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The Mark Hastings Experience

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An exploration of the world of the ordinary and the extraordinary experienced through the eyes and the ears of a poet, a writer, an author, a storyteller, and a dreamer who profoundly believes that everything happens for a reason, and someone who sees inspirational poetry in everything and in everyo… read more

118 Episodes | 2020

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #47: The Mandalorian - Season 2, Episode 6: "The Tragedy"

December 5th, 2020

45:22

In this episode Mark does a review of the latest episode of "The Mandalorian": Season 2, Episode 6: "The Tragedy" - in which a fan-favorite returns, The Child is put in mortal danger, everything is thrown in chaos, and …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #46: "City of Angels" (film)

December 4th, 2020

45:09

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1998 American romantic fantasy "City of Angels", directed Brad Silberling and …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #45: "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

December 3rd, 2020

1:04:57

In this Star Wars themed episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films and the film that began the cultural phenomenon and franchise that is …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #44: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

December 2nd, 2020

1:04:47

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1968 epic science fiction film "2001: A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick who also produced and co-wrote the screenplay of the film with Arthur …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #43: "Blade Runner" (1982)

December 1st, 2020

1:03:30

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1982 science fiction film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott and written by Hampton Fancier and David Peoples, based upon the 1968 novel "Do …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #42: "Iron Man" (2008)

November 30th, 2020

56:59

In this episode Mark talks about the 2008 American superhero film "Iron Man", directed by Jon Favreau, based upon the Marvel comics character of the same name. "Iron Man" was the first film in what has over time become …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #41: "Goodfellas"

November 28th, 2020

1:01:11

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1990 American crime film "Goodfellas", directed by Martin Scorsese - which is an …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #40: The Mandalorian - Season 2, Episode 5: "The Jedi"

November 27th, 2020

32:54

In this episode Mark does a spoilery review of the new episode of The Mandalorian - Season 2, Episode 5: "The Jedi" - which sees The Mandalorian finally come face to face with a fan favourite character from the Star …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #39: "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith", a review

November 26th, 2020

1:01:36

In another Star Wars-themed episode Mark talks about the 2005 "Star Wars" film "Star Wars: Episode III - "Revenge of the Sith", written and directed by George Lucas. The conclusive film in the so called "Prequel …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #38: "Jaws"

November 25th, 2020

1:05:49

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1975 American thriller "Jaws", directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Peter Brenchley. In the film, a man-eating …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #37: "Lucifer" (TV series)

November 24th, 2020

56:59

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV series: "Lucifer" - which is an American urban fantasy television series developed by Tom Kapinos based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #36: "Jurassic Park"

November 23rd, 2020

50:12

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the critically-aclaimed 1993 American science fiction adventure film "Jurassic Park", directed by Stephen Spielberg. "Jurassic Park" is a film adaptation of …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #35: "Boyhood" (2014)

November 22nd, 2020

1:01:17

In this episode Mark talks about another of his favourite films: the American coming-of-age drama film "Boyhood", written and directed by Richard …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #34: "Joker" (2019)

November 21st, 2020

1:02:54

In this episode Mark talks about the 2019 American psychological thriller film "Joker" - directed, produced and co-written by Todd Philips - which is …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #33: The Mandalorian - Season 2, Episode 4: "The Siege"

November 20th, 2020

26:49

In this episode Mark reviews the newest episode of The Mandalorian TV series: Season 2, Episode 4 (Chapter 12): "The Siege" - and Mark talks about the premise of the episode, the characters, and what moments stood out …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #32: "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones", a review

November 19th, 2020

58:00

In another Star Wars-themed episode, Mark talks about the Star Wars film "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" - which was written and directed by George Lucas, and which was the second installment in the Star …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #31: "Mrs. Doubtfire"

November 18th, 2020

49:28

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films and a family favourite film of many: "Mrs. Doubtfire" - which is a 1993 American …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #30: "Donnie Darko"

