THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST - Se3ep15 ft. Ready Up

Our guests this week are Susan and Stewart, 2 of the Ready-Up team - these guys regularly publish reviews, previews, lets plays and go live on Twitch.

In this episode we discuss the creepiness of Punch & Judy shows; games we’re looking forward to and alternate funeral ideas

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST - Se3ep14 ft Hannah Touhey of P.S. Bipolar

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This week we welcome blogger Hannah Touhey who writes about her experiences with bipolar disorder. Her website and blog, P.S. Bipolar has become a valued mental health information resource. We talk about ear-worms, The Cornetto Trilogy and much more besides.

Trigger warning: we discuss issues of mental health in this episode. It’s not a huge topic of conversation and we are respectful, but we do very much cover the issue. If you feel like you may want to talk to someone about issues you’re having, we highly recommend Mind.

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SHOW NOTES

An “ear-worm”, also known as “stuck song syndrome”, is when a piece of music or a short musical phrase gets stuck repeating in your head. The phenomenon affects 98% of people, with the average phrase length being between 15-30 seconds. While there is no official “cure” for the phenomenon, Liam swears that listening to the track in question will stop the ceaseless playback. He might be right, he is a music-type-person after all.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show and early access to episodes: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

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Additionally, we have some gorgeous merch available on Redbubble.com, as demonstrated in the image to the right.

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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CREDITS

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is managed by Odd Creative.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – SE3EP13, ft Ben's Dad

Ben's Dad makes his seasonal return to The Conversation Hat Podcast to chat about lightsabers, crappy job interview questions and much more besides. Ben's Dad doesn't want to plug anything, he just likes having a chat.

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SHOW NOTES

As briefly touched-upon in the podcast, lightsabers in the Star Wars franchise are powered by Kyber Crystals which also determine the colour of the blade. The crystals are harvested by young Jedi and the process turns the crystal to a specific colour. Sith and Dark-Side users, rather than harvesting the crystals in the "proper" way, will dominate them which turns the colour to red - hence all the evil dudes having red swords. You can read more about Kyber Crystals and much, much more Star Wars lore, (there's lots), over on Wookiepedia.

For music fans, we're updating the way our Patreon rewards work slightly - specifically the free music downloads. Anyone and everyone will now be able to listen to music from the show, (on SoundCloud, for example), but downloads will remain a patron-only reward. Log in to Patreon to learn how to access your downloads.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show and early access to episodes: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – SE3EP12, ft Si

Irregular guest and long-time chum Si Pettit joins us this week to answer questions from the insatiable Hat. Si Pettit is a regular collaborator and plays bass in London good-time grungers, Subterranean Popular. We chat about TV shows we wish were brought back, grave robbing vs archaeology, and materials for false teeth.

You can get more info on Subterranean Popular, including future performances, on their Facebook page.

This episode includes a sketch entitled The Invention - written by Liam, Laura and Si, with music by Liam and Si.

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SHOW NOTES

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Ben's choice of show to resurrect is V, a 2009 recreation of an 80's sci-fi mini-series. The show combines sci-fi with David Icke's reptilian conspiracy - spaceships appear on earth and it turns out that lizards have infiltrated various positions of power in an effort to take over the world. The show follows a group of rebels opposing the reptilian agenda.a

Liam watched a lot of Knightmare - a cheesy, fantastical kids show broadcast between the late 80's and mid 90's. Imagine Dungeons & Dragons for kids but rather than using their imagination we just shoved them in front of a blue/green scree and cheesily superimposed environments and monsters on top. Liam maintains "it was the best, I will fight you." Knightmare Live is a loving but irreverent recreation of the original show in a live environment and feels more like a comedy show - you can get info on Knightmare Live on their website.

Firefly was a sci-fi show much beloved by it's fans and boy, do they go on about it. Created by Joss Wheedon, the show follows pilot and "space cowboy" Mal Reynolds and his crew variously trading, smuggling and charmingly ner-do-welling. The show only ran for one season, leaving die-hard fans distraught, but many believe that a re-boot could never live up to the hype.

