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Season 12

So, a little later than originally planned, it looks like things are gearing up for Season 12 to begin. Later than planned as the PC that usually broadcast the show was being argumentative and refusing to edit videos properly. That’s now sorted, so expect the rest of the post-gunge interview videos to be released in the next couple of weeks.

There has been a minor move of studio furniture to give a better viewing angle of TK during the show. Not quite as drastic as we’d hoped (we need a bigger studio) but certainly one that’ll work for now. No new equipment was required, but some cables have been replaced as they’d failed during the off-season – and will probably continue to fail during the season.

There will be some new things though, including graphics for the show. This includes a new banner for the YouTube channel, new thumbnails, and even a new title card. These are raring to go. There might be some new jingles too, because why not? Not only that, but there are some explorations into getting some new games to play on the show, not just Jackbox ones. Though Quiplash, Split The Room, Guesspionage, and Trivia Murder Party are certainly going to make a comeback due to their popularity with the cast. Also, there may well be some Done and Dusted reviews from a new regular contributor, but more on that nearer the time.

Finally, there may well be some changes to the show’s length and start time. Originally the show ran for 3 hours every single night of the week. This became 2 hours for Season 3 onwards, and the time has gone from 11pm start time to an 8pm start time. This is because A) we’re getting too old for long shows, and B) work commitments have affected the show timings. It’s looking like the latter reason may be coming into play again, and so at the moment TigerTails Radio Season 12 will start at 8.30pm and run until 10pm. This could change between this post and the start of the season, but for now the run time will be 30 minutes shorter. So we will be losing the Gaming News segment. We can’t promise Xavier won’t sneak something into the regular news though, for those who will miss that segment.

So when will Season 12 be starting? With any luck it’ll be going through the first test shows in early September. Watch this space, or our Twitter feed for further announcements. Until then, keep an eye on the YouTube page for new videos coming soon.

Another Year Young

Well, would you look at that, TigerTails Radio celebrates another year. Albeit during the Off-Season this time. Back on this day in 2004, TK and Hedgie started wibbling into a couple of microphones to a few people on AOL Instant Messenger. How times have changed… In the 15 years the show has been around we’ve gained much better equipment, a stable platform, the ability to play music (legally), and a camera into the studio that’s real time (albeit with about 15 seconds of lag). Gone are the days of a frame every 20 seconds in tiny pictures. The 24kbps mono stream is now 128kbps stereo, coupled with 720p HD visuals. This allows us to play games with you, the audience. Gone are the old instant messengers of the past, and now we have Discord, which allows text chat, but also for Xavier to dial in and for guests to join via voice chat. The vision mixer allows for smooth transitions between the games, music titles, and cameras without that second of silence as the HDMI switch tries to keep up.

So, with 15 years under the belt, what does the future hold? Well, Season 12 is coming. Due to changes to TK and Echo’s work schedules the show might be 90 minutes instead of 2 hours, so there may be a short re-jigging of the format. When the new season starts there will be all the usual social media posts – something that probably won’t be remembered as the season goes on (can’t break with that tradition now, can we?). The normal cast should be back in attendance with Hedgie popping in when he has the time. If you haven’t yet, why not subscribe to the YouTube channel so you can see when we’re due to go live. We pie Echo if we get to 500 subscribers, so if you subscribe we can get to that goal even faster.

Watch this space. TigerTails Radio will be back soon…

Season 11 Episode 52 Podcast/Download

Overview:
The final show of Season 11, and while there are the normal things that go wrong, the show goes rather well. Echo joins TK in the studio, while Xavier dials in from his usual remote location. As this is a bit of a celebration, instead of the usual music, the show’s music is performed “live” by TK and Echo in Rock Band 3 on the PS3. Something not attempted since show 500 using a PS2. Alongside that, we have the usual 2 games of Quiplash, and usual news and fun. All in all, a rather fun show.

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – Parry Gripp – Space Unicorn
Song 2 – Eurobeat Brony – Discord (The Living Tombstone Mix)
Song 3 – Timeless Miracle – Curse of the Werewolf
Song 4 – Rainbowdragoneyes – Creatures Ov Deception (RB3 Version)
Song 5 – Lemon Demon – The Ultimate Showdown

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
There was no Done and Dusted this week.

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Season 11 Episode 51 Podcast/Download

Overview:
Bank Holiday Monday, and TK is joined by Xavier in his studio in far away lands, and Echo on the sofa. A more peaceful show this week, with most people away and enjoying the crazy amount of sunshine that’s been happening – on a Bank Holiday too, what is this madness? With talk about the lovely weather, and some talk about the Furry convention Just Fur The Weekend, which the cast visited over the weekend. A game of Quiplash and two whole games of Guesspionage were played on this week’s show.

