One Week

Adam and Mark discuss Parliament, despite the fact they’re back for a week before going back on holiday!

What’s the deal with the financial crisis?

Is Mark actually considering doffing his cap to Theresa May?

Episode title inspired by all the hard work our politicians do, and the annoyingly catchy tune by Barenaked Ladies.

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MythBusters Did It!

Adam and Terence lack a cat…


Idioms:

  • A rolling stone gathers no moss
  • Bless their little cotton socks

Alternative names:

Super Magic Sparkle Pen
Ideas for other Podcasts
Seductive Paper Dance
The Night Clouds are Forming
Terence Reads Latin
A Jewel of a Podcast

Links:

Final Space (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb

Adventure Time’s Finale is the Beginning of Something New

Deuteronomy 22:11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.

MythBusters – Wikipedia

YouTube – MythBusters in the rain

White Rabbit Project (TV Series 2016) – IMDb

Parks and Recreation (TV Series 2009–2015) – IMDb

Making It (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb

Jim Henson – Wikipedia

YouTube – ERB, just including this for how great it is.

Nomad (comics) – Wikipedia

Kuala Lumpur – Wikipedia

American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia

YouTube – Another great song!

The League of Gentlemen – Wikipedia

George Cotton – Wikipedia

Ganges – Wikipedia

Accidental Tech Podcast

Hello Internet

No Such Thing as a Fish – Wikipedia

Slow Burn

The Wire (TV Series 2002–2008) – IMDb

99% Invisible

Ferrite Recording Studio: Ferrite Recording Studio — Wooji Juice

Audacity (audio editor) – Wikipedia

Byker Grove – Wikipedia

YouTube – Shot in the face!

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Basket Case

Adam and Mark avoid the subject of religion, talking instead about the religion of politics. We also discuss the history of the Labour party, in brief.

Is Labour one man?

The name we couldn’t remember was Peter Willsman.

Episode title inspired by the excellent song from Green Day (from an excellent album,) and possibly the Labour party…

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Adam and Mark talk about dancing, NATO, and they liken a potential Labour Prime Minister to a Conservative one.

Episode title inspired by the excellent Gil Scott-Heron and the song of the same name, because while it might not be televised, it’ll be recorded and uploaded in podcast form.

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The ASMR One

Adam and Terence listen to a cat.


Idioms:

  • The cat’s pyjamas
  • Chance your arm
  • Play a blinder (sort of)

Alternative names:

Licking Wendy Houses
Tastless Rubbery Eggs
Interesting Buttery Friend
Yellow Silk PJs
All Bacon Fry-up
Odd But Accurate

Links:

Autonomous sensory meridian response – Wikipedia

Prohibition in the United States – Wikipedia

Donald Trump – Wikipedia

Meowth – Wikipedia

Rudyard Kipling – Wikipedia

YouTube – Everybody Wants to be a cat

Absinthe – Wikipedia

Darjeeling – Wikipedia

10 of the Most Dangerous Airports in the World

Tad Dorgan – Wikipedia

Yes! We Have No Bananas – Wikipedia

Dancing plague of 1518 – Wikipedia

George Cross – Wikipedia

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Final Space (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb

Disenchantment (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb

YouTube – The Robot Hell Song

John DiMaggio – Wikipedia

Arrested Development (TV Series 2003– ) – IMDb

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Fall Back Down

Mark’s away for the week, so here’s a snippet of Adam complaining instead.

Vaccinations, Corbyn the anti-semite (again!) and taxing Netflix are on the agenda.

Episode title inspired by Corbyn’s impressive ability to stand back up, and the excellent song by Lights (the acoustic version specifically.)

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Virtual Insanity

Adam and Mark talk politics, philosophy, and war; in other words, it’s a typical Saturday.

The comic mentioned by Adam is this one:

http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate

The title of this episode was inspired by Adam’s loathing of the analogy of the Millennium Bug to Brexit, and the Jamiroquai song of the same name.

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The Queen’s Glass Eyes

Adam and Terence listen to Deborah’s cough, entirely self-inflicted.


Idioms:

  • Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
  • Fit as a fiddle
  • All the world’s a stage

Alternative names:

Melting from the face
American inner monologue
Socks is great
Shiny Shiny House
Deborah’s cough

Links:

YouTube – Queen’s guard

Just William – Wikipedia

Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics) – Wikipedia

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher – Wikipedia

Walter Matthau – Wikipedia

Gold leaf – Wikipedia

Joey (TV series) – Wikipedia

Pearl & Dean – Wikipedia

YouTube – Simpsons Ape Song

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Wikipedia

Lindsey Stirling – Wikipedia

Ronald Reagan – Wikipedia

Big Brother (UK TV series) – Wikipedia

William Shakespeare – Wikipedia

Y Tho | Know Your Meme

Cold War – Wikipedia

 

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I Get By

This week Adam’s all alone as he tries to get into the mind of Boris Johnson, a thouroughly dangerous place to be.

