“The Prisoner” A microPodcast

 
Kurt Halfyard & Nat Almirall swap their togas for khakis, jackets, the occasional blue turtleneck, and suave buttons to bring you another microcast, this time focusing on the celebrated, allegorical, and surreal 1967 series The Prisoner.

Conceived by the enigmatic Patrick McGoohan, “The Prisoner” follows a British ex-spy who ‘privately, personally, and by hand’ resigns his post only to be gassed and spirited to a bizarre Village, a place where all the other peculiar inhabitants are identified by numbers and overseen by an ominous, but ever revolving Number 2. As the spy, now renamed Number 6, seeks an escape, Number 2, ‘by hook or by crook,’ attempts to uncover the reason for Number 6’s resignation.

Join Numbers K & N as they break down each of the 17 episodes, unraveling the metaphors, tracking Number 6 on the Dickishness Behavior Scale, engaging in a bit of the ultra passive-aggressiveness, and lavishing praise on the monolithic Leo McKern.

What do the Cold War, Lewis Carroll, Gay Barry Goldwater, and Lava Lamps(tm) have in common? What is the best way to escape from being tied to a chair? How do you make a Village Iced Tea? And what is up with those umbrellas? Listen in, and then you will know everything…

The first three episodes are available now for streaming (see table of contents below) or in the RowThree podcast feed to send to whatever listening device you prefer:

 

“The Prisoner” microPodcast [A. B. and C.]

 

 
Kurt Halfyard & Nat Almirall swap their togas for khakis, white piped jackets, the occasional blue turtleneck, and suave buttons to bring you another microcast, this time focusing on the celebrated, allegorical, and surreal 1967 series The Prisoner.

Conceived by the enigmatic Patrick McGoohan, “The Prisoner” follows a British ex-spy who ‘privately, personally, and by hand’ resigns his post only to be gassed and spirited to a bizarre Village, a place where all the other peculiar inhabitants are identified by numbers and overseen by an ominous, but ever revolving Number 2. As the spy, now renamed Number 6, seeks an escape, Number 2, ‘by hook or by crook,’ attempts to uncover the reason for Number 6’s resignation.

Join Numbers K & N as they break down each of the 17 episodes, unraveling the metaphors, tracking Number 6 on the Dickishness Behavior Scale, engaging in a bit of the ultra passive-aggressiveness, and lavishing praise on the monolithic Leo McKern.

What do the Cold War, Lewis Carroll, Gay Barry Goldwater, and Lava Lamps(tm) have in common? What is the best way to escape from being tied to a chair? How do you make a Village Iced Tea? And what is up with those umbrellas? Listen in, and then you will know everything…

The first three episodes are available now for streaming (see table of contents below) or in the RowThree podcast feed to send to whatever listening device you prefer:

 

“The Prisoner” microPodcast [The Chimes of Big Ben]

 

 
Kurt Halfyard & Nat Almirall swap their togas for khakis, white piped jackets, the occasional blue turtleneck, and suave buttons to bring you another microcast, this time focusing on the celebrated, allegorical, and surreal 1967 series The Prisoner.

Conceived by the enigmatic Patrick McGoohan, “The Prisoner” follows a British ex-spy who ‘privately, personally, and by hand’ resigns his post only to be gassed and spirited to a bizarre Village, a place where all the other peculiar inhabitants are identified by numbers and overseen by an ominous, but ever revolving Number 2. As the spy, now renamed Number 6, seeks an escape, Number 2, ‘by hook or by crook,’ attempts to uncover the reason for Number 6’s resignation.

Join Numbers K & N as they break down each of the 17 episodes, unraveling the metaphors, tracking Number 6 on the Dickishness Behavior Scale, engaging in a bit of the ultra passive-aggressiveness, and lavishing praise on the monolithic Leo McKern.

What do the Cold War, Lewis Carroll, Gay Barry Goldwater, and Lava Lamps(tm) have in common? What is the best way to escape from being tied to a chair? How do you make a Village Iced Tea? And what is up with those umbrellas? Listen in, and then you will know everything…

The first three episodes are available now for streaming (see table of contents below) or in the RowThree podcast feed to send to whatever listening device you prefer:

 

“The Prisoner” microPodcast [The Arrival]

 

 
Kurt Halfyard & Nat Almirall swap their togas for khakis, white piped jackets, the occasional blue turtleneck, and suave buttons to bring you another microcast, this time focusing on the celebrated, allegorical, and surreal 1967 series The Prisoner.

Conceived by the enigmatic Patrick McGoohan, “The Prisoner” follows a British ex-spy who ‘privately, personally, and by hand’ resigns his post only to be gassed and spirited to a bizarre Village, a place where all the other peculiar inhabitants are identified by numbers and overseen by an ominous, but ever revolving Number 2. As the spy, now renamed Number 6, seeks an escape, Number 2, ‘by hook or by crook,’ attempts to uncover the reason for Number 6’s resignation.

