We're Drunk and We Know Things
By We're Drunk & We Know Things!
Welcome to “We’re Drunk and We Know Things”, 3 time Podcast Awards winners! Delving into the pop culture archives for a broad range of topics from film to tv, books to video games, technology old and new. Recorded in bars, with beers.
New episodes every fortnight.
New episodes every fortnight.
Blade Runner 2049
We're going back to the beginning ... almost, as we revisit two of our earliest episodes. The first is a sequel to one of our favourite films, and it kinda holds up. Denis Villeneuve, Roger Deakins, and an all star cast return to LA to make a movie that's nearly as good as the first one. But not quite. Enjoy!
October 16, 2021
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Do you ever wonder if we just phone this in? Well sometimes we do - by returning to a topic that's so beloved to us, your nerdy, inebriated hosts, that we can pretty much just show up and smash it out. This month, after the excitement of John Williams, we're back with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and it's exactly what you expect... except it took Mike like 4 goes to get started. Enjoy!
October 2, 2021
It was only a matter of time before we finally had to spend a whole episode talking about one of the most influential composers in cinema history. John Williams (not a sir) has scored some of our favourite film franchises, plus a couple we're not so hot on, so this bumper episode is all about him. From humble beginnings as a jazz pianist, to the world's largest bookshelf for all his awards, and a return of the John Williams game, we can only hope that this does the man justice. He is, after all, an absolute legend.
August 22, 2021
Did you know there were over 50 hand-held gaming systems out there? It's not just about the gameboy!!! Ok it's mostly about Gameboys, but it's still a finger flying, button clicking, adventure from the early handheld battles, through the battery life renaissance, and into the future as we look at all things digit-al ... digit ... as in finger? No?
July 24, 2021
Lethal Weapon 3 and 4
Picking up where we left off it's time to finish this! This being the Lethal Weapon series in case you weren't sure. And while the first two are dark and moody, the second two are ... also pretty dark but feature Jet Li and some seriously silly stuntwork. Oh and Rob gets really cross about E3, Mike decides to break into spontaneous song for no reason, and it audibly rains throughout the whole recording - like WDAWKT Noir only we're not washed up PIs with a half a bottle of whiskey in the desk drawer and a tragic back story. Anyway, enjoy!
July 10, 2021
Lethal Weapon 1 and 2
Proving once and for all that we may be too old for this stuff, we're back with a double header, an iconic duo of films starring the iconic duo of Gibson and Glover, its the first part of Lethal Weapon!
June 26, 2021
Mike Buys Bitcoin
Turns out, even after our amazing Live Show where we talked all about BitCoin, Mike has never actually bought any. This changes today as we cover most of the entire process, from opening an exchange account, to funding, trading, configuration of a hardware wallet and monitoring the value of BitCoin. Of course we're doing this outside a pub so expect it to go wrong... Disclaimer: The contents of this episode are for entertainment purposes only and nothing contained herein should be considered investment advise. Please do your own research and remember that Crypto Currencies are a highly volatile asset class. None of the content should be considered an endorsement of services or platforms.
June 13, 2021
We didn't go looking for trouble, but sometimes, when you're recording a podcast in a small bar, in a sleepy town in the middle of Jersey, trouble finds you. In this case, trouble was the owner of the bar demanding we settle our tab ... which was fine cos we'd been there a while discussing the cultural impact of Jack Reacher! Over 24 years, 25 books 2 movies and one soon to be release TV show Reacher is a brand juggernaut. Quality is debatable, but success and impact is not. So grab your folding toothbrush, hop on the WDAWKT bus (destination anywhere but here) as we head deep into Reacher country.
May 22, 2021
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
And now for something completely different. We told you season 3 was gonna mix it up and this is us doing just that. Our first ever episode dedicated entirely to one computer game (just happens to be one of Rob's faves). 1992 SNES Action RPG The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. From the concept through to it's impact on later games and the very odd semi realtime expansion that was only available in Japan, we hack, slash, dash and fall per way through the world of Hyrule in both its guises, and along the way come to realise that the true power of the Triforce was within us all along... also that retro games are super cool!
April 24, 2021
Ghost in the Shell
Continuing our two part exploration of classic Anime, this episode is all about Ghost in the Shell. And we mean the 1995 original not the weird, live-action remake, or one of the many spin offs. We explore the expanded universe of the movie (briefly) and generally marvel at the progression of animation techniques that led rise to this absolute masterpiece. Don't worry btw, we're not turning into an Anime podcast, we're back in our next episode with something completely different!
April 10, 2021
After a brief hiatus we're back with a new (ish) format and this first episode, the opener for a double bill of Anime goodness with Akira.
March 27, 2021
Ho ho ho, it's Christmas time! Which can only mean one thing, Mike and Rob have dug into the Xmas movie archives to find something for you to unwrap. But you don't need to wait till the big day, oh no, our gift to you is ready right now, and it's Richard Donner's underrated dark festive cautionary tale Scrooged! Recorded almost entirely off the cuff (because someone forgot to make any notes), we join Bill Murray on his hysterical interpretation of Dicken's classic, missing no opportunity to relish in delight at every nuance of one of our favourite Christmas films of all time.
