Podshambles is the comedy stylings of Paddy Gervers (Jonny & The Baptists) and Laurie Havelock (once met Brian Blessed). They are two best friends who know far too much about each other.
Each episode, marvel as they stagger and ramble through video games, comic books and any other fragments of geek culture that wander through their weirdly synchronised brains. No conversational cul-de-sac is left unplundered, whether it's Game of Thrones (or Goats), their many run-ins with geese, or just a load of egg puns. There's even a regular check in with Choose Your Own Adventure with Flagon the Dwarf, a not at all Dungeons and Dragons-esque romp through somewhere quite like a pound-shop Middle Earth.
Expect an hour-long podcast that will make you laugh. I promise. Swearsies. BFFs 4LYF.
"How do you like your Pod in the morning? I like mine with a Cast. Shambled or fried? I'm satisfied as long as I get my Cast."
THIS TIME: Crow Boy is back. When did he leave? Who is he? Never you mind, he's back and that's all that matters. Laurie disapproves of Dave Grohl's Catholicism, Paddy faces a morale quandary with a naughty sexwizard, and the pair of Shamblepiglets are pitted against each other in brand new section 'Character Assassination'.
Is Laurie lying about janitors? Is Paddy really just Crow Boy? Will you review us on iTunes? Find out - deep inside Podshambles.
#PaddyPodAss // #LozzPod...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:15 pm
Punch in the shamble-codes, lock on to Podsville, and fire all missiles - it's Podshambles and it's WAR.
This week, Paddy and Laurie are acting like goats - so climbing up into rare Moroccan trees to spit seeds at passers by. Paddy is back from holidays to Europe - remember that place? - and has some boozy boner stories, while Laurie just simply won't believe any of it. We've also time to check in with everyone's favourite fictional mountain elf, Melvin, as he dances with weasel-wolves, enjoys some murder porn and maybe levels up.
Does Paddy understand what an orange is? Is there any hope for Laurie's schooning school? Will Melvin ever level up? Find out this week on....Podshambles. Ye...
Posted: August 17, 2017, 10:06 am
The ONLY place on the internet where you can hear 100% official MC Funky Bantam coverage, all day, all the time, ALL PODSHAMBLES.
On this week's perfectly spherical pod, Laurie's got some stupid stories about dating, pants and sex pests, some of which may have been made up, Paddy's off to Spain to bother the locals and steal iberico ham by the truckload, and Melvin the Melf continues his yak-based adventures.
Should you watch porn on the tube? What kind of sandpaper is the best to wipe your butt with? Will Blind Belinda escape the evil designs of some large weasels? This and many more questions remain POSSIBLY UNANSWERED on the Nation's Favourite Bullshit Podcast - it's Podshambl...
Posted: July 17, 2017, 10:15 am
We've hit the Shamblegym, but which Podybuilder will be the Cast man standing?
THIS TIME: Laurie takes command as Dungeon Master, introducing Melvin the Melf into a whole new Choose Your Own Adventure chapter, Paddy is overthrown as MP of Shambles West, and we get to bamboozling with a whole new edition of Riddle-Me-Ree These Stories Three. WITH BRAND NEW JINGLES.
Will Laurie betray sex for Pokemon? Will Paddy tame the yak? How long can two people talk about buses? Find out now - it's Podshambl...
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:53 pm
The Podcows aren't being put out to Casture just yet! There's plenty more audio-milk in these Shambleteets.
THIS TIME: Laurie rolls the dice on the world of board games, Paddy learns some new words and uses them semi-correctly, and we take another crack at the surprisingly well-received Storytelling Challenge - back by popular demand.
Is Laurie's Dad pro-skater Tony Hawk? Is Paddy a qualified horseback archer? How many gulls is too many gulls? Find out now - it's Podshambl...
Posted: May 11, 2017, 10:00 am
What's a couple of Pods between Casts, eh? We're all Shamblebuddies here.
THIS TIME: Paddy & Laurie (the human equivalents of Restless Leg Syndrome) embark on a Choose Your Own Adventure concocted by our very own Wing Commander Havelock, which puts Paddy in the seat of...well...being Laurie for a day. TURNS OUT IT'S REALLY DIFFICULT and Paddy is a large part of that difficulty. There may also be a few returning characters from own dark and shadowed past that you may (or more likely may not) be happy to see back in our proverbial ear-saddle.
Here lies the end of our 50 episode extravaganza. Light up your novelty candles, blow your questionable trumpets and dance the dance of a thousand ducks - it's Podshambl...
