Rum Doings Episode 178

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  • Song Name: Rum Doings Episode 178
  • Artist: Nick Mailer, John Walker
  • Album: Rum Doings
  • Year: 2015

In our 178th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, isn't it about time we acknowledged the "women in the workplace" experiment should come to an end.

We begin with rememberings of our first go on the internet, and then inevitably move on to the Charlie Hebdo story. Nick gives a short lecture on the nature of problematic religions, interrupted by a problematic wife, before we undo the nonsense of the argument that satire must only "punch up".

We talk irony and the science of Mornington Crescent, and then John rants about how The Unbelievable Truth is a terrible radio concept. Then we somehow find ourselves dissecting the careers of Whose Line contestants, and ponder the descent of Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. And we call Mitch Benn names, again.