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In a unique experiment in human understanding, washed-up broadcaster and baby boomer father Martin Kelner discusses current issues with his millennial daughter Ruth, aged 17, who tells him why he's wrong about almost everything, while he tries to explain to her who the Bee Gees were.

In a unique experiment in human understanding, washed-up broadcaster and baby boomer father Martin Kelner discusses current issues with his millennial daughter Ruth, aged 17, who tells him why he's wrong about almost everything, while he tries to explain to her who the Bee Gees were.
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In a unique experiment in human understanding, washed-up broadcaster and baby boomer father Martin Kelner discusses current issues with his millennial daughter Ruth, aged 17, who tells him why he's wrong about almost everything, while he tries to explain to her who the Bee Gees were.

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English


Episodes

“…a late play for a Potato Smile.”

9/13/2018
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Curly fries, bat mitzvahs, binge drinking, and Northern Soul music, are among topics covered in the latest father/daughter podcast. In celebrity news, Kirstie Allsop and Serena Williams's temper tantrums come under the microscope, and the world is relieved to hear that Kylie Jenner 'isn't worried about her post-baby body.' If you enjoy 'Ruthie - Me & My Dad', then we'd be pathetically grateful if you could leave a review on iTunes...

Duration:00:39:41

“Where are they getting all these mice?”

9/6/2018
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In the latest episode of the father and daughter podcast, Ruthie says she's 'not feeling it,' but she's not too tired to suggest a new weekly feature called simply 'Dad's Wrong.' This week, Brazilian butt lifts, stem cell research, Sunday night TV, air conditioning as a feminist issue, and what constitutes a sandwich come under the microscope. "More Morgan Freeman, less Piers Morgan," is the latest advice on talking to teenagers, not entirely wholeheartedly endorsed by Ruthie and father,...

Duration:00:37:21

"Perhaps you're just not that amusing..."

8/30/2018
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As comedian Louis CK returns to the stage we ask if it's OK in the age of MeToo to enjoy not just his comedy, but some of the fine films produced by Harvey Weinstein, and the work of Woody Allen and Kevin Spacey. We salute Kim Kardashian for catching up on the Serial podcast four years after the rest of the world, sum up Australia in a sentence, look back on fine music and four days of squalor at Leeds Fest, father and daughter disagree strongly on La La Land and Dirty Dancing, and as...

Duration:00:39:46

"Arthur Franklin - I loved him!"

8/23/2018
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The latest father-and-daughter conversation covers fat shaming, and Britain's harmful food obsession. On the question of the French government's ban on a Gap advert featuring girls in hijabs, Ruth asks the key question, "Who shops at Gap any more?" Also, Love Island winners and losers, where are they now? False memory syndrome, we've all got it, and Made In Chelsea - "brilliant but ridiculous" is Ruth's verdict. Musically, it's Aretha Franklin versus J Hus, and having dissed Fawlty Towers...

Duration:00:39:19

"Like Flies In The Summer" & 'cracking on' scenarios

8/16/2018
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This week, Ruthie's festival diet; crisps, pot noodles, and crackers, the enduring appeal of the sitcom Friends - about which father and daughter disagree - and a blast at Fawlty Towers, a fascinating conspiracy theory about DNA testing, the continuing anti-semitism debate, why we all hanker to be born in a different era, and musically, the ska of Dandy Livingstone versus the indy boy band The Front Bottoms (it's their name!).

Duration:00:32:45

Iceland, Cruises and Kardashians

8/9/2018
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Take that Rob Brydon! The latest Ruthie - Me and My Dad takes aim at cruise ships, especially the way they turn fine working towns into Genovia from The Princess Diaries. Other topics covered include parents on their smart phones, when they could be communicating with their teenage kids, Iceland, the supermarket and the country, the new series of Made In Chelsea, and the joy of foreign supermarkets. Musically 1950s girl group The Poni-Tails are pitched against indy duo Let's Eat Grandma,...

Duration:00:41:30

"Harold Wilson put down old people!"

7/19/2018
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Among topics covered in the latest father-and-daughter podcast; Nudity (notably Helen Mirren's) sexism in the swinging sixties, Northern English accents in the movies, legalising heroin, the fake loyalty of Love Island's Georgia, and who's your favourite Courtney - Cox, Pine, Love, or Kardashian? You choose. The podcast's taking a summer break, and will be back on the 9th of August - what a great opportunity to catch up on all the shows you might have missed! If you enjoy 'Ruthie - Me &...

Duration:00:32:08

Bromies, Peng Tings & a plea to Macky D's

7/12/2018
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A packed show this week ranges over such diverse topics as the legalisation of cannabis, the absence of mozzarella sticks in MacDonalds, why narcissism may be good for teenagers, definitions of terms such as 'bromies' and 'peng ting,' the weirdness of Jeff Goldblum; plus we ask how ironic Alanis Morissette actually is.

Duration:00:37:16

"You're really only here to press the buttons."

7/5/2018
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In the latest episode, Ruthie says why she thinks football fans are fat, is dissatisfied with her college tutors curt replies to her carefully crafted emails, and insists Love Island is not about the £50,000 prize, but about love. Ruthie and Martin also discuss Iain Stirling's views that Millennials have been spoiled by their parents, and Martin tries unsuccessfully to impersonate the Love Island host. And in the most bizarre music contest yet, it's Stormzy v Jake Thackray.

