Black Mirror Cracked

Black Mirror Cracked

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Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs. We alternate between episode analysis and interviews featuring journalists, actors from the show and even Charlie Brooker himself!For more Black Mirror stuff, follow our Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in our Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Thanks for listening!Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson.

Episodes

No Exit: Philosophy, morality and decision making in the multiverse

In this deep dive episode, we will take you on a mind bending journey.Host James Ide welcomes Dr. David Kyle Johnson on the podcast to discuss philosophy and its links to Black Mirror. The brain burning conversation covers a lot of ground across Netflix's Black Mirror - as well as light subjects such as free will, quantum physics and parallel realities.  And a persuasive argument for why we might all be living in a simulation...Dr. Johnson's new book Black Mirror & Philosophy: Dark Reflections is out now and available on Amazon.For more Black Mirror stuff, follow us on Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr. Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
13/12/191h 16m

Black Mirror Cracked 5 trailer

It's all change as former guest, James Ide, slides into the host's chair. Starting nice and easy, his first task is Bandersnatch, the interactive Black Mirror movie from Netflix with a few million permutations... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
05/06/191m 53s

Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too: Take The Cable Out

For an episode that came so close not happening, it was a perfect storm of Black Mirror, celebrity and a superstar.Host James is joined by Netflix expert Lewis Knight and Miley super-fan Vicki Newman.Ashley 2 is on the loose and not minding her tongue - but should she? Charlie Brooker does Scoobie-Doo for a romp in La La Land...For more Black Mirror stuff, follow our Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in our Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
05/06/191h 4m

Smithereens: A Taxi Ride Into Grief

Back to Britain, as a hostage situation goes global...Andrew Scott and Topher Grace lead Season 5's Smithereens and host James and Producer Dan debate whether Black Mirror needs the twists after all, elements of farce at play... and what is Billy Bauer's hair is doing?!For more Black Mirror stuff, follow our Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in our Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
05/06/1959m 12s

Striking Vipers: Sex, Lies and Virtual Reality

Anthony Mackie joins the Black Mirror multiverse and it's the first time we have to tag an episode 'explicit'.Video games, VR and new sexual frontiers align in the Season 5 opener. Host James Ide chats with guest Dom Peppiatt about sex, identity and the new frontier that technology brings... and the risks that go with it.For more Black Mirror stuff, follow our Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in our Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson.Thanks for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
05/06/191h 2m

Black Mirror Cracked 4 Trailer

Black Mirror may have started in 2011, but 2017 is when Black Mirror Cracked started - covering all six episodes as they dropped on Netflix.Join superfans Suchandrika and Ryan as they digest and discuss the new episodes, plus interviews with the cast and showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17/05/191m 45s

Black Mirror Cracked 3 trailer

We tease Black Mirror's longest season yet and go behind the scenes of San Junipero... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17/05/191m 39s

Black Mirror Cracked 2 trailer

So, more Black Mirror - more cracking!Superfans and cast from the show take time to unpack the dark anthology TV series... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17/05/191m 30s

Black Mirror Cracked 1 Trailer

So, Black Mirror Cracked started with Series 4 on Netflix, then jumped up the podcast charts.So we went back to the original run on Channel 4...Essentially, we recorded out of order from the show, so now we've re-ordered by episode! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17/05/191m 33s

Craig Parkinson on Bandersnatch, interactive movies and his Two Shot Podcast

"How the devil are ya?"He may be one of the stars of Black Mirrror: Bandersnatch, but actor Craig Parkinson hosts his own podcast where he just has a chat.Host James sits down over a cuppa with Craig Parkinson to chat all things Black Mirror, not watching Bandersnatch and the conversational Two Shot Podcast.And like a movie, stay tuned until the end... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26/01/1932m 52s

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones on Bandersnatch

It’s a press tour in reverse, as the creators of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch promote the movie after its release!James talks with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones about the Netflix interactive hit, confirming the Black Mirror multiverse theory, how Bandersnatch was made and trying to figure out exactly what Sugar Puffs are…Listen to our exclusive mini episode for your chance to win a signed copy of Inside Black Mirror and a selection of retro TuckerSoft posters.For more Black Mirror stuff, follow our Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in our Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
09/01/1911m 18s

