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Championing the chat for greater positivity and better mental health. Mickey the barber along with producer Howie bring you chats galore with people from all walks of life with their own, unique stories. This is a truly new format of reality entertainment which centres around helping people to speak up; everyday people talking about the everyday issues and traumas which we all have to navigate, in the hope of building stronger awareness inwardly, and to the wider audience, of our mental heal ...
 
Cult Connections is the podcast that finds the links between all kinds of film, TV, books and more. From cult classics to major blockbusters we have everything covered. So if you want to hear about the evolution of the zombie film, the obvious and not so obvious screen versions of Spiderman or three films featuring the "other fellas" then this is the place for you. Join your host Ian (@ArbroathMackem) and a different guest every episode as we explore some Cult Connections!
 
Cameron has never watched Star Trek: The Next Generation. That's about to change with the help of his faithful and hilarious companions, Marcy; the passionate fan, and Rob; who hasn't seen it since childhood. Join us as Cameron asks dumb questions, Marcy vehemently defends the ridiculous, and Rob seeks to reignite his lost nostalgia.
 
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She's called Vanessa Frake, a.k.a 'The Governor', the title of her self-penned book which sheds light on the world of Britain's old prison system. Now retired, and bestowed with an MBE, Vanessa shares with us the highs and lows, the gruesome and the humorous goings-on inside the walls of the establishments she governed. Hear about the softer side o…
 
Life started tough for Tom Foxley: being bullied at school, poor mental health and then discovering he had Sudden Death Syndrome. Did he let it beat him? Anything but. Tom's strong. Very strong. Not just in a physical way, as a keen Crossfit follower, but in the mindset sense. So strong is his belief in the power of our brains, he created Mindset R…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton brush up on their people skills while pondering the theoretical future career prospects for Trek's iconic senior officers. From notoriously aloof Enterprise-D engineer Geordi La Forge, to dearly departed Commander Airiam and brash new kid on the block Jack Ransom, the duo decide which characters are worthy candidates…
 
Since the early years of her childhood, Becs dreamed of a role as spiritual medium, so it's with immense happiness that she is now fulfilling her life's true purpose by facilitating those meaningful and powerful reunions. Dealing with a deep frustration through life, Becs strongly sensed that her mind had a disconnect with the body she was given at…
 
Bri Pruett (a Star Trek newbie) joins the gang as we infiltrate the Romulan writers' room to unravel the plot of "The Mind's Eye!" Geordie has never watched Myth Busters, becomes a terrible waiter, and goes full Dexter! Cameron earns a special sound drop, Rob assumes John's wearing underwear, Marcy is on a trip to Risa, and Bri knows "boy stuff!" A…
 
New to the PodBarber? Here's a little taster of what you can expect from this inspirational podcast series: snippets from some of the fantastic guests we've had on the show. And if you're already a seasoned PodBarber listener, make sure to jump on our website for lots more info about who we are and what we do: www.thepodbarber.com Search 'the podba…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a scenic trip to the Caves of Mak'ala while pitching their ideas for alien-centric franchise spin-offs. From a multi-generational Trill saga, to a Ferengi mockumentary and an Andorian Imperial Guard showcase, the duo delve into what makes each species special and how they could support their own ongoing series. …
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton cake on old age makeup while delving into Star Trek's rocky history of ripping itself off. From Pulaski's Deadly Years redux, to Into Darkness' recycled Wrath of Khan highlights and Endgame's over-reliance on All Good Things... copycatting, the duo debate why, in a franchise well known for revisiting tropes, these gl…
 
Haemophilia is a rare, chronic blood condition. Laurence Woollard has had 30-plus years of experience living with it, which has led him to become a passionate activist and advocate for improved health management and treatment choice for sufferers of chronic rare diseases. Laurence has an incredible energy to champion the cause, he’s ultra-enthusias…
 
