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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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Apr 13, 2018
Holly Dale, director of 'Familiar' - interview
 
Paige Schector takes the hosting chair for this one as she talks to Holly Dale about directing 'Familiar', the eighth episode of Season 11.
 
They discuss Holly's X-fandom, her approach to directing the episode, her collaboration with writer Benjamin Van Allen, and much more...
Host
 
Paige Schector
 
Guest
 
Holly Dale
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor), Tony Black (Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron)
 
 
 
 
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Sarah Blair returns to interview Karen Nielsen, writer of 'Nothing Lasts Forever'...
 
Apr 6, 2018
X-Fest 2018: The Lowdown
 
On March 3rd, X-Philes from across the globe gathered in Illinois to attend the first X-Fest convention hosted by This Con Life, filled with guest stars from the show, panels, screenings and more.
 
In this episode, guest host Matt Latham talks to Paige Schector about her experience attending X-Fest, and Paige regales him with anecdotes about meeting some of the most legendary actors in X-Files history, gives a run down of both days, and let's us know whether X-Fest 2019 will be worth attending...
 
Host     
 
Matt Latham
    
Guest     
 
Paige Schector     
 
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Tony Black (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron)
 
 
 
 
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Paige returns in the hosting chair as she interviews Holly Dale, director of Season 11 episode 'Familiar', about making the episode...
Apr 1, 2018
Listener Mailbag for 'My Struggle IV'.
 
We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by getting into listener feedback about 'My Struggle IV'.
 
Carl Sweeney is joined by Chris Knowles to talk about the episode and see what you all made of it!
 
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Carl Sweeney     
 
Guest     
 
Chris Knowles     
 
Production     
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Tony Black (Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron)
 
 
 
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Matt Latham is joined by Paige Schector to get the low down from X-Fest 2018...
Mar 26, 2018

Chris Carter & Season 11 after 'My Struggle IV'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Chris Carter & Season 11 in the wake of 'My Struggle IV'.

Tony Black is joined by Darren Mooney to talk about the divisive creator of the series and the season as a whole...

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Tony Black
 
Guest
 
Darren Mooney
 
Production
 
Tony Black (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We conclude our coverage of 'My Struggle IV' as Carl Sweeney is joined by Chris Knowles for the Listener Mailbag...

Mar 25, 2018

Everyone else in 'My Struggle IV'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing William, Skinner, the Cigarette-Smoking Man, Monica Reyes, Kersh, Erika Price, Mr Y & anyone else we may have missed in 'My Struggle IV'.

Tony Black is joined by Darren Mooney to talk about all of the supporting characters in the episode...

Host
 
Tony Black
 
Guest
 
Darren Mooney
 
Production
 
Tony Black (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We continue our coverage of 'My Struggle IV' as Tony & Darren talk Chris Carter and Season 11 as a whole...

Mar 24, 2018

Mulder & Scully in 'My Struggle IV'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Agents Mulder & Scully in 'My Struggle IV'.

Tony Black is joined by Darren Mooney to talk about our agents in the season finale...

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Tony Black
 
Guest
 
Darren Mooney
 
Production
 
Tony Black (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We continue our coverage of 'My Struggle IV' as Tony & Darren talk Skinner, the Smoking Man, William, Reyes, Mr Y, Erika Price & Kersh...

Mar 21, 2018

Listener Mailbag for 'Nothing Lasts Forever'.

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by getting into listener feedback about 'Nothing Lasts Forever'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Clara Cook to talk about the episode and see what you all made of it!

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Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
 
Clara Cook
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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This is the end! Tony Black returns alongside Darren Mooney to talk David Duchovny's Fox Mulder in the final ever (?) episode of The X-Files, 'My Struggle IV'...

Mar 19, 2018

Karen Nielsen & James Wong of 'Nothing Lasts Forever'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing writer Karen Nielsen & director James Wong of 'Nothing Lasts Forever'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Darren Mooney to talk about the writer and director of this episode...

