Welcome to the CultBox Podcast Roundup for July 2022.
Our favourite podcasts this month in the worlds of film and television have included, in no particular order…
Who & Company Ep 63 – David Richardson & This Is Us
Big Finish’s (now outgoing) Senior Producer David Richardson joins hosts Brent and Drew to give an insight into his role at the audio production company. He also makes a compelling pitch for his favourite non-Doctor Who selection, the American family drama series This Is Us which plays out across six seasons and multiple timeframes.
Who Corner to Corner Ep 43 – Rona Munro and James Moran – Target Novelisations Special!
The Doctor Who writers talk about getting started, writing for Doctor Who on television and then adapting their respective stories into the recently released Target novelisations.
Also, on the following episode, there’s a lengthy (and informative) chat with Doctor Who: Flux director Azhur Saleem. It covers how he got started, working on the show and how it has led him to be part of the forthcoming Neil Gaiman adaptation Anansi Boys.
Who Am I This Time with David Morrissey S3 Ep6 – Brian Cox
In a wide-ranging conversation, David Morrissey talks Brian Cox about his Emmy nominated role as Logan Roy in Succession. The chat also takes in other roles and his theatrical career too.
Short History Of… and Real Dictators
With Paul McGann moving on, Short History Of… begins its third season with a new host – actor John Hopkins. The assured, informative tone remains through, and this month the show has tacked The Great Fire of London, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail and The Spartans.
McGann remains fronting Noiser Podcasts‘ Real Dictators however, having concluded the horrific tale of Pol Pot this month. In August, another run of episodes will begin tacking the story of Napoleon Bonaparte.
STUDIOCANAL Presents The Podcast Ep2 – The Railway Children
The second episode of this new podcast dives into the STUDIOCANAL archive, looking at The Railway Children; the classic children’s film has just gained a sequel. There’s added poignancy here as host Simon Brew and his guest Neil Brand discuss the wonderful performance of the late, great Bernard Cribbins. Simon also interviews the director of The Railway Children Return, Morgan Matthews, and talks about the recent 4K remasters of the two 1960s Dalek movies which star Peter Cushing as Dr Who.
Film Stories with Simon Brew
This month, Simon Brew looked at the Film Stories behind… Star Trek: Into Darkness, Beethoven, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Revenge, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Jaws 3-D, The Living Daylights and Crazy Rich Asians.
So, happy listening… and do let us know if you have any recommendations too.