Welcome back, friend, to your favourite place for ears.
This week, Ben solves climate change, Brexit, endangered species and NHS funding, Robbie accidentally watches tennis, and James is a detective with no time for political correctness. All this and probably slightly more. It's the Verbal Discharge podcast, ladies and gentleorangs.
When the polling cards go away, the dick jokes come to play.
Last week, Britain went to the polls, and put into motion events that could last years, strengthening the political discourse and creating endless amounts of things for us to talk about. So instead, we spent an hour and a half talking about dicks and Flubber's sex life. This week, Ben has some big questions, Jordan has very few answers, Robbie has some career suggestions for Tim Farron and James has some great ideas for new video games. All this and more! More! We somehow managed to fit more in this podcast!
Disclaimer: The following podcast contains so much politics, it contains a disclaimer warning you about how much politics it contains.
There's one week to go until the UK's general election, and we won't let you forget it. James, Robbie and Jordan discuss the highs and lows of the still-unfurling campaign, and tackle each of the five parties jostling for your vote. Plus! Robbie does his best Paxman as we attempt to find a new Podcast PM, we make some outlandish rumours about Caroline Lucas, and play some music by Tim Farron's old pop group (No, really). It also gets angry and impassioned. But can you blame us? There's only one week to go to the election...
We try really hard to talk about things other than the election this week, honest.
A half-strength but absolutely full-fat podcast this week, but don't let that put you off as James and Robbie venture alone. This week, one of them uses a women's toilet and watches Hotel For Dogs, whilst the other is stalked by a man with a carrier bag and celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week. It's quite a show. Quite a show.
This week, Verbal Discharge celebrates Europe's favourite bucket of tuneless wonder in a glorious live show as part of Derby Comedy Festival! And by that we mean Eurovision, not Nigel Farage.
Our Eurovision special comes from the Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms, as a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE joined us for a celebration of the best and worst of Eurovisions past. On the show, James is confused by UK geography, Jordan recovers from a mental breakdown, Robbie almost chokes to death and Ben wears a frankly remarkable piece of clothing. That you can't see because this is an audio podcast. Never mind. It's a good show. Listen to it.
You can find the assorted videos we played during the show in the 'Eurovision Referendum' playlist on our YouTube Channel. The show makes sense without them, but you may want to see them anyway.
Theresa May ate some chips and we strung that out into an entire podcast.
It's another podcast here. Another podcast. Here's another podcast. There's an election coming up, so we focus on the fortnight's big stories. Namely, Theresa May ate some chips. Beyond that, Robbie eats a sandwich, Jordan drives a magical musical scat bus and James starts a restaurant. And some more things. Some more strong and stable things. Enjoy it, and we'll see you at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby, next week for our Eurovision Referendum show!
Well it's safe to say quite a bit has happened since our last podcast. An election was called, George Osborne stood down, and a new Peppa Pig movie came out. Time for us to deal with it all.
There's a lot to tackle this week, in a show many people may describe as 'bumper'. On this week's show, Ben constructs a new political beat 'em up, James finds himself sold into slavery, and Robbie has seen another Peppa Pig movie, and is willing to let history repeat itself. That and we talk about the election. And Brexit. And George Osborne. And Jeremy Corbyn. And the election. And Theresa May. And Brexit. And Nigel Farage. And Vikings. And Brexit. One day we might get over it.
An episode of dubious intent and questionable legality.
Verbal Discharge are dipping their toes in a whole world of fresh oceans this week. They try their hands as branch assistants at a W.H.Smiths store, stop to ponder the wider justifications for full-scale war with all manner of sovereign states, and even take a moment to infringe on all kinds of copyrights and land themselves in an inevitable heap of legal bother. Expect a Jordan, a Robbie and a James.
An hour and a half of four mild-mannered men get angry about other people's work.
Verbal Discharge accidentally becomes Literary Critcharge this week, as we take on writers, poets, broadcasters and George Osbornes alike. Join us as Jordan gets trapped on a desert island, Robbie appears on another radio show, Ben learns to write, and James uncovers the shameful poetry of a certain Mr. Yiannopoulos...
And like a golden horse in a mine of financially-struggling equiphiles, the Verbal Discharge podcast comes roaring back int your life, ready to make your ears feel like they have purpose once more.
The podcast is back, better than ever, in a decent audio quality again at long last, and fully aware we skipped Episode 85. This week, Robbie explores the eely world of A Cure for Wellness, Jordan wire-taps Donald Trump, James looks for a new centre of hate, and Ben buys you a brand-spanking new gift. All this and plenty more in the podcast critics are calling "A return to form", "Spellbinding" and "Something that makes me proud of my son for the first time ever".
You can listen to the show in the player above, in whichever podcast app you prefer, or by right-clicking here to download. Thank you very much, we'll see you soon!
And he lost some close personal friends to the episode recording too.
Or at least Paul Nuttall would tell us so. On this week's show, James looks for a mystery item, Robbie finds the world's new favourite sex track and Jordan investigates collective nouns/Donald Trump's cabinet. And there's then a bit where we didn't know it was recording, though we never say "Grab her by the pussy" because we're actually half-decent people so it's all OK.
