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Comedian Paul Chowdhry invites you to ‘The Paul Chowdhry Pudcast' - the show where he interviews guests with no holding back. Because if you know Paul, you know he doesn’t hold back… He goes light, and he goes dark with anyone and everyone from comedians to musicians, to broadcasters and more. Follow Paul's socials for more updates - @paulchowdhry
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As well as both being professional comedians, Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee have two other big things in common: they a) are both parents and b) have no idea how to be parents. But hey, does anyone? In this show, the acclaimed host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and the writer/creator of BBC Radio 4's Sindhustan try to find out, seeking the advice of notable parents and experts on how to cope with parenthood, exploring the sacrifices, choices and mistakes made along the way. Light-hear ...
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Psychology vs climate change: what we think, why we think it, and how it all adds up to a planet-sized emergency. Each episode host Dave Powell interviews experts in how our brains work - from PhDs in psychology to writers, activists and beyond. They'll talk about how their brains and our brains do (and don't) work, and how all of that might help make sense of the climate crisis - and possibly what to do about it.
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The Business of Sustainability podcast from FuturePlus (https://www.future-plus.co.uk/) is the latest show in partnership with City AM (https://www.cityam.com/futureplus/) , which will be discussing the latest trends, challenges, and advancements in the sustainability and ESG landscape. Co-hosted by Alex Smith and Mike Penrose, the founders of FuturePlus, the sustainability and ESG management and reporting platform that can help any size and type of business improve its sustainability. This ...
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XS Malarkey Podcast

Richard Massara, Toby Hadoke, Lee Martin

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XS Malarkey is one of the UK's longest running comedy nights. For over 14 years it has provided mirth and jollity to the people of Manchester, and help to build up some of the most well know comedians in the UK. Every month the XS Malarkey Podcast will bring you little nuggets of comedy joy to your ears and mix that in with some backstage interviews with some of the acts, many famous, some just starting out.
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Alex Smith and Mike Penrose are joined by award-winning comic, podcaster, and climate speaker: Stuart Goldsmith to talk 'Climate Comedy'. Stuart discusses the inspiration for his climate crisis comedy show ‘Spoilers’, one of the best-reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, and how he's taking it to businesses. Click here to find out more …
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Hello and welcome to episode 184, and as it turns out, the last episode of the Sustainable(ish) podcast! I wanted to try and get to 200, and I’m annoyed not even to be ending on a nice round number like 185, but often in life things aren’t tied up in a nice neat bow. Long term listeners will know that at times the podcast has been very stop start, …
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Hello and welcome to episode 184, and as it turns out, the last episode of the Sustainable(ish) podcast! I wanted to try and get to 200, and I’m annoyed not even to be ending on a nice round number like 185, but often in life things aren’t tied up in a nice neat bow. Long term listeners will know that at times the podcast has been very stop start, …
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Red Dwarf changed Tom Price’s comedy DNA. The multitalented actor, radio presenter and podcaster shares his fan story - from being Talky Toaster at school, to bonding with his future wife over their shared love of the show, all the way to what happened when Tom did studio warm-up for a Dave-era Red Dwarf taping. His insights are plentiful, especial…
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Rev the engine! The Pudcast is BACK! S4 is starting with Top Gear and Grand Tour Legend Richard Hammond. Paul blames Richard for his car insurance going up but quickly forgives him after doing this quality interview on The Pudcast. Hamster discusses what it was like being in a 320mph car crash, getting his dream job, his 8.5 shoe size, and fake nut…
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In the spirit of London buses, ie nothing for ages and then two come along in close succession, this week’s episode is another foodie one, hot on the heels of Episode 180 - Food and climate change without the hot air with Professor Sarah Bridle. I’m chatting to Frank Holleman who is the co-founder of Fork Ranger, a platform and app that aims to hel…
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In the spirit of London buses, ie nothing for ages and then two come along in close succession, this week’s episode is another foodie one, hot on the heels of Episode 180 - Food and climate change without the hot air with Professor Sarah Bridle. I’m chatting to Frank Holleman who is the co-founder of Fork Ranger, a platform and app that aims to hel…
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Martin Urbano is a self-confessed comedy nerd who learned about the world through standup, he became disillusioned with the amount of crappy behaviour on display on the circuit and is largely motivated by revenge! His impressive catalogue of writing credits includes The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Chris Gethard Show while his stand-up ha…
