AP Mar 29, 2017: Beards With Babies (My Brother, My Brother and Me: Doritos-Blasted Crow)

The show we listened to: http://www.maximumfun.org/my-brother-my-brother-and-me/mbmbam-340-doritos-blasted-crow

The show opens with some nerding and effeminate beard voices with babies.
Paul loves MBMBAM and Neil… not so much. After a tangent via meat substrates, Paul considers making it to Broadway after snogging behind the bike sheds.
Neil breaks a leg, gets addicted to soaps qnd then the show ends!

Boring Boris and The Bonking Party: https://grabyo.com/g/v/qGCnCwXPPO6
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AP Mar 22, 2017: Where Are My Slippers?! (City Soundtracks: Episodes 1-3)

The original show we listened to: https://blog.google/products/google-play/google-play-music-presents-city-soundtracks/
RSS feed: http://feeds.megaphone.fm/citysoundtracks

Opening the show, Big Freedia Wants It All, Paul offends with pronouns and then bounces to Kung Pao Chicken.
Neil doesn’t like being Spoonfed, unless it’s with Crosstown Doughnuts and he’s not being out-quirked.

Grumpy Old Men discover new music and remember the start of coffee culture.
To close the show, Paul looks for his slippers and Morrissey is (surprisingly) a dick!
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AP Mar 15, 2017: Thanking Vegan Rappers (The EP: 13 Songs That Capture Our Moment)

The original show we listened to: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/podcasts/the-ep-13-songs-that-capture-our-moment.html

Opening the show, no-one loves Adele, but positively hate on Pitbull.
Paul is anti-vegan-hip-hop and brings up Kimmel’s non-Disney Oscars moment and U2 (Bucka Bucka)’s ehtnic diversity.
To close the show, Neil can’t see a DJ in a stadium and there’s a bit of swearing.

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AP Mar 08, 2017: Trump and Change! (With Friends Like These: “Hope and Trust in Trump.”)

The original show we listened to: https://getcrookedmedia.com/with-friends-like-these-aeee91fa31da#.vbukj0axr

Opening the show, Paul has a LadyCrush on a Wonkette. Neil looks for good hair in politics and Paul is missing Obama.
Paul believes in Father Christmas…and Jesus.
Paul’s People turn out to be Missy’s people and Neil is the SBD opposition. Paul explains The Accidental Racist and Neil reminisces about the NHS and Social Safety Nets.
Paul muses on TrumpyCare and Midwest values. Iowans are disillusioned and the podcast ends with the start of The Trumpman Show.

 

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AP Mar 01, 2017: Better Than Serial! (Missing Richard Simmons: Episodes 1 to 3)

Listen to the original show (it’s great!): https://www.missingrichardsimmons.com/

We gave it two big grins!

To open the show, Paul and Neil learn new things about Richard Simmons. Neil “pulls a Simmons” after Storm Doris and Paul is worried that Richard is trapped.
Everyone has a theory, including Mrs. Paul. Was there a secret Pact?! Or is it Occam’s Razor?
To close the show, Neil has a beard, Paul has a moustache and is in love with Hairdo:

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AP Feb 22, 2017: Taft’s Suspenders and Finding an Enemy (Trumpcast: Overt Madness, Covert Purpose)

The original show we listened to: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/trumpcast/2017/02/trump_russia_and_the_press_conference.html

The show opens with more bad Trump impressions. Taft suspends disbelief, Trump rallies and Russia diverts.
Paul explains how a bill is made and Neil tries to find an enemy in the British Parliament.

To end the show, Paul asks, “Do We Need It” and Neil glosses over Deng/Blair.

 

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AP Feb 08, 2017: Watching A Trump Presidency Like It’s The 1979 Alien Movie (The Daily: Live Litigation and James Baldwin’s Resurgence)

Here’s the show we listened to (it’s quite short): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/podcasts/the-daily-trump-travel-ban-james-baldwin.html

We gave this podcast 1.75 BIG GRINS!

The show opens with some Fair and Balanced reporting by the New York Times. Chandler is in Yemen, but not with @RealTeresaMay (NSFW link).
Trump’s Clown Car Administration can’t find the light switch, Paul and Neil compare print to radio reporting and consider the slow, desperate death of the newspaper.
Paul is not Pro Choice when it comes to “a school”, but did go to Sunday School. And Monday School.
Personal social media echo chambers are explored and Trump is compare to Alien (1979).
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AP Feb 01, 2017: Are You A Registered Trumpian? (Pod Save America: Protest is the new brunch)

Listen to the show we listened to (kinda optional!): https://getcrookedmedia.com/here-have-a-podcast-78ee56b5a323#.f32bnx5sm

We gave this show 1.38 Big Grins (or thumbs up, or whatever…)

Opening the show, Neil recites a poem and is sad about The Preachy Daily Show. Everyone is annoyed at names and the news and there’s a deep dive in to 2017 politics.
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AP Jan 25, 2017: 41 Degrees of Ginger Vitus with the Agony Aunts (Twice Removed #1: Dan Savage)

Listen to the show we listened to: https://gimletmedia.com/episode/1-dan-savage/

Paul gives this show 1 thumb up and Neil gives it 0 thumbs.

Opening the show, there’s a discussion of the Savage/Carolla Feud and Paul expounds on Dan. Neil explains Agony Aunts and Mariella Frostrup.
GLAAD and Stonewall are pitched against common sense and Neil tries to play the Kevin Bacon Game.
To close the show, Paul and Neil explore their own family trees and express their love of The Jews!

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AP Jan 18, 2017: Loony Raid Siren (Stranglers Episode 1: Sisters in Death)

Listen to the show we listened to! [43 minutes] http://www.earwolf.com/episode/episode-1-sisters-in-death/

Opening the show, we ask Why Do People Love True Crime? Neil is put off his lunch and Paul is put off his Blue Apron dinner.
Neil watches Time After Time & The Jacket and remembers Jack The Ripper.
Thinking of Jeffrey Dahmer and Dennis Nilsen, Paul and Neil recall the friendly local serial killers from their childhood!
Closing the show, Neil stuffs his face with cheese footballs, Twiglets and Quality Street.

Fun Broadmoor links!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2817660/Cameras-allowed-Broadmoor-hospital-notorious-criminals-time-150-years-revealing-four-assaults-staff-week.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=lOo1HVOtTYI
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