Welcome to The Signal Blog!

Here all of our former crew can post the events that are going on in the ‘Verse with you our listeners.

We will have news, audio clips, updates on our projects and allow you to still give us feedback.

If you would like to subscribe to the blog feed, you can do so by entering your email in the form widget on the left side of this page. The posts will also be filtered through to our facebook page, so you can like us and get all our updates there. Of course, we also have the traditional method of subscribing to our rss feed. It is located at the bottom of the meta section in the sidebar to the left!

Even though we won’t be publishing on a set schedule, we hope that you will continue to interact with us so we can all “keep flying.”

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3rd Signal/Broadwaves Meetup this year!

So, the other weekend, we had a 3rd Signal/Broadwaves meetup when Kevin and Jutta came to London to meet up with me (Nick) and Jill. Now Andy had been going to join us until work intervened, but that didn’t stop him meeting up with former Signal crew James and Carolyn Parkinson in Michigan!

 

The Euston meet unsurprisngly ended up in the pub (The Exmouth Arms – excellent beer and terrific burgers). The meet earlier with Les and Tabitha, Andy, Jill and my wife Joy (several varied Signal voice artist gigs) had been somewhat more up market (*very* posh nosh at Dinner by Heston at the Mandarin Park Hotel) but was just as much fun.

 

3 met ups is almost as many months? Just wow and I’m so glad to get to work and hang out with such a diverse and likeable bunch of folks.

Here’s the proof:

 

Not bad for a bunch of Browncoats 🙂

 

Nick

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Orange: Show B is out!

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Hi All!

 

our second show about the Anime, Orange with spoilery crew chat and comment is now out and looks rather like this. Let us know what you think – all sorts of Feedback options explained in the show as usual.

 

Enjoy

 

Orange (B)

In this episode, we discuss Orange, available on Funimation (dubbed) and CrunchyRoll (subtitled).

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Released
2017-10-09
Duration
1:09:39.384
Explicit
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Orange is an anime, a manga, and a live action movie, about a 16-year old girl, Naho, who begins to receive letters from her 26-year old future self. The letters instruct her to change the future, to prevent the death of someone important to her, a boy name Kukiru.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Future-Naho only knows what went wrong, not how to do it right, and the more present-Naho changes things, the less useful the letters become. She’s going to have to rely on her wits, and her friends, and her love, and most importantly, she’s going to have to need courage.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we dive deeper, and discuss what our crew thought of this show. There will be spoilers! Join in the discussion.

Where to find Orange:

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • “Tishiana Girls” by Great Big Sea

Contents

  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 6:02 Broadwaves Crew Chat
  • 31:19 Discussion
  • 34:02 Comic Smörgåsbord: Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
  • 40:16 Discussion
  • 40:57 Broadwaves Crew Chat
  • 1:04:27 Discussion
  • 1:09:19 Broadwaves closing theme

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What’s with all the recent episode posts? (long version)

Well now, you may have noticed that we’ve recently listed a bunch of Broadwaves episodes in addition to the current Orange (A) show.

I’d love to say that there’s a funny story attached to the reasons for this, but that would be exaggerating somewhat 🙂

Basically, we forgot 🙂

Oh we published the shows of course and if you’ve subscribed or look at the RSS feed, you’ll have already had or can see all the episodes we have done in the correct order. The full listing is here:

http://broadwaves.org/rss/episodes/all.html

and looks like this:

Broadwaves

List of Episodes

Broadwaves is a podcast dedicated to finding great stuff to watch on TV and elsewhere – from the people who brought you “The Signal”.

We aim to produce one 60-minute episode each month, in which we talk about, recommend, and analyse shows that you might not otherwise have heard of, are fun, and are available to watch (and our definition of “show” is quite broad – we include TV, movies, radio, books, etc.)


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Subscribe (iTunes)
itunes.apple.com/…









Sense8 was our first show and we talk a bit more about this in the current show in light of recent cool events.
Anyhoo… many apologies for the slightly confusing order of things lately, but while we’re OK at making the shows, organising how we tell you about them clearly still needs a bit of work. We will try to get better at this. (Better had, as the list of shows we want to do is getting ever longer!! 🙂
Thanks for listening!
 Nick

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This is Wonderland (season 1) show B (from Jan-17)

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This is Wonderland (season 1) (B)

In this episode, we discuss the Canadian TV show, This is Wonderland.

