The Moon Under Water

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A podcast where Landlord John Robins and his most dedicated regular, Robin Allender, invite a special guest to create their perfect pub.


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Episode Date
Russell Howard - The Great Swig (Part 2)
49:30

Prior to entering the Correct Realm Landlord John and his most trusted regular Robin Allender spent much of the pubbing life in the South West of England. Wickwar, Little Sodbury, Iron Acton, Pucklechurch... each place offering a different set of pubs to discover. Along the way they met some of the greatest Pubsman to ever live, and this week's guest is one such legend. It's comedian Russell Howard!


Russell has sampled many of the publy delights on offer across the globe, but it's in the South West that he feels most at home. That is, until he enters The Moon Under Water; the only pub in existence that can make all his dreams come true (provided they're pub based dreams). It looks like he's about to make his way through the mists, so Landlord John and Robin best get wiping that bar down.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 03, 2022
Russell Howard - The Great Swig (Part 1)
39:45

Prior to entering the Correct Realm Landlord John and his most trusted regular Robin Allender spent much of the pubbing life in the South West of England. Wickwar, Little Sodbury, Iron Acton, Pucklechurch... each place offering a different set of pubs to discover. Along the way they met some of the greatest Pubsman to ever live, and this week's guest is one such legend. It's comedian Russell Howard!


Russell has sampled many of the publy delights on offer across the globe, but it's in the South West that he feels most at home. That is, until he enters The Moon Under Water; the only pub in existence that can make all his dreams come true (provided they're pub based dreams). It looks like he's about to make his way through the mists, so Landlord John and Robin best get wiping that bar down.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 03, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'GloboLord'
23:00

Landlord John and Robin are back to discuss their week in pubs, and it seems like every topic under the sun is covered this week: meat raffles, pub shame, the lash... Okay, maybe not EVERY topic, but certainly the important ones.


Want to contact the Landlord? Maybe you have a lingering pub shame you'd like to share with us? If so, send a Mist Mail to john@moonunderpod.com.



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Sep 29, 2022
Jordan Gray - The Johnny Fly By Nightly (Part 2)
26:09

*This is part 2 of Jordan Gray's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


It's always a special occasion at The Moon Under Water when we're joined by a guest who has knowledge of the inner workings of a pub, and this week is no exception. Our guest has not only been lucky enough to see behind the magicians cloth and witness the pipes and barrels with their own eyes... they've actually LIVED in a pub. Joining us in the Correct Realm this week is comedian Jordan Gray!


Jordan actually grew up in a pub, so it's safe to say she knows her stuff. It's also safe to say that she is one of the most talented comedians around, and her recent Edinburgh show 'Is It A Bird' was a super smash hit. But will her dream pub be a super smash hit? Only if she's able to win over the Landlord and his regular...


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 26, 2022
Jordan Gray - The Johnny Fly By Nightly (Part 1)
32:13

It's always a special occasion at The Moon Under Water when we're joined by a guest who has knowledge of the inner workings of a pub, and this week is no exception. Our guest has not only been lucky enough to see behind the magicians cloth and witness the pipes and barrels with their own eyes... they've actually LIVED in a pub. Joining us in the Correct Realm this week is comedian Jordan Gray!


Jordan actually grew up in a pub, so it's safe to say she knows her stuff. It's also safe to say that she is one of the most talented comedians around, and her recent Edinburgh show 'Is It A Bird' was a super smash hit. But will her dream pub be a super smash hit? Only if she's able to win over the Landlord and his regular...


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 26, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'Lingering Pub Shame'
22:31

It’s been quite the week for the only two permanent residents of the Correct Realm. There’s been plenty of pubbing… but also a fair bit of shame! Thank the Lord they have time to share it all with you! Plus, the guys are educated on the rules surrounding BYOS (bring your own sparkler) policies.


Do YOU have any lingering pub shame you’d like to tell us about? If so, send an email to john@moonunderpod.com. 



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Sep 22, 2022
Kiri Pritchard-McLean - Y Draenog Poced (Part 2)
36:11

*This is part 2 of Kiri Pritchard-McLean’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Wales is steeped in history; especially when it comes to pubs. For example, did you know that Owain Glyndŵr would require all of his soldiers to drink a pint of Brains in unison before every battle? And that Shirley Bassey once argued that her most famous ballad should have been called “Ales Are Forever”? Yes, Wales and pubs go hand in hand… and this week’s guest knows all about that. It’s comedian, writer and one of the ultimate pubbers Cymru has ever produced: Kiri Pritchard-McLean!


Kiri resides on the island of Anglesey, where (because of its road network) journeys to the pub are more of a day out than a quick jaunt. But that hasn’t stopped her from sampling publy delights up and down the country. She’s also spent plenty of time working behind bars over the years, giving her a rare look behind the magicians cloth to see the inner workings of pub. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 21, 2022
Kiri Pritchard-McLean - Y Draenog Poced (Part 1)
38:28

Wales is steeped in history; especially when it comes to pubs. For example, did you know that Owain Glyndŵr would require all of his soldiers to drink a pint of Brains in unison before every battle? And that Shirley Bassey once argued that her most famous ballad should have been called “Ales Are Forever”? Yes, Wales and pubs go hand in hand… and this week’s guest knows all about that. It’s comedian, writer and one of the ultimate pubbers Cymru has ever produced: Kiri Pritchard-McLean!


Kiri resides on the island of Anglesey, where (because of its road network) journeys to the pub are more of a day out than a quick jaunt. But that hasn’t stopped her from sampling publy delights up and down the country. She’s also spent plenty of time working behind bars over the years, giving her a rare look behind the magicians cloth to see the inner workings of pub. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 21, 2022
George Egg - The Kitchen At The End Of The Universe (Part 2)
50:46

*This is part 2 of George Egg's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The Moon Under Water is ready to once again present itself live from within The Dagda Bar within the Edinburgh Fringe festival, and don't we have a cracking guest lined up for you. He's not only one of the funniest comedians around, he's also one of the greatest cooks in both the Other AND the Correct Realm. It's none other than the Snack Hacker himself and all-round good egg... George Egg!


George has been friends with Landlord John for years (in fact, he recorded the first EVER unreleased episode of The Moon Under Water), so it feels like a full-circle moment welcoming him into the most fabled pub of all. He has exquisite taste when it comes to cooking, so we can only imagine what his dream pub will look like. One things for certain; we can't wait to see what bar snacks are on offer.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 17, 2022
George Egg - The Kitchen At The End Of The Universe (Part 1)
51:31

The Moon Under Water is ready to once again present itself live from within The Dagda Bar within the Edinburgh Fringe festival, and don't we have a cracking guest lined up for you. He's not only one of the funniest comedians around, he's also one of the greatest cooks in both the Other AND the Correct Realm. It's none other than the Snack Hacker himself and all-round good egg... George Egg!


George has been friends with Landlord John for years (in fact, he recorded the first EVER unreleased episode of The Moon Under Water), so it feels like a full-circle moment welcoming him into the most fabled pub of all. He has exquisite taste when it comes to cooking, so we can only imagine what his dream pub will look like. One things for certain; we can't wait to see what bar snacks are on offer.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 17, 2022
The Week In Pubs - ‘Sparkle Wherever Thou Mayest’
24:57

The Landlord and his most trusted regular return to discuss what they’ve been up to pub-wise, and this week the topic of meat in pubs is brought up. Also, the guys are invited on the trip of a lifetime (though John doesn’t seem to keen). 


Want to contact the Landlord? Send us your mist mail to john@moonunderpod.com.



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Sep 15, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'Rushed Salmon'
24:39

Landlord John and Robin return to discuss their week in pubs: featuring a discussion on perpendicular queueing and the dangers of cooking salmon.


Disclaimer: this episode may cause serious cider cravings.



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Sep 08, 2022
Josie Long - Madame Guillotine (Part 2)
45:51

*This is part 2 of Josie Long's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Landlord John has been spending some time in the Other Realm recently, which means that we’ve not welcomed any guests into The Moon Under Water for what feels like a lifetime. However, it’s ready to appear once more; but not just in any form… we’re live from the greatest pub in the Other Realm and Landlord John’s very own Moon Under Water: The Dagda Bar in Edinburgh.


Yes, the establishment that has oft been mentioned by John and Robin has finally welcomed us in to record two special live episodes. 30 Patrons were lucky enough to experience the mist in person, and with it being such a special occasion we’ve invited two wonderful guests along with us. First up it’s the incredible Josie Long!


Josie is a comedian, actress and writer whose list of credits is as long as the bar itself at The Moon Under Water (infinite). But not only is she one of the most beloved comedian in the UK, she’s also a fully fledged pubber, and was lucky enough to attend university alongside Robin and John. Expect stories (and pints) aplenty. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 05, 2022
Josie Long - Madame Guillotine (Part 1)
35:13

Landlord John has been spending some time in the Other Realm recently, which means that we’ve not welcomed any guests into The Moon Under Water for what feels like a lifetime. However, it’s ready to appear once more; but not just in any form… we’re live from the greatest pub in the Other Realm and Landlord John’s very own Moon Under Water: The Dagda Bar in Edinburgh.


Yes, the establishment that has oft been mentioned by John and Robin has finally welcomed us in to record two special live episodes. 30 Patrons were lucky enough to experience the mist in person, and with it being such a special occasion we’ve invited two wonderful guests along with us. First up it’s the incredible Josie Long!


Josie is a comedian, actress and writer whose list of credits is as long as the bar itself at The Moon Under Water (infinite). But not only is she one of the most beloved comedian in the UK, she’s also a fully fledged pubber, and was lucky enough to attend university alongside Robin and John. Expect stories (and pints) aplenty. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 05, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'The Spectral Sigh'
21:27

Landlord John is back from his Edinburgh jaunt, and there's much to be discussed with his most dedicated regular Robin: sparklers, cider, mind maps... there's even a special beer / cider hybrid tasting session. 


Want to hear an extended version of our main episodes (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Sep 01, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'Magik'
24:02

In the latest episode of The Week In Pubs Landlord John and his trusty regular Robin discuss the dire situation facing The Compton Arms, they hear about a pub on a train and John’s dream drink is brought to life. Plus, we share another Patrons’ Poem, featuring the names of some of our beloved Patron subscribers.


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’, gain early access to live tickets and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Aug 25, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'The Stone Thingy'
15:24

Rejoice! Landlord John and Robin are now both in the Other Realm sampling the delights of Edinburgh together, which means for this edition of The Week In Pubs they're able to record from the same room! And as is almost tradition now, one of them is feeling slightly worse for wear.


This week they share some of their Edinburgh highlights, read through a couple of mists and discuss some of the special LIVE recordings that have been taking place (soon to be heard).


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’, gain early access to live tickets and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Aug 18, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'Auberance'
18:53

Welcome one, welcome all to another edition of The Week In Pubs, where Landlord John and his trusty regular Robin discuss some of their publy delight from over the past seven days, as well as going through some of your Mist.


This week, John shares a terrible hangover experience, Robin reminisces about an impromptu pup singalong and the topic of taprooms is brought up.


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’, gain early access to live tickets and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Aug 11, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'I Declare A Wicked Wango Card'
25:20

Landlord John has ventured into the Other Realm for the next few weeks, and as a result we're not releasing regular episodes on a Monday, but we ARE still giving you your weekly does of pub chat in The Week In Pubs.