We loved Lauren's Serenity, (the ship from Firefly) design for the thumbnail that we designed some merch around it. You can get phone covers, various bags, mugs, shirts, hoodies and all sorts! Check those out on Redbubble.com now!

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – SE3EP11, ft Ashens

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Stuart "Ashens" Ashen is, amongst many things, a well-known YouTuber who's channel is dedicated to reviewing oddities, games and gadgets - usually knock-offs of successful products and brands. He also co-hosts the Barshens YouTube channel  and podcast with Barry Lewis of MyVirginKitchen and has a variety of film, TV and web credits to his name.

We caught-up with Stuart during Norwich Gaming Fest 2018 to talk about the musicals of our life, advice for first dates, social media fads that bother us and how come Will Smith don't rap no more?

You can find out more about Ashens on his website, Ashens.com

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SHOW NOTES

Ashens created a name for himself on YouTube by reviewing gadgets and oddities in his trademark dry and sarcastic style, often seeking the practical use of such items. Below is a great example of his content, which we mentioned in the show - Panda Extravaganza!

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Surf Nazis Must Die is a 1987 film set in the post-apocalypse, in which a gun-wielding woman is forced to take revenge on the neo-Nazi surf-punks who murdered her son. It has an awkward 3.5/10 on IMDb, and 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. If you want to watch the film for yourself and make up your own mind, (I mean, don't...), you can find the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk.

Day of theTentacle is an incredible LucasArts point-and-click game from 1993, the follow-up to 1987's Maniac Mansion - the same company who brought us the Monkey Island series and Discworld games. Gameplay involves a world-conquering, colourful tentacles, time travelling toilets and coffee. A remastered version of the game is available on Steam.

CORDON THE CHIVES!

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – SE3EP10, ft Simon Caine

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Simon Caine is a stand-up comic, writer and podcast host who we've been trying to pin-down for about a year now. He was kind enough to find time to talk to us in a field, during the Cambridge Comedy Fringe Festival. We chat about how to accessorise like a pirate, our personal ideas of hell and favourite musicals / show-tunes.

Find out more about Simon's gigs, podcasts and other projects n www.SimonCaine.co.uk

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SHOW NOTES

Simon Caine hosts 2 podcasts of note (with others on the horizon) - Ask The Industry is a show which does exactly that. Simon interviews guests who work within the comedy industry and plumbs the depths of their knowledge on the subject. A great listen if you aim to work in comedy, with a lot of transferable info for other industries, (more info). The Audio Time Capsule is a podcast in which Simon records performers answer questions left by their past selves, edited to sound as if they're interviewing themselves, (more info).

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

For updates and such, you can sign-up to our mailing list right here: eepurl.com/bNX8A1

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – SE3EP9, ft Bim Adeyi

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Our guest is comedian Bim Adeyi, who joins us to talk about things we'd love to catapult towards other things, and how we'd avoid getting killed by Henry VIII. Bim is a stand-up comedian, originally from Canada, who can be found performing various evenings around the Cambridge stand-up scene.

You can regularly find Bim performing at Relevant Records, (second Friday of the month), First Laughs at the Tram Depot, (first Tuesday of the month), as well as the other comedy clubs around Cambridgeshire. Bim also plays percussion for Camisayo.

This episode features a sketch entitled The Price Is Rice, written by Liam and performed by him and Ben.

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SHOW NOTES

Here's some stuff we talked about on the show, along with further reading. Y'know, podcast homework.

As mentioned in the show, Liam's foodie picks for Edinburgh include Wings on Old Fishmarket Close, (guess what they sell), and Viva Mexico on Cockburn St - if you don't get the haggis nachos then your existence is frankly pointless.

The UK Business Insider lists the 20 most generous rich people in the world, including Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

"Woman Comic" actually has a name - Rachel Parris is an exceptionally funny comedian, who gained notoriety on Nish Kumar's The Mash Report. She has also appeared on Plebs, Murder in Successville and The IT Crowd, (amongst many other titles).

