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The Unsalted Popcorn Podcast
Film chat and banter from those lovely folk at Unsalted Popcorn – currently on a bit of a Doctor Who marathon
10 hours ago
Chewing The Popcorn 98 - Sleep No More
Ever notice the issues with found footage stories? We have. Which is handy as there's not a lot else to talk about with this episode. So we burble on and on and pray for it all to end..... Listening to this will be more fun than watching the episode, that's for sure. Sadly, watching it is kinda the thing with these podcasts. Sorry about that.
1 hr 9 min
3 days ago
Chewing The Popcorn 96 – Converted Zygons
So, funny story. This is technically the first episode, but it's also the second one as it was recorded after the first one despite us watching the first one first and the second one second. Got that? Good. All will become less clear once you start listening. The key thing to note is this the Zygon Invasion episode, which should come before Zygon Inversion but doesn't here. You can listen in the order we recorded, or the order of the episode – the choice is yours. We spoil you, don't we?
May 7, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 97 - Inverted Zygons
So, funny story. This is technically the second episode, but it's also the first one as it was recorded before the first one despite us watching the first one first. Got that? Good. All will become less clear once you start listening. The key thing to note is this the Zygon Inversion episode, which should come after Zygon Invasion but doesn't here. You can listen in the order we recorded, or the order of the episode – the choice is yours. We spoil you, don't we?
1 hr 1 min
May 4, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 95 - The Witch's Familiar
As Unsalted Popcorn's intrepid time-travelling TV watchers carry on with season nine, thoughts turn to, among other things, Lego Daleks, cats' bottoms, gunk and the mysterious Potato. Find out more, or arguably less, by joining Laura, John, Morgan and Kahn as they talk over The Witch's Familiar and wonder where things have gone so right.
1 hr 6 min
Apr 30, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 94 - The Magician's Apprentice
And so The Doctor is back with a bang. He has shades, he has a guitar, and Morgan, John, Laura and Kahn get all excited as it's like season 8 never happened. We have Missy and Daleks and all is right with the world it seems. As ever, press play when we say and watch and listen along as we embark on Peter Capaldi's second season in the little/big blue box.
Apr 27, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 93 - Dark Water and Death In Heaven
And so we come to the end of Peter Capaldi's first season as The Doctor - and you know what that means? A double-episode special with added booziness. We start off all paying-attention and we end with Kahn not remembering people's names. In between there are two episodes, more than two hours of insight and analysis and a slow descent into madness. On the upside, we never have to watch Season 8 again. So settle down with your favourite tipple and join Laura, John and Morgan as they talk you through the Missy episodes.
2 hr 30 min
Apr 23, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 92 - Mummy On The Orient Express
And so, as we near the end of Peter Capaldi's first season as The Doctor we hop aboard The Orient Express and go in search of meaning, Frank Skinner and try not to mention The News. We fail. Sorry. But we have fun, and that's what matters. So put on your best togs and join Morgan, Laura, John and Kahn as they talk you through the best Agatha Christie episode of Doctor Who ever.
1 hr 7 min
Apr 20, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 91 - Kill The Moon
Spiders dominate proceedings as we try and make sense of The Doctor and Clara in Kill The Moon, an episode we have more fun talking over than actually watching. Also, turns out we had all forgotten how it ended. As ever, listen along and press play when we say and let the Unsalted Popcorn team's Directionless Commentary enhance your Whovian experience.
1 hr 10 min
Apr 16, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 90 - LISTEN!
If we thought Robots Of Sherwood was bad, Listen turns out to be worse. So much worse we all actually end up discussing it. Laura, John and Kahn struggle to get through the whole thing, only to find out Morgan was genuinely creeped out. So it works on some people....
1 hr 12 min
Apr 13, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 89 - Robots Of Sherwood
A day of surprises at Unsalted Popcorn towers, as Laura enjoys five minutes of the worst Dr Who story ever* while John and Kahn get stuck into the nitty gritty of Death In Paradise, which is preferable to watching a man fight Robin Hood with nothing but a spoon. Morgan actually watched the episode. But then she's odd. There's an update on Capaldi's hair too. *Answer correct at time of going to print
1 hr 11 min
Apr 9, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 88 - Deep Breath
After a short break the Unsalted Popcorn crew and back - and what a way to return! Capaldi's in and dinosaurs are everywhere, so naturally Laura, John and Kahn turn their attention to the convoluted issue of continuity in the DC universe... As ever, press play when we say and listen and watch along as we talk you through the start of the 12th Doctor's reign.
