Bampots

Andrew Lowson, Marco Cook

A fortnightly podcast about adulting in today's society, by two friends, Marco and Andrew. We cover topics from online dating and social influencers, to diversity in the media.

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As Andrew rapidly approaches 50, we decided to discuss some of the events in our lives that made us feel “adulty”. We talk about preferences, maturity and a couple of life changing stories!

Dec 2019

39 min 22 sec

We’re back, and on form! This episode we discuss the advantages and issues around the growing market of subscription services, and touch on our dependency and attachment to certain services and how we manage them.

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Nov 2019

40 min 35 sec

We all have idols that we admire! Bill Gates, Mr Blobby and H from Steps are just a few common ones, but this week we talk about some of our own idols we look up to.... and some we don’t!

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Oct 2019

37 min

It’s great to have icons, my desktop would look weird without them! Oh, not that icon... this we discuss what it takes to be an iconic person and how people have different idols from icons.

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Oct 2019

36 min 48 sec

Topic: Our Thoughts on Cover Songs We talk about covers of songs we are particularly close too, songs we didn't realise were covers and Marco forgets to send me any notes.

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Oct 2019

37 min 25 sec

We're back! In this episode we recount some iconic music in advertising, from Justin Timberlake to furry creatures, before going off topic and talking about talking about music in films.

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Sep 2019

39 min 55 sec

We have decided to take a two week break to work on a bit of a restructure to the show format and focus. We'll see you in two weeks!

Sep 2019

2 min 15 sec

“Hey Siri, shuffle my music”... “now playing, Bampots Bump and Grind”... This week we discuss some of the different emotions with music, discovery each other’s current favourites, and uncover some of the guilty pleasures.

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Aug 2019

36 min 24 sec

Did you hate the previous episode on Veganism... well here is another! This week is a follow up on the wider areas around Veganism and some of the challenges you find when approaching the topic of meat consumption.

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Aug 2019

23 min 25 sec

We set ourselves a challenge; can you live on a vegan diet for a standard work week. We discuss our experience, the challenges and what we learned from throwing ourselves in the deep end of this increasingly popular lifestyle.

Jul 2019

1 hr 15 min

We had a few issues with Marco’s audio levels this week, and whilst we have worked to counter them, we apologise for any dips in quality you experience with this episode. Thanks! This episode we delve into the weird and wonderful parts of the internet to discuss some myths and misconceptions about things that are bad for you.

Jul 2019

46 min 24 sec

As two foul mouthed Scots, we delve into the origin story of our relationship with swearing and bad language. Warning, this episode takes a sharp turn from our usually squeaky clean podcast!

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Jun 2019

43 min 26 sec

This week we begin by delving into our own accents before briefly dealing with the fallout of the tinder episode. We then move on to discuss some movies that disappointed and enraged us, from Jobs, to Spectre, to Iron Man 3.

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Jun 2019

47 min 17 sec

As two men with a lot of experience of being single, we wanted to give our views and tell our war stories about online dating. We compare our own experiences, sharing a little too much along the way, and discuss apps such as Tinder and Bumble.

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May 2019

58 min 32 sec

Two experts discussing the trends and pitfalls of social media? Sadly no, but this week we share our opinions and experiences of social media, circulated around two Netflix documentaries, Fyre and The American Meme.

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May 2019

53 min 10 sec

As two white males we decided we were best placed to discuss diversity and minority representation in films. This includes but is not limited to Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Love, Simon. We also briefly touch on gaming and a few other things.

May 2019

47 min 46 sec