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Luke and Pete's Summer

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Join Luke Moore and Pete Donaldson every Monday as they spend the summer pulling on the threads of the universe and revelling in the discovery of where each one takes them. From ancient history and modern phenomena to the week's events and everything in between, Luke and Pete's Summer 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 as they spend the summer pulling on the threads of the universe and revelling in the discovery of where each one takes them. From ancient history and modern phenomena to the week's events and everything in between, Luke and Pete's Summer 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 as they spend the summer pulling on the threads of the universe and revelling in the discovery of where each one takes them. From ancient history and modern phenomena to the week's events and everything in between, Luke and Pete's Summer 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 24: Wake up!

First up, Luke has locked himself out of the house. After that all of you, literally all of you, are sleepwalkers or so it seems. As a result, we trawl through a load of your tales of the mischief you've all got up to while unconscious. There's also time to explore the legal precedent for committing horrific crimes while asleep and subsequently getting away with it. Basically it's a crime/sleepwalking special. Do us a favour and, if you like the show, make sure to hit 'subscribe' and leave...

Duration: 00:44:19

Episode 23: Sunday Brunch with Danny Dyer

Luke and Pete are joined by a special guest as writer and broadcaster Rick Edwards pops in to the studio to discuss his new book Science(ish) and whatever other nonsense us and you, the listener, can throw at him. Expect talk about British awkwardness, a fair bit about the science behind movies and why Rick is unlikely to ever become friends with celebrated director Christopher Nolan. Oh, there's also plenty of battery chat (obviously), the possibility that we're all living in a huge...

Duration: 00:47:44

Episode 22: Egg Security

This week on the loosest show in town our eponymous heroes follow up on last week's battery chat with several of your example cells, and bloody enjoyable they are too. Elsewhere we chat Ridley Scott, provincial towns, sleepwalking with bizarre consequences and the natural coating one can find on an egg. Oh, and a Luke and Pete Show legend actually makes a contribution to It's Been as well and it's all very exciting...

Duration: 00:53:06

Episode 21: Plastic Terry

The boys are in a brand new studio and have headaches due the tightness of their headphones. You'll be pleased to know though, dear listener, that they both press on regardless. A pair of true pros. On the agenda this week - CDT teachers with kit cars, sanding one's own hands by accident, a visit to Hamburg, odd brands of batteries and a truly horrific version of the It's Been theme sent in by a listener. Trust us, it really has to be heard to be believed. There's also loads more besides,...

Duration: 00:47:40

Episode 20: Groovy Baby, Oh Yeah!

Luke and Pete are back and Pete is dressed as Edward Scissorhands, an outfit that garnered him great feedback from none other than Tim Burton himself, Luke has been to the Crystal Maze and there's plenty of tim to get stuck into Richard Gere, obviously. If that's not enough to sink your teeth into, we have an email about a family Christmas dinner that will make you question the very concept of the nuclear family and Pete fills us in on Japanese mummies. To send us pictures of your own...

Duration: 00:44:19

Episode 19: Rotisserie Alex

Pete's back! That should be all you need to know really, but in episode 19 you can also hear all about the following subjects: - Samurai swords - Dads - Calling up communal phones in rural Ireland - Encryption - Ann Summers - Traditional Japanese hotels If you can't find something in that lot to enjoy then there really is no hope for you, dear listener! Fill us in on what we're missing:

Duration: 00:40:39

Episode 18: Turning 27

A generation-defining episode, a coming-of-age if you will. We've hit 18! Lots to get excited about here including a very special guest familiar to those who attend the Luke and Pete parish regularly. But don't fear all the change, there's still plenty of old favourites to sink your teeth into - IT'S BEEN, crap jobs (including a monumental 'I quit' story), Mencarta and lots, lots more. Validate us, give us new ideas or generally moan about something here:

Duration: 00:59:05

Episode 17: Every Single Photo Had the Eyes Cut Out

Pete announces to the world his catchphrase and then tells us all about the best dog ever (apart from possibly the one last week that was friends with a dolphin). The boys then take us all through a Bad Job/Good Job email special from listeners, including a truly horrific washing machine delivery, before telling some tall tales about terrible jobs of their own. To offer us a terrible job, email here:

Duration: 00:43:36

Episode 16: Dougie the Dolphin

A dog has become friends with a dolphin in Ireland and it's a big hit with Pete. While all that's been going on, Luke's fitted a new car stereo (which is only marginally more interesting than it sounds) and there's more fierce debate about the calorie content of Guinness. And if all that wasn't enough, someone does something unspeakable with a big spoon and some chocolate pudding. And for once, it wasn't Pete. To send us chocolate pudding, or Guinness:

Duration: 00:40:54

Episode 15: Conversation Lozenges

Luke's been to Atlanta checking out whale sharks, and while he was there Pete was back in the good ol' UK judging a dog competition with an 80s pop star despite never owning a dog in his entire life and not knowing any of the breeds. It's great work if you can get it. Meanwhile, the boys also talk about the origins of Lovehearts as well as everyone's favourite tongue-replacing parasite. And don't worry, these two things are unrelated. Bother us:

Duration: 00:43:42

Episode 14: I Like a Squeeze Too Sometimes

What did you learn in home economics at school? What did you have from the vending machine after you went swimming? But you know what they say, nostalgia isn't what it used to be, so there's also enough space in the Luke and Pete audio bubble to chat about your most awkward family dinner incidents and a mysterious and unsolved death in Australia in the 1940s which Pete appears to be obsessed with. To solve the crime or just let us know regrettable things you've said at the dinner table hit...

