7 episodes

In 1971, five children were given a tour of a chocolate factory in upper Munich. Four left the factory maimed, and one never left at all. The Candyman is a scripted podcast series investigating the harrowing events of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As the hosts and tech search for justice, they are derailed by old characters, new foes, and their own ineptitude. The six-part series is written, produced, and performed by Big Big Big.

The Candyman Big Big Big

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

In 1971, five children were given a tour of a chocolate factory in upper Munich. Four left the factory maimed, and one never left at all. The Candyman is a scripted podcast series investigating the harrowing events of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As the hosts and tech search for justice, they are derailed by old characters, new foes, and their own ineptitude. The six-part series is written, produced, and performed by Big Big Big.

    6. The Wrap Up

    6. The Wrap Up

    “Time is a precious thing, never waste it.” 
    Time is running out to crack this case, but how long can Madi, Ella, and Millie hold back a SWAT team? Take your bets. 
    Follow us on @bigbigbigcomedy. 

    • 18 min
    5. Wonka & His Factory

    5. Wonka & His Factory

    “You get nothing. You lose.” 
    The elusive island of Loompaland is located, Ella learns from a Hollywood star, and the team peek into the troubled mind of Mr. Wonka. What they find is truly disturbing.   

    Follow us on @bigbigbigcomedy.   

    External music attribution:  
     Angelic Choir by Rafael Krux/Orchestralis Lucifer’s Hymn by Peter Gundry Suspense by RealTunesStudio Spy On by RealTunesStudio 

    • 20 min
    4. Conspiracy Theories

    4. Conspiracy Theories

    “So shines a good deed in a weary world." 
    A sinister figure reveals all in a tell-all interview, Ella has some exciting personal news, and Millie exposes a royal conspiracy.   

    Follow us on @bigbigbigcomedy.  

    External music attribution:  
    Final Confrontation  by RealTunesStudio  Ominous Suspense Music by Peder B. Helland Hedwig's Theme by John Williams God Save The Queen by Beta Records 

    • 22 min
    3. Augustus & Violet

    3. Augustus & Violet

    “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” 
    Augustus Gloop recalls his dip in the chocolate river, Ella is upset and Violet Beauregard makes Madi gag.

    Follow us on @bigbigbigcomedy. 

    External music attribution:  
    Vargsången (The Wolf Song) (7:38) by Jonna Jinton Dark Shadows (8:35) by FesliyanStudios Suspense and Horror Stabs (9:20) by TeknoAXE 

    • 16 min
    2. Mike & Veruca

    2. Mike & Veruca

    “There’s no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going.” 


    Mike Teavee visits the studio and Veruca Salt is finally disciplined. An ominous phone call rattles the team.

    Follow us on @bigbigbigcomedy. 

    External music attribution: 
    Bad Offer (14:17) by SutheeComposerSupernanny Theme (14:50) by Moonshine MusicBlind Spot (15:06) by SutheeComposer

    • 18 min
    1. The Bucket Family

    1. The Bucket Family

    “You should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about.” 

    Madi and Ella introduce their investigation to the world, and the Bucket family are first under the microscope. Millie is tempted by a mysterious visitor.

    Follow us on @bigbigbigcomedy. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Ricky-Rococo ,

Hilarious

Fabulous podcast. I laughed incredibly hard. If you like random absurdist twists and mockumentaries this is a great cast to listen to!

boberonicus ,

Dry, silly, great.

The creativity and comic interplay is fresh and unpredictable. Most sketch comedy begins with an interesting premise. That one idea is then fully pulverized until time runs out. But these woman take a good idea, color it red, toss it into the air, talk about carpeting, catch the idea with their foot, then ignore the premise and jump into the car for lunch.

My favorite bits are the belittling of Millie and fast forwarding through syrupy musical numbers.

savtatewright ,

Hilarious premise AND execution

Rarely does a podcast make me laugh out loud, but this one has me laughing multiple times per episode. Especially that line in episode 2 about the bean feast. It’s definitely not as straightforward of a satire as I expected from the trailer, but I think that makes it all the funnier because you never know what they’ll throw at you next. This podcast deserves WAY more attention!

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