The CultBox Podcast Roundup – October 2021

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Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for October 2021

Our favourites this month have included, in no particular order…

From Queer to Eternity – Mark GatissFrom Queer to Eternity Podcast logo

While From Queer To Eternity has finished its first season, they’ve released the recording of their September 9th live show with Mark Gatiss.

Made as part of the London Podcast Festival, it’s a warm and funny interview with host Scott Handcock chatting to the self-deprecating Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen) about his formative years.

Something Who #49 – The Voyage Home

Host Richard Smith takes a break from their regular classic/new Who comparison format to chat with writer and radio producer Paul Hayes about his book “The Long Game 1996 – 2003: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who”. It’s a great conversation about the fascinating journey the show took from the apparent misfire of the TV Movie to its recomission as a gem in the BBC’s saturday night schedule.

Paul Hayes also popped up talking to Rob on The Doctor Who Show podcast earlier in the month too.

That Gaby Roslin Podcast – Tom Ellis

Technically released in late September (but who’s counting), Lucifer star Tom Ellis takes to Gaby about the fan powered revival of the show on Netflix, plus his upcoming rom com for the streamer, Players. There’s also talk of how his acting career started and, naturally, some Miranda chat too.

Gaby has a fair few interviews with cult stars in her back catalogue, with recent episodes talking to Alan Cumming and Ben Miller, and further back, David & Georgia Tennant and Russell T. Davies.

Back To One #175 – Bertie Carvel

Host Peter Rinaldi talks to the Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell and Matilda star Bertie Carvel about his approach to “the work” of acting. It’s pretty in-depth, with Carvel thoughtfully reflecting about the need for finding rehearsal time, having your say and learning to direct – but it’s all fascinating too.

Short History Of…

Noiser Podcasts‘ entertaining run of short and sweet history podcasts continues. This month, Paul McGann narrated the fascinating true stories of The Space Race, The Moon Landings, The Maya, Alcatraz and Rosa Parks.

Film Stories with Simon Brew

For October, Film Stories with Simon Brew delved into the stories behind the following movies: Batman, Apollo 13, Breakdown, The Last Boy Scout, The Beach, Three Kings and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

Additionally, while they were on the promo trail for No Time To Die, Simon caught up with Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

Happy listening – and do let us know if you have any recommendations too.