Title: Shamgel

acast Time: 1:01:34
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Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: December 8, 2021
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Please Welcome a Man
Who is considering the boorish nature of gravity.

Acronym Modification

Cool Kids
I was talking to, um, number 456 from off of the Squid Games the other day.

Guest Best Known
For her appearance in the audience of An Audience with Michael Buble.


Better or Worse than Last Week: N/A
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Member Member Note
Unnamed when RH struggled to remember Alan Hawkshaw’s surname, this audience member suggested “Hawkwin”

Emergency Questions

If you had the power to stop one disaster, would you prevent the Great Fire of London or the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii?

Who’s saying “No,” because I agree. No. You can’t choose between those two. What? How many people died in the Great Fire of London? *RH notes that it was relatively few.* How many died in Pompeii? *RH confirms that many died in Pompeii.* Well, there you are then. There’s the answer. I’d save people. *RH references the jobs that would be lost in the Pompeii tourism industry.* You, if you’re not careful, you’re going to become a billionaire dick.

Would you rather have all your teeth fall out and be replaced by the teeth of a Neanderthal man or woman or have all your hair fall out and be replaced by the wire from a Brillo pad?

Oh, actually, this will surprise you. Wire from a Brillo pad, I think. Yeah, no, the thought of somebody else’s teeth in my mouth. […] They’ve been in somebody else’s mouth.

Would you rather be the world’s worst shepherd or the world’s only talking sheep?

Why am I the world’s worst shepherd? Yeah, see, the trouble with the sheep thing though is that everybody would be looking at you all the time, wouldn’t they? You would be carted around the country with that. I think I’d rather be a shepherd.

Would you rather go into suspended animation and not wake up for five years or 500 years?

Oh, five. *RH asks DM whether she wouldn’t like to see the world 500 years in the future.* Not really, no. No. *RH mentions that DM could place her money in a National Savings’ interest account.* That is definitely not going to do me in 500 years’ time, is it? Definitely five years. No, five years, I, um, I’d like to see my life – things I recognize, people I know, family. *RH muses whether humans will exist in 500 years’ time.* Well, it might all be talking sheep by then.


The title for this episode is a reference to RH’s suggestion of a product that combines hair gel with shampoo.

RH reveals that as a young person he played the piano, trumpet, and euphonium, but didn’t particularly care for any of them.

RH asks DM if she would invest in a self-playing snooker show.

RH asks DM if she would invest in a finger that can travel through time.

RH asks DM for advice on taking his podcasting to the next level.