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The Ferals Podcast

Violence. Substance abuse. Cheating to win. Welcome to Australian kids television in the 90s! Join Monkey Boy, Swinny & Mike for The Ferals Podcast – an in-depth look at the Australian cult-classic children’s TV show The Ferals. Aired between ’94 and ‘95 on the Australian Broadcasting Network (ABC), the show has since fallen into obscurity – and it’s up to us to bring it back out of the mothballs, dammit! Listen in utter amazement as we breakdown the exploits of Rattus P. Rattus, Modigliana, Derrin and Mixy as they plot against their evil landlord Joe King, with the aid of their student friends Robbie and Leonard. Oh, there’s also Keith the Koala. He’s awesome. So prepare yourself for a headfirst, one-way trip into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of The Ferals!
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Oct 26, 2015

As requested by popular demand, this week's episode summary will be guest-written in Romanian by a good friend of the podcast - Google Translate!

De fapt , șurub vorbind despre episodul . Mă duc să utilizeze această oportunitate pentru a se plâng de Mike . Urăsc totul despre el - de la mărgele lui ochi Keith - cum ar fi , elegant lui bine îngrijit părul facial , până la ciolan lui Moose fantastic . Bine că nu va fi în măsură să traducă această înapoi !

...thank you Google Translate. We look forward to your insightful contributions in the future!

In Episode S02E06 of The Ferals, Lenny defies gravity with an iron, Modigliana gets a rocket up the bum and Joe attempts to get physical with everyone while wearing some very short shorts. Nothing left to the imagination here, folks.

Join Monkey Boy, Swinny, and Mike as they delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of Australian children's TV show, The Ferals!

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Ratings

  • DJ Rehabilitation (aka Monkey Boy): 5/10
  • DJ Vicious Vinyl (aka Swinny): 6/10
  • DJ Acid Head Cracker (aka Mike): 6/10

 

Oct 19, 2015

Two thirds down, my dear listeners. Twenty. Damn. Episodes.

And you know what? I'm starting to believe that we'll never see that magical moment we're all waiting for. You know what I'm talking about - the scene where Lenny just randomly snaps and murders the rest of the cast in cold blood while they're sleeping. It's gonna happen. Just look at his eyes.

Those cold, empty - digital eyes.

Episode S02E05 of The Ferals features an a-hole robot, an a-hole little kid, Mixy kidnapping a baby and Rattus pimping out the rest of the ferals.

Oh, and Derryn in drag. He kinda looked cute in it, too.

Join Monkey Boy, Swinny, and Mike as they delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of Australian children's TV show, The Ferals!

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Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 1/10
  • Swinny: 5/10
  • Mike: 4/10

 

Oct 12, 2015

If somebody travelled back in time and told past-me 12 months ago, that future-me would be 19 episodes deep into an in-depth podcast deconstructing The Ferals, I’m sure that past-me would simply shake his head and not believe them.

Future-me would then get totally bummed out by that, and take it upon himself to also travel back in time, but this time further - 32 years ago. Unfortunately, since the time machine (named the Temporal Transfer Field) can only send living tissue back in time, future-me (now 32 years in the past) would have to go to a nearby bar and steal clothes and a motorbike in order to travel to past-me’s mother’s house. At the same time, sensing the danger she is in, Mike is also sent back 32 years into the past to protect her, ultimately finding her in a nightclub and saving her from future-me. Together, Mike and past-me’s mother escape future-me, narrowly avoid death in a high-speed pickup truck chase and hide out in a factory. Together they destroy future-me by crushing him (me) in a hydraulic press, and celebrate by procreating in a dodgy motel room to ultimately create past-me in 9 months.

© 2015 Swinny Costello

In Episode S02E04 of The Ferals, we get a continuation of Robbie & Lenny’s apartment woes, the Ferals raising money via questionable methods, an omniscient alien disco ball and one heck of a violent landlord.

Listen as Monkey Boy, Swinny & Mike delve into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of Australian children’s TV show, The Ferals!

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Check out our website on: www.feralspodcast.com

Tweet to us at: @feralspodcast

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Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 7/10
  • Swinny: 6/10
  • Mike: 8/10

 

Oct 5, 2015

Everybody chill! Allow me to break the ice...

You wanna know what killed the dinosaurs? The ice age!

(insert applause)

Hahahaha. Oh - didn't like the joke? You're not sending me to the cooler!

Episode S02E03 features the Ferals trying to escape the cold weather, Robbie jetting off to the Sun Fun Resort, Joe performing sweaty reconstructive surgery on a wall and Modigliana making a slightly offensive phone call.

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"Hits From The Gum" lyrics

Strip it, fold it
Chew it up, come along
And take a hit from the gum
Put the bark down just for a second
Don't get me wrong Kyles, not a new method
Climb up, climb down
Oooh - just got a pile from the ground
I like a redgum, or a fat myrtle
Billabong shrubs are my kind of herbal
It's ripper, crack me tinny I'm in heaven
Stop smearing shit on the tree stump, Derryn!
Goes down smooth when I get a clean bit
Of the bushy crunchy evergreen shit
Sing my song, chew all night long
As I take hits from the gum

(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah) Hits from the gum
(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah) Hits from the gum
(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah) Hits from the gum
(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah)

Let's chew that pile, get that oil
And then scrape those leaves right outta that soil
Pick em, then lick em, maaaaate
Oh come on Kyles, it's ace!
In good supply, when I get hungry
Strip those leaves and get me some munchies
It's so bloody neat
When I grab a fresh pile, I munch the green
But don't get me riled up,
Steal my eucalyptus
I'm getting it pure, mate, none of your business
Gonna take my stash and hide it, just like bill
Oooh - blink and you'll miss it
Take a load off, grab a branch and bring it on
As I take hits from the gum

(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah) Hits from the gum
(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah) Hits from the gum
(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah) Hits from the gum
(Come on Kyles, oooh yeah) Hits from the gum

Ratings

  • Monkey Boy: 5/10
  • Swinny: 7/10
  • Mike: 5/10

 

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