Through the Aftermath (podcasts)
Through the Aftermath is a podcast that focuses on the post-apocalyptic genre of media. Join your hosts Shawn and Jonathan each episode as they explore the latest news, stories, reviews and more. While the main focus will be gaming, they will also discuss any other forms of media that have influenced their favorite post-apocalyptic pastime. Through the Aftermath is a member of the VirginWorlds Podcast Collective.

In this 64th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn is joined by Jim "Tank" Dorsey and Faye Murman to talk about a brand new documentary being made that focuses on Tank's life called "Humungus: A Documentary." 

 

The two discuss their travel around the world -- including Australia, Atlanta, New York City, and the California desert -- to follow Tank's life as a top-shelf cosplayer in the post-apocalyptic realm and beyond. The Mad Max filming location stories are particularly interesting, including a surprise meeting with one of the franchise's biggest stars!

 

You can find out more information on the documentary by visiting the Facebook page.

 

And speaking of Facebook pages, don't forget to join ours! And if you have a question for the show, send it to TTAftermath at GMAIL dot COM.

 

Follow Jonathan here.

Follow Shawn here.

 

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 064-TTA-04-04-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am EST

In this belated birthday episode celebrating our 8th anniversary, Shawn and Jonathan talk about the movies and books they've been reading, Wasteland Weekend, and a brand new post-apocalyptic immersion event coming up later this year appropriately called Aftermath.

 

Check us out on Facebook for more discussion on the episodes, or send us an email at ttaftermath AT gmail.com.

 

Follow Jonathan here.

Follow Shawn here.

 

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 063-TTA-03-04-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 62

As Jonathan takes this episode off for metal jaw replacement surgery (which may or may not be sponsored by the Enclave), Shawn is joined by Steve Cee, creator of the Fallout-themed LARP event known as Nukelanta. Shawn and Steve talk about the rulesets and costumes for the LARP, as well as the upcoming Eastlander immersion event in South Carolina from December 2nd to 4th.

 

If you're interested in checking out Nukelanta, head over to the event's official website, and if you'd like to come hang out with us at the Eastlander event, you can find more information at the group's Facebook event page here.

 

Check us out on Facebook for more discussion on the episodes, or send us an email at ttaftermath AT gmail.com.

 

Theme music for this episode is "Zombie Werewolves from Outer Space" by the Casket Creatures, who will be appearing live at the Eastlander event in December.

Direct download: 062-TTA-11-04-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm EST

In this long-overdue episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan talk about a few of their favorite post-apocalyptic TV comedies and movies currently available on Netflix and Hulu, including Turbo Kid; The Last Man on Earth; You, Me, and the Apocalypse; and more. They also talk extensively about the current state of Fallout 4 and its quickly released DLC from the last few months.

Check us out on Facebook for more discussion on the episodes, or send us an email at ttaftermath AT gmail.com.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 061-TTA-09-11-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 60

Another month, another episode of TTA! Wait, it's not 2009, is it? Nope! But we are celebrating our 7th anniversary of the podcast with this episode featuring our top prepping and survival shows.

If you have a favorite that we didn't mention here, let us know in the comments!

Check us out on Facebook for more discussion on the episodes, or send us an email at ttaftermath AT gmail.com.

Follow Jonathan here.
Follow Shawn here or here.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 060-TTA-02-01-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 59

In this special, extended, slightly-after-Christmas episode, Shawn and Jonathan focus on Bethesda's newest release: Fallout 4. Haven't heard of it? Then you must be new here because it's like, all we talk about. BUT! We're coming up on our 7th (!!) anniversary for the podcast and want to do something completely not Fallout 4-related for the next episode. Unless Bethesda releases the new DLC in the next month. They wouldn't do that, would they?

Check us out on Facebook for more discussion on the episodes, or send us an email at ttaftermath AT gmail.com.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 059-TTA-12-29-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 58

In this episode, Shawn is joined by his ole pal Mash who talks in greater detail about the post apocalyptic TV show The 100. The show's second season just hit Netflix, and a third season is scheduled for next Spring, so it seemed like a good time to talk about it.

 

Check us out on Facebook for more discussion on the episodes (or, like, Fallout 4), or send us an email at ttaftermath AT gmail.com

 

Follow Jonathan here.
Follow Shawn here.



Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 058-TTA-11-13-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 57

In this episode, we're joined by our old pal Akin who talks about his experiences at DragonCon's Apocalypse Rising track and Wasteland Weekend earlier this month. Then Shawn says that he really really really wants to go out to Wasteland Weekend "next year" and Jonathan gets some great skit inspiration for the "Second-to-the-last of the V8s." We have fun here.

Direct download: 057-TTA-10-26-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 56

In this episode, Shawn and Jonathan discuss the new Mad Max game, Dragon Con's post-apocalyptic presence (including Shawn's Rock Rider costume), Fallout 4 news, and more!

 

Be sure to follow up on Facebook if you're into that sorta thing.

 

 

Follow Jonathan here.

Follow Shawn here.

 

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 056-TTA-09-15-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 55

We're back already with our promised impressions of Mad Max: Fury Road in the first half of this episode, and some serious discussion about the brand new Fallout 4 announcement trailer in the second half.

 

Just a warning about the first half: If you haven't seen Fury Road yet and want to avoid spoilers, avoid the section from the 10-minute mark through to the 44-minute mark where we discuss the plot quite extensively.

 

We also mention a reader's post-apoc radio sitcom called "Don't Worry; It's Only the End of the World," so be sure to check that out on iTunes.

 

And be sure to follow us on Facebook for regular discussion on our favorite post-apocalyptic news, and on Instagram for some post apocalyptic vehicle pics.

 

 

Follow Jonathan here.

Follow Shawn here.

 

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 055-TTA-06-04-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

Mad Max: Fury Road is releasing this week, and Shawn & Jonathan decided it might be fun to talk about some of the lesser-known tidbits from the Mad Max trilogy lore up to this point. Is Fury Road the fourth installment sequentially? Is it a sequel to Beyond Thunderdome? Will there be a Lord of the Flies theme? Will the oil finally be left and will everyone just walk away? Listen and find out!

 

 For the next episode, we plan to tell our thoughts on the movie after we it, so look for that one coming soon(ish)!

 

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 054-TTA-05-12-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 53

In this episode, Shawn is joined by Jim "The Tank" Dorsey, the man, myth, and legend behind the Lord Humungus character at various conventions and the Wasteland Weekend event in LA. You can also see his Road Pig costume in the photos from last episode. Tank talks about his inspiration to play the character and how he got involved with the post-apocalyptic genre from a young age.

 

The intro clip you heard was Tank and his Dogs of War kicking off Wasteland Weekend 2014, courtesy of the Apocalyptic Post.

 

You can also check out Tank in the short film Mad Max: A Wasteland Story.

Direct download: 053-TTA-02-11-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 52

And we're back! Again! In this episode, we explore an idea Shawn had to make a sort of post-apoc Siskel and Ebert show reviewing short films in the post-apoc genre. You should probably watch the films first (it won't take long!) so you know more about what we're discussing. Also, we give spoilers.

 

The Gift - Shawn: Thumbs Down, Jon: Thumbs Up

2 Hours - Shawn: Thumbs Up, Jon: Thumbs Up

Outcasted - Shawn: Thumbs Down, Jon: Thumbs Down

Last Strands of Man - Shawn - Thumb Down, Jon: Thumbs Down

When They're Gone - Shawn: Thumbs Up, Jon: Thumbs Up

Population: One - Shawn: Thumbs Down, Jon: Thumbs Down

 

We plan to do more shows like this in the future with more in-depth commentary on the literally thousands of post-apoc short films out there. Feel free to recommend your favorites!

Direct download: 052-TTA-01-29-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

In this episode, we talk about the classic must-see post-apoc movie Dr. Strangelove. What did we like about it? What didn't we like about it? Listen and see!


We also talk a great bit about what we've been up to in the last 5 months, including Jon's F:NV mod, Shawn's costuming adventures at DragonCon, and more. And can you believe that we even discuss our next 2 show ideas? So much for quitting the show, huh?


Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 051-TTA-11-11-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am EST

Welcome back to this very special episode number 50! In it, we're joined by InXile Entertainment's Brian Fargo and Nathan Long.

Brian Fargo is the original founder of Interplay and creator of such classic games as Bard's Tale, Neuromancer, and our favorite: Wasteland.

Nathan Long is an author and screenwriter probably most famous for his series of novels based on the Warhammer universe. He's currently the lead writer on Wasteland 2.

With the sequel in the works, we figured it would be a great time to sit down with Brian and Nathan and discuss their post-apoc influences and the game itself. Not only that, but Brian also throws down an exclusive for us relating to W2's end-game, or at least Brian's version of an end-game.

You can find out more on the game at the official site, follow them on Facebook, and you can even still get in on the Kickstarter rewards and pre-order the game now.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 050-TTA-07-11-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Why hello there, TTA fans! Yes, we're back again for our bi-weekly... er, bi-yearly edition of Through the Aftermath! This time around, we talk about some post-apocalyptic movies we've seen recently as we may convert this show to something of a movie review podcast for PA movies (and games?) Let us know what you think!

Jon also talks about his Fallout mod and makes a bold prediction: It will come out this year! Shawn talks about his new PA costuming and prop-building website he's working on and how he'd like to eventually turn it into a thing.

We also wanted to thank you all for the awesome support even though we're not doing this show often enough. The iTunes ratings melt our hearts! You're all so wonderful.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 049-TTA-05-31-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am EST

Shawn and Jonathan return for another show just before the world ends on Friday! The topic is the Mayan calendar and why so many believe that the world will end on December 21, 2012. And if it does, we'll miss you.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: TTAep48.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Yes! That's right! There's a new episode of Through the Aftermath!

Episode 47 is our chance to catch up with what we've been up to for the last 11 months, including news on Jonathan's Fallout: New Vegas MEGA MOD. Plus, ya know, we needed an excuse to get another Jonathan intro out there. This one will have you in stitches!

