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This House Is a Circus

6/17/2018
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Adam and Mark discuss Brexit, more money for the NHS, the SNP walkout, and Home Secretary phone theft. Kenneth Clarke spoke a lot this week. Title inspired by the song of the same name, from the Arctic Monkeys album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare.’

Duration:00:53:15

Arrogant Philosophers

6/12/2018
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Idioms: Make hay while the sun shines The full monty Hobson’s choice Sponsored by: A change in podcast editing workflow. Rejected titles: Photoshopping yawns All Philosophers are Arrogant We Philosopher Kings Debs’ Old English The Suneth Shineth I’m not mad! Links: Sophie’s Choice (it was also a book…) First past the post (again, feels like […]

Duration:00:51:32

Leaving on a Jet Plane

6/10/2018
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Adam and Mark discuss a new runway, American ideals influencing the UK, and further devolution. It’s also been a year since the last General Election, how’s May’s premiership going? The political party we couldn’t remember the name of was ‘Alternative for Germany’

Duration:01:06:30

Forming a Guild

5/30/2018
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Idioms: Tin foil hat Got their comeuppance At sixes and sevens Sponsored by: Bank holidays. Links: Muppets Tonight Number 9 – Futurama Into the Wild Green Yonder New Matt Groening Show Roswell Area 51 The X-Files Wild West Red Dwarf Westworld Tin foil formally tin How they make tinfoil Better Call Saul Philip K. Dick […]

Duration:00:42:07

Extra Bitter Beer

5/22/2018
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Idioms: Turn on a sixpence Cut someone some slack Full tilt Sponsored by: Injured limbs. Links: Sixpence Usain Bolt Tron Lightbikes (Light cycle!) Pivot! Charles Dickens Back to the Future Back to the Future Almanac All the Year Round periodical Dressage Rube Goldberg machine Honda Advert House of Commons – Sixpence House of Commons – […]

Duration:00:32:19

Ancient Custard Races

5/15/2018
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Idioms: Through thick and thin Every cloud has a silver lining Fly off the handle Sponsored by: No one, but we got the attention of a celebrity on Twitter. Links: More chickens than people (I didn’t actually believe this one, that’ll teach me…) World population clock Battery farming Nandos (cheeky) Wedding vows CGI Banana’s Introduced […]

Duration:00:42:52

Bulking Out Hufflepuff

5/1/2018
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Idioms: Don’t poke the bear Wet your whistle Flash in the pan Sponsored by: 🙁 Links: South Park South Park Episode 300 (got it wrong, it’s actually 200 I was thinking of…) Jesus vs. Frosty (1992) Jesus vs. Santa (1995) South Park Pilot (1997) Vuvuzela Chris Evans on Top Gear New Top Gear viewership (sad […]

Duration:00:41:42

Aggressively Levelling Pokémon

4/24/2018
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Idioms: Fighting fire with fire Starter for ten Chew the rag/fat Sponsored by: That guy Links: Hybrid Mario flash game Pokémon Uranium Pokémon Sun and Moon Pokémon Release Date (1996!) Controlled burns Trench warfare Water Arson (inundationist!) King John (Shakespeare) Kansas Carry On Wayward Son (disappointed I couldn’t remember this…) Reel Big Fish Oasis Original […]

Duration:00:40:51

Introducing Structured Anarchy

4/17/2018
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Idioms: On yer bike Tie the knot Pass the buck Sponsored by: 🙁 Links: First Past the Post (not PR) Alternative Vote (not PR) Proportional representation MMP – AMS (my mistake) STV D’Hondt CGP Grey’s Video on FPTP (Worth the watch, as are the others, I promise.) Yes Minister (never seen this, might have to […]

Duration:00:44:17

Sam Demands Feedback

4/10/2018
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Idioms: Under the weather Not enough room to swing a cat No rest for the wicked Sponsored by: Keys! Links: Altered Carbon Bat Out of Hell WWF WWF WWF vs. WWF The Undertaker Tekken Wizard of Oz (1939 Film) Technicolor Doctor Who Daleks Daily Mail Cage the Elephant Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked Borderlands […]