Bandersnatch

It's time to go further down the Black Mirror rabbit hole than ever before!December 28th saw the release of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - an interactive experience from Netflix. Join host James Ide chatting with Producer Dan, who has spent far too long trying to save Stefan from Charlie Brooker.80's nostalgia, game theory versus audience theory, and one liners about mince beef collide as Black Mirror Cracked goes hunting for the fabled Bandersnatch.James and Dan review the new interactive Black Mirror movie including easter eggs, cast and THAT flow chart.And it's time to find out if new host, James, has enough Black Mirror knowledge to pull this off...!John Barrowman speaking with Ratz The Cat can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyPsrwvD0IARediit user Alpine’s awesome logic diagram can be found here:https://www.reddit.com/r/blackmirror/comments/aa9oym/almost_4_hours_after_release_and_i_think_i_have/Hobbit_guy’s capture of the newspaper front page nibs:https://www.reddit.com/r/blackmirror/comments/aa90h5/fifteen_million_merits_be_right_back_and_maybe/And SnickerdoodleFP’s thread on the ZX Spectrum Easter Egg can be found here:https://www.reddit.com/r/blackmirror/comments/aa9b8z/audio_from_bandersnatch_sounds_like_program_code/ For more Black Mirror stuff, follow our Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in our Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Thanks for listening!Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/181h 12m

We'll Be Right Back

It's been a whole year since our last Black Mirror fix, but could that all be about to change?Fans are wildly speculating that a Black Mirror feature length movie could be about to drop: Bandersnatch! Secretive as ever, not much is known about the new feature and Netflix are remaining tight lipped about when it might drop. A quickly deleted Twitter post reckons Black Mirror: Bandersnatch could be dropping onto the streaming site shortly.Is it an 1980's video game themed outing for Charlie Brooker's anthology series? Could this be the rumoured interactive episode? We'll have to wait just a little longer to find out. But if/when it drops, Black Mirror Cracked will return with new show host and super fan, James Ide.In the meantime, you can listen to our previous episodes covering the stories and cast of Seasons 1-4 with Suchandrika Chakrabarti.And make sure you're subscribed wherever you get your podcasts ready for Bandersnatch!--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Black Mirror Cracked is hosted by James Ide and produced by Daniel Jackson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
22/12/182m 25s

San Junipero with Wes actor Gavin Stenhouse

Yes, it's San Junipero! The neon-lit 80s tale of two women falling in love that is not - of course - all that it seems. Actor Gavin Stenhouse (@gavinstenhouse) who plays lovelorn Wes, joins the pod to talk about working on the most beloved (and surprising) of Black Mirror instalments. He was also there with the cast, Charlie Brooker and co when they won the series' first two Emmy awards - and surely not its last.Journalist Harriet Flook (@harrietkhark) also returns to the pod to analyse her favourite episode.That's a wrap on Black Mirror Cracked - at least for now. Thanks to everyone who spared some time to guest or co-host, and thank YOU for listening! We've loved hearing from you, making the pod and falling way down deep into the Black Mirror rabbit hole. Here's to Season 5! --Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18/05/1821m 51s

White Christmas with actor Rasmus Hardiker

The episode known as 'the Jon Hamm one' before its much-anticipated debut in December 2014, White Christmas is a collection of Black Mirror lasts and firsts.It's the last of the Channel 4 series, going out well before the news that Netflix would pick up the show.It's the first episode to have a huge American star at its centre; to introduce cookies; and to have a three-part story structure.Joining the pod to discuss his time working on set is actor Rasmus Hardiker (@RasmusHardiker), who played Harry in the first story. Poor Harry, he just wanted a date... what he got was a lot more... final. Ras tells us all about what it was like to film that iconic last scene.Showbiz journalist Vicki Newman (@Vicki_Mirror) returns to the pod to analyse the episode that British audiences feared would be the last we'd see of Black Mirror. Thankfully, we were wrong..!--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
16/05/1833m 55s