Posted: March 31, 2017, 5:40 pm
And finally, the Poducers of the show would like the give a huge thank you to the Cast. Without them, this whole Shambledisaster would not be possible. Give it up for them! *RAPTUROUS APPLAUSE AND MANY MEDALS*
THIS TIME: It's our 50th birthday (or something) we're hitting the true bucket list - 50 Things To Do Before You're 50. It's mega. Will Laurie find Marilyn Monroe's ashes? Will Paddy find and burn a Monarch? And will the star-crossed Shamblers EVER make it to the market in Chichicastenango, Guatemala? Find flimsy answers to these questions and more in PART ONE of our mega-special-episode!
Alert the town crier, sound the alarm, and fight your way onto live television to spread the word - it's Podshambl...
Posted: March 11, 2017, 5:12 pm
The Podgy little Shameblepigs have created a Casterpiece in the form of a Podcast (or so our sources say). Prepare your butts (/ears).
THIS TIME: Paddy gets real about the application of baboons in animal warfare, Laurie gets super real about the fallibility of human memory, and a conversation about whether or not one quarter of the population are in fact Snake People gets way, way too real.
Viva your La Vidas, stop Holla-ing back girl, and for once in your life Dream a Little Dream of Me - it's Podshambl...
Posted: February 6, 2017, 3:25 pm
Cast! The Herald Angels Sing - Glory To The Shamble King(s). After all - it came uPOD a midnight clear (that one was tough but hey it’s Christmas so…fine).
Once again, as is tradition, it is CHRISTMAS. Thus we bring you a very special festive Podshambles LIVE from a pub. Recorded in Oxford in between Laurie’s rampant shopping and Paddy’s maniacal gigging, we present to you a conversation between two best friends in a pub at Christmas. Paddy confuses fishermen with carpenters for ages, Laurie explains the difference between 'cooking' and 'burning', and we introduce our brand new holiday which may or may not be entirely based on the mythology of Joan Cusack (praise be unto her).
Wrap your Christingles, drug Gran’s sherry, and relentlessly feed each other pudding - it’s Podshambles 48.
WE HOPE YULE-IKE IT. YOU LIKE IT. YULE. GET ...
Posted: December 25, 2016, 2:40 am
The Shamblexam results are back from the Poderators. Congratulations - you Cast. Now you can finally follow your dreams and become a qualified cannon instructor.
What happens in this episode? WELL LET ME TELL YOU. Laurie manages to read Glamour magazine for a surprisingly long time, Paddy is faced with his last day on Earth, Laurie then considers moving to Berlin and Paddy decides that most of his important memories are just about Babe: Pig In The City. Also featuring a guest appearance from everyone's favourite miniature government - The Small Council.
Pour yourself a Guinness, then poison it, then give it Awful Peter - it's Podshambl...
Posted: November 28, 2016, 10:05 pm
Pod guys always finish Cast in the Shamblerace of Life. From now until the end of days - we accept our fate.
This time in glorified audio-mess world: Paddy recalls the true meaning of Bonfire Night, Laurie is awkward at parties and the pair of hapless dreamers discuss who will win the dystopian future tech war. Will it be Frenguins? Or will it be BroBots? You decide (you don't get to decide).
Pry open your coffins, set fire to the rain and snuggle into your nests - it's Podshambl...
Posted: November 7, 2016, 5:13 pm
Mind your Shamblepockets, as the Castful Podger is on the loose and oh boy does he loves rifling. Yes, it's an Oliver reference. Hooray.
Paddy makes a life-changing discovery based on a certain American Hip-Hop artist, Laurie delves into the brand new works of a certain Little Wychwell based author, and the bingbongbuddies get a little misty eyed when talking about death. Oh and there's a gooseboat.
Poach those eggs, pearl that wisdom and run into oncoming traffic - It's Podshambl...
Posted: October 4, 2016, 3:03 pm
Arrest those men and place them in Podtective Castody THIS INSTANT.
The two Shamblurais are back this week with a bag full of home cooked goodies. Laurie finally gets to meet Ponyo (the lasagne blacksmith) in Choose Your Own Adventure, Paddy pitches his genetic pug/duck splice, and who would have guessed we'd end up arguing over the value of making aeroplane noises whilst running.
Shuffle awkwardly, shimmy alluringly and waggle like there's no need for waggling - it's Podshambl...
Posted: August 18, 2016, 3:37 pm
Let's step up to the Podium and broadCast this mess, eh?
