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Joe Bor is a hugely likeable comedian who not only performs stand-up regularly in comedy clubs around the UK, but also appears as character Jasper Cromwell-Jones and does TV warm-up for shows like Mock the Week and The Graham Norton Show.
In this episode, Joe reveals that he is a boy band fan and has a special place in his heart for The Backstreet Boys! We also touch on his love of Made in Chelsea, on which we do not see eye-to-eye, and Joe drops a few names and admits to his celebrity selfie addiction.
 
You can find Joe at www.joebor.co.uk, or on twitter @josephbor
 
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Direct download: 013_Joe_Bor_The_Backstreet_Boys_Made_in_Chelsea.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm UTC

 

Stu Goldsmith is an incredibly charming, charismatic and quick-witted comedian who is known for, amongst other things, his hugely popular podcast 'The Comedians Comedian'. When not charming the pants off audiences and discussing comedians' writing processes, he loves playing strategy games. In this episode of Fixated, we discuss his current obsession with the game Android: Netrunner.
During the course of our discussion, we touch on varied subjects, including (but not limited to):
  • brotherly love,
  • competitive cuddling,
  • comedian Richard Sandling's concept of a "double agent",
  • netrunner podcasts Terminal7 and Agenda7,
  • what a card game has in common with brazilian jiu jitsu,
  • the comedian James "knee deep in pussy" Acaster...and...
  • the origin of Stu's accidental podcast catchphrase "eggy pause"!!!
 
You can and should, nay must, listen to Stu's podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com. You can also find him at www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk.
 
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Direct download: 012_Stu_Goldsmith_fixated_on_NETRUNNER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm UTC

 

In the first episode of 2015, Tom is joined by comedian Ben Van Der Velde who tells us all about his love of The Beatles. Topics covered include the various types of bad jazz, the dubious logic of boxing weights and which fab four songs describe Edinburgh previews and the comedy circuit.
 
Ben can be found at www.benvandervelde.com or on twitter @BenVanDerVelde, and his lovely comedy club The Good Ship is online at www.thegoodship.co.uk/comedy on twitter @goodshipcomedy and on facebook, www.facebook.com/TheGoodShipComedyClub. Finally, check out his podcast at www.thetangentlemen.com.
 
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Direct download: 011_Bad_Jazz_and_badgers_Ben_Van_Der_Ve.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm UTC

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm UTC

 

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.

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