A fortnightly podcast about adulting in today's society, by two friends, Marco and Andrew.

About the show

A fortnightly podcast about adulting in today's society, by two friends, Marco and Andrew.

We cover topics from online dating and social influencers, to diversity in the media.

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  • 16: It Wasn't the Time I Was Lying Down

    11 December 2019  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 22 secs

    As Andrew rapidly approaches 50, we decided to discuss some of the events in our lives that made us feel “adulty”. We talk about preferences, maturity and a couple of life changing stories!

  • 15: Other Podcasts Are Available

    27 November 2019  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 35 secs
    amazon prime, apple music, apple tv, data, music, netflix, spotify, subscriptions, tv, youtube

    We’re back, and on form! This episode we discuss the advantages and issues around the growing market of subscription services, and touch on our dependency and attachment to certain services and how we manage them.

  • 14: Idols: Part One

    30 October 2019  |  Season 1  |  37 mins
    american idol, ariana grande, blink-182, delonge, elton john, football, idols, jenner, john terry, kardashian, music, pink floyd

    We all have idols that we admire! Bill Gates, Mr Blobby and H from Steps are just a few common ones, but this week we talk about some of our own idols we look up to.... and some we don’t!

  • 13: Or It Could Be Hitler

    16 October 2019  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 48 secs
    bill gates, elton john, extinction rebellion, ghandi, greta thunberg, hitler, icon, idol, steve jobs, uber

    It’s great to have icons, my desktop would look weird without them! Oh, not that icon... this week we discuss what it takes to be an iconic person and how people have different idols from icons.

  • 12: That is the Song of That Band

    2 October 2019  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 25 secs
    blink-182, counting crows, covers, guitar, music, nirvana, queen

    Topic: Our Thoughts on Cover Songs

    We talk about covers of songs we are particularly close too, songs we didn't realise were covers and Marco forgets to send me any notes.

  • 11: Not a Real Gorilla

    18 September 2019  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 55 secs
    apple, cadbury, elton john, eminem, fyre, justin timberlake, mcdonalds, phil collins, technology

    We're back! In this episode we recount some iconic music in advertising, from Justin Timberlake to furry creatures, before going off topic and talking about talking about music in films.

  • Internude

    4 September 2019  |  Season 1  |  2 mins 15 secs

    We have decided to take a two week break to work on a bit of a restructure to the show format and focus. We'll see you in two weeks!

  • 9: Now Playing - Sex Playlist

    21 August 2019  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 24 secs
    guilty pleasures, music, music memories, playlist names, playlists

    “Hey Siri, shuffle my music”... “now playing, Bampots Bump and Grind”... This week we discuss some of the different emotions with music, discovery each other’s current favourites, and uncover some of the guilty pleasures.

  • 8: A Tesla or a Monster Truck

    7 August 2019  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 25 secs
    carnivore, debate, funny, lion king, meat, music, vegan

    Did you hate the previous episode on Veganism... well here is another!

    This week is a follow up on the wider areas around Veganism and some of the challenges you find when approaching the topic of meat consumption.

  • 7: Caramel Isn't Vegan?!

    24 July 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 15 mins
    challenge, diet, fail, funny, health, humour, scottish, vegan

    We set ourselves a challenge; can you live on a vegan diet for a standard work week.

    We discuss our experience, the challenges and what we learned from throwing ourselves in the deep end of this increasingly popular lifestyle.

  • 6: Cuddling a Sausage

    10 July 2019  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 24 secs
    alcohol, bacon, buzzfeed, daily mail, fear, flying, loneliness

    We had a few issues with Marco’s audio levels this week, and whilst we have worked to counter them, we apologise for any dips in quality you experience with this episode. Thanks!

    This episode we delve into the weird and wonderful parts of the internet to discuss some myths and misconceptions about things that are bad for you.

  • 5: Swearing

    26 June 2019  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 26 secs
    bad language, childhood, funny, humour, scottish, swearing

    As two foul mouthed Scots, we delve into the origin story of our relationship with swearing and bad language.

    Warning, this episode takes a sharp turn from our usually squeaky clean podcast!

  • 4: 15 Years Over the Asking Price

    12 June 2019  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 17 secs
    accents, iron man, marvel, movies, spider-man

    This week we begin by delving into our own accents before briefly dealing with the fallout of the tinder episode.

    We then move on to discuss some movies that disappointed and enraged us, from Jobs, to Spectre, to Iron Man 3.

  • 3: Catalogue of Humans

    29 May 2019  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 32 secs
    bumble, dates, online dating, tinder

    As two men with a lot of experience of being single, we wanted to give our views and tell our war stories about online dating. We compare our own experiences, sharing a little too much along the way, and discuss apps such as Tinder and Bumble.

  • 2: Playing Golf with Steve Jobs on the Moon

    15 May 2019  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 10 secs
    fyre, instagram, meme, netflix, social media

    We discuss our experiences on social media and review the Netflix documentaries Fyre and The American Meme.

  • 1: Get This Man a Shield

    1 May 2019  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 46 secs

    We solve minority representation in films.