Host
 
Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
 
Darren Mooney
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We continue our coverage of 'Nothing Lasts Forever' as Carl & guest Clara Cook digest your feedback in the latest Listener Mailbag...

Mar 18, 2018

Barbara Beaumont & the Cult in 'Nothing Lasts Forever'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Barbara & her Cult in 'Nothing Lasts Forever'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Darren Mooney to talk about the cannibalistic, vampiric cult leader & her people...

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Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
 
Darren Mooney
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We continue our coverage of 'Nothing Lasts Forever' as Carl & Darren talk writer Karen Nielsen & director James Wong...

Mar 17, 2018

Mulder & Scully in 'Nothing Lasts Forever'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Agents Mulder & Scully in 'Nothing Lasts Forever'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Darren Mooney to talk about our agents in the penultimate episode of the season...

Host
 
Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
 
Darren Mooney
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We continue our coverage of 'Nothing Lasts Forever' as Carl & Darren talk Barbara Beaumont and the cult...

Mar 13, 2018

Listener Mailbag for 'Familiar'.

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by getting into listener feedback about 'Familiar'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Kelechi Ehenulo to talk about the episode and see what you all made of it!

Host
 
Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
 
Kelechi Ehenulo
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We take a break from Season 11 coverage as Matt Latham hosts an X-Fest 2018 recap special with guest Paige Schector...

Mar 12, 2018

Benjamin Van Allen, Holly Dale and 'Familiar'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing writer Benjamin Van Allen & director Holly Dale of 'Familiar'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Andrew Blaker to talk about the first time writer and director on the show and the episode they developed...

Host
 
Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
 
Andrew Blaker
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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We take a break from Season 11 coverage as Matt Latham hosts an X-Fest 2018 recap special with guest Paige Schector...

Mar 11, 2018

Mr Chuckleteeth & the Townsfolk in 'Familiar'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Mr Chuckleteeth & the Townsfolk in 'Familiar'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Andrew Blaker to talk the creepiest TV character in a long while and the mass hysteria of a town corrupted by evil...

Host
 
Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
 
Andrew Blaker
 
Production
 
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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Carl & Andrew continue the discussion on 'Familiar' by talking about writer Benjamin Van Allen & director Holly Dale...

Mar 10, 2018

Mulder & Scully in 'Familiar'

We continue our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Agents Mulder & Scully in 'Familiar'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Andrew Blaker to talk our two lead characters in the midst of a dark small town mystery...

Host
Carl Sweeney
 
Guest
Andrew Blaker
 
Production
Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Malcolm Crang (Patron)

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Carl & Andrew continue the discussion on 'Familiar' by talking about Mr Chuckleteeth and the townsfolk...

Mar 8, 2018
Shannon Hamblin, co-writer of 'Rm9sbg93zxjz' - interview
 
Do not adjust your podcast feed. There is nothing wrong with your picture. We have just moved to a new style of metadata, doing away with an episode numbering system, and introducing a few more creative titles to our episodes in places. We hope you enjoy it.
 
Sarah Blair takes the hosting chair for this one as she talks to Shannon Hamblin about co-writing 'Followers' with Kristen-Cloke Morgan. They discuss the writing process, the collaboration with the Morgan's, Glen Morgan's role as Shannon's mentor and, yes, quite how *that* massager came to be...
 
 
Host
Sarah Blair
 
Guest
Shannon Hamblin
 
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Tony Black (Editor), Sarah Blair (Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Adam Silva (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron)
 
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Our coverage begins on 'Familiar' as Carl Sweeney is joined by Andrew Brooker to talk Mulder & Scully...
Mar 7, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by talking through listener feedback on 'Rm9sbg93zxjz'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Russ Hugo to talk through what many of you made of Kristen Cloke-Morgan, Shannon Hamblin & Glen Morgan's episode...

