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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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United Kingdom

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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

'Let me finish my sentence!'

9/11/2019
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Ruth believes you can't tell the story of the Pope being stuck in a lift without doing a transubstantiation joke or something similar, she tries a Black Country accent in honour of hero Caitlin Moran, whose Wolverhampton childhood is being made into a movie, but mostly she insists her other hero Margaret Atwood, whose public appearance she went to see, has lots to tell us about the way we live now. Musically, Martin chooses 1950s doo wop, Ruthie a remake of 10CC's I'm Not In Love. For...

Duration:00:41:31

'I've never put a condom on a cucumber'

9/4/2019
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In this episode, Ruth reveals she follows the Gospel According to Tom Hanks, gives her views on sandwich toasters and ATM etiquette, and laments the ignorance about women's health issues displayed by the medical profession. Ruth and dad discuss the latest Harvey Weinstein documentary, and dad drops the bombshell that he finds most of Weinstein's highly lauded 'masterpieces' overhyped rubbish. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:56

The Obamas' nine bathrooms - 'The super rich will be the death of this world.'

8/28/2019
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After her weekend at Leeds Music Festival, Ruth discusses the drugs death, and the misguided attitude to drugs of festival security. She's underwhelmed by Foo Fighters, and brands Matty Healy of The 1975, pretentious. She also discusses MacDonalds' cheese bite options, and reveals her Dragons' Den idea, while Ruthie and Dad clash over the so-called patriarchy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:05

'I hope Kings Of Leon aren't listening.'

8/21/2019
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This generation gap podcast covers all the important issues; Boris Johnson's narcissism, supermarket pizzas, whether having children enhances your life or do you have to wait till they've left home, 'breadcrumbing,' Freshman flush, and New Yorker Billy Joel's ability to do an English accent. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:08

'I'm not going to iron anything when I get to university.'

8/14/2019
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On the eve of A-level results day, Ruth sympathises with fellow students who, unlike her, don't have an unconditional offer from a chosen university or college and have to sweat it out. She also looks ahead to next year, and doubts a survey indicating students are more responsible, and more often teetotal than previous eras. Dad reflects on how her young mind is being moulded by The Guardian, fears for Paul McCartney's musical version of It's A Wonderful Life, and suggests that the new...

Duration:00:41:30

'When are we getting free stuff?'

8/5/2019
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Ruth visits Leeds Pride and reports back, while dad questions its relevance beyond giving companies the chance to show how woke they are. He also has advice for the director of Downsizing, currently showing on Sky, and disagrees with Ruth on shoeless Prince Harry's comments on subconscious racism. The finale of Love Island shines a light on the way society is these days, both agree, and musically, Ruth and Dad visit Paul McCartney's wilderness years and Lily Allen's latest work. For...

Duration:00:45:15

'Boris Is Pretty Dicky'

7/23/2019
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...is Ruth's assessment of our new Prime Minister, as dad brings her up to date with what's been happening while she's been away, where she outraged her parents by getting a tattoo. In this episode she explains to dad why we need three Spidermen, and why Tom Holland is the most Spiderman of the Spidermen. Father and daughter also discuss whether hormone blockers are handed out too freely to children who may wish to transition, and dad worries about the 'lad culture' on campuses as Ruthie...

Duration:00:54:00

'I don't buy this phoney free speech argument, where you can say anything you want.'

7/3/2019
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Ruth and dad have a heated debate on transgender issues, Ruth is accused of anti-Scottish bias, and upbraided for yawning mid-podcast. Also, is Maura from Love Island a feminist icon, and will Boris Johnson do anything to correct the North-South divide? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:55

'Boris has Matilda syndrome. He thinks he's special.'

6/26/2019
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Sympathy for the parents of Jihadi Jack from Ruth and Dad, though Dad thinks over-indulgent parenting may have exacerbated the problem, the new digital Monopoly, and how the cashless society creates particular problems for the poor, especially street dwellers. Meanwhile, what's great about the Brits, says Ruth, is we don't really care about anything. Musically, the Kinks take on Bea Miller. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:16

'I enjoy a potato smile, but they're not the height of elegance.'

6/19/2019
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Ruth celebrates the end of A-levels with a trip to the council tip, and in her first post-exam podcast she and dad discuss prom nights, accusations of racism in the Love Island villa, how Michael Gove could be a poster boy for a 'Say No To Drugs' campaign, and, dad says if there were a gift he could pass on to his 25-year-old self it would be dental floss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:51

Ruthie Me and My Dad podcast - is that even a thing?

