Don't Lets Chart with Ben and Phil

Don't Lets Chart with Ben and Phil

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Two friends try to make sense of the world through the use of charts, top ten lists, stupid quizzes and mindless trivia. Join them, won’t you?


Don’t Lets Chart 221 - Goodbye
Jun 19 • 39 min
And so we say farewell to series two of Don’t Lets Chart with the Top 15 BEST THINGS EVER as voted for by you lot! And its….weird. Really weird. We have classic epic fantasy clashing with bacon whilst Time Lords and Tea face off alongside crisps, brown…
Don’t Lets Chart 220 - Beatles Please
Jun 15 • 38 min
Cast your ballots and prepare for otters as its part one of the big Don’t Lets Chart Vote 2020 to try and uncover the BEST THING EVER…as entirely voted for by you listeners! And its a strange, heady mix of swearing, Community college, Beatles Band, Star…
Don’t Lets Chart 219 - Blackmail Willis
Jun 1 • 36 min
THE BIG DONT LETS CHART VOTE 2020….will be in a fortnight. For now, enjoy an episode devoted to the things that just didnt make the top 25 from the worlds of TV, toys, films and animals. Did yours make the cut? In this edition: the animal Phil would…
Don’t Lets Chart 218 - Bum Prambo
May 18 • 37 min
You are cordially invited to the book launch of “Ben Baker’s Fun Book For The Apocalypse” at the Social Distancing Rooms, Up Tarn. Bring a bottle and a…nother bottle as this is about to get off the chain. Guests include Paul Nicholas, a lifeboat, Hale and…
Don’t Lets Chart 217 - fu3k0ffbak3r
May 4 • 36 min
Creamy mash mash. That about sums up this week’s episode of “Don’t Lets Chart” which tries to celebrate May 4th as literally anything but Star Wars Day, looks blankly at the over-specific Grammy categories and ends on a quiz that defames every single…
Don’t Lets Chart 216 - Fred Dineage Was Probably Not Involved
Apr 20 • 37 min
Everyday is like Ghost Train on Sunday as the definitely not driven mad Ben and Phil go head to head in a Saturday Morning Showdown featuring the likes of No.73, The 8:15 From Manchester, Tiswas and - yes - Telegantic Megavision! Then there’s a quiz for…
Don’t Lets Chart 215 - The Golden Selection Collection
Apr 6 • 37 min
Happy birthday to us! Yes, this our 50th episode! I know, we dont look a day over 47! To celebrate, we present this new tailor made collectors edition episode of “Don’t Lets Chart” with exquisite ruby and mushy pea-encrusted highlights of the…
An Introduction to Don’t Lets Chart
Mar 23 • 37 min
Doorbell noise. Wow! Can it nearly be a whole year since Don’t Lets Chart first opened its ridiculous doors? With over 1,300 hours of nonsense available for free, it might be quite daunting for anyone new coming to our unique 35 to 37 minute mix of…
Don’t Lets Chart 214 - Stop Saying Cumbo!
Mar 21 • 34 min
Hello, welcome to containment zone B-37 formerly known as “Don’t Lets Chart” and the Don’t Lets Charts are off to Liverpool! Or rather they were last week just before the proverbial hit the wossname and it didnt seem quite so ridiculous to jaunt off to…
Don’t Lets Chart 213 - A Doll Called Alan
Mar 8 • 37 min
“You can watch Dog Day Afternoon because you rotated your arm…” Happy International Richard Herring Telling People About International Women’s Day! We’re doing our best to celebrate the day despite you know…the obvious. There’s a Cheryl Baker inspired…
Don’t Lets Chart 212 - James Brown Shotgun Toilet
Feb 24 • 35 min
Join Ben and Phil for a “stab” at the murder podcast market with some unfortunately obvious crimes before playing the latest mop topped quiz all the kids go wild for and finishing up with a daze over days. There’s tax evosion, new format pitches, PCP,…
Some Sort Of Promotional Endeavour
Feb 16 • 1 min
Hello friends! Did you know that for less than £3 a month you can get two extra podcasts with Ben and Phil? In fact, if you had one of our snazzy personal RSS feeds that each patron gets, you’d just be receiving the new episode of our sister show “Don’t…
Don’t Lets Chart 211 - Bubblegum Tongue (Direct To Video)
Feb 10 • 37 min
Its Valentine’s week and as per usual Ben and Phil are here to put this d on you. Or is that old Ian Snoop Dogg? Either way, its not a very welcoming start to a show dedicated to all the best romantic things - i.e. murderous computers, Ernest Goes To Camp…
Don’t Lets Chart 210 - A Song With The Word Smurf In It
Jan 27 • 38 min
2020 already doing your head in? Time for an arbitrary time warp back to 1996 for a listener voted top 20 of things including Kenickie, Mark and Lard on the Graveyard Shift, the mysterious mayfly career of Bear Van Beers, the Spice Girls tell us what they…
Don’t Lets Chart 209 - Two Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Jan 13 • 37 min
Its an old school sort of Chart this week as Ben and Phil look at the week in years gone by and find some totally unconnected but suitably ridiculous facts about Bad Boys 3 and the longest gap between movie sequels of all time, wonder why most 1950s…
Don’t Lets Chart 208 - Nixon Quiz Not Included
Dec 30, 2019 • 36 min
It’s Ben’s birthday and to celebrate, erm…he’s gone to the pub. But he’s left a sodden folder of trivia behind so we present a mix of favourite and new quizzes from the last year. Learn who is the UK’s Robin Williams! Enjoy a good Dickens! Duck the BBC…
Don’t Lets Chart 207 - More Boglin Themed Than I Was Anticipating
Dec 25, 2019 • 49 min
Merry Christmas from Ben and Phil! Here’s a special show for everyone spending today alone (or just wants something to do whilst hiding!) With thanks to Colin’s Godson, The Plimptons, Wolf 359 and all of you for a year of ridiculous fun in very strange…
BONUS - A Green Bullet Of Fun
Dec 19, 2019 • 29 min
Surprise! As its Christmas we thought it’d be nice to share the new “Don’t Lets Chart…Nights” episode with everybody! Meet Ben and Phil - Christmas Chart Fixers going through the festive number ones from 1980 to 1989 and deciding if they stand the test of…
Don’t Lets Chart 206 - Schnorbitz Was Not In Star Wars
Dec 16, 2019 • 38 min
Its…sort of…almost…Christmas! Time for a bubble of nonsense away from the reality of the previous week as Ben and Phil jump back to the eighties for a listener-suggested game of Christmas TV Schedule Wars. Its almost like one of them has a book out about…
Don’t Lets Chart 205 - Gravy Changes Everything
Dec 1, 2019 • 37 min
The boys are back…in delicious gravy! Ben’s got something to promote but he can’t for the life in him remember what it is so instead he and Phil investigate Doctor Who cameos as the worlds of James Bond and Ken Dodd collide. Plus: Mr USA and Ms Sidedish’s…
Don’t Lets Chart 204 - Terr Yand Ju-Ne
Nov 11, 2019 • 36 min
A special young person’s episode of Don’t Lets Chart in which…oh god, I’m so tired. I mean…YOUNG PEOPLE’S THINGS. WOO! SOME FORTNITE! EMOJIS! POPULAR CHART MUSIC! We’re all over those today. Now fetch me 20CCs of slippers stat. Dad needs his special time.…
Don’t Lets Chart 203 - 65 Fabulous Years of Phil Catterall
Oct 28, 2019 • 39 min
Your favourite facts ‘n’ fannying about podcast returns with an all star tribute to six decades of Phil Catterall (aged 39). There are messages from his friends - also Ben is there. Plus Phil’s top 20 things of all time ever (that arent giant fighting…
Don’t Lets Chart 202 - I’m So Tired, Why Are You Doing This?
