Episode #46 - Captain Corelli's Mandolin


The time has come to honour our spiritual king, Nicolas Cage! As well as discussing the boring and droopy Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, we also discuss some current films including Black Panther, The Shape of Water, Tomb Raider and Paddington 2, and give Liam Neeson a telling off. But most importantly, this episode sees the launch of the #CageChallenge! Head on over to http://twitter.com/bigboysdontpod to find out how you can get involved and compete for the ultimate Big Boys Don’t Prize.


Nicolas Cage is a talented Mandolin player

#CageChallenge - Nicolas Cage is sexy and he knows it

Nicolas Cage wants cake

Why Video Game Movies Suck

Brecking Wall

Episode #44 - Mamma Mia!

 Don’t go wasting your emotion, listen to this podcast! With a lot of love for Pierce Brosnan, we talked about Mamma Mia! for this week’s episode. There’s also some Oscars chat, some Brexit chat as usual, and we discuss the British institution that is Take Me Out. This episode also contains a bumper crop of ideas for new films and jukebox musicals.   SHOWNOTES    Goldeneye    Ready Player One    Malcolm Tucker - Waste of Skin    76 Year Old Japanese man sings Dancing Queen at Karaoke    Take Me Out    Darkest Hour and Dunkirk fuel Brexit Fantasies

Don’t go wasting your emotion, listen to this podcast! With a lot of love for Pierce Brosnan, we talked about Mamma Mia! for this week’s episode. There’s also some Oscars chat, some Brexit chat as usual, and we discuss the British institution that is Take Me Out. This episode also contains a bumper crop of ideas for new films and jukebox musicals.



Ready Player One

Malcolm Tucker - Waste of Skin

76 Year Old Japanese man sings Dancing Queen at Karaoke

Take Me Out

Darkest Hour and Dunkirk fuel Brexit Fantasies

Episode #43 - Charade


If you don’t know this week’s film, you’re a greenhorn! It’s another sixties outing this week, as we watched the Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant classic Charade. Paddy also comes down with the affliction of a curious inability to pronounce Alfred Hitchcock’s name, and we discuss stupid people’s smart people, Cloverfield, Tayto crisps and Dave Benson Philips’ inevitable entry into the House of Lords in the future.


Cultures of Comics Work

Tom Hanks - Dungeons & Dragons

Cloverfield Paradox Trailer

Richard Dawkins 69

Would Richard Dawkins touch a poop for $20?

120,000 killed by austerity (fuck you, Cameron and Osborne)

Episode #42 - God's Own Country


We paid a visit to Yorkshire this week, or as it’s called in film, God’s Own Country! Last year’s excellent movie of the same name is discussed, along with sheep’s cheese, hedgehog crisps, marmite, and lots of other glorious crap your hosts were eating back in the 90s. We also declare that Winston Churchill was ‘tangy like a good Cheddar.’ There’s more poetry in that line than in the whole of Darkest Hour.


War - Low Rider

Johnny Rotten Butter Advert

Hedgehog Crisps

Adam and Joe - The Archers

Jurassic Park NES Music

Escaped Cow

Episode #41 - Table 19


On this episode we discuss the wedding film of the century, Table 19. But what happened on the other 18 tables? Listen in to find out! We also discuss hamsters, watching films on planes, gammon (as in middle-aged men), the Cleveland baseball team, Disney songs, TV shows about doctors, and how all fans are bad. Stop liking things. Stop it.


Stewart Lee - Top Gear

Peter Serafinowicz - Top Gear

Sentient Ham

A Confederacy of Dunces

Creep trailer

Harry & Meghan film

A Quiet Place

Episode #40 - Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence


It’s our 40th episode, and to celebrate, we’re giving the people what they want and discussing fan request Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (or The Very Thought of You). We also discuss TED Talks for mice, have a long chat about Pokémon, get philosophical about the future of storytelling, and pay tribute to Ursula Le Guin. The song at the end of the episode is the new single by our band, Palomino Club!


Fire Emblem Heroes

Nathan Barley - Geek Pie

Katie Hopkins’ House

Nicolas Ca-aaage

In The Loop



Jethro Tull - Aqualung

Episode #39 - Seeking a Friend for the End of the World


What would you do if the world was going to end in 21 days? Hopefully not end up in a forced and boring romance! We discuss the 2012 slightly below-the-radar film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World in this episode, and we also argue about mumbling pixie dream boy Michael Cera, diss Damien Hirst, and make a plan to drive around insulting people we don’t like in the shadow of the apocalypse, starting with Jacob Rees-Mogg (aka Walter from the Beano). There’s also an all-important update on our musical adaptation of The Godfather.


Homeward Bound

The Ugly Dachshund

The Gorilla Channel

Beef and a Chief

The Butterfield Diet Plan

Charlie Brooker on 50 Cent’s Game

Tubthumping/Galway Girl Mashup

Chris Cornell - Preaching the End of the World

Episode #38 - Before Sunrise


At long last, we’re getting down with Richard Linklater! In this episode we discuss his influential heavy-talking’ 1995 classic Before Sunrise, mostly focusing our talk on Ethan Hawke’s facial hair. We also make some futurist projections (listen in, Elon Musk) and make a new plan for the UK to get ahead in the Brexit negotiations: send in Vinnie Jones.


