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Welcome to Lockdown Land the podcast that helps keep your hands (and mind) busy during lockdown and isolation. Discover new ways to kill time, stay sane and get on with family and friends. Become an expert procrastinator and learn how to waste time like a true professional.

Lockdown Land Jon Tromans

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Welcome to Lockdown Land the podcast that helps keep your hands (and mind) busy during lockdown and isolation. Discover new ways to kill time, stay sane and get on with family and friends. Become an expert procrastinator and learn how to waste time like a true professional.

    Getting Started With Yoga At Home

    Getting Started With Yoga At Home

    Are you thinking about starting Yoga? Have you tried it and failed miserably?



    Help is at hand from Yoga teacher, leadership coach & author Jenny Fenig about having a go at Yoga at home for the first time.



    Jenny gives us heaps of help and advice on how to start, what to wear and how we can start exploring the exercise and meditation aspects of Yoga.



    Jenny also has a free template available to help you reclaim your time so we don’t get too stressed with everything up in the air and changing at the moment.



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    • 30 min
    Writing A Book During Lockdown

    Writing A Book During Lockdown

    Are you thinking of writing a novel? Don’t miss this episode of Lockdown Land where I talk to author JB Lion about writing a book during lockdown.



    JB is the author of a new paranormal fantasy thriller called 7th Spark that’s the story of good versus evil which challenges the moral and spiritual beliefs in all of us as humans. It’s full of suspense, plot twists, and elements of horror, similar to Game of Thrones and will keep readers engaged until the very end.



    The first of 5 books come out in September and its available to preorder on his website at jblion.com.



    I talk to JB about his writing process, how he gets his ideas and turns those into a work of fiction. JB has lots of tips and advice for novice writers so listen up and get that book started!



    If you enjoyed this episode I’d love it if you could share it on social media, it really helps support the podcast.



    If you really enjoyed this episode you can ‘Buy Me A Coffee’ by clicking the link at the top of the website. Making a small one off payment helps to keep the podcasts & the coffee flowing!

    • 30 min
    Must Watch TV Box Sets

    Must Watch TV Box Sets

    In this episode I’m talking to TV Critic Rob Buckley from The Medium Is Not Enough about TV Box Sets that you MUST watch.



    The challenge I set Rob was to find box sets for us to watch within the genres of Action/Adventure, Fantasy Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Scary/Horror and Pandamic TV show.



    Here’s Rob’s choices:



    Action & Adventure



    Tom Clancy’s Jack RyanPossibly the very definition of escapist, not too taxing TV – it’s holiday reading for those who are stuck at home watching TV. It’s full of action and thrills and is probably better than the original books. Two seasons, both free on Amazon Prime.



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    Fantasy Adventure



    TravelersTime travellers from the future come back to our time to prevent a terrible future from happening. The catch is they can only transfer their consciousnesses into existing people’s minds, so they end up taking over people’s lives, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. It’s Canadian and stars Will from Will & Grace, but it’s a really good combination of human interest and really cool sci-fi ideas. Three seasons, all free on Netflix.



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    Comedy



    CommunityOne of the smartest US comedies of the past decade, with the likes of Chevy Chase and Donald Glover amongst its cast, it’s a repeatedly meta, comedy-deconstructing affair pretending to be a simple story about losers learning Spanish at a local community college. All five seasons available for free on Netflix. Oddly, the paintballing episode got its directors, the Russo Brothers, the job of directing Captain America: Winter Soldier and the Avengers movies!



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    Mythic Quest: Raven’s BanquetBehind the scenes at a games development company as they get ready to deploy the new stage in their online game. It’s both obscene and highly accurate, taking on everything from sexism in gaming to the power of YouTube reviewers. It’s from the minds of the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Community people, and it’s Apple TV+’s first comedy – one season so far, with more to come.



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    Comic Book Style



    Happy!A failed police detective turned hitman has to rescue his kidnapped daughter with the help of her imaginary friend – a flying blue unicorn/donkey that only he (and other true believers) can see and hear. It’s a very odd mixture of cartoon ultraviolence and Toy Story that alternates between shocking and beautifully moving. Two seasons on Netflix (although the first one is much better).



