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Ventin' Quarantinos

A podcast about life under lockdown – a series of one on one conversations about hope and fear while living through history.

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The Jim and Burns (and Dave) Podcast #3

"Best opening shot", "songs you can't disassociate" and "walking sims are bad, except Virginia"

1hr 2mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #1

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The Jim and Burns (and Dave) Podcast #5

This week, like everyone else, we're all excited about Nintendo Switch and Red Dead Redemption 2. Then we respond to a listener question about which TV show had the best pilot/opening episode, and there's only one good answer.

54mins

24 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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The Jim And Burns (And Dave) Podcast #8

Star Wars Rebels, Vader comics, Jurassic Park vs Westworld

50mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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PRE LOCKDOWN EPISODES START HERE: Episode #34

This is a special episode where we chat to Dan, a communications officer for Sony PlayStation QA. Not about the PS5, though, which launches holiday 2020, despite us never mentioning it here.

48mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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The Jim And Burns (And Dave) Podcast #7

JBD discuss Rogue One, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Christmas shite

1hr 9mins

10 Jan 2017

Rank #5

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THE JIM & BURNS (& DAVE) PODCAST #26

Burns returns from E3, Jim falls in love with Godzilla, and Dave has to put up with them both.

1hr 11mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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Episode #30: Henry Cavill's Manky Hairpiece

We talk about Netflix's Witcher series, the best Doctor Who and why she needs to swap her sonic for an Uzi in an increasingly cold and hostile universe, and we find out that Dave used to play lacrosse, bringing his working class credentials into disrepute.

40mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Episode #29: Hyde Park on the Hudson

Jim went to see Spider-Man, Dave worked on a film with Bill Murray which nobody has ever heard of, Jim’s old boss looked like Bill Murray, Dave interfered with a seagull in Brighton, Burns didn’t mention Alien 3.

39mins

24 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Episode #31: There's Only One Song About The Boys Being Back In Town

Jim reckons that Amazon Prime's version of The Boys is miles better than their botched take on Preacher. But first, in a rare moment of intra-podcast camaraderie, everyone agrees that critics were wrong about the Lion King remake – we think it’s wonderful.Also: Burns is excited about The Irishman. Jim’s mum didn’t like Rocketman, but Dave did. Plus, why aren’t esports triumphs celebrated like any other competition win? Because they should be.

38mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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THE JIM & BURNS (& DAVE) PODCAST #28

Jim went to a screening of the DS9 documentary in Bristol, where he was accidentally rude to someone, the imbecile, the moron. Burns found a sense of spiritual clarity about the nature of fandom after revisiting the Street Fighter movie. Dave likes dogs.

33mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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THE JIM & BURNS (& DAVE) PODCAST #27

After E3 in 2018, we recorded a podcast and never published it, cos we forgot. We're publishing it now cos it's just been sitting in the vault.

56mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Episode #33: Imagining a Terminator Game

In this episode, which we recorded a billion years ago, we try to think up a Terminator video game that would be good, but ultimately decide that Creative Assembly should just do one.

32mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 2: Wrestlemania, normalcy, and old friends

Ventin' Quarantinos, a podcast about Attempted Normalcy in the face of lockdown, returns with a very special guest: Simon Miller, face of WhatCulture, former VideoGamer, and future WWE Hall of Famer (probably).

33mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Episode #32: David Cage Was Right

Jim and Burns love Wolfenstein, Dave loves being on holiday, and everyone loves real-world locations being depicted in videogames.Also: Times David Cage has been right, more Tory sports, and how the best games often tell the smallest stories.

34mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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The Jim and Burns (and Dave) Podcast #6

Burns and Dave (not Jim) talk about their recent trip to Japan while Jim (not Burns or Dave) tosses off about Forrest Gump

56mins

26 Nov 2016

Rank #15

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The Jim and Burns (and Dave) Podcast #4

Passion projects, stuff we're doing, Bernard Cribbins and Romans with nukes.

53mins

10 Oct 2016

Rank #16

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THE JIM & BURNS (& DAVE) PODCAST #25

Star Trek: Picard sounds alright, eh?

1hr 11mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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THE JIM & BURNS (& DAVE) PODCAST #24

Jim, Burns and Dave are back with their first podcast of 2018 in which they talk about God of War, Westworld, and Infinity War while Jim goes off on a series of weird tangents. Many of your questions from Twitter are answered. Also, the boys are excited about going to E3.

54mins

30 May 2018

Rank #18

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THE JIM & DAVE (NOT BURNS) PODCAST #23

A Burnsless Jim & Dave take a rare opportunity to relax, share some Christmas cheer, and talk about their favourite games, films and telly of what has been a stellar year for culture, if not for the human race.

56mins

21 Dec 2017

Rank #19

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THE JIM & BURNS (& DAVE) PODCAST #22

Burns gives his full review of Wolfenstein 2, then we talk about our weirdest moments in film, the worst lines in good films, and wonder which movie stars they would have liked to have had as parents.

1hr

15 Nov 2017

Rank #20