Not Another X-Files Podcast Podcast

Welcome to Vancouver - the home of the X-Files. Join us as we take a journey from pilot to finale, complete with improv, shipping, and lots of singing!
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Welcome to Vancouver - the home of the X-Files. Join us as we take a journey from pilot to finale, complete with improv, shipping, and lots of singing!

Nov 9, 2017

This week we swear to tell the whole truth, so help us Frohike! We would be lying if we said we aren't sad to be nearing the end of The Lonegunmen. Carolyn and Vanessa herald the arrival of Walter Freakin' Skinner with as much fanfare as he will allow on today's episode. We also sing the praises of the internet, applaud the show's handling of a sensitive topic, and more hijinks!

Editors remarks: Carolyn accidentally confuses Queen Elizabeth Park for Queen Victoria Park. Forgive her for this mistake! 

Nov 2, 2017

The Tango is a dance... of hilarity with our Lonegunmen! This week Vanessa is letting Frohike dance his way into her heart, Carolyn contemplates the love life of a spy, and both girls still can't believe they got to talk to Dean Haglund about this very episode! We've got all the right moves, some fun behind the scenes info which sidesteps into our horrible attempts at a foreign language. Just turn up the volume and join us in a dance! 

Check out our interview with Dean Haglund, Langly in this episode,  for some more behind the scenes fun facts and also because he is awesome and we love him! 

Oct 24, 2017

It's the 2017 Halloween Spooktacular! No but(t)s about it, this episode is full of "butt stuff!" We're tackling "Badlaa," X-Files season 8, episode 10, for some ooky, spooky Halloween fun. In this episode, Vanessa and Carolyn cover what's problematic (surprised?) and wonder "how do you not do all the bodily function jokes?" (the answer is: you don't NOT do the bodily function jokes, you do ALL the bodily function jokes). Find out who created a product called "Midnight Abductee" (the answer won't surprise you), and Around Vancouver gets ghost- and murder-y! 

Creepy Halloween music by Soul Candle (

Oct 17, 2017

Vanessa and Carolyn have been diagnosed with the Lone Gunmen bug! If they were hospitalized for it, here's what they would discuss from their beds: Around Vancouver, our ancestries, trading galbladders, Chinese medicine, Call of the Wild, and what Ethan Hawke would pair well with. Join as at Tangentville General Hospital - and find out who said, "Come sweep my chimney!" 


Listen for a clue about next week's episode!

Oct 12, 2017

Get ready for maximum laughs, maximum thrills, and maximum... ummm, prison breaks? This week we are going to the big house and we are dragging along a special guest with us! Our friend Sam joins Carolyn and Vanessa as they fantasize about life behind bars, ship with reckless abandon and gush about our favorite conspiracists! Don't worry, we answer all your questions, even the ones you didn't know that you had. So lock yourself up with us and throw away the key! (But don't throw it too far, this episodes not really that long!)  

Oct 4, 2017

This episode is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Join Vanessa and Carolyn and their unending monkey business as they discuss monkeys in popular culture and filming with monkeys on set. Carolyn finds a rap name (and career?) for herself, and the girls play a game of charades, which none of you can see. This episode will have you laughing so much you'll be saying, "I'll be a monkey's uncle!" 

 P.S. We apologize for the upstairs monster's babies having a tantrum.

Closing song by Flickbox Kids Songs and Rhymes

Sep 28, 2017

This week our episode is the same backwards as forwards (what is the word for that again?), but only if you play it backwards after listening. We've got quite a show for you! Let's take a trip 'around Vancouver' with a brief stop in the German language and plenty of conspiracies and laughs along the way! Vanessa helps us get through some tough topics with the grace and care of an afterschool special, while Carolyn takes us through the only reality that matters--virtual reality! Plus this quote: "My brain is a darkroom, but nothing's developing!" Oh well, we'll get it right one of these days! 


Sep 20, 2017

Carolyn and Vanessa would like to introduce you to their new best friend, Dean Haglund! The one and only Richard "Ringo" Langley from our favourite shows, the X-Files and The Lone Gunmen, gives us an amazing peek into the life of a busy actor, comedian, Vancouverite turned Australian, dancer, and gosh, so much else - you'll have to give it a listen to find out! Dean gives us all the juicy deets on going back to the most popular sci-if show from the 90s (you know the one), what it was like growing up in Vancouver in the 80s and 90s, and the true and completely relatable stories of a Simon Fraser University undergrad. He tells us all about conspiracy theories (Vanessa's favourite!), his documentary, The Truth is Out There, and what it feels like to be "That Guy!" Plus: what is Dean doing now? The answer might surprise you!

