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The Mark Hastings Experience

The Mark Hastings Experience

By Mark Hastings
Having always been a lover of both television and cinema since he was a child, Mark has spent his entire life marvelling at the wonder of the worlds, the characters, and the stories of both "the silver screen" and "the small screen" in films and TV shows from all around the world. Mark is a lover of memorable movies and television shows that leave their mark on their audience, because the stories that they tell and their characters are so compelling that it is no surprise that they are remembered so well. Mark has always loved sharing the experiences that he has had through his unique poetry.
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A Poem A Day #2: The Theory of Poetry

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Video Poem #1: Imagine
In this video episode of the podcast Mark recites his poem "Imagine" and there is also the text of the poem to read and follow along with also. Mark's poem "Imagine" was published in 2012 in his book of poetry 'Poet of the Sphere' ©️ Mark Hastings & Zeloo Media
02:34
November 28, 2021
A Poem A Day #40: 30
"30" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:09
November 28, 2021
A Poem A Day #39: Rediscovery
"Rediscovery" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:03
November 27, 2021
A Poem A Day #38: Epitome
"Epitome" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:04
November 26, 2021
Episode #47: Hawkeye - Ep. 1 Never Meet Your Heroes & Ep. 2 Hide and Seek, a review
In this episode Mark does a spoiler review of Episode 1, "Never Meet Your Heroes", and Episode 2, "Hide and Seek", of the Marvel Cinematic Universe American television Disney+ miniseries "Hawkeye" starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, as well as Tony Dalton, Vera Farmiga, Simon Callow, and Alaqua Cox.
49:36
November 25, 2021
A Poem A Day #37: I Choose Tuesday
"I Choose Tuesday" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
04:54
November 25, 2021
A Poem A Day #36: Albion
"Albion" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:19
November 24, 2021
A Poem A Day #35: Things Change
"Things Change" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:13
November 23, 2021
A Poem A Day #34: The Windmill
"The Windmill" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:39
November 22, 2021
Episode #46: Dexter: New Blood - Episode 3: Smoke Signals, a review
In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of "Dexter: New Blood" - Episode 3: "Smoke Signals" - in which Dexter finds himself still attempting to stay one step ahead of the investigation into the missing person's case of the young man he killed, but he appears to be finding it harder to cover his tracks in Iron Lake, NY, than it was for him in Miami - mostly because his girlfriend, Angela Bishop (Julia Jones), is leading the investigation and is determined to assist Kurt Caldwell (Clancy Brown) in finding out what happened to his son. Also, Harrison enrols at the local high school and joins the wrestling team, and also gets closer to Angela's daughter, Audrey Bishop (Johnny Sequoyah).
47:22
November 22, 2021
Episode #45: Hook (1991 film)
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1991 American fantasy swashbuckler adventure film "Hook" directed by Steven Spielberg. The story of the film, which is a sequel to the story from J.M. Barrie's 1911 novel "Peter and Wendy", focuses on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten about his childhood and who is now known as Peter Banning, a successful and unimaginative workaholic lawyer, who is married with two children; however when his old nemesis, Captain James Hook, finds a way to leave Neverland and kidnap his children, Peter, with the help of Tinkerbell, must return to Neverland to save them and remember who he really is. The film stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy.
01:09:20
November 21, 2021
A Poem A Day #33: Dexter
"Dexter" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:33
November 21, 2021
A Poem A Day #32: First Word
"First Word" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:24
November 20, 2021
Episode #44: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 film)
In this episode Mark talks about the 2004 American romantic science fiction film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. The story of the film follows an estranged couple, John Barrish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), who choose to have their memories of each other erased - but who unknowingly find themselves drawn back to one another, and who rediscover who they were and how they were as a couple, and why they ultimately chose to erase one another from each others' lives. The film also stars Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson.
01:00:25
November 19, 2021
A Poem A Day #31: Family
"Family" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
04:43
November 19, 2021
A Poem A Day #30: The Moment
"The Moment" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:34
November 18, 2021
Episode #43: Parks and Recreation (TV series), a review
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: the American political satire mockumentary sitcom television series "Parks and Recreation", created by Greg Daniels and Michael Shur, which originally aired from April 9, 2009, to February 24, 2015, consisting of 125 episodes, over seven seasons. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana, and along with an ensemble cast - including Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Audrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, and Retta - we follow the personal and professional ups and downs of the characters of the show as they interact with one another, live their lives, find their true calling, and follow their dreams.
