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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: February, 2016
Feb 24, 2016

The Goodies add their voices to a fruit-based parody of Captain Marvel in the disappointing Bananaman. Bananas have long been a comedy staple, even though they're not very funny. Maybe it's because the idea of slipping on a banana skin actually comes from the substitution of bananas for dog mess. In that respect, the creators of Bananaman have really paid suitable homage...

Do you have questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Talk to us!
EMAIL: ifyoulikewagonwheels@outlook.com
TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Feb 17, 2016

Mark and Martyn have done 50 podcasts (party popper sound effect), so to mark the occasion they finally get around to one of the biggest franchises of the 80s, Transformers. Not only that, but it's the movie, which is a harrowing bloodbath. Can robots bleed? They can definitely feel pain in this movie. So much pain...

So listen in friends as your hosts are forced to talk to each other for three times longer than usual and see which dies first - all your beloved childhood characters or the W4B boys' enthusiasm?

Do you have questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Talk to us!
EMAIL: ifyoulikewagonwheels@outlook.com
TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Feb 10, 2016

"Ulyssee-ee-ee-ee-ees, no-one else can do the things you do..." Although you do appear to have copied your fair share of popular culture.

Another boring, bearded sci-fi father-figure with a whiny son, annoying robot and generic alien entourage. Ulysses 31 has it all. How can something so technically well-made be so bad?

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

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Feb 3, 2016

"Hey Hey Hey!" Bill Cosby introduces us to Fat Albert and his friends, and Mark and Martyn pay no attention to the fact that this show isn't from the eighties, or to any of Bill Cosby's recent activities. Whatever they were. We don't know anything about that.

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

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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