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Don't Lets Chart - Comedy. History. Stupidity.

Don't Lets Chart - Comedy. History. Stupidity.

By Ben and Phil
The podcast that tries to make sense of now via the comfort of lists, weird trivia, arcane history and jokes about bums. If you think Bin Day should be a public holiday, you'll love Don't Lets Chart!

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Hello, Good Evening and Bollocks (Pilot)
Ben Baker hosts a retrospective look back at one of his biggest loves and influences: Viz, the adult comic founded by teenage cartoonist Chris Donald which has made people laugh, guffaw, chuckle, snort and wheeze with its mixture of comic strips, newspaper spoofs, rude words, bottoms, bollocks and general buggering about since issue one, sold as The Bumper Monster Christmas Special, first appeared at a gig in the Gosforth Hotel pub on the 10th December 1979. Musician and podcaster Paul Abbott joins him to discuss that first issue and where it sits in the UK's comic history, reflecting as it has over four decades of fads, trends and Macc Lads revival tours. Although mostly they're just going to laugh a lot at rude words. Enjoy. WARNING: Contains very bad language....though you'd be sad if it didn't. Read the original comic alongside us here: https://bit.ly/3xS08Hx
44:60
December 10, 2021
NEW PODCAST! Ben Baker's Christmas Box
Welcome to Ben Baker's Christmas Box, a seasonally swanky trip through television's present-wrapped past. In each short episode of my new series I talk to a guest about something that represents the Christmas period to them and today I'm joined by musician, podcaster and composer of my amazing new theme tune Paul Abbott who has brought to the turkey-stained table "Peace On Earth", a 1939 Christmas cartoon all about the very least festive subject imaginable. He's here to expunge some childhood terrors and pass them onto us...Merry Deathmas! SUBSCRIBE TO CHRISTMAS BOX VIA YOUR PODCAST APP OF CHOICE HERE: https://pod.link/1598567940/ Watch Peace on Earth here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuiut Find Paul and his mighty works here: https://twitter.com/Pablovich  And I've just released a new book all about the hits, misses and 'what the bloody hell is that?!?s' that made up the 20th century Christmas TV experience. Find it here: https://linktr.ee/BenBakerBooks.
17:00
December 06, 2021
Ketchup and Rings (May 18th)
Do you want to listen to a podcast about rotten Draculas, strange handprints, Pope swapping, TV monkey homing, New Zealand's unusual chart toppers, the art of Star Trek Captain naming and Tom Mix's horse Tony among things? Well, this was indeed the series for you! Sadly this is the final regular episode of "Don't Lets Chart". We've really enjoyed our two and a half years of creating silly list trivia but we both feel we've done as much as we can under the current name. We will return with something different soon but for now its goodbye and a huge thank you for listening to our daft series. Love and Robots, Ben and Phil
30:08
May 18, 2021
Satan Is Everywhere (May 11th)
.trahC steL tnoD fo edosipe wen eht ot emoclew dna olleH...ahem, sorry, we've been listening to those backwards records again as there's moral panic on the horizon and its coming for your children!!! I mean, it's not obviously. But Ben Baker and Phil Catterall will be exploring some of history's weirdest uproars alongside learning about Gangulphus of Burgundy, the things that happened in Monty Python's wake, toxins, yellow reggae, the 'Cattomeat Bin Animal', Rainbow Parties, chess nonsense, Elvis' last hit singles, foam rolling, Minnesota mascot wars and why you cant even say Christmas anymore. So come ruin your turntable for the true masters of the dark. enif yllacisab s'ti, enif s'tI Listen, share, hit subscribe, drink a vodka up your bum, all that usual stuff. We're a small scale homemade show with just two people so all the support is gratefully received as our current listener base could fit in a shoe.  If you'd like to throw a few quid at us too you can support the show - and get our monthly bonus show, plus access to two whole series not on the regular feed - via this here link: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
31:22
May 11, 2021
An Outbreak Of Quincyism (April 27th)
Hey kids! Do you like facts? Do you like charts? Do you like betraying your country for upwards of £6 and a bottle of Tizer? Then Don't Lets Chart is the podcast for you. Ben Baker and Phil Catterall lead the parade of the past with terrible deals, Beethoven's working titles, the finest in pathologists, money for literally nothing, your best Swedish Idol judge, unfreedom, impressing Jodie Foster, what ET is short for, a talking 12" Nelson Mandela, frame frisking, uprisings and a leather pavillion for everybody. Listen, share, hit subscribe, steal an experimental aircraft, all that usual stuff. We're a small scale homemade show with just two people so all the support is gratefully received. If you'd like to throw a few quid at us too you can support the show and get our soon to be announced monthly bonus show, plus access to two whole series not on the regular feed, via this here link: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
28:36
April 27, 2021
Brasso Police (April 20th)
Welcome to the podcast that tries to charge head first through today via the distraction of yesterday with lists, trivia and thirteen litres of Old Ianson’s Dad Botherer up the park. In today's episode we're taking a look at April 20th throughout the years and learn why Street Fighter The Movie The Game did not need to exist, who has the annually best bottoms, when Macbeth was first misquoted for comedy value, what a pineapple farmer might be, who came afoul of a "swamp rabbit", how you could lick a James Bond, when the Red Baron was a dog, what Phil's closest lookalike is, how to tell the "unpasteurised milk" joke, what George Burns and Captain Tom have in common (other than that) and there's the tragic history of Davey Dirtbox. Plus much more all packed into a very funny half hour in which you might learn something but only if you read an encyclopedia whilst listening. Listen, share, hit subscribe, wear a tie that stinks of chicken, all that usual stuff. We're a small scale homemade show with just two people so all the support is gratefully received. If you'd like to throw a few quid at us too you can support the show and get our soon to be announced monthly bonus show, plus access to two whole series not on the regular feed, via this here link: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
30:36
April 20, 2021
The Most Beautiful Steve (April 13th)
Want to learn some genuinely true facts from this date in time but also like silly people making jokes about Slimer's buttocks, sexy elephants and the Fuse bar throughout? Then "Don't Lets Chart" is your podcast! Its quite the trunk laden episode too with the internet's most burning questions about peanut-eating pachyderms alongside a visit to Pope Martin, 1962's biggest novelty hit, the perfection of tap dancing, Bobby Brown's unfortunate stomach troubles, cannibalism in comedy, the most misquoted movie moments, Metallica taking on the internet, a ban from the ping pong council, the possibility of a 'Jeff Erson', needless references to You Bet!, tear-pumping poetry and much more. But no Darren Day. This podcast is hosted by Phil Catterall and Ben Baker and was produced by Ben. It is not in any way sponsored by the Fuse bar. Because it was discontinued in 2006. And if you like this, please please tell your friends. Listen, share, hit subscribe, fight a bear, all that usual stuff. We're a small scale homemade show with just two people and listener numbers are way down during the pandemic so all the support is gratefully received. If you'd like to throw a few quid at us too you can support the show and get our soon to be announced monthly bonus show, plus access to two whole series not on the regular feed, via this here link: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart or Kofi here: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart
29:20
April 13, 2021
I've Patented A Shoe (April 6th)
Don't Lets Chart is a podcast that looks at the current day in history, shakes it for interesting trivia and then spray paints "BUMS" over the top of it. In this look at the April 6ths of time, Ben Baker and Phil Catterall learn about America's furry millionaire, Tartan Day, Napoleon's more petty acts of sulking, celluloid filth, Olympic pigeon bothering, the true inventor of the Pog, Steve Video Plus, boxing for peace, how Teddy Roosevelt definitely sounded, the early days of animation, ABBA's rise to Eurovision dominance, New Beer's Eve, the sadness of Spare Dad Three, patently untrue patents and lots more on the way. Plus our resident robot is here with his topical take on the news. Listen, share, hit subscribe, fight a bear, all that usual stuff. We're a small scale homemade show with just two people so all the support is gratefully received. If you'd like to throw a few quid at us too you can support the show and get our soon to be announced monthly bonus show, plus access to two whole series not on the regular feed, via this here link: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
30:29
April 06, 2021
Game For A Quiz Is Here!