The Shambled-Eggs (Paddy & Laurie // egg friends 4 life) bring you this special bulletin (episode 43) and phwowsers it's a dingaling. In this instalment: Laurie weighs up whether or not goats are our new best friends, Paddy eats six fabs and is continually surprised by horses, and the two cherubic wangers face off against Harkson, Mammond & Clay - three men who are definitely not based on the former cast of Top Gear.
Throw caution to the wind, flail wildly. and die inside - it's Podshambles ...
Posted: August 2, 2016, 2:00 am
Bread and butter Podding please - and don't hold back on the Castard! Immediate edit: I'm convinced this counts as a pun. C'mon guys it's been 42 episodes and I have to be honest I am running on empty when it comes to puns that contain rhymes for both Pod and Cast.
The Shambiblical prophets return with word of a podcast. Be prepared for Paddy's new game 'Where's Dad?', get ready for Laurie/Flagon's new friend Russo Alicante, and hold onto your butts for the weirdest game of Would You Rather you are likely to hear this week/lifetime/butts.
Lick your fingers, remember your regrets and cry into your casserole - it's Podshambl...
Posted: July 6, 2016, 9:19 pm
Whack out your fishing Pod and Cast out your Shamblenets because this voyage has just become overtly bountiful.
Correct. Laurie & Paddy are back for Season 3 of the Podcast both previously and currently known as Podshambles. We bring this episode to you LIVE from some kind of Swedish country haven - exciting stuff, right?
Paddy gets drunkenly emotional, Laurie finally talks about his wanger, and the Shamblemen get down to the nitty-gritty reflecting on their Swedish getaway together. Featuring shiny new jingles!
Brace for impact - it's Podshambl...
Posted: June 20, 2016, 6:47 pm
The Podifications have been made and the results are simply flabberCasting. That's right - it's the end of Podshambles Season 2.
Look at how far we've all come - it's actually rather astounding that we're still here/not dead. So what better way to celebrate than an ENORMOUS Podshambles Special?
Laurie and Paddy are joined in this Podquest by soon-to-be movie star James Utechin and already-super-rad Zac Cole for a good ol' fashioned game of Snake Oil.
We really hope you enjoy this extra-fantastic episode. Thank you all so much for your continued support of the podcast and YouTube channel.
Bring your RainbowPhone and start banging your UrgeDrum. Once more unto the breach my friends - it's Podshambles ...
Posted: March 9, 2016, 4:53 pm
Have a Podspoon of Castor oil and get involved - the agents of Shamble are back from their travels and have a brand new dollop of ear fun for you.
Paddy had a run in with some of his heroes, Laurie had a roast, and we discover why 41 is the new 27.
Stock up on supplies, raise the drawbridge and brace yourself for impact. It sounds confusing because it is - it's Podshambl...
Posted: February 15, 2016, 6:27 pm
T'was the night before Shambles, when all through the Pod, not a creature was Casting, not even a Shambles.
Except they were - the creatures that is. Laurie and Paddy. They were casting. Podcasting. Podshambles.
IT'S CHRISTMAS and so here is a special extended Podshambles just for you. Paddy questions whether or not the ham has gone off, Laurie surprises everyone with the introduction of his new character 'Good Will', and the Shamblecubs embark on a festive adventure through Victorian London to find the perfect goose.
Pull up your stockings, peel a clementine, and stop touching Blitzen - This is a Shamchristblesm...
Posted: December 25, 2015, 1:48 am
Two pints of Poddingtons and a packet of WorCASTer Sauce crisps please. Thank you. Oh hang on I think you gave me the wrong change. Oh no, my mistake. Thanks.
Christmas is nearly upon us, so it's about time for Podshambles 37. Those Shamblelfs are getting restless. Laurie finally goes through his 'NO' phase, Paddy tackles nudity, and the fruity pair of fruit-bears give us a taste of Shamble Karaoke. Download now for our eleven top tips for staying warm this winter!
All that remains is one question:
WHO IS JOE LEAD...
Posted: December 18, 2015, 7:51 pm
Another Podpun? Sorry mate I can't be Cast.
The aces are high and the deck is loaded in favour of the Shamblegamblers in this saloon - Podshambles 36 really has it all. The team muse over their latest DnD session, Laurie gets a wet chest, and Paddy discovers both Deliveroo and Pointless on the same day. It will blow your mind.
Tinker with the fusion schematics, recalibrate the advanced targeting module and meet me on the holodeck - we're taking this sucker do...
