You Are Being Unreasonable

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A podcast about people being unreasonable on the internet. Specifically on's AIBU forum.Our theme song is 'I Feel Fantastic' by Jonathan Coulton from the album 'Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Cybernetic Arms' (2005) which is licensed under a CC BY-NC 3.0 license.

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053 - In which we discuss potatoes and the complete annihilation of all human life

September 12th, 2019


"I would buy Potato Frownies... I don't want to grow up but I'm also not happy."

It's Carbs Week on You Are Being Unreasonable as we discuss the …

052 - In which we trade mismatched mugs back and forth until we die

August 29th, 2019


"We don't care about GDPR: we're rebels!"

We have another fine collection of jumping off points for 'bits' in this week's episode of your favourite …

051 - In which our husband needs a vasectomy and we steal nuggs from work

August 15th, 2019


"Is it ever really a victory if at some point you have to eat McDonald's nuggets in a toilet in secret?"

We're popping round for a quick yoghurt this week with some fresh Mumsnet threads for you. We discover a coven of …

050 - In which we shank people who write us into their fiction

August 1st, 2019


"The second best revenge is lesbian erotica..."

We're celebrating 50 episodes (sort of) with a surprisingly sweary and bawdy episode. We ask if you …

Best of You Are Being Unreasonable - In which we look back at our best bits

July 25th, 2019


We're celebrating 50 episodes with a bonus clip show! This is 50 minutes of the best bits from 50 episodes of the You Are Being Unreasonable podcast. 

049 - In which we advertise our little podcast on Scientology forums

July 18th, 2019


"They think that inviting someone to a wedding is akin to punching them in the face."

We're in the run-up to Fringe season now and we're practicing for our live show by... well, doing what we always do: looking at …

048 - In which we sing some Creationist hymns

July 4th, 2019


"If only we could utilise your gagging on an eggy struggle."

Coming to you from the UK heatwave, we have some scalding hot takes from Mumsnet's AIBU …

047 - In which a dentist tells us raisins are bad for teeth

June 20th, 2019


"I want the baby to have a monogrammed smoking jacket... I want the baby to look like Hugh Hefner otherwise what's the point?"

Hopefully this week's …

046 - In which we debate the merits of eating hot meals

June 6th, 2019


"If Generation X was so anti-capitalist then why does capitalism still exist?"

Weighty issues abound this week as we accidentally stumble across some actual anti-capitalism on Mumsnet but it turns out to be a web of bad …

045 - In which we discuss the 'popular' idiom, "Head down, ass up."

May 23rd, 2019


"The day you were born was the only day you'll show up to a room full of people naked."

So we really earn the 'explicit' tag this week as we discuss …


May 9th, 2019


"Come on, David, leave the bag of syringes here in the playground: we have to go for a drive."

It's been 44 episodes but we're finally getting close …

Bonus - In which we prepare for doomsday

May 2nd, 2019


This week, we briefly discuss the Mumsnet Preppers board to prepare for the apocalypse. What gifts do preppers give? Where should they live …

043 - In which we eat a whole roast dinner in a toastie

April 18th, 2019


"Come is cheap."

This week we invite you to join us both for a delicious roast: pork, roast potatoes, broccoli, carrot, Yoskhire puddings, and cheese …

042 - In which we encourage people to leave their husband for Tom Hiddleston

April 4th, 2019


"What predates the EU and managed to get in? The Vikings."

Should you give your personal details to the Russian government? Who counts as a mother …

041 - In which we see the apparition of the bins

March 21st, 2019


"This website is the bad take machine."

Welcome to another episode of the only podcast focused on the Am I Being Unreasonable board of Mumsnet. The only podcast that ever has been or ever will be focused on this area of …

Bonus - In which Harry Potter is discussed

March 14th, 2019


A bonus episode for the off-week! This week, we briefly discuss Harry Potter and quiz Hels on her knowledge of the boy wizard and his magical friends.

040 - In which we freeze the hamster and nationalise Mumsnet

March 7th, 2019


"Who would you rather go to dinner with? Three unbearable women who are performatively ignoring chips and eating salad or Jerry Seinfeld?"

This week, …

039 - In which we start a new centrist podcast

February 21st, 2019


"He calls his wife. But who's on the other end of the line? It's Barry Scott."

We're pleased to announce that one of our hosts is branching out to start The Independent Podcast which accepts hosts from all other …

038 - In which we wear very many hats to contain our beautiful hair

February 7th, 2019


"Join us the week after next for another dip into the well of misery."

