The Soapy Madams Podcast

The Soapy Madams Podcast compares and contrast the British and American soap opera experience, and "soap tropes" in general. Join us for weekly discussions of EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, and General Hospital, as well as guests, games, and our own soap awards!

Prometheus

Prometheus – Brokebot Mountain – 25

Prometheus In today's episode of BrokeBot Mountain, Kari Simms and Phil Rood discuss and analyze the 2012 Sci-Fi Drama film  Prometheus , starring…
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In The Myx

Press Release – In the Myx – Blazing Caribou Studios

Blazing Caribou Studios for Immediate PRESS RELEASE   ANNOUNCING IN THE MYX PODCAST Blazing Caribou Studios has given a home…
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Top 5 Movies of 2018 – Two Peas – BONUS 34

Top5 Movies of 2018: Bonus Material (34) Gerald welcomes great friends, Amanda's Picture Show A-Go-Go and Via VHS. Together, they…
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Duh January: A Month Of Dumb Decisions – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 59

It's Duh January on the soaps this week, where all the characters swear to do nothing but make dumb decisions…
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New Year New Puppy

New Year New Puppy – Ask Your Dog Guru – 66

New Year New Puppy - Ask Your Dog Guru - 66 In this episode Victoria discusses the must haves and…
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Top 5 Superhero Movies – Two Peas – 79

Top5 Superhero Movies For the first time ever, Andy and Gerald welcome a fan of the show to join them.…
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Festive, Felonious Fun – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 58

About four weeks of material here in our holiday day break catch up show. Listen at high speed, take it…
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Top 5 Biopic Movies – Two Peas – BONUS 33

Top5 Biopics: Bonus Material (33) Gerald welcomes great friends, Amanda's Picture Show A-Go-Go and Via VHS. Together, they discuss and…
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Maniac – Brokebot Mountain – 86

Maniac Following a few weeks of medical experimentation, David and Phil return to Brokebot Mountain to discuss the 2018 Netflix…
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Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance – Trivia Geeks Live – 17

Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled "Parental Guidance"  you're welcome. Imran Javed is holding his tongue and…
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Top 5 Winter Movies – Two Peas – BONUS 32

Top5 Winter Movies: Bonus Material (32) Gerald is joined by Justin (So I Married A Movie Geek) to countdown and…
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2018

2018 Wrap Up Show – Varmints! – 109

So long, 2018! This week on Varmints! podcast, Paul looks back on 2018 and says a bunch of thank yous…
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Holiday Canine Questions

Holiday Canine Questions – Ask Your Dog Guru – 65

Holiday Canine Questions - Ask Your Dog Guru - 65 In this episode Victoria advises on what to do when…
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Top 5 Elton John Songs – Two Peas – 78

Top5 Elton John Songs Andy and Gerald get together to discuss one of their mutually favorite artists. The Peas countdown…
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Cats N Dogs

Cat’s N’ Dogs – Trivia Geeks Live – 16

Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled "Cat's N' Dogs"  you're welcome. Imran Javed is back with one…
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Salamanders and Newts – Varmints! – 108

Salamanders and Newts! This week on Varmints! podcast, Paul and Donna slither around on the subject salamanders and newts! Join…
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Top 5 Under-Heard Christmas Songs – Two Peas – BONUS 31

Top5 Under-Heard Christmas Songs: Bonus Material (31) Gerald is joined by good friend, Amanda (Picture Show A-Go-Go).  Together they discuss…
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Cats – Varmints! – 107

Cats! Paul and Donna sharpen their claws and pounce on the topic of cats! Come swat the ball of yarn…
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Holidays with Hounds

Holidays with Hounds – Ask Your Dog Guru – 64

Holidays with Hounds - Ask Your Dog Guru - 64 In this episode Victoria gives you lots of holiday ideas…
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Top 5 Yacht Rock Songs – Two Peas – BONUS 30

Top5 Yacht Rock Songs: Bonus Material (30) Gerald is joined by Emily (The Story Behind) and Josh (Our Americana) to…
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Post Thanksgiving Catch Up – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 56

We're back after a break for Thanksgiving, so it's  a bit longer episode today, to catch up with all the…
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Climb Out Get Dirty

Climb Out and Get Dirty – Trivia Geeks Live – 15

Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled "Climb Out and Get Dirty"  you're welcome. Imran Javed is back…
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Children of Men – Brokebot Mountain – 85

Children of Men After what seems like infinite mentions on BBM, David and Phil finally sit down and watch the…
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geese

Geese – Varmints! – 106

Geese! Hey you silly geese! Paul and Donna are here to talk about the fascinating, misunderstood lives of another one…
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Top 5 Pro Wrestlers – Two Peas – BONUS 29

