May 11, 2022
What do people from Birmingham, Bradford and America all have in common?
They will all probably be offended, by O, in this episode of Drivel.
Also in this episode the not-so-dynamic duo provide lots of unwarranted consumer advice, which is probably neither useful nor correct, Mo reminisces about the time when two WWE superstars fought each other in a boiler room, Take-Aways on Alum Rock Road are reviewed in the most lacklustre food review ever, O becomes a chav and Mo makes a weird noise in response to the new BMW 7 Series.
The car being reviewed this week is the G21 BMW 3 Series Touring. Not just any BMW 3 Series Touring. It’s Mo’s new BMW 3 Series Touring and he has been forced to review it because of an Instagram poll. (How many times can we type BMW 3 Series Touring in this paragraph before you get irritated? Just once more. BMW 3 Series Touring. Irritated?)
April 27, 2022
It happened. It was only matter of time. Clearly inevitable. We shouldn’t be surprised… The censor beep makes an appearance. Twice. Obviously O is the one being censored. Obviously.
In this episode the duo also take a deeper look into the Electric car market and ask why all Teslas look the same before uncovering the true cost difference between ICE and electricity. It’s a very serious piece of automotive journalism from two non automotive journalists and the conclusion asks a very important question while narrowly avoiding a marital dispute.
Elsewhere in the episode, its been a while so the duo forget the Twitter handle, there’s a pause while O takes an important business call, we all discover he spies on his neighbours and there’s a debate on airbags – not the health and safety kind.
March 30, 2022
Another fortnight, another Drivel episode. Topics for this episode include, but are of course not limited to:
- Something called “The Visionaries” from O’s childhood
- The return of Ferrari
- A Twitter
- Internet reviews under duress
- A really bad advert
There’s also another Drivel first. It’s our third member’s first car review! Hence the title.
Tom got behind the wheel of the Kia “New Ceed” without any apostrophes. Did the Kia “New Ceed” meet his expectations? Would we recommend one? Is Tom tall? All of these questions, and more, are kinda, sort of answered in this episode. Unfortunately it’s a review by proxy so you still only get Mo and O directed at your ear drums but it could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.
March 16, 2022
In today’s episode, the duo features the first ever all electric car on Drivel. That’s right, the guys give in, get with the times and see what all the fuss is about as O gets behind the (highly irritating) wheel of VW’s ID3 in a long term test. Turns out its not just the steering wheel that’s irritating…
This being Drivel, there are plenty of side bars to discuss really important topics such as Knight Rider, Thunder in Paradise and documentaries about Sporting Personalities. In order to remain current there is also rant about Petrol prices, followed by a rant about Automatics driven in Manual mode, followed by a rant about MOTs, followed by a rant about lane discipline.
And as the episode is dedicated to our Linkedin listener base, Mo delivers some observations about the most professional social media platform to occupy space on your phone screen.
February 24, 2022
5 seconds. That’s how long it takes for the bickering to start in this episode of Drivel. Once the duo figure out their intro and remind listeners that this isn’t a knitting podcast, O decides he doesn’t like Jaguar. Clearly still a bit emotional after the last episode.
Also in this episode, Mo wants to play a game, a game that takes listeners inside O’s mind and somehow results in him admitting that given a choice he would choose to buy a convertible Porsche. As you’ve come to expect there’s also some ranting about lorries that decide its ok to overtake each other in the world’s dullest 56mph race and yet more opinions (that nobody asked for) about recent decisions that have been made in the world of Formula 1. You will also be offended as O seems to be going for a record to insult almost everyone he can, including his dear wife.
Enjoy! We did.
February 9, 2022
It’s been a while but the duo are back with more Drivel for 2022! It’s been so long in fact that the guys forget their own social media handles, express a torrent of emotion and ramble for longer than usual. In traditional Drivel fashion, unsolicited advice is given (which of course should never be followed) on things like buying used cars and what not to say in a professional corporate interview.
In other news, O has more personal vendettas, this time with random internet people, Mo tells O how to spell Autobahn, O has a confession to make which is apparently Mo’s fault and we learn a random fact about car names and patents. Oh yes, there’s also a car review of a Jaguar F Pace – the SUV Crossover thingy that helped keep Jaguar alive. On the subject of Jaguar, O learns something that makes him very sad.
Emotions. Get ready for them.
December 22, 2021
This is it, the very last episode of 2021 and the duo are laser focussed on just two things: the nail-biting finale of the Formula 1 season and a road test of arguably the best all round road car money can buy, Audi’s phenomenal RS6.
The guys are so focussed in fact that technically, neither of them saw the main talking point of the F1 race when it was broadcast live, so it’s a good job we live in an age of TV on demand. Their focus continues throughout the show as they somehow end up discussing the noises made by superheroes during orgasm.
And that’s not it for noises. O gives an audible description of the gear selector in the RS6 without using words. Yes, the outcome is as weird as that sentence sounds.
December 8, 2021
The team are back, like clockwork to bring you another episode of your favourite fortnightly automotive podcast. In this episode the duo take a deeper look into main dealer pricing for mechanical repair work – it’s actually one main dealer in particular with a unique reputation for unreliability (we’ll let you figure out who that might be!)
Mo and O also shed ‘light’ on a car from the brand that is home to our favourite marketing team. Yes that’s right, it’s Seat! The Family Car of the Year that is the Seat Leon gets a very thorough roadtest that is largely skipped in favour of the ‘enlightening’ marketing messages coming out of Seat instead. This review promises to ‘illuminate’ like no other.
Lights, Microphone, ACTION!
November 24, 2021
That’s right folks! Episode 30. It’s so much of a milestone that there was very little prep that went into this raw, unfiltered, slightly tired sounding episode of Drivel recorded at the ungodly hour of 9am. The chaps fill your earholes with tails of car trading, inflation, the phenomenon of firework displays and the theft of a BMW.
There’s also a lot of chat about motoring shows that veer off into views and opinions that nobody asked for and very few will agree with. O gives his commentary (contrary to the thoughts and opinions of Martin Brundle) on the F1 saga of last weekend, much to the delight of Mo. This episode also sees a first, never happened before, once in a Drivel lifetime event and a conclusion that nobody would ever expect to hear.
Here’s to the next 30.
November 10, 2021
Its been a busy few weeks here at Drivel HQ so in this week’s episode the not-so-dynamic duo discuss a plethora of random things including a car meet attended by a Porsche Speedster replica, a Delorean and a ruined Ford, Movie cars, Elon Musk and the astounding discovery that Mo hasn’t seen Top Gun!
It’s also a special week for O as he is reunited with his early 2000s love affair, the MG Z-S. Or is he? Well, no, is the answer to that. He instead drives its modern day namesake through Snake Pass and gives us his review in the way that only O can. Rather remarkably, Mo has some knowledge to share about the history of MG and even goes so far as to call the brand pioneering. Did you ever think you’d see the day?
Drivel. Get ready to fill some silence.