Oct 14, 2019 • 37 min
Sexual swear words and adult situations ahoy this week as Ben and very under the weather Phil play a game of Birthday Top Trumps pitting unlikely duos born on the same day against each other, including a horror writer vs. a puppeteer, Johnny Marr’s neck…
Don’t Lets Chart 201 - Objectively Better, Morally Superior
Sep 30, 2019 • 36 min
Bigger, Better, Stronger, the other one. Yes, Dont Let’s Chart is back back BACK! And with the same great taste you remember - vinegar and tyres - mmm mmm, just like Uncle Grandma used to make. If you’re new to the show, its a crazy race against time as…
Attack of the Return of the Monster of Don’t Lets Chart Series 2
Sep 21, 2019 • 3 min
The second series of “Don’t Lets Chart” will be with you on Monday September 30th. This short documentary presentation feature trail will explain the small differences we’re making to this new run. Find out how you can get even more from Ben and Phil by…
Don’t Lets Chart - The Best of (Volume Two)
Sep 9, 2019 • 37 min
To whet your unwhetted areas for series 2 here’s a breezy run-through episodes 5 to 9 of “Don’t Lets Chart” in which we ran down the worst Hanna-Barbera jerks, despaired at On The Buses, steamed a good ham, tarted ourselves out for sponsorship, disagreed…
Don’t Lets Chart 120 - That’s A Good Point
Aug 18, 2019 • 37 min
And so we reach the final destination of the Don’t Lets Chart Summer Roadshow and also the final episode of series one. We hope you’ve enjoyed the past five months of facts and nonsense and we’re going out with our biggest adventure yet. Yes, even bigger…
Don’t Lets Chart 119 – Do You Like Dickens
Aug 11, 2019 • 36 min
Another jump on the increasingly stupid Don’t Lets Chart Summer Roadshow as Ben and Phil travel back in time to visit The Book Tower in order to promote Ben’s new book. If you dont know, its probably best not to ask. Just strap in for what the Mr Men did…
Don’t Lets Chart 118 - The Popular Humanoid Bear
Aug 4, 2019 • 37 min
A bit of a relativity jump on the Don’t Lets Chart Roadshow this week as we visit Beanotown. OrGotham. Or wherever Whizzer and Chips incorporating Scouse Mouse took place as its a comics special. Which were best - the good old British weekly or yer…
Don’t Lets Chart 117 - BOUNTY!
Jul 28, 2019 • 35 min
Ohhhh, how good is this? The “Don’t Lets Chart Summer Roadshow” is on the move again and this week visits definitely DEFINITELY Australia to talk all things Antipodean, but mostly funny place names, weird food and the most surreal episodes of Neighbours.…
Don’t Lets Chart 116 - Hedges Capers
Jul 21, 2019 • 37 min
Woah dude, its a new episode of the “Don’t Lets Chart Summer Roadshow” and Ben and Phil are visiting “Mawkins, Indianus” - home to “Stangler Thongs” - which is legally different from anything on Netflix set in the mid 80s and about obsolete Americana.…
Don’t Lets Chart 115 - The Worst Motown Trio Of All Time
Jul 14, 2019 • 37 min
Framed for a crime they probably did commit, Ben and Phil are making melonade from rocks and dust by turning their six week community service into a summer roadshow just like all those people we’re not allowed to talk about anymore used to do on Radio One…
Don’t Lets Chart - The Best Of (Volume One)
Jul 7, 2019 • 35 min
The best of the first five episodes, plus a few bonus items for new listeners. Featuring: Why George Clooney shouldnt be allowed near your cat (or Meryl Streep), a wartime Bill Badger goes on the tube, wallpaper as a mid-morning snack, why the bullet…
Don’t Lets Chart 114 - Chekhov’s Chicken
Jun 30, 2019 • 36 min
It’s a five-alarm all out listener takeover episode as Ben and Phil hand the whole show over to you for questions, guest charts and comments, alongside special appearances by our friends at Round The Archives and Tim Worthington off of the Guardian. Plus:…
Don’t Lets Chart 113 - Crime Alert!
