September 17, 2021
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about The City, by Stella Gemmell; and all the books by Terry Pratchett. We also had a chat about Hyperinflation; Legend of the Seeker, the TV show; the Hugo Awards; Steam Punk; and the absurdity of the Goodreads rating system.
00:13:45, Legend of the Seeker
00:25:10, Hugo Awards
00:27:52, Stella Gemmell, The City
00:35:20, Terry Pratchett
September 4, 2021
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar and realised there was no time for jokes, so they settled down and had a quick chat about comic books.
Preacher, Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
DMZ, Brain Wood & Ricardo Burchielli
Y The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra
Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons & John Higgins
September 1, 2021
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about Seal of the Worm, by Adrian Tchaikovsky; Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch; and Old Man's War, by John Scalzi. We also had a chat about Terry Pratchett; Stephen King; Why Leif can no longer be trusted; and the collapse of Western civilisation.
00:02:30, The Collapse of Western Society
00:21:20, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Seal of the Worm
00:32:25, Terry Pratchett
00:35:45, Ben Aaronovitch, Rivers of London
00:36:50, Leif gets Brave
00:45:10, What about Bob
00:46:46, John Scalzi, Old Man's War
00:98:00, Would we survive a zombie appocolypse
01:02:10, Why Stephen King is a good bloke
April 7, 2021
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro; and the Deeds of Paksenarrion, by Elizabeth Moon. We also had a chat about how what authors owe us; The Watch; Snow Piercer; and whether or not it is good to be the king.
00:02:35, The Watch
00:06:50, Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun
00:10:15, What do Authors owe us?
00:24:50, Elizabeth Moon, The Deeds of Paksenarrion
00:35:45, Snow Piercer
00:57:00, Is it good to be the King?
March 24, 2021
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about King of Assassins, by RJ Barker; How to Avoid Climate Change, by Bill Gates; and Warhammer 40k. We also had a chat about how Leif injured his shoulder; where has all the good Fantasy gone; and how to tell a joke.
00:03:10, Talking Rubbish
00:07:30, Where has all the good fantasy gone?
00:12:39, RJ Barker, King of Assassins
00:13:50, When is reading not reading
00:28:10, Warhammer 40K
00:34:20, Bill Gates, How to Avoid Climate Change
00:41:10, KJ Parker, Sharps
00:43:20, Adaptations of Pratchett
00:52:24, RJ Barker, The Bone Ships & King of Assassins
January 20, 2021
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about Rhythm of War, by Brandon Sanderson; Market Forces, by Richard K Morgan; and Zone 1, by Colson Whitehead. We also had a chat about killer fungus; the chance of finding a slug in space; and jokes about turnips.
00:03:50, What is a turnip
00:15:10, Colson Whitehead, Zone 1
00:20:33, Brandon Sanderson, Rhythm of War
00:26:20, Richard K Morgan, Market Forces
00:27:40, How many moons is too many moons
00:36:13, 100 Best Fantasy of all time
January 12, 2021
An Irishman and a Swedishman(?) walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about Adrian Tchaikovsky, crowd control, and why meat-eaters are hypocrites. We also had a chat about The Original, by Brandon Sanderson; Riot Baby, by Tochi Onybuchi; Use of Weapons, by Iain M Banks; and Warhammer/Warcraft.
00:03:50, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Dogs of War
00:15:10, Romantic Fantasy and Crowd Control
00:20:33, Animal Cruelty
00:26:20, Goodreads Rant
00:27:40, Short Stories: Iain M Banks, Use of Weapons; Tochi Onybuchi, Riot Baby; Brandon Sanderson, The Original
00:42:40, People in the Walls
00:47:05, Tyler Whitesides, The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn
December 17, 2020
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about Evan Winter, nuclear war, and if spiders have a personality. We also had a chat about End of Watch, by Stephen King; Velocity Weapon, by Meghan O'Keefe; Rhythm of War, by Brandon Sanderson; and Salt.
00:04:45, Racism, or Lack Thereof
00:10:25, Evan Winter, Fire of Vengeance
00:14:31, More Rants about Time Best Fantasy of all Time
00:21:30, Stephen King, End of Watch
00:24:40, Meghan O'Keefe, Velocity Weapon
00:31:49, Brandon Sanderson, Rhythm of War
00:45:20, Nuclear War
December 10, 2020
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about The Time Magazine's 100 greatest fantasy of all time, Audio Books and Real World Quotes in Fantasy. We also had a chat about Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy; and Traitor of Rome, by Simon Scarrow.
00:02:03, Audio Books
00:09:20, Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
00:18:37, Simon Scarrow, Traitors of Rome
00:31:17, Real World Quotes in Fantasy
00:33:58, Time Magazine, 100 Greatest Fantasy of all Time
October 16, 2020
An Irishman and a Swede walk into a bar, what resulted was a conversation about The Internet of Things, how to spell Olaf, and the death of Harry Dresden. We also had a chat about Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson; Cyber Punk; Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir; The Trouble with Peace, by Joe Abercrombie; and Raised by Wolves.
00:01:49, Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash & Cyber Punk
00:17:59, The Internet of Things
00:24:48, Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the Ninth
00:26:45, Joe Abercrombie, The Trouble with Peace
00:33:25, Jim Butcher, Battleground *****Spoilers*****
00:47:39, Raised by Wolves