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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – January 2023

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Welcome to the Podcast Roundup for January 2023 – our favourites in the worlds of CultBox. 

Our picks this month, in no particular order, are…

Full Disclosure S2, Ep120 – George Takei

Promoting his new West End musical Allegiance, this is primarily a discussion of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. The Star Trek legend has spoken on the subject before, but James O’Brien really digs into the detail, the influence of Takei’s father, and how these formative experiences have driven the actor’s life and career.

Also, we recommend the episode with Blackadder and Time Team star Sir Tony Robinson; the fascinating chat focuses on his family background, political motivations, meditation and his early career as a child star.

The Two Shot Podcast S10, Ep 15 –  Lara Pulver

Ahead of her new ITVX show Maternal, the Spooks and Sherlock star talks to Craig Parkinson about balancing family life with a transatlantic career, a life-changing meditation course and more.

WHO Corner to Corner: Ep69 – Miranda Raison Chat

The former Spooks star, whose resume also includes Doctor Who and Merlin, talks freely about her life and career. There’s also a focus on her ongoing Big Finish role as Mrs. Constance Clarke, companion to the Sixth Doctor. A lengthy and thoughtful chat – it’s therapy by podcast!

The Bunker: Ep 8 – Barnaby Eaton-Jones

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The audio producer talks about his five essential Doctor Who stories in this podcast from Cutaway Comics. As well as Doctor Who, there’s chat about his other projects including Robin of Sherwood and the recent Me & Him & WHO.

Guests on other episodes include writers Stephen Gallagher, Joe Lidster and Lisa McMullin and Stephen Wyatt.

Back to One: Ep 237 – Joanna Scanlan

Host Peter Rinaldi talks to the BATFA award-winning Joanna Scanlan about her work on the film After Love. The conversation also covers her approach to work, investigative script reading and how it’s always about the love of acting.

Film Stories with Simon Brew

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This month, Simon Brew looked at the fascinating Film Stories behind Heat, Sideways, Roadhouse, Rush, Signs, The Da Vinci Code, The Bourne Supremacy and Bad Moms.

He’s also dropped “In Conversation With” interviews with director Marc Forster on A Man Called Otto and Jon Wright on UK horror film Unwelcome.

So, happy listening… and do let us know if you have any recommendations too.