There were other stories, somewhat overshadowed by the former  Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Can I work out what his intentions were? No, I can only guess.

Title inspired by Adam being alone, and the song by Liam Gallagher of the same name…

 

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All Summer Long

Adam and Mark talk about the death penalty, a rather sticky subject, followed by some lighthearted dismissal of the UK’s Brexit process.

We also talk about cannabis… again!

Podcast title inspired by MPs going on holiday, and the song by Kid Rock of the same name. It’s a great song.

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Jelly Boat Universe

Adam, Deborah and Terence are together for the first time ever! We mainly talk nonsense…


Idioms:

  • Lead someone down the garden path
  • Take it with a grain of salt
  • Push the boat out

Alternative names:

Scurvy’s the one I wanted
Space Pirate… Ghost
Champagne Jelly Boats
Greasy Idioms
Barely Remembered Degrees
Tez the Cabin Boy
72 Ingredients

Links:

The Office (U.S. TV series) – Wikipedia

List of ancient Egyptian dynasties – Wikipedia

List of ancient Egyptian dynasties – Wikipedia

Sean Bean – IMDb

Garden-path sentence – Wikipedia

Geocentric model – Wikipedia

Heliocentrism – Wikipedia

North–South divide – Wikipedia

Face of Boe – Wikipedia

Little Women – Wikipedia

The Secret Garden – Wikipedia

The Railway Children – Wikipedia

Jurassic Park – Wikipedia

David Attenborough – Wikipedia

Richard Attenborough – Wikipedia

Edwardian era – Wikipedia

THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST on acast

Call Me Kevin – YouTube

Hello Internet

Jeremy Hunt – Wikipedia

Nicolas Cage – Wikipedia

skeptic | Origin and meaning of skeptic by Online Etymology Dictionary

Shoulder angel – Wikipedia

Oprah Winfrey – Wikipedia

Ainsley Harriott – Wikipedia

Louis XVI of France – Wikipedia

Electorate of Mainz – Wikipedia

Prussia – Wikipedia

Unification of Germany – Wikipedia

Pliny the Elder – Wikipedia

Black Death – Wikipedia

Pontus (region) – Wikipedia

Mithridates VI of Pontus – Wikipedia

Pompey – Wikipedia

Pyroclastic flow – Wikipedia

Pliny the Younger – Wikipedia

Natural History (Pliny) – Wikipedia

Cicero – Wikipedia

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The Importance of Being Idle

This week Adam and Mark talk about broken agreements, lies, and votes in the Commons.

We disuse the ERG, scapegoats, and Corbyn’s alleged antisemite views.

Episode title inspired by Vince Cable and Tim Farron, as well as the song of the same name by Oasis.

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Conscientiously Objecting Pigeons

Adam, Terence and Lucy take on underwear… we’re also extremely ignorant about American sports!


Idioms:

  • Cut and run
  • Mum’s the word
  • Don’t get your knickers in a twist

Alternative names:

Drive-by Podcasting
Our bad history
Idiomatic Verb Phrases
Let’s Twist Again
Smokey Ghosts
Knicked my Bocks

Links:

Lavalier microphone

Pirates of the Caribbean

Johnny Depp

Disney Sheriff of Nottingham

How it’s made – Newspaper

Dennis Skinner

Oliver Twist

Blackadder

Assassin’s Creed

Elizabeth I (bit out on the date… again…)

Vietnam War

Iraq War

Brexit (such a horrible word)

David Cameron – whistling

Monty Python

And Now for Something Completely Different

Anime bloody nose trope

Royston Vasey

Corned Beef

Homing Pigeon

Kibosh

Vaudeville

Heelys

Return to Oz

The Craft

New York Knickerbockers

Knickerbocker glory

New York Knicks (also Knickerbockers, but basketball, a bit dull)

Google Books

Train from Katanga

Mills & Boon

Geordie Racer

Stottie cake

Pasty barm

Harmen Jansen Knickerbocker

Washington Irving

George Cruikshank

Bloomers

Plus fours

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Super Hairy Leg Time

Adam, Lucy and Deborah talk about the heat, again, and we also get into Terence’s hairy legs!


