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Robin and Josie's Utter Shambles

Robin Ince, Josie Long and guests discuss comedy, religion, Twitter, Facebook, science, evolution and comedy.

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Episode 13: Scroobius Pip

Robin, Josie and Scroobius Pip talk lapdancing on people’s graves, waterskiing on baguettes and why, in a way, it was better that Josie didn’t win the Edinburgh Comedy Award...


18 Oct 2011

Rank #1

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Episode 14: Terry Jones

Writer, director and all-round comedy legend Terry Jones invites Robin and Josie into his home to chat freely about Monty Python’s Flying Circus, directing the controversial Life of Brian and being banned in Ireland.


31 Oct 2011

Rank #2

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Episode 15: Tim Minchin

In this edition of Utter Shambles Tim Minchin finds himself treading random topics including pipe smoking, the history of liquorice, Josie's Jedward obsession and what it’s like to play to audiences in the Royal Albert Hall.


7 Dec 2011

Rank #3

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Episode 12: Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg discusses his karaoke songs of choice, demonstrates his superior of American prison knowledge and reveals how a mushroom biryani led to John Peel playing his first record on Radio 1


26 Sep 2011

Rank #4

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Episode 11: Dave Gorman

Robin Ince and Josie Long return with another series of Utter Shambles. This time they're joined by comedian Dave Gorman who talks rediscovering his love for stand up (and olives), his Googlewhack adventure, celeb spots at the American Embassy and his nipples...


20 Jul 2011

Rank #5

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Episode 10: Edgar Wright

Spaced fans rejoice! In the last Utter Shambles of 2010, Robin and Josie are thrilled to be joined by director Edgar Wright. Talk turns to cannibalism, Edgar’s first feature film and what kept Robin in his seat during Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle...


22 Dec 2010

Rank #6

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Episode 9: Andrew Collins and Richard Herring

Utter Shambles returns with another special: When Podcasts Attack! This week 'proper' podcasters Richard Herring and Andrew Collins show Robin and Josie how it's done. along the way they ponder their own mortality after Josie's – on a high after her Loaded LAFTA nomination - recent near-death experience, while the conversation hurtles swiftly onto Harvey Keitel's 'winky' and why Collins had such a terrible time at his friend's dad's pig farm.


6 Dec 2010

Rank #7

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Episode 8: Mark Gatiss

The last podcast of the series is something of a Halloween special as Robin and Josie are joined by former League of Gentlemen star, writer, actor and horror aficionado Mark Gatiss. Fresh from his excellent BBC series A History of Horror, Mark discusses writing Sherlock, Doctor Who and all things that go bump in the night.


28 Oct 2010

Rank #8

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Episode 7: Jon Ronson

Robin, Josie are joined by journalist and filmmaker Jon Ronson, author of The Men Who Stare At Goats. Oh and he's joined by his son Joel too. Find out what Jon discovered whilst rummaging through Stanley Kubrick’s boxes and which celebrities they’d keep a murderous secret for.


1 Oct 2010

Rank #9

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Episode 6: Phill Jupitus

Something different this week. Josie's on tour, so her daity shoes have been filled for one week only by professional angry man Michael Legge, while guest duties taken up by Phill Jupitus and musician Darren Hayman. Expect tales of Essex, past musical glories and John Peel.


24 Sep 2010

Rank #10