We've emerged from our blanket cocoons to ask the important questions: What do parents do with their kids' teeth? Why do people keep umbilical …

037 - In which we hire multiple private investigators to investigate our families

January 24th, 2019


"Imagine if someone sent Jamie Oliver as your birthday treat."

We heed the words of Gillette and help people be the best that they can be. But then we hear that they're bugging the phones of their family members and …

036 - In which we invent Lego F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Mega Bloks C.H.U.M.S

January 10th, 2019


"Did you vote Brexit because you were worried about a Polish person touching your Creme Eggs?"

New year, new unreasonables. Mumsnet has cranked it up …

YABU Live 13th December 2018 - In which we do a festive live podcast recording

December 24th, 2018


"My measure of success is how many people you can coax into a basement on a Thursday night while you just read stuff that other people have written on the internet."

We're simply having a reasonable Christmas time! This …

035 - In which we pay Coca-Cola to raise children as a job creation scheme

December 20th, 2018


"You're either depressed or you're a snitch: that's capitalism for you."

Pay attention to this week's keywords: A is for 'anti-capitalism' and S is for 'snitching' and 'spectral penises'. We discuss snitching on people …

034 - In which Christmas jumpers are a hate-crime

December 6th, 2018


"The only thing that stops him drinking is people having their need for firewood sated."

We'll be honest: this one got away from us. Every podcast has a Lost Scooby-Doo Episode and this is ours. This week, is it …

13th December - YABU Live Show in London

November 29th, 2018


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033 - In which we get possessed by haunted hand-driers

November 22nd, 2018


"This is bullshit, Carrie, and you know it!"

It's an episode of mysteries today as we unravel the Mystery of the Floor Penis, the Riddle of the …

032 - In which we invent the outbound phonesex line

November 8th, 2018


"Vote: that'll do, pig."

In all our time delving into Mumsnet, we've never stumbled across that Mumsnet staple, the Poo Troll. Today we narrowly avoid …

031 - In which Subway sandwich artists do their art for the exposure

October 25th, 2018


"Daddy has no life, does he, Mummy?"

It's a spooktacular Hallowe'en You Are Being Unreasonable in which the scariest thing is bigotry. This week, we …

030 - In which we investigate the ancient art of tyromancy

October 11th, 2018


"I'd watch Ann Widdecombe: Cheese Investigators."

Should you read out the slides in your presentation? How do we approach our 'creative' colleagues? …

029 - In which we undertake daring fork heists from Pret

September 27th, 2018


"Who'd have thought the robot uprising would begin on Gransnet?"

It's a special cosy edition of You Are Being Unreasonable this week as we welcome …

028 - In which we fall in love with a TED-talking Gollum

September 13th, 2018


"Smushies, sossies, rashers, dippers."

This week, your favourite 8/10s look at Mumsnet once again and discover how to decorate a Marmite sofa, how to create Brunchables, how to "get things started" with someone, how to …

027 - In which we ask Adidas for help with potato problems

August 30th, 2018


"Am I being unreasonable... sex towel?"

It's our 27th episode and we join the 27 Club. But instead of dying, we talk about going to Jeff Bridge's house to admire his single DVD, we storm off ineffectively, we get matched …

026 - In which we attend the worst dinner party in history

August 16th, 2018


"Someone said 'I have no idea what is normal anymore after reading Mumsnet'."

Should you order a takeaway in the middle of a dinner party? What should …

025 - In which Jesus opens a distillery

August 2nd, 2018


"You can't spell 'manslaughter' without 'laughter'."

Back at it again on Mumsnet. We encounter cheeky coffee drinkers, greeting cards for people who …

024 - In which we volunteer to direct a children's production of Woke Grease

July 19th, 2018


"Children aren't good at playing along with crimes..."

Bonjour! Ça va? Oui, ça va bien, et tu? In this week's episode, we rush to A&E rather than pay £4 for two small bottles of water to take away, we vow - VOW! - …

023 - In which we dye our hair pink before a wedding

July 5th, 2018


"Worry about global warming before you worry about your children being on an iPad."

How best to beat the heat? Reading Mumsnet threads, of course! …

022 - In which we change our names to ?!

June 28th, 2018


"Would I be unreasonable to take a doll to the barbers?"

This week on You Are Being Unreasonable, we're replaced by 18-21 year-olds home from …

021 - In which we send fraudulent babies to baby jail

June 21st, 2018


"I never thought I was profligate in my sausage-eating habits."

We're back from honeymoon to delve into Mumsnet's AIBU board once again. This week, we eat sausage-quarters like kings, we fill our house with thousands of …

020 - In which we take party advice from Tommy Wiseau

June 7th, 2018


"Am I being unreasonable? Should I go to the Dog Carnival or clean?"