Though John doesn't get to experience the delights of The Moon Under Water for now he does get to experience the delights on offer in Edinburgh, so in this week's episode he shares what he's been up to with Robin, and we hear about a pub crawl from one of our Patreon subscribers!


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Aug 04, 2022
The Week In Pubs - ‘Digital Orchards’
21:41

In the fourth episode of The Weeks In Pubs Landlord John and his most esteemed regular Robin discuss some rather fine cider, the pros and cons of bottled conditioned ale, and a superb poem received in this week's Mist mail.


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast 'Behind The Cellar Door' and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon. And remember; if you want to contact the Landlord you can send your Mist to john@moonunderpod.com.



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Jul 28, 2022
Mark Steel - This Pub's in Town (Part 2)
51:48

*This is part 2 of Mark Steel’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


As many of you may know The Moon Under Water takes its name from an essay written by George Orwell, in which he outlines his idea of the perfect pub; what it looks like, what it contains, what fixtures and fittings are present. Earlier this month Landlord John and Robin ventured into the Other Realm to record a special LIVE episode as part of the Orwell Festival. Live from The Marquis Cornwallis in Central London (just round the corner from a blue plaque celebrating Orwell) they were joined by a guest who not only loves pubs, he knows a fair bit about Orwell too. It’s comedian, author and broadcaster Mark Steel!


Mark is one of the most beloved broadcasters in the UK. He regularly appears on radio and television, and his series Mark Steel’s In Town is famous for documenting towns around the UK that don’t often get much coverage (and his research often involves visiting pubs in said towns). 


We all know what happens when John, Robin and a guest are put into a REAL pub, so prepare to immerse yourself in The Moon Under Water once more.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 25, 2022
Mark Steel - This Pub's in Town (Part 1)
50:57

As many of you may know The Moon Under Water takes its name from an essay written by George Orwell, in which he outlines his idea of the perfect pub; what it looks like, what it contains, what fixtures and fittings are present. Earlier this month Landlord John and Robin ventured into the Other Realm to record a special LIVE episode as part of the Orwell Festival. Live from The Marquis Cornwallis in Central London (just round the corner from a blue plaque celebrating Orwell) they were joined by a guest who not only loves pubs, he knows a fair bit about Orwell too. It’s comedian, author and broadcaster Mark Steel!


Mark is one of the most beloved broadcasters in the UK. He regularly appears on radio and television, and his series Mark Steel’s In Town is famous for documenting towns around the UK that don’t often get much coverage (and his research often involves visiting pubs in said towns). 


We all know what happens when John, Robin and a guest are put into a REAL pub, so prepare to immerse yourself in The Moon Under Water once more.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 25, 2022
The Week In Pubs - ‘The Age of Chardonnay Chaos’
25:00

In the third episode of The Weeks In Pubs Landlord John and his most capable regular Robin discuss pubs from Bedford to De Beauvoir, a fun game to play with pub menus, and what you would love to see attached to your dream pub.


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast 'Behind The Cellar Door' and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon. And remember; if you want to contact the Landlord you can send your Mist to john@moonunderpod.com.



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Jul 21, 2022
Johnny White Really-Really - Cachot's Folly (Part 2)
41:29

*This is part 2 of Johnny White Really-Really's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Over the years Landlord John and Robin have spent many an evening in the Other Realm sampling all the delights that are on offer. Though they don't get total control of what drinks are available to them it does give them the opportunity to meet up with friends who might not always be available to live in the Correct Realm. One such person that has experienced many a lash with John and Robin is this week's guest; it's comedian and musician Johnny White Really-Really!


Johnny is as much of a legend on the UK pub scene as he is on the UK comedy scene. He loves establishments of all shapes and sizes, but he might be slightly more particular when it comes to what drinks stock his dream bar. Will he take into account John and Robins preferences? Will it be a pub for everyone? Or will he go all out and choose drinks that only Johnny White Really-Really would like?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 18, 2022
Johnny White Really-Really - Cachot's Folly (Part 1)
35:20

Over the years Landlord John and Robin have spent many an evening in the Other Realm sampling all the delights that are on offer. Though they don't get total control of what drinks are available to them it does give them the opportunity to meet up with friends who might not always be available to live in the Correct Realm. One such person that has experienced many a lash with John and Robin is this week's guest; it's comedian and musician Johnny White Really-Really!


Johnny is as much of a legend on the UK pub scene as he is on the UK comedy scene. He loves establishments of all shapes and sizes, but he might be slightly more particular when it comes to what drinks stock his dream bar. Will he take into account John and Robins preferences? Will it be a pub for everyone? Or will he go all out and choose drinks that only Johnny White Really-Really would like?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 18, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'Quaffing With Abandon'
25:39

In the second edition of The Weeks In Pubs Landlord John and his most trusty regular Robin discuss a pub they visited in West London, the worst wine they've ever tried and duel-function pubs.


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast 'Behind The Cellar Door' and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon. And remember; if you want to contact the Landlord you can send your Mist to john@moonunderpod.com.



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Jul 14, 2022
Paul Sinha - It's Two on the Black (Part 2)
45:16

*This is part 2 of Paul Sinha's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Robin has proven himself as quite the quizman since the inception of The Moon Under Water, and it's incredible that he's still able to concoct such original quizzes (with varying difficulty). However, this week he's really going to be put to the test, as the person making their way into the Correct Realm is stand up comedian and world-renowned quizzer Paul Sinha!


You may know Paul from his incredible stand up comedy or as The Sinnerman on The Chase (yes, 1/3 of the Chasers have now entered The Moon Under Water). But what many of you might not know is that Paul is one of the great Pubsman. His love for a humble pint knows no bounds, and as his own dream pub reveals itself we just have to hope that Robin's quiz is sufficiently difficult.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 11, 2022
Paul Sinha - It's Two on the Black (Part 1)
37:32

Robin has proven himself as quite the quizman since the inception of The Moon Under Water, and it's incredible that he's still able to concoct such original quizzes (with varying difficulty). However, this week he's really going to be put to the test, as the person making their way into the Correct Realm is stand up comedian and world-renowned quizzer Paul Sinha!


You may know Paul from his incredible stand up comedy or as The Sinnerman on The Chase (yes, 1/3 of the Chasers have now entered The Moon Under Water). But what many of you might not know is that Paul is one of the great Pubsman. His love for a humble pint knows no bounds, and as his own dream pub reveals itself we just have to hope that Robin's quiz is sufficiently difficult.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode (featuring a Patreon-only choice), gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 11, 2022
The Week In Pubs - 'Moth Bros'
29:42

In the first official episode of 'The Week In Pubs' Landlord John and his most dedicated regular Robin Allender discuss a recent visit to a wine warehouse (train cans included) as well as reading correspondence from The Moon Under Water Social Club on the topic of pint glasses.


Want to gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 07, 2022
Ed Gamble - The Big Bucket of Blood (Part 2)
55:38

*This is part 2 of Ed Gamble's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The Moon Under Water is an establishment where all your publy dreams come true. You can create something that is truly unique to you and speaks directly to your own wants and desires. Landlord John has got the pub-related content market locked down, however this week's guest is far more accustomed to hearing about fantasy restaurants. It's the man, the myth, the foodie; Ed Gamble!


Ed is stand up comedian, a podcaster, a radio presenter, a judge on Great British Menu, a Taskmaster winner... his achievements know no bounds. But that will all go out the window as soon as he enters The Moon Under Water, because there's only one topic of discussion the Lanlord is interested in... PUBS.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode with a special Patreon-only choice, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 04, 2022
Ed Gamble - The Big Bucket of Blood (Part 1)
57:46

The Moon Under Water is an establishment where all your publy dreams come true. You can create something that is truly unique to you and speaks directly to your own wants and desires. Landlord John has got the pub-related content market locked down, however this week's guest is far more accustomed to hearing about fantasy restaurants. It's the man, the myth, the foodie; Ed Gamble!


Ed is stand up comedian, a podcaster, a radio presenter, a judge on Great British Menu, a Taskmaster winner... his achievements know no bounds. But that will all go out the window as soon as he enters The Moon Under Water, because there's only one topic of discussion the Lanlord is interested in... PUBS.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode with a special Patreon-only choice, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jul 04, 2022
The Week In Pubs - Teaser
6:19

Change is afoot at The Moon Under Water, which means we're going to be bringing you extra content every week. Landlord John and Robin are here to explain all...





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Jun 30, 2022
Dr Radha Modgil - The Doctor's Tipple (Part 2)
30:48

*This is part 2 of Dr Radha Modgil’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


If you were to tell Landlord John that you weren't feeling too well he'd probably prescribe you 60mg of cask to be taken alongside four doses of Riesling daily. However, if you were looking for a slightly less boozy prescription then thankfully you're in luck, because this week's guest at The Moon Under Water is not only a massive fan of pubs, she's also a fully qualified doctor! Joining us this week is the wonderful Dr Radha Modgil!


Alongside her career as a medical professional Radha has made loads of appearances on TV and radio sharing her expertise to the general public. But what would her dream pub look like?! Will it be equipped with a waiting room? Do you have to book appointments? Venture into The Moon Under Water now to find out.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 27, 2022
Dr Radha Modgil - The Doctor's Tipple (Part 1)
55:05

If you were to tell Landlord John that you weren't feeling too well he'd probably prescribe you 60mg of cask to be taken alongside four doses of Riesling daily. However, if you were looking for a slightly less boozy prescription then thankfully you're in luck, because this week's guest at The Moon Under Water is not only a massive fan of pubs, she's also a fully qualified doctor! Joining us this week is the wonderful Dr Radha Modgil!


Alongside her career as a medical professional Radha has made loads of appearances on TV and radio sharing her expertise to the general public. But what would her dream pub look like?! Will it be equipped with a waiting room? Do you have to book appointments? Venture into The Moon Under Water now to find out.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 27, 2022
Natalya Watson - The Nats Head (Part 2)
35:59

*This is part 2 of Natalya Watson’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Some people like beer. Some people love beer. Some people make it their life. Some people make a LIVING out of their love for it, and this week's guest is one of those lucky people. It's award-winning beer sommelier Natalya Watson!


Natalya is a certified expert on everything to do with beer. History, tasting notes, brewing methods; she's got the whole lot covered. As a beer expert you'd expect her dream pub to be nothing but an infinite row of taps and pumps, but sadly her dream drink choices MUST fit within the criteria set out by Landlord John. How will that work? Let's find out...


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 20, 2022
Natalya Watson - The Nats Head (Part 1)
50:42

Some people like beer. Some people love beer. Some people make it their life. Some people make a LIVING out of their love for it, and this week's guest is one of those lucky people. It's award-winning beer sommelier Natalya Watson!


Natalya is a certified expert on everything to do with beer. History, tasting notes, brewing methods; she's got the whole lot covered. As a beer expert you'd expect her dream pub to be nothing but an infinite row of taps and pumps, but sadly her dream drink choices MUST fit within the criteria set out by Landlord John. How will that work? Let's find out...


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 20, 2022
Ania Magliano - The Two Wolves of Alcohol Consumption (Part 2)
29:19

*This is part 2 of Ania Magliano’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The four day bank holiday seems so distant now, and many of us are longing to be back in a sunny beer garden quaffing down on a pint of golden nectar. Thankfully at The Moon Under Water it's always a bank holiday, meaning you can sup along with your favourite pint no matter what day it is (even if it means supping in your mind). This week's guest is certainly excited to be joining us in the Correct Realm, and we can't wait to hear what shape her dream pub will take; it's stand up comedian Ania Magliano!


