The ‘Pilot’ episode

In the inaugural podcast, listeners questions come courtesy of members of a secret society founded in the 1920s, we attempt our first joke provided by the RAF, and the featured typeface is the elegant Mostra. It’s the first go, so be easy on us!

If we make it past this one we’ll need some questions so be sure to send yours to

Download: The Rissington Podcast – Pilot Episode


38 Responses to “The ‘Pilot’ episode”

  1. 1 Graham Bancroft September 13, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Marvelous, I especially enjoyed the tips on Organic feed for ones tomatoes….no wait, wrong audio broadcast, nonetheless, I look forward to the alpha.

  2. 2 Nathan Pitman September 14, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Is that a toilet flushing in the background at 5:30? πŸ™‚

  3. 3 Laura Whitehead September 14, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Nice one! Look forward to more of these!

  4. 5 James Bridle September 14, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Ta for that. Particularly liked the “[Crashing noise] … Everything’s falling down…” moment. Look forward to the next episode.

  5. 6 Pablo September 14, 2007 at 10:00 am

    This was great, thank you =) Looking forward to moar!

  6. 7 Drew McLellan September 14, 2007 at 10:04 am

    A stenographic error … hmm .. I guessing he’s been having his wicked way with his secretary.

  7. 8 David Appleyard September 14, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Fantastic podcast, keep them coming!

  8. 9 Simon Clayson September 14, 2007 at 10:08 am

    I hope you’ve applied plenty of Brylcreem to do this. It’s only right.

  9. 11 Richard Henry September 14, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Excellent! When will you guys get this onto the iTunes Podcast catalogue? This will be an excellent addition to the podcasts I enjoy on the walk to college every morning!

  10. 12 lm September 14, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Good stuff. One thing: I vote for links to be open in a new window (for example, I’ve missed last words because went to look at featured typeface, so was when i tried to subscribe).

  11. 13 John Oxton September 14, 2007 at 11:02 am

    How about CTRL (or COMMAND if you are OS X) + Click to open in a new tab?

  12. 14 Rob Mason September 14, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Chocks away chaps! Brilliant.

  13. 15 Stefan Seiz September 14, 2007 at 11:12 am

    You wouldn’t believe what’s on my mind when you mention RAF or the RAF Base πŸ˜‰

  14. 16 lm September 14, 2007 at 11:13 am

    ooops. thanks for the tip it is working πŸ˜€

  15. 17 Luke Dorny September 14, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    …and no mention of local cheese selections? Are ya both gone twitchy?
    it’s way rad, guys. Needs bombers flying overhead or marching boots…
    Good luck with this! Can’t wait for more…

  16. 18 Anton September 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Absolutely fantastic, thank you!!!
    Can’t wait for more.

  17. 19 Ashe September 14, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Love it πŸ˜€ Sticky Toffee is my favorite, too :}

  18. 20 Michael Grinstead September 14, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    Great stuff!

    Mr Oxton doesn’t sound like I’d imagined, last time I heard your voice was when you you were going for the record for the number times to say the word f*ck πŸ™‚

  19. 21 Andrew September 14, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Excellent job chaps.

  20. 22 vanderwal September 14, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    This was an excellent start to great listener and postcaster relationship. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment.

    What is the lead in and outgoing music?

  21. 23 rafrissington September 14, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Vanderwal – thanks! They are both by the British composer, Eric Coates. The intro is ‘Calling All Workers’ and the ending is “The Dam Busters March”.


  22. 24 John September 14, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    I very much enjoyed that – you’ve got a new subscriber! Love the music.

  23. 25 alexmuller September 15, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Really loved this – and subscribed in iTunes

    Thanks guys

  24. 26 Roi Perez September 15, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    This may sound a little cheesy and all.. But I;m what you would call a “novice designer” and you two are a great inspiration. Good stuff!

  25. 27 james seavers September 18, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Can’t wait for the alpha, will grab a feed!

  26. 28 Jonathan Peelle September 18, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Great stuff! Keep it coming. Looking forward to some cheese tips.

  27. 29 Si Jobling September 19, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Great podcast, crap closing joke. Maybe just go for some British politically incorrect jokes instead?

  28. 30 Matt Wilcox September 19, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Very entertaining, I like it, well done lads.

  29. 31 David Bloomfield September 20, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Brilliant lads, I’m a new subscriber =)

  30. 32 Richard Rutter September 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Most enjoyable 15 minutes I’ve spent on the sofa in a long time. Smashing stuff, what. More Eric Coates to come, one hopes.

  31. 33 Stephanie Martinez September 20, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Loved the podcast and the music! You have a new listener in the US.

  32. 34 lewro September 20, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Well done! I absolutely love it.
    Thank you

  33. 35 milkshake September 21, 2007 at 4:02 pm


  34. 36 Francis Wu September 26, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Brilliant! It’s like Boagworld meets Diggnation… with a dash of Monty Python? I’m looking forward to more!

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Welcome to the Rissington Podcast!

Messrs Oxton and Hicks, broadcasting from the ex-RAF base in Upper Rissington, UK.

Think of this as a geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We take your questions, be they concerning semantic HTML, CSS, cheese, cookery or whatever is on your minds. We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus. Email us your questions!

We will also have regular spots - jokes from an 1940's RAF magazine, typeface of the 'week', and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.


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