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Monday, 30 March 2020

How #NOT to Podcast with Adam and Garrie | #NOTlistening Podcast

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Listen to "How #NOT to Podcast with Adam and Garrie | #NOTlistening" on Spreaker.

How #NOT to Podcast with Adam Garrie!
Don't call it a comeback?! Because it's not! Adam and Garrie return to the #NOTsensical routes of the #NOTlistening world. After a few years since being on the radio, they return to podcasting where you can swear (within reason) and talk nonsense without fear of LIVE listeners shutting down the station.

In this "Reboot"/"Re-imagining"/"Rehash" of what was once #NOTsensical is now..........a show with no name.......it's just a lesson in "How #NOT to podcast"........on #NOTlistening

Adam and Garrie return to the mics to discuss:
- New ideas and segments that don't make the cut
- The Laser Beam Podcast idea
- Plenty of free sound effects via a free app
- The Midriff Radio Memoirs!
- Creative Swears
and
- Listeners questions of sorts.

In the current climate and worldwide situation going on, this could bit of light relief that you might need. This podcast was recorded before the whole Coronavirus pandemic took hold, hence no mention of it during recording.....which is probably a nice thing.

MP3 Download Here 


Check it out. A NSFW (Not safe for Work) Podcast that will keep you entertained during your commute, work day, time alone on the toilet or whatever you do when nobody is looking.

You can Listen to the #NOTlistening Podcast at the following places:

Featuring Regular Contributors AdamWill and Ash
Music written and Performed by Mat Frost

The #NOTlistening Podcast
A Totally Irrelevant Comedy Podcast
Follow @BarkerPODcasts @NOTlisteningPOD
Check out ALL the other Shows in The Collection:
http://spreaker.com/user/oddcastpodcast

Saturday, 28 March 2020

March Pandemic Madness inc. Days Gone, A Way Out, Final Fantasy VII & more! | #NOTplaying

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It's been a while since we last posted an episode and to be honest we weren't expecting to be back with you so soon, but then a mutant plague got inflicted upon the world and we're all holed up in our various hobbit holes with not very much to do.

There's always gaming though and oh how very much we've fallen back on our erstwhile hobby of choice. We've been subscribing to various online services, re-embracing the art of co-op online multiplayer and finally getting to play some games that until recently seemed like nothing more than a pipedream - all in a desperate bid to stay sane during these most apocalyptic of times.

It's all hands on deck for a most unexpected #NOTplaying Podcast!

Listen to "March Pandemic Madness inc. Days Gone, A Way Out, Final Fantasy VII & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

Intro/Outro music kindly provided by Miracle of Sound

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTwatching Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notwatching-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Blah with.....Stephie Chapman the author of CALL ME, MAYBE | Blah Blah Land Podcast S1 05

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Blah with.....Stephie Chapman the author of CALL ME, MAYBE



Listen to "Blah with......Stephie Chapman Author of Call Me Maybe" on Spreaker.


Welcome to the podcast of "Blah Blah Land!" The podcast that celebrates people living their best life.

In this episode I sat down via skype with Author and Bass Player Stephie Chapman. I put a message out via twitter and instagram at the beginning of the year asking for new people to connect with and Stephie stepped up to the plate.
We "Brought the Blah" by discussing
- Her novel "Call Me Maybe" being out available to download
- How she came up with the idea for the story
- What she does to sustain her happiness in life
And much much more.


I always love connecting to new and creative people. We recorded this podcast a few months back, so we don't discuss anything to do with COVID-19 but we do discuss the trolling and negativity social media can have on our lives.



The story "Call Me, Maybe" is available via AMAZON and KOBO. Click the links to download and check out the story.
After the podcast I downloaded the book to my kindle and am currently half way through it, and I am happy to say, it's right up my street. Love it already! 

Follow Stephie on twitter and instagram too.


The subjects we touch upon, highlight where I envision the podcast to go moving forward. It is a relaxed discussion with opinions that might not always be shared between listeners but valid none the less. I want to maintain open and honest conversations where everyone involved feels a part of it and included.


Take a listen to the episode and subscribe, rate, review, comment below and share.....if you want to #Freedomtodowhatyouwant

What would you like to see more of in future #Blahs?
What does Female Empowerment mean to YOU?
How and what do you do to ensure you maintain a level of happiness?


