We're Drunk and We Know Things

We're Drunk and We Know Things

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Welcome to “We’re Drunk and We Know Things”, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Intl Podcast Awards winner! Join Mike, a movie expert & tech user, and Rob, a tech expert & movie watcher, as they attempt to educate each other in a classic movie, and a technology concept each month. Recorded in a bar, with ale, silliness ensues!


Email
Aug 1 • 64 min
We’ve been thinking and are both in agreement - email is where it’s at … at … ? … no? Oh fine! We’re still gonna take this episode to explore the wonder that it Electronic Mail though. From its humble origins displacing flag waving hot air balloonists, to…
The French Connection
Jul 18 • 56 min
“Popeye is here!” Everyone relax, we’re back with the ‘71 gritty, suspense-filled cop drama The French Connection. We’re walking the mean streets of a pretty grim new York city as we try to work out just what the hell is going on in William Friedkin’s…
Star Trek - Part 3 - The Undiscovered Country, Generations
Jun 15 • 83 min
Part 3, The Stumble Home! We did it gang! Half the movies! Listen in as Rob and Mike talk through The Undiscovered Country at great length, then realise they have a whole other film! They’re 5 hours in to recording, will they make it!?!!?!? —- Send in a…
Star Trek - Part 2 - The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier
Jun 6 • 85 min
Ok, so this one is also an hour and a half long. On the plus side, by the time you get to 45 mins in you’ll be halfway through our Star Trek Mega Marathon! In this episode, we talk about Nimoy’s ability to direct and make money, Shatner’s inability to…
Star Trek - Part 1 - The Motion Picture & Wrath of Khan
May 30 • 91 min
We’ve talked about it, threatened it, argued over it and we’ve finally done it - a Star Trek episode. But rather than picking our favourite (Wrath of Khan obv.) we decided to run a bumper edition of 3 weekly episodes covering all 6 original cast movies…
Pac-Man!
May 16 • 70 min
This week we’ve got Pac-Man Fever! It’s Pac-Man’s 40th Birthday this month and we’re talking about his record-breaking history, his life story, and we may just learn a little something about life along the way! Intro music: Pac Man (Trap Remix), Joe…
Superman
May 2 • 85 min
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Mike and Rob and a bumper episode full of super goodness. While this one can’t claim to be faster than a speeding anything (it’s long) at least it sounds better than the last two! Learn everything there is to know…
RISC
Apr 18 • 69 min
Still in lockdown and still with poor audio quality (sorry about that, we’ll do better next time), we’re back and exploring the exciting world of RISC architecture. Do you know how a CPU works? Mike doesn’t. Rob, might, you have to give it a listen and…
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Apr 5 • 72 min
Recording from lockdown! Not even Coronavirus is gonna stop us from bringing you your fortnightly fix of WDAWKT! Of course, we had to record it remotely, but it’s all here, a perfect run-through of a classic western. This month we’re heading to the wild…
Self Driving Cars
Mar 21 • 74 min
As the Beatles famously didn’t say, “Baby, mine can drive itself!” This month we talk about autonomous driving vehicle things! From cars to drones, to combine harvesters in Interstellar we discuss it all and more! —- Send in a voice message:…
Big Trouble In Little China
Mar 8 • 66 min
We considered whether this movie would be too self-indulgent - but what’s the point of having a podcast if you can’t indulge every so often? We’re heading back into the lurid world of John Carpenter with this month’s movie, martial arts, mysticism and a…
Y2K!!
