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Tripodscast

Tripodscast

By The Tripodscast

It started as an innocent book club between three friends, then one day The Tripods Trilogy was chosen. The rest is history.

Discussing everything from the books, TV series, video games, and beyond.

Coming October 16th 2021!

For all your updates and contact needs:
Twitter: @tripodscast
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Reddit: r/tripodscast
Email: tripodscast@gmail.com
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Episode 10: The Worlds of Sam Youd
Episode 10: The Worlds of Sam Youd
Hello listeners! Welcome to our final episode of Tripodscast in which we celebrate the centenary of Tripods author Sam Youd (John Christopher). Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss women running away from mansions, the destruction of Leeds, dystopic futures, kinky medical drama, aliens in the Alps, cricket, and posh people going wild on a tropical island. With special thanks to Nick and Rose Youd.
01:24:04
April 15, 2022
Episode 9: Legacy
Episode 9: Legacy
Hello listeners! Welcome to our discussion of the legacy of The Tripods.  Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms)  discuss a treasure hunt in the mountains, trampolines in power stations,  a confession from John, and how Jamie Oliver inadvertently destroyed  children's television. With special thanks to Jim Baker, Will Hadcroft,  Richard Bates, and to all of you who kindly submitted a vox pop talking  about your love of The Tripods.
01:26:29
April 01, 2022
Episode 8: Merchandising
Episode 8: Merchandising
Hello listeners! Welcome to our discussion of merchandise relating to the Tripods, including a playthrough of the ZX Spectrum Tripods game. Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss the staggering cost of ViewMaster reels, Vulcan nerve pinches, the effects of living underground on human vision, and an incomplete map of France. With special thanks to Chris Geraghty, and Chris Jones. Featuring Gareth Preston as 'The Games Master'.
01:12:31
March 19, 2022
Episode Seven Part Two: The Cancellation
Episode Seven Part Two: The Cancellation
Hello listeners! Welcome back to the continuation of our discussion of the cancellation of the BBC TV adaptation, interspersed with exclusive interview clips with fan Will Hadcroft, Jim Baker (Henry), John Shackley (Will), Robin Hayter (Fritz), and Richard Bates (Producer). Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss the acquisition of film rights by Disney, debate free will, and not patronising children. With special thanks to Will Hadcroft, Jim Baker, John Shackley, Robin Hayter, Richard Bates, and Chris Jones.
01:15:35
March 05, 2022
Episode Seven Part One: The Cancellation
Episode Seven Part One: The Cancellation
Hello listeners! Welcome back to our discussion of the cancellation of the BBC TV adaptation, interspersed with exclusive interview clips with Jim Baker (Henry), Ceri Seel (Beanpole), John Shackley (Will), Robin Hayter (Fritz), and Richard Bates (Producer). Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss the cancellation of series three in this extra angry episode of Tripodscast! With special thanks to Jim Baker, Ceri Seel, John Shackley, Robin Hayter, Richard Bates, and Chris Jones.
01:09:13
February 19, 2022
Episode Six Part Two: BBC TV Adaptation - Second Series
Episode Six Part Two: BBC TV Adaptation - Second Series
Hello listeners! Welcome back to the continuation of our discussion of the second series of the BBC TV adaptation, interspersed with exclusive interview clips with Ceri Seel (Beanpole), John Shackley (Will), Robin Hayter (Fritz), and Richard Bates (Producer). Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) speculate on how to store a Tripod leg, debate gatekeeping in fandom, and discuss the connection between Tripods and Strictly Come Dancing(!?) With special thanks to Ceri Seel, John Shackley, Robin Hayter, Richard Bates, and Chris Jones.
01:04:36
February 05, 2022
Episode Six Part One: BBC TV Adaptation - Second Series
Episode Six Part One: BBC TV Adaptation - Second Series
Hello listeners! Again, episode 6 was rather on the long side so we’ve split it into two halves again. In today’s episode we will be continuing our conversation on the BBC TV adaptation, focusing on the second series, interspersed with exclusive interview clips with Ceri Seel (Beanpole), John Shackley (Will), and Robin Hayter (Fritz). Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss the Pink Parrot, the inclusion of more female characters, Will flirting with all the girls, the pacing of series two compared to series one, and the new addition of the Cognoscs to the story. With special thanks to Ceri Seel, John Shackley, Robin Hayter, and Chris Jones.
