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.

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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 

EP103 - A Tale Of Two Sisters {Crafted Well Enough}

May 11, 2016

This week James "Mijmeister" Perkins from the Gameburst podcast contributer to the Renaissancemen podcast and writer for thedigitalfix.com joins Ben to review the Korean horror film A Tale Of Two Sisters, this somehow ended up being the longest ever episode of Asiamania so there's a fair bit covered including Jackie Chan's Fantasy Mission Force, horror film Hush, the new Jungle Book, Hardcore Henry and much much more including tangenting off into general horror films and jizzing ourselves over 10 Cloverfield Lane (there is a spoilers from 1:37:20 - 1:42:38) song of the week is "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" by Alice Cooper, yeah it's a strange song pick but goes well with the featured movie. You can tweet us @asiamaniapod @mijmeister


EP102 - カンバセーション With A CrazyFruitBat

May 4, 2016

This week we have Chris Gilloch from The Pixelated Photographer Podcast and formerly of Sanctuary4gamers podcast make his 3rd appearance on the show. This time however the normal format has been thrown out and it's just us talking about Chris' life in Tokyo plus a few side topics and a quiz. I hope you all enjoy this episode as I had a great time recording it - Ben. tweet us @asiamaniapod @crazyfruitbat


EP101 - An Uplifting Experience

April 27, 2016

Well the whole gang is here (for real this time) the episode starts with a phone call to test the recording quality which turned into Ben asking Dary all the questions we recieved and then she joins the rest of the crew via phone again later on. There is only a little bit of news, tv/movies, gaming and wrestling discussed before jumping into our Q&A. A huge thank you to everyone that sent questions, has messaged us, reviewed and said kind things to us, we love you all. Next weeks episode sees the return of Chris Gilloch from the pixelated photoghraphy podcast to have a good old chat with Ben and then the following week has Mijmeister from the Gameburst podcast to review the Korean horror film A Tale Of Two Sisters. Thank you Chris for our new artwork too, tweet us @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder


EP100 - Mega Ran “Black Materia” {A Couple Of Softies}

April 20, 2016

Episode 100 is finally here, The upcoming schedule is explained during the intro but this episode has David Bridge from The Renaissance Men Podcast joining Ben to review an American rap album telling the story of Final Fantasy 7, Some other things covered are Studio Ghibli's masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies, Axl Rose joining AC/DC, the Spanish film Marshland, Batman V Superman and much more. Song of the week is "Absolute" from the featured album, intro music is from soundcloud.com/tylerabstract, our twitters are @asiamaniapod @davidbridge1985 find DRB's music at davidrobertbridge.bandcamp.com


EP99 - WrestleMania 32 Weekend Review {Hard Times}

April 14, 2016

It's that time of year again where we go balls deep into wrestling talk, joining Ben for the 3rd WrestleMania in a row is Thom from The 80's PictureHouse and Superbrawls podcasts and this time his co host Chris from Superbrawls joins in for this 3 way dance Podcast team up supershow!!! EXCLUSIVE to this episode is NXT: Takeover Dallas, Superbrawls will have the Raw after Mania review EXCLUSIVELY over there so you will need to download both podcasts to get the full show and to see how creative our different editing styles are. We both cover WrestleMania and the Hall of Fame and Thom tells us his live experiences in Dallas drinking with "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash and having a BBQ with Terry Funk. This is probably my favorite episode I've ever recorded and hope you all enjoy it, and ca'nt wait to do it again next year. Follow @SuperBrawls @ThomDownie @lacey555666 @asiamaniapod and give our respective facebook pages a like. Song of the week is The Fabulous Freebirds theme "Bad Street USA" 


EP98 - Enter The Dragon {Sorry, Wrong Pocket}

April 6, 2016

Ben and Freddy review the all time classic Enter The Dragon, some other things on this episode are the martial arts film Hero (not the Jet Li one) The Mask, Flags of our Fathers (the companion movie Letters from Iwo Jima will be reviewed on an upcoming episode) Natural Born Killers, Fievel Goes West, Replacement Killers and more. Song of the week is "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas. Hope you had a great April Fools.


EP97 - No Main Movie {The Whole Gang Is Here}

April 1, 2016

For the 1st time in the history of the show we get all the hosts together for bit of a random chit chat, we hope you all enjoy it. Song of the week is "Sorry" by Justin Bieber.


EP96 - Yery Band “Romeo Manniquen” {Who Does Listen?}

March 30, 2016

Ben and Ray are back for another show, on this episode Ray tells us about his new job, Ben watches The Town, Expelled From Paradise, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, Hara Kiri: Death Of A Samurai. Ray watches Penn And Tellar, 11:22:63, Hard Boiled and he finishes of Twin Peaks plus Fire Walk With Me. Ray has a 10 question Evil Dead quiz for Ben. Song of the week is "B-Boy" from the featured album, for more of the intro music go to soundcloud.com/tylerabstract. We hope you all enjoy the show and if you give us an iTunes review we will love you long time. 


EP95 - Kung Fu Killer {Meicrodon}

March 23, 2016

Ben is joined by Tina @spankeespangler from 60minuteswith Podcast and she picks the Donnie Yen film "Kung Fu Killer" to review, some of the other things on this episode are Spider-Man reveal in Civil War, We Are X trailer, Sanjuro, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl, Hunger Games 4, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, House of Cards, Lukes Kingdom and more. Song of the week is "Oriental Foul King" by Asian Chairshot