Faking Lit Podcast Episode 47 – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

In which the Idiots unpack Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s tale of how kids will never be as good as chocolate – Haran reveals another novel’s hidden allusions to 20th Century German history – why all the children in this book are essentially the same person – are treated to some maritime flavoured character comedy – read out some of Roald Dahl’s most anti-semitic quotes.

Featuring Special Guest Expert Admiral P Bummington, a naval admiral and multiple award winning character comedian.

Come to our live show! Tickets are £4 (cheap!)


Outro Music: Charly – The Prodigy


Faking Lit Podcast Episode 46 – Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (with Lucy Roper!)

In which the Idiots get all romantic for Valentine’s Day and discuss “Fifty Shades of Grey” by EL James – Haran reveals the secret parallels between “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the Treaty of Versailles – learn how the book has been used as an instruction manual for the sexually clueless – which animals have the best thighs? – Clint Eastwood won’t respond to my emails.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Lucy Roper and Sex Counsellor B.J. McHammer.

Also, come see our live show at Waterstone’s Tottenham Court Road on 29th March! Get your tickets here: www.waterstones.com/events/faking-l…nham-court-road

Outro Music: Venus In Furs – The Velvet Underground

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 45 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Michael Hill & Fitz Honger!)

In which the Idiots discuss Mark Haddon’s acclaimed story of autism, family and casual animal cruelty, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – spend too much time discussing wallpaper – uncover the secret history of “Spot the Dog” – solve the mystery of what is happening to all the dogs in Camberwell.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Fitzgerald Honger, Michael Hill and avowed Jonathan Freedland fan, The Captain.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 44 – The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

In which the Idiots discuss George Eliot’s bildungsroman “The Mill on the Floss” – Chin loves George Eliot – Dr Dre does not make good headphones for dogs and is a terrible plastic surgeon – Haran doesn’t understand what “metaphorical” means – I’m sorry, but this person is clearly not a dog.

With Special Guest Experts podcast phenomenon Steve Koenig and his “dog” Ham McHam(face).

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 43 – Shrek by William Steig (with Jonny Gillam!)

In which the Idiots discuss the almost forgotten source material for massive Dreamworks animation franchise, “Shrek” by William Steig – list the multiple failures of the Conservatives – pitch a Radiohead jukebox musical – Jonny sells Chin a book series – Alice burps.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Jonny Gillam and Press Secretary Laurence Chives.

Faking Lit Podcast Episode 42 – Jaws by Peter Benchley (with Michael Hill!)

In which the Idiots have a frank discussion about Pete Benchley’s overshadowed novel “Jaws” – get an insider’s perspective on Hollywood – pitch our own animal movies – watch Haran and Michael slowly tear each other apart.

Featuring Special Guest Experts Michael Hill & Hollywood player Bob Flowers.


Faking Lit Podcast Episode 41 – Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (with Tom Redman!)

In which the Idiots discuss Joseph Conrad’s tale of madness and Imperialism, “Heart of Darkness” – yo, is this book racist? – we hear several pitches for Black Mirror episodes – are you a Kurtz or a Marlowe? – yo, is this optician racist?

Featuring Special Guest Expert, Water Treatment Plant Worker Hamish Hamish (Tom Redman).