Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Not Guilty Pleasures podcast Ep 2 - Debbie Moon

It’s time for a new episode of “Not Guilty Pleasures”, my podcast where I and a guest talk about something we love unconditionally, to try and balance out some of the negativity for everything online. There ARE no guilty pleasures, just love what you love and be proud of it.

The first episode is still available on iTunes here or non-iTunes version online here, me and Andrew Ellard talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And I’m recording another episode this week, so the accidental podcast looks like it has definitely become A Thing. I like Things! Things are cool!

This episode’s guest is Debbie Moon - she has written for several TV shows, and created an amazing series called Wolfblood, which starts its 4th season on CBBC, Tuesday 8th March, at 4.30pm. Debbie came on the podcast to talk about the Marvel Captain America movies, what we love about them, from a writing point of view, from an emotional point of view, and from a “chesty men loving each other” point of view. Actually, mostly that last one. Look at us! Look how excited we are, by chesty men loving each other!

We jump around between both movies, as things occur to us, but it should be fairly clear which ones we’re talking about and when, we just got excited about how cool they are. And in what is now a regular section of the show, Weird Merchandise, we went looking for the weirdest related merchandise we could find, which took us down a very strange path... This is possibly now my favourite part of the show, we sound all clever at first, but then we just Google a load of silly stuff and laugh.

Important! Spoilers! Obviously, MAJOR spoilers for Captain America: The First Avenger, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier - we talk about pretty much every single aspect of both movies, so if you haven’t seen one or both of them, please watch them first, as this will (a) make no sense, and (b) ruin the surprises for you. Note: Captain America: Civil War has not yet been released at the time of recording (Feb 2016) so we will only be speculating about that. However, there is a bit of Hydra sympathising, and some Cap and Bucky wedding plans, so be alert.

Swearing! There’s not much swearing in this one, possibly the influence of Steve Rogers there, I think there are only a couple of shits, possibly three, but nothing worse than that.

iTunes version! You can find the podcast on iTunes here, and if you subscribe then you’ll get new episodes AUTOMAGICALLY, using WITCHCRAFT. If you like it, please consider leaving a rating or review on iTunes, it will *really* help. Note: at the moment, you'll only see Ep 2 if you subscribe, as iTunes takes a few days to update the public listing - I have no idea why, or how long it takes to appear, it's all a bit arcane and mystical.

Non-iTunes version! If you use other podcasting stuff, you can get it at the Podbean post here, or listen in the browser, or download, or grab the RSS feed.


Show notes/links:

Debbie Moon’s website:

Debbie Moon on Twitter:

Wolfblood (including iPlayer episodes you can catch up on):

Helen Mirren cracking a whip:

Captain America Cheez-It Snacks:

Captain America-inspired Bacon Apple Pie:

Captain America’s shield cookies: