The Liberation Frequency Podcast

 Each week, The Liberation Frequency Editorial team speak their mind, chew the fat, shoot the breeze and generally waffle on all things LF. Music, Film, Comics, Books & Comedy!

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The LF #31: Musing on... Music

They way we listen, buy and create media - music, films, comics and books - is constantly changing, but never more so than in the last decade. CDs, DVDs, MP3s, eBooks, Streaming everything...

Hardly anything is the same as it was even 5 years ago and we find ourselves asking "where are we, how did we get here and where to next?"

Starting with this episode, we decided to muse over these questions and more, starting with music.

in this discussion we look at everything from discovery services to the fall and rise (again) of vinyl.

We also have a chat about Only God Forgives (and other recent Ryan Gosling films), Breaking Bad, The DC comics parade of fancy cover specials and ask the question: "Will Ben Affleck make a good Batman?"


Host: Denis-Jose Francois

Guests: Dan Collacott, Imran Mirza, Shane Lightowler

The LF Podcast 31 - 05th November 2013


The LF #30 - The Sound of Movies

Movies are arguably the most visually appealing storytelling medium, but as we've known for decades, their attraction is severely diminised without sound. And what is a soundtrack without music? Well, just a bunch of noises, right?

In this episode of the Liberation Frequency, we are taking our first look at movie soundtracks. Which ones are the most memorable? Which ones are our favourites? Can a soundtrack make or break a movie... or an artist?

With this being our first Podcast in a while, we also have a lot of regular stuff to catch up, including the first wave of summer blockbusters. Star Trek: Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, World War Z.

All those... and The Book of Mormon!

Note: It took us ages to edit this episode as it contains lots of music. So apologies if it's a bit later than the studio chat would suggest. It also contains SPOILERS! You have been warned!

host: Denis-Jose Francois, Guests: Imran Mirza, Bernice Watson, Dan Collacott

The LF Podcast 30 - 05th August 2013


The LF #29: Heroes & Villains

What would a good film, comic or book be without a great villain or an even greater hero? In this episode of the Liberation Frequency, we look at the good guys and bad guys of popular fiction!

What makes a great hero? Who are the best villains? Are there heroes where we least expect them? What about... Music? We think there are and have a few candidates!

We also catch up with the regular team - Imran tells us all about his experience at a live recording of Later with Jools Holland. Bernice has been to see Django Unchained and Anti-Viral.  Gavin dives deeper into Marvel Now! and Denis-Jose has finally seen The Iron Lady.

Meanwhile what do we make of the news that J.J. Abrams has been appointed to direct the next Star Wars films? Will the fans be happy? Can anything make them happy? Plus we reveal a suspected plan for the Star Trek universe!


 Host: Denis-Jose Francois Guests: Bernice Watson, Gavin O'Reilly, Imran Mirza

The LF Podcast 29 - 16th March 2013


The LF #28: Here come the Girls!

Here come the girls! In this episode of the LF Podcast, we take a look at the roles of women in genre fiction, specifically film & TV. What are the good, strong female character roles and which movies  are the worst offenders for promoting bad female sterotypes?

There's also a review of last years Top Ten most kick-ass women in sci-fi list.

We also discuss recent trends in film trailers, what we all thought about the hobbit and which movies we are excited about for 2013. Is 3D Dead now?

Gavin tells us about his christmas pressies, Bernice tells us about all new X-men, Denis has been re-watching Spaced and we all ponder the idea that the world ended in 2012 and we could be living in purgatory...


 Host: Denis-Jose Francois Guests: Bernice Watson, Gavin O'Reilly

The LF Podcast 28 - 31st Jan 2013


The LF #27: 88 Miles per hour!

Time. It ruthlessly marches on, without waiting or consent. Perhaps that's why the dream of time travel is such a strong one? The chance to change the past.... Or to see into the future!  Indeed, since before the birth of cinema, comics, games and the other geeky pastimes we hold dear at LF, Time Travel has been a great source of fiction. In this episode of the liberation frequency, we take a look at our favourtie Time Travel films and stories!

Meanwhile, back in our time, Bernice has been to see Some Like it Hip Hop, Gavin has been catching up with Game of Thrones and Denis & Imran ponder such cosmic events as a proposed JLA movie, the merger of Lucasfilm & Disney and the latest James Bond adventure, Skyfall.


 Host: Denis-Jose Francois Guests: Bernice Watson, Gavin O'Reilly, Imran Mirza



The LF Podcast 27 - 12th Nov 2012