After the success and feedback on the pilot episode, we've decided to launch Game For A Quiz as its own show with a unique feed (e.g it will not be posted here!) and social media stuff. If you missed the first show, here's a small trailer for what we do. Then please go follow us on the podcast app of your choice and get the freshly minted second episode pitting Noel Edmonds against Brucie! You can manually add the RSS feed here: https://anchor.fm/s/54cd644c/podcast/rss Or listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1IYe28JjR4U7Lge0IeyPDu Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3fD1gYl Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/game-for-a-quiz-the-gameshow-showdown RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/game-for-a-quiz-the-gameshow-sho-Wd9pR7 ....with more to come! Please support our first spin-off and let us know what you think on Twitter @GameForAQuiz
01:43
April 03, 2021
Why Can't I Be You? - Morrissey
Ben Baker has always been fascinated by the world of pop parodies - musical spoofs or pastiches of existing bands, singers and genres - from "Spitting Image" to "Horrible Histories". In this first edition he looks at three and a bit decades of ribbing directed at the Mancunian mouthpiece that is Steven Patrick Bulbous Overcoat  Morrissey and The Smiths.  A misunderstood and unfortunately all too understood character that many have taken great delight in aping or paying tribute to, including Radio Active, Who Dares Wins, Frank Sidebottom, Mitch Benn, MJ Hibbett, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Armando Iannucci, Harry Hill, Jay Foreman, Darrell Maclaine and...Bernard Manning?!   --------------------------------------------- Why Cant I Be You? is written and produced by Ben Baker. All clips come under review as fair use and are copyright their original sources. Got someone in mind you'd like me to cover in a future "Why Can't I Be You"? Or spot any Moz-mocking that I've missed. Let me know on Twitter @BenBakerBooks. And remember the lesson of The Smiths. Just because a bunch of wankers like it, doesn't mean that it's shit....
29:54
March 19, 2021
Game For A Quiz: Time
We've all got a favourite game show. Like the BBC point based one hosted by the lad with the ears or its ITV rival in which a chaser chases some contestants in a chase...I forget the title. (Speed 2?)  But which is the BEST quiz or game show ever? Well, that's what Ben Baker and Christine Coulson are hoping to find out in this new series pitting two examples of the genre against each other.    In this first episode both put forth a mighty example of shows that used time in an interesting way with Christine's choice of Paul Daniels' multiple choice classic "Every Second Counts" and Ben going with the lesser known daytime series "1000 Heartbeats". The programmes will be put through their paces on the things that truly matter like host, set, interactivity, prizes and, most important of all, if you can sing the name of the show to the theme tune... -------------------------- We watched two specific episodes to review and if you want to see them too, you can watch "Every Second Counts" (10th May 1986) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Xcq272trg  Whilst the first episode of "1000 Heartbeats" is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceMEQCym-lM   . You can see pictures from these shows and other game show nonsense we like here: https://www.instagram.com/gameforaquiz/  And if you liked this first episode, have ideas where we should go next or any general chit chat, contact us at our Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/GameForAQuiz
40:11
March 12, 2021
Phil and Ben's Transformers 101
Phil loves big giant fighting space robots. Ben has never seen the appeal. Now, after years of in-fighting and insults, Ben is finally conceding to try and understand his friend's genuine obsession with the whole Transformers franchise. As an outsider he's going to learn about all aspects of the Autobots and Decepticons' long history of interplanetary punch-ups over the past four decades from the good to the impossibly rotten.  And we start our journey at the very beginning with the opening three-part mini series from 1984 "More Than Meets The Eye". On the way we'll- - learn how YouTube are taking their cue from TV-am; - explore why oil rigs are dangerous and not a right laugh like you thought;  - debate how important a "The" is when discussing massive robots; - uncover the Gordon Brittas of the Decepticons;  - rage at the toys that never were; - investigate how Ronald Reagan, "Kidd Video" and Richard Pryor fit into all this;  - question if a "rear axle" equates to a part of the human body; - reveal which one of us hates Muppet Babies; - and scratch our heads to see so very many wet robots. So if you're a robo fan or metal sceptic, there should be something for you in here. Now to take you for the ride of your life.... ------------------------------------- "Transformers 101: The Education of A Robophobe" is presented by Phil Catterall with Ben Baker who edited it together. If you want more or want to suggest where in the franchise we should go next, let us know via @dontletschart on Twitter or dontletschart@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------
37:06
March 05, 2021
It'll Be Alright On Some Charts
As you all know Ben Baker and Phil Catterall are incredibly professional young men with all their own teeth and they definitely don't make a noise every time they sit down. But what of those rare moments where things went wrong? Or funny but unnecessary tangents were followed? Or sections were simply too long to fit into the regular episode? You're about to find out in half an hour of cocks going up Denis Norden's aunt's bloomers whilst an animated David Walliams looks on disinterested...sorry, we mean funny outtakes and deleted sections from "Don't Lets Chart". Merry Christmas VT!!!!!!!!!!1111111
29:48
January 26, 2021
A Bearable New Year With Ben and Phil
Happy New Sort Of A Year! Ben and Phil are here with a bit of New Year Cheer which will be as delicious as the injection man coming round with all of your vaccines! There are resolutions, celebrations and confusing traditions for everyone as part of this new year we've been slung into. Plus all the spines you can eat! Think of it as Advent Day 263 if you will. Merry Yearmas! 
25:04
January 19, 2021
The Best of The Quizzes - Vol. 1
The best quizzes from series 1 and 2 of Don't Lets Chart in honour of Ben's second fabulous 39th birthday. No, 2020 doesn't count. Its like Community season four. Enjoy!
36:06
December 30, 2020
Christmas Chart With The Stars
Between 1958 and 1972, the BBC would run a big programme entitled "Christmas Night with the Stars". In it you could find mini versions of all your favourite shows of the time plus sketches, monologues and other seasonal nonsense. Today, Don't Lets Chart are reviving that tradition with a big beefy feature length special containing bite-sized editions of some of our favourite podcasts including "Retrospecticus", "The Big Beatles Sort Out", "Looks Unfamiliar" and "Round The Archives". There's also an exclusive story from Twitter favourite Darrell Maclaine plus your top presents of all time, the seasonal episodes of a certain sitcom are ranked, too many Shreks, one of those quizzes we used to do before the war and the usual facts, events, idiocy and shouting presented by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. Merry Shreksmas! ====================================================== Find Retrospecticus here: http://retrospecticus.org/ Find Round The Archives here: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/round-the-archives-524254 Find Looks Unfamiliar here: https://timworthington.org/looksunfamiliar/ Find The Beatles Big Sort here: https://anchor.fm/garry-abbott Find Darrell Maclaine here: https://twitter.com/maclockdown With thanks as ever to Simon Tyers and Paul Abbott. Thanks to everyone who has been downloading our Advent shows throughout December, it was a huge undertaking but we're very proud of it. Thanks to all our pastry pals for sticking with us through 2020 too. If you want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart ====================================================== Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is still available now! BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
01:26:43
December 25, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 24
Shut up Chris Rea, its podcast time. Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the entire set of these festive fripperies. We had huge fun and we hope you did too. And that is very definitely the end. Yes.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
11:22
December 24, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 23
Was 1973 the most Christmas year ever? And is it still remembered in the 2020 charts? All this plus your best Christmas hit singles ever inside a bumper festive Don't Lets and Chart!  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
13:02
December 23, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 22
We all know our classic British traditions, unless we dont, but what of more old fashioned Christmas activities? Phil gots a list and he's only mildly afraid to use it! MEAT WILL BE SHOWN! ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
11:57
December 22, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 21
Right, no more of your lolligagging! Its time for the big shop and the vote for the best Christmas food for mouth is on. Will pigs beat blankets? When was the best Cadbury selection box era? And which is better: "Spuds" or "Just meat"? Slooooooooooo.....  ========================  Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
11:32
December 21, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 20
Animals! Everywhere animals! Turn around, I bet there's one behind you. But which is the best when it comes to Winter conditions and how does this affect our SpeakPipe? If only there was a way of finding out...  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
10:11
December 20, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 19
Hello I am Terry Christian and this is the best festive Word. Only joking. But also not. Find out what any of this means in the latest edition of the podcast described by many as "Oh god, it's still going" and "not Chris Ramsay enough".  ========================  Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
12:00
December 19, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 18
It's a self-indulgent Friday as Phil asks Ben about some of the weirder entries in his new book. Did he mention he's got a book out? Yes. Yes he did.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
12:08
December 18, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 17
What is the best Christmas film? Its a discussion for the ages and is almost always a terrible idea. Hence this episode.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
14:07
December 17, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 16
Gravy. Just gravy.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
10:33
December 16, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 15
Perhaps our favourite vote subject to date. Its "Best Christmas TV Special By Or Featuring A Puppet" and boy oh lordy are you in for a treat. Probably.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
11:25
December 15, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 14
What are the rest of the world getting up to? Lets take a peek in the Christmas diaries of the rich and baffling. A ribbe of biefe for all readers!  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
08:43
December 14, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 13
We asked you what the best Christmas Year ever was. These are the results you deserve.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
06:24
December 13, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 12
Deck the halls with that and likewise tra la la la la Banana Splits. Carol singing - did you do it? One of us did and one of us didnt. And thats not including the erstwhile former star of "Spender" who died for our sins. Probably.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
10:26
December 12, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 11
One of the biggest signifiers of the oncoming festive period would be when your favourite comic suddenly added some snow to the logo. But what of Ben and Phil's very different comic buying childhoods? And how does this affect Buster Capp's Christmas haul? All this and great news inside for all readers! ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
