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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 85 - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

12/10/2018
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In which the slow Bataan Death March that has been our Harry Potter season comes to a grateful end with "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows" - Chin expounds upon the music of Freddie Mercury - we try to out Jordan Bellfort each other and sell each other various objects - pitch the ultimate "get rich slow" scheme. Featuring Special Guest Experts Michaell Hill, Sam Dodson and Richard Sounds, CEO of Richer Sounds, a reference that everyone will get and appreciate.

Duration:01:43:24

Episode 84 - Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

12/3/2018
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In which the Idiots continue the descent into the world of Harry Potter and discuss the darkest entry in the series "Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince" - Dan puts on his big boy pants to host the episode and deploys his tried and tested methodology of listing things and asking what the best thing is - debate the question of Dumbledore's sexuality and the use of subtext - discover what constitutes a "classic scenario". Featuring Special Guest Experts Michael Hill and Stephen King's...

Duration:00:57:23

Episode 83 - Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix

11/19/2018
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In which the Idiots continue their journey through the Potterverse with the fifth book in the series "Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix" - we learn of a scandal at Hogwarts that was cut out of the books - learn what Joaquin Phoenix's favourite caramels are - discover the massive secret conspiracy embedded at the heart of the novel - have a little father-son role-playing. With Special Guest Experts Billiam Chilitree, heir to the throne of Denmark and Head Town Planner, and Quillius...

Duration:01:28:13

Episode 82 - The Godfather by Mario Puzo

11/7/2018
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This week Chin's brother, Cheek Coffee, takes over Faking Lit as chin is mysteriously absent. He's joined by a litenay of characters, including Lenny London, Steve Koenig, Donnie Bagels, Daniel Offen, Michael Owen and Josh Bellman. They talk about The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Duration:00:35:46

Episode 81 - M.R. James Halloween Special

10/29/2018
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BOO In which the Idiots look to the authoritative M.R. James to inspire them to write the spookiest, scariest, creepiest ghost story of all time for Halloween - Chin reveals he doesn't know how buses work - we try to spread awareness of Simlish. Featuring Special Guest Experts Ian Lane and Mortimer Goth, noted Sim about town.

Duration:01:13:11

Episode 80 - Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (with Loose Brie!)

10/22/2018
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In which the Idiots continue to tumble down the Harryhole with the fourth book in the series, "Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire" - we recast the Harry Potter stories with Michael Caine in every role - examine what makes the Death Eater's so evil - work out what snakes symbolise in the series - try to talk about a female character for a minute without mentioning any men. Featuring Special Guest Experts Martin Willis and Jacob, a male feminist man person guy.

Duration:01:30:35

Episode 79 - Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban (with Simone Belshaw!)

10/15/2018
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In the third part of our Harry Potter series, the Idiots dig into "Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban" - discover the connections between carrier bag costs, PC Gone Mad and MacDonalds - an artist shows us their watercolours - Chin gets into trouble with HR. Featuring Special Guest Expert Terry Sauce, DeviantArt Artist.

Duration:01:20:52

Episode 78 - Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (with Ben Lund-Conlon!)

10/8/2018
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In which the Idiots continue their Potterquest with the second book in the series: "Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets" - a holy celestial being makes their podcast debut - stay away from snakes - get anagrammatical. Featuring Special Guest Expert, God.

Duration:01:23:05

Episode 77 - Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling (with William Stone!)

10/1/2018
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In which the Idiots kick off their series run-through of the Harry Potter books with "Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone" - learn the true story behind the inspiration of everyone's favourite boy wizard - discover the difference between a hairdresser and a barber - bask in the magic of Blackpool. Featuring Special Guest Experts William Stone, Orson Welles and Mansoir Fillapuso, a man with a haircut.

Duration:01:08:02

Episode 76 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

9/24/2018
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In which the Idiots discuss Ray Bradbury's cautionary sci-fi tale of censorship and conformity - Beefeater Lenny London returns to reveal hitherto unrevealed magical powers and discuss his recent promotion - Josh expounds on the profound influence that Jordan Peterson has had on his life - Haran has another meltdown - Chin advocates for the primacy of literature over all other mediums, especially podcasts like this one. Featuring Special Guest Expert Lenny London, Premier Beefeater.

Duration:01:17:46

Episode 75 - Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (with Joseph Murphy and Jonny Gillam)

9/17/2018
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In which the Idiots discuss Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's seminal comic book masterpiece "Watchmen" - argue for the legitimacy of the medium - demand pictures of Spider-Man - examine the problems of adaptation while dry heaving - the squid stays in the picture. Featuring Special Guest Experts Joseph Murphy and the poet Robert Burns.

Duration:01:07:18

Episode 74 - A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

9/10/2018
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In which the Idiots discuss John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize winning picaresque novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" - discuss how today's entrepreneurs conduct their business - how grief can manifest itself through flatulence - dunk on Dan's nuts. Featuring Special Guest Expert Bell Joshman, a campanologist.

Duration:01:13:37

Episode 73 - Beatlemania Special!

9/3/2018
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In this very special episode the Idiots sit down to gab with Ebeneezer, the secret 5th Beatle, discuss his hitherto undocumented place in the legendary story of the Beatles and ask him to weigh in on books which the music of the Beatles helped to inspire.

Duration:01:02:19

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

8/20/2018
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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.

Duration:01:23:55

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

8/13/2018
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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.

Duration:01:11:53

Episode 70 - Atonement by Ian McEwan

8/6/2018
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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.

Duration:01:23:24

Episode 69 - The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana

7/30/2018
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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.

Duration:01:15:48

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

7/24/2018
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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.

Duration:01:11:44

Episode 67 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

7/17/2018
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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.

Duration:01:18:41