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We are a comedy podcast in which comedians get together to discuss a book in the manner of a book club, despite the fact that none of us have actually read the book.

We are a comedy podcast in which comedians get together to discuss a book in the manner of a book club, despite the fact that none of us have actually read the book.
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United Kingdom

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We are a comedy podcast in which comedians get together to discuss a book in the manner of a book club, despite the fact that none of us have actually read the book.

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English


Episodes

Episode 104 - Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton

9/16/2019
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In which the Idiots celebrate of absent co-host Haran X by discussing his choice of book, Patrick Hamilton's tale of obsession, manipulation and mental illness "Hangover Square" - take a journey through Rock and Venereal Disease - uncover the secrets of Bill Gates's house - welcome Dan back to the land of the living. Featuring Special Guest Experts Rock-Dad and Rock-Son. (Apologies for the sound quality in places, where for some reason we experienced some mic problems.)

Duration:01:15:08

Episode 103 - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

9/2/2019
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In which the Idiots discuss Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize winning novel of repression and unrequited love "The Remains of the Day" - discuss the Butler's place in the cultural consciousness - find out about the Butler World Championship - debate which Butlers fuck - call NASA. Featuring Special Guest Experts Billy Butler, Chin's Court Appointed Butler and returning divorced Yogi, Clive Rudolph.

Duration:01:10:58

Episode 102 - Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs (with Simone Belshaw!)

8/12/2019
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In which the Idiots take apart William S Burroughs's obscene, influential magnum opus "Naked Lunch" - discover that diamonds and crystals are actually the same - Haran opens up to us emotionally - we briefly retool to become a gameshow. Featuring Special Guest Experts Terry Sauce, edgelord and DeviantArtist and the South African Diamond Man.

Duration:01:14:19

Episode 101 - Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

7/29/2019
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In which we discuss Ayn Rand's notorious objectivist magnum opus "Atlas Shrugged" - learn about exciting developments in the world of AI - a pop star performs an exclusive new track for us live in the studio - have not one, but two interventions. Featuring Special Guest Experts Limes (the Artist Formerly Known as Regyna McCracken) and Technomologist Eddie Stank.

Duration:01:16:52

Episode 99 - The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

6/17/2019
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We discuss all manner of bodily fluids and bizarre family rituals as we delve into Iain Banks's classic warped coming-of-age novel "The Wasp Factory" - we find out that the super-rich are really just like us when all is said and done - learn what the Chinese ET would sound like. With Special Guest Experts Horni and Chayst Mostenice, heirs to the Moistenice Plunger Fortune.

Duration:01:19:06

Episode 98 - Game of Thrones Special (with Adrian Tauss!)

6/3/2019
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In this special episode, we put two of the most showbiz insider people I know in a room together to craft what the ending of Game of Thrones should have been and along the way share stories of what it was actually like working behind the scenes of the show and to be a confidant of George RR Martin himself. With Special Guest Experts Adrian Tauss and Trey Birkenstock, accent coach to the star.

Duration:01:09:56

Episode 97 - Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

5/20/2019
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Continuing the never-ending, eternal Dystopia series, the Idiots delve into Kurt Vonnegut's pitch black apocalypse comedy "Cat's Cradle" - Alice returns and relates her harrowing tale of survival after being trapped for months in her local decommissioned library - Our favourite Beefeater Sir Lenny London OBE returns and tells us of the people we will meet in Heaven, and the chain restaurants that exist in Heaven and in Hell - we delve into the history of various Ians.

Duration:01:08:28

Episode 96 - The Stand by Stephen King (with Fitzgerald Honger!)

5/6/2019
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The Idiots discuss Stephen King's epic tale of Good and Evil and the fight for humanity's very soul at the end of the world, "The Stand"! - Fitz returns to the show with more tales of the future and attempts to start up a new business, possibly involving dogs - we get a terrifying glimpse of the world to come if we don't change our ways - we get some advice to reduce our carbon footprint to zero. Featuring Special Guest Experts Fitzgerald Honger and Eva Steenberg, a super space child with a...

Duration:01:01:49

Episode 95 - The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (with Jonny Gillam & Joseph Murphy!)

