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Rain Stops Play

Rain Stops Play

By Mark Crozer
Mark Crozer is the bass player with The Jesus and Mary Chain. Bruce Windwood is a writer-producer-director of numerous projects including the award-winning feature film '12 In A Box.'
Join your hosts as they banter about all manner of nonsense.
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Episode 58
Featuring... Mysophonia, OCD, What’s My Bush Quiz, Space, Job Update, Mask Glare, Sport and Much More!
01:12:00
July 23, 2021
Episode 57
It's an All New Sizzling Hot Summer Bumper Edition of EAR CORN! I mean... RAIN STOPS PLAY in which the lads pool their immense knowledge of football over the decades to dissect the England-Italy Euro 2020 Final! Also... Some Other Stuff!
01:01:40
July 16, 2021
Episode 55
TRIGGER WARNING! Today's episode contains references to concepts that might fry your brain if you have recently partaken in mind-altering substances. Also... DUST, WEATHER REPORT, ZOMBIES, WIMBLEDON, LOTR, WORST MOVIES EVER. Contains LOTS of swearing.
01:08:08
July 02, 2021
Episode 54
In today's show we talk about Channel 4 documentary 'The Anti-Vax Conspiracy,' new Army of the Dead revelations, softball anger, firing guns in celebration, the first thing we'll do when the pandemic is over and more!
01:00:01
June 25, 2021
Episode 53
The Axis of Idle presents RAIN STOPS PLAY: Episode 53 in which the chaps review some telly shows (Lupin and Shadow & Bone,) discuss NFTs, ponder sniffing Nike shoes and Simon Hook asks "Why does vegetarian bacon look like that?" 
01:06:36
June 18, 2021
Episode 52
Inside today's Bumper Edition of Rain Stops Play... On The Hook with Simon Hook, Hester's Testers and heavy-spoiler reviews of Army of the Dead and Line of Duty. 
01:05:26
June 11, 2021
Episode 51
More waffle from The Axis of Idle.
57:21
June 04, 2021
Episode 50
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
A Case of Sour Grapes brought to you by The Axis of Idle. In which the lads discuss Eurovision, Work (or the lack of,) Doomed Projects and reveal deep and dark secrets from their sordid pasts. With music from Abba, Prince, The Pretenders, Kate Bush and Marvin Gaye.
01:17:41
May 28, 2021
Episode 50 (No Music Edition)
A Case of Sour Grapes brought to you by The Axis of Idle. In which the lads discuss Eurovision, Work (or the lack of,) Doomed Projects and reveal deep and dark secrets from their sordid pasts.
59:54
May 28, 2021
Episode 49 (No Music)
Inside today's Rain Stops Play: Dissecting 'The Stowaway;' Re-making Classic Movies; Shielding Aliens; Ooh The Weather and More!
50:07
May 21, 2021
Episode 49
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Inside today's Rain Stops Play: Dissecting 'The Stowaway;' Re-making Classic Movies; Shielding Aliens; Ooh The Weather and music from the Coral, The Staves, Dinosaur Jr, the Sundays and The Kinks!
01:07:38
May 21, 2021
WWE Special: An Interview With Mark Crozer
In a change from normal programming, Bruce Windwood interviews co-host Mark Crozer about his success with WWE hit song 'Live In Fear' aka 'Let Me In.'
52:09
May 14, 2021
Episode 48 (No Music)
Featuring: Social Media Ad Gripes, News From Space, Creative Chat, The Tease of Possibilities (Part 2,) Corn or Cock and and more!
53:07
May 14, 2021
Episode 48
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Featuring: Social Media Ad Gripes, News From Space, Creative Chat, The Tease of Possibilities (Part 2,) Corn or Cock and music from Sir Paul McCartney, The Monkees, The Weather Station, Jane Weaver and more!
01:21:09
May 14, 2021
Episode 47
Featuring: Cancel Culture Chat, Twins, Car Wreck Stories, Morally Questionable Social Experiments and More!
01:03:32
May 07, 2021
Episode 46: Whinge-fest 2021
Want to listen to two middle-aged men (one of whom is especially disgruntled this week) carping and bitching about... well, pretty much everything? Then you've come to the right place. Topics covered this week include: Relationships, Doctor Who supporting actors, face mask pollution, birds of England, struggling to be creative, ooh the weather, being broke. 
54:08
April 30, 2021
Episode 44
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Featuring... Doctor Doolittle! What Makes You Tick? 18 Percent Prince Philip Content! The Pied Piper! This Vehicle Is Reversing! And some Great Tunes!
01:26:41
April 16, 2021
Episode 44 (No Music)
Featuring... Doctor Doolittle! What Makes You Tick? 18 Percent Prince Philip Content! The Pied Piper! This Vehicle Is Reversing! 
