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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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Nov 16, 2018

3x24 'Talitha Cumi' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 concludes as Tony Black takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Darren Mooney to discuss the Season 3 finale...

After a shooting in a fast-food restaurant leads to the shooter being healed by a man with the palm of his hand, Mulder and Scully are drawn into a hunt for the mysterious Jeremiah Smith. Meanwhile, the Cigarette-Smoking Man approaches Mulder's mother seeking something very important, perhaps to the fate of Mulder's entire quest...

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), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Karen McKenna (Patron), Stephanie Carey (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Next time... Tony Black is joined by X-Cast Patrons for the third annual X-Quiz 2018...

Nov 13, 2018

Character Profile: Walter Skinner - Seasons 1-3 (Pt 2)

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 Skinner in S1-S3.

Sarah Blair hosts, alongside guests Paige Schector & Clara Cook, to discuss Skinner's best moments from these seasons, his loyalty to M&S, and just what did happen to Sharon Skinner?

This is the second of a two-part episode filled with Skinman goodness..

Host

Sarah Blair

Guests

Paige Schector / 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), 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... Tony Black hosts alongside guest Darren Mooney to discuss episode 3x24, the S3 finale, 'Talitha Cumi'...

Nov 10, 2018

X-Fest II: talking the show with organisers Jay & JC

Paige Schector invites back onto the show the organisers & promoters of the upcoming X-Fest II in June next year - Jay Repsel & JC Costelli.
 
Not only do they discuss the show, with the lowdown on everything you can expect, but we EXCLUSIVELY reveal a guest from The X-Files, a star from the show, who will be making their first convention appearance *ever* at X-Fest II...
 
Host
 
Paige Schector
 
Guests
 
Jay Repsel & JC Costelli

Production

Tony Black (Editor/Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Karen McKenna (Patron), Stephanie Carey (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Nov 9, 2018

3x23 'Wetwired' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Tony Black takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Darren Mooney to discuss this paranoid thriller...

When a man kills his wife believing she was a mass murderer he had seen in news footage, Mulder & Scully investigate a pattern of deaths which could link to subliminal messaging in TV broadcasts. As Mulder falls deeper into conspiracy, Scully grows more paranoid that her partner may be secretly the enemy...

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), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Karen McKenna (Patron), Stephanie Carey (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah Blair is joined by Clara Cook & Paige Schector for their look at Walter Skinner in Seasons 1 to 3, Part 2...

Nov 6, 2018

Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files

In an exclusive conversation, Darren Mooney talks to authors Zack Handlen & Todd Van Der Werff about their new book all about The X-Files...
 
Host
 
Darren Mooney
 
Guests
 
Todd Van Der Werff & Zack Handlen

Production

Darren Mooney (Editor/Producer), Tony Black (Executive Producer), Kurt North (Patron), Michelle Milbauer (Patron), Jenn Ferguson (Patron), Astrid Klosterkoetter (Patron), Naomi Miller (Patron), Michael John Petty (Patron), Cathy Glinski (Patron), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Karen McKenna (Patron), Stephanie Carey (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Next time... Tony Black is joined by Darren Mooney to discuss episode 3x23, 'Wetwired'...

Nov 2, 2018

3x22 'Quagmire' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guests Sarah Blair & Zach Moore to discuss this tasty comedy...

After the gruesome death of a biologist near a lake in Georgia, Mulder and Scully head to investigate what Scully believes are alligator attacks and Mulder ascribes to Big Blue, the name of a mythical, Loch Ness-esque sea creature legend says lives in the lake...

Host

Carl Sweeney

Guests

Sarah Blair / Zach Moore

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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Karen McKenna (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Next time... Clara Cook hosts the next Patron Roundtable discussing the Music of the X-Files...

Oct 30, 2018

Underappreciated Episodes in Season One

Our supplemental episode this week is our first examination of what our X-Cast team consider the underappreciated episodes of the series, starting with Season 1.

Sarah Blair hosts, alongside guests Russ Hugo & Paige Schector, to discuss three S1 episodes in particular: The Jersey Devil, Born Again & Roland. Will you end up looking at them differently by the end?

Host

Sarah Blair

Guests

Russ Hugo / Paige Schector 

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), 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 guests Sarah Blair & Zach Moore to discuss episode 3x22 'Quagmire'...

Oct 26, 2018

3x21 'Avatar' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Sarah Blair takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Amy Walker to discuss this Skinner-centric episode...