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – Cosmik feat. Roobarb the Bear – Make America Great
Song 2 – Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough
Song 3 – Aaliyah – Back & Froth

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
There was no Done and Dusted this week – instead, a question. What would you like to see in Season 12? Comment on this post, via email/Discord/social Media (see the Contact Us page for the details), or in the comments on the video.

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Season 11 Episode 50 Podcast/Download

Overview:
In this week’s episode we have a Hedgie making a brief (and arse-wiggly) cameo in today’s show, as Echo and Xavier join TK as usual. Xavier goes off on one before Quiplash in a debate over Digital media vs Physical media, and then tears the live action Ghost In The Shell a new one. TK is tired and hungry, and Echo wonders what he did wrong in a former life to end up here. A couple of games of Quiplash were played. All in all, a fully packed show.

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – Usher – You Make Me Wanna
Song 2 – OutKast – Ms Jackson
Song 3 – Cassidy feat. R Kelly – Hotel

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
The Great Wall – Reviewed by Xavier
Ghost In The Shell (Netflix Original) – Reviewed by Xavier

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Season 11 Episode 49 Podcast/Download

Overview:
Echo was on time this week (yay) so was able to join TK in the studio with Xavier still calling in from his remote studio. In this episode TK talks about his fourth kidney stone, the merits of aluminium are discussed as Echo displays the new Pup All The Stations totem, Xavier accuses Echo of being Del Trotter from Only Fools and Horses, and Echo gives us the rundown of his week of work in Hell. Once again, two whole games of Quiplash were played. And we get that little bit closer to pie-ing Echo.

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – NSYNC – Girlfriend
Song 2 – Jake Aldridge – Gullible
Song 3 – Suicide Puppets – Still Bleeding

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
Jonathan Creek – Reviewed by Xavier
Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition Remix – Reviewed by TK

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Season 11 Episode 48 Podcast/Download

Overview:
It’s April Fool’s day! No pranks were pulled during tonight’s episode. A strangely empty sofa this week as TK is joined by Xavier from the remote studio. This leaves a great big hole in the spot where Echo would normally sit. Thankfully, Echo shows up during the end of the first Quiplash game following damage to his car. This means he turns up just in time for a strange cutlery debate which questions the merits of sporks – and head chefs in kitchens. Two games of Quiplash were played during today’s episode.

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – Jennifer Lopez – Jenny From The Block
Song 2 – Britney Spears – I’m A Slave 4 U
Song 3 – TLC – Creep

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
There was no Done and Dusted this week

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Season 11 Episode 47 Podcast/Download

Overview:
Echo joins TK in the studio while Xavier dials in from his usual position of “at home”. TK talks about his week in which he has had issues with kidney stones again, and he talks about a new YouTube channel he’s starting. Echo rants about employment in the public sector vs the private sector, and Xavier was a cheeky mare by watching the Playstation live stream about the State of Play during the twin Quiplash games. A video of Xavier being pied as we celebrated YouTube 300 subscribers was also shown. Following this, it was agreed that when we got to 500 subscribers, we’ll pie Echo. Get on it people!

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – Sonia – Better The Devil You Know
Song 2 – Freddie Mercury – Living On My Own
Song 3 – Mick Jackson – Blame It On The Boogie

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
There was no Done and Dusted this week

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Season 11 Episode 46 Podcast/Download

Overview:
A guest in the studio? Can it be? Yes, long time supporting cast member Southpaw returns again, for his Season 11 visit. Which is all fun and games – especially as we get a good couple of games of Quiplash in. There is debate as TK and Xavier talk about video games reviewers (and how crap they can be). The BAFTA nominations for their gaming awards also get a mention.

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, Southpaw, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Song 2 – Huey Lewis And The News – Hip To be Square
Song 3 – Alestorm – Wolves Of The Sea
Song 4 – Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
Jonathan Creek – reviewed by Xavier.

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Season 11 Episode 45 Podcast/Download

Overview:
With Hedgie at Uni writing music, Echo joins TK in the studio with Xavier phoning it in as usual. TK has a new dance mat, so can play PS1 and PS2 versions of Dance Dance Revolution/Dancing Stage again (which makes him happy), Echo has been busy with redecoration and renovation, and Xavier has been having fun with technical difficulties. Our third theme week in a row as music from the musicals takes the stage, along with 2 games of Quiplash and a quick session of Guesspionage. All good fun, really.

Featuring:
TK, Xavier, and Echo.

Songs Played:
Song 1 – The National Symphony Orchestra – All That Jazz (Chicago)
Song 2 – The National Symphony Orchestra – Memory (Cats)
Song 3 – The National Symphony Orchestra – Any Dream Will Do (Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat)
Song 4 – The National Symphony Orchestra – I Know Him So Well (Chess)
Song 5 – The National Symphony Orchestra – If I Can’t Love Her (Beauty and the Beast)

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Done and Dusted:
Initial D (film) – reviewed by Xavier.
The Equaliser (film) – reviewed by Xavier.

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