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Thanks for listening this year. Here's what's coming up in the first part of 2015...

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Need a new name for Pac-man? We've got it in this episode! Not quite sure how we got there considering Mark Davison (aka Mr Susie) listed his obsessions as list-making, diary keeping and The Cure. But we did, so there. We discuss emotional admin and have some useful advice if you ever encounter a crocodile. Is Mark a "Dick Whittington twat?" What made us say "poetry? Fuck yes!" Find out in this episode - it's the big 1-0.
You should definitely check out Mark in his many guises, like Mr Susie, or as Ian Fiveankles with the other Exploding Heads in How Will They Line Up. His website is bovismavis.wordpress.com and he's on twitter @iamthemonkey or @mrsusiecomedy.
 
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The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.

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Direct download: Mark_Davison_is_fixated_on_The_Cure.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm UTC

Comedian Andrew Watts gets historical. I met up with Andrew before he dashed off to perform his critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show 'Feminism for chaps' to talk about his hero and a key figure in the abolition of the slave trade, Granville Sharp.

Andrew and I discussed finding your true calling, why you should always keep the receipt, and why Abraham Lincoln isn't a patch on old Granny. And lots more!

You can find Andrew at www.andrewwattscomedy.co.uk and on twitter @theandrewwatts.

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The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cosmic_Analog_Ensemble/Deltas_of_Matacumbo/

http://hisstology.bandcamp.com/

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Direct download: Andrew_Watts_is_fixated_on_Granville.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm UTC

 

John Hastings is a great comedian from Canada now based in the UK. He takes a break from recording his own 'Anything can be a Podcast' podcast to talk to me about his love of professional wrestling, or "man-throwing". He also manages to plug podcasts by Colt Cabana (The Art of Wrestling), Steve Austin and Brendon Burns, but listen to this one first!
Find him at www.johnhastingscomedy.com or on twitter @thejohnhastings.
Thanks for listening!

The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cosmic_Analog_Ensemble/Deltas_of_Matacumbo/

http://hisstology.bandcamp.com/

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Direct download: John_Hastings_is_fixated_on_WRESTLIN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm UTC

 

Stephen Bailey is a lovely comedian who you might recognise from Big Brother's Bit On The Side or from his numerous appearances at live comedy gigs around the UK. The topic of this episode is a little different from some of our geekier topics like Warhammer and Nintendo. Stephen talks to me about two people who have been big inspirations to him... Hilary Duff and Zac Efron!
We discuss what I have in common with Mr Efron, how armpit hair can be attractive, being sick in a classy way and how the Lizzie McGuire Movie changed Stephen's life. We also talk about how we like the American positive attitude, how working at Sainsbury's can be better than comedy and how everyone should buy 'suspended coffees'. Who inspired Stephen to do his first comedy gig? What are the best Lucozade flavours? Find out in episode 7!
WARNING! There are a shedload of Lizzie McGuire movie spoilers. 
 
Follow Stephen @StephenComedy and see www.stephenbaileycomedy.co.uk to check out his live dates etc.
 
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The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cosmic_Analog_Ensemble/Deltas_of_Matacumbo/

http://hisstology.bandcamp.com/

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Direct download: The_Lizzie_McGuire_Movie_changed_my.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm UTC

 

Nathaniel Metcalfe is one of my favourite comedians. He's got a genuinely original and distinctive comedic voice and he is also the perfect guest for this podcast as he has a habit of being distracted by seemingly trivial things and then investigates them to a depth that few of us would. His debut show 'Enthusiast' is full of wonderfully niche observations told in an accessible and hilarious way, and can be seen in it's entirety on vimeo here.
Nat can currently be heard on James Acaster's Findings on BBC Radio 4, and Josh Widdicombe's xfm radio show, so clearly Fixated was a big step up for him.
In this episode Nathaniel talked to us about an oft-forgotten multi-talented media figure, Anthony Newley. We touch on all manner of subjects, from the Garbage Pail Kids movie, Deep Roy, Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Ed Sheeran, Oliver Twist, Morrissey, David Bowie and what it means to be friends "in a Sixties way".
 
You should follow Nathaniel on twitter @NatMetcalfe. His website is www.nathanielmetcalfe.co.uk
 
Keep the podcast alive and kicking, by following and retweeting us on twitter, @FixatedPod. And if you have any questions or suggestions, email me at fixatedpod@gmail.com
 
Thanks for listening!
Oh, and the advert was for Iceland!
 
The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cosmic_Analog_Ensemble/Deltas_of_Matacumbo/

http://hisstology.bandcamp.com/

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Direct download: Comedian_Nathaniel_Metcalfe_is_fixat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

 

Comedian and storyteller Sarah Bennetto is a winner. I speak to Sarah about her tips and tricks for winning competitions - this is the most useful podcast episode yet! We discuss how she came to win Glastonbury tickets and how some of her competition entries have gone a little too far, with embarrassing and infuriating consequences. We also talk about massive stationery, fun with yoghurt drinks and how some wombats are evil.
 
You can find Sarah on twitter, @SarahBennetto and her Storyteller's Club @storyCLB, or on facebook at www.facebook.com/StoryClub.
 
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Thanks for listening!

The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cosmic_Analog_Ensemble/Deltas_of_Matacumbo/

http://hisstology.bandcamp.com/

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Direct download: How_to_WIN_competitions_Comedian_Sa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm UTC

 

Comedian Tom Goodliffe talks to funny people about their obsessions. In this episode, comedian and podcaster Paul Duncan McGarrity explains his past Warhammer fixation, his competitive sudoku streak and how World of Tanks Blitz is currently consuming his being. We find out how sometimes it pays to be tall in Games Workshop, what the plan is for when the zombie apocalypse hits London and we get distracted when we accidentally discover a new game - find two comedians that look the same.

Paul can be found at http://paulduncanmcgarrity.co.uk/
on facebook at facebook.com/paulduncanmcg and on twitter @PaulDuncanMcG
His podcasts are The Tangentlemen and Origin Stories. Seek them out.

The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cosmic_Analog_Ensemble/Deltas_of_Matacumbo/
http://hisstology.bandcamp.com/
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Direct download: Paul_Duncan_McGarrity_is_fixated_on.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

Comedian Tom Goodliffe talks to his funny friends about their obsessions. In this episode, award-winning musical comedian Sooz Kempner reveals her old crushes on David Hyde Pierce and Robert De Niro, explains dressage and tells us about her love of Sonic.

Follow Sooz on twitter @SoozUK and checkout her character videos on youtube.
Follow Fixated @FixatedPod, Tom @TomGoodliffe, tell your acquaintances (friendly or otherwise) about the podcast and, if you do only one thing, please click subscribe in itunes.

The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.
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Direct download: Sooz_Kempner_and_her_celebrity_crush.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am UTC

 

Comedian Tom Goodliffe talks to his funny friends about their obsessions. In this episode, comedian and political activist Chris Coltrane tells us about his pen pals, his love of anime and his mad Nintendo skillZ.
 
Check out Chris's website, www.chriscoltrane.com, and follow him on twitter @chris_coltrane.
Find and follow Fixated on twitter @FixatedPod, along with our glorious host @TomGoodliffe.
 
The music is Somehows and Somewhats from the album Deltas of Matacumbo by Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Used under a creative commons attribution 4.0 international license.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am UTC