54:18
November 17, 2021
A Poem A Day #29: Brand New Day
"Brand New Day" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
08:04
November 17, 2021
A Poem A Day #28: Why I am here
"Why I am here" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:04
November 16, 2021
Episode #42: Dexter: New Blood - Episode 2: Storm of ****, a review
In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of "Dexter: New Blood" - Episode #2: "Storm of ****" - in which Dexter/Jim Lindsay (played by Michael C. Hall) has to cover up from the events of last episode, during which his "Dark Passenger" resurfaced after 10 years of being dormant and which lead to the killing of a local young man.
37:08
November 15, 2021
A Poem A Day #27: The Source of All My Power
"The Source of All My Power" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:38
November 15, 2021
Episode #41: Avengers: Infinity War (2018 film)
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2018 American superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldaña, Josh Brolin, and sees the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to prevent Thanos from collecting the six all-powerful Infinity Stones as part of his quest to eliminate half the life in the universe.
01:38:36
November 14, 2021
A Poem A Day #26: Imagine
"Imagine" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:28
November 14, 2021
A Poem A Day #25: Come with me
"Come with me" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:17
November 13, 2021
A Poem A Day #24: Alter Ego
"Alter Ego" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:04
November 12, 2021
A Poem A Day #23: Fluency
"Fluency" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:31
November 11, 2021
A Poem A Day #22: Poēta Universalis
"Poēta Universalis" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
04:54
November 10, 2021
A Poem A Day #21: LOST
"LOST" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:13
November 9, 2021
Episode #40: Dexter: New Blood - Episode 1: Cold Snap, a review
In this episode Mark does a spoiler review of the first episode of the American crime drama mystery miniseries "Dexter: New Blood" - Episode 1: "Cold Snap". Set ten years after the events of the original series finale, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) has moved to the town of Iron Lake, New York, where he is hiding and living under the name of Jim Lindsay, a local shopkeeper, and has developed a relationship with the town's chief of police, Angela Bishop (played by Julia Jones), and for the most part he has been able to suppress his serial killer urges and live a normal life - but who sees the ghost of his dead sister, Debra Morgan (played by Jennifer Carpenter), who warns Dexter to not bring attention to himself for fear of being discovered for who and what he really is. However, when a series of incidents around the town cause Dexter's "Dark Passenger" to reassert itself he finds himself returning to old habits and with the arrival of a new young man in town who seems to be very interested in him, Dexter also has to face up to someone from past and choose whether to push them away or accept them as his own.
57:21
November 8, 2021
A Poem A Day #20: Less is more
"Less is more" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:19
November 8, 2021
A Poem A Day #19: You
"You" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:04
November 7, 2021
Episode #39: Eternals (2021 film), a review
In this episode Mark does a spoiler review of the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the 2021 American superhero film "Eternals" directed by Chloe Zhao, based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. The Eternals are an immortal alien race who spent thousands of years protecting Earth from their evil counterparts, the Deviants - who decide to emerge after spending centuries in hiding after the threat of the Deviants returns. The film stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Liam McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harrington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.
59:52
November 6, 2021
A Poem A Day #18: Mon amour pour la vie
"Mon amour pour la vie" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:11
November 6, 2021
A Poem A Day #17: Jealous Guy
"Jealous Guy" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:03
November 5, 2021
A Poem A Day #16: Epilogue
"Epilogue" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:19
November 4, 2021
A Poem A Day #15: Galaxy
"Galaxy" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:44
November 3, 2021
A Poem A Day #14: Touch
"Touch" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:33
November 2, 2021
Episode #38: 28 Days Later (2002 film)
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror drama film "28 Days Later' directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. The film stars Cillian Murphy as Jim, who wakes up in hospital after being in a coma for a month following an accident - who discovers that society has broken down following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus. The plot of the film revolves around Jim struggling to survive along with other uninfected survivors and evade those infected with the "Rage" virus - which instantly turns people into violent, mindless, zombie-like killing-machines. The film also stars Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns and Brendan Gleeson.
59:20
November 1, 2021
A Poem A Day #13: Butterfly
"Butterfly" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:43
November 1, 2021