Top5 Pro Wrestlers: Bonus Material (29) Gerald is joined by Dan from Netflix N' Swill. Together they countdown and discuss…
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Wolves Revisited – Varmints! – 105

Wolves! While you're out there being hungry like the wolf we're revisiting the episode where we talk about real wolves!…
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Top 5 Movies for the Whole Family – Two Peas – BONUS 28

Top5 Movies for the Whole Family: Bonus Material (28) Gerald is joined by Epic Film Guy Nick. Together they countdown…
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Boogie Down In Soapie Town – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 55

We're getting our boogie on in this week's soapies! EastEnders finds Kat having to seriously boogie to get Haley's baby…
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Earthworms – Varmints! – 104

Earthworms! This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna to talk about those squishity, squiggly dirt eatin' chums,…
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Dog On Dog Crime

Dog On Dog Crime – Ask Your Dog Guru – 64

Dog On Dog Crime - Ask Your Dog Guru - 64 In this episode Victoria discusses what your options are…
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Top 5 TV Cartoons – Two Peas – 77

Top 5 TV Cartoons Andy and Gerald are back together to countdown and discuss their Top 5 favorite animated TV…
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Bobbing for Murder – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 54

This week wraps up the various Halloween happenin's of the soapiest of soaps! EastEnders sees the arrival of a tiny…
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Brown Bears – Varmints! – 103

Brown Bears! This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna for the much anticipated and long awaited brown…
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Top 5 Queen Songs – Two Peas – BONUS 27

Top5 Queen Songs: Bonus Material (27) Gerald is joined by his good friend, Chris (More Gooder Than Podcast).  Their shared…
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outtakes

BONUS: Badgers Episode Outtakes – Varmints! – 103

BONUS EPISODE Paul had a very, very bad day while recording the episode about badgers. Enjoy this collection of outtakes…
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badgers

Badgers – Varmints! – 102

Badgers! This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna discuss those feisty burrowing European and American badgers! But first,…
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Truths About Dog Trainers

Truths About Dog Trainers – Ask Your Dog Guru – 63

Truths About Dog Trainers - Ask Your Dog Guru - 63 In this episode Victoria talks about what skills and…
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Top 5 Modern Horror Movies – Two Peas – BONUS 26

Top5 Modern Horror Movies: Bonus Material (26) Gerald is joined by the wonderful horror podcast, Kim & Ket Stay Alive...Maybe,…
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You Know Nothing About Dice – Trivia Geeks Live! – 14

Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled "You Know Nothing About Dice"  you're welcome. Imran Javed tries to…
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This and That – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 53

A lot of this and that going on in the soaps this week, this possible suicide attempt on EastEnders, that…
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black bears

Black Bears Revisited – Varmints – 73

Black Bears! This week Paul is dealing with some rocky health issues, so, in tribute to our Brown Bears episode,…
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Top 5 Songs for Halloween-Time – Two Peas – BONUS 25

Top5 Halloween-Time Songs: Bonus Material (25) Gerald is joined by Peter (Podstalgic) and Imran (Jock & Nerd) to countdown and…
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No Plan – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 52

Once again we learn this week on the soaps that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail! On…
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Scorpions – Varmints! – 101

Scorpions! This week on Varmints! Podcast, join Paul and Donna for a discussion of those skittery little weirdos, scorpions! But…
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Service Dog Training

Service Dog Training – Ask Your Dog Guru – 62

Service Dog Training - Ask Your Dog Guru - 62 In this episode Victoria talks about what its like to…
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Top 5 Creature Features – Two Peas – BONUS 24

Top5 Creature Feature Films: Bonus Material (24) Our spooky month continues with another Halloween-themed episode. Gerald is joined by Josh…
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Top 5 Movies to Watch at Halloween-Time – Two Peas – 76

Top 5 Movies to Watch at Halloween-Time For the October ('18) issue, Andy and Gerald get together to discuss and…
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Logan’s Top 5 Halloween Movies – Two Peas – Special Edition

Logan's Top 5 Halloween Movies (Special Edition) Gerald's 5-year-old son, Logan, decides to take a stab at it. Without revealing…
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How Do I Myx? – Trivia Geeks Live! – 13

Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled "How Do I Myx?"  you're welcome. Imran Javed tries to maintain…
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Intervention – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 50

Interventions and the need for interventions pervade the content this week on the soaps. EastEnder's Mick needs to be rescued…
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Emus – Varmints! – 100

Emus! Woo hoo! It's our 100th episode and we have all sorts of fun stuff in store! First, we're joined…
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Top 5 1990s Horror Movies – Two Peas – BONUS 23