Black Museum's Aldis Hodge wants a puppy for Carrie

Aldis Hodge (@AldisHodge) joins the podcast to talk about Jack, Carrie, That Monkey and all things Black Museum. A Black Mirror fan before he was sent the script, Hodge jumped at the chance to be part of the show.There's a light-hearted way to look at the episode: Rolo Haynes's ridiculous theatricality, Jack's new girlfriend pinning the monkey up against the wall, "our hands" [groan]. Black Museum also tackles racial politics in Trump's America: a tough subject, but an absolutely necessary one. Just look at how this week's airwaves have been dominated by Childish Gambino's 'This is America' video."The lack of understanding the pain that you're causing with the weapon you're causing it with - only to gain more for yourself personally - is exactly indicative of Rolo Haynes," Hodge says. It also sounds like how a historian might one day sum up our grimly regressive era. --Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
11/05/1834m 44s

Black Musuem's Daniel Lapaine won't apologise for the orgasms

Daniel Lapaine brings 'La Pain' to this episode of the pod for an exclusive - and raucous - interview about his work on Black Mirror. Lapaine - who shot to fame as a dreamy swimmer in 1994 Australian comedy Muriel's Wedding - has a very special place in the Black Mirror universe.He's in not just one, but two episodes. He makes a cameo appearance at the start of Season 1's The Entire History of You, on the interview panel sizing up Liam (Toby Kebbell).He returns to the show to take the lead in the first story of Black Museum, The Pain Addict, based on a short story by magician Penn Jillette. It's a performance that only works if the actor throws himself fully in - and Lapaine does, orgasm noises at a hospital bedside and all. Well, if Rolo Haynes (Douglas Hodge, who's been interviewed on the podcast) was okay with it, we're going to have to be too. Listen to our analysis of Black Museum. --For more Black Mirror stuff, follow our Twitter @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in our Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Thanks for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
09/05/1837m 44s

Wyatt Russell talks Playtest

Wyatt Russell, who plays main character Cooper Redfield, Skypes into the podcast from LA to talk all things Playtest - and also about his favourite episode, the first one he ever saw.Hear what it was like to act out all those scenes in the house of horrors alone, how he subtly changed his character and what he thinks the ending of the episode really means.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
04/05/1832m 44s

Playtest

It's the gamer one! With Charlie Brooker's background as a video games journalist, it was only a matter of time before we got the horror gaming episode.Wyatt Russell plays Cooper Redfield, a name that'll sound eerily familiar to old-school gamers.To do the episode justice, we've got Daily Mirror gaming experts JC Suttun (@HandleMaverick) and James Ide (@Jymography) in the studio to chase all the many, many gaming references in the episode, look at the how horror games have been covered in the media and unpick the Inception-like layers of *that* ending. You'll have heard James on The Entire History of You and Men Against Fire podcasts for good reason - they're all about technology that changes our perceptions.Scariest episode of Black Mirror? Player One, you decide. --Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
02/05/1845m 56s

Nosedive

Even this podcast gets ratings! Why don't you rate, review and subscribe to Black Mirror Cracked...?Nosedive reflects so much of our world back to us, that we can never escape that eerie feeling while watching it, even though Lacie Pound's (Bryce Dallas Howard) sweet pastel surroundings seem harmless.Showbiz journalist Vicki Newman (@Vicki_Mirror) joins the pod to talk about celebrity culture, Instagram likes and Snapchat streaks.When everything's a performance, a bit of trolling can seem like heroism, right?-- Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs. We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week. For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Thanks for listening! Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
27/04/1836m 23s

Men Against Fire

Computer games, warfare, skull implants, a rapidly-thinning line between dreams and reality, plus... are those zombies?!Season 3's Men Against Fire could not be more relevant today, with its exploration of how propaganda made real can help soldiers carry out their duties to kill. Even when those duties could later return to haunt and utterly destroy them.Mirror Online games writer and picture researcher, James Ide, returns to the podcast to help unpack an episode that looks a though it wears its themes on its sleeve, but it is about so much more. -- Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs. We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week. For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirror Thanks for listening! Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
25/04/1834m 58s

