EP151 Music/Travel Special #5

December 4, 2016

Ben and His daughter Harper recorded some travel diaries while in Tokyo with a song between each segment, time stamps for the songs are:

Polysics "Ah-Yeah" 6:26-9:35

Red Bacteria Vacuum "Free Soul" 18:18-19:50

JAM Project "Breakthrough" 25:20-29:23

The Strange Rascal "The Number (of) 5" 33:06-36:37

Y-Cruise Enya シンディ・コックス feat.O- KOOL THE DAMAJA 40:48-44:24


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EP150 - The Man From Hong Kong

December 1, 2016

Ben has returned from Japan to record with Freddy and it's another longish episode, plenty of films are discussed as well as Uncharted 1, some wrestling and our main film review of The Man From Hong Kong. Song of the week is "Sky High" by Jigsaw, for pictures from Ben's trip follow him on Instagram: motleygunner84. Our twitter is @asiamaniapod, later this week episode 151 will be Ben and his daughter's travel podcast recorded in Tokyo.


EP149 - Freddy’s Wet Hot American Autumn

November 16, 2016

Freddy has made it back safe and sound from his month long trip to the United States so the bulk of this episode is about that plus a little bit of what we've been watching. Song of the week is "Melba From Melbourne" by Marty Robbins TWITTER @asiamaniapod


EP148 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #22 {Facebook Live}

November 13, 2016

Ben and Dary did a Facebook live show, apologies for some of the audio issues on this one, we must of kept bumping the mic but I cleaned it up a bit. To check out the video version have a look on our Asiamania Facebook page, thank you to everyone that watched and interacted with us. Sorry if we didn't address your questions but we will hopefully get to them in future. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Song of the week is "My Island Home" by Christine Anu


EP147 - Wu Bai “The End Of Love” {Mario Super Yoshi Machine”

November 9, 2016

Ben and Ray have an album review format show for you, there's a song lyric quiz, some things talked about are The Housemaid, One Missed Call, Suicide Club, The Hills Have Eyes remake, Welcome To Leith, Ode to my Father, Ash vs Evil Dead, The Walking Dead, West World, Blood Father, Rise of the Tomb Raider and of course some wrestling. Song of the week is "Changing" from the featured album. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP146 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #21 {The Hunter}

November 6, 2016

Ben and Dary try to do a Tasmania edition of the podcast and this is the best we came up with. The Hunter was mostly (if not entirely) filmed in Tas so we went with this one. Song of the week is "Tasmanian Devil" by Shonen Knife. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder.


EP145 - Gackt “Last Moon”

November 2, 2016

Ben and Ray with another album review episode, also on this show is the song quiz, Creepshow 1 & 2, Towelhead, The Yellow Sea, Top Knot Detective, The Blair Witch Project, Ash Vs The Evil Dead, TNA Bound For Glory plus more. Songs of the week are ""Day Breakers" and "Love Friday" from the featured album. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. 


EP144 - MIYAVI “Fire Bird” {Garbage Trash}

October 30, 2016

Ben and Ray have a music format show for you this week where Ben finally allows himself to Pick an album by Miyavi to review. Some of the things covered on this episode are: Kiss:The Second Coming, Man on High Heels, 13 Assassins, The Final Girls, Look Who's Back, UnReal Season 2, Everything Before Us, A Good Rain Knows, Jason Bourne, The Drop, The Pretender, Mannequin, Transpecos, Dues Ex: Mankind Divided and more. TWITTER @asiamaniapod songs of the week are "You Know It's Love" and "Afraid To Be Cool" from the featured album.


EP143 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #20 {A Million Ways To Die In The West}

October 26, 2016

Ben and Dary talk about new phones, headless ducklings, paying taxes, Rock of Ages live, a movie and we play celebrity heads TWITTER @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder song of the week is "The Last Cowboy Song" by The Highway Men, Next week Ben and Ray review the latest album by MIYAVI "Fire Bird"


EP142 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #19 {Halloweenish Special}

October 23, 2016

What's going on here? an episode released on the weekend for a change. Ben and Dary spoil these films so take note of the timestamps THE DRESSMAKER 13:10, GOODNIGHT MOMMY 29:40, CABIN IN THE WOODS 48:50.

