EP183 - Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

June 23, 2017

In this episode Ben is joined for the 1st time by podcasting legend Steve Ridley aka monkeychunkuk formerly of Sanctuary4Gamers, The MonkeyChunk Show and Audio Jerkoff. This is a much looser format show than usual and one of my favorite 2 or 3 episodes recorded, some of the things watched and played are: Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Rick and Morty, Liquid Television, Alien: Covenant, Stardew Valley, Mortal Kombat 1, 2 & 3, Zelda BOW. Song of the week is "Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @mrmonkeychunk INSTAGRAM motleygunner84



June 16, 2017

Ben is joined once again by Chris Lacey from Superbrawls, Show And Tell With Tunes and Wrestling 20 Years Ago Podcast's. Some of the thing's covered this week are: WWE in Norwich, Alan Partridge, Gigs Chris has been to, the GLOW documentry, a Hong Kong film called "Three" and much more. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @Lacey555666 @superbrawls @STellwithtunes INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Song's of the week are from the featured album "Sadistic Desire" and "I'll Kill You". Ben guested on episode 35 of Show And Tell With Tunes Podcast released last week so please check that out.


EP181 - The Man With The Golden Gun

June 9, 2017

In honor of Roger Moore's death Ben and Freddy decided to review one of his films that fill the Asiamania criteria, the song of the week is the movie's theme song sung by Lulu. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Ben guested on episode 35 of Show And Tell With Tunes Podcast released the same day as this episode so please check that out.


EP180 - SHINee “FIVE”

June 2, 2017

Ben and Ray review some K-Pop and talk a lot about Twin Peaks as well as all the normal things, song of the week is "ABOAB" from the featured album. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP179 - Tokyo Gore Police

May 26, 2017

Ben and Freddy review the cult classic Tokyo Gore Police plus plenty more. Song of the week is "3:45" by UDAGAWA BEKKEN BAND. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84



May 18, 2017

EP177 - PASSPO “Beef or Chicken”

May 17, 2017

Ben and Ray with an album review show. Also on this episode we talk about the recently announce Vince McMahon biopic, X-Files returning, Hardcore Henry, Ben starts Black Mirror, overly dramatic romantic drama The Stolen Years, Fargo season 3, American History X, Ben starts Yakuza O, Wonder Boy The Dragons Trap Remaster plus much more. Song of the week is "Heaven's Burger" from the featured album. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Next week is a special "HotelCast Dot Points"


EP176 - Duel To The Death

May 10, 2017

It's been quite a long time since there's been a 1st time international guest but Giggysan who often appears on Abstract Japan Podcast joins Ben for a big show. So much things are talked about including American sports, gigs that Giggysan has been to recently, what it's like at a PAX, Big Kaiju Battle plus Dragon The Master, Dragon Ball, Samaritan Girl, Redline, Rurouni Kenshin, Your Name, Samurai Reincarnation, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Tales From The Borderlands, the song lyric quiz returns and there's much much more! song of the week is "Nobakitani" by Kikagaku Moyo. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @Giggysan INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. The next few of episodes are as follows: 177 with Ray reviewing "Beef or Chicken" by PASSPO, 178 with Dary "HotelCast/Dot Points", 179 with Freddy reviewing Tokyo Gore Police.


EP175 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #26 {Facebook Live Again}

May 7, 2017

Ben and Dary go live on Facebook again with the intention of reviewing "American Tigers" but the show goes off the rails due to alcohol, big thanks to Mijmeister for joining us halfway through and being a good sport. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder @mijmeister song of the week is "12 Bar Blues" by Aaron Lee Tasjan


EP174 - Ghost In The Shell {Both of Them}

April 30, 2017

Way shorter than normal episode for Ben and Freddy's standard, this episode they check out the original and remake of Ghost in the Shell. Some other things covered are Danish/German war film Land of Mine, Flying High, Deadball, Lucky Stars, Metal Gear Solid V, Killzone: Shadowfall. Song of the week is he original Ghost in the Shell theme. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP173 - City Hunter

April 23, 2017

Ben and Freddy have a good time watching somewhat little known Jackie Chan movie City Hunter. Some other things on the show are: Samurai Gourmet, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Chongqing Hot Pot, Rick and Morty, Gantz:O and much more. Song of the week is "Gala Gala Happy" by Grasshopper. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP172 - ONE OK ROCK “Zankyo Reference” {Have You Been Checked?}