In the midst of a difficult divorce, Assistant Director Walter Skinner is embroiled in an unsavoury murder investigation when a prostitute turns up dead in his bed. Attempting to help protect their boss' reputation, Mulder & Scully are drawn into Skinner's personal life as a supernatural force begins to reveal itself as the cause of his deadly problem...

Host

Sarah Blair

Guest

Amy Walker

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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah returns alongside Russ Hugo & Paige Schector to talk Season 1's Unappreciated Episodes...

Oct 23, 2018

Character Profile: Fox Mulder - Season 1

Our supplemental episode this week is our next in-depth character profile, looking at a particular X-Files character at a point in the show - in this case Mulder in S1.

Paige Schector hosts, alongside guest Carl Sweeney, to discuss Mulder's best moments from the season, amongst much more...

Host

Paige Schector

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), 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 and guest Amy Walker discuss episode 3x21 'Avatar'...

Oct 19, 2018

3x20 'Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Paige Schector takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Kurt North to discuss this legendary Darin Morgan *bleepin* comedy...

The mysterious abduction and return of an Air Force Pilot and the unsettling case of a teenage girl are brought to life by Scully when interviewed by celebrated author Jose Chung, but her recollections of a bizarre set of possibly alien encounters may not exactly be as they appear...

Host

Paige Schector aka Diana Lesky

Guest

Kurt North aka Reynard Muldrake

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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah Blair returns to host another Patron Roundtable on an X-Files topic...

Oct 16, 2018

Character Profile: Walter Skinner - Seasons 1-3 (Pt 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 Skinner in S1-S3.

Sarah Blair hosts, alongside guests Paige Schector & Clara Cook, to discuss Skinner's best moments from these seasons, his loyalty to M&S, and just what did happen to Sharon Skinner?

This is the first of a two-part episode filled with Skinman goodness..

Host

Sarah Blair

Guests

Paige Schector / 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), 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... Paige Schector hosts alongside guest Kurt North to discuss episode 3x20 'Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space''...

Oct 12, 2018

3x19 'Hell Money' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Carl Sweeney takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Darren Mooney to discuss this creepy Chinese mystery...

When a man is burned alive inside a San Francisco crematorium, Mulder & Scully find themselves embroiled in an investigation deep in the Chinatown district of the city, and a deadly secret lottery being ran by the Triads which may involve the harvesting of human organs...

Host

Carl Sweeney

Guest

Darren Mooney

Production

Carl Sweeney (Editor/Producer), 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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Sarah Blair is joined for the first of a two-part discussion by Clara Cook & Paige Schector on Skinner in Seasons 1 to 3...

Oct 5, 2018

3x18 'Teso Dos Bichos' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Zach Moore takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Brandon Shea-Mutala to discuss this much maligned tale...

Following an archaeological dig on sacred Indian ground, and the removal of Indian burial remains, Mulder & Scully investigate the strange death of the lead archaeologist who may have been killed in a cat-like animal attack...

Host

Zach Moore

Guest

Brandon Shea-Mutala

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 is joined by Paige Schector & Clara Cook for the first part of our exploration of Skinner in Seasons 1 to 3...

Oct 2, 2018
Patron Roundtable #5
 
In our fifth Roundtable, inviting our illustrious Patrons on the show to discuss The X-Files, Tony Black hosts a discussion talking 25 of the greatest X-Files moments over 25 years.
 
Joined by Deana Ferreri, Katie Doe & Joselyn Rojas, all making their X-Cast debuts, Tony and his guests chew through some legendary scenes - Pusher's Russian Roulette climax, Skinner's 'pucker up and kiss my ass!' and Mulder singing Shaft, among many more!
 
Host
 
Tony Black
 
Guests
 
Deana Ferreri / Katie Doe / Joselyn Rojas

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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Next time... Zach Moore hosts alongside Brandon Shea-Mutala as they talk episode 3x18 'Teso Dos Bichos'...

Sep 28, 2018

3x17 'Pusher' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Tony Black takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Darren Mooney to discuss this legendary game of cat and mouse...

Following the capture of a notorious criminal named 'Pusher', which leads to the death of a cop during his escape, Mulder & Scully are drafted in by local police to help catch a killer who Mulder swiftly comes to believe can 'push' his will onto others, and who quickly comes to consider Mulder a 'worthy adversary' in a deadly game...

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), 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... Zach Moore hosts alongside guest Brandon Shea-Mutala return to discuss Season 3, Episode 18, 'Teso Dos Bichos'...

Sep 21, 2018

3x16 'Apocrypha' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Darren Mooney takes the hosting chair alongside brand new X-Cast guest Christopher Irish, one of the brains behind The X-Files Lexicon, to discuss the second of this two-parter...