December 20, 2020
Come fly with us, amongst the stars ... well star ... ok we're going to the moon and that's about it. But we are exploring (see what we did there?) the rocket-powered world of space travel which remains a fantastic example of mankind going a long way in a short time and then realising they have a lot further to go before they're done and giving up for a bit. Sputnik? We got it. Gemini? Obvs. Apollo? 1 through 17. And a smattering of shuttles, some Space X Heavy action and a load more besides. Intro Music: Intergalactic, The Beastie © 2009 Capitol Records, LLC Outro Music: Spaceman, Babylon Zoo ℗ © 2011 EMI Records Ltd
November 28, 2020
Space, Spice, Sting, Scrotum Turds, Toto ... it can only be Dune in this month's WDAWKT movie extravaganza. We'd originally planned this to coincide with the release of the new movie but, COVID happened, the new movie got bounced to 2021 and we decided to do it anyway. To be clear, this is Lynch's 1984 imagining and you'll have to listen to find out if we liked it. With a very convoluted plot summary (because it's a very convoluted plot - it's Dune), a reasonable comparison to the book, some brutal honesty and 5-star reviews (as Mike says, "there are loads of 1-star reviews - have you seen this film?") it's a long ole episode ... but it's a long ole film so what are you gonna do? Intro Music: Dune Main Title, Toto ℗ 1984 UMG Recordings, Inc. Outro Music: Travelling Without Moving, Jamiroquai ℗ 2013 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
November 14, 2020
It was bound to happen eventually, and it was even more bound to happen during backwards month. For MIke's Debut Deep Dive he's diving deep into the art of brewing as we talk beer! From the truly ancient historical roots through to modern-day hipster brewing trends we sip, gulp, quaff and belch our way through the wonderful, rich and complex world of beer making ... while also drinking beer. The only thing that's missing from this month's episode is the kebab at the end of it all, and we figure you know just where to find one of those. Intro Music: Beer:30, Florida Georgia Line ℗ 2020 Big Macgine Label Group, LLC Outro Music: Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Splodgenessabounds ℗ 2017 Cherry Red Records
October 24, 2020
It's backwards month! And that means Rob is doing a movie and Mike is in charge of the deep dive. Which film could Rob possibly want to talk about for an hour? Well, it would be Hackers or Big Trouble but we've already done those. Frozen II was considered but Mike would likely explode. So we've gone back to the 80s as we download into the grid and play some awesome video games in Tron! With all the usual segments you'd expect, a rambling plot review, one-star reviews and lots of yummy production tidbits, all you have to do is sit back, download and try to avoid getting digitized by an industrial laser beam. Intro Music: Tron Scherzo, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Wendy Carlos ℗ 2001 Walt Disney Records Outo Music: Theme from Tron, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Wendy Carlos ℗ 2001 Walt Disney Records
October 10, 2020
We're going back in time! To a time before time was timed, but do we have enough time to talk about time? The answers to this and absolutely nothing else are to be found in this weird and wonderful episode where we talk Time Travel. Listen as we explore the possibility of visiting the past, the future and end up right back where we started. With paradoxes galore, we hope you'll join us on this journey through chronological madness... if you kind find the time that is. Intro Music: One More Time, Daft Punk ℗ 2001 Daft Life under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. Outro Music: Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper ℗ 2009 Sony Music Entertainment
September 26, 2020
Back to the Future
"We're were going, we don't need roads!" ... but we do need to spend at least an hour chatting about 80's time travel classic Back to the Future. From concept through to execution we lift the lid on this tested family favourite with 1-star reviews, a fair quantity of debate over the merits of the other movies in the series, and the realization that, according to this movie, a white teenager invented rock n roll ... sure. Intro Music: Back to the Future, Alan Silvestri ℗© 1985 Geffen Records Outro Music: The Power Of Love, Huey Lewis and The News ℗© 1985 Geffen Records
September 12, 2020
We're breaking it down to the letter, crossing the t's and dotting the i's, writing it up and writing it down ... yeah, it's time to talk Type! This one is longer than normal but then it's not often we do a deep dive into something that's been around since the DAWN OF TIME! And there's a quiz and they always throw our timings off. So if you want to know the difference between and En Dash and an Em Dash, or you're curious about why an ampersand is an ampersand, or you want to be amazed by the lengths samurai would go to prove themselves worthy (that's in the bloopers btw) then hit play and enjoy. Intro Music: The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson ℗© A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc. Outro Music: My Type, Saint Motel ℗© 2015 WEA International Inc.
August 29, 2020
The Third Man
Vienna, 1949. Still ravaged by the ravages of the second World War, the once beautiful city is bruised and battered but still standing, hints of her former glory still present even as the Americans, British, French, and Soviets portion her up. This is the stage for the Third Man, British Noir excellence which has been ranked as variously, "the greatest British film of all time" and "the second best British film ever" ... so it's really good! We explore the twisty world of Harry Lime and chums and along the way learn a little bit about what it was like to make a film in the true golden age of cinema. Intro Music: Harry Lime Theme, Anton Karas, ℗© 1997 Elite Special Outro Music: Holly Gets Drunk at the Casanova Club, Anton Karas, © 2017 Stage & Screen
August 15, 2020
We've been thinking and are both in agreement - email is where it's at ... at ... ? ... no? Oh fine! We're still gonna take this episode to explore the wonder that it Electronic Mail though. From its humble origins displacing flag waving hot air balloonists, to the pervasion of spam, we're doing it all. You'll be subjected to SMTP, POP, IMAP, BLT, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the works! So grab yourself a cold one, kick back and relax and leave it to us to CC you through. Intro music: E-Mail (2017 Remaster), The Petshop Boys ℗© 2017 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd Outro Music: You Don't Send Me Penis Growth Pill Emails Anymore, Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer ℗© 2019 Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer
August 1, 2020
The French Connection
"Popeye is here!" Everyone relax, we're back with the '71 gritty, suspense-filled cop drama The French Connection. We're walking the mean streets of a pretty grim new York city as we try to work out just what the hell is going on in William Friedkin's classic. With one-star reviews, no small amount of gushing and the answer to that perennial question - is it still a car chase if you're chasing a train - we hope you'll enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it. And if not? No biggy, there's another episode in 2 weeks.
July 18, 2020
Star Trek - Part 3 - The Undiscovered Country, Generations
Part 3, The Stumble Home! We did it gang! Half the movies! Listen in as Rob and Mike talk through The Undiscovered Country at great length, then realise they have a whole other film! They're 5 hours in to recording, will they make it!?!!?!?