09:45
December 11, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 10
Our first festive listener question has come down the SpeakPipe and its The History Buffet's Eric Stockberger who enquires on Ben and Phil's opinions about all things seasonably musical.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
09:43
December 10, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 9
Its vote time again and today we count down your very own top 10 "Celebrities You Most Associate With Christmas". A shoo in for the Queen? Or have Buble and Carey stuck in and pinched her crown overnight? And what's Ben doing in there? All this and more in today's mince-pie sized episode!  ========================  Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
10:51
December 09, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 8
Pining for presents past again but this time its the VHSes we so desperately craved including those "exclusive to video" that strangely ended up on telly about 9 months later. What videos were you desperate for in the past? Let us know @dontletschart on Twitter.  ========================  Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
10:21
December 08, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 7
Christmas cards - yay or nay? Not in the era of coughing and death post but years that arent spent hiding in the spare room in your Spiderman onesie. Ben and Phil discuss cards and which of them is actually good at sending some. Plus: more robot rambling.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
07:10
December 07, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 6
Its Sunday so we're keeping our best hushed tones and slippers in order to discuss television on Sunday around the festive period. Our pal Tim Worthington (@outonbluesix) has provided us a list to check through but we invariably ruin it. Listen in!  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
09:13
December 06, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 5
Christingles - why and how? One of us is very familiar with the tradition that is sticking a candle into some fruit, the other is not. See if you can guess which is which? Although lets be fair, you already know.  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
07:05
December 05, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 4
If you're one of our American listeners you're probably ready for all the big Christmas episodes to air due to the strange way network TV works in the US. Here's a quiz to celebrate those unusual TV nuggets - will your favourite feature?  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
07:42
December 04, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 3
Its the first look at the answers to our recent Big Christmas Vote and a dive into your favourite "Non Hit Singles". It would be fair to say it confused a few of you and others had some of them controversial opinions but the robot's on at the end so everybody will be happy.  Hear most of the songs here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3a2NJKvEpx4khCX5J3CCNv ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
10:52
December 03, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 2
After yesterday's rather less than Crimbletastic edition, we're stepping it up a notch with a look at the Argos catalogue to see what we want best. Spoilers: Phil ruins it.  Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
10:23
December 02, 2020
Don't Lets Chartvent Day 1
It's sort of Christmas, right? Stuff it, we're in tier 3 and Ian's The Booze have just delivered twelve gallons of Grandad's Old Eye-Blinder so lets get on our party pants and check out what happened on this day in history. I bet its going to be really festive...right? Right?  ======================== Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day: 90s Christmas Telly from Ant and Dec to Zig and Zag" is available now!  BUY IT ON LULU: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/i-was-bored-on-christmas-day/paperback/product-7wkjmd.html BUY IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NS9J76Z BUY IT FOR KINDLE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXTJBCB
08:13
December 01, 2020
Series 3, Show 7 - You Cant Say Crumpets Anymore
Why is calling your child "Bloody" a bad idea? What were The Beatles doing to our Nation's youth in 1963? Can you truly fancy a spaceship? When will the "Star Wars Holiday Special" start being special? And just who is Jimmy Todhands? Answers will occur from the mouths and souls of Ben Baker and Phil Catterall in your weekly dose of history and stupidity. Also covered in this module: "Weird" Abe Lincoln's Yorkshire roots,  a nice glass of Brianade, page 3 vs hard sums, the latest birthdays, the concept of Shaq Fu, vol-au-vents for the youth, pudding lawsuits, Carlos Santana's new line in auto burglaries, red ink negativity, Nixon doing a big lie, Mr T's grill situation and Joey. Want to know what any of that nonsense means? Get listening now! ======================== Ben's new book "I Was Bored On Christmas Day" will be available to pre-order from Amazon next week. Find his (surprisingly easy to wrap as presents) other books at Amazon here: www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B079KSMVXK or Lulu Press here: www.lulu.com/spotlight/benbakerpresents
36:22
November 17, 2020
Series 3, Show 6 - Gin-Faced Gregory
Why is Dr Seuss no help with chatting up a partner? When is Racist Cluedo too racist? Who spent all their money on "trains and Michaela Strachans"? What's the real ending to "Stand By Me"? Which presenter is planning to become dead from robot sex? As ever, we'll dive into all of the above nonsense in the new episode of "Dont Lets Chart", a comedy and history podcast by the hugely unqualified Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. Also in this cavalcade of trivia nonsense we'll learn why a 10 day week was amazing a poor idea, which of us looks most like a Sesame Street monster, how Walt Disney was a rotten bastard, what the best board game wasnt, why Cummingtonite isnt a request, who was snaffling some Jesus off a window ledge, what Dr Livingstone could've alternatively heard out of Henry Morton Stanley's mouth, if Star Wars would've been better ending Ben's way, what not to say on Tinder, how the Garbage Pail Kids made a movie and a lot more besides. We can only do this with your help so thank you to everyone who supports us on Patreon and tells their friends about us. We're still slowly rebuilding our listener numbers and every bit of word of mouth helps us hugely. Thank you. And, more than anything, please remember: Turdidae.   ===================  Want to support the making of the podcast and get early access to new episodes, alongside hours of bonus material? Visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Need some Christmas present ideas? How about one of Ben's books?  Find them at Amazon here: www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B079KSMVXKor Lulu Press here: www.lulu.com/spotlight/benbakerpresents
36:08
November 10, 2020
Series 3, Show 5 - Feed Me Pie For Investigations
How did the cowboy Black Bart give himself away?   What happened to Sputnik-1?   Who would win in a fight between Rin Tin Tin and Lassie?   Was the event pre and post Congo?   And why is Ben going to be given away to an ostrich farm?   Answers to these will be forthcoming, along with countless other facts and stupid jokes from the mouths of Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. Plus: the incorrect Scooby Doo, becoming unretired, some Willis, too many Air Bud films, Sticky Fingaz vs Ben Fogle, Phil is bad at metal, an evil clown, Vanilla Ice and another reference to Boyz Unlimited. Oh and the robot's got a new catchphrase.     ====================== Send us a question via @dontletschart on Twitter, dontletschart@gmail.com or our new Speakpipe set up: www.speakpipe.com/DontLetsChart And if you want episodes early, along with a lot of extra shows, outtakes and bonus stuff (alongside supporting us making it!) then please visit: www.patreon.com/dontletschart ====================== Need some Christmas present ideas? How about one of Ben's books?  Find them at Amazon here: www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B079KSMVXKor Lulu Press here: www.lulu.com/spotlight/benbakerpresents
37:57
November 03, 2020
Series 3, Show 4 - Unknown: Weather Michael
Which episode of Paddington featured his powerful death squads? How many Spanish Galleons is too many for private use? What is the best Steve Guttenberg film from 1984 to 1987? When will the fiancées of Darren Day get their reparations? and where does "Lovable Zanies II" fit into all this? The answers to all of the above and more are featured in this episode of the internet's eighth or ninth most popular facts and daft jokes podcast (Skipton Region ONLY) with your hosts Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. Other items of fancy include the ballad of Boss Tweed, Geoff Hamilton's increasingly unused spade, too much Police Academy, fallen bacon, telly having a nap, the worst "corruptsmans", John Letter, meeting the Neighbours, extreme stench, putting a hit on Frank Sinatra, checking for ghosts, Wallace Carruthers and his gift to the world's legs, advertising pears, Valerie Harper's contract and a sobering look at bastards. So get on the Gutten-bus and lets go! ====================== Send us a question via @dontletschart on Twitter, dontletschart@gmail.com or our new Speakpipe set up: www.speakpipe.com/DontLetsChart And if you want episodes early, along with a lot of extra shows, outtakes and bonus stuff (alongside supporting us making it!) then please visit: www.patreon.com/dontletschart ====================== Need some Christmas present ideas? How about one of Ben's books?  Find them at Amazon here: www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B079KSMVXK  or Lulu Press here: www.lulu.com/spotlight/benbakerpresents
37:43
October 27, 2020
Series 3, Show 3 - Six Renditions of Freebird and a Nazi
Where is a Cheese Heavy Nation? How did the bloke off Ghostwatch make it to the Sydney Opera House? Why are the British so good at murders?  Which company hit big by giving people the squits?  And at what end do you check a Stevenson's Plomp? Its all in your soapy new Don't Lets Chart with Robot. (Also Ben Baker and Phil Catterall) alongside some of the best inventor-named products, rockin' disasters, secret SS pasts of the TV stars, what makes Agatha Christie better than you, Bott's dots, The Wiggles sounding too excited about social distancing, the sneakiness of the Sunday Times, Cheryl's race against surnames, the only newspaper magnate named after a Channel 5 game show, Peter Pan's opening and lots more!  Send us a question via @dontletschart on Twitter, dontletschart@gmail.com or our new Speakpipe set up: www.speakpipe.com/DontLetsChart And if you want episodes early, along with a lot of extra shows, outtakes and bonus stuff (alongside supporting us making it!) then please visit: www.patreon.com/dontletschart ====================== Need some Christmas present ideas? How about one of Ben's books? Find them at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B079KSMVXK or Lulu Press here: https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/benbakerpresents (use the code LULUFAM10 for 10% before October 17th)
36:24
October 20, 2020
Series 3, Show 2 - A Signed Frankie Howerd UMD
Why did the band Muse sue Celine Dion?   Who wouldn't welcome a traction engine through the post?   Which rocker requires our Unsolicited Celebrity Advice?   What is the best time?   And how do the Alans fit into all this?   Find out in another trouser-wrenching edition of the programme that aims to find sense in the madness of the world through our history and pop culture detritus. In the entertainment sack this week is a ban on "hand signed" autographs, Beatlemania, one of Werner Herzog's better decisions, 'Pedo Guy' revisited, a really big shoe, the Old Farmer's Almanac, the biggest leaf comes into question, Toni Braxton's bosom crisis, bastard killer whales, the formation of the Wide Awake Club, a genuine claustrophobic breakdown and, as always, a drawing of Nick Wilton having a bath.   Oh and the robot's back. Sorry about that.   Send us a question via @dontletschart on Twitter, dontletschart@gmail.com or our new Speakpipe set up: https://www.speakpipe.com/DontLetsChart And if you want episodes early, along with a lot of extra shows, outtakes and bonus stuff (alongside supporting us making it!) then please visit: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
36:51
October 13, 2020
Series 3, Show 1 - Who Stinks Now?
How did a goat lead to a sporting disaster for over sixty years? Is Fall Guys the ideal way to decide who is best at religion? Was Thomas Edison's first film really called "Two Lasses Doing Some Kissing In The Bare"? Where is the best place to buy bees? And what did Bruce Springsteen pull out of in 2007? All these questions amazingly will be answered in the first episode of a brand new series of weekly trivia and stupidity podcast "Don't Lets Chart" with Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. There's also room for Curses, Air Bud Rules, farmin' rock, Kermit 16:9, Klingon Sex, the use of Parrots in Divorce, Badmington for Christ, two and Half Imperial Tons Of Cats, Cliffism, another Elizabeth Taylor wedding and who REALLY did the murder in Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap". Plus everyone's favourite new comedy robot P.I.S.S.2! [we're not calling it it that - Phil] You can contact the show or send in a short recording of you asking a question via @dontletschart on twitter or dontletschart@gmail.com And if you want episodes early, along with a lot of extra shows, outtakes and bonus stuff (alongside supporting us making it!) then please visit: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
38:44
October 06, 2020
Don't Lets Chart Says Hello!
New to Dont Lets Chart and our daft mix of trivia, quizzes, history and very silly jokes? Here's a hello selection checking in with some of our favourite moments including:  - The deadliest toys ever released,  - Super sizzlin' Steamed Hams memes, - Amazon's greatest gravy collections,  - A searing investigation of the Nixon era, - Brittas, Bono and the best of the Royal Variety Performance, - Ranker.com's top six Terry and June characters, - Beatles or Beetles?  - The greatest radio quiz of all time.  So whether you're a newcomer or a fool who just wants to relive some of our favourite moments, this is the podcast for you.  And if you want to support us on Patreon and get bonus material, out-takes and the full series of our spin-off shows Don't Lets Chart...Nights and the DLC Lockdown Roadshow, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart  If you cant do Patreon but fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com  Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not. 
37:40
September 24, 2020
The Dont Lets Chart Isolation Lockdown Roadshow
Well, "Don't Lets Chart" might be gone for now but over on Patreon we've just begun our Summer Roadshow touring around the country...minus the actually leaving the house and going anywhere aspect. In every all new hour-long show, there's the usual mix of charts, daftness and trivia, plus some the best and strangest sounds you'll hear all year. Its available exclusively on Patreon for less than the price of a Twix per show but here's a small preview clip from episode one in which Ben and Phil discuss Scunthorpe's biggest news stories and argue over who is the most Northern. Like what you hear? Please consider supporting us. We know times are hard and extraordinarily weird but if you can spare around £2.50 a month, the money means we can continue making and producing new programmes. For these six new shows plus access to our entire Nights spin off and extras, visit us here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
04:38
July 18, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 221 - Goodbye
And so we say farewell to series two of Don't Lets Chart with the Top 15 BEST THINGS EVER as voted for by you lot! And its....weird. Really weird. We have classic epic fantasy clashing with bacon whilst Time Lords and Tea face off alongside crisps, brown booze, domestic animals and those bloody transforming robots again. We're joined by Louise Nilon again, plus a LEGO odyssey with Tim Worthington and Garreth Hirons reveals the shocking truth behind the conspiracy linking ham and cheese sandwiches to the Pet Shop Boys. There's also the final daft "REAL or FAKE" quiz, a discussion on the popularity of Anthony Costa and pals, why "Cats" will never die and much much more. Thank you to everyone who took this journey into nonsense with us for the previous 14 months. There's going to be a special summer series for all patrons as a thanks for the constant support you've given us since we launched the Patreon last year. You've no idea how much it helps as well as giving two increasingly bearded men something to do once a week. https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Stay safe, take care and punch fascists in the eye with one of those boxing glove on a spring things like they have in comics. Ben and Phil
39:30
June 19, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 220 - Beatles Please
Cast your ballots and prepare for otters as its part one of the big Don't Lets Chart Vote 2020 to try and uncover the BEST THING EVER...as entirely voted for by you listeners! And its a strange, heady mix of swearing, Community college, Beatles Band, Star Wars, Crazy Frog's bulbous blur, Pratchett and Gaiman vs science, popcorn, Dead Parrots and of course, Alans. Plus quite a few surprises! And cameos from our friends Lisa and Andrew from Round The Archives and Paul Abbott from Hark! and the all new Head Ballet podcast!     Thanks to everyone who voted and has continued to support us through these uncertain, nonsense times. We hope we've helped a little to block out the real world, just for a bit. See you soon... Support the show and get extra programmes here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Used up your three jokes during lockdown? Tired of playing Twister with the dog? Screamed "GET BENT YOU TOP HAT EFFER" too many times at the Monopoly set? Then you'll be ready for "Ben Baker's Fun Book For The Apocalypse" - over 100 pages of quizzes, games, puzzles, silly things to do, procraftination and jokes designed to take the pain out of paindemic. Which is a bit like pandemic if you spell it wrong. Suitable for all the family! And not just weird uncle Keith! Print:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088JC8Z94 Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-Bakers-Fun-Book-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B088F5LNW7/
38:38
June 15, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 219 - Blackmail Willis
THE BIG DONT LETS CHART VOTE 2020....will be in a fortnight. For now, enjoy an episode devoted to the things that just didnt make the top 25 from the worlds of TV, toys, films and animals. Did yours make the cut? In this edition: the animal Phil would smuggle into his home, our history with Monty Python, how to defeat ghosts for under ten pounds, Friends vs. Frasier, comparing Robotic Cops, when The Wire was much funnier than you remember, why you should probably not send meat by post, Hanna Barbera's obsession with bears, we dont build Tracy Island, the best quiz about colours you can get your mouth round amd a lot more. --------------------------- Bored of lockdown? Tired of playing charades with the dog? Screamed too many times at the Monopoly set? Then you'll be ready for "Ben Baker's Fun Book For The Apocalypse" - over 100 pages of quizzes, games, puzzles, silly things to do, procraftination and jokes designed to take the pain out of paindemic. Which is a bit like pandemic if you spell it wrong. Suitable for all the family! And not just weird uncle Keith! Print:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088JC8Z94 Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-Bakers-Fun-Book-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B088F5LNW7/
36:21
June 01, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 218 - Bum Prambo
You are cordially invited to the book launch of "Ben Baker's Fun Book For The Apocalypse" at the Social Distancing Rooms, Up Tarn. Bring a bottle and a...nother bottle as this is about to get off the chain. Guests include Paul Nicholas, a lifeboat, Hale and Pace, a blind man's wand, Derek Dick, the opposite of badmington, the worst S Clubs, some marbles, Clive Dunn's sex drive, the novelisation of Jaws: The Revenge, Uncle Grandpa Joe, Winifred Atwell, skiffle, war, Showaddywaddy and many more. And remember: there aint no party like a Grandma's Party cos a Grandma's Party stops at a reasonable hour and doesnt upset the neighbours. Nice.  ================================ Bored from lockdown? Tired of playing charades with the dog? Screamed "EFF YOU TOP HAT EFFER!" too many times at the Monopoly set? Then you'll be ready for "Ben Baker's Fun Book For The Apocalypse" - over 100 pages of quizzes, games, puzzles, silly things to do, procraftination and jokes designed to take the pain out of paindemic. Which is a bit like pandemic if you spell it wrong. Suitable for all the family! Print: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/ben-baker/ben-bakers-fun-book-for-the-apocalypse/paperback/product-p5m4zm.html Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-Bakers-Fun-Book-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B088F5LNW7/
37:28
May 18, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 217 - fu3k0ffbak3r
Creamy mash mash. That about sums up this week's episode of "Don't Lets Chart" which tries to celebrate May 4th as literally anything but Star Wars Day, looks blankly at the over-specific Grammy categories and ends on a quiz that defames every single children's puppet character you loved as a child. Its shocking, its steamy and its here! So change the password on your dog, bin that lightsaber and lets begin.... If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month and your own exclusive feed: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not.