Shut Up And Dance

Journalists Jo-Anne Rowney and Kyle O'Sullivan carry on from their discussion of White Bear to analyse Season 3's Shut Up and Dance.The episodes both drill down into crime, punishment and vigilante justice.They also toy with the audience, using our natural human need to identify with the protagonist against us. It's all about perspective, like news-writing. Does Kenny deserve his most-likely grim fate? Does Hector deserve his?And who is judging them? --Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs. We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, follow us at @BlackMirrorCrrr, join the conversation in the Facebook group or read more at mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
20/04/1834m 53s

Hated in the Nation

Let's dive into Black Mirror Season 3, where the show moved from Channel 4 to Netflix.Reddit was quick to pick up on how the images of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sitting in Congressional Hearings, thanks to the Cambridge Analytica investigation, echoed scenes of DCI Karin Parke (Kelly McDonald) giving evidence to a Parliamentary committee in this episode.Mirror Tech's (@MirrorTech) Future File podcast team, Jeff Parsons (@jparsons989) and Shivali Best (@shivalibest), join us to talk about the links between the Facebook hearings and the mining of data in Hated in the Nation - and what all of that means for us.Fleet Street Fox (@fleetstreetfox) pops in to talk about appearing on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, and how important social media is for journalists today, including the likes of Jo Powers.Mirror Online Showbiz Journalist Vicki Newman (@Vicki_Mirror) helps analyse this feature-length episode.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18/04/1833m 32s

Be Right Back

A recurring theme among all the actors interviewed for this podcast is a deep love for the acting masterclass that is Be Right Back.Hayley Atwell (Martha) and Domhnall Gleeson (Ash) play out the saddest, most delicate two-hander in the middle of a rural nowhere.Martha gets what everyone broken by sharp new grief desperately wants: the loved one resurrected.Technology steps in to make that not quite happen, and the result is a perfect mix of joy and horror.The episode shares a director, Owen Harris, with Season 4's double-Emmy-winning San Junipero, and you can tell.Black Mirror at its finest? Mirror Online journalist Harriet Flook (@harrietkhark) joins the podcast to examine exactly why.Interested in hearing more from the other Black Mirror actors featured at the tart of the pod? Here's Georgina Campbell, and you can hear Gavin Stenhouse and Wyatt Russell in upcoming episodes.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
13/04/1827m 43s

White Bear

It's the first time that a Black Mirror twist completely pulls the rug out from underneath the audience.A lost, terrified woman, Victoria (Lenora Crichlow), wakes up without her memory, and is continuously chased through the endless countryside.Jem (Tuppence Middleton) comes to her aid, but there's a crowd of people just standing around in silence, creepily filming Victoria's plight on their mobile phones.Journalists Jo-Anne Rowney (@JoAnne_Rowney) and Kyle O'Sullivan (@Kyle95Osullivan) join the podcast to talk crime, punishment and morality, a conversation that continues into a Season 3 pod, Shut Up and Dance, which will be available in the next few weeks.We see Victoria's face full of fear in close-up, hear her hyperventilating, fear for her when she's threatened. Are we wrong to care?--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
11/04/1834m 58s

The Entire History of You's Rhashan Stone on the Peep Show POV

Rhashan Stone, who plays Jeff in The Entire History of You, calls Season 1's finale "Black Mirror before it was Black Mirror."He has a point: it's the first episode to feature a cranial implant and future tech that undoes a pair of lives.It's the only episode written by Peep Show co-creator Jesse Armstrong, and he brings the point-of-view camera technique over to this episode of Black Mirror with him.Jeff is the first character to show the audience just how deep into a past experience the characters can go, with recollections that they can (but probably shouldn't) revisit any time:"This is a 5-star suite! I paid good money to have perfect details! Now? I've got that sh***y carpet. For the rest of my life."Little do any of them realise just how far Liam (Toby Kebbell) will fall down the rabbit hole of memory.Read our analysis of The Entire History of You here.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every week.For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
04/04/1826m 40s

The Entire History of You

Peep Show's Jesse Armstrong (@jessearmstrong1) has the sole writing credit on this episode, and he brings the point-of-view camera technique with him.The Entire History of You explores a world where everyone's memories are recorded and available for public viewing.Photographer James Ide (@Jymography) joins the podcast with an illuminating John Berger quote:"The camera relieves us of the burden of memory; it surveys us like a god, and it surveys for us.Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget."It's the first episode where technology is embedded into people.Still, it remains capable of betraying them, given a determined enough interrogator, and a surprising secret.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Wednesday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/03/1826m 11s

