47 episodes

Two people. One soul. And a pair of washing up gloves.

Sometimes insightful, often absurd, Ilyas and Shy journey towards the crux of their existence whilst doing the washing up. On this path to enlightenment (and clean dishes) they inevitably attract the attention of notorious cult figures who seek to thwart their attempts at transcendence. If you are looking for an existential comedy to heal you from the banality of existence and the pains of washing up, this may well be the sonic encounter you are looking for.

Karl Marx Does The Washing Up Ilyas Kassam and Shy Teli

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 61 Ratings

Two people. One soul. And a pair of washing up gloves.

Sometimes insightful, often absurd, Ilyas and Shy journey towards the crux of their existence whilst doing the washing up. On this path to enlightenment (and clean dishes) they inevitably attract the attention of notorious cult figures who seek to thwart their attempts at transcendence. If you are looking for an existential comedy to heal you from the banality of existence and the pains of washing up, this may well be the sonic encounter you are looking for.

    S3 E10: Souls

    S3 E10: Souls

    Ilyas and Shy, influenced by Shy's bathroom mirror, explore the concept of having multiple souls. Whilst exploring their differing "ruling souls," the conversation inevitably forks down the divergent paths of Lockdowns, Michael Jackson, Identity and the Poetry of Fernando Pessoa.

    • 35 min
    S3 E9: Patience

    S3 E9: Patience

    Ilyas and Shy explore Patience; how patient they are, if its innate, and if it's really that important. Whilst becoming increasingly impatient with each other, the conversation inevitably forks down the divergent paths of Babies, Anger, the Jungle and Mental Health.

    • 42 min
    S3 E8: Eschewing (ft. The Ghost of Ben Okri)

    S3 E8: Eschewing (ft. The Ghost of Ben Okri)

    Ilyas and Shy, saddened by the passing of Ben Okri, explore whether or not they actively eschew understanding aspects of their lives in order to maintain their sanity. Whilst trying to define the word eschewing, the conversation inevitably forks down the divergent paths of Natural Selection, Wisdom, Love and Mental Health. **It has since been made clear to us by Ben Okri himself, that he is much very much alive and well**

    • 51 min
    S3 E7: Judgement

    S3 E7: Judgement

    Ilyas and Shy discuss Postel's Law, exploring the function and nature of Judgement. Whilst judging each other's actions, the conversation inevitably forks down the divergent paths of Survival, Forgiveness, Technology and Friendship.

    • 35 min
    S3 E6: Freedom

    S3 E6: Freedom

    Ilyas and Shy discuss Freedom; if we can attain it, if we need it, and what it really is. Whilst constrained by the recording equipment, the conversation inevitably forks down the divergent paths of Boundaries, Solitude, Meditation and Physics.

    • 32 min
    S3 E5: Empathy (ft Marie-Claire Springham)

    S3 E5: Empathy (ft Marie-Claire Springham)

    Ilyas and Shy are invited to Amsterdam, home of the notorious Marie-Claire Springham. Whilst discussing her extraordinary attempts to encourage male breast feeding, the conversation inevitably forks down the divergent paths of Empathy, Love, Parenting, and the deliciousness of testosterone filled libations.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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Omo1989 ,

Special Guests?!

No idea how they’ve managed to interview Katie Hopkins and Ma Anand Sheela?!

This makes me think they are far more popular than I realised...

Am excited to see whom they interview next!

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