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  1. Jingle Bells! The CBn Festive Podcast 2008 Is Here!

    Ding Dong Merrily on High indeed, the CBn Podcast is back!

    After last month’s prize-fest, the CBn Festive Podcast is a more sedate affair. Think of it as the For Your Eyes Only after the Moonraker; the Casino Royale after the Die Another Day; the Lazenby after the Connery. Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy

    We see the close of Ian Fleming’s centenary year, and what a busy year it’s been! A certain film was released back in October, and this month, I update you on how well that film (Quantum of Solace) is doing at the box office (thanks mainly to Devin Zydel) and rant a bit too much about a certain rapper. I wax lyrical about Bond books and generally make the whole thing a very festive affair thanks to a half-arsedly festive theme song.

    I also read out quite a few of your electronic mails. Thanks for those. Keep ’em coming!

    Until 2009 intrepid Bond fan, have a safe, merry and Bondian Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

    Dunph

    So, you want a piece of the Pod Pie?… If you’re subscribed via iTunes, then under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have this new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. Go on. Spread.

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    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    @mrpauldunphy @ 2008-12-24
  2. The Special, Exclusive, Limited, Collector's Edition CBn Podcast* is Here

    Dear, dear CommanderBond.net Podcast listener,

    This month’s Podcast is a tribute to you. To thank you for listening and downloading and writing in and reviewing and making the CommanderBond.net Podcast the 22nd most listened to TV & Film Podcast on UK iTunes (even beating the High School Musical Podcast! The dizzying heights of stardom…)

    So, we have a heap of prizes to give away. Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy I could tell you about them now, but that would spoil the surprise, so just listen to this month’s Special, Exclusive, Limited, Collector’s Edition CBn Podcast* for more details. It’s so special. Touch me… That’s it.

    This month, we take time out of just feeding you with news to feed you with some reviews instead. I take a look at some film or other that’s been released (the name escapes me), the new Bond game (Executive Producer of Treyarch Garrett Young also rang up for a chat), the new three disc Deluxe Edition DVD of Casino Royale, the picturesque Bond On Set by Greg Williams and David Arnold’s newest Bond score.

    I also read out some of the words, spaces and punctuations you have been e-mailing me. If I read yours out this month, then technically you’re famous. Congratumulations.

    Until next month (when I imagine things will be quieter and we’ll go back to iTunes obscurity) intrepid Bond fan,

    Dunph

    So, you want a piece of the Pod Pie?… If you’re subscribed via iTunes, then under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have this new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. Go on. Spread.

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    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    @mrpauldunphy @ 2008-11-17
  3. The September Spoiler-Free CBn Podcast Has Arrived!

    Dear, dear CommanderBond.net Podcast listener,

    It was a hectic month trying to catch Blofeld’s Cat in our last video podcast.Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy He went a bit rampant, so we asked you lovely people to track him down and write into us listing all the times you caught him making mischief.

    In exchange for spotting his anarchic appearances (of which there were eleven) we offered you an iPod Nano in a colour of your choice.

    Want to find out who won? Oh you do, don’t you?

    Well, the winner hasn’t been notified yet and they will only find out by listening to this month’s offering. Clocking in at almost 45 spoiler-free minutes, I present—for your consideration—the choicest cuts from the Quantum of Solace news joint, all the latest literary vegetables and a special feature on the Quantum of Solace video game. Which is like the gravy I suppose.

    What? Oh, right. I suppose I should probably list the appearances of that damn cat. Well, here goes:

    1. 0:00 – On the “Quantum Of Zardoz” poster; wearing red crossed belts on his chest and red underwear.
    2. 0:15 – Grabbing the Sean Connery mask I threw away.
    3. 1:03 – Dictating to Ian Fleming, who is tapping away at his typewriter.
    4. 2:41 – Emerging from the sea behind Ursula Andress sporting a pair of Daniel Craig-esque swim trunks.
    5. 4:44 – Showing his face during the trailer countdown. Between the 6 and the 5.
    6. 8:42 – Posing with Duran Duran.
    7. 13:06 – Dancing in the CyberShot screen with Anatole Taubman.
    8. 16:25 – Looking quite mean inside the gunbarrel circles/zeroes.
    9. 21:32 – A sneaky peek over a building on the left side of the screen.
    10. 32:48 – Messing around inside an iPod Nano.
    11. 34:04 – Fumbling about wearing the Sean Connery mask he took in the beginning of the podcast.

    Did you get them all? A bit like Where’s Wally isn’t it? Don’t forget to show us some love on iTunes if you haven’t yet, or write to me, about anything and I’ll be sure to say hello to you on the next one (assuming you don’t type utter drivel). Hope you enjoy the podcast!

    Until next month,

    Dunph

    So, you want a piece of the hot Poddy action?… If you’re subscribed via iTunes, then under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have this new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. Go on. Spread.

    Download Enhanced Video version (Presented in WILLNOWVISION).