Jun 23, 2019 • 35 min
Or “Congratulations! It’s A Knife!” Put yer hands up and drop the off-brand “Avengerists” action figure! Detectives Ben Baker and Phil Catterall are on the lookout for terrible toys from the past, street messers and sex type people doing naughty kissing…
Don’t Lets Chart 112 - The Answer Is Quavers
Jun 16, 2019 • 36 min
Sunday, Sunday here again and…wait, we dont upload our new episodes on Sundays, do we? Aaahhhh, but we do. Presenting our mildly irrelevant move to Sundays for the forseeable future. In this week’s episode, Ben Baker and Phil Catterall attempt to provide…
Don’t Lets Chart 111 - What Night Is Space Bins?
Jun 9, 2019 • 36 min
Hello space fans and fellow mutants to the latest podcast from Moon Ben Baker and Phil “G-Balls” Catterall! In this one: sub-par superheroes, Royal Variety rave ups and strange stuff shot into space (but not necessarily stayed there…) Plus: the majesty of…
Don’t Lets Chart 110 - Trying To Swallow A Former Member of Bananarama
Jun 2, 2019 • 35 min
We all know what its like. You record a smash hit song but accidentally mention a brand name leading to a ban from the BBC so you have to fly 6,000 miles across the Atlantic to record two words then fly back again. To celebrate Ray Davies from the Kinks’…
Don’t Lets Chart 109 - No-One Voted For ALF
May 26, 2019 • 37 min
We’ve taken the bin box time machine back to 1987 again for the second and final part of our entirely listener-voted chart. Along the way, we pump up the volume, drown some Pound Puppies, chart the rise of Jonathan Ross, make Phil listen to Big Black for…
Don’t Lets Chart 108 - McKellen For Robocop
May 19, 2019 • 35 min
Presenting The First Annual 32 Fabulous Years of 1987 Show. Why? Dont worry about that. Just be dazzled and wowed by the bright colours and flammable materials of the era as Ben and Phil run down the first half of our listener’s selections for the best…
Don’t Lets Chart 107 - Slimer Stinks Of Onion IDST
May 12, 2019 • 35 min
Sponsored by Nixon’s Crisps. “The crisps that are crisps”. It was the philosopher Ian Reelbigfish who once sang “Sell out / with me oh yea / sell out / with me tonight”. And never has a truer word been skanked as your hosts Ben Baker and Phil Catterall…
Don’t Lets Chart 106 - Rotating Hannigans
May 5, 2019 • 36 min
It’s a bank holiday special as for the first time Ben and Phil are in the same room to record one of these. We enter “The Meet Zone” (or is that “the Meat Zone”?) for a rundown of what Nottingham has to offer, the strange world of beer naming and our…
Don’t Lets Chart 105 - Runaway Puppy Massacre
Apr 28, 2019 • 35 min
‘Boogie Legs’ Ben and The All-New Some Biscuits Crew are sure in for a s-s-spooky time when they investigate Old Man Catterall’s haunted mine to look for the secret hidden treasure of pop culture charts. And as they’ve just run past the same hallway…
Don’t Lets Chart 104 - Little Jenny Knives For Eyes
Apr 21, 2019 • 36 min
Ben’s not content with the ratings for the last few episodes so he’s decided to refit the whole show to be one of those murder podcasts that are doing insanely well in the charts. However, neither him or Phil are comfortable with the whole “murder” aspect…
Don’t Lets Chart 103 - Inhaling Some Chuckle Musk
Apr 14, 2019 • 34 min
Hey you! Are you interested in dead celebrities, Yorkshire heroes and ridiculous Happy Meal toys? Well stick around anyway as Ben and Phil look into why under no circumstances should you let someone fire a gun directly into your face, which action star is…
Don’t Lets Chart 102 - I Thought You Said Rapid Rodney
Apr 7, 2019 • 35 min
And so it was that our brave idiots Ben and Phil returned for a second adventure that the law of sequels suggests will probably not be as good as the first. With that in mind they look at Rotten Tomatoes’ Worst Sequels Ever with guest appearances from…
Don’t Lets Chart 101 - Clooney’s Catbox Comedy Company
Mar 31, 2019 • 36 min
We can all agree that pranks and April Fools’ jokes are invariably god awful and not in the slightest bit funny - but what would you do if it was the Hollywood superstar George Clooney pulling them on you? Ben and Phil put on their best “the actor Richard…