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Dec 31

House to Astonish Episode 160 – The Homies 2017

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 by Al in Podcast

Happy New Year! (Or possibly, happy 31st of December, depending on when you’re reading this!)

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we’ve got the traditional year-in-review show for you, featuring the 2017 Homies Awards. We’re handing out gongs for the best comics, creators and moments of the past year, and looking forward to 2018 with a mixture of trepidation, anticipation and X-Nation 2099 (one of these is not true). Come find out what Paul and I rated in each category, as well as the result of the listener poll. All this plus Black Crown’s links to naff UK soap operas, a scale model of the Boer war and a pun about Hawkeye that’s painful even by my usual standards.

Apologies for the sound issues on this episode – we had issues with recording, but we’ll have everything shipshape again by the time the next one rolls around.

The podcast is here, or here on Mixcloud, or available via the player below. Let us know what you think, in the comments, on Twitter, via email or on our Facebook fan page. As mentioned on the podcast, our Redbubble store is here, should you wish to show everyone how toned you’ve managed to keep your guns throughout the season of overindulgence.

Thanks for listening, be well, and we’ll be back with more in 2018.


Bring on the comments

  1. mark coale says:

    Every year, this episode makes me sing the Homie the Clown theme.

  2. Michael Keloisim says:

    The Legion of Super Heroes,
    Winner of the ‘MOST WANTED’ House to Astonish Homie award 2017!


  3. Jerry Ray says:

    Thanks for continuing to do this podcast, guys. I’ve been reading Paul’s stuff since the Usenet days, and listening to the podcast since day 1. It always makes my day when you release an episode, and I look forward to more in the new year!

  4. mark coale says:

    I think Hickman said he was a Legion fan back in the day, so he would not be a bad choice. Plus, each Legionaire used to have their own pictogram, so right up his alley.

    I approve of Paul’s blank ballot, rather than randomly picking something.

  5. Suzene says:

    Another year, another successful Homies. Here’s hoping 2018 is a great one.

  6. Steve Lacey says:

    I bought 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank today based on the recommendation on this show.

    I laughed a lot today.

  7. Damien says:

    I presume you will fail to do more podcasts this year as Paul will be too busy writing his novel about a kebab seller from Ankara.

    Seriously though, can I ask you guys to put up links to the comics writing you were talking about.

  8. Brian says:

    With so many of us reading books on Marvel Unlimited these days (including you guys!), I recommend a special Marvel Year In Review segment in a podcast next July… 😉

  9. LiamK says:

    Only just listened to this, but I wanted to chime in on the lack of blogging these days. I think the issue isn’t attention span so much as an overwhelming need to consume as much capital-C Content as possible. Everything much be experienced. Every tweet read. Every TV show watched and mainlined. Every video game and comic bought even if they’re not read.

    One of the ways people do that is by multitasking. I listen to podcasts when driving or running. I don’t sit down and just listen to them by themselves. Likewise, a lot of people will watch YouTube vlogging whilst also browsing Twitter. And twitter itself is great for reading at work as you can read it for 10 seconds or 10 minutes, and it doesn’t matter. Everyone dual screens all their Content.

    Long form articles require you to concentrate on just them. You can’t read anything else. You can’t browse Facebook at the same time. You can’t dip in and out. You sit down and read it. Just it. Nothing else. And that’s where people have trouble committing.

    (Also, on podcasts, I recently found out to my horror that there are people who listen to them at 125% or 150% speed in order to get through them as quickly as possible. I pretty much gave up on humanity at that point.)

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