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The Dust: His Dark Materials Podcast

Dedicated to the HBO/BBC television series His Dark Materials, and the book series by Philip Pullman.

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Dust001: His Dark Materials S1E01 "Lyra's Jordan"

Welcome to the Dust Podcast! Matt had a school/hospital obligation and couldn’t offer much in the way of story comments but does analyze the main theme from His Dark Materials by Lorne Balfe. In the meantime Double P Media’s (@DoublePHQ on twitter) own Catfish (@cjgman67 on twitter) steps in to talk with Holly (@HuntPants on Twitter) about S1E01 “Lyra’s Jordan”, plus share your submissions for 3 words descriptions of the episode, and talk about the episode from a Book Reader lens in a special spoiler section after the end music.If you have thoughts about this week’s or any week’s episode of His Dark Materials, share them with us! Email dustpodcast@gmail.com or tweet to @thedustpodcast! Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please subscribe rate and review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes the main theme for His Dark Materials by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/), Three Little Words by John Pizzarelli (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com) and a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on “Mrs Coulter” by Lorne Balfe and using a drum loop by Flsouto (https://www.looperman.com/loops?mid=flsouto) “Disturbeats 275 of 666”. No copyright infringement intended.Voice overs supplied by sitepal.com and Bubba (@fittentrim on twitter) from Double P Media.mp3

6 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Dust000b: (Houston) We have a THEME

Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt has already discovered a musical theme in the series (but still doesn't know what it's for yet!!).If you ever have any HDM thoughts, feel free to e-mail dustpodcast@gmail.com, mattsaudioblog@gmail.com or tweet @thedustpodcast on twitter. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please leave us a written review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts and tell two friends about the show) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic in this podcast includes a theme written by Matt based on the BBC radio production of HDM, and the music of Lorne Balfe, via his official twitter feed. No copyright infringement intended!You have until November first for a chance to win a score for Gemini Man, signed by Mr Balfe and the musicians! Follow this link and donate! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/geminimanmp3

30 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Dust002B: S1E02 "The Idea of The North" Story Analysis

Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt and Holly (@Huntpants on twitter) break down His Dark Materials S1E02 "The Idea of the North" on BBC/HBO with a special book reader section (TV Spoilers) at the end of the podcast. Plus they go through submitted 3 word descriptions of the episode. Submit your own or if you have any kind of feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com.Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/), “Three Little Words” by John Pizzarelli (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com/) and a guitar riff created by MINOR2GO (https://www.looperman.com/loops?mid=MINOR2GO) mp3

13 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Dust002c: More Music and a Primer for S1E03

Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt continues to explore the music composed by Lorne Balfe for S1E02 “The Idea of the North” and at the end (proper spoiler warnings given) talks about the trailer for S1E03.If you have any kind of feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes music composed for S1E02 composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/) and a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme.mp3

18 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Dust005a: His Dark Materials S1E05 "The Lost Boy" Music

Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt explores the music composed by Lorne Balfe (@LorneBalfe on twitter) for S1E05 “The Lost Boy”, looking at new music, variations, and the importance of tri-tone.If you have any kind of feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes music composed for S1E05 and a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/). No copyright infringement intended.mp3

4 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Dust004b: His Dark Materials S1E04 Story

Welcome to The Dust, and Happy Thanksgiving to our US listeners! In this episode, Matt and Holly give you their thoughts on S1E04 “Armour”. Plus they go through YOUR submitted 3 word descriptions of the episode.If “YOUR 3 words” hasn’t applied to you as of yet, submit your own to us, or if you have any kind of feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/) and “Three Little Words” by John Pizzereli (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com/) mp3

28 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Dust001a: Primer for His Dark Materials S1E02

Welcome to a special "primer" episode of The Dust, where Matt looks at some questions from last week and how they might apply this week or in the weeks ahead.If you have feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all podcast app links (please subscribe, rate, and leave a written review!) and back episodes, as well as a contact form, at mattsaudioblog.comPodcast theme is an arrangement by Matt based on Lorne Balfe's (http://lornebalfe.com/) Main Theme for His Dark Materials.mp3

11 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Dust002A: His Dark Materials S1E02 Music Analysis

