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 musician, comedian and writer Mitch Benn, who’s hoping for another viral hit with his recollections of chocolate bar 54321, the Logan’s Run television series, Matchbox Zoomy Balloonies, King Swamp, Action Man spinoff figures Atomic Man and Bullet Man, and the inexplicable craze for fifties nostalgia in the seventies. Along the way we’ll be finding out where REM didn’t get their name from but secretly did, celebrating the Official Mike Lindup From Level 42 Toothbrush, and wondering whether it’s actually physically and legally possible to prevent Paul McCartney from dressing up as a Teddy Boy.
Mitch Benn is a comedian, musician, journalist, author, actor and pretty much everything else along those lines you can think of. You can find Mitch’s website here and his Patreon here, and you follow him on Twitter at @MitchBenn.
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Mitch has also appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Nobody’s House, Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 by The Police, Cyborg and Muton, Orion, Two Stage Self-Assembly Ice Cream Cones and Get Stuffed here, and and Monday Morning 5.19 by Rialto, The Laughing Prisoner, Oh Baby by Rhianna, Pocketeers, O.T.T. and the original pre-Geoffrey incarnation of Rainbow here.
Mitch has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Captain America: Civil War, which you can find here.
Mitch also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Catrin Lowe on Heartthrob – The Dream Date Game, Mic Wright on Army And Navy Sweets, Darrell Maclaine on Rutland Weekend Television, Mark Thompson on The Giftie, Will Maclean on The Fourth Pan Book Of Horror Stories, Stephen O’Brien on The Box Of Delights and Sophie Davies on The All Star Impressions Show, which you can find here.
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