20 Minutes Into The Future: A Max Headroom Podcast

20 Minutes Into The Future: A Max Headroom Podcast

(2021 – current): This podcast covering Max Headroom is hosted by Heather & Austin, where they watch and talk about the episodes (and other ephemera) related to this show.

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  • 14.) Our Cup Runneth Over 19 September 2021 11:00 PM
    14.) Our Cup Runneth Over (Recorded on 26 Aug. 2021, 10 Jun. 2021, 7 Apr. 2021 and 14 Apr. 2021) In this episode we present selections from a variety of past episodes, each segment cut for time but each interesting segments on their own, and are now edited together for your convenience. We also announce … Continue reading 14.) Our Cup Runneth Over
    Austin Rich
  • 13.) Big Time Television #2 5 September 2021 11:00 PM
    13.) Big Time Television #2 (Recorded on 10 June 2021) In this episode we discuss six songs from the ’70s and ’80s, and do our best to summarize the first season of Max Headroom. This turns into a free-ranging conversation about the world of Max, these six videos, and a little-known artist that Heather seems … Continue reading 13.) Big Time Television #2
    Austin Rich
  • 12.) Blank Life (ABC S1E6, “The Blanks”) 22 August 2021 11:00 PM
    12.) Blank Life (ABC S1E6, “The Blanks”) (Recorded on 9 Mar. 2021) In this episode we discuss the ABC TV Transmission from 5 May 1987, “The Blanks,” Star Trek ZOOM Parties, the show’s continued interest in coffee gags, and how Bryce models the kinds of complements you should deliver to your coworkers. Heather invents a … Continue reading 12.) Blank Life (ABC S1E6, “The Blanks”)
    Austin Rich
  • 11.) We’re Watching Screens of Them Watching Screens (Watch Party 1 – Channel 4 Telefilm Commentary Track) 8 August 2021 11:00 PM
    11.) We’re Watching Screens of Them Watching Screens (Watch Party 1 – Channel 4 Telefilm Commentary Track) (Recorded on 3 Apr. 2021) In this episode, we present recordings from the evening of our first watch party, where you can listen along like it is a commentary track for the Channel 4 Telefilm, “Max Headroom.” Essentially: … Continue reading 11.) We’re Watching Screens of Them Watching Screens (Watch Party 1 – Channel 4 Telefilm Commentary Track)
    Austin Rich
  • 10.) Janie’s Got A [Camera] Gun (ABC S1E5, “War”) 25 July 2021 11:00 PM
    10.) Janie’s Got A [Camera] Gun (ABC S1E5, “War”) (Recorded on 23 Feb. 2021) In this episode we discuss the ABC TV Transmission from 28 April 1987, “War,” new office slang, how easy it is to figure out that Phil is the weak link at your office, and this episode’s obsession with Italian art film. … Continue reading 10.) Janie’s Got A [Camera] Gun (ABC S1E5, “War”)
    Austin Rich
  • ZOOM WATCH PARTY FIVE! Friday, 23 July at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST! 20 July 2021 1:48 PM
    Join us at on Friday, 23 July 2021 at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST for a Watch Party! You have to send an e-mail to mitchheadroom@gmail.com to get an exclusive invitation to this party! It’s a BLANK REVOLUTION! See you then!
    Austin Rich
  • 09.) The Michael Cassutt Interview: “Follow Your Interests” 13 July 2021 12:57 AM
    The Michael Cassutt Interview: “Follow Your Interests” (Recorded on 7 Apr. 2021) Join us for a conversation with Michael Cassutt, a television producer and writer who has pursued a very unique career path, largely so he can keep writing science fiction and fantasy stories of one variety or another. In this show, we get the full … Continue reading 09.) The Michael Cassutt Interview: “Follow Your Interests”
    Austin Rich
  • 08.) Sparks FX (ABC S1E4, “Security Systems”) 27 June 2021 11:00 PM
    08.) Sparks FX (ABC S1E4, “Security Systems”) (Recorded on 21 Jan. 2021) In this episode we discuss the ABC TV Transmission from 21 April 1987, “Security Systems,” how artificial intelligences seem to like working blue, and how this particular storyline hits a little too close to home. Heather noticed some… interesting… lobby decor. Austin seems … Continue reading 08.) Sparks FX (ABC S1E4, “Security Systems”)
    Austin Rich
  • 07.) Big Into Blankets (ABC S1E3, “Body Banks”) 13 June 2021 11:00 PM
    07.) Big Into Blankets (ABC S1E3, “Body Banks”) (Recorded on 6 Jan. 2021) In this episode we discuss the ABC TV Transmission from 14 April 1987, “Body Banks,” why it’s not cool to make people work after you start a party (at work), why the point of view of this show is still not very … Continue reading 07.) Big Into Blankets (ABC S1E3, “Body Banks”)
    Austin Rich
  • Smart Sewers 6 June 2021 11:00 PM
    Smart Sewers (Recorded on 3 June 2021)  In a recent episode of 99 Percent Invisible, there was a discussion of Smart Sewers. (Taking our old, ancient, non-networked and non-electrical sewer systems, and adding modern upgrades to them, so we can use technology to diagnose and interact with sewers in ways that were never possible before.) Since … Continue reading Smart Sewers
    Austin Rich
  • ZOOM WATCH PARTY FOUR: Saturday, 12 June at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST. 5 June 2021 3:32 PM
    Join us at on Saturday, 12 June 2021 at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST for a Watch Party! You have to send an e-mail to mitchheadroom@gmail.com to get an exclusive invitation to this party! It’s a BLANK REVOLUTION! See you then!
