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You Know What I Like...? is a regularly scheduled enthusiastic flailing about another piece of pop culture. Hosts Sophie Prewett and Mark Dickson helm adventures that head into the deep nitty-gritty of pop culture and attempt to extract all of the positivity and happiness that there is to find.
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When you look at your bookcase - filled with books you've already read - do you only see a log of all of the things you've read before? We're here to inspire you to look at that bookcase and see the potential for all of the rereads you could be doing. To lead the way, it's time to talk about one of Mark's favourite series from his childhood.This month we talk about The Saga of Darren Shan.Come and listen to us talk about the need for emotional nuance, why you shouldn't feel shame about what you like, and we predict when Sophie will be crushed by her to-read pile.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Episode 61: Legendborn

Episode 61: Legendborn

2021-05-3146:36

A lot of the same complaints get leveed at YA books. Have you ever lamented that the main character is too bland? Have you ever cried to the heavens that the classic love triangle is no good? Have you ever thought a book was almost the best book you've ever read, but the main character didn't pick up a sword?Have we got the book for you.This month we talk about Legendborn.Come and listen to us talk about complicated feelings, picking what you want from myths, and redefining just who gets to be legendary.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
If you woke up and suddenly found that you were an old lady, what would you do? Call an ambulance because you've clearly lost your mind? Make a plan to hunt down the person who did it to you? No. Of course not. You go and join the family of a roaming mad wizard.This month we talk about Howl's Moving Castle.Come and listen to us talk about old women in fiction, chaotic magic and wandering as a method of finding yourself.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussion of sexual assault and abuse of minors in the context of this topic. Please skip this episode if these topics affect you, and we'll be back with you next month.Snow falls outside your window as you pull the kubanka onto your head. A branch taps gently on the window-frame, rhythmic with its  pattern and making you feel safe; it reminds you of being snuggled up in your mother's arms.Suddenly the door busts open and everyone is dead, numbers on lists that were later lost.Welcome to Russia following the revolution.This month we talk about Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.Come and listen to us talk about atmospheric landscapes, historical fiction and romances where neither party seems particular fussed.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
You open up this podcast, reach inside and realise that your hand is actually your face, and you're grabbing your own nose. You sniff, and you inhale the egg that has been nesting inside your subconscious for the past twelve months. That's it. You're free.Not sure what you just read? Just wait until you get to this book.This month, we talk about the book: Girls Against God by Jenny Hval.Come and listen to us talk about primal rage, body horror and walking the line between experimental and pretentious.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
This episode is the definitive piece of pop culture about the Tudors. Forget Phillipa Gregory. Forget Alison Weir. Forget Six, the Musical. Hell, forget that Golden Globe-winning BBC series. Forget...wow...there really are lots of adaptations of the Tudor period aren't there?Come and listen to us talk about how much murder is too much murder, the Tudor fashion trend we'd like to bring back and, most importantly, funnel-shaped genitalia.Sorry about the day late upload. Life unfortunately got in the way.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
New year, and your favourite podcast remains exactly the same as ever. Except...what's this...the fabulous return of the one and only Paul Salt ?! After an award-winning performance as The Chamberlain in our episode on The Dark Crystal, we couldn't wait to have him back on the show.We definitely didn't wait two years.This month, we talk about the prequel: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.Come and listen to us talk about why we enjoy a tragedy, the creation of child-friendly versions of horror movies and the most horrifying baby puppet ever created.One Good Thing:Listen to One Good ThingSee our special appearance on Episode 200 of One Good ThingUs:Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Episode 55: Podcasts

Episode 55: Podcasts

2020-12-0138:15

We have some absolutely shocking news to tell you all: we like podcasts.In a break from our normal episode structure, we're each going to recommend the other three podcasts.Podcasts Mentioned in this Episode:Moonbase Theta, OutS-TownQueer as FactLethal Lit: A Tig Torres MysteryGastropodJay & Miles X-Plain the X-MenFollow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Space. The final frontier. Or, at the very least, the place we go to have feelings.This month we're talking about Star Trek: Discovery.Come and listen to us talk about the good and bad sides of wackiness in media, softness in cruel characters, crying in the toy aisle of Costco and gaaaays in spaaaaaace.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
You might think that a fighting video game series with a ridiculously outlandish plot couldn't make someone cry happy tears. Do you think we're that emotionally stable? Get ready for the next battle. Against feelings.This month we cover Tekken.Come and listen to us talk about the benefits of low-fidelity video games, tying media into horrible moments in your life and the friendship tests to end all friendship tests.Read Mark’s longer essay on Tekken here: https://medium.com/@mcdickson101/how-to-defeat-your-anxiety-in-tekken-6cca9260d2f7Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Sophie and Mark were cavorting in the frozen wastes, still looking for Imhotep’s Book of the Dead when Mark turned to Sophie and exclaimed: "It is true that I am a wretch. I've placed High School Musical into the cinematic canon, but have failed to highlight its racist background, and structural stomping out of minority representation. I shall collect my funeral pyre and consume to ashes this miserable flame."He sprang from the cabin window, as he said this, upon the ice-raft which lay close to the vessel. He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in the darkness and distance.This month we cover Frankenstein.Come and listen to us talk about the literary canon, Frankenstein vs Dracula on the Moon, and why you sometimes need to trust the narrator with the shifty eyes.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Episode 51: The Mummy

