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World of UScast: The British Bodcast: Ep XVIII: Train Wreck Podcasting

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Oh dear. We hold our hands up, this isn’t a great show, dear listeners. Duke and Kia have had an incredibly emotional couple of weeks and this recording was after a celebratory meal (with many drinks). We promise to make the next one better! Moving on, we covered a plethora of topics including:

Having the amazing opportunity to hang out with Rat Queens creator Kurtis Wiebe and his awesome partner; Kia going to the World Of Women event in London; Duke’s obsession with board games and the fact he spent $170 on the Ghostbusters Kickstarter project; taking their first step into the world of Dungeons & Dragons; Community marathons; Spending 7 hours building the Lego Tumbler… and much more.

Don’t forget to check out Need To Consume for a British slant on all things pop culture. Look forward to seeing your comments and we promise to make the next one much better!

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • theboogieman

    Weirdly, when I was 16 is when I started reading comics, as opposed to most people who start reading comics or whatever when they’re a kid, then through their teen years stop all that stuff to not be seen as like a nerd, and then come back to it later.

    Since you guys mentioned UK politics a little bit, I was wondering, are you guys gonna vote, and if so, who for? The upcoming general election will be my first, and I’m not entirely sure if I plan on voting at all. If I were to vote, I’d probably lean towards the Green Party, but I dunno.

    • Honestly don’t know how we will vote, Boogie. Very difficult at the moment. I’m so much more interested in US politics because of how fucking insane it all is. Just today Ted Cruz’s Dad has said all atheists should be locked up in camps. It’s just mind blowing….

      Thanks as ever for your comments. We will try harder next time, I promise.

      • theboogieman

        Yeah American politics is a circus. But a fascinating one. I wouldn’t be surprised if a bunch of sea-aliens from Ganymede came to Earth in their spaceships at one point, intending to invade and colonize us, but then just decided to sit back and watch the show going on down in Earth instead. Well I would be surprised clearly, but still.

        Anyway, have you heard of the book, Chasing the Scream, by Johann Hari? It’s really great, even though it’s a non-fiction historical-type thing, the whole thing is tied together with some fascinating, compelling narratives. It’s about The War on Drugs, charting how it began and its history up till now. It’s written by a British journalist too, so you get that outsider-looking-in perspective from the author.

  • theboogieman

    On that note about Nigel Farage, it sucks that UKIP has turned all political discourse and debate in the UK into a discourse and debate purely based around immigration. Never mind all the fucked up shit Britain does in terms of foreign policy, no, let’s all get all “therr terkin all err jerbs!”. Britain is actually selling military equipment including weapons to much of the countries on our own Human Rights Blacklist. One of which is Libya, which has two governments fighting each other, one of which is linked to extremists. Many UKIP politicians and people involved in the party, I remember reading a while ago, actually have convictions for like petty crimes and stuff like that.

  • Traitorsgate

    Kia too poncy? Can’t say I’d noticed, so by all means Kia crank up the British Ponce factor when educating the heathens in the colonies. Generally we only take exception when it comes from the likes Piers Morgan.

    • HA! Thanks for that Traitorsgate. We thought the episode was incredibly shit and poncy but appreciate your message. We will try harder though. And yeah, fuck Piers Morgan.