1 hr 34 min
Mar 23, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 87 - Dimensions In Time Of The Doctor
Time may be wibbly wobbly, but it can also come to an end - as it does today for Matt Smith. But don't be sad, because before we all sit down to watch Time Of The Doctor together, we have a little treat - the '90s classic, Dimensions In Time. Yes, we're going with classic. You'll need YouTube for this long-forgotten gem, so check our TwitBook pages for the link to make sure you are watching the right version. You won't want to miss it....
1 hr 50 min
Mar 19, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 86 - Night And Day Of The Doctor
So here we are, the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who - the War Doctor comes to play and we all get very excited. But not before we get carried away watching Paul McGann become John Hurt. In between all the Who, we find out just who Generation X is, why Morgan cried that time, what Ridley Scott gets up to and why Morgan thinks she's getting a turtle. She also offers up her verdict of the landmark episode, and fair play - it's her show...
1 hr 59 min
Mar 16, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 85 - The Name of The Five(ish) Doctor(s)
The end of Matt Smith's reign is in sight, we're rounding the final bend and heading for the home straight - so what better time for a pit stop? So once we've trudged through The Name Of The Doctor, we lighten the mood with the frankly far superior The Five(ish) Doctors and for the first time any of us can remember we actually talk about what we're watching. The link to the show can be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Strap in...
1 hr 35 min
Mar 12, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 84 Double Episode Special Edition.
Believe it or not, and we certainly didn't, we have now done 50 of these 'ere Directionless Commentary things - and what better way to mark the occasion than by watching not one episode we can't stand, but two! So, sit back and enjoy three people having fun despite watching The Bells Of Ahkaten and Nightmare In Silver.
1 hr 57 min
Mar 9, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 83 - The Bells Of St John
As the old saying goes, if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. Which is a problem for a podcast. So Laura, John and Kahn do their best while reluctantly staring at The Bells Of St John. Thankfully the pressing matters of Tardis doors and the books of James Patterson keep them occupied...
1 hr 7 min
Mar 5, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 82 - The Snowmen
Well look who's back.... yup, it's the Chewing The Popcorn guys and Clara Oswald. Two things that go together like a tea time frozen food and something you'd have afterwards. But as it's Christmas, we'll try and be nice. We'll also come up with an Aled Jones theme tune and wonder how Rose would have got on playing up front for Wolves. There's also Bane. A lot of Bane.
1 hr 38 min
Mar 2, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 81 - Angels Take Manhattan
A somber time for all Who fans as we say goodbye to Amy Pond. I mean, sure, Rory goes too - but no one was bothered about that.... As the Directionless Commentary crew gather to watch those Angels taking Manhattan, Laura, John and Kahn ponder date-free tombstones, Death In Paradise, James Dreyfuss' inevitable casting and Morgan's relaxed attitude to accents. Remember, all you have to is press play when we say and the rest will take care of itself.
1 hr 13 min
Feb 26, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 80 - Asylum Of The Daleks
This is our 80th episode, and we noticed and remembered! So we celebrate by watching Asylum Of The Daleks and bemoaning the existence of Clara. On a lighter note we disagree about who the Doctor's oldest foe is and marvel at timelord tuckshops. We also look ahead to what season 7 has in store for us.
1 hr 14 min
Feb 23, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 79 - Doctors, widows and wardrobes
It's the middle of February, so naturally we're watching a Christmas special – and one that throws up a lot of questions. Such as, is that any way to treat Bill Bailey, is this a mash-up with Outnumbered, has anyone actually read the Magna Carta and where the hell did the co-pilot go? Answers to the usual address after you've enjoyed our latest Doctor Who Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 26 min
Feb 19, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 78 - The Wedding of River Song
Grab your hat! Put on your posh shoes! We have a wedding to go to! Yes, it's the Season 6 finale, The Wedding Of River Song – and there isn't a dry eye in the house as the confetti flies, bouquets are thrown, we find Frutella in a draw, and the controversial subjects of wooden washing machines and hazelnut porridge are argued over while we wait for the bride. We also imagine James Cordon as a Cyberman. Which is nice. So grab a bridesmaid (other attendees are available) and hit the dance floor as the Directionless Commentary crew press play...
1 hr 3 min
Feb 16, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 77 - The Girl Who Waited
Well, we're back - but will Morgan be joining us? All will be revealed, possibly, as we pull up our suitcase, polish our armour and take on The Girl Who Waited. The finer points of Timelord reporoduction and their dangly bits all benefit from our expert analysis, as does the thorny matter of secret regenerations. So, curl up and unwind, press play when we say and let our latest Directionless Commentary waffle you away...
