This week we talk about death hoaxes as someone reported that popular UK childrens TV star Mr Tumble has died when he’s very much alive, who else has been falsely reported dead and why do they do this? We talk about CBeebies (BBC) bedtime routine for kids, Australian kids band ‘The Wiggles’ nearly lose a member, we talk about how hardcore Ross Kemp is and how could you finish a long running TV soap? 

Mr Tumble

Rob asks Tim to check if he’s going bald as people have been passing comment and Tim watches The Stranger on Netflix and we imagine a sequel to Flight of the Navigator.

Rob talks about Doctor Sleep starring Ewan McGregor which is another Stephen King adaptation and then watches Countdown, a horror about an app that tells you when you’re going to die, but are they any good?


In the news a man gives his daughter a teething toy then realises it looks like something else and there is a punch-up at a carvery gravy station in Wales.

As always, we end the show with our beat the intro quiz which Rob has produced but this week all the artists have a link! If you can figure out what links them you can have an extra 10 points.

January 31, 2020

Episode 64 - Sax Heavy

This week Tim has been to the dentist in some kind of role reversal with Rob and Tim tells us of a time he had laughing gas in the 80’s, Rob has been struggling with his wheelie bins and Tim has dealings with the local Rag ‘n’ Bone man; we also talk about the Louise vs Peppa Pig court case and the similarities involving her song ‘Naked’ and Peppa Pigs Party, do they sound the same?

Peppa Louise

Hear the news that Lethal Weapon 5 is definitely on the make with the duo on board for another outing, Tim watched Zombieland 2: Double Tap, Rob discovers 8-Bit Def Leppard songs on streaming services and a lullaby version of Pour Some Sugar On Me.

Movies we speak about this week are The Lighthouse by Robert Eggers and the 80’s movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension whilst Tim has watched the first episode of Picard.


In the news we have a warning to men about using banana skins for alone sexy time, a man sees a Cheetah in the road in West Yorkshire (our neck of the woods) and the worlds worst cat in North Dakota.

We finish proceedings as we always do and that’s with our beat the intro quiz, provided this week by Tim’s own hand. You can always contact us @underthumbpod on Twitter, or find us Facebook or Instagram.

January 24, 2020

Episode 63 - Butter & Sugar

This week we hear how Rob has broken his toe, Tim’s missus is probably having an affair and Marco has to pick up 10000 little rocks during the show due to a little accident just before hitting the record button. We discuss Hank Azaria who has decided to step down as the voice of Apu in The Simpsons and who could take over, we find out that just a fart machine can lighten up the Snooker finals but we miss the days of streakers at sports events and Tom Jones has knickers thrown at him on stage.

Rob has watched the new Netflix documentary ‘Don’t F**k With Cats’, we watch ‘Sex Education’ also on Netflix and Rob has got round to watching John Wick Chapter 3, will there be another Matrix movie and the problem with the first season of ‘24’ (no spoilers).


In the news we learn that a man can legally challenge his wife to a sword duel during a divorce, a man wakes up to an intruder sucking his toes and a woman gets arrested with drugs in her hair.

To end the podcast Rob has brought another Beat The Intro quiz for a maximum of 20 points.


As usual you can contact us @underthumbpob on Twitter, find us on Facebook or email us at

This week we find out that Marco hasn’t opened his Christmas present yet and he’s been spending Tim’s money on Goop’s brand new vagina scented candles, Tim tells us he’s got a “family car” for more room in the back seat and he’s been to see the dentist again. Rob went to the local Pantomime with the family and ends up participating more than he wanted to and he’s been using the Letterboxd app for a whole year and they’ve sent him some stats.

Tim has seen Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and gives us his views without spoilers (because Rob hasn’t seen it yet)

Rise of Skywalker

and Rob has been watching the UK version of The Masked Singer on ITV.

Masked Singer

In the news a man has to have something removed from his backside in China, we bring details of the latest craze of Perineum sunning and a man dresses up as his mother in Brazil.

As usual we have a quiz to end the show, this week it’s Tim who has put together a TV Themes quiz so 1 to 10 on your answer sheets please.

You can contact us @underthumbpod on Twitter, find us on Facebook and Instagram too or send us something to, we accept your stories, your beat the intro quizzes or just anything really.

December 5, 2019

Episode 61 - Fish Mouth

This week Rob is sick of his son coming into his bed during the night so decides to set up a camera in his room to see if anything is waking him up in the night, Tim has watched all the Nightmare on Elm Street films over Halloween and wants to start on Friday the 13th franchise too then tells us about his new research project.

Rob tells us how he managed to lose his dog in the park and has Marco got himself a dog? Rob also wants to show Tim his new Batman socks and thinks someone may have made a huge error during the design (check our Instagram and Twitter accounts to see the pics).

Our film chat this week is all about Terminator Dark Fate (no spoilers so you’re safe if you haven’t seen it yet), T3, Salvation and a little Genisys thrown in for good measure.

Dark Fate

The news includes a boy who does things with magnetic balls, a man who had a good time with some tweezers and Apple have turned a Russian man gay and he isn’t having any of it.

