An Uncanny HourA Brand New Documentary Podcast Series hosted by Robin Ince
The Cosmic Shambles Network are excited to announce a brand new series of podcasts that will be available exclusively to our Patreon supporters.
Each of these sixty minute, wide-ranging and tangential conversations aims to unearth a broad range of ideas from the areas of counterculture and the weird and wonderful. It will delve into the scientific, the personal and the esoteric. Hosted by Robin Ince, guests will include Joy Division and New Order’s Stephen Morris, comedian Stewart Lee, Professor Carolyne Larrington, Inside No.9’s Reece Shearsmith, actor Andy Nyman, comedy writer Sarah Morgan, legendary author Alan Moore, journalist Jo Kendall, horror director Gary Sherman and many more.
The first episodes cover subjects such as the space rock group Hawkwind, the increasingly lauded visionary and political Play for Today, Penda’s Fen, the work of surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning, the history of supposed UFO sightings, David Cronenberg’s The Brood and the London Underground cannibal horror classic Death Line. The first episode will be released on Halloween and looks at the iconic 1945 horror portmanteau film Dead of Night.
Without Patreon subscribers, the Shambles team would have been unable to create the masses of free content we have during this very different kind of year. To listen to this new series, as well as get access to lots of other exclusive Cosmic Shambles content, listeners can sign up for as little as £5 a month. And please note that this series will be available to supporters of either/or the main Cosmic Shambles Network Patreon or the Book Shambles podcast Patreon.
“Somewhere between a conversation about Hawkwind and a story of alien artefacts unearthed in the desert, An Uncanny Hour was born, or rather, stitched together from the corpses of counterculture and maybe some culture too. Each fortnight the podcast focuses on one artist or one work and enthusiasts wax lyrical. The TV nostalgia shows focus on the primetime and the headlines, this will concentrate on things that too often are left in the margins. Why were Hawkwind such important couriers of the counterculture in the 1970s? Is Death Line not only the best cannibal horror movie of all time, but also a hugely influential film that still far too few people have seen? Are UFOs the contemporary version of visitations by angels?” – Robin Ince
Watch the Trailer for the First Episode, out on October 31st.
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