Not That, This!

With Geraint Evans

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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

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

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

11 - Grace Petrie & Hannah James: Glastonbury, Viljandi Folk Festival & Darren Hanlon

 

Grace Petrie and Hannah James are folk musicians from either side of the spectrum. Meeting up with Geraint while on tour together they talk about the Folk Music divide, how Glastonbury is full of naked emperors, the joys of Viljandi Folk Festival and the lyrical brilliance of Darren Hanlon. While they stop off to talk Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Camping and more besides.

Follow Grace and Hannah on Twitter @GracePetrie and @Clogbox

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 

2 - Jordan Brookes: Robbie Williams, So Solid Crew & Lexx

 

Jordan Brookes was recently nominated for the highest prize in standup - the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Also a writer and actor, Jordan joins Geraint during his Edinburgh Fringe 2017 run.
They talk about the pain of Robbie Williams' Angels and 21 Seconds to Go by So Solid Crew and the effect they have on Jordan's Psyche. The forgotten Sci-Fi classic Lexx alongside Science Fiction heroes Stargate SG-1 and Star Trek The Next Generation. There's also some time to delve into intrusive thoughts and the benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Follow Jordan on Twitter @JordBrookes or on his Facebook Page 

1 - Steffan Alun: Dr Who, Watchmen & The Casual Vacancy

Steffan Alun (Llys Nini, Gwerthu Allan) is a writer, comedian and presenter in two languages - English and Welsh.
In a conversation that takes in the very best of Standup Comedy, Science Fiction, Comic Books & Graphic Novels - dissecting the likes of Dan Brown and J.K. Rowling and discovering an unusual form of mindfulness Steffan joins Geraint during his successful Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2017 run (where he was performing his show latest Romantic Comedy). We cover his love of Dr Who, even the Steven Moffat years. We find out that it's actually Steffan who watches The Watchmen and we unpick just how and why J.K. Rowling's first Potter-less novel is a true masterpiece.

Follow Steffan on Twitter @StAlun  or find him on his Facebook Page or Official Fan Group