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – Se3ep8, ft Andy Knowles

Andy Knowles is senior level designer at Ninja Theory - the game design studio who gained everybody's attention with the incredible Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Andy was kind enough to find time to talk about poisoned salad; singed shoes; running with carrots; and much more.

This episode features the sketch What Can I Get You? written by Liam, voiced by him and Ben.

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SHOW NOTES

Liam & Ben have been indulging in one of Ninja Theory's most well-known titles, Hellblade: Senua'sSacrifice for Stabbed Panda Gaming - we've embedded the series below for your convenience.

(Taken from NinjaTheory.com) Ninja Theory Ltd. was formed in 2004 by four partners, including current Directors Nina Kristensen (Chief Development Director), Tameem Antoniades (Chief Creative Director) and Jez San OBE (Non-Executive Director). The studio pride themselves on striving for the highest production values and continually pushing the boundaries of technology, art and design to create evermore exciting video game experiences.

For more info on Ninja Theory game studio, please check out their website.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer. 

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – Se3ep7, ft Roman

Irregular guest Roman Armstrong joins Liam & Ben for the first time in Season 3 to discuss our favourite scents and play a rousing round of Getting To Know You!

This episode features the sketch Detective Bastard, written by Liam & Laura, voiced by Ben, with music by Liam.

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SHOW NOTES

This episode went out a few weeks earlier than it should have - we thought, rather than retracting and fussing we'd just embrace the mistake and have an episode released at a weird time! For those interested, this should have been episode 8 and would have been released to the public on June 24th. Oh well!

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer. 

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – Se3ep6, ft Iszi Lawrence

Comedian, historian and podcaster Iszi Lawrence is the guest on this week's Conversation Hat Podcast. We chat about places in the world we'd like to visit, technical time travel, discount mangos and how to get high like a Scythian. Apparently they were good at it.

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – Se3ep5, ft Eleanor Costello

Our guest this week is Eleanor Costello - writer, blogger and photographer of doors, amongst other things. In 2003 she started an Instagram account documenting the many colourful doors of Dublin, which has become well-followed. Like all sane people, Eleanor is a huge fan of cheese and she joins Ben & Liam this week to discuss their first successes, various Johns and to play Getting To Know You. You can get more info about Eleanor on her website, which includes a massive list of writing credits!

This episode features a musical music entitled Let's Talk About Jesus, written by Liam.

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SHOW NOTES

Just so we're clear, this is what "Ordain" means...

As many guests before her, Eleanor made the mistake of asking what "the lemon song" was, (I mean, Liam brought it up, but what ever). So, once again, obligatory lemon rap embed! In 2013 Liam & Si created an awful, green-screenie track entitled Would You Like A Lemon? We still don't have a solid answer, but we do have a healthy supply of lemons. Find more on YouTube's StabbedPandaTV.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST - Se3ep4, ft John Wheeler, (Hayseed Dixie)

In this episode of The Conversation Hat Podcast, we're delighted to have as our guest the frontman of bluegrass rock 'n' roll covers band, Hayseed Dixie. John Wheeler has sung, played guitar, (and other instruments), for the band's entire career. They refer to their style as "rockgrass", merging folk and country sounds in their renditions of classic tracks. We discuss the discomforts of camping and ask just what is Wally, ("Waldo"), hiding from!?

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SHOW NOTES

For your listening / viewing pleasure, here is some Hayseed Dixie.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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CREDITS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST - Se3ep3, ft Dazz & Greg, (DidYouKnowGaming?)

Today on the Conversation Hat Podcast we're joined by Dazz and Greg - 2 of the team behind YouTube's most-subscribed gaming trivia channel, DidYouKnowGaming?We discuss games that did not live-up to expectations, invent animal-based weapons on the spot and pretty much ramble for a bit.

This episode features a musical ditty entitled I Was The Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area, written and performed by Liam.

As an added bonus, here is a video version of this episode, which is about 80mins in length (that's double this audio version).

