bring to Earth?

Oct-17 Music News #1 inc L A Guns & Dante Fox

In the news: Tom Petty, Emerson, Focus, One-Eyed Doll, Beth Hart, Jessica Wolff, Serenade, and reviews for upcoming releases by L.A. Guns and Dante Fox. You can also watch this on YouTube (links below)

#32: Letters From Whitechapel

In episode 32 we look at Letters From Whitechapel, a 1-vs-all game of secret movement and deduction in which 1 player takes on the role of Jack The Ripper, and the other players assume the role of the police in an attempt to stop Jack before he can strike again!  You can also watch this episode on YouTube (links below)

Sept 17 #2 Music News: UK Tour info, Robin Beck & Phantom 5 album reviews

In the news: Heather and Matt present UK tour info and review upcoming album releases for Robin Beck (“Love Is Coming”) and Phantom 5 (“Play To Win”), a German melodic hard rock act featuring Bonfire singer Claus Lessmann on vocals. You can also watch this on YouTube or read a written review, links below.

3:48 Robin Beck “Love Is Coming” review
7:05 Phantom 5 “Play To Win” review

Written Reviews:
Phantom 5 “Play To Win”:
Robin Beck “Love Is Coming”: