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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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Aug 12, 2015

"Early in the morning, just as day is dawning..."  Mark and Martyn rewatch the first episode of Postman Pat, and confirm that every village has its dark secrets, and Greendale is no exception... A postman who delivers almost no mail but hangs around school playgrounds and children's parties, evidence of a thriving swinging scene and some very unsavoury discoveries. How did the doll get there? It's really not worth thinking about...

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

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 5, 2015

Mark and Martyn celebrate the landmark 25th episode of the podcast that watches kids TV from the 80s by watching a show that's a) not from the 80s and b) not for kids. Adults in tracksuits play games for crystals in order to gain time to grab shiny pieces of paper in a claustrophobic vertical wind tunnel. Still, at least there's no Ed Tudor-Pole in this one.

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

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 29, 2015

"There's Somebody At The Door... There's Somebody At The Door..."
Mark and Martyn settle down to watch a man in a pink suit with a fake arm trying to control a pretend bird with a thirst for human pain. On live TV. For children. Nostalgia is a funny thing isn't it...

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.

Jul 22, 2015

"When I wake up in the morning, an alarm gives out a warning, I don't think I'm gonna make it on time..."
Smug Zack and smug Slater hit on vacuous Kelly in the pilot episode of Saved By The Bell, the flagship high school-based sitcom of the late eighties. Will Mark and Martyn avoid the obvious Dustin Diamond remarks? Pphhh, no.

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.

Jul 15, 2015

"Nobody tells me what to do, no not me..."
Ah Pugwall, Australia's own rebel without a plot. Mark and Martyn revisit the summer holiday time slot filler about a 13 year old boy and his boring family and friends. There's a barbecue and disappointment - this is the most Australian TV show ever made.

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.

Jul 8, 2015

Challenge of the Gobots - the biggest challenge being can Mark and Martyn make it through an entire episode without mentioning how much better Transformers was.They fail.

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.

Jul 1, 2015

Not another Spider-Man episode like you thought, prompted by a throwaway comment in episode 18, Mark and Martyn sit through the only sitcom Bruce Forsythe ever made. For good reason...

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 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.

May 27, 2015

"Well Excuuuuuse Me, Princess!"
Mark and Martyn settle down to watch the animated adventures of Link, the pervert with a bad attitude that you won't remember from the excellent Legend of Zelda video games.

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.

May 20, 2015

"Stand back Superman, Iceman, Spider-Man, Batman and Robin too..."
Mark and Martyn witness the incredible powers of Supergran, which mostly involve jumping, moving at the speed of a normal person and extra sensory perception... Or something...? The Scunner Campbell had better watch out. He is in Newcastle after all.

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.

May 13, 2015

Mark and Martyn examine the difficult second album of Spider-Man's animated career. It doesn't have the iconic theme song, it doesn't have good animation, but it does have Iceman. And Firestar. So there's that...

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.

May 6, 2015

More childhood fears are put to rest as Mark and Martyn settle down to watch the gentle middle-class sci-fi "classic" Chocky. Remembered not-so-fondly for being a bit scary, will our intrepid podcasters make it through an entire episode? Why do we have Men and Women? Why do cows just stop? One of these questions will be answered...

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.

Apr 29, 2015

The therapy continues as Mark and Martyn face a childhood fear - Zelda, the most frightening puppet ever conceived. 30 years later, will she still have the power to scare? Spoiler alert - yes, of course, she's terrifying.

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.

Apr 22, 2015

Mark and Martyn fail to co-ordinate as they watch slightly different versions of the pilot episode of Inspector Gadget, which itself features a slightly different version of the character we all know and love. Know and like...? Just know.

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.

Apr 15, 2015

"Working Overtime, Fighting Crime... Fighting Crime!"

The adventures of the Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand get scrutinised by Mark and Martyn, as they realise that sometimes toy commercials can be entertaining....

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.

Apr 8, 2015
"Lightning Strikes!" Classic 80s rock theme song, confusing mismatched motifs, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors has it all. Mark and Martyn continue the podcast that's basically becoming an extended therapy session. 
 
If you have any questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes, our shared Twitter feed is @spreadthewhimsy or you can email mark@ifyoulikepodcast.com or martyn@ifyoulikepodcast.com
 
W4B theme composed by John Croudy.
Apr 1, 2015

"In the greenhouse, Greenclaws' greenhouse, Greenclaws grows them amazing plants..." and Iris might be smoking whatever is being grown...

Mark and Martyn revisit an apparently obscure British kids show about a horrifying Northern monster and his mentally ill human companion, and learn a little about cricket along the way...
(Please note, this is not the first episode - for anyone watching along at home it's episode 10)
 
If you have any questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes, our shared Twitter feed is @spreadthewhimsy or you can email mark@ifyoulikepodcast.com or martyn@ifyoulikepodcast.com
 
W4B theme composed by John Croudy.
Mar 25, 2015

"Heroes in a half-shell. Turtle power!"
The merchandising phenomenon and surprisingly enduring franchise makes its way onto our list, as Mark and Martyn discuss one of the biggest cartoons of their childhoods and wonder if it was worthy of its lofty position.

If you have any questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes, our shared Twitter feed is @spreadthewhimsy or you can email mark@ifyoulikepodcast.com or martyn@ifyoulikepodcast.com.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Mar 18, 2015
"Dance your cares away, worries for another day..."
Fraggle Rock is on the agenda this week as Mark and Martyn quickly work out there are some things that are above mockery. Fraggle Mockery. 
 
If you have any questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes, our shared Twitter feed is @spreadthewhimsy or you can email mark@ifyoulikepodcast.com or martyn@ifyoulikepodcast.com
 
W4B theme composed by John Croudy.
Mar 11, 2015
"Enter... Stranger..."
Mark and Martyn become watchers of illusion in the castle of confusion, as they take another look at the children's gameshow Knightmare. As it turns out, children are not good at gameshows.
 
If you have any questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes, our shared Twitter feed is @spreadthewhimsy or you can email mark@ifyoulikepodcast.com or martyn@ifyoulikepodcast.com
 
W4B theme composed by John Croudy.
Mar 4, 2015
Episode 3 - Dogtanian
 
"One for all and all for one, Muskehounds are always ready..." to disappoint you.
Mark and Martyn sit through the long slow introduction to the world of Dogtanian and try to make the best of it. 
 
If you have any questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes, our shared Twitter feed is @spreadthewhimsy or you can email mark@ifyoulikepodcast.com or martyn@ifyoulikepodcast.com
 
W4B theme composed by John Croudy.
Feb 25, 2015
Episode 2 - Thundercats
 
"Thunder... Thunder... Thundercats... HOOOOO!"
This week Mark and Martyn revisit the refugees of Thundera, discover an unsettling fashion trend and ponder on all the stuff in the show that doesn't make sense. Spoiler: it's most of it.
 
If you have any questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes, our shared Twitter feed is @spreadthewhimsy or you can email mark@ifyoulikepodcast.com or martyn@ifyoulikepodcast.com
 
W4B theme composed by John Croudy.
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