Feb 17 • 65 min
PANIC! Well, we all did 20 years ago! Rob takes Mike on a whistle stop tour of what Y2K was, why it happened and why nothing did end up happening! Theres an Amazing-Ish Fact, plenty of laughs and possibly the most bloopers ever! —- Send in a voice…
North by Northwest
Feb 2 • 61 min
Suit up and get running! In revenge for Frozen, Mike picked this month’s movie and it’s a classic! We head North by Northwest, enabled by Hitchcock and Grant and on the way? Well, anything could happen! —- Send in a voice message:…
Disney - The CGI Years
Jan 18 • 66 min
A follow up to our celebrated and Award-Winning episode on cell animation, Rob & Mike explore the CGI years of Disney! From tiny lamps to emotionless, dead-in-the-eye CGI lions, they cover it all! —- Send in a voice message:…
Frozen
Jan 7 • 67 min
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We’re getting started with a bang and addressing one of Mike’s blank spots as we take a wander through the winter wonderland that is, Frozen (turns out Mike really doesn’t like Disney musicals). Grab a reindeer and ride along as we…
Father Christmas
Dec 24, 2019 • 62 min
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except Mike & Rob who, wine bottle in hand, come crashing down the chimney and leave sooty footprints all over the place in their search for the origins of Father…
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Dec 9, 2019 • 72 min
Beginning a long career of cashing in on his own franchise, George Lucas alleges he had nothing to do with this 1978, made for TV, musical bonanza. We call BS as this is clearly the work of some kind of twisted genius with a penchant for variety TV.…
Antitrust
Nov 16, 2019 • 71 min
It’s more interesting than it sounds … honest! Mike & Rob look back at the history of antitrust action in the US and how it can apply to today’s big tech companies… see told you it was interesting! Of course, we do so with quite a bit of childish…
The Hateful Eight
Nov 3, 2019 • 53 min
It finally happened - we did a Tarrantino movie. Specifically, The Hateful Eight from 2015. Mercifully, MIke manages to avoid going full film nerd and, instead, explores the nuance of one of the world’s greatest directors in traditional puerile fashion.…
The Life of Jim Henson
Oct 22, 2019 • 67 min
Sorry We’re (Drunk) and Late! It’ll be worth the wait as this month we delve into the the genius of Jim Henson! Rob takes Mike through the life of the master puppeteer, writer and Director; Mike totally gets more than 50% on a quiz about Muppets, and…
The Dark Crystal
Oct 7, 2019 • 59 min
1982, or a thousand years ago whichever you prefer, Rob has dragged Mike back into one of his childhood favourites in this month’s movie segment, as they explore the muppet filled planet of Thra in The Dark Crystal. Featuring a solid critique of a modern…
Chaos Theory
Sep 23, 2019 • 52 min
Fresh from escaping Jurassic Park, Rob leads Mike into an arguably more dangerous place - the land of chaos! We talk attractors (strange ones), unpredictability, and the amazing fact that the butterfly effect should be called … oh no, wait, that would…
Jurassic Park
Sep 9, 2019 • 69 min
We’re heading back to the DAWN OF TIME in this month’s movie episode as we explore the lost world of dinosaurs, DNA and dumb computer security slobs in Jurassic Park. Ever wondered what it takes to wring out a T-Rex like a damp dishrag? Or just how many…
Submarines
Aug 18, 2019 • 68 min
It’s time for truly the deepest of dives as we talk submarines! We talk the history from the first submersible to the latest models, the technology behind them and make an awful lot of going down jokes! Be amazed at Mike’s performance in this months quiz…
The Hunt for Red October
Aug 5, 2019 • 62 min
The year is 1990, the year is meant to be sometime in the 80s… we’re not sure of the specifics but it’s time for things to hot up during the Cold War as we dive into the depths of John McTiernan’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s novel. With the usual bits, a…
Black Holes
Jul 21, 2019 • 58 min
In this month’s deep dive, we’re heading over the event horizon of one of the weirdest celestial phenomena known to humankind, the BlackHole. From the early theoretical roots to the first ever photo of an actual black hole, we manage to make it through…