Josh from the Twist My Arm Network joins the gang to tackle the can of gross space worms opened by "The Host!" Riker writes some HR forms, Crusher becomes the the mother of Arnie's child, and Trois is on a first name basis. Cam avoids a divorce, Marcy hears Miagi pipes, Rob has parasite friends, and Josh channels his "Bro Chad." All this and more i…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton are going where their hearts will take them this week as they revisit and rank Enterprise's four seasons! From the promising launch of the NX-01, to the Xindi War and mini-arc filled final year, the show seemed to be in a constant state of evolution. So tune in, grab a bag of movie night popcorn, and discover precise…
 
Tom Borsberry was a dad. Tom Borsberry IS a dad. He and his wife had Baby Pip, whose premature death devastated their lives before Pip could live his own. As Tom relives the story from that moment to the present day, he brings so much hope to us all. He describes what helped him come to terms with the loss, using meditation, yoga, counselling, and …
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Waylon Snedker, game developer of Odd Realm, don giant chess piece costumes and explore what worked and what didn't in the inaugural season of Trek's first animated comedy. In addition to tackling characters, in-jokes and S2 teases, they also review the special features on the new Blu-ray re…
 
We welcome the fascinating nonagenarian, Kit Orde-Powlett. This 90-year-old man shares remarkable stories of his family’s history, including living in the second biggest house to Windsor Castle, fighting Cromwell’s forces, and his own colourful life of championship sports, innovative forestry techniques and the highly secretive ‘heavy water’. Kit e…
 
CW: Suicide talk, both serious and irreverent. Carolyn Main joins the gang to celebrate "Half a Life!" We cover the spectrum from replicated dildos to suicide, twerking to cultural traditions, and sexy Picard to hospice care. Worf kills a sun, Geordie has junk vision, and O'Brien sings to Lwaxana. Cameron is a Richard Dreyfuss stan, Marcy wonders w…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Patrick Johnston, sail down the river Temarc in order to engage with one of TNG's most popular and acclaimed episodes, Darmok. What makes this hour of television so special? Does it still hold up? And how do we feel about the Picardigan? Plus, the trio discuss Prodigy news and the latest Sta…
 
Alex Scales is a man like no other we've had on The PodBarber. This Billericay boy and international scaffolder suffered with destructive mental health for 30 years since being a young boy, tormented with visions, voices and much confusion in his head. And then he discovered Ayahuasca, the Amazonian herbal medicine that, in just hours, transformed …
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton demand jazz music on the bridge while gauging the current health level of the Star Trek franchise. From second seasons of Lower Decks and Picard, to new upcoming shows and the rebirth of the fan convention scene, the duo gaze into their crystal balls and ponder what the future may hold. Right-click to download. Read …
 
We call him 'Matt The Fish', otherwise known as Saffron Walden Fish Co.'s owner, Matt Gurnett. This episode's guest spent nearly 20 years as head chef in Jamie Oliver's kitchen and he brings us tales of the highs and lows of the industry: the laughs and the fights, the sweat, tears and burns. And the celebrity diners... The mental health of chefs i…
 
John Meyers joins the gang to cover everything from fashion to fascism in "The Drumhead!" Picard shills for Crystal Pepsi, Data gets kicked in the groin, and Worf is a miniboss. Marcy makes a cabbage jokes, Rob makes a Lumiere joke, Cameron breaks a sweat making a joke, and John saves a joke. Engage! Check out more of John on his podcast John and A…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton stage an impromptu trombone recital in honour of Mr. Jonathan Frakes as they debate whether he's become Trek's top representative! From his iconic work as William T. Riker, to film and series directing gigs and memorable convention appearances, the duo analyze all the wonderful contributions Frakes has made to the fr…
 
In this episode we have sports and nutritionist student Ryan Deamer shedding light on how we can harness the power of being motivated by what's within us, not what others expect of us. Ryan is so many years wiser than his university student age and he's an inspiration not only to the youth of today, but to anyone of any age who seeks to better them…
 