01:00:36
April 16, 2021
Episode 43
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
The musical version of the show with the usual mix of current affairs and profane banter.
01:33:50
March 26, 2021
Episode 43 (No Music)
The non-musical version of the show with the usual mix of current affairs and profane banter.
01:05:14
March 26, 2021
Episode 42
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
It's another slab of Rain Stops Play featuring the usual mix of serious deliberation and profane guff. Now with added music!
01:23:10
March 19, 2021
Episode 42 (No Music)
It's another slab of Rain Stops Play featuring the usual mix of serious deliberation and profane guff.
59:56
March 19, 2021
Episode 41 (No Music)
This is the latest episode of RSP which - for licensing rights reasons - doesn't feature any of the tunes.
47:21
March 12, 2021
Episode 41
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
An all new Rain Stops Play with added music for your listening pleasure! Plus all the usual guff... Bible Shred (sorry, Study,) Hester's Testers, On The Hook and more.
01:22:56
March 12, 2021
Episode 40
Inside this week's sizzling hot issue of RAIN STOPS PLAY!* Hero Of The Week! On The Hook with Simon Hook! Bible Study! Jobs Jobs Jobs! PLUS A Massive Pair of Tits (namely Mark Crozer and Bruce Windwood!)  *Recently voted the world's 799,987th Favorite Podcast! 
57:18
March 05, 2021
Episode 39
Following a protracted absence the lads are back with the usual tomfoolery.
01:02:18
February 26, 2021
Episode 38
The Axis of Idle is pleased to bring you your weekly hit of Rain Stops Play featuring another ruddy Bible Study and some not very good answers to some excellent questions.
50:29
February 12, 2021
Episode 37: Covid Stops Play
A shorter than normal (though no less potent) dose of Rain Stops Play for your ears only.
37:53
February 05, 2021
Episode 36
The Axis of Idle Presents... more tomfoolery, shenanigans, hijinks and analysis of another puzzling passage of The Good Book (TM.)
55:24
January 22, 2021
Episode 35
Mark and Bruce continue their merciless shredding of the Old Testament, answer the question "are men basically useless?" and more.
01:02:11
January 15, 2021
Episode 34
In which Mark and Bruce ponder life after 50; the pros and cons of wrestling angels; what it would be like to be Kate Bush or Jesus; and how they would cope in a world run by horses.
01:01:35
January 08, 2021
Episode 33: New Year 2021 AD!
Featuring... Blasphemous Bible Study, Hester's Testers, On The Hook with Simon Hook, the Rain Stops Play Tips for a Better Life and an exclusive preview of a new song from Mark called 'What You Mean To Me.'
01:07:57
January 01, 2021
Xmas Stops Play 2020
The Ghosts of Christmas Past are here once again to deliver a sack-load of swearing and all the festive cheer you'd expect from The Axis of Idle. Merry Bloody Christmas.
01:10:12
December 25, 2020
Episode 31
The fellas continue their merciless desecration of The Good Book and get hoodwinked by that Impish Instigator of Interrogation Simon Hook.
01:00:33
December 18, 2020
Episode 30
The Axis of Idle Presents.... Another bleeding episode of Rain Stops Play with Mark and Bruce. 
01:04:23
December 11, 2020
Episode 29
All the usual gubbins from the Axis of Idle: On The Hook with Simon Hook, Hester's Testers, Blasphemous Bible Study, Getting To Know You and more!
01:10:08
December 04, 2020
Episode 28
Brought to you by the Axis of Idle and Jesus Christ Butter -"The Purest of All Butters" - it's another episode of Rain Stops Play. Inside this week's sizzling hot edition: On The Hook with Simon Hook, Getting To Know Your Host and another Blasphemous Bible Study. We're definitely going to Hell.
01:05:30
November 20, 2020
Episode 27
Featuring an in-depth look at the week's news, another irreverent Bible Study, Hester's Testers and On The Hook with Simon Hook. 
58:28
November 13, 2020
Episode 26
More Hester's Testers, Getting To Know Your Host, On The Hook and the chaps continue to tear their way through the Good Book with gay abandon.
57:39
November 06, 2020
Episode 25
From the team who brought you The Knitting Circle of Doom, Scented Candle: The Movie and Accidental Death of a Hamster we proudly present EPISODE 25: The Podcast Episode! Filled with jammy goodness including (but not limited to) Hester's Testers! On The Hook with Simon Hook! Get To Know Your Host The Most By Drilling Into Their Head! Bible Study with Bruce and Mark, and Some Other Stuff!
01:06:39
October 30, 2020
Episode 24
Featuring On The Hook with Simon Hook, Hester's Testers, Chimney Chat and a song from Mark's new album "In Another Time."