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SHOW NOTES

For your viewing pleasure, this is one of our favourite episodes of DYKG, (details taken from the video description), taking a look at "some facts, secrets, Easter eggs and history of Doom (2016). Doom is a FPS video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda... This iteration of Doom serves as a reboot of the franchise, and is also the fourth title in the main series replacing the cancelled Doom 4."

Tiptoes (2003). (Summary from IMDb) "Two brothers, a dwarf (Rolfe) and one of typical size (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are complicated still further when she finds herself falling in love with Rolfe." It looks horrendous. But, we'll let you make-up your own mind.

As mentioned in the pod, if you want a game like Diablo 3, (which I do), you can check out Path of Exile's trailer below, or it's website over here. (Details from the website) "Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. It is designed around a strong online item economy, deep character customisation, competitive PvP and ladder races."

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HOW TO BECOME A PATRON (AND WHY)

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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CREDITS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se3ep2, Dan Kirk, (Local Distortion)

Today's guest on The Conversation Hat Podcast is Daniel Kirk, host of the Local Distortion podcast - a show which regularly features underground rock and alternative bands from Cambridgeshire and beyond. Kudos to Dan for pulling-off something which we know, from experience, is mega tricky.In this episode we discuss

The aim of Local Distortion is to promote and reignite the independent music scene in a way that is accessible for everyone and you don't have to be in the know to enjoy it.  You can (and should) watch Local Distortion on YouTube.

This episode features a sketch entitled The N Word - written by Liam, featuring him and Ben.

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Show Notes

We tracked down the harmonica cover or Duel of Fates from Star Wars. It really is something special.

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how to become a patron (and why)

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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Credits

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se3ep1, Harri Beasley

Welcome to the third season of The Conversation Hat Podcast! Today's guest is one of Cambridge's most prolific musicians. Harri Beasley is a singer-songwriter, who plays drums in several projects and runs several regular events in the city. Today he joins us to discuss the foods of the apocalypse, and the gaming worlds we'd like to inhabit.

Harri Beasley's Facebook Page.

This episode features a sketch entitled Gender Rolls - written by Liam, featuring him and Ben.

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Show Notes

A while back we shot a music video with Harri, a cover of That's LifeHave a listen and a watch with this here embedded video player:

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how to become a patron (and why)

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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For updates and such, you can sign-up to our mailing list right here: eepurl.com/bNX8A1

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Credits

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

Joseph Grindpattern & The Mona Lisa Worm Releaser [Short Story]

Joseph Grindpattern awakes in his car, having crashed in the centre of Paris.

Short story by Liam Taylor.

Narrated by Liam Taylor; Joseph Grindpattern & The Ill Fitting Ninja voiced by Roman Armstrong; Guardly Guardington & Janet Crayola voiced by Ben Pierson; Music by Liam Taylor; Edited by Laura Elmer.

 

Se2 Outtakes & Bloopers

We're about to enter our 3rd year - crickey! You don't get that much podcasting done without breaking a few omelettes though, and these are those omelettes! .... Yes... By omelettes, we mean bloopers, outtakes and stuff which didn't make the regular episodes for whatever reason.

Thanks to all the guests who've made this a special series for us. We're super grateful to them, and really excited about who we've booked for se3.

The Conversation Hat Podcast will return for it's 3rd series in March of 2018.

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep21, Chris Norton-Walker

Comedian Chris Norton-Walker joins the Conversation Hat crew to discuss all manner of things, not just boners: school trips to Russia; the difference between Marmite and Vegemite; hunter-gathering; and Liam's handwriting.

This episode features Drowning In Your Love, a musical travesty by Liam.

Check out Chris' Facebook page

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Be a patron, go on.

Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep20, Owen Barbet

This week we're talking to film maker Owen Barbet, who's currently recording a project about phobias with Ben. We discuss our historical BFFs and our favourite methods of measuring time. Normal.

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Free money for us, warm feeling for you

Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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For updates and such, you can sign-up to our mailing list right here: eepurl.com/bNX8A1

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat