Somehow Related with Dave O'Neil & Glenn Robbins

Somehow Related with Dave O'Neil & Glenn Robbins

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Comedians Glenn Robins and Dave O’Neil are given two seemingly random topics. They have to figure out show they’re Somehow Related,
Nike and Waffles
Jan 14 • 28 min
The huge sneaker company and a Belgian breakfast culinary invention. Two of Dave’s favourite things? Not this time. Tell a friend about the show or share it on your socials! Links to the answer Populist Mechanics Business Insider AD: Get 10% off your…
Al Capone and Milk
Jan 7 • 30 min
Thanks to Kristie for suggesting these topics! The notorious Chicago prohibition profiteer who was downed for tax evation and the printed dates on food or drink that help it into the bin. And someone’s stolen Dave’s chip flavour ideas! Links to the answer…
WWI and Kleenex Tissues
Dec 31, 2018 • 22 min
Sneeze and a war, anyone? The iconic and tissues probably aren’t as well known as The Great War, but they were a part of each other in at least one way. Links (mainly spoilers) Military History Now article Curionic article AD: Get 10% off your order at…
There’s a Facebook Group
Dec 28, 2018 • 3 min
Yes, there’s one for Somehow Related! Find links, suggestions and let us know of any factual inaccuracies Sam has deployed in her answers. Facebook Group: Somehow Related AD: Get 10% off your order at Super Simple Cards when you use the offer code…
Ho ho ho!
Dec 24, 2018 • 3 min
Sam’s already down the coast and it’s a lonely festive morning at the hot studio. Have a Merry Chirstmas! Or whichever summer holiday you’re fond of. See if you’re family has any topics for Somehow Related, or dazzle them with your knowledge. There’s a…
Peanuts and Martin Luther King Jr
Dec 23, 2018 • 28 min
Peanuts the cartoon! Not the legume. And Martin Luther King Jr the civil rights activist! Not a small king version of the medieval German theologian. They’re Somehow Related. Hence this episode. This is also from a suggestion of Caroline, who emailed us.…
High Vis Clothing and Wedding Dresses
Dec 17, 2018 • 42 min
High vis colour, clothing, plastic and more is everywhere. But not often at a wedding. But combine one with the other and you have a world first, the likes of which definitely was seen. Links for more information The Guardian article describing the story…
Vikings and Climate Change
Dec 10, 2018 • 25 min
Worth it for Dave’s Floki impression. But what could the terrifying Norsemen have to do with a changing climate? Further reading Ars Technica’s insights to the Vikings and climate change Earth Institue - Columbia University The Star - surviving like a…
Mick Jagger and Uluru
Dec 2, 2018 • 26 min
Rolling Stones frontman and the rock in the middle of Australia. Very big. Uluru’s big too. Links from the episode Mick Jagger and the Queen Mick Jagger and the Hells Angels Ayers Rock history Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton Indigenous Australian thinking…
Puffing Billy and Vacuum Cleaners
Nov 25, 2018 • 27 min
The steam train east of Melbourne Victoria and something that sucks… hmmm. One’s definitely more scenic that the other. If you have a suggestions for Somehow Related send us an email! [email protected] (or get Dave on Twitter - @itsdaveoneil) AD: Get 10%…
Tim Tams and the Kentucky Derby
Nov 19, 2018 • 29 min
The iconic Australian biscuit that people drink tea through and a big horse race in a far off land. Nothing comes to mind… SPOILERS! This Wikipedia article This NYT article And this article too. Thinking music from Steven Seagulls on YouTube, fantastic…
Birdseye and Eskimos
Nov 11, 2018 • 37 min
The frozen food company and a people who live incredibly far north. There’s obviously cold involved but how would Birdseye be related to Eskimos, ahem, Inuit people? Reading from the show… Inuit v Eskimo More about that NPR weighed in on that too And…
Jim Beam and I Dream of Jeannie
Oct 28, 2018 • 36 min
Jim and Jeannie came together before the show even started. Glenn and Dave figure it out in the Grandview Hotel front room with “Sam” in patient attendence as always.
Lemons and The Mafia
Oct 22, 2018 • 31 min
Are they part of a mob initiation ritual? A favourite food of the Capos? There’s a way the citrus and the ’Cosa Nostra’ came together.
Starbucks and Ancient Greece
Sep 29, 2018 • 27 min
You don’t need a couple of days to figure out this one! Just a little background in the coffee shop and some history. Easier way to go, listen to the episode. Beautiful.
Coney Island and Escalators
Sep 22, 2018 • 22 min
There’s something between the New York summer holiday location and the moving footpath. At time of writing this author is yet to know (for the first time!). I’m off to listen! Ok I’m back. Had a listen - great episode. And, ah yeah, here’s the answer if…
Nike and the Utah Murderer
Sep 15, 2018 • 25 min
A reasonably well known shoe company (do they make other things?) and a bloke in the 1970s who was executed. Tough times but they managed to be Somehow Related to this day!
