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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, 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
    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-One: Triangle, 1981

    This is our Everest, Part Thirty-One: Triangle, 1981

    On this week's This Is Our Everest, your heroes watched Triangle, the BBC's North Sea ferry-based soap opera that was one of Auntie's most high profile disasters. It's a programme so glacially-paced, stupid and confusing that both Edward and Ian watched a second episode independently in the vain hope that they might find out what was going on. Edward has deep misgivings about the food while Ian offers a measured critique of Kate O'Mara's "system" at the roulette table. But if there's something they could both agree on, it's boobs. Everybody likes boobs. If you'd like to see Triangle, you can watch it here. 
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    • 47 min
    This is our Everest, Part Thirty: All Creatures Great & Small (1978)

    This is our Everest, Part Thirty: All Creatures Great & Small (1978)

    On this week's This Is Our Everest, Edward and Ian have been watching the BBC veterinary comedy-drama series All Creatures Great and Small. It's a programme with which Edward was already familiar but that Ian has never seen. Although he has seen Call The Midwife, which is in many ways very similar. Your heroes discuss the myriad design flaws with livestock, are disappointed by the contents of a tortoise and reminisce about a man Ian once knew who had an unfortunate and final encounter with a horse.
    But ultimately, all you're still here for is the arm up a cow's backside which is of course is discussed at length. Pretty much arm's length, in fact. If you'd like to watch All Creatures Great and Small, you can find it here. 
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    • 50 min
    This is our Everest, Part Twenty-Nine: The World Disco Dancin' Championship, 1979

    This is our Everest, Part Twenty-Nine: The World Disco Dancin' Championship, 1979

    On this week's This Is Our Everest, your heroes get their glad rags on for the 1979 EMI World Disco Dancin' Championships. There's much discussion to be had about whether or not disco sucks (it doesn't) and what the alternative might have been, which brings a sobering conclusion. Racism is, once again, roundly criticised after a particularly unfortunate interview with a blameless Japanese dancing superstar, the dreamscape is explored and Ian rejoices to discover the identity of the competition's overall winner.
    However, intrigue and tribulation awaits when Edward reveals his choice for next week's podcast. It's safe to say half of our panel were significantly underwhelmed. You can watch the 1979 Disco Dancin' Championships on YouTube here.
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    • 49 min
    This is our Everest, Part Twenty-Eight: Hammer House of Horror

    This is our Everest, Part Twenty-Eight: Hammer House of Horror

    This week's This Is Our Everest sees your heroes visit the 1980 ITV horror anthology series Hammer House of Horror. Ian has a number of issues with horror, probably caused by his baffling insistence on living relentlessly in the real world. Edward - a gibbering, credulous buffoon - is, on the other hand, predictably quite a fan. They work their way through a number of paranormal and supernatural occurences with a critical eye, touching on the existence (or otherwise) of poltergeists and cryptozoological phenomena on the way. Are they real? Opinion is, predictably, divided.
    As if that wasn't already more than enough entertainment, all of a sudden Ian revolutionises proceedings by dropping a new feature in on the fly. What could be better? If you answered, "the re-emergence of a damn-near completely inexplicable 15-year old private joke", then you're most definitely in luck. You can watch a house bleeding to death here. If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support us, you can do so via Patreon.
    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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    • 48 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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