If you want to #BringontheBlah with me, drop me a message/comment below and/or get following on my socials
Twitter: @Bringontheblah

Monday, 24 February 2020

The Best TV of 2019 inc. The Witcher, Watchmen, Good Omens & more! | #NOTwatching

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As has become customary for this show, our 2019 recommendations come to you just as 2020 hits a new content peak. So you'll have to hold tight for our thoughts on this years crop of the best streaming shows until later in the year. This one is a celebration of the best of 2019.

Listen to "The Best TV of 2019 inc. The Witcher, Watchmen, Good Omens & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notwatchingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notwatchingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTplaying Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notplaying-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTwatching Podcast.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Blah with.....Holly Matthews from #TheHappyMeProject | Blah Blah Land Podcast S1 04

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Blah with.....Holly Matthews from #TheHappyMeProject | Blah Blah Land Podcast S1 04


Listen to "Blah with.......Holly Matthews From #TheHappyMeProject" on Spreaker.


In this Episode of BLAH BLAH LAND I managed to, finally, sit down and record a podcast with the awe-inspiring Holly Matthews! I have known Holly for several years now, and even knew of her back in the day when she was starring on "Byker Grove", and she continues to inspire me on a daily basis. So a few weeks back I managed to start up "SKYPE!" and have a great chat all things.
- Happiness
- Dealing with loss and bereavement
- Her life as an Actress and Pop Star
- #TheHappyMeProject online courses
- The Power of controlling your social media content

and much much more



So, Holly has created an online (and in person) Self Development programme
"Self Development doesn't have to be fancy"
You can check that out here: https://iamhollymatthews.zippycourses.com/course/iamconfident

I have a personal admiration for Holly and she has continuously inspired and helped me find happiness and structure in my life, without ever having to meet her in person. We discuss in the podcast how powerful it is following the "right" people for "You" and how it can truly help you find your tribe or develop your own sense of worth.



In this podcast, you can hear the authenticity Holly exudes when talking, whether it's about her own achievements or even when she talks about the unfortunate death of her husband. Calling her brave, isn't meant to sound patronising, but she has continued to raise her daughters, assess her life and enhance her happiness through "doing" and not expecting.

Like I have said, Holly is somebody I owe alot of my happiness path finding too, a tiny cog in the process that enabled me to find the correct level and platforms of happiness. Holly is a "No Bullshit Self Development Coach" and her honesty is refreshing.



Please check out the following links to all things Holly!

Website: http://www.iamhollymatthews.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamhollymatthews/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollymatthews84/



The subjects we touch upon, highlight where I envision the podcast to go moving forward. It is a relaxed discussion with opinions that might not always be shared between listeners but valid none the less. I want to maintain open and honest conversations where everyone involved feels a part of it and included.


Take a listen to the episode and subscribe, rate, review, comment below and share.....if you want to #Freedomtodowhatyouwant

What would you like to see more of in future #Blahs?
What does Female Empowerment mean to YOU?
How and what do you do to ensure you maintain a level of happiness?


If you want to #BringontheBlah with me, drop me a message/comment below and/or get following on my socials
Twitter: @Bringontheblah

Monday, 3 February 2020

Our Favourite games of the Decade inc. Witcher 3, Fallout New Vegas, Assassin's Creed & more! | #NOTplaying #200

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Happy 200 episodes to us! And what better time to chime in on all those 'End of Decade' lists that have been filling up every corner of the internet over the past couple of months? Well, better late than never. We were originally gonna just hit the highlights since the podcast started in 2013, but 10 years is a nicer, rounder number. Enjoy!

Listen to "#200: Our Favourite games of the Decade inc. Witcher 3, Fallout New Vegas, Assassin's Creed & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

Intro/Outro music kindly provided by Miracle of Sound

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTwatching Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notwatching-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Our Movies of 2019 inc. Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Wild Rose & more! | #NOTwatching

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We know it's a bit late, but there were a number of things from 2019 that we needed to get to before we put together our end-of-the-year lists, so this week, we're talking about our favourite movies of 2019, a few things we still haven't got round to yet and then a few things we're looking forward to in 2020. We'll be back in a few weeks to do more or less the same thing for TV, by which time you'll no doubt be stuck underneath a pile of new stuff, such is the relentless volume of content we have to deal with these days. Oh and Happy New Year, if that's still an appropriate greeting this far into it?