November 17th, 2020

1:03:57

In this episode Mark talks about the 2001 American science fiction psychological thriller film "Donnie Darko", written and directed by Richard Kelly …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #29: "Firefly" & "Serenity"

November 16th, 2020

1:03:46

In this episode Mark talks about both the TV series "Firefly", which premiered in U.S. on the Fox network on September 20, 2002 - which unfortunately was cancelled after only 11 of the 14 produced episodes were aired - …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #28: "Lost In Translation"

November 15th, 2020

1:02:13

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: "Lost In Translation" - which is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #27: The Mandalorian - S2, Ep3: "The Heiress" (a review)

November 13th, 2020

26:21

In this episode Mark does a spoilery review of the latest episode of The Mandalorian TV series: Season 2, Episode 3 (Chapter 11): "The Heiress" - in which we see the return of a character that some Star Wars fans may …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #26: Star Wars - Episode 1: "The Phantom Menace"

November 12th, 2020

1:02:38

In another Star Wars-themed episode Mark talks about "Star Wars - Episode 1: The Phantom Menace", which premiered in 1999 and which was the first film in the "Prequel Trilogy" of Star Wars movies, written and created by …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #25: "American Gods"

November 11th, 2020

1:00:03

In this episode Mark talks about one of favourite TV series, adapted from one of his favourite books by one of his favourite authors, Neil Gaiman: "American Gods". Mark talks about the premise of both the novel …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #24: "Baby Driver"

November 10th, 2020

48:36

In this episode Mark talks about another of his favourite films: the 2017 action film "Baby Driver" - which was written and directed by Edgar Wright. "Baby Driver" stars Angela Elgort, as the gateway driver "Baby" who …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #23: The Mandalorian - S2, E2: "The Passenger" (a review)

November 8th, 2020

51:22

In this episode Mark reviews the latest episode of "The Mandalorian" - Season 2, Episode 2 - Chapter 10: "The Passenger". Mark discusses the events of the episode and he talks about what he liked about the episode. Mark …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #22: "The West Wing"

November 7th, 2020

43:46

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: 'The West Wing' - which is an American serialised political drama that was created by …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #21: "V for Vendetta"

November 5th, 2020

49:19

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: "V for Vendetta" - the 2006 dystopian political action film directed by James McTeigue …

The Mark Hastings Experience: My Poem "The G.O.A.T."

November 3rd, 2020

3:35

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The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #20: "District 9"

November 3rd, 2020

55:21

In this episode Mark talks about another of his favourite films: "District 9", directed by Neil Blomkamp - which is an enthralling science-fiction action film that deals with such subjects as xenophobia, racism, social …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode "19: "The Hunt For Red October" (1990)

November 2nd, 2020

44:26

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1990 submarine spy-thriller film "The Hunt For Red October", which was directed by John McTiernan and which starred Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Sam Neil, …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #18: "Ready Player One"

November 1st, 2020

56:34

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films, and one of his favourite book adaptations: "Ready Player One" - which came out in 2018 and which was directed by Steven Spielberg, based upon the novel of the …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #17: "Halloween: Stories & Poetry"

October 31st, 2020

22:10

In this Special Halloween-themed episode, Mark recites some Halloween/supernatural short-stories and poems that he has written over the years about this time of the year: including his short-story/poem "The …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #16: The Mandalorian - S2, E1: "The Marshal" (A review)

October 30th, 2020

34:35

In this episode, Mark does a *Spoilery* review of The Mandalorian - Season 2, Episode 1: "The Marshall"; and Mark talks about what he liked about the episode, what characters stood out for him, and he also discusses how …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #15: "Ghostbusters"

October 30th, 2020

42:20

In this epsiode Mark talks about another of his favourite movie franchises: "Ghostbusters"! Mark does a deep-dive into the premise of the original 1984 "Ghostbusters" film and the actors who portray the iconic …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #14: "The Matrix Trilogy"

