On this week’s podcast Tom takes us on a story of wonderful scenery, King Arthur and Scientology. He and his better half, Jo, went on holiday to Cornwall where they stayed at Camelot Castle Hotel, a lovely place owned by John Mappin, Irina Mappin and Ted Stourton, that has a dark side. The tale takes us through legal proceedings, Hollywood films (Well… Dark Secret), and allegations of Scientology training and indoctrination as well as trying to sell paintings.
In other news, Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel and Ant and Tom try to dispel some of the negative thoughts that have been rampant on the internet by trying to put things in perspective; Affleck isn’t the problem, Man of Steel 2 is the problem!
Also, the show starts with a new bit from our friends at Nerd Church Podcast, go find them on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to them on iTunes!
Apologies for the ending of the episode we were rushing through as Ant’s laptop was running out of space and then ran out of space! So we had to re-record the last few minutes, enjoy!
Ant and Tom are back from their holidays this week with another fast and loose show while they get back in the swing of things. Among the topics covered are fracking and other forms of renewable energy, the existence of Area 51 as well as the small story of Ant proposing to his girlfriend, Liz!
Ant gets to play with his new soundboard, so you’ll hear a few sound effects and idents from our friends at A History of Misunderstanding Podcast. Bizarre news covered today include glow in the dark rabbits, a snail growing in a little boy’s knee, Japanese UFO footage being deleted from the internet and the discovery of new animals; the Bazinga Reiki jellyfish and the Olinguito.
Ant has a quiz for Tom about internet slang during which Tom explains why he’s not a internet pervert. The ABC for this week is ‘P’, Tom talks about Predator and Pan’s Labyrinth and Ant talks about the wonder that is procrastination!
The boys are back after a week off and take it upon themselves to take trolls to task after having their own run-in with one. But this proves to be a blessing in disguise as they are forced to take a look at themselves and their podcast, causing them to focus on providing you, the listener with a better quality podcast. They also make new podcasting alliances with Nerd Church and A History of Misunderstanding, who you should go and find as they are great guys!
Either side of the troll debate they talk about royal babies (Prince George, mainly) and the news coverage that went on at the time. The BBC showing a video with a graffitied picture of Prince William with a penis on his head, a Korean woman who spectacularly fails her driving test, they debate the success of YouTube’s Comedy Week and try to anticipate how their Geek Week will be received. In the ABCs Ant introduces us to a new DC villain by the name of Onomatopoeia and Tom talks about a Cohen Brothers film called O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Hello to new and old listeners alike, hope you enjoy!
This week’s podcast is a special all about when animals attack!
Tom’s interest was pricked when he saw an article about a man being killed by a beaver bite. So Ant and Tom go on a mission to find the animals you would imagine were least likely to kill you. So we find out about all manner of animals that have killed people including donkeys!
We also find out about fascinating and disgusting defence mechanisms employed by animals to evade predators, including shooting poisonous poo into the eyes of predators, a sea slug that can turn itself from solid to liquid and back again, another that can turn itself inside out and uses it’s digestive system to attack, and many more.
The basic message of this podcast is stay away from even the most docile family pet and never visit Australia, America or Hungary. You have been warned!
A very special guest visits this week, the other half – and face – of Mooli comes in to chat. Amongst many other things we get an insight into her life from not fitting in at college to her leaving her day job to become a full-time musician. It sure is a roller coaster of a tale!