28 episodes

Join Mat Ewins and John Kearns – in the guise of different characters each week – as they attempt to explain the unexplainable and put some of the world’s biggest mysteries under the Microscope in this improvised comedy podcast.


Support Microscope at supporter.acast.com/microscope


Follow Microscope on Twitter for details on future live shows: @microscopefun


Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns with special guests.
Photography by Paul Gilbey.
Theme music by Nicky Green.
Produced by Plosive Productions.

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    • Improv
    • 4.7 • 49 Ratings

Join Mat Ewins and John Kearns – in the guise of different characters each week – as they attempt to explain the unexplainable and put some of the world’s biggest mysteries under the Microscope in this improvised comedy podcast.


Support Microscope at supporter.acast.com/microscope


Follow Microscope on Twitter for details on future live shows: @microscopefun


Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns with special guests.
Photography by Paul Gilbey.
Theme music by Nicky Green.
Produced by Plosive Productions.

    Case 26: Shakespeare’s Sequels

    Case 26: Shakespeare’s Sequels

    Case Twenty Six. Mat Ewins pulls up his tights, pulls down his ruff and soliloquises with Bill Bulbs, a librarian (libearian) who discovered the unpublished sequels of William Shakespeare. A tale that could’ve been written by the Bard himself, best listened to whilst being pursued by a bear.


    Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns.
    Recorded by Ben Williams. Edited by Mat Ewins. Additional editing by Ben Williams. Researched by John Kearns.
    Theme music by Nicky Green.
    Photography by Paul Gilbey. Artwork by Mat Ewins.
    Produced by Plosive Productions.


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    • 28 min
    Case 25: 5G

    Case 25: 5G

    Case Twenty Five. Mat Ewins gives BT engineer Greg Gloves a call about the power of 5G, mind control and has his head spun 360 on the revelations regarding the revolving restaurant in London’s glittering middle. With government moles everywhere, play this one quietly on headphones wearing your favourite balaclava.


    Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns.
    Recorded by Naomi Parnell. Edited by Mat Ewins. Additional editing by Ben Williams. Researched by John Kearns.
    Theme music by Nicky Green.
    Photography by Paul Gilbey. Artwork by Mat Ewins.
    Produced by Plosive Productions.


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    • 29 min
    Case 24: The Crown Jewels

    Case 24: The Crown Jewels

    Case Twenty Four. Mat Ewins swoops cloak and dagger to give head of Security at the Tower of London, Robert Cromwell, the heebie jeebies. What exactly happened when the Crown Jewels were victim to one of the most audacious heists in our countries history? With a cast of thousands, this is one to turn up loud in the shower or over a sizzling breakfast pan.


    Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns.
    Recorded by Ben Williams. Edited by Mat Ewins. Additional editing by Ben Williams. Researched by John Kearns.
    Theme music by Nicky Green.
    Photography by Paul Gilbey. Artwork by Mat Ewins.
    Produced by Plosive Productions.


    Follow Microscope on Twitter for details on future live shows: @microscopefun
     
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    • 29 min
    Case 23: Ghost Writer

    Case 23: Ghost Writer

    Case Twenty Three. A Halloween Special. The Case of the Haunted Tappy Tap Machine. Mat Ewins spell checks Sam McCartney, a hammer horror writer, whose gruesome stories started to come to life owing to a damn haunted word processor. And you thought running out of ink was a problem? Turn this one up loud on your run or as you make dinner.


    Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns.
    Recorded by Ben Williams. Edited by Mat Ewins. Additional editing by Ben Williams. Researched by John Kearns.
    Theme music by Nicky Green.
    Photography by Paul Gilbey. Artwork by Mat Ewins.
    Produced by Plosive Productions.


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    • 31 min
    Case 22: Fish ’n’ Chips ’n’ Cryogenics

    Case 22: Fish ’n’ Chips ’n’ Cryogenics

    Case Twenty Two. Mat Ewins fries Ted Saunders about how in 1998 he found a 10,000 year old man in his second hand freezer. For all ages, turn this one up loud on the school run.


    Want to help us solve more mysteries? Support Microscope at supporter.acast.com/microscope


    Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns.
    Recorded by Naomi Parnell. Edited by Mat Ewins. Additional editing by Ben Williams. Researched by John Kearns.
    Theme music by Nicky Green.
    Photography by Paul Gilbey. Artwork by Mat Ewins.
    Produced by Plosive Productions.


    Follow Microscope on Twitter for details on future live shows: @microscopefun
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 28 min
    Case 21: The Case of the Spooky Dog Scenario

    Case 21: The Case of the Spooky Dog Scenario

    Case Twenty One. Detective Murlock Bones is dragged over hot coals by Mat Ewins in this barn stormer of an opener to Microscope’s Second Series. A tale of cakes, ten dead bodies and rampant pooches, turn this one up loud on the school run.


    Want to help us solve more mysteries? Support Microscope at supporter.acast.com/microscope


    Performed by Mat Ewins and John Kearns.
    Recorded by Naomi Parnell. Edited by Mat Ewins. Additional editing by Ben Williams. Researched by John Kearns.
    Theme music by Nicky Green.
    Photography by Paul Gilbey. Artwork by Mat Ewins.
    Produced by Plosive Productions.


    Follow Microscope on Twitter for details on future live shows: @microscopefun
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

tdh615243 ,

Ridiculous. Sublime.

Treat yourself to some amazing nonsense and have a good giggle in 2020.

thelastblip ,

Too funny for sleep

Heard about this podcast when John was on RHLSTP. Now it keeps me awake laughing at night. Thanks

jonnymeese ,

Absolutely ludicrous

One of the funniest podcasts I’ve heard in a long time. Mat is brilliant, John in fantastic 5/5

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