Thursday, 28 May 2015

The New Way to be #NOTlistening

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How you can be #NOTlistening from now on...

So, it's been just over 4 years since I started Podcasting. I won't go into details on the beginnings and all that, because I am pretty sure I have either
  • explained it all before more than once
    or
  • you don't actually care
and over the 4 years, what was started as drunken ramblings amongst me and my mates turned into a decent hobby that spurned into quite a popular brand.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not saying anything #NOTlistening is a major name and brand, but to me, this is pretty cool. 
To watch a podcast ( originally called ODDcast PODcast ) rise and evolve into The #NOTlistening Podcast and in turn launching a blog/website that gets a very respectful amount of hits daily.

This post isn't a self indulgent post, but aren't most blogs self indulgent?.........Anyway, this post is more about a new chapter in the world of #NOTlistening.

What began as a podcast that used to span a whooping 2 hours per week!....Yes seriously we managed to record weekly shows at 2 hours long. Granted these episodes usually became un-edited drunken nonsense, but it was a show and we kept it going for a while.
Then the podcasts become a little more structured, edited down, added some jingles and intros and it all started to fit a more "podcast friendly" format. These episodes were still roughly an hour long or more.
After a god while, we re-formatted and tried to cut down the length. 30 minute podcasts were the way to go, due to many family commitments and more discipline in getting the best content and editing out the dead weight.

This format suited the #NOTlistening Podcast very well. Even changing what happened in the podcast was good way to keep us creative. Adding in sketches, interviews and semi-scripted segments alongside quizzes and chat, made the show a joy to record and edit together.

BUT recently I felt like The #NOTlistening Podcast and Website needed a major boost and I wanted to fully integrate the podcast episodes with the blog posts.....So from now on The #NOTlistening Podcast will be....

....Giving You Less, BUT More!

Makes no sense right? Well it's simple. Instead of ONE 30 Minute Episode per week consisting of a few segments edited together, The #NOTlistening Podcast will be cut back and released TWO or THREE times a week at a shorter, more concise length. Each segment we record will be released as it's own podcast.

The reasoning behind this was simply to offer more weekly content across the website and podcasting platform. Keeping the website more active and making the podcasts easier to listen to on the move. Surely a 5 minute or 10 minute podcast can be listened to during a lunch break at work? a walking of the dog? or even a lengthy relaxing time on the toilet......whatever floats your boat.

So, it's simple really. Expect to see MORE podcasts at a LESSER time length.
Do you Care? probably not, but I wanted to make it official and clear.

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

So, Listen to| #NOTlistening Ep. - JERKrassic Park | where Ash decides he wants to Reboot the Classic, money-making Dinosaur Classic "Jurassic Park". We like to discuss films we want to Reboot usually on the Podcast and Ash's reasoning for rebooting Jurassic Park is pretty interesting.

What film would you want to Reboot? What would you do it Jurassic Park if you could totally reboot it? Let us know. Tweet us @BarkerPODcasts or Comment below.


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.

Featuring Regular Contributors AdamWillAsh and Rita.
Music written and Performed by Mat Frost

The #NOTlistening Podcast
NOT Just another comedy podcast......
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Best Marvel Superhero Movies EVAH! | #NOTwatching #51

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With Marvel 'bringing it' with the Avengers for a second time round this summer, we thought it might be time for us to take stock of their efforts so far and pit their movies one against another in a no-holds-barred fight to the death. There can be only one this week: which Marvel Superhero will rule them all on this week's #NOTwatching Podcast!



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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

GTA V, Hearthstone, Trine 3 & more! | #NOTplaying #78

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It's taken a while, but after multiple delays Grand Theft Auto V is finally out on PC and while Rob's not had that much time with it, Iain's been having a ball with GTA Online, Rockstar's fully featured multiplayer complement. Meanwhile Patrick's been checking out the early access Trine 3, Adam & Rob have been exploring Elite: Dangerous's recently introduced community goals system and Rob also does his best to convince everyone that Hearthstone is worth picking up on mobile, with varying (i.e. unsuccessful) results. All this and more on another 'What we haven't been' #NOTplaying Podcast!



GTA V

Elite: Dangerous

Trine 3

Hearthstone


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Monday, 25 May 2015

Celeb-Twitty | #NOTlistening

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Recently on my Radio Show CCR Drive at 5 on Chelmsford Community Radio (#CCR), me and my Monday Co Host Ginny, recorded a Bank Holiday Special and in doing so we trialled a NEW on air game to play.
The Game was called "Celeb-Twitty" and it had a simple premise.
  1. Pick 3 Celebs on Twitter
  2. Pick 3 of their Tweets
  3. See if the other person can work out who the celeb is from these Tweets
  4. If you lose, You must face a forfeit.
Simple! I am sure it's been done before, but regardless, we put our own spin on it.

