16 episodes

A podcast about each episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, released on the fiftieth anniversary of the original broadcast.

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A podcast about each episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, released on the fiftieth anniversary of the original broadcast.

    17: Episode 4077: The M*A*S*H Report

    17: Episode 4077: The M*A*S*H Report

    A one-off episode in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the theatrical release of Robert Altman's M*A*S*H and inspired by avoiding the stress and pressure of social distancing.  Join Ben and special co-host Anna as they discuss the sexism, criticism, and other isms embedded in the trauma and drama of this wartime comedy.

    • 57 min
    15: Episode 13: Intermission

    15: Episode 13: Intermission

    Nathan and Ben come to the end of the first series of the Flying Circus, weigh the episode's anarchic nature, tally its in-jokes, and other phrases, man. Money isn't real, but their hiatus until the next episode will be. There will now be a whopping great intermission.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    14: Episode 12: The Naked Ant

    14: Episode 12: The Naked Ant

    Nathan and Ben heed the legend of the Sloan Rangers and peer into the inherited tendencies of the landed gentry. As they weigh the tension of delaying the expectations of an obvious laugh, does that mean they're falling for stalling? Or mauling for trawling, or squalling while zalling? "Zalling"? Is that even a word?

    • 54 min
    13: Episode 11: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom

    13: Episode 11: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom

    Nathan and Ben offer context on celebrity boutiques and the internal lives of Python's characters, while speculating on editing and group dynamics. And a quiz on Gumbies is deadly enough to qualify for the Batley Townswomen's Guild historical re-enactments.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    12: Episode 10: "Untitled"

    12: Episode 10: "Untitled"

    Nathan and Ben delve into the episode's running question: is this satire or "zany madcap humour", or does one change to the other as references fade from currency? Can they find an answer by looking at daredevil stunts, wooden hosts, and the censoring of lurid libraries?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    11: Episode 09: The Ant — An Introduction

    11: Episode 09: The Ant — An Introduction

    Nathan and Ben try to figure out how to pronounce "Brian Equatol" and whether his permissiveness is a secret foil for repression or just delicious raunch.  They also still are finding Python legacy firsts this late in the series, and lamenting their utter unfamiliarity with Spanish. 

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

Mae 78 ,

A terrific deep dive into comedy legend

It's always so hard to remember that shows, movies, books or most any other artistic achievement that becomes so iconic as to seem inevitable, did not necessarily have a smooth road. It's fascinating to learn the details behind the Flying Circus.

Liana.E ,

They know their stuff!

Im not the biggest fan of Monty Python but this pod is really fun! The guys know a lot and it seems very well researched. Fun podcast about an important contribution to TV history.

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