Sunday, December 24, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten 80s Non Chick Flicks Set In California

Its the time of year where we all sit down with the family and enjoy a blockbuster on the TV, so this list from Marilyn is ideal for picking which of the ten movies made in the 80s in California are going to keep the boys happy:-

  • 10 - Big Trouble In Little China
  • 9 - Tango And Cash
  • 8 - Blue Thunder
  • 7 - To Live And Die In L.A.
  • 6 - Lethal Weapon
  • 5 - Beverly Hills Cop
  • 4 - Die Hard
  • 3 - Top Gun
  • 2 - 48 Hours
  • 1 - The Terminator

If you are buying an MP3 player or computer for a Christmas present for a Christmas present then why not suggest our show here at If your Christmas presents fail to keep you entertained with the family over the next few days then why not pass the time and write us a top ten list and send it into

Saturday, December 23, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten British Phrases Jon And Rob Use

After hours of painstaking research Zack sent us an interesting list of the ten British phrases we use that make no sense to anyone abroad:-

Not our best show, but its holiday season and we are both just winding down from a year of hard work. Thanks to everyone who has sent us cards and pressies for Christmas, as our gift in return we've recorded a stack of shows that we'll be bringing you over the next week. If your family are driving you up the wall over the festive period then just subscribe to on your brand new MP3 player, sit down, pop those headphones on, relax and enjoy our show.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things I Am Getting Tired Of In Movies

Fed up of Hollywood churning out the same old films time and time again? Well pay attention to Robs list of the ten things we are all getting tired of in movies:-

  • 10 - Quentin Tarantino
  • 9 - Stereotypical music
  • 8 - Pixar
  • 7 - Trying to be other films
  • 6 - Lack of decent locations
  • 5 - tom hanks
  • 4 - Making everything like a music video
  • 3 - Wire work
  • 2 - Predictable story lines
  • 1 - Too many computer graphics

Also mentioned on this show was a video Rob made at a recent podcasting convention which you can download the mp4 file here (its a 200 meg file so just right click as choose 'Save As...' to copy it to your computer).

Got a top ten list for us? Then send us an email to

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Worst Advertisments

Joel from Northern Ireland hates adverts, he's emailed with his top ten worst adverts:-

  • 10 - Dubbed ads
  • 9 - Lenor
  • 8 - Drunk driving
  • 7 - Toothpaste
  • 6 - Cutting your TV shows off
  • 5 - Cillit Bang
  • 4 - Frosties
  • 3 - Sofa adverts
  • 2 - Cheesy voiceovers
  • 1 - Womens haircare products

Thanks to Rusty for joining us on todays show, why not give us a call using Skype too at topofthepods?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things About Eastenders

Not the best show if you don't watch British telly, but good old Rachel from Brighton gets upset about the popular UK soap opera Eastenders in todays list:-

  • 10 - Washing Machines
  • 9 - Mini Marts
  • 8 - The Bed And Breakfast
  • 7 - Faithful
  • 6 - Pauline Fowlers Dog
  • 5 - Vic Night And Day
  • 4 - Child Actors
  • 3 - Working
  • 2 - Reincarnation
  • 1 - Pat Butcher

Our comments board is looking sparce - we've recorded the next show but we be won't releasing it until we get 50 comments, and they can't all be from the same person either. Get discussing stuff now.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Smells

Ashley from the West side of Scotland emailed with her top ten list of smells:-

Ok, we are probably the laziest British Podcast right now, promising daily top ten lists but only delivering monthly ones. Sorry! We'll try our hardest to get another one done very soon, in the mean time why not subscribe to some old material with Top Of The Pods Gold (its all our shows rerun if you missed them first time round).

Thursday, November 16, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things Which Catch A Womans Eye When Flicking TV Channels

Gentlemen, you know how annoying it gets when your wife, girlfriend or mum somehow ends up watching their stuff on your TV rather than your cool action movies? We do too, which is why we thought up this no-go list of items to avoid when flicking TV channels for todays show:-

We are going to be at Podcast Con 2006 in London this Saturday, so why not drop by and say hello?

