Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for July 2021.
Our favourites this month have included…
From Queer to Eternity #11 – Samuel Barnett
Hosted by prolific Big Finish director/producer Scott Handcock, From Queer to Eternity features conversations with guests from across the LGBTQ+ community, sharing stories of their experiences and exploring what it means to be queer.
Episode 11 features Dirk Gently and Torchwood audio star Samuel Barnett, in a positive and life-affirming chat. The show’s just concluded its first season, with episodes featuring Nathaniel Curtis (It’s a Sin). as well as Torchwood‘s Samantha Béart and Paul Clayton. Additionally, in a bonus episode, Scott Handcock himself is interviewed by Tom Price.
Films To Be Buried With #153 – Pearl Mackie
It’s Films to be Buried With again, this time with Brett Goldstein talking to the irrepressible Pearl Mackie in his high-concept podcast about movie memories. This is a raucous, heartfelt. political and remarkably high scoring episode and well worth a listen. This month, Brett has also chatted to Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams too.
Real Dictators Season 2 with Paul McGann
History buffs can continue to take lessons from Paul McGann, as he explores the lives of history’s notorious despots and authoritarian leaders in the second series of Real Dictators. Augmented with immersive sound design, he’s continued to relate the rise to power and lengthy regime of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi, erroneously described as “the Mad Dog of the Middle East”.
Back to One #162 – Phillipa Soo
The agreeable Peter Rinaldi of Filmmaker Magazine interviews Hamilton‘s Phillipa Soo about her approach to acting and, naturally, there’s plenty of discussion abut her role as Eliza Hamilton. In the back catalogue, there are also chats with Karen Gillan, Andrew Garfield, Olivia Cooke and many more.
Film Stories with Simon Brew
And finally, there’s the ever fascinating Film Stories with Simon Brew which drops weekly. In this month’s episodes, Simon has dug into the stories behind X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Simpsons Movie, A Few Good Men and The Rock.