Bond Songs That Never Were

About two years ago, our own Tom Sears discussed what he proposed to be the Bond song “Secret Formula” in the following Youtube video: Since the last couple of podcasts have taken a close look at all the official Bond themes, I thought now might be an appropriate time to revisit the notion of what…

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Some Kind of Hero: An Interview with Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury

As I’ve noted in my book review of Some Kind of Hero, authors Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury have published what I consider to be the ultimate nonfiction Bond book detailing the history of the franchise from its inception all the way through to the SPECTRE press conference. It’s a book that every Bond fan must own,…

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History’s Greatest Spy and Fleming’s Inspiration for Bond – An Interview with Author Larry Loftis

Introduction and Interview by Jack Lugo: Larry Loftis’s upcoming nonfiction book takes a close look at real life World War II spy Dusko Popov.  The book is a fascinating and well researched account of Popov’s life as a double agent who worked with both MI6 and the United States government to deceive the Germans and…

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A Close Look at the SPECTRE Score by Matthew Grice

SPECTRE, the 24th installment of the longest running franchise in cinema history has caused a divide amongst fans.  Some love it while others think it was poor calling for Craig to bow out from role. I will hold my hands up and admit that I once didn’t like Quantum Of Solace as I felt the…

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Join Your Local JBR Group

One of the great things about the JBR family is the community that comes with it. As a result, our loyal listeners are creating JBR Facebook groups to keep in touch with other local listeners, organise meet ups and talk all things Bond. If you see your town listed below, be sure to join up! Or, if…

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Let’s Not Get Ahead of Ourselves, Shall We?

By now most of us have read the Daily Mail piece quoting anonymous sources who claim that Daniel Craig has turned down a £68 Million offer to play Bond in two more films.  Here at JBR, we typically pay no mind to the onslaught of rumors surrounding Daniel’s status as Bond, however, I thought it…

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Ideas for an Expanded Bond Universe by Logan Morford

A while back ago we explored some potential ideas for a Bond expanded universe with an article by Jack Lugo. It may be worthwhile to revisit the topic today now that the franchise is looking to move forward after the release of SPECTRE.  Logan Morford was kind enough to offer some of his ideas about…

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May He Rest in Peace: Guy Hamilton Passes Away at Age 93

Bond fans all over the world were saddened to learn of the death of Guy Hamilton on April 21st 2016.  Hamilton directed 4 Bond films including the iconic Goldfinger (1964) along with Diamonds are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). “In a statement, Bond producers Barbara…

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Time to get your questions in for the upcoming MI6 Mailbag episode!

Dear Listeners, Is there anything about Bond that you’ve been itching to get off your chest? Perhaps there’s something about 007 that’s left you scratching your head or something you noticed that no one else has? Do you have a question about Bond that can start a lively debate or get the creative juices flowing? If…

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Bonus Round of James Bond Celebrity Death Match!!

Following our bonus round of James Bond Celebratory Death Match, who do you think would win in a battle of strength/hand-to-hand combat between Red Grant and Necros? Watches with garrote wire and Walkmans with strong headphone cords are allowed but no guns, bombs or exploding milk bottles this time around!! Tough, tough match!! To cast…

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