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Sarah Blair returns to interview co-writer Shannon Hamblin as our coverage of 'Rm9sbg93zxjz' concludes...

Mar 6, 2018
THE X-CAST continues our Season 11 coverage as we invite on a special guest - Kristen Cloke-Morgan, one of the co-writers of 'Rm9sbg93zxjz'
 
Tony Black talks to Kristen about co-writing the episode with Shannon Hamblin, her working dynamic with husband Glen Morgan who directed the episode, the process of writing and developing the story, and reflections on her on-screen X-Files appearance, her roles in Millennium and Space: Above and Beyond, and more...
 
Don't miss this chat guys! Just remember... trustno1...
 
 
 
 
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Our Season 11 coverage continues as Carl Sweeney is joined by Russ Hugo to talk listener feedback on 'Rm9sbg93zxjz'...
Mar 5, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing co-writers Kristen Cloke-Morgan & Shannon Hamblin, and director Glen Morgan. about their episode 'Rm9sbg93zxjz'.

Carl Sweeney hosts and is joined by Sarah Blair--battling child and microphone issues--to discuss the creatives behind the episode...

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Tony Black returns to interview none other than Kristen Cloke-Morgan all about ''Rm9sbg93zxjz'...

Mar 4, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Dana Scully in 'Rm9sbg93zxjz'.

Carl Sweeney hosts and is joined by Sarah Blair to talk about Scully's battle against machine forces in this episode...

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Carl will be back alongside Sarah to talk writers Shannon Hamblin & Kristen Cloke-Morgan, and director Glen Morgan, as our coverage of 'Rm9sbg93zxjz' continues...

Mar 3, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Fox Mulder of 'Rm9sbg93zxjz'.

Carl Sweeney hosts and is joined by Sarah Blair to talk about Mulder's battle against machine forces in this episode...

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Carl will be back alongside Sarah to talk Dana Scully as our coverage of 'Rm9sbg93zxjz' continues...

Feb 22, 2018

THE X-CAST is delighted to present the first ever Patron Roundtable, discussing the world of X-Files Fandom.

Sarah Blair is joined by Patrons Michelle Milbauer, Kurt North and Jenn Ferguson to discuss their own Fandom journeys, the days of AOL/Usenet chat rooms, where they see fandom and The X-Files going post-Season 11, and much more...

To join them on a future Roundtable, as well as all other Patron perks and bonuses, all you need to do is pledge $10 a month on our Patreon page. You can find the link below.

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Our Season 11 coverage continues its hiatus but Tony Black returns for an Ask Me Anything listener questions episode...

Feb 14, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by talking through listener feedback on 'Kitten'.

Carl Sweeney is joined by Clara Cook to talk through what many of you made of Gabe Rotter & Carol Banker's episode...

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Our Season 11 coverage goes on a brief hiatus but Tony Black returns for an Ask Me Anything listener questions episode...

Feb 12, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing writer Gabe Rotter & director Carol Banker of 'Kitten'.

With Tony Black AWOL, Carl Sweeney is joined by Sarah Blair to talk about these first time writers and directors on The X-Files...

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Carl will be back alongside Clara Cook to get into the Listener Mailbag as our coverage of 'Kitten' concludes...

Feb 11, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Agents Mulder & Scully in 'Kitten'.

With Tony Black AWOL, Carl Sweeney is joined by Sarah Blair to talk our dynamic duo...

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Carl & Sarah continue the discussion on 'Kitten' by talking about writer Gabe Rotter & director Carol Banker...

Feb 10, 2018

THE X-CAST continues our coverage of the brand new Season 11 of The X-Files, by discussing Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner in 'Kitten'.

With Tony Black AWOL, Carl Sweeney is joined by Sarah Blair to talk the Skinman. With Sarah being possibly Mitch Pileggi's biggest fan, expect geekery of the highest order!

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Carl & Sarah continue the discussion on 'Kitten' by talking about our favourite dynamic duo, Mulder & Scully...

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