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Welcome to “We’re Drunk and We Know Things”, 3 time Podcast Awards winners! Delving into the pop culture archives for a broad range of topics from film to tv, books to video games, technology old and new. Recorded in bars, with beers.

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And now for something completely different. We told you season 3 was gonna mix it up and this is us doing just that. Our first ever episode dedicated entirely to one computer game (just happens to be one of Rob's faves). 1992 SNES Action RPG The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. From the concept through to it's impact on later games and the very odd semi realtime expansion that was only available in Japan, we hack, slash, dash and fall per way through the world of Hyrule in both its guises, and along the way come to realise that the true power of the Triforce was within us all along... also that retro games are super cool! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

2021-04-1001:09:10

Continuing our two part exploration of classic Anime, this episode is all about Ghost in the Shell. And we mean the 1995 original not the weird, live-action remake, or one of the many spin offs. We explore the expanded universe of the movie (briefly) and generally marvel at the progression of animation techniques that led rise to this absolute masterpiece.  Don't worry btw, we're not turning into an Anime podcast, we're back in our next episode with something completely different! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Akira

Akira

2021-03-2701:22:55

After a brief hiatus we're back with a new (ish) format and this first episode, the opener for a double bill of Anime goodness with Akira. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

2020-09-1201:02:19

"We're were going, we don't need roads!" ... but we do need to spend at least an hour chatting about 80's time travel classic Back to the Future. From concept through to execution we lift the lid on this tested family favourite with 1-star reviews, a fair quantity of debate over the merits of the other movies in the series, and the realization that, according to this movie, a white teenager invented rock n roll ... sure. Intro Music: Back to the Future, Alan Silvestri ℗© 1985 Geffen Records Outro Music: The Power Of Love, Huey Lewis and The News ℗© 1985 Geffen Records --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Scrooged

Scrooged

2020-12-2051:38

Ho ho ho, it's Christmas time! Which can only mean one thing, Mike and Rob have dug into the Xmas movie archives to find something for you to unwrap. But you don't need to wait till the big day, oh no, our gift to you is ready right now, and it's Richard Donner's underrated dark festive cautionary tale Scrooged! Recorded almost entirely off the cuff (because someone forgot to make any notes), we join Bill Murray on his hysterical interpretation of Dicken's classic, missing no opportunity to relish in delight at every nuance of one of our favourite Christmas films of all time.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Space Travel

Space Travel

2020-11-2801:28:10

Come fly with us, amongst the stars ... well star ... ok we're going to the moon and that's about it. But we are exploring (see what we did there?) the rocket-powered world of space travel which remains a fantastic example of mankind going a long way in a short time and then realising they have a lot further to go before they're done and giving up for a bit. Sputnik? We got it. Gemini? Obvs. Apollo? 1 through 17. And a smattering of shuttles, some Space X Heavy action and a load more besides. Intro Music: Intergalactic, The Beastie © 2009 Capitol Records, LLC Outro Music: Spaceman, Babylon Zoo ℗ © 2011 EMI Records Ltd --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Dune

Dune

2020-11-1401:13:12

Space, Spice, Sting, Scrotum Turds, Toto ... it can only be Dune in this month's WDAWKT movie extravaganza.  We'd originally planned this to coincide with the release of the new movie but, COVID happened, the new movie got bounced to 2021 and we decided to do it anyway. To be clear, this is Lynch's 1984 imagining and you'll have to listen to find out if we liked it.  With a very convoluted plot summary (because it's a very convoluted plot - it's Dune), a reasonable comparison to the book, some brutal honesty and 5-star reviews (as Mike says, "there are loads of 1-star reviews - have you seen this film?") it's a long ole episode ... but it's a long ole film so what are you gonna do? Intro Music: Dune Main Title, Toto ℗ 1984 UMG Recordings, Inc. Outro Music: Travelling Without Moving, Jamiroquai ℗ 2013 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Beer

