The Explosive Alan Podcast
Join Dan, Ash, Gareth and Simon as they jabber through the games they're playing, tear through the week's most interesting news stories, attempt to outdo each other in weekly challenges, and invite the community to share their opinions on heavyweight gaming issues.

Merry Christmas, everyone! You’ve unwrapped all your presents we imagine by this point, but hey, guess what, Santa has brought you one more to open! Simon has chucked together this very short Christmas special where we cover off what you guys will be playing, eating and watching over the festive period. It’s not much, but it’s something! Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year, and we’ll see you all in 2017!

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We’d planned to pull out all the stops for our 90th episode, but all that pulling required far too much effort so Simon and Dan just did the usual (albeit over Skype, so slightly unusual). What we’ve made is still wonderful, obviously, so snuggle into your favourite podcast-listening chair, cuddle up to your pod-blanket, warm yourself with a hot poddy, and enjoy the show.

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It’s the Halloween episode that never was! We’re back to our old podcast procrastinating (podcrastinating) tricks, but with good reason because we’ve been… well, you’ll just have to listen and find out. Like dwarves in a barrel, we ride the rocky current of gaming news, views and Getting To Know Youse until we’re dragged under and drown in a river of information. Trump, Switch and a fleeting mention of Thomas Middleditch – it’s all here on the not-yet-90th episode of this podcast we call Explosive Alan.

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We waited until just after the Nintendo Switch and Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal trailers to bring you this most topical of ExAlPods. Well, unless you're listening to this any time after 21st October, in which case it's practically an historical artefact. Adding to that tasty zeitgeistiness is a chat about Palmer Luckey's political contributions, and our reactions to Westworld, the first Logan trailer and the Pokemon Sun & Moon demo. If it was any more current, it'd be a sultana.

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The Fabbest Four are reunited after a staggering 22-episode gap, in which time three of them have had children, and one of them has successfully avoided having children. Have our new lifestyles transformed ExAlPod into a preachy parentcast full of nappy-changing advice and weaning tips? Only partially! There’s still a little bit of time set aside to discuss the No Man’s Sky advertising controversy and Resident Evil’s new direction, and for Gareth to viciously dissect KSI’s foray into mobile gaming.

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HOLA! Welcome to this week’s #ExAlPod coming at you directly from Sitges (that’s in Spain, don’t you know!). This week we’ve got returning LGBT episode guest Andy Grier. He was lead audio designer on Guitar Hero Live! That’s pretty cool, right? So, join Simon and Andy as they recap this week’s news, what they’ve been playing, as well as a lovely challenge about video game holiday destinations! We’ve really got it all this week, WE REALLY HAVE! Enjoy it, friends!

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Russian Subway Dogs:

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Mr. Robot:

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Insert Coin Pokémon Store:

Cattle Auctioneer, The New Rap God:

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Didn't manage to make it to Gamescom? Neither did we, so we replicated the atmosphere by filling the office with strangers and queuing for three hours to use our own computers while eating overpriced currywurst. You won't hear any of that in this week's podcast (illegal fire hazard my arse), but you will hear two attractive-sounding men discussing their reignited love affair with GoldenEye, the new Metal Gear game that nobody asked for, fantasy sports and the possible (mis?)fortunes of Nintendo's NX. 


Kitty Horrorshow

Too Good To Go

Suicide Squad Sales Pitch by Jenny Nicholson

Trump Quotes by Zapp Brannigan

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Daaaaaaamn, Alan! Back at it again with the weekly episodes! That’s right, current youth people, Dan and Simon return to guide you through all things gaming and royalty-free music related. We’ve also got ourselves a wonderful guest this week in the form of one Laurie Blake. He’s a member of T.H.R.O.B, don’t you know! (You probably don't know. Now you do.)

So sit back, relax, and let 10 year-old Dan tell you all about Bubble Bobble! It’s episode 83 of The Explosive Alan Podcast!

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A particularly feature-rich show this week, with Dan & Simon discussing sexy cartoon characters, sharing their games du jour, analysing major gaming news, talking over the great TV that turned their frowns upside down, highlighting an incredibly interesting new game on Kickstarter and debating the merits and drawbacks of console game modding. We have opinions, and we ain’t afraid to use ‘em (irresponsibly).

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