And uh...delete this after you hear it. 

Check out his documentary here and consider ordering the DVD to support Dean!

Closing music by Jackson Beats. 

Sep 14, 2017

Saddle up, or should I say diaper up? This week Vanessa and Carolyn can hardly wait to dive into hackneyed gender role stereotypes in the media! But don't worry, we've got plenty of other fun too! We get political with some conspiracies courtesy of V and C dives into her political past. With so much more, including an 80s ghost story. So settle right in with a warm bottle and a snuggly blankie, we've got you covered!  

Sep 7, 2017

Jump in! Carolyn and Vanessa drive around in a water powered car with the Lone Gunmen this week! Don't worry, we cracked the window for Jimmy, our golden retriever.

C looks for any excuse to honk the horn and flash the lights for shipping and V veers in and out of traffic with her crazy conspiracy theories!

As always, we make a pit stop for Vancouver area landmarks and plenty of laughs! 

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Aug 30, 2017
Welcome to The Lone Gunmen episode 3, where the ridiculousness apparently cancels out all the problematic stuff!
Carolyn surprises Vanessa with a new QVC segment, the girls get real and examine Germany during WWII, and they lament at the fact that seniors get all the good stuff. Plus, a healthy dose of convoluted family dynamics...
Aug 29, 2017

It's our second interview with Anne Simon, PhD, a virologist, professor at the University of Maryland, and the Science Advisor for the "X-Files" television series. If you want to hear all about a woman's journey through her career in STEM, plus her work on the X-Files over the years, including season 10 and 11, you've come to the right place!

In this interview with Vanessa, Anne gives an overview of her work and laboratory, gives advice for both students and professors in STEM, and speaks about her greatest accomplishments. We also hear about the new and exciting "X-Files" season (and the past revival season) and fun facts such as who - dead or alive - she would like to have dinner with.

Note: This is a cross-over episode with Best of the WWEST, the podcast for Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. Hear more Best of the WWEST episodes at

Aug 24, 2017

Hi, we're a Podcast, Not Another X-Files Podcast Podcast! Join Carolyn and Vanessa as they meet the newest Lone Gunman, Jimmy Bond! Vanessa gets real comfortable this week and Carolyn messes up idioms as we delve into football for the blind, siphoning gas, and the perfect way to bust into a embassy. Thanks for listening to our summer break from the X-Files! 

Aug 9, 2017

We made it! Georgia joins Carolyn, Vanessa and Amanda on a movie journey. We answer all the tough questions! Where were our girls when the first X-Files Feature Film was released and who did Vanessa bring to the movies? Which Shadowy Syndicate members are perfect for each other? How does the Well Manicured Man sound so very posh and pissed? Can Georgia get Carolyn to renounce her shipper ways? Do we want or even really deserve a Mulder and Scully movie kiss? All this and plenty of your favorite segments, a middle-aged mom review that warns against a very unconventional hotel situation, and someone proclaiming her love for "chunky" movies. Can four girls fight the future? Only this episode will tell.

Jul 17, 2017

It's the end of season 5, and we give Vancouver a proper send-off! But first, we have so much praise for Gibson Praise, do some Well-Manicured Man impressions (you don't want to miss those), compare Scully's jealousy of Diana Fowley with her jealousy towards Phoebe Green (remember her?), and in doing so, try to figure out what a true love triangle is. We're not sure we actually come to a conclusion on that one. Plus, what do the Lone Gunmen do before bed? You'll hear that answer in this episode, and dare we say, it's pretty hilarious.

We also feature interviews with people (our friends!) who were extras in the famous chess scene - hear about what they heard, saw, and did! 

And in our season 5 wrap-up, we play some highlights, wax poetic for our patrons, and, of course, go over our ratings for the season, because we're just that meta.

Welcome to the longest episode of NAXFPP! It's super fun over here!

NEXT WEEK - stay tuned for a special interview with Lisa Gemino, crew member for many years of the X-Files' Vancouver home. Then, we take a 2-week release break, because, summer.

Thanks for listening! We love you!

Jul 11, 2017

Join in our madness this week as we get bugged by, well, a giant bug. Vanessa takes us behind the scenes of her job as a telemarketer and relays some workplace angst. The girls discover some extremely long vocabulary and then try to recreate some possible workplace romance over pasta. All this and plenty of fun facts as well as a Shipping that had Carolyn's finger on the rewind button!

Thanks to our listener Paul for our outro! 

