100 episodes

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.

    MFV #217 - How adult should a cartoon blue hedgehog be?

    MFV #217 - How adult should a cartoon blue hedgehog be?

    This fortnight, we return for the second run of two podcast favourites: punk sitcom We Are Lady Parts (18:27) and crime comic Newburn (32:05).
    Fuller shownotes at ModerateFantasyViolence.com

    • 45 min
    MFV #216 - Hardcore Nominative Determinism

    MFV #216 - Hardcore Nominative Determinism

    Whole new cinematic universes branch from the ground, as we cover Max Max prequel Furiosa (16:29) and Sandman-adjacent Netflix show Dead Boy Detectives (33:20).
    If you're reading this within about 4 hours of the episode dropping, you can still back Nick's latest comics kickstarter The Collected Letters of Courier Z!
    Fuller shownotes at ModerateFantasyViolence.com

    • 47 min
    MFV #215 - Sweet innocent lovely corpse mutilation

    MFV #215 - Sweet innocent lovely corpse mutilation

    This fortnight, two eagerly anticipated adaptations - the millennial-nostalgia event X-Men '97 (13:36) and post-apocalyptic video game series Fallout (27:28).
    And remember you can still back Nick's Courier Z Kickstarter for another two weeks.
    Fuller shownotes at ModerateFantasyViolence.com

    • 41 min
    MFV #214 - The Meninist K-Hole

    MFV #214 - The Meninist K-Hole

    This fortnight, an exercise in extreme contrast with thoughtful historical drama Shogun (24:39) and cartoonish high school comedy Bottoms (40:18).
    Meanwhile, Nick is back on Kickstarter with The Collected Letters of Courier Z, a series of stories about a space-postwoman turning to crime. Check that out here.
    And see fuller shownotes about this episode at ModerateFantasyViolence.com

    • 56 min
    MFV #213 - The worst job in the world

    MFV #213 - The worst job in the world

    This fortnight, we face the horrible present-future with Civil War (18:10), then retreat into a cosy fantastical past with Renegade Nell (34:48).
    Fuller shownotes at ModerateFantasyViolence.com

    • 53 min
    MFV #212 - EBV (Extreme Bloody Violence)

    MFV #212 - EBV (Extreme Bloody Violence)

    We make a mockery of our podcast name this fortnight, tackling two releases where the violence is definitely not moderate - Invincible season 2 (15:03) and Monkey Man (34:15).
    Fuller shownotes at ModerateFantasyViolence.com

    • 49 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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