gregory akerman

"amateurish, tedious, pretentious"

Episode Forty Two: The Exorcist

Hello, how are you? I am fine. It's Masterpiece Bookshelf time which can only mean one thing! Gregory has read a book and Steve despises him.

This week, we look at the hellishly spooky book, the "The Exorcist". You know the one, they made a film up of it - which was quite good. Then they made a second film. Not as good. Then a third. Yep. Then a prequal. The decided that the prequal wasn't quite as good as it could be so did a remake of it.

ANYWAY! enjoy xx 

Episode Forty: Gregory Akerman's Teenage Poetry

What gives Steve & Gregory the right to pass judgement on these monumental works of literature? What credentials do they come to this project with that justifies the petty vitriol with which they attack these works of art?

Well, today we find out. Steve & Gregory are joined by poet and all round super human, Ian Bowkett, to have a look at the poetic works of a younger Gregory. Once and for all, he will lay bare his inner most feelings and you will see that, like the greatest works we have heard talk of - Gregory's poetry is utter dog shit. 

Episode Thirty Four: Dracula

This week, Steve & Gregory are joined by Amanda Digioia, Dracula expert. Basically, this means that it will be an exquisite listen for you, filled with real life actual information, but a dreadful time for Gregory as he gets shouted at two people

Episode Thirty Three: The Arabian Nights

This week, our intrepid hero's take on the Arabian Nights. Despite Gregory "King of Controversy" Akerman's best efforts, Steve "King of Reason" Cross manages to keep proceedings nice and calm.

Also, this weeks beverages include the disgusting "Thums Up". Not Thumbs Up, Thums Up. 

God, it's all go isn't it

Episode Twenty Seven: Boy

Hello. How are you? I am fine. Exhausted, from all that high art we've been heavily investigating. Why don't we have a break this week and hunker down with a nice, lighthearted children's book about aggresive adults, corporal punishment & dead vermin.

Episode Twenty Six: The Time Machine

What HG Wells book shall we look at? Why, the shortest one of course! That's right, in a continued effort to improve your mind, Steve & Gregory give another thorough, deep reading of a bloody classic.

Please remember that when citing any quotes from Masterpiece Bookshelf in your essay/thesis, the correct referencing is:  Akerman, G & Cross, S. (20--)

Episode Twenty Four: Finnegans Wake

That's right. Finnegans Wake, or Finnegan's Wake, or even Finnigan's Wake. They're all equally correct spellings. Listen in awe as Gregory languishes in this ridiculously complicated, convoluted and frankly far too clever for him book. Listen in rapture as Steve absolutely delights in making Greg squirm and fester in ways we did not previously think possible.

The book is long. The book is famously hard work. This episode mirrors those basic tenants of Finny Dubs x

Episode Twenty Three: The Tragical Life & Death of Doctor Faustus

It's NOT the same book as last week! It IS the same story, but this is a different one. So it counts as a worthwhile endeavour to do it.

Steve & Gregory embark upon a mission to compare & contract this Faust with the other one and as you no doubt expect - too much time is spent talking about burning horses, contract law and masturbation (which, to the casual listener may seem childish and gratuitous, but is of course, a damning indictment to the entire Malory canon)