January 2nd, 2014

chronic rift

The Chronic Rift Network update

Here's an update on what's been happening on The Chronic Rift Network of pop-culture podcasts:

The Chronic Rift
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    Spotlight: Holiday 2013. John S. Drew looks back at 2013, plays some Christmas music, and does the traditional reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."


The Sci-Fi Diner
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The Cardboard Jungle
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The Batcave Podcast
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Cinefantastique Online
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    Spotlight: 47 Ronin. Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons are pleasantly surprised by the new samurai movie starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rinko Kikuchi.


The G2V Podcast
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The Weekly Podioplex
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    December 31, 2013. Michael Falkner looks at the last and quietest week of the year, as The Hobbit continues to dominate the theatres while DVD releases are minimal.


Generations Geek
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    Episode 16: The Smaug Report. Scott Pearson and his daughter are joined by Kevin Lauderdale and his daughter to discuss The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It's Generations Geek Squared!


Dead Kitchen Radio: The Keith R.A. DeCandido Podcast
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  • Current Music
    "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac
ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "Improbable Cause"

Garak's shop blows up -- and then things get really bizarre. The DS9 Rewatch kicks off the new year with some "Improbable Cause."

An excerpt:
Garak, of course, can’t think of anyone who would wish him harm. He also denies that he was in the Obsidian Order, and insists that his exile was due to not paying his taxes. Odo goes off to pursue the bullshit leads Garak gives him (dissatisfied customers, someone he owes money to, Kira), and Garak wonders why nobody believes him even when he’s being honest. Bashir tells him the story of the boy who cried wolf, with the moral that if you lie all the time, no one will believe you when you tell the truth. Garak, though, thinks there’s another moral: never tell the same lie twice.
  • Current Music
    "Smokin' in the Boys Room" by Brownsville Station