Ania is an award winning comic that has written for a whole host of programmes on TV and radio. She's also an acclaimed stand-up, and she'll be performing her debut hour-long show at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. But pubs are no laughing matter, and soon it will be time for her to get down to the serious business of choosing the drinks that populate her own 'Pub of the Mind'.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 13, 2022
Ania Magliano - The Two Wolves of Alcohol Consumption (Part 1)
54:19

The four day bank holiday seems so distant now, and many of us are longing to be back in a sunny beer garden quaffing down on a pint of golden nectar. Thankfully at The Moon Under Water it's always a bank holiday, meaning you can sup along with your favourite pint no matter what day it is (even if it means supping in your mind). This week's guest is certainly excited to be joining us in the Correct Realm, and we can't wait to hear what shape her dream pub will take; it's stand up comedian Ania Magliano!


Ania is an award winning comic that has written for a whole host of programmes on TV and radio. She's also an acclaimed stand-up, and she'll be performing her debut hour-long show at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. But pubs are no laughing matter, and soon it will be time for her to get down to the serious business of choosing the drinks that populate her own 'Pub of the Mind'.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 13, 2022
Jimmy McIntosh - The King Louis (Part 2)
36:37

*This is part 2 of Jimmy McIntosh’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Is there anything worse than seeing a dead pub? Somewhere that once played host to thousands of sessions, reduced to nothing more than the local version of a chain supermarket. It's important we don't forget that these establishments existed, and this week's guest is someone that is fighting to keep their legacies alive; it's Jimmy McIntosh, creator of London Dead Pubs.


London Dead Pubs is an Instagram account where Jimmy documents the pubs of London that are no longer with us. Some have been redeveloped, some have been knocked down; but thanks to Jimmy we're able to gain an insight into some of the lost pubs that graced London. But will his dream pub be reminiscent of somewhere old or new?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 06, 2022
Jimmy McIntosh - The King Louis (Part 1)
49:05

Is there anything worse than seeing a dead pub? Somewhere that once played host to thousands of sessions, reduced to nothing more than the local version of a chain supermarket. It's important we don't forget that these establishments existed, and this week's guest is someone that is fighting to keep their legacies alive; it's Jimmy McIntosh, creator of London Dead Pubs.


London Dead Pubs is an Instagram account where Jimmy documents the pubs of London that are no longer with us. Some have been redeveloped, some have been knocked down; but thanks to Jimmy we're able to gain an insight into some of the lost pubs that graced London. But will his dream pub be reminiscent of somewhere old or new?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jun 06, 2022
Simon Price - The Thin White Duke (Part 2)
51:39

*This is part 2 of Simon Price’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


'Libraries gave us power' is one of the most iconic lines sang by the Manic Street Preachers, but did you know that the line originally went 'The Moon Under Water gave us pints'? Well, we know it to be true because that's what this week's guest told us (and he's bound to know); it's music journalist and author Simon Price!


Simon is an expert on pretty much everything to do with music, and his biography on the Manics entitled Everything was at one point the fastest selling rock book of all time. However, the best thing about Simon is his love for pubs. He's a seasoned veteran of the UK pub scene, and there's no doubt that his very own 'Pub of the Mind' will be one for the ages.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 30, 2022
Simon Price - The Thin White Duke (Part 1)
53:18

'Libraries gave us power' is one of the most iconic lines sang by the Manic Street Preachers, but did you know that the line originally went 'The Moon Under Water gave us pints'? Well, we know it to be true because that's what this week's guest told us (and he's bound to know); it's music journalist and author Simon Price!


Simon is an expert on pretty much everything to do with music, and his biography on the Manics entitled Everything was at one point the fastest selling rock book of all time. However, the best thing about Simon is his love for pubs. He's a seasoned veteran of the UK pub scene, and there's no doubt that his very own 'Pub of the Mind' will be one for the ages.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 30, 2022
Suzi Gage - The Big Egg (Part 2)
36:25

*This is part 2 of Suzi Gage’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


"Doctor Doctor, I feel like a pint of ale.'. 'Well get yourself over to The Moon Under Water then!'. Just a little joke there for you, and although it might seem totally random it actually ties in perfectly to this week's guest... it's Dr Suzi Gage!


Suzi is a psychologist, broadcaster, author and host of the podcast Say Why To Drugs. She's also appeared on Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces, so may very well be familiar to a lot of you. But most exciting of all... she is a HUGE pub fan. She's known Robin and Landlord John for a good few years now, so hopefully she has a tale or two to tell."


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 23, 2022
Suzi Gage - The Big Egg (Part 1)
54:08

"Doctor Doctor, I feel like a pint of ale.'. 'Well get yourself over to The Moon Under Water then!'. Just a little joke there for you, and although it might seem totally random it actually ties in perfectly to this week's guest... it's Dr Suzi Gage!


Suzi is a psychologist, broadcaster, author and host of the podcast Say Why To Drugs. She's also appeared on Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces, so may very well be familiar to a lot of you. But most exciting of all... she is a HUGE pub fan. She's known Robin and Landlord John for a good few years now, so hopefully she has a tale or two to tell."


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 23, 2022
Sukh Ojla - Ye Olde Grumpy Bastard (Part 2)
25:39

*This is part 2 of Sukh Ojla’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The Moon Under Water is looking resplendent after having a full renovation, and many of us have been left asking ourselves "Has brass ever looked this good?". Hopefully our next guest is equally impressed, as they're about to arrive in the Correct Realm. It's comedian and author Sukh Ojla.


Sukh has appeared in Black Mirror, EastEnders, Mock The Week and The Big Asian Stand-Up, and last year she released her debut novel Sunny. She's about to make her way through the mists, and we can't wait to hear what will populate her dream pub.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 16, 2022
Sukh Ojla - Ye Olde Grumpy Bastard (Part 1)
43:27

The Moon Under Water is looking resplendent after having a full renovation, and many of us have been left asking ourselves "Has brass ever looked this good?". Hopefully our next guest is equally impressed, as they're about to arrive in the Correct Realm. It's comedian and author Sukh Ojla.


Sukh has appeared in Black Mirror, EastEnders, Mock The Week and The Big Asian Stand-Up, and last year she released her debut novel Sunny. She's about to make her way through the mists, and we can't wait to hear what will populate her dream pub.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 16, 2022
Kemah Bob - The Spot (Part 2)
30:25

*This is part 2 of Kemah Bob’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The UK is arguably to pub capital of the Other Realm, with possibly the finest selection of establishments on Earth. So whenever someone from abroad joins us at The Moon Under Water we're always excited to hear what they think about the UK's most sacred of places, and this week is no exception. Joining us in the Correct Realm is comedian Kemah Bob!


Kemah grew up in the U S of A (specifically Texas), but has since made the UK her home. Since she traded cowboys for Carling she's become accustomed to the CLASSIC PUB. But will her dream tavern reflect her new home, or will it hark back to her time in America? We're soon to find out...


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 09, 2022
Kemah Bob - The Spot (Part 1)
36:23

The UK is arguably to pub capital of the Other Realm, with possibly the finest selection of establishments on Earth. So whenever someone from abroad joins us at The Moon Under Water we're always excited to hear what they think about the UK's most sacred of places, and this week is no exception. Joining us in the Correct Realm is comedian Kemah Bob!


Kemah grew up in the U S of A (specifically Texas), but has since made the UK her home. Since she traded cowboys for Carling she's become accustomed to the CLASSIC PUB. But will her dream tavern reflect her new home, or will it hark back to her time in America? We're soon to find out...


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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May 09, 2022
The Moon Under Refurbishment #2
51:45
Landlord John and Robin are currently away from The Moon Under Water pursuing other interests (barrel making, glass carving, beer mat forging etc). However, we don't want to leave you empty handed, so we've put together some choice cuts from the podcast so far, and this week we're focusing on the special run of live dates we did back in 2021.

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May 02, 2022
The Moon Under Refurbishment #1
35:30

Landlord John and Robin are currently away from The Moon Under Water pursuing other interests (barrel making, glass carving, beer mat forging etc). However, we don't want to leave you empty handed, so we've put together some choice cuts from the podcast so far.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Apr 25, 2022
Zoe Lyons - The Boot (Part 2)
34:47

*This is part 2 of Zoe Lyons’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


So far many of our guests have one pub city that is close to their heart; the place where they cut their teeth in the world of pinting. But this week’s guest has had by far the most eclectic pub upbringing: it’s comedian and host of Lightning Zoe Lyons!


Zoe is one of the UK’s most beloved comedians, and has appeared on the like of Mock The Week, Room 101 and QI. She’s also lived in pretty much every part of the United Kingdom, and as a result knows her way around the pubs of this fair land. But the big question is this: will her dream pub reflect the pubs of Glasgow, Brighton, York… or even somewhere further afield?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Apr 18, 2022
Zoe Lyons - The Boot (Part 1)
39:01

So far many of our guests have one pub city that is close to their heart; the place where they cut their teeth in the world of pinting. But this week’s guest has had by far the most eclectic pub upbringing: it’s comedian and host of Lightning Zoe Lyons!


Zoe is one of the UK’s most beloved comedians, and has appeared on the like of Mock The Week, Room 101 and QI. She’s also lived in pretty much every part of the United Kingdom, and as a result knows her way around the pubs of this fair land. But the big question is this: will her dream pub reflect the pubs of Glasgow, Brighton, York… or even somewhere further afield?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Apr 18, 2022
Alex Vlahos - The Five Senses (Part 2)
35:16

*This is part 2 of Alex Vlahos’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Experts on Shakespeare will know that in his first draft of Hamlet the famous quote read “To beer, or not to beer: that is the question”. Had William not changed that line then Hamlet might have gone on to be the ultimate pub play; and we’re certain that this week’s guest would have ended up performing the lead role. It’s actor Alex Vlahos!


Alex has starred in everything from Versailles to Pobol y Cwm, as well as performing on stage alongside the likes of Kenneth Branagh. I wonder if Robin will be able to convince him to tread the boards of The Moon Under Water and share a little performance with us. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Apr 11, 2022
Alex Vlahos - The Five Senses (Part 1)
43:25

Experts on Shakespeare will know that in his first draft of Hamlet the famous quote read “To beer, or not to beer: that is the question”. Had William not changed that line then Hamlet might have gone on to be the ultimate pub play; and we’re certain that this week’s guest would have ended up performing the lead role. It’s actor Alex Vlahos!


Alex has starred in everything from Versailles to Pobol y Cwm, as well as performing on stage alongside the likes of Kenneth Branagh. I wonder if Robin will be able to convince him to tread the boards of The Moon Under Water and share a little performance with us. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Apr 11, 2022
Ezra Furman - The Anti-Assimilationist (Part 2)
30:54

*This is part 2 of Ezra Furman’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


So far at The Moon Under Water we’ve played hosts to a wide range of creatives. Artists, poets, authors, brewers, thespians… and this week we’re delighted to be in the presence of one of the finest songwriters in the Other Realm. Making their way through the mists to create their dream pub… it’s Ezra Furman!


