Episode #452 – Wie is de Mol 2014 Episode 4 Recap

Starve yourself twice for our amusement, because we are back for our fourth season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2014’s offering in Hong Kong & the Philippines! Over these nine weeks, three guys who are always in the attack zone when they make eye contact – Logan, Michael & Bindles – are recapping and looking back at all that happened on the trip through two countries Michael & Logan know very well between them, continuing with the fourth episode and elimination of Daphne.

In this episode – Bindles is surprised by his intro, Michael revisits Hong Kong, Logan forgets a landmark, Mennifer is compared to Michael Scott, we wonder if the Mole forced a green screen for a surprising reason, Survivor South Africa is somehow relevant, we throw our hats into the ring to advise on a Mole season, Logan reminisces about DVDs, Aaf takes a page out of the Robb Zbacnik playbook, Daphne gets duped again, Freek is a bit premature, Bindles hits a wall, Michael issues a partial correction, a discussion is interrupted, we attempt to eulogise Daphne and Logan reveals his latest set of suspicions.

Read Article →

Episode #451 – Wie is de Mol 2014 Episode 3 Recap

Unplug the controller, because we are back for our fourth season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2014’s offering in Hong Kong & the Philippines! Over these nine weeks, two guys who are Freekishly tall (and also Bindles) are recapping and looking back at all that happened on the trip through two countries Michael & Logan know very well between them, continuing with the third episode and elimination of absolutely no-one.

In this episode – Aaf’s age reaches breaking point, Logan tries the episode title, someone is hyper-paranoid, the twist is needlessly complicated, Jan-Willem takes a heel turn, we find value in making Tygo carry things, there’s a rush for a pun, Tygo causes a name change, Hunted Australia brings us something useful, we run head-first into a Tobias Funke moment, Bindles invokes a throwback, Michael seeks attention, we wonder if Daphne regrets her choice, the non-elimination challenge is odd, Logan reveals his suspect list and Deep Blue Something get some much needed royalties.

Read Article →

Episode #450 – Wie is de Mol 2014 Episode 2 Recap

Inhale a tank and keep getting high, because we are back for our fourth season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2014’s offering in Hong Kong & the Philippines! Over these nine weeks, three guys who never signed up for a cultural experience – Logan, Michael & Bindles – are recapping and looking back at all that happened on the trip through two countries Michael & Logan know very well between them, continuing with the second episode and elimination of Owen.

In this episode – we worry the season won’t be easy to follow, Bindles explains the envelopes, another Amazing Race lie is exposed, we query why Susan & Owen were picked for the night at the opera, Jan-Willem’s hatred of Cantonese Opera comes back to bite him, Michael praises Susan’s face, there’s a correction to last week’s shock, Logan creates a new rule, we delight in the placement of the Black Exemption, Aaf fulfils her destiny, we wonder what you should pick in the market, there’s a small bit of desired kleptomania, we try and tweak the Black Exemption, Jennifer gets overwhelmed, Tygo is a heel, Logan reveals his latest suspects and we wonder if we need to eulogise this week’s eliminated player.

Read Article →

Episode #449 – Wie is de Mol 2014 Episode 1 Recap

Don’t Say Vincent, because we are back for our fourth season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2014’s offering in Hong Kong & the Philippines! Over these nine weeks, three guys who just point, grunt & smile – Logan, Michael & Bindles – will be recapping and looking back at all that happened on the trip through two countries Michael & Logan know very well between them, beginning with the premiere episode and elimination of Maurice.

In this episode – we check Bindles’ height, this season has a caveat, we put it out there that Ten might reboot Mole Australia, Michael makes a big (true) prediction about Hunted Australia, the intro tells us nothing, the Black Exemption is a big deal, Logan gets a surprise quiz, our favourite for the season is inexplicably young, Daphne gets a montage, there’s a WIDM Japan crossover, Michael gives a history lesson, Jan-Willem commits a borderline war crime, Bindles regrets his life choices, Logan tries to skip ahead, we reveal who we suspect(ed) and there’s a small chance that we already forgot who went home…

Read Article →

Episode #448 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Finale & Reunion Recap

Tap your new friends on the head and tell them “good job!”, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who always seem to be on the brink of committing sudoku – Logan & Michael – have been recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, concluding with the final two episodes, reveal of Kim as the Mole and Frits as the winner.

