186 episodes

CheapShow is a comedy podcast all about getting the very best out of the worst! Be it Poundlands, Charity Shops, Car Boot Sales or Bargain Bins, hosts Paul Gannon & Eli Silverman poke around in the corners of the high streets and internet to find treasure in the trash.

One week it could be a studio based show, the next, a live comedy event. It could even be a location report or a scripted adventure! A few things it is, however, is rude, crude, silly and drizzled in pop culture, nostalgia and plenty of verbal violence!

It has guests, videos, songs, reviews, games and dares. We apologise in advance!
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CheapShow is a comedy podcast all about getting the very best out of the worst! Be it Poundlands, Charity Shops, Car Boot Sales or Bargain Bins, hosts Paul Gannon & Eli Silverman poke around in the corners of the high streets and internet to find treasure in the trash.

One week it could be a studio based show, the next, a live comedy event. It could even be a location report or a scripted adventure! A few things it is, however, is rude, crude, silly and drizzled in pop culture, nostalgia and plenty of verbal violence!

It has guests, videos, songs, reviews, games and dares. We apologise in advance!
www.thecheapshow.co.uk

    Ep 185: Public Domain Stupidity

    Ep 185: Public Domain Stupidity

    This week, we have nothing. No. Genuinely, we have absolutely nothing. We finally ran out of things to do! The lock down has cut us off from our usual supplies and so Paul and Eli resort to desperate measures. Very desperate. What's available, absolutely free and can do a lot of creative heavy lifting? Why! It's public domain songs and stories. This week, the cheap chaps burrow through the public domain landfill and come back with their own horrific take on songs and popular characters from the olden days. We are VERY sorry in advance. We didn't know it would turn out this way. What have we done? WHAT HAVE WE DONE??!?!
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    And if you have to, follow us on Twitter @thecheapshowpod or @paulgannonshow & @elisnoid

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    Podbible Interview: https://podbiblemag.com/2020/06/12/a-special-cheapshow-celebration/

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    Paul is writing a book! Want to help make it happen?
    https://unbound.com/books/ghosts/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 184: Magical Mystery Picnic

    Ep 184: Magical Mystery Picnic

    Roll up (and that's an invitation), roll up for the mystery picnic
    Roll up (to make a reservation), roll up for the mystery picnic
    The magical mystery picnic is waiting to take you away
    Waiting to take you away... take you away!
    Eli and Paul are BACK TOGETHER... kinda. This week, the cheap chaps take to the roads, streets and back alleys of North London to look for the perfect place for a picnic. It's an episode packed with booze, rants, sightseeing, Japanese snacks, more booze, a frisbee, gross candy and a little more booze.
    If you head down to the woods today, you'll be in for a BIG surprise!
    And if you like us, why not support us:
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    Podbible Interview: https://podbiblemag.com/2020/06/12/a-special-cheapshow-celebration/

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep 183: Pandora's Rub

    Ep 183: Pandora's Rub

    This week on CheapShow, the cheap chaps are gifted a truly marvellous item from the PO Box. A piece of vinyl so awful that it's mere existence is utterly wonderful. In the process, Paul and Eli will discover a lot about life, the universe, the cosmos and bending kitchen utensils! Why not grab a door key and get ready to bend it along with us? Elsewhere in this episode, Eli's correctly predicts the horrific outcome to another Tales from the Shop Floor and Paul discovers a word that may neuter Eli's verbal excesses! If only Eli hadn't told him what that word was in the first place!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 182: Eli's Mandate

    Ep 182: Eli's Mandate

    Paul is spent. After the 3 hour epic that was episode 181, Paul is out of material so reluctantly he hands over the reigns to Eli. What happens over the 60 minutes is all on Eli, Paul washes his hands of it completely. So... This week expect the stank of Eli's desires as he throws everything from noodles to sauces into the pot and adds a dash of The Muppets and a sprinkle of Pringles to the mix too. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid!

