Podcast: 2019, the year of rewards for failure! Elon Musk, Greta Thunberg, The Two Ronnies, Theresa May, Bros, Alexa, Prince Andrew, Alan Turing, Dominic Cummings – you name it, they made it. Robin and Sean climb over the stinking debris. Contains New Year honours.
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.
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 #32: The Cameron Years (and Tories At War)
Podcast: Let’s talk about twats. Starting with David Cameron and his twelve-step plan for certain disaster. Idiots Anonymous in reverse. Plus Gove and Johnson, stalked by the pint-swilling spectre of Farage. Sean and Robin assess the damage. Contains mistakes.
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.
Letter from America, part twelve: Nostalgic fiction and fictional nostalgia
Research shows that smell, touch and taste are strong evokers of nostalgia. Marcel Proust’s cookie broke in 1913 and it caused him to write seven ridiculously long and unreadable volumes.
MMR #30: Nostalgia 1: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Podcast: Why is Quentin Tarantino mooching around with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, recasting the dying days of the golden age of Hollywood? Was it so golden? Did it really last this long? Sean and Robin clench the fist of nostalgia. Contains shoes.
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.
Letter from America, part eleven: I went to camp with Jeffrey Epstein
As a young boy, I went to camp with Jeffrey Epstein. I want to disclose that the Jeffrey Epstein I went to camp with, befriended, and shared a bunk bed with was not the same Jeffrey Epstein who committed suicide over this past weekend.
MMR #28: Can You Beat The Bookies?
Podcast: Is there a golden path to gambling glory? Well, maybe if you put in some hard work – or test the limits of the rules a bit. But you’re never that far from serious damage. Betting veterans Sean and Robin take a punt on the BBC documentary by Lloyd Griffith. Contains questionable advice.
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 #26: Interview with Alexa, your household spy
Podcast: This is your world, I’m just living in it. It’s a song by Sam & Dave. But Alexa is living in your world! Do you like it? Does she love you? Can she tell you something good? Robin and Sean ask the questions. Contains butchery.
Nick Ferrari on LBC: The dinosaurs were great, but it all went wrong
Nick’s outdoor habitat is a petrol-fuelled motor. And the brakes fail on his normally balanced arguments when his inalienable, fundamental, cosmic right to drive to the corner shop for a pint of milk in the pursuit of happiness is threatened with dilution in any way.
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.
Letter from America, part nine: Where are your balls, Theresa May?
Here’s my burning question for Theresa May: Where are your balls? You’re an outgoing Prime Minister with absolutely nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain, including your dignity. And you do nothing!
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.