Every episode a guest will impersonate a character or a real person connected to the world of James Bond. Your host Jack Lugo will interview them in character for a limited amount of time. Then the character will "leave" and Jack will interview his guest for the episode. The conversation will then turn to casual banter about Bond, entertainment news, or various topics.
"Max Zorin" & Adam Hollingworth
"Max Zorin" has used microchips to contact Bond and Banter host Jack Lugo from the afterlife for the 9th episode of the podcast. "Max" reflects on the events leading to Operation Main Strike, his frustrations dealing with 007, and his relationship with henchwoman May Day. Afterwards, Jack interviews Adam Hollingworth - co-host of the Roger Moore's Cubby Hole podcast. Jack & Adam discuss the state of Bond, Roger Moore as an actor, & Adam's thoughts on the future of the Bond franchise.
"Natalya Simonova" & Marlene Orth
For the 8th episode of Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo interviews "Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova" directly after her "debriefing" with James Bond concluding their success at stopping Alec Trevelyan from using the GoldenEye satellite. Find out how Natalya felt along each step of her harrowing adventure with James! Afterwards, Jack chats with Marlene about her time growing up as a Bond fan in Germany, the German dubs of Bond films, her home-made Bond Monopoly board game, and much more!
"John Glen" & Robbie Sims
It's the 007th episode BOND AND BANTER! Host Jack Lugo takes the podcast audience on a journey through his Bond dream where he interviews legendary five-time Bond director "John Glen." Listen in as John Glen and Jack have a conversation during Jack's dream sequence! Afterwards Jack speaks to humorist and author of Quantum of Silliness Robbie Sims (aka @TheTchaikovsky on Twitter). Robbie and Jack chat about Bond, Robbie's esoteric sense of humor, Bond Twitter polls, Roger Moore's "Wells," and much more!
"Smithers" & Alan J. Porter
On episode 6 of Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo interviews Q’s assistant “Smithers.” Find out what's like working with Q at the MI6 laboratories. Afterwards, Jack interviews author and podcaster Alan J. Porter about his upcoming James Bond Lexicon book, Bond comics, his recent essay in a Batman book about the classic Adam West series, the Ian Fleming Foundation, and more!
"Dr. Christmas Jones" & Linda Zhu
In episode 5 of Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo chats with "Dr. Christmas Jones" after her memorable night with 007. We find out how she felt during her adventure with the iconic spy and whether her night with James was a mutual fling or something more. Afterwards, Jack speaks with Bond fan Linda Zhu all about the state of the Bond franchise, the Bond women of the Brosnan era, and more!
"Ernst Stavro Blofeld" & David Lowbridge-Ellis
In episode 4 for Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo interviews "Ernst Stavro Blofeld" directly from his batho sub during the events of Diamonds Are Forever. Find out the names of Blofeld's cats as well his contigency plans should his scheme in the film fail to go as plan and much more. Afterwards, Jack welcomes guest David Lowbridge-Ellis who runs the Licence To Queer blog about Bond's LGBTQ connections, the re-examination of films, and the importance of Queer studies to our history and education.
Very original concept. Jack is an incredibly knowledgeable Bond fan and this is quite a departure from all the other Bond podcasts out there. At the end of the day, you can always use another James Bond podcast. Thanks for the additional content in this lean Bond period.