The Question, Episode 73 – I’m Not Dead Yet!

Episode 73 has arrived! In this episode we question the morality of using technology to put the dead on screen or in advertising, but not before lamenting our own inability to use technology to welcome a very alive Andy Poulastides back to the show for this discussion. Along the way, we have an aviation-related 3 questions, get some new listener feedback, and make some really inappropriate comments about beloved actors, actresses, and historical figures.

Next week, we look at little white lies, and the ways that technology is limiting our ability to tell them. Calling in sick when you’re not sick? Better be careful what you say on facebook, or which images you post to instagram… You didn’t get my message? My phone says you were logged on at the time I sent it! These, and other scenarios are part of today’s technological world, forcing us to be more honest (or, more careful & creative liars). So, in our next episode we’d like to know, Is it a GOOD thing or a BAD thing that technology is making it difficult to tell “little white lies”???

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HYPNOBOBS #147 – Are You One of the Frightened?

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This week Mr Jim Moon is winding up the old gramophone in the Great Library of Dreams to deliver a spooky something or two from the voice of one of the original masters of horror, Mr Boris Karloff.

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The Question, Episode 72 – Is This the Real Life?

Episode 72 is here! In this episode, we share Melissa’s new life path; have a mini-show over a more serious “What Do You Think of That?”; and then dive into a healthy debate over our social media and “real life” selves, and which is ACTUALLY “us.”

Next week, we take on the topic of bringing back the dead and making them perform for entertainment and commercial purposes by asking, “Is it Wrong to Digitally Replicate A Dead Actor for A Film, TV Show, or Advertisement?” This question (presented to us by Lee Medcalf) comes in response to the news that despite his death, Paul Walker will still play a prominent role in the next “Fast and the Furious” film, mostly thanks to CGI. The same can be said for Philip Seymour Hoffman and the next Hunger Games installment. In addition, we’ve all been exposed to ads featuring long-gone celebrities such as John Wayne, Steve McQueen, and Audrey Hepburn hawking everything from light beer to chocolate. The families of these individuals may have given consent for the digital manipulation of their likenesses, but does that make it right?

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The Question, Episode 71 – My Body, My Choice

Episode 71 has arrived! In it, we dissect the madness that was #CancelColbert, indulge in our Bond Villain fantasies by way of a DC/Mike Myers universe mashup in our 3 questions segment, and at some point we tackle the question of whether or not sex workers can consider themselves feminists.

Next week, we do a little self-assessment and look at our “online” and “offline” personas in search of our true identities, and we invite you all to do the same by asking: Which is the REAL “Us” – Our Social Media Selves, or Our “Real Life” Selves?

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HYPNOBOBS 146 – The Natural History of the Batman Part 10

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Pin back your ears Bat-fans! In the tenth part of our Bat-history, Mr Jim Moon continues his exploration of the Caped Crusader’s adventures in audio, detailing the slew of vinyl that appeared in the wake of the 1966 TV show. We delve into a brace of LPs from Tifton – a Childrens Treasury of Musical Batman Stories and The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale, uncover the tales related by the Golden Records Storyteller, and chart the Official Adventures Of Batman & Robin: Exciting Episodes Of Their Battles Against The Evil Forces Of Society from Leo the Lion!

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The Question, Episode 70 – Brewster’s Billions

Episode 70 is here! In it, we discuss the idea of becoming ridiculously rich as if it were a genuine possibility, but not before hashing out Armageddon scenarios, invoking the name of Neil deGrasse Tyson, and debating the merits of getting dental implants when one doesn’t actually need them.

Next week, we take a look at feminism, through a somewhat unconventional scope. Inspired by the Belle Knox story, we look at Sex Workers (porn stars, prostitutes, et al) who claim that their work gives them a sense of empowerment, and who see themselves as feminists as a result. Do they have a point, or are they deluding themselves? For our next Question, we would like to ask: Can Sex Workers be Feminists?

