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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Bazza said...

Excellent show.

Accordingly to my dictionary a Foible is a minor weakness or eccentricity.

I wouldn't class them as weaknesses, they're good points in my book.

I like the fact that it's free from swearing etc. I never swear in general conversation, I don't see the need for it.

For record the listen to every last second of the show, I don't stop it until my ipod reads -0:00 just in case there's something right at the very end. I never fast forward it either and I usually rewind it if I miss a bit (usually when my iTrip is tuning itself in).

I don't mind if get a bit long but I think 20 to 25 is a good length.

Just keep doing what you're doing, I'm totally addicted now. We may need to setup a TOTPA group. ;)

I'll have to download some old episodes to listen over the weekend. I'll look forward to a new show on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Honey Bunny.......thanks for introducing me to the world of Podcasts............How wonderful to have your dulcit tones grace my airwaves! Thought your broadcast was great....and yes you do waffle but you made me laugh so waffle away! Your both fab.......i think i'm now hooked, can't wait until monday.....take care babes...hugs dizz xxxx

sam smith said...

the waffle makes TOTP funny! jon going on about israel is more than i learn in geography...

Bazza said...

We only need 7 more votes to get back in the podcast alley top 10.

Bazza said...

Just listened to the top ten signs that you are a geek show and only scored about 2. I'm not as geeky as I thought.

Having said that though, I do have a watch that tells the time in binary, so that alone probably makes me a geek. lol

Bazza said...

We've dropped to number 14 on podcast alley. Only 43 votes so far and with 474 subscribers I'm sure we can get some more.

So what you waiting for?
Vote Now

sam smith said...

voted and all that jazz.mind you, TOTP is cult classic, not best seller (btw, streets refrence):).

Si said...

Keep the waffle and general ignorance, that's what makes the show entertaining.
Show length isn't an issue either 30-35mins is fine by me (More time for waffling).
I just wish you would drop the bitrate down to 32kbps for those of us stuck with dial-up connections.

P.S. Give us some more of your scripts.

Bazza said...

No don't reduce the bitrate, there's nothing worst than low quality audio.

sam smith said...

its a pain with iTunes, but cant you do both? the shows quick for me thanks for bt broadband :-/

Jonathan from Lahndahn said...

Wow! Thanks for doing my list. I laughed out loud on the bus, which was rather embarassing.

For the record, everything I mentioned in the list were things which I love about the show and which make me keep on listening - please keep the waffling etc. going!

PH said...

One of the best TOTP to date (and we have listened to every single one, so we should know :-).
Doesn't matter what the list is, it becomes the cataLYST (pun) to get the chemistry (pun) going between Rob & Jon. What is enjoyable is to be able to listen in on two friends having a chat and exchanging their opinions whilst maintaining respect for each other. Like Rob said, after some 80+ shows, we get to feel like we know them both a little. I think it is the straight up honest friendship that we hear that is the appeal for the show. Thanks guys for sharing with us. Especially when it is often quite funny too. :-)

PH said...

p.s. it doesn't matter if the show is over 25 minutes, as Judy reminded me, one can always "pull off on the hard shoulder" :-)

Anyway, it is a recording, not like radio, one can always pause/stop and restart later, that is what makes podcasting different from radio/live. Audio books last for hours and hours, the same applies there.

Gobbob said...

Great show

JH said...

mmmmmmm.... potato waffles

Bazza said...

By my reckoning this is the 111th episode.

PH said...

I lost count at around 80, that's why I played it safe :-)

Anonymous said...

Very funny as usual guys. Like others the waffle and chit chat is an important part of the show. 30 min shows (or thereabouts) is also fine by me, no problem.

Steve HK

Bazza said...

I'm fully update now, listened to all the episodes. I did 6 hours of driving today, so I took the opportunately to listen to 14 episodes.

PH said... are one devoted fan. :-)

Klaus said...

Hi there - you do a really good show - it's definitle the chatting/waffling in between that makes the show - concerning the length it's no problem if you do longer shows.


Bazza said...

Down to 18th on podcast alley now, 189 votes behind no 1.

Grant said...

Really funny show again. I do worry about Roberto sometimes; admitting to only having genuinely laughed twice EVER in all of the TOTP shows ?! I think Jon should start spiking Rob's tea with happy pills. Anyone who doesn't pee themselves at some of Jon's quips and laugh-fests needs a bit of serious help ;-)

I agree with the others who said that they don't mind 30 min shows. You've done some where you cut off the banter just as it starts, so that you can keep the time down. Doing that loses some of the spontaneous fun and the genuine laughs caused by the crazy direction the discussions take away from the subject. Just look at Billy Connolly [Rob passes out at the thought of so much swearing in a concentrated period !!] who veers way off-topic, much hilarity ensues, and he eventually works his way back.

If it works for him....

Bazza said...

I've had an idea for a special top 10.

Top Ten Top Of The Pods Episodes

But instead of it being just one person's list, all the listeners could vote for there favourite episode. Then do a top 10 show from the results.

Grant said...

I agree with Bazza about Si's request to drop the bitrate; NO !!!

I almost couldn't listen to the shows when you dropped to 32kbps. It was like stepping back 30 years and trying to listen on an old pocket tranny with a single earpiece.

Had I not been a regular listener before that, I probably wouldn't have bothered listening again as it sounded so cheap and horrible. The content might be good, but if the sound quality offends the ears, you'll lose listeners.

PH said...

Bazza...a true fan will post at least one comment for each and every show if they have listened to it.
I challenge you to.


I think I missed a couple myself, come to think of it. Even though I listened to them.

Bazza said...

I thought about leaving comments for each, but I imagine not many people read the comments for old episodes. Although having said I did read them myself.

PH said...

I do!


Richard Vobes Radio Show said...

Great show guys!

Hope to see you at Podcastconuk!

Richard Vobes
The Richard Vobes Radio Show

Bazza said...

Need a new show, I'm starting to break out into cold sweats now. ;)

Top Of The Pods said...

Sorry, both a little busy last night to record but we are getting together tonight to bring you a show for this evening.

What kind of show does everyone want? Geeky / film / music / entertainment / 80's - take your pick or suggest a new one - we have either got a listener list or we'll have to write one! Put your ideas in the comments section.


Bazza said...

Feel free to do another one of my lists. ;)

sam smith said...

top 10

shoe brands
mp3 players

just a random one, im in for a laught tonight!

Grant said...

One for Rob - Top Ten Ladies who he'd NEVER want to hear fart... ;-P

Bazza said...

How about Top 10 screw head types? Slotted cheese head...
Countersunk pozidriv..

Or top 10 Jon's swear words
10. *beep*
9. *beep*
8. *beep*
... or maybe not. ;)

gordon said...

Heh, bazza - let other listeteners get their lists in!

Good to have shows back again, looking forward to tonight's. Don't mind what kind of list it is!

JH said...

Do one of PH's lists.... maybe the one about the cats? If that's too gross for a family show, maybe we can post it in the comments?

sam smith said...

is the 'other podcast' going to be an 'adult' one? when are we going to find out?

BSquared Downunder said...

Keep up the waffle and off-topic rambling boys, that's what we love you for.

The difference between a weakness and an eccentricity is the amount of money you earn (i.e. if you're rich your peculiar behaviour is considered eccentric, if you're not it's considered a weakness or annoying or plain nuts).

As far as listening to the whole show...I don't time it...if a show isn't finished when I get to work I pause and finish listening later on...I don't time my listening and don't really care if you go 20 or 30 minutes

Luv ya :)