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Welcome to Pod Against the Machine, the only Actual Play podcast that specifically mentions its opposition to the machine in the title. We're a ragtag group of five creating an epic story while playing through the Iron Gods Pathfinder First Edition adventure path from Paizo publishing. It's like Dungeons and Dragons, complete with wizards, monsters, and skeletons...but with an added bonus of evil robots and horrifying aliens, all tied together with our (hopefully) funny banter, interesting c ...
 
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Deep beneath the Black Hill, our heroes have discovered an automaton. Poking it with a sword seems like the only logical path forward. Hopefully it likes sword pokes. Background music and sound effects: Abyssal Gaze, and Neon Drive Tabletop Audio https://www.tabletopaudio.com Industrial Cinematic by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/3909…
 
The Warriors (1979) synopsis: “In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.” Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kel…
 
So, we have a deal. And how hard can clearing out a few gremlins be? Surely it's no challenge for our brave, non-cowardly heroes who get along extremely well and also don't suck at all. Background music and sound effects: Lord of the Land by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4002-lord-of-the-landLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-lic…
 
This week on the Podcasting After Dark: Watchlist, co-host Corey gets down and dirty with Max from Ready2Retro to discuss their favorite horror movies with a “rotten” score on Rotten Tomatoes (prior to 2000)! To narrow the list down, Corey omitted any films that have (up to then) been reviewed on PAD, and then he moved the rotten slider down to 0-2…
 
With two of our heroes blinded and two-thirds of our healing spent, things are looking rather bleak. But they can probably take a minute to bond emotionally before being horribly murdered by whatever it is that is lurking deeper in this horrible underground cave. Background music and sound effects: Cavern of Lost Souls and Wizard's TowerFrom Tablet…
 
Our newly-formed party of torch-lights, do-gooders, and profit-makers heads through the smelly, murky waters of the weeping pond and finally descends under Black Hill! What dangers await them in these caves? Will it matter at all that they don't have a divine caster between them? Will Junkpunch live up to his name? Background music and sound effect…
 
Eight days ago, the purple flame atop Black Hill in the heart of the town of Torch flickered out. The entire economy of Torch depends on that unique flame, which burns so hot it can melt skymetal. Smiths normally travel to Torch from all over Golarion. Normally. But now they're leaving town, taking the lifeblood of the town with them. Brave souls h…
 
I Come In Peace aka Dark Angel (1990) synopsis: “A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.” Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues, and Jay Bilas Director: Craig R. Baxley This week on Podcasting After Dark the boys breakdown and review the D…
 
And finally...in the last episode that's not an episode...we meet...the player...whose name comes last alphabetically (Zak). And his character, who does not (Brixbi). Brixbi art by Alysa Avery https://www.alysaavery.com/ Background music and sound effects: Cavern of Lost SoulsFrom Tabletop Audiohttps://tabletopaudio.com Serpentine Trek by Kevin Mac…
 
This week on the Podcasting After Dark: Watchlist, co-host Corey talks to fellow podcast host and filmmaker, Cam Sully about their favorite movies featuring famous TV crime-genre actors! It sounds like a niche topic but Corey and Cam have a lot of fun going down various rabbit holes! We hope that we introduce you to some new movies! Listen to Cam o…
 
The Machine has not approved this audio release. Before it finds out and takes it down, give a listen--this is just a sample of things to come. Background Music and Sound effects: Dark CityFrom Tabletop Audiohttps://tabletopaudio.com Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-musicLicense: https://filmmusic.io/stan…
 
Next up in our continuing "it's not the podcast yet, but here are the people who are going to be on the podcast when it actually begins" series, we meet Gero and take his character, Vaargas, out for a spin. Vaargas art by Alysa Avery https://www.alysaavery.com/ Background music and sound effects: "Whoosh Transition Explosion Echo"From mixkit's "tra…
 
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987) synopsis: “A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open the container, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all humanity.” Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Dennis Dun, and Victor Wong D…
 
Continuing our before-the-launch series, it's time to meet Jeff, the player, and his character Asher, the gunslinger! Asher art by Alysa Avery https://www.alysaavery.com/ Background music: Ouroboros by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4996-ouroborosLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cool Hard Facts by Kevin…
 
On this episode of TV Obscura, Zak and Corey are joined by comic book writer, Diallo Jackson to discuss The Mighty Orbots (1984), Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea (1985-87), and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999)! That might seem like an odd cornucopia of shows but you’ll find out that there are more connections than just being an…
 
In our very first episode (before the full episodes), we introduce you to Izzy (one of our players) and Kera (one of our characters...who is, not coincidentally, played by Izzy.) Kera art by Alysa Avery https://www.alysaavery.com/ Background music: Evening Fall (Harp) by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3720-evening-fall-har…
 
The Walking Dead (Aircel Comics 1989) synopsis: “After an alien spaceship crash-lands on Earth, the dead rise, some with their memories intact, to consume the living. A small band of police officers attempt to survive the apocalypse and wage war on a dangerous gang of street thugs… that just happen to be zombies!” Story and Art: Jim Somerville The …
 
