The Proper Gander
By Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola
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Comedians Carey Marx, Barry Castagnola and guests pick apart, brutalise, elbow in the throat and then, when they’ve really killed it, autopsy the news so thoroughly that the newspapers will think very carefully before they ever report anything again.
||CleanWhen in Rome - Pope, Priests, Poop and Politics||Hosts Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by fellow stand ups Diane Spencer and Chris McCausland to discuss comings and goings at the Vatican, Cardinal Keith O'Brien's resignation, The Queen's Gastroenteritis, and the Batman in Bradford saga. A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk||8 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCensuslessness and a bad Korea move?||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by US comedian Erich McElroy to discuss gun control, pranks, the census, North Korean unicorns and the end of the world. Produced by Mike Leigh and Paul Myers A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk||23 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Princess, a Pervert and a Prick||The first Proper Gander in 8 months due to other commitments, the Edinburgh Festival and Carey Marx having a heart attack. Carey and Barry Castagnola are joined by top stand up Adam Bloom to discuss The Leveson Report, the Royal pregnancy, Jimmy Savile, the mini budget and being called a prick by a celebrity. Produced by Mike Leigh and Paul Myers A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk||8 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPastygate, Petrol Panic and Panda Porn||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Jarred Christmas and Diane Spencer to discuss a bad week for the coalition, plans to monitor our phone calls, texts, emails and website visits, the reaction to Samantha Brick's Daily Mail article, and Panda sex.||6 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRededication, NHS legislation, internet sensation and public masturbation||Hosts Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Dominic Frisby and American stand up Dave Fulton to discuss the Stop Kony 2012 campaign and the meltdown of one of the campaigners, The Budget, The Queen rededicating herself to her people, the imminent passing of the NHS reform Bill, and Cameron and Obama's love-in.||24 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth, Wealth, and Marriage||Carey Marx, Barry Castagnola on Skype, regular guest Nick Doody being Barry, and special guest Nick Revell discuss the NHS reforms, David Cameron's snobbery, extradition, gay marriage and the Sunday Sun.||28 2 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpanking bankers and Mitt the Mormon||Jarred Christmas and Erich McElroy join hosts Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola to discuss bankers’ bonuses, calls for a change in the smacking law, and the race to become the Republican candidate for the US Presidential elections.||2 2 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBungs, bongs, bombs and benefits||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell (Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week) and The Proper Gander regular Nick Doody (Tonight with Rory Bremner, Bigipedia), to discuss the government’s proposed cap on benefits, Gary Glitter on Twitter, Harry Redknapp’s court case and Iran’s (possible) nuclear weapons.||27 1 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDead Dictator, Dingo and Ding Dongs with The Krankies.||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Chris McCausland and Dave Fulton to discuss the reaction to the death of Kim Jong Il, the John Terry and Luis Suarez racism charges, the Krankies' revelation that they used to be swingers, a tiny bit on the infamous 'Dingo ate my Baby' case, an even tinier bit on the Euro crisis and a few of our favourite stories of the year.||31 12 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYields, Eurozone and Uri Geller||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Nick Doody and Tiffany Stevenson to discuss (and attempt to make funny) the Eurozone crisis, Sarkozy's big mouth, the fall of Berlusconi, the 'Occupy' protest at St Paul's and evangelical Christianity in the City.||16 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecorded Live at The Sheffield Comedy Festival||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by stand up, actor and BBC Radio Sheffield breakfast presenter Toby Foster and New Zealand comic Sam Wills, aka The Boy With Tape On His Face. They discuss David Cameron's speech at the Tory Party Conference, Theresa May, Ken Clarke and Catgate, Liam Fox's special advisor, the 10 year anniversary of the Afghanistan War and the anti-Wall Street protests in the US. All in front of a live audience.||11 10 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFoxy Knoxy, Waco Jacko, Silly Milli and Smeggy Cleggy||In the first show of the new series, Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by award-winning comedians Hannah Gadsby and Jason John Whitehead to discuss Amanda Knox's release, The party conferences, Michael Jackson's Doctor's trial, Rhianna's saucy video shoot interrupted by a Christian Northern Irish farmer, and cat theft.||4 10 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive From The Edinburgh Festival - Riots Special||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Robin Ince and Janey Godley to discuss the shooting of Mark Duggan, the riots, looting and the response of the media and authorities.||18 8 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31 May 11 - Barack, BBQs, Bungs And Britain's Got Less Talent Than We Thought...||Carey Marx is back and he and Barry Castagnola are joined by fellow comedians Paul Tonkinson and Lucy Porter to discuss Barack Obama's State visit, Cheryl Cole's US X Factor rejection, Ed Milliband's wedding and FIFA corruption. Last one of the series.