Posted: November 29, 2015, 5:26 pm
Poddy (Poddy) / The little man in the red and yellow Cast.
That's right - we're now at the point where I'm crowbarring Noddy references into descriptions as there are only so many words that rhyme/half-rhyme with pod, cast, or podcast.
The Shambleboots are laced this week as Paddy & Laurie take you on a journey through forgotten James Bond movies, the ever increasing pretentiousness of music genres, and what happens when you shine a torch into a lemur's eyes. There's even a generous dollop of Choose Your Own Adventure thrown in for good measure.
Plug in your toasters, steer clear of the bath, and dance like nobody else is dancing i.e. sit down.
This is a shambl...
Posted: November 12, 2015, 7:54 pm
Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho / It’s off to pod we cast / We’ll keep on shambling all day long / Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho Heigh-Ho Heigh-Ho.
It’s a real honky-tonk this week in Shambalala as Paddy undergoes rigorous psychological profiling, Laurie unleashes his new theme tune and Flagon uncovers the secrets of the Orville Memorial Duck Sanctuary.
Keep your powder dry and your hats jaunty - this Turpin just got dick...
Posted: October 20, 2015, 11:54 pm
It's all gone a bit fantastical this week at Shambleville U.S.A (Pod-ulation: Cast) as Paddy & Laurie take a weekend away together to - you guessed it - play Dungeons & Dragons.
There will be dogs. There will be hangovers. There will be Two-Handed Bearded Axes of Gnoll-Slaying +1. You better get your D20s out as this podcast is about to get critic...
Posted: October 7, 2015, 1:28 am
Sound the shamble-horns and alert the village elders - there's a fangorious pod-beast on the loose and it's coming right for us.
Under its fleshy jowls this week: Paddy and Laurie put the Twitter phenomenon that is #100HappyDays to task, share some heartwarming tales of childhood vandalism before catching up with Flagon the Dwarf, Barbossa the pirate King and Oliver, the other one, in another exciting, unplanned episode of CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE.
Send in your thoughts, suggestions and geese pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow our gubbins on youtube here: www.youtube.com/ThisIsAShamb...
Posted: September 23, 2015, 3:20 pm
A rolling pod gathers no shambles, but a shambles in time saves you big money cash sums.
It's time for another rollicking good time with Paddy and Laurie as they crawl their little butts into another enormous Shamble-cavern. There's hi-jinks ahoy and jeopardy aplenty as we undertake not one, not two, not four, but yes, that's right, THREE quizzes that plumb the very depths of man's soul! And determine which 2003 snooker player we are. Then there's just about time to swap some choice book recommendations before Paddy slings his hairy arse off to Edinburgh with barely a "toodle-oo" to speak of.
What a guy. What a piece. What a butt. What a shambl...
Posted: August 19, 2015, 1:09 pm
Shambles. Shambles never changes.
But this week it has. A little bit. It's episode 30 of our Podshambling antics and we celebrate by revisiting some old features! Yay! We check in with Number One Fan Mauricio Pochettino and give him some otter-related tips for the new Tottenham stadium, we get some VERY overdue correspondence from a certain courier fish and, oh, what's that? You want some Choose Your Own Adventure? Well pop this installment in your mouth hole and chew wisely, friend, chew very wisely.
Podshambles: it's like audio treacle for your ears except less sticky and, if anything, less easy to sneak into a public pla...
Posted: July 18, 2015, 11:17 am
Cleanliness is next to Podliness, and Podliness is next to Castliness.
The Shambled-Eggs are back again and they sure know how to be served with toast. Genuinely gasp as Laurie brings you into the 21st century, potentially wail as Paddy continues the tale of Flagon the Dwarf in Choose Your Own Adventure, and aggressively jump as maestro Zac Cole returns to the Shamblewaves.
Fluff the pillows, repair the stairs, buy more towels and do not under any circumstances give those towels to the crabs because as we all now know the crabs are angered by fabric. We just about got away with it last time but I think AGAIN might be pushing it.
Good evening. This is a shambl...
Posted: June 29, 2015, 12:49 am
Pod through the Cast / and you're to blame / you give Cast / a Pod name. Or something.
After a hiatus the Shambleggs are back with another thing! Expect Laurie undertaking severe psychological profiling, Paddy genuinely losing control over a one-foot magic butler, and to top it all off - a husky sled team.
The night is dark and full of butts.
Podshambles is ba...
Posted: June 9, 2015, 4:55 pm
The Podprinces have been Cast away to Shamblerica but golly gee willikers are they bouncing back!