Where you know him from: Aliens (1986), Survival Quest (1988), and The Shawshank Redemption (1994) This month on Interviews After Dark we talk to actor, Mark Rolston! Get on the ready line, people, because we have another Colonial Marine interview for you all! This time we are talking to Vasquez's fellow heavy machine gunner, Drake (aka Mark Rolsto…
 
3:15 The Moment Of Truth (1986) synopsis: “A tough teen, Jeff (Adam Baldwin) used to be involved with a local gang, the Cobras. Tired of the violence and drugs, Jeff is through with gang life, but when members of his old crew take over the high school, he must decide whether to take on his former buddies or let them run wild. When the Cobras harm J…
 
We loved novelist David Irons' previous Watchlist episode so much that we had him back on for a second time! Thankfully, co-host Corey was able to join in on the shenanigans, which is why this Watchlist is extra long (so long, in fact, that we had to record it in two sessions lol)! We hope you enjoy the lively discussion and please check out David'…
 
The Car (1977) synopsis: “A small desert town is terrorized by a powerful, seemingly possessed car, and the local sheriff may be the only one who can stop it.” Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, and Ronny Cox Director: Elliot Silverstein Vroom vroom! This week on Podcasting After Dark, Corey takes Zak down memory (high speed) lane…
 
In the first episode of Podcasting After Dark presents: TV Obscura we dive into two cult tv shows from our youth- The Hat Squad (1992-93) and Photon (1986)! First, Zak takes us down memory lane with a very cool and stylized cop show called The Hat Squad starring Don Michael Paul, Nestor Serrano, Billy Warlock and created by Stephen J. Cannell! Then…
 
Dreamscape (1984) synopsis: “A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.” Starring: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, and Kate Capshaw Director: Joseph Rube…
 
This week on the PAD: Watchlist, Corey is joined by his Cartwright! A Seinfeld Podcast co-host, Adam Speas, to talk about their Top 5 Favorite Fight Scenes! There are a few stipulations to the list that we explain at the beginning of the episode, but the short version is: these are karate-man themed action scenes with no projectiles (but bladed wea…
 
DEFCON-4 (1985) synopsis: “ Three astronauts in a secret spaceship lose all contact with the ground and observe what appears to be a nuclear exchange between the USA and Russia. Two months later, the spacecraft’s guidance system is mysteriously reprogrammed, forcing the crew’s return to a vastly changed Earth.” Starring: Lenore Zann, Maury Chaykin,…
 
Where you know him from: Summer of 84, Principles, Logan Lucky, and Goosebumps This month on Interviews After Dark we talk to actor, Caleb Emery! As you know, we were both haunted by the Summer of 84 (2017) ending and that had a lot to do with our love for the character, Woody... and, as we said on the review, we wouldn't have loved Woody if it was…
 
Savage Streets (1984) synopsis: “ A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.” Starring: Linda Blair, John Vernon, and Robert Dryer Director: Danny Steinmann This week on Podcasting After Dark, Zak brings the sleaze with the high school revenge film, Savage Streets (1984…
 
This month on the PAD: Watchlist co-host Corey talks to his pal Dean from the Talking Back podcast about their Top 5 Favorite Rated R Action Movies! Plus, the boys also throw in a 90s honorable mention for good measure. Will your favorite 80s action movie make the list? Listen and find out! Listen to Dean on Talking Back - Apple Podcasts | Spotify …
 
Split Second (1992) synopsis: “In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner, and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human.” Starring: Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan, and Pete Postlethwaite Director: Tony Maylam This week on Podcasting After …
 
Summer of 84 (2018) synopsis: “After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.” Starring: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, and Rich Sommer Di…
 
This month on the PAD: Watchlist co-host Zak talks to our UK pal David Irons about his top five favorite Italian horror films! You know, the best Giallo movies! David Irons is also a horror writer so make sure you check out some of his novels on either Amazon or Etsy! “Wolf Moon” comes highly recommended! Follow David Irons on social media: Faceboo…
 
Ninja III: The Domination (1984) synopsis: “An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body.” Starring: Shô Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, and David Chung Director: Sam Firstenberg The most Cannon movie we’ve reviewed to date, Ninja III: The Domination is everything a cult movie want…
 
[BONUS: This episode is part of our monthly Wrap-Up After Dark series which can be found exclusively on our PATREON Page] Zak and Corey wax nostalgic during this special 1 Year Anniversary Retrospective episode! In it, we list the top ten most downloaded episodes, as well as our personal top three, and discuss what they meant to us. Also, we get a …
 
Mallrats (1995) synopsis: “Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.” Starring: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, and Ben Affleck Director: Kevin Smith SNOOTCHIE BOOTCHIES!! This week on Podcasting After Dark we dive into another raunchy cult comedy from our youth, Kevin Smith’s Mallr…
 
[PREVIEW - You can listen to the full hour-long interview exclusively on our Patreon Page] Where you know him from: Director of Fright Night (1985), Fatal Beauty (1987), and Child’s Play (1988). This month on Interviews After Dark we talk to director, Tom Holland! This is it! We finally know exactly what Billy Cole is, straight from the creator him…
 
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