1 hr 5 min
Feb 12, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 76 - Let's Kill Thingie
Well, it had to happen at some point. It's the episode where they try and kill You Know Who and we watch it without Morgan knowing. The guilt, the shame, the embarrassment when we get caught... Still, life goes on. Not for Mr H, obviously, but that's not important right now. Especially when more pressing matters such as the disappearances of Laura and the issue of is this really the best universe we have available are occupying our tiny craniums. We also bring up the Numskulls, but then how could we not? So kick back, relax, press play when we say and Let's Kill Hitler!
1 hr 19 min
Feb 9, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 75 - A Good Man Goes To War
Well if it isn't that time again. We have a Kahn, a Laura and a John and A Good Man Goes To War. As our Directionless Commentary crew chat you through The Doctor's latest adventure, the important matters of maguffins, big Smurfs, the catchphrases of Danger Mouse and potential Captain Jack crossovers are all given due consideration. So get the episode ready, settle down, and let our latest Directionless Commentary do all thge hard work...
1 hr 10 min
Feb 5, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn 74 - The Doctor's Wife
We're back! Yes, 2021 is seemingly no different to 2020 and so in keeping with this we're carrying on as before with Season 6 of Doctor Who. As Kahn, Laura, John and Morgan gather around the ol' tellybox to watch The Doctor's Wife, the finer points of Tim Burton, Kris Marshall, Staged and Star Trek all pop up. So settle down with a mug of coco, press play when we say and enjoy our latest Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 13 min
Jan 1, 2021
Chewing The Popcorn - Revolution Of The Daleks review
Welcome to 2021! And so, as a terrible year ends, Jodie and the gang are back to help us all feel better about all of the everything. And because we care, the Unsalted Popcorn crew are on hand to tell you want we thought about the Dr Who special, so you don't have to worry about it. No spoilers, just a quick chat about the return of the good Doctor, her friends, her enemies and those homicidal pepperpots. No need to watch along, just engage ears and in half an hour you'll be agreeing with us. Normal service will resume shortly x
Dec 20, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 72 - Day Of The Moon
After what seems like forever but may only have been a moment, the gang reconvene to sit through Day Of The Moon. One of them keeps banging on abut the lack of definite article and invisible Tardiseseses (Tardises? Tardi?), while the others talk about the actual episode, Tardis Tours in Glasgow and Aberdeen on a sunny day. CyberBlobby makes an appearance too...
Nov 30, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 71 - The Impossible Astronaut
We're back!!! Yer man had a sniffle so we had to wait for him to feel human enough to talk – and how handy that we did as we got to review the new Doctor Who trailer before Laura, John, Morgan and Kahn set about the start of Season Six and The Impossible Astronaut. As we talk you through the episode, we discuss the finer points of different Nixons, Laura's knitting and colonoscopies. Naturally. So, sit back, relax, press play when we say and let the magic unfold....
1 hr 35 min
Nov 13, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 70 – The Pandorica Opens & The Big Bang
And so season 5 comes to and end with a Bang. Literally. It's in the title. So settle down and get all comfy for a double episode special as Laura, John and Kahn talk you through The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang. Along the way, the no small matters of fat Smurfs, life at Stone Henge, dogs as presenters, The Fez Paradox and the attention span of Cybermen come up and are duly discussed. In the time-honoured tradition, just press play when we say and let the Unsalted Popcorn Directionless Commentary blather your blues away...
2 hr 24 min
Oct 29, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 69 - Vincent And The Doctor
And so it's time to get all artsy as Unsalted Popcorn's Directionless Commentary crew join Amy and The Doctor and go hang out with Vincent. While soaking in the atmosphere, and the wheat, we mull over The Act Of The Onion, Meat Loaf songs, America, Art Attack and the problems of only having one ear during a pandemic. As ever, press play when we say and let the podcast do the heavy lifting...
1 hr 10 min
Oct 25, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 68 - Amy's Choice
As our Directionless Commentary escapades continue, we stumble upon Morgan's favourite episode – Amy's Choice. We also discuss the use of birdsong, Timelord Victorious, Brexit voters, the Tory Party approach to child welfare and freezer safety. As ever, when we press play you press play...
1 hr 4 min
Oct 17, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 67 - The Vampires of Venice
After a shaky start, whereby John, Laura and Kahn have A Serious Conversation, normal service is resumed and The Vampires Of Venice is watched while the Directionless Commentary trio (and Morgan) discuss why they're actually watching it. We also fail to work out who got the short end of the straw.... As ever, press play when we say and let the pod do the hard work for you.