Duration:00:36:02

Crafty Christians, Mods v Rockers, getting Pied Off

6/28/2018
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Martin and Ruth have a falling out in episode 20 of their generation gap podcast, when Martin lends a sceptical ear to some inferior teen issues podcasts and Ruth thinks he's being arrogant. They leave it to correspondents to decide on the truth. Also, the problems for men in the #MeToo era, the craftiness of Christians muscling in on popular culture, the controversy over women football pundits, and how the Swinging Sixties never arrived in Manchester until 1974. If you enjoy 'Ruthie - Me...

Duration:00:37:32

World Cup Fever(ish), Love Island & the death of the LP

6/21/2018
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World Cup fever of a sort hits Ruthie, who's mystified by the way footballers kick the ball sideways or backwards instead of booting it down the pitch. Also, a feminist take on Love Island, white people wearing dreadlocks, how young people will never hear a full album again, vlogger Alfie Deyes's ridiculous poverty video, and musically, Sheryl Crow v Travis Scott.

Duration:00:31:23

Lost Earrings, Exam Meltdowns & the Teenage Shopping Guide.

6/14/2018
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More compelling topics for fathers of daughters and daughters of fathers, with Ruthie in critical mode, branding Germaine Greer 'mad as a box of frogs,' and telling Zara in Leeds they need to get their act together. Also, are schools robbing students of the capacity for independent thought, and should vlogger Jade Bowler have filmed herself crying? And musically, it's Kendrick Lamar versus Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli If you enjoy 'Ruthie - Me & My Dad', then we'd be...

Duration:00:30:07

Germaine Greer, Teenage Tiredness & Did The Beatles Actually Exist?

6/7/2018
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This week, father and daughter debate Germaine Greer's views on rape. Also Martin teaches Ruth about '70s sit-coms, Howard Stern, and the meaning of the word 'vitriolic,' while Ruth tries to explain to Martin what's going on in Love Island. Hotel California brexit, the constant tiredness of teenagers, and a theory that the Beatles never existed are other topics touched upon.

Duration:00:33:08

Spots, Shops and The Kim/Donald Summit

5/31/2018
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In episode 16, father finds out he's not the kind of dad The Guardian would approve of. Meanwhile, father and daughter discuss teenage spots, shopping in TK Maxx, what Kim Kardashian will be asking for when she dines with Donald and Ivanka Trump, the almost incomprehensible worldwide popularity of Ed Sheeran, and whether Nelson's Column should be knocked down or not.

Duration:00:33:23

Teenage Stress, Soylent Green & Shrek Memes

5/24/2018
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Over-population, teenage stress and, for some reason, 'Jacques Cousteau - living or dead?', are just some of the topics covered in the fifteenth episode of West Yorkshire's premier father-and-daughter podcast. Ruthie rounds up the latest reality show news, and fills Martin in on the latest going on on Planet Kardashian; Martin attempts to sound interested. Plus, the reason Ruth has a temporary lisp, why you should never use the internet to research your child's school project, and the...

Duration:00:34:47

Primark earrings, Hamilton and feta cheese

5/17/2018
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Episode 14 of the popular father and daughter podcast ranges wider than ever before, covering the royal wedding, the pronounciation of Saoirse Ronan, the peril of Primark earrings, Goldfrapp's dreamy electronica versus the music of Hamilton, feta cheese, and whether father is more gammon than centrist dad.

Duration:00:31:31

10th May 2018 - Ruthie. Me and My Dad. Radical Feminism, cultural appropriation and 'good' tension

5/10/2018
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In the popular father-and-daughter podcast this week, a former Sunday Times Podcast of the Week, Ruthie unveils her Lorraine Kelly impersonation, and topics discussed include radical feminism, cultural appropriation, and 'good' tension. Ruthie introduces dad to the work of The Blossoms and dad reciprocates with a track by Loudon Wainwright lll.

Duration:00:31:00

26th April 2018 - Ruthie. Me and My Dad. Should we cut old folk who display mild racism/sexism a little slack, who was worse, Hitler or Stalin, the dangers of binge watching TV series, and musically, the relative merits of Lil Dicky and Oscar Brown Jr....

4/26/2018
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Episode 12 of the unique father-and-daughter podcast gets a generation gap take on a variety of topics; should we cut old folk who display mild racism/sexism a little slack, who was worse, Hitler or Stalin, the dangers of binge watching TV series, and musically, the relative merits of Lil Dicky and Oscar Brown Jr.

Duration:00:39:58

19th April 2018 - Ruthie. Me and My Dad. The Kardashians and the Nazis, and also examines what you should and shouldn't say to a teenage daughter... [Ruthie. Me and My Dad episode 011]

4/19/2018
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Episode eleven of the popular father and daughter podcast tackles two of the major issues of the day, the Kardashians and the Nazis, and also examines what you should and shouldn't say to a teenage daughter. Also dad introduces Ruthie to doo wop, while she reciprocates with a taste of First Aid Kit.

Duration:00:33:58

12th April 2018 - Ruthie. Me and My Dad. Emma Watson's underboob, the Talking Heads, Post Malone, Richard Madeley, and Khloe Kardashian, with a K... [Ruthie. Me and My Dad episode 010]

4/12/2018
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Episode 10 of the popular generation gap podcast in which baby boomer dad discusses issues of the day with Generation Z daughter, including this week high finance, Emma Watson's underboob, the Talking Heads, Post Malone, Richard Madeley, and Khloe Kardashian, with a K.

Duration:00:29:23