36:23
May 04, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 216 - Fred Dineage Was Probably Not Involved
Everyday is like Ghost Train on Sunday as the definitely not driven mad Ben and Phil go head to head in a Saturday Morning Showdown featuring the likes of No.73, The 8:15 From Manchester, Tiswas and - yes - Telegantic Megavision! Then there's a quiz for all fans of Derek Boy and his Peckham pals on "Only Fools And Horses" before we run down the top ten charity singles that fell through the floorboards and Ben announces his ill-advised and dubiously beneficial new project...  This is what they want?  Um...I'll get back to you on that after I've used this tree... If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month and your own exclusive feed: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not.
37:47
April 20, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 215 - The Golden Selection Collection
Happy birthday to us! Yes, this our 50th episode! I know, we dont look a day over 47!  To celebrate, we present this new tailor made collectors edition episode of "Don't Lets Chart" with exquisite ruby and mushy pea-encrusted highlights of the award-borrowing lists about Phillip Schofield, bad gravy, Terry and June, hams and A Dracula to name a few. This graceful and intricate collection was crafted by artisan Ben Bakers with striking ornate Phil Catteralls sewn into the lining. This record is not available in the shops. Because shops dont exist anymore.  The French have a phrase for programmes like these: "c'est mieux que d'être en feu ... juste". Oui oui! If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month and your own exclusive feed: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not.
37:26
April 06, 2020
An Introduction to Don't Lets Chart
Doorbell noise.  Wow! Can it nearly be a whole year since Don't Lets Chart first opened its ridiculous doors? With over 1,300 hours of nonsense available for free, it might be quite daunting for anyone new coming to our unique 35 to 37 minute mix of trivia, daft quizzes and very silly jokes. So here's a hello selection checking in with some of our favourite moments from the previous 12 months, including:  - The deadliest toys ever released,  - Super sizzlin' Steamed Hams memes, - Amazon's greatest gravy collections,  - A searing investigation of the Nixon era, - Brittas, Bono and the best of the Royal Variety Performance, - Ranker.com's top six Terry and June characters, - Beatles or Beetles?  - The greatest radio quiz of all time.  So whether you're a newcomer or a fool who just wants to relive some of our favourite moments, this is the podcast for you.  If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month and your own exclusive feed: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com  Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not. 
37:40
March 23, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 214 - Stop Saying Cumbo!
Hello, welcome to containment zone B-37 formerly known as "Don't Lets Chart" and the Don't Lets Charts are off to Liverpool! Or rather they were last week just before the proverbial hit the wossname and it didnt seem quite so ridiculous to jaunt off to the land of Ian and The Zodiacs to meet some of our fellow podcasting friends. Inside this mop-topped package of podcastery are several items recorded around the city as well as some items inspired by the Mersey - such as the sexiest accents of all time, the story of the superlambananas, a top new quiz and possibly least tasteful list by Ben to date. So settle in, grab your best cushion with Jean Boht's face on it, inject your eyeball medicines and enjoy this week's episode remembering what the outdoors used to be like! ========================= Ben's (sort of) new book "Death By Stereo" can be bought here... Print:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Stereo-Interesting-Ridiculous-Industry/dp/B0863TFB3Q/  Kindle:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B085Z8MPGS/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0  For those who already own "Death Death Death Stereo Stereo Stereo" from last year, this is that same book with different title and cover. Everything else is the same, just with a much less baffling name for people who dont know obscure TISM E.P. tracks.  =================== Find Paul's podcast "Hark!" here:  https://twitter.com/Hark87Podcast  And "Retrospecticus" featuring Garreth here:  https://twitter.com/_Retrospecticus 
34:38
March 21, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 213 - A Doll Called Alan
"You can watch Dog Day Afternoon because you rotated your arm..." Happy International Richard Herring Telling People About International Women's Day! We're doing our best to celebrate the day despite you know...the obvious. There's a Cheryl Baker inspired look at the lesser discussed pre-9am Saturday shows including Breakfast Serials, Kissyfur, the wrong early version of ChuckleVision and whatever the frig Ovide was meant to be. Then we visit the video shop for a very original game show not affiliated with the late Bruce Forsyth before we discuss rare dolls seriously and with great insight. And not just a lot of giggling at names like "Original Midge". To the women!  And yes, we know its spelled Allan.  ====================== We've currently got a bunch of exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month and your own exclusive feed: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschartchange where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com  Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not. 
37:51
March 08, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 212 - James Brown Shotgun Toilet
Join Ben and Phil for a "stab" at the murder podcast market with some unfortunately obvious crimes before playing the latest mop topped quiz all the kids go wild for and finishing up with a daze over days. There's tax evosion, new format pitches, PCP, thumb quandries, Wesley Snipes and Willie Nelson - together at last, gloves 'n' rhymes, Chad Beans, sock racism, America's Unwanted Chaplin, easily our dumbest quiz yet and oh so much cocaines for everybody! Plus: Why is there a zucchini on your doorstep? Who released "The Best of the Beatles"? And when is the optimum day for your cat to murder you? Discover all this and more in this week's Don't Lets Chart!   -------------------- We've currently got a bunch of exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month and your own exclusive feed: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschartchange where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com  Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not. 
35:54
February 24, 2020
Some Sort Of Promotional Endeavour
Hello friends! Did you know that for less than £3 a month you can get two extra podcasts with Ben and Phil? In fact, if you had one of our snazzy personal RSS feeds that each patron gets, you'd just be receiving the new episode of our sister show "Don't Lets Chart...Nights" right now in which we talk at greater length on just one pop culture topic, sometimes more personal but usually just as stupid. Previous shows have seen us fix the Christmas charts, look at Radio 1's least likely DJs, find the less popular celebrity siblings, take an online best friends test, investigate forgotten TV and film releases , drink twelve lovely pints along with the madder Irish pop things and more. https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We'll still continue to make the regular episodes and we appreciate anyone who listens no matter if they support us or not but this is pretty much Ben's job currently so if you like what you've heard please do consider supporting something small, home-made and and uniquely daft.  Thank you. 
01:58
February 16, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 211 - Bubblegum Tongue (Direct To Video)
Its Valentine's week and as per usual Ben and Phil are here to put this d on you. Or is that old Ian Snoop Dogg? Either way, its not a very welcoming start to a show dedicated to all the best romantic things - i.e. murderous computers, Ernest Goes To Camp and the music of Mr Mister...which probably explains why your hosts are both single. That and their faces, personalities and clothing coverage in biscuits obviously. And thats before they've heard this new episode which is really very silly indeed.  So...um, you seeing anyone then? If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month and your own exclusive feed: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got a bunch of exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or email dontletschart@gmail.com  Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Don't Lets Chart is an independent podcast by Ben Baker and Phil Catterall. They should probably have some sort of production thing here. They do not. 