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The Question, Episode 69 – Silence Is Golden

Episode 69 has arrived! In it, we explore a brief trip to the farm and a potential new social experiment courtesy of our 3 Questions segment, before delving into our Question of the week – What do you do when you’re with someone at the movies and they won’t keep quiet?

Next week, we’ll be putting a slightly different spin on an age-old question. Everyone loves to ponder on what they’d spend the money on if they won the lottery. Often, the answers are very vague (“I’d buy a house” or “I’d buy a car”) or there’s no way that the items listed would add up to the amount won. We’ve been inspired by a contest being run in the US right now with a cash prize of $1,000,000,000 (yep, that’s 1 BILLION dollars!), and got to talking about what we’d do if we won, and decided to throw it open to you! So our next Question is: What would you do if you won A BILLION DOLLARS (please be specific!). What car would you buy, what house, and where? Let’s here all the details of how you’d spend the cash!

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Case 12: The Asylum’s Sherlock Holmes

Hello and welcome to our 12th case, Which sees Neil Tidbury aka @Tids71 on Twitter try and defend The Asylum’s Sherlock Holmes.

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HYPNOBOBS 145 – Zombi Zombi Part IV

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In this installment of the Zombi Zombi series, Mr Jim Moon traces some of the more dubious branches of the Living Dead family tree, looking at Zombie 4 and Zombie 5, and then going on to talk about Zombie 4 and Zombie 5. Confused? Wait till you see the movies! And the first pair of 4s and 5s are Italian flicks After Death (1988) and Killing Birds (1988), and their alternative numbers are a brace of Jess Franco movies, A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973) and Revenge in the House of Usher (1983).

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The Question, Episode 68 – Broad Brush Strokes

Though delayed, Episode 68 has finally arrived! This week, we have a brief bit of chat, but for the sake of brevity in the face of a fairly weighty discussion, we bypass 3 Questions and What Do You Think of That and go straight into our Question at hand: Do we let the media unfairly paint our perceptions of other places and their people, and if so, why do we allow it?

Next week, we’ll be tackling a much lighter Question, but one that’s still sure to inspire angst and rage in the hearts and minds of many: What do you do when you’re with someone at the movies, and they won’t keep quiet?? I know a lot of our listeners are big-time movie fans, so this should be a fun one!

Let us know what you think! You can send e-mail to thequestionpodcast (at) gmail (dot) com, or you can leave us a message on The Question Line at (347) 9ASKUS9 ( (347) 927-5879 ). Details for our Twitter and Facebook Group are on the Contact Page. We look forward to your feedback!

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HYPNOBOBS 144 – The Unnamable on Screen

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In this episode Mr Jim Moon looks at various screen versions of HP Lovecraft’s The Unnamable. First we have a matching pair of movies from director Jean-Paul Oullette - HP Lovecraft’s The Unnamable (1988) and it’s sequel The Unnamable II – The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993). And we round off with with a far more faithful recent short version, the award winning Shadow of the Unnamable (2011)

 

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As mentioned in the show, assorted Lovecraftian linkage -

 

FRAGMENT 1890 Indiegogo campaign

 

FRAGMENT 1890 home page

 

SHADOW OF THE UNNAMABLE homepage

 

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The Question, Episode 67 – Gone With the Wind 2: Gone Harder

In Episode 67, we finally disclose why we hardly ever record on time, Melissa cries a bit, and at some point we get to discussion our Question: Is the book always better?

Next week, we take on a social Question. This show has a morbid fascination with that fabled land of Florida – as we and our listeners know, if you want wacky news stories, you only need look as far as Florida, because that place is full of crazies, right??? Well, it’s a quaint punchline, but is it really a fair assessment, or simply a response to a strange media fixation on the state? Next week, we’re asking the Question: Do we let the media unfairly paint our perceptions of other places and their people, and if so, why do we allow it?

Let us know what you think! You can send e-mail to thequestionpodcast (at) gmail (dot) com, or you can leave us a message on The Question Line at (347) 9ASKUS9 ( (347) 927-5879 ). Details for our Twitter and Facebook Group are on the Contact Page. However you reach out to us, we want to hear from you!

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