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Released
2017-01-31
Duration
57:40.389
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This is Wonderland is a Canadian TV series which aired on CBC. It is a legal drama, sort of. It’s a show about Alice De Raey, a young criminal lawyer fresh out of law school, who is thrown in at the deep end, in the midst of a totally chaotic justice system. It is about the characters within that system, lawyers, judges and public alike, who range from the desperate to the bizarre.

This show is about the warmth, humanity and diversity of the characters. It is about the tenaciousness of the human spirit, about compassion and kindness, and sometimes just plain idiocy. Sometimes, it’s so painful it’s funny.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we dive deeper, and discuss what our crew thought of this show. There will be spoilers! Join in the discussion.

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • Tishiana Girls by Great Big Sea
  • Crew Chat theme tune
    • Evansessence by Anne Farnsworth
  • Call for Feedback
    • Music from Serenity by David Newman

Contents

  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 2:27 Feature: This is Worth It
  • 6:54 Discussion
  • 8:46 Broadwaves Crew Chat
  • 50:14 Discussion
  • 54:31 Call for Feedback
  • 55:55 Discussion
  • 57:20 Broadwaves closing theme

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This is Wonderland (season 1) show A (from Dec-16)

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This is Wonderland (season 1) (A)

In this episode, we introduce you to the Canadian TV show, This is Wonderland.

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Audio
http://broadwaves.org/audio/episodes/bw20161220-thisiswonderland-s1p1.mp3
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Released
2016-12-20
Duration
37:29.64
Explicit
yes

This is Wonderland is a Canadian TV series which aired on CBC. It is a legal drama, sort of. It’s a show about Alice De Raey, a young criminal lawyer fresh out of law school, who is thrown in at the deep end, in the midst of a totally chaotic justice system. It is about the characters within that system, lawyers, judges and public alike, who range from the desperate to the bizarre.

This show is about the warmth, humanity and diversity of the characters. It is about the tenaciousness of the human spirit, about compassion and kindness, and sometimes just plain idiocy. Sometimes, it’s so painful it’s funny.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we introduce you to This is Wonderland, and we do it without giving away any major spoilers – because if you haven’t seen it yet, we want you to watch it.

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • Tishiana Girls by Great Big Sea

Contents

  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 3:22 Feature: We March with Pride
  • 9:18 Discussion
  • 10:22 Feedback
  • 11:46 Discussion
  • 16:14 This is Wonderland theme tune
  • 16:55 Discussion
  • 17:10 Feature: Law and Order, Without the Order
  • 32:49 Discussion
  • 37:04 Broadwaves closing theme

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Orange (show A)

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In this episode, we introduce you to Orange, available on Funimation (dubbed) and CrunchyRoll (subtitled).

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Audio
http://broadwaves.org/audio/episodes/bw20170828-orange-p1.mp3
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Released
2017-08-28
Duration
56:26.829
Explicit
yes

Orange is an anime, a manga, and a live action movie, about a 16-year old girl, Naho, who begins to receive letters from her 26-year old future self. The letters instruct her to change the future, to prevent the death of someone important to her, a boy name Kukiru.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Future-Naho only knows what went wrong, not how to do it right, and the more present-Naho changes things, the less useful the letters become. She’s going to have to rely on her wits, and her friends, and her love, and most importantly, she’s going to have to need courage.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we introduce you to Orange, and we do it without giving away any major spoilers – because if you haven’t seen it yet, we want you to watch it.

Where to find Orange:

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • “Tishiana Girls” by Great Big Sea
  • Orange theme tunes
    • “Hikari no Haben” by Yu Takahashi
    • “Mirai” by Kobukuru

Contents

  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 5:10 The Truth of the Signal
  • 14:31 Discussion
  • 15:37 Orange opening theme
  • 19:45 Discussion
  • 21:22 Feature: Manga vs Comics vs Webtoons
  • 26:48 Discussion
  • 31:00 Feedback
  • 34:07 Discussion
  • 34:19 Feature: If I had known then what I know now
  • 47:22 Discussion
  • 48:04 Orange closing theme
  • 53:13 Discussion
  • 56:06 Broadwaves closing theme

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Batman: Knightfall show B (crew chat)

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In this episode, we discuss the BBC audio drama, Batman: Knightfall.