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 047-TTA-04-18-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42am EST

Here it is! The final episode of Through the Aftermath is here, and with it comes a series of audio contributions from listeners. We have something from Rob (as well as the awesome intro), Terrence, Darren, Mike, David, Brian and Bill.

We discuss ways you can keep following both of us, including our new blogs (Shawn's | Jonathan's) and Jonathan's new projects on the horizon.

We thank you all for listening throughout these 2+ years and we hope we've made an impact on your post apocalyptic media preferences!

Even though the podcast is done, you can still keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 046-TTA-05-30-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

On this short 45th episode of Through the Aftermath, we have a bit of a surprise for the listeners. Is it a new pony? Is it the answer to world peace? You'll just have to listen!

Thanks Rob for yet another awesome intro!

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 045-TTA-05-08-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

On this 44th episode of Through the Aftermath, we discuss the sad reality of the Japanese earthquake and the effect it's had on the country's nuclear power plants. As we point out, this is an ongoing tragedy and we should all be aware of its potential impact on the earth.

Thanks Rob for the intro!

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 044-TTA-04-06-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09am EST

On this 43rd episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan discuss the Discovery Channel series The Colony. Seasons 1 and 2 are discussed in detail (spoiler alert!), with hopes of what Season 3 may bring.

Then a few emails are read and there's talk of what's to come in March. Enjoy!

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 043-TTA-02-24-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

We're back! Again! In this 42nd episode, we talk about why we've been gone for 2 months and discuss the 2002 movie The Sum of All Fears. We compare the book to the movie, and talk about why Ben Affleck is so dreamy. Ok, maybe not.

We also read through some oooold email (we'll get to more next time) and discover that next week is our 2 year anniversary! Is that the plutonium anniversary? I forget...

Links we mention:
A Walking Dead Community, referred by Akin
The Sum of All Fears movie page on Wikipedia
The regrowth of Chernobyl

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 042-TTA-01-24-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

On this episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan discuss the hit new AMC series The Walking Dead. Since there are only 2 episodes out at this point, we tiptoe around spoilers to bring you a basic of idea of what the show's about. You can bet we'll revisit this topic once season 1 is over, at least.

We then read over a few emails and Jonathan shows off his own post-apoc Halloween costume.

Links we mention:
Charlaxy reviews the DEFCON video game
Terrence recommends Quanatine as a scary PA movie we might like
Akin lets us know about the website for the Zombie Squad we discussed in episode 38

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 041-TTA-11-11-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59am EST

Welcome to this 40th episode of Through the Aftermath where Shawn and Jonathan are joined by Bill from Hawaii, also known as Megaton. For this special Halloween episode, we discuss the scariest post-apocalyptic movies and books, including specific scenes and why they scare us so much. You won't want to miss it!

Links we mention:
Bob Guccionne's post-apocalyptic wonderland (link works off and on)
His nuclear reactor
Bill's post-apocalyptic forum

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 040-TTA-10-28-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

On this episode, we talk to Todd Harris of Hi-Rez Studios, developers of the post apoc sci-fi MMO Global Agenda. If you're an MMO or shooter fan, you may have already heard of Global Agenda, but we're here to talk about the lore. Todd tells us all about the unique take on the dystopian, hyper-tech world of Global Agenda and how you don't need burning trashcans and blowing papers to be post-apoc.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 039-TTA-10-18-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55am EST

In this episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan discuss Dragon*Con's post-apoc track and some of the latest PA news. There are also plenty of emails to read through, which are always fun. Keep 'em coming!

Some links we promised during the show:
J.W. Brown's Apocalypse Diaries
The Nuclear Arms race from 1945 to 1998
Trailer for The Walking Dead show, forum link and podcast

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 038-TTA-10-06-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 37

Episode 37 of Through the Aftermath deals with the plot and storyline behind the Fallout series of games. We discuss how it all started and where it's going with the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas in October. As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter. Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 037-TTA-8-31-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:20pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 36

On this episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan discuss the 72-hour survival kit and what every family should have for short-term survival in emergencies. We offer tips from Ready.gov and FEMA.gov. If you have any additional tips for short-term survival, let us know in the comments. We plan to have a long-term survival show in the near future, as well.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 036-TTA-8-18-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 35

It's part 2 of Jonathan's Through the Intromath series! Give it a listen, as well as the first installment, and head on over to the survey page to vote for your favorite!

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page (with a discussion board!) or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 035-TTA-8-13-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 34

This 34th episode of Through the Aftermath is a bit of a potpourri, catching up on what we've been doing for the last month. We discuss Waterworld, BBC's Survivors and Shawn's adventures at E3 (including shaking hands with Brian Fargo and Bear Grylls!). Emails are also read and we get a very special visit from Smeagol at the end.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page (with a discussion board!) or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 034-TTA-7-12-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 33

We have a very special episode this time as Jonathan hosts "Through the Intromath", a tribute to the episode intros he's done thus far. In this first part of a 2-part series, we hear the earliest intros and an explanation of the process behind each one. Then, in part 2, Jonathan will give you information on how you can vote for your favorite intro of them all. Stay tuned for that very soon!

