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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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Mar 24, 2017

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black investigating Season 2 Episode 15, 'Fresh Bones'...

When a former US Marine dies suspiciously, Mulder & Scully investigate when suggestions are made that he was involved with voodoo practices that lead back to a Haitian refugee camp, where the agents discover a sinister history of riots, potentially concealed deaths, and a powerful voodoo priest who may, in particular, put Scully's life in jeopardy...

Joined for the first time by Jim Beard, one of the co-writers of IDW's anthology The X-Files: Secret Agendas, Tony explores one of the show's creepiest efforts.

Jim also discusses his Secret Agendas short story, 'Desperately Seeking Mothman', and how he came to write for the project.

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony and a Roundtable of guests as they put four X-Files episodes in a head-to-head battle to see who progresses to Round 2 of The X-Files Episode Tournament...

Mar 17, 2017

 THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black investigating Season 2 Episode 14, 'Die Hand Die Verletzt'...

In the town of Milford Haven, Massachusetts, following the ritualistic murder of a teenager, Mulder and Scully arrive to investigate and discover a town riven with legend, hysteria, and belief in occult conspiracy. As they seek to understand why the boy was murdered, the PTA group at the local school attempt to conceal the Satanic worship they begin to fear may have summoned a darker force than any of them anticipated...

 Joined for the first time this season by Wayne Talbot, artist and co-presenter of The Irish Pubcast, Tony explores the last episode of S2 by Morgan & Wong, and the first ever directorial effort from the late, great Kim Manners.

On request, Wayne also takes on the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous two scores?

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony and his guest, The X-Files Secret Agendas co-writer Jim Beard, to talk Season 2's Fresh Bones...

Mar 10, 2017

 THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black investigating, in the first Spotlight episode on one of The X-Files' writers, Chris Carter's recent 2014 pilot, The After...

A group of strangers become trapped in a parking lot lift in Los Angeles on what appears to be a normal day, until upon working together to escape they emerge into a world devastated by some kind of unknown event which has caused mass panic. What they find as they explore this new landscape is a truth none of them could have imagined...

Joined once again by The Irish M0vie Blog's Darren Mooney, Tony explores the Amazon series, Carter's characters and story, and the themes of what he was trying to create with this brand new show - one which didn't get past the pilot episode.

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony and his guest, Wayne Talbot of The Irish Pubcast, to talk Season 2's Die Hand Die Verletzt...

Feb 10, 2017

  THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at The X-Files Season 2 episode 12 - 'Aubrey', written by Sara B. Charno, and directed by Rob Bowman.

In the small town of Aubrey, Missouri, a detective named BJ Morrow in a delirious outburst uncovers the long buried remains of two FBI agents missing since the 1940's. Mulder & Scully arrive to investigate BJ's strange discovery, and how it links to a historic series of violent murders in Aubrey, in which the word 'SISTER' was carved on the female victim's chests. When a new murder occurs, and BJ begins slipping into a strange madness, Mulder & Scully must face the question - nature or nurture?

Joined once again by Trek FM's Melodic Treks podcaster Brandon Shea-Mutala, Tony examines a much deeper and more fascinating X-File than people often remember. Plus Brandon, for the first time, takes on the X-Quiz this week - can he make a top score?

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony as he examines the brand new book, The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos, with Secret Agendas contributing author George Ivanoff...

Sep 16, 2016

In another surprise interview, THE X-CAST returns as Tony Black speaks to comic-book artist & writer, Matthew Dow Smith - currently drawing not only The X-Files IDW Publishing tie-in comics, but the co-creator of brand new mini-series comic, The X-Files: Origins.

Matthew talks about how he got into the comic book world, in which he's drawn many established franchises (including his beloved Doctor Who), and the path which led him to taking part in Joe Harris' much-loved Season 10 and 11 comics, before taking over as artist for the new revival tie-in run and the story behind bringing Origins to life, and how he feels personally drawn to Dana Scully in particular.

Much like our previous interview with Matthew's friend & colleague Denton J. Tipton, if you're a fan of any X-Files media, comics in particular, don't miss this fascinating interview with one of the strongest creatives working right now.

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Feb 2, 2016

To celebrate the return of THE X-FILES, our Season 10 coverage will span the month of February and go deep on all six episodes, starting with 'My Struggle', the season premiere.

Tony Black, joined by Tanya Hernandez as she returns after appearing in 'The X-Primer', breaks down the events known as the 'Roswell Incident' (or not) in the opening episode, and we respond to some listener feedback on the premiere. Trustno1...

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