01:05:52
October 23, 2020
Episode 23
The usual mix of serious discussion and inane banter. This week... Rethink. Reskill. Reboot. What's really going on here? Plus the Lockdown Lowdown, Mark's Shopping Addiction and On The Hook with Simon Hook.
01:11:52
October 16, 2020
Episode 22
Featuring the usual nincompoopery and a trifecta of You Don't Have To Be A Celebrity Questions.
01:01:57
October 09, 2020
Episode 21
More second class chit chat from The Axis of Idle, including You Don't Have To Be A Celebrity Question Time and more. Mark would like to apologize for mistakenly saying that the French word for 'crow' is 'carreau.' This is obviously utter nonsense and the correct word for 'crow' is 'corbeau.' Thank you for your patronage.
01:05:22
October 02, 2020
Episode 20
Featuring School Rant, What's Your Favourite Number? and a moment of pretty blooming serious chat about disgraced artists and their legacy. Sort of.
47:31
September 25, 2020
Episode 19
Featuring: Chipotle Rant, You Don't Have To Be A Celebrity Question Time and more!
01:02:03
September 18, 2020
Episode 18
It's a bumper One Year Anniversary edition of the podcast (taking the name change into account of course.) Today the chaps talk about time travel, making things, plug Mark's new radio show (The Dream Stream, 1 PM EST every Friday on KPISS.FM) and share Episode 6 of Eternal Strife.
01:20:18
September 11, 2020
Episode 17
Mark and Bruce chat about the process of writing and performing during the pandemic amongst other things.
01:05:18
September 04, 2020
Episode 16
Bringing you more waffle than an IHOP breakfast menu. 
01:00:23
August 28, 2020
Episode 15
Tune in for the results of the Great Rain Stops Play Trombone Experiment. Also featured this week: More hammock chat, a double 'You Don't Have To Be A Celebrity Question Time and Episode 5 of Eternal Strife.
01:17:57
August 21, 2020
Episode 14
It's a hot and humid day so Mark and Bruce bicker like a couple of school boys.
58:05
August 14, 2020
Episode 13
In which Mark and Bruce get over-excited about hammocks, albatrosses and the perils of shaving, amongst other topics. Contains at least 15 uses of the dreaded F-Bomb.
01:04:07
August 07, 2020
Epsiode 12
All yer usual stuff and a whole lot more including... You Don't Have To Be A Celebrity Question Time, Bruce's Inventions, Ornithological Chat, Lots of Swearing.
01:02:25
July 31, 2020
Episode 11
Further random musings from the Axis of Idle, including Celebrity Question Time with Michael Spicer.
01:05:28
July 24, 2020
Episode 10
Mark and Bruce get serious about Trump among other topics. Also in this episode: Eternal Strife Part 5 and a new song from Mark.
01:08:16
July 17, 2020
Episode 9
More small talk, inane chit-chat, banter and waffle from the Axis of Idle. Contains language some may find highly offensive!
01:06:11
July 10, 2020
Episode 8
An uncomfortable blend of high art and toilet humour. Or somewhere in the middle. 
57:17
July 03, 2020
Episode 7
Religion! Sex! Drama! And a brand new episode of Eternal Strife! All inside today's sizzling hot edition of RAIN STOPS PLAY!
01:01:18
June 26, 2020
Episode 6
An uncomfortable mix of thought-provoking discourse and scatological humour including Hoover chat, the murky world of TV sync music and a celebrity question from comedy actor Ken Collard. 
54:28
June 19, 2020
Episode 5
Featuring: All Bran chat! Sophie Ellis Bextor rant! And another question from Michael Spicer!
01:00:58
June 12, 2020
Episode 4
Well then... today's show features a little bit of the usual silliness but a whole lot of very serious discussion about racism in the wake of African-American George Floyd's death at the hands of white police officer Derek Chauvin.
56:45
June 05, 2020
Episode 3
Fifty minutes of utter nonsense featuring live coverage of the 52nd McVities Annual Knobbly Knees Contest, another Bruce Rant, Celebrity Question Time with Jo Caulfield and Isobel Campbell and much more!
50:57
May 29, 2020
Episode 2
Another does of silliness from the Axis of Idle featuring live coverage of the 97th International Tiddlywinks Championship, Episode Two of Eternal Strife and a Celebrity Question from comedian Michael Spicer.
54:04
May 22, 2020
Episode 1
Light-hearted chat with Mark and Bruce featuring Endless Struggle: The Board Game For Middle Aged People, Episode One of comedy-drama Eternal Strife and Celebrity Question Time with questions from John Cleese & Jo Caulfield.
01:05:38
May 15, 2020