Wednesday, January 23, 2008

SNRM: Spike's Conscience Speaks (week of Jan 20 to 26)


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As Fred Thompson drops out of the republican race for the whitehouse, Spike talks about why it’s a good thing he’s gone and examines his frighteningly extremist record.

Politics talk ends at twenty two minutes and eight seconds in, by the way. That’s after Spike’s talk radio conscience weighs in.

Spike will deal with “this much freaky and scary” when it comes to Google’s information gathering (and their ‘official blob’) but is well impressed that they’re splashing some cash on worthy causes and generating almost a third of their power through solar. All whilst Yahoo is going down the tubes.

He suggests a new way to deal with the UK’s problem of the failures of private prisons, talks about prostitution and uses the phrase “here’s the rub” without tying it into anything sexual (shame!), a how-to guide for making a few extra bucks with your webcam, haggis and the lies of the guys who got attacked by a tiger.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

SNRM: It's Aw In Yir Heid! (week of Jan 13-19)


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After an entirely melodramatic introduction, a rundown of his merry maladies, and an earth-shattering announcement, Spike does exactly what he promises not to; talks about American politics. Not for long though. And he does pay a rare compliment to John McCain, so that alone is worth listening for, because it probably won’t happen again.

British Prime Minister (Never A Frown With) Gordon Brown wants every Brit to be on the organ donor list by default – Spike, who currently has an uncle in need of a lung transplant, isn’t sure how he feels about it.

The death penalty debate comes around again with the release of Ohio death row Scot Kenny Richie, why the people who spent the most on a Blu-Ray DVD player are getting the crappy end of the stick, the Oscars, fakey psychics and the answer to why American Idol isn’t selling records.

All that, plus another appearance from Brendan The Iremonger with his traditional Podcast-Within-A-Podcast which, this week, includes Brendan’s fine baritone singing voice belting out a verse of “Jobbie Circus” and plenty of feedback from the cheeky chappies in the peanut gallery.



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Thursday, January 10, 2008

SNRM: Happy New Hampshire!


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In the first real Rage Machine of the year, Spike talks about the race for the Whitehouse; Hillary battles Obama battles Huckabee battles McCain battles gawd knows who next. Why is Hillary skeevy and untrustworthy? Why is John McCain skeevy and untrustworthy? Why did John Edwards and Mike Huckabee win Iowa but get trounced in New Hampshire? Spike, as usual, has all the answers. Because he’s awesome.

Also! MPs in Britain – already paid extremely well – say that there’s no money to give to working stiffs living paycheck to paycheque, but are more than happy to awards themselves a 2% pay increase. You know, for all that good work they’ve been doing.

Furtherwards of a talkingness on this feature-length edition, why you didn’t hear the two shows that happened last week, how Old Spike gave his son a fever blister from three and a half thousand miles away, the battle over the next home movie format and other geekery, shenanigans, goings on, bedlam and “antics”. For a penny.

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