Monday, November 06, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Ways To Ruin A Pub

Landlords pay attention, we've passionately compiled a list of the ten worst things you can possible do to a pub, so pay attention and download todays show:-

Again we are joined by Scott from the Nightnurse Show. Send us your imaginative lists to or just keep checking our site at For old shows head over to Top of the Pods Gold.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Irritating Body Movements

Grown ups might want to check this episode before letting younger members of the audience listen to the top ten irritating body movements:-

  • 10 - Cricking bones
  • 9 - Too many drinks
  • 8 - Cashier handing change
  • 7 - OAP leg bounce
  • 6 - Tapping
  • 5 - Everything at once
  • 4 - Twitches
  • 3 - Weeing shudder
  • 2 - Yawning
  • 1 - Noisy eaters

Thanks go out to Scott from the Nightnurse Show for joining us today. We still like emails, so keep them coming to, and don't forget to say hi on skype at topofthepods.

Friday, September 08, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Worst Things About Being A Teenager

Lexie from Myspace sent us her teenager special list for todays show:-

As mentioned on the show, Rob is going away until October meaning no more shows for the next 3 weeks (and probably no more money for the next 3 years).

Providing Jon remembers, you'll be able to catch some of the best shows from Top Of The Pods on our gold feed. You can subscribe via iTunes by clicking here or using the rss feed

While we are away your homework is to do the following:-

-Draw your pictures and email them to, we like them.
-Keep Jon company on Skype by calling topofthepods
-Tell your family and friends about us and podcasting
-Record us some messages on Evoca
-Listen to all our old shows on the Top of the Pods Gold feed
-Find some inventive ways to tell everyone on the web and Myspace about
-Join Myspace and add both totp_jon and totp_rob to your friends list.
-Stay Subscribed!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things My Car Should Have As Standard

Jon finally gets out of the park for long enough to get with writing a list for todays show about cars:-

  • 10 - Self Cleaning Body Work
  • 9 - Integrated Ipod
  • 8 - Removal Of The Dip Stick
  • 7 - Night Vision Windscreen
  • 6 - Fingerprint Recognition
  • 5 - No More Mirrors
  • 4 - Body Panels That Can Change Colour
  • 3 - Automatic Pilot
  • 2 - Turbo Boost Or Wheels On Stilts
  • 1 - Talking Like Kitt

Email us, Skype us, link to us or talk to us. If not then subscribe to Top Of The Pods Gold for some of our older shows, interspersed with the occasional 'Making Of' documentary.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Evil Computers

With technology getting smarter and smarter, Rob lists his top ten evil computers to watch out for:-

  • 10 - KARR from Knight Rider
  • 9 - Proteus IV from Demon Seed
  • 8 - HAL from 2001
  • 7 - Red Queen from Resident Evil
  • 6 - The Borg from Star Trek
  • 5 - VIKI From I Robot
  • 4 - The Cylons from Battlestar Gallactica
  • 3 - The Matrix from the Matrix trilogy
  • 2 - WOPA from War Games
  • 1 - Skynet from The Terminator trilogy

As mentioned on the show, we would love to see some drawings of what you think we look like - send those jpegs into Plus we get all mobile and you can too - we are one of the UK podcasts which get automatically delivered straight to your mobile phone via Mobipod - it beats listening to a cheesy ringtone.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things Which Always Happen On A Coach

Thanks to Dettie for the contents of todays show about coach travel:-

  • 10 - Maps
  • 9 - Baby
  • 8 - Phones
  • 7 - Toilet
  • 6 - Drivers
  • 5 - MP3 dead
  • 4 - Waking up
  • 3 - Talk to driver
  • 2 - Service stop
  • 1 - Sick

Keep those emails coming in to

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Web Time Wasters

Recorded live from Jons living room, Mark sent us his top ten list of ways to waste time whilst you are on the internet:-

Big apologies for the sound quality of today's show, with everyones kind donations we've brought a Samsung C01U - but its probably the worst microphone for podcasters we've ever found. Not only is it the worst microphone but its backed up by the worst customer support ever (non-existent to be precise). Today's show is very bad, we've had to scrap tomorrows as it was totally indecipherable. Podcaster? Don't buy Samsung.

