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Feb 26, 2024

We're jumping for joy as it's a leap year, and no better time to examine all things calendrical and February 29th-ical. Ben dips into a grab-bag of facts including famous people born on that most uncommon of days, the difficulty of switching from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, and why a positivist calendar...


Feb 19, 2024

This week we do a double take at doppelgangers everywhere as we reveal the worst cases of mistaken identity in history. Joined by award-winning comedy double act Shelf, we reveal the stories of the wrongfully imprisoned, the wrongfully buried and the wrongfully genderpigeon-holed.

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Feb 5, 2024

This week we're lifting, cleaning and jerking, squatting, pressing, pushing, sweating and gaining as we discuss the World's Worst Exercise with acclaimed queer poet and fitness fan Andrew McMillan. Andrew gives us an insight into why gyms feature so much in his writing, Ben talks about the world's strongest men and...


Jan 29, 2024

We're facing the facts in this January's bonus episode which is all about Janus and double-faced things. You have so many glorious bits of trivia to look forward (and backward) to as Barry turns his many eyes to things as varied as Cerberus's brother, grumpy cats, scientific studies into whether two heads are better...


Jan 22, 2024

We're heading to factories full of gross ingredients and heavy munitions this week as we talk to Steven Healer, an old school friend of Ben's, with experience in the MoD about the world's worst industries. Ben reveals the repellent world of beauty, the horrific world of the military-industrial complex and the...