Continue your adventures with Padcoolio and Lauradical as they brave the tundras of New York, covering everything from overzealous flag usage to why three and a half feet of bacon is apparently an appropriate substitute for bread. They've only bloody gone and made a YouTube channel too.
Expect ham. Or don't. YOUR CA...
Posted: April 6, 2015, 3:06 am
"Those criminals put two of our men in Podybags captain - those poor Castards didn't know what hit 'em."
The Shamburglars are back and they've brought goat farming, emu highways, hit new songs and the plot synopsis to the dreadful movie Heathers with them! Oh - and they have also found the ancient Chinese city of Tseng Su because they are rad.
So restitch your moccasins, restock the sultanas and win that tombola - Podshambles has arriv...
Posted: February 8, 2015, 9:12 pm
Crack open the Christmas Podt (that's Port, as in the drink) and tap the Cast of Ale (like Cask, as in a Cask of Ale - these jokes just get better and better) and tuck in to a very Shambolic Christmas. Paddy will inevitably explain the inner workings of an Indonesian Gamelan, Laurie will undoubtably regale you will the details of his new sitcom 'Happy Go Clucky', and the waifish strays will finally settle the big arguments.
It is time to choose.
Are you BanFlak? Or are you VanChoc...
Posted: December 26, 2014, 2:02 am
The Shamblecars are Podracing again in Cast And Curious 6: This Time It Is Cars Again. Will our star-crossed lovers keep their cool? We certainly hope so.
It's a tight corner as Laurie introduces classic character Mike Po-Host, a swift chicane as Paddy relives his childhood broadcast Radio Smile and a cataclysmic collision as special guest Falcon Vendetta bursts onto the scene in a blaze of platinum-record glory. It just got real. Way too real. Really re...
Posted: December 12, 2014, 1:16 am
The Podghosts arise from their Castgraves to wiggle their Shamblebums to funky funky beat. That is correct - it is Halloween. And Paddy is very, very hungover.
Even as I write this I am not yet fully recovered. I mean seriously. This is the longest and worst hangover I have ever had.
LISTEN as Laurie talks beards, GASP as Paddy struggles to explain toasters, and COMBUST as the Shamblerangers recreate the Halloween Specials of Friends and Thomas the Tank Engine. There were some massive sound issues that were entirely my own fault because I'm a danglewangle - my apologies, I think I managed to sort most of them though.
Lock the doors, Clancy. Close the windows, Miranda. Pipe down, Jeff. Reimburse me for those trousers, Samantha.
It's about to get dreadful. Aga...
Posted: October 31, 2014, 8:52 pm
Just like our fathers, our Podfathers and their Castfathers before them, Laurie and Paddy wrangle their way into another Shamblexpedition to the undiscovered lands. Paddy explores his dark past and his traumatic memories of battery advertising, Laurie well and truly meets the Klumps, and the hip-hop-double-act of some renown reveal what REALLY happened on the Ionian Island of Zakynthos. Ready your bayonets and open your hats - this yacht just went rog...
Posted: October 12, 2014, 9:49 pm
The Fairy Podparents have well and truly Cast a naughty/nice Shamblespell and unleashed total and uninhibited chaos upon the land of Crumpton. Season 2 bollocks off in style, with such hard-hitting nodules as wizarding pastimes, Paddy's Big Ball World Cup Ball Adventure Segment, and a whole host of totally original and definitely not hastily thrown together characters. Who ISN'T ready to meet Jean Voyage? H...
Posted: September 16, 2014, 10:58 pm
The Final Broadcast. The End is Nigh. Goodnight.
(Where Balls really do come tru...
Posted: September 15, 2014, 4:11 pm
HERE IS A BALL FOR YOUR THOUGHT-HEAD: HOW MUCH BALL COULD A BALLCHUCK BALL IF A BALLCHUCK COULD CHUCK BALLS? EXACTLY. I HAVE JUST REMEMBERED THE APOSTROPHE THING AND HOW MUCH IT ANNOYS ME SO HAVE REMOVED ALL APOSTROPHES FROM THIS DESCRIPTION. BALL BALL BA...
Posted: September 12, 2014, 3:16 pm
IT'S BALL TIME AND RADIO BALL ARE IN CHARGE OF THE CLOCKS. JUST REMEMBER THE WORDS OF ADELE: LET THE SKY BALL, WHEN IT CRUMBALLS, WE WILL STAND BALL, FACE IT BALL TOGETH...
