Not That, This!

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

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

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

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

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

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/