Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Filbert, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    There's an interesting comment under that video:

    This is an astute observation. Instead of discussing issues, conversation on most things is now dominated by someone trying to grab onto a single comment made in the past and then nail the other person to floor as if that proves anything. There's no focus on the subject matter, it's just about attacking the other speaker rather than the argument.

    Public discourse might not be completely dead, but it's definitely on life support.
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  2. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Not the US, but on a somewhat related note.


    Interesting stories.
  3. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    RedHanded is a true crime podcast that I’ve been devouring recently. I’ve tried a few true crime podcasts and this is by far the best. Great hosts, funny, horrifying, thoughtful and no cheap tricks like ooky spooky music every 5 minutes or overly dramatised story telling.

    They cover lots of well known cases, lesser known ones and some cold cases that don’t get talked about often. The two part episode on the West’s was stomach churning but absolutely bloody fascinating.

    I can’t recommend it enough.

    I may have over done it slightly on the true crime recently. I had a dream the other night that James Milner had been killing people, skinning them and hiding the pelts under the Anfield turf. Yeah ****ed if I know what that’s all about.
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  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    As you Lesta fans revel in the misery of other people and their football teams, sounds like a perfect novel for you to write.

    Maybe the hero could pretend he's from Barcelona and disguise himself as a hush hush football stadium designer.
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  5. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    :D Brilliant!

    Needless to say I was jumping up and down on the sofa watching Liverpool lose last night. It’s just in my nature.
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  6. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I'm in a lot of TERF groups for fun. This should resonate.
  7. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Not podcasts but audiobooks. Audible are doing half price memberships at the minute, and as always you can still do a free month trial first if you haven’t already.

    Im just listening to Louis Theroux’s autobiography, read by the man himself. Very enjoyable.

  8. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I found out recently that if you have a library membership, there is an app called borrowbox that you can use where you can rent a selection of audiobooks for free. Sometimes you have to wait a couple of weeks for books to become available, but it's pretty good.
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  9. hornmeister

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  10. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    If you’ve got an Audible subscription and a spare credit you can listen the Alan Partridge - From the Oasthouse podcast.

    18 episodes, 7 hours of some of the best Partridge content ever. Not my words Carol, the words of Top Gear magazine....
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  11. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    My favorites that haven't been mentioned on this thread:

    Elis James and John Robins is my favourite. They started on Radio X, and those podcasts are better, but they're on 5live on a Friday now. They also have a spin off podcast about mental health.

    Off Menu - James Acaster and Ed Gamble get celebs to go through their dream meal.

    Lockdown Parenting Hell - I don't have kids, but this is entertaining with Josh Widdecombe and Rob Beckett interviewing celebs about their lockdown experience with kids.

    Adam Buxton is great. Tailenders is good if you like cricket. How I built this is interesting, they interview entrepreneurs about how they started their companies. Blood on tracks by Colin Murray is also great.
  12. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Just been working my way through this, vintage Partridge. Lovely stuff.
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  13. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    For someone who has never seen any Partridge, where should I start? I watching some of knowing me, knowing you on Netflix but I feel like that wasn't what should have been first... @Filbert
  14. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Personally feel that KMKY has become a little dated and probably not a good first impression of Alan. The two seasons of I'm Alan Partridge and his segments on The Day Today are a good place to start. If they still feel a little dated I'd skip straight ahead to Mid Morning Matters and Welcome to the Places of my Life. His latest TV project, This Time, is a mock of The One Show and has some great moments too.
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  15. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke


    Agree with WatfordTalk, I’m Alan Partridge is the best place to start. If you’re watching that without finishing KMKY it’s worth knowing that....

    Alan accidentally shoots a man in the heart and kills him on live TV

    And that’s where IAP picks up, just to give you some context. They’re all on Netflix. Mid Morning Matters is a more recent version of Alan and still brilliant even without the original writers like Armando Iannucchi. Think they’re on Sky Go along with the one off documentaries he made.

    Hope you can get into it!
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  16. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I thought the second series of I’m Alan Partridge was awful. I think Coogan has admitted he was coked up when making it?

    I’d go for the first series, which is sheer genius, followed closely by Mid Morning Matters. The Alpha Papa film isn’t bad but it would make sense to watch IAP first.
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  17. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Forgot to mention his audiobooks. Nomad is very good, but I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan may be my favourite Partridge content of all time. So, so good. Some of the best quotes below

    “The human brain comprises of 70% water, which means it's a similar consistency to tofu. Picture that for a second - a blob of tofu the size and shape of a brain. Now imagine taking that piece of tofu, and forcing your thumbs into it hard. It would burst wouldn't it? Okay, now imagine those thumbs weren't thumbs but thumb-shaped pieces of bad news. And there weren't two of them, they were about half a dozen. Imagine you were forcing all six pieces of bad news - a divorce, multiple career snubs, accusations from the family of a dead celebrity, estranged kids, borderline homelessness, that kind of thing - into a piece of tofu. With me? Good. Now imagine it's not tofu, but a human brain. And they're not pieces of bad news but six human thumbs. That's what happened to me. In 2001, my brain had half a dozen thumbs pushed into it."

    “Sport, on the other hand, is straightforward. In badminton, if you win a rally, you get one point. In volleyball, if you win a rally, you get one point. In tennis, if you win a rally, you get 15 points for the first or second rallies you’ve won in that game, or 10 for the third, with an indeterminate amount assigned to the fourth rally other than the knowledge that the game is won, providing one player is two 10-point (or 15-point) segments clear of his opponent. It’s clear and simple.”

    “Putting a damp spoon back in the bowl is the tea-drinking equivalent of sharing a needle. And I did not want to end up with the tea-drinking equivalent of AIDS.”
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  18. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Or you could just read the book! :D
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  19. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    "Stupid ewok head".
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  20. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Reading? Okay, grandad!
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  22. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    He's got a foot like a traction engine
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