Posted: September 7, 2014, 4:33 pm
BALL FM RIDES AGAIN, TAKING RADIO TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL AND SEEMINGLY MONOPOLISING THE AIRWAVES. KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE BALLPARK, BALLING THE SHOTS, IT'S A BALL WORLD AFTER A...
Posted: September 2, 2014, 3:06 pm
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE BALLS GET BALL FM. THE SAGA CONTINUES TO INTERRUPT REGULAR PODCASTING FOR THIS SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT INTERVIEW. BALL ME, DON'T BE AFRAID YOU CAN BALL ME, MAYBE IT'S LATE BUT JUST BALL ME, BALL ME AND I'LL BE AROU...
Posted: September 1, 2014, 5:58 pm
WE CONTINUE TO INTERRUPT BROADCASTING FOR MORE BALLS - BALL TOGETHER N...
Posted: August 31, 2014, 9:55 pm
WE INTERRUPT OUR USUAL PROGRAMMING TO BRING YOU DAILY HELPINGS OF BALL FM, STRAIGHT TO YOUR FACE AND INTO YOUR EARS LIKE HOT WET AUDIO JOY. Y...
Posted: August 22, 2014, 6:54 pm
Do you remember those halcyon days when we were but mere Shamblings? Oh how we used to Podforage for Castmorsels without a care in the world. But those days are gone. We are now fully grown Shamblers - and boy oh boy have we come a long way.
Join us (like normal) as we round off what we have decided to call SEASON ONE in style. Things are getting pretty bloody festive at the Shamblegrotto as Christmas falls on us, so expect potentially unwanted messages from possibly forgotten/underwritten characters, Laurie getting talons, Paddy discovering D. Coy Duck, Engine-Room Phil singing a little Christmas song, George R.R Martin coming clean, Santa getting lairy and aggressive, other things happening which may or may not be in the podcast (EHEM THE SHARK-DARTS BIT EHEM) and of course some genuine thank yous and smiles for everyone who has supported us this year. LOL WE'VE BIN NAKED DA HOLE TIME LULZ WE R SOO ROFLIN ATM.
But seriously - Thank you all. We hope you enjoy the Season One Finale. We will see you in...
Posted: December 26, 2013, 2:08 pm
Oof, watch out, that's it, just wiggle out round then put it down there. You know, just over there! Right by the Shamblecopier.
AND THE SCENERY FALLS AWAY TO REVEAL A PODCAST!
Well that's just a taste of what's to come in this week's heaped up offering of extract of MaltShambles (oh god, are these getting too tortured yet?) This week, our worryingly debonair duo take to the skies to pen their own anime series, Laurie finds a mystery pig and Paddy tells everyone about the life and times of Daniel Sturridge. Apparently. Laurie forgets as he think he passed out somewhere around 17 minutes in. Or got lost in the excitement of a Double Decker.
Anyway, Paddy was at least semi-coherent. Go on, have a go. You never know, it could be anywhere up to ...
Posted: December 12, 2013, 2:07 am
Pop down to the Shamblebakery and pick up a Podloaf and five Castbagels because it's gonna be a long night (and to get through it you will need loads of bread). The return of the fabled 'Podshambles' is upon us and boy oh boy is it tasty. We begin with the heavily debated subject of PS4/Xbox One/Beef before stumbling blindly into the highly anticipated Aikido section. BUT THAT IS NOT ALL. Keep your eyes peeled and your shins broken for hot-off-the-press information regarding which video game character Laurie most resembles, whether Paddy can indeed challenge the impossible and of course whether two men can indeed replicate 26 musicians in just under 14 minutes. It's a Shambletracheostomy - did you bring the biro?
Still no apostrophes? Really? Does anyone even READ TH...
Posted: November 28, 2013, 5:59 am
We didn't see it coming. No-one saw it coming. A warm summer, a calm autumn, but then - then the Shamblewinds came. And Shamblewinds show no mercy.
Paddy and Laurie battle it out against the forces of nature the only way they know how - indoors. How will they survive whilst the 'others' succumb to WIND MADNESS? Will Paddy's driving lesson be enough to save the future of humanity/transport? What happened to Laurie at Nandos in an unrelated event? Will they remember it's also Halloween? You will have to listen to find out. Although yes they do remember it is Halloween and tell some home-brewed terrifying tales of tumultuous terror accordingly.
Download it now. For free. And then subscribe. For free. Can you believe it?! Yes. You can. Because that is the nature of podcasting and you are all more than aware of how it works.