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Released
2017-05-28
Duration
50:40.002
Explicit
yes

Batman: Knightfall is a three-hour audio drama made by the BBC, based on the Batman comics.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we dive deeper, and discuss what our crew thought of this show. There will be spoilers! Join in the discussion.

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • Tishiana Girls by Great Big Sea
  • Call for Feedback
    • Music from Serenity by David Newman

Contents

  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:32 Discussion
  • 2:05 Call for Feedback
  • 3:30 Discussion
  • 5:32 Feature: Biff Pow Splatt Thwack
  • 14:22 Discussion
  • 15:37 Broadwaves Crew Chat
  • 40:26 Discussion
  • 40:52 Briefwaves: Death of Superman
  • 46:48 Discussion
  • 49:52 Broadwaves closing theme

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Signal Podcast Reunion

Met up with Jill, Les, Andy along with Joy (provider of voices for The Signal since 2007) and Tabitha at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at London’s Mandarin Park Hotel.

What. A. Day.

So nice to see everyone and the food – oh my, the foooood!!!!

Pics here:

The Signal Podcast Reunion 22nd July 2017 – at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in the Mandarin Park Hotel. You have no idea how good this was 🙂

Posted by Nick Ed on Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Broadwaves: Batman – Knightfall

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In this episode, we discuss the BBC audio drama, Batman: Knightfall.

Batman: Knightfall is a three-hour audio drama made by the BBC, based on the Batman comics.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we introduce you to Batman: Knightfall, and we do it without giving away any major spoilers – because if you haven’t heard it yet, we want you to listen to it.

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • Tishiana Girls by Great Big Sea
  • Call for Feedback
    • Music from Serenity by David Newman

Other Links:

  • The Sense8 Podcast
    • (http://sense8podcast.com)[Website]
    • (http://sense8podcast.com/feed/podcast)[Podcast]
  • Sense8Cast
    • (http://sense8cast.libsyn.com/podcast)[Website]
    • (http://sense8cast.libsyn.com/rss)[Podcast]

Contents

  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 2:46 Call for Feedback
  • 4:09 Discussion
  • 7:53 Feature: Knightfall: The BBC Audio Drama Adaptation
  • 28:59 Discussion
  • 33:04 Feature: I Want it All
  • 40:45 Discussion
  • 46:46 Comic Smörgåsbord: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  • 51:39 Discussion
  • 56:55 Broadwaves closing theme

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Broadwaves: Farscape

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Farscape is an Australian-American science fiction show from 1999-2003. It tells the story of John Crichton, an astronaut from present day Earth, who travels through a wormhole and ends up in a distant part of the galaxy, where he joins the crew of Moya, a living ship. The crew are renegades escaping from a corrupt militaristic organization called the Peacekeepers. Together, they have many adventures as John keeps on trying to get home, as a grander story arc evolves.

In this special episode of Broadwaves, we look back over all seasons of Farscape, and discuss what our crew thought of this show. This are no major spoilers, so it’s safe for you to listen to this podcast even if you haven’t seen Farscape yet.

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • Tishiana Girls by Great Big Sea
  • Crew Chat theme tune
    • Evansessence by Anne Farnsworth
  • Call for Feedback
    • Music from Serenity by David Newman

Contents

  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 2:51 Feedback
  • 4:15 Discussion
  • 5:25 Call for Feedback
  • 6:48 Discussion
  • 10:22 Farscape theme tunes
  • 13:34 Discussion
  • 17:20 Feature: Sci-Fi Review: Farscape
  • 27:32 Discussion
  • 28:22 Broadwaves Crew Chat
  • 1:13:42 Discussion
  • 1:15:52 Tralk Talk
  • 1:20:33 Discussion
  • 1:25:32 Broadwaves closing theme

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