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17: The Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster - 1987

3/24/2019
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It's 1987, It's the Port of Zeebrugge, and a whole load of Sun readers are on their way home from a lovely trip to Belgium. In what worried podcasters are already calling the 17th episode of the CB Wallop Podcast join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss the **The Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster** - the 8000 tonne ship that let in water, rolled on its side and created a set of conditions so nightmarish it's almost impossible to make a lighthearted comedy podcast about them. Do we press on...

Duration:00:56:11

16: The Bradford Sweet Poisoning - 1858

3/10/2019
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It's 1858, It's Victorian Bradford, and 'Humbug' Billy is about to sell a batch of boiled mint lozenges ten-thousand times stronger than a Fisherman's Friend. In what Victorian Newsmen recount as a most woeful and melancholy episode of the CB Wallop Podcast, join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **The Bradford Sweet Poisoning** - the dreadful and unhappy event that poisoned hundreds of children, baffled The Peelers, and made the Mint Humbug about as popular as a Rose's Coffee...

Duration:00:44:18

15: New Coke - 1985

2/24/2019
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It's 1985, it's Atlanta Georgia and in the underground lair of PROJECT KANSAS evil soft drink scientists are cooking up a batch of wholly anti-American liquid. In what 85% of blind taste-testers agree is the 15th episode of the CB Wallop podcast join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **NEW COKE** - the diabolical black fluid that alienated millions of Americans, upset Bill Cosby and ultimately solidified Coca-Cola's reputation as the world's best loved can of sugar, fizz and brown....

Duration:00:44:22

14: The Quintinshill Rail Disaster - 1915

2/10/2019
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It's 1915, it's Gretna Green and a whole load of railway blokes are drinking tea in a signal box and not doing their bloody job properly. In what generations of train-spotters have already noted down as the 14th episode of the CB Wallop Podcast, join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **The Quintinshill rail disaster** - the truly horrible train crash that never would have happened if British people could just get to work on time. Should we have explained this using a _Thomas the...

Duration:00:46:12

13: The Hoover Free Flights Fiasco - 1992

1/27/2019
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It's 1992, and the _Hoover Suction Sweeper Company_ are about to launch a sales promotion that sucks harder than its Turbo-Power-Total vacuum cleaner. In what superstitious people still refuse to acknowledge is the 13th episode of the CB Wallop Podcast, join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **The Hoover Free Flights Fiasco** - the insane sales promotion that sold thousands of vacuum cleaners to newly weds, disgruntled millions of consumers and ultimately led to the wholly...

Duration:00:45:58

12: The Donner Party - 1846

1/14/2019
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It's 1846, it's the Sierra Nevada and the Donner party have just made the worst dinner plans since Jamie Oliver did jerk chicken rice. In what hungry gold prospectors once called the 12th episode of the CB Wallop Podcast, join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **The Donner Party** - the group of covered wagon settlers who left too late, went the wrong way, got stuck in the snow and ended up eating each other. Should they have taken more Biltong… yes. Yes they should. **TRIGGER...

Duration:00:57:54

11: The DeLorean Motor Company - 1982

12/31/2018
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It's 1982\. It's Belfast and John Delorean has just built a car capable of going _Back to the Future_ - but not 0-60 in under three weeks. In what Top Gear magazine will one day review as the best episode 11 EVER join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **The DeLorean Motor Company** - the car factory that was built in a war zone, paid for by Sammi Davis Junior, produced a car that went back in time to help parents have sex, and went bankrupt after one of the biggest drug smuggling...

Duration:00:49:49

10: The Tenerife Air Crash - 1977

12/17/2018
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It's 1977\. It's Tenerife and a bunch of angry Canarian separatists are about to set off the worst chain reaction since Diana Ross. In what many single-issue agitators are already calling the 10th episode of the CB Wallop Podcast, join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **The Tenerife Air Disaster** - two massive planes, two football-obsessed air traffic controllers, a whole load of fog and a whole load more confusion that lead to the worst aviation disaster of all time. Should men...

Duration:00:50:20

9: Crinkley Bottom Theme Park - 1994

12/3/2018
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It's the 90s and Noel's House Party is one of the biggest shows on British television! In what must now be the ninth episode of the CB Wallop Podcast join comedians Phil Lucas and Phil Jerrod as they discuss **The Crinkley Bottom Theme Park** - The fun day out in Somerset that alienated the locals, weirded out the staff and salted the earth of one of Britain's prettiest stately homes. Did Edmonds once kill a man? .. no… no he didn't. Title music by Steve Adam Production by Mike Sandeman -...

Duration:00:47:56

8: The SS Princess Alice Disaster - 1878

11/19/2018
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It's 1878, it's the River Thames and a whole load of Victorians have just had a lovely day out in Gravesend. In what Instagram Influencers are already calling the eighth edition of the CB Wallop Podcast join comedians Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss the **SS Princess Alice Disaster** - the boat crash that's so utterly horrid it's going to be very difficult to make this podcast funny. Do we give it a go though…? Yes.. unfortunately we do. * * * Title music by Steve Adam Production...

Duration:00:46:38

7: The San Francisco Earthquake - 1906

11/5/2018
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It's 1906, It's San Francisco and it's far too early in the morning to deal with this sort of nonsense. In what the Collins Concise Dictionary will one day define as the seventh edition of the CB Wallop Podcast join comedians Phil Lucas and Phil Jerrod as they discuss **THE GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE** - the disaster that levelled one of the world's greatest cities just moments before we set it on fire for the insurance money. Was it our fault or God's fault? SPOILER ALERT!: It was the...