April 16, 2017

Ben and Ray have some Japanese Emo Rock that's pretty good, also on the show: WWE's Paige has some sex tapes leaked, Mass Effect Andromeda seems to be on fire, The People vs OJ Simpson, Loaded Weapon 1, The Mad Detective, A Perfect Getaway, Yakuza 0, The Order 1886, Southpaw Regional Wrestling, our WrestleMania predictions. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Song of the week is "Re:Make" from the featured album. Next episode is Ben and Freddy reviewing Jackie Chan's City Hunter


EP171 Show Me Ya Dot Points #25

April 12, 2017

Mid-week podcast! Ben gets really mad at Dary, Spoilers ahead so time stamps for the films are GREEN ROOM 33:22, SPLIT 48:50, LOGAN 1:05:06. Song of the week is "When The Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder INSTAGRAM daryvafder, motleygunner84.


EP170 WrestleMania 33 Week Recap

April 7, 2017

It's that time of year again where Thom from 80s PictureHouse and SuperBrawls podcasts joins Ben to recap the whole week of WWE. Hall of Fame, NXT: Takeover Orlando, WrestleMania 33, RAW and Smackdown are all covered. Ray and Freddy also make an appearance to share their thoughts. Song of the week is "Greenlight" by Pit Bull. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @ThomDownie @superbrawls @80sPictureHouse


EP169 - Maid Cafe’s

April 2, 2017

April Fools for yesterdays episode! Ben and Sylvie back for their 2nd show together, bit more of a looser format this time as they try to get their groove for these episodes as they try their best to talk about Japanese Maid Cafe's. Song of the week is "Nippon Manju" by LADYBABY. TWITTER @asiamaniapod @Sylvie_says. All feedback for this episode is greatly appreciated. Next week is WrestleMania 33 week recap with Thom Downie from 80sPictureHouse and SuperBrawls podcasts.


EP168 - It’s A Wild One!

April 1, 2017

Ben and Freddy got together for a short facebook live show, it got weird...


EP167 - Train To Busan {All Aboard}

March 26, 2017

Ben and Freddy review the Korean zombie hit movie Train to Busan! also on this show Ben has watched the first 5 Resident Evil films, Freddy has seen his always eclectic mix of things and they both talk about the Magnificent Seven remake plus more including quite the big news section. Song of the week is "Throw Your Arms Around Me" by The Hunters & Collectors. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Next week Ben and Sylvie talk about Maid Cafe's (and other theme cafe's)


EP166 - Hyde “Roentgen” {She’s a Man Baby!}

March 19, 2017

Ben and Ray with a shorter than normal episode this week, some things covered: A Perfect Getaway, Black Mirror, Lupin The 3rd, Haemoo aka Sea Fog and much more. Song of the week is "A Drop of Colour" from the featured album. Ben was on episode 168 of 80s Revisited Podcast talking about No Retreat No Surrender so please check that out. Ben will be on 80s Picture House Podcast this weekend too talking about Dragon Ball so please listen to that too TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Next episode is likely Ben and Freddy reviewing the Korean zombile film "Train To Busan"


EP165 - SPL: Killzone {Wrists Up!}

March 12, 2017

Ben and Freddy review the Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung and Simon Yam starred SPL: Killzone, also on the show is The Revenent, The Negotiator, The original Dragon Ball series, Resident Evil 1 Remake and few more bits and pieces. Song of the week is "Fathers and Daughters" by Michael Bolton. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Next week Ben and Ray review "Roentgen" by Hyde


EP164 - The Sada Abe Incident

March 5, 2017

Ben and new host Sylvie have a new format show for you all, we don't know how frequent these will be but they'll likely get longer than this one. All feedback will be greatly appreciated TWITTER @asiamaniapod @Sylvie_Says INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Song of the week is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper. Next week Ben and Freddy review SPL: Killzone starring Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung and Simon Yam. Ben was on episode 168 of 80s Revisited Podcast talking No Retreat No Surrender so please give that a listen.


EP163 - Guns N’ Roses “Chinese Democracy” {This Lifetime}

February 26, 2017

Ben and Ray change the rules for the show in order to review the very long awaited Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" and also talk about seeing them perform at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Febuary 14th with 74,000 other people. Also on this show is just a few movies (Ben's first film is called Red Carper, he forgets to say it's name) games and wrestling tidbits. Song of the week is "This I Love" from the featured album, Thanks to Trey at 80 Revisited Podcast for letting us include a clip of theirs. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84, next week is a new show format with Ben and Sylvie talking about the "Sada Abe Incident".  


