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Each episode, Scottish author Craig Woods, musician James Hamilton and comic book connoisseur Alan Todd set out to discuss cult TV, music, comics, books, movies, TTRPG & other phenomena of the contemporary cultural landscape over drinks, inadvertently veering wildly off-topic. And that's Hauf the Bottle!
 
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Craig, James & Alan join THE party at THE cosmic nexus known as THE Roadhouse to decode and ponder THE origins of Twin Peaks’ mythology in what they’re all agreed is THE most audacious single episode of television in THE medium’s history – Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 8. It’s a deep dive into phantasmagoria and pure surrealism, encompassing musings…
 
It’s time to don mother’s hat and take a deep walk into Ghostwood Forest to snack on some of the local mushroom clouds and ponder the enigmas of Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 7. Craig, James, and Alan are back with all the scoop on the Coop Loops – the nutritious breakfast cereal packed with hefty Lynchian meta-theorising to keep TV viewers’ minds l…
 
It’s Twin Peaks podcast time again! Do you know where your freedom is? Shovels at the ready, then, as Craig & James, plus recurring guest Alan, dig deep into parts 5 and 6 of The Return. Much like Dale “Dugpa Jones” Cooper, our hosts are once again eschewing narrative progression to ruminate instead on the show’s plot as a singular quantum moment a…
 
HellloOoOoOoOoOo! Climb through the electrical socket with our hosts Craig and James, and recurring guest Alan, as they blindly flip a few levers in a bid to hit a jackpot of decoded mysteries in Twin Peaks: The Return, parts 3 & 4. It’s another spoiler-packed podcast epic, analysing the fine details of David Lynch’s mis en scene, seeking clues tha…
 
The stars turn and a time presents itself for Craig and James to emerge from their re-enactment of Special Agent Dale Cooper’s internment in the Black Lodge. Pour a celebratory joe as they dish up a podcast feast worthy of the Double R, looking back on the monumental first two parts of Twin Peaks: The Return and discussing them in the context of th…
 
Because it absolutely had to happen, Craig and James finally make good on their by now bulging bank of Twin Peaks references and direct their attentions towards that unique Pacific Northwest locale for an entire episode, with more to follow. Yep, to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Twin Peaks: The Return, our hosts are embarking on a deep dive o…
 
Pack a fresh apple and hop aboard the Caulder spacecraft, friends, as our very own pioneers of the uncharted, Craig and James, make good on their promise to return to the zany world of DC/HBO Max’s Doom Patrol, casting their shadowy cranial periscopes over the events of season two. Have your side clamps at the ready as they revisit the rip-roaring,…
 
Prep your ears and minds for a feast as Craig & James return with another music-themed edition of fSobriety, each making the case for an artist of their choice as an indispensible force in the contemporary landscape. Craig dives deep into the work, aesthetics & background of indefatigable UK rap titan Little Simz. It’s an epic journey that ultimate…
 
There’s world-changing revelations aplenty as Craig & James pop the secret thumb drive from their Ray-Bans to decipher the codes of Mr Robot’s season one finale in this milestone instalment of their rewatch. As the world burns in the wake of the 5/9 hack, join them on a quest to map the connections between Elliot’s skewed memories & multiplying per…
 
In another bumper instalment of their Mr Robot rewatch, Craig and James take a trip to the Farraday cage at Blank’s Disk to dismantle and inspect season one, episodes eight and nine. Time management is the order of the day as they reckon with the lingering enigmatic brilliance of chief villain Whiterose’s first appearance and ponder the true identi…
 
On another packed episode, Craig and James dig deeper into their Mr Robot rewatch, focusing on S01E07, but not before clearing their plate of the unfinished business of WandaVision. Brace yourselves, listeners, as our hosts go back to therapy to navigate the five stages of grief and battle it out in a heated (or at least lukewarm) duel of the takes…
 
Following a delay caused by an extended DDoS attack on their podcast hosting provider (possibly perpetrated by the Dark Army, seeking to silence all analysis of their true intentions – who can say?), Craig and James have returned at last to serve up another healthy helping of Mr Robot meandering with a generous side portion of WandaVision wandering…
 
It’s off to New Jersey to consider the possible origins of mutants and whether Whiterose is responsible. Yep, you guessed it - our hosts are venturing into the super-powered sitcom world of WandaVision, AND continuing their deep dive rewatch of Mr Robot. It’s a game of two halves and numerous alternate realities, with lashings of the usual bonus co…
 
Hello, friends! Having dispensed with the monster of 2020 and turned the key of 2021, Craig & James are back with another instalment of their Mr Robot rewatch. So pour an appletini, grab yourself a slice of raspberry pi and step through the back door of Sam Esmail's magnum opus to meet the hidden plot and subtext daemons that have been operating in…
 
Ho-ho-ho! In the spirit of the holidays, and in the interests of giving the nightmare that has been 2020 the send-off it deserves, join Craig and James for a special extended seasonal banquet with all the trimmings as they cast their eyes back over the year in search of the cultural highlights that made it survivable. Like Santa’s very own elves, o…
 
Hello again, friends! After an extended sojourn at Elliot Alderson’s mom’s place, Craig and James are finally free to turn their attentions back to the crucial business of their Mr Robot rewatch, specifically episode 2 of the first season. Join them by accepting Ollie’s Groupon offer for a trip into the vigilante hacker underworld by way of the ech…
 
Following a lengthier detention in the temporal negative zone than anticipated, Craig and James have broken out like a pair of true get-the-fuck-outlaws and are finally back to assess the events of the fictionalised 1950s, as presented on HBO and FX, and segue hither and thither about contemporary cultural goings-on. Buckle up, pilgrims! As they fi…
 
We're off to 1950s Missouri to discuss Fargo on FX, but with so many diversions en route, we’ve had to compose a new version of Billy Joel's ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ to summarise: Charlie Brooker’s lost the script, 2020’s now been ripped Straight from the annals of WWE Joy White’s Terraformed, Spidey ends up Far From Home Spitting Image, Ian Hisl…
 
Hello, friends! Welcome to the first in a semi-regular series of musical-themed fSobriety episodes in which Craig and James ponder the existential question, “Which contemporary musical artists are the most culturally vital to this chaotic and complex era?” and proceed to each present the case for an artist of their choice. Brace yourselves for indu…
 
Get those muscles limber, listeners, because we’re flexing our way out of this donkey’s asshole through the white space to a sentient genderqueer street where all outcasts are welcome and the awfulness of 2020 is a distant memory. But wait, don’t get excited just yet, for there’s a detour up ahead at the museum. These colonial treasure vaults won’t…
 
Buckle in for a wild ride as Craig and James venture into the dark heart of HBO's Lovecraft Country - a ten-part serial based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name - and attempt to glean the forbidden cosmic knowledge lurking behind its peculiar architecture. In this first part of a lengthy discussion, the show's first three episodes are analysed a…
 
Hello, friends, and welcome to the first instalment of an fSobriety deep-dive rewatch of USA Network’s Mr Robot. Join James and a giddier/gigglier-than-usual Craig as they journey back to the year 2015 to appreciate Sam Esmail’s landmark television opus from new perspectives gleaned through the prisms of the show’s conclusion and the post-5/9-esque…
 
Hello, friends, and welcome to fSobriety. For this inaugural episode, Craig and James raise a glass or six to the TV shows, musical artists, books, comics and other cultural phenomena of the last few years that have won their affections and admiration and generally helped to enrich life in this most perplexing and chaotic of timelines. Join them on…
 
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