Ezra has released 8 albums so far either as a solo artist or alongside her former band The Harpoons, and well as writing the incredible soundtrack for Sex Education. She also wrote a book about Lou Reed; something that Landlord John and Robin will certainly want to discuss. But what will her dream pub look like? Will it even be a pub? There’s only one way to find out… 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Apr 04, 2022
Ezra Furman - The Anti-Assimilationist (Part 1)
58:10

So far at The Moon Under Water we’ve played hosts to a wide range of creatives. Artists, poets, authors, brewers, thespians… and this week we’re delighted to be in the presence of one of the finest songwriters in the Other Realm. Making their way through the mists to create their dream pub… it’s Ezra Furman!


Ezra has released 8 albums so far either as a solo artist or alongside her former band The Harpoons, and well as writing the incredible soundtrack for Sex Education. She also wrote a book about Lou Reed; something that Landlord John and Robin will certainly want to discuss. But what will her dream pub look like? Will it even be a pub? There’s only one way to find out… 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Apr 04, 2022
Greg James - The Tailender (Part 2)
31:26

*This is part 2 of Greg James’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Everyone knows that Tony Blackburn invented the time check during his time presenting the breakfast show on Radio 1, but not many believed the practice would continue through to the present day. This week’s guest is currently manning the biggest breakfast show both in the Further AND Correct Realms, it’s Radio 1’s Greg James!


Despite having to wake up at 4.30am every day Greg is still an avid pub-goer, and loves nothing more than nursing a post-show pint as the rest of the country starts their day But what will his dream pub look like? Will it have it’s own microphones? Will there be regular time checks? Will Robin be giving us regular travel updates? Let’s find out. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Mar 28, 2022
Greg James - The Tailender (Part 1)
59:52

Everyone knows that Tony Blackburn invented the time check during his time presenting the breakfast show on Radio 1, but not many believed the practice would continue through to the present day. This week’s guest is currently manning the biggest breakfast show both in the Further AND Correct Realms, it’s Radio 1’s Greg James!


Despite having to wake up at 4.30am every day Greg is still an avid pub-goer, and loves nothing more than nursing a post-show pint as the rest of the country starts their day But what will his dream pub look like? Will it have it’s own microphones? Will there be regular time checks? Will Robin be giving us regular travel updates? Let’s find out. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Mar 28, 2022
Josh Widdicombe - The Four Seasons Total Lash Fest (Part 2)
38:38

*This is part 2 of Josh Widdicombe’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Every once in a while you’ll hear the name of a legendary Pinstman pass through the mists of The Moon Under Water. “Chiles… Kumar… Inch… Thompson…”. And if you listen closely you might just be able to make out the name of our next guest as their name echoes around the Correct Realm. Yes, your ears don’t deceive you; our next guest is the one and only Josh Widdicombe!


Josh is known as one of the most accomplished pub-goers on earth. His unique approach to pub crawls is something that boggles the mind, and hopefully he’ll be happy to give us an insight into what makes him such a hero within the drinking world.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Mar 21, 2022
Josh Widdicombe - The Four Seasons Total Lash Fest (Part 1)
1:03:03

Every once in a while you’ll hear the name of a legendary Pinstman pass through the mists of The Moon Under Water. “Chiles… Kumar… Inch… Thompson…”. And if you listen closely you might just be able to make out the name of our next guest as their name echoes around the Correct Realm. Yes, your ears don’t deceive you; our next guest is the one and only Josh Widdicombe!


Josh is known as one of the most accomplished pub-goers on earth. His unique approach to pub crawls is something that boggles the mind, and hopefully he’ll be happy to give us an insight into what makes him such a hero within the drinking world.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Mar 21, 2022
Tommy Tiernan - The Afterlife (Part 2)
33:39

*This is part 2 of Tommy Tiernan’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The great thing about The Moon Under Water is that it’s a place where you can create whatever type of drinking establishment you desire. What it looks, feels and sounds like is entirely up to the guest; as are the drinks that populate it. We get the feeling that this week’s guest might take a somewhat unconventional route to creating their dream pub, but it’s important to remember that their choices are final. It’s comedian and actor Tommy Tiernan!


Alongside performing stand up comedy for over 20 years, Tommy has also appeared in shows such as Father Ted and Derry Girls. He’s also BIG into his pubs… but that’s not to say that his dream pub will reflect anything even he has experienced in the past.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Mar 15, 2022
Tommy Tiernan - The Afterlife (Part 1)
41:04

The great thing about The Moon Under Water is that it’s a place where you can create whatever type of drinking establishment you desire. What it looks, feels and sounds like is entirely up to the guest; as are the drinks that populate it. We get the feeling that this week’s guest might take a somewhat unconventional route to creating their dream pub, but it’s important to remember that their choices are final. It’s comedian and actor Tommy Tiernan!


Alongside performing stand up comedy for over 20 years, Tommy has also appeared in shows such as Father Ted and Derry Girls. He’s also BIG into his pubs… but that’s not to say that his dream pub will reflect anything even he has experienced in the past.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!




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Mar 15, 2022
Pubble Club
44:07

What's more warming; the embrace of a close friend or the clutch of a friendly tavern? In this one off podcast mashup for Red Nose Day, Cuddle Club host Lou Sanders joins John Robins and Robin Allender from The Moon Under Water to discuss all things hugs and pubs.


You have the power to do something incredible this Red Nose Day. Whether it’s a little or a lot, the money you donate will help tackle poverty, take action against violence and bring an end to discrimination. Give now at comicrelief.com/podcastmashup, alternatively Text PODCAST to 70210 to give £10 today.


To donate £10 text the word PODCAST to 70210. Texts cost your donation amount plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to Comic Relief, a registered charity. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill-payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions visit comicrelief.com/podcastmashup



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Mar 13, 2022
Jordan North - The Robbie Blake (Part 2)
44:56

*This is part 2 of Jordan North’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The UK is widely considered the home of pubs, and though there are many places within the UK that lay claim to being the epicentre of pubs, it’s probably fair to say that the north is the place where you’ll find the highest concentration of top quality boozers. This week’s guest is the prodigal son of the north; so much so that he was named after it. It’s radio presenter Jordan North!


Jordan presents the drive time show on Radio 1 alongside a former guest at The Moon Under Water Vick Hope. He’s a serial Pinstman, and like Landlord John and Robin loves nothing more than hunkering down with a nice ale, surrounded by good company. He also LOVES Burnley.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Mar 07, 2022
Jordan North - The Robbie Blake (Part 1)
55:14

The UK is widely considered the home of pubs, and though there are many places within the UK that lay claim to being the epicentre of pubs, it’s probably fair to say that the north is the place where you’ll find the highest concentration of top quality boozers. This week’s guest is the prodigal son of the north; so much so that he was named after it. It’s radio presenter Jordan North!


Jordan presents the drive time show on Radio 1 alongside a former guest at The Moon Under Water Vick Hope. He’s a serial Pinstman, and like Landlord John and Robin loves nothing more than hunkering down with a nice ale, surrounded by good company. He also LOVES Burnley.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Mar 07, 2022
Rick Shiels - The Royal Stumble Inn (Part 2)
46:27

“Landlord John lines up the putt. If he can make this then he is sure to be crowned the winner of the Mists of Desire Open. The ball sways from left to right, it’s heading to the centre of the cup… and it’s in! John wins the most prestigious golfing tournament in the further realm, and he’s off to the bar to celebrate!”. 


No, The Moon Under Water doesn’t host it’s own golf tournament; but if it did it’d certainly feature this week’s guest. It’s Rick Shiels!


Rick is the biggest golf influencer on YouTube with almost 3 million subscribers! But one thing that not many people know is that he’s equally happy sinking pints as he is putts. He’s about to create his own ‘Pub of the Mind’, and we can’t wait to hear what it’s like. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Feb 28, 2022
Rick Shiels - The Royal Stumble Inn (Part 1)
1:02:58

“Landlord John lines up the putt. If he can make this then he is sure to be crowned the winner of the Mists of Desire Open. The ball sways from left to right, it’s heading to the centre of the cup… and it’s in! John win’s the most prestigious golfing tournament in the further realm, and he’s off to the bar to celebrate!”. 


No, The Moon Under Water doesn’t host it’s own golf tournament; but if it did it’d certainly feature this week’s guest. It’s Rick Shiels!


Rick is the biggest golf influencer on YouTube with almost 3 million subscribers! But one thing that not many people know is that he’s equally happy sinking pints as he is putts. He’s about to create his own ‘Pub of the Mind’, and we can’t wait to hear what it’s like. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Feb 28, 2022
Phil Wang - The Port In A Storm (Part 2)
47:12

*This is part 2 of Phil Wang’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The Moon Under Water has been lucky enough to play host to some of the greatest Pubsmen of all time. Those people that have experienced every type of establishment, no matter where or what it stocks. 


Phil is a comedian, writer, and host of the smash-hit podcast ‘BudPod’ (no, it’s not a rival beer-themed podcast). But most of all Phil is an expert on old-time pubs. He wants his pubs to be poorly lit but well stocked, and you can be sure that his ‘Pub of the Mind’ will reflect his preferences. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Feb 21, 2022
Phil Wang - The Port In A Storm (Part 1)
1:07:50

The Moon Under Water has been lucky enough to play host to some of the greatest Pubsmen of all time. Those people that have experienced every type of establishment, no matter where it is or what it stocks. And we are delighted to welcome one such person into the 'Correct Realm' this week. It's Phil Wang!


Phil is a comedian, writer, and host of the smash-hit podcast ‘BudPod’ (no, it’s not a rival beer-themed podcast). But most of all Phil is an expert on old-time pubs. He wants his pubs to be poorly lit but well stocked, and you can be sure that his ‘Pub of the Mind’ will reflect his preferences.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Feb 21, 2022
Scroobius Pip - The May Not Be For You (Part 2)
24:53

*This is part 2 of Scroobius Pip’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


As wordsmiths of the Further Realm Landlord John and Robin are both familiar with alehouse lexicon. Whether it be “Handeth me thyne flagon of ale good Sir” or “Pint of numbers please big man”, they understand that pubs and words go hand in hand. This week’s guest spent the early years of his career mastering the art of writing and performance (though probably sounding less like a 15th century Lord), and we can’t wait to welcome him in: it’s Scroobius Pip!


Scroobs is a podcaster, actor and former spoken word poet and former member of Dan le Sec Vs Scroobius Pip. He’s the host of the amazing Distraction Pieces, and anyone who listens will be familiar with the fact that he’s no stranger to the amber nectar, as demonstrated in his Drunkcasts. But what will his dream pub look like? What will it sound, feel, smell and taste like? He’s ready to head into The Moon Under Water, so we’re about to find out.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Feb 14, 2022
Scroobius Pip - The May Not Be For You (Part 1)
57:15

As wordsmiths of the Further Realm Landlord John and Robin are both familiar with alehouse lexicon. Whether it be “Handeth me thyne flagon of ale good Sir” or “Pint of numbers please big man”, they understand that pubs and words go hand in hand. This week’s guest spent the early years of his career mastering the art of writing and performance (though probably sounding less like a 15th century Lord), and we can’t wait to welcome him in: it’s Scroobius Pip!


Scroobs is a podcaster, actor and former spoken word poet and former member of Dan le Sec Vs Scroobius Pip. He’s the host of the amazing Distraction Pieces, and anyone who listens will be familiar with the fact that he’s no stranger to the amber nectar, as demonstrated in his Drunkcasts. But what will his dream pub look like? What will it sound, feel, smell and taste like? He’s ready to head into The Moon Under Water, so we’re about to find out.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Feb 14, 2022
Sofie Hagen - Keeping Up with the Kardashians Library (Part 2)
44:17

*This is part 2 of Sofie Hagen’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Though Denmark is known for being rather steep when it comes to alcohol pricing that hasn’t stopped it from producing some of the finest Pubgoers of all time. This week we are delighted to be in the presence of one such legend; it’s comedian, author, activist and podcaster Sofie Hagen!