Listen to "Our Movies of 2019 inc. Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Wild Rose & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notwatchingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notwatchingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTplaying Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notplaying-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTwatching Podcast.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Blah with.....Jennie Lawson from Mimosa Beauty | Blah Blah Land Podcast S1 03

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Blah with.....Jennie Lawson from Mimosa Beauty| Blah Blah Land Podcast S1 03



In this Episode of BLAH BLAH LAND I was so excited to sit down and chat to someone who I have wanted to chat to for a while now. Jennie Lawson is the owner of "Mimosa Beauty" in Chelmsford, Essex and she has built her beauty salon from the ground up to be regarded as one of the most innovative brands in the beauty industry. Jennie, and her colleagues, have worked tirelessly to run a ECO - INNOVATION focused salon, where sustainability and the environment are huge factors and driving forces behind the success. A few ways they do this are....

- Buying British to cut down on their carbon footprint
- Being 100% landfill free
- Eco friendly washing and also an Eco-Friendly building.

You can, and should, check out their website Mimosa Beauty

"The truth is, we believe that every single person is beautiful, and it’s our deepest joy to help people see themselves like we see them: gorgeous, inside and out." - A Quote taken from their website.

I sat down and spoke to Jennie and I must admit, she did not disappoint. Her open, raw and honest nature to her life and business is refreshing in this day and age. There is a sense of authenticity with her and I sat back and listened to every single word she dropped. She spent the majority of the chat feeling like I was learning and being educated on a world I feel guilty for not paying too much attention to. This podcast was very much an eye opener for me.

A Few Links to check out
https://www.mimosabeauty.co.uk/phorest-salon-software-hosts-first-sustainability-wellness-event/

https://www.mimosabeauty.co.uk/best-self-care-strategies-dealing-cold-weather-blues/

Also, as we discuss in the podcast, Jennie has created an online sanctuary to help inspire and motivate people to enhance and embrace their own beauty and learn more self care. Check out the website and join! There is so much to take from this chat. An Online sanctuary is a perfect haven for those looking for some guidance. 
https://www.mimosasanctuary.com/joinus34029629



Her Instagram: www.instagram.com/Mimosabeautysalon

The subjects we touch upon, highlight where I envision the podcast to go moving forward. It is a relaxed discussion with opinions that might not always be shared between listeners but valid none the less. I want to maintain open and honest conversations where everyone involved feels a part of it and included.


Take a listen to the episode and subscribe, rate, review, comment below and share.....if you want to #Freedomtodowhatyouwant

What would you like to see more of in future #Blahs?
What does Female Empowerment mean to YOU?
How and what do you do to ensure you maintain a level of happiness?


If you want to #BringontheBlah with me, drop me a message/comment below and/or get following on my socials
Twitter: @Bringontheblah

Friday, 10 January 2020

Bringing on the Blah | Blah Blah Land Podcast

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What is Bring on the Blah anyway?

I remember about 8 years ago, I started the whole #NOTlistening world (well the ODDcast PODcast world as it started) as a place to podcast and "be funny" with my mates. I started it all as a way to drink beer and chat "shit" whilst being ultra edgy.........Something I regret listening back to some of the stuff that we tried to discuss. All this was done during my late 20's and during a time when I wasn't exactly in the greatest of headspaces as it was. I was struggling with my mental health and I didn't even realise.

The Podcast actually helped me, to a point, where I was able to spend time with my friends and meet new people, but it also led to a deeper issue where I became pressured to deliver, to be funny and to create something that wouldn't get badly critiqued.......It did! quite a few times and I don't blame them to be fair.
Anyway, Along with the who #NOTlistening world, which has blossomed and found it's voice over the years, I tired my hand at blogging and trying to be edgy and controversial with that.......again some of the stuff I wrote I look back and "sigh" and also it led me down a path that opened me up to a perception I wasn't happy with..........I am blabbing right now, I will get to the point of this post soon, trust me.

So after several years of growth and self - development I started to find my feet again and where I wanted to go with any of my creative endeavours. During my podcasting days I managed to interview and talk to some bloody interesting people, people that I enjoyed talking to and hearing what they had to say! This was something I wanted to do more of.
So in 2019 I came up with the idea of a podcast that wasn't for the "laughs" it was a passion project for me to sit down and chat with people I find interesting. People I look up to. People that I believe to empower and inspire people. I wanted to do a podcast where I felt the positivity and happiness from their life and attitude. I created the Podcast "Blah Blah Land"

The Podcast is still new and very raw, but 2020 I have more ideas and people lined up to chat to. These people don't have to be big name celebs, these are every day people living their best life. These people have something to say and if it can reach a small handful of people then I am extremely happy with that.
This Podcast wasn't created as a ratings, hits and downloads winner. if that happened, bonus, but I didn't want to fall back into the pressure of trying to be a podcast that fought for listeners. This was my passion project that I can do "my thing" and indulge in others happiness.