Idioms:

  • That old chestnut
  • Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face
  • Spinning a yarn

Alternative names:

Elongated Film Chat
Peter Molyneux Sucks
Floating Babies

Links:

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Peter Molyneux – Wikipedia

Jack and the Beanstalk – Wikipedia

Lionhead Studios – Wikipedia

Bullfrog Productions – Wikipedia

Theme Hospital – Wikipedia

Theme Park World – Wikipedia

Dungeon Keeper – Wikipedia

Dungeon Keeper 2 – Wikipedia(one of the best games ever)

Godus – Wikipedia

Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? – Wikipedia

Can Xerox be used as a synonym for photocopy? – Quora

Hoover vs. vacuum – Grammarist

Velcro – Hook-and-loop fastener – Wikipedia

Austin Powers – Wikipedia

Goldmember – Wikipedia

Hokusai – Wikipedia

The Great Wave off Kanagawa – Wikipedia

(Pokemon edition)The Great Wave Off Kanto by missypena on DeviantArt

Photorealism – Wikipedia

The Birth of Venus – Wikipedia

The Merchant of Venice – Wikipedia

Macbeth – Wikipedia

Henry IV of France – Wikipedia (not quite the Henriest Henry)

James Hardy Vaux – Wikipedia

Red thread of fate – Wikipedia

Minotaur – Wikipedia (Theseus!)

American Horror Story – Wikipedia

Bayeux Tapestry – Wikipedia

Mean Girls – Wikipedia

Freaky Friday (2003 film) – Wikipedia

Blade (film) – Wikipedia

Underworld (2003 film) – Wikipedia

The Weakest Link (UK game show) – Wikipedia

Star Wars – Wikipedia

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Wonderland

This week Adam and Mark discuss the topsy-turvy world in which we live, which sees a Labour politican fight for business.

We also discuss compensation for gay people persecuted under backwards laws, and what’s going on with Brexit (because we can’t escape it.)

Title direct reference to the song by Caravan Palace… not Taylor Swift.

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Rudderless Gawping

Adam, Sam and Terence try to talk sensibly, despite the heat…


Idioms:

  • Never the Twain Shall Meet
  • Navel Gazing
  • Get off Scot Free

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Arrogant Philosophers

Idioms:

  • Make hay while the sun shines
  • The full monty
  • Hobson’s choice

Sponsored by:

A change in podcast editing workflow.


Rejected titles:

Photoshopping yawns

All Philosophers are Arrogant 

We Philosopher Kings

Debs’ Old English

The Suneth Shineth

I’m not mad!


Links:

Sophie’s Choice (it was also a book…)

First past the post (again, feels like I’ve linked this before.)

Plato

Aristotle

Plato’s Republic

Ties in decline

UK Summer

British dialects

Heinzhound 

Robert Carlyle

Stargate Universe (boo)

Battlestar Galactica

Mr. Bean

The Full Monty – Film

Montezuma (specifically the second one)

Hernán Cortés

Civilization – Game series (so good)

Embiggen 

Field Marshal Montgomery

Monte card game

Old maid

Shebang

How 2 (I’d completely forgot it was Carol Vorderman…)

Interrobang 

Why three busses come at once

Blue Peter badges

Unfiltered – James O’Brien

The Louvre


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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Adam and Mark discuss a new runway, American ideals influencing the UK, and further devolution.

It’s also been a year since the last General Election, how’s May’s premiership going?

The political party we couldn’t remember the name of was ‘Alternative for Germany’

Title inspired by the song of the same name, written by John Denver.

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Forming a Guild

Idioms:

  1. Tin foil hat
  2. Got their comeuppance
  3. At sixes and sevens

Sponsored by:

Bank holidays.


Links:

Muppets Tonight

Number 9 – Futurama 

Into the Wild Green Yonder

New Matt Groening Show

Roswell

Area 51

The X-Files

Wild West Red Dwarf

Westworld

Tin foil formally tin

How they make tinfoil 

Better Call Saul

Philip K. Dick

H. G. Wells

UNESCO 

World Wildlife Fund

British Humanist Association

British Eugenics Society

Brave New World (fantastic book!)

The Doors of Perception 

Bush Did 9/11

Chemtrails

Cloud seeding

Water testing planes

UK Cabinet Split

Cockney rhyming slang

12 Angry Men (first watched this in school, didn’t appreciate it)

A Few Good Men

Bottle episode

Editing in films discussion

City of London Livery Companies

Ancient Guilds

Livery

Terry Pratchett Guilds

Stonecutters

Tim Berners-Lee

Bill Gates

Guild Wars (never played)

World of Warcraft (played this too much)

Counter-Strike: Source

Cascading Style Sheets

Hansard

 

Aftershow Links:

Cummerbund

Army Height Requirements

Andy Burnham 

UKIP

 


Rejected titles:

Sam’s Leisure Time

Bank Holiday Podcast

Never Watched X-Files

Foil Hamster Balls

We search for tinfoil

Adam’s Exciting Side

Random Outside Shouting

Confirmed, it’s confirmed!