Sofie grew up in Denmark before making the UK her home a few years ago, and was quick to acclimatise herself in the best pubs this country has to offer. However, there’s one burning question that she has been asking herself for years: “Hvad er forskellen mellem en pub og en bar?”. Thankfully Landlord John and Robin are on hand to help answer that, as well as help her build her dream tavern.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Feb 07, 2022
Sofie Hagen - Keeping Up with the Kardashians Library (Part 1)
1:00:51

Though Denmark is known for being rather steep when it comes to alcohol pricing that hasn’t stopped it from producing some of the finest Pubgoers of all time. This week we are delighted to be in the presence of one such legend; it’s comedian, author, activist and podcaster Sofie Hagen!


Sofie grew up in Denmark before making the UK her home a few years ago, and was quick to acclimatise herself in the best pubs this country has to offer. However, there’s one burning question that she has been asking herself for years: “Hvad er forskellen mellem en pub og en bar?”. Thankfully Landlord John and Robin are on hand to help answer that, as well as help her build her dream tavern.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Feb 07, 2022
Laura Thompson - The Midnight Bell (Part 2)
47:37

*This is part 2 of Laura Thompson’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Authors play a huge role in maintaining pub lore. Their words help us understand what our favourite drinking establishments were like in years gone by, and give us a chance to relive what many would describe as the "golden years" of ale. This week's guest is one such author, it's the wonderful Laura Thompson!


Laura's book "The Last Landlady" already sits upon a shelf in the Pub Library, so we're over the moon with her joining us in the correct realm. Like John and Robin she is a true pub romanticist, and she's certainly going to create something special.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 31, 2022
Laura Thompson - The Midnight Bell (Part 1)
1:11:20

Authors play a huge role in maintaining pub lore. Their words help us understand what our favourite drinking establishments were like in years gone by, and give us a chance to relive what many would describe as the "golden years" of ale. This week's guest is one such author, it's the wonderful Laura Thompson!


Laura's book "The Last Landlady" already sits upon a shelf in the Pub Library, so we're over the moon with her joining us in the correct realm. Like John and Robin she is a true pub romanticist, and she's certainly going to create something special.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 31, 2022
Behind The Patrons' Poem
1:00:06

Since we launched The Moon Under Water we've been offering a very special benefit to those who subscribe to our top tier on Patreon (Legends Under Water). Anyone who donates £8 a month to help support the pub is forever immortalised in one of our monthly Patrons' Poems, which is included in our bonus monthly episode Behind The Cellar Door (that's available to anyone who subscribes to the top two tiers!). Landlord John takes care of the lyrics, whilst Robin looks after the music; a bit like an other-worldly version of Lennon and McCartney.


Well, good news! To make sure the Patrons' Poems get the recognition they deserve, from next week we'll be featuring them in the final episode of the main podcast each month. That way your name will be forever inscribed in verse for the whole world to hear.


But if you've already been included in a Patrons' Poem then fear not! This episode features all the poems that have been created so far, as well as a running commentary from John and Robin on how they went about creating each one.


If YOU want to have your name included in a Patrons' Poem then head to moonunderpod.com and become a Legend Under Water.



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Jan 27, 2022
Oliver Peyton - The Moon Under Water (Part 2)
33:19

*This is part 2 of Oliver Peyton’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


In the other realm the UK is known the world over for its pubs. In fact, one could argue that it has the highest amount of good pubs per capita in the world (though we’re led to believe that Tefota in Tuvalu is a belter which might mean they take that crown). But our food has always been somewhat lacking on the world stage. That’s changing, and this week’s guest is someone that’s had the privilege of trying some of the best food Britain has to offer. It’s restaurateur Oliver Peyton!


Oliver was a long-time judge on Great British Menu, a TV show that has made Landlord John weep openly on more than one occasion. But he’s not just an expert on food; he also knows a thing or two about alcohol, and you can be sure that his dream pub is going to be something very special.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 24, 2022
Oliver Peyton - The Moon Under Water (Part 1)
53:26

In the other realm the UK is known the world over for its pubs. In fact, one could argue that it has the highest amount of good pubs per capita in the world (though we’re led to believe that Tefota in Tuvalu is a belter which might mean they take that crown). But our food has always been somewhat lacking on the world stage. That’s changing, and this week’s guest is someone that’s had the privilege of trying some of the best food Britain has to offer. It’s restaurateur Oliver Peyton!


Oliver was a long-time judge on Great British Menu, a TV show that has made Landlord John weep openly on more than one occasion. But he’s not just an expert on food; he also knows a thing or two about alcohol, and you can be sure that his dream pub is going to be something very special.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 24, 2022
Pete Brown - The Welcome Inn (Part 1)
1:03:49

So far the library has been stocked by over 40 books, each one detailing some aspect of the beauty of pubs (although to be fair some of those links have been quite tenuous). Our guest this week is someone whose writing sits atop one of the shelves at The Moon Under Water, it's author and genuine pub legend Pete Brown!


After Emma Inch and Lily Waite before him, Pete is the third 'Beer Writer of the Year' to join us in the correct realm, and he is arguably Britain's most beloved writer of all things alehouse. Is there anything about beer than Pete doesn't know? Probably not; but I'm sure Landlord John and Robin will double check by asking him every possible question there is about everyone's favourite golden nectar.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 17, 2022
Pete Brown - The Welcome Inn (Part 2)
38:09

So far the library has been stocked by over 40 books, each one detailing some aspect of the beauty of pubs (although to be fair some of those links have been quite tenuous). Our guest this week is someone whose writing sits atop one of the shelves at The Moon Under Water, it's author and genuine pub legend Pete Brown!


After Emma Inch and Lily Waite before him, Pete is the third 'Beer Writer of the Year' to join us in the correct realm, and he is arguably Britain's most beloved writer of all things alehouse. Is there anything about beer than Pete doesn't know? Probably not; but I'm sure Landlord John and Robin will double check by asking him every possible question there is about everyone's favourite golden nectar.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 17, 2022
Sindhu Vee - The Mended Heart (Part 2)
29:12

*This is part 2 of Sindhu Vee’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The humble pub is a place that is celebrated the world over. Whether it be an alehouse in Adelaide or a tavern in Tallinn each country seems to have it’s own publy traditions and styles that date back hundreds of years. Our guest this week is someone that has lived in a whole host of countries around the globe and, as a result, has experienced many different types of drinking establishment. It’s comedian, writer and actor Sindhu Vee.


Despite only taking up stand-up 10 years ago Sindhu has become one of the big players in the comedy game. She’s appeared on Mock The Week, Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You, Starstruck and Sex Education - all whilst touring around the world. She’s also a serial pub-goer who has indulged in her fair share of sessions. But what shape will her dream pub take? Join us at The Moon Under Water to find out.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 10, 2022
Sindhu Vee - The Mended Heart (Part 1)
44:45

The humble pub is a place that is celebrated the world over. Whether it be an alehouse in Adelaide or a tavern in Tallinn each country seems to have it’s own publy traditions and styles that date back hundreds of years. Our guest this week is someone that has lived in a whole host of countries around the globe and, as a result, has experienced many different types of drinking establishment. It’s comedian, writer and actor Sindhu Vee.


Despite only taking up stand-up 10 years ago Sindhu has become one of the big players in the comedy game. She’s appeared on Mock The Week, Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You, Starstruck and Sex Education - all whilst touring around the world. She’s also a serial pub-goer who has indulged in her fair share of sessions. But what shape will her dream pub take? Join us at The Moon Under Water to find out.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 10, 2022
Dotun Adebayo - The Nightwatchman (Part 2)
36:00

*This is part 2 of Dotun Adebayo’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


We’re lucky here at The Moon Under Water in that we don’t have a closing time: we’re open no matter what time of day it is, which means a pint is always available. However, the same can’t be said for all pubs. Most pubs call last orders at around midnight, and for the majority of the population that’s the perfect time to head back home for their night of slumber. But what if you work through the night and finish your shift at 6am? Where do you head for your post-work pint? Well this week’s guest knows that problem all too well. It’s radio presenter, broadcaster and writer Dotun Adebayo.


Dotun presents on BBC 5 Live weekday mornings between 1-5am, but that hasn’t stopped him becoming accustomed to pubs all around the world. He’s an expert on the late-night alehouse scene and all the characters that occupy it, and we’re sure that he’s going to create an incredible Pub of the Mind (I’m sure it’ll be open at reasonable times too). 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 03, 2022
Dotun Adebayo - The Nightwatchman (Part 1)
1:00:13

We’re lucky here at The Moon Under Water in that we don’t have a closing time: we’re open no matter what time of day it is, which means a pint is always available. However, the same can’t be said for all pubs. Most pubs call last orders at around midnight, and for the majority of the population that’s the perfect time to head back home for their night of slumber. But what if you work through the night and finish your shift at 6am? Where do you head for your post-work pint? Well this week’s guest knows that problem all too well. It’s radio presenter, broadcaster and writer Dotun Adebayo.


Dotun presents on BBC 5 Live weekday mornings between 1-5am, but that hasn’t stopped him becoming accustomed to pubs all around the world. He’s an expert on the late-night alehouse scene and all the characters that occupy it, and we’re sure that he’s going to create an incredible Pub of the Mind (I’m sure it’ll be open at reasonable times too). 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Jan 03, 2022
Merry Pintsmas - A Year Under Water (Part 2)
53:33

*This is part 2 of our Merry Pinstmas episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Monday 12th April 2021 is a day that will live long in the memory for pub lovers across all realms. The pub that we thought only exists in our minds, dreams and desires emerged from the mists and opened its door for the first time to welcome a whole host of guests to create their own dream pub for real.


Yes, The Moon Under Water has had quite the year and it’s played host to some of the most accomplished Pinstmen the world has to offer. So in celebration of making it to the end of 2021 without having to implement at-table service, Landlord John and the regular Robin Allender have decided to take a look back at the pubs we’ve created so far to create something of a “Critics Choice” pub. There’ll be some old favourites, some heartfelt stories, and plenty of beer chat too.Thank you to every single person who has joined us this year. Your support has kept the doors of The Moon Under Water wide open, and we’re looking forward to keeping those doors open throughout 2022 as well.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 27, 2021
Merry Pintsmas - A Year Under Water (Part 1)
38:29

Monday 12th April 2021 is a day that will live long in the memory for pub lovers across all realms. The pub that we thought only exists in our minds, dreams and desires emerged from the mists and opened its door for the first time to welcome a whole host of guests to create their own dream pub for real.


Yes, The Moon Under Water has had quite the year and it’s played host to some of the most accomplished Pinstmen the world has to offer. So in celebration of making it to the end of 2021 without having to implement at-table service, Landlord John and the regular Robin Allender have decided to take a look back at the pubs we’ve created so far to create something of a “Critics Choice” pub. There’ll be some old favourites, some heartfelt stories, and plenty of beer chat too.Thank you to every single person who has joined us this year. Your support has kept the doors of The Moon Under Water wide open, and we’re looking forward to keeping those doors open throughout 2022 as well.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 27, 2021
Liam Williams - The Green Woman (Part 2)
28:54

*This is part 2 of Liam Williams’ episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


To many people the noughties was the golden age of pubs; pints for £2, The Pigeon Detectives and Babyshambles blasting out the jukebox, everyone dressed in the skinny jean / blazer combo… what’s not to love?! And even though The Moon Under Water has existed for centuries it’s able to morph itself into a pub from any given period in time. This week’s guest is someone that lived and breathed noughties pubs, and don’t be surprised if he creates a pub reminiscent of the ‘Topman’ era. It’s comedian and writer Liam Williams!