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Ep 15 - POLYMORPH It’s our first ever two guest spectacular! Musical comedy virtuoso Kirsty Newton and phenomenal standup Nick Doody are joyful company as they share their love of Red Dwarf - from the mighty theme tune’s spacey vibes, to taking comfort in the company of misfits. You’ll find out which one of them has a groinal socket. And Kirsty and…
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One of the things that frustrates many people, is a lack of action from governments around the world to protect nature and mitigate the worst impacts of the a warming and rapidly changing climate. The UK government was one of the first to come up with a Net Zero target back in 2019, and declared a ‘climate emergency’ that same year. However the pro…
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One of the things that frustrates many people, is a lack of action from governments around the world to protect nature and mitigate the worst impacts of the a warming and rapidly changing climate. The UK government was one of the first to come up with a Net Zero target back in 2019, and declared a ‘climate emergency’ that same year. However the pro…
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Craig Charles called Will Duggan a “wazzock” on BBC radio - in this ep, he tells us why! Will came to Red Dwarf at a random episode of series 8 (that’s not why Craig dissed him on 6 Music). Over several years, he caught episodes out of sequence, before finally learning the backstory of this “workplace sitcom that happens to be set 3 million years i…
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Josh Pugh is a comedic force hailing from the heart of the Midlands. He was nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2022 for 'Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh Chips & Beans', showcasing his unique brand of humour that's earned him a devoted following. His comedic prowess extends beyond the stage, with viral sensations like 'Inventing the four cheese …
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So much of our silly short lives is spent chasing after trophies or money or glory. Success! But it's never really enough. We just want more trophies and more more money and one day we die and so does everything else, the end. As a culture, we've got success wrong. Today's guest says we should instead see success as learning to lose ourselves in th…
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Vix Leyton has waited years to be asked about Red Dwarf! She shares her journey as a fan - from growing up in a space opera loving household, to abusing her pre-standup day job by engineering a working lunch with Robert Llewellyn. Vix also muses on how Rimmer’s grown on her as she’s gotten older, and together we ponder whether the show’s lightness …
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This week’s episode feels a little bit liking coming full circle on an episode from nearly 5 years ago! If you’re a long-time listener, and have an excellent memory, you might remember, way back in 2019, I interviewed the wonderful Tillie Mabbutt who runs Frome Eco Party Kit, renting out a party kit of reusable plates, cups and bowls to avoid the w…
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This week’s episode feels a little bit liking coming full circle on an episode from nearly 5 years ago! If you’re a long-time listener, and have an excellent memory, you might remember, way back in 2019, I interviewed the wonderful Tillie Mabbutt who runs Frome Eco Party Kit, renting out a party kit of reusable plates, cups and bowls to avoid the w…
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Welcome back to the second part of this 450th episode special with Dara Ó Briain who returns after 10 years away from the pod. He’s best known in the UK for hosting Mock the Week and Stargazing Live as well as a legendary run on Taskmaster! His latest show “So… Where Were We?”, deals with missing body parts, a TV show he'll never do and an astonish…
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In this week's episode I'm chatting to Sarah Bridle, who is possibly our first Professor on the podcast! Professor Sarah Bridle is Chair in Food, Climate and Society at the University of York, researching environmental impacts of the food system and potential impacts of the environment on food availability. She is also the author of Food and Climat…
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In this week's episode I'm chatting to Sarah Bridle, who is possibly our first Professor on the podcast! Professor Sarah Bridle is Chair in Food, Climate and Society at the University of York, researching environmental impacts of the food system and potential impacts of the environment on food availability. She is also the author of Food and Climat…
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After 10 years, Dara Ó Briain returns to the show in this 450th episode two part special. If you need an intro, he’s best known in the UK for hosting Mock the Week and Stargazing Live as well as a legendary run on Taskmaster! His latest show “So… Where Were We?”, deals with missing body parts, a TV show he'll never do and an astonishing family reve…
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Before we get to series 3, we need to talk about what the smeg happens after Parallel Universe. We find a missing episode that would have dealt with Lister’s pregnancy. And a ‘story-so-far’ that’s the ‘story-so-fast’ you might not be able to take it in. So we’ve done the work for you. Get prepped for the next series and enjoy some brilliant listene…