So, Myself and Ginny played this out over the course of the show and had a lot of fun trying to "out-do" each other.
In this Episode of The | #NOTlistening Podcast Ep.170  - Celeb-Twitty | I edited together the game from the CCR Drive at 5 show that aired. (If you would like to listen to the whole show you can HERE at the Mixcloud).

Listen along and see if YOU can guess who the celebs are.....obviously before we announce who they......or if you haven't already heard the show when it went live on the radio.







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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, Suicide Squad & more... | #NOTwatching #50

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Remember the days when if a movie was successful it would justify a sequel? Oh perhaps when such a sequel was successful enough to justify a trilogy? Well those days are well and truly over - today it's all about cinematic universes spread across multiple films in a year. In the context of Superhero mythologies, this makes perfect sense because the source material has been doing it for years and Marvel have done an admirable job of bringing that to the screen, which in turn bodes well for Disney's other massive franchise set in a Galaxy Far Far Away. It's only natural for DC and Warner Brothers to want a piece of the action, but without someone like Kevin Feige in charge, who's going to keep the wheels on the cart? Zack Snyder? And don't get us started on Sony, whose ideas for multiple Ghostbusters sequels were already preposterous enough.... all this and more on another ranty news edition of the #NOTwatching Podcast!


Stand alone Star Wars Movie to be called 'Anthology films' - Rogue 1 teaser shown at Celebration...

May 4th Photos

Star Trek XIII to be called Star Trek Beyond - Idris Elba in line to play the villain

Spiderman Shortlist

DC's superhero universe is probably going to suck

Suicide squad full costume line-up

Jump Street/Men in Black crossover

Kingsman sequel in the works

John Wick sequel confirmed

Legend is another krays movie with Tom Hardy playing both twins out 9/11

Warcraft is out June 10th 2016

Fast & Furious 8 is out April 14th, 2017

Pacific Rim 2 is out August 4th 2017


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Monday, 18 May 2015

Catwoman's ReBOOTY and Politics | #NOTlistening

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Catwoman's ReBOOTY and Politics 




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Another #NOTlistening Podcast, Another Randomness of Nonsense. In this Episode we continue the new format of quicker,slicker segments that revolve around all things from Movies to Science to Random stories.

In this Episode of The #NOTlistening Podcast we discuss the following
- Introducing Podcasts with Leg cramp
- Drunken Ash talks about Helium
- The Boys discuss about remaking Catwoman, Properly this time round.
- Rita Ramnani gives us random facts
- Essex Girl Jess loves a pout
- Jeff Goldblum get's starwatched
- Science Ash goes all rusty!

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.

Featuring Regular Contributors AdamWillAsh and Rita.
With additional contribution from Kate Willis
Music written and Performed by Mat Frost

The #NOTlistening Podcast
NOT Just another comedy podcast......
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Hang on! Did you guys notice that we went from Episode 167 - Joker Combustion straight to Episode 169 - Catwoman's ReBOOTY??? Where is Episode 168?.....well we did a LIVE #Politics themed episode after the General Election. You can listen to it here:





I didn't bother doing a write up for it, because it was an impromptu and political one, so it pretty much........I forgot OK! I forgot! But here it is, if you want to listen!


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Silent Hills and Alan Wake 2 RIP, Just Cause 3, Mad Max & more! | #NOTplaying #77

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On this week's show we contemplate what Telltale and Marvel working together might mean for gaming, we talk about the recent gameplay footage of Avalanche's two imminent open-world games (Just Cause 3 & Mad Max) and we discuss the rumours of which direction the next Mass Effect game might be taking. We also have some news on some games we most definitely will #NOT be playing any time soon.... (RIP Silent Hills and Alan Wake 2). All this and more on another game-stuffed #NOTplaying Podcast!



Telltale making games with Marvel

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Shadow of the Beast Remake (PS4 exclusive)

Just Cause 3 Gameplay Trailer

Mad Max Gameplay Trailer

2 big expansions coming to the witcher 3

Kingdom come: deliverance to show next alpha at e3, now on course for a summer 2016 release, early access beta before that...

