In Season 1 we drank dry martinis with an olive and discussed the hot socio-political topics of the day, then sang ridiculous songs that made fun, but also hopefully some kind of sense, of those topics.
In Season 2 we took inspiration from the great Calvin Harris and analyzed what was really acceptable in the ‘80s… and the ‘70s, and the ‘90s, and the naughties, etc. And then sang more ridiculous songs.
Episode 205 - Acceptable in the... 10s
So we're all caught up - but what was acceptable up until last year? Don't answer that.
Join Frisky & Mannish as they appreciate Rihanna (again),talk in depth about Ed Sheeran's astrology chart and figure out where it all went wrong for Jessie J.
Features the songs 'Kooky Girl', 'Dannii vs Gotye' and 'Lana Del rey Meets Her Mentor', all of which are available to download at www.friskyandmannish.co.uk.
YOU CAN BUY A TICKET TO OUR LIVE TV (YouTube) SPECIAL - 'A VERY FRISKY & MANNISH CHRISTMAS' by heading to the website, and you will also find 'PopLab: The Movie: available to stream as well.
Episode 204 - Acceptable in the... 00s
Ah, the Noughties. Simpler times. But what was acceptable? Denim, duck singing and desktop computers all saw a boom in sales, but how much harm was done?
Join Frisky & Mannish as they reminisce (mostly) about the video for Lady Marmalade.
Features the songs 'Noel vs Lily' and 'Wheels On The Bus', both of which are available to buy on friskyandmannish.co.uk.
REMINDER - STREAM 'POPLAB: THE MOVIE' - details on the website.
Episode 203 - Acceptable in the... 90s
POP QUIZ: What was acceptable in the 90s?
c) Mooning Michael Jackson?
Of course, the correct answer is: GERI HALLIWELL!
Join Frisky & Mannish as they analyse the bizzare last gasps of the 20th century.
Features the songs 'Saturday Night' and 'Creep', both of which are available to buy as part of 'Pop Education' at friskyandmannish.co.uk - Remember to stream 'Poplab: The Movie' while you're there.
Episode 202 - Acceptable in the... 80s
What actually WAS accepted in the 80s? Well, Charity Concerts, men wearing make-up and Madonna to name but three. It was a different time.
Listen as Frisky & Mannish struggle to make sense of the decade that spawned them.
Features the songs "Kate Bash" and "Papa Don't Preach", both of which are available to buy at friskyandmannish.co.uk.
Also, do check out "Poplab: The Movie", streaming on that very same website.
Episode 201 - Acceptable in the... 70s
It was acceptable in the 70s. A lot of things were - big moustaches, cultural appropriation and Dana. Join Frisky & Mannish as they meander through the Decade of Disco and Donny Osmond.
Featuring the songs 'Rude Boy (Original Bee Gees Version)' and 'Carpenters Grime', which are available to buy on friskyandmannish.co.uk.
It's also worth noting that 'Poplab: The Movie' is now streaming on that very same website.
Episode 108 - Feminism
In the final episode of this series, Frisky & Mannish discuss Feminism, including, but not limited to the pros and cons of Beyoncé.
Features the a live version of the song 'Feminism' recorded in Brighton in 2015.
And also a wonderful bonus treat for all those who listen right to the end.
Please come see us on tour http://www.friskyandmannish.co.uk/live, follow us on soashy meedz and if you have enjoyed this series, let us know - we might just do another....
Saw them in Margate last night for the first time. Really good and now I have discovered the podcasts. Pop lab joy
So happy to have found this
After seeing Frisky and Mannish for the first time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year which was absolutely brilliant I wanted to find out more, so I have now listened to all their podcasts. Fantastic to hear Laura and Matthew chatting a bit about their lives, their creative process and their work. They are so clever, funny, talented and likeable and they tackle some thorny issues. These songs are a brilliant snapshot of some of their best work. Seeing them again in Margate on tour in October- can’t wait. PLEASE come to London again soon as well !
Half an hour with Frisky & Mannish, what's not to love. Hilarious & enlightening.