Casual Loops http://casualloops.com Casually discussing the unexplained. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:04:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 https://i1.wp.com/casualloops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-casualloops.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Casual Loops http://casualloops.com 32 32 Casual Loops is a podcast by best-selling science fiction authors Darren Wearmouth and Carl Sinclair. They have fun discussing everything sci-fi, weird, paranormal, and speculative in our world. An occasional bit of food discussion and sports banter is to be expected. Carl Sinclair & Darren Wearmouth clean episodic Carl Sinclair & Darren Wearmouth contact@casualloops.com contact@casualloops.com (Carl Sinclair & Darren Wearmouth) Casual Loops Casually discussing the unexplained. Casual Loops http://casualloops.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/casualloops.jpg http://casualloops.com 133334377 Episode 8: Are We Alone? http://casualloops.com/episode-8-are-we-alone/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:50:40 +0000 http://casualloops.com/?p=290

Carl asks Darren the most important question on Earth.

Not whether he likes chili sauce with his kebab.

Of course, he does. He’s not a savage.

The other most important question.

Simply put;

Are we alone?

A discussion about the possibility of alien life in the universe is this result.

They chat about ancient alien theory, famous UFO sightings, why people are so hesitant to accept the idea of alien life, and some theories on why we may not have made First Contact.

If you’ve ever wondered about life out among the stars, or just want to hear our impression of Professor Hawking, then this episode of Casual Loops will take you out of this world

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Episode 7: Underrated Sci-Fi http://casualloops.com/episode-7-underrated-sci-fi/ http://casualloops.com/episode-7-underrated-sci-fi/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:10:30 +0000 http://casualloops.com/?p=277

Carl & Darren get discussing the differences between science fiction, horror, and fantasy after they read a supposed top 15 list of the genre.

They then move on to confirm that zombies are not science fiction and why, Carl reveals the dark secret of The Walking Dead fan favourite character Hershel Greene, then dynamic duo discuss the greatest antagonist in the show’s history.

No… it’s not the Governor, or Negan.

The murderous leader of the dreaded Grimes Gang…

Sheriff Richard Grimes. 

With the talk of horror fantasy out of the way, they move on to discuss three of their favourite sci-fi shows that are perhaps lesser known or underrated.

They leave listeners with a discussion of the worst sci-fi movie of all time…

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Episode 6: Mysterious Monsters http://casualloops.com/monsters/ http://casualloops.com/monsters/#comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:03:20 +0000 http://casualloops.com/?p=233

Carl & Darren delve deep into monster myths in England, New Zealand and Australia to determine if these mythical creatures could really have existed.

They discussed;

A bitter worm that smashes up everything if he doesn’t get his milk…

A mysterious witch with anger management issues…

A ghostly figure bent on keeping people off his roads…

A shape shifting demon that may or may not actually be just a carrot…

And the the most feared creature in Australia…

You wont want to miss hearing about these & many more mysterious monsters in the latest episode of Casual Loops.

We want to hear your own stories in the comments below.

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Episode 5: Grumpy Ghosts http://casualloops.com/grumpy-ghosts/ http://casualloops.com/grumpy-ghosts/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:39:32 +0000 http://casualloops.com/?p=221

Do you believe in ghosts?

Carl & Darren discuss the idea of ghosts based on their own experiences. Neither are particularly convinced but look to delve deep into their own past to find the truth.

Carl shares a few stories from buildings supposed to be haunted from his past, including a mysterious castle, and a building alleged to be haunted by angry bitter nuns.

Darren shared a local Yorkshire ghost story, and discussed the curse of King Tuts Tomb.

We aren’t yet convinced. How about you?

 

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Episode 4: James “Murr” Murray Interview http://casualloops.com/ep4-murr/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:20:37 +0000 http://casualloops.com/?p=191

Carl & Darren chat to James ‘Murr’ Murray, a star of Tru TV and Comedy Central’s hit show, Impractical Jokers. His first novel, AWAKENED, is slated for release next year.

Murr joined us for a chat about the book, and his inspiring story of never giving up hope of having it published after over a decade. 

He discussed several stories unheard by his Impratical Joker fans,  about how he came to write a book, the history behind it, and his inspirations. 

We closed up with Murr discussing some of his favourite Staten Island ghost stories and urban legends.

 

First time listening to Casual Loops? You can play or download the episode below or click through to subscribe and listen on iTunes!

After years of waiting, New York’s newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River. The shining jewel of this state-of-the-art line is a breathtaking visitors’ pavilion beneath the river.  Major dignitaries, including New York City’s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in.

All the train’s cars are empty.

All the cars’ interiors are drenched in blood.

There’s something living beneath New York City, and it’s not happy we’ve woken it up.

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Episode 3: Wacky Conspiracies http://casualloops.com/episode-3-wacky-conspiracies/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:37:51 +0000 http://casualloops.com/?p=178

Carl & Darren attempt to one up each other with some wacky conspiracies they’ve been researching.

Want to know the truth behind Willy Wonka’s motives?

A TV serial killer worse than Dexter?

Who really shot JFK?

Has NASA been lying to us about what our planet really looks like?

Find out in the latest episode of Casual Loops.

Here are some links to some more wacky conspiracies from around the internet!

[List of Conspiracies on Wikipedia] [20 of the Internets Greatest Conspiracy Theories] [Flat Earth Society Home Page] [Proof of JFK’s killer]

 

 

 

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Episode 2: Mandela Effect http://casualloops.com/episode-2-mandela-effect/ http://casualloops.com/episode-2-mandela-effect/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:59:45 +0000 http://casualloops.com/?p=170

Carl attempts to convince Darren about the Mandela effect; a the pseudo-scientific belief that some differences between one’s memories and the real world are caused by changes to past events in the timeline. Many believers think it’s caused by travel between alternate universes.

The effect is named after one such mass memory event, when a certain portion of the population claim to vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

Given the vast nature of suspected Mandela Effects (ME’s) and the fact we couldn’t cover them all, we’ve included a starting point “cheat sheet” below for you to begin your own investigations, after listening to the episode.

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Episode 1 : Time Slips http://casualloops.com/cl001/ http://casualloops.com/cl001/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:53:50 +0000 http://casualloops.com//?p=1

In the pilot episode of Casual Loops…

Carl and Darren discuss documented stories where people have said they experienced accidental time travel, odd claims of reoccurring dreams about being involved in historical battles, and some of the better known urban legends that have spread around the world.

Time Slips [Wikipedia Page]

time slip is a plot device used in fantasy and science fiction in which a person, or group of people, seem to travel through time by unknown means for a period of time.

 

 

 

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