Podcast: Child labour, drug dealing, primitive sprouts, Mariah Carey and the spectre of death – it must be another season of Xmas TV ads. Robin and Sean sit down for the mandatory viewing session. Contains allegory.
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Real Gambling Review #3: Doubles, trebles and tragedy
Podcast: Why back one team when you can back two? Or three – or eight? Sean and Robin lurch over the betting landscape, in search of Solihull Moors. And QPR! Racing! NFL (not much)! I’m A Celebrity (recap)! Plus other speculative matters.
MMR #34: I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
Podcast: It’s a jungle out there as MMR goes transatlantic with Sean and Ben in New York and Robin in Brexit Britain. Is there any escape? Are these celebs celeb enough for I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!? We explore the meaning of fear. And the Duke of York. It’s a blockbuster! Contains nuts.
Real Gambling Review #1: The betting life
Podcast: Life’s a gamble, but it’s one of the worst bets around. On all known form, you’re a certainty to lose big in the long run. In this new podcast from MMR, Sean and Robin cover the betting waterfront. Episode 1: Stewards’ enquiry on The Circle! Strictly! Scottish football! Racing! And more.
MMR #33: Who will win The Circle?
Podcast: Holed up in Salford with nowhere to go, the contestants on The Circle are in a social media dogfight to the death (figuratively speaking). And this year you can bet on it! Robin and Sean can’t have old boy Tim as the favourite. Contains aubergine.
MMR #31: Nostalgia 2: Specials syndrome
Podcast: They’re all on tour, forever – and if they’re not, their tribute acts are. The Specials! The Sweet! Deep Purple! Midge fucking Ure, Cast, the Doors and the Dead! But why? And who are they? Who goes to see them, and do they have anal leakage? Robin and Sean revisit the era of the sticky floor. Contains bum notes.
MMR #29: Dominic Cummings? WTF?
Podcast: Who is Dominic Cummings, t-shirted nerdboy swinging through Westminster on a lanyard, talking bollocks and getting everyone to go full Brexit and vote for Boris Johnson by any means necessary? Political heavyweights Sean and Robin wade through his emissions. Contains destruction in the pursuit of salvation.
Richard Littlejohn on Radio 2 on 1972: a gay old time
You’d have to say it’s surprising Radio 2 has given Richard Littlejohn a show. It’s not the station for shock jocks, unless the shock is jocks boring their listeners to death or, worse, expiring on air themselves from boredom.
MMR #27: Has PUNK got middle-aged cred?
Podcast: Punkcast. Yes! Now on Sky Arts you can see the reinflated Iggy Pop, John Lydon and all (some) of Britain’s Favourite Punk Stars wallow in a four-part seminar on PUNK in capital letters. What the hell was it all about? Revolution, evolution, or just swearing? Sean and Robin get ripped. Contains posh sofas.
MMR #25: Who believes in Yesterday?
Podcast: It’s Yesterday, it’s now, but the Beatles don’t exist. Neither do Oasis. But what about wit, humour and empathy? Can Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle fit them in? And who’s gonna live forever? Robin and Sean take the long and winding road to the dark heart of the long and winding romcom. Contains karaoke.
Burgled in lawless Britain? Why not report your crime online?
You can’t miss that stuff in the Times about the lawless streets of Britain. Apparently the public are in fear. They’re saying the coppers have lost control. Do these people not use the Met Police website? You can now report your crime online. Take control for yourself.
MMR #23: Love Island – a close shave
Podcast: Love Island – what’s the point? Does your mum shave your arse? Are you looking for love, or fifty grand? Have you diligently attended the gym, or the tan shop, or both? If so, you might actually be on it. If not, you might be restricted to watching it. Robin and Sean certainly are. Contains relaxed muscle.
MMR #24: The Tory leadership race – another fine mess
Podcast: The Tory leadership contenders are all hyped up on Brexit Viagra and it’s down to a straight knob-wrestle between Boris ‘Babyfather’ Johnson and Jeremy ‘Meanwhile’ Hunt. Robin and Sean monitor the media discharge. Contains vermin.
MMR #22: Trump’s tweets
Podcast: Donald Trump. Bloody hell. Is he the Best Ever, like he says? Or the Worst? Whatever. Are there keys to his tiny mind in his childlike Twitter feed? Is his milk being adulterated? Can he rival the Mr Men for literary complexity? Robin and Sean inspect the White House shitehouse. Contains stone-cold losers.
MMR #21: Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
Podcast: Remember Margaret Thatcher? The prime minister who tore the country apart without asking first? Actually, we were trying to forget, but the BBC is banging out a mega-documentary on her so we can get screwed all over again. Robin and Sean relive the destruction of industry and the debasement of society. Contains Tebbit.
MMR #20: Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. Or is it?
How funny is Frankie Boyle? And if he is, why is he on BBC Two when Mrs Brown’s Boys is prime time BBC One? Has anything changed since Jerry Sadowitz didn’t make it in the mainstream? Can anything shock you now? Robin and Sean talk bollocks for breakfast. Contains timechecks.