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!
This week Ant and Tom have a fairly news heavy show, covering the death of Glee actor, Cory Monteith, the riots in Belfast, the acquittal of George Zimmerman, safety in Formula 1 and the victory of Andy Murray at Wimbledon. While discussing these they try to get to the bottom on American gun laws and Irish sectarianism… nothing is resolved!
Tom quizzes Ant on weird Spring and Summer traditions in the UK, we find out what type of cheese is the best for rolling down hills, how to summon invertebrates and who would win in a race between a human and a farm animal among other strange competitions held in small UK towns and villages.
Only Ant had an ABC this week (because Tom was out on a stag do last night) and he presents a US astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, while we talk about him we find we are all made of stars – star children, if you will!
On this week’s show Ant & Tom discuss their changing opinions on Andy Murray and Russell Brand, to illustrate this they narrate over in interview Brand gave on American talk show Morning Joe where he takes over from the woefully band interviewers. Ant tells us about his outing to see Bon Jovi in Hyde Park at the weekend, which leads Tom to rant about the shortened televised set on the BBC of the Rolling Stone’s Glastonbury show.
Ant brings up the cheapening of Apple products, like the new iPhone, now that Steve Jobs’ ideology seems to have been forgotten, even though a biopic is being released later this year. Tom does an elongated shout out to all the people who have joined the Facebook page and begs for people to download and share the podcast with their friends. Ant talks about more YouTube channels that he subscribes to including IJustine, whose song about Google Glass ends the podcast this week, and Yogscast – which leads on to his ABC, Minecraft; the open-ended game about digging for things to make other things to battle zombies and spiders and stuff!
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On this week’s episode of Anywhere But Here Ant and Tom take heed of listener’s requests for shorter shows and still manage to fit in National Red-Head Day (with another handily placed ad for The Ginger Survival Guide by Tom Collins, published by Michael O’Mara Books Limited – www.mombooks.com), the shock results from Wimbledon this year, Non-News in the shape of ‘exciting’ photos from the set of the new Veronica Mars production, Superbetter, an app that helps with anxiety and self-confidence from the TED Talks: Life Hacks series, Megan Phelps leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, the Le Mans 24 Hour Race and a rather niche personal ad from Craigslist! How do they do it?!
This week’s episode is the longest in ABH history because Ant and Tom feel the need to apologise for the torturous opening. This is the first week in ages that technology has let them down but, after some opening jitters from Tom and Ant’s refusal to restart the show (for the best given that it’s hilarious!) the guys settle into the groove like the seasoned professionals they’ve become!
Ant brings in some Non-News about a man who went missing in London and was found 24 hours later…in London…where he was supposed to be anyway. Tom talks about a girl beheading her father, voodoo and witchcraft in Papua New Guinea. They discuss celebrity child names after Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reveal their child’s name as North. West. Also, more talk of UFO’s this time near their home town.
The majority of the show is spent discussing films. Ant has watched Machete this week and they both talk about their favourite films, actors and directors three weeks after being asked about it by a listener. But the biggest chunk of film discussion is about Man of Steel and what they both think about the biggest blockbuster of the year. Strap yourself in, we’re going on a journey!