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Eggs and Espionage: The Origins of James Bond

Eggs and Espionage: The Origins of James Bond

By Flashback Productions
Exploring Ian Fleming’s James Bond, through the novels that made him.
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Moonraker Movie Review - BONUS!!
Ian and Chris take a little (too much) time to reflect on the 1978 film and Roger Moore's portrayal of Bond. Once again the movie steers well clear of any plot relating to the book, but maybe for good reason this time? Either way, Bond evades assassination attempts, gets laid, travels the globe and beyond. We also learn how to survive a sky dive without a parachute. Be sure to listen through all of Season 3 (and why not Season 1&2 as well, you deserve it) to some provide context and look for Season 4 - Diamonds are Forever. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! Or, order ahead and get started on Diamonds Are Forever --- By using these links a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
42:41
March 05, 2022
S3E11: Moonraker (Chp 23-25) - "Both business ends"
The crowd gathers and Drax presents his gift to Great Britain. As the countdown begins, Bond makes great haste to save London (but mainly himself). The aftermath will be a giant cover up but Bond will ride out the storm with unlimited expenses anywhere he’d like in Europe. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! Or, order ahead and get started on Diamonds Are Forever --- By using these links a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
44:43
January 02, 2022
S3E10: Moonraker (Chp 21-22) - "Another tangible victory"
Bond and Gala, hopelessly tied up, endure one of the longest monologues that take them through Drax’s English childhood, WWII antics, and adolescent need for attention. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
40:25
December 26, 2021
S3E9: Moonraker (Chp 19-20) - "Soft crawling fingers"
No one knows where Gala is. She didn’t report to headquarters and, worse yet, is absent from a dinner with Bond. Everyone agrees, Bond is their only hope and he sets off pursuing Drax with everything his 4 ½ liter Bentley can handle. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
36:10
December 18, 2021
S3E8: Moonraker (Chp 17-18) - "A soft, distinct 'plep'"
Gala and Bond wipe off the dust and recover in a nearby town. They return to find only 3 places set for dinner. The next day, on a drive to London, Gala makes a bold attempt to find out what’s in Drax’s little notebook. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
39:04
December 11, 2021
S3E7: Moonraker (Chp 15-16) - "Humdrum of a slow afternoon"
Krebs is caught snooping in Bond’s room. Gala and Bond spend an elegant afternoon along the white Cliffs of Dover but their time is cut short by an unexpected explosion. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
31:22
December 04, 2021
S3E6: Moonraker (Chp 13-14) - "Don’t be a goose"
Bond digs through the remains of the dead officer’s room, he and Gala size each other up, and they all discuss Krebs and his creepy inclination for snooping. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com = Buy Merch!
38:28
November 27, 2021
S3E5: Moonraker (Chp 11-12) - "50ft of polished chrome"
Bond arrives at Drax’s compound and meets his Ms. Gala Brand, a bright and professional policewoman he’ll need to befriend quickly, and a staggering, chrome covered, shimmering projectile that will protect Great Britain and the free world. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
36:23
November 20, 2021
S3E4: Moonraker (Chp 8-10) - "Pack of cards and a joker"
Bond ruminates on how to spend a small won fortune, decides Drax is crazy, nearly misses lunch, and spends his afternoon at police headquarters learning about his new mission - a real one this time. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
40:27
November 13, 2021
S3E3: Moonraker (Chp 5-7) - "A combination of remarkable circumstances"
A smokey, expensive gambling den and private club for gentlemen brings Bond to his happy place where, after a meal of course, he sets his sights on winning big against the nation's most prized citizen...by cheating of course. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
40:06
November 06, 2021
S3E2: Moonraker (Chp 3-4) - "Men in smoky rooms playing cards"
Bond is invited to play Bridge in one of London’s finest card den for Gentlemen. Excited to be out of the office, enjoy a fine meal, and figure out why a millionaire cheats at cards. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
35:47
October 30, 2021
S3E1: Moonraker (Chp 1-2) - "It was easier for the men"
Back from the Caribbean, Bond dives deep into his weekly office routines and mastering his inbox and outbox. We also learn about a self-made millionaire, Sir Hugo Drax and his plans to end the cold war. Buy Moonraker now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com - Buy Merch!
36:51
October 23, 2021
S1E1: Casino Royale (Chp1-3) - “A lot of trouble over details”
Many of the well known Bond characters are introduced here for the first time in these 3 chapters. We set the scene for Bond’s love of gambling, learn about Bond’s target, and understand why M picked this cold, brash, but skilled young rookie for the job. Buy Casino Royale now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
26:11
September 24, 2021
From a View to a Kill - BONUS! - Short Story E1
An odd but deftly executed motorcycle murder captures some important dispatch information.  It just so happens that Bond, James Bond, is in Paris licking his wounds and dreading his return to England where his career lies in the balance.  Suddenly he is summoned by a beautiful woman (who is NOT a sex worker), is briefed and on the job helping the MI5 fix their mistake.  Bond, almost single handedly solves the mystery and devises an elaborate plan.  He’ll either succeed or die trying. Buy From a View to a Kill now from bookshop.org! which appears in the collection of short stories, For Your Eyes Only. --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera If you're of age: Enjoy this episode with Bond's drink of choice when in Paris and "not seriously" drinking: Americano - 1 1/2 ounces Campari 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth (Bond uses Cinzano) 1 to 2 ounces soda water (to taste) - Bond uses Perrier Place where Bond prefers to drink when in Paris: Harry's Bar eggsandespionage.com
01:06:52
May 21, 2021
Live and Let Die - Movie Review BONUS!
