Friday, September 30, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Worst Places To Use The Toilet

We've beeped everything out of this show that made any sense, so as not to rule out any potential sponsorship from Disney. This show really went down the pan after we started reading out Jeremys' list about 10 places not to use the toilet:-

  • 10 - Shopping mall
  • 9 - Concert
  • 8 - Work
  • 7 - New girlfriends
  • 6 - Airplane
  • 5 - Outdoors
  • 4 - Airport
  • 3 - Ballpark
  • 2 - Bar
  • 1 - Enclosureless
We're about a day behind with the shows, so last nights is today's. Tonight's show might get done tonight, it might get done tomorrow. Its just crazy.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Worst Subjects At School

Ratboy sent us his list of the subjects that he really doesn't get on with at school. In England the term 'Ratboy' (coined by popular anti-everything newspaper The Daily Mail) refers to a 12 year old Artful Dodger type that breaks into your house, nicks your video then leaves dog mess on your dining room rug because he's not at school - after reading this list we are convinced this listener could be inclined to do so:-

  • 10 - Technology
  • 9 - English Language
  • 8 - Chemistry
  • 7 - History
  • 6 - Music
  • 5 - Religious Studies
  • 4 - Physical Education
  • 3 - English Literature
  • 2 - Modern Languages
  • 1 - Physics
What was your worst subject at school? Is there something Ratboy forgot (apart from nicking your jewelery and CD collection too)? Then let us know using the technological gift of the discussion board on the web site.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Japanese Animes

We are so sorry for our total lack of knowledge with Animes, we would especially like to say sorry to Ninereeds for the top ten list that was sent to as we made a real mess of todays show:-

  • 10 - Cardcaptor Sakura
  • 9 - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
  • 8 - Magical Canan
  • 7 - Genesis of Aquarion
  • 6 - Pretty Cure
  • 5 - UFO Princess Valkyrie
  • 4 - Gundam Seed Destiny
  • 3 - Rockman EXE
  • 2 - Final Fantasy Unlimited
  • 1 - Azumanga Daioh
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Monday, September 26, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Uses For Your PDA

Rob brings you ten things you should be using your PDA for other than just remembering telephone numbers :-

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Songs Considered Worthy Endings To A Night Of Drunkeness

James knows how to annoy his neighbours in Gloucester after a few too many beers, he sent us his list of the ten songs that make the perfect ending to an beer fuelled evening:-

  • 10 - Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Various/Hymn
  • 9 - Don't Stop Me Know - Queen
  • 8 - You'll Never Walk Alone - Righteous Brothers - and other artists
  • 7 - Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O'Connor
  • 6 - Yesterday - Beatles
  • 5 - We Are The Champions - Queen
  • 4 - Robbie Williams - Angels
  • 3 - Hey Jude - Beatles
  • 2 - Wonderwall - Oasis
  • 1 - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Mark from the Tartan Podcast took advantage of entering his email address into to receive five pounds off his purchase of some Thinking Putty. After just 24 hours he received his great Firebox toy and took some photos which you can see on his flickr page - if you are the first person to video or photograph a new item on the Firebox site they'll send you another £10 gift voucher too. How cool?

No show tomorrow, but back soon with more top ten lists. Have a good weekend everyone, feel free to skype us at topofthepods.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten British Films Of All Time

The wonderful Billy knows his movies - he has kindly compiled his list of the greatest British films of all time. We've been racking our brains trying to work out which ones we have missed out - share with everyone on our comments board what you think the best British films were:-

  • 10 - The 39 Steps
  • 9 - Trainspotting
  • 8 - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and her Lover
  • 7 - If....
  • 6 - Don't Look Now
  • 5 - Withnail and I
  • 4 - The Ipcress File
  • 3 - Scum
  • 2 - Brief Encounter
  • 1 - The Third Man
By the way, if you haven't got an Airzooka yet then please get one from (you'll get a fiver off) - its been causing mayhem here at Top Of The Pods towers and we think it should be doing the same where you work too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Criminally Snubbed Comedians

The very kind and helpful Sir Paul Hutchinson noted the Jon and Rob totally ignored some comedians in previous comedy lists, so he sent us his Top Ten comedians that 'should have been' (the fact that half of them haven't been heard of in the UK has nothing to do with it...) :-

  • 10 - Bill Cosby
  • 9 - Jim Carrey
  • 8 - Mike Myers
  • 7 - Jamie Foxx
  • 6 - Lewis Black
  • 5 - Ray Romano
  • 4 - Jeff Foxworthy
  • 3 - Robin Williams
  • 2 - Jon Stewart
  • 1 - Chris Rock
We'd like to thank Paul for all his hard work helping out with bits and bobs for the Top of the Pods podcast, send your lists to if you can think of some really original, entertaining and thought provoking content.