Tabasco Sauce and The US Civil War
Sep 8, 2018 • 26 min
The hot sauce that shares Her Majesty’s condiment rack with other royal favourites and a bloody war fought between neighbours. Sauce and soldiers… Soldiers and sauce… Related somehow… Somehow related…
Charles Darwin and Office Chairs
Sep 1, 2018 • 27 min
The legendary naturalist who studied finches, travelled the world over, probably ate some giant tortises and the humbe office chair. Often broken in some way but pushed on as a borderline cripple rather than fixed or replaced. Jeez they have a hard time.…
Heard The Debrief with Dave O’Neil?
Aug 28, 2018 • 0 min
Conversations with comedians driving home after a gig. It’s insightful, appropriately intimate and sometimes there’s a voice from the back seat. Listen where you’re listening to this now!
Blondie and Ted Bundy
Aug 25, 2018 • 31 min
Blondie, the famous band from a couple of decades back, and a charismatic criminal who’s record is abhorrent. But, as always, that’s right - they’re Somehow Related!
Les Misérables and Stand Up Desks
Aug 18, 2018 • 27 min
The story of a French rebellion and another workplace fad… Did Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway insist on donating stand up desks to poor French families?
“Dave” on Pilot Week & Russell Coight
Aug 14, 2018 • 3 min
Dave and Glenn rarely take time out from the podcast to dabble in other media, but lately they’ve found time for the tele. New show and new laughs. Dave and Glenn’s TV shows not related.
Filet-o-fish and the Catholic Church
Aug 11, 2018 • 28 min
Loaves and fishes is an easy place to start out, but what’s that got to do with McDonald’s? Was there a Pope Filet somewhere in history and Ray Kroc has a soft spot for the Vatican?
Frisbees and The Matrix
Aug 4, 2018 • 26 min
Let’s be clear, Neo never uses a frisbee in The Matrix movies when he’s fighting Agent Smith. That’s an observable fact. But the film and the object do have a connection.
M & Ms and the Spanish Civil War
Jul 28, 2018 • 26 min
The sugar coated chocolate that live in a bowl, rather than in the box like Smarties (according to Glenn) and the civil conflict memorialised in Picasso’s masterpiece “Guernica”.
Margaret Thatcher and Soft Serve Ice Cream
Jul 22, 2018 • 28 min
The Iron Lady and aerated ice cream? Yes, they’re definitely Somehow Related.
Mark Twain and Bras
Jul 14, 2018 • 20 min
Any relation to JFK and Corsets from a previous episode? Can’t say but until there are some big changes the subjects of this episode will be entangled for a while.
James Woods and 9/11 terror attacks
Jul 8, 2018 • 28 min
Yep, the actor and the terrorist attacks. But there’s a way so many people could be Somehow Related to the attacks. It’s only because it’s a really interesting reason did we pick James Woods.
Chimneys and Geese
Jun 30, 2018 • 26 min
The sooty black brick tubes and honking fluffy water birds? Somehow, yes. For more information, after the show (!!!), check out a great article we found by James Hughes.
Fitbits and the Taliban
Jun 25, 2018 • 22 min
Could the fitbit be the new Zippo lighter of the war in Afghanistan? Find out what binds the music hating former government of the small central Asian country with big data tracking systems. And leave a review on iTunes if that’s where you’re listening.
Sunglasses and Chinese judges
Jun 17, 2018 • 27 min
There is a connection between the serious position of a judge and the handy accessory that covers our eyes.
New from Nearly - World Cup Road Trip
Jun 13, 2018 • 2 min
Packed and ready, Francis Leach and Tony wilson are heading north. Far far north. Let your mates know about the Road Trip on the socials or plug it into their phone. And when you get a chance leave a review where you’re listening.
Olivia Newton-John and Rudolf Hess
Jun 11, 2018 • 21 min
The former deputy Fuhrer of Nazi Germany and Australian pop royalty.
Steiner Schools and Cigarettes
Jun 3, 2018 • 19 min
Kids and smoking? Surely not…
Chupa Chups and Salvador Dali
May 29, 2018 • 16 min
The bon bon hard lolly and a surealist painter… hmmm.
Michael Phelps and Golf
May 20, 2018 • 22 min
What’s the most successful Olympian ever got to do with golf? Quick hint - nothing to do with the Olympics.
Kangaroos and Napoleon
May 14, 2018 • 13 min
How is half the Australian Coat of Arms connected to the French Emperor?
JFK and Corsets
May 7, 2018 • 14 min
What’s an assassinated President go to do with the sometimes kinky under garment?
Nazis and Fanta
Apr 27, 2018 • 15 min
How is the facist ideology intertwined with the bubbly orange bottle of sugar? Dave and Glenn search their recollection, imagination, historical reading and shared experiences for any thread between Nazis and Fanta.