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In 1999 a slightly disturbing young man declared we are "Soldiers of Hell". We are neither soldiers, nor from hell. But we have been recruiting pop culture icons to join our fictional ranks for over 20 years.

In 1999 a slightly disturbing young man declared we are "Soldiers of Hell". We are neither soldiers, nor from hell. But we have been recruiting pop culture icons to join our fictional ranks for over 20 years.

Location:

York, United Kingdom

Description:

In 1999 a slightly disturbing young man declared we are "Soldiers of Hell". We are neither soldiers, nor from hell. But we have been recruiting pop culture icons to join our fictional ranks for over 20 years.

Twitter:

@SOH_Podcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Gaming Dads: The Return

2/25/2021
3 years ago we released an episode called Gaming Dads, all about our exploits of trying to maintain a semblance of youth whist actually raising the youth of today. Spin on over a thousand days and we invite 2 more middle aged gamers to the party, Simon and Matt, to discuss modern multi-platform gaming, its future and our decrepit crab hands within it. Simon even wants to start a Gaming Dads Twitch channel that he's convinced will find an audience. We're not so sure. Prove us wrong, or at the...

Duration:00:42:32

Grudge Match

1/20/2021
Predator - Batman - Judge Dredd - The perfect smackdown to replicate in a Rock Paper Scissors type game. But it's not the only grudge match discuss on the episode. We have He-Man and the Masters of the Universe/Multiverse against Injustice and DC Universe. But the crossover you've all been waiting for is Andy vs Spence: Dawn of the Rocket League (League). Who will win? There's only one way to find out. And that is to listen. We wouldn't advocate stealing catchphrases. --- Send in a voice...

Duration:00:32:00

A Stock Aitken and Waterman Christmas

12/20/2020
aka Alan Partridge. Nothing says Christmas nostalgia like Stock Aitken and Waterman. Although it seems that their Christmas output is limited. But that doesn't stop Spence trying to put together the ultimate SAW Christmas playlist. Yes it might end up being contrived, but it's 100% pop perfection. Join Andy and Spence on their walk through a country park and hear them decend in to jokes good/bad enough to make their kids cringe; just like the tunes on Andy's Alan Partridge playlist. ---...

Duration:03:27:44

2001: A Christmas Odyssey

12/10/2020
AKA Brian May and Bruce Forsyth. Here's a new one straight from the Cassette Tape archive: a Christmas episode that originally aired on 10th December 2001. Who knew we'd still be taking about the same things 2 decades later? Bond - check. Batman - check. Favourite Christmas song - check. Maybe we've progressed a bit from porn and fart jokes. But in terms of being progressive, how about giving away hundreds of tampons without any irony? Sit back with a Fox Mulder wine and imagine...

Duration:00:45:36

2001: A Christmas Odyssey

12/10/2020
AKA Brian May and Bruce Forsyth. Here's a new one straight from the Cassette Tape archive: a Christmas episode that originally aired on 10th December 2001. Who knew we'd still be taking about the same things 2 decades later? Bond - check. Batman - check. Favourite Christmas song - check. Maybe we've progressed a bit from porn and fart jokes. But in terms of being progressive, how about giving away hundreds of tampons without any irony? Sit back with a Fox Mulder wine and imagine turning on...

Duration:00:45:37

A Merry Bobo Chrimbo

12/5/2020
AKA Liam Gallagher Have yourself a merry Bobo Chrimbo and treat yourself to this minidisc archive episode from the 5th December 2000. In it we learn why Liam Gallagher joined the Soldiers of Hell, what happened at the Soldiers of Hell hat party, we plug the radio show rear of the year competition, Frank Carson comes in for 20 questions, and we have a round of The Sausage Link Game. And finally you get to appreciate the long forgotten gem that is Swedish Stars in Their Eyes! If you want to...

Duration:00:13:33

Overtime Goal

11/20/2020
As mentioned in our last episode centred around online gaming we have also been playing a lot of Rocket League. Not enough to be any good at it. But enough for our wives to wonder what happened to their husbands. Well, here is the Cockshot, Gaming Dads, Victory Royale fourquel we threatened. This time Andy and Spence see if by partying up for some 2v2 action we see if we actually win something in this weird but elegant and oh so addictive game of oversized football with rocket powered cars....

Duration:00:27:19

Victory Royale

10/20/2020
In a spiritual sequel to 2017's 'Cock Shot' episode and 2018's 'Gaming Dads', we now have 'Victory Royale' and the trilogy is complete. (Until we decide to do an unnecessary fourquel at some point. Just like Spielberg we reserve that right.) Yes, this is the podcast where we not only talk about video gaming online, but we try actually playing Fortnite whilst we do. We've invited Dave from the Geeky Guys back to lead our Fortnite squad as we try and level up through the ranks of this...

Duration:00:34:53

Intergalactic Dream Team

9/20/2020
In the Netflix movie The Babysitter, the two main characters Bee (Samara Weaving) and Cole discuss their Intergalactic Dream Teams; 5 fictional characters from disparate franchises, thrust together to put an end to a space war with a big bad. Well if we're not mistaken that sounds rather like the Soldiers of Hell; a pop-culture military force to be reckoned with. Join us for a special episode where Andy and Spence agree their nominees for the only crew that save humanity from an alien...

