Sunday, November 14, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Things To Miss About Traditional English Pubs

Landlord Phil from The Brit and Yankee has a love/hate relationship with bars in the UK, here are the top ten things he misses about traditional English pubs:-

  • 10 - Red carpets with bad patterns and beer stains
  • 9 - Horse Brasses
  • 8 - Watneys Red Barrel
  • 7 - Small 32 inch TVs with Match of The Day
  • 6 - A Bloody good chin-wag
  • 5 - Ploughman’s Lunches
  • 4 - Darts (and other pub games)
  • 3 - Friendly, jolly, red-faced landlords
  • 2 - Closing Time Bell
  • 1 - Real Ale from the Cask

Got a good idea of your own? Email if you want to send us your list.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Movie Sequels That Should Never Have Been Made

Scott joins Jon and Rob for a list of the top ten movie sequels that should never have been made:-

  • 10 - Superman IV
  • 9 - Casino Royale
  • 8 - Joey
  • 7 - Beverly Hills Cop Part 3
  • 6 - LOST final season
  • 5 - Mannequin 2
  • 4 - Jaws 3
  • 3 - Matrix 2
  • 2 - Indiana Jones 4
  • 1 - Star Wars Episodes 1 to 3

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this heated list over on the Top of the Pods Facebook page - keep an eye out on that page as we'll need more of your ideas the next time we do a show. Also mentioned and worth a watch is Red Letter Media's wonderful Star Wars Phantom Menace review (contains the odd naughty word).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Jewish Holidays

Interested in Jews? So was Matt from South Carolina who wanted Jon to explain the top ten jewish holidays:-

It's always great to get feedback from everyone so drop us a comment on the site and join in with the live show on the Top Of The Pods Facebook page.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Things To Do To Prove You Are A Real Man

Poetic Joe came up with his list of the top ten things to do to prove you are a real man:-

  • 10 - Shave with a cut throat razor
  • 9 - Grow an epic beard and moustache
  • 8 - Build a fire
  • 7 - Climb a mountain
  • 6 - Make a plan
  • 5 - Give blood
  • 4 - Grow your own food and brew your own beer
  • 3 - Have a cold shower
  • 2 - Don't be evil
  • 1 - Opening a Jar Lid that is stuck

You know the deal for getting in touch with us, just send an email to or head to our official Top of the Pods facebook page and join in with the show.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Things That Have Not Been Invented Yet But Should Be

Bit of an extra long episode today based loosely around the theme of the top ten things that have not been invented yet but should be which has kindly been sent in to us by Grant from Independence:-

  • 10 - Jet packs
  • 9 - Invisibility cloaks
  • 8 - Holograms
  • 7 - Artificial gravity
  • 6 - Universal translator
  • 5 - Weather machines
  • 4 - Flying cars
  • 3 - Teleportation
  • 2 - Intelligent robots
  • 1 - Warp drive

A big thank you to all our new old listeners who may have given up on us after our extra long break but are now back. If you've sent any lists in the past and we never got around to reading them out then please feel free to email with your masterpiece and we'll get right on it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Reminders That Its Summer

Andy is feeling hot hot hot so he sent us his top ten reminders that its summer:-

  • 10 - Mowing the Lawn
  • 9 - The Beach
  • 8 - TV shows change
  • 7 - Kids
  • 6 - Icy cold beverages
  • 5 - Blockbuster films
  • 4 - BBQ season
  • 3 - Vacations
  • 2 - Air Conditioning
  • 1 - Longer Days

If you feel like emailing stuff over to us then send it to or just send us some love on the Top of the Pods Facebook page.