October 29th, 2020

56:29

In this episode Mark talks about another of his favourite movie trilogies: "The Matrix Trilogy" - which consists of 'The Matrix' (1999), 'The Matrix: …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #13: "Halloween (1978 & 2018), a review"

October 28th, 2020

44:39

In this episode Mark talks about one of the most celebrated horror movie franchises: John Carpenters' Halloween films. Mark talks about the main premise of most of the Halloween films, and he also talks about their main …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #12: "Cobra Kai, Seasons 1-2", a review

October 27th, 2020

34:31

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV series at the moment: "Cobra Kai" - which is a sequel television series to the critically-acclaimed 'The Karate Kid' film series, which stars Ralph Marchio as …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #11: "Supernatural: A Halloween Celebration"

October 26th, 2020

35:53

In this Halloween/Supernatural-themed episode, Mark talks about another of his favourite TV shows: 'Supernatural' - in which he talks about the central premise of the series, as well as the main characters - Dean and …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #10: "The Wolf In You"

October 25th, 2020

43:10

In this episode Mark discusses both his 2017 novel 'The Wolf In Me' and its sequel novel 'The Wolf In You' which came out in 2019 - which, when …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #9: "Back To The Future, part I", a review

October 24th, 2020

41:34

In this episode Mark talks about another of his favourite films, from one of his favourite trilogy of movies: 'Back To The Future'. Mark does a step-by-step run-through of the story of 'Back To The Future, part I' and …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #8: "The Mandalorian - Series 1 (a review)"

October 23rd, 2020

40:48

In this episode Mark discusses the first season of the first live-action Star Wars television series 'The Mandalorian' - which has been streaming on the Disney+ streaming service for almost a year now, and the second …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #7: "LOST"

October 22nd, 2020

56:28

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: LOST - and he discusses the mysterious premise of the series that engaged and enthralled millions of enthusiastic viewers from all around the world - Mark …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #6: "Poetry of the City"

October 21st, 2020

31:26

In this episode Mark talks about the inspiration and the poetry that he sees, hears, and experiences when walking around a city - and Mark explains why he believes cities are vital hives of diversity, change, language, …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #5: "The Shining"

October 20th, 2020

53:56

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: "The Shining" by Stanley Kubrick, based upon the book of the same name by Stephen King. Mark talks about the story of the film, the characters, and why he has …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #4: "Mr. Robot"

October 19th, 2020

39:44

In this episode Mark discusses another favourite TV show of his: Mr. Robot - during which Mark discusses the multi-dimensional premise of the TV …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #3: "Breaking Bad"

October 18th, 2020

47:56

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: 'Breaking Bad' - and Mark does an in-depth breakdown of the story of 'Breaking Bad', its characters and their motivations, and he explains why he thinks …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #2: "Dexter"

October 16th, 2020

47:12

In this episode talks about another of his favourite TV shows: "Dexter". Mark talks about the compelling, the complex, the multi-dimensional …

The Mark Hastings Experience - Episode #1: "The Sopranos"

October 15th, 2020

39:11

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: 'The Sopranos'. And Mark recites his poem "Tony Soprano".

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Mark The Poet - Episode #68: "A World of Poetry"

October 14th, 2020

1:00:42

In this episode Mark talks about the world of poetry that we all live in and are constantly surrounded by at all hours of the day - but Mark explains that for him there are exact places and there are exact times when …

Mark The Poet - Episode #67: "The Teacher and The Student"

October 14th, 2020

56:17

In this episode Mark talks about the experience of being a teacher, the experience of being a student, and subsequently then seeing those who teach pass on what you have taught them to others in a constantly repeating …

Special Announcement: "Mark The Poet - The Podcast" is now "The Mark Hastings Experience"

October 14th, 2020

4:33

In this Special Announcement Episode, Mark makes an announcement that "Mark The Poet - The Podcast" is transitioning to become "The Mark Hastings Experience". Mark announces that the podcast will now include Mark's …

Mark The Poet - Episode #66: "All Things Supernatural"

