Episode 16: Zeb Soanes

ZebYou might recognise Zeb's voice from Radio 4 news, continuity announcements and the iconic Shipping Forecast. He's also very funny and, unexpectedly, looks like he should be in a boyband. We also hear about Roo's hobbity holiday in the New Forest and Leila's trip to Decode Lab at the V&A.

Dave comes back from India loaded up with imported Turkish snacks, Roo invents a system for randomly allocating seats at any future Shift Run Stop party, and an address in an old comic leads Leila to the doorstep of the former Dennis the Menace fanclub.

Meanwhile, we're pretty sure we remain the only podcast available on audio cassette. Shout out to Rev Dan Catt who is not only buying every episode on tape, but has also bought a tape player especially, and is taking it on the train, like it's a bloody Walkman.
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Do keep sending in recordings of the inside of your fridge and if you're going abroad, or already abroad, we'd love to get your snacks for our new Around the World in 80 Snacks project.

More links: Zeb Soanes | @Zebsoanes on Twitter | All the Shift Run Stop videos on Vimeo | Decode Lab | The Shipping Forecast | Ralph Harrington's Volcanism blog | @Volcanism on Twitter | Dave's site Snackspot | Dennis the Menace fanclub | Roo's artwork on the latest tape batch | Roo's dog

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Posted: March 4th, 2010 | 6 Comments »


6 Comments on “Episode 16: Zeb Soanes”

  1. 1 The volcano forecast: something a little different « The Volcanism Blog said at 9:13 am on March 5th, 2010:

    [...] can hear the volcanic activity forecast at Shift Run Stop by clicking here to access the podcast. The volcano bit starts at about 20 minutes in (although you really ought to hear the whole thing, [...]

  2. 2 kybernetikos said at 8:26 am on March 6th, 2010:

    Do scottish snacks like Tunnocks caramels count as ‘foreign’?

  3. 3 leila said at 8:36 am on March 6th, 2010:

    Yeah why not, also they’re delicious so we’d love to try some…

  4. 4 Liam said at 9:37 pm on March 6th, 2010:

    Volcanic activity forecast had me in stitches! Surely this is just as relevant as the shipping forecast and the BBC should be sitting up and paying attention to the prospect of “Strombolian activity” around the world!

  5. 5 Adam Tandy said at 12:57 am on March 9th, 2010:

    Very confusedingly, I can hear Zeb Soanes reading the Shipping Forecast in the background while simultaneously reading the Volcanic Activity Forecast. Make one of them stop.

  6. 6 leila said at 8:58 am on March 9th, 2010:

    heheh poor confusedinged Adam.


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