June 15, 2020
Star Trek - Part 2 - The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier
Ok, so this one is also an hour and a half long. On the plus side, by the time you get to 45 mins in you'll be halfway through our Star Trek Mega Marathon! In this episode, we talk about Nimoy's ability to direct and make money, Shatner's inability to direct ... and to make money, transparent aluminium, iPads in space, and do our best to work through the worst and second-worst of the whole series and the one where they travel back in time! Just remember, however bad your day may be going, you're not the one who had to remove Shatner's gusset after a hard day's filming / directing. Intro music: The Search For Spock (Theme From "Star Trek III"), James Horner © 1984 Paramount Pictures Corporation ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, Inc. Outro music: End Credits, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Jerry Goldsmith ℗ CBS Records Inc. © Paramount Pictures Corporation
June 6, 2020
Star Trek - Part 1 - The Motion Picture & Wrath of Khan
We've talked about it, threatened it, argued over it and we've finally done it - a Star Trek episode. But rather than picking our favourite (Wrath of Khan obv.) we decided to run a bumper edition of 3 weekly episodes covering all 6 original cast movies and Generations to round it off! We've got 1 Star Reviews and tech from the Trek universe that made it into our world all mixed up with a bunch of Shatner-esque pauses, Nimoy eyebrow raises and more. Intro music: Main Title (Album Version) Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Gerry Goldsmith © 1979, 1999 Paramount Pictures Corporation, © 1974, 1976, 1999 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Outro Music: Epilogue / End Title Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, James Horner ℗ 1982 Paramount Pictures Corporation. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. © 1982 Paramount Pictures Corporation
May 30, 2020
This week we've got Pac-Man Fever! It's Pac-Man's 40th Birthday this month and we're talking about his record-breaking history, his life story, and we may just learn a little something about life along the way! Intro music: Pac Man (Trap Remix), Joe Monday © 2015 Joe Monday Outro music: Pac-Man Fever, Buckner& Garcia ©1981 ℗ 2010 Buckner & Garcia/Fuel Label Group
May 16, 2020
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Mike and Rob and a bumper episode full of super goodness. While this one can't claim to be faster than a speeding anything (it's long) at least it sounds better than the last two! Learn everything there is to know about the making of the O.G. Superman (none of that reboot BS here, oh no!) including the stuff the had to invent to make the movie work, the amazing alternate casting that never was, and the wonder of Marlon Brando going "full Brando" and suggesting he could be re-cast as a bagel (we're not joking). And sure it's a bit long but we figure you've all got more time on your hands until we're allowed outside so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Intro music: Prelude and Main Title March, John Williams ℗© 2005 Warner Strategic Marketing Outro music: Goku vs Superman, Epic Rap Battles of History ©2014 Maker Studios
May 2, 2020
Still in lockdown and still with poor audio quality (sorry about that, we'll do better next time), we're back and exploring the exciting world of RISC architecture. Do you know how a CPU works? Mike doesn't. Rob, might, you have to give it a listen and find out. With an utterly amazing fact, a load of IBM (and Apple, and others) and some metaphors so tenuous even we can't believe we got away with them, what are you waiting for? Let's get ... processing! Intro Music: Computer Love (2009 Remaster), Kraftwerk ℗ 2009 Ralf Hütter/Kraftwerk Outro Music: The Power, Snap! ℗© 1990 BMG Rights Management GmbH
April 18, 2020
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Recording from lockdown! Not even Coronavirus is gonna stop us from bringing you your fortnightly fix of WDAWKT! Of course, we had to record it remotely, but it's all here, a perfect run-through of a classic western. This month we're heading to the wild west ... of Spain ... to ride across the desert that is Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Intro Music: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Title), Ennio Morricone ℗© 2004 Capitol Records, LLC Outro Music: The Ecstacy of Gold, Ennio Morricone ℗© 2004 Capitol Records, LLC
April 5, 2020
Self Driving Cars
As the Beatles famously didn't say, "Baby, mine can drive itself!" This month we talk about autonomous driving vehicle things! From cars to drones, to combine harvesters in Interstellar we discuss it all and more!
March 21, 2020
Big Trouble In Little China
We considered whether this movie would be too self-indulgent - but what's the point of having a podcast if you can't indulge every so often? We're heading back into the lurid world of John Carpenter with this month's movie, martial arts, mysticism and a healthy dose of humility as we head into the depths of San Francisco China Town.
March 8, 2020
PANIC! Well, we all did 20 years ago! Rob takes Mike on a whistle stop tour of what Y2K was, why it happened and why nothing did end up happening! Theres an Amazing-Ish Fact, plenty of laughs and possibly the most bloopers ever!
February 17, 2020
North by Northwest
Suit up and get running! In revenge for Frozen, Mike picked this month's movie and it's a classic! We head North by Northwest, enabled by Hitchcock and Grant and on the way? Well, anything could happen!
February 2, 2020
Disney - The CGI Years
A follow up to our celebrated and Award-Winning episode on cell animation, Rob & Mike explore the CGI years of Disney! From tiny lamps to emotionless, dead-in-the-eye CGI lions, they cover it all!
January 18, 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We're getting started with a bang and addressing one of Mike's blank spots as we take a wander through the winter wonderland that is, Frozen (turns out Mike really doesn't like Disney musicals). Grab a reindeer and ride along as we discover just how much Mike doesn't like Disney musicals, how much Rob doesn't know about Disney Princes (which he's totally happy with) and all your usual favorite elements. Intro Music: Vuelie [feat. Cantus], Christophe Beck & Frode Fjellheim ℗ 2013 Walt Disney Records © 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Outro Music: In Summer, Josh Gad ℗ 2013 Walt Disney Records © 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
January 7, 2020
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except Mike & Rob who, wine bottle in hand, come crashing down the chimney and leave sooty footprints all over the place in their search for the origins of Father Christmas. From the origins of St Nick, through the dark ages of Slavic and Nordic tradition, one thing's for damn sure... you'll never look at Santa the same way again! Not suitable for children, or adults of a nervous disposition. Intro Music: Carol of the Bells, John Williams ©℗ 1990 Twentieth Century Fox, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Outro Music: Back Door Santa, B. B. King ©℗ 2017 Universal International Music B.V.
