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Eggs and Espionage: The Origins of James Bond

23 EpisodesProduced by Flashback ProductionsWebsite

Exploring Ian Fleming’s James Bond, through the novels that made him.

23 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

S1E1: Casino Royale (Chp1-3) - “A lot of trouble over details”

September 24th, 2021

26:10


Many of the well known Bond characters are introduced here for the first time in these 3 chapters. We set the scene for Bond’s love of gambling, …

Short Story E1: From a View to a Kill - BONUS!

May 21st, 2021

1:06:51

An odd but deftly executed motorcycle murder captures some important dispatch information.  It just so happens that Bond, James Bond, is in Paris licking his wounds and dreading his return to England where his career …

Live and Let Die - Movie Review BONUS!

December 28th, 2020

21:23

Ian and Chris take a little time to reflect on the 1973 film, Roger Moore's first time portraying Bond. With it's stark (very stark) differences form the novel they mostly wonder, "why?" For those who haven't seen the …

S2E11: Live and Let Die (Chp 21-23) - "Sexy man-servant"

December 16th, 2020

35:37

Bond and Solitaire are lectured by Mr Big on how they will both die, you know, for the purposes of science. Unbeknownst to Mr Big however, a limpet …

S2E10: Live and Let Die (Chp 18-20) - “Whiskey and Benzedrine”

December 13th, 2020

32:58

In a montage-like flurry, Bond trains his body and mind before diving into the dark waters with nothing but his witts, stimulants, and oodles of spy …

S2E9: Live and Let Die (Chp 16-17) - “A little monologue about life and death”

December 9th, 2020

35:44

After a jaunty and distressing plane ride to Jamaica, Bond has a new lease on life. He meets with Quarrel, a skilled islander and amateur biologist …

S2E8: Live and Let Die (Chp 14-15) - “72 oz of American Beef"

December 6th, 2020

37:09

Both Bond and Leiter make solo attempts to approach “The Robber”. Only one gets out with all his limbs intact.

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A Small Tribute to Sean Connery

November 5th, 2020

18:25

Unscripted, unedited, and potentially unnecessary, Ian and Chris provide some meandering thoughts in reverence of the late Sean Connery. His gift as …

S2E7: Live and Let Die (Chp 12-13) - “Soft spot for Pelicans”

October 25th, 2020

32:55

Bond and Solitaire decide last minute to switch trains, discuss their dislike of the elderly, and reunite with Leiter. The two boys get right to work …

S2E6: Live and Let Die (Chp 10-11) - "Train porn"

October 25th, 2020

34:22

Bond boards a train to Florida with a cliche disguise, alias, and his enemy’s slave girlfriend, revels in the romance of the American railway, and curses his broken finger.

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S2E5: Live and Let Die (Chp 8-9) - “A cure for a broken finger”

October 25th, 2020

32:38

Separated, Leiter is too hip to be hurt, Bond endures a world class monologue, they make plans to get out of NYC, but Bond makes an "unpardonable …

S2E4: Live and Let Die (Chp 6-7) - “A great characteristic in a super-villain”

October 25th, 2020

27:42

Bond and Leiter take in a Harlem striptease. Captured, Bond finds himself eye to eye with the Voodoo Baron of Death but is spared by an unexpected …

S2E3: Live and Let Die (Chp 4-5) - “Rampant Abuse of Power”

October 25th, 2020

37:09

Leiter lectures Bond on the African-American community, before exploring Harlem late into the evening with all their judgements and prejudice on hand.

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S2E2: Live and Let Die (Chp 3) - “A certain degree of Americanization”

October 25th, 2020

25:50

Bond and Leiter discuss their target with the FBI, Bond educates himself on voodoo rituals and practices, and receives an ominous message about the beatings of his heart.

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S2E1: Live and Let Die (Chp 1-2) - "A dark and insensitive nature"

October 25th, 2020

30:34

Refreshed after a long respite from his “casino job”, Bond touches down on American soil with some “mental reservations” on American ways, reunites with his best new friend and CIA counterpart, Felix Leiter, and is …

Live and Let Die - A Prologue

October 25th, 2020

2:56

Some background on the novel, the period it was written, and the hosts recording it. 

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S1E7: Casino Royale (Chp23-27) - “The sweet tang of rape”

February 17th, 2020

20:54

Bond and Vesper enjoy some R&R on the Riviera but Vesper is too preoccupied to enjoy herself. Bond’s mind is made up but his sex vacation takes an unexpected turn.

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S1E6: Casino Royale (Chp18-22) - “It’s in the job description”

February 17th, 2020

25:05

Bond recovers from his wounds, goes on an existential crisis, a sex vacation, and contemplates early retirement.

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S1E5: Casino Royale (Chp14-17) - “The blue-ball treatment”

February 17th, 2020

24:50

Vesper is captured and Bond pursues in a high speed chase. Outsmarted and outnumbered, Bond is tortured both mentally and physically

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S1E4: Casino Royale (Chp9-13) - “The game is baccarat”

February 17th, 2020

31:37

Bond sits down to gamble with $25 million Francs and the free world at stake.


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S1E3: Casino Royale (Chp7-8) - “It’s a virtue to be so expensive”

February 17th, 2020

33:29

Bond meets Leiter, enjoys a pernickety dinner with Vesper, and introduces a drink that would be copied and reimagined by bars everywhere.


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S1E2: Casino Royale (Chp4-6) - “Flashback!”

February 17th, 2020

19:47

Bond’s cover is already blown, we meet “the girl”, Bond escapes death, and the 007 cure for a concussion.

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