The Willard Price Adventure Podcast
By Jenny Anckorn and Amy Mugglestone
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Join us on an adventure through the works of Willard Price!
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 25||This episode, Roger is kidnapped and no-one wants to pay the ransom, and the submarine-shaped fish everyone keeps seeing turns out to be - a submarine!||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 24||Blake, Blake, dead in a lake||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 23||Hal Hunt and the Bathtub of Hubris||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 22||A fart is just a shout from the bum||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 21||This week, Skink shows his true colours, Hal rides an eel, and we explore the similarities between Omo and Christina Aguilera.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 20||This week we dive into Underwater Adventure, where we meet a Hunky Ship Daddy, and a murderous diver with a contrived nickname, along with familiar faces Hal, Roger, Omo, and I guess Captain Ike.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 19||T**s and fins||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 18||There's nothing more unnatural than nature||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 17||A Porn Version of The Pobble Who Had No Toes||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 16||This week - hot tentacle action, a goth seagull, and the ignominy of chortling.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 15||It's like a Russian doll of racism||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 14||Pearl-trading in the post office||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 13||This episode, Roger pretends to be dead (again), we take tea with an octopus, and plot the perfect cricket-based crime.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 12||Is that a Geiger counter in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me? This episode, we go for a picnic in the nuclear proving grounds of the Bikini Atoll, and Hal pops the question.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 11||Like the Clangers, but with more t**s||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 10||This episode, we reminisce about our jungle adventures and check out some cover art as we bid farewell to the Amazon, and prepare to set sail for the South Seas. Includes The Sound of Music, Cthulu, Akira, The Tripods, Ant and Dec, The...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 9||ambling eels dot com||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 8||Don't be blue, Aqua||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 7||The tiger who came to tea||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 6||Implied fruit||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 5||Power-wank for white boys||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 4||The Hunts vamp it up||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWillard Price Adventure: Episode 3||The Hunts get wet||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWillard Price Adventure: Episode 2||The Hunts get head||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWillard Price Adventure: Episode 1||We meet a bunch of complete Hunts||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast breaks my heart
These women are really funny, and could/should be hosting a truly stellar podcast. They are good podcasters, tho they really need to use some better quality equipment. They sound like they are in completely different cities using their computers built in mics over Skype.
The problem is their single-tracked determination to make the same political statement over and over: the books are racist, imperialist, and sexist. Now these are books that they read and obviously enjoyed as children, and they are now re-reading them in order to tear them apart. Realize that these are cheap adventure books for children in the 1940s and 50s, and are pretty much pulp fiction and was panned as such by reviewers of the time.
Not sure why they thought it would be worthwhile to read the books to make the same race, culture and sex shaming points, but it’s a waste of their talents. They take it to the point of hypocrisy. Everything the white boys say and do is stupid, everything the natives say and do is brilliant. Every time the boys act like your average boy, it’s sexist. They rightly highlight the lack of females, but they do so frequently by making schoolboy gay jokes that perpetuate stereotypes, and use calling the boys gay as an insult and demeaning their behavior by characterizing it as gay. How they can’t see how much of an insult that is to people who are gay I don’t know, since they are trying to pass themselves off as modern thinkers, and everyone else as regressive. Tho I wouldn’t say they are homophobic, it’s beyond me how they can’t see that in their neurotic quest to tear down the main characters in the books (two white male brothers) that they have no problem with making campy homophobic insinuations.
Another perfect example of their hypocrisy is they make a huge deal to point out the racism of the author because he refers to the people of the Amazon as Indians. Then they proceed to call them Indians throughout the ENTIRE podcast. Plenty of descriptors are available to them: natives, indigenous people, locals, or simply their tribe, but no, they are going to call them Indians; but they aren’t racist when they say it because they are enlightened women.
I have listened to 10 episodes now, and with every one I lament what could be. They are funny, have a great vibe together, and have a witty style. It’s the constant one-dimensional political agenda-making that ruins the show. Hell, they don’t even need to stop reviewing the books, it’s not a bad idea, they just need to lighten up. People will see the issues for themselves, they don’t need to try to score political points all the time. It’s like they are trying to tell the world how liberal and modern thinking they are....over and over.....episode after episode.
I really wish a good podcasting company finds them and fixes the show, or puts them in a new show, because combatting racism by being racist, combatting sexism by being sexist, and combatting imperialism by making homophobic jokes isn’t cutting it. We need good comedy podcasts, and these women could have a great one. I regret the waste of talent and potential.
A gem of a podcast that makes the world tolerable!