October 14th, 2020

55:05

In this supernatural themed episode Mark talks about his obsession with all things supernatural - especially when it comes to the stories that he writes and tells in the books that he publishes. Mark explains why he …

Mark The Poet - Episode #65: "The Ocean of Inspiration"

October 13th, 2020

50:24

In this episode Mark talks about the process of being on the surface of the "ocean of inspiration" - the analogy that Mark likes to use when attempting to describe what it like to be a poet, a writer, an artist, in the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #64: "The Importance of Colour"

October 12th, 2020

47:20

In this episode Mark talks about the importance of colour in our daily lives and what colour means to different people at different times in their …

Mark The Poet - Episode #63: "Vincent van Gogh"

October 10th, 2020

48:38

This episode is dedicated to Mark's favourite artist: Vincent van Gogh - who he was, what he was, the incredible art that he created, the profound gift that he had as an artist, and how he was able to see and highlight …

Mark The Poet - Episode #62: "Star Wars"

October 9th, 2020

59:41

In this episode Mark talks about the epic space-opera, world wide cultural phenomenon, science fiction/fantasy franchise and universe of films, TV …

Mark The Poet - Episode #61: "Norse Mythology"

October 8th, 2020

55:34

In this episode Mark talks about one of the most interesting mythologies the world has ever known, which contains some of the most recognisable Gods …

Mark The Poet - Episode #60: "The Wolf In Me"

October 7th, 2020

1:01:35

In this episode Mark talks about his first novel 'The Wolf In Me', which was published in 2017, and he explains in-depth about why he was inspired to …

Mark The Poet - Episode #59: "Change"

October 6th, 2020

44:38

In this episode Mark heralds the start of the month of October and the beginning of the hallowed season that so many people look forward to at this time of the year, by reciting his poem "October"; and by reciting his …

Mark The Poet - Episode #58: "The Truman Show"

October 5th, 2020

47:04

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films 'The Truman Show' - and by using this profound, inspirational, and thoroughly enjoyable film as a guide Mark talks about the concepts of reality, identity, …

Mark The Poet - Episode #57: "Mobile World"

October 4th, 2020

48:29

In this episode Mark talks about the "mobile world" that we all now live in: a world in which anybody and everybody can connect to one another, instantaneously, at a speed and in ways like never before in human history. …

Mark The Poet - Episode #56: "In Retrospect: September 2019"

October 3rd, 2020

39:16

In this episode Mark looks back on September 2019 - a month and a year that Mark has mixed feelings about, because at the beginning of September 2019 Mark and his family had to contend with the harrowing reality that …

Mark The Poet - Episode #55: "Johnny Cash"

October 2nd, 2020

47:32

This episode is dedicated to the "Man in Black" himself... the one and the only Mr. Johnny Cash! In this episode Mark talks about how much he loves and has been inspired by the music of Johnny Cash, and how he has …

Mark The Poet - Episode #54: "Starbucks"

October 1st, 2020

43:48

In this episode Mark talks about his favourite coffee shop chain - which he has visited many different stores of all around the world, and where and when on almost every occasion he has been inspired to write a poem, or …

Mark The Poet - Episode #53: "The Saw Lady"

September 30th, 2020

45:08

In this episode Mark talks about his incredibly talented and amazing friend Natalia Paruz a.k.a. "The Saw Lady". Mark was lucky to be able to meet, …

Mark The Poet - Episode #52: "The Freedom of Expression"

September 29th, 2020

40:49

In this episode Mark talks about the power that people have when they have the right to freely express themselves through their art - from writers, to painters, to musicians, to comedians - and how much depth certain …

Mark The Poet - Episode #51: "Space Talk"

September 28th, 2020

50:57

In this episode once again Mark talks about his fascination with all things space and he discusses the potential of life on other planets - such as Venus, Mars, or the moon of Jupiter Europa. Mark talks about the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #50: "The Shawshank Redemption"