Liam is the creator of the award winning sitcom ‘Ladhood’, which follows his life growing up in the Yorkshire town of Garforth. It details his first encounters with pubs, alcohol and everything that comes with early drinking experiences. He’s also lover of pubs no matter their shape or size, and we are so excited to hear what sort of establishment he is going to create (with or without skinny ties included).


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 20, 2021
Liam Williams - The Green Woman (Part 1)
51:13

To many people the noughties was the golden age of pubs; pints for £2, The Pigeon Detectives and Babyshambles blasting out the jukebox, everyone dressed in the skinny jean / blazer combo… what’s not to love?! And even though The Moon Under Water has existed for centuries it’s able to morph itself into a pub from any given period in time. This week’s guest is someone that lived and breathed noughties pubs, and don’t be surprised if he creates a pub reminiscent of the ‘Topman’ era. It’s comedian and writer Liam Williams!


Liam is the creator of the award winning sitcom ‘Ladhood’, which follows his life growing up in the Yorkshire town of Garforth. It details his first encounters with pubs, alcohol and everything that comes with early drinking experiences. He’s also lover of pubs no matter their shape or size, and we are so excited to hear what sort of establishment he is going to create (with or without skinny ties included).


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 20, 2021
Jan Ravens - The Open Arms (Part 2)
33:49

*This is part 2 of Jan Ravens’ episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


There’s something very peculiar going on at The Moon Under Water, because as our next guest approaches we’re still not quite sure who it is. We can’t see their face through the mists, but it sounds like it might be Hyacinth Bucket? Wait no, now it sounds like Hillary Clinton? And now it sounds like Theresa May - what the hell is going on?!


Ah, now it makes sense. As they step out of the mist and through the doors of everyone’s favourite mystical alehouse our guest this week reveals themselves… it’s impressionist and actress Jan Ravens!


Throughout her career Jan has appeared in a wide range of shows, including Dead Ringers, Have I Got News For You, Spitting Image and even Strictly Come Dancing. She’s also been lucky enough to appear in a wide range of pubs, having grown up on The Wirral, studied in Cambridge and worked up and down the country. Let’s hope she really goes into detail about her dream pub, and doesn’t just give us an impression of it.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 13, 2021
Jan Ravens - The Open Arms (Part 1)
48:53

There’s something very peculiar going on at The Moon Under Water, because as our next guest approaches we’re still not quite sure who it is. We can’t see their face through the mists, but it sounds like it might be Hyacinth Bucket? Wait no, now it sounds like Hillary Clinton? And now it sounds like Theresa May - what the hell is going on?!


Ah, now it makes sense. As they step out of the mist and through the doors of everyone’s favourite mystical alehouse our guest this week reveals themselves… it’s impressionist and actress Jan Ravens!


Throughout her career Jan has appeared in a wide range of shows, including Dead Ringers, Have I Got News For You, Spitting Image and even Strictly Come Dancing. She’s also been lucky enough to appear in a wide range of pubs, having grown up on The Wirral, studied in Cambridge and worked up and down the country. Let’s hope she really goes into detail about her dream pub, and doesn’t just give us an impression of it.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 13, 2021
Mike Bubbins - The Canadian (Part 2)
29:34

The Moon Under Water is the only ‘Pub of the Mind’ present in the further realm. However, one thing not to be forgotten is that there is an innumerable number of realms out there, and with them an innumerable number of mystical pubs, alehouses, taverns and bars. Joining us this week is the proprietor of one such establishment… it’s the one and only Mike Bubbins! 


Mike is a comedian, writer, actor, former PE teacher and host of the amazing Socially Distant Sports bar alongside Steff Garrero and another up and coming Welsh presenter called Elis James. Whilst their bar is less about pints and wine and more about pole-vaulting and Wales it’s still an amazing place to hang out and we cannot recommend it enough. But even though Mike resides in a fantasy pub it’s not the pub of his dreams; and we can’t wait to hear what sort of place he’s going to create. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 06, 2021
Mike Bubbins - The Canadian (Part 1)
50:08

The Moon Under Water is the only ‘Pub of the Mind’ present in the further realm. However, one thing not to be forgotten is that there is an innumerable number of realms out there, and with them an innumerable number of mystical pubs, alehouses, taverns and bars. Joining us this week is the proprietor of one such establishment… it’s the one and only Mike Bubbins! 


Mike is a comedian, writer, actor, former PE teacher and host of the amazing Socially Distant Sports bar alongside Steff Garrero and another up and coming Welsh presenter called Elis James. Whilst their bar is less about pints and wine and more about pole-vaulting and Wales it’s still an amazing place to hang out and we cannot recommend it enough. But even though Mike resides in a fantasy pub it’s not the pub of his dreams; and we can’t wait to hear what sort of place he’s going to create. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Dec 06, 2021
Dan Snow - The Victory (Part 2)
32:53

*This is part 2 of Dan Snow’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Pubs and alcohol have played a huge part in history throughout the years. Julius Caesar regularly held meetings at his local pub ‘Draco Rubrum’, Marie Curie ran a microbrewery that specialised in DIPA’s before switching the her research in radioactivity and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ordered in 12 crates Stella ahead of the Battle of Waterloo. Now, we can’t confirm if any of those scenarios are true; but this week’s guest certainly can. It’s historian and broadcaster Dan Snow!


Dan is one of this countries most beloved experts on all things ‘past’, and is himself a serious Pintsman. He’s a lover of old-style pubs that feel like they could crumble down at any minute. Is that because he loves the past, or is it because of the beers they serve? We’re soon to find out as he heads towards The Moon Under Water to create his dream pub.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 29, 2021
Dan Snow - The Victory (Part 1)
48:05

Pubs and alcohol have played a huge part in history throughout the years. Julius Caesar regularly held meetings at his local pub ‘Draco Rubrum’, Marie Curie ran a microbrewery that specialised in DIPA’s before switching the her research in radioactivity and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ordered in 12 crates Stella ahead of the Battle of Waterloo. Now, we can’t confirm if any of those scenarios are true; but this week’s guest certainly can. It’s historian and broadcaster Dan Snow!


Dan is one of this countries most beloved experts on all things ‘past’, and is himself a serious Pintsman. He’s a lover of old-style pubs that feel like they could crumble down at any minute. Is that because he loves the past, or is it because of the beers they serve? We’re soon to find out as he heads towards The Moon Under Water to create his dream pub.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 29, 2021
Abigail Newton - The Gongoozler (Part 2)
29:43

*This is part 2 of Abigail Newton’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


We’ve all been there: a beautiful pub reveals itself in the distance, resplendent in the gloaming hour. No alehouse has ever looked so inviting, so you decide to head in for the perfect pint of ale. But wait; what’s that they’re serving on draught?! 3 lagers and a fruity cider?! Where’s the real ale? Where’s the bitter?! For the love of God where’s the mild?! It’s a common problem, but thankfully this week’s guest is on a mission to keep our pubs serving a wider range of pints. It’s Abigail Newton - vice-chairman of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).


Abigail is possibly the most passionate pint defenders in the world. Like us, she is always fixated on the small details that make pubs such special places and is committed to promoting the importance of taverns as community hubs. She’s also on a mission to make alehouses as inclusive as possible, and is often found singing the praises of one of the finest exports this country has to offer: the humble pint. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 22, 2021
Abigail Newton - The Gongoozler (Part 1)
55:50

We’ve all been there: a beautiful pub reveals itself in the distance, resplendent in the gloaming hour. No alehouse has ever looked so inviting, so you decide to head in for the perfect pint of ale. But wait; what’s that they’re serving on draught?! 3 lagers and a fruity cider?! Where’s the real ale? Where’s the bitter?! For the love of God where’s the mild?! It’s a common problem, but thankfully this week’s guest is on a mission to keep our pubs serving a wider range of pints. It’s Abigail Newton - vice-chairman of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).


Abigail is possibly the most passionate pint defenders in the world. Like us, she is always fixated on the small details that make pubs such special places and is committed to promoting the importance of taverns as community hubs. She’s also on a mission to make alehouses as inclusive as possible, and is often found singing the praises of one of the finest exports this country has to offer: the humble pint. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 22, 2021
Robbie Knox - The Bin Day and Mountain (Part 2)
32:24

*This is part 2 of Robbie Knox’s episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


The Moon Under Water is a place of magic and mystique where guests can create a pub beyond their wildest dreams. However, we never forget to see the beauty in the normal things that oft go unnoticed at the pub: the pump clips, the drip trays, the scented urinal cakes, the licensing notice above the bar. And this week’s guest is someone that knows all about finding the beauty in the mundane; it’s YouTuber Robbie Knox!


Robbie is famous for creating videos that celebrate the normality in life, as well as hosting some amazing interviews. He’s also become synonymous with the phrase “bin day” - something he may very well explain to us. But the thing we’re most excited about at the Moon Under Water is that he brews his own beer! Yes, Robbie is the man behind Bid Day Brewing, which currently produces two wonderful beers. Will Robbie be brave enough to include them in his ideal alehouse, or will they simply be on special offer behind the bar? 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 15, 2021
Robbie Knox - The Bin Day and Mountain (Part 1)
50:31

The Moon Under Water is a place of magic and mystique where guests can create a pub beyond their wildest dreams. However, we never forget to see the beauty in the normal things that oft go unnoticed at the pub: the pump clips, the drip trays, the scented urinal cakes, the licensing notice above the bar. And this week’s guest is someone that knows all about finding the beauty in the mundane; it’s YouTuber Robbie Knox!


Robbie is famous for creating videos that celebrate the normality in life, as well as hosting some amazing interviews. He’s also become synonymous with the phrase “bin day” - something he may very well explain to us. But the thing we’re most excited about at the Moon Under Water is that he brews his own beer! Yes, Robbie is the man behind Bid Day Brewing, which currently produces two wonderful beers. Will Robbie be brave enough to include them in his ideal alehouse, or will they simply be on special offer behind the bar? 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 15, 2021
Self Esteem - Big Becky's Big Bar (Part 2)
40:13

*This is part 2 of Self Esteem's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


Having live music at The Moon Under Water has always been a point of contention with our guests (CC: Tim key). Some people love it, some people aren’t so sure. However, everyone would be in agreement that a live singalong would be a MUST if this week’s guest was to walk into any alehouse; whether it’s in the further realm or not. In our final live episode we are so excited to welcome singer-songwriter and genuine music royalty Rebecca Lucy Taylor… aka Self Esteem! 


It’s safe to say that Self Esteem is going to be HUGE. Her latest album Prioritise Please is an absolute smash hit and has been met with 5 star reviews across the board. But the question is: will her ‘Pub of the Mind’ be met with equally good reviews? She’s a massive fan of pubs, so we’ve got some very high expectations. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!  



