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The Seven Wonders of the World catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and man-made structures. But, if you could choose your own personal Seven Wonders of the World, what would they be? Join Clive Anderson as he sits down with a range of guests to explore exactly that. Nothing is off limits, from culinary delights to train journeys and world-famous performers, as each guest guides us through the why, the how and the when of their seven passions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com ...
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A podcast celebrating the legendary Goon Show and the Goons themselves - Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan and Michael Bentine Each episode host Tyler welcomes a guest to examine an actual Goon Show, a solo Goon project (films, TV, radio, books, albums etc) or practically anything within the Goon universe. We also talk about comedy in general - whatever direction the conversation takes! Please follow on Twitter @goonshowpod
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Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major ...
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We're back for the new season! Each week, the country's top comedians join host Ian Stone to talk through the biggest football stories of the day on the funniest football show on TV.Sean Lock, Mickey Flanagan, Clive Anderson, Jon Richardson and Romesh Ranganathan are football fans through and through - and they're a regular part of The Football's On cast.Each week Ian guides our guests through the football firmament and puts a new and unique spin on the beautiful game. It's The Football's On ...
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Season 2: An actual-play podcast in the world of Orbital Blues by Soul Muppet Publishing! Three crewmates aboard The Moose (formerly the Duchess) are hired to rid the oil town Humberstone of a meddlesome and aggressive young woman, but how long can they outrun their past – and evade a permanent case of the orbital blues? Season 1: An actual play podcast in the world of Dungeons & Dragons! Ten years after a band of adventurers became heroes, the Justyce Loving Friends are living lives of cont ...
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Stand up comic Al Murray on 30 years of his outspoken stage persona The Pub Landlord and his more recent side-hustle as a history podcaster; Actor Lesley Sharp on playing a spy in her high octane thriller set on a London to Beijing flight and called Red Eye; Historian Bettany Hughes on her new series of Treasures of the World, this time heading alo…
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This week's guest is a man more used to asking the questions - the writer and broadcaster Clive Anderson. A former barrister, Clive turned to comedy and wrote for the likes of Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones before gaining radio & television fame as the host of top improvisational comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? He then went on to present a s…
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"All trams have been melted down and made intomelted-down trams." In 1952 London's last tram rolled into the depot. Two years later the Goons decided to mark the occasion with a show - better late than never! At the London Pleasure Transport Board, Redundant Tram Department, Inspector Ned Seagoon receives a phone call informing him that there’s sti…
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"In ye year of Grace, Mary and Uncle Fred, 1190, WallaceGreenslade, an itinerant announcer, was bounde for Nottingham when ye coach was stoppd inne Sherwood Forest by Robin Hood who did persuade himme to join hysbande as second sackbuttist and part-time dustman. Greenslade did don Lincoln Green and did assiste ye outlaws in their recklesse adventur…
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Here's one for you. Two blokes walk into a desert and crack the shits. Prefer punching on to using their words. Big mistake. ***** Heck, everyone. It's finally here. Thanks so much to Soul Muppet Publishing for creating this game. If you like what you hear there's a few things you can do: NOMINATE US FOR A CRIT AWARD! Check out our Discord below fo…
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Ruby Wax defined an interview style which many of us now take for granted. She discusses her hugely popular books on mindfulness and her new book which sees her undertake a series of journeys designed to aid her recovery from depression.Paul Hartnoll of the dance act Orbital is another genre definer, looking back at the history of electronic music …
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"One small brown pot containing... another small brown pot." With its memorable cover, photographed by Angus McBean and voted Number 25 in the NME's list of Genuinely Disturbing Record Sleeves, Milligan Preserved was released in late 1961 and featured a series of songs and sketches written and performed by Spike Milligan, with assistance from the l…