So, If you want to support and check out the shows far please take a look here

Checking in with Ana Davies



Calling in with Anna Johnston





Take a listen to the episode and subscribe, rate, review, comment below and share.....if you want to #Freedomtodowhatyouwant

What would you like to see more of in future #Blahs?
What does Female Empowerment mean to YOU?
How and what do you do to ensure you maintain a level of happiness?


If you want to #BringontheBlah with me, drop me a message/comment below and/or get following on my socials
Twitter: @Bringontheblah

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Our Favourite games of 2019 inc. Control, Rage 2 & more! | #NOTplaying #199

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Happy New 2020!

On this suitably festive episode Marcus and Rob are quizzed by Will (literally), we run through some of the games we've recently been playing and then choose our favourite games of 2019.

Listen to "#199: Our Favourite Games of 2019 inc. Rage 2, Control & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

Intro/Outro music kindly provided by Miracle of Sound

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTwatching Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notwatching-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker & The Mandalorian | #NOTwatching

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After an explosive resurrection with the Force Awakens and a thoughtful follow-up in the Last Jedi, the finale to this new trilogy was never going to be an easy task. And so Rise of Skywalker has so far been the most divisive Star Wars movie ever. Listen on for our thoughts on this finale to this most holy trilogy of trilogies, not to mention a quick time jump to next March when we are enjoying The Mandalorian on Disney+. The force is strong in this one... etc... :)

Listen to "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker & The Mandalorian" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notwatchingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notwatchingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTplaying Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notplaying-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTwatching Podcast.

Monday, 25 November 2019

Jedi - Fallen Order, The Outer Worlds, Control, Devil May Cry 5 & more! | #NOTplaying #198

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This month we've been smashing through our backlogs once more! Rob's been sadistically losing the will to live in Metro Exodus, Will has been using his commute to finish up the remastered-for-switch Final Fantasy XII & Marcus has mostly been hunting monsters in Monster Hunter World. All this and much much more on a pile o' shame focussed #NOTplaying Podcast!

Listen to "#198: Jedi - Fallen Order, The Outer Worlds, Control, Devil May Cry 5 & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

Intro/Outro music kindly provided by Miracle of Sound

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTwatching Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notwatching-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Monday, 18 November 2019

The Boys, Dark Crystal, Warrior, Mindhunter & more! | #NOTwatching

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We're really deep into the peak TV season right now, so what better time to remind you of all the things you might have missed from the end of summer. So we're talking Amazon's The Boys and the latest season of Goliath, Netflix's resurrection of The Dark Crystal and the latest season of Mindhunter. We also say goodbye to the long running Orange is the New Black and wonder what happened to the same creator's female wrestling drama, Glow.

Listen to "The Boys, Dark Crystal, Warrior, Mindhunter & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notwatchingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notwatchingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTplaying Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notplaying-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTwatching Podcast.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Who is Tom Hamm? (TV Catch Up Chat) | #NOTlistening Podcast

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Listen to "Who is Tom Hamm? (TV Catch Up Chat) | #NOTlistening" on Spreaker.


Who is Tom Hamm?
Ever sat down and spoken to friends about a TV show or Film and you just can't remember the name of the Actor in it? Well this isn't a problem for Ash who just makes up a name and owns it.
So, Back again for more nonsense behind the mics. Adam, Will and Ash try and cram in 20 odd minutes all the Netflix and Amazon Prime shows they have binged.
Obviously no spoilers, because the problem with binge watching is you forget half of what you've watched anyway.

The trio cover there views and thoughts on shows such as
-The Umbrella Academy
- Good Omens
- The Good Place

- The Boys
and more......Kind of.......

It's a TV chat..........just like all those other podcasts that do copious amounts of research and in depth analysis of said shows.......only #NOT!


MP3 Download Here 


Check it out. A NSFW (Not safe for Work) Podcast that will keep you entertained during your commute, work day, time alone on the toilet or whatever you do when nobody is looking.