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    And if you have to, follow us on Twitter @thecheapshowpod or @paulgannonshow & @elisnoid

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    Podbible Interview: https://podbiblemag.com/2020/06/12/a-special-cheapshow-celebration/

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    • 58 min
    Ep 181: Winkie: The Untold Story

    Ep 181: Winkie: The Untold Story

    It's the greatest story NEVER told... Until Now! To celebrate CheapShow's 5th Birthday, Eli and Paul present a very special (and very long) edition of the economy comedy podcast. It's the "as-complete-as-we-can-tell-it" tale of the failed attempt to market a piece of wearable technology, a mysterious nightclub owner with big ideas, the lives of 12 strangers taking part in a 6 month endurance competition, an obscure piece of French pop and the two idiotic podcast hosts who try to piece it all together. What was "Winkie"? Well, it's time to tell The Untold Story... Strap In!
    With BIG thanks to Jeff Olan, Penny Floyd, Laurent De Gasperis for agreeing to chat with us for the show and to Ken Reid and Mark Crosby for their contributions to the episode.
    Podcast Art @Vorratony
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    • 3 hrs 10 min
    Ep 180: Boiled Beef & Carrots

    Ep 180: Boiled Beef & Carrots

    No content? No problems! CheapShow has a PO box and thanks to the scavenging prowess of the cheapshow audience, they will never be short of tat and treasure. Luckily, a last minute delivery means that Paul and Eli have the joy of discovery ahead of them. What do they discover this week? Well, Eli gets a proper noodle bonk on, Paul gets the chance to play one of his favourite naff tunes and this episode might be 95% character free! Which makes a nice change!

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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

Uncle Grumbly ,

Great podcast…

I’ve been listening to Cheapshow as a regular for the past few months, it’s crass, rude and occasionally informative about topics that I’ve never really thought about (Trashy European pop music, sauces and Tales From The shop Floor) but some Podcasts would fall over with the humor but the chemistry between Paul and Eli (and occasionally guests) keep it moving and entertaining.

symbioticism ,

Mucky but funny

This show keeps me sane by giving a solid hour a week of complete muck. Happy me.

Mob Bunkhouse ,

Like hanging out with your weird mates

The world of Cheapshow takes a little settling into but has a lot of weird heart which will start to make more sense the more you listen. The show has a fairly loose format of regular sections about snacks, tat found in charity shops, sauces, noodles, bad/weird records and playing games (often based on 70s/80s/90s TV gameshows). There are also factual sections about naff (mainly UK) pop culture and a good amount of pretty dreadful recurring characters who you will probably end up loving but be unsure exactly why.
There are also episodes which take the form of almost radio plays where the hosts are involved with a murder mystery, a haunted house or competitively hunting down some tat gold at car boot sales outside the “house of pickles” where the regular episodes are recorded.

The 2 hosts Paul and Eli are both top humans and have a great weird chemistry which jumps between constantly insulting each other and genuinely wholesome nice moments with all kinds of self awaredly peurile nonsense and madness inbetween. The hosts and the pod in general take a little adjusting to and some of the awkwardness, deliberately bad jokes and characters could put you off I suppose but are equally likely to make you love the podcast even more.
To me it’s like one of those records you don’t get at first but then one day something clicks and it’s your favourite and you don’t understand why it wasn’t always like that.

If you grew up in the 80s or 90s (in the UK especially) and have a silly sense of humour you will find this a cosy listen which has just the right amount of naff nostalgia and references without being “remember the 80s” tedium. It has a special magical tedium all of it’s own which comes partly from the hosts being genuinely a bit weird in the best possible way and partly from the cosy brown/beige UK naffness which pervades the whole thing.

The structure is a mess, the hosts are a mess, it’s full of nonsense, pointless triviality, bizarre eccentricity and low brow humour and is one of my very very favourite things to listen to.

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