1 hr 10 min
Oct 12, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 66 - Flesh And Stone
And so to the concluding part of The Time Of Angels, which is quite naturally not a part 2 but an episode in its own right called Flesh And Stone. Of course it is. Undeterred by such trivialities, Laura, John, Morgan and Kahn set about talking you through this gripping episode, only getting distracted by the works of Underworld, Dildos In Space, gigging to Americans, The Birdy Song and our new hero, Jonty9. We also discuss plot points and The Jacket, but we didn't mean to. Honest. As ever, sit back, relax, cue the episode up, pour some fine wine, press play when we say and enjoy our latest Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 10 min
Oct 3, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 65 - The Time Of Angels
A surprisingly focused episode (by our standards) as we chat our way through The Time Of Angels, taking in River Song, story arcs, ageing angels and time travel. And marmalade. It will all make sense when you get there.... Just press play when we say and let the Unsalted Popcorn Directionless Commentary do all the hard work for you.
1 hr 6 min
Sep 29, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 64 - The Eleventh Hour
Well lookie here, the ol' Doctor has a new face and a new companion. Tardis is looking a bit different too. So welcome, then, to the Matt Smith years. As he takes his first tentative steps, the Unsalted Popcorn crew take you through The Eleventh Hour. Along the way we cover such vital topics as wild custards, the plural of haggis, continuity issues, long goodbyes and a bit of Olivia Coleman. As ever, press play when we say and enjoy Unsalted Popcorn's latest Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 26 min
Sep 26, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 63 - End of Time Pt 1 & 2
Oh man is this a long one.... We've reached The End Of Time. Which is a two-parter. Neither of them are short episodes. So we decided to get the latest Directionless Commentary done in one fell swoop and say farewell to David Tennant's Doctor the only way we know how. By drinking. As The Doctor leans and glooms his goodbyes, we tackle a Morganless pod by talking about Gillian Anderson, John Simm as Bane, Bond films and Matt Smith's dildo. So, clear your schedule, get comfy, get both episodes ready, press play when we say and prepare to kiss goodbye to four hours of your life. (we left a gap in the middle so you can go to the loo)
3 hr 41 min
Sep 17, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 62 - Dreamland
The intrepid crew set sail in uncharted waters to enjoy Doctor Who Dreamland, an episode only two of us had heard of and only one of us had actually seen. At least up until the day before recording. As we enjoy the animated special, other animated Who stories get discussed, along with Bush, Yellow Morgan, The Archers and Italian subtitles. Find the episode, settle down, press play when we say and enjoy...
1 hr 9 min
Sep 13, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 61 - Waters Of Mars
And so we near the end of Tenant's time in the Tardis. As Laura, Morgan, John and Kahn sit down to watch Waters Of Mars, conversations naturally turn to Morrissey as The Doctor, coughing cats, Cool Runnings, missed episodes and rogue Fraggles. So put your feet up, cue the podcast and the episode and press play when we say for the latest Unsalted Popcorn Doctor Who Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 28 min
Sep 2, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 60 - Journey's End
A landmark episode in more ways than one as we discuss visual jokes, singing karaoke with ex-Iron Maiden singers, Seen Canary, Dalek drones and who was the best Davros. With all that going on, Laura, John, Morgan and Kahn forget to play hangman. In the meantime, press play when we say and join us as our directionless Commentary takes you through the Doctor Who episode Journey's End.
1 hr 29 min
Aug 24, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 59 - Stolen Earth
It's time for Bullseye, pirates and a hyped-up Morgan as John, Laura and Kahn talk over Stolen Earth and the wee one tells us all about her dip in the Clyde and how her mum hit a tree in a canoe. Just cue the episode up, press play when we say and enjoy Unsalted Popcorn's latest Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 22 min
Aug 21, 2020
Chewing The popcorn 58 - Turn Left
And so we finally arrive at Turn Left, the episode Laura has only mentioned every week since we started this whole Tardis-based journey. While she's engrossed, John and Kahn discuss links with The Simpsons, form a band called Sean Bean's Death Scene and theorise about Bad Wolf. Morgan would have joined in but she was too busy being terrified and hiding in a duvet. So, sit back, press play when we say, and join us on our Directionless Commentary of Turn Left.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 16, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 57 - Midnight
It's Midnight here at Chewing The Popcorn, a Doctor Who episode Laura loves and so Kahn doesn't, leaving John to be jealous of Morgan's driving. While all that is going on, the team find time to discuss Zombie Hello Kitty, Merlin Muppet Babies and invent a new version of Knightmare starring Hugo Wossisface. We meant to discuss Christopher Eccleston's return, but probably forgot, but did find time to dwell on the death of Jodie Whitaker. Load up the episode, press play when we say, and enjoy our latest Doctor Who Directionless Commentary...
