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The X-Cast An X-Files Podcast

The Truth is In Here... Devoted X-Phile and podcast addict Tony Black, alongside a group of committed Philes, presents THE X-CAST: An X-FILES Podcast dedicated to exploring the series from its inception in 1993, up to the latest 2018 season and beyond. Supported by a legion of co-hosts and guests, Tony will be picking apart each X-File, exploring the stories, characters and of course monsters that made the show the seminal TV experience of the 1990's, and turned FBI Agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully into iconic modern heroes. Go with them on the journey. Just remember one thing... TrustNo1
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Sep 18, 2018

The X-Cast pays tribute to Burt Reynolds - 1936-2018

Following the sad passing of Burt Reynolds, aka 'Mr. Burt' from Chris Carter's bizarre Season 9 episode 'Improbable', Paige Schector & Marlene Stemme join forces to pay tribute to his long & varied career, and his contribution to The X-Files.

Host

Paige Schector

Guest

Marlene Stemme

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Caredwen Foley (Patron), Daniela Marlitsis (Patron), Justin Bernstein (Patron), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Next time... Darren Mooney returns as host with guest Christopher Irish to talk episode 3x16 'Apocrypha'...

Sep 14, 2018

3x15 'Piper Maru' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Darren Mooney takes the hosting chair alongside brand new X-Cast guest Christopher Irish, one of the brains behind The X-Files Lexicon, to discuss the first of this two-parter...

When a French diving team uncovers the wreck of a WW2 fighter plane, Mulder is placed on the hunt for a UFO as it becomes apparent an alien lifeform may have also been pulled to the surface. Meanwhile, Scully's anger at how the FBI are investigating her sister's murder puts Skinner in mortal danger...

Darren also asks Chris the 5 Questions of X and we learn more about his role with the Lexicon...

Host

Darren Mooney

Guest

Christopher Irish

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Caredwen Foley (Patron), Daniela Marlitsis (Patron), Justin Bernstein (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Darren & Chris return to discuss the second part of this story - Season 3, Episode 17, 'Apocrypha'...

Sep 7, 2018

3x14 'Grotesque' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Tony Black takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Zach Moore to discuss this dark look into the human psyche...

Following the murder of an artists model, Mulder & Scully are drawn into a series of dark murders apparently committed by a demonic force. As Mulder faces a reunion with old Violent Crimes mentor Bill Paterson, Scully begins to worry her partner is growing too obsessed with catching the killer...

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Zach Moore

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Darren Mooney hosts alongside debut guest Christopher Irish to talk Season 3 Episode 15, 'Piper Maru'...

Sep 4, 2018

Interview with Frank Spotnitz - X-Files Producer (Seasons 2-IWTB)

We are delighted to present the X-Cast interview with Frank Spotnitz, X-Files legend, writer & Executive Producer, in conversation with Tony Black.

Frank discusses his career, his time working on The X-Files, plans for the movie franchise after Season 9, what he thinks of the revival seasons and where he sees the franchise going next, plus much more...

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Frank Spotnitz

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Caredwen Foley (Patron), Daniela Marlitsis (Patron), Justin Bernstein (Patron), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Tony Black is joined by Zach Moore to discuss Season 3x14 'Grotesque'...

Sep 3, 2018

Hour 1 of The X-Cast Live

On September 1st 2018, Tony Black undertook a 24-hour live marathon podcast celebrating 25 years of The X-Files with a range of fellow podcasters and special celebrity guests, in order to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society and the fight against dementia.

In this first hour, Tony is joined by Sarah Blair to talk about how the X-Cast Live will work and their memories of The X-Files over the years.

To access the other 23 hours of The X-Cast Live, including exclusive interviews with X-Files writer/producer Glen Morgan, his wife actress/writer Kristen Cloke-Morgan, actress Karin Konoval, actor Scott Bellis, X-Files science advisor Dr. Anne Simon & IDW X-Files artist JJ Lendl, please subscribe and support The X-Cast at the $5 tier or above on Patreon here: patreon.com/thexcast

Please find more information on the Alzheimer's Society and their work at: www.alzheimers.org.uk

 

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Sarah Blair

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Caredwen Foley (Patron), Daniela Marlitsis (Patron), Justin Bernstein (Patron), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Aug 31, 2018

Patron Roundtable #3: When did The X-Files 'Jump the Shark' & what would you change about the show?