Intransitive Phrasal Verbs

The Panda’s Comeuppance

Upcoming Ant Comeuppance 

Worshipful Company of Podcasters

 


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Extra Bitter Beer

Idioms:

  1. Turn on a sixpence
  2. Cut someone some slack
  3. Full tilt

Sponsored by:

Injured limbs.


Links:

Sixpence

Usain Bolt

Tron

Lightbikes (Light cycle!)

Pivot!

Charles Dickens

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Almanac

All the Year Round periodical

Dressage

Rube Goldberg machine

Honda Advert

House of Commons – Sixpence

House of Commons – Dime

Aloe 

Cooperage 

Bugsy Malone

Naruto running

The Incredible Crash Dummies

Crash test dummies TV

Taxidermy

Tilting in poker 

MOBA (Feel like we were a bit far off)

League of Legends

Dota

Dota2

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of Newerth

Tilting in esports (an art?)

Jousting 

Warcraft III (such a great game, Ben’s great at it)

Fight over Dota Name


Rejected titles:

We’re all injured

We’re not mechanics 

Dimes, Daims, and Dames 

Wanging with Sticks

The Podcast Almanac


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Ancient Custard Races

Idioms:

  1. Through thick and thin
  2. Every cloud has a silver lining
  3. Fly off the handle

Sponsored by:

No one, but we got the attention of a celebrity on Twitter.


Links:

More chickens than people (I didn’t actually believe this one, that’ll teach me…)

World population clock

Battery farming

Nandos (cheeky)

Wedding vows

CGI

Banana’s Introduced to the UK

It’s a Wonderful Life

Fat sign of wealth

Henriest Henry

Feeding the multitude (5000, woop)

Spartans

300 (60%… it deserves much more than that…)

Battle of Thermopylae (boom, got that one right)

Midas

The Land Before Time

Triceratops (not one of those dinosaurs that textbooks got wrong!)

Doomsday Book (got this one right too!)

Non-Newtonian fluid

Bird’s Custard (and this one, good podcast for vague history!)

Smash (the very phrase ‘instant mashed potato’ inspires dread)

Angel Delight

Chaucer

The Lord of the Rings (boring)

Rosetta Stone

Voynich Manuscript (didn’t recall this one though…)

Berenstain Bears Pawadox

Atlantis

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Jason Momoa (will forever be Ronon from Stargate to me)

P. T. Barnum

Star Wars, misquoted

Bleeding Gums Murphy

Bleeding Gums’ voice actors (not JEL)

James Earl Jones

Kimba the White Lion

Talk to Frank

Horse Riding Pommel 

Korean War

New Scotland (the flag is a bit of a givaway)

Aftershow Links:

Ngram

Gutenberg Library (Project)


Rejected titles:

I hate risotto

Not Much CGI

Shoutout to JC

Disproportionate Dinosaur Ghosts

Non-Newtonian Podcast

Wallowing in Clouds

Atlantian Cloud Storage

Reasons Atlantis Fell

Happy Birthday Terence

We Still Have Clouds

New Scotland


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Bulking Out Hufflepuff

Idioms:

  1. Don’t poke the bear
  2. Wet your whistle
  3. Flash in the pan

Sponsored by:

🙁


Links:

South Park

South Park Episode 300 (got it wrong, it’s actually 200 I was thinking of…)

Jesus vs. Frosty (1992)

Jesus vs. Santa (1995)

South Park Pilot (1997)

Vuvuzela 

Chris Evans on Top Gear

New Top Gear viewership (sad times)

Gold panning pan

Pan pipes

Pan the Satyr (playing the pan flute!) 

Dryden’s Plays

Mayor of Canterbridge (or more appropriately ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’)

Brandon Sanderson

The Merchant of Venice

Frankenstein 

Dracula

Amber Rudd

M. Night Shyamalan 

Signs (yup, was M. Night)

The Village (also M. Night)

Flash and the Pan

Waiting for a Train

Accidental Tech Podcast

Reed wind instruments

Semaphore

Help! (Album Semaphore)

International Panic Symbol (A real thing!)

