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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: Category: comedy
Nov 18, 2019

One woman and two octopus/spider glove puppets show us how to make household rubbish into plain old rubbish.

You can make anything you can imagine out of paper. PaperPlay teaches us that you probably shouldn't bother.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Nov 11, 2019

More second generation gameshow host fun this week as we watch Lingo, hosted by the Evil Orphan Martin Daniels.The Evil Orphan Martin Daniels is a character created by When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger. Please don't confuse him with the real Evil Orphan Martin Daniels, who probably doesn't do the terrible things the character of the Evil Orphan Martin Daniels does.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Nov 4, 2019

Do you like remembering where things are on grids and occasionally playing basic computer games with terrible unresponsive 80s joysticks? Then you should go back in time and apply to be a contestant on Steal, as they apparently made it specifically for your unique set of interests. You weirdo.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 28, 2019

Clowns are cool again, right? Pennywise is back, in Bill SkarsgÄrd form; Joker's back, in Joaquin Phoenix form; and Zeebo's back, in this-episode-of-When-Wagon-Wheels-Were-Bigger form.

But which clown is the scariest?

It's Tim Curry. The answer is always Tim Curry.

Happy Halloween!

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 21, 2019

Everyone did an impression of David Bellamy in the 80s. He was famous for his funny voice. I bet you're imagining his voice right now. He wasn't famous for this show though. Or for blowing a bugle.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 14, 2019

Winner Takes All was a gambling gameshow about answering trivia whilst betting on the odds of each question. None of that matters though, as our real focus this episode is on the gambles made with Mark's fragile childhood. Who were the winners there? And what did they take? Hopefully not all.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 7, 2019

What would happen if a teenager got bitten by a car on a full moon? Not this I bet.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 30, 2019

Do you remember Rod, Jane and Roger? No, no-one does, because much like Queen, this group needed a Freddie to hit the big time. Or at least a Freddy.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 23, 2019

Who'd have thought kicking some leather around on a lawn could be so much fun? Not us. Because it's boring. This week we watch everyone's third favourite kids' show about football. No wait... fourth favourite.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 16, 2019

Welcome to the dark, dark and confusing world of Funny Bones. Does the sun ever come up? Is the whole world full of skeletons? What does their natural history museum look like? Are we reading too much into a children's cartoon? Haven't you listened to us before?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 9, 2019

How do you get away with saying rude words in front of your parents as a child in the eighties? Watch Flicks with Christopher Lillicrap of course. Then tell them to f*ck off.

 

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

 

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 2, 2019

Unfortunately this has nothing to do with the green-garbed question mark-themed Batman villain. Instead, this show is full of shit puppets dry humping the scenery and reminding us of real people you don't know.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 26, 2019

In a vain attempt to get some crossover appeal with our Campaign on Dice audience, we watch a show with a wizard and a dragon in it. Disappointingly, all they do is read rubbish children's books and move their fingers around in puddles.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 19, 2019

This week we appear to have stumbled upon an example of what kids' tv looks like on the Island of Doctor Moreau, as a bunch of furries do their best to entertain us whilst being painfully aware of how inappropriate some of their actions appear to be.

Still looks better than Cats though.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 12, 2019

Kenneth Kendall and Wincey Willis guide the disappointingly non-alliterative Anneka Rice through a drawn out riddle-solving helicopter ride across the British countryside, while stereotypical 80s dads enjoy occasional footage of her tracksuited bum. Naughty dads.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 5, 2019

Doctor Snuggles looks like a fever dream you might have after eating ten bags of sugar and watching a twenty-four hour marathon of old Care Bears cartoons and Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 29, 2019

It's finally time for us to watch Bod, the mascot of lazy nostalgia and featureless face of "do you remember" vox pop whimsy.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 22, 2019

It's Christmas in July as we watch a Double Dare Christmas Special, starring Little and Large and the worst two members of the cast of Bread. Which is any two members of the cast of Bread.

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TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sponsored by Mepradec (fingers crossed)

Jul 15, 2019

Episode 221 - Runaround

In Runaround, Mike Reid shouts at a loud of unruly kids as they decide which answers they like best, stand near their favourite answers, then go to prison if they're wrong.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 8, 2019

Normally we'd get three short episodes out of three short cartoons. Unfortunately for us, these three cartoons were so awful we barely had enough content for one episode. So be prepared to be depressed by Ludwig, Aubrey and Baron...Moron...Marion Buslachatacher or whatever, and be glad you don't have to put up with three weeks of it.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 1, 2019

How does Carol Vorderman make educational kids' TV fun? How do you keep Gareth "Gaz Top" Jones off the streets? How does Fred Dinenage eat his dinner? You will learn the answer to at least one of these questions during this podcast. But you'll wish you hadn't.


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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 24, 2019

We had to cover it someday; infamous nightmare fuel horror in the form of Mr Noseybonk, whose presence in an educational kids' TV show was presumably to make sure they'd rather be at school.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 17, 2019

Nosey busybody Loyd Grossman picks through celebrities' belongings while they're out, simultaneously thinking up pasta sauce recipes whilst trying to sound American. Or British. Which accent is the real one again...?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 10, 2019

A small hairy troll puts a group of young upstarts through a number of hellish trials under the guise of fulfilling their wishes. It's basically the Apprentice, if Alan Sugar was even more Alan Sugar-y.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 3, 2019

"Because of you, these things I do..."

Don't try to blame your misogyny on us, Jacko from Brush Strokes! We'll have no part of it. Now get back in the kitchen and Flash up those floor tiles.

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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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