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British comedy podcast with 2 friends; Gemma & James. Talking the Codswallop every week, life’s little adventures, bizarre news stories that tickle our fancy, the odd guest or two. We are the lucky dips of Podcasts, you never know what you are going to get, but you know you’ll laugh, swear but never ever cry. Hit play, chill out and join us.

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November 29, 2020

144. Matt Roberts

This week Gemma sits down with an incredible musician, Matt Roberts to discuss his current and upcoming albums/singles. Matt is truly a fascinating guest and Gemma really enjoyed recording this episode. They get to know the back story of his songs, where it all started, his connection to BBC Music and much more. Matt has kindly allowed us to play his track; Fools Gold at the end of the episode, which is an amazing, toe-tapping jam. 

Matt's new single; Someone Told Me is OUT NOW!!! Go to ALL music apps and download his current single and all others. He's so talented, he needs to be picked up by a label already. GO DOWNLOAD HIS STUFF AND HELP HIM GET OUT THERE... YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED, GEMMA PROMISES.... She knows good music. 

Matt's Social Media: 

ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHMzu7VmRVljz8HTASq1NQ?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/MattRobertsMusicPage

Insta: mattrobertsmusic

https://soundcloud.com/matthewroberts1/sets/vida/s-Nid8FEN7qgh

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November 22, 2020

143. A Whale Of A Time

JAMES IS BACK!!! YAY! :) 

In this week's episode you'll find out what word American's says wrong that really annoys Gemma, America, she loves you.... but seriously, where is the o? I hope that all of our US listeners will enjoy the education. haha! :) BUT remember, Gemma still loves you. What mode of transport annoys James? Why were chainsaws invented? What did a man take to the pub? Who deserved a good egging? and how did art saved a man's life? 

They discuss in brief The Boys and Truth Seekers. Don't worry we haven't spoilt anything. 

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GIRL'S JUST WANNA HAVE FU-UNNN!!! 

This week Gemma is joined by her friend and AWESOME stand-up comedian, Lucy Orchard. We discuss life as a female truck driver, serial killers (because, you know), and most importantly, Pokemon Go! :p Oh wait.. and we discuss her stand-up comedy too! What does the F stand for? I say it all the time, but this is a side splitting funny episode. 

Follow Lucy on Social Media here: 

Website: https://lucyorchard.com/

Twitter: @TheLucyFool

Facebook: @LucyOrchardComedy 

Instagram: @lucyforchard 

YouTube: Lucy Orchard 

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November 8, 2020

141. Stealing Co-Hosts

This week Gemma sits down with her awesome friend Tom Stevens from USUK Chronicles Podcast to put the world to rights.  Where does Gemma stroke the dog? Life on Furlough for 10 months, what's that like? Hear about all of the amazing upcoming guests on USUK Chronicles past, present and future. So many laughs in this episode. 

USUK Chronicles is an amazing podcast which you should ALL check out with Jamie Westwood as well as Tom Stevens. The podcast can be found on the usual podcast apps, so check it out... after this one. 

USUK Chronicles social info: USUK Fan Page on Facebook, @usukchronicles on Twitter.

PS - Jamie, I'd NEVER steal your Co-Host really, but thank you for letting me borrow him for the week and thank you Tom for allowing yourself to be borrowed. 

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October 30, 2020

140. Halloween 2020

From the brain child of Gemma; we bring to you our 2020 Halloween episode. 

Taken from news stories from all around the world, Gemma and James sit around a campfire to tell the Spookiest of Stories... because they are real life stories.

Ouija boards sold in Poundland, Corona Virus masks, incorrectly buried pets, crying dolls and many more stories to put a chill down your spine. OK! I'll be honest, this episode is more funny than scary, the scariest thing is the spelling in the newspaper articles. But, does that put you off? It shouldn't. 

Sit back, relax and let James and Gemma get you in the Halloween spirit. 

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This week Gemma is joined by not only an OG #SaltyTadpole but an established author Mr Bob Christian. We discuss his poetry and Bob reads a couple of pieces which are amazing. We also discuss the fact that Bob has Asperger's Syndrome and we will all get a better understanding of this syndrome and what makes the Autistic brain tick. 