4/22/2019
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HAPPY EASTER 420 It's been a long weekend so all I'll say about this one is that we have guests that come in the form of the purest rastafarian Gideon Ponyboy and C.S Lewis drops in to critique his own work and share deeply personal stories about his sex life with a familiar secret agent.

Duration:01:11:53

Episode 94 - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (with Simone Belshaw!)

4/8/2019
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The Dystopia season continues with our discussion of David Mitchell's genre colliding work of literary ventriloquism "Cloud Atlas" and we reveal the secrets of Chin's hot bod, Josh's past life, reveal that Freddie Mercury was an ant and create a haunting work of art. #AllMenAreCool Featuring Special Guest Experts returning edgelord DeviantArtist Terry Sauce and super hacker supreme B.L.U.E.S.T.E.E.L.T.H.U.N.D.E.R.M.A.C.A.B.R.E.

Duration:01:24:05

Episode 93 - The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick (with Adam Riley & Jonny Gillam!)

3/26/2019
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Sorry this one is so late. We continue our Unofficial Dystopia Season with a chat about about Philip K Dick's nightmare alternate universe in which the Nazis won the Second World War, taking in diverse topics such as the "Bildenberg" Group, how to adopt a cunning pseudonym and why Nazis are bad. With Special Guest Experts Adam Riley, Jonny Gillam and The Captain. You can buy "Tomorrow's World" by Guy Portman here:...

Duration:01:30:01

Episode 92 - The Children of Men by P.D. James (with Emily McQuade!)

3/11/2019
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The Idiots talk about PD James's vision of a childless future, "The Children of Men" and also discuss related matters such as sperm counts, Fortnite and various substances that are stored in the balls. Featuring Special Guest Experts Emily McQuade and Fortnite champion T3st1cul4r C4nc3r.

Duration:01:14:56

Episode 91 - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

2/25/2019
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The Idiots grapple with Aldous Huxley's vision of a world where humanity has been pacified and controlled by sex and drugs and we ask whether it is more relevant now than it has ever been. Along the way we discuss artificial insemination, who in the room is an Alpha and who is a Gamma and play a couple of games of "3,2,1 Break!" Featuring Special Guest Experts... you know what, it's late and this is my third attempt to upload this and type out a description because Soundcloud was having a...

Duration:01:01:41

Episode 90 - Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

2/11/2019
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MWAH I KISS YOU Remember that guy with that website? This week the Idiots get all sentimental and romantic with George Orwell's terrifying vision of an inescapable, totalitarian future, "Nineteen Eighty-Four", arguably the most romantic of all the Dystopian works we are covering in our unofficial Dystopia series, and not something that I've forced into shape in response to the caprices of the marketplace - we chart the enduring legacy of Nineteen Eighty-Four and its influence of...

Duration:01:16:43

Episode 89 - The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (with Fitzgerald Honger!)

1/28/2019
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In which the Idiots discuss H.G. Wells genre defining fourth dimensional adventure "The Time Traveller" - Fitz drops by to lay out his latest business venture and tell us incredible tales of the Future (both the place in time and the trap rapper) - Chin tries out the latest food craze Huel and reports back on his findings - we hear strange and bizarre Future Music (both the place in time and the trap rapper). Featuring Special Guest Experts Fitzgerald Honger and Engelbert Humbledick, COO of...

Duration:01:13:18

Episode 88 - A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

1/14/2019
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In which the Idiots discuss Anthony Burgess's real horroshow novel of ultraviolence and the old in-and-out - become gradually more and more lost in a world of shared hallucinations and abrupt, unexpected advertorial fugues - learn how engage and disengage Cuck Mode - uncover a real life case of disturbing psychological conditioning. Featuring Special Guest Experts Soyman Mayo and Mark Cuckmode, radio personalities, film critics and aspiring pop stars.

Duration:01:18:40

Episode 87 - The Road by Cormac McCarthy (with Jonny Gillam!)

1/7/2019
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In which the Idiots crash into 2019 with Cormac McCarthy's bleak, brutal and beautiful post-apocalyptic masterpiece - dig deep into the sordid and terrifying world of Army Seals and their trainers - uncover the dangerous world of Malaysian weddings - learn to appreciate the finer points of Daddy Culture. Featuring Special Guest Experts Jonny Gillam and Thaddeus Bullits, US Army Seal Trainer Trainer.

Duration:01:03:15