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How to Survive

'How to Survive' is a film review podcast with a twist. The discussion centres around one key question: 'How would you survive in this movie?' Each episode centres around one classic movie. Often, they are horror movies, but there are also lots of thrillers, action movies, adventure movies and the occasional romantic drama for good measure. If you've ever rolled your eyes when the victim goes outside alone; tutted when the killer returns from the dead; or shouted 'DON'T GO IN THERE!', this is the podcast for you. If you have ideas on How to Survive, or recommendations for films we should consider, send them over to: HowToSurviveShow@Gmail.com
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 28, 2016

It's episode 72... and the cash cow is ready for milking...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) tells the story of Jyn Erso, a young woman who is caught up in the rebel's fight against the empire directly before the events of Star Wars (1977). Jyn and her new friend Casian head a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star to give the rebels a chance to blow it up.

We talk about the benefits of wireless communication; the advantages of having an entire droid army at your disposal; and the risks of keeping your unstoppable secret weapon hidden away until the fight is practically over.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... the power we're dealing with here is immeasurable.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Dec 26, 2016

It's the second of our 2016 Christmas Special!

Die Hard (1989) tells the story of John McClain, an NYPD cop who will stop at nothing to save a group of hostages from Hans Gruber, a terrorist mastermind who is staging a complex robbery at McClain's wife's Christmas Party!

We talk about the greatest movie villain of all time; the importance of professionalism from emergency services staff; and the dangers of shouting your thoughts when you're trying to remain inconspicuous. 

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... Hans, babe, put away the gun, this is radio, not television.Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Another movie solved by the greatest film podcast in the world!

Dec 23, 2016

It's the first of our 2016 Christmas Specials!

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) tells the story of Kevin McCallister, a young boy who becomes separated from his family at the airport, and ends up fending for himself in New York City. To make things even more complicated, Kevin is facing off against his past foes, The Wet Bandits (who have now rebranded...).

We talk about the importance of learning from your mistakes; the risks of a lax approach to workplace safety, and a professional weighs in on just how much The McCallister Family should be trusted to raise children.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure...Get Outta here you nosey little pervert or I'm gonna slap you silly!!!

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Dec 21, 2016

It's episode 71... and it's all hands on deck...

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) tells the story of a group of hapless teenagers who get killed by Jason Vorhees. Some of them get killed on a boat. 5 minutes of the movie takes place in Manhattan where some others are killed and then Jason gets killed (but he's probably not dead). There we saved you having to watch it.

We talk about the risks of holding unlicensed boxing matches whilst at sea, with no medical personnel anywhere around; the importance of using doors properly; and the responsibilities of the urban planning committee to ensure the waste disposal is properly carried out throughout the city of New York.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure...You don't wanna end up drowning like that Voorhees boy, do you? He never learned how to swim, either. And he's still at the bottom of this lake.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Dec 14, 2016

It's episode 70... and everybody's favourite metamorphosing pets...

Gremlins (1984) tells the story of Billy, a young man whose father buys him a strange mystical pet for Christmas. Before long, Billy accidentally causes the pet to multiply, generating dozens of gremlins who terrorise his town - and its up to Billy to stop them.

We talk about the importance of clear communication when the stakes are high; the simple mechanics of kicking small animals; and just how an inventor can be so badly wasted in a movie.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... I warned you. With podcast comes great responsibility. But you didn't listen.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Dec 7, 2016

It's episode 69... and there's magic in the air...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) tells the story of Newt Scamander, a collector and protector of magical animals. Newt travels to New York city, where he immediately loses his magical animals and ends up embroiled in all kinds of mayhem while he hunts them down. (Also it's set in the Harry Potter universe)

We talk about the lax approach to HR management exhibited by the American magical society (I can't remember their name and I'm damned if I'm going to look it up); the importance of keeping a cool head in order to prevent blowing your cover; and just how easily a senator's death can be swept under the rug.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... I ain't got the brains to make this up.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

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