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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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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.

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Russell Hugo

Guest

Jim Beard

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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...

Jun 8, 2018

3x02 'Paper Clip' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Tony Black hosts the deep dive into this legendary episode, with the help of both Darren Mooney *and*, in his first full appearance on the show, Chris Knowles...

Mulder is back from the dead, Scully and Skinner are at loggerheads about the MJ-12 digital tape files, and the Smoking Man is trying to stay one step ahead of a suspicious Syndicate. The truth is heard - now it's time for the answers...

Chris also answers the 5 Questions of X and reveals his love of a surprising Season 5 episode... 

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Darren Mooney & Chris Knowles

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), 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, joined by Andrew Blaker, to discuss Season 3's third episode 'D.P.O.'...

Jun 5, 2018

Movie Inspirations on The X-Files

In our first ever episode recorded live in person, in a Birmingham, UK pub, Tony Black hosts alongside Carl Sweeney to discuss The X-Files and its cinematic inspirations.

Your hosts pick five movies each they feel The X-Files took a cue from which they love, including 'Ice' and The Thing, 'Pusher' and The Deer Hunter, and 'Ascension' & Moonraker - amongst many others.

While Tony tries to distract him with (bad) impressions of Hollywood stars from James Mason through to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl also gives his least favourite movie inspiration on the show...

 

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Carl Sweeney

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), 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... Darren Mooney hosts alongside guest Chris Knowles to discuss Season 3x02, 'Paper Clip'...

Jun 1, 2018

3x01 'The Blessing Way' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 begins as Tony Black kicks off the long-awaited deep dive into the season with Darren Mooney, talking the season premiere.

With Mulder presumed dead having been trapped in the boxcar under a New Mexico quarry, Scully returns to the FBI to face censure and probation from Skinner and other superiors, as suspicion grows over whether she has the digital tape containing the MJ-12 files in her possession. As the Cigarette-Smoking Man puts pieces in play to recover it, Mulder undergoes a spiritual rebirth deep in the practices of the Navajo Indians...

 

After their mammoth discussion last year about 'Anasazi', Tony & Darren continue their journey dissecting The Unopened File - talking Scully's agency, the power of memory and much more... 

Host

Tony Black

Guest

Darren Mooney

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), 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 returns alongside Carl Sweeney to talk 5 films each which inspired The X-Files...

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