December 24, 2019
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Beginning a long career of cashing in on his own franchise, George Lucas alleges he had nothing to do with this 1978, made for TV, musical bonanza. We call BS as this is clearly the work of some kind of twisted genius with a penchant for variety TV. Featuring songs by Diahann Carroll, Jefferson Starship, Bea Arthur, and event Carrie Fisher which just goes to show you really can buy anybody, it's so utterly terrible that it took us two attempts to record it! So gather round and let's enjoy the age-old tale of Wookies, life day and the importance of family... who will likely thank you to not ever show them this Intro Music: Light the Sky on Fire, Jefferson Starship ℗© 1998 Jefferson Starship, Inc., under exclusive license to Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. Outro Music: It's a surprise :)
December 9, 2019
It's more interesting than it sounds ... honest! Mike & Rob look back at the history of antitrust action in the US and how it can apply to today's big tech companies... see told you it was interesting! Of course, we do so with quite a bit of childish innuendo, a range of slightly adult themes and be sure to stay tuned for the very special "bloopers" 🧀 Intro Music: Competition, Brother Culture ℗© Evidence Music Outro Music: Babybel Advert (1992), Various © Babybel
November 16, 2019
The Hateful Eight
It finally happened - we did a Tarrantino movie. Specifically, The Hateful Eight from 2015. Mercifully, MIke manages to avoid going full film nerd and, instead, explores the nuance of one of the world's greatest directors in traditional puerile fashion. Rob gets confused by the movie and, it's very loud throughout. Enjoy! Intro Music: L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock, Ennio Morricone ℗© 2015 Cine-Manic Productions Limited, under exclusive licence to Decca, a division of Unversal Music Operations Ltd Outro Music: Prejudice, Tim Minchin ℗© Laughing Stock Productions
November 3, 2019
The Life of Jim Henson
Sorry We're (Drunk) and Late! It'll be worth the wait as this month we delve into the the genius of Jim Henson! Rob takes Mike through the life of the master puppeteer, writer and Director; Mike totally gets more than 50% on a quiz about Muppets, and things get downright emotional talking about childhood! Oh, and bad accents and dick jokes. Enjoy! Intro Music: The Muppet Show Theme ℗ 2011 Walt Disney Records, Inc © 2011 Disney Outro Music: The Fraggle Rock Theme ℗© 2016 The Jim Henson Company
October 22, 2019
The Dark Crystal
1982, or a thousand years ago whichever you prefer, Rob has dragged Mike back into one of his childhood favourites in this month's movie segment, as they explore the muppet filled planet of Thra in The Dark Crystal. Featuring a solid critique of a modern classic, a rock hard lambasting of the sequel, and an iron-clad agreement that the soundtrack is utter pants, we invite you to join us as we attempt to find smut in a beloved children's classic ... and succeed! Intro Music: The Dark Crystal Overture, Trevor Jones ℗© 2017 The Jim Henson Company Outro Music: Skeksis Back, The Great Luke Ski © 2011 FIDIM Interactive, LLC
October 7, 2019
Fresh from escaping Jurassic Park, Rob leads Mike into an arguably more dangerous place - the land of chaos! We talk attractors (strange ones), unpredictability, and the amazing fact that the butterfly effect should be called ... oh no, wait, that would spoil it. Bear in mind that we don't really know anything about the topic in hand so this episode gets rather silly rather quickly - enjoy! Intro Music: Butterfly, Crazy Town ℗ 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Outro Music: Rock You Like a Hurricane, Scorpians ℗ 2011 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
September 23, 2019
We're heading back to the DAWN OF TIME in this month's movie episode as we explore the lost world of dinosaurs, DNA and dumb computer security slobs in Jurassic Park. Ever wondered what it takes to wring out a T-Rex like a damp dishrag? Or just how many millions of dollars they spent on oiling up Jeff Golfblum's chest? Well wonder no more as we've done all the digging for you so sit back, relax, and remember, "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear" Intro Music: Theme From Jurassic Park, John Williams ℗© 1993 Geffen Records Outro Music: Walk The Dinosaur, Was (Not Was) ℗ 2003 Universal International Music B.V. © 2003 Universal International Music B.V.