In this supplemental episode, Paige Schector hosts the third Patron-only Roundtable discussion answering the question - when did the show 'jump the shark'?

Alongside new Patrons & guests Naomi Miller, Michael John Petty and Marlene Stemme, Paige talks both this topic and asks what would we change about The X-Files?

Host

Paige Schector

Guests

Naomi Miller / Michael John Petty / Marlene Stemme

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Caredwen Foley (Patron), Daniela Marlitsis (Patron), Justin Bernstein (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Calla Dreams (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Aug 28, 2018

X-Files Top 10 Episodes: The Mythology

Our supplemental episode this week is the first of our Top 10 episode lists, and for our first one we're going big - covering the X-Files Mythology.

Carl Sweeney hosts, alongside guest Kurt North, to discuss what they consider to be the best of the best Mythology episodes of the show...

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Carl Sweeney

Guest

Kurt North

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Paige Schector hosts the fourth Patron Roundtable discussing when The X-Files 'jumped the shark'...

Aug 24, 2018

3x14 'Syzygy' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Sarah Blair takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Lauren Forry to discuss the mystery of the horny beast...

After the bizarre death of a high school student which may have been caused by two high school friends, Mulder & Scully discover a small town in the grip of an unusual cosmic alignment, which begins to alter their behaviour in weird and potentially fatal ways...

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Sarah Blair

Guest

Lauren Forry

Production

Sarah Blair (Editor/Producer), Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Caredwen Foley (Patron), Daniela Marlitsis (Patron), Justin Bernstein (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Carl Sweeney hosts alongside first time main podcast guest Kurt North to discuss their Top 10 Mythology episodes...

Aug 21, 2018

Whirlwind - Book Analysis

In this supplemental episode, host Sarah Blair and guest Baz Greenland look at Charles Grant's 1994 tie-in novel, Whirlwind...

Serial killers come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is particularly puzzling.There's no pattern to the mutilated bodies that have been showing up in Albuquerque: both sexes, all races, ages, ethnic groups. There is no evidence of rape or ritual. Only one thing connects the victims. They were the victims of a natural disaster. One of the most unnatural natural disasters imaginable, leading to a most painful, most certain and most hideous death....

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Sarah Blair

Guest

Baz Greenland

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah Blair hosts alongside guest Lauren Forry to talk Season 3, Episode 13 - 'Syzygy'...

Aug 17, 2018

3x12 'War of the Coprophages' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Clara Cook takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Matt Latham to discuss the next Darin Morgan comedy...

The strange death of a bug exterminator in the small town of Miller's Grove coincides with Mulder spending his Saturday night UFO hunting in the area. When the local sheriff's department bring him in to consult, Mulder gets Scully on the phone as he begins to steadily uncover a strange case of weird townsfolk, mass hysteria and maybe cockroaches from another world...

Host

Clara Cook

Guest

Matt Latham

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time...  Sarah Blair hosts alongside guest Baz Greenland to talk the second tie-in novel, Charles Grant's Whirlwind...

Aug 10, 2018

3x11 'Revelations' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair alongside comics writer & returning X-Cast guest Wayne Talbot to discuss this religious piece...

Following the mysterious death of a church pastor, Mulder & Scully end up on a case of what appears to be stigmata revolving around Kevin, a young boy. While Mulder finds himself in the rare position of sceptic, Scully comes to believe her faith is being tested & she has to protect the boy... 

Host

Carl Sweeney

Guest

Wayne Talbot

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer) Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Clara Cook hosts alongside guest Matt Latham to talk Season 3, Episode 12 - 'War of the Coprophages'...

Aug 7, 2018

Character Profile: Dana Scully - Season 1

Our supplemental episode this week is our first in-depth character profile, looking at a particular X-Files character at a point in the show - in this case Scully in S1.

Sarah Blair hosts, alongside guests Paige Schector & Jenn Ferguson, one of our illustrious Patrons, to discuss Scully's best moments from the season, why she stays with The X-Files, and some of Season 1's best quotes, amongst much more...

