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This is Brains on the Outside, a podcast about celebrating creativity through ridiculous business ideas! Each Monday, Alex and Andrew pitch fun, fantastical and weird businesses to make their ordinary lives more extraordinary. They also take a listen to their listener's problems and imagine incredible new products and services that'll help them out of their pickle!

This is Brains on the Outside, a podcast about celebrating creativity through ridiculous business ideas! Each Monday, Alex and Andrew pitch fun, fantastical and weird businesses to make their ordinary lives more extraordinary. They also take a listen to their listener's problems and imagine incredible new products and services that'll help them out of their pickle!

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This is Brains on the Outside, a podcast about celebrating creativity through ridiculous business ideas! Each Monday, Alex and Andrew pitch fun, fantastical and weird businesses to make their ordinary lives more extraordinary. They also take a listen to their listener's problems and imagine incredible new products and services that'll help them out of their pickle!

Language:

English


Episodes

22. Democracy 2.0

7/11/2022
This week we help some brand new listeners with ideas about how to get someone out of the house they are refusing to leave. Our long time listener Helen sends us a fabulous idea of a pen that carries sauces. And finally we wrap up the show by designing Democracy 2. An entirely new and better way to do democracy. If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or...

Duration:00:25:04

21. Rachel and Joey were better than Rachel and Ross

7/4/2022
There are so many streaming services these days but... what if there was one more? A service to beat all other streaming services? Or... maybe there should be loads more? Thousands more? These are the questions at the forefront of our minds in this week's show. We also apply some outside brain thinking to preventing your precious precious staff from getting poached (and not in the cooking way). If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at...

Duration:00:27:13

20. The Universal Appeal of Mayonnaise

6/27/2022
What is the Universal Appeal of Mayonnaise? This week, inspired by an article Hellmann's has written in the food industry magazine The Grocer, we try to find out. Finding innovative, disruptive uses for Mayonnaise, we try to bring Hellmann's a 100% condiments market share. Then, as this is our 20th episode, we decide to go back to our first ever business ideas and discuss how to make every meal as fun as a Muller Corner Yoghurt. The Grocer:...

Duration:00:30:12

19. Office Slides and Escaping the Metaverse

6/20/2022
This week we tackle some big business and tech problems, inspired by actual things from our real non-podcasting jobs! How do we get people to get back to the office? And how can you cure an addiction to VR and the Metaverse? This weeks ad comes from an architect who wants to get you on a future episode of Ancient Aliens If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or...

Duration:00:25:16

18. Jobs for ghosts (one for Casper and another for the ghost from Ghost)

6/13/2022
This week we answer two extremely important questions: What if instead of all those stupid qualifications you seem to need these days you just had a bunch of brownie badges? And how do you protect your precious bird videos from enemy twitchers? This week's ad is for a brand new gig service from TicketMaster! If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or...

Duration:00:25:56

17. Cataloguing for Dummies

6/6/2022
Alex imagines a new form of social media: partly the encyclopedia and partly a Scratch and Sniff. We also have two separate listeners contact us about their anxieties around packing, and we really try our best to make them something to help them out. If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutside Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or...

Duration:00:30:00

16. Invention Dice (Part Two): A Spreadsheet Made of Trees

5/30/2022
So it seems we really like inventing by dice? We are back this week once again using Atomic Shrimps' Invention Dice! We invent up a way to use trees as a spreadsheet, a novel way of vandalising art, and a portable aquarium! Invention Dice: https://atomicshrimp.com/post/2014/01/20/Invention-Dice If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutside Rate...

Duration:00:29:10

15. Invention Dice (Part One): Origami Office Space

5/23/2022
Relentlessly coming up with new business ideas can be hard! Luckily, this week we have some help! In this episode, we use Atomic Shrimps' Invention Dice to create a whole set of products, businesses and services. Each dice in the set has a theme (eg, material, or scale) which decides an element of your product. There are 46,656 different unique combinations the dice can give you - have a listen and see which ones we got! Invention Dice:...

Duration:00:25:24

BotO 014: Twitter's Broken. So what's next in Social Media?

5/16/2022
Twitter is done for. Or is it. No it probably is. Or is it. Who knows really but the only sure fire way to really survive this social media apocalypse (or not) is to start a whole new better social network. BotO this week is all about social and we really take things to the next level with THREE entirely new social networks. Zuckerberg eat your heart out. If you have an business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,...

