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The 200% Podcast has been two middle-aged men shouting at clouds, documentary series about the history of football in England and Wales, and is now about terrible old TV shows from the past.. Every Thursday, we'll deliver you an episode of our current series,This Is Our Everest. For more episodes than are available on here, feel free to pay us a visit.
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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The 200% Podcast has been two middle-aged men shouting at clouds, documentary series about the history of football in England and Wales, and is now about terrible old TV shows from the past.. Every Thursday, we'll deliver you an episode of our current series,This Is Our Everest. For more episodes than are available on here, feel free to pay us a visit.
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    This is our Everest, Party Thirty-Seven - Lift-Off With Ayshea, 1974

    This is our Everest, Party Thirty-Seven - Lift-Off With Ayshea, 1974

    This week, Edward and Ian have been watching Lift Off With Ayshea, a Granada TV-produced ITV pop music programme from October 1974. These were eventful and turbulent times and shows like this one did a lot of the heavy lifting with regard to helping people forget this. After a quick style guide to pronouncing Ayshea's name and a surprise appearance by no fewer than five old friends of the podcast, your heroes get stuck into the big issues. These include the perils of high-waisted trousers, definitive proof that Alvin Stardust is on the side of good and a consideration of the scarcity of information about Paul Hogan in the 1980s.
    Ian tries hard not to get involved in any moral crusades but fails on at least two separate occasions, as well as finding time to try high heels. Meanwhile, Edward gets extremely deep into a conspiracy theory entirely of his own construction, one which ultimately ends in the necessity of making a public appeal for information from no lesser person than Les McKeown from the Bay City Rollers. Pretty standard, really. If you'd like to watch the programme, you can find it here, on YouTube.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Six: Training Dogs The Woodhouse Way (1980)

    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Six: Training Dogs The Woodhouse Way (1980)

    On this week's This Is Our Everest, Edward and Ian watched the first episode of the BBC's monolithic dog obedience series Training Dogs The Woodhouse Way from 1980. It was a good opportunity for your heroes to top up on their own abilities to control their dogs (and children) as well as to receive some much needed group therapy, however bad it makes them look in the court of public opinion. Meanwhile, Ian is trialling a new ultra-patriotic theme to see if it will improve listening figures, the most famous dogs in Britain are assessed and Barbara Woodhouse's darts persona is established.
    Mainly, however, it's just a reflection on the application and efficacy of choke chains that is up for debate, a subject whose vague sexual undertones sends at least one of our panel mad with pent-up desire. Is Barbara Woodhouse's vulcan mind grip teachable? Are the BBC communists? What are the realities of finding international fame late in life? And what was the root cause of white dog poo in the 1980s? All or none of these and more questions are inadequately answered, as per usual. If you'd like to watch Barbara jerk some dogs around, you can find the episode here. 
    There’s a bunch of different ways in which you can subscribe to the 200% podcast. You can do so through Spotify, which you can find right here, whilst the podcast RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Itunes here.
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    • 1 hr
    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Five: Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow (1988)

    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Five: Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow (1988)

    On this week's This Is Our Everest, your heroes watched at episode of Noel Edmonds' Saturday Roadshow from December 1988. As the setting for these hi-jinx was purportedly The Kremlin, Edward and Ian are duly able to discuss the full scope of Perestroika albeit through the lens of multiverse theory, famously the last refuge of fatuous idiots and charlatans.
    NESR is a programme that Ian had never seen because he spent Saturday evenings at the time out and as such is only now able to face his demons. The results are predictable, with the ebb and flow of Noel Edmonds' reputation picked over and his role in the wider trend for television treating the general public with the contempt they almost certainly deserve thoroughly assessed.
    Meanwhile, Mark Heap takes a dive in Ian's estimation, the contents of Edward's hard drive are revealed and Ian fills in the details of his mysterious school trip to the USSR in 1990, during which he broke a television set and lost both his belief in hardcore State Socialism and his virginity. The Four Stages of Edmonds are revealed and we discover whether or not people are less inclined to pay attention to your opinion if you've just been injured being shot out of a cannon. If you'd like to watch the programme on YouTube, you can find it here.
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    • 55 min
    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Four: Copy Cats (1985)

    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Four: Copy Cats (1985)

    On This Is Our Everest this week, your intrepid heroes watched the 1985 ITV quickfire comedy sketch and impressions show Copy Cats, an innocuous enough sounding task which actually pushed both men to the limits of human endurance. It's a show designed by history to explain why "Alternative Comedy" had to happen exactly when it did and nobody emerges unscathed from the whole sorry affair.
    There's something for everyone here: discriminatory humour, childish jokes, Bobby Davro and, inevitably, Peggy from Hi-Di-Hi; as well as largely unexpected appearances by E.L. Wisty and C.U. Jimmy, both of whom were fictional characters as far as we knew. It's neither big nor clever, and even Edward - a card-carrying juvenile buffoon - found the programme almost entirely unsatisfactory. Come gather round and bask in the warming glow of our pent-up rage and frustration. If you'd like to watch the programme, you can find it here on YouTube. More fool you, if you do. 
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    • 51 min
    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Three: Shang-a-Lang (1975)

    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Three: Shang-a-Lang (1975)

    This week on This Is Our Everest, Edward and Ian watched the first episode of the Bay City Rollers' 1975 ITV series Shang-a-Lang and found themselves grimly fascinated by it all. As one of our panel put it, it was the schadenfruede of a jaded middle-aged man watching young men present a terrible television programme.
    Your heroes ponder how much of an educational remit this programme must have had thrust upon it to justify its existence, dismiss the idea of a record of diesel locomotive hydraulics for being stupid and pointless and try to figure out the collective brainfart that were (and still are) Lieutenant Pigeon, Coventry's leading two piano, bass and drums, mother and son pop group.
    Ian has a number of strident remarks about Tam Paton which were probably well-deserved, but never fear: before things get too heavy he brings out the idea book, full of suggestions for new podcasts that take your heroes to the very edge of both sanity and social decorum. It's Shang-a-Tastic. If you'd like to watch Shang-a-Lang on YouTube, you can find it here.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Two: Cluedo (1991)

    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Two: Cluedo (1991)

    This week on This Is Our Everest, Edward and Ian watched the early 1990s celebrity panel whodunnit show Cluedo. Still reeling from the news that one of their most fervent regular listeners may have been done in with a snooker ball in a sock, your heroes discuss means, motive and opportunity all framed by one of the most gleefully cast and pantomimed shows from UK television history.
    Mollie Sugden, making her fourth appearance on this ridiculous podcast, chews the scenery and not even a technical breakdown which consigned over ten percent of the show's running time to the dustbin of history is able to prevent Ian "Sherlock Holmes" King from collaring the guilty party. A splendid time was, by all accounts, had by everyone involved. Except perhaps you, dear listener. You'll have to be the judge of that. If you'd like to see Cluedo for yourself, you can find it on YouTube here. 
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

JAM1877 ,

Lovely stuff

Enjoying both the episodes on games and on footballing history.

The former are great fun, it’s always nice hearing Ian and Edward having a laugh together and, of course, hearing reminiscences on games I’ve played and how they stand up now.

The footballing history episodes have been both very detailed and enjoyable. In many cases, I knew some of the history before but have learned plenty as well!

PP messenger ,

Awesome

5 *
Comprehensive and informative. Love it. That’s my time in quarantine made a lot easier!! Ha ha.

jdg73 ,

Stick the big man up top & chuck in a couple of floaters

Knowledgeable chat and interesting opinions, sometimes serious and often very funny. I can't recommend it highly enough

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