This really is a fascinating and insightful episode with some geek talk and fun along the way. Gemma also proves how innocent/naïve she is LOL. 

To follow Bob on his social media and buy his books visit; www.Bob-Christian.com.

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October 18, 2020

138. Piss Poor Pun

This week Gemma and James are joined by an especially grumpy guest who's spirit animal is Eeyore. Can you guess who it is yet? That's right, Andy returns to the show for the week. 

We discuss Swearing Parrots. What a "Bell-End" did to her hair. What's the buzz about a dog finding something on a walk? Where did a man cycle to and from? What does a man use for his face mask? What is happening outside James' window? All this and MUCH MUCH more. So you'd better get listening to this week's fun filled episode. 

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October 11, 2020

137. Keep on Brushing

This week an unwell Gemma and James discuss their eventful week's while they have been away from each other.

Gemma gets the COVID-19 test done, results to be determined (but hopefully negative) due to her #Codswallop this week. James takes us on a quick trip to Car Corner and weather chat (desperate times haha). Gemma shares a weird and bonkers thing she does; do you do it as well? What happens when a man brushes too hard? Could he be staring on Pornhub next week? And why are the magpies in Australia re-enacting scenes from a classic Alfred Hitchcock film; The Birds? Do Australia need anymore deadly animals?....Nope. Asophadolskiopsy? Asophadol? Aso(blergh blergh blergh)iopsy? James struggles with a word, it's the highlight of Gemma's day...as it's normally her. 

Plenty of other things happened, but it's the morning, I'm tired and I can't think... what, do I need to do everything for you people? Why don't you just listen, then that way I won't need to write all of this stuff. :p Haha! I kid of course, I will always write stuff for the Salty Tadpoles. But seriously, do you come here to read or listen? #GawdDangIt! :p 

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October 4, 2020

136. [SPUNGE]

This week Gemma had the true honour to speak to her favourite Ska Punk band; [Spunge]. The guys were just as bonkers as Gemma wanted them to be, but she managed to get some questions answers that she's always wanted to know like; what is kicking pigeon's all about? What's coming down the pipe line for [Spunge]? How has lockdown been? and what did Jarvis' dad want him to be when he grew up? He's definitely barking mad. All this, and SOOOOooooo much more. There are many laughs during this episode. 

If your new to [Spunge] check out their Facebook and Twitter handle @SpungeUK, be sure to let them know Talking Codswallop Podcast sent you and their website is spunge.co.uk

If your new to Talking Codswallop Podcast because of our AWESOME guests, please subscribe to the show and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @CodswallopPod.

Song at the end of the Episode: EGO by Spunge 

OK, so you can stop reading now, relax and let Gemma and the guys take you on a wild audio ride. Your not going to want to miss this one. 

BIG THANK YOU to Alex, Des, Jarvis and Jem for being guests this week; this has truly meant the world to me. You guys ROCK!!! \m/

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September 27, 2020

135. Unmic’d and Snotty

The "incredible" Duo return to give you an episode full of unmic'd audio and snotty noses. Of course, we have some laughs along the way. Is that an exotic bird? What happens when you scold your crotch? Why is a doctors surgery getting erotic? Does James steal the punchline from Gemma?.... spoilers, yes he does, that B'stard. 

What else happens? Well... your going to have to stop reading and get listening. I'm convinced that 1/2 of you don't read these anyway. So aliens attack. Gemma and James switch body's in a "Freaky Friday" moment and then they solve all of life's problem... You're welcome. :p 

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September 19, 2020

134. Gem of a Show

Welcome to this week's solo episode with just your "favourite" host, Gemma. Get the title now? Gemma talks to herself for 20+ minutes for your pleasure, hopefully! What did a woman find in iceland's freezer? Did the fly get out alive? Why is James not on the episode? Listener Codswallop from the lovely Westwood's. All that a bit more... I mean c'mon, Gemma was talking to herself, how much do you need. Oooh and plenty of Gemmaisums. 

Gemma's mum listened to the episode prior to release, she laughed in all the right places, sooo... you'd better had too! :p Give Gemma some feedback on the below socials. 