Interstellar
Jul 6, 2019 • 62 min
This month on We’re Drunk & We Know Things, we’re reaching for the stars as we blast off and float through the epic wonder that is, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. From concept through to delivery, with a load of science and some of the most well-funded…
Cel Animation
Jun 15, 2019 • 60 min
Off the back of our first animated film episode, we’re taking the deep dive into the world of cel animation! Mike & Rob roll up their sleeves, grab some cellulose and try not to blow themselves up as they explore the history, techniques and key players in…
Spirited Away
Jun 1, 2019 • 59 min
In a first for us, we’re covering an animated feature. And no it’s not Disney, it’s so much better! Mike & Rob enter the world of the spirits and take a bath with a radish in Studio Ghibli’s 2001 masterpiece, Spirited Away. With a deep dive into Shinto…
Artificial Intelligence
May 18, 2019 • 65 min
It’s finally happened… we’re talkin’ ‘bout SkyNet! Hot on the heels of our T2 extravaganza we’ve got our first deep dive of the new season and it’s time for Mike and Rob to search for some intelligence in the podcast, Artificial in this case which seemed…
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
May 4, 2019 • 65 min
We’re back! No more alphabet, no more poll, just an epic movie to launch our second season: Terminator 2: Judgement Day! Including One star reviews, why James Cameron is a bit of a tool, an extensive review of the extended terminator universe and one of…
Z is for Zip
Feb 22, 2019 • 72 min
It’s not how big it is … er yeah. So rounding out the alphabet and we’re talking Zip files and other compression algos in this month’s rather technical tech segment. Including a brief history, an almost certainly incorrect break down of how compression…
Z is for Zodiac
Feb 22, 2019 • 71 min
Late 1960’s San Francisco and there’s a serial killer on the loose! That’s right, we’ve decided to end on a rather dark note as we slide into the obsession filled, decade spanning epic that is, David Fincher’s Zodiac. Of course it’s based on a true story…
Y is for Young Frankenstein
Jan 25, 2019 • 55 min
Set & shot in the 70s, looks and sounds like the 30s and reviewed by two guys in the 2010s it’s time to finally explore the wacky mind of Mel Brooks and his take on classic horror with Young Frankenstein. Wilder, Feldman, Kahn, a galaxy of stars in a…
Y is for social networks of YesterYear
Jan 25, 2019 • 65 min
Tenuous? Yes but this was easily the best of a bad bunch. And if you have ever wondered what happened to the guy who founded MySpace, wether Bebo is still a thing or why it is that Facebook is just so damn popular then this is the episode for you. From…
X is for Bitcoin
Dec 21, 2018 • 62 min
Tis the season to be jolly. Jolly confused about Crypto Currency that is. In this month’s tech segment, recorded live in front of an actual audience at Pizza Projekt in Jersey, Rob attempts to explain the complexities of Bitcoin et al to a surprisingly…
X is for Die Hard
Dec 21, 2018 • 68 min
X stands for anything right? Well in this month’s Xmas episode, the WDAWKT team decided to take a look at the perennial classic Die Hard. Recorded live in front of an actual audience at Pizza Projekt in Jersey, Mike & Rob review John Mclane’s first…
W is for World Wide Web
Nov 23, 2018 • 65 min
Every wondered where the web came from? Well wonder no more, we tell you in this months WWWDAWKT. Featuring the history of hypertext, some familiar faces and surprisingly little porn it’s Dirty Bird o clock as we surf the web like you wouldn’t believe. —-…
W is for Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Nov 23, 2018 • 73 min
Noir meets Looney Tunes in this month’s movie of choice with Disney’s 1988 classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Mike & Rob review this perfect blend of animation and live action, determine if Jessica Rabbit really is all that and deliver ALL the one star…
V is for VR
Oct 26, 2018 • 70 min
We’re getting real in this month’s tech segment. Well, virtually real, with a smattering of augmentation and just a touch of mediation. From the beginnings of it all with the Sensorama™ through the wheezy, queasy 90s and up to modern day VR unicorns. Plus…