37:13
February 10, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 210 - A Song With The Word Smurf In It
2020 already doing your head in? Time for an arbitrary time warp back to 1996 for a listener voted top 20 of things including Kenickie, Mark and Lard on the Graveyard Shift, the mysterious mayfly career of Bear Van Beers, the Spice Girls tell us what they want, a brief trip to the Eighth Doctor, Take That splitting up, Quake and Resident Evil change up the videogames, all the heroin films, the mediocre return of Fist of Fun, football came home...for a bit, Jarvis vs Jacko and much more. Ben and Phil were teenagers in 1996 so expect talk about wanking. Sorry about that.  Add the RSS feed to your pod machine here: https://anchor.fm/s/a1225dc/podcast/rss Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-lets-chart-with-ben-and-phil/id1458231551?uo=4 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7bCp6FH0u2YXcbhvyImhWh Listen on Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/bma6 If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Or email dontletschart@gmail.com 
38:49
January 27, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 209 - Two Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Its an old school sort of Chart this week as Ben and Phil look at the week in years gone by and find some totally unconnected but suitably ridiculous facts about Bad Boys 3 and the longest gap between movie sequels of all time, wonder why most 1950s sitcom titles sound like filth and run through the best (read: most childish) Royal nicknames of history. Its a very funny episode but if you dont enjoy it, give us a shout and we'll tape a Baby Yoda to the front improving the content by 200%. You can be sure of it!  If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Or email dontletschart@gmail.com
37:13
January 13, 2020
Don't Lets Chart 208 - Nixon Quiz Not Included
It's Ben's birthday and to celebrate, erm...he's gone to the pub. But he's left a sodden folder of trivia behind so we present a mix of favourite and new quizzes from the last year. Learn who is the UK's Robin Williams! Enjoy a good Dickens! Duck the BBC bans! Train monkeys to go into space with Hitler! Hear Jethro's real name! Avoid Roger the Dodger's worst exam dodge! Wince at the "Pudsley" eye socket gag! Inhale some Chuckle musk! Wonder where dogs keep getting all those Quavers! Tape over the Dogme 95 version of Lady and The Tramp! Plus: Some farts! Dadbaths! Shouting men! And going to Thames at the end!  With thank you to our friends at Round The Archives (@Roundthearchiv1), Retrospecticus (@_Retrospecticus), Hark! The 87th Precinct Podcast (@Hark87Podcast) and Justin from When Was Things (@WhenIsBirths) for taking the time to set us a quiz question. Go adore all their things immediately! Like NUT IN MOUTH PRODUCT they are guaranteed to satisfy.  If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Or email dontletschart@gmail.com
36:06
December 30, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 207 - More Boglin Themed Than I Was Anticipating
Merry Christmas from Ben and Phil! Here's a special show for everyone spending today alone (or just wants something to do whilst hiding!) With thanks to Colin's Godson, The Plimptons, Wolf 359 and all of you for a year of ridiculous fun in very strange times. See you in 2020! 
49:02
December 25, 2019
BONUS - A Green Bullet Of Fun
Surprise! As its Christmas we thought it'd be nice to share the new "Don't Lets Chart...Nights" episode with everybody! Meet Ben and Phil - Christmas Chart Fixers going through the festive number ones from 1980 to 1989 and deciding if they stand the test of time or need to get booted off for something else. From St Winalot's Vomitorium Choir to Another Band Aid with lots of Shakin', Cliffin' and novelty tut on the way. And if you like it, look out for part 2 in a few days in which we fix the 90s charts - exclusive on Patreon! Yes, it was a trap to give us about £2.50 a month! And you fell for it! Merry all our Christmasses! Except Cliff's.  To support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we've also got an email address cos someone actually used it!!!!: dontletschart@gmail.com See you on the 25th...
29:47
December 19, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 206 - Schnorbitz Was Not In Star Wars
Its...sort of...almost...Christmas! Time for a bubble of nonsense away from the reality of the previous week as Ben and Phil jump back to the eighties for a listener-suggested game of Christmas TV Schedule Wars. Its almost like one of them has a book out about it. The years 1981, 1985 and 1989 come under scrutiny for "Ratty Old Puppet Fun", "Lethal Amounts of Cliff Richard", "Christmas Dinner Sitcom Disasters", "Shit Disney" and lots of "Things They'd Never Show Now" among other things selected by you lot.  Plus Smash Hits, the Queen's Speech, Phil goes up against Tiffany (careful now) and the official worst things of 1989. Its promises to be.......on.  If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we've also got an email address cos someone actually used it!!!!: dontletschart@gmail.com
38:05
December 16, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 205 - Gravy Changes Everything
The boys are back...in delicious gravy! Ben's got something to promote but he can't for the life in him remember what it is so instead he and Phil investigate Doctor Who cameos as the worlds of James Bond and Ken Dodd collide. Plus: Mr USA and Ms Sidedish's finest works revealed, John Cleese gets it wrong, what bird not to cover in gravies, Sloths for Kids, a Christmas episode set before Christ, Julian Glover is left out, 175 recipes for a sauce and the most depressing comedy episode of the 80s. Improve any meal with this podcast! Buy Louis' book here: https://agreatread.co.uk/happiness-and-tears-the-ken-dodd-story-9781788549530/ Buy John's book here: http://smershpod.com/thunderbook/ And I guess if you want Ben's book: https://benbakerbooks.org/2019/12/04/christmas-was-better-in-the-80s/ If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we've also got an email address: dontletschart@gmail.com
37:44
December 02, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 204 - Terr Yand Ju-Ne
A special young person's episode of Don't Lets Chart in which...oh god, I'm so tired. I mean...YOUNG PEOPLE'S THINGS. WOO! SOME FORTNITE! EMOJIS! POPULAR CHART MUSIC! We're all over those today. Now fetch me 20CCs of slippers stat. Dad needs his special time. If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we've also got an email address: dontletschart@gmail.com
36:43
November 11, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 203 - 65 Fabulous Years of Phil Catterall
Your favourite facts 'n' fannying about podcast returns with an all star tribute to six decades of Phil Catterall (aged 39). There are messages from his friends - also Ben is there. Plus Phil's top 20 things of all time ever (that arent giant fighting robots) including some nifty 90s shootouts, which comedy act he went to see instead of revising for his GCSEs, best Bonds, the best foot that can be barely considered a food, Greendale pride, perhaps the most stupid quiz yet and lots more. And because its a 40th celebration, the episode is a slightly longer almost 40 minutes in length. Happy all our birthdays!  With huge thanks to Tim Worthington (@outonbluesix), Garreth F Hirons from @_Retrospecticus, @Hark87Podcast main man Paul Abbott, Christine Coulson (www.facebook.com/MadeWithYouInMindUK/) and Paul Gannon (@TheCheapShowPod) for their brilliant contributions. Go look at, listen on and enrobe yourself with their things today!  If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.   Or if you just fancy throwing the singular price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we've also got an email address: dontletschart@gmail.com
39:27
October 28, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 202 - I'm So Tired, Why Are You Doing This?
Sexual swear words and adult situations ahoy this week as Ben and very under the weather Phil play a game of Birthday Top Trumps pitting unlikely duos born on the same day against each other, including a horror writer vs. a puppeteer, Johnny Marr's neck strength, Corbyn's collection of video nasties and Simon Bates in a battle you'll be delighted never to know the answer to. And later Beatlemania is fully covered with items on unusual manias and also a Beatle. Plus Thatcher's heroin crimes, what the R stands for in Kelly, moist Alans, Orville The Duck's audition for It Chapter Three, nose wars, Pliers gets rude, Larry the Cable Guy's jam making abilities are brought into question, standard polygamy and what Ringo Starr's childhood nickname almost certainly should've been. It’s a top one, trumpo!  If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.   Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we've also got an email address: dontletschart@gmail.com
37:03
October 14, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 201 - Objectively Better, Morally Superior
Bigger, Better, Stronger, the other one. Yes, Dont Let's Chart is back back BACK! And with the same great taste you remember - vinegar and tyres - mmm mmm, just like Uncle Grandma used to make. If you're new to the show, its a crazy race against time as charts on the fun life of Michael Jackson, programmes that switched out everything between series and the things this very podcast has outlasted since we launched in April compete in go karts to collect tokens which translate to amazing prizes. Actually, no...that was Fun House. Christ knows what this is.  With thanks to Louise Nilon for reasons. Find her here: http://louisethedogsandthewords.blogspot.com If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed.  Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart  Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we've also got an email address: dontletschart@gmail.com
36:27
September 30, 2019
Attack of the Return of the Monster of Don't Lets Chart Series 2
The second series of "Don't Lets Chart" will be with you on Monday September 30th. This short documentary presentation feature trail will explain the small differences we're making to this new run. Find out how you can get even more from Ben and Phil by visiting our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
03:42
September 21, 2019
Don't Lets Chart - The Best of (Volume Two)
To whet your unwhetted areas for series 2 here's a breezy run-through episodes 5 to 9 of "Don't Lets Chart" in which we ran down the worst Hanna-Barbera jerks, despaired at On The Buses, steamed a good ham, tarted ourselves out for sponsorship, disagreed over the worst double acts of all time, took a trip to Nottingham, failed to see any ghosts, played "Robocop or Prick Up Your Ears?" and generally fannied about for 35 to 37 minutes on average. Y'know, for kids.  If you would like to support our Patreon click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We've currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of "Don't Lets Chart" available that will never be on the regular feed.  Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit Don't Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
37:51
September 09, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 120 - That's A Good Point
And so we reach the final destination of the Don't Lets Chart Summer Roadshow and also the final episode of series one. We hope you've enjoyed the past five months of facts and nonsense and we're going out with our biggest adventure yet. Yes, even bigger than the Nottingham Industrial Museum of Dust. And because its the end of term, Ben has kindly allowed Phil to finally talk about bloody Gobots or whatever he's into, including our listeners' own top ten most tedious robots of all time! Plus some very daft jokes, god-awful gimmicks, Autobot stand-up, terrible toys, Emu wrangling, BB-8 snaffling and T-Bob just generally getting on everyone's nerves as usual.  We'll be back in a bit. In the meantime, there'll be extra material on Patreon in the gap for our supporters, including a new bonus episode soon:  https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart  Ben's new book "Death Death Death Stereo Stereo Stereo" is now out for Kindle and paperback. All the links can be found on here: https://benbakerbooks.org/2019/08/01/new-book-death-x3-stereo-x3/  Or if you just fancy throwing (the price of) a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Tx75PAjbLGWbCz0jBSr5
37:19
August 18, 2019
Don’t Lets Chart 119 – Do You Like Dickens
Another jump on the increasingly stupid Don't Lets Chart Summer Roadshow as Ben and Phil travel back in time to visit The Book Tower in order to promote Ben's new book. If you dont know, its probably best not to ask. Just strap in for what the Mr Men did next, a celebration of good Dickens, Phil reading erotic fiction like in that nightamre you had and the best of Baker. But not Ben... Ben's new book "Death Death Death Stereo Stereo Stereo" is now out for Kindle and paperback. All the links can be found on here: https://benbakerbooks.org/2019/08/01/new-book-death-x3-stereo-x3/  Or if you just fancy throwing (the price of) a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
36:11
August 11, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 118 - The Popular Humanoid Bear
A bit of a relativity jump on the Don't Lets Chart Roadshow this week as we visit Beanotown. OrGotham. Or wherever Whizzer and Chips incorporating Scouse Mouse took place as its a comics special. Which were best - the good old British weekly or yer American "comical book"? Do we find an answer in this week's edition? Well, we've a top ten featuring the biggest comic strip-themed chart hits of all time, we chew up a terrible Buzzfeed list and inevitably there's another stupid quiz.  So....no.  Ben's new book "Death Death Death Stereo Stereo Stereo" is now out for Kindle and paperback. All the links can be found on here: https://benbakerbooks.org/2019/08/01/new-book-death-x3-stereo-x3/  Or if you just fancy throwing (the price of) a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
37:10
August 04, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 117 - BOUNTY!