1 hr 10 min
Aug 6, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 56 - Forest Of The Dead
The Unsalted Popcorn team gather in their respective hovels to watch Forest Of The Dead, discuss Star Trek, The X-Files, Battle Of The Planets, why no one spoke to Skelator and which are the best Mission:Impossible films. As ever, press play on the Doctor Who episode when we do and let Unsalted Popcorn give you another fine Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 7 min
Aug 3, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 55 - Silence In The Library
And we're back! We've reunited for a comeback tour in which we watch Shushy In The BookPlace, the one where River Song turns for the first time (for Him, but not for Her). Along the way we explain what Twitch is, Laura explains what she's doing on there, John tries to hide his hangover and we discuss the politics of cats and what libraries used to look like before the Tories got hold of them.
1 hr 7 min
Jul 24, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 54 - Fires of Pompeii
Yup, Episode 54. If you heard 53, you're in a very exclusive club. But more of that during our latest podcast. We also discuss the finer points of Tori Amos, play Carruthers Bingo and ask why no one remembers catchphrases from Emmerdale Farm. There's also a story about Kahn's cat, but no one wants to hear that....
1 hr 6 min
Jul 7, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 52 - Voyage of The Damned
Something a little bit special this week. There's a secret extra bit of Who before Laura, John, Kahn and Morgan set about Voyage Of The Damned – which obviously involves Kylie jokes, British sitcom stars and Morgan's worrying lack of chocolate...
1 hr 48 min
Jul 4, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 51 - The Sound Of Drums/The Last Of The Timelords
It's a Double Who Doctor Header as the Unsalted Popcorn team tackle The Sound Of Drums AND The Last Of The Timelords as Series 3 comes to an end. On the way, Laura, John and Kahn discuss Orson Wells in Transformers, Morgan's new hat, cows as weapons and who was the best Master. Download the podcast, cue up the episode, press play when we say and watch along with Unsalted Popcorn...
2 hr 15 min
Jun 28, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 50 - Utopia
It's our 50th episode!! To celebrate, we forget to mention it and instead discuss going for walks, The Wackaday Of The Doctor, the film Doomsday, hats and Morgan's Tardis drawing. We also make time to talk you through the Doctor Who episode Utopia.
1 hr 19 min
Jun 25, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 49 - Blink
In what can only be described as a massive error of judgement, Laura, Kahn and John actually spend a lot of this episode discussing the modern Who classic that is Blink. They do manage a brief diversion into chickens and vegan hats before Morgan provides some genuine analysis and insight so it's not all bad...
1 hr 11 min
Jun 20, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 48 - Family Of Blood
Join Laura, Kahn and John as they watch the second part of the two-parter, Family Of Blood, taking in the works of Del Amitri, Bryan Adams and World Cup songs, Hatie Kopkins and the benefits of drinking perfume. The previous episodes argument is also brought back to life and Kahn has two attempts at a crappy pun and screws them both up.
1 hr 15 min
Jun 15, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 47 - Human Nature
Our intrepid trio gather around their devices to guide you through the Doctor Who episode Human Nature. Along the way, Kahn, Laura and John discuss Jack Bauer's bathroom regime, Sylvester McCoy as Rambo, episodes we didn't need to watch but did anyway and Sinister Lady. There's also some technical chat about how Netflix episodes are not in sync with iPlayer...
1 hr 26 min
Jun 10, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 46 - Smith And Jones
Unsalted Popcorn's Directionless Commentary lands in London at the start of Season 3, where The Doctor meets Martha and Laura, John and Kahn spend too much time on the fact the hospital doesn't exist there and the logistics of getting it to the moon. The team also discuss other episodes they weren't planning on discussing, assistants who aren't even in this episode, while Torchwood and Take The High Road get further mentions. Oh, and we say hello to Morgan's friend.
1 hr 11 min
Jun 8, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 45 - Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday
Slightly later than planned, you can finally join Laura, John and Kahn as they provide the Directionless Commentary for Army Of Ghosts and Doomsday. More alcohol is consumed than is medically advisable, the finer points of Take The High Road get thoroughly debated, we ask if Children In Need episodes are cannon and the final Doctor Who Wants To Be A Millionaire questions are asked, answered and then totally forgotten about by the host...