Top5 1990's Horror Movies: Bonus Material (23) Our 1990s Bonus Collection Continues... Gerald is joined by Justin and Loy Sauce…
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You Can Rewind It – Trivia Geeks Live! – 12

Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled "You Can Rewind It"  you're welcome. Imran Javed tries to maintain…
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Back from the Dead – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 49

Much like our show, the residents of our soapy towns are back from the dead! Stuart continues to be a…
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sea turtles

Sea Turtles – Varmints! – 99

Sea Turtles! Who doesn't love sea turtles? Paul is joined by his smart, hilarious daughter Baylee on this week's long…
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Blood, Murder, Explosions – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 48

This week's Soapies has it all. (Hi Paul) Blood, Murder, Explosions, long lost husbands with con artist girlfriends, old ladies…
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pigs

Pigs Revisited- Varmints! – 98

Pigs Revisited! Join the Varmints! podcast for this rerun of our episode about those wiggly-tailed barnyard superstars, pigs! But first,…
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Meghan Fitzmartin (pt 2) – In The Myx – 51

Meghan Fitzmartin of Red Rhino Podcast JV is joined by Meghan Fitzmartin from the hit new podcast, Red Rhino. Listen…
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Belated Listener Questions

Belated Listener Questions – Ask Your Dog Guru – 61

Belated Listener Questions - Ask Your Dog Guru - 61 In this episode Victoria explains her airwave absence and jumps…
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Top 5 Opening Credit Sequences – Two Peas – 75

Top 5 Opening Credit Sequences For the September ('18) issue, Andy and Gerald get together to discuss and compare their…
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The Entire History of You – Brokebot Mountain – 84

Black Mirror: The Entire History of You Phil and David go back to the Black Mirror to stare at the most…
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Film Roast

Film Roast – Trivia Geeks Live – 11

Trivia Geeks Live brings you a new episode, simply titled "Film Roast"  you're welcome. Imran Javed tries to maintain his composure…
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Crabs – Varmints! – 97

Crabs! Donna is on vacation so Mandy and Melissa from Moms and Murder join Paul to discuss those crabby (and…
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Meghan Fitzmartin (pt 1) – In The Myx – 50

Meghan Fitzmartin of Red Rhino Podcast JV is joined by Meghan Fitzmartin from the hit new podcast, Red Rhino. Listen…
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Ex Machina – Brokebot Mountain – 83

Ex Machina This week, the Brokebot Mountain Crew is coming to you from an undisclosed location on their private island…
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tigers

Tigers – Varmints – 96

Tigers! This week Paul and Donna are discussing the largest member of the cat family: tigers! These big stripey guys…
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Top 5 1990s Grunge Songs – Two Peas – BONUS 22

Top5 1990's Grunge Songs: Bonus Material (22) Our 1990s Bonus Collection Continues... Gerald is joined by Kari (Blazing Caribou Studios),…
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Show Revamp Update – Two Peas – 73

Show Revamp Update New Beginnings...Going forward Two Peas will be very different. Gerald & Andy are back!  Not only are…
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GLOW – Brokebot Mountain – 82

GLOW This week, the tag-team duo of "Dangerous" David Luzader and "Phurious" Phil Rood step into the ring to go toe-to-toe…
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llamas-alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas – Varmints – 95

Llamas and Alpacas! The chief Soapy Madams drama llamas switch gears and talk about those adorable real llamas (and alpacas)…
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Top 5 1990s Boy Band Songs – Two Peas – BONUS 21

Top5 1990's Boy Band Songs: Bonus Material (21) Our 1990s Bonus Collection Continues... Gerald is joined by Hannah (Film Roast/Boozy…
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Gravity Beard

Gravity Beard – Trivia Geeks Live – 10

Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled "Gravity Beard"  you're welcome. Imran Javed is slinging his gavel this week,…
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Donnie Darko – Brokebot Mountain – 81

Donnie Darko This week finds David and Phil tumbling down the almost-literal rabbit hole of time travel paradoxes, Gyllenhals, and…
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You Be You – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 47

This week's plots centered on being the most you that you can be, from EastEnders' Denny trying desperately to do…
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hyenas

Hyenas – Varmints – 94

Hyenas! This week Paul and Donna are talking about hyenas! These smelly savanna scavengers are surprisingly super! But first the…
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The Case Of John Ten Eyck – Criminal Musings – 2.03

John Ten Eyck JV's subject today is John Ten Eyck, a black farm laborer who was blamed in 1877 for…
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hippos