Friday, August 04, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things That Always Happen In A Game Of Monopoly

Here is todays show about Monopoly from Ryan:-

Another "Making Of" show coming up soon on the Top Of The Pods Gold feed; if you'd like to know what makes us tick then subscribe via iTunes by clicking here or using the rss feed

Thursday, August 03, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Reasons Why Action Movies Are Better Than Real Life

Thanks to A Champion for todays show about why we all prefer action movies compared to our everyday lives:-

  • 10 - Straight forward
  • 9 - Good slogans
  • 8 - Cool minions
  • 7 - Gadgets
  • 6 - Death
  • 5 - Blowing up world
  • 4 - Good things never happen
  • 3 - Good looks
  • 2 - Hero cannot die
  • 1 - Good guy gets the girl

As we mentioned in the show, gadget lovers should seriously think about investing in a Solio - get some money off yours with Firebox and Top Of The Pods and get charging!

Thanks to everyone who has donated some money towards buying some recording kit to do shows round at Jons house, we still need a few more pounds yet so if you'd like to help us produce more shows per week then click the Paypal button on the site.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things You Need For A Heavy Metal Band

Scott from The Nightnurse Show sent us his checklist of things you might need to be in a heavy metal band:-

Keep those lists coming into, failing that just say hi.

We hate to ask but we need to buy some equiptment to enable us to record more shows at Jons house, if you can spare some change to help us out then please use the paypal button at

Saturday, July 29, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Pointless DVD Extras

Rob got so fed up with paying for all those silly extras that come on DVD discs that he wrote a listed ten of them to present on todays show:-

Want more Top of the Pods? We are pushing out all our old shows plus exclusive 'Making Of' episodes, so subscribe via iTunes by clicking here or using the rss feed

Email and tell us what you are up to where you live.

Friday, July 28, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Lost Characters

Fans of the TV show Lost don't worry, no spoilers. We've been given a list today from superfan Miles from Bristol who has compiled his list of the Top Ten Lost Characters:-

If you are a Lost fan then we recommend the Delta Park Gets Lost (we talked about that comic book that Walt was reading - conspiracy theorists should read here and here and tell us what you make of it all).

If you are a Top of the Pods fan and want to hear some back episodes then listen to the Top of the Pods Gold Feed by subscribing using iTunes or using the rss feed We've also started recording some exclusive 'Making Of' shows - the first of which you'll find only on the Top Of The Pods Gold feed. Go on - do it now!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

TOTP - Top Of The Pods Gold

Today we announce the launch of Top Of The Pods Gold. You wanted access to our old shows so we've started putting them all back up again on the server. If you've recently started listening then you can subscribe to Top Of The Pods Gold and build up your collection of all the old shows that you've missed. We've even put a handful up already to get you started, and from now on there will be an oldie released every day. Even if you are an avid fan there may be a show which you may have missed, there might even be the odd treat hidden away in the feed too - so get subscribing now!

Click here to subscribe using iTunes or manually use

Repost due to iTunes problems - original feed comments here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Myths About Chatting Up Girls

Roger Smalls from Guildford has sent us his list of myths about chatting up girls for todays show, apparently these ten bits of advice are complete rubbish:-

  • 10 - A girl who says call me anytime is really keen on you
  • 9 - Always remember to dress smartly
  • 8 - Always talk about them, not yourself
  • 7 - Always maintain eye contact
  • 6 - Women will look like their mothers in 30 years time
  • 5 - You can choose your friends but you cant choose your family
  • 4 - When walking with a girl, walk next to her
  • 3 - Do not take rejection personally
  • 2 - Never sleep with a girl on the first date
  • 1 - Yes means no and no means yes

Keep those lists coming in to The audio comment site we mentioned is at Evoca - record your comments straight onto the web site and we'll play them on our show.

If you'd like to try out a new experimental way of live commenting then try InnerToob and let us know what you think of the show.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Cartoon Totty

Rowley from The DarkCompass Podcast provided the list for todays show. His list combines cartoons and totty and might be deemed rather rude for some of our younger audience:-

Keep those lists coming into and those audio comments coming over to Evoca.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things That You Will Find On Darth Vaders Belt

We got a list from 'The Batman' (not the real batman) detailing things found on Darth Vaders belt, we didn't have a clue what any of the things were on todays show, but we carried on regardless:-

If anyone actually knows what on earth these items are then feel free put some comments on our board and enlighten us.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Most Influential Rap Records In History

Rob apologies profusly for the choice of songs on todays 4th of July rap music show:-

Check out the state of these guys we mentioned on the show.
We also talked about Gill and the wonderful iCast podcast - head over to or subscribe using iTunes.

