Author Topic: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)  (Read 2190 times)

BritishHobo

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Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« on: January 12, 2016, 01:33:38 PM »
Listen to Waller FM, you twats.

I'm sure this should stay in Comedy Pod Pod but FUCK OFF. Waller FM is back and it deserves some bloody recognition. Here are the facts:

1. Waller FM is great.
2. It feels, to me at least, the closest thing to a successor that On The Hour's had in comedy. It essentially does for regional radio what On The Hour did for news programmes.
3. It is fucking brilliant.
4. It's a semi-improvised thing between David Firth (of Salad Fingers, et al) and Christian Pickup, with 'em each playing a hell of a lot of different characters. It's properly stuffed with ideas, it's fucking breathless in terms of dropping brilliant stuff and not looking back.

Oh, why am I doing a list? It's great and the newest episode's just come out and just bloody listen: http://www.fat-pie.com/podcast.htm

doppelkorn

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 03:15:45 PM »
I've laughed already. Four minutes in.

"DO YOU DO JACKET POTATOOOEEEEEES?"

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 04:20:48 PM »
I thought it was just noise, really. Is there anything more tedious and played out in 2016 than prank calling shops?

BritishHobo

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 04:43:37 PM »
To be fair, that's from 2008 and it's one of only two times it's done, both of which I think are in the first episode.

Famous Mortimer

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 05:56:18 PM »
Fair enough. I'll give it one more go, I suppose - good episode to start with?

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 09:27:46 AM »
Fun fact: Christian Pickup is the guy who portrayed Devvo, chav of the noughties

BritishHobo

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 10:48:00 AM »
IIRC, Devvo makes a couple of appearances in early episodes of this and the end of episode 9, although as a generic, unnamed chav.

doppelkorn

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 02:24:14 PM »
Did David Firth do Panathanaikos Bear?

I basically forgot that this little universe existed between about 2005 and 2015.

BritishHobo

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 07:26:10 PM »
Bumping this because the two of them are doing a live Waller FM stream on Twitch at 8pm tonight. I expect you'll all be there. I bloody will.

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2020, 01:39:44 PM »
Bumping this because the two of them are doing a live Waller FM stream on Twitch at 8pm tonight. I expect you'll all be there. I bloody will.
Cool - what’s their channel?

BritishHobo

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2020, 05:51:42 PM »
Here it is!. Think you have to be a subscriber to listen to old streams though. Definitely worth it if you do - they're great improvisers so it flowed really naturally, and there were a few 'lost' pre-recorded bits. Quite liked the chat as well - you had a few catchphrase-shouters, but most people were good at being in on the joke (being Waller FM fans) without trying to hard to be funny. I'm such a fucking old man.

Episode 10 is coming soon as well apparently. Sure I remember Firth saying a few years back that 11 and 12 were in the bag as well. He's said he always sticks strongly to release orders, so finished projects sometimes have to wait a long time for unfinished ones which are due first. I quite like that. I fucking love David Firth.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2020, 08:13:07 PM »
Bollocks - seems I was a day late - thanks for the link anyways!!

BritishHobo

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2020, 09:00:55 PM »
This is weekly now and all the live episodes so far have gone up on YouTube, so no need for a Twitch account or anything. I'm loving it. I can't believe we've gone from an episode every few years to ninety minutes a week. By next month they'll have doubled the number of WallerFM episodes.

I've tuned in to a couple live, and I need to make more effort to, because it's really fun, and they engage well with the listeners. Listener input seems to have an effect as well - people asked for more Grandma Patty (the old lady prank call character they did a few times early on), and so they've brought her back and given her some more character and backstory.

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2020, 11:16:20 AM »
David Firth's standard twitch stream is fucking great as well. Proper laid back, amazing playlist, super interesting watching him animate or paint/set fire to paintings and just a general nice vibe with the chat, gentle ribbing etc etc.

David is a good lad in general.

Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2020, 08:42:40 AM »
THANKYOU for bumping this thread. I loved these guys and had no idea about the podcasts even existed. Just listened to the first one and it was great. Is the new stuff likely to be available in podcast form?

Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2020, 08:47:09 AM »
Also, to those seeking some Devvo output, he is on Episode 3 of the Tiredness Kills podcast.

spaghetamine

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2020, 12:51:57 PM »
Waller FM is not only probably my all time favourite podcast but also is one of my favourite bits of comedy anything, the attention to detail is absolutely nuts, easily on a level with On The Hour. Firth is almost frighteningly talented.

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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2020, 01:08:12 PM »
Just had a look at the Waller FM YouTube channel. It’s billed as Waller FM: The Worlds Only Radio Station. Don’t know why, but that really made me laugh.

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2020, 01:09:31 PM »
Thought this was Rik Waller turning to comedy and proving to be ace at it.

I am disappoint.

Garam

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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2020, 06:46:38 PM »
Have these been archived anywhere? I like Firth but haven't tuned into any of these.

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Re: Waller FM (Fat-Pie podcast)
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2020, 10:19:36 AM »
They haven't turned up on the old podcast feed, so I keep forgetting to listen to it, but they are on the fatpie2 youtube account.

https://www.youtube.com/user/fatpie2


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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2020, 08:20:40 AM »
I’m working my way through the old podcasts from 2008 or whenever. There’s a bit in Episode 4 (Down Under) where they are arguing about taps. I was absolutely pissing myself. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve heard in ages.