Help Alex’s Work Win an Award!
Jan18

Help Alex’s Work Win an Award!

OK, the Ursa Major Awards are now open for nominations. This is an annual celebration of work which includes anthropomorphised animals Tiger’s Eye has a slender chance if everybody pitches in of getting in for one of the final five nominations in three categories. Best Dramatic Short Work or Series, Best Novel and Best Published Illustration. Here is the five minute process of how you can help it achieve this accolade. 1. Go to www.ursamajorawards.org 2. Click on NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 in the side bar on the left 3. Click on ENROLL FOR ONLINE NOMINATIONS 4. Enter a relevant email address in the second box down (unless you’re already a member) and click GET ENROLLMENT KEY. 5. Go to your email and click on the link they send you. 6. Enter your name and address. (Please only vote for Tiger’s Eye in the three categories I’m about to name or I won’t even have a tiny chance of getting nominated. The others are fine so vote for your favorite movie with an anthropomorphic animal by all means.) 7. For best dramatic short work or series enter TIGER’S EYE (AUDIO DRAMA PODCAST) – ALEXANDER SHAW 8. For best novel enter TIGER’S EYE – ALEXANDER SHAW 9. For best published illustration enter TIGER’S EYE FRONT COVER – ANTONIO TORRESAN 10. Click SUBMIT NOMINATION. Remember you only ever need to vote once and that’s it. Done. Please can everybody who has a spare five minutes and has enjoyed the shows that I put out, take the time and help everyone else see the hard work that has gone into...

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Bad Reviews Against Humanity: Vol. 6
Jan08

Bad Reviews Against Humanity: Vol. 6

[SOEE #87] To see in the new year and take a brief respite from Star Wars we’re doing another round of reading out some of the most irrational, sarcastic and hilarious movie reviews from the @AmznMovieRevws twitter feed. Along with this is a series of dramatic readings from many sources, most notably the fourth Fifty Shades of Grey book from the ongoing billionaire pervert saga; Grey. Joining us from The Mana Pool (a Magic: The Gathering podcast that we guested on) Jason Chewie Slate, and Bill Bloodworth, and their buddy from Card Advantage; Aaron LaCluyze. Once again, don’t drive or operate heavy machinery while listening to this one. We don’t want to be responsible for any mishaps incurred while laughing hysterically. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/szmnjw/BadReviewsAgainstHumanity-Vol6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Force Awakens [Part 2]
Jan01

The Force Awakens [Part 2]

The second installment in our epic Force Awakens show brings in three new voices and a Star Destroyer-full of speculation. Parris Lilly of Uncle Gamer, Film Tangent and Remember When (who has also done his own episode on this movie), James Batchelor of the Bond and Beyond and Rare Replayed podcasts and Alex Eding of Plaid Hat Games. Before we begin another huge dose of enthusiastic raving about the seventh movie there’s a montage of many of the issues fans have had with the movie. None of them bothered me, but clearly many people were driven to enjoying the film less or worse, downright hating it. Then we move onto the characters we have not yet covered, as well as talking details and theorizing wildly about later movies in this series as well as talking about how the landscape of Star Wars in cinema has now changed forever. If you love these shows you can support us on Patreon.  http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/6jnf5h/TheForceAwakensPart2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Jessica Jones
Dec04

Jessica Jones

A truly stellar cast join Sharon and I to discuss this critically acclaimed Netflix show; Laura Kate Dale of Destructoid and the Jimquisition podcast, Alasdair Stuart of Psudopod and the Escape Artists, Marguerite Kenner of Cast of Wonders and Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse. This is a seriously epic three hour discussion. I barely cut anything out because everybody was so on-point the whole time. We strongly suggest you see the whole of Season 1 first. If you love these shows check out the patreon, where you can get previews of every poodcast and behind the scenes goodies every week: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/zcetj8/JessicaJones.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Mad Max: Fury Road
May24

Mad Max: Fury Road

  [SOM #123] We had planned to release The Lost World this week but Mad Max: Fury Road appeared out of nowhere and turned out to be rather special. So we broke suddenly, veered off the road, picked up a couple of passengers and thundered into an epic analysis review. We begin with a 45 minute discussion of the original Mad Max trilogy, all of which contain elements that found their way into this new incarnation. You can listen to that without spoiling the new movie, but then go see it and come back for the next act. I lay down my thoughts on the meta-story that developed upon its release, specifically it’s detractors and the symbolism that layers on as a result. After that we talk long and hard about every aspect of this astonishing and deeply surprising new blockbuster. Surprising both in how the story develops and its sheer quality and fulfilled ambition. This is a film we want absolutely everyone to see. Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rise and James Perkins of GameBurst and AltViewMovies on guesting duty provide brilliant insight and enthusiasm to the mix. Check out their shows. And we’ll be back with the dinosaurs next week with The Lost World. Listen to Tiger’s Eye! If you love these shows support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/fzkwhi/MadMax-FuryRoad.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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School of Everything Else #57: Lou Reads the Internet
Nov14

School of Everything Else #57: Lou Reads the Internet

Couple of weeks ago after becoming fascinated by the broader concepts of the Fan Response show and looking for a more anthropological approach to studying online human behaviour I came across a podcast called Lou Reads the Internet. On this podcast which has run for over 120 episodes since March 2009, host Lou Fernandez simply reads aloud, almost always from forums, almost always the words of people who have… special interests. Now these could be racists, misogynists, fetishists, and fantasists from all walks of life.  He proceeds for fifteen to thirty minutes and tries his level best to remain impartial. Some of his most interesting episodes are ones he is obviously ruffled by the content and breaks down repeatedly. I devoured show after show, hearing from Tea Partyers, adult babies, furrys, men with big penises, men with tiny penises, meth addicts, beleaguered hotel workers, those who are poised for The Rapture and white supremacists looking to make their hate-filled rhetoric more appealing to children. It is not, repeat not, I repeat once again NOT for the faint hearted or those with weak constitutions and since I have Lou with me tonight to talk about his show, I am issuing a warning to all my listeners… This is going to get disgusting! You may end up nauseous, furious, terrified. This is effectively extreme podcasting. I will try my level best to keep the conversation under control, but I’d strongly suggest that if it gets too much you switch off and come back for next week’s episode on Thor: The Dark World. It also goes without saying that if you are a child listening to this, turn off now. There are things you need to spend more of your life not knowing about.  Be sure to tweet me with the timestamp for where we broke you. I’ll compile a list and this will probably end up more of an endurance contest. It is, however, possible that you may be fascinated by some of this. Below is the approximate, but not exact running order of topics. And if you start listening to Lou’s show because of me then be sure to let him know. This made me question both my tolerance levels and how judgmental I am. The Misogynists  The Anti-Liberals The Torture Porn Fanatics  The Religious Zealots  The Adult Babies The Pokevores  The Drug Addicts The Zoophiles The Incest Lovers The Bodily Fluid Fetishists The Beleaguered Hotel Workers The Pandora Dreamers The Super-Racists One last thing. this show has nothing to do with the now departed singer Lou Reed. We recorded it on October 10th and he died in the meantime....

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