Episode #388 – Hunted UK Series 1 Episode 1 Recap

Avoid proving yourself to be emotionally needy, as Michael, Michelle & Anthony are back to recap Hunted UK’s first series, which aired six years to the day! Over the next six weeks, they’ll be going back to the heady days of 2015, hunting for clues that they missed as a team of very fresh-faced Hunters (and Bleks) searched the UK for fourteen fugitives, beginning with the premiere episode and capture of Sandra & Elizabeth!

In this episode, we take stock of how much the world has changed since Anthony graced us with his presence, there’s some historical context as to why this show got commissioned in the first place, we make a potential mistake by drawing attention to some vandalism, the introduction to the episode is a potential solution to more modern Hunted complaints, Michelle learns where our theme music comes from, we give Doug’s origin story, Anthony gets a bit brave, Dr Steve Hersee (Assistant to the Chief) looks happy, we find a new way to mention time, Michelle learns about laybys, Ricky loses a window, we double-check Emily’s CV, Michael has a flashback to 2015 and we look ahead to next week’s barnstorming episode.

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Episode #387 – “Build a Fire, Boys!” – A Hunted Special Episode with Rob Ellington!

Our Hunted Series 1 recaps might not begin till next week, but there’s still time to sit down with one of our favourites from Series 5! Friend of the show and winner of Series 5 Rob Ellington sat down with Michael, Anthony & Michelle to discuss everything you could possibly want to know about being a fugitive and being on one of the UK’s most popular shows!

In this episode, Michelle & Rob swap teaching stories, Anthony & Michael discuss being cast on the Chase, Rob reveals how seriously his family took being interrogated, the editors threaten to kill off Ben & Rob, we find out what the one cause of friction was, Rob reveals why the Liverpool visit wasn’t shown, Rob explains how close Extraction Day really was, there’s the potential of a podcast proposal, Rob reveals how Hunted was the making of Ben, the pre-filming briefing proves distracting, there’s a definitive answer on whether the show is actually legitimate, Rob reveals what other shows he would do, the London Marathon…may not have been good training for Hunted, the tables are turned as we explain how we would do as fugitives, the Hunters delete a group chat, Rob explains the main reason why they got to the end, we discuss whether it’s ever acceptable to snitch on a fugitive, Michael asks a very time-specific question and we try and work out a way for Rob to contribute to our Series 6 podcasts.

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Episode #386 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Finale & Reunion Recap

Start drafting your apology text to Ron, because we are back to wrap up our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over the last nine episodes, two guys who would never set up a fake crowd reaction – Logan & Michael – have looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the finale & reunion episode this week and reveal of Jan as Mole, Ruben as winner and Olcay as Queen of our Hearts.

In this episode, we reveal whether this is the last of Wie is de Mol for us this year, there’s finally proof of Art being a great host, Logan learns about Chris Zegers, we question whether Jan did much moling in the finale, we explain why the observatory was so spooky, Jan becomes the prototype Mole, Michael wonders whether this season is as strong without Ruben & Jan’s symbiotic relationship, Logan explains how easy it is to drive off with something on your roof, we try and work out what Ruben & Olcay would have seen in the Mole room, there’s a very sneaky thing to watch at the reveal, Olcay proves herself to be very persuasive, we try and count score for our memory of Jan’s sabotages and the ground rules are laid down for our next Mole season – Wie is de Mol: Oregon.

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Episode #385 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Episode 8 Recap

Learn the difference between fighting and running, because we are back for our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over these nine weeks, two guys who are known as Clumsy & Passive respectively – Logan & Michael – are looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the eighth episode this week and elimination of Simone. As a special treat this week, we’re also joined by friend of the podcast and Mole encyclopedia – David Bindley!

In this episode, Olcay still can’t help herself, Logan knows where Ancient Voices comes from, Stine’s evil twin joins a choir, Simone is terrible at charades, skipping Ed Sheeran could be unforgivable, we look back at whether Mole hosts knew who the Mole was, Jan is like Augustus Gloop, there’s some praise for Art doing something Rik never would, we delve into Russian history, Michael wonders if this is the best final three of anything ever and we discuss what the Mole did for the final time this season.