Tweet us @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder and why not give our facebook page a like and be so kind to write us an iTunes review?

EP141 - Big Trouble In Little China {At Last}

October 19, 2016
Henry Swanson's my name and excitement's my game, it took crackerjack timing but long time listeners will know that Ben doesn't have any love for this film but also hasn't seen it for a very long time, how does he feel about it now though? Song of the week (fortnight?) is"Lo Pan Style" the parody of Gangnam Style TWITTER @asiamaniapod next episode is a Dot Points with Dary talking about decapitated ducklings, A Million Ways To Die In The West, Rock of Ages live and playing celebrity heads.

EP140 - The Iron Fisted Monk

October 5, 2016

Ben and Freddy have a shorter than normal episode for you this fortnight (woo less editing) we celebrated Freddy's 30th, talk about his upcoming trip to the US, some of the things covered on this episode are: Robotech, Rock Star, Spring Breakers, Turkey Shoot, Staying Alive, Tazza The Hidden Card, Lords of the fallin, some wrestling and ending with The Iron Fisted Monk. Song of the fortnight is "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie TWITTER @asiamaniapod. on our next episode we finally do Big Trouble In Little China.


EP139 - The Boy And The Beast {We’re Back Baby}

September 21, 2016

After a bit of time off from the podcast Ben and Freddy make their return, thank you too all the kind messages we got in our absence and thanks for all the guest hosts joining Ben on the daily shows. On this episode: Ben see's strippers, Gene Wilder dies, The Pursuit of Red X (look for Seidule Films on Youtube) RoboCop 2, Escape From New York, Death Proof, Planet Terror, Hope/Wish (Korean film that's in Ben's top 3 for the year) Green Room, Sector 7, Demon Empire, Executioner From Shaolin, Dead Or Alive 2. Our main movie is the latest film by Mamoru Hosoda "The Boy And The Beast" Song of the week is "Cocoa" by Rei , Thank you Trey and Karen for our new iTunes reviews. TWITTER @asiamaniapod


{abstract:japan} Episode 136

September 7, 2016

Ben was on The Abstract Japan Podcast last month and Tyler was nice enough to allow us to upload it here too, If you haven't already then please listen and subscribe.

Track list:
01 - {China} Faye Wong “Eyes on Me" from Final Fantasy VIII
02 - {Philippines} Moscow Olympics “The Farthest City” from The Farthest City / Always Real
03 - {Thailand} Caravan “Khon Phu Khao" from Songs for Life
04 - {Malaysia} MAY “Cintamu Mekar Dihati” from Hakikat 
05 - {Singapore} Riot !n Magenta “Breaking Down” from MV 
06 - {Vietnam} Phương Tâm “Đêm Huyền Diệu” from Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 
07 - {Indonesia} The Changcuters “Parampampam” from Tugas Akhir
08 - {South Korea} 썸데프 “Circus (ft. Jinbo & Taehun)” from Somdef
09 - {Taiwan} CHTHONIC “皇軍” from Takasago Army
10 - {Nepal} Dying Out Flame “Vayuputra” from Shiva Rudrastakam

Notes: Please welcome Ben from the Asiamania Podcast on this special episode where we combine forces to bring you music picks from 10 countries in Asia!! We had a blast recording this completely live. This is Part II of the {abstract:mania} episode on Asiamania: Episode 111. -Tyler Abstract


EP138 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #18 {Hard Candy}

August 24, 2016

Ben and Dary take on this low budget thriller starring Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, very spoilery so we recommend you all check out the film before listening, you can contact us on twitter @asiamaniapod and @DaryVafder and let us know your top 3 single location films. Song of the day is "Hard Candy" by The Cruel Sea


EP137 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #17 {Flipped}

August 23, 2016

Ben and Dary return for some more Dot Points with some chat about what we've been upto (Ben getting belted up at a football function) Dary has seen Suicide Squad and we review the coming of age film Flipped, spoilers ahead contact us on twitter @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder and give us your top 3 romantic films. Song of the day is "Da Doo Ron Ron" by The Crystals


