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The Grumps Blog Podcast

17 EpisodesProduced by The Grumpy OneWebsite

The ramblings of a grumpy old man. Pubs, beer, people, architecture, news and thoughts.

17 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Ep.17.Taking Geese to the pub, Selling News and Unsustainable transport

January 22nd, 2021


Episode 17 see's me telling the story of a man who keeps 2 geese as pets and takes them to the pub. I revisit the great British press after another toxic story and maintaining unsustainable transport options.

Ep.16.Drawings in the Sky, BREXIT and the Long Dark Winter

January 8th, 2021


In this weeks episode, I tell of two commercial airline pilots drawing symbols in the sky. There is a call to move forward now that BREXIT is done …

Ep.15.Yellow Scooters

December 18th, 2020


Today I discuss just one subject - the provision of yellow E-Scooters to my local city

Ep.14.Man finds a coin up nose and Vaccines

December 11th, 2020


This week I discuss

  • Why would you say no to a vaccine
  • Dubious Council decisions
  • Man with a coin up his nose for 50 years

Ep.13.Government Satisfaction and Girls bracelet

December 4th, 2020


I tell the story of a girls embarrassing bracelet. Surveys, Grumpy people and a look back in history

Ep.12.The £1.4m bird, HS2 and Covid

November 27th, 2020


In this episode, we tell you about a bird auctioned for £1.4m, I tell you about the cost of HS2 but not in financial terms. A short article about COVID Pragmatism. 

Of course there is the Dad joke and the articles from …

Ep.11.Villages and across London

November 20th, 2020


I tell the story of a village that lost its broadband connection at 7AM every morning. I discuss crossing London - is it a challenge or a joy. A dad joke and some history

Ep.10.The living face covering and St Pancras

November 13th, 2020


This week, we talk about a living face covering, London St Pancras international station. Off course we have a dad joke and some history

Ep.9.The toothbrush and Autumn

November 6th, 2020


In this episode we talk about the toothbrush in the stomach. Autumn and Christmas. We have a dad joke and some events from history

Ep.8.Jet Pop and 4 doesn't go into 1

October 30th, 2020


the 8th Episode contains 

  • Funny - News story - Jet Pop
  • Rant - 4 clearly does not go into 1
  • Music - Game for two by

Ep.7.The bluebird and Loyalty

October 23rd, 2020


This week we tell the story of a blue bird in a car park. I discuss the word Loyalty. Of course we have a dad joke and some events from history as well.

Ep.6.Lies, Damn lies and statistics

October 16th, 2020



  • Funny News story - Doctors phone number mix up
  • Rant:Damn lies and statistics
  • This weeks Dad joke
  • Events from a couple of days in …

Ep.5.Rail unions striking in a pandemic, phone charger found in mans bladder and a dad joke

October 9th, 2020


Rail unions striking in a pandemic, phone charger found in mans bladder and a dad joke

Ep.4.Fined for farting and Customer Service

October 2nd, 2020


This weeks episode includes a funny news story entitled 'Fined for farting'. I have a rant about customer service, tell a dad joke and look briefly at a few event from the week gone by in years gone by.

Ep.3.The Great British Press, Search Parties and factoids

September 25th, 2020


This week we tell a story about a woman who finds herself in the search party looking for her. We moan about the great British press and then provide a few factoids from the week in years gone by

Ep.2-Foreign travel in a pandemic, Independent music, fun news

September 18th, 2020


In this episode

  • Handling your (tennis) balls
  • Independent Music - Ryan Day - What If I'm Scared?
  • Grumpy Rant - Foreign Travel in a pandemic

Ep.1-The High street

September 12th, 2020


A look at how the local high street may feature in our future.

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