Faking Lit Podcast Episode 23 – Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee

In which the Idiots discuss a bygone era and much country life in “Cider With Rosie” by Laurie Lee – debate how reliable Laurie Lee’s memory is – make enemies of all people who live in the country – solve a murder – wonder whether offering to sand a table with your tongue is an effective seduction technique .

Featuring Special Guest Experts Jonny Gillam and Lucy Roper, plus returning to the show once more Donnie Bagels and a surprise cameo from Steve Koenig.


Faking Lit Podcast Episode 22 – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

In which the Idiots discuss Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure story – examine the complex psychodrama that is the relationship between Jim Hawkins and the multiple adult men who want his friendship – look deeper into Long John Silver’s much glossed over qualities as a cook – debate what makes a good father figure.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Jonny Gillam, Lucy Roper and Brian McKellen, Hollywood’s premier Wallpaper Consultant.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 21 – Sanditon by Jane Austen

As part of the recent Jane Austen Bicentenary, the Idiots discuss Jane Austen’s final uncompleted novel and try to figure out how she would have ended it – discover that Timeline humour may be the key to saving the Future – learn how they will all eventually die – get bogged down in the particulars of Georgian Architecture – figure out the precise cyclical lifespan of jokes across millennia.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Ben Lund-Conlon, Spruce Bruce, a robot sent from the future and Candida F. Buckets, a lady spy that has been accidentally sent from the past.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 20 – The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin

In this very special episode, the Idiots manage to get their hands on a leaked manuscript of George RR Martin’s long-awaited, and long delayed, continuation of his epic “A Song of Ice & Fire ” series and proceed to read and dissect their favourite chapters.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Joseph Murphy and Trey Birkenstock, the official Accent Consultant for the book and television series.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 19 – The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

In which The Idiots continue their Summer Reading Season with Alexander McCall Smith’s “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” – discuss why the book is actually Scottish Independence Propaganda – attempt to burst the Liberal Metropolitan Elite Bubble – connect the dots like real detectives.

Featuring Special Guest Experts [REDACTED] from Tomorrow’s History and Abba Goran Ericsson, Orangina Enthusiast.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 18 – Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

In which the Summer Reading Season continues and the Idiots discuss Helen Fielding’s chick-lit ur-text – get bogged down in conflicting timelines – explain the premise of “Pinky & The Brain” in Spanish – compare Bridget Jones’s Diary skills to Anne Frank’s.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Carlos Lopez & Maria Rosa Chiquita Lopez-Gonzalez, a husband and wife burglar team.