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On a very special episode FuturePlus Co-Founders, Alex Smith and Mike Penrose, introduce and discuss one of the most inspiring stories to come from the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine. Sergii Kovalchuk, Founder of the Ridne Consortium kindly joined Alex and Mike remotely from Ukraine to share his and the group's story. The Ridne Consortium is a gro…
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Stuart Goldsmith hates Duane Dibbley. There’s your clickbait opener! In fact, the inventor of ‘comedians talking about comedy’ proves to be massively in love with classic Dwarf - and hugely insightful about its craft and appeal. He talks about the influence and resonance each character has had on him over the years. And gives an insider’s perspecti…
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In this week's episode I'm chatting to comedian Stuart Goldsmith. I'm a bit of a comedy fan, so I listen to Stuart's podcast, the Comedian's Comedian where he interviews other comedians about their work and he seems to pretty much be BFFs with everyone on the comedy circuit. It might seem a bit random to be interviewing a comedian on the podcast, b…
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In this week's episode I'm chatting to comedian Stuart Goldsmith. I'm a bit of a comedy fan, so I listen to Stuart's podcast, the Comedian's Comedian where he interviews other comedians about their work and he seems to pretty much be BFFs with everyone on the comedy circuit. It might seem a bit random to be interviewing a comedian on the podcast, b…
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Janine Harouni, a UK-based Lebanese-American comedian, has been hailed as 'ready for her Netflix special' by The Times. Her debut Edinburgh hour, 'Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)', earned her critical acclaim with a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and led onto an Amazon Prime special. Her follow-up, 'Man'ous…
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In a very special episode of the Business of Sustainability podcast, we celebrate International Women’s Day, by highlighting the excellent work being done by the England and Wales Cricket Board to inspire inclusion. Alex Smith, Co-Founder of FuturePlus and Polly Milne, Project Director at FuturePlus are joined by Tessa Whieldon, Head of Female Part…
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In this week's episode I'm chatting to Misha Dhanak, CEO of Spacehive, the home of community fundraising. We're probably all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding and may have even funded products and projects on platforms like Kickstarter. Well Spacehive is a similar concept, it's a crowdfunding platform, but it's for community projects - so o…
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In this week's episode I'm chatting to Misha Dhanak, CEO of Spacehive, the home of community fundraising. We're probably all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding and may have even funded products and projects on platforms like Kickstarter. Well Spacehive is a similar concept, it's a crowdfunding platform, but it's for community projects - so o…
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Sarah Mills greets us with her own version of the Red Dwarf theme tune - and it’s the perfect start to an especially bantery ep. Sarah talks about not being a sci-fi fan, yet wishing she’d come up with the concept of Red Dwarf. She shares her enduring love for a classic ep from series 4. And she has a great take on why we enjoy spending time with R…
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Discover why improv comic and playwright David Reed is nostalgic for the days when series continuity wasn’t all that important. Hear his take on the boys from the Dwarf as characters from Winnie The Pooh. And shudder at the memory of David’s wife breaking Starbug. As we pull apart series 2 episode 4, Stasis Leak, David helps us celebrate the brilli…
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Frazzled? Go for a walk in the woods. It'll calm you down, fill your nose with lovely smells, and reset your eyes to room temperature. But why? According to today's guest, humans evolved to need to chill out in natural environments. It gives us nice chemicals like serotonin, is good for long term mental health, and generally resets our stress alarm…
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Leo Reich is a comedian and writer, with his smash debut, "Literally Who Cares?!", nominated for Best Newcomer at the Dave Comedy Awards and culminated in a sold out show at EartH Hackney, which was filmed as an HBO Special by A24!! In this episode we discuss launching a debut hour on the cusp of the pandemic, his experience working with the late A…
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Acclaimed comedy writer and actor Gemma Arrowsmith joins us, sporting an awesome Mugs Murphy t-shirt. Her combo of megafandom and top-tier scriptwriting insight makes for a wide-ranging, illuminating conversation – from Grant and Naylor assuming the viewer’s intelligence, through to how unlikely it is that a sitcom driven by relative unknowns would…
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Tomi Walamies has done over 2,000 gigs in eight different countries, appearing on television in England, Belgium, and Finland. As well as writing for the top news satires in Finland, his latest show tackles the big topics of religion, politics, racism, and homophobia. In this episode, we delve into the cultural differences between Finland and the U…
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