September 9, 2019
It's time for truly the deepest of dives as we talk submarines! We talk the history from the first submersible to the latest models, the technology behind them and make an awful lot of going down jokes! Be amazed at Mike's performance in this months quiz where he definitely gets more than 50%, and have your mind blown by this months amazing fact! Intro Music: Yellow Submarine, The Beatles ℗ 2015 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group) © 2015 Apple Corps Ltd Outro Music: Under the Sea, Samuel E Wright ℗ 1997 Walt Disney Records © 1997 Disney
August 18, 2019
The Hunt for Red October
The year is 1990, the year is meant to be sometime in the 80s... we're not sure of the specifics but it's time for things to hot up during the Cold War as we dive into the depths of John McTiernan's adaptation of Tom Clancy's novel. With the usual bits, a quiz featuring the worst impression of Sean Connery you've heard recently, and more trivia than your average family board game night, it's a ripping ride through a modern classic. Intro Music: Hymn To Red October (Main Title), Basil Poledouris ℗© 1990 Geffen Records Outro Music: Yellow Submarine, Pickin' On Series © 2006 CMH Records
August 5, 2019
In this month's deep dive, we're heading over the event horizon of one of the weirdest celestial phenomena known to humankind, the BlackHole. From the early theoretical roots to the first ever photo of an actual black hole, we manage to make it through nearly an hour of deep scientific debate without making too many "hole" jokes and without losing Mike! Intro Music: Black Hole Sun, Sound Garden ℗© 2014 A&M Records Outro Music: Supermassive Black Hole, Muse ℗© 2006 A&E Records Limited
July 21, 2019
This month on We're Drunk & We Know Things, we're reaching for the stars as we blast off and float through the epic wonder that is, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. From concept through to delivery, with a load of science and some of the most well-funded corn ever we hope you can join us as we wriggle down the wormhole of mega sci-fi and make an inordinate amount of black hole puns. Intro music: Afraid of Time, Hans Zimmer ℗ 2014 WaterTower Music Outro Music: Go!, Public Service Broadcasting ℗© Test Card Recordings
July 6, 2019
Off the back of our first animated film episode, we're taking the deep dive into the world of cel animation! Mike & Rob roll up their sleeves, grab some cellulose and try not to blow themselves up as they explore the history, techniques and key players in the world of hand drawn animation. From the zoetrope to modern CGI cel shading with a healthy dose of Disney (obvs), we hope you'll join us on our 24fps adventure. Intro music: Hakuna Matata, Nathan Lane & Ernie Sabella & Jason Weaver & Joseph Williams ℗ 2003 Walt Disney Records, Inc © 2006 Disney Outro music: Under the Sea, Samuel E. Wright ℗ 1997 Walt Disney Records © 1997 Disney
June 15, 2019
In a first for us, we're covering an animated feature. And no it's not Disney, it's so much better! Mike & Rob enter the world of the spirits and take a bath with a radish in Studio Ghibli's 2001 masterpiece, Spirited Away. With a deep dive into Shinto region, a possibly slightly racist quiz and of course One Star Reviews it's a hand drawn wonder... oh and the dick jokes are mostly at the end. Intro music: Reprise, Joe Hisaishi ℗© 2002 Outro music: Turning Japanese, The Vapors ℗© 1996 RT Industries
June 1, 2019
It's finally happened... we're talkin' 'bout SkyNet! Hot on the heels of our T2 extravaganza we've got our first deep dive of the new season and it's time for Mike and Rob to search for some intelligence in the podcast, Artificial in this case which seemed our best hope. So come with us on a journey through humankind's search for and quest to create artificial thought ... despite the fact that computers weren't really good enough for most of the time! Intro music: Go Robot, Red Hot Chili Peppers ℗© 2016 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Outro music: Paranoid, Black Sabbath ℗© 2016 Gimcastle Ltd. Please drink responsibly
May 18, 2019
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
We’re back! No more alphabet, no more poll, just an epic movie to launch our second season: Terminator 2: Judgement Day! Including One star reviews, why James Cameron is a bit of a tool, an extensive review of the extended terminator universe and one of the best quizzes ever conceived, it’s classic WDAWKT. Wondering where the tech episode went? It will be along in 2 weeks as part of our new staggered schedule. Intro music: Main Title Terminator 2 Theme, Brad Fiedel ℗© 2017 Studio Canal, under exclusive licence to UMC, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited. Outro music: I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle (from Terminator 2), Austrian Death Machine © 2009 Metal Blade Records, Inc. Please drink responsibly
May 4, 2019
Z is for Zip
It's not how big it is ... er yeah. So rounding out the alphabet and we're talking Zip files and other compression algos in this month's rather technical tech segment. Including a brief history, an almost certainly incorrect break down of how compression works and a lot of trolls (of the patent variety) it's a nice enough way to end the season. And let's face it, it's the only tech thing beginning with Z of any note.
February 22, 2019
Z is for Zodiac
Late 1960's San Francisco and there's a serial killer on the loose! That's right, we've decided to end on a rather dark note as we slide into the obsession filled, decade spanning epic that is, David Fincher's Zodiac. Of course it's based on a true story but this doesn't stop Mike & Rob bringing their own version of inanity and slight degrees of fanboism to this sprawling review of all 157 minutes of this modern classic.
February 22, 2019
Y is for social networks of YesterYear
Tenuous? Yes but this was easily the best of a bad bunch. And if you have ever wondered what happened to the guy who founded MySpace, wether Bebo is still a thing or why it is that Facebook is just so damn popular then this is the episode for you. From the early 90s through to the upcoming wave of anti-social networks Rob and Mike skip merrily through a land of tribalism, hate speech, fake news and cat gifs ... so, you know, the internet.
January 25, 2019
Y is for Young Frankenstein
Set & shot in the 70s, looks and sounds like the 30s and reviewed by two guys in the 2010s it's time to finally explore the wacky mind of Mel Brooks and his take on classic horror with Young Frankenstein. Wilder, Feldman, Kahn, a galaxy of stars in a beautiful homage to classic cinema .... so of course we make it all about dicks and general smuttery.
January 25, 2019
X is for Bitcoin
Tis the season to be jolly. Jolly confused about Crypto Currency that is. In this month's tech segment, recorded live in front of an actual audience at Pizza Projekt in Jersey, Rob attempts to explain the complexities of Bitcoin et al to a surprisingly responsive Mike! From the early days through to the peak at the end of 2017 and with plenty of hash gags, it's a Christmas Crypto Miracle!
December 21, 2018
X is for Die Hard
X stands for anything right? Well in this month's Xmas episode, the WDAWKT team decided to take a look at the perennial classic Die Hard. Recorded live in front of an actual audience at Pizza Projekt in Jersey, Mike & Rob review John Mclane's first outing, determine whether it's a Christmas film or not, have one star reviews read out by real guests and even find time for a little game of guess the sound track!
December 21, 2018
W is for Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Noir meets Looney Tunes in this month's movie of choice with Disney's 1988 classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Mike & Rob review this perfect blend of animation and live action, determine if Jessica Rabbit really is all that and deliver ALL the one star reviews.