2 hr 12 min
May 27, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 44 - Love And Monsters/Fear Her
It's someone's birthday, so naturally we watch the two episodes from Series 2 she hates - Love And Monsters and Fear Her. While watching these two stellar classics, we discuss data analysis, dogs as Ghostbusters, Hayley Mills and Doctor Who Lockdown Specials. Half way through, we play a special version of Doctor Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. There is coughing...
2 hr 43 min
May 23, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 43 - The Girl In The Fireplace
In which the team take you through The Girl In The Fireplace, a fine episode which leads to discussions on a Four Roses special, the music of Billie Piper and Sophie Ellis Bextor, the work of Stieg Larsson and West Brom town centre. We then forget what we're meant to be doing and start talking about Doctor Who writers, for which we can only apologise....
1 hr 30 min
May 17, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 42 - School Reunion
And so the gang gather, glasses in hand, to watch School Reunion - Sarah Jane's emotional return, and the small matter of that little dog too. In the process something goes badly wrong and the episode is actually discussed, along with who was the better companion (Sarah Jane or Amy), just how useful was K9, what the people of Digital Spy were predicting back in 2006, the life expectancy of the the people of Glasgow and why Adric's driving was entirely the fault of current Government guidelines...
1 hr 20 min
May 14, 2020
Chewing The popcorn 41 - New Earth
In which the Unsalted Popcorn dematerialise on New Earth and discuss how to pronounce Cinnamon, the wonders of Wonderbras and padded Y-fronts, who would make a better nurse - a cat or a dog - and Scottish people doing bad Scottish accents. Somewhere in all that The Doctor and Rose's first proper adventure gets noticed....
1 hr 17 min
May 10, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 40 - The Christmas Invasion
In which Christmas comes early (or late, depending on your point of view) and we actually spend time discussing the finer points of The Christmas Invasion. Which feels a bit unnatural, so thankfully Boris Johnson gave us stuff to talk about alongside the Who festivities. If you need the new measures explaining, this is the podcast for you...
1 hr 21 min
May 7, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 39 - Bad Wolf/The Parting Of The Ways
And so we come to the end of Eccleston's era, a short run with some good bits but also Bruno Langley. So settle down, pour a large glass of something and join us as we watch Bad Wolf and The Parting Of The Ways. And we even discuss the episodes. Occasionally. We also talk about dated TV references and Dalek colour schemes. A couple of bad words also slip through, for which we apologise. We could have edited them out but that would have spoilt the fun...
2 hr 19 min
May 2, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 38 - The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
The Johnson, The Monmoth and The Carruthers gather from their socially-distanced locations to watch The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances. On the way, Star Trek Enterprise and Red Dwarf are discussed, actors not being as old as you think comes up, the finer points Cardiff get a mention and occasionally we actually talk about the episodes we're watching. As ever, cue up the episodes, press play when we say, and listen and watch along as three people drink, talk crap, have a laugh and ponder the finer points of cats and eyebrows.
1 hr 53 min
Apr 29, 2020
Chewing the Popcorn 37 - The Long Game
And so we turn Directionless Commentary to The Long Game, an episode so riveting we take in HIghlander, Chibnall's environmental bent, Final Destination and Morgan's time on a swing. Ecclestone's return crops up, and then we got distracted by the "action" and forgot. Still one for the double-episode special that's coming your way...
1 hr 19 min
Apr 22, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 36 - Dalek
It's that time people. It's DALEK time!! Eccleston takes Billie back/forward to 2012 (depending on when you're watching this) and we talk all through the whole thing. Captain Jack, that guy from Corrie, bad moustaches, Smurfs - occasionally we even discuss what's actually happening on the screen. Remember, just press play when we say and watch along while we provide the Directionless Commentary.
1 hr 18 min
Apr 16, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 35 - Rose
In which our intrepid band of Who watchers overcome technical issues, a hacked Skype account and Morgan not grasping how audio works to watch Rose - the first Doctor Who in nine years at the time of broadcast, and the introduction of Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper into the Whuniverse. As ever, cue up the episode, press play when we do and watch and listen along as we provide our Directionless Commentary
1 hr 11 min
Apr 6, 2020
Chewing The Popcorn 34 - The Doctor Who Movie
With the nation in Lockdown, Unsalted Popcorn is here to help - with the film commentary you never realised you needed. Joining Kahn Johnson are comedians Laura Monmoth and John Carruthers along with young Morgan who has never seen the Doctor Who movie starring Paul McGann. All you have to do is hit 'play' on the movie when we do, and we'll talk you through the film that time has tried to forget. Just don't try and keep up with KJ's drinking. It won't end well...
