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With Geraint Evans

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23 - Leroy Brito: Comedy, Crossfit & Jay Electronica

Leroy Brito is a stand-up comedian and writer. He joins Geraint to talk about the cult of crossfit, football, stand-up comedy in the states and USA and the long, long wait for Jay Electronica to drop his first album.

Follow Leroy on twitter @LeroyBrito

22 - Alejandra Gutierrez: Star Wars, Star Trek & Big Brother Magazine

Alejandra Gutierrez is a comic book artist who most recently worked on Twisted Romance, written by Alex De Campi and published by Image Comics. She talks to Geraint over the internet about her pathological dislike of Star Wars and Star Trek, nerd culture in general and her love of the dumb, but funny Big Brother magazine by the creators of Jackass. They also talk the comic book industry, drawing porn and Gossip Girl, amongst, like, a whole bunch of other stuff.

Check out Alejandra's work here - http://effalope.tumblr.com/

 

21 - Nikesh Shukla: The Good Immigrant, Morrissey & Akhil Sharma

Nikesh Shukla is the author of Coconut Unlimited, Meatspace and many more, also the editor of The Good Immigrant he meets Geraint to talk about the privilege of mentoring young writers on Rife Magazine, the process of curating The Good Immigrant and working with the likes of Riz Ahmed and Himesh Patel. He speaks about the awfulness of Morrissey and The Smiths before sharing the joys of Akhil Sharma. There's also some pretty epic shade thrown on Jonathan Franzen.

Follow Nikesh on Twitter @NikeshShukla

20 - Fern Brady: Death, James Corden & Six Feet Under

Fern Brady is a Scottish Comedian who's appeared in shows such as Russell Howard's Standup Central, Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience, 8 Out of 10 Cats and many more. She joins Geraint to talk about why comedians are so preoccupied with death, how James Corden, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump exist on the same venn diagram and why Six Feet Under is the best show ever. Also there's some stuff about how great octopuses are. 

Follow Fern on twitter @FernBrady

19 - Dan Thomas: Comedy, Harry Potter, Victoria

Dan Thomas is a standup comedian, actor and writer. He joins his friend Geraint to talk about returning to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, his pathological dislike for the Harry Potter movies, and his admiration for the one-shot heist movie Victoria on Netflix. It's a chat that encompasses horror movies from the 30's, unknown film festivals, Breaking Bad, Spoilers and Kids TV and much more.

Follow Dan on Twitter @danthomascomedy

18 - Malaika Kegode: Performance Poetry, Inspirational Poems & Musicals

Malaika Kegode is a Performance Poet who's first book Requite has just hit all good bookshops. She meets up with Geraint to discuss the battle between Performance and Page Poets the sickening and cynical nature of inspirational poems from the likes of Prince Ea before singing the praises of musical theatre, from Singing In the Rain to South Park: The Movie to La La Land. 

Follow Malaika on Twitter @MalaikaFKegode  and buy her book 'Requite' here - http://burningeye.bigcartel.com/product/requite-by-malaika-kegode 

17 - Martin Pilgrim: Viral Jokes, Doggos & Emo Music

Martin Pilgrim is a Comedian and Viral Joke writer. He meets up with Geraint to talk the intricacies of internet plagiarism, with special mentions for the LadBible. Then he wonders why a younger generation think they've invented dogs, segueing into Toy Story, Tamagotchis and Pokemon before explaining why Emo Music is so important, from My Chemical Romance, Jawbreaker to Brand New, to a generation needing to feel less isolated.

Follow Martin on Twitter @MartinPilgrim1

16 - Anna Girvan: Shakespeare, Micro Scooters & Point and Click Games

Anna Girvan is a freelance director and assistant director for theatre. Often working with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company she teaches Geraint about directing, defends Shakespeare (although not wholly) and bonds with our host over a mutual hatred of adults who use micro scooters. There's also some Monzo Card wrath and huge love for the Point and Click adventure game genre - Especially Thimbleweed Park. 
There's also time to get into the Godfather trilogy, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Three men & a little lady as well as Geraint explaining how Author Dan Brown relates to an episode of Red Dwarf.

Anna's website is AnnaGirvanDirector.co.uk and you can follow her on twitter @AnnaGirvan

15 - Tony Law: Ladism, NFL & Documentaries

 

Tony Law (Russell Howard's Good News, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I got News for You, 8 out of 10 Cats) joins Geraint in a mad-cap episode that takes in all of pop culture, filtered through his unique mind.

Our journey goes from Ladism, through to the NFL, Soccer, Alcoholism Documentaries, Amadeus and the work of Dave Eggers, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Mary Beard all pop up amongst many others. This is Tony being Tony, brilliant.

Follow Tony on Twitter @mrTonyLaw or on Facebook

 

14 - Gavia Baker-Whitelaw: Fan Fiction, Game of Thrones & Black Sails

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a geek culture journalist and host of the Overinvested podcast. She talks to Geraint about the idiosyncrasies of Fan Fiction, the problems with Game of Thrones and the TV perfection that is Black Sails. With a shared love of TV the conversation stops off along Star Trek Discovery, TNG, DS9, Hannibal, Rick and Morty and many more places.