The National Anthem

Before Black Mirror became the phenomenon we know it as today, The National Anthem was touted as a Charlie Brooker show about the Prime Minister having to do something humiliating with a pig.How far the show has come, you might think - but lots of Black Mirror's classic themes are in this surprisingly heartbreaking episode, as guest James Rodger (@jamesdrodger), Birmingham Live's resident Season 1 super-fan, helps explain.There's the impact of technology on ages-old institutions, seen most obviously when YouTube videos keep scooping major broadcasters.There's a bad guy who's not all he seems - but no clear-cut good guys.There's a relationship unravelled, unable to stay fully intact when held up to public scrutiny.Let's head back to December 2011 and take another look at Black Mirror's maiden voyage…--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Wednesday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21/03/1824m 19s

Hang the DJ's Georgina Campbell on finally meeting her Black Mirror match

"I'Il say Hang the DJ, and it always takes them a minute to go 'oh yeah'… so no one ever recognises me! I usually have to forcibly tell them who I am…"If that's the case now for Georgina Campbell (@G_ACampbell), it certainly won't stay that way for long.Georgina auditioned for Black Mirror a number of times, before finally finding her perfect match of a role.As Hang the DJ's cheeky but switched-on Amy, Georgina gets to play the only Black Mirror character who's come close to guessing the twist in her own tale.Plus, it's the Season 4 episode that everyone just loves, right?Read a longer write-up of this episode here.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
16/03/1822m 21s

Fifteen Million Merits' Paul Popplewell

We're joined by Fifteen Million Merits actor Paul Popplewell (@PaulPopplewell), who plays Dustin, with episode analysis from Birmingham Live's resident Season 1 super-fan, James Rodger (@jamesdrodger).Daniel Kaluuya might've narrowly missed out on an Oscar for Get Out, but his journey to that role began with Jordan Peele seeing this lead performance.Paul tells us what it was like to work alongside Daniel on a Black Mirror episode before any of the shows had even aired on Channel 4.Meanwhile, James reminds us what it was like to be a viewer in December 2011 and watch this episode for the first time, as Black Mirror began to take shape as a series.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
09/03/1818m 30s

USS Callister's Milanka Brooks on explaining herself to Jodie Foster

"He insisted on not being hugged. So I went out of my way, every time he came on set, to go and give him a big hug, despite my blue. I tried to always keep him on his toes…"That's Milanka Brooks (@MilankaBrooks) talking about Black Mirror co-creator Charlie Brooker's visits to the set of USS Callister.She goes on to recall the time Jodie Foster glimpsed her greenish post-work hands - but couldn't really say why, thanks to the non-disclosure agreement.Remind yourself of the Season 4 opener with our USS Callister episode analysis.There's loads more fun behind-the-scenes stuff from Milanka on the pod - enjoy!--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
02/03/1835m 34s

San Junipero's Raymond McAnally on winning the golden ticket

Yorkie and Kelly seem doomed to be star-crossed lovers in San Junipero, with one of Black Mirror's cruellest twists threatening to keep them apart forever.Enter Nurse Greg, the most selfless character ever to be written by Charlie Brooker.The man behind the nurse, Raymond McAnally (@MtnMack), joins the pod this week to tell us how he felt when he won the "golden ticket" of being cast in Black Mirror's double-Emmy-winning and most-loved episode.Hear more from Ray on his Amazon Prime show, Ray McAnally's Size Matters (US or UK).--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - the podcast for all your Black Mirror needs.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
23/02/1825m 33s

Black Museum's Douglas Hodge says Charlie Brooker's a dangerous writer

"He literally loves the sound of his own voice!"That's Douglas Hodge (@Dhodgem) on his character Rolo Haynes, the owner of Black Museum.Doug skyped into the pod from New York, where he's in rehearsals for the play Fire and Air.He tells us about acting out every single word of the Season 4 finale, why he wasn't very friendly to Letitia Wright (Nish) on set and what "bashful" Charlie Brooker was like to work with.Remind yourself of the episode with our Black Museum episode analysis.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
16/02/1829m 42s