September 27th, 2020

45:44

In this episode Mark talks about his film favourite of all time: 'The Shawshank Redemption' - and Mark describes in great depth the story of the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #49: "Truly Madly Deeply"

September 26th, 2020

36:31

This episode is dedicated to the power of love - specifically the love that Mark shares with his fiancé Melissa. In this episode Mark recites some poems that were inspired by the love that Mark feels for, and the love …

Mark The Poet - Episode #48: "Autumn"

September 25th, 2020

39:52

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite seasons of nature: the beautiful and the respedant Autumn. Mark explains what he loves the most …

Mark The Poet - Episode #47: "Stephen Hawking"

September 24th, 2020

42:43

This episode is dedicated to the renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who unfortunately died in 2018. Stephen Hawking was an …

Mark The Poet - Episode #46: "Birds"

September 23rd, 2020

36:26

This episode has an ornithological theme to it, because this episode is all about Mark's immense fascination with birds of ever kind, species, size, …

Mark The Poet - Episode #45: "Contemplating the Potential of Humanity"

September 22nd, 2020

41:48

In this episode Mark discusses the potential of humanity - while also reviewing some of the poems that he has written over the past six months which …

Mark The Poet - Episode #44: "Time Travel"

September 21st, 2020

46:29

In this episode Mark discusses one his favourite science fiction story types and themes in films, in TV shows, and in literature: time travel. Mark discusses some of his favourite depictions of Time Travel in …

Mark The Poet - Episode #43: "The Thinker"

September 20th, 2020

46:11

In this episode Mark talks about his preoccupation with the art of procrastination and Mark talks about the time that he has spent sitting, staring, thinking, imagining, and writing all of the creations of his own …

Mark The Poet - Episode #42: "Ever The Optimist"

September 19th, 2020

44:39

In this episode Mark talks about the importance of being a hopeful optimist, especially when faced with times in our lives when things seem out of …

Mark The Poet - Episode #41: "The Environmentalist"

September 18th, 2020

31:58

In this episode Mark recites his poems "Dusk", "Woodland", "The Golden Season", and "The Ancient Ones" - and Mark discusses and explains his love of …

Mark The Poet - Episode #40: "Playing God"

September 17th, 2020

58:26

In this episode Mark takes a deep-dive into his 2018 book "Playing God", and he reveals the hidden identity of the enigmatic and mysterious protagonist of the seven stories within: "The Man in Black". Mark reveals why …

Mark The Poet - Episode #39: "What have I been writing recently?"

September 16th, 2020

35:08

In this episode Mark recites some of the poems that he has recently written and shared: his poems "The Dark Horse", "Liberty will not fall", "Strange New World", and "The Nervous System" - and Mark discusses what …

Mark The Poet - Episode #38: "The Human Condition"

September 15th, 2020

33:10

In this episode Mark discusses humanity, life, and he explains why he thinks it is important now more than ever for people from all around the world …

Mark The Poet - Episode #37: "Good Morning"

September 14th, 2020

35:17

In this epsiode Mark talks about the daily routines and rituals that some people have, that he has, and that everybody has, that aids in giving …

Mark The Poet - Episode #36: "Our Nature"

September 13th, 2020

37:39

In this episode Mark talks about his love of the natural world and he shares his concerns about the ongoing, often destructive, influence that humanity has, and has had, upon Earth's environment and his hope that …

Mark The Poet - Episode #35: "The Sun"

September 12th, 2020

28:40

In this poem Mark talks about the light, the energy, the heat, and the inspiration that he and everyone who is lucky enough to be able to can enjoy because of our closest star: the sun. Mark also recites his …

Mark The Poet - Episode #34: "September 11th, 2001"

September 11th, 2020

28:04

This epsiode is dedicated to the innocent men, women, and children who tragically lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, and also to all the family members of those who daily suffer the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #33: "R&R"

