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Rum Doings Episode 212: You Want A Bit Of Racism, Don’t You?

by on May.05, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 212th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, wouldn’t the money spent on the Rio Olympics have been better spent on the NHS and the kiddies and the old folk?

We talk London’s mayoral options, the death of Prince, and return to the topic of national price vs nationalism.

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Rum Doings Episode 211: When Last Did You Visit The Cayman Islands?

by on Apr.18, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 211th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is Kate’s dress will do?!

We talk Panama, a mysterious – nigh – impossible British hotel room, a small diversion into VR, and then return to Nick’s list of who may live on his island. It probably doesn’t include you.

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Rum Doings Episode 210: I’m Sorry

by on Mar.31, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 210th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, blah blah something about boxing.

Oh dear, this is a terrible episode. We’re sorry. In it we talk slowly and confusedly, stumbling over each other, not really having a point to what we’re saying, wittering on about our children and then something about the EU. John tries to talk about a book he doesn’t have in front of him, while Nick decides to investigate a news story he then doesn’t investigate. There’s a few minutes about 30 minutes in that aren’t completely dreadful, then it goes back to being rubbish again. Look, we managed 209 utterly amazing episodes in a row, we’re allowed one dud in every 210.

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Rum Doings Episode 209: National Mockery Day

by on Mar.14, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 209th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, should no cenotaph ever be filmed at any time?

After our brief hiatus we’re back, aiming for the traditional weekly schedule. And after a brief discussion of John’s anxiety disorder and the symptoms thereof, we spend most of the episode learning who would not be allowed on Nick’s island.

From those who don’t play petrol pump number games to those who are frightened of semi-colons banned at the gates, Nick’s island is going to be one quiet place. But will you get in? You’d better.

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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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