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Black Friday Special!

Never before heard bonus content (very on-brand for this podcast, I’m sure you’ll agree) from some of our favourite guests as we ask them about their Black Friday attitudes and habits - hear more from Sophie Kasaei, Rufus Hound, Michelle Ackerley, Ivo Graham and Dani Dyer!




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  • 24. Diving for golf balls

    33:37
    Where have all the Little Chefs gone? And why are Deliveroo trying to charge us more for…delivering. Plus, how much does it cost to travel around New York City?
  • 23. Turkey Teeth

    32:08
    Vix and Paul discuss the drop in popularity in staycations - apparently they're down 80%. There's also an upturn in the number of people going abroad for vet treatment given the spiralling costs at home - plus, you've probably had pizza WITH beer, but have you ever tried a pizza FLAVOURED beer?
  • 22. Barlows in the bin

    36:54
    Vix, Paul and Charlotte discuss important changes to car tax (yes we know it sounds boring but stick with it) - as well as bemoaning the current state of Royal Mail. Plus - how much does a full sized tennis court cost? (I know, you’ve always wanted to know…)
  • 21. Killing a man with a Chocolate Orange

    33:51
    Vix is joined by Paul and Charlotte to discuss the terrible phenomenon of 'Finfluencers' (find out what they are by listening...) - plus they celebrate National Scrabble day in style...
  • 20. More expensive, more slowly

    35:44
    Vix, Paul and Charlotte discuss the Amazonification of the consumer market - do we expect too much from smaller businesses now that big corporations offer so much? Plus, how much does it cost to be cryogenically frozen these days?
  • 18. Inside a Mongolian yurt in Notting Hill

    33:16
    Vix, Paul and Charlotte discuss social spending pressure - do you find yourself buying rounds you can't afford, or splitting a bill even if you've only had a salad? Plus, fines for taking your kids out of school are rising...
  • 17. Have you been to the chocolate river yet?

    33:17
    Vix is joined by Paul and Charlotte to discuss the now infamous Willy Wonka experience - plus they tell you exactly how big a pay rise you need to keep up with the increased cost of living...
  • 16. Burning for a welding helmet

    36:39
    Vix, Paul and Charlotte are talking all things electric vehicles this week, as well as trying to determine the value of a degree these days - plus, FINALLY, we discuss the big issue of 2024: welding.
  • 15. You can’t find cruelty anymore

    34:43
    Vix, Paul and Charlotte discuss the battle of the supermarkets (which is very much hotting up), whether you should share your scratchcard winnings with a partner (spoiler, someone didn't) and the sad demise of the Body Shop (and whether in fact, it is at all sad.)Plus, how much would you pay for an old tyre? We finally answer the age-old question.