James Bond Radio is the podcast for 007 fans. Every Friday, join lifelong Bond fanatics Tom Sears & Chris Wright, as they explore the world of 007.
From celebrity interviews with the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Bruce Glover, John Glen, and Peter Lamont, to all the latest news and reviews. With 5 years of faithful service to the Bond community and features in Variety, The Times and on BBC Radio 2, James Bond Radio is your guide to all things Bond.
Disclaimer: James Bond Radio is an unofficial entity and is not affiliated with EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. or Danjaq, LLC.
#208: The Many Deaths of Bond - Villains Edition
This week, Tom & Chris take a look at the Bond villains and their deaths.
From the more hilarious and unusual offerings, "He always did have an inflated opinion of himself," to the cold blooded kills, "I never miss."
Strap in for a massive 3 hour conversation featuring JBR's unique "death rating" system, a new JBR jingle from Dan Gale, and much more.
The podcast will be taking a brief summer break after this week's episode, but we'll be back in September with a massive two-parter you will not want to miss.
Bonus: JBR Mini Documentary - "The Most Bizarre Bond Of All"
Due to a technical mishap, JBR's regular programming for this week has been postponed.
To rescue what would have been an otherwise empty Friday in the calendar, JBR editor-in-chief, Mike Kirwan stepped in with a mini documentary discussing the most bizarre Bond of all. Featuring some well known voices in the Bond fan community including Calvin Dyson, Ajay Chowdhury, Pete Doherty, and more.
JBR returns next week with The Music of Bond: The Living Daylights.
#207: Oliver Buckton on Ian Fleming - The World Is Not Enough
This week we have some Ian Fleming action in store for you, courtesy of our LA correspondent Matthew Chernov.
A major new Fleming biography titled The World is Not Enough has just been published in hardcover by Rowman & Littlefield, and Matt conducted an exclusive interview with the book’s author, Oliver Buckton.
Join us for an in-depth and fast moving discussion that covers Fleming’s greatest strengths as a writer, his relationship to the women in his life, popular misconceptions about him, the portrayal of race and racial issues in his Bond novels, the history of the Vesper martini, and much, much more. Oliver even answers our popular ‘quickfire questions.’
Oliver Buckton is professor of English at Florida Atlantic University, and is the editor of the book The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever and author of Espionage in British Fiction and Film Since 1900: The Changing Enemy. His latest work is The World is Not Enough: A Biography of Ian Fleming.
Oliver graciously sent us a special discount code that knocks 30% off the price of the book if JBR listeners purchase it directly through the Rowman and Littlefield publisher website.
Use discount code is: RLFANDF30.
Click here to grab your discounted copy.
#206: Sartorial Bond - The Clothes of 007
This week, John Williams & Brian Dobson explore the sartorial world of 007.
John and Brian discuss everything from Bond’s best looks, all the way down the line to his more unfortunate outfits.
*Edited by Michael Kirwan
In related news, for any Bond fans interested in all things Bond clothing, check out the brand new book ‘From Tailors With Love’ just released from fellow Bond community podcasters, Peter Brooker and Matt Spaiser.
From Tailors with Love tells the story of the celluloid Bond’s clothing and the talents behind the wardrobes through the people who worked on the films, the fashions of the eras and the meaning the clothes have within the films.
The book provides fresh insights through exclusive interviews with Bond-series costume designers Lindy Hemming, Jany Temime, Jodie Tillen and Emma Porteous, the late celebrity shirtmaker to the Bond series Frank Foster, Bond film director John Glen, menswear mogul Umberto Angeloni, keeper of the Bond brands David Mason and many others.
You can grab your copy from Amazon.
Amazon UK / Amazon US
The Comics of Bond: Cristos Gage Interview
On the latest episode of JBR: The Comics of Bond, Jack Lugo interviews writer Christos Gage.
Christos is the writer of the current Dynamite James Bond series – James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE. In the series, Bond must infiltrate SPECTRE in order to stop a greater threat.
Along the way, we learn how Christos incorporated elements of the way Blofeld was portrayed in the Fleming books as well as what motivates Bond in his original story.
Christos also teases what challenges lie ahead for Bond in this thrilling new comic where Bond will seek to bring down SPECTRE from within.
Look for James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE wherever you get your comics.
*Edited by Michael Kirwan
#205: The James Bond 25 Day Challenge Revisited
This week, Commanders Wright & Gale revisit the James Bond 25 Day Challenge that took the Bond community by storm last year.
Chris and Dan discuss everything from favourite locations, to set design, action sequences and much more. Get set for a 3 hour mammoth podcast, so buckle up, grab yourself a cool martini, and enjoy this week’s podcast.
Really entertaining and passionate podcast about all things Bond. Been listening for around 4 years now and have loved every minute. Keep up the good work (loved the Die Another Day review btw)
Pair of legends who share their passion for all things 007. Really top notch intelligent reviews with good sense of humour thrown in. Five stars.
A podcast that 007 fan shouldn’t miss
Loads of interesting, on-depth discussion about 007 in different topics.
You gotta love it!