Armstrong and Miller: Timeghost

Armstrong and Miller: Timeghost

By Hat Trick Podcasts

Martin Bain-Jones (Alexander Armstrong) and Craig Children (Ben Miller) - old colleagues and expert cultural commentators - get together again to discuss the current cultural scene and what indeed is the geist of the current zeit.

Episodes

Timeghost Archive Episode 2

Another dip into the Timeghost archive this week, with an episode first released on The Times website in 2008. In this nostalgia fest; Martin inherits, the gents discuss the relative merits of festivals, and we hear for the first time - and in great detail - about Craig's poorly cat.Armstrong and Miller Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/2018m 33s

Timeghost Archive Episode 1

With Martin unavoidably occupied, we dip into the archive this week with the first Timeghost from 2008 (first released on The Times website in 2008) where Craig and Martin ponder Heath Ledger's performance in the Dark Knight and how it's so nice to see Toby Young doing so well.Armstrong and Miller:Timeghost   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/2021m 25s

Craig adrift!

Craig is adrift this week after a message from Martin and so is taking an executive decision - with important news for next week.Armstrong and Miller: Timeghost  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/205m 57s

S2 Ep 7. Sourdough Rock

A music special this week as Craig and Martin not only reminisce about their previous jobs at the very cutting edge of music journalism but also take on the weighty issues of K-Pop and U2's diverse investment plans. Armstrong and Miller: Timeghost is a Hat Trick production  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/2032m 11s

S2 Ep 6. Day-Lewis Gets A Shoeing

Your weekly cultural round up - in which the brouhaha over the casting of Gal Gadot as Cleopatra is discussed, Craig gets excited about the release of Matthew McConaughey’s colourful memoir and Martin presents his peerless precis of Rebecca, with virtually zero correct plot points.Armstrong and Miller:Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/2048m 50s

S2 Ep 5. Late To The Party

Feeling culturally left behind? Let Martin and Craig catch you up with everything they also missed first time round. Included in this edit; Schitt's Creek, the multi million selling Jack Reacher books and how getting a good perspective for a documentary these days is quite a tricky dilemma. Armstrong and Miller: Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/2033m 25s

S2 Ep 4. The High Lowbrow

Join our two expert cultural commentators for a thorough rub down after a dip in the cultural pond. This week; why everyone is hating themselves for loving 'Emily In Paris', whether erotic drawings may actually be just a highbrow way to get your jollies and the brilliant honesty of Tom Hollander.Armstrong and Miller: Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/2028m 7s

S2 Ep 3. Mother Theresa's Phlegm

Time for more culture fun as Martin and Craig discuss why the art world is both celebrating and commiserating this week, as well as why Oat Milk is the future and actors who turn to politics are hopefully not. Armstrong and Miller: Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/2028m 36s

S2 Ep 2. A Kick In The Mantels

Martin Bain-Jones (Armstrong) and Craig Children (Miller) join together once again to give their commentary on the past week’s cultural events; Matt Lucas as Boris on Bake Off, the inventor of the Facebook LIKE button and the perils of mispronunciation. Meanwhile, Martin has been stoically supporting the arts with a socially distanced visit to a performance poetry event and Craig’s cat Catamaran takes a turn (with assistance of course).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/2029m 55s

S2 Ep 1. Together Again! (but definitely 2m apart)

After their summer hiatus, Martin Bain-Jones (Armstrong) and Craig Children (Miller) - cultural commentators par excellence - are back! After a catch up about Craig's exciting new job (no spoilers please) and the finale of Martin's mangetout harvest, it's time to crack on with the culture! On the menu this week; Tiger King's Carole Baskin and her ex husband's family taking a joint stake in US primetime, Sasha Swire's tell all political memoir and the boys share their deep if newfound love for national treasure Peter Crouch. Also there's news as ever about Craig's hairless cat, Catamaran.Armstrong and Miller:Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/2030m 43s

14. Mystery Henge Party

In the last episode of the current series, with Martin at the end of harvest and Craig still on cat nursing duties, our duo valiantly tackle the mysteries of Van Gogh’s final hours, the creation of Stonehenge, awful royal portraiture and whether or not life can exist on Mars. Dehoy for now!Armstrong and Miller:Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/2029m 56s

