42 episodes

A podcast about life under lockdown – a series of one on one conversations about hope and fear while living through history.

Ventin' Quarantinos Jim Trinca, Steve Burns and Dave Mills

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

A podcast about life under lockdown – a series of one on one conversations about hope and fear while living through history.

    Episode 7: Curating Crime

    Episode 7: Curating Crime

    Jim talks to Louise Blain; writer, producer, true crime connoisseur, Assassin's Creed obsessive and all round murder enthusiast, about how she is on a mission to curate True Crime podcasts with her podcast about podcasts, Killt. Find out more about her work in this podcast about a podcast that's about podcasts.

    We're also huge Assassin's Creed fans, so we then talk about what we'd like to see in Valhalla, the future of the franchise, why we love it, and more. But this was recorded two months ago so don't expect any comment on anything other than, uh, vikings being cool.

    • 42 min
    Episode 6: Making a Full Cast Audio Drama During COVID

    Episode 6: Making a Full Cast Audio Drama During COVID

    Jim is joined by celebrated game developer Mike Bithell, creator of indie hits Thomas Was Alone, Volume, the Circular series of adventure games, and John Wick Hex which is out now on PS4.

    Today though, we’re talking about North Star Rising; an ambitious and wonderful project designed as a creative outlet for Bithell Games during the lockdown. A serialised science fiction audio comedy/drama produced entirely in the era of working from home, with a stellar cast, a sharp script, and a double helping of self-aware genre tropes.

    We discuss the challenges of producing a radio drama during a time when nobody can go to a recording studio, and how hard it is to write science fiction in the first place. Then, Bithell gives his take on the next generation of consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X – and why everyone, PC gamers included, should be excited.

    • 53 min
    Episode 5: Can you knit while playing DnD? She'll be the Judge of that

    Episode 5: Can you knit while playing DnD? She'll be the Judge of that

    This week we’re joined by presenter, writer, video producer and all-round games media personality Alysia Judge.

    Alysia and Burns talk Call of Duty: Warzone, and the connections they've made with friends and strangers through online gaming over the years. Also, Alysia discusses her upcoming videos for Netflix which are all about watching Netflix, role-playing DnD as an elderly welsh Nanny, and er, owning a freezer full of discount cornettos? We also talk about her role in upcoming murder mystery game Paradise Killer, in which she plays a judge.

    Ventin' Quarantinos is a podcast about attempting to stay normal in a world that is anything but. If you have any lockdown tips, recipes, exercise routines, cool things you've spotted in digital sales, stories that you don't mind sharing, anything really, please feel free to get in touch at jimburnsdave@gmail.com.

    And if you don't want to share anything on the podcast but just feel like reaching out to some strangers, feel free to email us anyway. It's good to talk.

    - Jim, and Burns, (and Dave)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 4: Every Era of Video Games Is Happening All At Once

    Episode 4: Every Era of Video Games Is Happening All At Once

    Jim chats to Xalavier Nelson Jr, writer of critically acclaimed indie games Hypnospace Outlaw and Can Androids Pray, creator of upcoming absurdist adventure An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs, and producer of Adios, the best game about a pig farmer refusing to dispose of bodies for the mob that you will play in 2020.

    He’s one of the most exciting figures in game development right now and it’s a fascinating interview that you won’t want to miss!

    Also in this episode: Burns and Dave on your emails, and whether or not it would be ethical to crowdfund the purchase of a Californian mansion with inadequate boat parking simply because it was featured in The Godfather part II.

    Ventin' Quarantinos is a podcast about attempting to stay normal in a world that is anything but. If you have any lockdown tips, recipes, exercise routines, cool things you've spotted in digital sales, stories that you don't mind sharing, anything really, please feel free to get in touch at jimburnsdave@gmail.com.

    And if you don't want to share anything on the podcast but just feel like reaching out to some strangers, feel free to email us anyway. It's good to talk.

    - Jim, and Burns, (and Dave)

    • 48 min
    Episode 3: The Babylon 5 of Hubris

    Episode 3: The Babylon 5 of Hubris

    Jim Trinca reunites with his old Gamewank cohort Richie Morgan to talk about the thing they love the most: TV shows with grand, sweeping stories told over multiple seasons. But has the small screen finally gotten too big?

    From I, Claudius to Star Trek: Picard, we talk about why the binge era is a monkey's paw curse for fans of the Long Arc.

    If you have any lockdown tips, recipes, exercise routines, cool things you've spotted in digital sales, stories that you don't mind sharing, anything really, please feel free to get in touch at jimburnsdave@gmail.com.

    And if you don't want to share anything on the podcast but just feel like reaching out to some strangers, feel free to email us anyway. It's good to talk.

    - Jim, and Burns, (and Dave)

    • 55 min
    Episode 2: Wrestlemania, normalcy, and old friends

    Episode 2: Wrestlemania, normalcy, and old friends

    Ventin' Quarantinos, a podcast about Attempted Normalcy in the face of lockdown, returns with a very special guest: Simon Miller, face of WhatCulture, former VideoGamer, and future WWE Hall of Famer (probably).

    Alongside host Steven 'Burns' Burns, he chats all things WrestleMania, as well as giving workout tips for when you can't go to the gym. Or anywhere.

    If you have any lockdown tips, recipes, exercise routines, cool things you've spotted in digital sales, stories that you don't mind sharing, anything really, please feel free to get in touch at jimburnsdave@gmail.com.

    And if you don't want to share anything on the podcast but just feel like reaching out to some strangers, feel free to email us anyway. It's good to talk.

    - Jim, and Burns, (and Dave)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Clarkey197 ,

Really enjoying!

Love it these episodes while on lockdown really brightens our days at home right now

paulf stoke ,

Always innovative

And original and spot on. Good to see them back for the lockdown

Herbi GR ,

Best podcast about nothing hosted by arseholes going

The scheduling is a minor work of art, the last 6 episodes going from all the guys present in November 2017, Burns out in December 2017, May 2018, June 2019, June 2018, July 2019.

I think it’s an homage to the chronology of Resident Evil series releases.

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