Join Numbers K & N as they break down each of the 17 episodes, unraveling the metaphors, tracking Number 6 on the Dickishness Behavior Scale, engaging in a bit of the ultra passive-aggressiveness, and lavishing praise on the monolithic Leo McKern.

What do the Cold War, Lewis Carroll, Gay Barry Goldwater, and Lava Lamps(tm) have in common? What is the best way to escape from being tied to a chair? How do you make a Village Iced Tea? And what is up with those umbrellas? Listen in, and then you will know everything…

The first three episodes are available now for streaming (see table of contents below) or in the RowThree podcast feed to send to whatever listening device you prefer:

 

Row Three Favorite Albums of 2015

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You know what’s great about music? Well of course you do: an infinite amount of tangible and intangible things. But in the internet’s “need to list everything” context, what I like is that there’s very little overlap. Because there is so much music released in any given year and it’s so incredibly diverse and there are so many different tastes, everyone’s list is unique and interesting and inspiring and full of frisson.

So it is with much pleasure that Row Three presents all of our favorite music from the year. If you’re looking for something new to whet your ear’s appetite for resonance, I can all but guarantee you’ll find something great in the list of artists below…

Enjoy!


Bob Turnbull
Andrew James
David Brook
Jim Laczkowski
Corey Pierce
Scott Olson

 

Would you like to know more…?

Star Wars Battlefront

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We already know you love the game… or maybe you hate the game? Either way, discuss your misadventures within this specific video game title.

Remember not all of us have played it yet or we might be just starting out. Games are usually not as spoilery in the story department as movies are, but just to be courteous, if this is one of those very story intensive games (like “Knight of the Old Republic” or something) and you have some major plot development twist to mention, just be nice guy Greg and mark your statement as a SPOILER. Thanks!

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Have fun!

X-Files Teaser Trailer

When you wake up on Tuesday morning, everyone will be talking about that other trailer, but a smaller, though no less rabid, fan base will be talking about this one. A 6-episode run of “The X-Files” is coming to Fox as a New Year’s present for all of the conspiracy boys and girls.

You’ll be able to reacquaint yourselves with Scully and Mulder on January 24th. Word around the comicon camp fire is that “the six episodes are book-ended by mythology episodes and the middle episodes are stand-alones…” – this coming from series creator Chris Carter.

So what say you? Excited by the prospect of finally proving aliens are among us, or is this too little, too late? My mind is not made up, but I do plan to go back and watch at least the first three seasons. Because I haven’t ever seen them – so there, the truth is out there.

I, Claudius Podcast [Episode XII: Old King Log]

 

As the sun sets on old Claudius and the series, Curtus and Natticus discuss the last act of a fool, the breadth of these past 75 years, and what possibilities may be uncovered in the future.

 

 
Kurt Halfyard and Nat Almirall don their togas, raise their wine cups, and ogle the dancing girls to bring you this special microcast on the classic 1976 television series I, Claudius. Travel back to Ancient Rome and witness the tumultuous lives of the Caesars — the billowing reign of the great Augustus; the stark perversities of Tiberius; the wanton cruelty of Caligula; and the trials of Claudius.

The series is regarded as one of the finest television has ever produced, and, nearly forty years after airing, remains as influential and innovative, shocking and witty as ever. Countless shows such as “Game of Thrones” owe it a massive debt, as do the many actors whose careers it either launched or propelled, among them Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, John Rhys-Davies, Brian Blessed, Sian Phillips, and many more.

All twelve episodes are available now for streaming (see table of contents below) or in the RowThree podcast feed to send to whatever listening device you prefer:

 

I, Claudius Podcast [Episode XI: A God in Colchester]

 

Curtus and Natticus slut-shame Messalina, Claudius investigates Jesus, and one of those three gets elevated to godhood.

 

 
Kurt Halfyard and Nat Almirall don their togas, raise their wine cups, and ogle the dancing girls to bring you this special microcast on the classic 1976 television series I, Claudius. Travel back to Ancient Rome and witness the tumultuous lives of the Caesars — the billowing reign of the great Augustus; the stark perversities of Tiberius; the wanton cruelty of Caligula; and the trials of Claudius.

The series is regarded as one of the finest television has ever produced, and, nearly forty years after airing, remains as influential and innovative, shocking and witty as ever. Countless shows such as “Game of Thrones” owe it a massive debt, as do the many actors whose careers it either launched or propelled, among them Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, John Rhys-Davies, Brian Blessed, Sian Phillips, and many more.

All twelve episodes are available now for streaming (see table of contents below) or in the RowThree podcast feed to send to whatever listening device you prefer: