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Two chaps talking about music, life, and the bits in-betweeniTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/5betterpodcast/id1270699625?mt=2Twitter: @5betterpodcast

Latest Episodes

Don't Stand So Close To Me

In what has been described as the last of the lockdown trilogy, Jim and Guy get forensic on The Police's 1980 hit, 'Don't Stand So Close To Me'. Can they find 5 better songs about distance than this? Talk turns to Goths, Margarita Pracatan, and a new attempt to get Jim's 'bangers and stinkers' new catchphrase off the ground. Will The Police lay down the law and get the better of Jim and Guy? Episode details: Don't Stand So Close To Me song discussion Booze Talk (09:50) Song 1: Golden Earring (12:25) Song 2: Blur (17:15) Song 3: The Proclaimers(25:30) Song 4: The Cure(35:15) Song 5: Edwin Starr (43:40)

52 minJUL 4
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Don't Stand So Close To Me

We Close Our Eyes

Go West’s 1985 powerhouse of a tune ‘We Close Our Eyes’ is the focus of this episode. Finding songs about eyesight and seeing is gonna prove a tough one for Jim and Guy. With an interview from a 'proper' musician about the song, chat also turns to Bruce Willis, Roger Moore, Monkey Wrenches, and the age old question, why does Japan hate Sheena Easton?! Will the boys see themselves clear to beat Go West? Download to find out! Episode details: Go West song discussion Interview with Simon Merry (07:12) Booze Talk (13:52) Song 1: Belle and Sebastian (16:10) Song 2: Sheena Easton (22:18) Song 3: Stormzy(30:48) Song 4: David Bowie(39:39) Song 5: The Beatles (46:28)

59 minJUN 5
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We Close Our Eyes

Trapped

As lockdown becomes the new 'normal', Jim and Guy look at the song 'Trapped' by the 1980s singer, Colonel Abrams. Basing their choices on the idea of being trapped, talk turns to amusing alcohol names, links to old TV shows, and June Ackland from The Bill. Will the Colonel pull rank?!

52 minMAY 12
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Trapped

3 is a Magic Number

Season 3 kicks off with Bob Dorough's classic, '3 is a magic number'. With the unenviable task of finding better songs that features numbers (there are literally millions!), Jim and Guy venture into their usual familiar territory of 80s films, Kajagoogoo, running, and an unusual take on the regular feature Booze Talk. Will the 3 times table get the better of the podcast duo?!

56 minFEB 21
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3 is a Magic Number

Stay Another Day

As promised, Jim and Guy take a look at the East 17 classic, 'Stay another Day'. Will they find 5 better songs about leaving? Talk turns to Pineapple milkshake IPA, Blues Brothers, and a contact with an East 17 member. But what we all want to know is will Jim get his #SoulRoots catchphrase trending?!

56 min2019 SEP 2
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Stay Another Day

Summer Holiday

With summer underway and in a twist to the usual format, can Jim and Guy find 5 WORSE than Cliff Richard's "Summer Holiday"? Talk turns to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zammo, and new beginnings- but who is the mysterious Chris?

64 min2019 AUG 17
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Summer Holiday

Rocketman

Elton John's 'Rocketman' is the focus of this episode with Jim and Guy trying to find better songs that feature in a biopic. Talk turns to, cemetery visits, the King, Queen and the (mis)pronunciation of Mezzanine?!

68 min2019 APR 24
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Rocketman

Changes

With the new year comes changes and in this episode Jim and Guy look at the legend that is David Bowie and his song, 'Changes'. Talk turns to Ian Brown, Bucks Fizz, Punk, and is it Guy's turn to not get this episode's theme?!

59 min2019 JAN 6
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Changes

Macho Man

With international men's day in November, what better way to celebrate with a look at the Village People's 'Macho Man'. Talk turns to Shakin' Stevens, the King (and Queens), but more importantly, do Jim and Guy actually understand this episodes theme?!