Mass Effect 4 leak

Alan Wake 2 gameplay (what might have been)

Silent Hills no longer happening


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Friday, 15 May 2015

DC Legends of Tomorrow | #NOTgeeky

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You're Not Heroes.......You're Legends

So, Arrow and The Flash......DC Comics has really taken over the television world (Gotham, being DC but very much a separate on FOX in the US) and really captured that connection the marvel universe has in the movie world.
We all know DC have a MOVIEverse sorted for the upcoming "Batman V Superman" leading into the "Justice League" saga, BUT on the old idiot box it is a very different story and not a "Batfleck" in sight.

In the past few years, DC comic book shows have taken a massive step forward and actually got to a point where they can have their own little "TVverse".
"Arrow" kicked it off by spinning off "The Flash" which in turn has spun off...."Legends of Tomorrow"

So...we are living in a world where we can have 3 TV shows all connected to each other,much like the way comic books are. We have 3 shows that have the opportunity to share a world, characters and stories without taking away anything from their main storyline,
I am such a fan of this crazy way of TV making and after "Arrow" and "The Flash" announced they were creating a spin off from BOTH of their shows combined, I was mega excited and intrigued to see what,and how, it was going do and work.

"The Legends of Tomorrow" is the NEW show to run along side "Arrow" and "The Flash". Completing a holy trinity of DC TV Shows. I am actually unsure of the date of the show being aired, seeing as both Arrow and Flash are closing up their seasons, BUT the ambition to continue to create this world is exciting indeed.




Here is the FIRST LOOK at "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"


The things I really loved about this Trailer were:
  • Bringing together a group of characters that always ate up scenery in their previous outings......Yes I am looking at Captain Cold here!
  • Creating a TV Avengers! A Group of talented and exciting people to save the world.
  • Bringing Back Sarah as The "White Canary" after a very prominent "Arrow" Storyline.
  • Having Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as Series Regulars. These two will simply steal the show! 
  • Finally getting to The ATOMS main feature!.....Shrinking!
  • Introducing "HawkGirl"........We need to see this!
  • Arthur Darvill as "Rip Hunter" the TIME COP is great!




There is SOOOOO much to discuss about this show, but it is still early doors for it......But that has not stopped me from getting excited about it!


ALSO......CBS dropped another Trailer to a new show from DC that "Will" connect or finds links "Arrow" and "The Flash" very soon.
"SUPERGIRL" got its first look recently and if I am being truthfully honest..........I LOVED IT!


Melissa Benoist is a great choice as "SuperGirl" and the sneak preview really showcases a style and tone of the show that will be fun to watch. The beginning was like the SNL "Black Widow Parody they made....BUT after a few minutes, it showed that the show is ready to be fun and exciting. 
I could be wrong, but I hope Supergirl is a show that knows its audience and doesn't take itself too seriously.




Regardless.....I loved seeing Melissa Benoist in her outfit!

So, are you looking forward to these future shows? Let me know.


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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Spoiler Special | #NOTwatching #49

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Like the extended cast of current summer blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron itself, we assembled the glorious B Team this week to discuss Marvel's latest in detail, spoilers n' all. We cannot make it clear enough how much you do #NOT want to listen to this before you see the movie and if you haven't seen it yet, then what are you doing? Get thee to thy multiplex at once puny human! (as a certain God of Thunder might say). Unless we hadn't made it obvious enough, it's the latest adventures of Tony Stark & Co on this week's #NOTplaying Podcast.



Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel Universe in 13 mins

Quicksilver Vs Flash - who's faster?


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Monday, 11 May 2015

Star Wars: Battlefront, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided & more! | #NOTplaying #76

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On this week's show we look at some of the new game announcements and reveals from the past few weeks, including DICE & EA's Star Wars themed shooter, Battlefront, the next installment of the Deus Ex saga, the continuing cynical franchise shenanigans of the Guitar Hero and Assassin's Creed 'brands', the amusingly titled Totar War: Warhammer and a couple of indie kickstarter projects in Jotun and Little Devil Inside. It's another preview show on this week's #NOTwatching Podcast!



First Star Wars Battlefront details emerge from Star Wars Celebration.

Deus Ex - Mankind Divided announced!

Guitar Hero Live - redesigned controller, 'live action', 'first person perspective'

Assassin's Creed Chronicles is now a 3 part mini series of 2.5d games set across China, Russia & India

Beautiful norse mythology action exploration game, Jotun, recieves alpha trailer

Total Warhammer officially announced

Little Devil Inside Trailer


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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

True Detective, Twin Peaks & Preacher | #NOTwatching #48

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On this week's show we talk about that first True Detective season 2 trailer, David Lynch walking away from Showtime's Twin Peaks follow-up/reboot and follow-up our conversation a few weeks ago regarding the return of the X-Files, now that information on it has become more set in stone. There's also the usual release date and casting news, including who will play the leading roles in AMC's long-in-development Preacher Pilot. All this & more on another TV-focussed #NOTwatching Podcast.



