Don't Lets Chart - Pop Culture Nonsense For Ears

Ben and Phil

A weekly homebrew mix of arcane trivia, strange history, daft jokes and pop culture idiocy hosted by "the Poundshop Lee and Herring." Starting again October 6th or in early access here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart

The Dont Lets Chart Isolation Lockdown Roadshow
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Another chance to hear a few of our early highlights before we launch our third series on October 6th - now back to weekly releases! And if you want to hear episodes even earlier follow us on Patreon where for less than three quid a month you can get early access to all our shows, plus bonus material, out-takes and the full series of our spin-off shows Don't Lets Chart...Nights and the DLC Lockdown Roadshow, all whilst supporting us hugely: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart  With over 1,300 hours of nonsense available for free, it might be quite daunting for anyone new coming to our daft mix of trivia, quizzes, history and very silly jokes. So here's a hello selection checking in with some of our favourite moments from the first 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 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. 

Sep 24

38 min

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

Jun 19

40 min

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/

Jun 15

39 min

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/

Jun 1

37 min

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/

May 18

38 min

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.

May 4

37 min

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.

Apr 20

38 min

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.

Apr 6

38 min

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. 

Mar 23

38 min

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 

Mar 21

35 min

"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. 

Mar 8

38 min

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. 

Feb 24

36 min

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. 

Feb 16

2 min

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. 

Feb 10

38 min

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 

Jan 27

39 min

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

Jan 13

38 min

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

Dec 2019

37 min

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! 

Dec 2019

50 min

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...

Dec 2019

30 min

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

Dec 2019

39 min

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

Dec 2019

38 min

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

Nov 2019

37 min

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

Oct 2019

40 min

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

Oct 2019

38 min

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

Sep 2019

37 min

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

Sep 2019

4 min

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.

Sep 2019

38 min

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

Aug 2019

38 min

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.

Aug 2019

37 min

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.

Aug 2019

38 min

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.

Jul 2019

36 min

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.

Jul 2019

38 min

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.

Jul 2019

38 min

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.

Jul 2019

36 min

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.

Jun 2019

37 min

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/ 

Jun 2019

36 min

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.

Jun 2019

37 min

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.

Jun 2019

37 min

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.

Jun 2019

36 min

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.

May 2019

38 min

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.

May 2019

36 min

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.

May 2019

36 min

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.  

May 2019

37 min

'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.

Apr 2019

36 min

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. 

Apr 2019

37 min

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

Apr 2019

35 min

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

Apr 2019

36 min

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. 

Mar 2019

37 min

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