Because everyone decided talking on the phone is weird now, and because Jon and Russell live far apart, they text a lot. These conversations are usually absurd, vacillating between goofy lies and extreme honesty about what each of them is going through in their lives — often blurring the line between what is a “bit,” and what is real. Or, at least, that’s Russell’s point of view. Maybe Jon believes everything Russell has ever told him. Or, maybe Jon has fabricated his entire life story and is actually living alone on a houseboat.
LIARS? is an irregular podcast where Jon and Russell take it in turns to recount a story from their lives. Sometimes they’re true; sometimes they’re lies. All is revealed.
June 27th, 2019 | 54 mins 11 secs
A young Jon buys cigarettes for Christmas. A young Russell tries to sing in a choir.
May 9th, 2019 | 47 mins 6 secs
Russell pays his taxes and gets into trouble. Jon doesn't pay his taxes and gets away with it.
April 24th, 2019 | 45 mins 1 sec
Russell gets arrested and can't remember his age. Jon refuses to make eye contact with a man who is an unknown distance away.
March 13th, 2019 | 44 mins 6 secs
Jon describes his schoolboy pranks. Russell shares a beer with an estate agent, but we have to censor the reason why.
February 21st, 2019 | 47 mins 13 secs
Russell gets lost in the snow and requires police assistance. Jon's dad knows why a gutter is better than a bucket.
February 4th, 2019 | 44 mins 48 secs
Jon no longer feels bad about a killing spree. Russell goes undercover and learns what a hammer is.
January 23rd, 2019 | 42 mins 41 secs
Russell’s mum gets discounted piano lessons in exchange for child labor. Jon reveals his one weird trick to cheer up depressives.