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Joe Bor is Fixated on The Backstreet Boys and Made in Chelsea | Fixated Ep

Joe Bor is a hugely likeable comedian who not only performs stand-up regularly in comedy clubs around the UK, but also appears as character Jasper Cromwell-Jones and does TV warm-up for shows like Mock the Week and The Graham Norton Show. In this episode, Joe reveals that he is a boy band fan and has a special place in his heart for The Backstreet Boys! We also touch on his love of Made in Chelsea, on which we do not see eye-to-eye, and Joe drops a few names and admits to his celebrity...


Bad Jazz and badgers! Ben Van Der Velde is fixated on The BEATLES! Fixated

In the first episode of 2015, Tom is joined by comedian Ben Van Der Velde who tells us all about his love of The Beatles. Topics covered include the various types of bad jazz, the dubious logic of boxing weights and which fab four songs describe Edinburgh previews and the comedy circuit. Ben can be found atwww.benvandervelde.comor on twitter@BenVanDerVelde, and his lovely comedy club The Good Ship is online twitter@goodshipcomedyand on...


Season's greetings from Fixated

Thanks for listening this year. Here's what's coming up in the first part of 2015... Subscribe now, and if you have a spare moment between present-opening and over-eating, please review the podcast on iTunes. Sign up to my mailing listfor a free mp3 of my debut solo stand-up comedy show. --- The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license....


Mark Davison is fixated on The Cure, plus diary-keeping and list-making! Fi

Need a new name for Pac-man? We've got it in this episode! Not quite sure how we got there considering Mark Davison (aka Mr Susie) listed his obsessions as list-making, diary keeping and The Cure. But we did, so there. We discuss emotional admin and have some useful advice if you ever encounter a crocodile. Is Mark a "Dick Whittington twat?" What made us say "poetry? Fuck yes!" Find out in this episode - it's the big 1-0. You should definitely check out Mark in his many guises, like Mr...


Andrew Watts is fixated on Granville Sharp | Fixated Ep 9

Comedian Andrew Watts gets historical. I met up with Andrew before he dashed off to perform his critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show 'Feminism for chaps' to talk about his hero and a key figure in the abolition of the slave trade, Granville Sharp. Andrew and I discussed finding your true calling, why you should always keep the receipt, and why Abraham Lincoln isn't a patch on old Granny. And lots more! You can find Andrew and on twitter @theandrewwatts....


The Lizzie McGuire Movie changed my life! Comedian Stephen Bailey is fixate

Stephen Bailey is a lovely comedian who you might recognise from Big Brother's Bit On The Side or from his numerous appearances at live comedy gigs around the UK. The topic of this episode is a little different from some of our geekier topics like Warhammer and Nintendo. Stephen talks to me about two people who have been big inspirations to him...Hilary Duff and Zac Efron! We discuss what I have in common with Mr Efron, how armpit hair can be attractive, being sick in a classy way and how...


Comedian Nathaniel Metcalfe is fixated on Anthony Newley | Fixated Ep 6

Nathaniel Metcalfe is one of my favourite comedians. He's got a genuinely original and distinctive comedic voice and he is also the perfect guest for this podcast as he has a habit of being distracted by seemingly trivial things and then investigates them to a depth that few of us would. His debut show 'Enthusiast' is full of wonderfully niche observations told in an accessible and hilarious way, and can beseen in it's entirety on vimeo here. Nat can currently be heard onJames Acaster's...


How to WIN competitions! Comedian Sarah Bennetto is Fixated on COMPING! | F

Comedian and storyteller Sarah Bennetto is a winner. I speak to Sarah about her tips and tricks for winning competitions - this is the most useful podcast episode yet! We discuss how she came to win Glastonbury tickets and how some of her competition entries have gone a little too far, with embarrassing and infuriating consequences. We also talk about massive stationery, fun with yoghurt drinks and how some wombats are evil. You can find Sarah on twitter,@SarahBennettoand her Storyteller's...


Paul Duncan McGarrity is fixated on Warhammer, sudoku and World of Tanks Bl

Comedian Tom Goodliffe talks to funny people about their obsessions. In this episode, comedian and podcaster Paul Duncan McGarrity explains his past Warhammer fixation, his competitive sudoku streak and how World of Tanks Blitz is currently consuming his being. We find out how sometimes it pays to be tall in Games Workshop, what the plan is for when the zombie apocalypse hits London and we get distracted when we accidentally discover a new game - find two comedians that look the same. Paul...


Sooz Kempner and her celebrity crushes, dressage and Sonic the Hedgehog | F

Comedian Tom Goodliffe talks to his funny friends about their obsessions. In this episode, award-winning musical comedian Sooz Kempner reveals her old crushes on David Hyde Pierce and Robert De Niro, explains dressage and tells us about her love of Sonic. Follow Sooz on twitter @SoozUK and checkout her character videos on youtube. Follow Fixated @FixatedPod, Tom @TomGoodliffe, tell your acquaintances (friendly or otherwise) about the podcast and, if you do only one thing, please click...


Chris Coltrane talks pen-pals, anime and Nintendo | Fixated Ep 2

Comedian Tom Goodliffe talks to his funny friends about their obsessions. In this episode, comedian and political activist Chris Coltrane tells us about his pen pals, his love of anime and his mad Nintendo skillZ. Check out Chris's website,, and follow him on twitter @chris_coltrane. Find and follow Fixated on twitter @FixatedPod, along with our glorious host @TomGoodliffe. The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog...

Brydie Lee-Kennedy talks BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER | Fixated Ep 1

Comedian Tom Goodliffe talks to his funny friends about their obsessions. In this, the very first episode, Australian comedian, writer and cabaret performer Brydie Lee-Kennedy tells us about her love of Joss Whedon's masterpiece Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Click subscribe now to get the first 3 episodes of Fixated as part of our triple-decker launch! Follow Brydie on twitter @BrydieLK and check out her website, You can also follow the podcast @FixatedPod and Tom...


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