116 episodes

A podcast about people being unreasonable on the internet. Specifically on Mumsnet.com's AIBU forum.

Our theme song is 'I Feel Fantastic' by Jonathan Coulton from the album 'Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Cybernetic Arms' (2005) which is licensed under a CC BY-NC 3.0 license.

You Are Being Unreasonable You Are Being Unreasonable

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

A podcast about people being unreasonable on the internet. Specifically on Mumsnet.com's AIBU forum.

Our theme song is 'I Feel Fantastic' by Jonathan Coulton from the album 'Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Cybernetic Arms' (2005) which is licensed under a CC BY-NC 3.0 license.

    106 - The end

    106 - The end

    An announcement about the future of the You Are Being Unreasonable podcast. 

    • 6 min
    105 - The Last Will and Testament of Simon Bowie

    105 - The Last Will and Testament of Simon Bowie

    "It would be hard to patronise a bear."



    Diving once again into the most horrid spaces on the British internet as we explore what people are talking about this week. We get into British people describing food as 'Moorish', banging around the word 'lush' too much these days, repeating people's names to sound patronising, odd quirks (mostly related to eating frozen food), defining 'family' in order to pass on jewellery and Ikea furniture, and we meet someone shitted off at people saying their name in a private hospital in Australia. Note that this podcast episode also doubles as Simon's will and by listening to it, you are witnessing it for him. This is legal and real.

    • 42 min
    104 - Phone-stealing cats and the net worth of Julius Pringles

    104 - Phone-stealing cats and the net worth of Julius Pringles

    "Nationalise Tebay, I say."



    More keen insights into Mumsnet and Reddit's /r/AskUK. This week, we discuss dramatising stories by adding 30 minutes to time periods, what to do if a cat steals your phone, some Randian nonsense about collective responsibility, "trying" to keep in touch, and we discuss the personality and net worth of the Pringles mascot.

    • 40 min
    103 - Online dating PowerPoints and dogs with smaller dogs as pets

    103 - Online dating PowerPoints and dogs with smaller dogs as pets

    "If you go home with someone at the end of the night and they don't do the voices when they read you The Hobbit, don't fuck them."



    This week's word of the week is 'petty' so look forward to all the pettiness in this episode. We cover a lot of birthday card interactions around thanking card-givers or not writing names in cards; whether online dating should require video and reading from a script; and how to deal with a grifting little boy holding your dog hostage. Somehow this all involves saying please to an app, clapping someone getting up, dogs with smaller dogs as pets, and dating with PowerPoint presentations.

    • 35 min
    102 - Pants on a washing line and gentle reminders to use verbs

    102 - Pants on a washing line and gentle reminders to use verbs

    "One Mumsnet, one podcast."



    We're united in our love of odd web forums and back to discuss more unreasonableness. This week: appending 'Gently...' to a sentence to make it more, well, gentle; sending literal children to work; sleeping through your leaving announcement at work; what to put on your washing line when you have a barbecue; cancelling the flights of someone using your email address; and a lot of discussion about how sentences need both verbs and appropriate punctuation.

    • 37 min
    101 - Jostling the car at a petrol station and a journey to The Magical Cavern

    101 - Jostling the car at a petrol station and a journey to The Magical Cavern

    CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of eugenics, forced sterilisation, the Holocaust, and child abuse. It's all contained in the discussion of the fourth thread from 24:50 to 30:12.



    "Believe it or not, it's Mr. Bean."



    Delving back into the Room 101 of Mumsnet to dig up the most unreasonable and frankly immoral threads on the AIBU board. What if your partner tells you that they're not your friend? What places in the world give you the weirdest, most immaculate vibes? Should you charge your partner rent or charge for the "wear and tear" of the white goods? Should you move in the car at a petrol station or will that cause petrol to spill? And is it immoral (yes) to force the sterilisation (yes) of someone who "doesn't deserve" to have a child (yes)?

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Imogen Michel ,

Very funny!

This is a great podcast trawling through the depths of Mumsnet with great hosts who are a pleasure to listen to - it always sounds like they’re having a great time and like you're listening in to a friendly, warm and funny conversation. I’m always very impressed with how they manage to bring intersectional feminism and criticism of the more transphobic parts of the forums into their discussions without killing off the humour.

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