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page (with a discussion board!) or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 033-TTA-6-9-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 32

Episode 32 catches up on some reader email. We always love receiving and answering these emails, so be sure to send your questions to ttaftermath@gmail.com.

Email topics include movie and book suggestions, other PA podcasts, thoughts on the ghoul AI in Tenpenny Tower and even a Fallout-based iPhone theme for jailbroken iPhones.

Be sure to check out Bill's PA forums at postapocalyptic.info where EVERYTHING post-apoc is discussed. He was even kind enough to mention our show when a new episode releases. Thanks Bill!

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via the Facebook page (with a discussion board!) or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 032-TTA-5-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 31

Episode 31 of Through the Aftermath is all about Shawn's trip to the lands of self-sufficiency on an organic farm. He describes how things were done during his time there, and relates them to a post-apoc scenario. Would you like to hear more of these "real-world" types of episodes? Either way, let us know!

Shawn and Jonathan also cover a bit of the news and talk about random topics of the month.

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them off to our new address at ttaftermath@gmail.com.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via the Facebook page (with a discussion board!) or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 031-TTA-5-3-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 30

In this 30th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan skip a topic to just discuss the last month of conventions, games and movies. Discussion includes:

- Fallen Earth reveals of the iPhone app and new content at the Game Developer's Conference and PAX East
- New info on Fallout: New Vegas
- What is Zombrex, exactly?
- Zombieland impressions

They also catch up on stockpiled email before the mutant rats eat through the mailbag. There should be an all-intro episode coming soon while Shawn is gone being a hippie, and then he'll talk all about his experiences when he returns!

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them off to our new address at ttaftermath@gmail.com.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via the Facebook page (with a discussion board!) or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 030-TTA-4-12-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 29

In this 29th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawnathon talks about the S.M. Stirling book Dies the Fire -- the first in the Emberverse (or "Change") series of post-apoc novels.

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them off to our new address at ttaftermath@gmail.com.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 029-TTA-3-1-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 28

In this 28th episode of Through the Aftermath, the topic is Reign of Fire, including our impressions of the movie and some details of what it's all about. Is Christian Bale in every movie made in the last 10 years, and should Matthew McConaughey just put a real shirt on? These are the pressing questions we answer for you.

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them off to our new address at ttaftermath@gmail.com.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission. 

Direct download: 028-TTA-2-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

Through the Aftermath  Episode 27

In this 27th episode of Through the Aftermath, the main topic is I Am Legend as Shawn and Jonathan discuss more than just the Will Smith movie version.

There are also three emails read on the show and a lengthy discussion on what we've been up to the last few weeks (including Book of Eli!).

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 027-TTA-2-1-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 26 In this first episode of 2010, Shawn and Jonathan discuss the two times in history when the world has come closest to nuclear war: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Able Archer. Topics include the hows and whys, as well as an explanation of how these close-calls helped to mold our current safeguards against something like this happening again.

Take note that the url "throughtheaftermath.com" no longer works and has been replaced by "throughtheaftermath.blogspot.com". This has also affected the show's email, so all new email should be sent to TTAftermath@gmail.com. Sorry for the inconvenience!

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via the Facebook page or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 026-TTA-1-7-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 25 In this 25th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan discuss the movie "Doomsday". Did they love it? Hate it? Listen and find out!

We also read a bit of fan mail, discuss the news and talk about what we've been up to.

Despite us ranting on about The Road not being shown in our area, I actually saw the movie after this episode was recorded. I'm sure we'll discuss it in more detail on the next episode, but it's a powerful movie!

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.
Direct download: 025-TTA-12-19-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 24 In this 24th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan discuss the myths and facts behind the Chernobyl disaster. They also dive into the first person shooter game "S.T.A.L.K.E.R." and how well it depicts Chernobyl after a fictional second nuclear disaster there.

If you'd like to see some recent pictures of the disaster site, check out this link. It shows dozens of photos from a tour of the area, and how the surrounding towns are actually starting to rebuild, more than 20 years later.

Look for the next episode to be about the movie Doomsday.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.
Direct download: 024-TTA-11-28-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 23 Hey folks, sorry for the delay between episodes, but you wanted epic intros, right?! Well you got one this time, that's for sure.

Episode 23 comes to you with special guests Brad and Heero from the Fallen Earth LifeNet podcast. We talk a whole lot about Fallen Earth, but also the post-apoc influences that got these two fine podcast hosts where they are today.

We also throw out a bit of news, and did I mention there's an epic intro? Yep. There is.

Next episode will be about the Chernobyl disaster.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.
Direct download: 023-TTA-11-23-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 22 In this 22nd episode of Through the Aftermath, the topic is The Postman. This covers both the 1985 novel by David Brin, and the 1997 movie starring Kevin Costner. Which one did we like better? What were our favorite parts of each? Why are these two works of media even named the same?!

We also read an email from Jason which points us towards Operation Able Archer, and how important it was to what could have been a full-scale nuclear war, in much the same style as the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Next episode will be with the guys from LifeNet, the Fallen Earth podcast.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.
Direct download: 022-TTA-11-2-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am EST

Through the Aftermath  Episode 21 In this 21st episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan read a handful of emails from the listeners. If you still haven't had an email read on the show, sit tight as we have a handful left to get to.

