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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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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...

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), 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...

Host

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!

 

Host

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

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... 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'...

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