Ben and Paul glance into the realm of tattoos both old and new. However their inquisitive gaze is also drawn to the wonders of the gulag Santa, an ice mummy badass and the idea that not all insults are bad. Go fuck yourselves everybody!
Paul and Ben decide to commemorate the passing of the most excellent Tony Benn by using him as inspiration to open the book of feminism and set the world to rights. Sadly, thanks to some goading and wayward chat Ben is never far from having his foot in his mouth and offending 51% of the world’s population…
It’s creepy history time, as Paul attempts to teach a flu-ridden Ben about the badass history fascists that were the Knights Templar. On the way we get lost in sweary medieval feudalism, the etymology of Norse and Crusader fashion tips.
In this episode the Tangentlemen bowed down at the feet of a screen legend and all round general badass, Christopher Lee. Well mostly, of course they drifted a little bit into the world of duelling pianos, re-imagining Allo Allo as a drama and the problems with great minds thinking alike.
Last week I got to record the favourite podcast I’ve ever taken part in, Bec Hill and Brydie Lee-Kennedy’s Gods of Comedy. Both Bec and Brydie are believers who wanted to quiz a wide variety of comics on their belief, or lack of. I was their token Jew, or more likely considering the nature of comedy, their lead Jew. They’ve already had Buddhists, amateur occultists, atheists, with a Muslim and a Hindu coming up soon. It’s a silly-serious hour of chat encompassing everything from some pretty dodgy prayers to beards to the recurring theme of the Chinese. Give it a listen here and lemme know what you think.