The X-Cast - An X-Files Podcast

The X-Cast - An X-Files Podcast

The Truth is In Here... Devoted X-Phile and podcast addict Tony Black, alongside a group of committed Philes, presents THE X-CAST: An X-FILES Podcast dedicated to exploring the series from its inception in 1993, up to the latest Season 11 in 2018 and beyond. Supported by a legion of co-hosts and guests, Tony will be picking apart each X-File, exploring the stories, characters and of course monsters that made the show the seminal TV experience of the 1990's, and turned FBI Agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully into iconic modern heroes. Go with them on the journey. Just remember one thing... TrustNo1 A proud part of the We Made This podcast network.

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September 17, 2021 119 min
7x11 'Closure' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Carl Sweeney is joined by recurring guests Chris Knowles & Darren Mooney to discuss the eleventh episode of season seven, 'Closure', and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Editor / Producer

Carl Sweeney

Guests

Chris Knowles / Darren Mooney

Producers

Kurt North / Sarah Blair

Executive Producer

Tony Black

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7x10 'Sein Und Zeit' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Carl Sweeney is joined by guest and writer John Kenneth Muir to discuss the tenth episode of season seven, 'Sein Und Zeit', and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Editor / Producer

Carl Sweeney

Guest

John Kenneth Muir

Producers

Kurt North / Sarah Blair

Executive Producer

Tony Black

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September 3, 2021 90 min
7x09 'Signs and Wonders' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Kurt North is joined by guest Michael J. Petty to discuss the ninth episode of season seven, 'Signs and Wonders', and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Editor / Producer

Kurt North

Guest

Michael J. Petty

Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair

Executive Producer

Tony Black

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August 31, 2021 77 min
Harsh Realm

Following the success of The X-Files and Millennium, Chris Carter's dominance as one of the 1990's premiere showrunners was assured. Throwing him a $30 million production deal to make multiple series, Carter went off and made Harsh Realm, the first series in this new deal, designed to be the 'next big thing' after The X-Files ends at the end of Season 7. History tells us, however, things didn't quite ...
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August 27, 2021 62 min
7x08 'The Amazing Maleeni' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Sarah Blair is joined by fellow showrunners Kurt North & Carl Sweeney to discuss the eighth episode of season seven, 'The Amazing Maleeni', and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Producer

Sarah Blair

Co-Host / Producer

Kurt North

Co-Host / Editor / Producer

Carl Sweeney

Executive Producer

Tony Black

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August 20, 2021 113 min
7x07 'Orison' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Kurt North is joined by recurring guest Darren Mooney to discuss the seventh episode of season seven, 'Orison'.

Glory! Amen!

Host / Editor

Kurt North

Guest

Darren Mooney

Executive Producer

Tony Black

Show Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair / Kurt North

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Interview: Jeffrey Bell

In this special episode, we take a break from our Season 7 coverage and present another interview with one of the makers of The X-Files - writer Jeffrey Bell.

Tony Black speaks to Jeff about his X-Files contributions between Season 6 and Season 8, discussing how he came to write for the series, the writers room, stories from developing the episodes, pitches for stories never made, and discuss his career beyond...
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August 13, 2021 67 min
7x06 'The Goldberg Variation' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Sarah Blair is joined by recurring guest & Patron, Cortlan Waters Bartley, to discuss the sixth episode of season seven, 'The Goldberg Variation', and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Editor

Sarah Blair

Guest

Cortlan Waters Bartley

Executive Producer

Tony Black

Show Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair / Kurt North

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August 6, 2021 87 min
7x05 'Rush' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Kurt North is joined by guests and show Patrons Adam Silva & Katie Doe to discuss the fifth episode of season seven, 'Rush'...

Host / Editor

Kurt North

Guests

Adam Silva / Katie Doe

Executive Producer

Tony Black

Show Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair / Kurt North

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Patron Roundtable #20

In our latest Patron Roundtable discussion, host Russ Hugo is joined by new Patrons & first time guest Christopher Pilbeam, along with veteran Patron & Observing the Pattern host Luke Winch, to discuss who they consider to be the finest writers & directors in The X-Files, and why...