2 hr 12 min
Apr 6, 2019
Chewing The Popcorn 33
We get together with the lovely Mr Oliver Neve to discuss the hidden gems that are wrestling films. We met in Franks Bar in Norwich, which means you also get to hear the staff and listen to the conversations going on in the background while listening to two people eat and talk at the same time… Sorry about that. Oh, and someone mentions Kiss. Sorry about that.
Feb 11, 2019
Chewing The Popcorn 32
We’re back on the phone with @atomicfangirl looking at what’s coming up in the year ahead. We talk Marvel, DC, Hellboy, Toothless and then we get around to talking about Star Wars, which seems to wake the dogs up…
Jan 11, 2019
Chewing The Popcorn 31
And we're back! Yes, I know, we've been here before, but apologies - we know you missed us x Anyhoo, it's the start of 2019 so Unsalted Popcorn is joined from all the way in that America by @AtomicFangirl too look back at all that was good and bad in 2018 and decide what our films of the year were. Expect mentions of Blackkklansman, Dead In A Week, A Star Is Born and the final chapter in the Fifty Shades trilogy. Sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy.....
May 1, 2018
Chewing The Popcorn 30
A bit delayed, but finally our post-Oscar chat has arrived, and with it a look at the films the toast of Hollywood went on to make that should have burnt their careers. Yes, Mr Cage, we’re looking at you…
Feb 18, 2018
Chewing The Popcorn 29
Just ahead of the Baftas, Team Popcorn sit down to look over the runners and riders, back their favourites and look ahead to the Oscars. On the way a dog sneezes, we learn how too pronounce Van Gogh and Christopher Plummer causes some amusement…
Feb 7, 2018
Chewing The Popcorn 28
The first podcast of 2018 looks back at what 2017 offered up, the highs, the lows, and - because Mr K likes to do his research, what a certain former broadsheet newspaper also thought. We’ll be back at the end of Feb, all being well…
Dec 24, 2017
Chewing The Popcorn 27
We knew we’d been away for a little while, but didn’t realise it was this sodding long! Anyhoo, overcoming illness, technical problems and the fact Mr King sounds like he’s in a manger down the road, we finally convene to provide the guiding hand you need to get through the festive TV schedule. Naturally we go off at tangents, Mr K gets his films muddled, we discover American Psycho is a Christmas film (I know, right), and we manage to mention football. So basically nothing has changed. See you next year all being well x
May 28, 2017
Chewing The Popcorn 26
A conversation about the work of Frank Oz may be mmissing our special guest (who’s staring at four lights as we speak), but still manages our usual in-depth analysis without any deviating from the subject whatsoever. Honest…
Apr 23, 2017
Chewing The Popcorn 25
As we are called back to the polls yet again, in an effort to lighten the mood Unsalted Popcorn looks back at the legacy of the Carry On films before looking ahead at the new films due in the near future. On the way we discover what part Boz Burrell played in all of this…
Mar 13, 2017
Chewing The Popcorn 24
A brief look back at this year’s award winners leads to a fun-filled chat about the films of Mel Brooks, pausing to consider The Rolling Stones, Steve Martin and open tuning (not necessarily in that order…)
Feb 11, 2017
Chewing The Popcorn 23
This month we look ahead, with sinking hearts, to what’s coming up in 2017 before having a natter about this year’s Academy Award nominations.
Jan 10, 2017
Chewing The popcorn 22
The first podcast of 2017 sees Mr King being told which were the best 10 films of 2016 while getting generally confused by life and the songs of Andrew Gold.
Sep 1, 2016
Chewing The Popcorn 21
So, having sorted out all the things that were stopping us recording we have at it - only to discover we have new things to fix. If you can put up with the slight sound snaffoos, you'll be treated to a loving look at the Film Noir genre plus a sneaky listen to Private Dicks...
May 11, 2016
ChewIng The Popcorn 20
This month, despite Mr King sounding like he's locked in an oxygen tank, we talk about the rock biopic. Or try too. We learn many things, not least the fact that Mr K doesn't know the difference between a bioipic and a documentary...
Mar 15, 2016
Chewing The Popcorn 19
After several technical gremlins, we finally manage to both record and edit a podcast fit for human consumption (animals may also enjoy it). This month Mr King reacts to the news of a planned Laurel and Hardy biopic by taking us through their body of work and highlighting what we should watch.
Dec 19, 2015
Chewing The Popcorn 18
Christmas is upon us - or at least the TV stuff is - so the happy Popcorn elves are here to take you through which films to watch and the ones to avoid as you spend time with your family pretending to enjoy yourself.