Covering Episodes 145 -149 of Dragon Ball Z, Spencer and John continue their journey through the Cell saga with a few unexpected surprises along the way. Chief among them? A show of good parenting for Gohan, and one of the most pointless episodes in the history of this anime.By John, Spencer, and Eric
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton set their sights on home while attempting the impossible task of compiling the definitive ranked list of Voyager seasons. From the early days of Kes and the medical bay-confined Doctor, to the arrival of the Borg and controversial journey's end, there's no shortage of milestones to consider. So set your holodecks to …
 
In this episode we welcome a man who was living in the deepest depths of despair, gripped by the torments of drink and drugs. He was figuratively falling towards death and he could do nothing to halt the rapid descent. Suddenly, a voice cried out to him - and everything stopped. Listen to Neil's story of how his mental health was completely turned …
 
Producer John steps into the guest chair to help the gang lay siege to "Qpid!" Picard plans his podcast, Riker plays 'hide the Horg'ahn,' and Geordie just wants a warm body. Cam kisses with his eyes closed, Marcy makes the deep cuts, Rob strives to be an alpha dork, and John gets lost down the Memory Alpha rabbit hole. All this and more in this wee…
 
Season two: Episode two. On May 25th 1977 Star Wars was released and took the world by storm. Audiences around the globe were thrilled by it's intergalactic adventure, engaging characters, fantastic cast and jaw dropping special effects. And it made a ton of money! So producers all round the world were keen to get a slice of the space opera pie. Ia…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton push their positronic brains to the max while tackling some of the franchise's most enduring philosophical conundrums. From the constitution of Golem Picard, to Lore's android rights and the moral complexities of holodeck fantasies, the duo attempt to resolve the many questions that have kept them up at night. Right-…
 
In the chair today is a man properly connected to nature: Hatfield Forest's Lead Ranger, Grant Macpherson. Before he discovered his passion for the outdoors, Grant was in the music business and spent his working days and nights indoors in the darkness, a time that came close to damaging his mental health. In his own words, he discovered 'a big, yel…
 
Covering Episodes 140 -144 of Dragon Ball Z, Spencer and John arrive at the beginning of the Cell Saga. Who is Cell? What happened to the Androids? Is Baby Trunks still adorable? Answers to all these questions and more as a terrible monster kills everyone.By John, Spencer, and Eric
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton yearn for the spotlight as they reveal their favourite under-used Trek players. From TNG season 2 pop-in doctor Katherine Pulaski, to Saurian scientist Linus and botanist, teacher and wife Keiko O'Brien, the duo both highlight why these characters deserved more screen-time and brainstorm the perfect showcase episodes…
 
Joining Mickey today is the highly respected veteran of Her Majesty’s forces and supreme fitness and nutrition coach, Samuel Lee Parke. “What is Cross Fit? How is my mental health connected to my physical health? What’s the deal with re-learning how to breathe…?” Main man Sam at Bear Walden Crossfit sheds light on these questions and provides a fas…
 
Adam Snyder joins the gang as we jack into "The Nth Degree" to discuss the Western Classics, Einstein, and...you guessed it...veiny space dildos. Picard receives some rare smack, Worf earns a maneuver, and Keiko shoos out vagrant Ferengi. Meanwhile Marcy wants more Vulcans, Rob offers his acting expertise, Adam talks himself out of being angry, and…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton plot the untimely destruction of Starfleet while compiling their definitive ranked list of Star Trek antagonists. From legendary adversaries like Khan, Dukat and the Borg Queen, to underrated trouble-makers such as Silik, Seska and Inspector Kashyk, the duo strive to pick only the best bad apples from the bunch. Righ…
 
The second of the two Daves parks himself in The Podbarber guest seat on the most appropriate date of all. It's Dave Alexander, self-confessed Trekky and Star Wars geek. May The Fourth be with you! Dave is a bit of a local hero with his fine singing voice and he'll be bringing stories of times with his various bands; openness about struggles with d…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton consider alien monster hunting careers while celebrating some of Trek's best underrated episodes. From telepathic pitcher plants, to deadly Deep Space Nine lockdowns and cantankerous de-evolving Vulcans, the duo shine a light on what makes these stories special, as well as debate how successfully the concepts could b…
 
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