V is for V for Vendetta
Oct 26, 2018 • 71 min
Ooh there’s trouble brewing in dystopian, facist London! And there’s trouble brewing between Rob & Mike! This month we’re donning our Guy Fawkes masks and remember remembering the joy that is 2005’s V for Vendetta. Spoiler alert, Mike doesn’t like it cos…
U is for UI UX
Sep 28, 2018 • 65 min
So UI is the bit you touch, UX is how it makes you feel… yeah this one gets dirty in a real hurry. We do the usual wander back through the history of human / computer interaction, consider the various challenges faced by UI designers in the modern world,…
U is for the Untouchables
Sep 28, 2018 • 69 min
“Here’s how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That’s the Chicago way.” There’s a degree of irony in a podcast that focuses on inebriation reviewing a film set in the…
T is for TCP/IP
Sep 2, 2018 • 48 min
Kid, have you ever wondered how the internet works? Well it’s all down to these things called packets. Follow Rob & Mike on a magical, albeit synful journey through the protocols that make the net work. —- Send in a voice message:…
T is for Twister
Sep 2, 2018 • 52 min
It sucked … so anyway. this month in WDAWKT we’re breezing through another 90’s classic. Featuring Bills, Dustys, bits of Dusty, cows, fields, cars and, of course, tornadoes. This month on WDAKT, it’s Twister! —- Send in a voice message:…
S is for Search Engines
Jul 27, 2018 • 50 min
Engines that Search. We cover the early days of directories, the emergent search engine market and the rise of the mighty Google before donning our tin foil hats and diving headfirst into a world of paranoia and fear. It’s geeky, it’s techy and it has an…
S is for Super Mario Brothers
Jul 27, 2018 • 48 min
Proof positive that the democratic process should NOT be applied to pod-casts, we find ourselves digging around in the bargain bin of the last remaining physical media store in the country to locate a copy of Super Mario Brothers… and I can’t say that we…
R is for Radio
Jun 29, 2018 • 46 min
Don’t know your WiFi from your WiMax? Bluetooth leave you feeling disconnected? It’s ok, cos this month Rob tries very hard to explain modern data radio to Mike, and very nearly succeeds! From Marconi through to modern day, come along for a whirlwind tour…
R is for Robocop
Jun 29, 2018 • 49 min
The year is 2043, Detroit is a sh*t hole (nothing changes) and MCP are looking for “volunteers” for their new cyborg program, code name RoboCop! It’s a classic, it’s Verhoeven, it’s violent, grim and above all it’s the 80s. Mike & Rob take an armoured car…
Q is for Quantum Computing
May 28, 2018 • 56 min
So it turns out that Quantum Physics is a pretty damn complex & confusing topic. Which may explain why, in this month’s tech episode, we spend a lot of time talking about anything but the given topic - Quantum computing. If you’re happy that we probably…
Q is for the Quest
May 28, 2018 • 41 min
We never learn. With 2 perfectly decent films on the ballot and one “no hoper” we should have realised that you would pick the Quest, a 90’s Van Damme action & thrill filled slop bucket of nonsense. In this month’s, mercifully short, movie episode, we…
P is for Piracy
Apr 28, 2018 • 58 min
You wouldn’t steal a podcast? Well know because we give it away for free but there’s plenty of nefarious types out there who dedicate their lives to cracking and pirating software. In this month’s tech segment, we explore the murky world of piracy, from…
P is for the Princess Bride
Apr 28, 2018 • 57 min
We found it inconceivable that Mike hadn’t ever seen this film so took the convenient opportunity to rectify that glaring omission. This episode has it all, Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles. and a…
O is for Oceans Eleven
Mar 30, 2018 • 63 min
“The 14000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard. Otherwise known as the Bellagio, the Mirage, the M.G.M. Grand. Together, they’re the three most profitable casinos in Las Vegas… And we’re going to rob it.” That’s right, we back for O and that means we’re running…
O is for Onion Routing
Mar 30, 2018 • 45 min
It’s official, Mike & Rob really know their onions! Or they should after this month’s tech segment which is all about Onion Routing (aka TOR) and the dark web. Containing considerably less paranoia than you’d expect (possibly because we’ve become…
