The Explosive Alan Podcast (gaming)
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.

Apparently, 80 years of marriage is your Oak Anniversary, which fits our 80th anniversary of being married to this beautiful podcast perfectly because of all the inevitable Pokémon GO chat. (Professor Oak? Pokémon? No?)

We're fortunate enough to be joined by the incredibly prolific and very funny Gav Murphy, star of IGN, Regular Features, S4C and the From Jabba to Jedi podcast. Listen in as he tells us his tales of gatecrashing and body fat goal-smashing, alongside all your favourite features. Hear Dan's sordid HuniePop confessions, Gareth's secret bus exploits and Simon's discovery of a whole new way to say 'goodbye' in Welsh, and feel better about your own life in the process.

What Makes You Happy Links:
Sunspring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7x2Ihqjmc
Frank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-catC4tBVyY
A Day With Mom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vavtswlobI
The Attendant: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5865622/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

Direct download: ExAL_Ep80_EverythingMustGo.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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So, here we are, then. 20 consecutive episodes! WE MADE IT, YOU GUYS! But don’t think we’re stopping any time soon, no sir! Dan and Simon are here this week to guide you through the past 7 days of the gaming world. We’ve got a lot of chat about the Steam Sale, as well as a selection of questions from you guys. A lovely debate about horror games and a challenge in which we bring back 1 star Amazon reviewer Freedom of Speech! So, sit back with a lovely glass of Apple and Alfonso Mango squash and enjoy episode 79, friends!

What Makes Us Happy Links
Instagram in the 80s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1IqyBZNJCU
Celebrity Masterchef: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007mtf0

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Isn’t hindsight a wonderful thing? Listen to Ash and Simon in this week’s podcast as they utterly fail at discussing anything to do with sports. On top of that, we’ve also got our usual questions, what makes us happy, as well as a challenge about whether celebrities are older than household inventions! This is a games podcast, we swear. Enjoy, friends!

 

Overwatch Transmedia Article: https://killscreen.com/articles/overwatch-pleasure-transmedia-narratives/

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This week’s episode sees Simon taking the reigns to do something a little bit different. In response to something Gareth asked him on the podcast a while ago, Simon went on a bit of a journey to find out the answer to a questions he’d rather stupidly never considered. Is the LGBT community being represented enough in video games? So, sit back, and enjoy this special hour of investigation, learning and some fantastic interviews with many LGBT people across the gaming community. If you enjoy it, please do share this around with others. We’re all about furthering the conversation here, and would love to spread this as far as possible. Enjoy, friends.

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It’s E3 week! Did you catch it all? No? Well then worry not, Simon is here to guide you through the mess of information that came out during the week. Joining Simon is our L.A. games correspondent man Dan Maher, or, TV’s Dan Maher to you and me. So sit back, relax and let us tell you all about those three Es.

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This week’s #ExAlPod is special in many ways. One, it has Dan and Simon recording outside because it was too hot in the office. As as result, special guests this episode include many airplanes and an opera singer. For real! It’s also special because we’ve got a whole load E3 chat ahead of next week’s event. Enjoy, friends!

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We may have planned an episode in our normal way, but when Gareth has himself and idea, and Simon is easily influenced, things often go awry. SO, we present to you our first on the road episode where a coin decides our fate. Sure we discuss what we've been playing, answer some questions and do some news, but now with added coin flipping! Will Simon have a smoothie? Will Gareth assault someone? Will we play in a bubble world? The fun never ends when a coin is involved!

What Makes Us Happy links:
https://www.facebook.com/VueCinemas/videos/1191607237539905/?pnref=story

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:34pm UTC
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Simon’s at it again! It’s another solo episode this week as the rest of the team are off being crazy busy, as a result, it’s a super short episode. But something is better than nothing, right? So, yes, join Simon as he talks about what he’s been playing, answers your questions a does a bit of news about Pokemon and Overwatch. Honestly, all that in 12 minutes? I can’t believe it either. Normal service will resume shortly!

What Makes You Happy:

Jabba To Jedi: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/jabba-to-jedi/id1078030683?mt=2

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Welcome to the 71st episode of our weekly Uncharted 4 podcast! No wait, sorry, it’s a video games podcast in general, you just wouldn’t know it from all the Uncharted talk this week! What else, what else, well, you’ve got just Dan and Simon hosting this time round with a healthy dose of Getting To Know Us Questions, a Challenge, and also a debate about whether games should have an easy mode or not. ENJOY IT, or else!

 

What Makes You Happy Links:
Magnets & Marbles (Kaplamino) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ9gs-5lRKc&feature=youtu.be

My Dad Wrote a Porno - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/my-dad-wrote-a-porno/id1044196249?mt=2

Direct download: ExAl_Ep71_BackWordsCompatible.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 11:08pm UTC
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What have learning Spanish, Star Wars, simulated sex, Rupaul's Drag Race, dislocated knees, Uncharted 4, nightmare-inducing audio and anal Rumble Pak insertion got in common? Absolutely nothing, until episode 70 of ExAlPod came along.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep70_MeBeboTuMalteada.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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