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James Wallis Podcasts

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Wallis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Wallis, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Wallis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Wallis, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 10 with James Wallis (again)

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James' book, Board Games in 100 moves, is out on the 5th September:

James can be found on twitter @jameswallis

And his consultancy Spaaace can be accessed via his website:

Sep 05 2019 · 1hr 4mins
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Episode #20 - James Wallis

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Ex kickboxing world champion, ex mma fighter and current adrenaline fight night promoter James Wallis joins the lads to talk about his fight career , how he started promoting mma shows and about the possibility of a comeback to the cage. 

May 06 2019 · 2hr 51mins
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Round 32: Japanese Knot-Tying with James Wallis

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This week, Ivan went back to university, to meet the man who created, curated or taught people about every game ever, James Wallis. In this episode they grappled over the optimum number of breakfasts, where in your house to keep a gorilla and what to do if your boyfriend's hand is bugs. Enjoy!


James - Twitter:
- Website (and info on the Games Design Masterclass):

Ivan - Website:
- Twitter:
- Instagram:

Music by Spread -

Thanks to Entale for hosting this podcast. Check them out here:

Apr 22 2019 · 59mins
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Episode two: James Wallis

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In our second episode, Max goes to visit James Wallis, game designer, writer, thinker and historian (but, allegedly, not an academic!)

James mentions a lot of books, writers and games: here are some possibly helpful links- if there's anything else you would like info on, just get in touch

@playisthething1 on twitter

Our Facebook group "Play is the thing"


Empire of the petal throne: Richard bartle's work on player types: Gary alan Fine's book, shared fantasy: Boethian maths: Ars Amatoria (NOT amorata, because I'm not just an idiot, I'm a pretentious idiot): Keith Johnstone's book Impro is here:

And James is right, The Mind is amazing:

Mar 24 2019 · 46mins
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#111 – Julia Nish-Lapidus & James Wallis of Shakespeare BASH'd

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Julia is an actor, director, and producer, as well as a Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Shakespeare BASH'd, where she has produced all of the company's productions. She has worked as the Managing Director of Common Boots Theatre and is now part of the team at The Theatre Centre. For Shakespeare BASH'd, Julia has directed The Comedy of Errors, and assistant directed The Changeling. She has also performed in many BASH'd productions, including The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and Volpone (staged reading).

Selected Additional Credits: Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen and This Property is Condemned (Director, The Playwright Project), Modern Love (Co-Creator, Next Stage), As You Like It (Text Coach, Theatre By the Bay), and as an actor OVER, See Bob Run (Theatre Caravel), reasons to the pretty (The Labute Cycle), The Forest (Red One Theatre Collective), Dublin Carol (Fly on the Wall).​ Julia is a member of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Stage GYM program and a graduate of the joint acting program at UofT and Sheridan College.

James has been a Shakespeare fan all his life, having performed with Resurgence Theatre Company as a teenager and again as a professional later in his career.

After graduating from Ryerson Theatre School, James jumped right into the big bad world of commercial work and film & television acting. He has been seen in a number of national commercials, including spots for Boston Pizza, Honda, and Expedia. Also, he has appeared on The Jon Dore Show, XIII: The Series and in a number of feature films including: And Now A Word From Our Sponsors and The Movie Out Here.

In 2010, James co-founded Shakespeare BASH’d with his wife, Julia. For the company, James has directed staged readings of Romeo and Juliet (2010), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2011), Edward II (2015), and Volpone (2017), as well as the full productions of Romeo & Juliet, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Twelfth Night. He played Petruchio in the company's Best of Fringe winning production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2012 and the remount in 2015, and played Benedick in their sold-out production of Much Ado About Nothing in the 2013 Toronto Fringe. In addition, here are some of James’ selected theatre credits: A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Shakespeare’s Magic, and The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre by the Bay), Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath Theatre, US Tour), Sleeping Beauty (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Paradise by the River (Shadowpath Theatre).

James just completed his second season at the Stratford Festival as part of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Directing. There he has assistant directed Macbeth, Bunny, and Romeo and Juliet.

Shakespeare BASH'd presents
Richard III
by William Shakespeare

February 6-11, 2018
at the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St)

Shakespeare's epic drama about a powerful villain manipulating his way to the crown is given a barroom staging by Shakespeare BASH'd.
You don't want to miss this bare-bones, visceral, and all too relevant production.

Tickets on sale now at
$20 online
$25 at the door (pending availability)

Tuesday, February 6 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 7 - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 8 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 9 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 10 - 2:00pm
Saturday, February 10 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 11 - 2:00pm

Directed by Julia Nish-Lapidus

Featuring: Cosette Derome, Jade Douris, Jennifer Dzialoszynski, Suzette McCanny, Shalyn McFaul, Drew O’Hara, Trevor Pease, Catherine Rainville, James Wallis, Kelly Wong, Joseph Zita

Associate Director: Megan Miles
Stage Manager: Christopher Brackett
Fight Director: Nate Bitton
Movement Coach: Brad Cook
Marketing Design: Kyle Purcell

Twitter: @ShakesBASHd
Instagram: @ShakesBASHd

Twitter @stageworthyPod

Jan 30 2018 · 57mins
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MMA Wales Podcast Ep 4 - James Wallis / Brett Johns / Phil Raeburn

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In this episode we catch up with;  SBG Fighter Phil Raeburn and regulars on the show KGB gym and Adrenalin Fights James Wallis & The UFC's own Brett "The Pikey" Johns. We talk, Hot wheels, childhood toys, upcoming fights and training in a famous gym in Ireland.

Jan 21 2018 · 58mins
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MMA Wales Podcast Ep 2 - Scott Pederson / Kaycee Blake / John Maflin / James Wallis

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In episode 2 we catch up on IMMAF World Championships with Scott Pederson and Kaycee Blake, we also talk about their upcoming matches at Adrenalin Tenby. Then on to John Maflin to talk about being an RAF Elite Athlete in Jiu-Jitsu. Finally, we catch up with James Wallis the Adrenalin Fight Night promoter about the last event and what he has in store for 2018.

Dec 27 2017 · 48mins
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MMA Wales Podcast Ep 1 - Brett Johns & James Wallis

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On this Episode we catch up with Swansea’s own Brett “The Pikey” Johns #13 ranked UFC Bantamweight in the world and James Wallis Adrenalin Fight Nights promoter. 

We talk about Brett's recent fight with Joe Soto, his career and what the future holds, we also talk match ups ahead of this weekends big event at play football Swansea. I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed filming!

Dec 08 2017 · 51mins
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Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part Two)

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Here's the second and final part of your evening with James Wallis. As promised you will hear James' theory that Nordic LARP is actually a Galaxy Quest kinda situation, as well as a few other things. Thanks again James for this lovely evening and thank you also to Ashlee, Federica (both missing from our cover … Continue reading Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part Two)

Nov 14 2017 ·
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Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part One)

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After much delays, here's finally our episode with the most excellent game designer James Wallis, recorded already back in April 2017. James, the self-proclaimed "Creator of the British Roleplaying Industry", has so many stories that it is difficult to properly introduce them (I mean check the insane list of games and personalities at the bottom … Continue reading Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part One)

Oct 20 2017 ·