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.

It’s episode 95 of the Explosive Alan Podcast! And this week we see the triumphant return of the challenge section thanks to a crafty one devised by our very own Dan Maher… ish. We’ve also got talk of Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil 7, and OH YEAH, DID WE MENTION WE HAVE A LIVE PODCAST COMING UP ON THE 25/02/17 IN LONDON? Go here to grab your tickets. No, go on, go, we’ll wait… www.bit.ly/exalpod100

What Makes Us Happy Links
Archaeogaming: When Two Worlds Collide - http://thekillabunny.kinja.com/archaeogaming-when-two-worlds-collide-1791483025?rev=1485093708205
Bad Lip Reading: Seaguls (Stop It Now) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9t-slLl30E

Direct download: ExAl_Ep95_PresidentEvil.mp3
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Merry Friday, everyone! It’s the 94th episode of the Explosive Alan Podcast coming atcha, very much like 90s band Cleopatra. This week we’re talking all things Switch, as well as properly announcing our 100th LIVE episode event! COME ON DOWN! It’ll be taking place on 25th of February in Secret Weapon in London. Get your tickets right here www.bit.ly/exalpod100

 

What Makes Us Happy Links:
Power Rangers Trailer 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0757ByXCIMo
Dank Memes From Outer Space: https://www.facebook.com/DankMemesFromOuterSpace/
The Motionographer: http://motionographer.com/
One-Screen Mario Maker Puzzles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7SLOTCVCzE
Good Idea, Bat Idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaPeZPNz-Yk&feature=youtu.be

GameBlast 2017: https://www.gameblast17.com/

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The first ‘proper’ podcast of 2017 features our future (now past) selves’ first impressions of Nintendo Switch, recorded directly *does Iwata hand gesture* from the exclusive media hands-on event at the Hammersmith Apollo. If that’s not reason enough to listen, we’ve also got details of our upcoming live show on the 25th of February (Tickets available soon), our conflicting thoughts on The Last Guardian, news of Scalebound’s unfortunate demise and we share your most anticipated games of space year 2017.

What Makes Us Happy Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rQ1aodFVvY

David S Pumpkins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS00xWnqwvI

Yeahboi.me:
http://yeahboi.me/

Man in the High Castle:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/

Direct download: ExAl_Ep93_Scaleboned.mp3
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Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2017! Well, here we are, only 6 days into the year and you already have a lovely new podcast to listen to. But this ain’t your grandma’s ExAlPod, no sir! This week we’re doing something a little different. IT’S A TAKEOVER EPISODE! Gareth has taken the hosting seat and presents to you a potential spin off of sorts in which he’d like to teach you how to be awesome at things. This episode sees him, Dan, Simon and Ash teaching you how to be awesome at surviving the apocalypse! So, from zombies to tsunamis (mostly zombies, to be honest) pull up a broken chair, grab yourself some hot, hot food rationed tea and enjoy this week’s show!

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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.

What Makes Us Happy Links:
Westworld: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pokemon-sun-and-pokemon-moon-special-demo-version-3ds
Logan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Div0iP65aZo
Legion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daUW1RfiQAo

 

Direct download: ExAl_Ep88_AnApplADayKeepsSamsungAway.mp3
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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!

Direct download: ExAl_Ep86_SitgesBitges.mp3
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