Podcast: It’s the final countdown! But what could beat the story so far – shocking expulsions, wanton violence, dubious voting practices, used car scandals … Robin and Sean skate over it thinly – plus the new celeb Circle!
MMR #47: Check your change, wash and go! Brexit’s back
Podcast: You can #CoverYourFace, but you can’t hide from Brexit – even if you’re gov.uk. So it’s Check, Change, Go! Sean and Robin unpack the new public service announcements.
Letter from America, part 13: Words with an ‘F’
Thanksgiving. A time to reflect on all we have … food, family, friends and football (the one played with hands). I don’t actually watch football (either kind), but lots of Americans watch it on Thanksgiving weekend and it begins with an “f”, so I added it to the list.
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 #16: Buying a pint in the cashless society
Podcast: Do you wave a card in the general direction of the bar, or hand over a tenner? Folding fans are being left behind – and the elders can’t get their Parker pens to work with their banking apps. Robin and Sean count the cost. Contains loose change.
Britain’s Favourite Takeaway: will the celebs ever escape?
It’s a C-list humanitarian crisis in here. The captive slebs have had their guts crammed with sweets, chocolate and crisps and now they’ve had to scarf down chips, pies, burgers, kebabs and parmo in one sitting.
MMR #15: Britain’s Favourite Crisps – Wotsit all about?
Podcast: The celebs are back on Channel 5 with Britain’s Favourite Crisps, in the series that’s turned into a cult. Dom Joly, Vanessa Feltz, Basil Brush and all that lot, holed up in the studio, chewing fatty snacks. Robin Gibson and Sean Gollogly crunch the numbers. Contains salt and vinegar.
MMR #13: ITV Racing at the Cheltenham Festival: Bet now!
Podcast: Robin and Sean get their betting boots on for the Cheltenham Festival on ITV Racing with Ed Chamberlin, Matt Chapman and all the rest of them. And the bookies’ ads. When the fun stops, should you stop? Contains heavy going.
MMR #12: MasterChef: The kitchen never closes
Podcast: Robin and Sean digest MasterChef – the bottomless stew of sustenance where the beating, boiling, grinning and gurning go on for ever and ever.
MMR #10: The BRIT Awards 2019, a Whitehall farce
Podcast: It’s the BRITs. But was there any upset, chaos or controversy? Or was it the proof of the rise of the poshos with a side dish of seventies-style smut served up by Jack Whitehall? Robin and Sean watch and listen in search of the zeitgeist, or a good joke. Contains bad jokes.
MMR #9: Icons, Turing, Bowie and Bandersnatch
Podcast: Alan Turing is the greatest. Fair enough, you might say. But what about Mandela? Ali? Bob Nudd? Or some women? Robin and Sean lament the all-male Icons final, and search for alternatives. Like in Bandersnatch. Contains greatness.
MMR #8: Britain’s favourite chocolate bar … and Britain’s favourite sweets!
Podcast: Dairy Milk? Haribo? Black Jacks? What confection sums up pre-Brexit Britain? By popular demand, Robin and Sean visit the Channel 5 celeb factory. Contains sugar.
MMR #7: The Royal Family in the 21st century, online and on the loose
Podcast: Phil is in the doghouse but the #RoyalFamily have embraced the modern media. What exactly are they up to? Robin and Sean search their website to find out. Contains deference and forelock-tugging.
MMR #6: Veganuary, Dry January and abstinence in the UK
Podcast: Is the vogue for self-restraint a conspiracy to flog fake gin? Robin and Sean dive into the media torrent of #Veganuary and #DryJanuary. Contains Piers Morgan (not in person, though).
MMR #4: Entrepreneurs, wake up! Who wants to be a millionaire?
Podcast: Robin and Sean search for business wisdom from the experts, including Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. Contains gold dust.
MMR #3: Bros: After The Screaming Stops
Podcast: Robin and Sean relive the highs and lows of the Bros comeback. Contains self-awareness. Or does it?