With Alex Krycek now possessed by an alien entity, and partnered with Mulder on the search for the digital tape containing the Navajo alien intelligence files, they are drawn into the search for the same UFO the alien wants to get back to. Meanwhile, in the wake of Skinner's shooting, Scully attempts to find the culprit, who may also be Melissa's killer...

Host

Darren Mooney

Guest

Christopher Irish

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), 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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Sep 18, 2018

The X-Cast pays tribute to Burt Reynolds - 1936-2018

Following the sad passing of Burt Reynolds, aka 'Mr. Burt' from Chris Carter's bizarre Season 9 episode 'Improbable', Paige Schector & Marlene Stemme join forces to pay tribute to his long & varied career, and his contribution to The X-Files.

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Paige Schector

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Marlene Stemme

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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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Valerie Kelly (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron), Ana Afloarei (Patron)

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Next time... Darren Mooney returns as host with guest Christopher Irish to talk episode 3x16 'Apocrypha'...

Sep 14, 2018

3x15 'Piper Maru' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Darren Mooney takes the hosting chair alongside brand new X-Cast guest Christopher Irish, one of the brains behind The X-Files Lexicon, to discuss the first of this two-parter...

When a French diving team uncovers the wreck of a WW2 fighter plane, Mulder is placed on the hunt for a UFO as it becomes apparent an alien lifeform may have also been pulled to the surface. Meanwhile, Scully's anger at how the FBI are investigating her sister's murder puts Skinner in mortal danger...

Darren also asks Chris the 5 Questions of X and we learn more about his role with the Lexicon...

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Darren Mooney

Guest

Christopher Irish

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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), 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... Darren & Chris return to discuss the second part of this story - Season 3, Episode 17, 'Apocrypha'...

Sep 7, 2018

3x14 'Grotesque' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 3 continues as Tony Black takes the hosting chair alongside returning X-Cast guest Zach Moore to discuss this dark look into the human psyche...

Following the murder of an artists model, Mulder & Scully are drawn into a series of dark murders apparently committed by a demonic force. As Mulder faces a reunion with old Violent Crimes mentor Bill Paterson, Scully begins to worry her partner is growing too obsessed with catching the killer...

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Tony Black

Guest

Zach Moore

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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... Darren Mooney hosts alongside debut guest Christopher Irish to talk Season 3 Episode 15, 'Piper Maru'...

Sep 4, 2018

Interview with Frank Spotnitz - X-Files Producer (Seasons 2-IWTB)

We are delighted to present the X-Cast interview with Frank Spotnitz, X-Files legend, writer & Executive Producer, in conversation with Tony Black.

Frank discusses his career, his time working on The X-Files, plans for the movie franchise after Season 9, what he thinks of the revival seasons and where he sees the franchise going next, plus much more...

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Tony Black

Guest

Frank Spotnitz

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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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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Next time... Tony Black is joined by Zach Moore to discuss Season 3x14 'Grotesque'...

Sep 3, 2018

Hour 1 of The X-Cast Live

On September 1st 2018, Tony Black undertook a 24-hour live marathon podcast celebrating 25 years of The X-Files with a range of fellow podcasters and special celebrity guests, in order to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society and the fight against dementia.

In this first hour, Tony is joined by Sarah Blair to talk about how the X-Cast Live will work and their memories of The X-Files over the years.

To access the other 23 hours of The X-Cast Live, including exclusive interviews with X-Files writer/producer Glen Morgan, his wife actress/writer Kristen Cloke-Morgan, actress Karin Konoval, actor Scott Bellis, X-Files science advisor Dr. Anne Simon & IDW X-Files artist JJ Lendl, please subscribe and support The X-Cast at the $5 tier or above on Patreon here: patreon.com/thexcast

Please find more information on the Alzheimer's Society and their work at: www.alzheimers.org.uk

 

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Tony Black

Guest

Sarah Blair

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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), Marlene Stemme (Patron), Deana Ferreri (Patron), Katie Doe (Patron), Donna Pirkle (Patron), Michael Little (Patron), Katja Hillebrandt (Patron), Isabelle Dubois (Patron), Andrew Brooker (Patron), Andrew Blaker (Patron), Cortlan Waters Bartley (Patron), Malcolm Crang (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), Calla Dreams (Patron), Wanda Vincent (Patron), Stephen Lovins (Patron), Maria Payan-Perkowski (Patron), Michael Gehrmann (Patron), Russell Hugo (Patron), Kelsey L Mayer (Patron), Bethany Good (Patron)

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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?

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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...

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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....

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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'...

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