#94 – The Kid With The Rat On His Neck

Nick and James try to work out what to call this episode, and also review their favourite mental health apps. James also tries to explain Cricket to Nick.


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Alternate titles:
A Sallow Walrus
I Trust Their Algorithm

Show notes:

The Talking Room: Adam Savage talks to Mary Roach – link
“Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in Space” by Mary Roach – Amazon
Burning Love – IMDBNetflix

Burning Love trailer:

Space Station 76 – IMDB / Amazon

Space Station 76 trailer:

Kentucky Fried Movie – IMDB / Amazon

Kentucky Fried Movie trailer:

Meatballs – IMDBAmazon
Stripes – IMDBAmazon

River Living Bonus:  Hendrik’s History – link

Sense8 – Netflix
Sense8 trailer:

“Hold On” by Wilson Phillips at Amazon, or here:

“What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes – Amazon / YouTube

Reginald Perrin – IMDBYouTube

Moodtracker App – Official Site
Fallout Shelter – Official Site

Farm Simulator 2014 – Official Site

Nick’s Twitter Analysis – link
James’ Twitter Analysis – link

James is way more “Angry” than Nick, is what they’ve worked out.

#93 – You Can’t Fake Spontaneity

James and Nick try to process being nominated for an award, and Nick fails to control a guest.

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Show notes:
Point Vs Point – link
“The Elephanta Suite” by Paul Theroux – Amazon
“The Burning Land” by Bernard Cornwell – Amazon
“The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend” by David Gemmell – Amazon / Wikipedia
“Raylan” by Elmore Leonard – Amazon
Sense 8 – Trailer

Wet Hot American Summer:

#92 – Darth Vader’s Evil Ministry Of Sound

James and Nick are joined by a very special guest – one of the main subjects of our show!

It is amazing!


And barely awkward at all!

Show notes:
Sprinkles – link
“Good Morning” by The Beatles (fan video) – YouTube
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks – IMDB
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks “Friendship Through The Ages”:

Bing – Wikipedia

Pando The Rando (there’s none of him beat-boxing in this one, though, which is disappointing):

HIM – Wikia
The Gangreen Gang – Wikia

Laura the bubble chasing chameleon! I mean, look at this thing!:

Winx – site
Inside Out – IMDB

#91 – Suffocating Waves Of Self-Consciousness

James and Nick talk about all sorts of stuff in a really uncomfortable place.

Not the welcome back episode anyone was hoping for, but it was lots of fun talking to each other, so, you know.

Show notes:
Star Wars The Force Awakens Comic Con Panel – YouTube
Smodcast #33 – Kevin Smith on SDCC Hall H 2015 – link


#90 – A Lot More In Common With Doctor Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

James and Nick have LISTS! It doesn’t help things go more smoothly. As they go through them, they take in smoking dope, drinking alcohol, the relative dangers of flags and guns, and toilet humour.

Show notes!:

Doctor Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine – Wikipedia
Friday Night Dinner – YouTube

Elephant Words – link
Elephant Words hiatus blog post – link

Kanye West at Glastonbury 2015 – BBC
Dalai Lama tells Glastonbury of the need to speak out on climate change – The Guardian

#89 – Is It A Toblerone?

Alternate title: “Hathing Fun With Smurths And Bingo”

James and Nick talk about how they’re both lost causes when it comes to diction (and everything else), and Nick discussed a half-baked theory of how society evolved that he only vaguely remembers.

Show notes:
Harmontown #81: Hot Dog With Lettuce (with Laraine Newman, Dr Chris Ryan) – link
We Have Issues #33 – link
Lepe, Hampshire – Wikipedia
Berwick-upon-Tweed – Wikipedia

Who Do You Think You Are? – Wikipedia

Rat Queens – Wikipedia / Amazon

Rat Queens #2 cover by Roc Upchurch

Rat Queens #2 cover by Roc Upchurch

Father’s Day – Wikipedia
Jaxxon – Wookiepedia

Star Wars #1 variant by John Tyler Christopher

Star Wars #1 variant by John Tyler Christopher

Toblerone – Wikipedia
The Lindy Club – link
Love Bedford Place – link

#88 – Oranges Are Not The Only Black

Nick and James talk about audio holograms, porncrastination, and the nature of memory. Also, why we should be scared of certain animals, and how we feel about our teenage selves.

Show notes:
Locke & Key vol 1 by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez – Amazon
Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Titan volumes:

2015-06-16 00.45.30

Steve Bissette in black & white/colour:

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“Pop Said…” by The Darling Buds – Amazon / Wikipedia
“Pure” by The Primitives – Amazon / Wikipedia
Voice Of The Beehive – Wikipedia
Josie And The Pussycats soundtrack – Amazon
“Lets Go Round There” by The Darling Buds – YouTube

“Revenge Of The Goldfish” by Inspiral Carpets – Amazon / Wikipedia
“Generations” by Inspiral Carpets – YouTube

TFI Friday – Wikipedia

“Directing Traffic” by Inspiral Carpets – Amazon / YouTube (audio only)

Inspiral Carpets Peel Session – YouTube (audio only)
Sleaford Mods – Wikipedia

“All In The Mind” on Radio 4 – link

Pot Noodle Peperami combo video – YouTube

Megadog – official site
Marwell Zoo – Wikipedia / official site

Pictures of red pandas – Google

Reconcilable Differences – link

#87 – Full Facial Tattoos With Swastikas

Nick and James are back in the saddle… or studio, if we’re being finicky.

The conversation is ALL OVER the place, but familiar old touchstones – awkwardness, music, drugs, the past, children – get visited along the way.



Peppa and George at Peppa Pig World

Peppa and George at Peppa Pig World

Paulton’s Park/Peppa Pig World – link
Relentless Energy Drink – Wikipedia
Tom Of Finland – Wikipedia

Mike Mignola – Wikipedia
Belle & Sebastian – Wikipedia

“Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” by Belle & Sebastian – Amazon

Doug Benson – Wikipedia / YouTube
Glove & Boots – YouTube

Ken Burns – Wikipedia
“Baseball” by Ken Burns – link

POSH – Peterborough United FC – Wikipedia
Saints – Southampton FC – Wikipedia

Harlem Beat / Rebound by Yuriko Nishiyama – Wikipedia
Billy The Fish – Wikipedia

Ringo Starr – Wikipedia
Ringu – IMDB / Amazon
Danny Baker – Wikipedia
Sniffin’ Glue – Wikipedia

#86 – Probably A Lapse In Self Awareness

Nick has ten minutes to talk before his dinner is ready. He doesn’t make it.

Nigella’s Slow Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken – recipe
Avgolemono – Wikipedia / recipe
Mad Max: Fury Road – IMDB
Mulan 2 – IMDB

Frank Miller’s CBLDF image (that Nick used to have on a tee-shirt):

Frank Miller CBLDF

The Comic Book Legal Defence Fund – Wikipedia
Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia – Wikipedia
Clause 28 – Wikipedia

Batgirl #41 variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
(Which, you’ll note, we’re posting here – the way it’s been posted all over the internet – without anybody kicking in our doors and telling us to stop, because nobody is censoring it.):

Batgirl #41 joker variant withdrawn by artist Rafael Albuquerque