Ant and Tom plead for some help with listener numbers this week…please share our statuses and re-tweet us!
Discussed on the podcast are Ant’s trip back up to London to see Green Day – his third gig in three weeks – and the scuffle that happened on the bus back to the car, favourite films, actors and directors as requested live by a listener (we do listen!), ill children, days out at the Kent Life Museum, zorbing, Spirograph vomit on theme park rides, Pareidolia (the phenomenon of seeing faces in things like clouds and artex) and the first gay marriage in France and the huge debate it caused.
The ABC letter is ‘I’ this week, and both Ant and Tom have decided to talk about the internet, though take very different approaches; Ant talks about the creation of the internet and Tom decides it’s a good idea to bring up the old debate: Is the internet good or bad. To illustrate his point he uses the case of Mark Bridger, the Welsh paedophile, who was imprisoned this week for the remainder of his natural life for killing April Jones. Was that idea good or bad? Listen and make your own mind up.
This week Ant and Tom, once again, discuss a range of topics, from cyclists filming their journeys to catch lawbreakers, social networks being used to catch criminals and identify terrorists with an hour of people posting their images online. They also discuss more gigs they’ve been to, decry ticket touts and argue about how good the new Daft Punk album is as well as the impact of humans on global warming. Ant plays a song that deeply affects them both and Tom bores Ant with his ‘H’, which is all about High Wycombe…enjoy!
The show starts differently this week, there’s a musical bed for the start of the podcast which is a video of a Korean lady playing Voodoo Chile by Jimmy Hendrix on a traditional Asian instrument called a Gayageum. Ant and Tom also discuss David Beckham’s retirement, an Australian politician getting in trouble for ‘liking’ a teenagers genitals, bands they’ve been in (again!), Mcfly, Eurovision and Bonnie Tyler’s performance, hospital radio and sea monsters! Have a look and decide for yourself if it’s a real prehistoric beast from the deep, or the rotting carcass of a Killer Whale at http://www.abhpod.com
Dispelling rumours that they don’t take any notice of sport Ant and Tom talk, at great length, about Sir Alex Ferguson retiring after more than quarter of a century and Tom gets emotional talking about Formula 1. They also discuss the recent kidnap case from Cleveland, although their information is sketchy-at-best. Ant discusses his love for female recording artists and they get geeky about other podcasters and internet celebrities contacting them on Twitter. Also a new book out from Michael O’Mara Books (www.mombooks.com) is pimped, Man Up! by Rod Green.
Yes, this week’s podcast is under an hour in length and includes the latest installment of the ABCs of ABH with the new jingle! Other topics include the death of Slayer’s guitarist Jeff Hanneman, which was difficult to finish off for Tom, the BNP, Rochester’s Sweeps Festival, the great service we received from www.studiospares.com, Miley Cyrus being the hottest woman in the world(?) and some pleading about listeners getting in touch. It’s a packed out hour of fun and awkwardness!