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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 […]


Food for Thought is back with chips and haggis

Written by on 23rd January 2013

It’s been a while but this is the first proper Food for Thought of 2013. To start the year off I spoke to Burton Road Chippy about being a finalist for the best fish and chip shop in the country. Also I found out more about how Burns Night is traditionally celebrated, as well as why the Scottish day is being celebrated here in Lincoln.

You can listen to this week’s podcast below.


The excitement is building for Burton Road Chippy as this week they will find out, at an awards ceremony in London, if they are the best Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop in the country. Last week I chatted to the owner, Des Anastasiou, to find out how they are preparing and what winning would mean to them.

To get to the finals Burton Road Chippy had to compete in regionals, so they are already the winners of the East of England Fish and Chip Shop awards. Getting this far means everything about their restaurant, as well as their chips, has been judged as Des explains to me.


The Scottish flag | Photo: Katie Dalton via FlickrThis Friday is Burns Night, which is traditionally a Scottish day to celebrate the life and work of the poet Robert Burns. A Burns Supper is usually eaten to commemorate the day, which would involve haggis, whisky and reading some of Burns’ poetry.

Although the day is commonly celebrated in Scotland, Bishop Grosseteste are also honouring the day. I spoke to their Vice Chancellor Professor Muriel Robinson to find out why.


If you want to listen to the show in full then listen to Siren 107.3FM on Wednesdays at 2pm. If you have any suggestions of great local cafes and restaurants that should be part of Food for Thought then just email me or tweet the station using @sirenfm.