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Join Luke Moore and Pete Donaldson every Monday and Thursday as they pull on the threads of the universe and revel in the discovery of where each one takes them. From ancient history and modern phenomena to the week's events and everything in between, The Luke and Pete Show is your chance to share in the fun of two men with time on their hands and a good idea of how to waste it.

Join Luke Moore and Pete Donaldson every Monday and Thursday as they pull on the threads of the universe and revel in the discovery of where each one takes them. From ancient history and modern phenomena to the week's events and everything in between, The Luke and Pete Show is your chance to share in the fun of two men with time on their hands and a good idea of how to waste it.
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Join Luke Moore and Pete Donaldson every Monday and Thursday as they pull on the threads of the universe and revel in the discovery of where each one takes them. From ancient history and modern phenomena to the week's events and everything in between, The Luke and Pete Show is your chance to share in the fun of two men with time on their hands and a good idea of how to waste it.




Episode 124: Don't eat the yellow snow

Pete has learnt that pollution is so bad in China that it's apparently turning the snow yellow. Meanwhile, Luke is lucky to be here after running a road race in temperatures as low as -22C. What a cold start to this week's episode! And, with the help of you lovely listeners, our two eponymous anti-heroes also talk about school talent shows, internet criticism, and bogeys. Yes, bogeys. Deal with it. To tell us your best weather stories, or anything else for that matter:...


Episode 123: Errol Flynn's duck centipede

It's Monday! But don't despair, because Luke and Pete have got your back. We'll stick with you your whole commute through (providing it's not longer than about 30 minutes), and regale you with tales of the first ever traffic lights, PETA having a bit of a mare, and Pete's recent trip to Cluj. This episode also features a genuinely stunning story about the great Errol Flynn, involving ducks, pork and a long piece of string. Don't miss it. And also please don't try it. We would love to hear...


Episode 122: Baked bean pizzas and Irn Bru chew bars

Hello everyone, and happy Thursday! The Luke and The Pete are back in the saddle and running the rule over yet more unplanned nonsense, including discontinued foodstuffs, Pete's first ever podcast, and spotting Eddie Izzard on the tube. Elsewhere, there's another visit to North Sentinel Island (figuratively speaking, it's too dangerous to go there in person, as someone found out last week), Neil Young and Bob Dylan team up, and we hear from a very disgruntled listener... To join forces...


Episode 121: Finders Keepers

How much money would you find on the street and keep? Pete found 50p once and it changed his life. For a bit. Listen in to hear more on that particular story (which kept the boy Donny in milk at school for at least a week) on your all-new Luke and Pete Show. We also run the rule over more parental situations, including a our first ever grandparental lie, there's art theft, there's Bob Mortimer, and there's a return for the Weetagang. Get in touch: ***Please take...


Episode 120: Pete on a bus shelter

It happened. Pete was once on the side of a bus shelter and it was on a bad hair day as well. Nightmare. In his line of work, presentation is everything. Tune in to hear more. Elsewhere in this episode, we lament the passing of the great Stan Lee, we hear an incredible story about a drive-by blowdart attack in the middle of nowhere, and Luke lifts the lid on what it was like to grow up the grandson of a bakery magnate. Ever been shot by a blowdart? Let us know:...


Episode 119: Do you want salt and vinegar?

The terrible twosome are back in the habit, and this time around they're talking about U-Boats and their toilets (quite unreliable, apparently), as well as the best fish n chip shops around, paintballing and the dangers within it, and cricket. There's also a revisiting of the great Cosmo and Dibs debacle courtesy of a listener, and Pete 'Donny' Donaldson dishes out some advice. You have been warned. Got a fish n chip shop worth shouting about? Email us: ***Please...


Episode 118: Turtle Power

Luke once made up an impromptu dance to Partners in Kryme's seminal 1990 classic Turtle Power at a school disco with his mate John. There was absolutely no reason for it to happen. Meanwhile, Pete's been wandering around London looking for fences made from World War II stretchers - they're everywhere apparently. Elsewhere on this episode there's time for near death experiences, the cleaning of a cat's anal glands, Pete's one man Bread-inspired stage show, and much, much more. Got something...


Episode 117: Return of the eight year old millionaire

Pete learns of Luke's exploits as a child involving trying to pull a fast one over the Tooth Fairy, and Pete reminds us all of his crush on Samantha Fox as an eight year old. There's also time to praise Peter Jackson's truly remarkable They Shall Not Grow Old, and following that we go from the sublime to the ridiculous as a listener tells us all about Lucozade flavoured Calippos. Unreal. To tell us about the time you pretended to be someone else (that'll make sense when you listen), it's...


Episode 116: Pete Assange

Pete has decided he'd quite like to visit the Japanese embassy, which is pretty handy as he's recently been cordially invited. Better pack the Ferrero Rocher. More details to follow on later episodes (hopefully), but Luke is keen to see him move in there permanently, preferably with the odd visit from Nigel Farage. During this episode we also hear from Stewie Donaldson and his new best mate Crypto Dave (!), a woman actually carries out an urban myth, and we hear about a truly rare beast - a...


