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Episode 42: Peppur Chambers

We are thrilled to welcome acclaimed actress, author, playwright, and friend of the podcast Peppur Chambers, who joined us from Prague, Czech Republic this weekend, where she is preparing for the opening of her one woman stage production, Harlem’s Awakening. Peppur joined us to talk about her career, what brought her to Prague, and her memories of Shawn from their high school days. It was a great conversation and one of our favorite podcasts that we have done. We try to keep things on a classy note by rounding out the episode with our recap of Downton Abbey, S6 Ep4, all the while fighting the urge to book a Viking River Cruise.

Be sure to check out the inspiration for Peppur’s show, her excellent novella Harlem’s Awakening, as well as follow her on social media:

Our thanks again to Peppur for joining us! We are excited to be able to share the podcast with you through additional outlets in the very near future, including LibSyn, Soundcloud, and the Google Play Store. More to come on that.

Cheers, and thanks for listening!

Jim and Shawn

Episode 41: A 2016 Preview

Greetings, and welcome to episode 41 of the Mundanity podcast. This week we preview the TV and film that we are most looking forward to in 2016, I give you my most anticipated albums of the upcoming year, and we review The Revenant (spoiler-free), including input from our returning special correspondent, Emily. We wrap up with our weekly recap of Downton Abbey (S6, episode 3), including our list of those characters most likely to be killed off by Julian Fellowes before the end of the season.

Cheers all, and thanks for listening!

Jim and Shawn


Episode 40: Hans Gruber and The Goblin King

Greetings and thanks for checking out Episode 40 of the podcast. This week, we spend most of our time talking about the passing of two greats, David Bowie and Alan Rickman, and what they meant to us personally. As per usual these days, Shawn relays a story about Bowie that relates to another formative childhood trauma, but really, does that surprise you by now?  We wrap things up with our weekly visit to the Crawley household, discussing all the doings from last week’s Downton Abbey episode.

If you have not already, you check out our career spanning David Bowie playlist on Spotify.

Cheers, and thanks very much for listening!

Jim and Shawn


Episode 39: Welcome to 2016

Hello Mundanity podcast listeners. We here at pod HQ have a bit of a heavy heart today, as news broke this morning of the untimely passing of the great David Bowie. I am sure we will talk more about him next week on the pod, but suffice to say that we have lost one of few people who could rightly be called a genius.

For now, we present to you our first podcast of 2016, and it is a good one. We catch up on each others holidays, including Shawn’s epic haul of Lego sets and Pop Vinyls (remember people, he is 45 years old), debut a new segment where we talk about each episode of the final season of Downton Abbey, give some rather ham-fisted Golden Globe predictions, and finish off with some deep dive spoiler talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That segment picks up around the 55 minute mark, so be sure to drop off when you hear us warn you about 300 times that spoilers are nigh if you are one of the 4 or 5 people left in the world who haven’t see it yet.

Thanks as always for listening, and happy New Year to you all!

Jim and Shawn