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Interview Highlights Vol. #1 | The Cyber Den

Since 2014, The Cyber Den has been interviewing countless iconic figures from the world of gaming. This is a collection of the funniest moments from previous radio interviews, feat. Jon St. John (Duke Nukem), Joe Kucan (Kane – Command & Conquer), David Bateson (47 – Hitman) and Paul Eiding (Colonel Campbell – Metal Gear Solid). […]


Paul Arnold & Andrew Barnabas Interview (MediEvil Series Composers) | The Cyber Den

While Siren takes a break from its live shows (for now), that leaves us with plenty of time to revisit some of The Cyber Den’s past interviews. Paul Arnold & Andrew Barnabas, AKA Bob & Barn, are the masterminds behind the soundtrack for the beloved hack ‘n’ slash MediEvil series. Back in February they hopped […]


Aubrey Hodges Interview (Console DOOM & Quake Composer) | The Cyber Den

Aubrey Hodges has composed for well over 250 games in this three decades in the industry, ranging from the Nascar series to the days of Sierra Online games. He’s most famously known for his ambient music and sound design for the console versions of the DOOM & Quake series. Aubrey has a lot of fascinating […]


David Doak Interview (TimeSplitters, Goldeneye 64 & Perfect Dark) – The Cyber Den

Dr. David Doak has worked on critically-acclaimed Nintendo games like Goldeneye 64 & Perfect Dark. He also co-created the beloved TimeSplitters series as part of Free Radical Design. The good doctor was able to pop on The Cyber Den earlier this year to talk about his fascinating career in game development. Special thanks to Connor […]


Festive fun on Food for Thought

Written by on 21st December 2012

Christmas is almost here and hopefully after last week’s show you are calm and relaxed about what to cook on the day. However, there is always more food to talk about at this time of year. If you want to listen to this week’s show in full then start listening below.


A Christmas Carol | Photo: Brendan C via Flickr

While the annual Christmas Market was happening, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life held a Victorian Christmas. A lot of our traditions come from the Victorians but I wanted to find out what they would eat on the big day so I chatted to Theresa Workman about it. Also to give some context to what a Victorian Christmas was like Siren FM’s Managing Editor Andrew David reads a passage from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.


Christmas sandwiches | Photo: Jonathan Cresswell

In the run up to Christmas Day it would be poor form to just eat chocolate in preparation so there are a variety of Christmas sandwiches available. In order to find out which are the best and which ones to avoid Adam Best came up with the Christmas Sandwich Index and reviews them on his blog. You can also watch all of Adam’s and The Poke’s Christmas sandwich reviews here. In our chat he started by telling me how the reviews started.


And finally, do you have a vegetarian or a vegan coming over for Christmas dinner? Well there is no need to worry as I spoke to Karin Ridgers from Veggie Vision TV to get some tips, recipes and words of advice to make sure everyone is happy and fed at the dinner table. There might even be some recipes to convince meat eaters to try out something different.


That’s everything Food for Thought has this Christmas – so that just leaves me to say Merry Christmas! There will be a few best-ofs over the holiday so make sure you listen in. Also if there are cafes, restaurants or interesting foodie people who you think should be on the show then just tweet or email me.