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Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears.

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English


Episodes

Ep 108: Nude and covered in jelly

8/21/2017
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James and Sam are back and wrestling with topics both vast in scale and slippery in nature. Popeye, Free Willy, Gentle Ben and Wall E are all guests at this chatfest. Sam doesn't care if life is real, James intends to commit fraud at Zara and there is a truly fascinating discussion of import/export tax rates, shipping and bonded warehouses. Gawdamn this is a zesty brain trust. Two great minds jousting with the truths of life as if it is in fact, no thang. Kerplunk!

Duration: 00:41:54


Ep 107- A Field Full Of Spiders

7/31/2017
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Everyone's first choices for a 'Chuckle Brothers' re-boot are back after a few weeks off to open a new restaurant. Sam discovers that James is a heavily scarred individual while James discovers that Sam is utterly inept at rugby. There's also some classic insulting of their audience, a long discussion on the etiquette of loaning fields to other farmers and a weird Lionel Ritchie in 'Ghost' detour. You've missed them, they haven't missed you, but still, James and Sam are back and ready to...

Duration: 00:39:56


Ep 106- The Argument

7/11/2017
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Could this actually be the end of the line for our gruesome twosome? Sam and James have had an argument and it seems that bygones can't be bygones...In other news they get lost in 'Gulliver's Travels', there's a Radiohead update and whilst their own friendship seems dashed upon the rocks, they'd both really like to be friends with Edgar Wright. Oh, and Sam vomits so much he blows out all the blood vessels in his eyeballs.

Duration: 00:50:09


Ep 105: Grief Prowling

7/3/2017
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It's a guest fest. A festival of guests. Thom Ramsden! Faith! Pidgin regular turned pal of our dummy hosts Matt Bright! It rains misogyny, there is talk of The Doors and 'The Doors' and Matt tells all about a boozy trip to Hitler's bunker. James embarrasses himself in a pub and Sam is flat-out rude to a homeless dude. Episode one hundred and five comes from a new venue, with new people on the microphones, but it's still the same old nozzle of nonsense spurting all over the place. Get it,...

Duration: 01:02:04


Ep 104: The Plucky Caddy

6/27/2017
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It's the 21st June, aka the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year, aka the day James and Sam decide to show just how square they are. They ponder a remake of the Rock involving a terror threat at Goodwood Golf Course, as well as cartoon pornography, Believe by Cher, and the Pidgin 100 Menu Party. James apologises for being accidentally rude about a chef. Sam does a none too shabby vocoder impression. Are hippies really having more fun? Was James and Sam's She Loves You karaoke...

Duration: 00:44:10


Ep103: The Urn

6/21/2017
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Sam is scared of his wife and of Spiderman's genitals. James looks like Batfleck and is once more talking about umbilical cords. Classic, and classy, TKIOF vibes on show, in the show. Showbusiness! Know this.

Duration: 00:55:54


Ep 102: Sting's Lacy Thong

6/12/2017
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James teaches everyone about hypno-birthing. Somehow this leads into talk of the Zapatistas, The Smashing Pumpkins and Adam Buxton. Unlikely bedfellows perhaps but what d'ye expect? Anyway, Sam is happy with his lot and James blanks a fan and Sting may or may not go to Pidgin for dinner......It's TKIOF, and you are welcome.

Duration: 00:51:10


Ep 101: Black Gary

6/5/2017
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You thought you were safe? Free from these yapping dummies? Think again people. J-Razzle and the Sh'Dawg are back. Bringing their classic brand of babbling nonsense one more. Scary goats? Present and correct. Relentless namedropping? Of course. A long, some might say stupidly long, discussion of Dido's family tree? Yep. All this plus some deep confusion regarding Incas and Aztecs and James rubs his eye with some serious technique! You are welcome!

Duration: 00:57:21


Ep 100: The End

5/29/2017
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In the words of a dead drunk leather trouser wearing idiot; This is the end. After one hundred episodes of sometimes inspired and more often utterly nonsensical idiocy, our dumb heroes stagger wheezing over the finish line. Did they put any effort into their swansong? What do you think? They die as they lived, unprepared, lost in digressions, pondering incredibly stupid animal based conundrums, their old friend Bane alongside them. Is there talk of an accidental B and Q swastika? Do they...

Duration: 01:33:14


Ep 98: Masters Of Nowt

5/22/2017
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In what could well be the penultimate ever episode of TKIOF Sam is wearing weird pants and James has been cooking a mixed grill. They discuss funny dads, a lot of drummers and ice-skating. There's an odd detour into Sam's fear of beavers and they both ponder on the current whereabouts of Gary Rhodes. Is this the end for the intrepid Pidgin boyz?....hold on tight.