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September 6, 2020

133. F@&K You Fridge

A shorty but a goody. This week James and Gemma record not one, but two episodes for the Salty Tadpoles, but unfortunately you will only hear one of them. The clue might be in the title as to why the previous recording was deleted... but don't worry, it's Gemma's #Codswallop this week too. 

Car Codswallop. Special guest from a lovely lady. What did a woman swallow (without knowing it)? Short recording, but it's filled to the rafters of comical goodness and of course moaning... it's what we do. 

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August 30, 2020

132. Earth Sandwich

This week Gemma is joined by her good friend Luke from Lights in the Sky Podcast, hailing all the way from New Zealand. We discuss the world largest sandwich. Was it a ghost or an intruder? What are Emu's up to? Why aren't kids called Kevin anymore? and... why is beer named after pubic hair? Gemma insults everyone in Birmingham for attempting their accent and also accidentally insults native New Zealanders by pronouncing words incorrectly. Luckily Luke is on hand to help. 

Follow Lights in the Sky Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @LITS_podcast

This week's sponsor: Wakachangi Beer

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This week Gemma and James are joined by Cosplaying extraordinaire and James' podcasting mistress Joanne Alexander, aka HedgeScout. We discuss everything from the weird and wonderful, to Joanne's Cosplaying tips. So you'd best stop reading and click on the link to get this crazy show into your sexy earlobes. 

AND Gemma + James celebrate being the winner of "Favourite Podcast" on the #NoPhonyPodcastNetwork. BIG THANK YOU's to all who voted for us. 

Joanne's info

@HedgeScout on twitter. HedgeScout on instagram and you guessed it... HedgeScout on Facebook. Subscribe, follow to her pages to see her awesome Cosplay & get tips from the lady herself. 

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August 16, 2020

130. 32°C of Madness

During the highest of heats and sweatiest of times Gemma + James fired up their computers to STILL record an episode for the Salty Tadpoles.  Do they appreciate it? Well, you'll have to let us know. 

This week from the Fires of Hell, we find out where a man's penis is? What package an Amazon driver delivered? Who's been stealing all the shoes in Germany? Could our mutual Codswallop this week be the weather? Are we THAT British? Do we laugh at any point?

Tune in to find out. 

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August 9, 2020

129. Steve Ashton

James was busy attending to his "glory holes" for the grand COV-ID free re-opening of "Stafford Holes", so Gemma called upon a friend of the show, Mr Steve Ashton for help. 

Without a second thought, Steve swooped in to the rescue. Find out what Steve called his Granny as a small child. How lockdown has been. What TV programs and films we've both been watching. What's invisible that would be cool to see in real life? And what scared us out as children?

For those who don''t know, Steve can be found on the Ralph Report with Ralph Garman + Eddie Pence, join the patreon here: https://theralphreport.com/, for as little as 15¢ a day (plus tax) you can be a member of the Garmy. 

Gemma is a BAD host and forgot to ask Steve for his socials but luckily the power of the internet meant she could fine them: 

Twitter: @steveashton

Facebook: Steve Ashton 

Instagram: steveashton1509

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As Podcasters it's fun to talk, but often it's fun to listen... and BOY did we listen to this week's chatterbox of a guest. Play a game of "Where's audio wally... (James)" on this week's episode. 

 

All joking aside, this week's guest is one of Gemma's closest friends, Doctor Squee and we all discuss his new and very awesome podcast "The Doctor Squee Show" and his existing podcast "Due South by South East" which is a Due South podcast with the added extra of RUM. We also discuss his audio play "Fours a Crowd". This is a man with MANY fingers in audio pie. Want to know all about these podcasts? Well then... you'd best grab those headphones and get this episode into your earlobes. 

Where to find Doctor Squee: DoctorSquee.com FB.me/TheDoctorSqueeShow https://www.wonkyspanner.com/podcasts/duesouthbse @DoctorSquee @DueSouthBSE @Foursacrowdpod for news on the sitcom on twitter and instragram. 

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July 26, 2020

127. Lock Down Check-In

This episode we discuss the high and lows, Gem discusses scary things at night and James rages at drivers. In an extra special segment we hear from our #SaltyTadpoles and find out how the Lock down and CovId19 has impacted their lives. 

