Looks Unfamiliar 7 – 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 for a second time is writer, broadcaster and quizmaster Ben Baker, who shares his not-widely-shared memories of Children’s ITV magazine show Toksvig, the Whizzkids’ Guide book series, sophisticated yet not exactly enlightened board game Mysteries Of Old Peking, short-lived pop-punk sensations Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi, drug-fuelled post-Tarantino shock-comedy Go, and the entirely sensible hobby of making your own TV listings magazines. Along the way we’ll be taking some advice from a Charcoal Jeremy Beadle, finding out why Ben had to hide his secret drawings of the Yorkshire TV logo, assessing whether Sandi Toksvig was at risk of exploding at any moment, and revealing which Shane Meadows film is not as good as a hat.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
You can find Ben’s previous appearance 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.
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.
There’s more chatter about board games – including Matchbox Cascade and The Jaws Game – in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge, which you can find here. There’s more chat with Tim about ridiculous seventies TV tie-in board games here.
Ben also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Jem Roberts, Steve O’Brien, Mark Griffiths, Martin Ruddock and Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge, which you can find here.
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