Monday, August 02, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten List Of Cartoons And Comics That Have Been Made Into Films

Alex from Basingstoke who enjoys listening to Top Of The pods in a bus and a shop sent us his list of the top ten list of cartoons and comics that have been made into films:-

  • 10 - Casper
  • 9 - Incredible Hulk
  • 8 - Inspector Gadget
  • 7 - Flintstones
  • 6 - Fantastic Four
  • 5 - X-Men
  • 4 - The Last Airbender
  • 3 - Batman
  • 2 - Transformers
  • 1 - Iron Man

Thats what Alex thought, but what did you think? Tell us on the official home of Top Ten Lists on the internet, use one of those thingies or start talking to us on the Top of the Pods Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Time Machines

Cher once sang a song 'If I could turn back time', however she didn't bother specifying exactly how she'd achieve this; so in today's show we run down the top ten time machines for your listening pleasure:-

  • 10 - The Time Machine from HG Wells
  • 9 - Hot Tub Time Machine
  • 8 - Contact
  • 7 - Twelve Monkeys
  • 6 - Austin Powers time tunnel
  • 5 - Terminator
  • 4 - Groundhog Day
  • 3 - The Tardis
  • 2 - Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure
  • 1 - The DeLorean

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this list via our Top Of The Pods Official Facebook Page, get in contact with us there or drop us an email using

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Dead People Who Deserved To Be Born Immortal

Listener Bryan from Spain has a curious idea that we can bring important dead people back to life and give them the gift of immortality. Who did he pick though? Find out in the top ten list of dead people who deserved to be born immortal:-

  • 10 - John Candy
  • 9 - Tommy Cooper
  • 8 - J R R Tolkien
  • 7 - William Shakespeare
  • 6 - Sid James
  • 5 - John Logie Baird
  • 4 - Galileo
  • 3 - Hitler
  • 2 - Laurel and Hardy
  • 1 - The Wright Brothers

We've not hit the 100 mark yet on our official Top Of The Pods Facebook page so head over there and like us! We also need of few of those list thingies, send over your best ideas to and we'll read 'em out.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten Psychology Principles Everyone Should Know

Walker from Utah is a clever brainiac who has supplied us with the essential Top Ten Psychology Principles Everyone Should Know, so have a listen:-

  • 10 - The self-serving bias
  • 9 - Exercise is good for your psychological health
  • 8 - Men are often bad at judging if a women is flirting or not
  • 7 - Reciprocal liking
  • 6 - The foot in the door effect
  • 5 - The illusion of transparency
  • 4 - The over justification effect
  • 3 - People can misinterpret their own feelings
  • 2 - Emotion works in concert with thinking
  • 1 - Confirmation bias

If you want to be like Walker and share your top ten list please email, also join our Topofthepods Facebook page and get all interactive with us for the next show.

Friday, June 25, 2010

TOTP - Top Ten People Who Have You Over A Barrel

This week on Top of the Pods we get back into the swing of things with a list of Top 10 people who have you over a barrel. These are the people who you can't help but pay money to, no matter how resentful you are about paying:-

We've got that official Top of the Pods Facebook page up and running - be sure to add it (and us) and watch out for any announcements we make prior to a show as we need your help. We also need some lists - so get writing and email them to

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TOTP - Previously On Top Of The Pods

Due to some geographical problems we forgot to do a show for 3 years but now we're back and this is a special episode catching up on what we've been doing utilising the very worst microphone Jon could find. We've got a normal top ten list show in the can and we'll get that up in a few days time. We're also asking for some more top ten lists, fire them over to - even if you've sent one before chances are we've lost track of it; so get writing.

Nothing has changed on, however we've just started an official Top of the Pods Facebook page, while you are on there check out Jons wookie profile pic and Robs Fonz profile pic. Add us on Facebook, pester us to do shows on our wall and we'll do them - it really is that simple; sorry it's been so long. Enjoy.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Top Ten Reasons Why Rob Still Hasn't Posted The New Show Yet

Last Thursday we recorded some new shows. Fasntastic. It was great to be back together via the wonders of laptops and skype. But where are the shows? Your good friend jonny is here to help you understand. no podcast for this post... but should kick rob in the ass and get him to finally edit and post. That or he'll just delete this post... By the way, check the links...

Keep checking back to see if lazy bones has gotten off his backside and edited and posted the shows. Thanks and erev tov.

Friday, June 18, 2010

We've almost finished our gap year and a bit or two years or however long it's been...


New Shows Recorded... couple of days and they'll be online. also future recording schedule sorted. so we should be back for good...