The Absolute Peach
Summary: The Absolute Peach is a real, gimmick-free talk show, produced weekly in England. Relaxed, funny and without scripts, The Absolute Peach is for people looking for a show that doesnâ€™t rely on wacky skits and annoying jingles. The Absolute Peach was created when hosts Ben and Joe became so sick of the cheesy, spoon-fed humour of so many podcasts loitering around the internet at the moment that they decided to start recording their own. The humour of the show is based on just the sort of things people laugh about with their friends, which, we reckon, tends to be the funniest kind anyway.
It's the first live show in over two months, and Ben and Joe are at the helm. Ben's not happy about a recent shopping experience, and shares a recent embarrassment in brand new Map of Shame. We also get into a discussion about pointless apologies and take some listener calls.
Every so often, a time comes when somebody is going to get called out on something. This week, it's Joe's turn. Michael is in the studio for the first time in a while, and can't understand why Ben is all heated up about salad. We also try to understand Joe's rather muddles views on children.
Ben's back from a week on holiday, but can't talk about it on the show because his computer hates him. Bungle comes bearing gifts and October Christmas spirit, we delve into the very first package to be sent to the TAP Mailbox, and revisit an old topic which has sprung up again in the news: racist babies.
Beasley and Joe join Ben to explore such topics as inappropriately dressed children's TV characters and ice creams for dogs. Plus, Ben and Joe recount what happened when they bumped into one another on a night out in town.
Ben's giddy with excitement at the latest development in Joe's life. Despite everything he's always said about hating technology, Joe has gone and bought himself a smartphone, and Ben just can't wait to interrogate him about it. We also catch up on what our good friend Antoine Dodson has been up to since finding fame as a mad but likeable dumbass.
In this week's show, Joe, Beasley and Ben talk about homebrew and the awkwardness of foreign exchange programmes. Ben recounts his recent trip to Bath and Joe explains how he was thrown out of a club for standing up for his right to be served while topless.
In this show, Joe and Ben are alone in the studio for the first time this series and discuss such topics as Joe’s recent trip to a Norwegian paradise, the origin of Bradford and how best to preserve the appeal of child actors.
Despite taking a slating in his absence last episode, Beasley's back to set the record straight as to what really happened at The Absolute Beach. Bungle joins the show with a story of a recent accident which may have left him with super powers, and we talk about movies, game shows and an incident circling the internet involving a cat and a bin.
Fresh from our second official meetup "The Absolute Beach", Michael and Joe join Ben to recount the day's events, including what happened within seconds of Joe and Beasley meeting each other on the morning of the event. The rest of the show becomes a kaleidoscope of tangents, where we cover everything from salad to Sing Along Songs.
It's the week before The Absolute Beach and the guys are gearing up to meet a bunch of fans down here in Bournemouth. We take your calls including listener-contributed Chav Watch and Squirrel News and Michael has stories from his trip to France. We round things off by checking out the latest loony doing the rounds on the internet.
Ben has a confession to make. He's let himself down, the show down and the fans down. What did he do? Find out in this show! We also discover the happiest camper who ever lived and Beasley comes under fire for his aloof approach to this week's show.
This week, Beasley explains what happened when he tried to have his shopping delivered, and we hear about one of Ben's weirdest dreams yet. We also talk about how Englishmen don't know how to dress for hot weather.
This week, Ben is joined in the studio by Bungle. We talk about nicknames, nursing and Ben goes off on a rant about a recent cinema experience.
Beasley's back from his adventures in Las Vegas and has many a story to tell. We also talk about a very frustrated shopper, hear about a weird encounter with a pregnant woman in brand new Map of Shame and enjoy a classic voicemail movie review.
With Joe absent due to recent overindulgence, TAP stalwarts Michael and Beasley join Ben for a banter-filled hour on such topics as the end of Big Brother and a woman who dreams of being the fattest in the world. Also, Ben's come up with a new "bit of fun", and Beasley's not happy about it.