November 23, 2018
W is for World Wide Web
Every wondered where the web came from? Well wonder no more, we tell you in this months WWWDAWKT. Featuring the history of hypertext, some familiar faces and surprisingly little porn it's Dirty Bird o clock as we surf the web like you wouldn't believe.
November 23, 2018
V is for VR
We’re getting real in this month’s tech segment. Well, virtually real, with a smattering of augmentation and just a touch of mediation. From the beginnings of it all with the Sensorama™ through the wheezy, queasy 90s and up to modern day VR unicorns. Plus we actually get Mike to take a VR headset for a spin … in a pub … at night … yeah!
October 26, 2018
V is for V for Vendetta
Ooh there's trouble brewing in dystopian, facist London! And there's trouble brewing between Rob & Mike! This month we’re donning our Guy Fawkes masks and remember remembering the joy that is 2005’s V for Vendetta. Spoiler alert, Mike doesn’t like it cos it’s based on a comic book that changed his life or some such.
October 26, 2018
U is for UI UX
So UI is the bit you touch, UX is how it makes you feel... yeah this one gets dirty in a real hurry. We do the usual wander back through the history of human / computer interaction, consider the various challenges faced by UI designers in the modern world, and get a bit star struck by the team at Xerox PARC before descending into the expected level of paranoia and fear when Mike tries to work out if he really wants to drive his computer with his mind.
September 28, 2018
U is for the Untouchables
"Here's how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That's the Chicago way." There's a degree of irony in a podcast that focuses on inebriation reviewing a film set in the prohibition but that's exactly what we've got in this months movie segment. Brian De Palma's 1987 tour through 30's Chicago during the height of Capone's power means we're getting down and dirty with the Untouchables. Featuring everything you'd expect, 1 star reviews, a load of gushing over the amazing soundtrack and massive amounts of scorn poured onto Sean Connery's terrible Irish accent, why not pop into your local speakeasy, pour yourself a couple of fingers of whiskey and enjoy.
September 28, 2018
T is for TCP/IP
Kid, have you ever wondered how the internet works? Well it's all down to these things called packets. Follow Rob & Mike on a magical, albeit synful journey through the protocols that make the net work.
September 2, 2018
T is for Twister
It sucked ... so anyway. this month in WDAWKT we're breezing through another 90's classic. Featuring Bills, Dustys, bits of Dusty, cows, fields, cars and, of course, tornadoes. This month on WDAKT, it's Twister!
September 2, 2018
S is for Search Engines
Engines that Search. We cover the early days of directories, the emergent search engine market and the rise of the mighty Google before donning our tin foil hats and diving headfirst into a world of paranoia and fear. It's geeky, it's techy and it has an actual segment related to Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA FBCS so the only question you have to ask yourself is ... are you "Feeling Lucky"?
July 27, 2018
S is for Super Mario Brothers
Proof positive that the democratic process should NOT be applied to pod-casts, we find ourselves digging around in the bargain bin of the last remaining physical media store in the country to locate a copy of Super Mario Brothers... and I can't say that we massively enjoy the experience. But there's loads of juicy behind the scenes factoids, some very sensible analysis of why it went wrong and a questionable reference to Mario's sexual preferences. Plus if you absolutely want to know how not to make a video game spin off then this is the episode for you!
July 27, 2018
R is for Radio
Don't know your WiFi from your WiMax? Bluetooth leave you feeling disconnected? It's ok, cos this month Rob tries very hard to explain modern data radio to Mike, and very nearly succeeds! From Marconi through to modern day, come along for a whirlwind tour of frequencies, bands, cells and packets as we do our best to explain the "giant cloud of data in the air" ... yeah.
June 29, 2018
R is for Robocop
The year is 2043, Detroit is a sh*t hole (nothing changes) and MCP are looking for "volunteers" for their new cyborg program, code name RoboCop! It's a classic, it's Verhoeven, it's violent, grim and above all it's the 80s. Mike & Rob take an armoured car through Old Detroit and explore everything the franchise has to offer. You have to listen to this episode. After all, dead or alive, you're coming with us!
June 29, 2018
Q is for Quantum Computing
So it turns out that Quantum Physics is a pretty damn complex & confusing topic. Which may explain why, in this month's tech episode, we spend a lot of time talking about anything but the given topic - Quantum computing. If you're happy that we probably get most of this completely wrong then tune in for particle porn positions, 30's physicists who got some, and a pretty filthy spin on a classic computer science problem - i.e. what if that traveling salesman was selling d*ck pics?
May 28, 2018
Q is for the Quest
We never learn. With 2 perfectly decent films on the ballot and one "no hoper" we should have realised that you would pick the Quest, a 90's Van Damme action & thrill filled slop bucket of nonsense. In this month's, mercifully short, movie episode, we dissect Van Damme's directorial debut, peeling back the layers to see what, if anything, lies under the surface. It has it all, kicks, punches, head-butts, kilts, sumo wrestlers, Mongolians and a back story that's so reminiscent of another movie, Rob can't remember which is which!
May 28, 2018
P is for Piracy
You wouldn't steal a podcast? Well know because we give it away for free but there's plenty of nefarious types out there who dedicate their lives to cracking and pirating software. In this month's tech segment, we explore the murky world of piracy, from Warez, floppy swapping through to the Pirate Bay and modern day distribution as well as the very serious discussion on ethics ... and dick jokes.
April 28, 2018
P is for the Princess Bride
We found it inconceivable that Mike hadn't ever seen this film so took the convenient opportunity to rectify that glaring omission. This episode has it all, Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles. and a guest spot by a guy called Sergio. Don't listen for the story, you know it, listen for the wonderful trivia and, most importantly to find out if Mike actually liked this most beloved of cult classics.