EP136 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #16 {The Room}

August 22, 2016

Oh hai listeners, Ben and Dary watch the cult classic The Room which is commonly thought of as "the best worst film ever" what do they think of it? well if you like it hopefully we won't tear you apart, we won't ask about your sex life, we didn't get the promotion, we didn't get breast cancer but one thing for sure is you are our best customer TWITTER @DaryVafder @asiamaniapod


EP135 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #15

August 21, 2016

This episode is mainly just a catch up for Ben and Dary but we also talk about the tv show Nathan For You and the film Sex Tape TWITTER @DaryVafder @asiamaniapod


EP134 - Romeo Must Die

August 20, 2016

Ben and Ray do their best to get through this movie. TWITTER @asiamaniapod, song of the day is "Asian Hooker" by Steel Panther


EP133 - Acquainted With Trey & Jesse

August 19, 2016

Day 3 with Trey & Jesse concludes with them answering a bunch of questions, it's a fun time. Please check out 80s Revisited Podcast as it's fantastic and has a huge back catalog. Songs of the day are "Long As I Can See The Light" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and "The Pursuit Of Red X" from the soundtrack of Jesse's film by the same name.


EP132 - The Last Hurrah For Chivalry

August 18, 2016

Ben is joined again by Trey and Jesse from the 80s Revisited Podcast this time to talk about an old school John Woo flick, if you're into board games then check out some of Jesse's work at 8th Summit Games and also have a look at his film work on the Seidule Films channel on youtube. Song of the day is "I Need Your Love" by Golden Harvest.


EP131 - Street Fighter

August 17, 2016

Ben is joined by Trey and Jesse from the 80s Revisited Podcast to talk about the Van Damme "classic" street Fighter. Look up 8th Summit games to see the board games Jesse helps create and check out his film work on youtube on the Seidule Films channel. Song of the week is "Can't get you out of my head" by Kylie Minogue.


EP130 - Acquainted With Spugnothuson

August 16, 2016

@SpugNothuson is back have a little chat and answer some questions.


EP129 - Veteran

August 15, 2016

Ben is joined by Richard @SpugNothuson from...well England, he's not a podcaster but has picked a bloody good movie to review. Song of the day is "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie 


EP128 - Acquainted With Tyler Abstract And Thom Downie

August 14, 2016

Tyler from Abstract Japan podcast and Thom from The 80's PictureHouse and Superbrawls podcast return to answer some questions about themselves. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @abstractjapan @ThomDownie @80sPictureHouse @superbrawls 


EP127 - Ninja 3: The Domination

August 13, 2016

Ben is joined again by Thom from The 80's PictureHouse and Superbrawls podcasts to review a random ass ninja film. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @ThomDownie @80sPictureHouse @superbrawls Song of the week is "Body Shop" by David Powell


EP126 - Rumble In The Bronx

August 12, 2016

Ben is Joined by Thom from The 80's PictureHouse & Superbrawls podcasts to talk about Jackie Chan's break through American film. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @ThomDownie @80sPictureHouse @superbrawls


EP125 - Acquainted With Chris Jellyman

August 11, 2016

Chris sticks around to answer some questions about himself TWITTER @asiamaniapod @dastardlyjabby


EP124 - Bulletproof Monk

August 10, 2016

The early 2000's were weird for film, Ben and Ray watch Chow Yun-Fatt team up with Sean William Scott for some martial arts tom foolery 


EP123 - Shaolin Soccer

August 9, 2016

Ben is joined by Chris "Stabby" Jellyman from The Same Coin & 60 Minutes With Podcasts TWITTER @asiamaniapod @dastardlyjabby Song of the day is "California Dreamin" by The Mama's And Papa's


EP122 - When Marnie Was There

August 8, 2016

Ben and DRB from The Renaissance Men podcast review Studio Ghibli's most recent and hopefully not last film TWITTER @asiamaniapod @davidbridge1985 Song of the week is "Fine On The Outside" by Priscilla Ahn 


