Siskoid Radio: Geek Out! - February 25th

"If you own and use a decoder ring, you might be a geek..."

Episode 6 of Geek-Out is a tribute to secret agents, which is the preferred Geek Term for "spies". My recommendations, features and music will mostly take their inspiration in that concept. #GeekOut is the hashtag on Twitter for the silliness of following a radio show live, and as usual, if you couldn't listen or understand the French interventions, here's the episode's playlist, with You-Tube links where available.

Intro tune: Doctor Who IX - Murray Gold
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
Geek News: The headlines included a lucky man inheriting a 3.5 million $ comics collection, Community's return, and in keeping with my theme, some news on James Bond: Skyfall.
Le méchant de James Bond - Bénabard
Comics round-up: Basically a few of the week's tweeted comic book reviews, though particular attention is given to books with secret organizations in them.
Frankenstein P.Q. - Les secrétaires volantes
Comics recommendation: Matt Kindt's Super Spy (he takes over Frankenstein Agent of SHADE soon, which is the reason behind the previous song selection)
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
Mission Impossible Theme - Lalo Schiffrin
TV recommendation: Spooks (MI-5)
Douanier 007 - Sinsemilia
Geek Band: Instead of focusing on a single artist or group, I took a look at three rejected songs for James Bond films (playing less than a minute of the song actually used for comparison, but links included here)
Thunderball - Tom Jones vs. Thunderball - Johnny Cash
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton vs. For Your Eyes Only - Blondie (not available in all countries, this last one, so I've supplied a GrooveShark link)
Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow vs. Tomorrow Never Lies - Pulp
I Wish I Was James Bond - Scouting for Girls
Geek 101: The "Time Lord" theory of multiple James Bonds (my version was one of the first articles I ever wrote for the SBG)
Live and Let Die - Wings (this whole special episode happened because I was asked to play this song)
Spies Like Us - Paul McCartney (it's a Paul twofer!)
Brief intervention about the feeling of spy music
L'espion - Pagliaro
Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones
Goodbyes and your Doctor Who theme remix of the week:
Docteur Qui - Dalekium

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