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.

Half the crew doesn't equate to half the fun on this week's show, as Dan & Simon (Daimon) open their mouths and let fly a golden gobful of podcasting magic. Si's still fawning over VR, Dan's obsessed with Monster Hunter AGAIN, we fantasise about miniaturised consoles, guess famous actors from Frankensteinised film titles and ask whether Pokemon GO legitimises augmented reality.

Whats Makes Us Happy Links:
Ditty
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ditty-by-zya/id957529556?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zya.ditty&hl=en_GB


@suekichiii
https://twitter.com/suekichiii?lang=en

Direct download: ExAl_Ep81_8NanasBATMAN.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:27pm UTC
Comments[0]

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
Comments[0]

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

Direct download: ExAl_Ep79_BreathOfTheGMoneyWild.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:55am UTC
Comments[0]

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/

Direct download: ExAL_Ep78_BrexplosiveAlanSeeEUlater.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 2:49pm UTC
Comments[0]

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.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep77_LGBTInGames.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 11:15pm UTC
Comments[0]

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.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep76_E32016Special.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
Comments[0]

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!

Direct download: ExAl_Ep75_EmptyEmptyExpo.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 10:12am UTC
Comments[0]

And we’re back in the room. After last week’s coin-tossing shenanigans, Gareth finds himself suspended from the show for podcast truancy, while Simon gets let off because he edits the show. In this altogether more conventional episode there’s talk of Doom, Starfox Zero, PKTball, Fallout 4 mods, Overwatch porn, Pikachu’s controversial name change, the return of Cinemaware, the sad fate of Videogame Nation and the difference between localisation and censorship. We also squeeze in a game of Heads Up!, video clips of which can be viewed on our Facebook page.

 

LINKS!

 

Fallout 4 Seasons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIDsHVZICp4

Gay of Thrones (Spoilers!): http://bit.ly/25znkFD

Dan’s Face Swaps: https://www.instagram.com/mrpointyhead/

Direct download: ExAl_Ep74_NoShowMansSky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
Comments[0]

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

Direct download: ExAl_Ep73_GarethAndSimonsPowerHourCoinFlipAdventure.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:34pm UTC
Comments[0]

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

Direct download: ExAl_Ep72_InfiniteBoreFare.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
Comments[0]