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Nov 08, 2021
Self Esteem - Big Becky's Big Bar (Part 1)
42:10

Having live music at The Moon Under Water has always been a point of contention with our guests (CC: Tim key). Some people love it, some people aren’t so sure. However, everyone would be in agreement that a live singalong would be a MUST if this week’s guest was to walk into any alehouse; whether it’s in the further realm or not. In our final live episode we are so excited to welcome singer-songwriter and genuine music royalty Rebecca Lucy Taylor… aka Self Esteem! 


It’s safe to say that Self Esteem is going to be HUGE. Her latest album Prioritise Please is an absolute smash hit and has been met with 5 star reviews across the board. But the question is: will her ‘Pub of the Mind’ be met with equally good reviews? She’s a massive fan of pubs, so we’ve got some very high expectations. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!  



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Nov 08, 2021
Tim Key - The Springfield Tavern (Part 2)
59:03

*This is the second part of Tim Key's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


There are many types of ‘key’ on this Earth. There are those that can be played to create beautiful melodies. There are those that grant us entry through locked doors or into someone’s heart. There are those that can be pressed to type out podcast descriptions. There are even keys that can be used to unlock evenings of joy and wonder - and joining us this week in one such key. Making their way through the the doors of The Moon Under Water’s LIVE doors is comedian, actor and poet; the one and only Tim Key!


Tim is one of the great comic voices of his generation, having starred in the likes of Peep Show and Taskmaster as well as playing “Sidekick Simon” in This Time with Alan Partridge and Mid Morning Matters. But aside from his comedy exploits he’s also an expert pintsman, and has been the mastermind of many a legendary pub crawl. He may not end up creating the most balanced pub, but you can be sure that it’ll be one of the most entertaining!


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 01, 2021
Tim Key - The Springfield Tavern (Part 1)
55:02

There are many types of ‘key’ on this Earth. There are those that can be played to create beautiful melodies. There are those that grant us entry through locked doors or into someone’s heart. There are those that can be pressed to type out podcast descriptions. There are even keys that can be used to unlock evenings of joy and wonder - and joining us this week in one such key. Making their way through the the doors of The Moon Under Water’s LIVE doors is comedian, actor and poet; the one and only Tim Key!


Tim is one of the great comic voices of his generation, having starred in the likes of Peep Show and Taskmaster as well as playing “Sidekick Simon” in This Time with Alan Partridge and Mid Morning Matters. But aside from his comedy exploits he’s also an expert pintsman, and has been the mastermind of many a legendary pub crawl. He may not end up creating the most balanced pub, but you can be sure that it’ll be one of the most entertaining!


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Nov 01, 2021
Olly Smith - The Goonies (Part 2)
57:04

*This is the second part of Olly Smith's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


It’s Saturday morning. You wake up, bleary eyed and unsure as to whether you’re still in a dream or not. You slightly overdid it in the mystical realm last night, thinking you had a bit more magic left in you than you actually did. You seek solace in the living room, hangover cure of choice in hand. What you need right now is a comforting voice, someone who is going to tell you that everything is going to be okay. And as you turn to the television for salvation you realise that your prayers are answered, because looking back at you is this week’s guest at The Moon Under Water telling you two things: that everything is going to be okay, and that Sangiovese goes great with steak. It’s award winning wine expert, television presenter and musician Olly Smith!


Olly is known to many as the wine expert from Saturday Kitchen, but he’s also known as one of the friendliest people on Earth. His positivity is contagious, and he somehow manages to lift everyone around him onto his level of happiness. He’s also a musician, and in 2020 released his debut single ‘Snow On The Borderline’… Has anyone brought a guitar?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 25, 2021
Olly Smith - The Goonies (Part 1)
52:52

It’s Saturday morning. You wake up, bleary eyed and unsure as to whether you’re still in a dream or not. You slightly overdid it in the mystical realm last night, thinking you had a bit more magic left in you than you actually did. You seek solace in the living room, hangover cure of choice in hand. What you need right now is a comforting voice, someone who is going to tell you that everything is going to be okay. And as you turn to the television for salvation you realise that your prayers are answered, because looking back at you is this week’s guest at The Moon Under Water telling you two things: that everything is going to be okay, and that Sangiovese goes great with steak. It’s award winning wine expert, television presenter and musician Olly Smith!


Olly is known to many as the wine expert from Saturday Kitchen, but he’s also known as one of the friendliest people on Earth. His positivity is contagious, and he somehow manages to lift everyone around him onto his level of happiness. He’s also a musician, and in 2020 released his debut single ‘Snow On The Borderline’… Has anyone brought a guitar?


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 25, 2021
Wil Hodgson - The Cogs and Hammer (Part 2)
56:22

*This is the second part of Wil Hodgson's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


There are certain people on this planet who seem to have pubs built into their DNA. Every fibre of their being aligns with the mystic vibrations that make taverns the magical places they are. And this week we are honoured to welcome such an individual. He’s more than a man; in fact we’d go as far as to say he’s a drinking deity. It’s comedian, writer, and man of the people Will Hodgson! 


If you’ve not been lucky enough to come across Wil yet then prepare for the time of your life. As well as being on of the funniest people in the country he’s also one of the friendliest, and has a story for every occasion (which makes him the perfect pub guest). He’s also a proud son of Chippenham, the ‘Jewel of Wiltshire’, and we cannot wait to hear some of his stories of local pub legend. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 18, 2021
Wil Hodgson - The Cogs and Hammer (Part 1)
56:20

There are certain people on this planet who seem to have pubs built into their DNA. Every fibre of their being aligns with the mystic vibrations that make taverns the magical places they are. And this week we are honoured to welcome such an individual. He’s more than a man; in fact we’d go as far as to say he’s a drinking deity. It’s comedian, writer, and man of the people Will Hodgson! 


If you’ve not been lucky enough to come across Wil yet then prepare for the time of your life. As well as being on of the funniest people in the country he’s also one of the friendliest, and has a story for every occasion (which makes him the perfect pub guest). He’s also a proud son of Chippenham, the ‘Jewel of Wiltshire’, and we cannot wait to hear some of his stories of local pub legend. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 18, 2021
Isy Suttie - The Suttie and Sup (Part 2)
56:25

*This is the second part of Isy Suttie's episode. Though you are free to listen whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*


As we all know The Moon Under Water is the most famous pub in the further realm. It is the pub that exists in everyone’s mind, populated only by one’s pleasures and desires and inaccessible to anyone from within your mind’s eye. However, over the past few months The Moon Under Water has opened it’s doors in the Earthly realm, welcoming people from up and down the country to witness guests create their pubs LIVE in front of their eyes… and today is the day that the first of such meetings can be shared with you. Creating their dream pub from within a real pub in this week’s episode is none other than actor, comedian and writer Isy Suttie!


Isy is one of the most beloved personalities from these shores, appearing in TV show’s such as Peep Show, Skins, Shameless and Man Down. She’s also an author, and recently released her latest book ‘Jane Is Trying’. It’s not about someone trying various different beers, but it is an incredible read. She also recently contributed to ‘Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub’, writing about the pub’s role in promoting and hosting stand-up comedy. Basically, she loves pubs and we can’t wait to hear about her ‘Pub of the Mind’.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 11, 2021
Isy Suttie - The Suttie and Sup (Part 1)
46:45

As we all know The Moon Under Water is the most famous pub in the further realm. It is the pub that exists in everyone’s mind, populated only by one’s pleasures and desires and inaccessible to anyone from within your mind’s eye. However, over the past few months The Moon Under Water has opened it’s doors in the Earthly realm, welcoming people from up and down the country to witness guests create their pubs LIVE in front of their eyes… and today is the day that the first of such meetings can be shared with you. Creating their dream pub from within a real pub in this week’s episode is none other than actor, comedian and writer Isy Suttie!


Isy is one of the most beloved personalities from these shores, appearing in TV show’s such as Peep Show, Skins, Shameless and Man Down. She’s also an author, and recently released her latest book ‘Jane Is Trying’. It’s not about someone trying various different beers, but it is an incredible read. She also recently contributed to ‘Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub’, writing about the pub’s role in promoting and hosting stand-up comedy. Basically, she loves pubs and we can’t wait to hear about her ‘Pub of the Mind’.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 11, 2021
A Glimpse Behind The Cellar Door
24:46

As well as welcoming guests into the further realm each week to create their dream pub, once a month Landlord John and the ever-present Robin head behind the ‘Mirror of Sorrow’ and down into the cellar of The Moon Under Water for an Patreon exclusive episode of Behind The Cellar Door. Each month they discuss dream pub crawls, taste beers, reminisce about pubs gone by and everything in-between. 


Here’s a short highlight reel of some of the best bits from Behind The Cellar Door so far, including a live pub crawl, a Guinness tasting session and a discussion about the most famous pub crawl of all time: Oxford Day.


If you’d like access to all the episodes so far (as well as many other benefits) then head to moonunderpod.com to sign up to our Patreon.



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Oct 07, 2021
Andrew Cotter - The Dog and The Mountain
1:14:22

“The ever regular Robin Allender takes aim. If he is to sink this pint in one swift sip then surely he is to be crowned ‘Pintsman of the Century’ here at The Moon Under Water. The playing conditions could not be more perfect, with a mist of desire blanketing proceedings. He grasps the glass, lifts it up to his mouth… And yes, he finishes it in one go! The Crowds of Ascension go wild, and Robin is hoisted high into the air by time the arms of time itself”. Now, when you read that in your head, whose voice narrated it? Because we can be quite sure that many of you heard the voice of this week’s guest. It’s sport broadcaster, commentator and author Andrew Cotter.


Andrew has been commentating on sport for over 20 years, and has one of the most recognisable voices around. He’s lent his dulcet tones to coverage of the Olympics, Six Nations, Wimbledon and The Ryder Cup amongst other sporting events. He’s also the man who brought Olive and Mabel - two lovable labradors - to the public’s attention during lockdown, and has gone on to write two books about their adventures. Very soon his ‘Pub of the Mind’ will take shape in front of your very ears, so settle down and follow us into the further realm.


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!



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Oct 04, 2021
David "Bumble" Lloyd - The Stanley (The Pub That Wouldn't Die)
1:04:29

It’s hard to play cricket in the further realm. Not only is it impossible to see the ball through the mist, it’s also extremely difficult to organise a cricket match between the Landlord, Robin and a guest (especially when John always insists on batting). However, watching cricket at The Moon Under Water is definitely possible, and this week’s guest is EXACTLY the kind of person you’d want to join you to watch a test match. It’s cricket commentator David Lloyd; or as he’s otherwise known… Bumble!


Bumble is a serial Pintsman, and has been lucky enough to experience pubs in places as far and wide as Barbados and Burscough. And despite his nickname he certainly isn’t one to bumble his way through an anecdote, something that anyone who has listened to his cricket commentary will understand. We can’t wait to hear what his dream pub will sound like. 


Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! 



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Sep 27, 2021
Clint Boon - Ye Olde Cow's Head
1:07:32

When you think of Manchester what springs to mind? Hilda Ogden? The Arndale Centre? Be-parka'd men singing whilst holding tambourines? Yes, all of those are quite likely; but if you ask us, there’s only one thing that comes to mind when we think of that hallowed city. It’s a man, a myth, a human vibe… and he just so happens to be walking towards The Moon Under Water. It’s DJ, musician and radio presenter Clint Boon!


Clint was a founding member of Inspiral Carpets, and has gone on to become one of Manchester’s most beloved adopted sons (he was actually born in Oldham). His DJ sets have become legendary, and he is followed by the self-proclaimed Boon Army wherever he goes. But one thing that you may not know is that he is a pub expert, and has probably experienced every kind of alehouse the world has to offer. We can already tell that when walking into his dream pub nobody will know how it feels to be lonely.


