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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – June 2021

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Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for June 2021.

Our favourites this month include…

The Two Shot Podcast #152 – Tom PriceCraig Parkinson’s guest is Tom Price, stand-up comedian, Magic Radio presenter, podcaster and, most relevant to us, Torchwood‘s Andy Davidson. In this chatty interview, he talks about the many strands to his career.

There’s plenty in the Two Shot’s back catalogue too, including Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Torchwood’s Kai Owen, Anjli Mohindra, Nicole Kidman and pretty much the whole cast of Line of Duty!

The Writing Life #150 – J. Michael Straczynski

The National Centre for Writing presents an interview with J. Michael Straczynski, the creative force behind Babylon 5 and Sense8. JMS discusses career longevity, five year story arcs and his new book, Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer: The Artistry, Joy, and Career of Storytelling.

Films To Be Buried With #149 – Russell T Davies

Actor, writer and comedian Brett Goldstein (Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum) talks to the screenwriter and former Doctor Who showrunner about his film memories and more.

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent #1 – Russell T Davies

There’s more RTD as he’s the inaugural guest on The Guardian food critic’s new podcast. Guaranteed to make your stomach rumble and break your heart, this one is an affecting listen.

Who Am I This Time S2, Ep 2 – Adjoa AndohDavid Morrissey talks to Adjoa Andoh (Doctor Who‘s Francine Jones) about her role as the acerbic Lady Danbury in Bridgerton. Former guests have included John Simm on his role in State of Play and Derek Jacobi, discussing I, Claudius.

Real Dictators Season 2 with Paul McGann

If you like history, presented in an accessible weekly format, Paul McGann explores the lives of some history’s most monstrous tyrants. It’s like a history lesson from the Doctor himself, augmented with engaging sound design. This month, he concluded the story of Spain’s General Franco and began the tale of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi.

Film Stories with Simon Brew

And finally, there’s the ever fascinating Film Stories which drops weekly. This month’s episodes have chronicled, amongst others, the tales behind behind Robocop 2, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, 2011’s The Muppets and Flash Gordon.

Happy listening!