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Rum Doings Episode 263: 10rd Anniversary Special!

by on Aug.09, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 263nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: Should Nick be deported to Robin Island for stealing Starglider?

It’s our tenth anniversary! The very first episode came out on the 10nd August 2009, and today is near as dammit. If you want to be a purist, don’t listen to this until tomorrow.

We obviously discuss the changes that have occurred over the last ten years, both to us and the world, which naturally leads us to our usual complaining about Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump, and Brexit. For some reason Nick insists on John’s blithering about changes in games, we do our best to upset most new parents, and Judith outdoes John on appearing on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

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Rum Doings Episode 262: We Should Probably Stop

by on Aug.07, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 262st ever Rum Doings, our topic is either: “With the latest set of atrocities, can we finally ban these video nasties?” or indeed: “With all these floods, shouldn’t we just get rid of dams and use bottles instead?”

Instead we discuss weeing, because look, we’re in our 40s now. And indeed erections. That out the way, I’m afraid we turn to slightly more distasteful topics, and analyse the calculated awfulness of our new PM. Nick then goes on to be wrong about The Orville, while John, by contrast is right. And then everything breaks and we give up.

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Rum Doings Episode 261: The Common Decency To Look Bloody Evil

by on Jul.11, 2019, under The Rest

In our 261rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, “Those pedalling the slur that Labour is ‘institutionally racist’ should remember When the fascists march into your town, it will be Labour supporters who turn up to drive them out.”

In this week’s episode of our weekly podcast we talk about John’s long ago trip to Canada, about Nick’s hatred of all that is good and pure, and go into some detail about the peculiar near-death experiences of John’s cat, Lucy. Oh, and are all children sociopaths? Plus other stuff, as you might imagine.

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Rum Doings Episode 260: Joris Bonson

by on Apr.24, 2019, under The Rest

In our 260rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, shouldn’t we take time to smell the roses?

This week’s episode of our weekly podcast begins with chat about John’s sudden unemployment, then quickly moves on to the complete erasure of basic civil liberties.

There’s a brief moment of Game Of Thrones (no spoilers), then we talk about San Francisco’s highs and lows. We ponder the syndromes of Valve and Google, and then meander wildly through topics at quite a pace.

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Rum Doings Episode 259: It’s SNOOOOWWWING!

by on Feb.01, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 259nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, why don’t we just stop having wars after all?

Naturally we launch straight into SNOW NEWS. Nick is SO EXCITED! Then it’s onto an old favourite: how weather forecasting is a sham and must be stopped.

Nick bans the phrase “toxic masculinity”, in the fashion of a man using his maleness to impose his views on us all, and John suggests there might be human rights issues in more than one specific country. Then it’s TV recommendations time, with I’m Sorry and Big Mouth top of the list.

Then everything devolves into just a bit of a chat, really.

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Rum Doings Episode 258: Daniel Special

by on Jan.22, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 258rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, if the NHS is so short on beds, why don’t they just buy some more beds?

We begin with a delve into our spam folders, ponder Philly’s crash, and of course there’s some Brexit natter.

And then we move on to Daniel! Daniel from the comments from previous episodes. Oh Daniel. It’s all about you, Daniel!

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Rum Doings Episode 257: It’s The Heathens

by on Jan.04, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 257nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, bearing in mind the children, should we now destroy all screens?

It’s our first Rum Doings of 2019, so it’s out with the old, and in with the old again. Brexit, Corbyn, how to roast a turkey – of course we discuss it all.

Then there’s the evolution of dropping litter, are councils mythical, and is the reason for all problems in the world the lack of empty supermarket car parks on a Sunday?

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Rum Doings Episode 256: Hittle, Hitler, Hitlest

by on Nov.21, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 256rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is Jacob Rees Mogg evidence that we should never trust the thin?

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But time isn’t a factor in the gel universe of Rum Doings, so things carry on as normal. So we discuss Brexit, Trump and all the obvious big subjects. But we also get into the complexities of miscarriage, and Nick’s new wobbly theory of the universe.

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Rum Doings Episode 255: We Often Have Different Body Types

by on Aug.21, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 255nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is it now time for Elon Musk to be replaced by AI?

We begin with some of our crazed socialist rambling about the corruption of big companies, ponder how easy it is to fall off a cruise ship, and Nick launches a staunch defense of sexism.

Then we really rather get into the topic of antisemitism. No, no, come back. We try to approach the subject from the perspective of why it’s something to care about, rather than something to use as a weapon in an argument. It’s probably quite a good discussion. Here’s the episode of Radio 4’s The Reunion we discuss.

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Rum Doings Episode 254: You Can’t Make A Human Without Miscarrying Eggs

by on Jul.20, 2018, under Rum Doings

In our 254rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, now Cliff Richard is definitely not a paedophile, is it safe to start posting him our children again?

Nick’s in somewhere called “The United States Of America”, which is apparently some sort of second attempt at England. He’s there to speak at his cult. A cult that believes this is episode 255 when it’s 254.

We talk about John’s getting fired from the Cat Magazine, we ponder Putin, and then get into the terrible people of Bubbling Life.

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