13. Person, Woman, Man, Ahoy!

While Taylor Swift’s latest offering is being used to rally the pickers on Martin’s mange tout farm, Craig is once again in lock down due to track and trace and his wanton need for fresh milk. Meanwhile Donald Trump’s memory skills are examined and there’s rough-justice-vigilante-cyclist-action that may disturb listeners of a sensitive nature.Armstrong and Miller:Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/2026m 27s

12. Cashier Number 3 please...

How artists can truly capture a national mood is one of the red hot subjects on the table today, as well as the presidential power being used to shift beans. There’s some news finally on the state of the mange-tout harvest at Downhill from Martin, and a status report from Craig on the continuing recovery of Catamaran. Armstrong and Miller:Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/2029m 44s

11. The Awokening

Injury and illness this week as Martin recovers from a show of solidarity and Catamaran takes a turn for the worst. There’s a very, very careful discussion of cancel culture, a pitch for why Hamilton may be considered a bargain acquisition for Disney plus and finally why Kanye’s bid for president may, in the current political climate, seem like actually quite a sensible solution.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/2025m 4s

10. Repatriated!

Rejoice, as Craig is back on home soil, reunited with his beloved Catamaran and more importantly, excellent wifi.On the agenda - the merits of incomprehensible sci-fi as TV series ‘DEVS’ is discussed, how Times Radio is shaping up, and the most notable thing Kanye West has done this week* (*at time of recording).Armstrong and Miller:Timeghost is a Hat Trick Podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/2024m 34s

9. Iffy Filth

As we all look to catch up on the series we think we ought to have watched by now, Craig explains to Martin the evergreen allure of a wayward police officer. The perils of restoration in the art world are dissected and why an artfully staged photograph can speak volumes, although perhaps not in the way it was intended.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/2024m 50s

8. Silky Cuts

A discussion on the legacy of the artist Christo this week, while Martin has, much to his own surprise, done his research on the Poet Laureate’s latest offering and finally, what does constitute an acceptable murder on television? As Craig worries about his impending lock down hotel bill, there’s an update from Martin on the mange-tout harvest and the tipple which will fuel it.Armstrong and Miller present TIMEGHOST a Hat Trick Podcast. Written and created by Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/2024m 53s

7. Soft Rock Conspiracy

Martin and Craig bemoan the lack of summer festivals, explore a plethora of musical conspiracy theories and weigh in on the judgement of Tony Hadley. Keith Mound meanwhile, has left the building.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/2024m 52s

6. West Wing to Right Wing

The enduring appeal of the box set this week, celebrities learning new skills and Matt Damon assimilating with the locals during lockdown. Meanwhile Craig gets tested on his knowledge of President Bartlett’s tenure while Martin is finding help close to home for his mange tout harvest.Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller star in Timeghost. A Hat Trick Podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/2021m 42s

5. Collars & Cuffs

After comparing coiffure tips and musing on Keith’s ‘road less travelled’, our experts discuss Banksy’s latest offering, Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s upcoming joint venture and how they both, miraculously, made it unscathed out of the 1990’s.Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller feature in Timeghost. A Hat Trick Podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/2026m 3s

4. Toothpaste & Dettol

Martin and Craig discuss their fantasy league of museum curators, dig deep into the psychology of a smuggling ring and muse on what life may be like after lockdown. There’s also more on the legend that is Keith Mound and at last, news about Craig's cat.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2023m 34s

3. Banana Daiquiri

This week a James Bond special – even if Martin hasn’t necessarily seen all of the JB canon at time of recording, that won’t stop him and Craig discussing the phenomenon that is 007 and the eagerly awaited new release.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2024m 28s

2. Guilty Bishop

Craig and Martin explore a website providing access to your favourite celebs this week as well as discussing what an intimacy coach does and the universal allure of Joe Wicks.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2021m 23s

1. Biological Firewall

The old colleagues re-unite. Martin at his country estate and Craig on lockdown in Algiers. On the agenda this week, music stars broadcasting from their own homes, Tiger King and Hilary Mantel.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2021m 52s

Ahoy there!

They may not have read the book, watched the film or even heard of the artist in question, but Martin Bain-Jones and Craig Children will always have an opinion to share.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/201m 44s
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