    Austin Rich
  • 06.) Big Time Television #1 30 May 2021 11:00 PM
    06.) Big Time Television #1 (Recorded on 17 Dec. 2020) In this episode we discuss six songs from the ’80s, our continued interest in the developing Max Headroom Sitcom, and we delve a little more into Heather’s impressions, as she continues to be exposed to a 30 year old TV show that she knows little … Continue reading 06.) Big Time Television #1
    Austin Rich
  • ZOOM PARTY THREE: Friday, 28 May at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST. 28 May 2021 1:38 AM
    ZOOM PARTY THREE: Friday, 28 May at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST. (Recorded on 27 May 2021)  In case you missed it: here is the correct information for the Zoom Party. We would love to see you there. https://ia601504.us.archive.org/17/items/zoom-party-three/ZOOM%20PARTY%20THREE.mp3
    Austin Rich
  • A Peek Behind The Curtain 23 May 2021 11:00 PM
    A Peek Behind The Curtain (Recorded on 13 May 2021)  With another Zoom Party on the way, and the Patreon up and running (what Austin affectionately refers to as, “The Lemonade Stand,”), we take this opportunity to thank our supporters, discuss some of the cool gifts that listeners have sent in, and have a bit … Continue reading A Peek Behind The Curtain
    Austin Rich
  • 05.) A Raking Session (ABC S1E2, “Rakers”) 16 May 2021 11:00 PM
    05.) A Raking Session (ABC S1E2, “Rakers”) (Recorded on 27 Oct. 2020) In this episode we discuss the ABC TV Transmission from 7 April 1987, “Rakers,” the future of underground sports, David Bowie’s continued connection with the program, and why it’s not cool to order a drink for someone who has turned it down three … Continue reading 05.) A Raking Session (ABC S1E2, “Rakers”)
    Austin Rich
  • ZOOM Watch Party THREE! 13 May 2021 5:25 PM
    Join us at on Friday, 28 May 2021 at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST for a Watch Party! You have to send an e-mail to mitchheadroom@gmail.com to get an exclusive invitation to this party! It’s a BLANK REVOLUTION! See you then!
    Austin Rich
  • The Return of SipComs w/ Luc Thiers 9 May 2021 11:00 PM
    The Return of SipComs w/ Luc Thiers (Recorded on 25 March 2021)  Heather is starting to take this Sitcom idea with “It’s Max!” very seriously, and we decided that there was no better way to get some real advice than to speak with Sitcom expert (and the host of SipComs), Luc Thiers. (Whom you can … Continue reading The Return of SipComs w/ Luc Thiers
    Austin Rich
  • 04.) Writing & Producing The Future: “THAT’S What They Want To Do?” (A Conversation With Brian Frankish, Steve Roberts & Michael Cassutt) 2 May 2021 11:00 PM
    04.) Writing & Producing The Future: “THAT’S What They Want To Do?” (A Conversation With Brian Frankish, Steve Roberts & Michael Cassutt) (Recorded on 14 Apr. 2021) In this episode we are given some rare insight into the making of our favorite program, when Brian Frankish, Steve Roberts & Michael Cassutt offer to convert their … Continue reading 04.) Writing & Producing The Future: “THAT’S What They Want To Do?” (A Conversation With Brian Frankish, Steve Roberts & Michael Cassutt)
    Austin Rich
  • 03.) [keyboarding] (ABC S1E1, “Blipverts”) 18 April 2021 11:00 PM
    03.) [keyboarding] (ABC S1E1, “Blipverts”) (Recorded on 15 Oct. 2020) In this episode we discuss the ABC TV Transmission from 31 March 1987, “Blipverts,” hiring children to work in tech offices, and how the few diverse and progressive elements in the show still managed to avoid naming characters, giving them dialog, or passing the Bechtel … Continue reading 03.) [keyboarding] (ABC S1E1, “Blipverts”)
    Austin Rich
  • Join us for: Writing & Producing The Future! 11 April 2021 11:02 PM
    We’ll cut to the chase: we are announcing a special episode of our podcast, where we get to speak with Steve Roberts, Brian Frankish and Michael Cassutt, three of the creators behind a little show that is near and dear to the hosts of this podcast. “Writing And Producing The Future: A Conversation With Steve … Continue reading Join us for: Writing & Producing The Future!