Next episode will be about The Postman, both the movie and the book. We'll compare the two and let you know what you're missing if you've only seen the movie.

The TTA site and forums are down right now as the result of a hack, but they will hopefully be back faster than the last time the forums were down! These raiders are persistent, I tell ya.

Some links we mentioned:

Zombie Driver: http://news.filefront.com/zombie-driver-debut-trailer/
Rage: http://www.rage-game.com/home.action
Lifenet Fallen Earth podcast: http://lagwar.com/fallenearth/

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our forum.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.
Direct download: 021-TTA-10-20-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 20

In this episode, Shawn and Jonathan discuss George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Tom Savini's directorial remake in 1990. They discuss the plot, favorite (and least favorite) parts, sequels, the upcoming CGI version and more.

If you've never seen any of these movies, you might want to check them out before listening to this episode. The original has fallen out of copyright, so it is free on several websites, such as Google Video.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook pageemail, Twitter or our forum.

Theme music is “The Fourth Tribe” by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 020-TTA-9-26-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 19

Shawn has returned from Dragon*Con, and he comes bearing gifts! Gifts of story! Join Shawn and Jonathan as they discuss last weekend at the Atlanta, GA fan event and the cool post-apoc stuff Shawn saw. There were costumes, panels and even some drinks with the Fallen Earth devs.

They also read through some email, so it doesn’t get too backed up, and mention the fact that the forums have been reborn! Rejoice!

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook pageemail, Twitter or our forum.

Theme music is “The Fourth Tribe” by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 019-TTA-9-16-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01am EST

Through the Aftermath  Episode 18

You know we’ve been waiting a long time for this episode, but the Fallen Earth post-NDA edition is finally here. Shawn and Jonathan talk about their favorite and least favorite parts of this upcoming post-apocalyptic MMO based on a rating system for each category. These include graphics, performance, social features, combat and much more.

While the open beta will be ending tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept 1st), the game is slated for launch on September 15th. Also remember, these impressions of the game are based on a pre-launch beta state.

If you’ve seen District 9, you may recognize Jonathan’s epic 10-minute intro skit. If not, go see it!

Our next episode should be the post-DragonCon show, so look for that in about 2 weeks.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our forum (still broken!)

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 018-TTA-9-1-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 17

For this episode, Shawn and Jonathan read over a “Top 50 Things to do in the Capital Wasteland” article from Crispy Gamer. This Fallout 3 article includes such goodies as how to cosplay as Mad Max and how to kill yourself with a Rube Goldberg device. We read through the entire list, commenting on each and adding out own favorites at the end. Plus, in the news we have:

- Fallen Earth’s open beta starts on August 17th
- RAGE is shown at QuakeCon
- Shawn still hasn’t played Mothership Zeta! But the Fallout 3 DLC pack and Special Edition has been announced.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our forum (still broken!)

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 017-TTA-8-16-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 16

On this episode, Jonathan and Shawn are joined by Suzanne and Larissa from the Future Traditions podcast to talk all about Jericho.

The show is broken into a spoiler-free first half and then a no-holds-barred spoiler-filled second part where we talk all about the plot, including our favorite and least favorite parts.

We also discuss some news, including Fallen Earth's newly announced release date and Fallout 3's Mothership Zeta which released earlier this week.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our forum (which is still broken at the moment, but at least it's up! Hoping to get it fixed all the way soon)

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.


Direct download: 016-TTA-8-6-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Through the Aftermath  Episode 15

In this 15th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan read through 20 new emails from the readers, solving problems, helping people, making friends. It's just what we do here.

- Chuck writes in to suggest Dies the Fire, as we discuss the fact that we need to actually get that book one day.
- Wes wants to know if we'll ever cover natural disasters as well as nuclear disasters
- Akin gives us some great advice on NOT burning zombies (link from David), plus the LiveJournal zombie community and a puppet show for kids!
- ADR writes in to recommend a few PA classics like Dr Bloodmoney
- Wolfenhex writes in to tell us about an unexpected PA racing game: Fuel
- Sulgicron IV wants to know what types of characters we play in Fallout 3
- Marc and Welshtroll give us a bit more info on Survivors
- David wants to know what got us started in the PA genre
- Rob makes some PA recommendations and asks our advice on some good older PA games for the PS2
- Nick tells us how he got hooked on the PA genre from his gf who bought him Fallout 3! How cool is that
- UndeadDog writes in to give us a great early PA poem written by Sara Teasdale in 1920
- Brother D from Mail Order Zombie checks in to let us know he's a big fan (We love you too, Brother D!)
- Ghostjeep recommends Trigger Effect
- Simon recommends an anime movie called Grave of the Fireflies, which he says is one of the saddest movies he's ever seen.
- D writes in to make some great suggestions for movies, the website and even some great Carl Sagan theories!
- An anonymous tipster lets us know about the upcoming Discovery Channel show called The Colony
- And finally, J.P. Moore writes in to tell us about his own podcast/audio book that focuses on the zombie apocalypse in the 12th century!