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    The BoysA deconstruction of the DC comic book universe that imagines a world in which superheroes are just like celebrities – and just as bad. Quite violent, quite funny, and Karl Urban has a very ‘interesting’ English accent, but has a lot to say for itself and is fun to watch.



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    Thriller



    The BureauIt may be French, but it’s universally acknowledged to be the best spy show of the 21st century and possibly the best French TV show ever. Based on real spying, it’s a fascinating look at loyalties, double-crossing, and what it takes to be a spy. First two seasons are free with Amazon Prime; third and fourth (with a fifth to come soon) are on Sundance Now.



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    Scary/Horror



    The Haunting of Hill HouseGenuinely terrifying remake of classic ghost movie The Haunting, this is almost a showcase of directing styles and how to terrify people. One season, free on Netflix



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    Pandemic TV Show



    The Last ShipIt’s from Michael Bay and it’s about a US naval ship that has on board the only scientist who can cure a global pandemic – so naturally everyone else is after her. Ran for five seasons and the first four are currently free on Amazon Prime (fifth available to buy). Basically an excuse to have the most exciting naval warfare in TV history, right dow

    • 31 min
    5 Classic Albums You Must Listen To

    5 Classic Albums You Must Listen To

    In this episode of Lockdown Land I talk to music journalist Mark Millar from XS Noize about 5 Classic Albums You MUST Listen To.



    It was great to chat with Mark who offers up 5 albums that inspired him to write about music and he explains why these albums mean so much to him and why we should all listen to them.



    Mark’s five choices are:



    Michael Jackson – ThrillerBeastie Boys – License To IllR.E.M. – Automatic For The PeopleThe Stone Roses – The Stone RosesU2 – Achtung Baby



    Make sure you check out the XS Noize website where you can find thousands of music reviews from new and popular artists.



    Also check out them out on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.



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    • 13 min
    Getting Started With Dungeons & Dragons

    Getting Started With Dungeons & Dragons

    In this episode of Lockdown Land I talk to Dylan Beckbessinger from The DND Geek about starting a simple game of Dungeons & Dragons.



    If you’re looking to kill some time at the same time as letting your imagination run wild then get started on a simple game of Dungeon and Dragons. Games can last ages and transport you to new worlds.



    But… how difficult is it to kick off a simple game?



    I talk to Dylan from The DND Geek about how easy it is to start your first game and if you really need those fancy multi-sided dice.



    We also talk about picking your characters, the roles of a Dungeon Master and where you can find resources online to build your game.



    Make sure you check out The DND Geek website which offers lots of tips and advice on D&D plus a really cool character generator.



    You can also meet up with Dylan on Twitter.



    If you enjoyed this episode I’d love it if you could share it on social media, it really helps support the podcast.



    If you really enjoyed this episode you can ‘Buy Me A Coffee’ by clicking the link at the top of the website. Making a small one off payment helps to keep the podcasts flowing and keep the lights on!

    • 21 min
    Making The Perfect Cup of Tea

    Making The Perfect Cup of Tea

    In the first episode of Lockdown Land we talk to Rachael Kinsella from ‘Tea With Rachael‘ about making the perfect cup of tea.



    Most of us probably drink many cups of tea a day (I know I do!) but do we really take the time to make a great cup of tea.



    Does milk go in first or last?Is loose tea the same as the tea in bags?How long should we brew for?Are alternative milk products any good in tea?



    All these important questions are answered in this episode of Lockdown Land and Rachael choses a couple of nice teas for us to try out.



    Make sure you check our Rachaels website which offers lots of tips, advice and help for chosing the right tea.



    You can also connect with Rachael on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.



    If you enjoyed this episode I’d love it if you could share it on social media, it really helps support the podcast.



    If you really enjoyed this episode you can ‘Buy Me A Coffee’ by clicking the link at the top of the website. Making a small one off payment helps to keep the podcasts flowing and keep the lights on!

    • 17 min

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