Welcome to a special music edition of the Dust! Matt looks at 3 themes from composer Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/) and discusses how they've been used so far.If you have feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all podcast app links (please subscribe, rate, and leave a written review!) and back episodes, as well as a contact form, at mattsaudioblog.commp3

12 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Dust004a: His Dark Materials S1E04 "Armour" - The Music

Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt explores the music composed by Lorne Balfe (@LorneBalfe on twitter) for S1E04 “Armour”.If you have any kind of feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes music composed for S1E04 and a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/)mp3

27 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Dust003A: His Dark Materials S1E03 "The Spies"

Sorry for the delay (Matt screwed up Holly's audio file and had to start over)!Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt looks at the music score by Lorne Balfe and Matt and Holly (@Huntpants on twitter) break down the story for His Dark Materials S1E03 "The Spies" on BBC/HBO with a special book reader section (TV Spoilers) at the end of the podcast. Plus they go through submitted 3 word descriptions of the episode.Submit your own or if you have any kind of feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme and the score for S1E03 composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/), “Three Little Words” by John Pizzarelli (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com/) mp3

20 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Dust009: Interview with Lorne Balfe

Happy 2020 to all who use that calendar! In this special edition of the podcast Grammy Award Winning film composer Lorne Balfe (@LorneBalfe) joins Matt to discuss his score for His Dark Materials and fields YOUR twitter questions! (Thanks for submitting!)Follow the podcast on twitter @thedustpodcast, send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com and find all back episodes and podcast app links (please leave the podcast a written review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts from) at mattsaudioblog.com All music on this podcast is composed by our guest Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/)mp3

6 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Dust008B: His Dark Materials S1E08 Music and Feedback

Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt explores the music composed by Lorne Balfe (@LorneBalfe on twitter) for S1E07 “The Fight to the Death” and S1E08 “Betrayal”, plus YOUR feedback.If you have any kind of feedback for the podcast tweet @thedustpodcast on Twitter, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes music composed for S1E07 and S1E08 and a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/), and “Three Little Words” by John Pizzarelli (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com/). No copyright infringement intended. mp3

28 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Dust008: His Dark Materials S1E08 IR

Happy Holidays! In this edition of The Dust Matt and Holly (@huntpants on twitter) give their initial reaction to HDM S1E08 "Betrayal".Still one more feedback cast to get your thoughts turned in for! Email dustpodcast@gmail.com or tweet @thedustpodcst with your feedback or three words submissions by this Thursday and we'll share them.Find all back episodes and podcast information at mattsaudioblog.com mp3

24 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Dust007: His Dark Materials S1E07 Story Analysis

Welcome to The Dust! Sorry, no music podcast this week, but in this episode, Matt and Holly give you their thoughts on S1E07 “The Fight to the Death”. Plus they go through YOUR submitted 3 word descriptions of the episode and YOUR feedback.If “YOUR 3 words” or “YOUR feedback” hasn’t applied to you as of yet, submit your own to us, or if you have any kind of feedback for the podcast tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review wherever you get your podcasts - especially Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comThe article from Cinemablend referred to in this episode can be found here: https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2486866/his-dark-materials-change-to-the-books-epic-bear-showdown-was-almost-a-religious-thingMusic on this podcast includes a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/), “Three Little Words” by John Pizzereli (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com/) and a guitar riff created by MINOR2GO (https://www.looperman.com/loops?mid=MINOR2GO) mp3

18 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Dust006B: His Dark Materials S1E06 Music Analysis

Welcome to The Dust! In this episode, Matt explores the music composed by Lorne Balfe (@LorneBalfe on twitter) for S1E06 “The Daemon-Cages”.If you have any kind of feedback for the podcast get it to us by 5pm Pacific time on Tuesdays after an episode airs. Tweet @thedustpodcast, or send emails to dustpodcast@gmail.com. Find all back episodes and podcast app links (please Subscribe, Rate, Review on Apple Podcasts) at mattsaudioblog.comMusic on this podcast includes music composed for S1E05 and a podcast theme arranged by Matt based on the His Dark Materials main theme composed by Lorne Balfe (http://lornebalfe.com/). No copyright infringement intended. mp3

14 Dec 2019

Rank #15