Episode 51: The Mummy

2020-08-0138:44

Let us set the scene. You're in an Ancient Egyptian pyramid, and you find an ancient cursed book. Do you A) Run the hell away and change your profession B) Open that bugger as quickly as possible. If you chose Option B, you'll probably like this film.Come and listen to us talk about what makes a cheesy movie, how the term "guilty pleasure" can be devaluing, and we talk about High School Musical. Again. More.The video that Sophie talks about can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjFFrYEZsAQFollow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Episode 50: Ted Chiang

Episode 50: Ted Chiang

2020-06-3037:47

Define science fiction in five words. Go. What do you mean that's too broad a question? Soon you'll be saying that people have strong opinions on the definition of all genres.Come listen to us talk about Ted Chiang ask more broad questions such as:Would you observe a parallel version of yourself?Does science fiction need to be optimistic to have value?Is being sent to hell for looking at an angel inherently terrifying, or is Sophie overreacting?Give us your science fiction recommendations!Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
As war calls away our father figures, Mark and Sophie huddle together around the fireplace. Surrounded by the sense of hearth, home and heart, they were finally able to relax after a hard day toiling in the nearby fields. Suddenly, an immolated idiom caught Sophie's eye and she started. Tears welling in her eyes, she turned to Mark, the hurt radiating through her body like the scarlet fever that killed Beth in that one book once."Did you burn my copy of Little Women?" she cried.Come and listen to us discuss adaptations, the progression of feminism, Screaming at Shakespare and whether or not it's alright to condem a fictional six year old for their actions.You would think that by now we'd know how to record with audio errors, but unfortunately were unable to this month. Apologies again for the problems with Mark's audio.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Episode 48: Rebecca

Episode 48: Rebecca

2020-04-3038:25

Last night I dreamt of Sophie liking Call Me By Your Name. But wait, you might think, didn't she hate it? You'll never know what's true anymore!Come and listen to us talk about unreliable narrators, historical bias, contagious enthusiasm and whether or not a man who murdered his wife is trustworthy.SOPHIE TRUSTS NO-ONE. NOT EVEN YOU.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Summer is over before you know it's even arrived. You meet a boy for some summer lovin' and then suddenly you're back at school. Unless you're Sophie watching Call Me By Your Name and then that summer feels like eternity.Come listen to us talk about blending optimism and melocholy, the bullshit of burying your gays, the importance of representation and whether or not a poo joke will kill Mark.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Mark and Sophie have been friends for years, but Sophie is about to find out Mark's biggest secret that has the potential to drive them so far apart; this might be the first live divorce to happen in podcast history.Mark hasn't seen The Mummy.To help you forget about Mark moving out (and don't forget that we still love you all very much), we talked to Josh Paatan about Crazy Rich Asians.Come listen to us talk about the perfect romcom, the charmingness of Henry Golding, how to manage expectations and whether or not you should make everything a bit gay (SPOILERS: You should).Follow Josh Paatan on Twitter (@abangpinoy)Listen to GR8 M8S Podcast on SpotifyFollow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
A historic event is defined as event that was very important. Back in February of 2018, we had our first interactive quiz. This was shortly followed up by a second, and the future was bright for our quizzing future. Then we forgot for two years.BUT WE'RE BACK, BABY.Come listen to us talk about badass women in history, queer people in history and a story so great that it'll make you want to poop in your trousers while on horseback.Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
FEAR: an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harmThroughout this world there lives only 2 kinds of people: those who have conquered their fears, and those who are living their fears because they are forced to read about them in a book. This month, Sophie lives through her worst nightmares, we talk about Mike Carey, and then actually to Mike Carey himself.Come listen to Mike Carey open up about his experience with Ozzy Osbourne, how both Lucifer and John Constantine got put together, and how the film adaptation of The Girl with all the Gifts interacted with the creation of the book.Sorry in advance for the audio quality of the interview.Follow Mike Carey on Twitter (@michaelcarey191)Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
Over the years, we've covered musicals in bits and pieces. But we heard you: you wanted more. In this month's episode we brought on special guest Nick Gonzo to adjudicate and decide which of us has the best taste in musicals.Come and listen to us talk about how terrible it would be to be in a musical, being a third-wheel on your own podcast and why this podcast is not as horny as you might think.Follow Nick Gonzo on Twitter (@thenickgonzo)Follow You Know What I Like...? on Twitter (@YKWILPodcast)Like You Know What I Like...? on FacebookMusic: http://www.purple-planet.comCover Art: Andrew Losq
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