Next week's show will probably be our Jericho topic, so look for that in about 2 weeks!

- Fallout 3 Mod of the Show: A reinforced Chinese Stealth Suit! Yay!
- Video of the show: The Annoying Man won't shut up!
- This episode needs more Rush

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our forum!

Theme music is ‘The Fourth Tribe’ by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 015-TTA-7-21-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 14

In this 14th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan tackle yet another somber topic with the bombings of Japan's Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. To help learn more about this subject, our listener Charles sent us along some great references for further reading:

- Hiroshima: Historians Reassesses by Gar Alperovitz
- Prompt & Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of the Bombs Against Japan by J. Samuel Walker
- Hiroshima by John Hershey

Also be sure to check out the Wikipedia page that gives a general overview of what happened.

Next episode will be another email show, as we need to purge the steady stream of feedback from the listeners!

- Fallout 3 Mod of the Show: Turn your F3 weapons into classic Fallout weapons!
- Video of the show: BBC's documentary on dropping the bomb over Hiroshima
- Also... RUSH!

Sound bites were from Harry Truman's speeches during and after the bombing occurred.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our forum!

Theme music is ‘The Fourth Tribe’ by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 014-TTA-7-10-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 13

In this lucky 13th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan ponder the 1984 BBC docu-drama Threads. There's discussion on the movie's plot, our favorite shocking moment and even a few spoilers. If you'd like to watch the movie first, you can see it for free here.

But before our main topic, we discussed some news:

- Left 4 Dead 2 announced at E3
- Fallout 3's Point Lookout releasing tomorrow! Also some news on the following DLC
- Massively's Fallen Earth video demo at E3

Also, a collection of the things we forgot to mention on the show :)

- Fallout 3 Mod of the Show: That Enclave Commander mod Shawn talks about every other show
- Video of the show: Fallout 3 biggest explosions ever! Wooo!
- Obligatory Rush song

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our brand new forum!

Theme music is ‘The Fourth Tribe’ by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 013-TTA-6-22-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 12

This is our second email show, as we plan to do these at least once a month from here on out. Some of the topics that we actually remembered to include in the show notes this week include:

- Scott offers an alternative to the Games For Windows store: Zune! https://live.zune.net/en-US/accounts/BuyPoints.aspx
- Andy wants us all to know about the Desolation MUD, which gets Jonathan and I talking about our favorite MUDs and Telnet software.
- Brian offers up some great PA book recommendations, as well as an idea for a game he and his friends played years ago.
- Bill in Hawaii has compiled a comprehensive list of PA radio dramas on his site, and also suggests we check out Broken Sea Audio Productions, which he says is his favorite.
- Jeremiah talks about his idea for an 'Apocalypse of the week', which he has added to our forums.
- Apocalypse Dan has been pimping our show to the Fallen Earth forums, and we appreciate it!
- Erik has a PA-themed game pitch
- David wants to to stop omgthankyou-ing so darn much!
- Adam thanks us for pimping his artwork and has a few suggestions of his own, including a Polish RPG named Neuroshima and an online radio station that plays Fallout-3-style music.
- A second David writes in to tell us that he found us through our promo on The Signal podcast, and make a few suggestions on PA media.
- Tpajeek makes a brilliant suggestion for Rush as the official band of the TTA podcast. I'm all for that!
- Michael wants a list of our favorite Fallout 3 mods.
- Atomic Zen is now very interested in Fallen Earth, thanks to our interview a few shows back. Also, he suggests we take a look at a game trailer bringing us back through Fallouts past.

As mentioned on the show, we may start doing a "Video of the Show" and a "Mod of the Show" segment on each episode.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our brand new forum!

Theme music is ‘The Fourth Tribe’ by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 012-TTA-6-10-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 11

In this 11th episode, we're joined by Jonathan's good friend Rob for a special show where we take a break from the serious interviews and somber PA movie reviews to have some silly fun. Ever wonder what you would do if you were stuck in a petting zoo when the Zombie Apocalypse hits? We're about to teach you... the wrong way.

Also, we hit on a bit of news:

- The trailer for The Road
- Fallout 3 isn't done with the DLC just yet

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our brand new forum!

Theme music is 'The Fourth Tribe' by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 011-Aftermath-5-26-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 10

In this 10th episode of Through the Aftermath, we're joined by Bethesda's Vice President of PR, Pete Hines, for a great discussion on Fallout 3 and Broken Steel. Swaying from the usual boring journalist questions, we try to mix it up a bit by asking some behind-the-scenes goodies. Plus, we discuss a bit of news from the last 2 weeks:

- The Road film gets a release date
- JJ Abrams to direct the Dark Tower movie
- Behind the Scenes with NBC's Day One series

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email, Twitter or our brand new forum!

Theme music is 'The Fourth Tribe' by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 010-TTA-5-7-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 9 On it's way. Let me know if you don't get it. The downloader thingie crashed on me once halfway through, and then another time I accidentally hit the back button on the wrong tab while it was downloading :)

In this 9th episode of Through the Aftermath, we’re joined by Chris Davis, owner of RPGObjects.com to talk about the post-apocalyptic tabletop gaming scene. Chris tells us all about his own tabletop RPG Darwin’s World, as well as his personal top 10 PA tabletop RPG list.

