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Sneaky Dragon Episode 173

by David Dedrick on March 28, 2015

Hello, Sneakers! It’s the late, late show this week as Ian and Dave recorded the shows in the wee hours due to four different scheduling conflicts. This week: Dave is tired; Dave calls a kettle black and accuses someone else of enjoying the sound of his own voice; Ian confuses Dave with an old reference; Dave’s mixed-up internal organs; why Ian doesn’t put things away; Dave accuses Ian; our podcast marketing plan; re-reading Tintin is getting in the way of Dave re-reading Trollope – outrage; Dave wonders if Trollope is the first world builder – the first author to create a fictitious, but entirely real, interconnected world for his characters to inhabit; Ian wonders what the first TV show to have a spin off was; they talk about the Marvel Universe; Ian doesn’t miss typewriters; they discuss dark, brooding superheroes like Batman, the new Superman and Super-Goof;  Ian is still being renovicted and, finally, bold accusations!

Let us know what you think: who was the first world-builder in fiction? (Please don’t say the author of The Bible.) What TV show was the first spin off? Can you think of a character from fiction that was spun off into its own books?

Thanks for listening.

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In the Land of the Soviets

March 25, 2015
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Welcome to Totally Tintin. This week we begin at the beginning and take a look at Hergé’s most unusual book The Adventures of Tintin Reporter for “Le Petit Vingtième ” in the Land of the Soviets. There is no other book quite like it in the canon, but its rambunctious joie de vivre is enough […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 172

March 22, 2015
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Bonjour, Sneakers! Ian and Dave have a big announcement this week, that they don’t make, but apparently they have a new podcast in the works called Totally Tintin! (Details will follow, I suppose.) They want you to help friend of the show, Branwyn Bigglestone (three time guest!), with her campaign to raise money to help […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 171

March 14, 2015
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Ciao, Sneakers! Welcome to Episode 171 of Sneaky Dragon! This week Dave can hardly wait to get the paryy started – Ian would prefer to take his time and in his own words, “drive the car around the block a few times”; Ian accuses Dave of tooting; Ian thinks referees throw coloured flags, but then […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 170

March 7, 2015
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Greetings, Sneakerinos! This week we start off the show with a mistake as Ian gets a wrong number. He adds one hundred episodes to the amount of the shows he and Dave have done. To be fair, Dave doesn’t notice it either and they both marvel at the number of shows they haven’t actually done. […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 169

February 28, 2015
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Halloooooo, Sneakers! Let’s start the week with a spectacular publicity fail; in opposite news, Compleatly Beatles is mentioned in the NME and David is well chuffed; it turns out hilarious corporal punishment is okay; maybe one day we’ll all understand the hard realities of parking lots; burn your credit cards; some simple advice for public […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 168

February 21, 2015
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G’day, Sneakeroos! This week on Sneaky Dragon you can learn Dave’s mnemonic device for remembering his name; possibly true facts about Smokey the Bear; how Dave blew it; Ian’s guide to inhuman human interactions; Ian and Dave’s feelings about the anti-vaccine movement; a terrible, horrible medical experiment that Dave had never heard of; Ian’s thoughts […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 167

February 14, 2015
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Guten tag, Schneakers! This week Ian and Dave were so excited to do the show that they started the show before the show started! To talk about pop. The drink, not the music. Well, it can’t all be magical. Also discussed this week: Ian answers the question: What is Sneaky Dragon? Ian and Dave go […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 166

February 7, 2015
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Buon giorno, Sneakercinos! A new week brings us a new episode of Sneaky Dragon. This week Ian and Dave discuss the weather – no, really; begin an argument from last week again – Dave just won’t let go of that bone; they discuss the Academy Awards – interestingly, NOT the Academy Awards that are just […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 165

January 31, 2015
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Helloooo, Sneakeroos! Welcome to Episode 165! This week Ian and Dave take a walk down Allen’s Alley; reminisce about Network Replay; start a vaudeville act; Dave recalls seeing Jim Bacchus at Ice Capades much to Ian’s delight; Ian reveals that James Bond’s first appearance outside of the books was as an American; Ian is living […]

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