Panic signal… (another great Matt and Trey production)

Brace position conspiracy

The Canterbury Tales

Wet your whistle ngram

Printing Press (1439!)

Natural History Museum 

Fez

Thunderbirds

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Captain Scarlet drums

Russian Bear

The Cold War (many many years)

The Space Race

Bay of Pigs

Bear (gay slang)

Putin wrestles tiger… what

Orthodox Christian Ice Bath

Harry Potter

Aftershow Links:

Harry Potter Play

House Elves SPEW


Rejected titles:

South Park Memories

Vuvuzelas from Venezuela 

Mini Firework Fish

International Panic Symbol

It’s the Boring One

Everything’s Work related

Memorable Bear Attacks

Tiny Badger Bears

Ritual Bear Pokers

The Jigglypuff House


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Aggressively Levelling Pokémon

Idioms:

  1. Fighting fire with fire
  2. Starter for ten
  3. Chew the rag/fat

Sponsored by:

That guy


Links:

Hybrid Mario flash game

Pokémon Uranium

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Release Date (1996!)

Controlled burns

Trench warfare

Water Arson (inundationist!)

King John (Shakespeare) 

Kansas

Carry On Wayward Son (disappointed I couldn’t remember this…)

Reel Big Fish

Oasis

Original firefighters (alternatively titled, being a Roman entrepreneur)

Caroline Kirkland

The Blitz

Mutually Assured Destruction (Adam has opinions on this.)

North Korea Talks (Trump, you’re up, be good.)

South Korea turns off propaganda

Music Torture

Starter for 10 (movie)

Arbitrage 

University Challenge

Sky TV

Strictly Come Dancing

Jeremy Paxman 

Bamber Gascoigne

Paxman rant on Cameron

Lord North (classic example of being remembered for one thing)

Beard phobia

Lord of the Flies

1999 Life in the 1500s

Pez

Aftershow Links:

Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s Business Practices


Rejected titles:

Nintendo take us down

Aggressively Levelling Pokemon

Life is Unfair

We Stop Forrest Fires

Machines Guns are Disruptive

Classic Shotgun Approach

Ben Rigs Auctions

Remember Eating Meat

Gamon Steak Carrots 

Pirate Vikings 


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Introducing Structured Anarchy

Idioms:

  1. On yer bike
  2. Tie the knot
  3. Pass the buck

Sponsored by:

🙁


Links:

First Past the Post (not PR)

Alternative Vote (not PR)

Proportional representation

MMP – AMS (my mistake)

STV

D’Hondt

CGP Grey’s Video on FPTP (Worth the watch, as are the others, I promise.)

Yes Minister (never seen this, might have to watch it.)

National Trust

Becoming an MP

Stoppit and Tidyup

Spywatch

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race – Camels vs. Bikes

Norman Tebbit

Segway

Owner of Segway Dies

Swegway (Silly devices)

Mountainboarding

Snakeboard

Flicker scooter

Tying cans to cars

The Lady’s Favour

Common-law Marriage 

No-fault Divorces

Gay Divorce Law

Same-sex in the Law

Gordian Knot (Alexander, dammit)

Odysseus and the axe-handles (embarrassed for forgetting this one)

Conan the Barbarian

Handfasting Ceremony

Pre-engagement ring

Purity ring

Ring finger

Chastity Belt (Debatably Not Safe for Work, depends where you work I suppose…)

Codex Mendoza

Wedding witnesses

Hindu Fire God – Agni (Polytheism 4 lyf)

Edward Ciderhands

Mark Twain (Again… Mark Twagain…)

Harry S. Truman

Types of poker

Aftershow Links:

Apu Drama

Commonly challenged books in the US, including reasoning.

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

The Telltale Head (Apu’s first appearance)

Dan Castellaneta

Hank Azaria (Apu voice actor)

Guardian Article on Apu


Rejected titles:

Arguments on Voting

It’s not guessing time

Ending in Fisticuffs

The Amazing Podcast

Bikes vs. Camels 

Low Welsh Valleys 

On Yer Skateboard

Hoverboards Don’t Hover

Two Wheels Essentially Magic

Bound Together Forever

Edward Winehands

That bucking buck

Censorship is complex


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Sam Demands Feedback

Idioms:

  1. Under the weather
  2. Not enough room to swing a cat
  3. No rest for the wicked

Sponsored by:

Keys!