And a quick plug, our next live show is this Wednesday, the 22nd February at QUAD in Derby, please come along. We'll be your best friend.
It's a universally recognised truth that, when one part of your podcast starts going well, another falls spectacuarly into a phallic trap with no escape.
Hello, hi, are we well? That's good. This week, James fact-checks Bridget Jones, Robbie develops a new catchphrase, Ben leaves his ex-wife, and Jordan starts looking for wolves. All this, and probably a few other bits.
Oh my god, it's a podcast, quick, someone, shoot it in the head! Or listen to it! Maybe that's more progressive!
This week, the Discharge team revolutionise a sport, stop facism, form a new political party and discuss pub toilets over the course of an hour. What have you done today? Oh, sorry mate, don't feel down, we didn't mean to say you're worthless, it's just... Look, it's OK. Just listen to the podcast, OK, it'll all be OK. Jordan, James and Robbie will do their best to cheer you up. We know it's been tough since Cheryl left, but... It'll be OK. We'll be back next week too. Don't worry about it.
Another potential interview, another celebrity blowing us off. But at least this one sent us a snarky tweet...
The Discharge boys try to recover from their monumental let-down by decidedly average discslinger DJ Fresh by all getting all four together for the first time since ever. This week, Ben does his research, Jordan does his research, James does his research and Robbie does his research. They also discuss ET's sex life, deliver some delicious alternate facts and produce and release, in full, the upcoming Gerard Butler movie Geostorm. It's enough to satisfy even the grumpiest of men called DJ Fresh.
A heart-warming classic about friendship and trust, loved by generations and considered iconic the world over, Verbal Discharge returns at last for another podcast!
It's been a while since we last did a normal episode, so we hope you didn't miss us too badly. This week, Robbie predicts the events of E.T., James tries to help YOU with YOUR New Year's Resolution, and Ben builds a robot that can churn out works of beautiful literature. All this and more on our last show before the Trumpocalypse!
All good things must come to an end. And so must all things that started out OK but have really been dragged out for too long now.
Join Team Discharge as they explore the cavernous wonders of the podcasts put out between late-September and the end of the year! Alongside two (Count 'em!) live shows, the boys mark both Jordan and Ben's deaths, their subsequent revivals, the discovery of countless new characters and species, plus one interview that went ahead (Danny Howard) and one that didn't (Lethal Bizzle). It's all here on the podcast, alongside a heartfelt thank you to everyone who's helped us this last year. Listen. James almost cries. He doesn't, but maybe it might be different if you listen to it. You never know.
We'll be back properly next week!
Our review of 2016 continues, as we cross the boundary of Brexit, cover the Olympics, and seem to spend an awful lot of time talking about dicks...
It's the second of our frankly-too-long Best Of show, as we cover episodes 51 through to 64, which includes the point of no return that is Brexit, amongst other things. Witness Robbie having a breakdown in 46 seconds. Hear Ben's most foolhardy drunken tales. Listen as James speculates about willies over and over. And lend an ear to Jordan, as he invents a new country that definitely isn't Russia. It's the best of the best, here on and from Verbal Discharge.
It's that time of year again, the time when you think about the fact it's a year rather than simply accepting it. And, as such, Discharge is looking back on our last year in full, as we reflect on each podcast from 2016...
In the first of three parts, join us as we relive what has been a frankly busy year for Verbal Discharge. We present the best moments and out-of-context audio clips from episodes 36 to 50 of the podcast, which saw the introductions of Ducky McDuck, Grak and other lovable Verbal Discharge characters, we interview the leader of the Green Party, personally victimise George Osborne and all kinds of other nonsense! Basically, it's better than a normal podcast because it's just the good bits. We've also got the Verbal Discharge team introducing their favourite bits, plus a supercut of us saying our favourite phrase of the year, "Keith Chegwin's Penis". Enjoy, and we'll see you in a few days time for Part Two!
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! It's time for your gift from The Podcast Santa, as a new show from your favourite Derby-based comedy podcast not about squid lands in your delightful festive inbox...
This week, the Discharge team attempts to unravel the True Meaning of Christmas by traveling the globe, collecting and studying traditions from all over the world. James investigates Holland's perculirly racist traditions, Ben uncovers the violent mysteries of Australian Christmas, Robbie interviews a passing Frenchman about how he's spending his Noél, and Jordan gets stuck in Turkey without hope or wi-fi. All this and (admittedly only a tiny bit) more, on this week's festive Discharge podcast!
Merry Christmas, and send your mum our best!
Away in a Maypole, no crib for his beer, the Little Lord Discharge lay down his sweet Christmas Show...
On Thursday, Verbal Discharge held our first Chirstmas live show at the Maypole Cafe-Bar & Theatre, with a full nativity play, with the Discharge team playing all the roles between them. It was a Brexxit-based goblin-filled spectacle as we forgot our lines, missed our cues and watched as our costumes unraveled on stage. And you''l be able to see all of that soon, but here, for this podcast, you can now witness the second half of the show, as we recorded a post-show podcast, live on stage! On this week's show, James sees a Christmasy penis, Jordan shows a Christmasy penis, Robbie quizzes us on the second coming, and Ben refuses to marry a primary schooler. All this and more, on our very special Nativity show podcast...