Ep 61: Hoovers with Dirty Faces14 September 2022 - 49 mins explicit
Where do you draw the line on what food to put in a can? Why was there an explosion of machines with faces in the mid-80s? Just how do they put the faces on the Billy Roll? Why would you send a horse to space? These any many other conundrums tax our minds this week, while Joe tells us about the world’s most generous ATM and we hear about misadventures with fireworks and the rise of the robot hoovers.
Ep 97: A Brief History of Numbersexplicit
We begin in the Soviet Union at the dawn of computer game history and end up in Finglas, with Darren attempting to pet every dog in the known universe. Along the way the lads are deeply unimpressed by the record for the highest selling album of all time, feeling aggrieved Crash Bandicoot wasn't in more homes, shocked by just how lucrative the straight-to-video animation market was in the 90s, and slightly baffled by the amount of fish, words and dogs in the world. Besides all that, Darren revels in his new life as a foodie and Joe tells us he has received quite the brutal reality check by some daytime TV producers who feel he just isn't quite famous enough.
24 May Finished
Bonus: Crab Walkenexplicit
Doing the crab backwards up an escalator might initially sound easy, but as Darren's survey of multiple celebrities reveals, it can be a bit more complicated. Joe is sticking to his guns on life in Amsterdam, even in the face of a reasoned argument from a listener, and the lads debate how to sum up their life stories for the silver screen.
22 May Finished
Ep 96: Enter the Dragons' Denexplicit
We're joined by Martin Eastwood, a business man of many talents with a few adventures to tell us about - from bringing the Finglas curry shop scene to the X Factor, to partying with John C. Reilly, and catching a young Joe McGucken out with some clever marketing ploys. He also fields the lads Dragon's Den pitches, and does his best to turn them into marketing masters. Besides that, Joe has had another paranormal experience, Darren is wondering what's the least amount of time he could spend on screen and still win an Oscar, and we hear the full review of Joe's strange weekend in London.
17 May Finished
Bonus: Darren Vs. IMDBexplicit
Joe weighs up which Olympic sport he would be better at, while Darren scrambles to find a way out of a prison sentence in Siberia. We weigh up which online trend is most irritating and disgusting, and an eagle eyed listener has uncovered something a little curious in the many layers of Darren's online persona.
15 May Finished
Ep 95: The Four Skins of the Apocalypseexplicit
We look at a history of hoaxes, leading us down a very strange road exploring the tale of a much coveted (and seemingly, much faked) relic that has crossed the globe for centuries. We also hear about a hugely elaborate nineteenth century prank that seems to have inspired The Simpsons, some very patriotic (and very fake) animals, and the story behind the hoax of Hitler's diaries. Joe explains his fears he's living in the Truman Show, there's a debate on what makes the perfect public toilet, and some appreciation of the genius of Lego.
10 May Finished
Bonus: The Evolution of Joeexplicit
Listeners come to Darren and Joe for life advice, and might regret it. Joe pushes back on the dullness of fact checking and insists life and parties are better with a reckless regard for accuracy in storytelling, Darren celebrates a free haircut and laments never getting a free car, and then there is some significant praise for the evolution of the character of Joe McGucken.
8 May Finished