Faking Lit Podcast Episode 53 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In which the Idiots discuss Ernest Cline’s book of weaponized nostalgia, “Ready Player One” – pack reference after reference after reference instead of actual jokes – differentiate between nerds and funky guys (#funkyguyforlife) – briefly discuss the death of the author – get top tips on internet piracy.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Bob Flowers, Hollywood insider and Eobard Covfefe, an internet pirate and founder of www.altright.com.

Outro Music: DuckTales Moon Stage Theme – Hiroshige Tonomura


Faking Lit Podcast Episode 53 – Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

In which the Idiots read Ian Fleming’s classic tale of espionage, innuendo and idée fixe, “GoldFinger” – really get hung up on names – delve into the secret history of the SAS – play a game.

Featuring Special Guest Expert Mr Finch, a friend of Steve Koenig.

Outro Music: The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World – Sammy Davis Jr.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 51 – The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (with Sam Dodson!)

In which the Idiots discuss Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ripping yarn about dinosaurs – debate whether wheat is a fruit – dive into the lucrativer world of dinosaur erotica – retool the show to create the next great work of dinosaur erotica.

With Special Guest Experts Sam Dodson and advertising executive Barry Blinds.

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Outro music: Walk The Dinosaur – Was Not Was

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 50 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (with Michael Hill!)

In which the Idiots belatedly celebrate St Patrick’s Day with James Joyce’s celebrated kunstlerroman “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” – talk about masturbation – -debate the meaning of the word “portmanteau” – continue to talk about masturbation – uncover the rivalry between the Samaritans and the Philistines – are unable to get off the topic of masturbation – Chin reads the erotic letters of James Joyce – Michael imagines what it would be like if James Joyce were a character in Street Fighter II.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Michael Hill and Professor Sir Cum Elocution, a literature professor at Oxbridge University.

Content warning: this is a filthy episode of Faking Lit, even by our own standards. The letters from James Joyce to Nora Barnacle are real and can be read here, you impure perverts:


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Outro Music: Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 49 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (with Rachel Sambrooks!)

In which the Idiots record a special Mother’s Day episode on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic “Little Women” – explore the reasons behind Elvis Presley faking his own death – gush about the hip hop musical based on the life and times of Ernest Hemingway – get a lesson in braille – Haran continues to spiral into the outer reaches acceptable podcast banter.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Rachel Sambrooks and Danish town planner Billiam Chillitree.

Come to our live show on 29th March at Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road! Tickets are £4!


Outro Music: Girls – Death In Vegas

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 48 – Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (with Simone Belshaw!)

In which the Idiots gab about DBC Pierre’s Booker and Whitbread winning novel “Vernon God Little” – talk about why hamsters should have guns – why you should have guns on your teeth – how to survive the gas chamber – why you should respect Russia.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Alabaman gun enthusiast Werner Climes and fellow American Ursuala You’reIn (Simone Belshaw).

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Outro Music: One of Us – Joan Osborne