116 episodes

A podcast in which five idiots get together to discuss the finest works of classic literature.

Listen to them struggle with subtexts, historical contexts, symbolism and the minor fact that none of them have actually read the book.

Faking Lit Faking Lit Podcast

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A podcast in which five idiots get together to discuss the finest works of classic literature.

Listen to them struggle with subtexts, historical contexts, symbolism and the minor fact that none of them have actually read the book.

    Episode 109 - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot

    Episode 109 - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot

    We return for the first episode of the new decade and also make our first attempt to discuss poetry with TS Eliot's beloved book of feline related doggerel "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" - re-litigate an old family psychodrama - pitch a musical about crisp packets - make cat goop.

    Featuring Special Guest Experts take-no-prisoners comedian Chris P Bitz, Chin's brother Cheek Coffee and David Simon (the guy who wrote The Wire).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Faking Lit # 108 - How The Grinch Stole Christmas By Dr Seuss

    Faking Lit # 108 - How The Grinch Stole Christmas By Dr Seuss

    Oh, gather your ears and come sit a spell,
    And hark to the tale that I have to tell!
    A mystery! A murder! A villainous deed!
    And four possible culprits on your podcast feed!
    They'll cover various topics (some of them scary)
    Including some of the films of Jim Carrey!
    And a bit of the book (we all tried our best)
    It's a Faking Lit Christmas, so it's a bit of a mess.

    Featuring Special Guest Experts Terry Sauce and Tim Trout-PI, Private Detective.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 107 - Moby Dick by Herman Melville (with Johnny Gillam!)

    Episode 107 - Moby Dick by Herman Melville (with Johnny Gillam!)

    In which the Idiots get stuck into Herman Melville's symbolic magnum opus "Moby Dick" - learn the in-and-outs of navel law - discuss whether people in the past knew what a whale even was - talk about sperm.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 106 - Halloweeeeen

    Episode 106 - Halloweeeeen

    Episode 106 - Halloweeeeen by

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 105 - A Dog's Purpose by W Bruce Cameron

    Episode 105 - A Dog's Purpose by W Bruce Cameron

    WE ARE BACK

    After a short break the Idiots return to discuss the sentimental, existential (sentistential) story of canine reincarnation, "A Dog's Purpose" - talk about the value of our four legged friends and the joy they bring into our lives - delve into the history of beloved nudity aggregation website "Mr Skin" - celebrate a birthday - introduce a new section of the show: "What Gets You Off?"

    Featuring Special Guest Experts Fitzgerald Honger, the Ambassador (an ambassador) and Bobby Crumbles (some... person?)

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 104 - Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton

    Episode 104 - Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton

    In which the Idiots celebrate of absent co-host Haran X by discussing his choice of book, Patrick Hamilton's tale of obsession, manipulation and mental illness "Hangover Square" - take a journey through Rock and Venereal Disease - uncover the secrets of Bill Gates's house - welcome Dan back to the land of the living.

    Featuring Special Guest Experts Rock-Dad and Rock-Son.

    (Apologies for the sound quality in places, where for some reason we experienced some mic problems.)

    • 1 hr 15 min

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