Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 12: ‘Crazy Whitefella Thinking’ & ‘G’Day Melbourne’

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Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.

Welcome to Australia! Please try not to culturally appropriate while visiting this beautiful country full of snakes and people on fire. It’s not all fun and games though as Kevin might just be seeing things again and Nora is making some CHOICES. Continue reading Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 12: ‘Crazy Whitefella Thinking’ & ‘G’Day Melbourne’

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From Broadcast Depth – Episode 37: ‘The Missing Pieces’ & ‘Via Domus’

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While LOST fans had to wait an agonizing eight months between the 3rd and 4th season, the show didn’t go completely radio silent. Thirteen 2-3 minute Mobisodes (what the heck are Mobisodes?) were delviered to fill in some missing pieces to parts of Seasons 1 through 3 to whet the fans appetite. Kevin and Ben discuss all thirteen, whether they were effective, and which are the ones worth seeking out.

Additionally, Ubisoft produced a LOST video game that came out early in Season 4. Kevin played through the entirety of the game for the first time, giving his thoughts on the experience and whether it is a worthy companion piece to the show, while Ben provides his input having played the game when it was initially released.

With the show being half way completed (in terms of Seasons, anyway) the duo felt it was a good time to talk about the state of the show at its midway point, discussing how far it had come since Season 1, copycats, etc., all while answering questions from YOU the listeners!

Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 37: ‘The Missing Pieces’ & ‘Via Domus’

Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 11: ‘The Book of Kevin’ & ‘Don’t Be Ridiculous’

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Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.

Season Three is upon us and it has brought us the gift of many glorious dad beards! Kevin is back in a police uniform and receiving unwanted visits from old friends while Nora is taking us through her favourite Wu-Tang Band songs and jumping around on trampolines. This show. Continue reading Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 11: ‘The Book of Kevin’ & ‘Don’t Be Ridiculous’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 36: ‘Through the Looking Glass’ (Season 3 Finale)

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Two of the most iconic moments in the history of LOST take place in this week’s episode, with the most significant death to date, and an ending that tells the world that LOST truly isn’t all about the survivors heading home. Ben and Kevin talk about how Season 3 is remembered and how these moments shape the course of the show going forward.

Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 36: ‘Through the Looking Glass’ (Season 3 Finale)

Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 10: ‘Ten Thirteen’ & ‘I Live Here Now’

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Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.

As we close out Season 2 all heck breaks loose as we follow Meg to Jarden and find out what she’s keeping in the mystery van and what it means for Miracle. Everybody pick your favourite karaoke jam and let’s get to it! Continue reading Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 10: ‘Ten Thirteen’ & ‘I Live Here Now’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 35: ‘Bad Twin’ & ‘Greatest Hits’

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There was once a time where LOST was so hot that a fictionalized novel based off a manuscript in the show cracked the New York Times and Amazon best seller list. Kevin tracked down a copy of the book and gave it a read. Kevin and Ben discuss the relevance of the book to the show (or lack thereof), the connections it makes, and whether or not it’s worth your while. This leads into a discussion about other fandoms and the relevance of their tertiary properties to their overall lore.

Then it’s on to the penultimate episode of Season 3 where the beloved Charlie Pace comes to terms with his destiny and decides to chronicle his “Greatest Hits” before doing so. The other survivors prepare for an ambush of the Others which hopefully could be the beginning of the end of their life on the Island.

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Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 9: ‘A Most Powerful Adversary’ & ‘International Assassin’

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Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.

This week Kevin finally gets some answers about what the heck is going on with Ghost Patti and realises the only way to deal with her is to put on a suit and assassinate a senator. No, but really though.

Continue reading Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 9: ‘A Most Powerful Adversary’ & ‘International Assassin’