Follow Gavia on Twitter @Hello_Tailor

13 - Dominic Berry: Weird Playlists, Nice Poems & Shining Force

 

 

Dominic Berry is a spoken word artist currently touring his show No Tigers. He tells Geraint about going through all his music alphabetically by artist, his hatred of 'nice poems' and his love for the old Mega Drive game Shining Force. There's a lot of love for Marvel Movies, Superheroes and Video Games in general.

Follow Dominic on Twitter @thepoetdominic

12 - Vinay Patel: Murdered By My Father, Reality TV & Starship Troopers

 

 

Vinay Patel scriptwriting credentials BAFTA award-winning BBC drama - Murdered By My Father, ITV Drama Good Karma Hospital and his own hit play True Brits, that's all besides being one of the writers of bestseller - The Good Immigrant. He tells Geraint about his creative process dealing with telling a tragic story, ends up defending Reality TV behemoths like British Bakeoff to our host before praising the secretly transgressive Starship Troopers.

Follow Vinay on Twitter @VinayPatel

10 - Dean Burnett: Katy Perry, Bill Hicks & The Associate

 

Dean Burnett is a Neuroscientist, Guardian Blogger and Author of The Idiot Brain. In this episode, he has to deal with Geraint's jealousy, talks about the cynicism of Katy Perry and the cult of Bill Hicks before spreading some love on forgotten Whoopi Goldberg classic - The Associate. 

Follow Dean on Twitter @Garwboy or on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DeanBurnettAuthor/ 

9 - Jeffrey Cranor: Podcasting, Twin Peaks & Roy Andersson

Jeffrey Cranor is one of the writers and creators of hit fiction podcasts Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires. We have a big talk about Podcasting and the relationship between Advertising and Art before delving deep into the David Lynch phenomenon Twin Peaks and the majesty of the movies of Roy Andersson stopping off along the way to talk about The McElroy Brothers, The Good Place and the worst ending to a novel ever!

Follow Jeffrey on Twitter @Happierman or his shows @Withinthewires and @NightValeRadio

8 - Becky Brunning: It's a Wonderful Life, Croissants & Goodnight Sweetheart

Becky Brunning is an Actor and comedian best known for her role as Lindsay Lucas in award-winning ITV drama Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Coleman. She talks about the niceness of working with Chris Chibnall before taking a pop at the message behind It's a Wonderful Life, the offensive blandness of Croissants and why Goodnight Sweetheart is brilliant, despite all its obvious flaws. She also calls Geraint out on his misleading magnets.

Follow Becky on Twitter @BeckyBrunning or on Facebook 

7 - Kate Copstick: Criticism, Football & The Secret World

Kate Copstick is one of the most fierce and feared critics in British comedy. She fills Geraint in on the declining standards of comedy criticism and why she thinks it's the comedians and agents that are to blame. She can't understand the domination of Football on TV (at the expense of her beloved Moto GP ) and how Bill Dare and many of the Dead Ringers cast create a moment in BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Secret World that made a bit of wee come out.
She also fills us in on just exactly what kind of comedian she doesn't like.

You can find Copstick's charity here - www.mamabiashara.com and her courses at the Bill Murray will be here when available - http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/courses/

6 - Ben Norris: Commercial Radio Dj's, Bohdan Piasecki & Zoe Coombs Marr

 

Ben Norris is a spoken word artist, actor and writer coming off the back of his BBC Poetry Slam victory. He talks to Geraint about the pressure Commercial Radio DJ's make him feel to live life to the fullest. We find out just what the problem is with the likes of Pitbull and Robin Thicke before delving into the wonder of Bohdan Piasecki's poetry and the off-the-wall brilliance of Zoe Coombs Marr. 

 Follow Ben on Twitter @BenNorris7 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bennorrisactorwriter/ 

5 - Arun Gandhi: Anger, Greed & Charity

 

Arun Gandhi is an author and lifelong activist for peace, he also happens to be the grandson of the great Mahatma Gandhi. Joining Geraint in a lovely little bookshop in Bath, Arun talks about the lessons he learned from his grandfather and how they form the basis of his latest book The Gift of Anger. He talks of the dangers of Fear, Greed and this new wave of Right-Wing Populism before finding time to promote the incredible works of some lesser-known charitable projects. 

Find out more about Arun Gandhi and the organisations mentioned in the show at - http://www.arungandhi.org/and http://www.gandhitour.info/

 

 

4 - Grace Knight: VR, Scrabble & Grace Petrie

 

Grace Knight is a scriptwriter whose work has been produced for the stage and radio. Currently working on an entirely VR movie, she talks to her newest friend (Host, Geraint Evans) about Virtual Reality and why she thinks we're witnessing the birth of a new medium. Grace explains why Scrabble is maths and Deaf Boggle is better, the brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda before waxing lyrical about the absolutely perfect Grace Petrie. 

You can follow grace on Twitter @gracierocket

3 - Sara Hirsch: Clubbing, Parsley & Swimming Pools

 

Sara Hirsch is an award-winning poet and spoken word educator. Meeting up with Geraint at the Edinburgh Fringe, she discusses the joys learning how to say no, the perils of nightlife and the pure bliss associated with a good swimming pool. She also finds the time to give a big shout out to parsley. Yes, Parsley. Before Geraint gets on his high horse about Video Games and titles like Heavy Rain indicate the potential for the medium to become humanity's greatest storytelling medium.

You can follow Sara on Twitter @Sarsbars89 or on her Facebook Page