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Episode 39: A Right Hook from the Back Office

I bet you love all those expensive comic book super hero films, don’t you? I can tell by the pyjamas your you’re wearing. Well, have you ever wondered what it’s like for the people who help them? You can’t run a crime-fighting enterprise without back room staff.

Join us for the tale of some of those back room staff. There’s even an HR lady getting involved in the action. It’s the way it should be. Tally ho!

Episode 36: Radio Blah Blah

Travelling around the country is fun. And you can increase the fun by searching the airwaves to find local radio stations to listen to. The playlists, attitudes, and opinions have remained remarkably stable over the past 30 years. And that’s exactly what we all need more of in our lives.

One such radio station is about to get embroiled in the evil machinations of Dr Stroiker – who, because he’s a doctor, is up to naughty science shenanigans. Obviously. That’s what they do. Come listen, friends!

Episode 35: Dolly Mixture

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, and due to the fact I’ve been cloned it’s very similar to the wool you already have. Ah, I love a classic nursery rhyme.

Get ready for this, as there’s a lot of skulking and flashbacks. Make a good 70’s cop duo wouldn’t they? Skulking and Flashbacks – wa-a-a wa-a-a wa-a-a. Anyway, ears at the ready, and let’s get it on.

Episode 34: Uncivil Engineering

Nemesesises’s. We all have one. Whether it’s the newsreader who always seems to be giving all the bad news DIRECTLY TO YOU, or the man whose evil plans you keep thwarting. Or that guy who’s sleeping with your girl / boyfriend. Yep. Now you know. We’ve all known for ages.

Stop whatever it is you’re doing and listen to this tale of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s greatest rival who you’ve never heard of because we just made him up. Listening to this episode is best done while dressed in period costume.

Episode 33: The Good, The Bad, and The Scientist

Which is best? Cowboys, ninjas, or pirates? The answer is cowboys. Well, it is right now.

In this, the latest slice of drool-encouraging action science, we meet cowboys. And we don’t just mean the cast.

Join Sheriff Brady and his assistant / sidekick / deputy, Parker, as they attempt to foil the machinations of that most evil of creatures. A woman. With jars.

Episode 32: Broom Raider

Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah bah!

You recognise it don’t you? Don’t you? Come on. No it’s not that one. The other one. The one with the guy in the hat. No I can’t just tell you in case the lawyers are reading. You’ll figure it out.

Join us Actioneers, as we venture between two worlds. One real, the other inside the mind of a man with a broom. You can almost taste the excitement. And it tastes like custard. Play, play, play!

Episode 31: Danse Danse Macabre

They can’t get rid of me, you know. Do you know why? Because I know where the bodies are buried. The sweet, valuable bodies.

That’s right, AST is going all dark and deathy. The best way to listen to this episode is to turn off the lights and close your eyes. Unless you’re in a car.

Come with us to the strangest shop in London, where body parts sell like hot cakes and every item in the bagging area is unexpected.

Episode 29: Radio Times

“Satellite, satelliiiite, of looooove…” Lou Reed was, no doubt, thinking about the launch of the first satellite, Sputnik, when he wrote those seminal words in 1972 (he may have written them before 1972 of course, we just can’t say right now, and it’s irrelevant to my point).

Of course, not everyone was happy about the launch of Sputnik. Telegraph operators were people of particular vision who could, no doubt, see their days were numbered. And of course there was a Space Race going on.

Britain wasn’t involved in the Space Race, but as always liked to stick its nose in. A nose that is never far from a spectacular sneeze. Join some crazy Britishers in this episode, as they track Sputnik back in the oldenish times when it happened. To the dials!

Episode 28: DN-Hey!

If I told you to put some of your bodily fluids in a bag and send it to me, what would you say? You absolute animal.

Nowadays you can do this, and some chap or chapette will tell you everything you’ve always wanted to know about your fluid’s history. One man who wants to try it is chunky Patrick.

Will the results be positive for adventure? Negative for the simple life? Are you ready to find out? Let’s go…