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Welcome to Moderate Fantasy Violence, a fortnightly podcast about pop culture and the world around it, as discussed by Nick Bryan and Alastair JR Ball. Nick will probably launch into a tangent about comics, Alastair will likely go for politics. Both are equally worthwhile.

Moderate Fantasy Violence Nick Bryan & Alastair JR Ball

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to Moderate Fantasy Violence, a fortnightly podcast about pop culture and the world around it, as discussed by Nick Bryan and Alastair JR Ball. Nick will probably launch into a tangent about comics, Alastair will likely go for politics. Both are equally worthwhile.

    Even sorrier about the covid

    Even sorrier about the covid

    This fortnight, we've seen The Umbrella Academy (12:15) and read acclaimed comic mini-series The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (27:02) - the latter is a slight change to the advertised programme, as Nick finally got covid so couldn't go to the cinema.
    And if you forget that at any point, don't worry, he'll remind you.
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    • 41 min
    Sorry about the helicopter

    Sorry about the helicopter

    Picked a busy week for a heatwave, as we try to fit in Thor: Love & Thunder (10:32), The Boys season 3 (23:32) and Ms Marvel season 1 (38:56), against a backdrop of crime.
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    • 55 min
    Other stories exist, guys

    Other stories exist, guys

    This fortnight, we're all about those six episode miniseries with Obi-Wan Kenobi (13:57, with final episode spoilers from 19:50) and We Own This City (27:27).
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    • 46 min
    Acid flashbacks to childhood

    Acid flashbacks to childhood

    We're stretching the boundaries of the possible this fortnight, with meta-animated comedy Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers (15:25) and silent comic Step By Bloody Step (29:33).
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    • 42 min
    MFV #164 - Sound the honks!

    MFV #164 - Sound the honks!

    It's a dark world this fortnight, as we cover the beginning of the end for Better Call Saul (12:28, with full spoilers from 23:27), and then the dystopian sci-fi tales of Love, Death & Robots volume 3 (33:42).
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    • 52 min
    The ghost of George Best

    The ghost of George Best

    A high-powered episode this fortnight as we cover Everything Everywhere All At Once (15:16) and the final run of Derry Girls (30:35).
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    • 50 min

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Presenters keep me coming back

120+ episodes in and this show goes from strength to strength. Even when they're covering shows/films I might not be keen on, they manage to keep me engaged, occasionally even persuading me to revisit shows I might've not originally enjoyed.
I'm very familiar with Nick Bryan's writing and other audio work. For MFV, he's teamed up with Alastair JR Ball for this fine pop culture podcast, each taking turns to recommend each other something to discuss on the next show. Funny moments too. Worth following on Twitter @MFVPodcast.

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