Monday, September 19, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Mashups From The Mashup Podcast

Ross, the brains behind The Mashup Podcast found at kindly sent us his top ten mashups. We've added links to the mashup artists websites (we couldn't possibly do links to the actual songs and artists), and there are plenty more tunes that you can check out:-

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Friday, September 16, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Office Chaos Causing Products

Its Friday everyone, and if you are like us on a Friday in an office, then working is the last thing on your mind. After an extended lunch break in the pub you are probably all sitting around with nothing better to do but read this. Well you don't have to be bored any longer, those nice people from Firebox have sent a list of ten things you might want to get hold of to cause as much mayhem as possible in that drab dreary grey office you reside in:-

"Oh no" we hear you cry "I could have afforded one of those if I didn't spend that five pounds at lunchtime on a drink". Well fortunatly the people at Firebox are offering every Top of the Pods listener a free five pounds gift voucher, so head over to, punch in the old email address and you'll automatically get sent a five pound gift voucher. How cool is that?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Women Who Should Have Been Born Male

Diane complained that we never do any shows for women, but this show is going to prove her wrong. We asked you all to email with your lists, and Gordon from Glasgow sent us his list of women who are a total waste of space. We are inclined to agree with him, fill up that comments page found at with your thoughts and suggestions on the subject:-

  • 10 - Paris Hilton
  • 9 - Mary Phelps Jacob
  • 8 - Avril Lavigne
  • 7 - Lily Savage
  • 6 - Jordan
  • 5 - Anne Robinson
  • 4 - Rhona Martin
  • 3 - Jennifer Lopez
  • 2 - Jade Goody
  • 1 - Maggie Thatcher

Monday, September 12, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Reasons To Come To Podcastcon

Podcast Paul from is likely to join forces with Mark from to sue us guys after todays show. Here at ten great reasons to visit Berners Hotel on Oxford Street in London on September the 17th:-

  • 10 - It promotes podcasting and raises interest
  • 9 - You can have a beer an a curry afterwards
  • 8 - You have something to look forward to
  • 7 - You get a break from the Mrs and kids
  • 6 - You’ll learn a whole load more about podcasting
  • 5 - You can be a geek in company and not worry about it
  • 4 - You get a cracking day out in London for £30
  • 3 - You get to see what your podcasting mates (and listeners) are like
  • 2 - You can be part of history by saying you were there RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING
  • 1 - You get to meet the podcasters - including the excellent John & Rob!
For more details about Podcastcon please visit

Friday, September 09, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten SciFi Totty

Rowland from Dark Compass has been up to his usual tricks, this time combining his two hobbies (scifi and looking at the ladies) to bring us his top ten list of the nicest looking girls in science fiction. We've popped some pretty good pictures on the spoilers, so please take the effort to look:-

We'd also like to thank Paul H for all the kind work he's been doing to help us out by submitting Top of the Pods to pretty much every podcast directory there is - if there are any that have been missed out then please be our guest.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten White Lies

Good old Giles from Australia loves telling fibs, purely to keep relationships going (Mrs Giles beware...). Here is his top ten list of white lies, we'd like you all to admit to how many you are guilty off on the comments board:-

  • 10 – Age
  • 9 – Does my bum look big in this?
  • 8 – Do you know the way?
  • 7 – Do you like the present?
  • 6 – Partner’s friends/parents
  • 5 – The new kid looks beautiful
  • 4 – Do you like my new hair cut?
  • 3 - Technical knowledge
  • 2 – The Resume
  • 1 – How much longer till you’re ready?

Now as you are probably all listening to this on a Friday and clearly have nothing better to do than to download our FREE podcasts you can AT LEAST vote for Top of the Pods at Podcast Alley - we are falling rapidly down the charts and need your votes fast before we fall out completely. We have over 500 listeners, surely a handful of you must have some spare time to get us into the top ten? We'd be featured in the Top Ten podcasts charts - suitable we think considering the nature of our show.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Reasons Why Nintendo Are Not A Failed Company

A podcasting first, someone presents the whole show whilst battling hiccups. We apologise not only for Jons contribution to the bad sound quality, not only for Jons repetition of the word 'rubbish' but for Jons treatment to Chris from Felixstowe. Chris sent this wonderful list defending a dying company to, and we would love to hear more from him soon:-

  • 10 – The Rumble Pack
  • 9 – The D-Pad
  • 8 – Wireless Control Pads
  • 7 – The Analogue Stick
  • 6 – Mascots
  • 5 – Pokemon
  • 4 – The Gameboy
  • 3 - Profit on consoles
  • 2 – The DS
  • 1 – The Playstation

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Inventions We Should Have By Now

Judith from Gettysburg has so kindly produced this list (we've been sitting on it for months waiting for the right moment) - its those inventions we should have, but don't yet. If you like, you can be like Judith and email us your lists of and we'll read it out to fellow listeners:-

  • 10 – Videophones
  • 9 – Kitchens of the future
  • 8 – Moon and space colony
  • 7 – Transporters
  • 6 – Jet packs
  • 5 – Replicators
  • 4 – World peace
  • 3 - Miraculous medical advances
  • 2 – Robot maids
  • 1 – Flying cars
Oh, did we plug enough? They sell gadgets you know, and if you buy from them be sure to mention this show.

Friday, September 02, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Jon And Robs Endearing Foibles

We don't know know what they are, but we have been told we have them, and they are endearing. Here is the list for

  • 10 – Bad singing
  • 9 – Jon waffling
  • 8 – Jons laugh
  • 7 – Robs time and bandwidth obsession
  • 6 – Robs Pocket PC
  • 5 – Jon and Isreal
  • 4 – 1980's retro fondness
  • 3 - Brit culture explaining
  • 2 – Ignorance
  • 1 – Protecting the family
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Thursday, September 01, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Ways To Promote Your Podcast

Rob and Jon in agreement? Todays 30 minute long show is more about facts and figures than comedy and entertainment, so skip this one if you are not interested in podcasting. It does contain a few hints about things you can do as a listener to help our show grow. Any questions about then email us at :-

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