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Humberstone... It's rough as guts. But the sheriff wants a word. And we ain't the kind of crew to disappoint. ***** Heck, everyone. It's finally here. Thanks so much to Soul Muppet Publishing for creating this game. If you like what you hear there's a few things you can do: Purchase the beautiful Orbital Blues book using this affiliate link! Suppor…
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"Excuse me, what is the price of sliced ham per portion?" And so this enigmatic enquiry opens the first episode of Series 7 of The Goon Show - and to launch the new series of Goon Pod Graeme Lindsay-Foot returns to talk about it! Broadcast in October 1956 as the situation in Suez was worsening, it was a busy period for the Goons - The Ying Tong Son…
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Look at it out there. Nothing but empty space and hard yakka. But we've got a job to do, so shake off those orbital blues and come with us. ***** Heck, everyone. It's finally here. Thanks so much to Soul Muppet Publishing for creating this game. If you like what you hear there's a few things you can do: Purchase the beautiful Orbital Blues book usi…
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Hello everyone and welcome to ARC – the brilliant game about preventing apocalypse by momatoes! This takes place in the world created using Forge of Providence, by Dylan Ford. Thanks Dylan and thanks momatoes! SEE YOU ON MARCH 11TH FOR ORBITAL BLUES! YEEHAW! Check out the official Forge of Providence Discord here.You can also grab a copy of the pla…
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Hello everyone and welcome to ARC – the brilliant game about preventing apocalypse by momatoes! This takes place in the world created using Forge of Providence, by Dylan Ford. Thanks Dylan and thanks momatoes! Check out the official Forge of Providence Discord here.You can also grab a copy of the playtest kit here! Check out ARC here! Check out and…
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Clive Anderson and Richie Anderson are joined by Andy Nyman, Stella Graham, Luisa Omielan and Bernie Kavi Pujara for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Liam Bailey and Ffion Rebecca, recorded live at Curve Theatre, Leicester.By BBC Radio 4
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Hello everyone and welcome back to Forge of Providence, an amazing worldbuilding game by Dylan Ford where gods create a world in their interests. Forge of Providence was created by Dylan Ford, who has been absolutely amazing in sharing playtest kits and helping me at every step along the way towards recording a session of his game. Thanks Dylan! If…
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Clive Anderson and Richie Anderson are joined by Tracy-Ann Oberman, Daliso Chaponda, Annette Badland and Mathew Baynton for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from BenObi and Gaby Kettle, recorded at Stratford Playhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon.By BBC Radio 4
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Clive Anderson and Janey Godley are joined by Stuart Murdoch, Tony Singh and Joanne Clifton for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Belle and Sebastian, Wayward Jane and Joy Dunlop, recorded at BBC Scotland, Glasgow.By BBC Radio 4
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Hello everyone and welcome back to Quest Fantastic! We're kicking off the four-part miniseries in between campaigns with Forge of Providence, an awesome worldbuilding game where players are gods creating a world in their interests. Forge of Providence was created by Dylan Ford, who has been absolutely amazing in sharing playtest kits and helping me…
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Comedian Rory McGrath is this week's guest and he freely admits that it was the Goons that got him into comedy. The conversation ranges hither and yon and among other topics we talk about: The creation of Chelmsford 123 Peter Cook The genius of Phil Pope Rory's falling out and eventual reconciliation with Jimmy Mulville Who Dares Wins and Tony Robi…
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Mark Cousins, Mike Haskins & Sean Gaffney join Tyler for a very special New Years Eve bonus episode! Earlier this year listeners to Goon Pod were asked to nominate their favourite Peter Sellers films and they didn't disappoint - hundreds of people responded and thus a Top Twenty list emerged. The chaps count down the list and although most of Selle…
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As it's Christmas this week we wanted to shake things up and try something a little different... so we decided to talk about a British comedy film which doesn't feature a Goon! A change is as good as a rest and anyway, the film is a cracker. In 1986 John Cleese starred in a Michael Frayn-scripted comic farce called Clockwise, in which he plays head…
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Clive Anderson and Anneka Rice are joined by Brian Cox, Toby Jones, Mary Beard and Richard Coles for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Katherine Jenkins and Marisha Wallace, recorded in the BBC Radio Theatre in London.By BBC Radio 4