Links:

Altered Carbon

Bat Out of Hell

WWF

WWF

WWF vs. WWF

The Undertaker

Tekken 

Wizard of Oz (1939 Film)

Technicolor

Doctor Who

Daleks 

Daily Mail

Cage the Elephant

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked

Borderlands

Paper Planes – MIA

Paper Planes – Street Sweeper Social Club

Tom Morello

Rage Against the Machine

Coverdale Bible

Magic: The Gathering

Meteorologist

Met Office

ITV

Channel 5

BBC

Shipping Forecast 

ASMR

Singin’ in the Rain (Gene Kelly)

Dick Van Dyke

SAD lamp

Sad lamp

Crow’s Nest

Seasonal affective disorder

Trilby

Cat o’ nine tails

Henriest Henry

Gout

Syphilis 

Anglo-Saxons

Normans 

Doge

Richard Dawkins 


Rejected titles:

Licking Houses

Up to 10 Press-ups 

Norse and Aeth 

Sides of Rain

Foots and Forearms

Send in Feedback


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Socially Awkward Magicians

Idioms:

  1. The lion’s share
  2. It’s not rocket science
  3. On the cards

Links:

Hello Internet

South Park – HUMANCENTiPAD

6 Days to Air

Lion Bar

Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle lion

East India Company

Samson and the Lion

Samson’s Riddle

Serengeti

Colonial England

Aesop’s Fables

The Wizard of Oz – Film (There are many)

The Perry Index

William Caxton

Donkeys Defend Herd

Mules

Dualism

Library of Alexandria

Vatican Library

Dan Brown

Common sense isn’t common (Apparently)

Bunny ears shoe tying

Chinese Rockets

2001: A Space Odyssey

Albert Einstein

President Eisenhower

The Space Race

Laika

Soyuz

Yuri Gagarin

Michael Collins

Lobotomy

You Are Two

Mitchell and Webb Skit

Tarot Cards

Speedy Pasta Bolognese (Apology from Adam, Sam never sent me the recipe.)

The Magic Circle

Divination

Trump Suit

Knights Templar

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Bertram Forer

Cold Reading

Could Care Less

The League of Gentlemen

Goodnight Sweetheart


Rejected titles:

Bryan the Lion

My Jokey Answer

Insurance Claim Forms

Secret Vatican Library

Ancient Chinese Rocketry

Terrible Brain Surgery

Magic Does Exist

It’s Actually Death


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Frothy at the Mouthy

Idioms:

  1. Not to rain on your parade
  2. Thrown under the bus
  3. To keep tabs on

Links:

Eskimo words for snow

Frozen – Let it Snow

The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

Presidents’ Day

Queen’s Coronation

Don’t rain on my Parade

Barbra Streisand

James VI (and I)

Bob Merrill

Streisand Effect

Banned in Russia?

Beyonce’s Photo (dubious claims)

House – TV

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Filofax

Rolodex

Geordie

Arctic Monkeys (Don’t believe the hype!)

Computer Tablet

Tabs vs Spaces

Tabstop Frame

Buses invented?

Bolton

Blackburn

Northern Ireland

Buster Keaton

On the Buses

The Magic School Bus

Pokemon Porygon Episode

Digimon (also known as ‘the better Pokemon’)

Yoshi

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Seinfeld

Friends

American Primaries


Rejected titles:

I got a James Right

Filofax Vibes

The age of the Filofax

Montague and Tabulates

Watch those Plosives

Plinky Plonky Score


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Effectively Swinging Duvets

Idioms:

1. An iron fist in a velvet glove
2. When life gives you lemons
3. Dibs


Links:

Jeremy Corbyn

Michael Jackson

Red Alert – Game

Hard as nails

Blackadder the Third

Blackadder Millennium Dome

Millennium Dome

Blackadder Goes Fourth

The Black Adder

Mastermind

Mastermind Banned

Napoleon

Wellington

Beef Wellington

The Terminator – Film

Terminator Paradox

Emperor of France

Vladamir Putin

Jaya the Cat

Fake Carreras

John Steinbeck

Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Coka-Cola (1886)

Nuka-Cola

Fallout

Marie Curie

Airplane (Disputed)

Moon Landing (1969)

Cave Johnson

Dip Dab

Eskimo

Knucklebones

Crazybones

Pogs

Google Ngram

Bagsey

Brownsea Island

Nintendo Wii (2006)


Rejected titles:

Michael Jackson is Dead

Double Bear Bells

Ben Sounds Sick

Ruling the Podcast

Dibs!

Pleasantly In Manner

Great Coke Mines

Former French Emperors

None of the Above

Hand on Face


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Gene Simmons’ Severed Head

Idioms:

1. Why the long face?
2. The proof is in the pudding
3. Between Scylla and Charybdis


Links:

Pearlescent paper

Cilla Black (Born Cilla White!)

