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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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Rum Doings Episode 183: Not Enough Small Pox

by on Mar.19, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 183rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is Elton John letting the side down?

Nick explains his disappointment with those who die, and indeed his father’s computer skills, and then we’re joined by special guest, Toby. Nick really needs to say a thing about logo aesthetics, and then tells John off for calling Toby a boy. We ponder how UKIP thinks Britain would work without immigration, and then ask if you can have purpose without infinity.

There are attempts to imagine a way Milliband could be spun to the nation, consideration of the next election, and Toby’s views on the Conservative party. Then Nick makes QUITE the confession about The Big Bang Theory, we rue the youth’s ignorance of Larry Sanders, and laugh at NVidia.

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Rum Doings Episode 182: A Tube Between My Gullet And My Winky

by on Mar.06, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 182nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, if white chocolate gets called white chocolate, when will it end?

In a transatlantic episode, with John in San Francisco and Nick visiting the capital city of the United Kingdom, London, we discuss… oh bloody hell, Nick’s clicking again. We will be organising a street fight in which listeners can kick Nick’s face clean off his head if he doesn’t buy himself an external microphone before the next episode.

John reports on his boring flight, and there are tales of San Francisco, and how people’s lives can spiral out of control. And we yet again reminisce on our brush with comedy fame.

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Rum Doings Episode 181: Desperately Joining Vague Dots Together

by on Feb.24, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 181st ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is it really fair to have all the excitement of the Oscars during London Fashion Week?

We begin with a live technical testing of the broadcast systems, as Nick attempts to break the podcast from the off. Then we move on to being a bit disappointed with Jack Straw, the perils of interviewing games developers, and the spectacular collapse of the Daily Telegraph.

We muse on hypocrisy, analyse the Telegraph’s remarkable editorial, and then regale John’s miserable experience of calling 111.

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Rum Doings Episode 180: And That Is The Title Of Our Episode

by on Feb.11, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 180th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, it’s the year 2000! Where are our hoverboards?!

Instead we talk about scuppering podcasts, babies on planes, and John correctly points out how average is Frozen. We learn about Nick’s daughter’s racism, and ponder the results of the upcoming election, and then Nick starts crackling.

Yup, sorry again, but Nick is a TERRIBLE PERSON. Even worse, he moves things on to videogames. Fortunately we move on, and discuss how utterly awful are the cartoon strips in Private Eye, which leads us to our favourite topic of User Friendly. And John’s version. Toby briefly invades, as our episode 180 special guest, before we return to being rude about a cartoon.

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Rum Doings Episode 179: I Love My Chattel Like I Love My Pot

by on Jan.22, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 179th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, isn’t it about time we did something about that pesky Boko Haram?

We begin with cat leg news, then move on to some discussion about the peculiarities of the Sun’s page 3. (Recorded yesterday, before boobies reappeared this morning.) We mention the popularity of John’s willy, and Nick gives his argument in favour of objectification, before we drift our way to discussing the conclusion of Cabin Pressure.

John explains what he likes least about his 12 week old son, we ponder holidays to Yorkshire, and John’s teenage climbing habits, and then we conclude with information about Emanuel Swedenborg Day.

Don’t forget Thomas Aquinas Day has been cancelled, due to his having been a massive anti-Semite. So we’ve moved it to the 29th January, recognising Emanuel Swedenborg Day, master scientist turned loopy theologian. Please remember to book this day off work. Listen to this episode for more details.

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Rum Doings Episode 178: You’re A Horrible, Horrible, Despicable Figure

by on Jan.15, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 178th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, isn’t it about time we acknowledged the “women in the workplace” experiment should come to an end.

We begin with rememberings of our first go on the internet, and then inevitably move on to the Charlie Hebdo story. Nick gives a short lecture on the nature of problematic religions, interrupted by a problematic wife, before we undo the nonsense of the argument that satire must only “punch up”.

We talk irony and the science of Mornington Crescent, and then John rants about how The Unbelievable Truth is a terrible radio concept. Then we somehow find ourselves dissecting the careers of Whose Line contestants, and ponder the descent of Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. And we call Mitch Benn names, again.

BY THE WAY Thomas Aquinas Day has been cancelled, due to his having been a massive anti-Semite. So we’ve moved it to the 29th January, recognising Emanuel Swedenborg Day, master scientist turned loopy theologian. Please remember to book this day off work. Further instructions of the traditions to be applied to this international holiday will be revealed soon.

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Rum Doings Episode 177: CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK

by on Jan.06, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 177th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, should there be a pink card in football for players who’ve done too many rapes?

What CLICK we CLICK talk CLICK about CLICK instead CLICK is oh dear. Nick messed up. Despite a pleasant enough start, discussing pedo royals, about five minutes in Nick’s recording goes crazy and starts clicking like a Geiger counter inside a nuclear bomb. If you can stand it, we go on to talk about late night chat shows, we close down all network TV and replace it with radio, and get an update on John’s baby. We point out that hoverboards are a stupid idea, how we need dinosaurs back to humble mankind, and the most importantly of all…

DECLARE THOMAS AQUINAS DAY ON 28TH JANUARY.

Book the day off now, as this is to be a new international holiday for all Rum Doings listeners, to give us something to look forward to when returning to work after Christmas!

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Rum Doings Episode 176: Not Very Christmas Special

by on Dec.22, 2014, under Rum Doings

In our 176th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, should snow be mandatory at Christmas?

With a very special seven week old guest, this week’s episode comes from Nick, John and Toby. We discuss stupid babies, stupid Theresa May, the divinity of the Lord Baby Jesus, and the awfulness of carols. We ponder four year old logic, Nick genuinely proselytises Strictly Come Dancing, and then we skewer Apple right through their hearts. It turns out neither of us is a huge fan of Bob Geldof, but we are big fans of Judge Coxcombe. And baby willies.

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