For the news, we have a lot this week:

- Bethesda secures movie/TV rights for Fallout
- New Fallout New Vegas game announced
- Left 4 Dead DLC released
- Broken Steel preview and details

Plus, we have a forum finally! Yay! You can check it out at http://throughtheaftermath.com/forum/index.php

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter.

Theme music is ‘The Fourth Tribe’ by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 009-TTA-4-26-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 8

In this exciting episode, we are joined by Colin Dwan, Project Manager for Fallen Earth. Following an interview at GDC last month for Massively, Colin agreed to come on this show and talk a bit more about the game for the TTA listeners. Some topics we covered include:

  • How Colin got started in the industry and what has influenced him
  • How he feels about creating an MMO with a team of fresh faces in the industry
  • A greater explanation of the game's 6 factions
  • Why the game is rated Mature

And much more!

We'll be back to our normal schedule next week with another special interview all about PA tabletop RPG gaming.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter.

Theme music is 'The Fourth Tribe' by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 008-TTA-4-15-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 7

In this 7th episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan skip the usual format to catch up on some some emails from the listeners. We chose 20 to read this time, and they vary from book/movie suggestions to a particularly interesting email regarding a certain post-apoc game that was never made… starring Metallica?!?

We briefly touch on the news of Masthead Studios (makers of Earthrise) helping out on the new Project V13 Fallout MMO.

Throughout the show we mentioned certain links we’d provide, so here they are!

You may have noticed the progressive turn in this show towards making an official forum. We do plan on doing that very soon, so keep your eyes open for that on our website.

Our next episode is actually already recorded, waiting on some editing tidbits. It’s an interview with Colin Dwan of Fallen Earth, so look for that in the coming week!

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter.

Theme music is ‘The Fourth Tribe’ by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 007-TTA-4-10-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 6

In this 6th episode of Through the Aftermath, it’s all about gaming as we discuss Fallout 3’s newest DLC: The Pitt, as well as Shawn’s impressions of the Game Developer’s Conference last week in San Francisco.

Jonathan describes how much fun he’s had with The Pitt, and covers some of the concerns and issues that Xbox 360 players had with the new content when it first launched last week.

Shawn talks about the three post-apoc games he saw demos of and interviewed for at GDC: Fallen Earth, Huxley and Earthrise. Plus, at the end of the show, we play highlights from the Earthrise interview, featuring Masthead Studios‘ CEO Atanas Atanasov. We thank Atanas for allowing us use of the audio for this show, as the interview was originally done by Shawn for Massively.com.

Want to know more about these interviews? Check out each of these articles: Fallen Earth, Huxley and Earthrise. Also, even though we don’t mention it on the show, Global Agenda is shaping up to be a sci-fi game that teeters on post-apocalyptic. Definitely something to check out if you’re into the more technological side of a rebuilt world.

Look for a complete email show coming next week to catch up with the emails we’ve been receiving from you wonderful listeners!

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter.

Theme music is ‘The Fourth Tribe’ by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 006-TTA-4-3-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 5 This 5th episode of Through the Aftermath is light on the news, but heavy on the main topic: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. We also get another book review from our friendly post-apocalyptic librarian, and read a few emails.

Book review:
"Field guide to the Apocalypse: Movie Survival Skills for the End of the World" by Meghann Marco  (2005)  9780689878770

News:
- Will the next Mad Mad be animated? http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53489
- Denzel Washington in Book of Eli: http://scifiwire.com/2009/02/first-look-at-denzel-in-the-sci-fi-book-of-eli.php
- I Am Alive is postponed until next year, while the publisher takes over as developer: http://kotaku.com/5165361/i-am-alive-developer-no-longer-developing-i-am-alive
- Mad Max director thinks gaming is the future of storytelling: http://kotaku.com/5165879/mad-max-director-thinks-games-are-surpassing-films-in-storytelling

Main Topic: The Road

We give a basic synopsis of the book, give our impressions and talk a bit about the upcoming movie with Viggo Mortensen. We also speculate on what the apocalyptic event was in the book, since it's not really told exactly.

We then read a few emails from our wonderful listeners, and address some comments from our VirginWorlds page.

Next episode may be a bit later than normal since Shawn will be at GDC all week, but hopefully you can look for some great audio from GDC interviews in the coming show!

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter.

Segue music is "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles, "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson and "End of the Road" by Boys II Men. Used with absolutely no permission.

Theme music is 'The Fourth Tribe' by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.
Direct download: 005-TTA-3-13-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 4

On this fourth episode of Through the Aftermath, the theme is the 1974 classic A Boy and His Dog. We also tackle a bit of news and email from you wonderful listeners.