6/12/2019
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Father and daughter literally discuss new speech patterns introduced by the young, dad complains about the feminisation of movies, and is unimpressed by Emma Thompson's latest, while Ruthie maintains comedy is still an all-boys club. Also, dad has good news for Ruth's,Soylent Green solution to overpopulation, Ruth says we romanticise pre-Internet life, and both exult in their discovery of salt and cracked black pepper crisps. All that, and manic pixie dream girls. For information regarding...

Duration:00:37:12

'History doesn't always repeat itself, but it often rhymes'

6/6/2019
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In a unique experiment in human understanding an 18-year-old girl dismantles Fawlty Towers to decide whether it has any relevance 40-odd years after it was first broadcast. We also examine Deliveroo's role in Britain's obesity crisis, and report on a hopeful development in tackling the mental health problems afflicting growing numbers of students. There's also the latest on Love Island, and a musical battle between British rock 'n' roller Vince Taylor and American pop rapper Lizzo For...

Duration:00:48:22

"Women are being thrown off the glass cliff."

5/29/2019
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In the latest father/daughter podcast, Ruth reveals she's never used a phone box in her life. Phone boxes, like burning CDs, are now part of a bygone era. Also, should we have sympathy for Theresa May following her downfall, asks Ruth, and embarrassingly reveals the meaning of BDSM to her dad. Do Game Of Thrones fans need therapy to cope with the end of the saga, or is Made In Chelsea a suitable replacement, and musically, it's late country legend Guy Clark versus Northampton's...

Duration:00:38:16

'Other families are weird - they do things like keep the ketchup in the fridge.'

5/15/2019
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Louis CK is banned from appearing in Leeds right after dad buys tickets. Will he never do stand-up again? Ruth to miss the 25-year Mean Girls reunion for exam reasons, a pop-up shop in Lewisham aims to help people on the last lap of life, is it possible to drink a MacDonalds' milk shake with a paper straw, and how weird are other people's families? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:41

'Game Of Thrones - it's not just t*ts and dragons, it's about the environment.'

5/8/2019
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Ruth unveils her grand plan for the future of the planet - bad news if you're approaching 80. Also the Midnight In Paris syndrome - we're all nostalgic about the era just before we were born (which explains the enduring appeal of Friends), the problem with being a student, Emma Thompson - supercilious or what, and will Ruth lose her Leeds accent when she starts mixing with students from Esher and Hemel Hempstead. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:15

Friends - 'Ten seasons, three funny jokes.'

4/24/2019
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Ruthie and Dad pledge never to go on for more than 45 minutes, and this episode comes in just under the bar. It's a TV special asking 'what's the point of sit-coms, is Naked Beach just a freak show, and is Goggle Box the best programme on TV? Also, Loyle Carner, giving hip-hop a bad name, 16-year-old Greta Thunber's speech to MPs, and the Coachella music festival. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:59

Ruthie asks dad, "Have you seen 'Straight Outta Compton?'' "Take a wild guess."

4/10/2019
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Hey, what's the matter with the kids? Nothing, it turns out. Gen Z are the most socially conscious bunch for a while. Also, lady shavers, colourism, exam stress, Cardi B and her rolling 'r's, what's the point of grammar - and musically, the great Ry Cooder takes on Rejjie Snow. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:24

Porn ban useless for teenagers, they'll get round it, 'language exams are really stupid,' feminism as a class issue, and hippy band Pentangle.

4/3/2019
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Ruthie spans generations of entertainment as she mounts a spirited defence both of Game Of Thrones and the French boulevardier and cabaret artist Maurice Chevalier, suspected of being a wartime collaborator. Also, the governments proposed clampdown on pornography, feminism as a class issue, and actor Martin Freeman exploits his children for commercial gain. Imagine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:57

'One day, maybe, I'll be advertising de-tox tea on YouTube.'

3/20/2019
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Following the Love Island suicides, Ruth and Dad ask if enjoyment of the show makes you complicit in the tragedies; and Ruth gets a tiny taste of what public disapproval feels like with her second hate mail in two weeks. Also, conspiracy theories - whether it's Princess Diana, Madeleine McCann, or the moon landing, they remain irresistible to young people. It might have something to do with the teenage brain, which Ruth and Dad also discuss, and musically, Kenny Rogers takes on Subculture...

Duration:00:39:11

'Casablanca - black and white film, no colours at all, isn't that mad?'

3/13/2019
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Ruthie gets her first experience of hate mail in the latest father/daughter podcast, as a correspondent calls her 'supercilious and whining.' In this episode, they discuss transgender participation in women's sport, pro-life campaigners, gaslighting, alternative lifestyles for the future, and father explains blaxploitation movies to Ruth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:46:13