Duration:00:34:27

Mashing the Classics

2/14/2018
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Idioms: 1. Pig in a poke 2. Face the music 3. The road to hell is paved with good intentions Links: Pacific Rim – Movie How it should have ended Nazgûl Fellbeast The Power – Naomi Alderman Origin of sinister Karl Marx Ronan Keating Gluten Intolerance Lactose Intolerance Godwin’s Law Romans Carthaginians Troyish Civilization (Greatest […]

Duration:00:43:19

Salt is Bitter Sugar

2/7/2018
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Idioms: 1. Shot point-blank 2. Cutting the mustard 3. Wait for the other shoe to drop 4. To collar someone Links: Porpoise Dolphin White-collar crime Blue-collar crime Priest collar Salt in coffee Salt in porridge Horse collar Captain Picard-esque seat Point Break Hot Fuzz Keanu Reeves is Immortal Point Blank game Dr. Strange Portal Blank […]

Duration:00:47:59

Ace Flyswell’s Heroic Exploits

1/23/2018
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Idioms: 1. Crocodile tears 2. It takes two to tango 3. In hot water 4. Kangaroo court Links: Wallaby Joey (baby) Kangaroo boxing – Bonus David Attenborough Balancing on tail Quango Convicts in Australia A Stray Yankee in Texas Office space, jump to conclusions Bald headed muppet Mustang horse Claim jumping California Gold Rush […]

Duration:00:49:15

Fondant Fancy Wars

1/15/2018
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Idioms: 1. Horses for courses 2. Have your cake and eat it 3. Kicked from pillar to post Links: Gout Moon made of cheese Horses rest a leg Mermaids Ascot Racecourse Dressage Chester Racecourse (Roman harbour in history) Brexit French Fancies Red food colouring Let them eat cake Fight them on the beaches Bear claw […]

Duration:00:38:27

Magic Sand Puddles

1/9/2018
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Idioms: 1. By hook or by crook 2. Da steppt der Bär 3. As happy as a sandboy 4. Up to snuff Links: Wild haggis Razor clam Where do labradors come from? The Old Curiosity Shop War of the Roses House of York Rose House of Lancaster Rose Snuff Snus Obols on the eyes Raw […]

Duration:00:39:07

Minerally Adequate

12/19/2017
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Idioms: 1. Working like a Trojan 2. Mutton dressed as lamb 3. I’ve got a bridge to sell you 4. Hope springs eternal Links: Trojan Horse Decimate (Roman) Mythological Troy Helen of Troy in Simpsons Captain America Regionalised List Captain America in Manchester WannaCry Virus Keith Richards Cliff Richard Tower Bridge (it’s got towers on […]

Duration:00:50:27

Mr Sponge’s Second Chance

12/6/2017
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Idioms: 1. They followed the muck cart 2. Batshit crazy 3. Once bitten, twice shy Links: News of the World Basset Hound Bloodhound Harry King Round the Twist Nonsense phrases Pasty Cline Saxondale Misused Memes Occam’s razor Jammie Dodgers Arrested Development Portia de Rossi Ace Ventura Rhino Video The Island of Doctor Moreau Mercury used […]

Duration:00:44:58

Committing Multi-murder

11/29/2017
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Idioms: 1. Shiver my timbers 2. A leopard can’t change its spots 3. Salt of the earth Links: Cleave him to the brisket Peter Pan Keelhauling Buffy the Vampire Slayer Twilight Zone – Gremlin Every cell in body changing Telomere 27543 Just So Stories Bad Taxidermy British expansionism Vitiligo 11 Plus Exam Burgage Pope Benedict […]

Duration:00:50:12

Curling Hooliganism

11/9/2017
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Idioms: 1. Buy the farm 2. Throwing smoke 3. Hell in a handbasket 4. I’ll eat my hat Links: Paradise Papers Paddy field Logan’s Run Pirate body worth Universe rubber band theory (Big Crunch) Spreading incense in churches Mario Tennis Super Mario Strikers Mortal Kombat Red Card Football Throwing smoke picture Hyperloop Virgin Hyperloop One […]

Duration:00:54:04

Drinking Pig’s Ears

10/19/2017
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Idioms: 1. On tenterhooks 2. Make a pig’s ear of (something) 3. Throw a spanner in the works Links: Our Twitter Our Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s Instagram Terence’s Website Email

Duration:00:35:42