The second half of this marathon of silliness is brought to you by the letter Q! To celebrate this underappreciated consonant, Euan hands in his notice, James wants to break free, Alex gets overly defensive about meat substitutes, and Gavin doesn’t like the hard caramel ones. But first, in head to head, we pit two giants of the fantasy genre against each other in a bloody battle to the death! Or at least to the one of them being placed slightly higher on the list than the other. Same thing in this game, really.
For the first time ever, we cram a podcast full of so much inane rambling that we’re forced to split it into two episodes! So this week it’s just Bring A Thing, but a long and thoughtful one, in which we celebrate the good old British tradition of taking the piss out of Nazis, reveal the horrible secret of Disneyland’s death cannon, share our favourite pizza recipes, and laugh a little hysterically at our possible impending doom.
In another lonely two-hander, Euan and Alex discuss the ethics of the true crime genre, wonder whether Americans have letterboxes, and give the listeners tips on how to steal each other’s mail. They also talk exhaustively about the relative merits of windows and doors, feeling sick at Scotland’s number one theme park, and one of the most tragic/hilarious moments in Swedish history.
Are Venus flytraps the badasses of the plant world? Why don’t people hate Batman for being rich? Is Columbo the reason Mark isn’t married? And who the hell keeps putting mayo in all the otherwise decent sandwiches at the supermarket?! We attempt to answer all these questions on today’s EvE! Then, in a rather self-indulgent edition of The Thing About That, we celebrate ourselves, fantasise about being Internet famous, and throw major shade at certain other podcasts. You know who you are! (Just kidding, we’re not talking about you, please don’t hate us.)
We kick off today’s episode with our longest and perhaps most contentious discussion yet, as Euan makes a bold play for number one. Afterwards, things get steamy for James, Alex doubts the existence of bubbling mud, and we all try to avoid being locked in a toilet by the Bothy Folk. Disclaimer: don’t let this episode’s artwork fool you; taking a dog to a sauna in real life would almost certainly be more distressing than charming.
Today we get sick of waiting for Halloween and decide to use our 13th episode as an excuse to talk about scary stuff! Alex goes down a creepy YouTube rabbit hole, James sneaks into abandoned buildings and Euan celebrates the common or garden zombie. To balance out the terror, we also ruminate on one of the world’s most useless skills, the joys of ranting and how, say what you like about East 17, they’ve never made our mouths taste of earwax.