 

BIG Thank you to all of the Tadpoles who contributed, but even if you didn't send anything in, I hope this episode helps anyone who is feeling blue/down whatever you call it. NO SALTY TADPOLE IS ALONE. If you need to talk, please reach out to Gemma or James, we are here for you ALL. 

 

Now, stop reading and get listening to this week's new episode and enjoy the laughs and real feels this episode brings. :)

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After a week off, Gemma and James are back to entertain and disturb your lovely ear drums! Do they succeed? Only you can tell. But, you must download the episode to find out. ;) Do it! Do it NOOOOOWWWW!!! :D 

Play a game of Guess the background noise and win a sticker if you get them all correct. 

Gemma discusses her Mum's 70th birthday. What's James done to his toilet? A jokey scenario proves that Gemma and James ARE in fact sick in the head, but very funny too. Can Gemma give up smoking? and more's to the point... Where's the gawd damned marble? 

Much more to entertain you too, so sit back, relax and get us in your ears. 

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July 5, 2020

125. KFC Said Neigh

Does James survive his wasp + loft ordeal and return to the episode this week? Spoilers, yes he does. Gemma addresses Jamie's concerns that James doesn't like him. Why is James called "The Worst Cohost EVER" on this week's episode? Is that Gemma's Codswallop this week? Does Gemma need to retire her microphone? Is that a penis in the front garden? NO HORSES ALLOWED. Kitler and a Smiling Dog. So many questions, why you sitting there thinking of the answers... just download the episode and you'll find out. You know you want too. 

If that's not enough. We introduce the new segment Cut the App and review Pokemon Go. Gemma's trainer code is: 135196731730 if you want to start playing or an existing player and want a new friend.

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June 28, 2020

124. Barfight Codswallop

James needed to attend to some urgent reconstructions, you'll hear what in the episode, so two mighty, awesome SUPERHERO's swooped in from their bar Big Dicks Halfway Inn to help Gemma record this week's episode. 

That's right folks, Gemma this week is join by Jamie Westwood and Tom Stevens from Superhero Barfight Podcast. They play two music games, the old faithful and ever so popular Name That Reverse Tune (now with jingle) makes an appearance along with a new game too. 

Jamie talks about his Ice-Cream business: https://www.facebook.com/westysicecream; folks from Birmingham and surrounding areas can enjoy some delicious cold stuff. People from Dorset.. not so much (I'm not jealous.. you are!). 

Superhero Barfight links: https://usuk.podbean.com/, @SBarfight on twitter and https://www.facebook.com/usuknetwork on facebook. 

Anyway, I think it's time for you to stop reading and start playing. This is a fun one #SaltyTadpoles. 

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU/YOUR DADDY'S OUT THERE. 

This week's episode, although comedy, is more of a real feels episode. James and Gemma discuss their Dad's and share stories and reminisce on how wonderful their dad's were/are. This was a hard episode for Gemma to record as her Dad has passed away, but she felt it was time to share the stories. Some sad, some lovely, some gawd damned funny stories are shared by both. 

BIG thank you to JayRay from @AnANobodyPod, Melissa from @BrookReadingPod, @agraveforcrows and #SaltyTadpole Bob; @BChristianpoet for sharing their Father's Day stories as well. 

The show wouldn't be our show if we didn't have #Codswallop as well. Plus listener #Codswallop too from @TimDawson87, @pupsnpopculture and @MEvsSANITY311. 

Happy Father's Day, John Stafford + Robert (Bob) Williams and to all of you other Father's out there. 

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Gemma learns the important lesson of plugging things in correctly while James moves from room to room to avoid the noises of the neighbours. We discuss the awesome names suggested by you the BAD ASS #SaltyTadpoles for the new App section. Who wins? You'll have to listen. Usual Codswallop, laughs + we discuss the serious topic of George Floyd and much more. 

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, but it's pretty gawd damned long. You'll understand what I'm referencing when you listen to this week's episode. Gemma brings a new segment to the podcast, currently named "Gemma reviews bazaar and strange apps" but there is a post on our Facebook page for name suggestions and boy have we received some top-notch ones already. 

