Looks Unfamiliar 69: Mitch Benn
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 made another appearance 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 – which you can find here.
Mitch has also appeared on Tim’s other podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Captain America: Civil War, which you can find here.
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