Qualcast 28 – Celebrity Urinals

November 13th, 2017

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? In this podcast, the podcasters discuss podcasts.

Qualcast 27 – Christmas Special – Trump’s Nuclear Arsehole

December 24th, 2016

Musings on the festive selections in Aldi, the heat death of the universe, the futility of experts and crappy spoof accounts.

Qualcast 26: Right Up Your Way with Brian Johnston

March 27th, 2016

Matters arising: The conspiracy of conspiracy blogs, the Children’s Adult Film Foundation, Crimewatch – the Movie, Yoko Ono’s obsession with wrestling, Ronald Allen’s darkest hour, the travelogues of Jack Woolgar, the truth about the BBC2 launch night, Is Alan Yentob really a fish and chip shop?, the real future of the Blue Peter garden and what day is bins?

Qualcast 25: The Revolution Will Be Pay-Per-View

October 29th, 2014

A new age in Qualcasting begins now, with the first edition to be recorded while both parties are in the same room, drinking tea and eating crumpets. The subjects covered include the hitherto unacknowledged debt owed to David Jacobs by Alexei Sayle, the lost sex comedies of Trevor Eve, the botulism massacre shame of Robert Dougall, how Russell Brand plans to win an election without votes and how Sean Connery broke up Kevin Costner’s panblocker.

Qualcast 24 – Quantum of Florets

March 11th, 2014

Matters arising: Jon Voight’s fraught relationship with Ginsters products, a hard rain of Golden Roses of Montreux over the Bay of Biscay, John ‘Biffo’ Bindon’s short-lived career as a Beano cartoon character, the arthouse hinterland of Robin Askwith, Cubby Broccoli’s attitude to sprouting vegetables, the lost collaborations of Bill Giles and Luis Bunuel, unusual ways to commemorate Len Murray’s scrotum, and the immigration issues surrounding David Steel’s urethra.

Qualcast 23 – Fun with Calvados

December 15th, 2013

Feeling festive? This should knock all of the goodwill out of you, with all of the backstage gossip about Wincey Willis, Bill Grundy and the Profumo affair, to say nothing of the connection between 1980s ‘yoof’ TV and fly fishing or audiobooks for the dead. Note well that both parties avoid the obvious lazy ‘acid rain’ joke during the discussion of ‘weather raves’.

Qualcast 22 – Carney and Connery

October 14th, 2013

Barfe and Owen show a return to form with that difficult 22nd Qualcast. I have no idea what that means, but it’s the sort of thing music journalists write. In reality, it’s roughly the same as it’s ever been. This time out, we hear about the Conservative Party summer fete in Manchester, Godfrey Bloom’s novel uses for a Davenport’s beer at home container, the comeback of TV’s Mr Saturday Night –  Leon Brittan, and the dark secrets surrounding Sean Connery’s brief tax dodge interlude as the director of Crossroads. Doctor Who fans note: This podcast contains strong Jack Woolgar.

Qualcast 21 – Rubbing It In

August 21st, 2013

It’s been a while. Matt has had a change of career that brings him into contact with all manner of interesting people. Other subjects under discussion include Papa Doc Duvalier’s years at Teddington Lock and the hardcore porn remake of Antiques Roadshow.

Qualcast 20 – Treading Gingerly

May 16th, 2013

There are aspects of Ginger Baker’s career that he’d rather nobody remembered. We remember them, and we do so in this week’s Qualcast at hideous length. We also cover Joe Bugner’s abortive sitcom career and John Lennon’s attempts to branch out into county cricket and discover what links John Belushi with Farmhouse Kitchen’s Grace Mulligan.


Qualcast 19 – Farage Rocher

March 21st, 2013

Has it really been three months? Yes, it has. A lot has happened, so in this bumper ‘return to form’ Qualcast, we catch up on recent events, going into the lavs with Nigel Farage and Mike Read, while Bill Giles goes full Icke. You will also hear the truth about Tony Benn and how Anita Harris got her bullet hole, with discussion of Paul Hollywood and the Great British Fuck-Off, the intimate location of Huw Wheldon’s hidden Banksy and the true origins of the Michael Gove stencil set. Come one, come all. I just have.