N is for Nintendo
Feb 25, 2018 • 65 min
In this month’s tech segment we have it all: Monkey’s, Mushrooms, Motor racing, russian mathematicians and prostitution. It’s an epic odyssey across, land, sea & even into outer space. And, since as we all know, it’s dangerous to go alone, Mike is…
N is for Naked Gun
Feb 25, 2018 • 58 min
It’s a classic comedy but is there more to 1988’s Naked Gun than just puns and slapstick? Mike & Rob hit the mean streets in search of some answers and along the way find some one star reviews par excellence, some sequels that are just sub par and come to…
M is for Magnetic Storage Media
Jan 26, 2018 • 68 min
Let’s get it out of the way, there are a lot of “floppy” jokes in this episode. But then there’s also a lot of stuff on just how computers store data, from the drum to the modern drive. Mike gets quizzed on a range of real of fake storage terms in Disk or…
M is for the Matrix
Jan 26, 2018 • 57 min
Red Pill anyone? In the first episode of 2018 Mike & Rob take a drunken stumble down the rabbit hole and explore the dark, dystopian alternate reality that is the Matrix. With a whole new “thing” we’re starting for this year, fear not, the usual level of…
L is for Linux
Dec 23, 2017 • 54 min
Containing exactly no Star Wars spoilers, this month Mike gets to grips with the world of open source and learns all about Linux! From the origins of Unix, through to the modern distro and with a series of titillating jokes about “packages” it surprising…
L is for Last Jedi
Dec 23, 2017 • 59 min
Warning - this podcast contains major spoilers! We’ve covered classics old & new but this month is the first time we’ve talked about a movie that’s still in the cinema. Mike & Rob become one with the force and explore a galaxy far far away as they examine…
K is for Keyboards
Nov 25, 2017 • 57 min
In another classic case of “it’s more interesting than it sounds … honest” Mike and Rob crack their knuckles and hunt peck their way through a surprisingly detailed look at the world of keyboards. From the humble typewriter, to the modern day of mind…
K is for Karate Kid
Nov 25, 2017 • 52 min
Wax on, wax off! After a shocker of a poll, Mike & Rob suit up and head to the dojo (pub) to discuss the seminal, martial arts coming of age movie Karate Kid. With the usual plot dissection, some superb karatriva and one star reviews from Donald Trump, it…
J is for James Bond - Part 2
Oct 27, 2017 • 69 min
We couldn’t not do James Bond when we got to J but perhaps we could have not done it in a cocktail bar. A double feature this month as Mike and Rob don black tie, shake up a martini and stare down the barrel of 24 films! Split over two halves with three…
J is for James Bond - Part 1
Oct 27, 2017 • 69 min
We couldn’t not do James Bond when we got to J but perhaps we could have not done it in a cocktail bar. A double feature this month as Mike and Rob don black tie, shake up a martini and stare down the barrel of 24 films! Split over two halves with three…
I is for Indiana Jones
Sep 23, 2017 • 81 min
I was always going to be an Indy movie. Trouble is, all three* are so good we simply couldn’t choose between them! So we didn’t and instead introduce a near feature length, extended episode in which Mike dons his fedora, Rob grabs his bullwhip (not a…
I is for Internet of Things
Sep 23, 2017 • 46 min
“On the Internet of Things, no one knows you’re a fridge!” - Unknown Continuing our mission to complete the WDAWKT tech buzzword bingo card, this month Rob leads Mike down the sensor laden path into the world of the Internet of Things! Smart Cars, Smart…
H is for Hacking
Aug 25, 2017 • 70 min
Firstly, this is a long episode - sorry about that but we couldn’t possibly fit the entire topic of Hacking in to anything under an hour. Join Mike & Rob as they explore the murky underworld of computer security through the history of phreaking, hacking…
H is for Hackers
Aug 25, 2017 • 54 min
As requested by our producer, we couldn’t not cover Hackers when we got to the H episodes. Beloved by many (including all of the WDAWKT team) this piece of pure 90’s nonsense proves itself to be a bit better than Mike thought it was going to be… high…
G is for Ghostbusters
Aug 1, 2017 • 43 min
“We ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” A movie that requires no introduction and didn’t really need a podcast, this month, Mike and Rob try to avoid things that go bump in the night and take a tour round New York with the Ghostbusters! Expect the usual…
G is for GPS
Aug 1, 2017 • 52 min
Geo all the things! It’s about time the tech segment escaped our humble atmosphere and made it to outerspace. And with that in mind join us for an orbital tour of all things geo. GPS, Geo Caching, Geo Fencing, Geo Cities … er … yes. Anyway, give it a…
F is for the Future (According to Rob)
Jun 28, 2017 • 57 min
Ok so we may have been a little ambitious here. Attempts to explain the future (all of it) after a few beers resulted in … something. Starting with the Industrial Revolution, Rob takes Mike on a magical meandering ride through the present and into the…
F is for Face Off
Jun 28, 2017 • 43 min
It’s a modern day classic, John Woo, Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, some other people. 20 years old and it’s barely aged (a lot like Cage tbh). Mike takes great delight in dissecting this particular piece of 90’s action awesomeness, although he does have a…
E is for Emoji
Jun 8, 2017 • 46 min
Just what is the plural of Emoji … Emojis, Emojie? Who knows, and who cares. In this months tech segment, Rob tells Mike way more about Emoji than anyone would care to admit to knowing. Pictograms, Purple Egg Plants and Poop all feature, along with a…
E is for Escape From New York
Jun 8, 2017 • 39 min
“Call me Sssnake” Kurt Russell? Check! John Carpenter? Check! Amazing synth soundtrack? Check check! In this month’s movie episode, Mike and Rob discuss Carpenter’s cult classic. The ultimate anti hero, a truly despicable president, and Issac Hayes in all…
D is for Databases
Jun 8, 2017 • 50 min
ALL YOUR DATABASE ARE BELONG TO US! Join Mike & Rob as they skip lightly through the depths of the database. From early efforts through to hipster NoSQL via some crazy stats, very poor maths skills, even worse fish puns, and the inevitable bag o d#cks.…
D is for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Jun 8, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome to another month’s beer fuelled movie madness. This time Mike & Rob are discussing the various merits of Kubrik’s 1964 black satire Dr. Strangelove. Recorded al fresco at the Cock & Bottle with all the usual features you’ve come to know and love…
C is for Cookies, Caches and other Crap tech support tell you to Clear
Jun 8, 2017 • 47 min
So it turns out BrewDog’s Punk IPA is not a session ale … this may explain why this month’s tech segment in which Mike & Rob explore the complex mysterious world of Cookies and Caches turns into a delightfully rambling adventure that would be right at…
C is for Casablanca
Jun 8, 2017 • 46 min
Welcome back! Spring has finally sprung here in Jersey and so we invite you to join us, Rob & Mike, on our first (dry) alfresco recording of the movie segment of We’re Drunk & We Know Things! This month’s movie is Casablanca so listen in for 45 mins of…
B is for Bots
Jun 8, 2017 • 18 min
In this month’s tech segment we’re talking ’bout ‘bots! Specifically, tweet bots, chat bots and the occasional dalliance into the darker side of bottage. AI, the singularity and job security are all covered in a little under half an hour. —- Send in a…
B is for Blade Runner
Jun 8, 2017 • 34 min
This month, we’re talking about a film beloved by both Mike & Rob – Blade Runner. Recorded in a tiny corridor of a pub, we get deep into the underlying meanings of the movie, discuss the risks of product placement in “near future” scenarios, celebrate the…
A is for Asymmetric Encryption
Jun 8, 2017 • 28 min
In this first episode (part 2), Mike and Rob takes a wander through the complex world of public private key encryption. Recorded in front of an inebriated, public house audience at two of Jersey’s finest watering hole, fuelled by a range of ales and with…
A is for Alien
Jan 13, 2017 • 22 min
In this first episode (part one), Mike and Rob deconstruct Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci fi classic Alien. Recorded in front of an inebriated, public house audience at two of Jersey’s finest watering hole, fuelled by a range of ales and with more ums per minute…