The Kitchen Is On Fire

Is it small? No it is not. It is in fact a gargantuan beast of a pod featuring a second visit by the impeccable, implacable, impossible, Grace Dent! In an exclusive first chat following her cruel ousting* of Marina O'Loughlin as Guardian restaurant critic, Grace tells the TKIOF-Bros all about watching Hawkwind, a vampire, just how dreamy John Torode is and also opens up about her struggles to leave her giant L-shaped sofa. Sam backs Buble, whatever the cost. James has a beautiful voice. Sam and James abandon their dogs. Grace, James and Sam start a band. Plus, Grace plays the Geography Game, they all hang out at Claire Balding's house during the apocalypse and Grace Dent wonders why in all hell James and Sam would even bother to still record the podcast...

There is a pile of Sam, a stack of James, and enough Grace to fill every Premier Inn in the land. Three big names, one podcast, many topics. And a Lion Bar.

*this is untrue. Though it is an exclusive! That part is true. Honest!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am EST

Woo and indeed hoo! The SamSamMan and the RamRamMan are here spewing up episode 116 like a seabird feeding their young on a rocky outcrop somewhere...Thomas The Tank Engine, Frank Sinatra and Chick Corea are along for the 'ride'. James runs a long way in Florence and orders magnums of wine much to his pal's chagrin. Sam is hungover and does not look good. All this plus sunburned pigs, Bocca Di Lupo and the unique misery of sitting down in the shower.

This episode is sponsored by the legendary dropwine.co.uk and ourvodka/ourlondon.com

Direct download: TKIOF-EP116-20ROADSIDE20ANIMAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13am EST

Episode 114 seems to be themed, 'Sesame Street'-style around the letter 'M': James and Sam celebrate the fall of Mugabe and Mladic, consider a Magpie Book Club, Medieval feasting, and Charles Manson. Moving away from 'M', they consider Ed from Radiohead's new solo album, Nigella's new show, and get deeply into death and whether James is dead inside. James can't stop getting naked in public, Sam is unsure whether The Proclaimers are brothers or lovers and they both lose themselves in how to be PC when it comes to the hallowed parlour game "Here Stands A Post". As usual it's yet another stunning entry in the TKIOF genre.

This episode is sponsored by the fine folk at dropwine.co.uk and ourvodka.com/ourlondon

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Yet another classic of the genre, if the genre is standard TKIOF fare….and it is. This week the ‘PieBoyz start dry, then wet up their grim whistles with some crispy Albarino. They then tumble head first into a cupboard of grease to discuss Sticky Walnut and pickled celery. Win Butler from Arcade Fire is rude to Sam and James gets ‘seen to’ by that pesky Boozy Quack. There’s a lot of dull broth, fun with a gavel and Meatloaf: The Musical. Is this a bounty of chat? Damn right it is. It’s a veritable dry chocolate covered coconut bar of discussion, wit, intelligence and flat out mouth based sounds masquerading as speech. Or something.

This episode is sponsored by dropwine.co.uk and ourvodka.com/ourlondon

Direct download: TKIOF-EP114-20ENTER20THE20GREASE20CUPBOARD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EST

Back once again in an at least vaguely similar fashion to a renegade master, it's James Of Ramsden and Sam Of Herlihy. Also in tow is Puggsley from 'The Addams Family' aka Ajax Of Kentish. This week the foolish fools discuss a long dead corpse, how to drill a carrot and ambergris. James is has incredible fitness levels, Sam is confused by time again and Ajax is wearing a rude teeshirt. All this plus Joey Trib, some somewhat serious chat about restaurant soft launches, and a lovely chat about broccoli. (Green not Barbara).

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:16am EST

It's a behemoth, an epic, a bloated two hour stumble through The Nutes, Jeff Garlin, bad backs, the live stage musical 'School Of Rock' and James's greasy nipples. Amidst these important and fascinating topics our dumb pair find time to ponder their favourite chords, Sam's mother's new app, and they also try desperately not to offend anyone with regards to Weinstein.....

It is long, and it's perhaps not entirely strong but these two verifiable Billys of the Silly varietal surely deserve praise for effort? Finally, anyone who manages to stagger to the very end of this Tolkien-esque leviathan.... Aloha! Well done indeed audio-friend!

This episode is sponsored by www.dropwine.co.uk and Our/London vodka from www.ourvodka.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:15am EST

Ajax doesn't show up to make his debut on TKIOF. However, zero tears are shed and Sam and James put the boot in and play Joey Trib without that oversleeping joker. Elsewhere last week's guest is roundly mocked for his funky dancing, Sam fails to understand the concept of time and James tells a fascinating tale regarding the reorganization of his cookbook shelves. Sam hits a dishwasher with a hammer, Pidgin wins an award and it's unclear whether or not a man on fire is alive or dead. TKIOF episode one one one, yet more of the wonderment and vast intellect you expect from the PidgPie Boyzzzzz!

Direct download: TKIOF-EP111-20VOLLEYBALL20AND20ALL20THAT20CAPER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35am EST

The at least vaguely legendary George Reynolds is in the proverbial hizzhouse to get deep, get real and get down upon the topic of....food! Who would of thunk it? The Pidg'Pie boyz join in a spirited verbal joust-off with Gee-Rizzle (as I imagine no one has ever called him) and a lovely, warmhearted affair it is too. We discover that James may have a penchant for stalking young food writers. George goes hog wild for Waitrose pesto and Sam desperately wanted to be a theatre nerd. Things get serious, things get stupid and other things...happen in an auditory sense. Also, the truly wonderful game 'Joey Trib' is back. Praise be! (To all and any false/real idols you idolizzzzzze!) Bye bye!

Direct download: TKIOF-EP110-_THE_EGO_SCRIPTOR_HAS_LANDED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am EST

All change on TKIOF Episode 109* where our trusty twosome glamp, brunch and grouse like it is in fact no thing. James fires up a wood oven only to baffle Sam with his meat tightfistedness. Sam's back explodes which flat out disgusts James. They discuss The War On Drugs, a singular pirate in the Caribbean and James's wife bravely purchases a stroller unseen from Gumtree! Stay tuned to find out how that jeopardy-ridden vibe plays out....

*There's no change, it's the same load of dumb chat it always is.

Direct download: TKIOF-109-_SMALL_PORTIONS_OF_BRAISED_MEAT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39am EST

James and Sam are back and wrestling with topics both vast in scale and slippery in nature. Popeye, Free Willy, Gentle Ben and Wall E are all guests at this chatfest. Sam doesn't care if life is real, James intends to commit fraud at Zara and there is a truly fascinating discussion of import/export tax rates, shipping and bonded warehouses. Gawdamn this is a zesty brain trust. Two great minds jousting with the truths of life as if it is in fact, no thang. Kerplunk!

Direct download: TKIOF-EP108-_NUDE_AND_COVERED_IN_JELLY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am EST