Duration:00:39:18

6: BBC's Eldorado Soap Opera - 1992

10/22/2018
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It's 1992, and ITV are wiping the floor with the BBC using a soap made out of television. In what must now be numerically the 6th episode of the CB Wallop Podcast join comedians Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss **ELDORADO** - the ten million quid soap opera no-one asked for, no-one watched and everyone hated. Do they now use the 8 million quid set for paint-balling? Yes… yes they do. Title music by Steve Adam Production by Mike Sandeman - http://www.northbrightonrecording.co.uk/...

Duration:00:43:27

5: "Pea Souper" - The Great Smog of London - 1952

10/8/2018
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It's 1952 and London looks like the set of an 80s music video. In what historians will one day call the fifth episode of the CB Wallop Podcast, join Comedians Phil Lucas and Phil Jerrod as they discuss the **THE BLACK FOG OF 1952 -** the terrible sulphurous cloud of soot and pollution that cloaked London for a good five days causing the deaths of over 4000 people. But did Londoners bollocks on about it all on Facebook? No.. no they didn't. Music by Steve Adam Production by Mike Sandeman -...

Duration:00:44:05

4: The Battle of Isandlwana (Rorke's Drift in Context) - 1879

9/24/2018
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It's 1879, it's South Africa, and Britain fancies nicking another bit of the world that don't belong to her. In what is fast becoming the fourth episode of the CB-Wallop podcast, join comedians Phil Lucas and Phil Jerrod as they discuss **THE BATTLE OF ISANDLWANA** - the campaign everyone forgot we'd lost becasue we were too busy cheering on Michael Caine and our plucky boys over at Rorke's Drift. Did they all get drastically killed in the neck with a pointy spear? Gor Blimey yes they did....

Duration:00:46:52

3: Gerald Ratner's Infamous Speech - 1991

9/10/2018
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It's 1991, it's the Royal Albert Hall and Gerald Ratner is about to tell a joke that he'll regret for the rest of his life. Join Comedians Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss the rise and fall and rise again of an 80s jewellery mogul. Do you like jewellery mate!? Yeah, have some fx@#ing jewellery. * * * Music by Steve Adam Production by Mike Sandeman - http://www.northbrightonrecording.co.uk/ Audio Clips: Opening News report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6BH4DDNQ6M&t=494s...

Duration:00:43:12

2: Disaster at Pompeii - AD79

8/26/2018
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Welcome to ancient Pompeii - where it's all cocks, cocks, cocks, lava and cocks. Join comedians Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Was God angry about all the cocks? Yes… yes he was… Theme music by Steve Adam Production by Mike Sandeman - http://www.northbrightonrecording.co.uk/ Opening News item: **British Pathe - Mount Vesuvius (1968)** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVnMELt9zZM&t=11s FILM ID:2073.36 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR...

Duration:00:45:23

1: The Hindenburg Airship Crash - 1937

8/13/2018
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From the Ashes of _Ultimate Scrutiny_ comes the very first of the our brand new Podcast _**Crash Bang Wallop - Ultimate Scrutiny Talk Disasters**_. Join comedians Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss the Hindenburg - surely the largest airborne hydrogen gas balloon ever to be built with a smoking compartment. What went wrong? Everything went wrong. Theme music by Steve Adam Production by Mike Sandeman - http://www.northbrightonrecording.co.uk/ Pathe Newsreel:...

Duration:00:43:32

3: An Important Announcement - The End of Ultimate Scrutiny

8/3/2018
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DON'T PANIC! Ultimate Scrutiny isn’t going away - it's being re-booted, re-branded and re-upholstered for a whole new generation of feckless musty-men. From now on every two weeks the two Phils will be discussing some of **The World’s Greatest Disasters. ** They’ll be covering big explosive disasters, like the Hindenburg and Chernobyl, massive death toll disasters like The Black Death and the Bhopal Gas Disaster, gigantic economic and social disasters like Michael Cimino's Heaven’s Gate and...

Duration:00:02:51

2: LETITIA DEAN

7/16/2018
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It’s the big one. Ultimate Scrutiny finally get around to judging Eastenders favourite Letitia Dean. What’s the definition of Letitia Dean? Where was she born? Who’s her dream co-star? As if that wasn’t enough, scaffolders get a very hard time and Phil L goes off on one about Strictly Come Dancing. With regular feature, 'REVIEW FURY'. 'A scaffolder was played by Fraser Geesin (www.frasergeesin.com). Theme music by Steve Adam.

Duration:00:42:51

1: Series 4, Episode 1: PRAWNS

6/13/2018
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We've been away, but now we're back with the most EXPLOSIVE episode ever. We discuss PRAWNS mate, yeah that's right - mind blown - HARD CORE PRAWNS. All the best HARD-HITTING PRAWN ACTION is here - lobsters, prawn cocktail, langoustine. No holds barred candid conversation and it's All PRAWN - All of the time. With regular feature, 'REVIEW FURY' now with added bonus 'AUDIO CHARADES (which may be a mistake). 'A Character in a Novel as Described by its Narrator' was played by Fraser Geesin...

Duration:00:38:17