Is everyone on holiday? We sure is lonely here in Peterborough, send us an email and let us know you still care.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things I Wish I Could Do But Are Mostly Impossible

Keri longs for so many impossible things, so she wrote down the 10 most important ones for todays show as a kind of wish list. We couldn't help her, but if anyone listening can then get in touch to

It was one of those shows where we talked about Lost (don't worry - no spoilers). Rob recommended a fan podcast called Deltapark Gets Lost, so subscribe and work your way through the archives (check which episodes you listen to depending on how far you are in the series).

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten MySpace Quirks

Its been a mere 16 days since our last show and all hell hath broken loose, sorry for nothing sooner but the team at Top of the Pods towers has been really busy. Rob picked up a few things about the social networking tool MySpace in todays show, join them by going to Rob and Jon's profiles and adding yourself as their friends:-

Happy now?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Cats

Shaun in Kent supplies Jon, Rob and Ande from the Premiership Podcast with todays cat podcast:-

Having a short break this week but we'll be back bright and breezy next Tuesday. Enjoy the sun! Stay in touch using, or leaving an audio comment at Evoca.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Advancements That Have Happened In The Last Few Years

Alex, aged 11 thought long and hard about some of 10 best advancements mankind has made in recent years, here is the mp3:-

If you have anything good to say then skype us at topofthepods* or email us at

*Remember that by calling us on skype you agree that we can record you for the show. So please don't say yes before and after the show, then contact us later on changing your mind (and also request a copy of the material to use on your show). For one thing its a pain in the neck to edit out the conversation and every back reference to it without ruining continuity, for another we really don't have time.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten British Oddities

Poor old Vivek, he's stuck in his car for 50 miles a day with nothing better to do than compile lists of the Top Ten British Oddities in his mind. He then proceded to write his list down in an email, send it to, then we recorded this MP3 podcast for you all to download.:-

  • 10 - Biros at the bank
  • 9 - Ordering diet coke with fatty foods
  • 8 - Pizza quicker than ambulance
  • 7 - Answering machines to screen calls
  • 6 - Eating Christmas decorations
  • 5 - Open beer with teeth
  • 4 - Cracker pulling accidents
  • 3 - Watering Christmas decoration
  • 2 - 9 volt battery
  • 1 - Toilet skull cracks

Friday, June 02, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Wolves

Robs list. Jons back. Here is the top ten list of wolves:-

Miss Hollywood Marilyn joins us on todays show - check out Robs Myspace account for some photos of her great gifts, and while you are on Myspace add totp_jon and totp_rob to your friends list (and tell all your friends too).

We'd also like to thank jousting expert Dominic Sewell, member of the Order of the Crescent for joining us on the show.

Plus check out the great Wolf from Gladiator photo we were on about.

Monday, May 29, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things You Find In A Textbook

Adam from Yarmouth hasn't been concentrating in class, instead of working he's been writing lists and sending them to us. Here is todays mp3 of the show of the top 10 things you find in a textbook presented by Amanda and Rob:-

Keep those emails flooding to Thanks to Amanda for filling in while Jon is working - if you want to hear more from Amanda then head over to

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten New Media Predictions

Its the longest show so far when Mark from the Tartanpodcast joins Rob to talk about the way media is heading. More of a serious discussion than a fun list on todays mp3 offering, but if you are interested in the way the media is heading then check out this top ten list of predictions:-

If you are interested in these kind of topics then we recommend the Media Guardian website which has recently started a great weekly podcast. As usual keep the emails coming to and add us to your Skype friends list incase we need to call you for a show - we are called topofthepods within Skype.

Be sure to look us up on Second Life too, we'll also be showing up on myspace in the next few days.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten iPod Improvements

Richard from Dorset loves his iPod, but no relationship is perfect - here is todays podcast about the ten things that Apple could improve about the iPod:-

Keep emailing those lists to, adding us to your skype as topofthepods and leaving your audio comments on Evoca.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Burning Questions

Aaron from near Swansea has a great list of burner questions he just had to ask us. We couldn't resist answering them on todays show. Why not join in at home and turn to a loved one to ask them the following questions?:-

  • 10 - Describe your perfect day
  • 9 - Who is the last person you spoke to on the telephone?
  • 8 - If you could invite any 3 people to dinner alive or dead who would they be?
  • 7 - Where was your last holiday?
  • 6 - How do you get your own way?
  • 5 - What did you spend your first pay on?
  • 4 - If you could have any super power what would it be?
  • 3 - What in your mind is the worst job ever?
  • 2 - What do you see yourself doing in ten years time?
  • 1 - What is your favourite joke?