Episode 115: Mushy pea sandwiches and Japanese KitKats

Which of our two eponymous heroes has the most tragic life? Pete has a pretty good idea, but is he correct? Having said that, both Luke and Pete spend a portion of this episode eating different flavoured KitKats Pete found in Japan, so no-one is really winning in the cool stakes anyway. But, there *is* time for Cliff the Distance Runner, the real reason WH Smith try to sell you chocolate, and what happens when you wake up drunk on a flight back from the Faroe Islands... Tell us about your...


Episode 114: The Curse of the Colonel

Why are baseball team curses so prevalent? Luke and Pete wonder that as they learn all about The Curse of the Colonel, a superstition that combines baseball team Hanshin Tigers, KFC, and the bottom of a river. During this episode we also learn of a frankly bizarre marketing ploy by the good people at Ribena, hear all about clown phobias, and welcome a long overdue return for Mencarta centred around a man that had no fewer than seven near-death experiences. To tell us all about your...


Episode 113: I'm a locksmith, and, I'm a locksmith

Hello everyone. Strap yourselves in because Pete is back from Japan with more tales of getting run over, seeing the tallest Japanese man he's ever seen and trying to stay on the plane to watch the end of a film. We also try to solve the Zimbabwean Fruit Mystery, wonder over a case of mistaken identity after a listener bizarrely suggests that Luke and Pete actually go drinking together (would never happen), and chat a tiny bit more about Pink Floyd. There's plenty of your emails too, and...


Episode 112: Weetabix? Or Shredded Wheat?

Hello again, it's lovely to see you! Hope your week's going well. Allow us to try and brighten it up a bit with half an hour more conversation between two manchildren, punctuated by your stories, suggestions and observations. This time around, there's a lake on the top of a mountain in India with a load of skeletons in it, so we discuss the nature of death and how it affects us, Pete entertains the idea of having his own personal daemon, and we wonder why the people at Weetabix thought it...


Episode 111: Two frogs in a sock

Did you know the number 111 is unlucky in cricket? You do now. We talk about that on this episode, and lots more. Lots more like: - Eating raw chicken out of politeness - Interviewing Hans Zimmer but forgetting to press record - The finest double agent of the Second World War Listen in to hear Luke and Pete, like two frogs in a sock, wrestle their way through half an hour of unplanned nonsense. You won't regret it! is where you get in touch. Come on, don't be...


Episode 110: Helping someone obtain a chicken mask

Pete packs today's episode full of startling revelations including helping a woman in the street with a badly needed item, a very particular type of dream, and his own very sensitive familial situation. None of this is related to an elephant whip he was suitably impressed by in Zimbabwe either. You'll need to listen to find out more. We also take a quick excursion to the Faroe Islands courtesy of a listener, reminisce about our first beer, and hear all about the effects of fig rolls,...


Episode 109: Tape based solutions

109 is the atomic number for meitnerium, and don't you ever forget. Got it? Good. Now that's out of the way, let's all listen to chat from Pete about his recent visit to Zimbabwe, and let's all wax lyrical about musical subjects including Prince, Jeff Lynne, Pink Floyd and, just to keep Pete happy, punk. Elsewhere there's chat about who's got the deepest voice, prizes to be won on Bullseye (again), some emails about mystery energy drinks and yet more parental lies. What fun! To get in...


Episode 108: Stevie Trousers

Let's talk weightlifting, let's talk Wario, let's talk a mystery man from Nicaragua who is changing currency on a bus (much to the confusion of one of our listeners), and why is Pete staying in a budget hotel in a rough part of Portsmouth? Elsewhere, there's confusion between US and UK shower setups, and we hear more call centre-based tales and obviously much, much more... To take Pete for a pint: ***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or...


Episode 107: Holloway Road shops I admire

Could Pete Donaldson or Luke Moore ever run an Ironman Triathlon? I think we all know the answer to that already but let's explore the prospect anyway. During this episode we also run the rule over Pete's finest parody songs (and you'll be forgiven for not knowing they exist), Jim Bowen's contribution to TV, magicians, Tintagel Castle (again), and swords. Yes, swords. To buy us a sword: ***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get...


Episode 106: A straw-based Godzilla

This time around on your all-new edition of The Luke and Pete Show, we're talking queueing, we're talking fetid herring, we're talking Foo Fighters, we're talking listeners emailing us while high, we're talking everything guys. It's a jamboree. The Wicker Man also makes an appearance, as do Netflix-based crime documentaries and Nordic travel, so as ever there's something for everyone. Don't skip it. To send over a dinghy: ***Please take the time to rate and...


Episode 105: Biting a kidney

Welcome back to The Luke and Pete show, where your two eponymous antiheroes wait in situ to waste another 35 minutes of your time. It's tough work, but someone's got to do it. This time around, it's a protein-heavy edition as Pete tucks into eggs and spinach while talking about diets. After that an actual real-life doctor gets in touch to discuss the best way to transport and transplant a kidney (clue: don't take a bite out of it), and then we get into the realms of Jurassic Park with a...