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Rum Doings Episode 194: National Cream Tea Day

by on Jun.26, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 194th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, if you can keep your head while all around you are losing theirs, are you a member of ISIS?

On National Cream Tea Day we bring you news of Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm – a truly barking mad creationist zoo that actually exists. We then discuss the very nature of existence, and then how people pray wrong. We recall the race for the human genome, lament the faults of the wax crayon, and Nick does his amazing impression of John.

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Rum Doings Episode 193: Go Back Onto Your Lipid Raft

by on Jun.16, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 193th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is the Queen turning up for the Magna Carter ceremony a bit as if Jimmy Savile’s ghost turned up for the opening of a new ward at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

We begin discussing the Tim Hunt fiasco, which eventually leads to Nick’s decision to run his own island. We dismiss all allergies, celebrate Giles Brandreth, and attempt to discover the identity of a briefcase carrier.

John regales us with tales of the Saltford fete, we wonder at our ever-aging attractions, and ban nose piercings.

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Rum Doings Episode 192: Federal Jewish Of Investigation

by on Jun.04, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 192th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, in light of the Britain’s Got Talent fiasco, should all dogs be put down?

Topics this week include Seppastian Blatter’s evil ways, Nick’s failed attempts to guess newspapers from headlines, and a couple of thoughts on Charles Kennedy. We worry about rollycoasters, explain why Toby is so very, very interesting, and Nick realises that being a Conservative makes you a baddie.

Who is the real idiot when it comes to pooing in your pants? Nick explains John’s outfit of a tracksuit and semen-stained top. And we finish with a superb letter from our listener.

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Rum Doings Episode 191: Squashed Twins

by on May.21, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 191th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, never mind space – what about the kiddies in the hospitals?

We talk about the universal changing of numerical suffixes, the matriarchy in which Nick finds himself, and Radio 4 plays. (Here’s that good astronaut play.) Nick learns about the greatest thing on television, Tipping Point, we sort-of argue about “trigger warnings”, then rail against the idiocy of “clickbait”.

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Rum Doings Episode 190

by on May.15, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 190th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, should Miles Cyrus be forced to apologise for her armpit hair?

In a transatlantic episode we talk about the collapse of UKIP, the awfulness of MPspeak, and the flop of 3D. There’s also, out of nowhere, a detailed look at the role of Linux in gaming and the democratisation of development via engine availability. It was Nick’s fault.

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Rum Doings Episode 189: I’ve Lost My General Erection

by on May.08, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 189th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, could it be time to label the fad of wearing a suit without a tie depraved?

And so, with heavy hearts, we dissect the madness of the last night, and make our predictions for the next five years. And try to find hope within.

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Rum Doings Episode 188: The National Erection

by on May.05, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 188th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, how dare Prince William have named his baby anything other than Her Royal Diananess Diana The Princess Of Dianania?

Instead this is our bumper-length pre-election special! We break down the current polls, analyse the position of each of the parties, assess their policies and laugh at their pledges, before giving our predictions as to the outcome, and instructing you how to vote.

We’ll be back with another episode on Friday to look at the results, and either weep or cheer accordingly.

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Rum Doings Episode 187: What Do You Call A Circle?

by on Apr.27, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 187th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is it now time to electrify the Mediterranean?

No, don’t panic, you haven’t missed episode 186. Well, you have, but it’s not yet released. It rather went wrong, but I think there’s stuff to be rescued from it. In the meantime, we ponder if the young people still use Facebook, Nick’s new nephew, and the continuing idiocy of copyright.

Then we set up the ultimate competition: Siri vs. Google Now. This decided, we talk about the election, and especially the role the SNP could play. There’s worry over mirrors and babies, an acknowledgement of the existence of 70s pedos, and then the usual discussion of Justin Bieber.

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Rum Doings Episode 185: Insects Are Pretend

by on Apr.07, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 185th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, do we really need a government?

John begins with an extraordinary confession: he felt a bond with Victoria Wood. We then move on to talking about the Paxman interviews with Cameron and Milliband, because we recorded this just before the proper debates, cos Nick was going on holiday.

We turn to your advice questions, in the second part of our agonising aunt section. First up, what to have for breakfast. Then why not to commit suicide. Nick explains why insects aren’t real, and we give people reasons to live. (For the links to suicide support lines, scroll toward the end of this article.) And we explain who gives better hugs: men or women. And Nick won’t say if he loves John.

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Rum Doings Episode 184: Jizz Hands

by on Mar.30, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 184th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, Atari or Amiga?

We do touch on the horror of the recent plane crash, which leads Nick towards a revelation about utilitarianism. Then things move on to the first part of an Agony Aunt Two-Parter.

Well, you know how it is. We get distracted on the way there. By sexing goldfish. Then we turn to dispensing advice. Some of it properly helpful. For instance, how do you decide which child is your favourite? But also what to do if you’re being made redundant, travelling around the world, or oh, um, we’re discussing the Greek alphabet.

Then we talk about our proposals, leading toward advice on how to be in love. (Buy all your engagement rings here!)

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