September 10th, 2020

37:51

In this episode Mark dives deep into what people from all around the world choose to do to get some "R&R" - some "Rest & Relaxation" - and what some people do for fun in order to remove themselves from the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #32: "Podcasts"

September 9th, 2020

37:54

In this episode Mark talks about podcasting and he shares some recommendations of the podcasts that he listens to on a weekly basis. Mark discusses the importance of communication and why he enjoys delving into the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #31: "Roses in December"

September 8th, 2020

31:25

In this episode Mark discusses the symbolism of flowers, and how roses in particular have come to embody life and the slow march of time in many …

Mark The Poet - Episode #30: "Live Long and Prosper"

September 7th, 2020

44:16

This episode is dedicated to Mark's favourite television series and his favourite Science Fiction franchise: Star Trek! Mark discusses his long history of being a "Trekkie" and what Star Trek, which first premiered on …

Mark The Poet - Episode #29: "Everything Happens For A Reason"

September 6th, 2020

41:36

In this episode Mark discusses his person ethos and motto, "everything happens for a reason", and the serendipitous events that occasionally transpire throughout life, the connections that people from all around the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #28: "The Photography of Memory"

September 5th, 2020

36:03

In this episode Mark discusses the power of memories and experiences that stay with people - moments that seem to last an infinite amount of time, …

Mark The Poet - Episode #27: "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations"

September 4th, 2020

39:11

In this episode Mark discusses the importance of embracing the infinite diversity that exists in the and why he thinks might benefit from learning to be understanding of other people and who they choose to be rather …

Mark The Poet - Episode #26: "Imagination & Inspiration"

September 3rd, 2020

40:41

In this episode Mark discusses the power of imagination and inspiration and why he believes that everybody is gifted with the gift of imagination and inspiration to be able to do anything that they put their mind to - …

Mark The Poet - Episode #25: "Family"

September 2nd, 2020

35:41

In this episode Mark discusses the importance of family and what his own family means to him through the recitation of his poems "Family", "Big Brother", "Mum", and "My Dad".

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Mark The Poet - Episode #24: "Sherlock"

September 1st, 2020

35:09

In this episode Mark discusses one of his favourite fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and some of the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #23: "Too Close To The Sun"

August 31st, 2020

48:49

In this episode Mark does a deep-dive into his 2016 book of short-stories and poetry "Too Close To The Sun" and he explains the reasons why he wrote the "edgy" stories that he included within and what he was attempting …

Mark The Poet - Episode #22: "What's Your Language?"

August 30th, 2020

28:40

In this episode Mark talks about his love and fascination with language, in all it's forms, and he explains how he uses the language of poetry to …

Mark The Poet - Episode #21: "An Early Bird Special"

August 28th, 2020

28:41

In this episode Mark discusses what it is like to be an "early bird" - someone who gets out of bed sometimes even before the sunrise - and Mark recounts some of the many times when he has awoken early in the morning and …

Mark The Poet - Episode #20: "The Tenet of Cinema"

August 27th, 2020

35:45

In this episode Mark gives his first hand review of film Director Christopher Nolan's new mind-blowing and time-bending movie, "Tenet", and he talks …

Mark The Poet - Episode #19: "Magic"

August 26th, 2020

32:15

In this magic-themed episode Mark discusses all things magical - including what it was like for him to be in the audience to see the amazing illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown perform his stage show 'Miracle' back …

Mark The Poet - Episode #18: "The wonderful randomness of life"

August 25th, 2020

29:35

In this episode Mark discusses the wonderful randomness of life and the beautiful and inspiring things that can arise from life when people least …

Mark The Poet - Episode #17: "All About The Art"

August 24th, 2020

29:33

In this episode Mark discusses his love of Art in all its forms, and Mark discusses some of his favourite artists - from Vincent Van Gogh to Banksy. Mark also recites his art inspired poems "Where Art Endows", and "Mark …

Mark The Poet - Episode #16: "Motivation"

August 23rd, 2020

28:43

In this episode Mark talks about what motivates him and why it is important for people to have something in their life that gives them motivation in all avenues of their life. Mark also recites his poems "Your Thing", …

Mark The Poet - Episode #15: "God Bless the N.H.S."