True Detective Season 2 Teaser

Lynch walks away from Twin Peaks reboot

New X-Files could start shooting this summer - Duchovny and Anderson on board

More arrested development on its way

Constantine cancelled

Orange is the New Black renewed for Season 4 (Season 3 hasn't even started yet)

Preacher casting - Ian Colletti as Arseface

Ruth Negga as Tulip

Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy

Bruce Campbell will play Ronald Reagan in Fargo season 2

Vikings Extras needed

Clarkson getting sacked, might go to Netflix

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Jon @wobblyjon


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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Steam Paid Mods, Windows 10 & the BBC does GTA | #NOTplaying #75

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On this week's show we discuss the controversy surrounding Valve and Bethesda's decision to monetize it's vibrant mod community and why they so quickly backpedaled on the idea. And we banged on for so long about it there was barely time to mention anything else, except perhaps a certain BBC Drama currently being made about the creation of GTA... all this and sadly not much more on a notably topical #NOTplaying Podcast!



Valve introduces paid mod support for Skyrim on Steam

First paid mod to get taken down

Paid Mod Support removed

Valve clamping down on spamming

2K Australia closing

Windows 10 to release end of July

Daniel Radcliffe to play Sam Houser in BBC GTA V Biopic

Bill Paxton to play Jack Thompson


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Monday, 4 May 2015

Why YOU should be excited about....The Suicide Squad

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The Avengers with Attitude.....and Tattoos! 


Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman.......Killer Croc? The biggest Superhero(!) movie is due out in 2016 and it's NOT the one you expect. Forget Batman V Superman for one second and get that little bit excited for 2016's
"SUICIDE SQUAD"

The Suicide Squad is the film you get when you stick some of DC's finest Super-Villains, Rogues and general morally wrong characters together and make them become "heroes" of sorts. The idea of a film featuring "Anti-Heros" and "Bad Guys being told to work as a team" is something we haven't seen on screen yet.
I am not going to explain the history and the whole premise of The Suicide Squad, because
A) I am not an expert and I don't want to get "proper" geeks upset because I didn't mention the background of a character who doesn't wear a coat because of something that happened in issue 118.
B) I can't be bothered.

So, here are my reasons to why The Suicide Squad is the film YOU are excited to see....You just don't know it yet.

WILL SMITH GOES BAD ASS WITH A GUN AGAIN
Usually Will Smith is saving the world for the greater good, but this time he is saving "the world" because he is being told to. Playing assassin DEADSHOT, he may the biggest name in the cast, but he will have to bring the "Bad-ass" attitude to screen to dominate the film.

HARLEY QUINN LIVES!


"Wolf of Wall Street" starlet Margot Robbie will be bringing Fan Favourite "Harley Quinn" to life with her crazy, psycho-pathic and Joker loving antics. This will be HER film and she will be the Poster girl and the main focus leading up to the release.

 

Also with her inclusion, it leads nicely into introducing us to.....

THE NEW INCARNATION OF THE JOKER


Jared Leto has been given the massive task of bringing the "Clown Prince of crime" back to the big screen after seeing Heath Ledger produce an Oscar winning performance back in 2008. The Buzz surrounding his casting has divided fans, and I for one am loving this choice. As a fan of the Frank Miller "Dark Knight Returns" Joker, I am very much looking forward to Leto, going all out for this role.

JAI COURTNEY WILL PROBABLY STEAL THE FILM....


.....Whether you like it or not. Jai Courtney is one of those Actors that "Hollywood" wants to succeed as the next big thing. From his turn in "Divergent" to being Bruce Willis's son in "Die Hard 67: Geriatric Harder" to even the new "Terminator : Rebooting the Remake Sequel/Prequel", he is being forced upon us and told that "LIKE" him. So with his turn as Captain Boomerang (yes really!) he will be the light relief, comedic, Wolverine type character, that will probably have the witty one liners.
After this film you have either LOVE him or HATE him.

CARA DELEVINGNE GOES WITCH-LIKE


The usually stunning looking Model is going "witchy" as Enchantress! I personally have no idea who she is and what she does, but I assume she will be a freaky little bitch. Cara will add some glamour to an already masculine line up. This is a brilliant career move for her for sure.

and finally KILLER CROC!.....KILLER FUCKING CROC


I mean, come on! It's a fucking Crocodile or something! Just go with it!


Are you looking forward to "Suicide Squad"? You should be........


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