We want to hear some of your answers on to these questions, especially your ideas about numbers 8,4,3 and 1 - pop them on our comments board on

We heard an audio comment from a listener today - he didn't have any special software and neither do you, just go to Evoca and record your comments from there.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Beards

The wonderful Tim from Radio Clash joins us skype for his list of top ten beards:-

So if you want a better podcast than then head over to hear Radio Clash and start enjoying a collection of tunes you won't hear anywhere else - and tell us what you think too!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Human Animal Hybrids

President Bush stunned the world in his State of the Union speech this year by condemning human-animal hybrids. He gave no reason for this, but it seems very small-minded. Anthony thinks there is tremendous potential here, and the mere fact that George Bush has come out against it will probably inspire a great boom in research. So here is a podcast of the Top Ten Human/Animal Hybrids, and the reason why each would be advantageous:-

  • 10 - Human/turtle
  • 9 - Human/chicken
  • 8 - Human/cat
  • 7 - Human/dog
  • 6 - Human/mole
  • 5 - Human/weasel
  • 4 - Human/monkey
  • 3 - Human/skunk
  • 2 - Human/chimpanzee
  • 1 - Human/rabbit

Ever fancied being half human, half animal? Tell us about it on our comments board on the web site. We also want to hear more of your audio comments posted on Evoca - just record a quick message on their site (you don't even need any special software) and save it to the topofthepods group. If you have emailed us recently then sorry for not replying - we are both rather busy but will try and get back to you soon.

Monday, March 27, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Reasons To Visit Sweden

Christer is Swedish and he likes to tell people how great Sweden is. Guess what, he did us a top ten list of reasons why you should visit Sweden. Then and only then , we did a show about it:-

Don't forget to add topofthepods to your Skype contact list and then you too can be on our happy little podcast too. While you're at it, why don't you send us an email or an audio comment. Ooh, and don't forget the message board. If you have a podcast then why not send us a promo as we like promoting our fellow compadres

Erm, bagpipes

Thursday, March 23, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things You Hate To See When You Wake Up

There are ten things that Mexican Alex hates waking up and seeing, we recorded a show about it:-

  • 10 - No undies
  • 9 - Dead iPod
  • 8 - Monday
  • 7 - Pet eating stuff
  • 6 - Coat at drycleaners
  • 5 - Gas
  • 4 - Bad hair day
  • 3 - No milk
  • 2 - Paperwork
  • 1 - Alarm clock flashing 12:00

Want to send us an audio comment but you don't have the software? Then head over to (its like Flickr but for your recordings rather than your photos), press the record button in the bottom right hand corner, then save the comment into the group named 'topofthepods'. You might have to sign up, but you'll hear everyones messages at - we want to hear people respond to each other peoples audio comments and get an argument going - it'll be funny and we might just play it.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Classic Bond Movies

Mark from the TartanPodcast joins us on todays show in presenting Bryans list of classic Bond Movies. :-

  • 10 - Diamonds Are Forever
  • 9 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • 8 - You Only Live Twice
  • 7 - The Spy Who Loved Me
  • 6 - Die Another Day
  • 5 - Live And Let Die
  • 4 - Goldfinger
  • 3 - The World Is Not Enough
  • 2 - The Living Daylights
  • 1 - From Russia With Love

We've also been talking to Rob from Podcast411 (who starred on yesterdays A-Team show) - download the interview here.

Click to listen to our interview on podCast411

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Actors We Would Cast In The New A-Team Movie

Joining us on todays show we have Rob from Podcast411. We heard they were casting for the new A-Team movie so we thought we would give the casting directors a few hints:-

  • 10 - Harvey Keitel as Hannibal
  • 9 - Ice Cube as BA
  • 8 - Brad Pitt as Face
  • 7 - Michael Clarke Duncan as BA
  • 6 - Jim Carrey as Murdoch
  • 5 - Tommy Lee Jones as Hannibal
  • 4 - Owen Wilson as Face
  • 3 - Ving Rhames as BA
  • 2 - George Clooney as Hannibal
  • 1 - Steve Buscemi as Murdoch

If you have any better ideas then use our comments board on with your dream team. Don't forget you can email us your lists, audio comments and photos to