In this episode – we wonder whether this is our longest season ever (in terms of recording), Michael takes the opportunity to mock Mole Australia 6 again, no-one hides their suspicions at final three, Logan talks about an ORG, we wonder if Kim deserves her reputation, Tim borrows his dad’s suit, we deal with current affairs, certain people try and take credit and rewrite history, we try not to get cancelled, a new tiebreaker gets brainstormed, we explain why we saw so many sabotages, the WIDM subreddit is pulled up on their opinions, Pieter Jan has a wodge of notes, WIDM needs some inspiring locations again, we wonder who should have come back for Renaissance, Frits opens Pandora’s Box and we look towards the future – and our next WIDM season.

Read Article →

Episode #447 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 8 Recap

Backstab your best friend in confessionals, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who know exactly what it takes to make you a woman – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the eighth episode and execution of Erik.

In this episode – we almost finish before we really start, we struggle with not saying who the Mole is, Sanne’s dilemma gets analysed, we wonder if Producers would make the same execution-themed decisions now, everyone eulogises Arjen again, Frits finds some trust, we are a little uncomfortable about things we’ve said in the past, Michael mentions he’s been to a finale, we question if Sanne’s deal was as stupid as it seems, Logan spoils a season of 24, we have our usual pre-finale housekeeping and we don’t discuss what the Mole did this episode, as there’s no need!

Read Article →

Episode #446 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 7 Recap

Think about what you did three rounds ago, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who frequently share a very knowing glance – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the seventh episode and surprise execution of Arjen.

In this episode – we take some time out of the podcast to address what’s happened since we last recorded, Erik learns from his mistakes, Arjen’s genre savviness backfires on him, Kim brings her leather trousers, Frits gains an enemy, we date the podcast horribly, Logan gets an exact timestamp, the banner is an easy choice this episode, the editors bury two of our final five, Pieter Jan no-sells another goodbye, we discuss what the Mole actually did, Logan gives Michael PTSD (and gets a word censored) and we wonder whether the fans are a bit too hard on the Mole this season.

Read Article →

Episode #445 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 6 Recap

Give the koi some seeds, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who have new roles under their chairs every episode – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the sixth episode and non-elimination episode.

In this episode – Michael harps on about how much he loves the photo exhibit challenge, we tempt fate by joking about a four-week break, Hind gets a eulogy roast, we defend Frits from the hate he got, we wonder if we can defend Sanne’s choice, a sound clip is lost, Logan tries to remember some logic, we question if anyone should have been surprised by a non-elimination, Kim rules someone out, we wonder if Arjen should have played a joker, there is our usual round-up of what the Mole actually did, we try and work out who should have got the red screen and there is some delicious foreshadowing in one of the scenes of this episode.

Read Article →

Episode #444 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 5 Recap

Let the Chain Gang exemption go, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who are trying to work out who’s moling here and who just sucks – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the fifth episode and execution of Hind.

In this episode – we (belatedly) celebrate Logan’s birthday, Michael has some more Chain Gang news, Barbara gets an early eulogy, we wonder whether there was more than we saw to the Frits heel turn, Karel’s real statement is revealed, Michael tries to avoid a pun-off, no-one actually takes pity on Frits, there’s another delightful Pieter Jan Hagens dick moment, we reveal where the advantages were hidden, the lack of maximum for the karaoke challenge annoys us, there’s an obvious joke and we both take it, Kim gets passive-aggressive, we wonder if Pieter Jan will roast us, the ending of the episode is rushed and we discuss what the Mole actually did.

Read Article →

Episode #443 – Wie is de Mol 2010 Episode 4 Recap

Get to the garden, because we are back for our third season of new/old Wie is de Mol episodes – and we’re going back to 2010’s offering in Japan! Over these nine weeks, two guys who always find time to zip – Logan & Michael – are recapping and looking back at all that happened in the Land of Samurai, Shogun and the Rising Sun, continuing with the fourth episode and execution of Barbara.

In this episode – Frits takes a heel turn, we sound like casual fans, Logan gets distracted (twice!), Erik learns what a mobile phone is, Pieter Jan goes Good Will Hunting, Chain Gang holds a record (we think), we wonder where Pieter Jan was hiding for the stretcher challenge, there’s a quick tour through Chain Gang history, Logan learns about a Patreon tier, Frits loses his leverage, we talk about underedited players and we discuss what the Mole actually did this week.

Read Article →