EP162 - Only Yesterday {GMO Free}

February 19, 2017

Ben and Freddy cover another Studio Ghibli film in Only Yesterday, the quiz is given a rest after this episode, lot's of things covered, song of the week is "Ai Wa Hana Kimi Wa Sono Tane" by Yasmin Yamashita. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. We coming for you 80s Revisited!


EP161 - Kenji Sawada “Julie IV” {Fun, Fun, Fun}

February 12, 2017

Ben and Ray with a fun album to review at the end, also on this episode is" the song lyric quiz, netflix original movie ARQ, Jean Claude Van Johnson, Ben has sleep paralysis, Reckless Kelly, Final Fantasy: Spirits Within, Ben finishes Rise of the Tomb Raider, a fair chunk of WWE talk and much more TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP160 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #24

February 5, 2017

Dary makes her long awaited return to the show, we have bit of a catch-up chat before talking about Krampus (2015) and Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2013) song of the week is "Sugerplum Fairy" by Albin Myers TWITTER @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder 


EP159 - The Great Yokai War {The Usual Stick}

January 29, 2017

Ben and Freddy watch a "family friendly" Takashi Miike (like that's a thing that exists) lots of things covered in this rather short episode, Ben attempts to answer a quiz, song of the week is "Lian Xi" by Andy Lau. TWIITER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. 


EP158 - CTHONIC “Takasago Army” {Pest Control Weekly}

January 22, 2017

Ben and Ray with an album review episode, we check out some screamy music, sorry but it was Ray's pick. other things on this episode: Ben starts Twin Peaks over again, Dustin Hoffman hams it up in Outbreak, Mad Max on BMX's in the 80's throwback Turbo Kid, Korean action thriller heist film The Thieves, Ben finishes Ash vs The Evil Dead, Ray has The Man in the High Castle, Passengers, Blair Witch and more to talk about. There's a song lyric quiz! Song of the week is "Legacy of the Seediq" from the featured album. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. Next episode is Ben and Freddy talking about Takashi Miike's The Great Yokai War


EP157 - The Hidden Fortress

January 15, 2017

Ben and Freddy go old school with Akira Kurosawa's classic The Hidden Fortress, some other things covered are: In THe Realm of The Senses, Dead or Alive 3, Wishmaster, Ben finally watches Bone Tomohawk, Dragon Ball Z: F, Pixels. We give our top 10 films watched for the 1st time in 2016. Song of the week is the track "Rip And Tear" from the DOOM 2016 sountrack, the movie for the next Ben & Freddy episode will be The Great Yokai War. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP156 - Joanna Wang “House Of Bullies”

January 8, 2017

Ben and Ray have a fun filled album review episode, some other things on the show are: Dallas Buyers Club, Pom Poko, Dead Sushi, The Taste of Money, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Uncharted 3 & 4, DOOM, Witcher 3, Pro Wrestling X, Wrestle Kingdom 11, song lyric quiz. Song of the week is "Pick of the Litter" from the featured album TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP155 - Ben & Freddy Facebook Live

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! hope you enjoy this unplanned episode,the video version is available on our Facebook page, we didn't really have anything planned so we just chit chat for awhile. Thanks Thom and Trey for joining us in the chat. Song of the week is "Sweet Sweet Melody 3 & 4" by Christopher Coleman Collective. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84


EP154 - Attack On Titan: Part 2

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas everybody! 2016 starts and ends with the disaster of a movie Attack on Titan, Ben and Freddy talk about a bunch of things, the quiz is back! Song of the week is "End Of The World" by Skeeter Davis, TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84 


EP153 - The Mackshow “Beat The Mackshow” {Very Squid}

December 17, 2016

Ben and Ray with another over 2 hour episode (forgot how long these take to edit) some things covered are: Ray attended NXT Live in Melbourne, Arrival, Uncharted 1 & 2, Stephen Chow's really good movie CJ7, The Pretender 2001, Around the world in 80 days, Watchdogs 2, The Walking Dead, a song lyric quiz plus more. Song of the week is "Fishnet Stockings" from the featured album Beat The Mackshow. TWITTER @asiamaniapod INSTAGRAM motleygunner84. 


EP152 - Show Me Ya Dot Points #23

December 11, 2016

Ben and Dary go live on Facebook again, here's the audio only version. Song of the week is "Pala Tute" by Gogol Bordello TWITTER @asiamaniapod @DaryVafder INSTAGRAM motleygunner84, we will give plenty of notice for the next one and try at a bit more suitable time for our English listeners. Fu*k you junazell


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


TWITTER: @asiamaniapod

INSTAGRAM: motleygunner84


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