Beer

2020-10-2401:05:06

It was bound to happen eventually, and it was even more bound to happen during backwards month. For MIke's Debut Deep Dive he's diving deep into the art of brewing as we talk beer! From the truly ancient historical roots through to modern-day hipster brewing trends we sip, gulp, quaff and belch our way through the wonderful, rich and complex world of beer making ... while also drinking beer. The only thing that's missing from this month's episode is the kebab at the end of it all, and we figure you know just where to find one of those. Intro Music: Beer:30, Florida Georgia Line ℗ 2020 Big Macgine Label Group, LLC Outro Music: Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Splodgenessabounds ℗ 2017 Cherry Red Records --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Tron

Tron

2020-10-1001:11:11

It's backwards month! And that means Rob is doing a movie and Mike is in charge of the deep dive. Which film could Rob possibly want to talk about for an hour? Well, it would be Hackers or Big Trouble but we've already done those. Frozen II was considered but Mike would likely explode. So we've gone back to the 80s as we download into the grid and play some awesome video games in Tron! With all the usual segments you'd expect, a rambling plot review, one-star reviews and lots of yummy production tidbits, all you have to do is sit back, download and try to avoid getting digitized by an industrial laser beam. Intro Music: Tron Scherzo, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Wendy Carlos ℗ 2001 Walt Disney Records Outo Music: Theme from Tron, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Wendy Carlos ℗ 2001 Walt Disney Records --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Time Travel

Time Travel

2020-09-2601:00:19

We're going back in time! To a time before time was timed, but do we have enough time to talk about time? The answers to this and absolutely nothing else are to be found in this weird and wonderful episode where we talk Time Travel.  Listen as we explore the possibility of visiting the past, the future and end up right back where we started. With paradoxes galore, we hope you'll join us on this journey through chronological madness... if you kind find the time that is. Intro Music: One More Time, Daft Punk ℗ 2001 Daft Life under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. Outro Music: Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper ℗ 2009 Sony Music Entertainment --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Typography

Typography

2020-08-2901:22:04

We're breaking it down to the letter, crossing the t's and dotting the i's, writing it up and writing it down ... yeah, it's time to talk Type! This one is longer than normal but then it's not often we do a deep dive into something that's been around since the DAWN OF TIME! And there's a quiz and they always throw our timings off.  So if you want to know the difference between and En Dash and an Em Dash, or you're curious about why an ampersand is an ampersand, or you want to be amazed by the lengths samurai would go to prove themselves worthy (that's in the bloopers btw) then hit play and enjoy.  Intro Music: The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson ℗© A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.  Outro Music: My Type, Saint Motel ℗© 2015 WEA International Inc.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
The Third Man

The Third Man

2020-08-1559:34

Vienna, 1949. Still ravaged by the ravages of the second World War, the once beautiful city is bruised and battered but still standing, hints of her former glory still present even as the Americans, British, French, and Soviets portion her up.  This is the stage for the Third Man, British Noir excellence which has been ranked as variously, "the greatest British film of all time" and "the second best British film ever" ... so it's really good! We explore the twisty world of Harry Lime and chums and along the way learn a little bit about what it was like to make a film in the true golden age of cinema. Intro Music: Harry Lime Theme, Anton Karas, ℗© 1997 Elite Special Outro Music: Holly Gets Drunk at the Casanova Club, Anton Karas, © 2017 Stage & Screen --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Email

Email

2020-08-0101:04:37

We've been thinking and are both in agreement - email is where it's at ... at ... ? ... no? Oh fine! We're still gonna take this episode to explore the wonder that it Electronic Mail though.  From its humble origins displacing flag waving hot air balloonists, to the pervasion of spam, we're doing it all. You'll be subjected to SMTP, POP, IMAP, BLT, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the works! So grab yourself a cold one, kick back and relax and leave it to us to CC you through. Intro music: E-Mail (2017 Remaster), The Petshop Boys ℗© 2017 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd Outro Music: You Don't Send Me Penis Growth Pill Emails Anymore, Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer ℗© 2019 Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
The French Connection