Duration:00:21:01

BotO 013: Lift going down. Weeeeeeeeeeee

5/9/2022
This week we're taking individually useful things and combining them into even better things. We talk about generating power in new and fancy ways and then we save space in office buildings and homes across the world. Our sponsor this week is UBAG - Uber for shopping bags. If you have an business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutside Rate and review us on Apple...

Duration:00:19:03

BotO 012: Magnetic Jelly Trucks to the Tower of Babel

5/2/2022
This week's episode is entirely dedicated to a reader's incredibly detailed email. We solve four real world problems for a real business. We discuss better ways to find places, we solve the travelling salesman problem and we remove the need for succession planning completely. That's right, never worry about losing a valued employee every again! If you have an business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,...

Duration:00:23:59

BotO 011: Extremely Complicated Dress Codes

4/25/2022
This week we've got even more practical business advice and viable start-up ideas. We discuss a business to ensure you never have to lie to a child, and ponder why grown-up beds are always such boring designs. A listener has also sent in a huge business-related problem, and as always we are happy to help If you have an business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or...

Duration:00:25:21

BotO 010: The Outside Brain of Shania Twain

4/18/2022
What do Poirot and Shania Twain have in common? They're both massive Outside Brains and they both feature in this week's episode. The first episode of our tricky transition into being a teenaged podcast. Come on an amazing journey with us as we solve mysteries, save lives and launch a whole new food delivery system that brings the best, longest food directly into your homes. You'll also learn why it's always a bad idea to be mean to restaurant staff. If you have a PSA, ad or idea you'd...

Duration:00:22:29

BotO 009: Baseless accusations of corporate sabotage

4/11/2022
Petty corporate sabotage, Super First Class train tickets, and a way to review all the desks in your office. This Monday's episode has business ideas that have got you covered for all these concepts! Get in touch in the usual ways - email: brainsontheoutside@gmail.com - twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainsOutside - instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutside/ We would love to hear any ideas, or business problems you’re having! Keep your brains on the outside folks!

Duration:00:20:13

BotO 008: Ever had an adventure on the way to Tesco?

4/4/2022
Despite both of us catching covid we've managed to record! That's how dedicated we are. In this episode we discuss two very different services - one that will improve every journey you ever take and one for prospective parents. We also have an ad for a listener's totally incredible product! Get in touch in the usual ways - email: brainsontheoutside@gmail.com, twitter: @BrainsOutside and instagram: @brainsontheoutside. Keep your brains on the outside folks!

Duration:00:25:33

BotO 007: Can you backup the feeling of your gran's sofa?

3/28/2022
It's Monday Brains Day! This week in business: Backing up all the stuff you can't currently back up. A farm for wishes. Yep. You read that right. And if you're the sort of person who will sit and eat bad food in restaurant rather than complain then boy oh boy do we have a service for you! If you have a problem that you wish there was a solution to or if you have a business idea then you can get in touch with us at our email: brainsontheoutside@gmail.com or via twitter: @brainsoutside....

Duration:00:18:17

BotO 006: In which Andrew learns what a milliner is...

3/21/2022
Welcome back folks! It's Monday Brainsday. Wednesday is legs day. Friday is arms day. Sunday is eyelids day. And Monday... well Monday is brains day. Join us again as we discuss some of the most innovative ideas the world has ever heard. This week we're talking about a miraculous new advertising idea and about the hot topic of cyber security (yes! I know!)

Duration:00:18:07

BotO 005: The Marie Kondo of F*** You

3/14/2022
This episode of Brains on the Outside is CEO themed! Whether you're a CEO who wants to really start getting the upper hand in all those big business deals you're doing or you're an employ frustrated by your own bad CEO BotO is here to help. Please contact the show on twitter @brainsoutside or by email brainsontheoutside@gmail.com. We really, truly want to hear from you!

Duration:00:17:54

BotO 004: In which we receive our first listener email...

3/7/2022
Someone sent us an idea! It's a really good one so in this episode we talk about that and we also discuss the most decadent forms of transport. And Andrew apologises for something he has done. You can send us your ideas or problems if you want - @BrainsOutside on twitter or brainsontheoutside@gmail.com! We'd love to hear from you. Also please tell your friends about the show!

Duration:00:17:26

BotO 003: The Best of Brains on the Outside

2/28/2022
In a characteristically bold move our third episode is a clips show. It's entirely NEW CONTENT but cut together from stuff we have previously recorded. TWO giant ideas one of which nearly ended in divorce. Remember that you can contact the show on twitter @BrainsOutside or by email brainsontheoutside@gmail.com. Listen up. Let us know what you think. RATE and SUBSCRIBE and, most importantly, keep your brains on the outside!

Duration:00:14:56