Duration: 00:58:37


Ep 98 - Grief Interference

5/15/2017
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James gets poisoned, Sam ponders on a grim public death. Salmon is cooked and eaten. Sam's wife does not rate aubergine which upsets both of our near enough legendary hosts. James has also been in Paris where he drank much wine and viewed much vintage pornography. Oh and Sam comes out swinging in favor of truffle oil. The Kitchen Is On Fire once again and it's getting if not hot, then at least uncomfortably steamy...

Duration: 00:45:42


Ep 97: Tapir Of Truth

5/1/2017
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Dense treats, rat tails, poisons and the Ebola virus are all on the dummie's agenda this week. Sam struggles with his fame, James struggles to the cook the correct amount of eggs while drunk. Confusion reigns throughout TKIOFLand as to just what in all hell a 'tapir' looks like and there's another advert, this time from a friendly zookeeper! All this plus they profess their love and adoration for an incredibly beautiful man. Classic TKIOF vibes, standard TKIOF level of discourse.

Duration: 00:51:28


Ep 96 The Running Man

4/26/2017
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This week the PidginBoyz (TM) babble on about Weetabix, Glastonbury and the rules of shaving. A German at a festival freaks out some people on drugs and Sam considers a pretty drastic lifestyle change. There's also another advert, a lot of talk about drilling through the very center of the earth and James's hair looks pretty damn good. Standard legendary vibes, non-standard levels of hilarity, it's TKIOF as per usual.

Duration: 00:46:51


Ep 95: Elephant in the room

4/18/2017
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As TKIOF staggers blindly towards Episode 100....Sam is haunted by a jaunty elephant. James is wearing a cap. Young people are going to die and perhaps squid and octopuses are in fact, in charge of the planet. I mean this is solid gold TKIOF, of that there can be no doubt. Later, Sam freaks out about oysters and raw pork while James is concerned about youth calcium intake. What more do you want?!

Duration: 00:55:23


Ep 94: Ham Cult!

4/12/2017
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Things get close to dangerous on this weeks TKIOF with discussion of a politically lethal topic. In other news Sam's geography skills are borderline /flat-out idiotic and James blows his nose a lot. There is a flurry of toasted nuts, a long discussion of a dieting darts player and someone uses the word 'cookery'. Yet another podcast delivered to the very highest of standards from your friendly neighbourhood dummies at The Kitchen Is On Fire. Namaste!

Duration: 00:48:53


Ep 93: Podus Interruptus

4/4/2017
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Sam and James are back at the restaurant, of a Wednesday morning. Mickey is cleaning windows. The postman drops in. The plumber arrives. It's all go. It's also hard to focus, but they manage to find time to discuss some pretty big topics including celebrities who look like students, 80s sex moves, and consciousness. Sam's just returned from visiting Montreal restaurants Joe Beef and Au Pied du Cochon. James had a dream about a spider. Is Sam lazy? Does the human soul exist? Did Mickey...

Duration: 00:37:53


Ep 92: The Wrong Rod

3/21/2017
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The great and aforementioned Micky the window cleaner makes a brief and somewhat traumatic appearance, setting up a long discussion on when it is and isn't appropriate to show one's arousal, fishing, partying in 1st class, and getting surprised by offal. Sam bought more Cheerios. James ate liver at school. What happened to Gary Rhodes? Why is Rick Stein increasingly seeming like a weird old uncle? Will Micky be a thorn in the side of Amazon's drone programme? All this and more, in this...

Duration: 00:52:46


EP 91: Bovine Strangulation

3/13/2017
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In a shock to many, our gruesome twosome are back for the second week on the bounce. Bringing yet more of the high falutin', Marinas Trench-deep thinking that, as ye,t has not secured them a Nobel or a Pulitzer. This episode features a long and pretty dull chat about butter, James cooks a cock, Sam tells a spooky story about a lighthouse and the 'hilarious' recurring theme of diabetes. It really is something. In a way.

Duration: 00:51:02


EP90- Squid Vs Whale

3/6/2017
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James and Sam make their long awaited (by at least two human beings) return! Bringing their usual idiocy and bickering to the year 2017. It's as if they haven't even been away for months as James refuses to understand just how big Giant Squid are, Sam namedrops like a twat, they ponder on the forthcoming death of Bob Dylan and just how much risky sex pensioners are really having. The Kitchen Is On Fire (Again). Namaste!

Duration: 00:52:36


Ep 89: Nightshirt Nightmares

12/21/2016
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The boys are in the kitchen, cooking up some medicine. Or, if you will, some delicious snacks for their new bar, Enfant Terrible. This is their bid for a TV show, make no mistake. Consequently they discuss smoked oysters, cranberry sauce, Laurel and Hardy and toasties. Sam nearly had a Twitter 'beef' regarding AA Gill's passing. James reveals he once wore a nightshirt. Is the word 'spicy' too Frankie and Benny's? How much bread is too much bread? And is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate...

Duration: 00:59:13

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