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The podcast of The 00 Files hosted by four James Bond aficionados from the Netherlands. Anthony, Tyler, Martin and Don discuss their favourite (and not so favourite) 007 films, books, songs and all other things James Bond! If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with others!

You can visit www.the00files.com, find The 00 Files on social media or send an email to moneypenny@the00files.com

The 00 Files The 00 Files

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

The podcast of The 00 Files hosted by four James Bond aficionados from the Netherlands. Anthony, Tyler, Martin and Don discuss their favourite (and not so favourite) 007 films, books, songs and all other things James Bond! If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with others!

You can visit www.the00files.com, find The 00 Files on social media or send an email to moneypenny@the00files.com

    0060 The 00 Styles #1 Dinner Jackets

    0060 The 00 Styles #1 Dinner Jackets

    Needing a break from their summer break, Martin and Tyler decided to start a little pet project. Here is the result, a new series called “The 00 Styles”. In this new series, Tyler and Martin delve into one of their favourite topics: Clothing! They will discuss everything from swimwear to suits, shoes to watches and of course, the topic for this episode, dinner jackets. Because as we all know, there are dinner jackets and dinner jackets.

    Together they go through their personal top 007, throw in an honourable mention here and there and enjoy a bit of friendly banter. A lot of thanks goes out to the great experts on this topic, because without them, this new series would not have seen the light of day. So, www.bondsuits.com www.thebondexperience.com and www.jamesbondlifestyle.com thanks for all the research, we became better dressed men because of you.

    • 34 min
    0059 00FM #2

    0059 00FM #2

    You are listening in on 4-10 megacycles! That’s right, this is 00FM - the super sound of the Bondies! This summer, for our second installment of 00FM, we bring you more than three hours of excellent James Bond related music, sent in by over 50 people around the world. Don, your host, tries to make sense of it all and talks you through the selections.

    A special thanks to the people that helped creating the James Bond commercials:

    - Alice Dryden for voicing Piz Gloria
    - Brandon McClelland from the Très Bond podcast for voicing Radiation Shields
    - David West for voicing the Maximillian

    - Pete Doherty for voicing the Carver Media Group Network
    - Aly Jones for voicing the Kara in Concert
    - Tyler for writing and Jeff from Unpacking the Power of Power Pack podcast
    for voicing Plenty O Tools.

    - Robbie Sims for voicing the You Can Touch It If You Want.
    - Mark Redfield for voicing The Brotherhood.
    - Jennifer Rouse for voicing the narrator in the Writing’s On The Wall commercial, and Paul Lally and David West for their contributions as all the Bond actors!

    It’s really appreciated if you’d get in touch! You can reach out via social media or send an email to moneypenny@the00files.com

    • 4 hrs 37 min
    0058 Book Review Moonraker (1955) Part III

    0058 Book Review Moonraker (1955) Part III

    In 1955 Ian Fleming’s third James Bond novel Moonraker was published. Tyler and Don embark on a thorough analysis of the book. In a series of three podcasts they go through the adventure chapter by chapter, providing as much background information as they could gather.

    This is Part 3 and covers chapters 18 - 25 of the book. Gala Brand figures out Drax’s scheme: he wants to plunge the Moonraker, armed with a Soviet atomic bomb, like a giant hypodermic needle into the heart of England. But Gala is captured before she can raise the alarm. Will Bond find her in time? Will he be able to stop the launch? Will he crash his car, be captured and tortured after the villain monologues his entire backstory and endgame?

    Obviously, this podcast is filled with spoilers, so if you haven’t read Moonraker yet, you’ve been warned!

    If you enjoy our podcast, please share it with others! You can email us at moneypenny@the00files.com, go to www.the00files.com or find us on social media!

    SOURCES

    Books
    - Fleming, Ian (1955). Moonraker. London: Jonathan Cape.
    - Fleming, Fergus (2016). The Man With The Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Chancellor, Henry (2005). James Bond. The Man And His World. London: John Murray.
    - Griswold, John (2006). Ian Fleming’s James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming’s Bond Stories. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.
    - MacIntyre, Ben (2008). For Your Eyes Only. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Millard, Andre (2018). Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, and Technological Enthusiasm. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    - Lycett, Andrew (1996). Ian Fleming. London: Phoenix.
    - Parker, Matthew (2015). Goldeneye: Where Bond was born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica. London: Windmill Books.
    - Pearson, John (1966). The Life of Ian Fleming. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Rankin, Nicholas (2011). Ian Fleming’s Commandos The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit. London: Faber and Faber Limited.