61 min2018 DEC 6
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Macho Man

Hallowe'en Special

Hallowe'en Special by 5betterpodcast

58 min2018 OCT 28
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Hallowe'en Special

Latest Episodes

Don't Stand So Close To Me

In what has been described as the last of the lockdown trilogy, Jim and Guy get forensic on The Police's 1980 hit, 'Don't Stand So Close To Me'. Can they find 5 better songs about distance than this? Talk turns to Goths, Margarita Pracatan, and a new attempt to get Jim's 'bangers and stinkers' new catchphrase off the ground. Will The Police lay down the law and get the better of Jim and Guy? Episode details: Don't Stand So Close To Me song discussion Booze Talk (09:50) Song 1: Golden Earring (12:25) Song 2: Blur (17:15) Song 3: The Proclaimers(25:30) Song 4: The Cure(35:15) Song 5: Edwin Starr (43:40)

52 minJUL 4
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Don't Stand So Close To Me

We Close Our Eyes

Go West’s 1985 powerhouse of a tune ‘We Close Our Eyes’ is the focus of this episode. Finding songs about eyesight and seeing is gonna prove a tough one for Jim and Guy. With an interview from a 'proper' musician about the song, chat also turns to Bruce Willis, Roger Moore, Monkey Wrenches, and the age old question, why does Japan hate Sheena Easton?! Will the boys see themselves clear to beat Go West? Download to find out! Episode details: Go West song discussion Interview with Simon Merry (07:12) Booze Talk (13:52) Song 1: Belle and Sebastian (16:10) Song 2: Sheena Easton (22:18) Song 3: Stormzy(30:48) Song 4: David Bowie(39:39) Song 5: The Beatles (46:28)

59 minJUN 5
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We Close Our Eyes

Trapped

As lockdown becomes the new 'normal', Jim and Guy look at the song 'Trapped' by the 1980s singer, Colonel Abrams. Basing their choices on the idea of being trapped, talk turns to amusing alcohol names, links to old TV shows, and June Ackland from The Bill. Will the Colonel pull rank?!

52 minMAY 12
Comments
Trapped

3 is a Magic Number

Season 3 kicks off with Bob Dorough's classic, '3 is a magic number'. With the unenviable task of finding better songs that features numbers (there are literally millions!), Jim and Guy venture into their usual familiar territory of 80s films, Kajagoogoo, running, and an unusual take on the regular feature Booze Talk. Will the 3 times table get the better of the podcast duo?!

56 minFEB 21
Comments
3 is a Magic Number

Stay Another Day

As promised, Jim and Guy take a look at the East 17 classic, 'Stay another Day'. Will they find 5 better songs about leaving? Talk turns to Pineapple milkshake IPA, Blues Brothers, and a contact with an East 17 member. But what we all want to know is will Jim get his #SoulRoots catchphrase trending?!

56 min2019 SEP 2
Comments
Stay Another Day

Summer Holiday

With summer underway and in a twist to the usual format, can Jim and Guy find 5 WORSE than Cliff Richard's "Summer Holiday"? Talk turns to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zammo, and new beginnings- but who is the mysterious Chris?

64 min2019 AUG 17
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Summer Holiday

Rocketman

Elton John's 'Rocketman' is the focus of this episode with Jim and Guy trying to find better songs that feature in a biopic. Talk turns to, cemetery visits, the King, Queen and the (mis)pronunciation of Mezzanine?!

68 min2019 APR 24
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Rocketman

Changes

With the new year comes changes and in this episode Jim and Guy look at the legend that is David Bowie and his song, 'Changes'. Talk turns to Ian Brown, Bucks Fizz, Punk, and is it Guy's turn to not get this episode's theme?!

59 min2019 JAN 6
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Changes

Macho Man

With international men's day in November, what better way to celebrate with a look at the Village People's 'Macho Man'. Talk turns to Shakin' Stevens, the King (and Queens), but more importantly, do Jim and Guy actually understand this episodes theme?!

61 min2018 DEC 6
Comments
Macho Man

Hallowe'en Special

Hallowe'en Special by 5betterpodcast

58 min2018 OCT 28
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Hallowe'en Special
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