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    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    @mrpauldunphy @ 2008-10-02
  4. August 007th Podcast Has Arrived…

    Dear CommanderBond.net Podcast listener,

    I won’t lie to you, I’m writing this whilst quite inebriated on Sangria in Spain, but the reason I write is because a new CBn Podcast is upon you and this one Evan and I are particularly proud of. “Why?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s simple. The CBn team came together during the production of this podcast (at the last minute) to give you a superb prize to win, purely for being a regular listener to my rather geeky wafflings. The prize is an iPod Nano.Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy Listen to the podcast to find out how to win this rather non-Bond related treasure (full terms and conditions below, yawn).

    As usual, I fill you in on all the latest (and choicest) 007 news from around the globe, whilst CBn impresario Evan Willnow adds a touch of magic to the Enhanced Podcast with WILLNOWVISION. This month, I give you a running commentary on the Quantum of Solace teaser trailer, sound off on the new poster and prattle on about the title song.

    I also bring you the usual Literary Bond news from around the globe, and I present (for your consideration) what happened when The Barbican let me introduce the winning film in their “Best of Bond” weekend back in late June. Do let me know what you think of this month’s Poddy by e-mailing me, won’t you? I might even include your thoughts in next month’s Podgasm if you’re lucky.

    Amor y besa,

    Dunph

    The competition to win an iPod Nano is open to every CommanderBond.net Enhanced Podcast listener. To enter, answer the questions heard in the CBn Podcast and e-mail it to me (Subject: CAT) by Midnight GMT on 007th September 2008 (simply click on the link in this paragraph to e-mail me, flower).

    All those who answer correctly will be put into a drawing and the winner will be sent an e-mail to the address they have provided. The winner must respond to this e-mail within three (3) days with the requested information (name, mailing address, etc) or another drawing will be held. The winner will be announced once shipping information has been received. The item will be shipped from the UK. In the event that a prize has been stolen or mishandled during shipment, CBn will not be able to replace the specific item—this has yet to be a problem, so fear not. The editor’s (Dunph’s) decision is final and completely unbiased.

    So: how to download the podcast… If you’re subscribed via iTunes, then under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have this new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. Go on. Spread.

    Download Enhanced Video version (Presented in WILLNOWVISION).

    Download Standard version.

    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    @mrpauldunphy @ 2008-08-15
  5. The Third Anniversary CBn Podcast is Here

    Three years.

    No, I can’t believe it either, but it was on the 30th June 2005 when Evan Willnow—The Sergeant of Soul—first introduced the CommanderBond.net Podcast to Bond fans the world over. Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy

    Since then, not too much has changed… Apart from the podcasts are now three-and-a-half times the length, they are now available in Enhanced Video format thanks to Evan’s WILLNOWVISION, Rich Douglas has composed more music for us, Michael McCormack has since joined the team and submitted music for me to waffle over and now I have taken over the talking bit from the Sergeant.

    This month however, we hear Evan’s smooth tones once more as he presents a tribute to the late, great Richard Chopping and provides us with his review of Devil May Care. As usual, I do my duty and fill you in on the latest from Quantum of Solace, bring you up-to-date with all the skinny on the literary 007 and report back on the centenary frivolities in London. I also can’t seem to get Anatole Taubman’s name out of my head either…

    The Third Anniversary CBn Podcast is additionally laden with the beautiful birthday messages you sent me; so to hear if your entry made the cut, download it right now, cherub! (Details on how to, as usual, are below).

    Lots of love,

    Dunph

    (P.S. I survived my parachute jump by the way, thanks for asking. There’s still time to donate if you’re feeling generous.)

    If you’re subscribed via iTunes, then under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have this new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. Go on. Spread.

    Download Enhanced Video version (Presented in WILLNOWVISION).

    Download Standard version.

    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    The CBn Team @ 2008-06-30
  6. April 007th Podcast Arrives!

    I’m worried this month, Bond geeks.

    Not because I already had a LOT in store for you before the news deluge at the start of this month, oh no. Not because the Podcast this month runs at over 49 minutes so doesn’t have a pre-titles sequence, no no no. Not because so many of you keep writing in to me asking my opinion on the Amy Winehouse rumour, nope!

    It’s because this could be my last podcast ever!

    You see, I’m jumping out of a plane for charity next month. On Saturday 3rd May I’m leaping into the great beyond at 15,000ft….What if I don’t survive it?

    Ah well, If I’m going to do it I’d best go out with a bang (or at least a big splat), so I need YOU to make it worthwhile. If you enjoy the Podcast, then please please please pledge whatever you can afford RIGHT HERE!

    Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy Aside from my worries, I go about bringing you bang-up-to-date with all the latest Quantum of Solace news and rumour with all the dexterity of a Chilean Mayor at the helm of a jeep, fill you in on the literary developments from across the globe and let you hear my interview with Spin 1038, an Irish Radio Station.

    If you’re subscribed via iTunes under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have the new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. Ooh, it makes me feel all tingly!