Unfortunately Tim couldn't join us for the quiz this week so Rob's sister Linda happily steps in, 1 to 10 on your answer sheets please and tweet us the results @underthumbpod or email us at

This week Rob has been for an audition for the actual BBC, but has he had any success? We talk about a story that we may be getting from a listener about starring in a porn movie and Tim talks about his wife’s new, very expensive perfume and he’s not impressed.

We discuss the news that Snickers have gone back to using the name Marathon for a limited time only, Rob discovers that Tim may have been part of some strange “Friend Transfer” when he was just a kid and our good podcasting friend Toffa of The Master Debaters podcast has provided us with an anecdote/listener story that should make us laugh!

Marathon Bar

Tim has finally got around to watching Upgrade, re-watches The Hunt For Red October which we think was the first outing for Jack Ryan; Rob watches Creepshow on Shudder, American Horror Story 1984 and is struggling to get through season 4 of Preacher and blitz’s 13 Reasons Why season 3.

AHS 1984

In the news this week we tell you of an Uber Eats driver that makes an unscheduled delivery of his own and the Holey Poke game goes on sale in PoundLand for that extra special Christmas Gift.


To finish this episode we bring our Beat The Intro quiz as usual BUT.. this week we have TV themes instead!

September 22, 2019

Episode 59 - Top Shelf Stuff

This week we remember the corner shop having a VHS rental section, Rob has a parking dilemma when going to the Mobility shop and has Tim had another ghostly encounter?

We find out that Honey isn’t allowed to be eaten by Vegans because it comes from a Bee.. and we’re confused, Tim is ready to talk about his addiction to After Eight chocolates, Rob watches Stakeout starring Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez then Tim gives us his verdict on Brightburn.

After Eights

Our listener story this week is told by Mark ‘Fevois’ Feathers who’s been up to no good with his company laptop. If you would like to tell us your story on the show then feel free to record your beautiful voice (you can use your phone, it’s not complicated) send it to or DM us on Twitter @underthumbpod and you will be our star for the week.

Rob brings news of contraception gone wrong in China, Fanny gets her advert taken down by Google and an exploding blister during a flight has passengers furious.


To finish, as always, Rob has brought a Beat The Intro Quiz which is made up from intro clips from all our previous shows so we expect 20 out of 20!

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We chose to record this episode on Friday 13th and suggest that it be called National Jason Vorhees Day from now on, also Rob’s Alexa gets filthy with her fact of the day and we talk about Kevin Hart.

Tim has been celebrating his birthday this week and we find out that he is the IT department for the whole street and especially comes to the rescue of Elaine, the 80 year old from across the road.

We have been provided with a listener story this week which is part two of a previous tale told by Anita of The Unexceptionals Podcast (which actually is pretty exceptional, so subscribe to that now!), Tim remembers when we rushed to the vet with a dying dog and Rob’s mum gets Tim’s name wrong and calls him Jim.

Rob has been watching A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge from 1985 and comments on an actor who is like a fake Meryl Streep, also some of the great lines from the movie.


In the news a man gets assaulted by someone with a padlock, a tradesman gets caught in a belt sander at work and ‘Thumb Boy’ who has an abnormally long thumb has shot to internet fame.

Rob has provided this week’s Beat The Intro quiz so get your pens and paper at the ready.

This week Rob’s dog has an unfortunate stress related accident, Tim’s been to see a man who he hopes was a doctor for a prostate examination and a dentist sets fire to something in Rob’s mouth!

The Great British Bake Off is back on Channel 4 here in the UK but don’t try and watch it using on-demand services, Tim watches a YouTube video about Benny Hill whilst in the bath, Rob’s wife may have a Minecraft addiction and we try to make a playlist for Marco and stumble on Housework Hits on Amazon Music.

Benny Hill

Rob has watched Runaway from 1984 starring Tom Selleck and thinks his moustache could have been a hindrance to his career and Tim talks about a Flight of the Navigator reboot.


In the news we tell you of a woman who went to the doctors and was found to have a venomous spider in her ear, then to finish, Uncle Tim has brought our weekly Beat The Intro pop quiz.

This week Tim’s been cleaning his toilet without the help of Marco, Rob’s been to the dentist and doesn’t like what he’s hearing, we talk about men going shirtless during the heatwave and ask would you rather have a hot face but a battered body?

Rob re-watches Broken Arrow from 1996 starring John Travolta and then watches the new Disney offering Mary Poppins Returns.

Broken Arrow

Our listener story comes from Bobby Meek from the south who has a tale about his giant friend that used to come and visit sometimes which had disastrous consequences.

In the news to talk of more balcony sex accidents and a gentleman throws a lifeless bird at his opponent during an altercation.

Our Beat The Intro Quiz this week has been provided by our listener Henno so 1 to 10 on your answer sheets please and let’s see if you can beat us.

If you would like to be featured on our listener story segment then feel free to record yourself using the sound recorder or voice memo on your phone, e-mail it to us at and we'll do the rest; we're looking for funny, stupid, crazy, spooky and anything in between.

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