Nov 28, 2015
Chewing The Popcorn 17
Once we get past the technical problems, the Unsalted Popcorn pair sit down to chat about old black and white films that are worth a watch and discover the channel Talking Pictures.
Oct 11, 2015
Chewing The Popcorn 16
A look at films that get overlooked or forgotten somehow ambles off into a discussion about the new Duran Duran album. Before we completely lose the plot, though, we do manage to mention Judge Dredd, Life After Beth and Like Crazy. (This edition is later than planned thanks to technical issues - namely a graphic board thingie going tits up the day after recording. All better now though. Hopefully)
Aug 22, 2015
Chewing The Popcorn 15
In which a discussion about the highs and lows of the latest Terminator offering descends into the usual chaos, taking in Chelsea's defeat to Man City, the Labour leadership contest, teaching youngsters to yell "poo" and Woolworths. It'll make sense when you listen...
Jun 29, 2015
Chewing The Popcorn 14
With Jurassic Park trampling all before it - and annoying a certain Facebook group in the process - the Unsalted Popcorn team talk all things monster, via Christopher Lee, Modern Families and Arrested Development. Obviously.(apologies for the sound issues - blame Skype. We did)
Feb 1, 2015
Chewing The Popcorn 13
The people of Unsalted Popcorn gather to look at the Oscar and Bafta nominations before casting a weary eye over 2015's forthcoming releases and mourning the loss of original ideas.
Dec 28, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 12
The Unsalted Popcorn crew sit down to look back at 2014 and decide which films where the best.
Oct 16, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 11
A list of seven films that ruined their stars careers lead your favourite Popcorners down a path of yet more pointless meanderings. Sit back and enjoy us crapping on about Glitter, Star Wars and Ryan Reynolds... Oh, and Mama Mia.
Aug 26, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 10
Following the news of the death of Robin Williams, the Unsalted Popcorn pair sit down to look at the man's career, mental health, The Expendables and Mario Balotelli. It all made sense at the time, honest...
Jun 21, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 9
As you come to terms with England being knocked out of another major tournament, let the Unsalted Popcorn gang guide you through the films that will lift your spirits and heart. It's a summer of football, and we have the football films for you to watch while you wait for the next match...
May 7, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 8
A discussion about The Muppets back catalogue soon descends into chats about Antony And Cleopatra and movie rides. We also manage to connect David Moyes to The Muppets. It all made sense at the time...
Mar 27, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 7
What starts out as a discussion about the highest grossing films of all time soon descends into a debate on elitist snobbery, The Muppets and Ursula Andress in Dr Who. So, nothing new there then... (Oh, and we were right about the Manchester derby)
Mar 2, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 6
Just before The Oscars are announced, we finally get round to releasing out post-Bafta chat. It's brief, but at least it's not to the point. In our defence, we were tight on time and I was a poorly banana. It's not perfect, but hey - we manage to discuss the important stuff before the rugby started...
Jan 25, 2014
Chewing The Popcorn 5
It's award season - and once we've managed to get hold of Gavin, we ignore the Golden Globes and crack on with predicting this year's Oscar and Bafta winners while re-casting Nelson Mandela...
Dec 30, 2013
Chewing The Popcorn 4
And so we come to the end of the year, and it's time to discuss the best and worst of 2013. A task made slightly harder by the facts that Gavin hadn't seen most of them and his Skype connection was playing silly buggers. Still, we soldiered on, so hopefully you will too. See you next year...
Dec 7, 2013
Chewing The Popcorn 3
It's Christmas, and the festive elves at Unsalted Popcorn have gathered around the fire to discuss the 12 Films Of Christmas - the 12 films we think will put a sprig in your step. Sadly this month there are a couple of bad words, but we were discussing Die Hard so it wasn't our fault.
Oct 22, 2013
Chewing The Popcorn 2
45 minutes in to a fascinating, insightful and witty look at the world of Pixar, we realise we haven't pressed 'record' and so start again. As ever with sequels, this month's podcast lives in the shadow of its lost predecessor, but we still manage to pick our way through the many classic Pixar films, look ahead to what's in their digital pipeline and - while remembering to press record this time - forget to pick our favourite. Lets all agree it's the Toy Story trilogy, yeah?
Sep 23, 2013
Chewing The Popcorn - The First One
Opening episode of the Unsalted Popcorn podcast. This month, classic films are debated, Rod Laver is cast in Double Indemnity and an old man is told to go and watch Up