This episode gets off to a fiery start as Mark wants to ban the wearing of shorts, leading to all manner of unfortunate accusations being flung around. Once we’re all friends again, Alex tries to get over never having been a contestant on Knightmare, we rate our appendages (less dirty than it sounds) and Gavin comes up with a brilliant yet flawed solution to the eternal problem of where to store carrier bags while walking round a supermarket.
Today, the elusive Gavin finally joins us! He immediately sparks a thoughtful discussion on the ethics of laughing at someone walking into a glass pane, while Mark mysteriously loses a Sunday and Alex wants to rename artificial banana flavouring to “paffledon”. Then, after a vaguely disappointing excursion to a wonder of the ancient world, we discuss some of the best (and best worst) films ever made.
In our first sub-episode, Alex reads through the complete list so far: 79 things, ordered from best to worst. He also gives an update on the state of the podcast and shamelessly plugs his other creative projects.
Join us as we both celebrate and bemoan the start of summer! On this uncomfortably sunny day we talk about happy things like Alanna getting married, Euan’s transcendent experience with a naked guy called David, and Alex… well, Alex mostly just complains about his own disgusting body. But stick around for hot Edinburgh Fringe tips and reminiscences about magical days of doing absolutely nothing of importance (before we started this very worthwhile podcast, obviously).
It’s confession time! Euan admits that the music has never flowed through him, Alanna feels guilty for destroying the world’s forests with her Nutella habit, and Alex shares the shocking truth behind his childhood love of East 17. Plus, somewhere in the middle we attempt to use our questionable diplomacy skills to avert an interstellar conflict. All in a day’s work!
In an accidental piece of amateur theatre, Euan and Alex live out an entire life over the course of today’s episode. In the first segment we frolic with our inner children (not in a weird way), giggling at Furbies and the colour blue. Then, as the episode progresses, we grow up before your very eyes, making the important rite of passage from T-shirts to shirts, then going on to ramble about politics like two old men in a pub. A tour de force, you might say (if you’re looking for a phrase to use in your iTunes review).
We don’t shy away from the difficult questions in this, our most philosophical episode yet. Is reality really worth all the fuss? Are smartphones killing society? Will teleportation snuff out your consciousness like a candle? Would you rather die chasing a cheese down a hill or buried under a mountain of slippers? Yeah, it gets quite dark in places, but stick with it – we also talk about George Foreman grills.