What a load of Codswallop. Story of the week. Gemma is ashamed by her forgetfulness and much much more. 

Grab your Tena pants boys + girls, and get ready to piss yourself laughing. 

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It's the Gemma and James show this week and boy are they as random as usual. Are coffee lovers nutty? Find out our thoughts in this episode. Would you rather? Story of the week, and of course our usual Codswallop. Sorry about Gemma's audio, I guess she's human too, there is a really good reason for it. She'll explain on next week's episode. 

For those of you who read this... We need some help, if you'd like to participate; We'd love our Salty Tadpoles to submit their Codswallop's of the week for the "What a Load of Codswallop" segment and random/interesting stories of the week if you have them. We will of course give you a shout out for each submission. Also, I'm interested to see how many of you lovable buggers actually read what I type in here... One day I might test again and just write "Blah blah blah" :p 

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This week Gemma, James and returning host Andy talk to the MIGHTY Bryan Johnson from Tell 'Em Steve-Dave podcast, Comic Book Men and Kevin Smith movies like Mallrats. Most people reading this will not need the introduction, but for those who do, there it is. :D 

We discuss his future Wedding plans, Covid-19 (naturally), Are there plans for a Space Monkeys global tour in the future? What will happen to the Secret Stash? The much anticipated Vulgar 2? and MUCH MUCH more. 

BIG thank you again for Bryan Johnson for recording with us. This is an awesome and very funny interview, so HURRY UP and get it into your gorgeous ear holes. 

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Does Gemma come back for this episode? Yes, she blooming well does. Does James admit to cheating on Gemma with not only women, but now a man as well?... Gemma is proud he can admit it. What does a woman drink to keep the Corona Virus away? How did a out of wind Police Officer find a fugitive? All questions and MUCH MUCH more is covered on this weeks episode. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS THIS ONE. Packed full of Gemma's giggle (for all you giggle fan's out there) and content worth laughing at. 

Stay safe Salty Tadpoles. And Gemma is SUPER happy to be back. Thank you for continuing to listen to our show and keeping the Codswallop alive. WE LOVE YOU ALL. 

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This is the end, the end my friends! Joanne & James have hit warp speed and reached the end of the series! Not to give much away, the episode is sexy, dark and emotional. Tune in and hear us discuss the episodes cinematic visuals, the sexy shocking things that should have happened and the part which made us both cry! We don't want to give anything away apart from saying - hot damn!

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May 10, 2020

116. Picard Episode 9

James & Joanne wonder if they've been sucked into a Trek wormhole? Why does the planet and cast look like soft core porn? What do you do when you find out your hero is really ill? Do androids make better entertainment than prison guards? All this and more to come! Cos next episode shit gets REAL!

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May 6, 2020

115. Picard Episode 8

One thing in life is certain - you can never out run your past! This episode finds Picard and crew. This episode has some chilling moments but that won't stop James & Joanne having a laugh! When you need an answer- why get a room of the same person several times over? Plus will Picard continue the Star Trek tradition of crap accents? You're just gonna have to press play to find out!

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May 3, 2020

114. Q The Music

In April we were supposed to be able to see the new James Bond film. Well Covid put that in a lock box and threw it off a cliff.

Here at Talking Codswallop we don't let that sort of thing stop us! James sat down and interviewed Warren Ringham the mastermind behind the amazing Q The Music - James Bond Tribute Band. We learn all about Warren and how he got into music, his amazingly talented family, his love of James Bond, and what the future brings! This is a really fun and educational interview. https://qthemusicshow.com/

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April 30, 2020

113. Picard - Episode 7

When times are dark and scary and things get dangerous - you need help from a friend. Picard meets up with a couple of old dear friends in an episode which just made James really happy!

Listen to Joanne & James discuss the finer points of making, pizza, hunting animals, precocious children, strange plumbing, swingers and bears (not the sort you might think).

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Infernal Affairs & The Departed are part of cinematic history.

James sat down with Producer and family friend Jerry to discuss Media Asia. His role in creating Infernal Affairs and the western remake The Departed starring Leo DiCaprio & Jack Nicholson.