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Episode #384 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Episode 7 Recap

Don’t give any personal details out that could be used against you, because we are back for our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over these nine weeks, the deep thinker and the guy who’s helped him care more about his appearance – Logan & Michael – are looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the seventh episode this week, elimination of Stine and their 300th episode together!

In this episode, Bindles made a bad decision, Ruben still narrates everything, a sub-challenge at the sanatorium threatens to give us an instant final four, the editors have a lot of fun with Stine in her last episode, Jan asks for an interview, we explain why you should be terrified of Olcay, Ruben misses out on the same banner two weeks running, Stine proves not to be too personable, we research the Mayor, Jan does a joke two years too early, we reveal some unaired Olcay & Stine scenes and we look back at what the Mole did – and whether the winner is on the right track now.

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Episode #383 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Episode 6 Recap

Put a ribbon on me, kiss me and off I go, because we are back for our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over these nine weeks, two guys who struggle to break through the Czechia Barrier – Logan & Michael – are looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the sixth episode this week and non-elimination episode.

In this episode, we wonder what Production would have done if there was a red screen, there’s a discussion about who would return from Czechia, Olcay has unreasonable cleaning standards, we explain why Ruben stopped being treasurer, we have a problem with Russian music being used in Georgia, there’s another running joke for the season, we reveal the other songs that Irma sang, something almost very impressive happens, the final challenge had confusing rules, we explain how you smoke out a Mole and we look back at what the Mole did, as well as their legacy and whether the elimination could have been very different.

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Episode #382 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Episode 5 Recap

Try to solve the most beautiful wordsearch that you’ve ever seen, because we are back for our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over these nine weeks, two guys who can never be boiled down to a single characteristic – Logan & Michael – are looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the fifth episode this week and elimination of Loes. As a special treat this week, we’re also joined by friend of the podcast and Mole encyclopedia – David Bindley!

In this episode, we give an Amazing Race Australia update (four months late), Logan reveals what social networks he uses, we try and avoid eulogising Emilio again, Bindles explains why building a house of cards is so difficult, Art gets changed, the limbo pole proves redundant, we question whether Olcay & Nikkie would get on, there’s a look at what fast food is available internationally, Olcay channels Borat, Logan learns about chicken kievs, Michael goes back to his suspect list and Bindles tries to coin a catchphrase.

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Episode #381 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Episode 4 Recap

Take a more selfish option, because we are back for our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over these nine weeks, two guys who are trying not to butcher too much Georgian – Logan & Michael – are looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the fourth episode this week and elimination of Emilio.

In this episode, we somehow end up talking about Bella a bit more, Michael takes a trip to sartorial corner, we guess some hidden rules, there’s a theory on the episode order, someone gets a bit of character rehabilitation, Logan forgets to do his homework, we explain what Simone did wrong on the zipline and we take a look back at what the Mole did, as well as point out a sneaky subplot.

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Episode #380 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Episode 3 Recap

Gather around a warm fire in the Caucasus Mountains, because we are back for our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over these nine weeks, two guys who are trying to avoid being on a podcast talking about podcasts – Logan & Michael – are looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the third episode this week and elimination of Bella.

In this episode, we already start the celebrations for Logan’s birthday next week, Michael has a huge compliment, Logan gets a quick driving lesson, Australian Ken gets a big surprise, Emilio wins no friends, there’s monetary snobbery, the third challenge gets a subtitle, we prove how successful the Mole has been so far, nobody plans for cold weather and we discuss what the Mole actually did this week.

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Episode #379 – Wie is de Mol 2018 Episode 2 Recap

Sit down for your breakfast interrogation, because we are back for our first season of new/old Wie is de Mol recaps! Over these nine weeks, two guys who are still resisting the urge to break out the formal turtlenecks – Logan & Michael – are looking back on the season with the biggest twist in Mole history – Wie is de Mol: Georgia (et al.), continuing with the second episode this week and (self-)elimination of Jean-Marc.

In this episode, we ignore Art’s preamble, something gets crossed off the Reality TV Warriors bingo card, someone gets a character rehabilitation, Ellie Lust offers her advice, Logan pre-empts a question, the podcast gets slightly dated due to our discomfort when we see people near each other, Michael tries to break the theatre challenge, our very own Jacob Marley appears, Olcay’s kryptonite is revealed and we discuss what the Mole actually did this episode.

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