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Somehow Related with Dave O'Neil & Glenn Robbins

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Comedians Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil are given two seemingly random topics. Together they have to work out how these very different things are SOMEHOW RELATED. What is the connection between Nazis and Fanta? Napoleon and Kangaroos? JFK and corsets? They are all Somehow Related. Produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

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Comedians Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil are given two seemingly random topics. Together they have to work out how these very different things are SOMEHOW RELATED. What is the connection between Nazis and Fanta? Napoleon and Kangaroos? JFK and corsets? They are all Somehow Related. Produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

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Somehow Related with Dave O'Neil & Glenn Robbins

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Comedians Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil are given two seemingly random topics. Together they have to work out how these very different things are SOMEHOW RELATED. What is the connection between Nazis and Fanta? Napoleon and Kangaroos? JFK and corsets? They are all Somehow Related. Produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

Rank #1: Nazis and Fanta

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How is the facist ideology intertwined with the bubbly orange bottle of sugar?

Dave and Glenn search their recollection, imagination, historical reading and shared experiences for any thread between Nazis and Fanta.

All helped by the robot... oh, there's got to be a better name...

Dave's on Facebook and Twitter, Glenn's on YouTube.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

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The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

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Apr 27 2018
15 mins
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Rank #2: Kangaroos and Napoleon

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How is half the Australian Coat of Arms connected to the French Emperor?

More information on some topics in the episode:

- Roman war elephants

- Spoiler link 1

- Spoiler link 2

- Kangaroo scrotum pouches are a thing

Dave's on Facebook and Twitter, Glenn's on YouTube.

Enjoying the show? Share it with a friend and leave a review.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

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The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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May 14 2018
13 mins
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Rank #3: JFK and Corsets

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What's an assassinated President go to do with the sometimes kinky under garment?

Dave's on Facebook and Twitter, Glenn's on YouTube.

Enjoying the show? Share it with a friend.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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May 07 2018
15 mins
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Rank #4: Chimneys and Geese

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The sooty black brick tubes and honking fluffy water birds? Somehow, yes.

For more information, after the show (!!!), check out a great article we found by James Hughes.

And leave a review on iTunes if that's where you're listening.

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Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Get the answer here, but don't spoil it for yourself!

And leave a review on iTunes if that's where you're listening.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Jul 01 2018
26 mins
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Rank #5: Olivia Newton-John and Rudolf Hess

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The former deputy Fuhrer of Nazi Germany and Australian pop royalty. 

Want to hear more of that harmonica cover of Xanadu? Find it on Youtube here.

This won't spoil it but here's ONJ's Nobel Prize winning Grandfather, Max Born.

More information about how Rudolf and Olivia are Somehow Related.

Dave's on Facebook and Twitter, Glenn's on YouTube.

Enjoying the show? Share it with a friend and leave a review.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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Jun 11 2018
22 mins
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Rank #6: Mark Twain and Bras

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Any relation to JFK and Corsets from a previous episode?

Can't say but until there are some big changes the subjects of this episode will be entangled for a while.

More information on the answer, check out this article from The Atlantic.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Jul 14 2018
20 mins
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Rank #7: Fitbits and the Taliban

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Could the fitbit be the new Zippo lighter of the war in Afghanistan?

Find out what binds the music hating former government of the small central Asian country with big data tracking systems.

And leave a review on iTunes if that's where you're listening.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Jun 25 2018
22 mins
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Rank #8: Sunglasses and Chinese judges

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There is a connection between the serious position of a judge and the handy accessory that covers our eyes.

More information about the answer here.

And leave a review on iTunes if that's where you're listening.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Jun 17 2018
27 mins
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Rank #9: Chupa Chups and Salvador Dali

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The bon bon hard lolly and a surrealist painter... hmmm.

Here's the thinking music Chupa Chup ad from Australia back in 1988 - YouTube.

And you can read more about the connection here - Gizmodo.

Dave's on Facebook and Twitter, Glenn's on YouTube.

Enjoying the show? Share it with a friend and leave a review.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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May 29 2018
17 mins
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Rank #10: Margaret Thatcher and Soft Serve Ice Cream

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The Iron Lady and aerated ice cream? Yes, they're definitely Somehow Related.

Clips from the show

George Negus interviews Lady Thatcher in 1981

Mr Whippy Grand Prix - The Late Show

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Jul 22 2018
29 mins
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Rank #11: Frisbees and The Matrix

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Let's be clear, Neo never uses a frisbee in The Matrix movies when he's fighting Agent Smith. That's an observable fact. But the film and the object do have a connection.

BTW - Check out Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures, Sunday 7:30 PM on Ten.

The Conversation: What's misophonia?

VIDEO: Red pill? Blue pill?