The Waldo Moment

It's not really a fan favourite, but @MirrorTech's Jeff Parsons (@jparsons989) and @MirrorPolitics' Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) like it, so this week they've joined the podcast to tell you why The Waldo Moment matters.A cartoon figure who says that politicians are rubbish (but runs for office alongside them), that the political system is rubbish (but competes for power within it) and is inexplicably popular with large swathes of the public - it's no wonder that people see the rise of President Donald Trump foretold in this episode.Looking to the future, does the growing influence of the tech sector over all of our lives mean that a Mark Zuckerberg run for office will one day be dominating our newsfeeds? Or at least the Animoji version of him??--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
09/02/1837m 14s

Hang The DJ's Gina Bramhill tells us everything...

… happens for a reason!Season 4's most adorable episode is about a love that overcomes 'The System'… at least 99.8% of the time.The voice of that system - Coach - guides Amy (Georgina Campbell) and Frank (Joe Cole) through their dating hits and misses before they meet their Ultimate One on the ominously-named Pairing Day.Actress Gina Bramhill (@GinaBramhill) - the voice of Coach - tells us what it's like for a Black Mirror fan to get a part on the show, and why she's just as surprised by the ending as we are.Read our review of Season 4's Hang the DJ here.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
02/02/1835m 56s

Black Mirror Season 4 Easter Egg Hunt

You've battled your way through all of Black Mirror Season 4, now sit back and relax while we find the Easter Eggs for you!Beckett Mufson (@BeckettMufson), Vice US Staff Writer, tells us about all the telling little details he noticed, and what they mean for the world of Black Mirror.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
19/01/1832m 0s

USS Callister

Black Mirror beyond the final frontier…Daily Mirror journalists and superfans, Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC) and Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime), boldly explore Season 4's first episode, USS Callister.For more in-depth Callister stuff, here's our interview with Elena the receptionist / blue-skinned alien, aka Milanka Brooks.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/1732m 20s

Crocodile

The jaws are closing in on Andrea Riseborough in Black Mirror Season 4's Crocodile.Daily Mirror journalists and superfans, Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC) and Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime), dive in.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/1735m 10s

Arkangel

Parenting with a Black Mirror twist…Daily Mirror journalists and superfans, Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC ) and Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime), break down Season 4's Arkangel, directed by Jodie Foster.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/1733m 27s

Hang The DJ

Charlie Brooker calls this one "Spotify for dating."Daily Mirror journalists and superfans, Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC) and Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime), embark on the jarring journey towards finding the Ultimate One in Black Mirror Season 4's Hang the DJ.Find out what it was like to work on the show, in our interview with the voice of Coach.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/1736m 20s

Metalhead

Black Mirror goes noir for Maxine Peake's 38-minute scarefest.Daily Mirror journalists and superfans, Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC) and Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime), dissect Season 4's fifth episode from Netflix, Metalhead.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/1724m 24s

Black Museum

Everything comes together, as we visit Black Mirror's Season 4 finale, Black Museum.Daily Mirror journalists and superfans, Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC) and Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime), trace the threads of the pain and technology knotted throughout the three stories contained within.For more insight into Black Museum, here's our interview with (grim) master of ceremonies himself, Rolo Haynes aka Douglas Hodge.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/1744m 57s

Exclusive Season 4 interview with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones

The creators of Black Mirror walk us through each episode in Season 4, callbacks to previous episodes - and their inability to name our podcast!Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) and Annabel Jones speak to us ahead of the release of Season 4 on Netflix.--Welcome to Black Mirror Cracked - your podcast for all things Black Mirror.We alternate between episode analysis and interviews with Black Mirror cast and crew, with a new podcast released every Friday morning (GMT).For more Black Mirror stuff, join the conversation in the Facebook group, follow us @BlackMirrorCrrr and have a read of mirror.co.uk/blackmirrorThanks for listening!Host: Suchandrika Chakrabarti (@SuchandrikaC)Podcasts produced by Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/12/1716m 44s
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