EP121 - The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

August 7, 2016

Ben is joined by DRB from The Renaissance Men Podcast to review a recent Studio Ghibli film TWITTER @asiamaniapod @davidbridge1985 


EP120 - Acquainted With Mijmeister & Chris Lacey

August 6, 2016

Mij from The Renaissance Men & Gameburst podcasts, www.thedigitalfix and Chris from the Superbrawls podcast hang around to answer some questions for shits and giggles 


EP119 - Wild Zero

August 5, 2016

Ben and Chris Lacey from the Superbrawls podcast review this Japanese cult classic zombie flick TWITTER @asiamaniapod @Lacey555666 Song of the week is "Roaring Blood" by Guitar Wolf


EP118 - Future Cops

August 4, 2016

Ben is joined by Chris Lacey from the Superbrawls podcast to talk about this unofficial Street Fighter movie TWITTER @asiamaniapod @Lacey555666 


EP117 - Initial D {From The Vault}

August 3, 2016

This episode was originally going to be episode 94 but we had a lot of guest shows so this got held back for when we needed an episode


EP116 - Thirst

August 2, 2016

Ben is joined again by Mijmeister this time to review Thirst, Mij can also be found on The Renaissance Men & Gameburst podcasts and at www.thedigitalfix.com TWITTER @asiamaniapod @mijmeister song of the day is "Vampire Blues" by Neil Young


EP115 - The Assassin

August 1, 2016

The month of podcasts kicks off with James "The Mijmeister" Perkins joining Ben to review The Assassin, Check outs Mij's other work on The Renaissance Men & Gameburst podcasts and www.thedigitalfix.com. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @mijmeister Song of the day is "I Assassin" by The Cult


EP114 - The Forbidden Kingdom {Spanking The Monkey King}

July 27, 2016

Ben and Freddy have a look at what happens when Jackie Chan and Jet Li finally star in a film together in The Forbidden Kingdom, some other things talked about are: The Fly, Elysium, Richie Rich, Hands Of Death, The Corrupter, Source Code. Freddy gives the low down on what the difference between all the "Tales Of" video games. Song of the week is "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin, tweet us @asiamaniapod. For all of August there will be a new episode released everyday so tell a friend and make sure you keep those iTunes subscriptions ACTIVE


EP113 - Orochi “Hyakka Ryoran” {You Want A Sweetie?}

July 20, 2016

Ben and Ray have an album to review and it is TERRIBLE, other things on the show are: Angry Birds, Sky High, Bridge to Terabithia, Kuromukuro, Voltron, Rush Hour, Rock of Ages, The Marauders, Hard Candy, The Last Ship. TNA The Final Deletion! song of the week is "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" by Samantha Fox because the featured album was so bad we didn't want to play any more from it.



July 18, 2016

The Asiamania crew will be going on a hiatus. There's still 19 new episodes due to come out in the meantime so we will return after that. Thank you to each and everyone of you for listening and your support over the last 2 and a half years this podcast has become something I'm very proud of but right now I need to have a break, hope you all understand - Ben


EP112 - Battle Royale 2: Requiem {Handicapped Avengers}

July 13, 2016

It's been a long time coming but Ben and Freddy finally watch the massive disappointment of a sequel that is Battle Royale 2, also on the show is chat about UnReal, The Girlfriend Experience, The Resurrection of Jake Roberts, Assault on Precint 13, Life Force, The Crippled Avengers, WWE Money in the Bank, there's a quiz and much more. Song of the week is "Afraid to be Cool" by Miyavi. @asiamaniapod 


EP111 - Music Special #4 {AbstractMania}

July 6, 2016

Ben joins forces with Tyler from the Abstract Japan podcast to bring you 10 songs from all over Asia, hope you enjoy the songs we found (the 1st track is a bit growly though) Ben will be on a future episode of Abstract Japan to do this again. The set list is as follows: Cave Have Rod "Buying Vegetable" (China) Brownman Revival  “Hitik sa Bunga” (Phillipines) Chaweewan Dumnern “Lam Toey Chaweewan” (Thailand) Sudirman Arshad “Salam terakhir” (Malaysia) ShiGGa Shay “Limpeh” ft Tosh Rock (Singapore) Huong Lan “Lang Toi” (Vietnam) Caress “Cerita Kita” (Indonesia)

