Looks Unfamiliar 5 – Ben Baker
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.
Joining Tim this time is writer, broadcaster and quizmaster Ben Baker, who hopes against hope that somebody else remembers early Chris Evans vehicle TV Mayhem, football comic The Onion Bag, novelty yoghurt range Fiendish Feet, the early internet craze for misidentifying every comedy song as ‘by’ Weird Al Yankovic, Betsy Byars’ Bingo Brown novels, and the International Youth Service penpal scheme. Along the way we’ll be getting some unconventional yoghurt-related gardening tips, recalling the classic horror film ‘Dracula Vs. The Skeleton’, discussing whether Fangs-A-Lot is an appropriate family heirloom, and finding out how the least politically correct gag in history ended up at the end of a right-on charity fundraising joke book. And Colin Foley, if you’re out there, please get in contact.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
You can find another appearance by Ben on Looks Unfamiliar here, and a special edition with Ben and Tim discussing ITV nostalgia show Looks Familiar here. ‘Website Ben’ is logged on for success at his official website here and you can follow him on Twitter at @benbakerbooks.
You can find more about Chris Evans’ early Radio 1 show Too Much Gravy – and what happened next – in Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Ben presents Don’t Let’s Chart with fellow Looks Unfamiliar guest Phil Catterall; you can find Don’t Let’s Chart on Twitter here, or hear a special they recorded for Looks Unfamiliar counting down the top-selling second-hand children’s annuals here.
Ben also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Emma Burnell, Phil Catterall, Stephen O’Brien, Garreth F. Hirons and Mark Thompson, which you can find here.
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