Host

Sarah Blair

Guests

Paige Schector / Jenn Ferguson

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Carl Sweeney hosts alongside returning guest, comics writer Wayne Talbot, to discuss episode 3x11 'Revelations'...

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Aug 3, 2018

3x10 '731' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Clara Cook takes the hosting chair alongside podcaster and X-Cast veteran Andrew Brooker to discuss part two of this memorable mythology episode...

Mulder has boarded one of the government's secret railroad trains on the hunt for an alien-human hybrid, while Scully ends up, in her own search for answers, at a hidden leper colony deep in the American wilderness. Together, they face a race against time for truths and dark apologies...

Host

Clara Cook

Guest

Andrew Brooker

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah Blair is joined by Paige Schector & Jenn Ferguson to discuss Dana Scully in Season 1 of the show...

Jul 27, 2018

3x09 'Nisei' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Clara Cook takes the hosting chair alongside podcaster and X-Cast veteran Andrew Brooker to discuss this key mythology episode...

After the execution-style murder of a man selling supposedly real alien autopsy videos over mail order, Mulder & Scully are drawn quickly into a conspiracy involving Japanese scientists, a secret government railroads, and sinister government assassins, to cover up what might be a long-standing program to create alien/human hybrids...

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Clara Cook

Guest

Andrew Brooker

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Clara and Brooker return to talk the next part of this two-part story, '731'...

Jul 24, 2018

'Oubliette' - Deeper Analysis

Our supplemental episode this week can be considered an add-on to our coverage of 3x08 'Oubliette'.

Carl Sweeney and Chris Knowles explore the deeper themes and mythic symbology of the episode and its broader context within The X-Files... 

Host

Carl Sweeney

Guest

Chris Knowles

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer) Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Clara Cook hosts alongside guest Andrew Brooker to talk Season 3, Episode 9 - 'Nisei'...

Jul 20, 2018

3x08 'Oubliette' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair alongside podcaster Brandon Shea-Mutala to discuss this powerful Mulder episode...

Following the disappearance of a teenage girl in a small town, Mulder and Scully investigate when a former abduction victim, Lucy Householder, starts exhibiting what appears to be a psychic connection with the missing girl. As Mulder becomes increasingly obsessed with the case, Scully begins to worry he may be equating this case with that of his sister Samantha...

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Carl Sweeney

Guest

Brandon Shea-Mutala

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer) Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Carl returns for an extended discussion on 'Oubliette' and its themes with X-Files scholar Chris Knowles...

Jul 17, 2018

Interview: Stefan Petrucha

In this special episode, Darren Mooney speaks to Stefan Petrucha, writer of The X-Files Topps line of comic tie-ins written in the mid-1990's, to talk about his contribution to the series.

They discuss how he came to be involved in The X-Files, details about his process of crafting the stories, his collaborations with 1013, and his work beyond the Topps comics themselves - plus much more!

 

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Darren Mooney

Guest

Stefan Petrucha

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair alongside guest Brandon Shea-Mutala to discuss Season 3's 'Oubliette'...

Jul 13, 2018

3x07 'The Walk' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Sarah Blair takes the hosting chair alongside podcaster Clara Cook to discuss this tale of out of body, embittered soldiers...

Mulder & Scully investigate the murder of a military officer on a US Army base which leads them into a conspiratorial web of a tortured colonel, an angry double amputee, and a possible case of astral projection...

Host

Sarah Blair

Guest

Clara Cook

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Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Darren Mooney returns as host to interview Stefan Petrucha, writer of the legendary X-Files Topps comics from the 1990's...

Jul 10, 2018

The X-Cast: LIVE on stage

In this special supplemental episode, recorded LIVE on July 8th 2018 at the Birmingham Podcast Festival in the UK, Tony Black & Carl Sweeney attempt to explain the biggest mystery in The X-Files... the alien mythology.

With the help of a (possibly) willing audience and a series of educational slides (that you can't see), Tony & Carl try their best to explain who the aliens are, what they're up to, and if any of it makes any sense.

Judge for yourselves if they succeed or fail...

 

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Carl Sweeney

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Mark Steadman (Guest Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah Blair hosts alongside guest Clara Cook to talk Season 3 Episode 7, 'The Walk'...