This is a really good interview for anyone interested in learning about media and film making.

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April 22, 2020

111. Picard Episode 6

SURPRISE MID-WEEK EPISODE TIME. 

Wadya do when your entire world falls apart? Well hopefully you have someone like Joanne & James to glue you back together!! Tune in to listen to us discuss Romulan perverts, the kinky student cube and how you can never, ever escape your past....

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April 19, 2020

110. Picard Episode 5

In this episode Joanne & James review episode 5 of Picard - bad accents, Britney Spears/Kate Bush clothing and how to keep your pimp hand strong! All this and more in this filthy, sexy city review!

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April 12, 2020

109. Velcro Shoe Wearers

Gemma is sat crossed legged on a bed, using a tray and her legs cramp during this episode. James takes a call on his "Other line". And our special guest is the only person prepared (for once) to record. 

We discuss everything going on in the world right now, Gemma tells James that he is psychic as he predicted "The Coronavirus Challenge" a few weeks ago. Tales of Raves, laughter, who gets the Darwin award this week. Does a bear shit in the woods.... Nope, but our guest does. 

Can you guess who our guest is? Well.... you'd better warm up those earbuds and join us in the laughs. 

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Join James and Joanne for our review- Episode 4 of Picard! We will answer such questions as - does Picard sell tinned fruit? Can religious figures teach you to fight and why sliding down a corridor is not a good idea! Plus the return of an old favourite. Beam in - it'll get funny and of course filthy!!

 

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March 22, 2020

107. Laura Summer Part 2

Sadly Gemma couldn't make the recording as she had a nasty cough, pretty certain it's nothing to worry about, but she didn't want to interrupt the flow of conversation with her coughing. BUT, does that mean this episode isn't bad ass? Nope... it definitely doesn't. 

The amazing and incredibly sweet Laura Summer makes her second appearance on this week's Talking Codswallop and speaks to James more about her ADR work and explains why it is useful and it's really interesting to find out how it is used etc. 

There's some really exciting Digimon news and more about www.ectocon2020.co.uk which hopefully will be still going on in June in Glasgow with all proceeds going to charity!! 

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Gemma and James discuss the Coronavirus as our joint Codswallop this week. Where the heck is all the toilet paper? We talk about other stuff too and had lots of laughs as usual. If I'm honest, I'm blooming hungover and I cannot be arsed to write a description for this episode. So, just listen OK? I'm done.. going back to bed. 

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March 8, 2020

105. Laura Summer

We are exceptionally lucky on Talking Codswallop to be joined by a lady whose voice you definitely will recognise!! The exceptionally talented Laura Summer.

We sit down and discuss Laura's early career, her TV, film and advertising work plus her role as Janine on The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series. This is the first part of a two partner.

You can meet Laura as well as other Ghostbusters actorsin person at www.ectocon2020.co.uk this June in Glasgow with all proceeds going to charity!! 

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Firstly, Happy St David's Day to all of our Welsh listeners. May your day be filled with Daffodils and Leeks. Does this episode have anything to do with St David? Nope, but it would be rude not to wish you a happy one non the less. 

This week Gemma and James discuss Birds of Prey from a male and female point of view, #NoSpoilers. James asks the Salty Tadpoles for medical advice. Why does a baby look like Homer? Heck, why is the episode called "Spuds don't go there"? Well, you know the routine. Click that play button and all will be revealed and MUCH MUCH MORE. Go on, you know you want too. 

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February 23, 2020

103. Dude Face

First James and Gemma show without Andy, can the twosome cope without a grumpy Eeyore? Will the podcast survive? Well check out this week's episode to find out. 

Featuring:- Is this a sex toy or a child's toy? - new segment? You decide. What's that on the walls? Car Corner and of course our Codswallop's of the week. Listen as James takes pleasure out of Gemma struggling to say one of her Codswallop's.  

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February 16, 2020

102. Picard Part 2 & 3

James and Joanne are back with another fantastic review for the next installments of Picard; Episodes 2 and 3. Sit down, relax, grab some snacks and listen to this week's Celluloid Codswallop. 