Hippos Revisited – Varmints! – 93

Hippos! Hey Varminions! Let's revisit this hilarious episode that our buddy Toph suggested! Time to talk about hippos! And now,…
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“JK” – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 46

Lots of drama this week in the soaps as Halfway sees Stu for what he really is in EastEnders, everyone…
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Comic Capers

Comic Capers – Trivia Geeks Live! – 9

Trivia Geeks brings you a new episode, simply titled "Comic Capers"  you're welcome. Imran Javed is back this week with Kari…
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Lewis Lent – Criminal Musings – 2.02

Lewis Lent Lewis Lent is a convicted murderer and rapist from Massachusetts. He confessed to kidnapping and killing 12 year…
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Dragonflies – Varmints – 92

Dragonflies! We always notice and appreciate the lovely reviews you give us. Thank you. Thanks so much to Andrea Freitas…
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Milestones and Canine Questions

Milestones and Canine Questions – Ask Your Dog Guru – 60

Milestones and Canine Questions - Ask Your Dog Guru - 60 In her 60th episode Victoria features canine questions from…
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Secure Your Doctors – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 45

This week on EastEnders, more stewing over Stu, Cain doesn't punch two people who deserve it on Emmerdale, Corrie sees…
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Amanda Drane – In The Myx – 49

JV is joined by Amanda Drane from The Berkshire Eagle. Amanda Drane is a brilliant person and an excellent journalist!…
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The Murder Of Asiyanna Jones – Criminal Musings – S2.01

Asiyanna Jones was a young woman in Pittsfield, Massachusetts who was tragically lost in October of 2017. Join JV as…
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Always Pack Your Zip Ties – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 44

More unsettling Stuey on EastEnders this week, along with shouty Slaters messing about in church (oh, dear), devious Lochlan continues…
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iguanas

Iguanas – Varmints – 91

Iguanas! This week on Varmints! podcast, we delve into the world of the extraordinary iguanas. It's much bigger, and way…
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Varmints! Cellphone Photo Backyard Wildlife Contest

Picture must be taken with a cell phone, though you may use whatever app you like. Pictures may be slightly…
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Imperial Cults

Imperial Cults – The One True Way – 26

Imperial Cults Is it an Emperor or a God?  This time, it's both! In this episode we look back through…
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The nearlyweds

The Nearlyweds – Trivia Geeks Live! – 8

Trivia Geeks brings you a new episode, simply titled "The NEARLY Weds"  you're welcome. Imran Javed is back this week with…
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ants

Ants – Varmints – 90

Ants! We've got ants in our pants to talk to you about the amazing, adaptable, astonishing ant! But first, the…
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April and the Extraordinary World – Brokebot Mountain – 80

April and the Extraordinary World David and Phil take in the sites of Alternate-Reality Europe like the Double Eiffel Towers,…
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Murder and Mayhem – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 43

Murder and mayhem are everywhere in this week's soaps, from Slimy Stu's slippery sleaziness on EastEnders, to Lachlan White's full…
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Iglesia Maradoniana

Iglesia Maradoniana – The One True Way – 25

Iglesia Maradoniana Soccer fans take note!  In honor of the World Cup, we dive into the glorious group of Iglesia…
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Chad Ellis – In The Myx – 48

JV is joined by Chad Ellis from Station Blue Listen in as they discuss mental health, perspectives, and the joys…
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hammerhead sharks

Hammerhead Sharks – Varmints – 89

Hammerhead Sharks! Chris Green (Toph) from the GravityBeard podcast joins Donna this week to discuss those bizarre and wonderful hammerhead…
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The Voice of Reason – The Soapy Madams Podcast – 42

This week on the soaps, reason abounds, as EastEnders features a sobering reflection on inner city violence, Cain Dingle talks…
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Hard Stages

Hard Stages – Ask Your Dog Guru – 59

Hard Stages - Ask Your Dog Guru - 59 Victoria describes the most challenging stages of canine development and how…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel – Brokebot Mountain – 79

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel This week, David and Phil return to the wide world of general science fiction…
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Heavy Mental

Heavy MENTAL – Trivia Geeks Live! – 7

Trivia Geeks brings you a new episode, simply titled "Heavy MENTAL"  you're welcome. Kari Simms hosts this week's gut busting episode…
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James Oliva (Pt 4) – In The Myx – 47

JV is joined by James Oliva from Whats The Frequency, Greater Boston, Tides Podcast and 1994! Busy Guy! Listen in…
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Top 5 1990s Soundtracks – Two Peas – BONUS 20

Top5 1990's Soundtracks: Bonus Material (20) Our 1990s Bonus Collection Begins... Gerald is joined by Paul (Varmints), Chris (Gravity Beard)…
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