Duration:00:29:48

Cooking with Angel

8/25/2020
In what seems to be an almost annual event now, one of the Soldiers of Hell cooks whilst the other finds a way to distract them with questions about pop culture old and new. This time topics include Let Loose (old), the Masked Singer (new), the Batfleck/Keaton/Flash team up (new), continuity (old), and Fox (Mulder) and Angel (very old). Listen as Andy cooks up a storm. You don't get chat like this on Sunday Brunch! We also get our very first guest Soldier of Hell submission from Al from the...

Duration:00:20:25

Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga

7/20/2020
The last time we could get together pre-lockdown we recorded our Eurovision Bond Contest episode. So what better way to celebrate a relaxing of restrictions by getting together for a ramble round a country park with an assessment of the new Eurovision movie on Netflix starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. Has it knocked our film Transatlantic Smash off its perch as the number 1 musical comedy inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest? There's only one way to find out... You can watch...

Duration:00:22:04

Free Binder with Part One

6/20/2020
With shops now re-opening it's time to discuss what has kept us entertained during lockdown with Geeky Guys' Dave: Tiger King and Red Dwarf, baking with eggs and wasting eggs by kicking them. We also reminiscence about one of our highlights: last month's Zardoz viewing which subscribers may be suffering from PSTD of. In this episode we also show what shops might be like now - especially if they offer a free binder with part one to boost the economy. Watch the egg kicking video here:...

Duration:00:26:04

Zardoz

5/20/2020
There is no doubt that these are strange times. But when you succumb to watching Zardoz for entertainment - possibly the weirdest mainstream movie of all time - you can be excused of thinking that very soon you'll wake up and discover Bobby Ewing in the shower. Zardoz. The 1974 Sean Connery movie. The movie that the Soldiers of Hell have been threatening to watch for years. Well they've finally achieved it. And here are the podcasting results. In this lesson you will learn: - What its all...

Duration:00:51:26

Connery or Dutch

4/20/2020
It's the brand new gameshow that everyone's talking about: Connery or Dutch! In this episode Andy competes against Dave from the Geeky Guys podcast to see who is better at telling the difference between Sean Connery and Dutch people. It's not as easy as it sounds, especially when it's Spence reading out the clues in a hybrid accent. Will you like it? Yesh of coursh you will. Don't forget to share and shubscribe alsho. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/soh/message

Duration:00:21:35

Eurovision BOND Contest

3/20/2020
James Bond and the Eurovision Bond Contest. If you've ever listened to our podcast before, there's no dodging the fact that James Bond and the Eurovision Song Contest are two of our favourite things. So why not smash them together? 25 classic theme songs and a protracted voting methodology resulting in one clear winner. Strap in - it's a good one. Also in this episode we learn the answer to our recent ledger question about Batman and the T Rex and for the first time ever from a listener...

Duration:00:56:37

Songs for all Seasons

2/20/2020
It's awards season. And with the Oscars over, Andy and Spence decide to play the Joker and hit you up with a load of pop music themed skits - or are our cheeky chappies actually Ant and Dec in disguise? Inspired by enjoying Billie Eilish's performance of excellent new Bond song No Time To Die at the Brit Awards, Spence goes round to fellow PMATL member Peter's house, where they write a new song dedicated to not just awards season but all seasons. They also discuss who would play them in a...

Duration:00:25:28

Which Witcher

1/20/2020
A new decade, a double-double figured year, and the year after all the anniversaries. It's time to discuss pop culture's highs and lows of 2019 and find out what we're looking forward to in 2020: including a climax for James Bond (not that kind) and a come back (not that kind) for old school fantasy. We also learn when a Halloween costume is an investment, which Witcher Andy is talking about and everything we're excited for in the Spider-verse. The Soldiers of Hell will return... --- Send in...

Duration:03:07:46

Christmas Royal Rumble

12/20/2019
Due to the incredible popularity of our 20th Anniversary Royal Rhumble (thank Ant and Dec for the spelling) we decided to crank out another heroic beat-em up to celebrate the Christmas festivities. Join Andy, Spence and Simon as they not only pit genuine Christmas characters against each other, but they also revel in bad puns to settle on heroes with a winter slant. Who will join the current champions, Santa Claus and Kristine Kochanski in the ring? And who will come out victorious of this...

Duration:00:32:03

The Rugby World Cup Sausage Sizzle

11/20/2019
As Andy, Spence and Simon prepare to have their hearts broken by the Rugby World Cup, they make tea, cook sausage sandwiches and take the opportunity to juxtapose their manliness with a discussion about Frozen 2; amongst other things. What about a Princess Bride cinematic universe? And who do we think Andy looks like this month? With it being the month after our 20th Anniversary celebration, we take a look back through the Minidisc Archive to find Radio Talent Show sketches. --- Send in a...

Duration:00:17:35

The 20th Anniversary Ramble

10/20/2019
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Soldiers of Hell; literally 20 years since Andy and Spence first appeared on University Radio. So to mark the occasion we went for a 16 mile walk (unfortunately we didn't manage a mile for every year - not that we tried) and we took some friends and fellow podcasters along for the day. Listen as we navigate the countryside, real ales and pop culture. There's a distinct Halloween vibe to this one as getting lost in the dark activates the scary bits of our...

Duration:00:22:54