Somehow Related with Dave O'Neil & Glenn Robbins

Somehow Related with Dave O'Neil & Glenn Robbins

Comedians Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil are given two seemingly random topics. Together they have to work out how these very different things are SOMEHOW RELATED. What is the connection between Nazis and Fanta? Napoleon and Kangaroos? JFK and corsets? They are all Somehow Related. Produced by Nearly, a podcast network.

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January 17, 2022 40 min

They're both cold?

Unlike the Australian summer that we're currently going through, that has also taken Glenn and Dave away from the studio.

Here's a pre-pandemic, corona-free, had-never-even-heard-of-Covid episode that's delightfully considerate of other issues facing the world or nearby footpath.

Enjoy!

 

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Business Insider

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One of the reasons Sam chose this episode is the very special international multilingual guest phoning it in with some special knowledge - not just about the topics but the hosts too!

Also, pre-covid. What a time!

 

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YouTube: Toonces the Cat

 

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The Local

SwissInfo.ch

 

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January 2, 2022 41 min

88 keys and two wheels with an internal combustion motor?

Not likely.

The piano's storied history is largely indoors too. Unlike that of the motorbike.

Few clues however the roladex throws up the name of a Special Guest, Friend-of-the-show and expert yardsman.

We'll give him a call - it's Ross Noble!

 

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Quora

Wikipedia

 

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December 27, 2021 51 min

Say it again, Glenn - "Could there not be two things further apart?"

No Meat Loaf the singer or Meat Loaf the food confusion on this episode.

Think of childbirth - that's one topic.

Think of a chainsaw - that's the other topic.

But yes, Somehow Related.

Hello to Obstetrician Lionel if you're listening!

And thanks to Michael Veitch for taking our call and telling his life threatening story, starting at 28:20.

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December 20, 2021 29 min

I think Sam's dropped in a nod to Dave and Kitty's pronunciation of 'nachos', which you'll recognise if you listen to The Junkess.

Drought and Yo Yos are similar in that they're both widely and not so widely known for each having a distinct lack of moisture.

But somewhere, and somehow, in history they share a story that's rather unbelieveable.

Remember Edwin Maher?

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December 13, 2021 38 min

Could be anything!

Pretty wide pitch there from Sam. Add a run to that over, will you?

But she's good. It makes sense if you know it.

You can count on her to use some swing when she's throwing topics any which way early on.

 

With special guest commentator Adam Zwar, author of 12 Summers and host of 10 Questions with Adam Zwar.

Every significant moment in actor and writer Adam Zwar’s life is tied to cricket. In this book, he tel...

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Worlds apart. Insect repelant and a Royal visit?

Speaking of, the Aerogard ads are going to start up again soon.

And we're due for a Royal visit aren't we?

 

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CSIRO

 

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Aeroguard ad - Mr Walker

The New Daily

 

 

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November 29, 2021 40 min

Bootscootin', barrel shootin', cattle lootin' outlaws in the lawless American Western frontier.

And the opposite - laws of the land to restrict your hand(gun).

 

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Smithsonian Magazine

 

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Banjo loop from Shorthopper on Freesound.org

Banjo tuning from Paulmessier on Freesound.org

Banjo opener from Simonays on Freesound.org

 

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November 22, 2021 35 min

The male chicken and things that we put in our ears (aren't we supposed to only put our elbows in our ears?)

One is noisy, one is for the quiet. They're opposite but somehow related.

 

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Discover Magazine

 

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November 15, 2021 37 min

JFK's been on the show before but his assassination, nor Mr Meat have.

And NO, he didn't assassinate JFK again with the performance at 2011's AFL Grand Final. No need to bring that up again.

Here's the music!

 

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Grunge.com

 

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November 8, 2021 44 min

Vale Bert Newton. Dave and Glenn reminisce about the TV legend.

Now to the show.

The celebrated and prolific childrens' author and the birthday suit.

And thanks to everyone who's contributed a great review on Apple Podcasts.

 

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Enid Blyton Wikipedia

 

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November 1, 2021 42 min

Not just any flag. A significant flag.

Can toilet blocks be significant?

We find out in this episode of Somehow Related!

And Sam comes clean on her absense for some of the previous episode.

 

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The Daily Telegraph

 

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Yellow Pages ad - Not Happy Jan!

 

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October 25, 2021 41 min

Low lighting, thanks to a dimmer switch that might be at a friend's house in the 80s.

That, along with Appetite, the Id, ego and/or super-ego of our stomachs.

"Got my mind on my tummy or my tummy on my mind," apologies Snoop Dogg.

How is an appetite of any dimension going to worry about dimmed lighting?

 

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ActiveBeat

 

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October 18, 2021 36 min

Was Dickens a better writer than chips are a snack/accompaniment to any number of grateful mains?

There's certainly been more hot chips by volume than Charles Dicken's books printed, we think.

Who knows? Sam knows.

 

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Lovefood.com

 

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GIO insurance ad

 

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October 11, 2021 42 min

The incredible Beatles front man, song writer, activist, artist and, somehow related to a coffin.

Coffins don't have as many synonyms as John Lennon.

That's a poor measure of the man. But not untrue. Still a poor measure, he was incredible.

 

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MentalFloss

 

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More popular than Jesus

 

The Auntie Donna funeral skit - check it out on YouTube. Search for Best Funeral Ever - Fresh Blood #2.

 

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October 4, 2021 49 min

The Gipper and people who can, the claim, see things from beyond our physical world.

How's this episode length!


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NY Post

 

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Original theme music by Kit Warhurst.

Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis.

 

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September 27, 2021 34 min

That country near Germany with al the composers and a bloody public policy that fades the curtains and confuses the cows.

What's going on between these two topics?

 

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Find the scene from The Sound of Music on YouTube, or in the film!

 

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Wikipedia

 

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So it's Pizza, and the others.

Don't listen to Glenn and his confusing 2 and 2 or 4 or something else - Pizza and the three people you may or may not have heard of.

Tricky to get the relationship when there's more involved. Tough at the best of times unless you know!

 

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Bill Murray in Stripes

Where to watch Stripes

 

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Silly Al's

 

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September 13, 2021 46 min

The centre of Australian country music and a necessity of modern life.

NSW country towns definitely have electricity but what could it be that makes the relationship between this notable town and the power we all use daily so special?

Sam highly recommends checking out the ABC article below.

It's a great explanation of the link between Tamworth and electricity - but only after hearing the episode!

 

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September 6, 2021 47 min

Did you know, Cambridge University was founded before the bloody (in the literal and Australian slang sense) Aztec Empire!

Cambridge in 1209 AD. Aztecs started in the 1400s, done by the 1500s.

Australian Rules Football, that came after.

A bloody long time after.

But what gets Australia's own football game and a bloody good university together?

Sam'll tell ya.


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National Museum of Australia


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