Now let's get a combination of spooky and windy. It's Hurricastoween. Enjoy the 5401 seconds of pure unadulterated horror-f...
Posted: November 6, 2013, 6:43 am
Well, one's a lonely wash, two's a shower and THREE'S A BLOODY SHAMBLEBATH. Yes, our numbers swell by one this week as we welcome honorary shambleer Jay Foreman – eminent musical comedian, bon viveur, raconteur, boulangeur and all-round swell guy to withstand an hour of our nonsense. We enjoy some songs, chat and WAIT HOLD UP, WHO BROUGHT CARROTS? Suddenly, the episode has taken a turn for the better. Laurie discusses his ideas for a perfect ice cream house, Paddy gets greedy with the utensils, and Jay remembers an ill-fated school project. Get your tickets from the strange man at the back of the Shamblecarriage, it's going to be a pretty bewildering yet oddly comforting ri...
Posted: October 24, 2013, 12:27 am
Gee-whiz, those Shamblebears sure do love their honey! Watch as they Podfrolic through the beehives, snuffling up the last bits of Castnectar from the bee-nests. Paddy brings out the TOME OF DESTINY and the happy-go-lucky Shamblescamps dive head first into a pool of Choose Your Own Adventure. Yes, you heard right - it is BACK. Laurie finds himself reliving the old days with Flagon, Paddy tries to do too many voices whilst sticking strictly to his limited vocal range, and the fun-lovin' pair battle their way to the wholly satisfying conclusion of The Cave of Captain Jack Bastard. Please keep all hands and belongings inside the carriage because this ride just got dangerous. Neo Bahamut dangerous.
This Podsatchel is ninety minutes long as you have all been very patient and kind.
Apostrophes, iTunes. Apostroph...
Posted: October 12, 2013, 3:17 am
Buckle up your Shambelts and hoist up your Podsails because this trouser-boat is bound for unCasted Territory. Paddy reveals his beef with weevils, Laurie lashes out at society for a general lack in Bernard Matthews based knowledge, and the two Heroes of Time (Laurie and Paddy from Podshambles) discuss their grand plans for Grunty Pig and Battlegoose. The possibility of Shambles Merchandise looms on the horizon and everyone gets a little bit over excited - so excited in fact that the pair only realise they have left out a rather insignificant sound effect from the final episode edit after they have initiated the episode upload. They argue over the best way to insert the effect for just over an hour, forgetting the original purpose of the discussion and only realising the effect is still missing whilst they are writing the iTunes description for the episode. They are now too tired to do anything about it and have sort of made peace with the absence.
Quick update: The apostrophes are still missing from the...
Posted: September 27, 2013, 2:48 am
The Shamblesharks are circling once again, drawn to the scent of Pod-blood in the Cast-ocean (I meant for that to sound less disgusting, but it's clearly too late to change it). Anyway, this week our intrepid young Shamblodytes find themselves back in each other's company after a hearty adventure-filled Scotland-induced absence (Paddy went to Edinburgh and then came back). Laurie has what can only be described as an existential crisis over whether Borrowers need passports, Paddy gets censored as he lashes out at misogynists, and the pair finally reveal how Bumgoblins affect their daily routines. They haven't seen each other in a while, they are slightly half-cut, one of them isn't wearing a hat - are you darn-tooting ready?
In other news, apostrophes still aren't appearing in the descriptions of our episodes and it's beginning to destroy me.*
*EDIT: THIS IS NOW FIXED. APOSTROPHES ARE BACK GUYS. IGNORE ALL FURTHER COMPLAINTS I MAKE ABOUT TH...
Posted: September 8, 2013, 10:45 pm
This week, back at the Shambel Tower in gay Paris, Paddy's only gone and bloody gone to bloody Edinburgh bloody Norah. So it's down to tech-wizard Laurence to man the mumblestations and record this week's custard slice.
But he forgot. So instead - the Pilotshambles! Hear how our intrepid heroes began speaking about Pokemans, originated the cult practice of salmon batting, and met Elsinore, the finest prostitute there ever was.
It's a rip-roarer of an OK ti...
Posted: August 12, 2013, 8:44 pm
We are back behind the Shambleabra with a whole new barrel of podcast-fish. Paddy explains why we are all just one big massive family of ducks, Laurie gets fruity whilst interviewing Engine-Room Phil and Barbossa, and the critically overexcited pair help Lia find a job in the competitive world of ornithology.
Expect seizures. And go-kar...
