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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: May, 2017
May 31, 2017

It's episode 94... and the future's not set. There's no fate but what we make for ourselves...

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) tells the story of John Connor, the son of Sarah Connor. John is the fresh target of Skynet's time-travelling Terminator unit, but help comes from an unexpected source.

We talk about the benefits of simply ignoring the effects of your sedatives; the thin line between being too insane for prison, but just sane enough for a mental asylum; and the benefits of 'Divide and Conquer' (particularly when fighting against a single enemy).

All of which leads to one question...

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

I know now why you cry. But it's something I can never do.

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

May 24, 2017

It's episode 93... and look on my works ye might, and despair...

Alien: Covenant (2017) tells the story of a group of space colonists travelling from earth to their new planet. On the way, their ship becomes damaged. Receiving a distorted signal from a nearby Earth-like planet, they decide to investigate, but they soon get more than they bargained for...

We talk about the benefits of wearing helmet, space suit and breathing apparatus during space exploration; the merits of having crew members who don't need to wear helmets, space suits and breathing apparatus during space exploration; and we make a strong case for using any type of interrogation to verify someone's identity.

All of which leads to one question...

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

Nobody understands the lonely perfection of my dreams...

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

May 17, 2017

It's episode 92... and we just made the international sign of the donut...

Mars Attacks (1996) tells the story of an ensemble cast of politicians, soldiers, scientists, tv hosts and donut shop workers, as they fight back against attackers... from Mars!

We talk about how lucky we are to live in a world where Slim Whitman's hit 'Indian Love Call' can be played with three seconds notice; how the best defence is a good offence; and how easily the scientific method can be forgotten in place of positivity.

All of which leads to one question...

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

All green of skin... 800 centuries ago, their bodily fluids include the birth of half-breeds. For the fundamental truth self-determination of the cosmos, for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.

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

May 10, 2017

It's episode 91... and statistical probability of survival just went up to fifty-three per cent.

Jason X (2001) tells the story of Jason Voorhees, the undead, unkillable monster who kills teenagers near a lake. Except now they've taken him away from the lake and put him on a spaceship. So now he's killing teenagers in space.

No, really...

We talk about the benefits of a well-lit combat environment; the importance of remembering your magical abilities of possession in combat situations; and the strangest but most effective robot upgrades on the market.

All of which leads to one question...

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

You're lucky you weren't alive during the Microsoft conflict. Hell, we were beating each other with our own severed limbs.

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

May 3, 2017

It's episode 90... and why did it have to be snakes?

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) tells the story of Indiana Jones, a world-renowned archaeologist, who spends his free time raiding tombs hunting for lost treasure. Jones is happy with his lot in life, until two spies from the US Intelligence Service inform him that the Nazis have begun searching for the mysterious 'Ark of the Covenant', which is said to make any army who holds it immortal.

Now Jones is in a race against time (and the Nazis) to find the ark, get the girl and save the world!

 

We talk about the the virtue of knowing when to say 'no' to dangerous missions, the importance of back-up on dangerous missions, and for the first time ever: A Choose Your Own Survival in glorious surround-sound.

All of which leads to one question...

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

You and I are very much alike. Movie Survival is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.

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

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