Mail Bonding

Comedy writers Al Devey and Drew Lovell explore some of the stranger stories from recent editions of The Daily Mail newspaper in the UK, with help from Ian Cowmeadow and special guests. Disclaimer: This podcast contains fruity language as well as mature (and immature) themes. Caution should be exercised if listening in the company of younger children, angry pensioners or the easily offended.

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Episodes

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024


Grace Morgan joins our trio of Mail Bonders to explore recent stories from the Daily Mail newspaper, including a Gary Barlow catfish experience, knob throwing, identifying as a salmon, half of Daily Mail readers hating the Conservatives and, of course, the Gimp Men.
Disclaimer: This podcast contains fruity language as well as mature (and immature) themes. Caution should be exercised if listening in the company of younger children, angry pensioners, or the easily offended.    

Thursday May 09, 2024

In this bonus installment of Episode 1 outtakes, our regular Mail Bonders turn their attention to Killer Cows, the Gen-Z Sex Drought, a drunken altercation in an Indian Restaurant and, of course, The Hot Equerries.

Monday Apr 15, 2024

In this April 2024 debut episode a trio of Mail Bonders explore recent stories from the Daily Mail newspaper including fridge magnets, 4am brothel mishaps, National Trust scones, Luton chicken shop outrage and more!
Disclaimer: This podcast contains fruity language as well as mature (and immature) themes. Caution should be exercised if listening in the company of younger children, angry pensioners, or the easily offended.    

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The Daily Mail - A Short History

The Daily Mail is the most popular newspaper in Britain, with a readership of around two million people. Launched in 1896, the tabloid has a controversial history, celebrating Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts in the 1930s and opposing the UK taking refugees from Nazi Germany. But the paper has now moved on from overtly Fascist ideology, as well as its early opposition to women and lower class men having the vote. These days the Daily Mail is more obsessed with property prices, pseudo-science, celebrity cellulite and whatever it is the Royal Family does all day. But there is a stranger side to this newspaper, one so divorced from reality that, in 2017, Wikipedia banned it as a source due to unreliability. Today many condemn the negative effects of social media, but no legacy outlet has been more influential in shaping the antiquated mindset and reactionary values of older Britons than the Mail. The average age of those who buy a physical copy is around sixty, and the vast majority of its readership votes come election time. This means the Mail still sets the British political agenda, even as its readership makes up less than 3% of the population. Younger listeners. or those from outside Britain, may not understand quite how surreal the paper’s ideology really is. In an effort to rectify this, comedy writers Al Devey and Drew Lovell will take you through some of the more oddball or obscure stories from recent editions; attempting to unpack its strange worldview, helped and overseen by writer Ian Cowmeadow, and with special guests from the London comedy writing scene. This, is Mail Bonding.

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