53 episodes

Household tips from the 1950s – often funny, sometimes delightfully dated and dubious, occasionally even useful! Always fascinating.

Pass It On: funny, fascinating and useful retro household tips from the 1950s DC Thomson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Household tips from the 1950s – often funny, sometimes delightfully dated and dubious, occasionally even useful! Always fascinating.

    Series One Finale

    Series One Finale

    Connie, Steve and Chris come together – in person, this time, for the first time in six months – to hear Steve’s top five tips from the Pass It On books, pick out their favourite moments from series one, and release some previously unheard footage from the recording of the first episode. 
    We’ve so loved having you join us! If you’ve enjoyed this odd little podcast, remember you can still buy the books it’s based on, packed with thousands of ingenious, fascinating and occasionally bonkers tips from housewives in Scotland in the 1950s and beyond. 
    Pass It On & Pass It On Cooking: https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/books/non-fiction/pass-it-on-household-cooking-tips-lpas2
    The Doc Replies: https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/books/non-fiction/the-doc-replies

    • 56 min
    Meat & Fish

    Meat & Fish

    It’s the penultimate episode of Pass It On, but there’s no end of weird and wonderful tips from the 50s to discuss. Why, for example, would you need to know the best technique to post a chicken?

    • 28 min
    Baking Pt. 2

    Baking Pt. 2

    It’s the second part to Steve’s baking tips extravaganza, but he’s left with egg on his face (rather than in the bowl), and Connie and Chris spend far too long thinking about eating condensed milk straight from the can.
    We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020. You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

    • 28 min
    Baking Pt. 1

    Baking Pt. 1

    Steve comes over all Mary Berry in this episode, as he shares tips from Sunday Post readers all about baking. And we discover Connie’s horror of cinnamon.
    We’re nearly at the end of our first year of publishing these podcasts, and when we hit our 52nd episode, we’ll be mothballing it for a little while – we think the fifties housewives would approve! We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020.
    You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

    • 23 min
    Keeping the kids occupied

    Keeping the kids occupied

    Steve shares tips from the 50s on keeping kids occupied – and to Connie and Chris’s delight, they’re brilliant! We’re nearly at the end of our first year of publishing these podcasts, and when we hit our last episode in Spring of 2020, we’ll be mothballing it for a little while – we think the fifties housewives would approve! We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020. You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

    • 21 min
    Knitting 2.0

    Knitting 2.0

    With lots of folks taking up knitting and other crafts at home, Steve thought it was time we took another stab – not literally – at knitting tips from the Pass It On books.
    We’re nearly at the end of our first year of publishing these podcasts, and when we hit our last episode towards the end of May 2020, we’ll be mothballing it for a little while – we think the fifties housewives would approve! We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020.
    You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

K80fab ,

You MUST record a Season Two

I have thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. Please begin the next season very soon!

Ninity ,

Nostalgic, educational, and funny!

I’m 31 now, and I remember growing up and seeing my mother doing many of these tips herself in our home. She was always finding ways to extend the life of things, fixing this and that, and problem solving in unique ways that may seem quaint now, but we’re truly necessary back in the day. Keep up the good work guys, can’t wait for the next episode!

Jbenye ,

Quite possibly my favorite

The accents are beautiful, the banter is even better, all while learning some great old tips! I adore this podcast with all my heart and always eagerly await another.

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