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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 76 - Farenheit 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

Best of 2017 Part 2

2/19/2018
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We took a break this weekend, so here's part 2 of our Best of 2017! Chin apologises for being so very, very tired. It's been a long week. Thanks to all the guests we had on the show in 2017: Helen Bauer, Ben Lund-Conlon, Jonny Gillam, Lucy Roper,Tom Redman, Sasha Ellen, Phil Lindsey, Martin Willis, Joseph Murphy, Michael Hill, Andy Onions, Kat Sadler, Elena Gabets and Anne Klein. Get you tickets for our live event at Waterstones here!...

Duration:01:05:21

Episode 46 - Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (with Lucy Roper!)

2/12/2018
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In which the Idiots get all romantic for Valentine's Day and discuss "Fifty Shades of Grey" by EL James - Haran reveals the secret parallels between "Fifty Shades of Grey" and the Treaty of Versailles - learn how the book has been used as an instruction manual for the sexually clueless - which animals have the best thighs? - Clint Eastwood won't respond to my emails. Featuring Special Guest Experts Lucy Roper and Sex Counsellor B.J. McHammer. Also, come see our live show at Waterstone's...

Duration:01:20:13

Episode 45 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Michael Hill & Fitz Honger!)

2/5/2018
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In which the Idiots discuss Mark Haddon's acclaimed story of autism, family and casual animal cruelty, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" - spend too much time discussing wallpaper - uncover the secret history of "Spot the Dog" - solve the mystery of what is happening to all the dogs in Camberwell. Featuring Special Guest Experts Fitzgerald Honger, Michael Hill and avowed Jonathan Freedland fan, The Captain. Outro Music: cLOUDDEAD - Dead Dogs 2 (Boards of Canada Remix)

Duration:01:41:18

Episode 44 - The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

1/29/2018
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In which the Idiots discuss George Eliot's bildungsroman "The Mill on the Floss" - Chin loves George Eliot - Dr Dre does not make good headphones for dogs and is a terrible plastic surgeon - Haran doesn't understand what "metaphorical" means - I'm sorry, but this person is clearly not a dog. With Special Guest Experts podcast phenomenon Steve Koenig and his "dog" Ham McHam(face).

Duration:01:40:55

Episode 43 - Shrek by William Steig (with Jonny Gillam!)

1/22/2018
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In which the Idiots discuss the almost forgotten source material for massive Dreamworks animation franchise, "Shrek" by William Steig - list the multiple failures of the Conservatives - pitch a Radiohead jukebox musical - Jonny sells Chin a book series - Alice burps. Featuring Special Guest Experts Jonny Gillam and Press Secretary Laurence Chives.

Duration:01:18:52

Episode 42 - Jaws by Peter Benchley (with Michael Hill!)

1/15/2018
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In which the Idiots have a frank discussion about Pete Benchley's overshadowed novel "Jaws" - get an insider's perspective on Hollywood - pitch our own animal movies - watch Haran and Michael slowly tear each other apart. Featuring Special Guest Experts Michael Hill & Hollywood player Bob Flowers.

Duration:01:14:34

Episode 41 - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (with Tom Redman!)

1/8/2018
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In which the Idiots discuss Joseph Conrad's tale of madness and Imperialism, "Heart of Darkness" - yo, is this book racist? - we hear several pitches for Black Mirror episodes - are you a Kurtz or a Marlowe? - yo, is this optician racist? Featuring Special Guest Expert, Water Treatment Plant Worker Hamish Hamish (Tom Redman).

Duration:00:59:01

Best of 2017 Part 1

1/4/2018
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In which the Idiots take a break over Christmas and put together a clips show. With special thanks our special guest experts Helen Bauer, Ben Lund-Conlon, Phil Lindsey and Joseph Murphy.

Duration:00:59:42

Jólabókaflóð 2017

12/25/2017
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Now we have a Christmas themed episode ho-ho-ho

Duration:01:08:16

Talking Trailers with Donnie Bagels - Moonraker

12/19/2017
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Join Donathan Bagels as he sits down with Alan Pacino and Jane Stewart to watch and discuss the trailer for the 1979 Bond film "Moonraker".

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 40 - The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart (with Joseph Murphy!)

12/11/2017
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In which the Idiots discuss the gross, icky cult classic "The Dice Man" - submit to the will of the dice throughout the episode - guest Andy Diceman regales us with his impression - Chin extolls the Funky Guy Life (#FunkyGuyLife). With Special Guest Expert Andy Diceman, a former employee of the BBC.

Duration:01:14:37

Episode 39 - On The Road by Jack Kerouac (with Michael Hill, Phil Lindsey & Sasha Ellen!)

12/4/2017
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In which the Idiots discuss Jack Kerouac's semi-autobiographical cult novel - Chin has a meltdown - Alice tells us her fear of gunge - we are told to keep the noise down - we drink possibly too much wine. Featuring Special Guest Experts Michael Hill, Sasha Ellen, MMA Fighter Michael "Fuck 'em up" O'Reilly, and the Lodger.

Duration:01:16:09

Episode 38 - Watership Down by Richard Adams (with Michael Hill!)

11/27/2017
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In which the Idiots discuss Richard Adams's "Watership Down" - get distracted by the ingenuity of the writing team on "Dawson's Creek" - explore the expanded universe of "The Wire" - derail on possibly the most childish and most staggeringly stupid tangent ever while discovering that, yes, there was apparently a "sequel" to "Through the Keyhole". Featuring Special Guest Experts Michael Hill and returning wellness guru Siddartha Bookerjee.

Duration:01:24:44

Episode 37 - A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (with Anne Klein!)

11/20/2017
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In which the Idiots get to the heart of Michael Bond's beloved ursine children's character - uncover the infanticidal subtext of Paddington - get schooled on what proper Chinese food really is - try to protect the Queen from danger. Featuring Special Guest Experts Anne Klein, everyone's favourite Beefeater Lenny London and The Chinese Restaurateur.

Duration:01:16:56

Episode 36 - Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (with Elena Gabets and Kat Sadler!)

11/13/2017
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In which the Idiots discuss Jonathan Swift's much bowdlerised satirical travelogue "Gulliver's Travels" - struggle over who will be the Mark Zuckerberg and who will be the Winkelvoss Twins of the next Big Idea: "Cat Hands" - stay away from www.AskJeeves.ru - reveal that Japan was actually a prank concocted by the Chinese - race to trademark various ideas through hasty freestyle rap. Featuring Special Guest Experts Elena Gabets and UK Garage UK Garage Sauce impressario Lee Branches and his...

Duration:01:24:41

Episode 35 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (with Michael Hill and Andy Onions!)

11/6/2017
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The Idiots discuss the beloved anti-authoritarian novel by Ken Kesey, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" - propose an ingenious system for working out who's supposed to be speaking in a book - put forward the theory that all Jack Nicholson's films are actually just sequels to each other - discover that naming books is hard. Featuring Special Guest Experts Michael Hill, Andy Onions, Grime DJ Bookcase Fillah and author Phillip Potassium Koch.

Duration:01:17:41