Ian and Chris take a little time to reflect on the 1973 film, Roger Moore's first time portraying Bond. With it's stark (very stark) differences form the novel they mostly wonder, "why?" For those who haven't seen the film, the only spoiler alert here is...well, disappointment. Be sure to listen through all of Season 2 (and why not Season 1 as well, you deserve it) to some provide context and look for Season 3 - Moonraker. Or, buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
21:23
December 28, 2020
S2E11: Live and Let Die (Chp 21-23) - "Sexy man-servant"
Bond and Solitaire are lectured by Mr Big on how they will both die, you know, for the purposes of science. Unbeknownst to Mr Big however, a limpet mine on the Secatur slowly fuses away. Bond counts the seconds until his next sex vacation. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
35:37
December 16, 2020
S2E10: Live and Let Die (Chp 18-20) - “Whiskey and Benzedrine”
In a montage-like flurry, Bond trains his body and mind before diving into the dark waters with nothing but his witts, stimulants, and oodles of spy gadgets. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
32:58
December 13, 2020
S2E9: Live and Let Die (Chp 16-17) - “A little monologue about life and death”
After a jaunty and distressing plane ride to Jamaica, Bond has a new lease on life. He meets with Quarrel, a skilled islander and amateur biologist who just may be the man Bond needs to survive his mission. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
35:44
December 09, 2020
S2E8: Live and Let Die (Chp 14-15) - “72 oz of American Beef"
Both Bond and Leiter make solo attempts to approach “The Robber”. Only one gets out with all his limbs intact. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
37:09
December 06, 2020
A Small Tribute to Sean Connery
Unscripted, unedited, and potentially unnecessary, Ian and Chris provide some meandering thoughts in reverence of the late Sean Connery. His gift as an actor and most importantly, for this podcast, role as the first on-screen interpretation of one Bond, James Bond. RIP Sir Sean Connery. eggsandespionage.com
18:26
November 05, 2020
S2E7: Live and Let Die (Chp 12-13) - “Soft spot for Pelicans”
Bond and Solitaire decide last minute to switch trains, discuss their dislike of the elderly, and reunite with Leiter. The two boys get right to work but end up with little more than a joy ride. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
32:55
October 25, 2020
S2E6: Live and Let Die (Chp 10-11) - "Train porn"
Bond boards a train to Florida with a cliche disguise, alias, and his enemy’s slave girlfriend, revels in the romance of the American railway, and curses his broken finger. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
34:23
October 25, 2020
S2E5: Live and Let Die (Chp 8-9) - “A cure for a broken finger”
Separated, Leiter is too hip to be hurt, Bond endures a world class monologue, they make plans to get out of NYC, but Bond makes an "unpardonable gamble.” Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
32:39
October 25, 2020
S2E4: Live and Let Die (Chp 6-7) - “A great characteristic in a super-villain”
Bond and Leiter take in a Harlem striptease. Captured, Bond finds himself eye to eye with the Voodoo Baron of Death but is spared by an unexpected and beautiful surprise. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
27:43
October 25, 2020
S2E3: Live and Let Die (Chp 4-5) - “Rampant Abuse of Power”
Leiter lectures Bond on the African-American community, before exploring Harlem late into the evening with all their judgements and prejudice on hand. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
37:09
October 25, 2020
S2E2: Live and Let Die (Chp 3) - “A certain degree of Americanization”
Bond and Leiter discuss their target with the FBI, Bond educates himself on voodoo rituals and practices, and receives an ominous message about the beatings of his heart. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
25:50
October 25, 2020
S2E1: Live and Let Die (Chp 1-2) - "A dark and insensitive nature"
Refreshed after a long respite from his “casino job”, Bond touches down on American soil with some “mental reservations” on American ways, reunites with his best new friend and CIA counterpart, Felix Leiter, and is prepped on his new mission. Buy Live and Let Die now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
30:34
October 25, 2020
Live and Let Die - A Prologue
Some background on the novel, the period it was written, and the hosts recording it. 
02:57
October 25, 2020
S1E7: Casino Royale (Chp23-27) - “The sweet tang of rape”
Bond and Vesper enjoy some R&R on the Riviera but Vesper is too preoccupied to enjoy herself. Bond’s mind is made up but his sex vacation takes an unexpected turn. Buy Casino Royale now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
20:54
February 17, 2020
S1E6: Casino Royale (Chp18-22) - “It’s in the job description”
Bond recovers from his wounds, goes on an existential crisis, a sex vacation, and contemplates early retirement. Buy Casino Royale now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
25:05
February 17, 2020
S1E5: Casino Royale (Chp14-17) - “The blue-ball treatment”
Vesper is captured and Bond pursues in a high speed chase. Outsmarted and outnumbered, Bond is tortured both mentally and physically Buy Casino Royale now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
24:51
February 17, 2020
S1E4: Casino Royale (Chp9-13) - “The game is baccarat”
Bond sits down to gamble with $25 million Francs and the free world at stake. Buy Casino Royale now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
31:38
February 17, 2020
S1E3: Casino Royale (Chp7-8) - “It’s a virtue to be so expensive”
Bond meets Leiter, enjoys a pernickety dinner with Vesper, and introduces a drink that would be copied and reimagined by bars everywhere. Buy Casino Royale now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
33:29
February 17, 2020
S1E2: Casino Royale (Chp4-6) - “Flashback!”
Bond’s cover is already blown, we meet “the girl”, Bond escapes death, and the 007 cure for a concussion. Buy Casino Royale now from bookshop.org! --- By using this link a small portion of your purchase goes to Eggs and Espionage Pod so we can afford our chalets on the French Riviera eggsandespionage.com
19:47
February 17, 2020