Faking Lit Podcast Episode 66 – Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby (with Lucas Jolson!)

In which the Idiots discuss Nick Nornby’s long-form love-letter to football and fandom “Fever Pitch” – returning guest Michael Owen give us his Dream Team and regales us with tales of his friendship and rivalry with Sami Hyypiä – discuss the effect that the football has on the “lower classes” – figure out how to give Grandma the perfect send-off.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Peter Reilly (Lucas Jolson) and Michael Owen.


Faking Lit Podcast Episode 65 – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (with Ben Lund-Conlon!)


In which the Idiots failed to record an episode properly, and subsequently only salvaged half an episode from the mess. Apologies for the long rambling introduction at the beginning. Feel free to skip past the five minute mark if you’re adverse to mid range vocal fry.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 64 – The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (with Nathan Roberts!)

In which the Idiots discuss Thomas Pynchon’s cult novel of paranoia and mail conspiracy “The Crying of Lot 49” – discuss Bruce Forsythe’s last show “Strictly Sane” – why does Batman love beating up mentally ill people? – a cat barber gives dating tips.

With Special Guest Experts Nathan Roberts and Edward Pomblebee, a cat barber.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 63 – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (with Fitzgerald Honger!)

In which the Idiots discuss Thomas Harris’s blockbusting pot-boiler “The Silence of the Lambs” – Chin uses his powers of emergency marriage counselling to deploy some much needed couples therapy – repeatedly plug a wallpaper business – discuss the proper way to eat a tasty sandwich – bring a new life into the world.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Fitzgerald Honger and our favourite couple in crime Carlos Lopez & Maria Rosa Chiquita Lopez-Gonzalez.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 62 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (with Rebekka Turner!)

In which the Idiots discuss Charlotte Bronte’s tale of triumph over adversity and madness “Jane Eyre” – Chin discuss his DeviantTart work and receives feedback on his pregnant Sonic the Hedgehog tart – plug the hell out of a building cleaning services company – discover the links between Jane Eyre and Harry Potter – talk about how babies are named.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Rebekka Turner, Lenny London (Beefeater) and Montgomery O’McClean, building site cleaner.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 61 – American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

In which the Idiots discuss Bret Easton Ellis’s infamous satire of 80s narcissism and excess “American Psycho” – question the very fabric of reality itself – butts and abs gets slapped, we don’t play favourites here! – two familiar faces return…

Featuring Chambers Johnstein Jr & Chambers Junestein Sr, father and son jam brewers.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 60 – Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

In which the Idiots discuss the late Philip Roth’s transgressive and sexually frank novel of American Jewish male identity – Chin reveals a hidden career working for Graham Norton – decide who’s better: humans or octopuses – get some lessons in comedy from a pro.

With Special Guest Expert Tom Blueman, pro comedian on the Northern Circuit.