Think to the Brink

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After a lengthy coronavirus-related hiatus, Think to the Brink is nearing its long-awaited return and to whet your overthinking appetites, here's a bit of classic content for you. Who is the better man: Pac or Michelin? Weird pizza bitey thing or tyre-based Frenchman? Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E84: We are back on the airwaves for our first ever frog-off. A famous frog debate that was months in the making., we get down to brass tax and discuss who had it harder from childhood and on into their successful showbiz careers: the green Muppet moneymaking machine or the Swedish escape artist and ringtone sensation. Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E83: We kick off the new decade with a good old lyrics analysis! Delving into a listener-requested classic, You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon, we find ourselves in the murky world of forgotten cartoons and the witness protection scheme! Possibly the first podcast ever to reference both CatDog and the Sopranos in the same episode! Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message:
E82: Our belated Christmas special is another classically rambling debate. Scrooge vs Scrooge, duck vs human, Disney vs Dickens $65 billion of amassed duck fortune  vs one meagre 19th century London counting house.... Happy holidays to all and see you in 2020! --- Send in a voice message:
E81: After a three month hiatus and busy schedules, Will and Alex are back in a room together and they haven't missed an overthinking beat! It's another Harry Potter episode but instead of a character being dissected and discussed, it's an event. The prestigious and ever-so-dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Topics for discussion: why is Cedric Diggory in Hufflepuff, do Death Eaters celebrate Voldemort day and is this the worst spectator sport in the combined wizard-Muggle worlds? Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E80: The Son of God vs the father of Pinocchio, the Messiah vs the nomadic Italian toymaker, Italy vs Israel... Jesus vs Gepetto! We welcome special guest host, Sean McLoughlin to the show this week: critically acclaimed stand up comedian and support act for the likes of Ricky Gervais and Bill Burr and co-host of the official Holy Bible podcast: Sean and Eliot Read the Bible. We discuss Gepetto's sex life or lack thereof, whether or not he is related to the old man from the Dolmio ads, how good a carpenter Jesus really was and the vicious conspiracy theories that he was actually a stonemason! Check out Sean's latest stand-up album here: --- Send in a voice message:
E79: Alex is still away on hiatus so this week we enlist the services of Patreon subscriber and friend of the show, Ed Baker, to join Will in our first ever watch along. We commentate you through two back to back episodes of hit children's TV episode, Arthur, discussing all the idiosyncrasies of the main characters, why the eponymous aardvark has several dog friends but also a pet dog à la Mickey Mouse and whether there has ever been a show that is so species confused! If you want to watch along with us, the YouTube link is below as well as our social media! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E78: Is Augustus Gloop really a great big greedy nincompoop or are the Oompa Loompa's a bunch of fat-shaming hypocrites and Willy Wonka a corrupt businessman who exploits the easily tempted mind of the child? We go in-depth on Roald Dahl's iconic German schoolboy exploring his back story, his personality, the lyrics to the songs sung about him and a comparison to another famous food-lover from the same author: Bruce Bogtrotter! Don't forget to guess the cryptic link with last week's episode to win a prize! --- Send in a voice message:
E77: After a week's hiatus, we're back with another twisting and turning lyrics analysis and if anyone can guess the not so subtle link between this week and last week's topics, then a prize will be given! Two seminal classics but this week we move from Toto's "Africa" to Kansas' "Carry on My Wayward Son" and somehow we end up talking mainly about School of Rock! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E76: Another rambling Think to the Brink lyrics analysis and as always we discuss a unique cast of characters as possible players in the meaning behind the words of Toto in their seminal classic and sing-along favourite: Africa. Pippin from Lord of the Rings, Mufasa, Bono, Ringo Starr and Chandler Bing all pop up as we delve deep into what this song is actually about! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
More classic content on the show this week as we revisit the age-old debate as to who was the best Defence against the Dark Arts teacher employed by Hogwarts during Harry Potter's time there! It's shabby vs shiny, father figure vs fraud, werewolf vs best-selling author, Kenneth Branagh vs David Thewlis: Lupin vs Lockhart! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
Classic content on Think to the Brink this week as we delve into the archives for a Jungle Book debate: panther vs sloth bear, sensible babysitter vs kooky free spirit, Baloo vs Bagheera. Make sure to stay tuned to the end for some exclusive bonus content previously available only on Patreon! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E75: This week on the show we welcome special guest and Finding Nemo conspiracy theorist, Jack Neicho, for an in-depth discussion on Pixar's most famous underwater activist: Bruce the Shark. We delve into the Fish are Friends Not Food club, what its members look for as alternate food sources and where Bruce ranks on the list of all-time celebrity sharks. Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E74: Another debate this time zeroing in on the world of Toy Story. Fat Toy Barn owner vs evil Emperor, petty thief vs notorious cross-galactical dictator, cowboy-stealing entrepreneur vs spaceman shooting evil genius! Big Al McWhiggin vs Evil Zurg. Enjoy.... --- Send in a voice message:
E73: Two of the most famous celebrity uncles in pop culture history and ironically they both have the same name. Food guru vs superhero mentor, Spiderman vs Rice, uncle vs uncle, Ben vs Ben! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
To celebrate two years of Think to the Brink, it's a callback to our inaugural episode and revisiting the Killers. One of the most controversial and confusing lyrics in music history, we delve deep into "Human" and discuss what it has to do with a) bouncers and b) Father Christmas! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E71: Exam season is upon us and for all the students out there currently living through GCSE's, A levels and university exams, we are recounting our own experiences, giving top tips and sharing weird and wacky stories from the Internet! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E70: The first Shrek character we've ever overthought on the show. It's a character analysis on one of the shortest but most sadistic villains in cartoon history. It is of course our favourite ogre's diminutive nemesis: Lord Farquaad. Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E69: This lyrics analysis of the seminal classic from pop princess, Taylor Swift, somehow gets into a conversation about Quirrell, his relationship with Voldemort and the ins and outs of playing Sardines! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E68: To celebrate the upcoming 2019 release of the new live action, Lion King, we thought we'd get in our way back machines and take a trip to 1994 and the original Zazu as played by Rowan Atkinson. What is his official role in the lion hierarchy? How long has he known Mufasa? And which character does he consider his minion? All this and more! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E67: Happy Easter to all you overthinkers out there! This week on the show we are over-analysing the most famous celebrity egg of all time, the accident prone but still beloved Humpty Dumpty! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E66: One of the biggest blunders in military history, the Trojans really embarrassed themselves with this one. We delve into the original Greek texts, get inside the minds of the people in the horse, the selection criteria and what was going through the minds of the people that let it into the city! Think to the Brink goes classical this week! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E65: Two giants of the fast food industry go head to head in one of our epic overthinking debates on the show today. Clown versus colonel, KFC versus McDonald's, Sanders versus Ronald! There can only be one winner! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
E64: A second bite at the apple for those that have already screwed up their New Years' resolutions. We discuss what we gave up for Lent, what the classics are, and good old Jesus in the desert! Enjoy... --- Send in a voice message:
Classic episode this week as we re-release one from the archives to tie in with the reveal of the teaser trailer for Toy Story 4. One of the unsung heroines from the first two films, shamefully cut from the third in the franchise and now triumphantly returning to steal the show this June. It is of course the most famous celebrity shepherdess: Bo Peep. Enjoy...
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Podcast Details

Created by
Will Baker and Alex Prescot
Podcast Status
Jun 12th, 2017
Latest Episode
Aug 9th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes

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