April 28, 2018
O is for Oceans Eleven
"The 14000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard. Otherwise known as the Bellagio, the Mirage, the M.G.M. Grand. Together, they're the three most profitable casinos in Las Vegas... And we're going to rob it." That's right, we back for O and that means we're running the long con and discussing Ocean's Eleven (the 2001 edition). Join us as we pull of a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever! Oh and we discover an amazing fact about Andy Garcia, Mike's deep loathing for Julia Roberts (which can only be hiding his even deeper obsession), and everything you've come to expect from a classic WDAWKT film segment.
March 30, 2018
O is for Onion Routing
It's official, Mike & Rob really know their onions! Or they should after this month's tech segment which is all about Onion Routing (aka TOR) and the dark web. Containing considerably less paranoia than you'd expect (possibly because we've become desensitised over the last 14 months) we explore the history of this project, privacy concerns, the Silk Road, social impact and the unbelievable discovery that Mike has never seen The Princess Bride!
March 30, 2018
N is for Nintendo
In this month's tech segment we have it all: Monkey’s, Mushrooms, Motor racing, russian mathematicians and prostitution. It’s an epic odyssey across, land, sea & even into outer space. And, since as we all know, it’s dangerous to go alone, Mike is accompanying me on this mystic quest through the history, immense output and legacy of Japan’s third largest company - Nintendo
February 25, 2018
N is for Naked Gun
It's a classic comedy but is there more to 1988's Naked Gun than just puns and slapstick? Mike & Rob hit the mean streets in search of some answers and along the way find some one star reviews par excellence, some sequels that are just sub par and come to an agreement on just where this Zucker brothers films sits in the general scale of things.
February 25, 2018
M is for Magnetic Storage Media
Let's get it out of the way, there are a lot of "floppy" jokes in this episode. But then there's also a lot of stuff on just how computers store data, from the drum to the modern drive. Mike gets quizzed on a range of real of fake storage terms in Disk or D*ck and Rob tries valiantly not to lose it completely when discussing micro floppies (he fails).
January 26, 2018
M is for the Matrix
Red Pill anyone? In the first episode of 2018 Mike & Rob take a drunken stumble down the rabbit hole and explore the dark, dystopian alternate reality that is the Matrix. With a whole new "thing" we're starting for this year, fear not, the usual level of ribald silliness and your favourite segments are still there. So what are you waiting for? Give it a listen - we guarantee its more interesting and entertaining than both of the matrix sequels combined!
January 26, 2018
L is for Linux
Containing exactly no Star Wars spoilers, this month Mike gets to grips with the world of open source and learns all about Linux! From the origins of Unix, through to the modern distro and with a series of titillating jokes about "packages" it surprising how much we cover in a little under an hour.
December 23, 2017
L is for Last Jedi
Warning - this podcast contains major spoilers! We've covered classics old & new but this month is the first time we've talked about a movie that's still in the cinema. Mike & Rob become one with the force and explore a galaxy far far away as they examine the latest in the Star Wars series - The Last Jedi!
December 23, 2017
K is for Keyboards
In another classic case of "it's more interesting than it sounds ... honest" Mike and Rob crack their knuckles and hunt peck their way through a surprisingly detailed look at the world of keyboards. From the humble typewriter, to the modern day of mind reading data entry (with a surprising number of w*nking jokes) join us as we literally run down A - Z of computer data entry.
November 25, 2017
K is for Karate Kid
Wax on, wax off! After a shocker of a poll, Mike & Rob suit up and head to the dojo (pub) to discuss the seminal, martial arts coming of age movie Karate Kid. With the usual plot dissection, some superb karatriva and one star reviews from Donald Trump, it only remains to be seen if Mike will sweep the leg and if Rob will ever work out how to get all this wax off!
November 25, 2017
J is for James Bond - Part 2
We couldn't not do James Bond when we got to J but perhaps we could have not done it in a cocktail bar. A double feature this month as Mike and Rob don black tie, shake up a martini and stare down the barrel of 24 films! Split over two halves with three bonds per half, we include Amazon 1 Star reviews and, in place of the dedicated tech segment, a review of each Bond's gadgets. In the first half, we covered Connery, Lazenby, and Moore. In this the second, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig. All the while sipping martini's, vespas and pretty much anything else JB is purported to have drunk. It's long, it gets messy, but it's pretty damn funny!
October 27, 2017
J is for James Bond - Part 1
We couldn't not do James Bond when we got to J but perhaps we could have not done it in a cocktail bar. A double feature this month as Mike and Rob don black tie, shake up a martini and stare down the barrel of 24 films! Split over two halves with three bonds per half, we include Amazon 1 Star reviews and, in place of the dedicated tech segment, a review of each Bond's gadgets. In this first half, we cover Connery, Lazenby, and Moore. In the second, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig. All the while sipping martini's, vespas and pretty much anything else JB is purported to have drunk. It's long, it gets messy, but it's pretty damn funny!
October 27, 2017
I is for Indiana Jones
I was always going to be an Indy movie. Trouble is, all three* are so good we simply couldn't choose between them! So we didn't and instead introduce a near feature length, extended episode in which Mike dons his fedora, Rob grabs his bullwhip (not a euphemism) and they set off across the globe in search of fortune and glory ... and beer. * Yes there are technically four movies but Rob refuses to acknowledge Crystal Skull as anything other than a bad dream. We've tried talking to him about it but he refuses, muttering something about "the sanctity of original trilogies" and "f#cking George Lucas"
September 23, 2017
I is for Internet of Things
"On the Internet of Things, no one knows you're a fridge!" - Unknown Continuing our mission to complete the WDAWKT tech buzzword bingo card, this month Rob leads Mike down the sensor laden path into the world of the Internet of Things! Smart Cars, Smart Watches, Smart Phones, the only things that aren't smart in this episode are the hosts.