PS Gemma is still on this podcast. We hope you are missing her a little bit, but not to much, because, well... that would be rude to James; is a ton of missing her too much?! If your reading this, tell her to get her arse back onto the podcast. :p #TestToSeeIfYouReadThisShit

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Kicking off CELLULOID CODSWALLOP for 2020 we go into the unknown reviewing the hotly anticipated new Star Trek Series Picard! James is joined by his friend Joanne to take a deep dive into the first episode.

Not a fan of Star Trek? Well, don't worry, your still going to enjoy this filthy, cheesy, funny episode. 

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WE DID IT!!! EPISODE 100. Whoop whoop! 

... and what better way to celebrate than #CarCorner, #WhatALoadOfCodswallop, #AndysHomeUNImprovements (oooh, so manly) and the usual darn right silliness that you have grown accustomed too. The gang take a stand on bikes and some cyclists. Jamie Westwood from Superhero Barfight Podcast (on the Thors-kin network) takes a stand. 

Celebration is over, now insert sad music.... This is Andy's last episode with Talking Codswallop. We have our fingers, toes and eyes crossed that he will return in the future (yes, that's me - Gemma - adding the pressure). But, like Freddy said "Show must go on", James and Gemma still have A LOT to say. In retrospect; Sod Andy.... don't let the door hit you on the way out! teehee only kidding.

FINALLY, I (Again, i'm Gemma... but come on, you knew that) want to say a massive thank you to the #SaltyTadpoles for your continued support over the last 100 episodes. Here's to MANY more in the future. You're all so awesome. 

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January 26, 2020

99. Brown Tears

This is up there with our funniest episodes. Andy insta-stalks, Gemma talks about Watersports and James applies for jobs in Victoria Secret and Ann Summers. Find out what happens when Gemma gives James a hypothetical to which his dad will probably disown him (Sorry Mr Stafford, James made Andy and I say the things we did....). 

The Salty Tadpoles come out in full force to answer this week's "STI - Question of the Week". And boy did we have some laughs with them. 

I bet you are wondering, what does 'Brown Tears' have to do with any of that? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out. :p 

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January 19, 2020

98. [Insert Title Here]

What do horses with always ultra have in common with toupee's and prime minsters/presidents? That's right, they are some of the topics on this week's episode. So buckle in Salty Tadpoles as Andy and Gemma take you on an extremely bumpy ride. 

If you make it to the end, well done you. Remember to @CodswallopPod #IMadeItToTheEnd on our social media accounts. 

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January 12, 2020

97. Home Un-Improvements

AFTER OUR LITTLE BREAK, WE ARE BACK IN A BIG BAD WAY!

Andy tries to do home improvements, I wonder how that went! James looks up cheap holiday destinations, he's looking for somewhere a little "Firey", Gemma gets a Boyfriend and shares the story with some comical twists and Slimming before and after photo's. 

Have you missed us, Salty Tadpoles? Well, fear not... we are BACK BABY! 

PS To our Australian listeners; all things said were in the form of comedy. We hope you are all well and safe. If you have the funds to do so, please donate a few pennies to help Australia:  https://amp.news.com.au/national/bushfire-relief-donations-pass-100-million-as-celebrities-corporations-and-communities-dig-deep/news-story/88f1d4fbe4798191d6d317ec9f4088cc?__twitter_impression=true

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December 22, 2019

96. Splicing Codswallop

What happens when one person fails to record their audio? Does the podcast crumble to the ground? Does hell freeze over? Nope! But, Gemma does feel like a dumb ass. Can you guess what her Codswallop is? 

In this episode we discuss the recent Salty Tadpole question provided by @MattCottrell77, thank you to everyone who answered the question, all were read out. James has an issue with the postal service and Andy is unhappy with excessive deodorant use. 

All in all, it's just a normal day in Codswallop Manor. 

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December 15, 2019

95. The Spy that Never Sleeps

Gemma is sick, but the show must go on. Gemma & James discuss Christmas parties, James tells stories of “drunk James”, he’s shaken, not stirred.

We discuss the new Ghostbusters trailer and give our reviews and Gemma offers James advice on things that help her to sleep. 

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