    Download Enhanced Video version (Presented in WILLNOWVISION).

    Download Standard version.

    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    The CBn Team @ 2008-04-18
  7. March 007th 2008 CBn Podcast

    Yes, we know. It’ll be hard to top last month’s podcast, but we’ll give it the ol’ Double-O Section try.

    Evan Willnow
    Paul DunphyWith Quantum of Solace news still flying off the CommanderBond.net main page at breakneck speeds, this month brings another flowing-over-the-brim podcast.

    It’s not all Quantum of Solace though. There’s also a plethora (is that how you spell that? Yep, auto-spell check likes it) of Literary 007 news; including Devil May Care, the battle for The Battle for Bond, and Young Bond 5 gets a title.

    And collecting! Lots of collecting news.

    If that weren’t all enough, we may just get a real phone interview with producer Barbara Broccoli!

    And—with the video version of the podcast—it’ all presented in glorious WILLNOWVISION.

    So update your iTunes subscription, or get, if you don’ already have one, get and iTunes subscrition, or simply pick your download link below.

    Download Enhanced Video version (Presented in WILLNOWVISION).

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    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    The CBn Team @ 2008-03-15
  8. February 007th CBn Podcast is Online

    You have no excuses. Go Enhanced or die.

    Well, not quite die, more like miss out on a lot.

    You see, for the first time, the CBn Podcast has gone video, thanks to Evan Willnow’s wondrous WILLNOWVISION.

    SHOUT about the footage from the January Quantum of Solace press conference, presented here in full!

    SCREAM at the stupidity of the press failing to understand what Quantum of Solace actually means!

    GASP at the all-new video title sequence featuring footage of the six Bonds and a dancing girl!

    Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy It’s half an hour of Double-0 power this month. I wade through the choicest cuts of the Quantum of Solace news, let you hear a (slightly faked) telephone interview between myself and the lovely Barbara Broccoli, bring you bang-up-to-date with the latest literary news and nearly get ousted from hosting the podcast.

    If you’re subscribed via iTunes under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have the new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. Ooh, it makes me feel all tingly!

    Download Enhanced Video version (Presented in WILLNOWVISION).

    Download Standard version.

    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    @mrpauldunphy @ 2008-02-15
  9. The First Podcast of 2008 is Born!

    2007 is dead. It’s 2008 now. And we have to get used to it *sigh*.

    So, with this terrible truth in mind and my voice completely back to normal, I came up with something to help you get used to the horrible change in digits.

    That something is this month’s edition of the CommanderBond,net Podcast.Evan Willnow
    Paul Dunphy 20 minutes of Bondian bliss to help you start the year the way Fleming intended. Probably. And talking of Fleming, he comes up a lot this month, because 2008 is his year. I steal Chris Wright’s gig (sorry Chris) and give you an audio round-up of what’s planned for Fleming’s Centenary and what treats we can expect to be flung in our direction from Eon and Activision among others, and I give you all the latest Bond 22 developments and literary news from around the globe.

    If you’re unsure which version of the Podcast to download, I wholheartedly advise you download the Podcast in the “Enhanced” format, as listeners have the added benefit of “Willnowvision”, in which Evan Willnow has enhanced the silky strains of my voice with flashy pictures and sexy chapters and stuff.

    Until next month, my lovelies!

    If you’re subscribed via iTunes under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have the new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page in with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. And it makes me feel all warm inside!

    Download Enhanced version (Presented in Willnowvision).

    Download Standard version.

    You can download all episodes directly from the bottom of this page, if you can’t be bothered faffing around through iTunes.

    @mrpauldunphy @ 2008-01-12
  10. The CBn Christmas 2007 Podcast

    It’s Christmas time for Bond fans, but Mr. Dunphy has a cold, so this go around is a short one; pretty much Bond 22 and the announcement of the winner’s of last month’s competiton. Evan WillnowPaul DunphyThere are some good bits in the podcast this month. And, yes, it is Paul rather scratchy voice hosting (bless him). Plus there is some Christmas-time Willnowvision.

    But be honest, you still have shopping to do anyway.

    If you’re not sure which version of the Podcast you should know download, may we recommend the Podcast in the “Enhanced” format, as listeners have the added benefit of links to the related stories and “Willnowvision”, where I spend the day pulling together pictures I think you might like to looking at while listening to Paul’s usually dreamy voice.

    If you’re subscribed via iTunes under your Podcast section, click the ‘Update’ button to have the new episode downloaded automatically. If you have iTunes installed Click here to subscribe, or you can find more details on how to do this here.

    We ask that you take a few seconds whilst you’re downloading to review the podcast on iTunes or Digg this article (link at the bottom of the page in with a snazzy new graphic button), to spread the word to other 007 fans. And it makes me feel all warm inside!

    Download Enhanced version (Presented in Willnowvision).

    Download Standard version.

    All of the episodes can be downloaded directly from the bottom of this page or through iTunes.

    Evan Willnow @ 2007-12-22
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