The French Connection

2020-07-1856:11

"Popeye is here!"  Everyone relax, we're back with the '71 gritty, suspense-filled cop drama The French Connection. We're walking the mean streets of a pretty grim new York city as we try to work out just what the hell is going on in William Friedkin's classic.  With one-star reviews, no small amount of gushing and the answer to that perennial question - is it still a car chase if you're chasing a train - we hope you'll enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it. And if not? No biggy, there's another episode in 2 weeks. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Part 3, The Stumble Home! We did it gang! Half the movies! Listen in as Rob and Mike talk through The Undiscovered Country at great length, then realise they have a whole other film! They're 5 hours in to recording, will they make it!?!!?!? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Ok, so this one is also an hour and a half long. On the plus side, by the time you get to 45 mins in you'll be halfway through our Star Trek Mega Marathon! In this episode, we talk about Nimoy's ability to direct and make money, Shatner's inability to direct ... and to make money, transparent aluminium, iPads in space, and do our best to work through the worst and second-worst of the whole series and the one where they travel back in time! Just remember, however bad your day may be going, you're not the one who had to remove Shatner's gusset after a hard day's filming / directing. Intro music: The Search For Spock (Theme From "Star Trek III"), James Horner © 1984 Paramount Pictures Corporation ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, Inc. Outro music: End Credits, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Jerry Goldsmith ℗ CBS Records Inc. © Paramount Pictures Corporation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
We've talked about it, threatened it, argued over it and we've finally done it - a Star Trek episode. But rather than picking our favourite (Wrath of Khan obv.) we decided to run a bumper edition of 3 weekly episodes covering all 6 original cast movies and Generations to round it off! We've got 1 Star Reviews and tech from the Trek universe that made it into our world all mixed up with a bunch of Shatner-esque pauses, Nimoy eyebrow raises and more. Intro music: Main Title (Album Version) Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Gerry Goldsmith © 1979, 1999 Paramount Pictures Corporation, © 1974, 1976, 1999 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Outro Music: Epilogue / End Title Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, James Horner ℗ 1982 Paramount Pictures Corporation. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. © 1982 Paramount Pictures Corporation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Pac-Man!

Pac-Man!

2020-05-1601:10:14

This week we've got Pac-Man Fever!  It's Pac-Man's 40th Birthday this month and we're talking about his record-breaking history, his life story, and we may just learn a little something about life along the way! Intro music: Pac Man (Trap Remix), Joe Monday © 2015 Joe Monday Outro music: Pac-Man Fever, Buckner& Garcia ©1981 ℗ 2010 Buckner & Garcia/Fuel Label Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
Superman

Superman

2020-05-0201:25:42

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Mike and Rob and a bumper episode full of super goodness. While this one can't claim to be faster than a speeding anything (it's long) at least it sounds better than the last two!  Learn everything there is to know about the making of the O.G. Superman (none of that reboot BS here, oh no!) including the stuff the had to invent to make the movie work, the amazing alternate casting that never was, and the wonder of Marlon Brando going "full Brando" and suggesting he could be re-cast as a bagel (we're not joking).  And sure it's a bit long but we figure you've all got more time on your hands until we're allowed outside so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Intro music: Prelude and Main Title March, John Williams ℗© 2005 Warner Strategic Marketing Outro music: Goku vs Superman, Epic Rap Battles of History ©2014 Maker Studios --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
RISC

RISC

2020-04-1801:09:56

Still in lockdown and still with poor audio quality (sorry about that, we'll do better next time), we're back and exploring the exciting world of RISC architecture. Do you know how a CPU works? Mike doesn't. Rob, might, you have to give it a listen and find out.  With an utterly amazing fact, a load of IBM (and Apple, and others) and some metaphors so tenuous even we can't believe we got away with them,  what are you waiting for? Let's get ... processing! Intro Music: Computer Love (2009 Remaster), Kraftwerk ℗ 2009 Ralf Hütter/Kraftwerk Outro Music: The Power, Snap! ℗© 1990 BMG Rights Management GmbH --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wdawkt/message
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