    Austin Rich
  • ZOOM Watch Party TWO! 11 April 2021 11:01 PM
    Join us at bit.ly/MaxHeadroomZoomPartyTWO on Saturday, 17 April 2021 at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST for a Watch Party! It’s a BLANK REVOLUTION! See you then!
    Austin Rich
  • Memories of Max w/ Blank Brian 11 April 2021 11:00 PM
    Memories of Max w/ Blank Brian (Recorded on 6 April 2021)  In a short bonus episode (by our standards), Blank Brian joins us to share his Memories of Max. We also address some correspondence, announce our upcoming ZOOM WATCH PARTY for the ABC TV program, “Blipverts,” which will take place on 17 April 2021, 6 … Continue reading Memories of Max w/ Blank Brian
    Austin Rich
  • 02.) Music Video Logic (Channel 4 Telefilm, “Max Headroom”) 4 April 2021 11:00 PM
    02.) Music Video Logic (Channel 4 Telefilm, “Max Headroom”) (Recorded on 26 Sept. 2020) Exactly 36 years after the initial broadcast of “Max Headroom” on Channel 4, we discus this telefilm, sexual harassment on your first day at work, and if it really is cost-efficient to compress commercials to 1/10th their original length. Heather wonders … Continue reading 02.) Music Video Logic (Channel 4 Telefilm, “Max Headroom”)
    Austin Rich
  • ZOOM Watch PARTY! 29 March 2021 1:34 AM
    Join us at bit.ly/MaxHeadroomZoomPartyONE on Saturday, 3 April 2021 at 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST for a Watch Party! It’s a BLANK REVOLUTION! See you then!
    Austin Rich
  • It’s A Blank Revolution! (ZOOM Party Announcement And WAYO Promos!) 28 March 2021 11:00 PM
    It’s A Blank Revolution! (ZOOM Party Announcement And WAYO Promos!) (Recorded on 22 March 2021 & 25 March, 2021. “The Sound of Tomorrow” and “Teen Set Radio” original aired on WAYO-FM in Rochester, NY)  (If you noticed the edits in your audio being “off,” delete the file on your device and reload the episode. You … Continue reading It’s A Blank Revolution! (ZOOM Party Announcement And WAYO Promos!)
    Austin Rich
  • Heather & Austin Interview Martin Newell! 28 March 2021 12:18 AM
    On 24 March, 2021, we had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Martin Newell, legendary home-taper, a big figure in the Cassette Trading Network in the ’80’s, and The Greatest Living Englishman, with a staggering amount of poetry and published, literary work, in addition to his Weekly Podcast, the Oddcaste. Martin is the driving force … Continue reading Heather & Austin Interview Martin Newell!
    Austin Rich
  • 01.) We Can Title ’em, Too (Our Pilot) 21 March 2021 11:00 PM
    01.) We Can Title ’em, Too (Our Pilot) (Recorded on 7 Sept. 2020 AND 4 Feb. 2021)  In our Pilot episode, we introduce our listeners to our show, how we will be viewing the show / character, how often we’ll be on, and what our relationship with Max Headroom is. A cascading series of meta-talks … Continue reading 01.) We Can Title ’em, Too (Our Pilot)
    Austin Rich
  • We Debut Tomorrow! 21 March 2021 1:49 AM
    Call in with your Memories of Max, and listen to our DEBUT EPISODE, which drops at 4 PM PST, 7 PM EST, or 23:00 GMT. Let’s go… 20 Minutes Into The Future!
    Austin Rich
  • Our Program Launches March 21st! 9 February 2021 2:08 PM
    Our Premier Episode will be airing at 23:00 PM, GMT, on 21 March 2021. 7 PM, EST, or 4 PM, PST. You can hear a sample of our pilot now if you subscribe to the show: iTunes RSS or Generic RSS. We are also on Mixcloud. Subscribe today, and live… 20 Minutes Into The Future! * … Continue reading Our Program Launches March 21st!
    Austin Rich
  • A Sample of Our Pilot 5 February 2021 8:23 PM
    A Sample of Our Pilot Here is a short sample of our pilot episode, to give people an idea of what the show will sound like. The show doesn’t launch for a little while yet, but you can hear this, and get a feel for what the show will be like. https://ia601506.us.archive.org/11/items/new-podcast-sample/NewPodcastSample.mp3   Enjoy!   … Continue reading A Sample of Our Pilot
    Austin Rich
  • Welcome To 20 Minutes Into The Future! 5 February 2021 4:03 AM
    Welcome To 20 Minutes Into The Future! Here’s a quick promo, to give you an idea of what you can expect from the program. https://ia601507.us.archive.org/6/items/max-headroom-promo/MaxHeadroomPromo.mp3https://ia601507.us.archive.org/6/items/max-headroom-promo/MaxHeadroomPromo.mp3  
    Austin Rich