Only Lovers Left Alive

Noel on books

I gave my love a chicken

Best F(r)iends

Jim & Andy

Daniel Johnston

Nicholas Ca-aage

Episode #37 - Forgetting Sarah Marshall


We know how much everyone loves Russell Brand and a made-up Dracula puppet musical, so we finally got around to discussing Forgetting Sarah Marshall! Also covered in this week are a lot of puns on Infinite Jest, the brilliance of Air Bud, censorship, laughing at death, flightless birds, and Radiohead vs Lana Del Rey.


Stewart Lee on Toby Young

Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller - Otherworld

End of the Tour

The Inkstars on Bandcamp

Seinfeld Keyboard Bass

Best in Show - Naming Nuts

The Trews

Episode #36 - The Big Sick


Don’t vomit, but this week’s episode is all about the excellent romantic comedy The Big Sick! As well as discussing how much we both enjoyed this film, we also talk about people playing themselves, public transport, the 1980s film Clue, and whether Rotten Tomatoes is the Brexit of film criticism.


Fire and Fury

Bo Burnham - Cat Lady

Aidy Bryant

Ray Romano on the emptiness of success (ft. Marc Maron)

Ruby Sparks

The Neon Demon

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (film)


Episode #35 - Love and Other Drugs


It’s the first episode of 2018, so of course we discuss our resolutions and reflect on the jetpackless year ahead before delving into this week’s douchebag-fetishising film, Love and Other Drugs. We also spend a long time discussing 90s music (specifically 1997), take a break to give our own rendition of Reef’s classic song Place Your Hands, and finally catch up about The Disaster Artist. If you’re a Radiohead fan, Paddy apologises in advance for his opinions in this episode. He won’t apologise for stating the truth that the Macarena is a crime against music, though.


Luke Evans in Wales Tourist Board advert

Wild Hogs trailer

The Breeders - Cannonball

Reef - Place your hands

Billy Bragg - Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key

Weezer ft. Chamillionaire - Can’t Stop Partying

Monkey Dust - Billy Bragg

Bill Bailey - Unisex Chip Shop

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time trailer

Episode #33 - Elf


Christmas Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the ensuing festivity than by discussing Elf? Not be confused with the creepy and terrible phenomenon the Elf on the Shelf, which we discuss at length, whilst comparing the Baldwin brothers, speculating as to what Guy Fieri cooks on Christmas Day, and welcoming Noel Gallagher to Trash Island.


Poundland in trouble over the Elf on the Shelf

The World’s Best Coffee

Stranger Than Fiction

Sexy Sax Man Sergio Flores

Planet of the Apes Musical

The Station Agent

Whoomp There it Is

Merry Christmas

Episode #31 - Love Actually


We’re deep into December now, and when you’re deep into December you have to ask yourself the question: what is love, actually? We answer this question in detail in this episode, whilst also celebrating Rob’s new kitten, Paddy’s house move and the good times we had playing Zoo Tycoon back in the day.

Episode #30 - A Christmas Prince


Jingle bells, Batman smells, Rob Gordon laid an egg! We’re watching Christmas films all through December, and we’re kicking off our festive frolics with our review of the brand new Netflix original film, A Christmas Prince. We also have an update on candidates for Trash Island, and dedicate a fair amount of time to discussing the magic of Don Bluth.


Pacific Northwest Stories

Vera said that?

Titan AE

Mario Bros Movie


If this is torture, chain me to the wall

Thank God for Girls


Episode #29 - Friends With Benefits


Recorded on International Men’s Day and released on Black Friday, it’s a podcast for big days this week, as we reflect on the post-Brexit drinks landscape, imagine playing Mario Kart with Tom Waits, and up our political content. Oh, and we also talk about a romantic film. This week: Friends With Benefits!


Dandelion & Burdock


Bone Tomahawk

Charlie Brooker - Brit Awards

The Social Network - Rowing Scene

Rollins & Cave Babysitting

Episode #28 - How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days


On our most tangential episode yet, fueled by pizza, we discuss the 2003 classic romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Matthew McConaughey’s handsomeness is debated, Papa John’s is dismissed as the worst pizza, and we come up with a new TV show pilot, Trash Island. Also contains spoilers for Stranger Things 2 (spoiler: Paddy cried).


Cards Against Humanity - Potatoes

The Apprentice - Gin

Papa John's Alt-Right

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Book)

Turns out Jamie Vardy did not kill a dog

Episode #27 - Breakfast at Tiffany's


It’s our second sixties outing in this week’s episode, as we discuss the so-called classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s! We also diss Ernest Hemingway, talking about writing and the writing process, and continue to be unable to get over having watched the entire Twilight saga two episodes ago.


Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's

Sugarcult - Bouncing off the Walls



The Pillows - Fool on the Planet

Winners of the Patsy Award


8bit Twilight Game