ThoughtCo.com: History of the Frisbee

SPOILER: The connection between Frisbee and The Matrix

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Aug 05 2018
27 mins
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Rank #12: Filet-o-fish and the Catholic Church

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Loaves and fishes is an easy place to start out, but what's that got to do with McDonald's?

Was there a Pope Filet somewhere in history and Ray Kroc has a soft spot for the Vatican?

BTW - Check out All Aussie Adventures starring Russell Coight! Sundays 7:30 on Ten. Or catch up on Ten Play.

5 facts about the loved and hated McDonald's Filet-O-Fish

NPR: Lust, Lies And Empire

WIKI: Henry VIII

Herman's Hermits - I'm Henry Vlll I Am

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AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Aug 11 2018
28 mins
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Rank #13: M & Ms and the Spanish Civil War

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The sugar coated chocolate that live in a bowl, rather than in the box like Smarties (according to Glenn) and the civil conflict memorialised in Picasso's masterpiece "Guernica".

Wikipedia: The Spanish Civil War

15 fact about m&ms - Mental Floss

Thinking music by Ilya Truhanov from Fugue.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Jul 28 2018
27 mins
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Rank #14: Michael Phelps and Golf

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What's the most successful Olympian ever got to do with golf?

Quick hint - nothing to do with the Olympics.

Dave's on Facebook and Twitter, Glenn's on YouTube.

Enjoying the show? Share it with a friend and leave a review.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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May 20 2018
22 mins
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Rank #15: James Woods and 9/11 terror attacks

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Yep, the actor and the terrorist attacks. But there's a way so many people could be Somehow Related to the attacks. It's only because it's a really interesting reason did we pick James Woods.

Background thanks to Snopes (but only after the show!)

And leave a review on iTunes if that's where you're listening.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Get the answer here, but don't spoil it for yourself!

And leave a review on iTunes if that's where you're listening.

AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Jul 08 2018
28 mins
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Rank #16: New from Nearly - World Cup Road Trip

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Packed and ready, Francis Leach and Tony Wilson are heading north. Far far north. Russia North.

Subscribe to World Cup Road Trip here, where you're listening, for a near-daily update on what happens off the pitch and among the fans.

Let your mates know about the Road Trip on the socials or plug it into their phone. And when you get a chance leave a review where you're listening.

Get in touch!

Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website

Tony Wilson - Facebook / TwitterWebsite

*** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United.

Artwork by Studio Baker

Music by George Parker-Brien

Jun 13 2018
2 mins
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Rank #17: Steiner Schools and Cigarettes

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Kids and smoking? Surely not...

Surprised by the connection? Read more about it here.

Dave's on Facebook and Twitter, Glenn's on YouTube.

Enjoying the show? Share it with a friend and leave a review.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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Jun 03 2018
20 mins
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Rank #18: Nike and the Utah Murderer

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A reasonably well known shoe company (do they make other things?) and a bloke in the 1970s who was executed. Tough times but they managed to be Somehow Related to this day!

ANSWER: If you want more information after the show.

SAME ANSWER, DIFFERENT SOURCE: Nike and the Utah Murderer

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More links

Ned Kelly last words were "such is life"? Maybe not - ABC.

The first commercial of the campaign - YouTube.

Books mentioned

7 Habits of effective people

Subtle art of not giving a fuck

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Sep 15 2018
26 mins
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Rank #19: Tabasco Sauce and The US Civil War

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The hot sauce that shares Her Majesty's condiment rack with other royal favourites and a bloody war fought between neighbours.

Sauce and soldiers... Soldiers and sauce... Related somehow... Somehow related...

Glenn has been surfing before. That's on YouTube.

 
Matthew McConoughay is an actor mentioned by Glenn, yes. He was also in The Free State of Jones. Not the last state or town to be named after a Jones, if you think about it.
 
The thinking music, Dear Sarah, from Ken Burns' doco The Civil War.
 
If you like a spoiler or you've made it to the end, click HERE 
 
More information from the 'sauce'.

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AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Sep 08 2018
26 mins
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Rank #20: Charles Darwin and Office Chairs

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The legendary naturalist who studied finches, travelled the world over, probably ate some giant tortises and the humbe office chair.

Often broken in some way but pushed on as a borderline cripple rather than fixed or replaced. Jeez they have a hard time.

Don't know what Darwin's cabin was like on that ship he sailed, that could've been a hard time to. I bet he didn't have someone sitting on him though!

LINKS

More about brick veneer

Darwin in Sydney on The Beagle

Thinking Music Sea Shanty

The invention of chairs.

ANSWER: Spoiler alert!

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AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code "Somehow". Never get stuck without a great greeting card.

Somehow Related is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

The robot's voice comes from Google Home. They're pretty good.

Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

Find a new podcast!

The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Sep 01 2018
27 mins
Play