Podcast: TalkRadar UK #50 PLUS amazing behind-the-scenes videos

Lend it your ears:

It's a milestone for TalkRadar UK, which reaches its 50th episode in some style. It's party time both in terms of the hats donned by messrs Cundy, Towell, Houghton and Meikleham and in terms of the subjects tackled. With an electric guitar, cosplay (pictured) and a magic trick, this is one podcast you should definitely not miss. As well as:

*No News! - Nobody wants to talk about news at a party, so instead we've got party hats, lively conversation and... chilled water. Hardcore.
*Question of the Week - Which you answered. Your answers were to the question If you could bring any videogame character to a party, who would it be and why? and one of them went a bit dark. Which triggered Meiks to go a bit dark and weird.
*The best game released since the podcast began - to replace 'what we've been playing' for this special episode. Could one game really be the choice of two GR editors?
*GamesRadar Hotline - Where we translate your text and vocal noises into linguistic meaning, and then respond with noises of our own.

Also, electric guitar!

We wanted to do something special for podcast number 50, so Justin brought in his electric guitar to play us a rendition of Magical Sound Shower from OutRun. There's a reason this is in video...


And real magic!

Then Dave H wows us with his astonishing magic trick that not even Meiks could spoil.

Cheap cosplay!

Matt Cundy shows you how to make a Pikmin outfit for the price of a Chrysanthemum.

GamesRadar Hotline

Right, here's the deal... DO: Send us game related questions/trivia or a confession. Ensure that your  text isn't a small essay. DON'T: Send us chain texts, jokes or requests asking for a job. Got it? So with the serious crap out of the way, please do drop us a line we'll play your dulcet tones across the airwaves via the wonders of technology. Or simply drop us a text. We love hearing from you guys. All calls and texts charged at your local standard rate.

Tell us what you think

Do you have an opinion about the podcast? Then why not share it with us in the TalkRadar UK thread in our forums. 

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The info bit

Post Date: Wednesday 04 August 2010
Run time: 1 hour 5 minutes 14 seconds
Intro and outro music: Sabrepulse 
Find all the previous episodes of TalkRadar UK on our compendium page 




  • Tymiegie - August 10, 2010 6:04 p.m.

    Great show and congratulations on your fiftieth guys!!!! I would like to be able to enjoy more five minute cosplay. In fact, I really enjoyed everything you guys did this week. Fantastic job and I continue to look forward to new episodes.
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 6, 2010 4:39 p.m.

    Everybody gets a 10 this week... cept George who gets an 11 for being elusive (I'm not sure how that works either TBH). re-captcha: Thorazine [256a] I think I inadvertently just did science =/
  • joshin69 - August 6, 2010 3:38 p.m.

    If God of war three is like GoW2 the bayanetta is devil may cry with wall running. RDR all the way!
  • McCagey - August 6, 2010 2:24 p.m.

    Can I just point out that if Mr Cundy tries to get those flowers back through his expenses he is in trouble and I noticed someone stole the super stretchy elastic band off my desk.
  • Ninjadmin - August 6, 2010 1:50 p.m.

    Happy 50th fellas! Ive just got to say I freaking love you guys! Ive been listening to your 'cast since I got my new iPod about 4 months ago. Its easily my favourite. crack me up every time. Keep up the great work.
  • joshin69 - August 6, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    Just listened, played for making it to the big 50. Here is to the nxt 50. Talk radar UK, Always outnumbered. Never out gunned!
  • GR_JustinTowell - August 5, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    @theamazingmrpotato - the guitar is a Maverick F1. Plays like a dream thanks to its Floyd Rose locking trem and embedded tone and volume pots. The amp is a Roland Microcube, a wonderful little practise amp with built-in FX and amp sim that even runs for hours on 6 AA batteries. Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone :)
  • philipshaw - August 5, 2010 9:41 a.m.

    Congrats on reaching 50. I can tell that this is going to be a great listen
  • speno93 - August 5, 2010 8:27 a.m.

    Talkradar UK, you've done it again! you had me at Pikmin cosplay
  • theamazingmrpotato - August 5, 2010 12:09 a.m.

    also, cundy as angelos epithemou wlaking around the gr office with his orange bag.
  • breener96 - August 4, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    Great 'cast, as always :D Unfortunately my QotW answer nor my ext got read out this week. Ah, well, I got about 3 shout-outs, anyway! Thanks, lads and here's to 50 more! (And then more after that, don't stop at 100!)
  • garnsr - August 4, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    I wish Cundy would guest on the US cast. George was cool, but I think Cundy would fit in a bit better.
  • theamazingmrpotato - August 4, 2010 11:50 p.m.

    must.....resist.....guitar nerd questio...n.. whats your setup justin? trying to work out what axe that was but couldnt. good tones as well
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 4, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    Congratulations from San Francisco, TRUK. I was more surprised listening to this than TR's 50th. Keep it up! And cheer up, Meiks you party pooper!
  • TJP75 - August 4, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    Congrats on hitting the 50 podcast milestone. Nice video work too guys, you shoud do more videos. Special mention to Justin for his Steve Vai fret work. Cheers.
  • breener96 - August 4, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    None of my responses have been read out since E3 :(
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 4, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    "I never saw the QotW though cause it went up today and not yesterday" Yea seriously wtf is up with that? I keep missing them. The US cast put their new QOTW up the day the cast goes out (as in the QOTW for the next cast coming), meaning they get a ton more responses.
  • IIBrownieII - August 4, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    Oh and I forgot to mention kudos to Justin for that amazing guitar action... though coming from a drummer does that even mean anything? lol :)
  • IIBrownieII - August 4, 2010 8:18 p.m.

    Congrats on the 50th guys!!! Listened to the party-cast and thought, as always, it was brilliant! :) Seriously Cundy should have some kind of feature on the 5-min cosplay, genius. I never saw the QotW though cause it went up today and not yesterday >.< but I loved Meiks' reason for bringing snake to the bash.
  • Hypermonkey262 - August 4, 2010 6:53 p.m.

    Justin instantly became about 10 times cooler in my eyes after that.

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