Category: Comedy

If you like rambling, irreverent nonsense, this is the podcast for you! Half philosophy, half jokes. Actually, what DO you like? We should have checked with you first.

February 18, 2020

Episode 130: Take Care Of Yourself

Kia ora koutou, and welcome to lucky number 130. Are you keeping well? You are? Well, that's great, because on this pod we talk through the coronavirus outbreak, then healthcare more generally, and why men tend to not go to the doctor. Plenty of rousing talking points for all the hypochondriacs out there. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Some weird audio levelling, don't ask me, I just make the thing.
  • Encouraging bad airline etiquette.
  • Too much bullying.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Sanitise your hands, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find our tunes on SoundCloud, rate us on Apple Podcasts, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

 
 

 

February 3, 2020

Episode 129: Peace For Our Time

As promised, we return to our fortnightly schedule by tackling the concept of world peace. Is it even biologically achievable? What would it take? Can we be bothered? All that, plus some truly shocking George Clooney News, so stick around. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Contemplative Michael = occasionally quiet Michael.
  • Insulted the sponsor.
  • Podcast artwork is thematically inappropriate.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Love thy neighbour, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find our tunes on SoundCloud, rate us on Apple Podcasts, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

January 21, 2020

Episode 128: Legalise It

Happy new year, and happy new decade! We're back to usher you into the future with a wide-ranging discussion of mirror universes, hallucinogens, and drug legalisation procedure. Plus, Michael debuts a brand new segment that you won't want to miss. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Loose hangout style given the time gap between episodes.
  • No housewarming tour.
  • Subtitles broken.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Pick up your script from the chemist, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find our tunes on SoundCloud, rate us on Apple Podcasts, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

December 23, 2019

Episode 127: A Christmas Miracle

Sorry, sorry, it's been a while, but we're excited to tell you why. On the pod we also look back on the year and decade to reflect on what the 2010s will be known for, and how we see ourselves and the world changing going forward. Plus, Michael's dad Peter phones in, and our grand finale leaves everyone full of Christmas cheer. This episode's mistakes include:

  • A few first-time dual mic setup issues but hopefully not too much echo.
  • No time for Peter's song.
  • So much news left untouched. Maybe we should do another episode of this thing sometime.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Grabba mugga nog, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on Apple Podcasts, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

November 19, 2019

Episode 126: OK Boomer

Hey! Teacher! Leave those kids alone. Yes, we're wading into the fracas this week to discuss intergenerational politics and whether respect between demographics has been earned. Plus, some good parent chat, a mailbag, and pet crimes, so... something for everyone. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Should have known it was called 'retrocognition' given I wrote that into a video game.
  • Slandering the Australian and New Zealand postal networks.
  • Self-congratulatory ending.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Have a word with your parents, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on Apple Podcasts, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

October 29, 2019

Episode 125: Do Us A Favour

Sorry for the hold up, old chaps, but let's not dwell on the past. Today we're staring down the future, particularly that of Donald Trump and his impeachment proceedings. But we still find time to learn how not to take a compliment, how to rewind time, and how to register a great internet domain. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Forgetting to talk about the Syria/Turkey/Kurdish conflict at all.
  • Not declaring our inherent biases.
  • Lots of hand gestures which may not translate in the audio medium.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Barge into a secure government facility with your phone, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on Apple Podcasts, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

October 8, 2019

Episode 124: Enter The Dragon

Take your shirt off and relax with a meaty new episode in which we pitch brand new product ideas to a rich and successful panel of investor. Plus, a wide-ranging discussion on American politics, other good podcasts, and more. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Giving away all our good, untrademarked ideas.
  • Forgetting to mention the good soundtrack of Joker.
  • Ending the first date abruptly.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Get out your purse or wallet, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

September 23, 2019

Episode 123: The Sims

Welcome back, friends. How was your holiday? Michael has returned too, so this week we learn a bit about Sri Lanka and then dive into a properly existential question of whether we're all living in a simulation. Plus, some interesting Science News and a revelatory mailbag. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Hiding one big new development from this description.
  • Michael's good audio died halfway through so we jumped to my Skype recording backup, sorry.
  • Forgot to declare international travel as business expense for tax purposes.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Get into the groove, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

September 1, 2019

Episode 122: How To Disappear Completely

Happy Father's Day to those who celebrate it, and for everyone else, we have a new episode of the pod for you. We're back in the land of the hypothetical, as we cook up our best escape plans, so we can cut and run when the going gets tough. There are many important considerations and also fake names. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Burning all our great ideas, so now we can't use them.
  • Missed obvious opportunity for John West Tuna angling sponsorship.
  • Cliffhanger ending.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Grab your go bag, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

August 20, 2019

Episode 121: The Art Of War

Oof. We've been through hell this week to bring you a podcast about war - and don't worry, we discuss whether a comparison like that is appropriate in the episode itself. It was a Skype record with constant interruptions, but the end result is a peek behind the curtain of our production process, offering insights the New York Times called "illuminating" and "heartbreaking." This episode's mistakes include:

  • Drawing attention to the problem instead of making it go away.
  • Growing increasingly broken as humans across the episode.
  • Michael said Chinese is read right to left but that mostly changed in the 1950s after the communist revolution, and the increasing exposure to Western character sets made the unwieldiness of rotating a vertical paper to parse English words apparent. Thus, all newspapers changed to a horizontal left-to-right alignment, and today most real-world Chinese signage is now written to match.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Get down, get down, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.