Ohhhh, how good is this? The "Don't Lets Chart Summer Roadshow" is on the move again and this week visits definitely DEFINITELY Australia to talk all things Antipodean, but mostly funny place names, weird food and the most surreal episodes of Neighbours. It might be the daftest episode ever but also...the dumbest? We blame the heat.... If you would like to support our Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus extra clips and early access to episodes, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart And thugs in the scallop industry are powerless to resist!   Or if you just fancy throwing (the price of) a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
35:37
July 28, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 116 - Hedges Capers
Woah dude, its a new episode of the "Don't Lets Chart Summer Roadshow" and Ben and Phil are visiting "Mawkins, Indianus" - home to "Stangler Thongs" - which is legally different from anything on Netflix set in the mid 80s and about obsolete Americana. Although saying that, we do have lists on forgotten McDonalds characters, lost TV catchphrases and the 'grot n gore' best in VHS sales. Plus: nuggets with cowboy boots, Hillbilly John meets the devil, the real anniversary of the moon landing, delicious beaks, Dr Frankenstein loses his freaks, the tiresomeness of Punky Brewster, green milkshakes, the Demogorgon gets sassed, Tom Berenger's best one, talking bins, Grimace goes on "Who Do You Think You Are?", a heated beast and Snarf's bumhole. Plus much more!  If you would like to support our Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus extra clips and early access to episodes, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing (the price of) a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
37:11
July 21, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 115 - The Worst Motown Trio Of All Time
Framed for a crime they probably did commit, Ben and Phil are making melonade from rocks and dust by turning their six week community service into a summer roadshow just like all those people we're not allowed to talk about anymore used to do on Radio One in the past!!!! Sadly, a matter of ankle tagging and house arrest means the first edition is coming from the less glamourous locale of Phil's flat.  What would Smiley Miley say? Nothing you idiots, he's locked in my basement.  Plus: Taub. If you would like to support our Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus extra clips and early access to episodes, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
37:06
July 14, 2019
Don't Lets Chart - The Best Of (Volume One)
The best of the first five episodes, plus a few bonus items for new listeners.  Featuring: Why George Clooney shouldnt be allowed near your cat (or Meryl Streep), a wartime Bill Badger goes on the tube, wallpaper as a mid-morning snack, why the bullet catch trick is a horrible idea, greasy Furbies, the finest impressions of Yorkshiremen you will ever hear, Jamie Kennedy's experimental methods, the pathos of sugar, poisonous pop games, a bath with Kermit, being shot by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, playing with Inspector Gadget's arm squirter, the best worst sequels, Dick Dasterdly fails, a mannered respectful discussion on the life of Richard Nixon and, of course, Disney Cup.  If you would like to support our new Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus early access to others, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
35:02
July 07, 2019
Don’t Lets Chart 114 - Chekhov's Chicken
It’s a five-alarm all out listener takeover episode as Ben and Phil hand the whole show over to you for questions, guest charts and comments, alongside special appearances by our friends at Round The Archives and Tim Worthington off of the Guardian. Plus: how we met and our earliest collaborations, Phil's best punk, horrible ITV comedy, how to play "Year Of The Cat", the most appalling action figures, important crisp discussions, the best and worst sitcom movies are ranked, strange pet jokes, the highs and lows of Transformers, our best graphs, the top ten top tens, Eve Myles' lunchtime kink and we learn if Phil has ever lost a shoe. Plus much more! And all not live from Glastonbury!  Everything we do is entirely based on your suggestions. So basically what we're saying is if you don’t like it, it's your fault. Sorry about that. If you would like to support our new Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus early access to others, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
36:47
June 30, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 113 - Crime Alert!
Or "Congratulations! It's A Knife!" Put yer hands up and drop the off-brand "Avengerists" action figure! Detectives Ben Baker and Phil Catterall are on the lookout for terrible toys from the past, street messers and sex type people doing naughty kissing and that. Why? Well, it’s summat to do between "Columbo" repeats, innit?  Also: A Lady, Tim Allen funnies, bloody GoBots, dogs eating spaghetti, hugging a mutant chicken, the trouble with airplane toilets, knock off pogo balls, Hoo-Moon's arch enemy, free foundry hand-outs, Morrissey the Consumer Monkey, public speedboats, what makes an "Open All Hours relationship", Oasis cassingles, the recalled Jo Brand action figure, the lie that 90s were over twenty years ago, Peter Falk sex and a tramp. With apologies to CheapShow for...well, they'll find out. If you would like to support our new Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus early access to others, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. And listen to CheapShow here:  https://www.thecheapshow.co.uk/ 
35:36
June 23, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 112 - The Answer Is Quavers
Sunday, Sunday here again and...wait, we dont upload our new episodes on Sundays, do we? Aaahhhh, but we do. Presenting our mildly irrelevant move to Sundays for the forseeable future. In this week's episode, Ben Baker and Phil Catterall attempt to provide the complete Lord's Day experience from morning papers to the late night telly and most importantly of all: gravy. Plus: Bully's special prize, Creme Egg record breakers, Michael Hordern is The Singing Detective, Gazza's face, the correct words to the "Crazy Like A Fox" theme tune, we wear our Mushroom with Pride, an unwelcome IKEA food story, the "Days Like These" podcast, "some farts", Lee and Herring as social enhancement, Aladdin wishes for all the gravy and rubber faced ribaldry as standard. Oh that Sunday sleep!  If you would like to support our new Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus early access to others, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
36:11
June 16, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 111 - What Night Is Space Bins?
