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When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger

When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger is a weekly podcast that watches kids' TV from the eighties and casts a more cynical eye on the shows we used to love. Sometimes funny, usually disappointing, join your hosts Mark and Martyn and ruin a small part of your childhood week by week.
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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 24, 2015

On the forest moon of Endor, the Ewoks play forbidden games and stop magic-based forest fires. Meanwhile Mark and Martyn discuss other Star Wars-related things, learn some Ewokese and end up on tumblr. What I'm saying is, the Ewoks cartoon is boring.

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/toomuch.jam - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

And why not go to http://georgelucasneck.tumblr.com/ as well. We did.

Jun 17, 2015

"Bertha, lovely Bertha, you are a lovely machine..."
Mark and Martyn visit an overstaffed toy factory in Spottiswood where the sentient machinery is forced to make jigsaws very slowly, and both mild racism and sexism runs rampant. It was acceptable in the 80s...

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/toomuch.jam - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 10, 2015

Having watched He-Man last week, Mark and Martyn settle down for the companion series She-Ra. It has a better theme song, better animation and a more interesting pilot. But it's for girls...? Blecch, girls are yucky!

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/toomuch.jam - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 3, 2015

"By the Power of Grayskull..."
Here it is, He-Man finally comes under the scrutiny of Mark and Martyn's mockery. A powerhouse in physique and merchandising, if not disguises...
We also learn more about the boys' toy collections and traumas that made them the men(?) they are today.

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/toomuch.jam - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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