Ant and Tom catch up on everything that has happened in the past couple of weeks, and it’s a lot!
The ABH Pod Pod is up and ready for the inside to be worked on, Tom has had interviews and days out as well as good and bad customer service. Ant sympathises and tells of what he’s been up to including visiting friends who have the same house as his Brother and playing Singstar.
Eurovision happened last night and this is discussed in length, including the UK’s entry, Molly, looking as though she came from Asgaard (thank you to Ben Taylorson and Matthew Jones of the JT Movie Podcast for that gem!) and the winner, from Austria, Conchita Wurst; a beautiful woman with a wonderful beard! If you haven’t ever watched Eurovision, you really need to!
They close out with more speech jammer app tongue twisters and encourage you to submit your own to firstname.lastname@example.org. Big thanks to Phil Clarke for giving us some constructive criticism this week and also to @Sammii_Cake on Twitter for being our 400th follower! Go subscribe to her gaming channel and tell her we sent you!
This week, Ant and Tom talk mainly about linguistics and speech in this episode.
After a brief bit of news about bad journalism in stories about Michael Schumacher’s condition and an article advertising the iPhone 6 even though the entire article was conjecture! Tom launches into a tirade against UKIP after one of their politicians said that Lenny Henry should go and live in a “black country” and that “Islam is like the 3rd Reich”. Which leads to an elongated tangent on politics and the fact people should be more in tune with the manifestos of parties.
A listener’s question about the ‘correct’ usage of “proper fucked” is answered and then over-answered so that confusion reigns. This leads on to the answering of a question posed on Nerd Church’s latest episode in which they featured British actors doing great American accents. Ant and Tom tried to find U.S. actors doing good English accents… and failed. So we hear Gwyneth Paltrow, Renee Zellweger, Dick Van Dyke and Keanu Reeves attempting various British accents – mainly posh.
To balance things out we play clips from The Departed and Tracker where Ray Winstone can’t do an American accent, but bizarrely can do a South African one!
A new game is birthed where the guys read out famous quotes and tongue twisters through an app called Speech Jammer. The results are hilarious, so please send us recordings of you reading with the app on and you will appear on the next show!