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.
This time Tim’s joining guest host Garreth Hirons for a festively-tinged chat about I Was Born On Christmas Day by Saint Etienne Featuring Tim Burgess, Ferrero Prestige, Bod’s Present, A Merry Jingle by The Greedies, Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T. Colgan, Mariah Carey’s rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Richard Herring’s Christmas Emergency Questions, Iron Man 3 (which is a Christmas Film), Joe 90 Christmas Special The Unorthodox Shepherd and Merry Christmas Santa Claus (You’re A Lovely Guy) by Max Headroom. Along the way we’ll be debating how to politely deal with a gatecrashing Roland Rat, finding out what happens when you take the concept of ‘Pocket Coffee’ too literally, going to see The Snowman: No Way Home and revealing the identity of the one viewer who never got to see Russ Conway’s Yuletide Jamboree.
Garreth Hirons is a musician 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!). You can find Garreth’s blog Atomic Sourpuss here and follow him on Twitter at @invaderace1.
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If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. Yes I know Ferrero Prestige lattes are only available to the jet-setting ultra-rich but maybe if I turn up with the woman from the Küsschen advert they won’t notice.
You can also hear Garreth on Looks Unfamiliar talking about The Bigger The God, Food Fighters, Saboteur, The Triangle Of Terror, Sizzlin’ Bacon Monster Munch and Fun At The Funeral Parlour here, The Yellow Album by The Simpsons, The Frankie Goes To Hollywood Computer Game, Sweet 75, Linc’s, Transformers Action Masters, The Way Of The Tiger and Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton’s Max Headroom-prefiguring Quatro advert here, The Ghosts Of Oxford Street here and the Futurama Christmas Specials here. You can also find Garreth hosting Looks Unfamiliar chats with Tim about Stop-Go!, It’s A Shame by Kris Kross, Spider-Woman, I Wanted To See You To See If I Wanted You by Moose, The ITV Encyclopedia Of Adventure, the original version of Right Here by SWV, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Radio Tip Top here and comedy on BBC Radio 3 here.
Garreth has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Avengers: Age Of Ultron here, Thor: Ragnarok here, Venom here and Venom: Let There Be Carnage here. Garreth also took over as host for chats with Tim about The Defenders here and Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings here.
You can find Tim and Garreth on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride here, while Grace Dent recounted her obsession with The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident here and Phil Catterall had plenty to say about Iron Man 3 on It’s Good, Except It Sucks here.
You can find more about Bod’s Present in Christmas With Children’s BBC here and further aspirational longing for Ferrero Prestige in With These Pocket Coffee You Are Spoiling Us here. There’s also a stockingful of Christmas Emergency Questions here.
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