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 historian Tom Williamson, who’s consulting dusty tomes for evidence of Children’s ITV game show Knightmare, Samurai Pizza Cats, Add N To (X), Civilization spinoff Colonization, post-rock band Mogwai, and Jeff Goldbum-starring discovery of DNA biopic Life Story. Along the way we’ll be debating whether Knightmare fans are more frightening than Knightmare itself, visiting an in-store promo appearance by the Anglia Knight, getting a Mogwai: Are Bloody Loud And Horrible t-shirt printed, and learning about the risk of chewing gum-related historical inaccuracy.
Tom Williamson is a historian and co-host of Retrospecticus – The Simpsons And Modern History, Together At Last!, a podcast that looks at an episode of The Simpsons and an event from world history that happened in the week the episode first aired in America. You can find the Retrospecticus website here and follow Retrospecticus on Twitter at @_Retrospecticus (don’t forget the underscore because they can’t!). I’d especially recommend Episode 19, Dead Web Page Society, in which Garreth discusses Dead Putting Society, Tom discusses the invention of the World Wide Web, and they both try and fail to explain Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoine to international listeners.
You can find Tom on Twitter at @skepticCanary.
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You can hear Tom’s Retrospecticus co-host Garreth F. Hirons on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about, amongst other things, The Yellow Album by The Simpsons – here.
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