||31 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 May 11 - Rapture, Rape, Romania And Revised Borders||Barry Castagnola is joined by fellow stand ups Adam Bloom and Josh Howie to discuss the end of the world, Ken Clarke's rape 'gaffe', Barrack Obama's speech on Israel, and Larry Hagman's claim that Dallas brought down Communism in Romania (all with extra digressions and anecdotes).||23 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 May 11 - Judicial Challenges, Drugs And Jedward||Barry Castagnola is joined by fellow comedians Andrew Maxwell and Geoff Norcott to discuss Max Mosley's defeat at the European Court of Human Rights, Hugh Grant's support of injunctions, Camilla's defence of free speech, political correctness, Channel 4's drug documentary and The Eurovision Song Contest.||16 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 May 11 - Local Elections, Lib Dems Larruped, Lies About Bin Laden And The Legality OfLibel||Barry Castagnola is joined by fellow comedians Brendon Burns and Alistair Barrie to discuss the Liberal Democrats' poor results in the local elections and AV vote, the coalition resembling an abusive marriage, Chris Huhne's misdemeanors, the highly unlikely affair between Jemima Khan and Jeremy Clarkson, the equally false allegations about Gabby Logan and Alan Shearer, and the fallout from the killing of Bin Laden.||9 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 May 11 - Bin Laden, Batons, Beatrice And Beatification||Barry Castagnola is joined by guest host Nick Doody (Carey is still away) and fellow stand ups Andre Vincent and Dave Fulton to discuss the killing of bin Laden, the reaction to the Royal Wedding, the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, and Pope John Paul II's beatification.||4 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28 Apr 11 - Lags Scarpering, Lizards' Spines And Loads Of Swearing||Barry Castagnola and guest host Matt Kirshen are joined by fellow comedians Ben Norris and Kate Smurthwaite to discuss The Royal Wedding, AV, Taliban prisoners escaping, gagging orders, racist singers and Gwyneth Paltrow's c*nt of a nan (her words not ours).||28 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 Apr 11 - Friendly Fire, Face Covering, a Fake Prince and a Fanatical Doctor||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by fellow comedian Tiernan Douieb and broadcaster and writer Mark Webster to discuss ‘Dr Death’ and assisted suicides, the possibility of Zsa Zsa Gabor becoming a mother again at the age of 94, Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya, the right to wear a Burqa or display a cross, gay kisses and Bobby Davro simulating sex with a kangaroo.||18 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 Apr 11 - Royal Wedding, Reforms, Ryan Air, Reporter Bugging and Ridiculous Rapping||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Matt Kirshen and visiting American comedian Lee Camp to discuss NHS reforms, the Andrew Lansley rap, Nick Clegg's tears, David Cameron's budget holiday, Barrack Obama's alien scar, etiquette at the Royal Wedding, Tara Palmer Tomkinson's nose, the News of the World's voicemail hacking and Hugh Grant turning the tables on a journalist.||12 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 Apr 11 - A Bell Banging Bonanza Of Blasphemy, Book Burning, Barrymore And Beckham Bashing||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by fellow comics Matt Welcome and Neil Cole to discuss Libyan defector Moussa Koussa or Musa Kusa (depending on which paper you read); US Pastor Terry Jones' Koran-burning; Michael Barrymore's comeback gigs; David Walliams, Lee Mack, Jimmy Carr and Kate Garraway's 'offensive' jokes about celebrities; Wayne Rooney's foul mouth and lame April Fools pranks.||4 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28 Mar 11 - Cuts, Cops, Clegg And Cow Poo||Barry's away, but Carey Marx is joined by Nick Doody and Matt Kirshen to discuss government spending cuts, protests, Nick Clegg, Ed Milliband, Anarchy, The Night Stalker, Gerontophilia, Cow Poo Fetish and the Census.||28 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 Mar 11 - Bomb, Blair Sex, Berlusconi And Bunga Bunga||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by fellow stand ups Alistair Barrie and Dave Fulton to discuss the 'no fly zone' over Libya, sex with the Blairs, the Japanese Nuclear Crisis, the Italian attitude to sex, Jamie Oliver's ridiculously-named children, Princess Diana's advise to Kate Middleton, Mohamed al Fayed's statue of Michael Jackson and more.||21 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 Mar 11 - Princes, Paedophiles, Prosthetic Arms Sales And Prophetic Colonels||Nick Revell and Mark Maier join hosts Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola to discuss Colonel Gaddafi, Charlie Sheen, Prince Andrew's paedophile pal, a cat-killing Liberal Democrat and much more.||14 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Feb 11 - Totalitarianism, Terrorism, Tasers And Tits||Carey Marx and Barry Castagnola are joined by Nick Doody and Lloyd Langford as they discuss bankers' bonuses, politicians behaving badly, David Cameron's speech on multiculturalism, the new Catholic confession app, tasers, how much Camilla actually doesn't look like a horse, Egypt and Jordan (the vacuous, surgically-enhanced Barbie doll - not the country)||9 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Hilarious take on the news.
Nice to hear fresh British comedy talent taking the news to bits. Can't wait for the next one. Congratulations.
A breath of fresh air!
Funny and very to the bone humour from these stand ups. Its nice to find a satirical show that isnt all cosy and Radio 4- so will be listening to this every week now (is it every week?!)
Great new topical comedy show
Very promising. Great, relaxed rapport between the four comedians. Some very funny bits, some close to the bone and some just silly. A bit of waffle here and there but that's to be expected on a podcast. Overall, a good, funny, informative (at times) podcast. I'll be subscribing and look forward to the next one.