This week Jenny Collier, Leo Kearse, Ian Stone and Rob Deering show their age and go back to their roots with some classic dualisms: VHS vs Betamax, bleak vs psychotic optimism and unionisation vs the lone gunman. While ignoring all the other people in the world, this cheerful troop laugh their way through this week’s latest in the demise of comedy, Scottish Independence and the rise and fall of football hooliganism. The second half of this landmark episode shares a sad announcement and The Edge’s producer John Connor joins us with stories of how the show started, broke new ground and found joy through bloody persistence.
This week we cover bike hunting trees, perfect sick cat photos and the health of Trump’s mind voter base. Steve Gribbin, Jenny Collier, Stephen Grant & Rob Rouse ask this week’s important questions: Could coronavirus actually save lives? Should comedians become our national censors? Can we drink through this whole episode? Rob is joined onstage by Tiff Stevenson, Alistair Barrie and Funmbi Omotayo for an entertaining food-focused episode. The team takes on fibre, meatballs and how to reduce the taste of self-righteousness in your cooking.