Episode #377 – “Distruptive By Nature” – a De Mol Belgie Special Episode with Gilles de Coster!

Three years ago, we recorded one of our favourite episodes ever – a sit-down chat with Best Friend of the Podcast, Gilles de Coster! After a very generous invite to the finale of the Vietnam season and two years of pandemic-related cancellations, we felt it was time for a reunion of our own, so to finish up our De Mol Belgie: Germany coverage, we sat down with Gilles again for a very in-depth chat!

In this episode, we address the Papa Bear-shaped elephant in the room, we find out what would have happened if someone contracted COVID, there’s a light bit of sport chat, we wonder if it matters that you’re on the wrong Mole, Gilles explains why Belgie Lore was not broken this season, we find out whether we should feel bad for Martijn, Gilles explains how we can continue to be a supportive community, we find out how much Production were expecting Lennart to pay for an exemption, COVID causes Gilles to have missed out on the opportunity to try some challenges, we find out what rules were in place for Isidoor, Gilles explains why pasvragen & vrijstellingen cannot be saved, we find out where “Car-Pool Karaoke” came from, we wonder whether other Mole versions take themselves a bit too seriously, we get some Sven stories, Gilles reveals why Lennart didn’t bring a suit, some of the weirdest application videos ever are discussed, Michael gets some post-quiz advice, we take the opportunity to get a bit cheeky, there’s a definitive ruling on whether the final quiz rules will change and we look ahead to the rest of the year!

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Episode #376 – De Mol Belgie Germany Reunion Recap

Learn how to trash talk your birthday twin, as we are back for De Mol Belgie, and in the land of beer, lederhosen & bratwurst – Germany! Over these nine episodes, two guys with an incredibly high Mole Compatibility Score – Logan & Michael – have been trying to avoid Papa Bear’s dastardly tricks and traps, aiming to answer that one elusive question – who is the newest Mole in Germany?, concluding last week with unmasking of Lennart as the Mole, but this week we have the reunion and reveal of Martijn as the Alt-Mole to discuss!

In this episode, we try not to overpromise for next week, Michael spots something that – in any other year – they would have tricked us with, we take some time to discuss Kevin’s brilliant reactions, we try and work out whether the reunion made us love Lennart as a Mole more, there’s some dreadful trash-talking, the low pot is justified, a cuckoo clock proves emblematic of Production’s attitude to seasons, Logan wonders if it’s easier to be a younger Mole, we reveal what’s next and we look ahead to next week, with an exclusive clip from our chat with Gilles!

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Episode #375 – De Mol Belgie Germany Finale Recap

Cover up any mistakes you’ve made, as we are back for De Mol Belgie, and in the land of beer, lederhosen & bratwurst – Germany! Over these nine episodes, two guys who would never dare to heckle you in whispers – Logan & Michael – have been trying to avoid Papa Bear’s dastardly tricks and traps, and aiming to unmask the newest Mole in Germany, concluding with the finale and unmasking of Lennart as the Mole!

In this episode, we wonder where we went so right, Gilles reveals how close the final test was, we break our own rule and give Production credit for filming a season in a pandemic, Logan invokes the Celebrity Mole seasons, Gilles shows off again, Production seem to have been watching Netflix, Isi leaves a note, we wonder if Sven cost himself the game, Annelotte calls out a fan theory, the win proves even more impressive in context, we wonder if it’s justified to have a record-low pot, we start thinking about where to place Lennart in our Mole Rankings, there’s a final update for First Suspicions and our Predictions Pool, Michael tries to work out who Philip went home suspecting and we end the episode with the first big announcement of the year!

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Episode #374 – De Mol Belgie Germany Episode 7 Recap

Don’t leave us hanging, as we are back for De Mol Belgie, and in the land of beer, lederhosen & bratwurst – Germany! Over these nine episodes, two guys who you could describe as Fairytale Connoiseurs – Logan & Michael – are trying to avoid Papa Bear’s dastardly tricks and traps, and aiming to unmask the newest Mole in Germany, continuing with the seventh episode and elimination of Philip.

In this episode, we wonder if this is one of the best Belgian episodes ever, we look into “The Spanish Fury”, there’s a thoroughly non-committal discussion about the rumoured US Mole reboot, Logan reveals much more about his childhood, there’s a distinctly 18-year-old-shaped hole in the episode, Michael spots a very sneaky Production joke, we speculate what Isi’s reward will be, there’s an argument for spreading at the Final Four, we lock in our final suspects (eventually), there’s the penultimate update to the First Suspicions list and our Predictions Pool, we try and guess who will win the season and there is a plea for a little assistance for something coming later in the year.

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Episode #373 – De Mol Belgie Germany Episode 6 Recap

Stare at this photo and learn about how graffiti works, as we are back for De Mol Belgie, and in the land of beer, lederhosen & bratwurst – Germany! Over these nine episodes, two guys who refuse to pull a muscle doing this podcast – Logan & Michael – are trying to avoid Papa Bear’s dastardly tricks and traps, and aiming to unmask the newest Mole in Germany, continuing with the sixth episode and elimination of Jasmien.

In this episode, we try not to moan about the pot being drained as much as we did when Josh went home, Logan makes a joke that you won’t hear again till November, we seem to be the only people who remember Ultimate Tag, there are two Gilles de Coster Dick Moments, Sven is basically the treasurer, we try and work out if we’d be tempted by the dossiers, we put a price on information, there’s an educated guess on what Isi’s challenge will be, learning to fly a plane appeals to at least one of us, we try and game the pot bidding game, the value of a vrijstelling changes, we question whether Jasmien really knows who the Mole is now, there’s an update to both our First Suspicions game and our Predictions Pool, we try and guess who the Mole is (for the penultimate time this season), Michael spots a potential bit of history on the horizons, we guess who’ll be the last person sent home and we look ahead to the finale, when we could be asking whether the Mole went a bit too far this week.

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