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This Week: The Musical - Topical comedy tech news podcast featuring songs, sketches, silliness and special guests. Brought to you by LJ Rich and Leila Johnston.

This Week: The Musical The 2 LJs

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

This Week: The Musical - Topical comedy tech news podcast featuring songs, sketches, silliness and special guests. Brought to you by LJ Rich and Leila Johnston.

    Singing Drones, Ancient Clickbait, The CES Tech Expo in 39 seconds, Smartphone life choices

    Singing Drones, Ancient Clickbait, The CES Tech Expo in 39 seconds, Smartphone life choices

    Welcome to This Week: The Musical - #ThisWeekTM - the topical tech and social media news show enhanced with songs and comedy sketches.
    Let us help you get 2019 sorted! You’ll be up to speed in less than a minute with our consumer tech roundup from Las Vegas’ giant tech conference CES. And for those of us too tired to make New Years resolutions, we’ve done some for you in the form of a jaunty song. Plus, we talk smartphone prices, first footing traditions around the world - and various ways to bring down a drone. As nothing’s too outlandish to start the New Year, the special guest is Zeus.
    The Two LJs are LJ Rich and Leila Johnston. 

    • 19 min
    Christmas Special: Innovation meets tradition through songs, reindeer, lasers and AI

    Christmas Special: Innovation meets tradition through songs, reindeer, lasers and AI

    Welcome to This Week: The Musical, the topical show where The 2 LJs musically enhance tech news and social media stories. We've a feast of festive songs to tuck into, whether you're stuck behind a screen, shopping for high-tech gifts, or remembering departed science-fiction heroes. Includes lighthearted analysis, Santa's answering machine, and against-the-clock innovation. This week’s special guest is Paul Kerensa, comedian and Christmas trivia expert.

    The Two LJs are LJ Rich and Leila Johnston. 
     
    God Rest Ye Gerry Anderson Lyrics:
    God rest ye Gerry Anderson, Joe 90 and Stingray
    We’ll never let those Mysterons… Get their evil way
    We hope you’re feeling F.A.B. On Island of Tracy
    As it’s time for a sci-fi eulogy.
    Oh, too many
    Remembering those who thought differently
    God rest ye Douglas Adams, though your jokes still feel so new
    We didn’t like that Hitch Hiker remake
    but we love you
    So long and thanks for all the fish
    I hope you can forgive
    that actor frooom the British office (crap Arthur Dent)
    whatshisname off the office tried his best
    Carrie Fisher, Margot Kidder, on another plane
    Princess Leia chillin out up there with Louis Lane
    Oh Kenny Baker R2D2 you were brave and true
    Garry Kurtz we remember you as crew
    course we do
    Produced Star Wars movies
    what a dude
    Oh Servalan, we loved you as Blake’s Federation boss,
    So Smart and cool and powerful
    Your passing is our loss
    From Blake’s seven to Star Trek we can
    Tell you all this day
    That we miss you Anton Yeltchin,
    Leonard Nimoy, and Ricky Jay
    Deborah Watling, Jon Paul Steuer
    Gone away.
    The final verse is dedicated to a special man
    His superhero franchise grew from such a lowly plan
    Your ideas meant, we saw you in the movies and TV
    We will never forget you Stan Lee,
    Stan Lee
    You’ll forever live on in our memory
     
    Coding Carol Lyrics:
    Silent screen, holy night
    No more lines left to write
    Syntax perfect, program compiled
    Low-key wired in, everything filed
    Code in heavenly peace, yeah
    Code in, heavenly peace
     
    Silent screen, holy screen
    Soft fans whirr on my machine
    Crypto mining so quiet and true
    All the work done on my GPU
    Code in heavenly peace
    Code in heavenly peace
     
    Silent screen holy chair
    Friends online, always there
    Called all arguments everything works
    Signing out of mechanical Turk
    Shutting down is so sweet
    Time to get something to eat
     
     
    Oversharer's Carol
    I took a picture of my food 
    And it looked pretty sweet
    I’ll post it up on social media
    Cos everyone must see
    I took a picture of my house
    Location clear to see
    So now when I say I’m away
    I’m susceptible to burglary
     
    I like to share my every thought
    And all my best friends news
    I posted carol wanted a divorce
    Before her husband knew
    And when you tell me a secret
    I’ll blurt it out online
    But I’m still shocked when I get blocked
    For the seven hundredth time

    • 22 min
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    Trailer: a funny festive parody song about late capitalism's retail crisis and online shopping binges at Christmas

    Trailer: a funny festive parody song about late capitalism's retail crisis and online shopping binges at Christmas

    At this time of year, many of us turn our backs on local shopkeepers, and opt for online retail giants instead. But no crime goes unpunished, and without a heavy basket weighing us down and wielding money that may as well be pretend, it's all too easy to get carried away. Welcome to our online shopping late capitalism retail crisis song.
    For this and much more, check back on Thursday 20th with a Christmas special that's bursting at the seams.
    Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss future episodes of your favourite topical musical tech comedy show, This Week: The Musical.
     

    • 2 min
    Robot Spice Girl Apocalypse and AI Revolution

    Robot Spice Girl Apocalypse and AI Revolution

    Welcome to the first ever episode of This Week: The Musical, a new show where The 2 LJs musically enhance the week’s tech news and social media stories in song. Ever wonder how the Spice Girls would sound if Victoria Beckham was replaced by an android? Or what Pikachu *really* sounds like, when no one’s listening? Plus lighthearted analysis and against-the-clock innovation. This week’s special guest is formidable AI technologist and sculptor Gretchen Greene.
    The Two LJs are LJ Rich and Leila Johnston.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

RevDanCatt ,

Tightly editied and densely packed fun

A refreshing antidote to the men sitting in a room chatting unedited for over an hour genre of podcasts, this smart, structured and entertaining podcast delivers what I've wanted in a podcast for ages, tightly edited humorous look at topical news, but with music! Pretty much the only podcast I don't play at 1.5x speed.

stevefaulkner ,

A really nice balance

Really nice mix of chat, music and funny stuff that amazing came in at only 20 mins! Loads crammed in there. 😊👏👏

thermalsatsuma ,

Bite size topical fun!

This is a great podcast jamming a surprising amount into just under 20 minutes - topical comedy, songs, tech chat and interesting guests. Essential listening!

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