Author Archives: Jill Arroway

Sense8 Part-B available

Our part-B episode on Sense8 is out. This is our very spoilery show, where we discuss Sense8 in depth.

Shownotes may be found at:

The audio itself is here:



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Broadwaves: Sense8

Broadwaves is live! We have an episode, and we’re on iTunes.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get it and/or subscribe:

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This episode MP3:

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Our subject for this episode is Sense8

Sense8 is a Netflix original show, about eight people who start to discover they have a connection with each other. They learn that they can see through each other’s eyes, and borrow each other’s skills. They have become, in Sense8 mythology, a “cluster”.

There are plenty of people out to get them. Individually, they each have their own stories, so that’s eight adventures for a start. But together, they form part of a bigger story, a story about what it means to be human.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we introduce you to Sense8, and we do it without giving away any major spoilers – because if you haven’t seen it yet, we want you to watch it.

Comments are welcome.


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Broadwaves is Coming

Hey everyone, we have an announcement to make. We’ve started work on our new podcast, Broadwaves, so we’d like to tell you about it, and to tell you a little about the schedule, and also to ask for your help.

Though Broadwaves is based on the segment of the same name from the Signal, we’ve expanded the concept a bit, so what we are planning now promises to be much more than that. The basic idea behind Broadwaves is that we are a recommendation podcast. We will bring to your attention shows that you might have missed, that are obscure or difficult to come by; shows that you might have to go looking for rather than shows that are more mainstream. But, shows that are good, shows that we think are worth recommending.

And by “show”, we don’t always mean TV show. Our scope is essentially unlimited. Any kind of media content is fair game, just so long as we think it’s good enough to recommend.

We’ve decided on a format for the podcast (though obviously that will evolve over time as we learn from our mistakes). We believe there will be, on average, one podcast episode every two weeks. There will be two podcast episodes for every show we review. The first of these, (Part A), will be major-spoiler-free – that is, as spoiler-free as Broadwaves was on the Signal. (It can’t be completely spoiler-free because obviously we have to tell you about it in order to recommend it). The follow-up episode, (part B), will be no-holes-barred spoilerful, which makes it easy for you to skip if you don’t want to be spoilered (or save it until later, which obviously we’d prefer). Between the airing of part A and the airing of part B, we hope you will send us feedback about part A, which we will air in part B. But more than that – perhaps some of you might even marathon the review-show between part A and part B, and that would be the best we could hope for.

We haven’t fully worked out how this will go, but it seems likely we’ll put six weeks between parts A and B to give you a decent chance to watch the show, so our podcast airing order might go something like: 1A (gap) 2A 1B 3A 2B 4A 3B …

Our crew

Our crew consists of, in alphabetical order: Andy King, Craig Kurumada, Jutta Jordans, Jill Arroway, Kevin Bachelder, Miranda Thomas, Nick Edwards, Paul Korswagen.

So, lots of good names from the Signal, there including many folk who had actually left the Signal a while back. You won’t hear every voice on every show though, because we’re dividing our time based on our interests (and real life). Alas, notably absent are Les and Kari, so we might end up having different hosts on each podcast episode.

Our first show: Sense8

Our first episode will review season one of the Netflix original show, Sense8. We are making our podcast episodes now, and we expect to launch our podcast with “Broadwaves E1: Sense8” at the start of October.

One difference between Broadwaves on the Signal, and Broadwaves-the-podcast, is that in the Signal-segment, only one of us might have watched the review-show. In the standalone podcast, we are going to some effort to ensure that many of us have watched it. and so are able to have an unscripted conversation about it.

We need your input on Sense8

Those of you who have already seen Sense8 can help us out. If you’ve already enjoyed this show, please send us some feedback, and we will air it on the podast.

We don’t have a website yet, nor an active Twitter feed, nor a Facebook page, but all these things are on their way. Please be patient.

But we do have an email address – Yay! Our email address is: feedback (at) broadwaves (dot) org. (Sorry for the anti-spam obfuscation there, but we know you’re smart enough to put the pieces together).

You can record something and send it there, or you can just send text. We don’t mind either way; we’ll take both. Please do send us that input. We’d love to use your material, and the more we get, the richer a show we’ll have.

Our second show: ?