01:05:48
January 22, 2022
Episode Five Part Two: BBC TV Adaptation - First Series
Episode Five Part Two: BBC TV Adaptation - First Series
Welcome back listeners!! Here is the long awaited second half of Episode Five! We will be continuing our conversation on the first series of the TV adaptation, interspersed with exclusive interview clips with Ceri Seel (Beanpole) and John Shackley (Will), and super-fan Will Hadcroft! Listen as Rebecca (@Min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss the pacing of series 1, the seeming absence of the main characters' peripheral vision, and whether creativity and art can still exist under Tripod rule. With special thanks to Ceri Seel, John Shackley, Will Hadcroft, and Chris Jones.
49:09
January 08, 2022
The Holiday Special: Dani Reacts
The Holiday Special: Dani Reacts
Tis the season to be..poorly? Alas Jack Frost has taken a nip at Dani and left her too unwell to have watched series 2 of The Tripods. Join us, as Rebecca and John try to cheer Dani up by showing her the first two episodes of Series 2 of The Tripods, as well as a clip from Blue Peter (airdate: 17/09/84).
31:04
December 25, 2021
Episode Five Part One: BBC TV Adaptation - First Series
Episode Five Part One: BBC TV Adaptation - First Series
Welcome back listeners!! This episode was so long that we had to split it into two halves! We will be discussing the first series of the TV adaptation and part one of exclusive interviews with Ceri Seel (Beanpole) and John Shackley (Will). Listen as Rebecca (@min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss electricity substations, 2CVs, pans, French New Romantics, Black Guards, capping, and courtrooms.  With special thanks to Ceri Seel, John Shackley, Will Hadcroft and Chris Jones. 
55:51
December 11, 2021
Episode Four: When the Tripods Came
Episode Four: When the Tripods Came
Welcome back listeners!! In today’s episode we go back in time to When the Tripods Came, a prequel novel addressing the alien invasion. Listen as Rebecca (@min3rvas_0wl), Dani, and John (@westlakefilms) discuss the reason why this novel was created, and how this time around John Christopher finally addresses the lack of female representation! So sit back and enjoy, as we go Star Trekkin’ across the universe!* *NB: Wrong franchise!
35:12
November 27, 2021
Episode Three: The Pool of Fire
Episode Three: The Pool of Fire
Welcome back listener(s). We continue our journey with the Freemen's plans of interrogating a Master and destroying the Tripod's cities. In this episode we discuss John Christopher's third novel of the Tripods trilogy: The Pool of Fire.  Listen as Rebecca (@min3rvas_owl), Dani and John (@westlakefilms) discuss how the story concludes, as well as side quests to Africa, "a bad UN", and the lack of Free Women.
29:47
November 13, 2021
Episode Two: The City of Gold and Lead
Episode Two: The City of Gold and Lead
Welcome back listener(s). We continue our journey with the Freemen's plans of infiltrating of the Tripod's cities. In this episode we discuss John Christopher's second novel of the Tripods trilogy: The City of Gold and Lead. We discuss how the story progresses, critique the book, as well as pet cats, German efficiency, geography, and Victorian museums. Listen as Rebecca (@min3rvas_owl), Dani and John (@westlakefilms) discuss the lack of female representation and the Master's Barbie doll collection.
37:57
October 29, 2021
Episode One: The White Mountains
Episode One: The White Mountains
It started as a book club: "Let's read The White Mountains this month." Join us on the beginning of our intrepid adventure to find the Freemen. In this episode we discuss John Christopher's first novel of the Tripods trilogy: The White Mountains. We discuss how we first came across the books and what inspired us. Listen as Rebecca (@min3rvas_owl), Dani and John (@westlakefilms) discuss who got tricked into reading Sci-Fi, arrogant teenagers, creating new genres, the French, Battlefield Earth, and YA dystopia. With a special appearance from author Will Hadcroft (@willhadcroft) - learn more about his books and other publications at https://www.fbs-publishing.co.uk/
53:09
October 15, 2021
Trailer
Trailer
It started as an innocent book club between three friends, then one day The Tripods Trilogy was chosen. The rest is history. Discussing everything from the books, TV series, video games, and beyond.  Coming October 16th 2021!
01:05
October 06, 2021