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IdjitCast Omnibus Episode, Season One, Episodes 1-5

Welcome to the IdjitCast!

It is time for John Pavlich to guide Paul Maki, Darcy, Yvette, and David Bushman through the series “Supernatural!” We have made an Omnibus episode for the first five episodes of “Supernatural” in order to kick off IdjitCast without taking too much time reviewing episodes from the last incarnation of the podcast.

We discuss: Pilot, Wendigo, Dead in the Water, Phantom Traveler, and Bloody Mary. What will the Newbies think? Hint: there is one episode that ranked as low as an average of 4.2 out of 10, is it the episode you think it is?

Regular recordings commence now! Next session will record episodes for “Skin” and “Hook Man.”

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IdjitCast Newbie Intro – David Bushman!

We are very happy to introduce another of the Idjitcast Newbies today. This man is the curator for television at the Paley Center in New York and is one of the cast of culture experts on the Pop Culture Wars Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/popculturewars). Please welcome David Bushman!

David joins Paul Maki and John Pavlich to discuss his work with the Paley Center, what television first affected us personally, and a little on so-called “reality ghost hunting” shows.

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IdjitCast Newbie Intro – Yvette!

We are pleased to introduce another of our hosts! I have been highly enjoying listening to her over the past year or so, and I know you will too. It’s Yvette!

Listeners to our sister podcast on QuadZ, “Investigating Mars” will need no introduction. She was a fresh newbie going into Veronica Mars, as well as a podcast newbie. I had the pleasure of guesting on several episodes of “Investigating Mars” during their run. Now Yvette is an Introcast veteran with one completed series under her belt.

IdjitCast will be rebooting with an Omnibus Episode which will cover the 5 episodes from the old series. Feedback time will be limited as we cover five episodes in a single recording session, but please feel free to send something in!

Recording for the Omnibus Episode is Friday, May 30 at 8PM CT! 

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Three, Episode One “Divided Kingdom”

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It’s back to New Burbage for the third and final season of “Slings & Arrows!” Geoffrey, Richard, and the rest of our troupe should be basking in success. The festival has been saved from financial disaster. Geoffrey’s “Macbeth” has just wrapped a run on Broadway. There is a new and exciting season fast approaching, and “King Lear” can have a big-name Canadian Actor and a special effects budget.

But Geoffrey’s psyche has thrown uncontrollable public weeping into the mix. He is unable to get his head into the game with Lear, and with choosing from a broad range of talent for his lead. Richard is struggling with living like a successful man, and an unexpected bad date throws his whole raison d’etre into question.

Throw in Darren Nichols directing a major stage musical, and you just know it is going to be a certain special, uncomfortable fun.

Listen in as we:

Discuss the comparative merits of different kinds of fog-making.

Ponder over just what musical Darren might have in mind.

Look forward to a drug storyline which is not being played for stupid pot jokes.

Con O’Drisceoil wrote the theme song, and you can get a book/CD set that includes his original recording here: http://celticgrooves.homestead.com/CG_Book_ODrisceoil_Spoons.html

Or for Brendan Nolan, performer of our theme, go to http://www.brendannolan.com

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Bonus (Episode Eight) “Men With Brooms!”

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It is time for a bonus episode! In between seasons, we take a break to look at Paul Gross’ 2002 film “Men With Brooms!” Chris Cutter’s old curling coach dies, bringing him and his fellow teammates back to Long Bay Ontario. The local rink is tasked with vying for the Golden Broom trophy. Meanwhile, Cutter is pulled back into a love triangle he never knew existed, and deals with his strained relationship with his father. Paul Gross, Molly Parker, and Leslie Nielsen star.

Listen as we:

Try to identify three cast members in common with “Slings and Arrows.” (Hint: One is pretty obvious)

Look at improbable things, and realize they are mostly fiction. One even has a link to the Beatles!

Attempt to discern which beavers are real and which ones are DigiBeavers!

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two Bonus Mini-Episode(Episode Seven) Amy Dreams of Theatre!

A mini-episode from the Land of Dreams.

Once again, Amy watches lots of Slings and Arrows, then dreams of theatre.

On waking, she sent the following voicemail…

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode Six “Birnam Wood”

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In this, the final episode of Season Two, Richard rides out the Youthquake, as the Festival becomes the Hot Ticket it had been before. Geoffrey tricks Darren Nichols into feeling something. Darren and his cast definitely wind up feeling something. Henry returns to the role of Macbeth, but Geoffrey and the cast conspire to make him play the role with the blocking Geoffrey intended. After a sponsor’s speech turns unexpectedly emotional, Geoffrey and Ellen reassess their relationship.

Listen in as we:

Play “Count the Minorities in ‘Slings and Arrows'” (Hint: not too many)

Guess what Darcy gets “Godspell” confused with.

Also Discuss: “Topsy Turvy” “Moonlighting” “The Tall Guy” “War of the Roses” “Romancing the Stone” “Jewel of the Nile” Cable TV Mtv David Lee Roth… (Tangent Bell!!!)

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or

Voicemail: 206-309-9389

(Knock Knock…)

Idjitcast Host Intro: John Pavlich!

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I am very pleased to reveal one of our new hosts of the Idjitcast. Please welcome our new Expert, John Pavlich!

I have listened to and worked with John for many years, and am very excited to have him aboard the rebooted Idjitcast.

Also SPOILER ALERT!!  This podcast has a section at the end where I disclose all the ways in which I may have been spoiled going forward. This is to avoid any possible situation where the Newbies cross-spoil each other (“So, everyone knows Angel is a…”). This section will be at the end of each Newbie Host Intro that follows as well.

Spoiler Section begins at approximately 7:12, and continues through the end. Do not listen if you are a newbie, or if you are planning to view along with us as a Newbie Listener! There is a Spoiler Alert Tone immediately preceding.

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Ghostlight Podcast Season Two, Episode Five “Steeped in Blood”

In this episode, Ellen wraps up her audit with Revenue Canada, finding an unexpected fan. Jerry works his way through the role of Macbeth by the skin of his teeth. Lionel Train and Anna try to tell truth from fiction. Finally, Richard discovers just what credentials Sanjay has for running the FrogHammer agency. (Hint: Not much)

Listen as we:

Discuss the relative perils of translating from First Folio.

Reveal just what “Either of the Dromeos” in the song “Mackers” means.

Ponder what was up with Captain Kangaroo and the ping pong balls… (Tangent Bell!)

 

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And you can send feedback for any episode, as Paul is the only one who will check these:

theghostlightpodcast@gmail.com

or

Voicemail: 206-309-9389