Blind Date

Pinocchio

Office Space – Film

M. Night Shyamalan

Sarah Jessica Parker

Ed Wood – Film

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Giant Squid

Narwhals

Bojack Horseman – TV

KISS

Gene Simmons

Candyman – Film

Rock Scream-off

Lockjaw

Sicily

Winklepicker

Winkles

Cockles

Straight of Messina

Homer’s Odyssey

Rock Shoal

Kraken

Jason and the Argonauts

Kobayashi Maru

Star Trek

Diablo

Fondant Fancy Wars – Episode

Magenta – Extra-spectral colour

Woman with extra cone

Babybel

Speakeasy

Prohibition

Egg Custard

Henry VIII

Podcastiest Podcast – Poor Audio Quality

Yorkshire puddings

Address to a Haggis – Robert Burns


Rejected titles:

Three Real Boys

We’re Dead

Ewar Woowoo

Evil Horses

Sad Emoji 🙁

Ben’s Brain Strain

Wobbly Straights

When Life Gives you Lemmas

Italy the Winkle-picker


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Sucking on Lightbulbs

Idioms:

1. The best thing since sliced bread
2. Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs
3. At loggerheads
4. Third time’s the charm


Links:

Apple’s comeback story

Warburtons White Bread 

Tommy used to work on the docks…

Boy rushes up hill for bread (Hovis Ad)

Washing machine time saver

Sliced bread banned in war

Norovirus

David Attenborough Elephant Bird Egg

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Cadbury Creme Egg

Pinning eggs

Pickled eggs

Balut (not linking)

Urine eggs (nope)

American vs. English Eggs

Lightbulb in the mouth

Stuck around a lamppost

Spanish playwright Quevedo

Pesto

Lumberjacks

Loggerhead turtles

Road painter

Justice League – Film

Wonder Woman – Film

Three Busses At Once

USB

USB Quantum State

John Henry George Lee

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Reference Stackexchange

Vero Owner

The Internet

Mitch Hedberg

Xennial Generation


Rejected titles:

Tech talk with Adam

Fairly self-explanatory

Butchering bread

Someone goes home

The best thing since last episode

Our Stupid Gnoshers

What are old people?

Gripping lampposts

Conkers and Stagging

What’s a podcast?

Fighting over turtles

Scooping up the babies

Quantum State USB Sticks

Ostensibly About Idioms


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Surprise Parachute Rides

Idioms:

1. Shelling out
2. Ghost in the machine
3. Beat around the bush


Links:

A cut above the rest – Lovecraftian Guinea Pigs

Five Euro note ripped up

Storage heaters

Shell suits

Scarborough

Whitby

Atlantis

Yam Island

Solomon Islands

Shells as currency

The gold standard (US)

Nixon Shock

Finite Bitcoin

Mount Everest real name (Sagarmāthā)

Darwin’s personal tortoise (he didn’t eat it)

Butternut squash

Cilantro

Canadians Shell Out!

Ghost in the Shell – Film

Ghost in the Shell – Superior Anime

Ant-Man – Film

Lathe

Capstan lathe

Chinese flying machine

Poltergeist

Magic smoke

Rick and Morty Loser

Discworld Clacks

Gilbert Ryle

Cartesiam dualism

Philosophy of mind

Why is a computer bug called a bug?

Gremlin on the wing

Community Support Officer

Quidditch

Bushwacker

Tallywacker – Slang for genitals, does not require link.

The Most Dangerous Game

Trinity College, Cambridge

Monster Hunter: World

Minecraft

Shadow of the Colossus

Ico

The Last Guardian

Playstation Controller Symbol Design

Medal of Honor

Beyond Good and Evil

Spyro

Crash Bandicoot

Croc

Rareware

Playstation controller evolution – annoying guy, but informative

Rereleased Duke Controller

 


Rejected titles:

Do you remember the first time?

Take Two

Terence’s Three Noises

Those were the right words

Beautiful Words

Everest Easy Bit

Prepping Butternut Squashes

What is Coriander?

Yanks Eat Cilantro

Canadians Shell Out!

Ghost Powered Computers

Adam’s an Idiot

It would have been great

 


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Mashing the Classics

Idioms:

1. Pig in a poke
2. Face the music
3. The road to hell is paved with good intentions


Links:

Pacific Rim – Movie

How it should have ended

Nazgûl

Fellbeast

The Power – Naomi Alderman

Origin of sinister

Karl Marx

Ronan Keating

Gluten Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

Godwin’s Law

Romans

Carthaginians

Troyish

Civilization (Greatest game, wrong spelling)

The Burning of Troy

Fiddling while Rome Burned

Troy – Movie

What did the Romans do for us?

