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False Economy

Ikea, TomTom and Santa Claus

Season 4, Ep. 4

This week we tell you all about Lidl’s Christmas jumper hire scheme (spoiler alert, it’s not as good as it seems), discuss the word of the year which is very apt for this podcast, plus we taste test a variety of Irish Cream drinks to see if we can tell the difference between actual Bailey’s and the alternatives…

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