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47 NEW UPLOADS - The Steve Show, Series 3 and 4

Posted on March 31, 2017

We've finally found and uploaded the last 2 series of The Steve Show (both also available on our podcast feed).

Thank you to Josh for emailing in links to the missing series :)

Russell Brand, Matt Morgan and Mr Gee Are Back On The Radio!

Posted on March 30, 2017

Radio X (formerly XFM) announced today that Russell Brand is to a host a weekly comedy radio show every Sunday from 11am to 1pm. The first show airs this Sunday (April 2nd) and Russell confirmed on the Chris Moyles breakfast show that Matt Morgan and Mr Gee will be joining him, plus Noel Gallagher will be coming on as a guest for the first show!

Life is good again :)

Read the Radio X announcement here.

New Rating System

Posted on March 18, 2017

We've switched up our rating system.

​Rather than being asked to rate a show out of 5 stars, you can now just Like or Dislike a show instead. We've also opened the rating system up to guests, so you don't even have to be logged in to vote. It's really important that we build an accurate database of the shows our listeners like and dislike, that way it's easier for new listeners to find the best shows.

So please remember to hit the like button if you enjoy any of the shows you hear on podrot.com

Note: We still use a 5 star rating to indicate how the likes/dislikes balance out.

Reporting Broken YouTube Videos

Posted on March 17, 2017

Today we introduced a button you can press to report any YouTube videos that have stopped working.

​Just press the red triangle (shown below) beneath a YouTube video to report it as broken, and we'll do our best to fix it as soon as possible.
Some of our Ricky Gervais content which we embedded from a fan made YouTube channel were taken offline some time ago, and we were only just recently made aware. Those videos have now been fixed, and hopefully with the introduction of this new button, we can fix any similar issues much faster next time.

Bye!

Matt Morgan's Final Ramble, #22

Posted on March 14, 2017

Originally published: March 13th 2007
Related show(s): Episode 52, Episode 21
Title: I don’t like to talk about it…

This Friday is Red Nose Day and this year Russell will be taking the helm for an hour to navigate between the all-star comedy antics and the harrowing documentaries- not an easy job. I’ve been working n the script and the main thing you realise is that Comic Relief requires smooth gear changes between the jovial and the serious, slip into the wrong gear at the wrong time and the wheels will fall off. Russell is more than capable of doing this perfectly.

I however would not trust myself. I seem to have a part of my mind that is against me. Perhaps its immaturity, but sometimes at the worst possible time my face will let me down and split into a grin and then before I know it I’m laughing and trying to make it look like I’m coughing, or laughing at something in the distance, or at a half-remembered joke, whilst shocked turn to shake their disappointment at me. Nervousness makes me laugh, the straight-faced hush of Churches makes me laugh, the time I went to a classical concert and an old man did a massive, involuntary burp in the Albert Hall made me laugh. Every time it went quiet I would have a laughing fit into my own programme as that evil part of my brain replayed the event to torture me. The people behind me must have thought I had a condition whereby I suffered spasms that were triggered by hushed auditoriums.

Once I was in a business meeting, when I was a kind of journalist for a website. We had to write reviews of shops and businesses in our area and we also had to try and sell advertising space to these businesses. Well, as we were paid mainly by commission, everyone in the meeting was intently listening to the boss describe the system which could supposedly make us rich. He wanted us to make preliminary telephone calls to said businesses as a ‘tester’ to see if they’d be interested in the website. The problem was he kept referring to these calls as ‘tester calls’, which of course sounds very much like ‘testicles’. Now, I can be mature and serious when I need to be but once something has amused me I cannot fight the smirk, if I try and put something funny out of my mind the part of my brain that hates me drags it up every four seconds. I have bitten my cheeks, driven my fingernails into my palm, thought about people I love dying, and even thought about that music from ‘The Littlest Hobo’- nothing works.

‘…so once you’ve put in one of your tester-calls’
‘…see how they respond to your tester-calls’
‘…a tester-call can really open doors for you’

The man talking to us was so serious. He had his mobile clipped to his belt, he was one of those men who say ‘basically’ all the time, his suit jacket didn’t fit him so he had one big shoulder and one small shoulder and, mainly, he didn’t know that he kept saying ‘testicles’. I was crying and doubled-over with laughter but no one else was laughing; I don’t know why. Had they not realised ‘tester-calls’ sounded like ‘testicles’ or perhaps been aware of it but too mature to be amused by it? I don’t know, but the fact that the room was so deadly serious made the funniness go up by a factor of ten. I left that job soon after, it was rubbish- the business plan was, it turned out, not much more than a load of old ‘tester-calls’.

Well anyway, please watch Comic Relief this Friday and give us much money as you can. There is a serious side to it, but you are encouraged to laugh out loud unashamedly. Perfect. 

The Ramblings of Matt Morgan, #21

Posted on March 14, 2017

Originally published: March 6th 2007
Related show(s): NA
Title: Everyone go nuts!

It feels like summer is coming! The sun is shining, I can hear the sound of a lawn being mown (not sure how, as there’s not much grass around here- maybe those ne’er-do-well hoodies have started using Flymos instead of knives? They’d be quite an effective mugging weapon actually, although somewhat limited to the length of the cable. If another hoodie carried a generator it might work. Yes that’s what they’d probably do. Actually, the noise of a lawnmower and one of those diesel-powered generators would be so intense this forward-thinking gang would no longer have stealth on their side and they’d give their position away to the Police) Anyway, I’ll start again…

Look outside, it’s all sunny. It’s March now and that means we’re in that period of ‘summer-foreplay’ they call ‘spring’. It’s not long now until everyone’s favourite season is here and everything will be alright. When its winter, if I try and imagine summer it seems like a madman’s dream. The idea of sleeping with the windows open- as insane as sleeping with the top of my head open, going out in flip-flops- as loony as going out with an orange on a lead and calling it a dog. No, when its winter, summer seems an alternative reality where gloves and scarves are woolly aliens hibernating in cupboards whilst sunglasses ride around on our faces all proud of themselves again, it seems so far-fetched. But then, at this time of year little summery clues start to appear, subtly at first, mere whiffs and hints on the breeze but they remind you that a great, hot, bright, freshly cut lawn-smelling, barbecue-tasting, aeroplane droning across a clear blue sky-sounding, friendly shimmering monster is awakening. Woohoo, ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together, throw off your winter clothes and make some noise for our old friend The Summer. Everyone go nuts!

Mind you… its bloody awful on the tube and you have to shower constantly because you feel so sweaty all the time…and the hay fever, and those bloody wasps, oh God, summer’s coming- close the windows.


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