Posted: July 18, 2013, 2:38 pm
It's time for a bonanza sale at the Shamble Charcuterie as we get under the covers for part two of podlet 10. What awaits us in the sexy shambles boudoir? James and Kate pop over for long-overdue ménage-a-quatre (that's a foursome, to you and I), the postal salmon is relentlessly unsexy and Paddy and Laurie discover the kinship that can only arrive after building a sexy canoe.
(Sorry for the French. It's a phase we're going through.)
This episode is dedicated to Ray Harryhausen, who inspired a generation to use their imaginati...
Posted: June 30, 2013, 7:37 pm
Shambledee and Shambledum return with something that can only be described as "alarmingly sexy" for your audio pleasure-tubes. This wedge of Shamblecheese marks the tenth anniversary of the podcast, so we have assembled some rather special sultry guests for the occasion! Paddy and Zac reveal that Laurie was probably born on Bear Island, Laurie and Chris explain the newfangled concept of "Football" to Paddy, and of course your two overexcitable hosts discuss why ducks are sexy and Cardiff is not. Bring staples, remain stationary, it is going to be charismatically muddling.
NOTE: iTunes keeps deleting all of the apostrophes in our descriptions. I just thought I would let you all know as it is really annoying ...
Posted: June 20, 2013, 11:41 pm
Oh, what does the Shambling Den hold in store this week? Well, Paddy initiates the inaugural Geography Hour (not set to to return, at time of writing), Laurie and Flagon find a portal to Ascot, and that dang Postal Salmon has returned with stories of our readers' celebrity lookalikes.
On top of that, we finally discover who and what Demi Levato actually is.
It's a rip-roaring, leg-rustling, ear-tickling, zebra-teasing, fully-booked barnstormer of an episode. If that's OK with y...
Posted: June 9, 2013, 10:20 pm
The sun rises on the broken bodies of the Shamblers-of-Fortune and they realise they have survived. The war is over and everything is back to normal (note: the war will not be mentioned). Paddy reveals the explosive conclusion of "101 Things to do with an Egg and a Piece of Paper", Laurie steadies himself for his first ever underground train-dungeon and the Postal Salmon becomes (for some reason) a recurring character. It's the longest chapter yet - it's like the Water Temple of podcasts. Do you have your iron boots? Go...
Posted: May 27, 2013, 2:35 pm
Well, it's finally happened on the Shambleveranda. Paddy opens up a can of eggs as he unleashes 101 things you might do with an egg and a piece of paper. If you ever felt like it. No pressure. But it's GREAT FUN.
Also in this week's episode: signalling sexy occurrences, meeting crazy Dave and catching up with Dunstan, who, predictably, checks in. Go on, you might tolerate ...
Posted: May 19, 2013, 2:36 pm
The Shamblebots finally bring word from the battle of Podvalley. They answer Rebecca's question, they argue about sandwiches, Paddy reinvents advertising, Laurie plays mandolin and we finally meet Dolby the digital surround sound rhino. Tie your shoes, it's about to get weird. Good weird? Potentially.
Oh and ZELDA IS THE GIRL. GET IT RIG...
Posted: May 9, 2013, 2:46 am
The Shamblewizards set aside their differences and start talking catchphrases. What will they name their children? How do centaurs talk? Why shouldn't you carry a hammer in public? Expect things that resemble answers. Oh and Top Cat & Benny the Ball may make some kind of appearan...
Posted: April 29, 2013, 3:30 am
This week, the Shamble Wranglers play a choose your own adventure story, expertly concocted by Paddy. Will Terry find his way? What names are palindromes? And whatever happened to Vanessa Carlton? With special guest, Kermit The Fr...
Posted: April 18, 2013, 9:59 pm
It is quiz o'clock in Podshambala, so we get very wordy, Laurie voices his anarchist tendencies and Paddy finally finds out which medieval weapon he is. A small fire broke out midway through the recording but we cover it with a jingle and don't mention it so it is then definitely fine. Also: boa...
Posted: April 10, 2013, 9:34 pm
This week we tackle the Storytelling Challenge, present a whole new slant on Game of Thrones and sing some songs about MoonPig. Paddy is left alone to write the iTunes podcast description - he fails gracious...
Posted: April 2, 2013, 4:04 am
The inaugural instalment of the Podshambles. Hold onto your skirts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. What will Paddy think of "Penelope"? How would Laurie improve shoes? Will this actually work? YOU* DECIDE!
*Podshambles HQ and associated authorities will make ALL decisi...
Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:13 am