Hear Dragonpol discuss John Gardner on the Spybrary podcast

Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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I had the new and enjoyable experience of hosting an episode of the Spybrary podcast, talking to @Dragonpol and Edward Biddulph about John Gardner's Bond novels.

I'm a notorious Gardner hater but we kept everything polite and above board and it was an interesting discussion:

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Nice to hear your voices. @Dragonpol, I hear you came well prepared.

    Sorry, did not listen to the whole thing as the subject matter doesn t interest me all that much.
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    Enjoyed that. Was half way through listening to it when I saw this thread. Made me want to read the Gardner’s again. Most of them I’ve only read once, pretty much as they came out.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I enjoyed that discussion, thanks for posting.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    It was a lot of fun to record! I might be having another Bondian podcast adventure in the next couple of weeks, too.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 2019 Posts: 17,787
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    It was a lot of fun to record! I might be having another Bondian podcast adventure in the next couple of weeks, too.

    Thanks for creating this thread, @Agent_99. I hope the episode is received well amongst the listeners and literary Bond fans. I think we got a fair amount of ground covered in the time we had.

    Yes, it was great fun to take part in and it was great to chat with you both about all things Gardner Bond. You really were an excellent host and interviewer so I'm not surprised you're appearing on another podcast. You could carve out a niche as a presenter, I think.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    It was a lot of fun to record! I might be having another Bondian podcast adventure in the next couple of weeks, too.

    Thanks for creating this thread, @Agent_99. I hope the episode is received well amongst the listeners and literary Bond fans. I think we got a fair amount of ground covered in the time we had.

    Yes, it was great fun to take part in and it was great to chat with you both about all things Gardner Bond. You really were an excellent host and interviewer so I'm not surprised you're appearing on another podcast. You could carve out a niche as a presenter, I think.

    Yes, we need more intelligent presenters out there.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    That was neat! I had a great time listening to you, @Dragonpol.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    That was neat! I had a great time listening to you, @Dragonpol.

    Thank you, @DarthDimi. I'm not sure how I came across and some may have difficulty with my accent! ;)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    That was neat! I had a great time listening to you, @Dragonpol.

    Thank you, @DarthDimi. I'm not sure how I came across and some may have difficulty with my accent! ;)

    I certainly didn't, and I'm not even a native English speaker. :D
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 2019 Posts: 17,787
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    That was neat! I had a great time listening to you, @Dragonpol.

    Thank you, @DarthDimi. I'm not sure how I came across and some may have difficulty with my accent! ;)

    I certainly didn't, and I'm not even a native English speaker. :D

    Oh, that's good then. I never like to hear my voice played back, but I think most people are the same! I think Alice and Edward both have great voices though.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    That was neat! I had a great time listening to you, @Dragonpol.

    Thank you, @DarthDimi. I'm not sure how I came across and some may have difficulty with my accent! ;)

    I certainly didn't, and I'm not even a native English speaker. :D

    Oh, that's good then. I never like to hear my voice played back, but I think most people are the same! I think Alice and Edward both have great voices though.

    I concur. And pleasant to listen to.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Don't worry, @Dragonpol , you come off as just as uncomfortably sinister as your photographs would imply. I am impressed.

    Well for that I am relieved. >:)
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    Brilliant! Looking forward to hear it, Dragonpol knows a lot of John Gardner (as his nickname actually shows).
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I've managed to meet up with Edward in person since the recording, which is nice. Forging those Bond fan connections everywhere!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I've managed to meet up with Edward in person since the recording, which is nice. Forging those Bond fan connections everywhere!

    That's nice. I saw the pictures on the Artistic Licence Renewed site.
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    Thanks for sharing the podcast. Great discussion about John Gardner.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    JBFan wrote: »
    Thanks for sharing the podcast. Great discussion about John Gardner.

    Thank you, @JBFan. Glad you enjoyed it. :)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited February 28 Posts: 17,787
    You can now also see me in glorious Technicolour here on Spybrary episode 229 along with presenter Matt Raubenheimer, special guest Mark Edlitz and Bill Kanas to celebrate the publication of Mark's latest book, Bond After Fleming: The Continuation Novels (2023):

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @Dragonpol, it's so refreshing putting a voice to the face of the name I've interacted with for so long on here. I don't have even 10% of the literary knowledge that you do but your fandom is always palpable, my friend.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Kicking: Impossible
    edited February 28 Posts: 6,718
    This is a before and after moment for me. I've now seen Lord Dragonpol. Nothing will ever be the same.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    @Dragonpol, it's so refreshing putting a voice to the face of the name I've interacted with for so long on here. I don't have even 10% of the literary knowledge that you do but your fandom is always palpable, my friend.

    Thank you, @Creasy47. That's very kind of you to say. You know a lot more about the Bond films than I do so it evens out!
    mattjoes wrote: »
    This is a before and after moment for me. I've now seen Lord Dragonpol. Nothing will ever be the same.

    As you can see my avatar image is fairly accurate. I have the same eyes. I hope the image didn't scare you too much and that you won't have nightmares.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    @Dragonpol, it's so refreshing putting a voice to the face of the name I've interacted with for so long on here. I don't have even 10% of the literary knowledge that you do but your fandom is always palpable, my friend.

    I echo these sentiments. Great stuff, @Dragonpol!
  • mattjoesmattjoes Kicking: Impossible
    edited February 28 Posts: 6,718
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    This is a before and after moment for me. I've now seen Lord Dragonpol. Nothing will ever be the same.

    As you can see my avatar image is fairly accurate. I have the same eyes. I hope the image didn't scare you too much and that you won't have nightmares.

    You do have the same darkly hypnotic eyes. I agree that it's refreshing to see the man behind the posts, so no, I wasn't scared. And after all, I've already crossed over to the dark side of the mind. It's kind of cozy in here I must say (evil laugh).
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    This is a before and after moment for me. I've now seen Lord Dragonpol. Nothing will ever be the same.

    As you can see my avatar image is fairly accurate. I have the same eyes. I hope the image didn't scare you too much and that you won't have nightmares.

    You do have the same darkly hypnotic eyes. I agree that it's refreshing to see the man behind the posts, so no, I wasn't scared. And after all, I've already crossed over to the dark side of the mind. It's kind of cozy in here I must say (evil laugh).

    Thanks, @mattjoes. Though I think I'm a better writer than a speaker it was great to take part with some Bond people with whom I've only chatted online. It's a reminder than behind every avatar there is a real flesh and blood human. I know that Mark Zuckerberg and the Metaverse would like you to think otherwise though!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    @Dragonpol, it's so refreshing putting a voice to the face of the name I've interacted with for so long on here. I don't have even 10% of the literary knowledge that you do but your fandom is always palpable, my friend.

    I echo these sentiments. Great stuff, @Dragonpol!

    Thank you, @DarthDimi. :)
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