This week lots of news from the last month is covered; Ant brings stories about Rob Ford, the Mayor of Toronto, who is running for re-election despite the allegations against him of smoking crack cocaine and having an affair. He also tells of a man in America who was killed by receiving an ‘atomic wedgie’, which sparks an anecdote from one of Tom’s past festival experiences and one about Ant’s Brother.
The boys debate the controversy around putting Lord Kitchener on a new two pound coin commemorating the First World War rather than Nurse Edith Cavill, who saved the lives of the injured on both sides, or a poppy.
Tom brings in the story of Dennis Rodman losing his shit while being interviewed in North Korea. See if you can understand what his point is?! The podcast is opened by news that ex-Formula One star, Michael Schumacher is in a medically induced coma after a skiing accident and the odd news about Shia LaBeouf plagiarising a book for a short film he made and then apologising with plagiarised quotes from old articles from the internet!
The new feature that is ‘Tom Reads Morrissey’s Autobiography’ is revealed and Morrissey introduces himself and Manchester. He is also traumatised by being pushed into a swimming pool.
Ant and Tom leave with a shout out to new and old listeners and talk about the benefits of the podcasting community at large. Enjoy!
It’s the fist podcast of 2014 and Ant and Tom talk about what they got up to over Christmas and New Year. This includes Tom’s front door breaking on Christmas Eve right when he was letting in his family, And Ant’s family getting ill.
They talk about the films they saw over the break including a rant from Tom about The Hobbit, both Ant and Tom saw Disney’s Frozen as well and were a bit underwhelmed.
New Year’s Eve is discussed insomuch as they both stayed in and watched Jools Holland’s Hootenanny and the fireworks on the BBC. The acts on the Hootenanny are discussed in depth including the ‘bass-face’ of Haim’s bassist, look it up, you’ll thank us!
The episode is left on a positive note with both Ant and Tom revealing how they plan to both be more positive and confident in their work lives which will impact their private lives… helped by playing Lego Batman!