Hello space fans and fellow mutants to the latest podcast from Moon Ben Baker and Phil "G-Balls" Catterall! In this one: sub-par superheroes, Royal Variety rave ups and strange stuff shot into space (but not necessarily stayed there...)  Plus: the majesty of Les Dawson, hero Bottle Opener makes his debut, American puppets, we find out what the Brittas Empire cast were up to in 1996, the real true story of Laika the dog, a big net, Obnoxio The Clown spoils Dark Phoenix, disco dies, we all give thanks for Gary Wilmot, making work for the beeper, where Jasper Carrott fits into Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, 36000 worms, "Beak", not very much about sport....and UGLY JOHN!  If you would like to support our new Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus early access to others, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
36:07
June 09, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 110 - Trying To Swallow A Former Member of Bananarama
We all know what its like. You record a smash hit song but accidentally mention a brand name leading to a ban from the BBC so you have to fly 6,000 miles across the Atlantic to record two words then fly back again. To celebrate Ray Davies from the Kinks' marathon jaunt for a minor act, its a Lola-tastic week of charts this week as Ben and Phil ogle unusual things that have been banned, test the worst product ideas of all time and there's a right and proper BBC-approved quiz which isnt just an excuse for Ben to bellow non-sequiturs. Honest.  Plus: Kinder madness, Canadian baby chaos, the car defined, vinaigrette panic, naughty Coke, the cigarette of the nineties, no Valentine's Day for God, TV dinners by Domestos, Martha is eaten up, the Delorean - was it all bad?, cheese lips, why Salisbury is the erotic capital of England, the carrot Twix, our new murder-based stretch goals on Patreon and Shakespears Sister are banned for fannying about on a table.  If you would like to support our new Patreon from less than a pound a month and get an exclusive, not found anywhere else episode of "Don't Lets Chart" plus early access to others, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
35:54
June 02, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 109 - No-One Voted For ALF
We've taken the bin box time machine back to 1987 again for the second and final part of our entirely listener-voted chart.  Along the way, we pump up the volume, drown some Pound Puppies, chart the rise of Jonathan Ross, make Phil listen to Big Black for the first time, fail to get over how great Withnail and I is in the edit, chase away Mike Read and his new jingles, enjoy some wind, Ben reveals his biggest musical fantasy, Wax get lyrical, there's a New Years visit with Predator, Phil bangs on about The Living Daylights, we wince at the continuing relevance of The New Statesman, admire Keith Houchen's header, guide a stupid child through a chroma key dungeon, tune into Network 7, say oo-er something a bit rude and, most controversially, Phil ranks the 1987 Doctor Who season. Plus, what made it to the top of your 1987 list!  If you would like to support our newly launched Patreon, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
37:28
May 26, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 108 - McKellen For Robocop
Presenting The First Annual 32 Fabulous Years of 1987 Show.  Why? Dont worry about that. Just be dazzled and wowed by the bright colours and flammable materials of the era as Ben and Phil run down the first half of our listener's selections for the best things of '87 - thats right, FIRST! - you lot sent in some fantastic suggestions and we didnt want to skimp on the best so its our first exciting two-parter. Like Timelash. Ok, maybe not that... In this one there's grudging acceptance of The bloody Raccoons, we meet the Son of the Invisible Man, indulge the finest side of Prince, question Corey Feldman's career choices, predict a riot, get bored senseless by Willy Fog, give Stephen and Hugh a warm hand on their entrance, fail to get the point of M.A.S.K, see Johnny Marr run, delight in Martin Short being a bankable movie star, count down choose our contender for the Spectrum vs c64 top ten from this week thirty two years ago and two very different movies go head to head in perhaps the strangest quiz yet. So prick up your wossnames, pump up the volume and listen up!  If you would like to support our newly launched Patreon, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
35:22
May 19, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 107 - Slimer Stinks Of Onion IDST
Sponsored by Nixon's Crisps. "The crisps that are crisps". It was the philosopher Ian Reelbigfish who once sang "Sell out / with me oh yea / sell out / with me tonight". And never has a truer word been skanked as your hosts Ben Baker and Phil Catterall decide it’s time to cash in on the giant success "Don't Lets Chart" clearly is and try and hook one of those big sponsors. So why they decide to mention ghosts, "On the Buses" and controversial stamps is anyone's guess. Also in the mix are such topics as fancying a toilet ghost, podcasts vs. Blakey, Roger Taylor must die, a promotion from the American Wheat Council, Pacmanology, David Bowie does a terrible thing, a haunted mattress, when Harry S. Truman is the better option, the stench of Slimer, Robert Johnson enjoys a delicious Zoom lolly, terrible atrocities by mail, the first episode of "Get Bent Phil", John Barrowman is confused for his TV character and all the fictional crisps you can eat. Plus: your chance to help us fund this stuff as we can't work in fast food all our lives. If you would like to support our newly launched Patreon, click here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart Or if you just fancy throwing the price of a coffee in our faces: https://ko-fi.com/dontletschart Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.
35:13
May 12, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 106 - Rotating Hannigans
It's a bank holiday special as for the first time Ben and Phil are in the same room to record one of these. We enter "The Meet Zone" (or is that "the Meat Zone"?) for a rundown of what Nottingham has to offer, the strange world of beer naming and our second listener-voted chart as you decide the worst double acts of all time, a mixed and occasionally very wrong list. Plus: visiting Batman's house, the new Alan Bennett play, Horne and Corden's body swap adventure with Foster and Allen, windmill facts, the original Planeteers, Frank Sidebottom helps the natural body processes, Spitting Image Vs. Hale and Pace Vs. Oasis, the other Chuckle Brothers, volunteering is questioned, Big Breakfast wars, Ben has some opinions on Cannon and Ball, more jokes about Just Juice and somebody mentions Noble and Silver for the first time in fifteen years. Music featured in the beer section is "Fisticuffs With Magic Ben" by Foxes Faux which you can and very should listen to here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5sPt7zRt83aCLHv0ojgkOZ  Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.  
36:28
May 05, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 105 - Runaway Puppy Massacre
'Boogie Legs' Ben and The All-New Some Biscuits Crew are sure in for a s-s-spooky time when they investigate Old Man Catterall's haunted mine to look for the secret hidden treasure of pop culture charts. And as they've just run past the same hallway twelve times, it must mean it's an Animation Special! In today's episode, we asked you for your top ten biggest Hanna-Barbera jerks, learn movies got inexplicable TV cartoon transfers and burn down the house in answer to 'how many Steamed Hams memes is too many'?  Plus: Green Day Vs. Smash Mouth - an ill-advised battle, taking responsibility for Rambo, the most 1991 thing in the world, Skinner's burger rampage, Aliens....for kids!, who "did", a car full of teenagers solving crimes with some mist, enjoy some smashing organ work, Shmoosplaining, a guest appearance from Garreth F Hirons from the terrific Retrospecticus podcast and not a single fighting puppy in sight.  Visit the new Don't Lets Chart Twitter feed: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.  And give some love to our special guest @InvaderAce1 from the highly recommended Simpsons and modern history podcast @_Retrospecticus here.
35:43
April 28, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 104 - Little Jenny Knives For Eyes
Ben's not content with the ratings for the last few episodes so he's decided to refit the whole show to be one of those murder podcasts that are doing insanely well in the charts. However, neither him or Phil are comfortable with the whole "murder" aspect so instead pivot to dangerous toys, murderous songs, the deadliest Marvel superheroes of all time and erm...Richard Nixon. Plus: Hannah Montana's crippling addiction to lead reign of terror, Sophie Ellis Bextor Vs W.A.S.P, Enormous Ken's best cinematic role, hammocks for kids, the first time anyone has mentioned "Fully Booked Interactive" in twenty years, the tastiness of glue, Iron Man's terrible crimes, actually nuclear toys, Peter Engel's creative process, torpedo babies, a shameless attempt to tie into "Avengers: Endgame", what Butts Carlton did next and no Easter whatsoever. 
36:36
April 21, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 103 - Inhaling Some Chuckle Musk
Hey you! Are you interested in dead celebrities, Yorkshire heroes and ridiculous Happy Meal toys? Well stick around anyway as Ben and Phil look into why under no circumstances should you let someone fire a gun directly into your face, which action star is incomplete without his arm squirter and why Ben isn't the greatest Yorkshireman of all time. Plus: Kevin Keegan face moulds, grease-stinking Furbies, Matt Le Blanc has an accident, a lot of impressions that all seem to be Michael Parkinson, Kermit squirts, Hitler's last word, a demand for medals and the magical secrets contained within "Disney Cup".  Want to suggest a future list? Get in touch! You can find us on Twitter at @BenBakerBooks and @Fil5000
34:42
April 14, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 102 - I Thought You Said Rapid Rodney
And so it was that our brave idiots Ben and Phil returned for a second adventure that the law of sequels suggests will probably not be as good as the first. With that in mind they look at Rotten Tomatoes' Worst Sequels Ever with guest appearances from Batman, Jaws and the actor Stan Collymore. There's also a tribute to this weekend's Wrestlemania as Ben tests Phil's near-absent knowledge of wrestling then outrage as Britain gets pies wrong. Plus: Jamie Kennedy's scientific methods are put to the test, steak is dismissed, Twin Peaks begins, Rob Schneider gets paid, the Shockmaster drops in and a shocking opinion about Marmite.  Find us on Twitter @BenBakerBooks and @Fil5000
35:31
April 07, 2019
Don't Lets Chart 101 - Clooney's Catbox Comedy Company
We can all agree that pranks and April Fools' jokes are invariably god awful and not in the slightest bit funny  - but what would you do if it was the Hollywood superstar George Clooney pulling them on you? Ben and Phil put on their best "the actor Richard Kind" masks to explore the comedy back catalogue of The Cloon. But before that, we take time to celebrate Phillip Schofield's birthday and the first ten programmes he ever introduced on Children's BBC from Mike, Mop and The Moke to The Kwicky Koala Show. Plus: authentic American accents, Hanna Barbera's cruelty to animals, teacher beating, bad bumper stickers, cat constipation, the ill-advised american remake of Paddington and an alarming amount more. 
36:45
March 31, 2019