Duration: 00:46:36

Episode 13: Good Luck/Bad Luck

Pete's done Luke a solid and prepared the show on his behalf, and if that doesn't worry you it really should. This time around the boys hang their chat on the loosest of themes but it means they take in such compelling subjects as marble racing, the geology of south London, shipwrecks (again), atomic bombs (yes really, yet again) and torture techniques. In retrospect, talking for ten minutes about torture isn't the most pleasant of listens but the world isn't all rainbows and unicorns...

Duration: 00:49:28

Episode 12: Shark Turns Oven On

There's enough chat about chocolate bars to sink a battleship (hopefully without an unlucky Uruguayan onboard), Luke tells a frankly quite horrendous story about a fox - so consider that fair warning - and, sticking with the nature theme, there appear to be frogs and ants playing host to a range of parasites. There's also enough time for a couple of listeners to chime in about one of 1999's most controversial films and yet another email about you know what. Please stop sending them in....

Duration: 00:47:39

Episode 11: Get Your Tintagel Out

Luke's been to Cornwall and discovered a giant goat (with a huge penis) in an exceptionally well laid out museum, and Pete brings two vocal record-breakers to the table, with differing results. There's also time to hear about a truly horrific mental disorder courtesy of one of our listeners, and we round off the show by heading to sea for the newest Mencarta induction. We love hearing from you, so say hello here:

Duration: 00:40:44

Episode 10: Pulling Skids Outside the Butchers

Pete's been blowing up 'a surprisingly small amount of Hartlepool' with a make-believe nuclear bomb, Luke's talking about riding bikes in the 1980s a la Stranger Things, and the boys ruminate on etiquette when riding in the back of a taxi. Meanwhile they discover a real-life Tyrion Lannister, hear about a man who cleans his petrol station forecourt with a popular soft drink, and find out why lions are confused by chairs. Holler at your boys: We. Love. You. Mother.

Duration: 00:51:24

Episode 9: I Would Not Like to Have My Own Personal Lift

A man who only eats roadkill dominates proceedings this week, as Pete spends a large part of the show complaining about his neck. It's starting to become a problem part of his body and he's also worried about curvature of the spine. Osteopaths, get in touch! Meanwhile, someone has discovered a creepy radio station that only broadcasts callsigns interspersed with a woman screaming, someone wants advice about higher education from a man who spent his university years playing bad computer...

Duration: 00:50:14

Episode 8: Next Week on Dragons' Den

After the chaos of the email special, our two pals head back to more familiar territory and discuss recent visits to the good ol' United States of America and the Western Isles of Scotland, including the truly fascinating tale of St Kilda. There's also time to talk about the link between small people and anger issues, an impromptu Duncan Bannatyne set piece, and yet another truly bizarre YouTube channel courtesy of Mr Pete Donaldson. You, yes you, can contribute to this by getting in touch...

Duration: 00:48:38

Episode 7: An Email Special!

After being bombarded with an extraordinary amount of correspondence, Luke and Pete decide to take you all on and get through as many as they can in one episode. So, expect chat about accidentally hitting animals in the car, motion sickness, virtual reality, animals in the army, living in the Vietnamese jungle for over 40 years and, among other things, the time Pete's Dad putting a snooker table in the family's front room. To enable us further, get in touch here:

Duration: 00:53:01

Episode 6: Selling a Gameboy to a Squirrel

This time around the boys rake over the old 'barrel roll in a plane' conundrum again, because some conversations just will not die. They also find time to contemplate disappearing into the woods for 27 years, and a listener gets in touch claiming to have once superglued his own mouth shut. Again, something for everyone there. And if you can't find anything to like in that lot then stick around because there's also talk about the horrific public execution of an elephant. Say hello:...

Duration: 00:47:46

Episode 5: Opened Up Like a Chrysanthemum

In the fifth instalment of Luke and Pete's Summer, the Little and Large of the podcasting world discuss museum exhibitions, knuckle dusters and setting fire to a million quid. They also find time - with the help of a listener - to rationally explain the existence of ghosts. So listen and never be frightened again. Of ghosts. I mean, there are other things to be scared of, of course. Like Pete. Say hello:

Duration: 00:55:10

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