A full slate of unreasonableness this week as we hide around the corner waiting …

019 - In which we fancy people from the olden days

May 31st, 2018


"Adam Ant: not as bad as Stalin."

This week, it's the most ambitious crossover event in podcast history as we're joined by Stuart Moses of the Improv London Podcast ( to dive with us …

018 - In which we turn our street up to 11

May 17th, 2018


"If anyone has any YouTube videos of a puppy successfully eating Manchego cheese but leaving the waxy rind perfectly intact and then placing it back …

017 - In which Les Misérables is sponsored by Specsavers

May 10th, 2018


"If you don't want to see that thong, don't play the song."

Thanks to everyone who sent us Mumsnet AIBU threads this week for us to discuss. We really appreciate you wading into the forums on our behalf. Glasses upon …

016 - In which we read 'Harry Potter and the Zodiac Killer'

May 3rd, 2018


"Nom nom, pizza pizza."

This week, we wade once more into the hellscape of Mumsnet. We discover a house set on fire in a celebratory fashion, drive-by …

015 - In which babies catch tans

April 26th, 2018


"Love juice."

It's a baby-filled episode this week as we discuss Royal babies, recruiting babies as firefighters, trusting infants to deal with in-flight emergencies, and taking children to job interviews, and whether …

014 - In which the Stink Judge decides when we can eat

April 19th, 2018


"Am I being unreasonable to sing an adapted version of Blurred Lines to my cat?"

We're back! After our break, MumsNet overfloweth with baffling threads. This week, we replace /everything/ with Peppa Pig, we eat a Tudor …

013 - In which Easter is hijacked by the Postcode Lottery

April 5th, 2018


"Let's hear it for the grans!"

It's a GransNet special! This week, we delve into GransNet and discover the annoyingly reasonable grans of this forum: we dress like dowdy sacks of pasta, children are brainwashed by …

012 - In which we hide vouchers from Poirot

March 29th, 2018


"I just wanted a Dine-In-For-Two and now I'm in jail."

This week, we burn our trousers, we speculate about the family of [Family relation]Net sites, …

011 - In which Boomers slowly invade Millennials' houses

March 22nd, 2018


"Muttering incantations in the long-forgotten eldritch language of the Elder Gods is a bit much."
This week, we endlessly move their fruit bowl to keep up with the neighbours, we ponder the inscrutable and impossible …

010 - In which we escape Scar's fascist regime to eat bugs

March 15th, 2018


"Get your own baby fashion, motherfucker."

This week we're joined by very special guest star, Fiona Ashley, who joins us as we escape a first date by having a wee in a cab, we finally throw away that portrait of …

009 - In which we scream in the Sistine Chapel

March 8th, 2018


"And also don't let your five year-old walk around a museum saying "Fuck you" to all the paintings. That's not OK."
This week, we do yoga on a plane …

008 - In which we write the prequel to Bugsy Malone

March 1st, 2018


"What's the Little Red Hen got to do with it? It should be the Little Red State."

This week on You Are Being Unreasonable, we consider ourselves very …

007 - In which tiny robots spy on us and we fail to spread butter

February 22nd, 2018


"Jam, not ham!"

In this episode of You Are Being Unreasonable, we "let" Alexa "come" to "live" with us, we don't answer the door, we dip bananas in margarine, and we get surprisingly serious about workers' rights and …

006 - In which fresh milk is opened and Hugh Jackman puffs himself up

February 15th, 2018


"Am I being unreasonable re. shitting man?"

In this sixth episode of You Are Being Unreasonable, we ask about toilet etiquette, we drink ONLY the freshest of milks, and we meet BBC One's newest detectives, Driver and …

005 - In which children eat calamari and girlfriends steal buttons from ashtrays

February 8th, 2018


"Water, pour with me."

This week, we mash food for children, we listen to the sounds of water, and we build a bin-fort!

004 - In which we split the bill and then the New New World Order is unmasked

February 1st, 2018


"Next thing you know you're drinking a flaming glass of milk." In this episode, we explore clichéd mother-in-law drama, the social anxieties of going to a pub, and we uncover the secrets of the New New World Order.

003 - In which pantsuits are considered and the greatest wizard is discovered

January 25th, 2018


This week, we cower as postmen try to deliver post to us, we get our bedsheets all sweaty with fever, and we discover the identity of the Greatest Wizard.

002 - In which the chickens are released

January 18th, 2018


In our second episode of You Are Being Unreasonable, people are furious about early Christmas shoppers, book etiquette is discussed, wedding speeches are made, and chickens are released.

(The audio for this episode got a …

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