Jul 6, 2018

3x06 '2shy' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Sarah Blair takes the hosting chair alongside author John Kenneth Muir to discuss this cautionary tale on stranger danger...

Mulder & Scully investigate the death of a woman who had all of her fatty tissue removed by the killer. While Mulder suspects a 'fat-sucking vampire', Scully fights off institutionalised police sexism as they both realise the danger may lie in the new, unknown world of online dating, and a particularly calculating individual named Virgil Incanto...

Host

Sarah Blair

Guest

John Kenneth Muir

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah returns as host, joined by podcaster Clara Cook, as they discuss Season 3's seventh episode, 'The Walk'...

Jul 3, 2018

'Shipping' Mulder & Scully

We let the shipper contingent take over this week as Sarah Blair hosts, joined by Patrons Jenn Ferguson & Michelle Milbauer, to discuss the phenomenon of wanting M&S to be a couple.

They get into some of the shipper 'terms', discuss what it means to be an X-Files shipper, pick out their favourite shippy moments of the show, and much more...

They also try and answer the most important question the show ever gave us... when exactly *did* Mulder & Scully first get it on?

 

 

Host

Sarah Blair

Guests

Jenn Ferguson & Michelle Milbauer

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Sarah Blair (Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah returns as host alongside guest John Kenneth Muir to unpick Season 3's '2shy'...

Jun 29, 2018

3x05 'The List' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair alongside podcaster Mike Schindler to discuss this dark Chris Carter stand-alone episode...

Following a brutal murder inside a maximum-security prison of one of the guards, Mulder & Scully investigate what on the face of it appears to be a conspiracy amongst guards and inmates, but what Mulder soon begins to suspect might be the dying proclamation of executed prisoner Neech Manley come to life - that he will return from the dead to kill the five men who sentenced him to die...

Host

Carl Sweeney

Guest

Mike Schindler

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer) Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah Blair returns as host for our first shipper-centric special, joined by guests & Patrons Michelle Milbauer & Jenn Ferguson...

Jun 22, 2018

3x04 'Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Russell Hugo takes the hosting chair alongside guest, author Jim Beard, to discuss Darin Morgan's legendary comedy...

Investigating the murder of a fortune teller, Mulder & Scully come into contact with Clyde Bruckman, a middle-aged man who claims to be able to see how people will die, and might well be psychically connected to the serial killer. Does his gift reveal that Mulder might well be the killer's final victim?

 

NOTE: We apologise for certain audio issues in this episode. Hopefully they won't impede your enjoyment of the discussion.

Host

Russell Hugo

Guest

Jim Beard

Production

Russell Hugo (Editor), Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair once again alongside guest, podcaster Mike Schindler, to discuss Season 3's 'The List'...

Jun 19, 2018

Patron Roundtable #3: Gillian Anderson

In this supplemental episode, Tony Black hosts the third Patron-only Roundtable discussion talking all things Dana Scully herself.

Alongside guests Kurt North, Jenn Ferguson and in his first ever podcast, Adam Silva, Tony leads a discussion about Gillian's Season 11 performance, her fandom and her Twitter, and whether The X-Files could survive in the future without her...

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Apologies for some static crackling you will hear for the last half of this. We can only assume they're tapping our Skype connection. The truth is out there! ROSWELL! ROSWELL!!)

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Kurt North / Jenn Ferguson / Adam Silva

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Delta 51 (Patron), Clarissa de Becker (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Maura Funchion Jaeger (Patron), Sarah Devicomte (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Jun 15, 2018

3x03 'D.P.O' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair alongside guest Andrew Blaker to discuss this sparky episode...

Mulder & Scully investigate a mysterious spate of deaths which correspond to lightning weather patterns and are soon faced with the strange life of Darren Peter Oswald, a disenfranchised young man in a small town with a striking ability...

We also see a return of the X-Quiz as Carl tasks Andrew to answer D.P.O related questions - but will he prevail?

Host

Carl Sweeney

Guest

Andrew Blaker

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor), Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Martha Payne (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Jeremy Daniels (Patron), Alexander Gates (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Tony Black returns to the hosting chair for our third Patron Roundtable, discussing the grand dame of The X-Files herself: Gillian Anderson...

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