    Websites and videos
    - First edition book covers https://rebeccaromney.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/the-originals-dust-jacket-art-of-ian-fleming-first-editions
    - Mercedes 300 s https://flemingsbond.com/mercedes-type-300-s
    - Caracciola https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Caracciola
    - Murder on Wheels https://jamesbond.fandom.com/wiki/Murder_On_Wheels
    - Scott’s https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com/james-bond-books/moonraker-book/moonraker-food-and-drink-from-the-novel.htm
    - Ebury Street 1 https://literary007.com/2019/02/03/the-london-homes-of-ian-fleming/
    - Ebury Street 2 https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/blue-plaques/ian-fleming/
    - Lipizzaner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipizzan
    - Colt Army Special https://literary007.com/2017/08/24/the-weapons-of-literary-james-bond
    - Otto Skorzeny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Skorzeny
    - Peenemunde https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peenemünde_Army_Research_Center
    - Pandora’s box https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora%27s_box
    - The Tell-Tale-Heart https://www.poemuseum.org/the-tell-tale-heart
    - North Sea flood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_flood_of_1953
    - Malenkov https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgy_Malenkov
    - George Cross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Cross

    All additional audio clips are narrated by Richard Overall

    • 3 hrs 29 min
    0057 Book Review Moonraker (1955) Part II

    0057 Book Review Moonraker (1955) Part II

    In 1955 Ian Fleming’s third James Bond novel Moonraker was published. Tyler and Don embark on a thorough analysis of the book. In a series of three podcasts they go through the adventure chapter by chapter, providing as much background information as they could gather.

    This is Part 2 and covers chapters 8 - 17 of the book. On Tuesday Bond is sent by M. to the launching site of the Moonraker near Dover to investigate a double killing: the security officer, Major Tallon, and a German from Drax’s staff. Bond meets the creepy Krebs, the scientific Dr. Walter and the voluptuous Miss Brand. On the surface everything seems fine, but Bond’s sixth sense tells him something is amiss. Why was Tallon killed? And, more importantly, why are all the Germans bald and wearing a moustache?

    Obviously, this podcast is filled with spoilers, so if you haven’t read Moonraker yet, you’ve been warned!

    If you enjoy our podcast, please share it with others! You can email us at moneypenny@the00files.com, go to www.the00files.com or find us on social media!

    SOURCES

    Books
    - Fleming, Ian (1955). Moonraker. London: Jonathan Cape.
    - Fleming, Fergus (2016). The Man With The Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Chancellor, Henry (2005). James Bond. The Man And His World. London: John Murray.
    - Griswold, John (2006). Ian Fleming’s James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming’s Bond Stories. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.
    - MacIntyre, Ben (2008). For Your Eyes Only. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Millard, Andre (2018). Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, and Technological Enthusiasm. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    - Lycett, Andrew (1996). Ian Fleming. London: Phoenix.
    - Parker, Matthew (2015). Goldeneye: Where Bond was born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica. London: Windmill Books.
    - Pearson, John (1966). The Life of Ian Fleming. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Rankin, Nicholas (2011). Ian Fleming’s Commandos The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit. London: Faber and Faber Limited.

    Websites and videos
    - Culbertson Hand https://flemingsbond.com/culbertson-hand
    - Inspectoscope https://flemingsbond.com/the-inspectoscope
    - Philopon https://flemingsbond.com/philopon-a-japanese-murder-drug
    - History of LGBT rights in the UK https://www.bl.uk/lgbtq-histories/articles/a-short-history-of-lgbt-rights-in-the-uk
    - Clausewitz’s first principle https://flemingsbond.com/clausewitzs-first-principle
    - South Goodwin Lightship https://flemingsbond.com/south-goodwin-lightship
    - Heal’s bed https://www.nytimes.com/1978/05/25/archives/the-heals-bed-luxurious-expensive-totally-handmade.html
    - Admiralty Charts https://web.archive.org/web/20050121101222/http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=45
    - Galatea and Acis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acis_and_Galatea
    - Galatea and Pygmalion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galatea_(mythology)
    - The Granville https://flemingsbond.com/the-granville-st-margarets-bay

    All additional audio clips are narrated by Christopher Hunt

    • 3 hrs 29 min
    0056 Book Review Moonraker (1955) Part I

    0056 Book Review Moonraker (1955) Part I

    In 1955 Ian Fleming’s third James Bond novel Moonraker was published. Tyler and Don embark on a thorough analysis of the book. In a series of three podcasts they go through the adventure chapter by chapter, providing as much background information as they could gather.

    This is Part 1 and covers chapters 1 - 7 of the book. It’s Monday, and Mondays are hell. Bond is reading through boring paperwork when he’s summoned by M. for a personal matter. There’s this chap at his club Blades who cheats at cards. The problem is, the chap is the famous philanthropist Sir Hugo Drax, creator of the wonderful Moonraker rocket. Could Bond please confront Drax during a game of bridge and make him stop cheating?

