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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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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.




Episode 72 - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (with Ben Lund-Conlon & Fitzgerald Honger!)

In which the Idiots discuss Alexandre Dumas' classic swashbuckling Bro-Down "The Three Musketeers" - Fitz gives us an update on his wallpaper business and branches out into sales - Ben plugs his art - we lay out the tangled web connecting the Mouseketeers with Brexit ad Trump. Featuring Special Guest Experts Ben Lund-Conlon & Fitzgerald Honger.


Episode 71 - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

In which the Idiots discuss J.D. Salinger's quintessential moody teenager novel, "The Catcher in the Rye" - Dan opens up about his musical tastes and his past as a sk8tr boi - we learn that Chin is a scummy Globalist shill - our guest reveals the perils of believing the Mainstream Media. Featuring Special Guest Expert Gareth something or other.


Episode 70 - Atonement by Ian McEwan

In which the Idiots discuss Ian McEwan's meta-fictional tale of loss, guilt and love, "Atonement" - learn the secret military origins of the Chicken McNugget - unveil Steve Koenig's latest project for Netflix - swelter in this unending heat-wave. Featuring Special Guest Experts Steve Koenig and Crispin Pacquet, a naval spitfire pilot.


Episode 69 - The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana

In which the Idiots get down and dirty with "The Kama Sutra" for a very special Episode 69 - we discuss our favourite positions from the Kama Sutra - gain insight into the plight of the adult baby community - Dan is confronted with his past. Featuring Special Guest Experts returning couples therapist BJ McHammer and her baby husband Henry McHammer.


Episode 68 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (with Jonny Gillam!)

In which the Idiots discuss beloved children's classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle - Chin has a mini family reunion as he tries to work out which of his brothers is in possession of their cherished copy of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Featuring Special Guest Experts, Chin's brothers: Cheek Coffee, Forehead Hot Chocolate and Nose Bovril.


Episode 67 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

In which the Idiots discuss William Golding's tale of boys, pigs and the laughably fragile veneer of civilization - discuss whether this book would be sexier if it had involved an island of girls as opposed to boys - expose the music world for the hollow sham it truly is - finally establish who has true Big Dick Energy in the room. Featuring Special Guest Experts Pop Artist Regyna McCracken and Falix Petridish, music critic for The Truncheon.


Episode 66 - Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby (with Lucas Jolson!)

In which the Idiots discuss Nick Nornby's long-form love-letter to football and fandom "Fever Pitch" - returning guest Michael Owen give us his Dream Team and regales us with tales of his friendship and rivalry with Sami Hyypiä - discuss the effect that the football has on the "lower classes" - figure out how to give Grandma the perfect send-off. Featuring Special Guest Experts Peter Reilly (Lucas Jolson) and Michael Owen.


Episode 65 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (with Ben Lund-Conlon!)

THE LOST EPISODE! In which the Idiots failed to record an episode properly, and subsequently only salvaged half an episode from the mess. Apologies for the long rambling introduction at the beginning. Feel free to skip past the five minute mark if you're adverse to mid range vocal fry.


Episode 64 - The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (with Nathan Roberts!)

In which the Idiots discuss Thomas Pynchon's cult novel of paranoia and mail conspiracy "The Crying of Lot 49" - discuss Bruce Forsythe's last show "Strictly Sane" - why does Batman love beating up mentally ill people? - a cat barber gives dating tips. With Special Guest Experts Nathan Roberts and Edward Pomblebee, a cat barber.


Episode 63 - The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (with Fitzgerald Honger!)

In which the Idiots discuss Thomas Harris's blockbusting pot-boiler "The Silence of the Lambs" - Chin uses his powers of emergency marriage counselling to deploy some much needed couples therapy - repeatedly plug a wallpaper business - discuss the proper way to eat a tasty sandwich - bring a new life into the world. Featuring Special Guest Experts Fitzgerald Honger and our favourite couple in crime Carlos Lopez & Maria Rosa Chiquita Lopez-Gonzalez.


Episode 62 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (with Rebekka Turner!)

