The Box Set Pod - The Boxset Podcast

The Box Set Pod - The Boxset Podcast

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A podcast in love with TV Box sets. The latest news, chatter, and guests from in front and behind the camera of the greatest box sets in the world. Hosted by Northern English Hywel and Jamie - its like being looked after by two guards of the nights watch...


Manchester Arena  

A brief message this week from Hywel, as the podcast is recorded on Tuesdays. This particular Tuesday being the worst in Manchester's recent history.

13 Reasons to watch Thirteen Reasons Why  

No spoilers! (Beyond a few mentions about episode 1). Jack, Hywel and Mat have all watched episode 1 of Thirteen Reasons Why - a series about a teenage suicide which is causing a bit of a stink in certain circles of opinion. Jamie has watched all 13 reasons and is here to try and persuade the others and YOU to continue...

The League  

After much girl-related chat of late, its all about the boys in The League. Hywel and Matt discuss the show about... A league? Or is it about something else? Note, Hywel gets his dates mixed up in the podcast order here, and refers to next week instead of last week... You won't notice, you don't really listen to what he says do you? Email any thoughts! Plus some chat about The Walking Dead from Matt.

May You Catch Up  

A quick catch up from Hywel and Jamie, pay attention, your opinions will be needed based on these decisions herein....

Crystal Maze Special Interview Part 2  

Part two of Hywel and Tom (creator of the new live interactive game Crystal Maze) as they get further under the skin of creativity at work in the UK. Plus Tom's story of what it was like to crowd-fund a project as large as this.

Crystal Maze Special Interview Part 1  

Meet Tom. He is the creator of the new live experiences of the Crystal Maze in London and Manchester. Hywel and Tom get to grips with what makes creativity so important in todays world, after Hywel is surprised at how much he enjoys the maze itself!

Broadchurch - the highs and lows  

One of the biggest British to series of recent years, Broadchurch is made for a broad...audience. But there is some disagreement in the box set pod camp of its merit. If you have watched it decide who's side you're on. If not no spoilers here and we can help you decide.

Girls Part 2 - With A Real Girl  

Did you hate the idea of watching Girls? Mel from Kansas didn't think Girls was for her. Meanwhile a bunch of boys from England did. What happened there? Hear the debate, maybe you'll decide to watch (or not).


Hywel, Jamie and Jack, yes, all boys, talk Girls. In its final season as we record, Jack watches episode one season one, and we try to remember what we felt when it first came out... Were you put off? Should you be put back on?


Catastrophe is on its third season on uk television. Hywel is new to it, Mat and Jamie are old to it, should you invest time and effort in it or will that turn out to be (insert joke about title).

The OA part THREE!  With Russell Gomer  

An unprecedented THIRD episode on one box set, this week welsh genius and comedy star of Stella Russell Gomer joins, whilst Hywel Jamie and Mat clear up some unfinished business from last week... Spoilers are present again sorry!

The OA: The End  

Have you watched it? Can you make sense of it? Can we? Let's see. Spoiler special, for you if you've seen the OA Season 1.

A No-Spoiler Catch Up  

Hywel and Jamie, with a cameo from work-experience boy Jack, are left alone to catch up on the latest Box Set News, and other of life's eventualities. Has Game Of Thrones been snubbed at the golden globes? Are celebrities monumental idiots for taking part in a TV series about skiing? Is LA LA Land amazing? (yes). These and many more questions are answered.

The OA  

Say what now? A girl was blind, went missing, jumped off a bridge, called herself 'The OA', came back, bit a dog, befriending a bully, and then what now happened eh? What? Welcome to the world of the OA. Never has a series been more questioned, criticised, and more in need of The Box Set Pod to help you decide whether to continue. Listen in, no spoilers beyond ep one. Or at least, half way through episode one...

Lemony Snicket  

Lemony Snicker has been a well known film staring Jim Carey for many years, but now Netflix, in their infinite wisdom, have created a whole new serve from the books. You may have heard people saying it’s great, but should you spend your valuable time on it? No spoilers here, just the advice to either keep you watching or put you off.

Should you watch Goliath?  

Billy Bob Thornton has taken on the role of David in the new Amazon Prime court-room (ish) drama. Episode one has been watched by our Guinea Pig Mat, should he and YOU watch more?


Criticism runs high as the podcast is afoot. Sherlock has reached what seems to be a sort of end, with a new year set of three latest but fairly exhaustive episodes. This is a spoiler episode, we will talk about things which may spoil it for you.

A Christmas Letter to America  

Just a little Christmas short story from Hywel, an unplanned episode due to the arrival of a card on Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Moody Muppet Planes Trains Automobiles Special  

Welcome to the final Box Set Pod of 2016, and Christmas special. Young idiot, work experience boy Jack, has never seen Muppets Christmas Carol. He has also never watched A Very Moody Christmas - available on Netflix via Australia comedy talents. Now he has watched both, and sparks may fly.

Black Mirror  

Created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror has had a few series in the UK and now on Netflix is its 'series one' (actually its 2016 series). The team, reformed now Jamie is back, discuss the episode that seems very familiar to our lives, but also to an episode of another series we watched recently... In a future entirely controlled by how people evaluate others on social media, a girl is trying to keep her "score" high while preparing for her oldest childhood friend's wedding.

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