    Obviously, this podcast is filled with spoilers, so if you haven’t read Moonraker yet, you’ve been warned!

    If you enjoy our podcast, please share it with others! You can email us at moneypenny@the00files.com, go to www.the00files.com or find us on social media!

    SOURCES

    Books
    - Fleming, Ian (1955). Moonraker. London: Jonathan Cape.
    - Fleming, Fergus (2016). The Man With The Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Chancellor, Henry (2005). James Bond. The Man And His World. London: John Murray.
    - Griswold, John (2006). Ian Fleming’s James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming’s Bond Stories. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.
    - MacIntyre, Ben (2008). For Your Eyes Only. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Millard, Andre (2018). Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, and Technological Enthusiasm. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    - Lycett, Andrew (1996). Ian Fleming. London: Phoenix.
    - Parker, Matthew (2015). Goldeneye: Where Bond was born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica. London: Windmill Books.
    - Pearson, John (1966). The Life of Ian Fleming. London: Bloomsbury.
    - Rankin, Nicholas (2011). Ian Fleming’s Commandos The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit. London: Faber and Faber Limited.

    Websites and videos
    - The term Moonraker https://www.moonrakers.org.uk/moonrakers.asp
    - Ammunition https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/38-357-380-auto-and-9mm-ammunition-are-all-the-same-caliber/2016/02/18/2b097d38-d4cd-11e5-a65b-587e721fb231_story.html
    - Colt Detective Special https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Detective_Special
    - Inflation http://www.in2013dollars.com
    - Royal baccarat scandal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_baccarat_scandal
    - Contract bridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_bridge
    - Rubber bridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_bridge
    - How to play piquet https://youtu.be/Z1bShGQOwrM
    - John Scarne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scarne
    - Scarne on Cards https://flemingsbond.com/scarne-on-cards/
    - Taittinger https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/james-bond-taittinger-champagne
    - Marthe Richard Law https://flemingsbond.com/the-marthe-richard-law/
    - Hairy Heels https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/250432/what-does-hairy-at-the-heel-mean
    - Yarborough https://www.thefreedictionary.com/yarborough

    All additional audio clips are narrated by Mark Redfield (http://www.redfieldartsaudio.com)

    • 3 hrs 11 min
    0055 00FM: Ajay Chowdhury

    0055 00FM: Ajay Chowdhury

    Somehow this is both an interview and a 00FM episode... In this new interview format Don talks to Ajay Chowdhury, co-author of the remarkable book Some Kind Of Hero. Before recording, Ajay requested 7 songs he would like to add to the interview and talk about. In between songs, Ajay is submitted to Don’s awkward questions about writing the book, James Bond fandom and Dutch beers... Plus, we get to find out Ajay’s favourite Bond girl!

    With special thanks for voicing our 007 commercials:

    * Mark Redfield - Zukovsky’s Finest Caviar
    * Aly Jones - Hildebrand Prints and Rarities
    * Paul Lally- Pussfeller’s Bar
    * Jennifer Rouse - Tiffany’s Diamonds

    Please submit a song to our next 00FM show: https://forms.gle/KdYB5YMKhnBEivFB6

    Official biography

    Ajay Chowdhury was born in London and read Law at university there and in The Netherlands. For over two decades, Ajay has consulted on various motion picture, music, publishing, television and theatrical projects. Ajay has been involved with British and European feature film production in various capacities. He was the associate producer on two feature films, ‘Lost Dogs’ (2005) and ‘Flirting With Flamenco’ (2006). Ajay has been an Advisory Board member on Tongues On Fire Film Festival. Ajay is the spokesperson for The James Bond International Fan Club, established in 1979. He edited their James Bond journal, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and for the last two decades has contributed to numerous books and magazines on the James Bond legacy. He is regularly called upon by worldwide media to commentate on all things 007. In 2015, he co-wrote the internationally bestselling, ground-breaking Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films with Matthew Field, published by The History Press. The book was updated in paperback to cover The Road To Bond 25 and published in August 2018.

    If you like our podcast, please share it with others! You can email us at moneypenny@the00files.com, go to www.the00files.com or find us on social media!

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Jimbo Bond 007 ,

From Holland With Love

A fantastic podcast with four knowledgeable and likeable hosts. The show delves into all aspects of Bond, not only the films and books. The regular interviews are aways interesting and insightful. One of the best produced podcasts out there too. Well with a listen. Five stars from me.

wf.kjbr ,

Superb , varied 007 podcast

Intelligent, varied in topic(s) and engaging podcast spanning a myriad of 007/ Fleming “spy” genre.Thank you.

Keith Allen v Basher Boris ,

Station H Holland!!!

Currently working through the back catalogue. For non native English speakers the dialogue would impress Her Majesty. Humour, varied opinions and a genuine love of all things Bond. Keep the Dutch end up guys.

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