In which the Idiots discuss Charlotte Bronte's tale of triumph over adversity and madness "Jane Eyre" - Chin discuss his DeviantTart work and receives feedback on his pregnant Sonic the Hedgehog tart - plug the hell out of a building cleaning services company - discover the links between Jane Eyre and Harry Potter - talk about how babies are named. Featuring Special Guest Experts Rebekka Turner, Lenny London (Beefeater) and Montgomery O'McClean, building site cleaner.


Episode 61 - American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

In which the Idiots discuss Bret Easton Ellis's infamous satire of 80s narcissism and excess "American Psycho" - question the very fabric of reality itself - butts and abs gets slapped, we don't play favourites here! - two familiar faces return... Featuring Chambers Johnstein Jr & Chambers Junestein Sr, father and son jam brewers.


Episode 60 - Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

In which the Idiots discuss the late Philip Roth's transgressive and sexually frank novel of American Jewish male identity - Chin reveals a hidden career working for Graham Norton - decide who's better: humans or octopuses - get some lessons in comedy from a pro. With Special Guest Expert Tom Blueman, pro comedian on the Northern Circuit.


Episode 58 - The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (with Emily McQuade!)

In which the Idiots discuss F Scott Fitzgerald's celebrated novel of the Jazz Age and the inherent emptiness of the American Dream - watch a YouTube series in which Presidents are pranked - explore the impractical side to have a concave face - talk about fusion in all it myriad forms (mostly jazz and faces). Featuring Special Guest Experst Emily McQuade and Barney and Brad Lemonclime, twin plubmers and YouTube pranksters, among many other things. Outro Music: Bros - Panda Bear


Episode 57 - Timeline by Michael Crichton (with Ben Lund-Conlon!)

In which the Idiots discuss Michael Crichton's tales of quantum physics and medieval time hopping "Timeline" - try to stop the end of all life in the universe, or at least the end of all life with a name containing the letter "C" - try to keep the truth from a guest's girlfriend - appreciate Billy Connolly. Featuring Special Guest Experts Ben Lund-Conlon, Allessandro Bomodoro Auctioneer and Pret A Manger employee and DANOS.


Episode 56 - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

In which the Idiots celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Daphne du Maurier's psychological melodrama "Rebecca" - play out endless scenarios of how to behave at parties - get highly defensive for no reason - try repeatedly to end the show to no avail. Featuring Special Guest Expert Robert Downey Yoghurt, actor and bean counter. Outro music: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme (instrumental)


Episode 55 - Animal Farm by George Orwell

In which the Idiots seize the means of production with George Orwell's beloved and enduring political allegory of totalitarianism, "Animal Farm" - sing and dance through a variety of musical numbers - learn about how we get gold from gold farms - somebody dies. Featuring Special Guest Expert ??? a gold prospector searching for his name.


Episode 54 - Stoner by John Williams

In which Haran takes over hosting duties for a 420 special while Chin is away staring at something completely unrelated in the corner and leads a discursive discussion on John Williams's late-blooming bestseller "Stoner" - debate the myriad forms of love - compare the relative bar for bestsellers in the US and the UK - get incredibly defensive over minor perceived slights. Featuring Special Guest Experts Jonny Gillam and Gideon Ponyboy, the world's purest Rastafarian. Outro Music: Spliff...


Episode 53 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In which the Idiots discuss Ernest Cline's book of weaponized nostalgia, "Ready Player One" - pack reference after reference after reference instead of actual jokes - differentiate between nerds and funky guys (#funkyguyforlife) - briefly discuss the death of the author - get top tips on internet piracy. Featuring Special Guest Experts Bob Flowers, Hollywood insider and Eobard Covfefe, an internet pirate and founder of www.altright.com.


Episode 53 - Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

In which the Idiots read Ian Fleming's classic tale of espionage, innuendo and idée fixe, "GoldFinger" - really get hung up on names - delve into the secret history of the SAS - play a game. Featuring Special Guest Expert Mr Finch, a friend of Steve Koenig. Outro Music: The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World - Sammy Davis Jr.