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This week our very special guest is John Lloyd, much admir'd comedy producer and writer, whose credits range from The News Quiz and Quote Unquote on the radio, to Not The Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, Spitting Image and much much more. At the height of his career he could boast of more BAFTAs than Dame Judi Dench yet so much success took its toll …
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Emmy-winning screenwriter, author, cartoonist and performer Andy Riley is this week's guest - and rather appropriately, given the time of year, we're talking about the classic series six Goon Show episode The International Christmas Pudding. In a far-ranging conversation Andy and Tyler talk about his history with the show and some of the topics thi…
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Finales come and go, it's true But endings are beginnings new So sit, relax, and vibe our tale That we with rheumy eyes regale Stick around for the outro for our schedule over Christmas leading up to Season 2! Which, by the way, is announced in that very same outro... PATREON! Big hello and THANK YOU for everything Grumpo Dewclaw to our latest patr…
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In 1963 a film was released which, had its original casting remained intact, would probably be barely remembered today - The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards. With Peter Ustinov as a sure-footed and dependable French police inspector on the trail of a notorious jewel thief it would doubtless have made respectable money and garnered warm revi…
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Clive Anderson and Kiri Pritchard-McLean are joined by Max Boyce, Non Evans, AJ and Curtis Pritchard and Caryl Lewis for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Angharad Jenkins & Huw Warren and Aisha Kigs, recorded at Swansea Grand Theatre.By BBC Radio 4
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Writer and host of Comfort Blanket podcast Joel Morris joins Tyler this week to talk about Monty Python's Life Of Brian, released in 1979 to howls of impotent rage from those who refused to accept it for what it was but considered by everyone else as just a really funny film. In some ways a satire on the nature of organised groups, be they politica…
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This episode penultimate, with final battle STILL in motion, heroic deeds so consummate their calloused hands in need of lotion PATREON! Big hello and THANK YOU for everything Grumpo Dewclaw to our latest patron, Christian! If you're interested in supporting us you can at patreon.com/questfantastic! Fancy Lads is out now on Bandcamp! CONGRATS FOR E…
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In 1973 Richard Lester's rollicking romp The Three Musketeers was released - subtitled 'The Queen's Diamonds' (The Four Musketeers was filmed at the same time and followed a year after) the movie starred Michael York as D'Artagnan, Oliver Reed as Athos, Frank Finlay as Porthos and Richard Chamberlain as Aramis. Perhaps most memorable was the pairin…
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Clive Anderson and Soweto Kinch are joined by Tony Iommi, Steven Knight and Ellie Simmonds for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Emeli Sandé and Nathan Queeley-Dennis, recorded at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham.By BBC Radio 4
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Comedy writer, novelist and playwright Jon Canter joins Tyler this week. He talks about Spike Milligan and some of the people he's had the pleasure of working with over the course of his career, including Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie, Douglas Adams, Lenny Henry, Richard Wilson, Mel Smith & Griff Rhys-Jones and John Lloyd. They also d…
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The final battle still in motion, Peace a long and distant notion... PATREON! Big hello and THANK YOU for everything Grumpo Dewclaw to our latest patron, Christian! If you're interested in supporting us you can at patreon.com/questfantastic! Fancy Lads is out now on Bandcamp! CONGRATS FOR EVERYTHING GRUMPO DEWCLAW to Jen and Sara for winning Audiov…
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“Don’t you see? If I’d had a barrister who’d asked questions and made clever speeches then I’d be dead as mutton! Your artfulness paid off! The artful way you handled it, the dumb tactics, it saved me!" Released in America as Trial & Error, The Dock Brief starred Peter Sellers as Wilfred Morganhall, a long-in-the-tooth barrister whose career has be…
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Clive Anderson and Kofi Smiles are joined by Barrie Rutter, Richard Bean, Leah Brotherhead and Kat Hudson for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Eliza Carthy and Chiedu Oraka, recorded at Wrecking Ball Music & Books in Hull.By BBC Radio 4
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