Staggering Stories Podcast #20: Too Crumbly to Sniff At

General Staal - Hai!Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and Tony Gallichan talk about the Doctor Who Season 4 episodes The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky, Futurama: Bender’s Big Score, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune.
  • 01.08 — Greetings, yes?
  • 01.49 — Where Is Keith?
  • 02.53 – Doctor Who: The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky.
  • 43.14 – Viva El Presidente.
  • 44.28 – Futurama: Bender’s Big Score.
  • 59.17 – Letters and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 68.24 – Goodbyeeeeeeeee!!
  • 68.57 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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5 Responses to "Staggering Stories Podcast #20: Too Crumbly to Sniff At"

  1. another great show. did enjoy the music at the

    i will indeed go away and read the original novels!

  2. Yes, that must be strangely familiar music for you!

    As for the Wombles books, I don’t think they ever addressed that most vital plot point – who would win in a fight, the Wombles or the Flumps?

  3. Hobbit says:

    The Flumps – cos they had proper noses

  4. Chris says:

    Hi guys,
    This was my first show – been meaning to listen for ages and only managed it this week…

    Great show, really enjoyable, but there is one thing. Just one…

    El Presidente – I am begging you. PLEASE don’t use the name of Boris and the word pawn in the same sentence. At first listen it creates images that makes me want to scrub myself in bleach repeatedly until it goes away…

    I’ll be listening again…

  5. I have to say it, thankfully, never occurred to me about the alternative meaning of the word ‘pawn’ when spoken aloud. Perhaps El Presidente has realised, however. Perhaps it was a very carefully chosen word designed to sicken subversive types and stop them interfering with his dastardly plans! We may never know.

    In the meantime you need not worry. I’m sure El Presidente would only ever mention Boris again if he has a major, and very humorous, gaff. What are the chances of that..?!

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