August 22nd, 2020

31:20

In this episode Mark discusses one the most amazing institutions in the world: the great British National Health Service - one of the wonders of the modern age - and the people of the N.H.S. who have cared for and who …

Mark The Poet - Episode #14: "Author to Author"

August 21st, 2020

31:06

In this episode Mark recounts the profound experience that he had of meeting one of his favourite authors, Neil Gaiman, at a book-signing back in 2014, and he recounts that give a copy of his book "Poet of the Sphere" …

Mark The Poet - Episode #13: "Poet of the Sphere"

August 20th, 2020

30:09

In this episode Mark goes all the way to the beginning of his journey as a writer and an author, and he explains where, who, what, when, and why he became a poet and an author. Mark also recites the first poem from his …

Mark The Poet - Episode #12: "N.Y.C."

August 19th, 2020

32:07

In this episode Mark talks about his experiences, his love, and his unbreakable connection with the one and the only New York City - which he visited in September, 2013. Mark also recites some poems inspired by New York …

Mark The Poet - Episode #11: "Space"

August 18th, 2020

31:49

In this episode Mark focuses his attention towards all things Space... "the final frontier" - which Mark has always been fascinated by and drawn to the wonders of, which he has always been inspired by, and he discusses …

Mark The Poet - Episode #10: "Yesterday"

August 17th, 2020

28:46

In this episode Mark does a film review for the 2019 movie 'Yesterday', directed by Danny Boyle, and discusses the connection that he and his family have to the music of The Beatles. Mark recites his poem "Dear John …

Mark The Poet - Episode #9: "The Rambler"

August 16th, 2020

24:16

In this podcast Mark takes a deep dive into his most recent book, 'The Rambler', which came out in June 2020, and he explains what the poems of his …

Mark The Poet - Episode #8: "Ukulele"

August 15th, 2020

24:03

This episode features a special musical demonstration of Mark's new DIY ukulele, as well as a discussion about the importance of music and the …

Mark The Poet - Episode #7: "Robin"

August 14th, 2020

27:36

This episode is dedicated to the sadly missed Robin Williams, one of the greatest and the most profound actors, comedians, and sources of hope and joy the world has ever known. In this episode Mark recites his poem …

Mark The Poet - Episode #6: "Now That's What I Call Inspiration!"

August 13th, 2020

16:26

In this episode Mark recites two brand new poems that he wrote, one after the other, on the same morning - "Painting by Numbers" and "Bask". And Mark discusses how he writes, what he writes, why he writes, when he …

Mark The Poet - Episode #5: "Reading is Believing"

August 12th, 2020

23:02

In this episode Mark discusses the importance of libraries, bookstores, stories, and books in general on people and on the world. Mark also discusses his love of the book 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury and its 1966 …

Mark The Poet - Episode #4: "The Feeling"

August 11th, 2020

16:50

In this episode Mark discusses his writing process - including where he writes and why. And Mark also recites a poem from his 2015 book "The Dreamer and the Dream", 'The Feeling', and also one of his most recent poem …

Mark The Poet - Episode #3: "Blessed"

August 10th, 2020

18:29

In this episode Mark reads the introduction from his book of poetry "The Dream and the Dream" which was published in 2015, and he recites the first poem that he ever wrote, "Blessed". Mark also reads a poem from his …

Mark The Poet - Episode #2: "The Sound of Poetry, The Poetry of Sound"

August 9th, 2020

16:00

In this episode Mark discusses his collaboration with Seen, an independent electronic artist from the U.S., and the journey that a simple poem that …

Mark The Poet - Episode #1: "A Summer Like No Other"

August 8th, 2020

15:04

In the premiere episode of his podcast, poet, writer, author, Mark Hastings, discusses what is important to him and why it is important to stay …

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