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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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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...

Host

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....

Host

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...

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