The Rock Tigers “Rockabilly Heaven” (South Korea) SKIP SKIP BEN BEN “Dead Floor” (Taiwan) The Shadows “Mounbrata” (Nepal)

EP110 - Girugamesh “Chimira” {Live For The Moment}

June 29, 2016

Ben and Ray with another music show, Ray finally figured out how to make a decent song lyric quiz, other stuff happens on this episode but I don't have the notes anymore. Ben was on episode 53 of 60 Minutes With Podcast so please download and subscribe to that too. Next weeks episode is a music show with Tyler from the AbstractJapan Podcast.  @asiamaniapod


EP109 - My Neighbor Totoro {The Brothers Nero}

June 22, 2016

Ben and Freddy review the all time classic anime "My Neighbor Totoro" some other things covered are The Ranch, 7 Boxes, Daisy: A Hen In The Wild, The Abyss, Ben watches the Back to the Future trilogy, Song of the week is the end credits song from My Neighbor Totoro.


EP108 - Band Maid “Maid In Japan” {Slappin Da Bass}

June 15, 2016

Ben and Ray have a music format show, some things on this episode are The Voices, Collateral, Tied, The Game, Blade, The Avenging Eagle, Uncharted 4, Zombi. song of the week "KEY" from the featured album. this episode was recorded and edited weeks ago so can't remember what else was on it, cheers


EP107 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #14 {Oscar Best Picture Special}

June 8, 2016

At long last we return with another Dot Points show, blame Dary for the delay. Spoilers ahead as usual so the time stamps for each section are as follows: Argo 15:06, the 1st 5 episodes of Game of Thrones season 6 27:23, Breaking Bad's ending 34:21, 12 Years A Slave 40:54 and The Departed 57:16. Song of the week is "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones. tweet us @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder


EP106 - Maximum The Hormone “Yoshū Fukushū” {Money Riffs}

June 1, 2016

A returning guest already? Yes, Chris Lacey from Superbrawls podcast brings some more Asian tunes to the show for us to review, some of the other things we touch on are films: Spawn, Man From Reno, X-Men Apocalypse, 13:Game Of Death, Samurai Cop 2, Ant-Man. Games: Tabletop Racing, Batman Arkham Knight, Sleeping Dogs. Wrestling: WWE Extreme Rules. Songs of the week are "Maximum The Hormone" THEN "Koi No Sperm" from the featured album. the intro music can be found at soundcloud.com/tylerabstract find us on twitter @asiamaniapod @lacey555666 


EP105 - Letters From Iwo Jima {War Stinks}

May 25, 2016

Ben and Freddy review Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima, some of the things covered are Andy Lau's Shaolin, La Femme Nikita, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Dragonblade, The Protector, The Raid 2, Ben revisits Sleeping Dogs and much more. We go over our top 10 movies we've reviewed on the podcast and the quiz continues to roll on. Song of the week is "Civil War" by Guns N' Roses and then "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie following the post show chat. If you have a podcast and want us to play a promo for you then send it in. tweet us @asiamaniapod and don't forget to check out Tyler's tunes at soundcloud.com/tylerabstract


EP104 - Kim Kyung-Ho “III - 00:00:1998″ {Pierre Rafini 4 Life}

May 18, 2016

Ben and Ray have some Korean rock music to review as well as talking about WWE Payback we also talk about Oscar winning short films The Accountant and The Phone Call, Ben revisits Avatar to see if it is actually any good, Asian films watched are The Storm Warriors, Tokyo Godfathers, Sister Street Fighter, Jet Li's The One with a very Nu Metal soundtrack. 

Lots more covered too and Ben tries his 1st song lyric quiz, songs of the week are from the featured album and they're called "The Last Called Name" and "Exodus" tweet us @asiamaniapod, Show Me Ya Dot Points will hopefully returning soon just waiting for Dary to pull her finger out