Archive for July, 2012

July 19, 2012

“It’s a doll lotta love”

How do you thank a friend’s mum who gave your husband three tickets to see Robert Plant and refused to accept any payment for them?

You make her one of these:

Here are the particulars of plush Robert Plant, from head to foot:

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July 13, 2012

adrift in International Waters

I’m excited to be on the new episode of International Waters, for reasons threefold:

1. It’s my first time recording across two continents and an eight-hour time difference;
2. The show is hosted by Californian podcasting wonderkid Jesse Thorn;
3. My fellow guest was Michael Smiley, aka TYRES FROM SPACED!!1!!

If you’ve never seen Spaced, leave here immediately to redress the situation – you can steam through both series in six hours, including a toilet break.

After that, you may click here to listen to International Waters episode 5.

Oh, and you may also help yourself to Answer Me This! Episode 223.

July 4, 2012

sport sport sporty sporty sport

Given our interests and athleticism, I never thought a day would come where I could say Olly and I had made a whole album about sport. (Without lying.) But lo, we have! The Answer Me This! Sports Day is out now, and it was worth making it just because we got to go on Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music show to plug it – if you require proof, listen here at the 2hr 13min mark. Anyway, do please take a punt on the album if you think the problem with the bona fide Olympic commentators is that they i) know too much about sport ii) offer too few tangentially relevant factoids iii) are uninterrupted by jingles, such as this one:

Also this week, we appear on episode 65 of Getting Better Acquainted, a podcast of which I am very fond. Dave Pickering conducts in-depth interviews with people he knows – though he made exception for us despite never having met before, because we’re fellow podcasters – on order to get better acquainted with them, as per the title. I think it’s a very pleasing idea for a podcast, and wholeheartedly recommend the series even if you don’t wish to get better acquainted with me particularly, because you rightly suspect it would be diminishing returns.

In case you’re wondering what all the background noise is, during our recording in one of the bars at the Royal Festival Hall, the security guards ejected a man who was having a little nap at the table next to us. The kerfuffle was far louder than the napping.