Pandora’s Box

Common Era

St Bernard of Clairvaux

Aeneid

Aphorism

Highway to Hell – Movie

Ghost Rider – Movie

Face Off – Movie

Con Air – Movie

Non-Walnut Whip

Running from the Law

Doodle oodle ooo mwa mhwa mwa

Macbeth

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo + Juliet – Movie

Airplane! – Movie

Bagpipes in war

Monster Hunter World

Mini Cheddars

Matilda – Movie

Kosher

Hemp bags

Escape from New York – Movie

Big Trouble in Little China – Movie

New York Minute – Movie

Letting the cat out of the bag – Episode

The Enlightenment

Weighted fake hard drive

Breeze-block Xbox Return


Rejected titles:

Electric Eel Women

Origin of Sinister

Roads Make Money

What did the Troyish do for us?

Luck of the Troyish

Boon of Christianity

Hell wasn’t really a thing

Mashing the Classics

Why wasn’t there a year zero?

Christmas Exists

Cooking Sandwiches

Adam’s Confusing Idioms

Sheriff’s Night Mates

I Like Walnuts

Walnutless Whip

Shady Jeff and Knight Keith
Journey of Ben’s Idiom

Pigs Aren’t Kosher

Movie Recommendations

Fractions of One

Shootdown Pow Pow


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Salt is Bitter Sugar

Idioms:

1. Shot point-blank
2. Cutting the mustard
3. Wait for the other shoe to drop
4. To collar someone


Links:

Porpoise

Dolphin

White-collar crime

Blue-collar crime

Priest collar

Salt in coffee

Salt in porridge

Horse collar

Captain Picard-esque seat

Point Break

Hot Fuzz

Keanu Reeves is Immortal

Point Blank game

Dr. Strange Portal

Blank bullets

The Crow

Hitman game series

Bullseye gameshow

Alan Partridge back of the net

Noah

Moses

Colman’s

Mustard gas – development

Bleach and vinegar (don’t)

Corned beef

General Custer

Jumanji

Wreck-It Ralph

Mustard plant

Norwich mustard museum

History of Nintendo

National mustard museum

Ikea founder

1% of wood used in Ikea

Shoes on telephone wire


Rejected titles:

Know your Porpoise

Not about Batman

The non-explicit one

Just alpine cows

A good sized herd

Priest Crime on the BBC

Stellar the Cherry Tree

Sea Flavoured

Always the Leg

Guns are still dangerous

Noah swam in mustard

General Custard’s Last Stand

Chop up the mustard god

Discusstard

The mustard discussion

Wearing Unishoes

Oven-glove Slippers

Penguin Fights


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Ace Flyswell’s Heroic Exploits

Idioms:

1. Crocodile tears
2. It takes two to tango
3. In hot water
4. Kangaroo court


 

Links:

Wallaby

Joey (baby)

Kangaroo boxing – Bonus David Attenborough

Balancing on tail

Quango

Convicts in Australia

A Stray Yankee in Texas

Office space, jump to conclusions

Bald headed muppet

Mustang horse

Claim jumping California Gold Rush

Courtroom notary (stenographers)

Noah’s flood – fish (nonsense)

Noah’s flood – unicorns (also nonsense)

Jews and New Testament

Artemis Fowl

Lizards lick eyes

Set

Offler

Sobek

Scramble for Africa

Plutarch

Bogorad’s syndrome

Boggart

Gladiatorial combat

Cummerbund

Buildings higher than palm trees

Co-op

Goldeneye

Onsen

Blood spurting out of nose (tvtropes warning)

 

Rejected titles:

An Evil Quango

Two teams of one

Badger the Barrister

Shark Sneezes

High Noon Tango

Tango Deathmatch

Noah Hated Fish

Four hands clapping

Roast us

 

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Fondant Fancy Wars

Idioms:

1. Horses for courses
2. Have your cake and eat it
3. Kicked from pillar to post


Links:

Gout

Moon made of cheese

Horses rest a leg

Mermaids

Ascot Racecourse

Dressage

Chester Racecourse (Roman harbour in history)

Brexit

French Fancies

Red food colouring

Let them eat cake

Fight them on the beaches

Bear claw

Moustache mugs

Language Log

Unabomber

Hal replacing a bulb

Acropolis – Greek

Rocket League

Kabaddi

Real tennis

Pneumatic tube delivery

Charles Babbage

Royal Mail history

Vox populi

No Such Thing as a Fish

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