September 23, 2017
H is for Hacking
Firstly, this is a long episode - sorry about that but we couldn't possibly fit the entire topic of Hacking in to anything under an hour. Join Mike & Rob as they explore the murky underworld of computer security through the history of phreaking, hacking and modern cyber warfare. Reviewing some notable hacks in recent years and casting a thought to what could possibly be next. Will Mike put on his white hat? Or will the dark side prove too tempting? You'll have to listen to find out!
August 25, 2017
H is for Hackers
As requested by our producer, we couldn't not cover Hackers when we got to the H episodes. Beloved by many (including all of the WDAWKT team) this piece of pure 90's nonsense proves itself to be a bit better than Mike thought it was going to be... high praise indeed! Of course there are some who don't like it - 1* Reviews has them covered but for the rest we'd suggest you grab your pager, strap on your 'blades, and prepare to HACK THE PLANET!
August 25, 2017
G is for Ghostbusters
"We ain't afraid of no ghosts!" A movie that requires no introduction and didn't really need a podcast, this month, Mike and Rob try to avoid things that go bump in the night and take a tour round New York with the Ghostbusters! Expect the usual sillyness, 1 Star reviews and a mass of misty nostalgia.
August 1, 2017
G is for GPS
Geo all the things! It's about time the tech segment escaped our humble atmosphere and made it to outerspace. And with that in mind join us for an orbital tour of all things geo. GPS, Geo Caching, Geo Fencing, Geo Cities ... er ... yes. Anyway, give it a listen, it really is out of this world!
August 1, 2017
F is for the Future (According to Rob)
Ok so we may have been a little ambitious here. Attempts to explain the future (all of it) after a few beers resulted in ... something. Starting with the Industrial Revolution, Rob takes Mike on a magical meandering ride through the present and into the great beyond. Expect the usual level of confusion, confoundment and crass combobulation.
June 28, 2017
F is for Face Off
It’s a modern day classic, John Woo, Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, some other people. 20 years old and it’s barely aged (a lot like Cage tbh). Mike takes great delight in dissecting this particular piece of 90’s action awesomeness, although he does have a strange obsession with working out just how far the “swap” went. It’s fast, it’s frantic, it’s funny… it’s Face Off!
June 28, 2017
E is for Emoji
Just what is the plural of Emoji … Emojis, Emojie? Who knows, and who cares. In this months tech segment, Rob tells Mike way more about Emoji than anyone would care to admit to knowing. Pictograms, Purple Egg Plants and Poop all feature, along with a healthy dose of innuendo, more than enough to put a smiley on your face.
June 8, 2017
E is for Escape From New York
“Call me Sssnake” Kurt Russell? Check! John Carpenter? Check! Amazing synth soundtrack? Check check! In this month’s movie episode, Mike and Rob discuss Carpenter’s cult classic. The ultimate anti hero, a truly despicable president, and Issac Hayes in all his glory but did the guys actually enjoy the film? You’ll have to give it a listen to find out!
June 8, 2017
D is for Databases
ALL YOUR DATABASE ARE BELONG TO US! Join Mike & Rob as they skip lightly through the depths of the database. From early efforts through to hipster NoSQL via some crazy stats, very poor maths skills, even worse fish puns, and the inevitable bag o d#cks. Recorded al fresco at the Cock & Bottle it may seem like a meandering mess but there is a point … honest … if only we could remember it.
June 8, 2017
D is for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Welcome to another month’s beer fuelled movie madness. This time Mike & Rob are discussing the various merits of Kubrik’s 1964 black satire Dr. Strangelove. Recorded al fresco at the Cock & Bottle with all the usual features you’ve come to know and love including, Nazi’s, seagulls and Amazon 1 Star reviews.
June 8, 2017
C is for Cookies, Caches and other Crap tech support tell you to Clear
So it turns out BrewDog’s Punk IPA is not a session ale … this may explain why this month’s tech segment in which Mike & Rob explore the complex mysterious world of Cookies and Caches turns into a delightfully rambling adventure that would be right at home in any pub or bar anywhere in the world. Ever wondered if the inventor of the World Wide Web sent saucy snapchats? How about the importance of the humble Cookie in avoiding embarrassing online checkout moments. We’ve got it all and more.
June 8, 2017
C is for Casablanca
Welcome back! Spring has finally sprung here in Jersey and so we invite you to join us, Rob & Mike, on our first (dry) alfresco recording of the movie segment of We’re Drunk & We Know Things! This month’s movie is Casablanca so listen in for 45 mins of insightful review, comedic commentary, occasional swearing, some little people and a lot of spoilers … for a movie that was made in 1942 so if you haven’t seen it yet you’ve only got yourself to blame.
June 8, 2017
B is for Bots
In this month’s tech segment we’re talking ’bout ‘bots! Specifically, tweet bots, chat bots and the occasional dalliance into the darker side of bottage. AI, the singularity and job security are all covered in a little under half an hour.
June 8, 2017
B is for Blade Runner
This month, we’re talking about a film beloved by both Mike & Rob – Blade Runner. Recorded in a tiny corridor of a pub, we get deep into the underlying meanings of the movie, discuss the risks of product placement in “near future” scenarios, celebrate the sheer multitude of versions and resort to name calling to describe those who haven’t seen it yet. Oh and we promise not to do another Ridley Scott next month … honest.
June 8, 2017
A is for Asymmetric Encryption
In this first episode (part 2), Mike and Rob takes a wander through the complex world of public private key encryption. Recorded in front of an inebriated, public house audience at two of Jersey’s finest watering hole, fuelled by a range of ales and with more ums per minute than you’d believe possible!
June 8, 2017
A is for Alien
In this first episode (part one), Mike and Rob deconstruct Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci fi classic Alien. Recorded in front of an inebriated, public house audience at two of Jersey’s finest watering hole, fuelled by a range of ales and with more ums per minute than you’d believe possible!
January 13, 2017