News:
- Fallout 3 news!
— Fallout 3’s next expansion “The Pitt” detailed
Screenshots and even more details
— Named GameFly’s Game of the Year
- Not really news, but if anyone hasn’t seen the “9″ trailer, here it is
- Linda Hamilton confirmed for a return in Terminator Salvation (as a voiceover)
- Again, not news but a great resource for defining Apocalyptic and Post apocalyptic movies (thanks to Doomorama)
- Fallen Earth National Tour

Main Topic: A Boy and His Dog


We read a bit of listener email, and talk more in-depth about what we view as post-apocalyptic for the show.  There’s also a bit more discussion on Mad Max and some great recommendations from listeners on books and movies such as Dance of the Dead. Keep ‘em coming! Also be sure to check out Doomorama’s PA blog.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter.

Theme music is “The Fourth Tribe” by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 004-TTA-2-27-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 3 On this third episode of Through the Aftermath, there is no theme, but we have tons of news and we answer a few emails from listeners.

News:
- Movie based on the Afterburn comics coming soon

- Fallen Earth News!
    --- Dev chat on February 12th. The episode was recorded during the dev chat, but listeners can now read the exciting transcript
    --- Also, Fallen Earth has entered closed beta.
    --- Interview with Lead Design Lee Hammock tells of all the game's features as we know them so far.

- Fallout 3 News!
    --- Lesson Learned from Bethesda: No more level caps in future Fallout games
    --- Also, the next 2 expansions will be delayed

- Terminator Salvation News!
    --- A look at the Terminator Salvation video game trailer
    --- Also some concept art from the movie
    --- We also talk briefly about what we think of the Terminator Salvation movie coming out, and joke a bit about that Christian Bale outburst on the set

- The rumor about Hellgate: London staying open and going F2P was actually false

- Left 4 Dead's first expansion coming soon

- Great article on the types of Dystopia in games

John return this episode with his Outta Print segment, talking this time about the Freak Angels.

We read a few emails from listeners, and answer some questions on the spoiler issue, the complicated Xbox/Windows Live point system involved with the Fallout 3 DLC and more!

Congrats to krat3r for winning the Mad Max DVD from last week's Twitter contest. Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter.

Segue music is "Butcher Pete" by Roy Brown.

Theme music is "The Fourth Tribe" by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 003-TTA-2-13-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 2 On this second episode of Through the Aftermath, Shawn and Jonathan cover quite a bit as they're already breaking their "under 1 hour" rule. The main topic is Mad Max and the brand new Fallout 3 DLC.

News:
- Fallen Earth State of the Game
- I Am Alive to launch in March
- Earthrise on the year ahead
- Fallout 3's game-stopping endgame changing for all platforms except PS3
- Check out this hilarious apocalyptic comedy: The Remnants
- Hellgate: London going free to play and not closing down afterall
- New PA show coming to NBC, from one of the writers of Heroes
- Fallout 3 downloadable content released earlier this week

Main Topic: Mad Max:
Shawn and Jonathan go through the basic premise of the movie and how it affected them growing up. They mention their favorite scenes and some little-known facts from behind the scenes.
Great Mad Mad resource: http://www.madmaxmovies.com/

Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage Impressions:
S & J give some impressions on the new DLC for Fallout 3 and why you should spend the $10 on it. Shawn mentions a great review at GiantBomb.com that you all need to see.

Keep in touch with us via the Facebook page, email or on Twitter. We'll be holding a Twitter contest on Thursday, February 5th. Simply follow us on Twitter and watch our Twitter feed at exactly 3pm EST/8pm GMT on Feb 5th for a trivia question about Mad Max. The first person to correctly answer that question in their Twitter feed (e.g.: @aftermathshow the answer is RHUBARB!) will win a Special Edition Mad Max DVD from Amazon.com. Spread the word, get your friends in on this too!

No John this week, but he should be back for next show!

All movie audio clips are copyright Mad Max.

Theme music is "The Fourth Tribe" by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.
Direct download: 002-TTA-1-31-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

Through the Aftermath Episode 1 In this first episode of the Through the Aftermath podcast, your hosts Shawn and Jonathan introduce themselves to the post-apocalyptic community and discuss their intentions with the show. Some key points:

* Each show aims to be 45-60 minutes, and will be released every two weeks.
* The show's focus will be the post-apocalyptic setting as it pertains to Earth and its survivors in a dystopian society. This could include anything from nuclear holocaust to a virus outbreak to the zombie apocalypse and more.
* All media will eventually be discussed in this genre, yet the main focus will be on gaming.
* It is planned as both entertaining and educational, even going so far as to have historical information on the evolution of the apocalyptic scare and fun tips on surviving the collapse of society.
* John from Limited Edition will be contributing a regular segment entitled "Outta Print" regarding comics in the post-apocalyptic genre.
* Spoilers are inevitable, but there are plans to warn listeners with a "Duck and Cover" type jingle before the spoiler starts.
* This project will reach much further than a simple podcast. There are Fallout 3 mods and contests planned, plus an up-to-date Twitter account for the very latest news in the entire genre.

We hope you've enjoyed this first episode, and if you'd like to get in touch with the show, shoot an email to "show at throughtheaftermath.com". Check out our website at www.throughtheaftermath.com for more about us, the show and how to reach us on Twitter and Facebook.

Promo from The Signal podcast, entering their 5th season on January 27th.

Theme music is "The Fourth Tribe" by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.

Direct download: 001-TTA-1-29-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm EST