Jun 26, 2017

It's time for another NAXFPP toofer-extraordinaire! This week we handle the big pile of "Nope!" that is Travelers and wonder why skeptical Mulder is skeptical in Mind's Eye. Carolyn is captivated by the smoky and dreamy '50s, while Vanessa takes a Vancouver journey through her own Mind's Eye. We also crush on some hipster-looking coroners and become "travelers" through our own past tweets! Tune in for all your favorite segments and plenty of Fun Facts! 

Thank you to our listener, Paul, for the outro!

Jun 20, 2017

Carolyn and Vanessa are at it again with a conversation about shipping that devolves into talking about actual ships (funny how that happens), Scully's scandalous hypnosis, and a horrifying alternate reality where everyone is the Cigarette Smoking Man's child...The girls ponder what Krycek and Marita's celebrity dating name would be, and muse about a hard choice that Skinner has to make...

Thanks to our listener Paul for our awesome outro!

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Jun 12, 2017

Who's over there making out in the hallway? Why, it's Alex and Marita, of course! And Vanessa and Carolyn are not ok with it. Plus, Vanessa takes a trip through 90s internet pages, and Carolyn wonders if the alien goo can get into nose holes (because let's face it, we're never, ever going to truly understand how it works). The girls also explore the X-Files alien family tree, question Mulder's skepticism, and talk a lot about Russia.

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Jun 6, 2017

Baby now we've got Bad Blood - HEY!

We welcome Carolyn's sister Monica as a guest this week as we chat about one of our favourite episodes of all time! Monica shares her X-Files origin story, which involved being scarred by Carolyn. We talk about all the wonderful actors in the episode, especially Luke Wilson, and Monica and Carolyn have lots to say about vampire lore and subculture. You can play along with our guessing game that is actually harder than it seems, and sing an homage to the episode with us! Grab half of a bagel with light cream cheese and travel down to Texas with us.

May 31, 2017

Let's take a dip in the primordial cyber ooze! We are a little freaked out by our computers this week as Artificial Intelligence threatens our very existence. Welcome to Kill Switch! Carolyn and Vanessa are joined by two phile-friends to discuss whether robots are running the world. Carolyn gets a little excited about her favorite "genetic opera" while Vanessa can't get enough of sarcastic Scully. Download now for tons of fun facts and a confusing journey through technology, society, and whatever name the CW goes by now. 

Thank you to our listener Paul for our outro!

Editors note: We have some weird background noise in this episode, we've got it figured out, but couldn't fix it on this recording. Thanks for standing by us!



May 23, 2017

Welcome to Chinga, the first X-Files episode Carolyn ever saw! Don't worry, you'll hear a lot about her X-Files origin story. We also reflect (no pun intended) on our favourite bald guys, talk a lot about Stephen King, and Carolyn takes her own stab at being a prolific horror writer to tell Vanessa a story that totally freaks her out. Find out what we're shipping this time and shudder along with us as we talk about possibly one of the creepiest X-Files episodes ever!


May 15, 2017


This week we pay tribute to teen angst and Mulder's boyish agility! The trees are alive, with the sound of angry dads--it seems. Carolyn and Vanessa view the X-Files through adolescent glasses! Does it smell like teen spirit in here? Download now and don't get trapped in the orchard after curfew!

Good news! Thanks to our awesome patrons on, we are getting a new recorder! This will help us avoid audio issues in the future. Season 5 has been a wild audio ride!

Thanks everyone for your regular support! Shout out to: Alex, Anna-Karin, Daniel, Erika, Jemimah, Jennifer, John, Maria, Michelle, Monica, Naomi, Peter, Sara, Vicki, and Vin! 

On that note, we apologize for audio weirdness this week. 




May 8, 2017

How much blue paint can you swallow before you die? We talk to our guest, Lindsay, to find out! We also talk the season 11 announcement (cautiously optimistic), overused plot devices, and wonder why Mulder can't keep his fish alive. In the end, we come to the conclusion that "Mulder doesn't need a badge to do what he wants to do," and end up having our very own NRA conference. Enjoy the crazy!


May 1, 2017

This episode will melt your face off! This week Vanessa and Carolyn welcome a new and exciting guest! Andrea Warner from the podcast Pop This! comes by to share her hot takes on feminism, pop culture, and being driven by the Cigarette Smoking Man. We get down to the 'bones' of the episode and have a great time laughing at Mulder's fight skills and Scully's desert wanderings in a nightgown. Download today for maximum episode freshness! 

Thank you to our listener Paul for the amazing outro music!

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