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Rum Doings Episode 208: Thousands Of Loose, Flapping Tentacles

by on Jan.20, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 208th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is David Bowie better than Gandhi?

In what can only be described as a Rum Doings way, episode 208 is a tribute to my father, who died last Saturday. The aim of this episode was to attempt to capture the reality of a side of grief, in all its frankness, truth and ghoulish flippancy. I think – perhaps too often – people tend to talk about a person’s death with a great deal of reverence, and in hushed tones. I love my dad to bits, and have written about what a special person he was here. Rum Doings has always been about talking about what’s truly on our minds, and this episode is no different. Don’t expect hymns and solemn nodding.

We talk about the suddenness of my dad’s death, what happened at the time, and the fantastic things that were somehow wrapped up before it happened. We consider how impossible it is to empathise with intimate grief until it’s experienced, and analyse how it can hit you. I go into my bizarre tummy-tentacle theory of relationships, with diversions into exploring what it’s like to be in that moment of hearing such terrible news.

If the tone makes you feel uncomfortable, know that it makes me feel good, and dad – as a sneaky RD listener – would have enjoyed it.

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Rum Doings Episode 207: SHOW ME YOUR CAT ON THE FENCE

by on Jan.06, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 207th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, Wittgenstein said if a lion could talk we would not understand him, but what if he met a good animal psychic?

It’s fair to say we spend most of this week’s episode talking about our kids. There’s a discussion of our Christmas lunches, too, and spoiler-free discussion of the new Star Wars Cinema Film.

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Rum Doings Episode 206: Into A Meat Grinder

by on Dec.17, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 206th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, Donald Trump?

After brief discussion of Toby’s continued inability to sleep, we discuss why Owen Jones’ recent column on Corbyn was quite so dreadful, and get pretty deep into explaining why anyone genuinely left wing should be furious with Corbyn’s abysmal leadership.

We talk about why Stop The War are a vile group of racists, John’s grumpiness, and then the best email John has ever received. And then it finishes with an anecdote about John’s blanky.

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Rum Doings Episode 205: Social Anxiety Seats

by on Dec.03, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 205th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, in this age of iPhones and Uber, why can’t binmen be replaced with robots?

Recorded yesterday, before the vote result, we obviously spend a good deal of time discussing the matter of bombing Syria, and the politics involved on either side. Things move on to John’s recent panel appearance at the Being A Man Festival (no, really), chivalry, and then the PC tech war.

And Noel Edmond’s face.

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Rum Doings Episode 204: Aaaaahhhhhh DAA!

by on Nov.18, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 204th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, isn’t it about time we gave homoeopathy a chance?

We discuss counting, terrible radio comedies, and the possible unreality of Father Christmas. Nick predicts the end of the world, and then John tries to buy a nuclear bomb.

We berate listener Steven Chicken, and then explain how to solve the problem of ISIS. And end celebrating South Park.

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Rum Doings Episode 203: Single Parents

by on Nov.11, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 203th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, instead of building HS2, shouldn’t we just fix those potholes?

After moaning about being tired, John recalls his recent holiday to Wales, and then move on to talk about the current dreary trend for being offended, and our opposite approaches to the inherency of equality.

Things soon move on to whether we hate anyone, then a rather extended musing on the nature of love. Then we ponder why we’re not having a world war.

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Rum Doings Episode 202: Untouchable Cultural Gems

by on Oct.19, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 202th ever Rum Doings, our topic is how can they be thinking about building a base on the moon when there are starving children in Africa?

After a short Autumnal hiatus, we’re back with aplomb, discussing The Martian movie, something about shouting insults at Laura, and… and… no, we’ve forgotten already.

Oh yeah, there’s something about a wedding John went to, and about how Toby is a screaming idiot, and – oh yes – we bang on about teaching handwriting again.

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Rum Doings Episode 201: A Revelatory Outburst

by on Sep.29, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 201th ever Rum Doings, our topic is shouldn’t the United States simply adopt A4?

Recorded a couple of weeks back, this episode features the wondrous thunderous Judge Coxcombe, and we discuss Game Of Thrones Christmas toys, the poor greenscreen of Once Upon A Time, our daemons, and our favourite Star Treks. And then, somehow, European politics.

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Rum Doings Episode 200: No Hats

by on Sep.15, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 200th ever Rum Doings, our topic is that it’s episode 200.

We obviously talk Corbyn, the causes, the reactions, and the future, and unsurprisingly, that dominates. Not so much though that we don’t also manage to say entirely unnecessarily offensive things, talk about fireplace shopping with UKIP, and Nick bans all hats for immigrants.

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Rum Doings Episode 199: We Flooping Love Science

by on Aug.21, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 199th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, we need finally to decide, Lego or Meccano.

Joined by Judge Coxcombe, we take your dilemmas and queries, as well as discuss the Labour leadership race, a conversation you may understand about maths, a plot to be allowed to kill people, and what happens after Twitter?

If you don’t leave a review on iTunes then we’ll weep the oceans until they flood the lands. Thank you to everyone who has so far – you’re keeping the human race alive.

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