This episode we talk about The Way Out and The Gathering. How delicious is wood garlic? Why must all Banes have their voices digitally altered? Are the Bros MacKenzie actually bros? All this and Jen makes a Bold Declaration!
Oh, wow! An actual Episode 1! Download direct here, subscribe in iTunes, or get it straight from Libsyn! We talk about the first two episodes of Outlander – Jen cops to listening to the show’s theme waaaay too much and Drew wonders is Claire is overpowered. We also talk about Vacation Nope Moments and the tricky art that is casting.
Sorry about the lag in this recap. Working on the podcast took a lot longer than I thought as iTunes is not an easy creature to navigate. I still have not set up like half the things one needs (pictures, tags, basic info) so I expect nobody has listened to the first trial episode but whatevers. Honestly at this point I’m not even sure Episode 0 is there, though you can subscribe to its RSS feed or download direct from Libsyn. Please let us know in the comments if it works for you, better yet if you listen to it, and most of all if you enjoy it.
But enough about that. You’ve read the recaps and, for some reason, hunger for more!
I thought I would get my life back for a while during hiatus, because I spent literally every spare moment of thought I had on Outlander for the past 8 or so weeks. Probably for like two months before the show even started, too. But no, I am still reading the casts’ Twitters and following every blog post I can find.
Last week in my reviews round-up I totally forgot to include a section on music. Mostly, this is because I hit my phone’s data cap that week and couldn’t use Spotify to find something new and good, and I neglected to think about the back catalog of awesome Scottish bands I already knew about.
Bands like… The Jesus and Mary Chain! (Full disclosure- I didn’t actually know they were Scottish until a couple of weeks ago, I thought they were English). This has been a favorite song of mine for years, and look at all that 80s-ness:
And, of course, Mogwai. THE band for Scottish indie rock. We saw Mogwai play at an All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in England in 2005, it was amazing. The festival was at a beach resort in Camber Sands, in the middle of February. The cabins were freezing, but the bands were incredible and the liter bottles of Strongbow were plentiful (and, it turns out, kind of a bad idea to drink as many as I did, at least for the train ride back to London massively hungover at the end of the weekend).
I am still not over how long our wait is for the second half of the season. I’m getting closer to the end of my series re-read, I’m mid-way through A Breath of Snow & Ashes now, and it is just as riveting as it was the first time I read it. Mostly because I’ve forgotten everything that happened, so it’s basically like reading it for the first time. The Fiery Cross was just as sloggy as it was the first time, so it’s nice to find myself actually on the edge of my seat again with the series.
On to reviews!
So Jen and I have been fiddling around with some recording equipment and wouldn’t you know it, a podcast sprung up. It’s early days yet as we feel out the different processes towards getting this to work, but we have managed to cobble together an actual episode that you can actually hear with your actual ears.
While we wait for iTunes to add us, you can find it at this feed: http://outslander.libsyn.com/rss Just plug that manually into your favorite podcast app and it should work! To download directly, just go to http://outslander.libsyn.com.