You can Listen to the #NOTlistening Podcast at the following places:

Featuring Regular Contributors AdamWill and Ash
Music written and Performed by Mat Frost

The #NOTlistening Podcast
A Totally Irrelevant Comedy Podcast
Follow @BarkerPODcasts @NOTlisteningPOD
Check out ALL the other Shows in The Collection:
http://spreaker.com/user/oddcastpodcast

Monday, 28 October 2019

Metro Exodus, Final Fantasy XII, Monster Hunter World & more! | #NOTplaying #197

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This month we've been smashing through our backlogs once more! Rob's been sadistically losing the will to live in Metro Exodus, Will has been using his commute to finish up the remastered-for-switch Final Fantasy XII & Marcus has mostly been hunting monsters in Monster Hunter World. All this and much much more on a pile o' shame focussed #NOTplaying Podcast!

Listen to "#197: Metro Exodus, Final Fantasy XII, Monster Hunter World & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

Intro/Outro music kindly provided by Miracle of Sound

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTwatching Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notwatching-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Blowing off the Cobwebs! | #NOTlistening Podcast Returns!

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Listen to "Blowing Off the Cobwebs | #NOTlistening" on Spreaker.


So......where were we?
It's been over 2 years since Adam, Will and Ash actually recorded and they return to massive fanfare and the most extravagant and incredible show since they last recorded.
After some pleasantries and awkward chat (Adam and Ash haven't seen each other in over 2 years) the trio return to what they do best......Talk about Batman of course......plus have a general catch up......When Adam finally remembers how to podcast


MP3 Download Here

Check it out. A NSFW (Not safe for Work) Podcast that will keep you entertained during your commute, work day, time alone on the toilet or whatever you do when nobody is looking.

You can Listen to the #NOTlistening Podcast at the following places:

Featuring Regular Contributors AdamWill and Ash
Music written and Performed by Mat Frost

The #NOTlistening Podcast
A Totally Irrelevant Comedy Podcast
Follow @BarkerPODcasts @NOTlisteningPOD
Check out ALL the other Shows in The Collection:
http://spreaker.com/user/oddcastpodcast

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Joker, IT Chapter 2, Marvel Phase 4 & more! | #NOTwatching

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It's a clown special this episode, with Todd Phillip's Taxi Driver flavoured take on Batman's Nemesis and the second part of Andrés Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's multi-generational epic. We're also covering some old yet somewhat still developing news on the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the recently announced Matrix sequel and a whole lot more!

Listen to "Joker, IT Chapter 2, Marvel Phase 4 & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notwatchingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notwatchingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTplaying Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notplaying-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTwatching Podcast.

Monday, 30 September 2019

The Last of Us Part II, Borderlands 3, A Plague Tale: Innocence & more! | #NOTplaying #196

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So this episode was originally supposed to be with you a little sooner, but we've had some illness and family issues to deal with and then Sony & Microsoft decided to run their online announcement streams on the night we were going to record so you're getting the september episode right at the end of the month rather than somewhere in the middle of it. If there's any upside to all of this it's that the longer we leave it, the more stuff we've played and/or can talk about.

So after getting our take on said streams and the announcements within, Will gives his opinion on the latest Borderlands game, Marcus dresses down Epic Games' attempt at a game so very close to his heart and Rob talks about the first game of 2019 he's played, the surprisingly well-executed A Plague Tale: Innocence.

Listen to "#196: The Last of Us Part II, Borderlands 3, A Plague Tale: Innocence & more!" on Spreaker.

Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

Intro/Outro music kindly provided by Miracle of Sound

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTwatching Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notwatching-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Waking from a Blogging Coma | #NOTblogging

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What the fuck is blogging?

So, it's been a long while! Literally it's been years since I actively opened up this website/blog and actively had a good look at it or even thought about writing anything. Even though the posts have been consistent from #NOTwatching and #NOTplaying podcast posts (which in case you didn't know HAVE NOTHING to do with me creatively! Those awesome podcasts are the work of some people with in the #NOT family). With those posts aside, the last actual "podcast" I released was back in October 2018......even that was a podcast version of a radio show which I recorded back in 2017!!

If I actually go back to when I was actually actively writing or podcasting/radio presenting it's been 3 or 4 years!! That is insane to think I have not been very creative and productive with this website since 2015 in the main. I used to have regular posts coming out that ranged from comedy podcasts! Film reviews! Fake interviews with Gwyneth Paltrow and even plenty of fashion related posts that caused quite a stir with some other bloggers!!

