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 



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  • garnsr - August 4, 2010 4:17 p.m.

    It looks like this episode is closer to the usual shenanigans of the US guys. All it took was fifty shows. Congrats!
  • garnsr - August 4, 2010 4:18 p.m.

    I think maybe I should have said very special episode.
  • LordsOfTechno - August 4, 2010 4:32 p.m.

    Bloody hell, we're up to podcast 50 already!?! Where's all that time gone? Anyway happy 50th!
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 4, 2010 4:36 p.m.

    @ garnsr When was the last time one of the US guys stuck a plastic pot of flowers on their head with an elastic band and called it pikmin cosplay? Never, because that is prime Cundy genius right there, you don't get that on the US cast. @ Podcast YES!!! TRUK 50... I'll be honest and say I didn't think you'd get this far, but you did and those who have stuck with it have enjoyed every second. DLing now. Also, the vast majority of people who complain that it's not like the US cast are Americans, and if we're honest it's because they can only understand what Justin is saying, and they don't get self deprecating humour... so sod em. You're doing great, those who listen love it and if you do shake up the formulae never do it just to be like the US cast, roll on another 50.
  • breener96 - August 4, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    YEAH! Congrats, lads :D Can't wait to listen! Also, Justin is an awesome guitarist.
  • Rojoco - August 4, 2010 4:55 p.m.

    Brilliant! I love it! xD You guys are my heroes!
  • Ell223 - August 4, 2010 5:05 p.m.

    More costumes needed.
  • Eaxis - August 4, 2010 5:06 p.m.

    Happy 50th! Towell that was marvelous! Dave H great trick! Cundy brilliant mastermind as always! Looking forward to give the podcast a listen.
  • conchking - August 4, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    Wow cant believe its already fifty, great behind the scenes videos btw. Also cant wait to listen
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 4, 2010 5:15 p.m.

    Yea forgot to say, Towell is a maestro.
  • LordsOfTechno - August 4, 2010 5:30 p.m.

    Due to quickly writing my last comment to congratulate you, I forgot to mention a few things... We NEED more of Cundy's cheap cosplay ideas, Dave H's trick was pretty nice and finally Justin is quite amazing on the guitar . :)
  • frmonth - August 4, 2010 5:43 p.m.

    Awesome cant wait to listen and the moment when Justin starts to play behind his back = fantastic Tdar moment. The Talkradar goes from strength to strength.
  • DustyRooster - August 4, 2010 5:58 p.m.

    Yay!!!! Happy 50th, guys!!!!!!!!!! I am an American and I love to listen to the podcast!!!!! You guys always, always have me laughing! From Meik's never understanding the question, to Justin's Sega obsession, to Justin's excellent hosting, and Matt's creepy sex "oooooh Yeah's", to Dave H's deep vid game analyses. It will alway have me coming back for more. Cheers!
  • Vagrant - August 4, 2010 6:29 p.m.

    I'm behind on podcasts, so it'll be a while till I get to listen. I did watch the vids though. Matt's 5 minute cosplay should be a fortnightly feature. And I kind of hate Justin for his talent. Is there no Nathan? That's pretty weird.
  • Hypermonkey262 - August 4, 2010 6:53 p.m.

    Justin instantly became about 10 times cooler in my eyes after that.
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • breener96 - August 4, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    None of my responses have been read out since E3 :(
  • 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.