A Kilo of String
By Rob Johnson
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10-minute weekly podcasts about the often bizarre experiences of a British expat in Greece
||CleanThe Audiobook of the Book of the Podcast – Episode 17 of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Yes, it’s back! Nearly four years since my last ‘A Kilo of String’ podcast episode, I’ve finally got round to recording a new one. What have I been doing for the past three years and nine months? Audiobook? What audiobook? …||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnjust Causes and Non-Impediments – Episode Sixteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Who’s wrong to be right? What was the Great Envelope Controversy? Was this a marriage made in Milton Keynes? What’s this in my yoghourt? Is this the end? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these and many … Continue reading →||25 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCold Off the Press – Episode Fifteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Who’s been roasting chestnuts on an open fire? Who’s had their electricity cut off? Can deep-fried Mars bars be good for you? What do people do with all that olive oil? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to … Continue reading →||8 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaxing Times on Terra Firma – Episode Fourteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Anyone for a coup? Can it pay not to get married? Why is giving blood good for your holiday entitlement? Who’s not leaving on a jet plane? What exactly are they imputing? Listen to the podcast to find the answers … Continue reading →||8 11 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnlucky for Some – Episode Thirteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Why is spitting sometimes good for you? How do you get rid of unwelcome guests? How many lives does a Greek cat have? Who put something unpleasant in the Dowager Duchess’s corset? Listen to the podcast to find the answers … Continue reading →||27 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlay It Again, Samaras – Episode Twelve of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Who was ‘European Politician of the Year’ in 2012? Who got their sums seriously wrong? Who says Germans don’t have a sense of humour? What have you done with my leest? What’s a fiscal multiplier got to do with it? … Continue reading →||28 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEbenezer Merkel And The End Of The World – Episode Eleven of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||So this is Christmas, and what have they done? What happened to all the flying saucers? Is anyone listening in Greenland? Does Santa Claus really eat all those mince pies? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these … Continue reading →||30 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI’d Rather Eat My Own Face – Episode Ten of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Anyone for olive harvesting? Is there such a thing as a free lunch? Should olive harvesting be classified as a dangerous sport? Was Vasillis right about farmers? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these and many other … Continue reading &#||8 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dog Ate My Microphone – Episode Nine of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Angela Merkel’s jacket – bad taste or deliberate provocation? Greece – still listless after all these years? Are undocumented cheese pies the real cause of Greece’s financial woes? What did Merkel really say to Samaras? Listen to t||7 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Greeks Please, We’re British – Episode Eight of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||What’s Cameron got against Greek people? If ‘No’ is the answer, what was the question? Who shall not pass? What’s Holst got to do with it? How many quarks are there in a Higgs boson? Listen to the podcast to … Continue reading →||23 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSinking Ships and Chicken Livers – Episode Seven of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Who’s over the moon and who’s sick as a parrot? Why are chicken livers useful (and not just to chickens)? Can you slap someone on live TV and get away with it? Is football a game of two Alans? Listen … Continue reading →||29 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHouston, We Have a Problem – Episode Six of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||How hard can it be to type three digits into a computer? Can sitting down regularly in a comfortable chair really rest your legs? Whose gas is it anyway? WTF? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these … Continue reading →||12 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Don’t Wanna Do It Like That – Episode Five of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||How many Greeks does it take to tell you how to prune an olive tree? Why is grass a potentially dangerous word? What exactly is a Grexit? Have you got a light? Listen to the podcast to find the answers … Continue reading →||26 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Wanna Be In My Gang? – Episode Four of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Are elections a waste of paper? Who ate the Acropolis (with chips)? How do you choose when there’s only one candidate? What can you get for two euros in Greece? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these … Continue reading →||13 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmelly Thursday and Spy Wednesday – Episode Three of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||What happens at Easter in Greece? Why is the Thursday before Lent smelly? What did the priest say to the vegetarian? How do you make kokoretzi? Would you really want to? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to … Continue reading →||4 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSnow Going Back – Episode Two of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||Why are there so many blind people on the Greek island of Zakynthos? What’s all this white stuff? Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these and … Continue reading →||14 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Greek Escape – Episode One of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series||What's it really like in Greece? Hague the Vague to the rescue? How do you buy string in Greece? What happened to Greek logic? Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these and many other important questions about life in Greece. Continue reading &||24 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
EVERYONE OUGHT TO LISTEN TO THIS!!
I have listened to about a dozen of these podcasts and I am amazed at the sense of humour displayed by the author on the daily political life of the Greek systems.
He has the uncanny knack of highlighting the almost ridiculous situations in the Country as it tries to comply with demands of EU diktat by reducing it to the most basic level;s of good old British humour.
I would heartily reccommend it to anyone wishing to see beneath the veneer of day to day politics and see things as they realy effect the general public.
What happened to Elgar?
Wonderful, dry, laconic look at life of a Brit expat in Greece.......Its the missing Ed Reardon tapes...... Rob Johnson is hidding a love for Greece and the Greek way of life under a thick scowl.
Really worth a listen.
Elements of good old Python silliness combined with intellectual political debate. Ten minutes if really good light hearted distraction. The author has a good name too :)