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Episode 20 – From music to movies, news to NILFs – it’s the best (and worst) of the Noughties!

24/09/2009

We’re back after our six-week summer holiday, and seeing as it’s practically 2010 already, we’ve decided to get ahead of the game by discussing the best (and baddest) bits of the Noughties.

***Click here to listen to Bullshit Bingo Episode 20!***

So brace yourselves for our favourite TV shows – for example, this slice of documentary genius from Adam Curtis:

…our musical magic moments – for example, this slice of bastardisatio…er, I mean genius from Missy Elliot and Joy Division:

…and our political highs and lows – for example, this slice of reactionary rhetoric from George Bush (at least we think it’s George Bush…).

Last but not least, we couldn’t talk about anything – least of all the Noughties – without giving it an ILF, so with that in mind, feast your ears and eyes on this little lot (if the BSB team really are gentlemen – which is debatable – then we would appear to prefer brunettes):

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Episode 17 – Sci-fi sexiness, global pandemics, fantasy interviews and, er, Cannon and Ball!

11/05/2009

Having taken a short sabbatical at our Buddhist meditation retreat in the Nepalese mountains, we’re back with the all-singing, all-dancing, all-new…

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Yes, this month, we discuss such diverse, wide-ranging, varied and, er, multifarious topics as the intrinsic link between these futuristic femmes-fatales:

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Carrie Fisher

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Also, there’s Formula 1, Howard Hughes, TV partnerships we have known and loved, Mexican swine flu, whether or not Oprah Winfrey is still eating fast food, Sean as a 16 year old, Tom in his slip-ons, and Eddie stealing fast food from a small child (possibly).

Also also, this month, and for all subsequent months (unless we can persuade her to re-appear as a guest star), we shall sadly be without the diverse, wide-ranging, varied and…well, anyway, the many talents of our cohort in conversation, Andrea.

For some reason, Andrea has decided that international musical superstardom is more glamorous than sitting around a rickety table talking about who she’d like to get off with, so if you would like to help her along the way, please invest in her excellent new CD, which is currently shifting big units (if that doesn’t make her sound too much like Aussie Man & Van) in the Far East.

Finally, and as always, we have cunningly inserted a deliberate mistake into Episode 17. The first listener who manages to spot this will receive a hearty pat on the back and a year’s supply of Bullshit Bingo absolutely free – yes, that’s right, absolutely free! By way of a subtle hint, the mistake has something to do with this man:

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Happy listening, and watch this space for more info about our glorious 18th birthday episode…

(PS. Don’t forget folks, instead of clicking on the above link, you can also subscribe to us via iTunes – simply guide your virtual avatar to the nearest iTunes store  and do a search for ‘bullshit bingo’.)

Episode 16 – Newsreaders we’d do, Jade Goody, celebrity exposés of the future and jobs from the past

13/03/2009

The Bingo boys are back in town – err, because Andrea has a life…

This episode sees an all-male extravaganza, as Sean, Tom and Eddie flounder about without the aid of Andrea’s wit, female insight or moral compass. Fear not, Andrea returns next month.

That said, we think it’s a crackerjack of an episode, chock-full of meaty goodness.

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Leave us a comment, become a friend of our shiny new Facebook fan page, and watch this space for topics to be featured in the next episode.

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Oh, and did we mention that 3500 of you wonderful people passed through the BSB portal last month? We love you almost as much as we love Emily, Riz and Kirsty…

Thanks for listening, and now it’s time to hand over to our BBC news teams where you are…

The BSB Posse

EPISODE 15 – INAUGURATION FEVER, CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS, OSCAR TRAVESTIES AND THE SEXIEST NATIONALITIES

02/02/2009

Yes! We! Did! Record another episode of the podcast, that is.

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A new year, a new dawn, and a new edition of the Bullshit Bingo podcast – bringing you Change You Can Believe In from around a table in a front room in Clapham. Well, it’s what Obama would want, isn’t it?

We kick off 2009 with our 15th – count ’em! – episode. During which we discuss big important world events – our man in Washington reporting back from the inauguration –  plus the celebrities we’ve met, the biggest Oscar travesties, and the races of people who set our pulses, well, racing.

*CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO  EPISODE 15*

And we need your help again for next month. Please. Pretty please? We’d like to know which newsreaders do it for you – you know, sex-wise. Not delivering-the-story-well-wise – and also about your most hated management-speak. (If, indeed, you work in a Proper Office like Sean and Eddie, and actually come across management-speak. Tom and Andrea are creative slackers, so are more used to blogger-speak.)

Enjoy the podcast – no, please. Do – and leave your comments on this blog, or on the Book of Face, where we’ll shortly be setting up a fan page. Or whatever it is The Kids do these days. (Link to Facebook to follow shortly.)

It’s good to have us you back.

Lots of love, and thanks for listening,

The BSB Team


WHERE WERE YOU WHEN?

02/02/2009

But enough about you. Where were we when? And by when, we do of course mean: during earth-shatteringly important world events. Such as: Live Aid. Lennon being shot. Live Aid being shot. Lennon being on Live Aid. Etcetera.

In Episode 15, Andrea raves about being in Washington for Barack Obama’s inauguration, Tom reveals his childhood take on Charles and Diana’s wedding, Eddie reminisces about Nelson Mandela’s release from prison – he never did get that nail file back – and Sean… well, Sean was hit hard by this moment:

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Aww.

EPISODE 8 – STRANGEST NEWS ALL WEEK

22/04/2008

It’s a weird, weird world!

In this episode we goggle in wonder at the strangest stories on the BBC news site – including impostor statues, killer squirrels and Dame Judi Dench.

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Keep those comments coming.

The Bullshit Bingo boys (and gal)

EPISODE 6 – IT’S A GIRL

27/01/2008

This episode sees our ranks swell to include a new member!

We welcome in the new year by welcoming Andrea, jazz singer to the stars and wit extraordinaire.

We also revisit the US primaries, take another pulse reading of the music industry, groan at the prospect of new year resolutions and then cheer ourselves up by thinking happy thoughts.

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The making of this podcast saw us quaff wine and pasta – but in separate containers.

Thanks so much for you loyal listenership; we love you for loving us – just like Jesus, or Tom Cruise even.

The Bullshit Bingo boys (and gal)

PS. Apologies for the distort on some of the chat.