There’s another way you can help us out. I’m looking for a volunteer to take part in our second podcast episode. I’m not going to tell you what show we’ll be reviewing. In fact, that’s kinda the point. Think of it as a sort of “lucky dip”. If you become our volunteer, we’ll give you the show to watch. It will be a show you’ve not seen before, so you’ll be watching it for the first time and have that virgin experience. And then we’ll expect you to join in with our crew in the unscripted chat about this show.

Depending on how this goes, we might make this “lucky dip” idea a regular thing. We’ll see.

That’s all the news for now.



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Greg Edmonson/Joohyn Park Firefly Album

Wow! There’s a Firefly music album I didn’t know about until today!

I just discovered this today on Apple Music. The album is called “Firefly Music for Solo Piano”. Music composed by Greg Edmonson, produced and performed by Joohyn Park. It’s exactly what the title says it is – a performance of all the music from the Firefly soundtrack album, except all done on solo piano. It’s beautiful. River’s Dance is amazing. The last track is an all piano version of the Firefly Theme Tune. It’s gorgeous.

I can’t believe I never discovered this before now.

I have no idea whether or not it’s on Spotify or Pandora or any of the other music streaming services, but it is on Apple Music, so if you have that, check this out.

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Joss Quits Twitter

I take it by now that most of you have seen the news about Joss quitting Twitter. If not, here’s a news item from the BBC: – and you can find others by googling.

What’s interesting is that Joss’s latest movie has been criticised for being sexist. Now, I haven’t seen it, so I’m not in a position to judge, but I do have a couple of thoughts:

  1. I can’t believe Joss would be sexist, and
  2. The Marvel superhero universe is inherently sexist

so it seems to me that Joss and Marvel Superheroes were never a good fit.

What are other people’s thoughts? Please comment.


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Diary of a Companion Audio Complete


The audio for Diary of a Companion Part 28 is now available.

This completes the RSS feed for Diary of a Companion. You can download this and all other Diary of a Companion episodes, and find the RSS feed URL, by visiting the Diary of a Companion page.


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Badger’s World Audio Complete


The audio for Badger’s World: Episode 34: Out To The Black is now available.

This completes the RSS feed for Badger’s World. You can download this and all other Badger’s World episodes, and find the RSS feed URL, by visiting the Badger’s World: Season 2 page. Badger’s World: Season 1 is also linked from there.


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Signal: The Movie: Opening Theme

There are a lot of different elements which went into the holiday special – too many to cram all into one post. Well, we have a blog now, and that means we can write about anything, so I thought: Why not? So here’s a post which is just about the opening theme tune.

We’ve had a lot of different opening theme tunes over the years. Each season had its own theme tune. Additionally, each season had a secondary theme tune (a slightly modified version of the primary theme) which we used for bonus shows within that season. And just to pile madness upon madness, each holiday special had its own individual theme tune too. Season one had three theme tunes – for before, during, and after the release of the Big Damn Movie.

But until now, we have refrained from being self-indulgent. All of those previous themes were based upon clips from Firefly and Serenity, not on clips from the Signal. (There might have been some teaser clips in the cheesecake episode, but that was a special case). But now, in our final show, we changed the rules. The clips in this opening theme tune were all from previous Signal segments. Those clips were from: Moonshine, Borderline, The Guerrilla Marketing Section, Captain Reynolds’ Way, Adventures in Serenity, Dear BDH, and Banter – none of which appeared in the holiday special itself. It was kinda a medley of some of the segments we didn’t reprise. It was made with pride. It was a showcase. It was our way of saying “We did these. We’re proud of these”. But then none of them were even in the show that was to follow.

That was a lot of fun.

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Quantum Leap: The Impossible Dream

Just letting you know that I’m writing a new audio drama, but this one is unrelated to Firefly, and unrelated to the Signal.

The audio drama will be called “Quantum Leap: The Impossible Dream”. It’s a series. It will air on The Quantum Leap Podcast. Albie says the first episode should air before the 15th.

And as you might have guessed from the title, it’s a spinoff from Quantum Leap: new leaper, new adventures.



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Episode 6: Signal: The Movie


The holiday special is here, and this marks the end of the road for the Signal as a podcast. We decided that the podcast should end with a bang, not with a whimper, and so here it is – the biggest bang that we could make. We hope you like it.


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