To clarify i have NEVER met GPAL!


If I think as to why I seemed to have gone into some kind of blogging coma, I can only think that my personal life got neglected due to this world and I went on a downward spiral which took me a while to get out off!

"Oh Great! Another Mental Health Post?!"

Well, let's set it straight, maybe this is a post about mental health or maybe it's not! Maybe this an off the cuff post that i needed to write to give myself a boost in creativity, self care and mindfulness! Don't get me wrong, I don't expect people to care/worry/know about my life and circumstances and that is purely because those that know me, know me! This whole world of #NOTlistening and beyond was created for entertainment, fun, creativity and more. I never want that to change, I want that to always be the focal point. With all the podcasts (many still going #NOTwatching and #NOTplaying) archived and still available maybe they can find new listeners every day, which judging by the downloads is still a valid statement.

My blogging side of things blew up with the whole #Mashion and #Meauty world back in 2013-2015 where I was able to express my views on female fashion and beauty with comic tongue in cheek commentary. I managed to hit some nails right on the head whilst also completely missing the mark by miles. Regardless, this was always so much fun. I used this who topic to actually mask my interest and passion into make up and fashion! Something that years ago I joked about but over the past years I have grown to embrace and learn to openly talk about and share my love of!......Yes! I Love make up and fashion as much as the next woman! I don't believe that my gender needs to define my interests! Over the past year I have actually been doing an online make up artists course too! It's pretty obvious to say my gender identification needed looking into and my acceptance of how I see myself. I don't like labels! I am very fluid! I am comfortable. I enjoyed being part of the beauty bloggers community and hope I can maybe return back to writing more but with a more honest approach.


Anyway, I know I have changed so much within myself since my last conscious efforts to get creative with this blog. My personal well-being has improved and my mental health has really improved. I feel like I am ready to return to sharing my love of things with like-minded people. I had a strange few years where a certain person online used my online world to attack my choices and it really affected how I saw the way I presented myself online. It took me back and kind of killed part of my drive to share and collaborate and create. Only recently have I realised that my interests and life is not something for somebody to dictate and scrutinise when it's not hurting others nor is it affecting the geenral balance of the world. I truly believe that you need retrospective in these things and not allow the online world (including blogging/podcasting) to take over who you are. in 2019 I am older and slightly more aware of my choices and how I can best utilise them to influence my mood.

I am not going to lie, but the minute I started writing this blog post, I had no idea what I was going to write! Seriously, I have just allowed myself to just blurt out whatever I feel needs to be said. It's very therapeutic to just write your truth and this feels like that. Should I even post this? Why not! I am not looking for hits and likes, I just feel that maybe I owed some sort of explanation (not to specific people) in general to get things off my chest. Even now, I am not sure where and why all this came out but it feels good to write again!

I want to pick up where I left, but without the pressure of having to follow rules and guidelines! When I started podcasting I did it as a hobby and bit of fun, then it got more constructed and hard work. I want to find the balance of doing something fun with my mates and sharing creative ideas!

Thanks for reading this, whoever you are, I don't expect this to be a life changing post, many of you are probably skimming through it anyway, but I do appreciate the time you took to click the link and read. I will be back with more posts, maybe more podcasts and maybe more creative ideas to keep me happy.

I always say for people to be the best you!......even if you don't know who that you is, it's worth looking for.

I feel like I should sign this off with something wanky like "Peace Out" but that feels false. Maybe I'll just sign off this post with a quote to live by....

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"

A Random Photo of Bianca Del-Rio!......For no reason whatsoever!


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Monday, 12 August 2019

Final Fantasy VII & the issue of Videogame Nostalgia | #NOTplaying #195

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Nostalgia is a funny old thing. It can turn even the sanest minds into dribbling wrecks at the mere whiff of childhood happiness. And don't those publishers know it. Why spend hundreds of man-hours coming up with original content when there are all those new platforms to have things ported to and why indeed make a new Final Fantasy game, when you can just mine an existing one? And so it was that the subject of the Final Fantasy VII remake came up during our breakdown of Square Enix's E3 presentation a few weeks back. And Rob found it so hard to comprehend Marcus's enthusiasm, that we thought it was worth spinning out into it's own episode...

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