Host / Editor

Russ Hugo

Guests

Christopher Pilbeam / Luke Winch

Executive Producer

Tony Black

Show Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sa...
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July 30, 2021 134 min
7x04 'Millennium' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Kurt North is joined by recurring guest Darren Mooney to discuss the fourth episode of season seven, 'Millennium'...

Host / Editor

Kurt North

Guest

Darren Mooney

Executive Producer

Tony Black

Show Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair / Kurt North

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Resist or Serve

Our coverage of Season 7 takes a slight break as guest host Tony Black is joined by X-Cast stalwart Andrew Brooker to discuss the second X-Files video game from 2004, but set at the beginning of Season 7, The X-Files: Resist or Serve, and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Editor

Tony Black

Guest

Andrew Brooker

Executive Producer

Tony Black

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July 23, 2021 76 min
7x03 'Hungry' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as guest host Russ Hugo is joined by recurring guest and X-Files author Jim Beard to discuss the third episode of season seven, 'Hungry'...

Host / Editor

Russ Hugo

Guest

Jim Beard

Executive Producer

Tony Black

Show Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair / Kurt North

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Amor Fati X-Tra

Our coverage of Season 7 continues with a bonus episode in the wake of our Sixth Extinction coverage.

Kurt North is joined by recurring guests Darren Mooney & Marlene Stemme to discuss Mulder's journey in Amor Fati in greater detail, the links it has to Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, and much more!

Host / Editor

Kurt North

Guests

Darren Mooney / Marlene Stemme

Executive Producer

Tony Black

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7x02 'The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 continues as host Carl Sweeney is joined by X-Cast creator Tony Black to discuss the second episode of season seven, 'The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati' and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Editor

Carl Sweeney

Guest / Executive Producer

Tony Black

Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair / Kurt North

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Jerry Hardin talks The X-Files

Our coverage of Season 7 is graced with a very special interview in this episode as we are joined by Jerry Hardin, Deep Throat in Seasons 1, 3, 4 and 7 of the show, and a legend of the big and small screen for decades.

Russ Hugo joins Jerry in conversation about his X-Files experience, his career in films, and much more...

Host / Editor

Russ Hugo

Special Guest

Jerry Hardin

Executive Producer

Tony Black

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July 9, 2021 98 min
7x01 'The Sixth Extinction' - Episode Analysis

Our coverage of Season 7 begins as host Carl Sweeney is joined by co-hosts Sarah Blair & Kurt North to discuss the first episode and premiere of season seven, 'The Sixth Extinction' and to discuss your feedback...

Host / Editor

Carl Sweeney

Co-Hosts

Sarah Blair / Kurt North

Executive Producer

Tony Black

Producers

Carl Sweeney / Sarah Blair / Kurt North

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July 2, 2021 101 min
One Breath - Re-Run

In between the downtime of seasons of The X-Cast, we're going to re-open some of our files and revive classic X-Cast discussions to enjoy all over again.

Kurt North introduces Tony Black's discussion with guest Darren Mooney, on One Breath from December 2016.

One of the first discussions Tony & Darren had for S2, this was an epic look at one of the seminal episodes of the series. But has it stood the t...
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June 25, 2021 61 min
Avatar - Re-Run

In between the downtime of seasons of The X-Cast, we're going to re-open some of our files and revive classic X-Cast discussions to enjoy all over again.

Carl Sweeney introduces Sarah Blair's discussion with guest Amy Walker, on Avatar from October 2018.

We all know Sarah's obsession with Skinner borders on problematic but just how in depth about the big, bald, beautiful man does she get in his first focus...
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Interview: Kim Newton

In this special episode, between our coverage of Seasons 6 and 7, we present another interview with one of the makers of The X-Files - writer Kim Newton.

Annie Flowers and Sarah Blair speak to Kim about her X-Files contributions in Season 3 of the series, discussing how she came to write for the series, the writers room, stories from developing the episodes, and discuss her career beyond the show and writing in ...
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