We got drunk and decided to do another podcast, Matt edited again.
This Valentines day, we got drunk and did a podcast.
For the first time, Matthew edited the podcast so sorry about that.
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First, the bad news…we’ll be in Norway next weekend, so weeks episode may be delayed a day or two. However, do we have a killer Episode 8 for you! We discuss Mad Max, childhood poetry and learn about the origins of Kiwi fruits. See! Killah!
We’re joined by special guest Cecile (@CcileJourno) all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand. We talk about how London is better than Paris, her take on the discovery of cow milk and learn that she loves her hair.
On Tuesday we rocked up at Cringe UK. Standout performance was Jen (below) who anthropomorphised her diary as ‘Janet‘ to quite hilarious effect. If you’re in London you should check it out, monthly at The Phoenix.
In homage to Cringe UK (follow them on twitter!) Matt read a poem he wrote aged 7 and Adam mentioned the Mortified Podcast, a similar offering from the States which we’ve been been checking out recently.
We live tweeted Eurovision 2015. Here’s the Swedish winner
For reasons still unknown, Australia were allowed to enter this year…
Amazting film of the week: Mad Max Fury Road. Here’s the trailer…
Matt felt so overstimulated he needed a lie down. Charlize Theron was magnificent. Go see it, and look out for Adam’s cameo…in the part that borrows from the colour palette of one of the preset gradients in Powerpoint.
We also added The Psychopath Test to our Book Club. Whilst we’re not sure we agree with reviews describing it as hilarious, it’s interesting and in places amusing. We rate it amazting, and that’s before we’ve even had chance to try out this Mango Pomegranate ‘Murder’ Salsa inspired by the book!
And here’s some links to check out that didn’t make the cut into the episode:
- We need to get used to the term POTUS. It has nothing to do with Harry Potter, sadly
- Game of Thrones: The Musical
That’s all for this week.
In a week where it was confirmed the world’s favourite colour is blue , it seemed appropriate to discuss reboots of cult classics and Britney’s inability to drive.
Links to check out this week:
The return of X Files – wait, didn’t we mention that in an earlier episode? Are we repeating content already? Sorry!
We bind you Sony. We bind you from doing harm against yourself and harm against The Craft. News of a remake of the cult 90’s goth film was met with disdain the world over…
Personally I don’t care for the idea of remakes. There are great scripts & ideas out there that have yet to be made!
— Fairuza Balk (@fairuza) May 14, 2015
Although, if the rumours that JLaw could be stepping into Nancy’s pointy-toed shoes are true then we could be interested.
“You can’t do a slasher movie as a TV series”. We’re inclined to agree with the trailer for forthcoming TV series Scream, based on the ghost-face franchise. But we’re reserving judgement until June when it airs.
SATC3 is not happening. Or at least, not until SJP has flogged some more shoes.
A photo posted by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on
This week’s musical offerings –
- Pretty Girls – Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea. Very 80’s, very aliens, very denim…what’s not to love!
- California Dreamin’ – Sia. We were divided on this track. Matt loves nostalgia of the original but Adam is down with this swooping orchestral version. Whatever you think, it’s from the OST for San Andreas, featuring man mountain Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and pocket popstar Kylie Minogue. Here’s the (frankly, rather dull) trailer
Enjoyed this week’s podcast? Head over to Spotify to take a listen to the Amazting 2015 playlist!
In episode 6 we talk about spy thriller Spooks: The Greater Good, itchy skin complaints, the result of the UK election and Rihanna’s omelette dress. And our guest star Jen answers the quick fire questions thing we do every week.
On Tuesday Adam and Kia (our guest star in episode 4) went cooking here. Here’s a video clip to give a feel for what probably happened…
Prepare for the takeover of Japanese pop-stars BABYMETAL. Here is their hit Gimme Chocolate.
And in case clarification is required, here’s a video still of them explaining the name behind their band.
The BabyMetal fox god hand movement thing that rivals the normal devil horns is as below
Dominating the news this week was the UK Election. Here are some of the amazting election memes to take your mind of the awfulness of the result.
- Paddy Ashdown’s Hat
- Maggie Simpson comparison maps / Maggie Thatcher comparison maps
- Suggestions for other virtual worlds for Jeremy Vine to get into
- Joey Essex went to the wrong poling station
- And of course, Tom Katsumi (is that his real name?!) who live cross stitched the whole shebang
As mahoosive fans of the TV show we were nervous about the transition of Spooks to the silver screen, but it turns out it was Amazting! Especially if you are familiar enough with London that you can get excited about knowing which car parks they filmed some of the scenes in. Whilst ‘best spook’ Ruth didn’t make an appearance because she is dead it was still good. Matt wasn’t sure why they needed to relocate The Grid from Thames House, Adam didn’t know what ‘The Grid’ or ‘Thames House’ were, but it was far batter than the critics would have you believe.
No insightful book reviews this week, instead we bring you our thoughts on Shitfaced Shakespeare which we saw at The Udderbelly. Overall, a good concept, but we weren’t convinced about the level of drunkenness…but maybe that’s because we can drink like fish without any ill effects. *ahem*
From the creators of Friends and Home Improvement comes Grace and Frankie, a Netflix original about two septuagenarian (Matt wrote that and told me it meant 70-year old, if it means I am a terrorist or something instead, get him Feds) frenemies abandoned by their now gay husbands. Although at the point of recording we’re only halfway through, we rate this as Amazting and think you should all watch it and do nothing else.
Oh, and correction: obvs Marta Kauffman also brought us the Amaztingly nineties Veronica’s Closet.
We also experimented with live video streaming app Periscope whilst recording this episode. Unfortunately we had no idea what we were doing so can’t find a way of sharing the link, but we’ll work on that for next time…perhaps. Until then go take a look over here to find out more about Periscope and rival app Meerkat
See you next week!
In episode 5 of the amazing podcast, we talk about Tom Hardy’s Russian accent or lack there of, delve into animal psychology and special guest Andrew recounts a nightmare about snakes.
The links to check out this week:
Amazting Podcast review site of the week: PodcastPals.net – keep an eye out for Andrew and Cecile’s review of Amazting in the future. http://podcastpals.net/
And here is a video of some different Russian Girls Twerking, because I don’t want you to think I don’t support a woman’s right to twerk. Just not on war memorial grounds.
Division: A collection of science fiction fairy tales.
How things like this get published is a mystery. I’m fairly sure I wrote better short stories in school…I remember one about blackmail, which I snappily called Black Male…in a demonstration of my homonym knowledge. That’s the sort of literary genius you can expect of Division.
In honour of Orville the duck’s puppeteer RIP
Top Telly Birds, featuring Orville and Emu…
Here is the video about bananas, though Matt doesn’t believe because of this article
Musics of the week
- Jealous (remix) – Nick Jonas ft Tinashe
- The Greatest – Raleigh Ritchie
- Trouble – Iggy Izalea and Jennifer Hudson
Andrew’s Asterix vs Hitler comic for Children can be found over here there is already a ‘great’ ‘joke’ which plays on the mistranslation of the German word for tank.
Oh, and here’s a bonus picture that proves Horses, or at least Mr Ed, can play chess . We were unable to find photographic evidence to confirm or deny bovine chess abilities.
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So, Matthew and I have done a podcast.
In this podcast we talk about
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The Walkie Talkie,
My favourite app of the moment,
and other things.
It is a giant mess, but was fun to make and we will make more regardless of your hate.
I talk about the app ‘RunPee’ which you can get on iTunes here (I’m not being paid to tell you about this app obviously)