There are still tickets on sale for The Moon Under Water Live. There is ONE more date, on 26th September, when we'll be inviting a special guest to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!



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Sep 20, 2021
Huw Stephens - The Fountain of All Knowledge
1:08:44

‘Hiraeth’ is a word that’s quite difficult to translate from Welsh into English. Essentially it’s a deep longing for something, especially one's home; but it’s so much more than that. For Landlord John, who resides in The Moon Under Water, it’s something he feels any time he leaves his ‘Pub of the Mind’ to return to the Earthly realm. Thankfully his feelings of hiraeth are about to be expunged as the doors of The Moon Under Water are being flung open once more to welcome this week’s guest. It’s radio presenter Huw Stephens!


Huw grew up in Cardiff which, as well as being one of the all time great pub cities, is somewhere that Landlord John and the regular Robin frequented for a session in their earlier years. He’s also one of the big players on the UK music scene - if there’s a venue that Huw hasn’t been to then it’s not worth knowing about. But what would his dream pub look like? Will it have live music? Will it have a carpet? We just don’t know… yet!


There are still tickets on sale for The Moon Under Water Live. There are two more dates in September, when we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!



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Sep 13, 2021
James Dowdeswell - All Bar One Metre
1:12:46

The Moon Under Water has been lucky enough to welcome in many guests that romanticise pubs just as much as Landlord John and the ever-present Robin, and this week is no exception. As he walks towards the ‘Pub of the Mind’, engulfed by the mists of desire, it becomes obvious that the next person joining us is comedian, author and actor James Dowdeswell. 


James knows his stuff when it comes to the humble alehouse. He’s the author of 'The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs’, and has performed numerous live shows based around taverns. And the best thing of all: James is the first guest we’ve had that GREW UP in a pub, and has experienced everything that comes along with living above an alehouse. 


There are still tickets on sale for The Moon Under Water Live! There are two more dates in September, when we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! 



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Sep 06, 2021
Shit London Guinness - The Thirsty Feen
1:09:11

Logos in the foam. Bubbles in the head. Being served in a Carling glass. There’s plenty of things that can turn a beautiful pint of Guinness into an abomination, and nobody is more familiar with these ‘crimes against stout’ than The Moon Under Water’s next guest. It’s Ian Ryan, or as he’s better known Shit London Guinness! 


Ian has been documenting the worst pints of Guinness in London over the past few years and has been instrumental in helping Guinness enthusiasts avoid terrible pinting experiences. ‘The Black Stuff’ is far and away the most popular choice so far at The Moon Under Water, and we can’t wait to hear what a genuine expert on the stuff has to say about the mystical drink so many of us love and desire.


No doubt Landlord John will see this as a great opportunity to push his anti-Guinness Extra Cold agenda too.


Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!





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Aug 30, 2021
Jane Garvey - The Harpie's Rest
1:03:28

Whilst drinks and decor are vital to creating a great pub, one thing that every pub needs is good conversation. Yes, we’ve all longed to have a silent drink on our own from time to time; but the best pub experiences are those where conversation flows from person to person. And this week’s guest is one of the great conversationalists of our time, and someone that will definitely have an alehouse story or two up her sleeve. It’s broadcasting legend Jane Garvey!


Jane has the distinction of being the first ever voice to be heard on BBC Radio 5 Live (a station somewhat familiar to Landlord John), and brings with her to The Moon Under Water a voice that has been heard by millions over the years. But what sort of pub will Jane create? Will there be a carpeted or wooden floor? Will dogs be allowed inside? And how will she fare with this week’s pub quiz? 




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Aug 23, 2021
Stuart Braithwaite - The Long Way From Home
1:21:53

It’s 1997. A young John Robins is studying for a GCSE in ‘Landlording’. His life is dominated by Queen, and provides the soundtrack to his school years. However, his life is about to be turned upside down with the release of Mogwai’s debut album Young Team. Post-rock is about to become John’s music of choice, and Mogwai will forever have a special place in his heart.


Flash forward to 2021. Landlord John, wearing the Mogwai T-shirt he’s had for over 20 years, is cleaning the bar at The Moon Under Water when he notices someone walking towards the pub. Through the mist comes a familiar face. It appears the stars have aligned, as the man walking towards him is none other than Mogwai guitarist, vocalist and founding member Stuart Braithwaite!


Stuart has toured the world during his time in Mogwai, and grew up in one of the UK’s greatest pub cities: Glasgow. He will certainly have some amazing pub stories to tell and we welcome him into The Moon Under Water with open arms, but let's just hope John is able to still pour pints despite his excitement. 


Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! 



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Aug 16, 2021
Tony Blackburn - The Quiet But Fun
1:20:20

“It’s 6.15am, you are listening to The Moon Under Water FM, the mist is starting to fade here in the mystical realm, and right now here’s ELO”. No, you haven’t accidentally tuned into a radio station broadcasting from within your deepest pub desires; this is just to demonstrate that such a phrase would not exist if it wasn’t for this week’s guest. Look through the mist and you might be able to make out someone very special. It can’t be. Surely not?! Is that broadcasting legend Tony Blackburn?! Yes it is!


Many of you will be aware that Tony has played a huge part in the life of Landlord John, and none of us could quite believe it when we saw Tony walking up to our establishment. And if you have ever read his book ‘Poptastic’, you’ll know as well as we do that he has some amazing stories to tell. 


Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!



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Aug 09, 2021
Lisa Holdsworth - The Three Brontës
1:16:39

The Queen Vic. The Rovers Return. The Woolpack. Y Deri. Some of the finest TV pubs around have come to existence thanks to soap operas, and this week we’re delighted to welcome a guest who knows all about what makes a great fictional pub. It’s BAFTA nominated TV and theatre writer Lisa Holdsworth.


Lisa has written for countless TV shows - Emmerdale, Midsomer Murders and Call The Midwife to name a few - and has experienced first-hand the inner workings of a fictional pub. Hopefully she’ll be able to answer the age old question that we’ve often asked ourselves: is the beer in television real?


Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!



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Aug 02, 2021
Sooz Kempner - The Queen of Mercury
1:20:50

Landlord John has always been open about the two passions that occupy his mind and body: pub and Queen. So imagine the delight on his face when he saw this week’s guest walking towards The Moon Under Water. It’s comedian, singer, actress and fellow Queen obsessive Sooz Kempner. 


Sooz is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, so is it safe to assume that her dream pub will be best suited to those that love a sing song? Will there be a no-entry policy for people that don’t like Queen? Will she recite her answers to Robin's pub quiz in song? All will be revealed as she enters the further pub realm.


Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!



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Jul 26, 2021
Lily Waite - The Battle Axe and Glamour
1:23:02

At The Moon Under Water we always give thanks to those who have dedicated their lives to brewing beer: Arthur Guinness, Francesco Peroni and Bud Weiser to name a few. And this week we’re delighted to welcome our first ever brewer into the mystical realm… Lily Waite! 


Lily is the founder of Queer Brewing, a brewery that raises money for LGBTQ+ charities, and is also the current UK Beer Writer of the Year. That means she’s able to bring pints to life not just metaphorically; she can literally bring beer to life in real cans that you can hold and imbibe and enjoy. Though it usually goes against the rules of our establishment she’s actually brought some beer with her for John and Robin to enjoy - what a delight!


Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!



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Jul 19, 2021
Taylor Glenn - The Taylor Made
1:10:45

Picture the scene: you head into The Moon Under Water and it has been ransacked by burglars. Your favourite ale is nowhere to be seen, your trusty pint glass lays smashed on the floor, all the CDs from the jukebox have been stolen (except for one copy of Paris Hilton’s self-titled debut album). Who do you call to track down the culprit? That’s right: host of Drunk Women Solving Crime and this week’s guest Taylor Glenn.


Taylor grew up stateside but has lived in the UK for over 15 years, so she has experienced pubbing on both sides of the Atlantic. Hopefully she can give us an insight into how our drinking habits compare to our cousins across the water, as well as telling us about her pub memories, dreams and desires.


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Jul 12, 2021
Angela Barnes - The Wooden Barne
1:14:15

If you look closely through the mist that hangs outside The Moon Under Water you’ll just about be able to make out our next guest. And as they approach the ‘Pub of the Mind’ it becomes clear that we’re in for a real treat; because it’s award winning comedian Angela Barnes!


Angela shares a passion for pubs with Landlord John and the ever regular Robin, and is most certainly an ale apologist. She’s also a descendent of Newfoundlanders, and is privy to a very special drinking ceremony that takes place on the 16th-largest island on Earth. Fingers crossed she’ll tell us about it! 


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Jul 05, 2021
Adrian Chiles - The Stupid Albion
1:15:47

The word ‘legend’ is oft used these days, but the next guest to head through the doors of The Moon Under Water can certainly lay claim to being a broadcast / pubbing legend: it’s radio and television presenter Adrian Chiles.


As an expert in #chat it’s safe to say that pub conversation is very close to Adrian’s heart, and we can guarantee that the conversation at his dream pub will meander through topics a plenty. For the full experience, we recommend listening to this episode next to a warm open fire (although at time of release it’s very warm outside, so the fire is definitely optional). 


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Jun 28, 2021
Jenny Ryan - The Badger's Arse
1:17:45

Here at The Moon Under Water we are always on the chase. We’re chasing that perfect pint, that pub in our dreams that only seems to exist in the further realm, that one extra drink that everyone knows they shouldn’t have on a school night. And this week’s guest is all too familiar with chases (but not so much chases focusing on pub desire), as it’s Chaser Jenny Ryan. 


Though she Is probably most well known for her quizzing abilities The Vixen is also extremely well versed when it comes to pub knowledge. She loves a local, and if you saw her performances on The X Factor: Celebrity you’ll know she loves a singalong too. Let’s just hope Robin has set some sufficiently difficult questions in this week’s pub quiz!


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Jun 21, 2021
Emma Inch - The Blue Fox
1:26:54

The Moon Under Water is as much about pub mystery and desire as it is celebrating the drinks that we so enjoy, and this week’s guest is a master of celebrating the beauty of pubs, ale and imbibing. It’s podcaster and winner of the coveted British Beer Writer of the Year Award… Emma Inch!


There aren’t many people better at evoking the magic of pubs as Emma, and there probably aren’t many better beer experts: what she doesn’t know about beer isn’t worth knowing (unless we’re talking about secret recipes).


She is so good at conjuring up romantic images of pubs gone by that this episode comes with a warning: after listening to this you might feel a sudden urge to run straight to your favourite pub and live there forever.


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Jun 14, 2021
Alistair Green - The Marquis of Take It Or Leave It
1:09:58

Where does one even begin when trying to describe this weeks guest? Legend? Sure. Genius? Of course. Avid Pintsman? You bet. But who could it be? Well, anyone would recognise his bebeanied silhouette as it makes its way towards The Moon Under Water. It’s comedian, actor and the man who definitely didn’t make the vaccine all on his own… it’s only bloody Alistair Green! 


Alistair is a serious alehouse expert and will give every tavern a chance. Whether it has a flat roof or a thatched roof he’s not one to judge a pub by its cover. And as perfectly reflected by his drinks choices he most certainly isn’t a fussy drinker. 


Strap yourself in, this is going to be one for the history books.


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Jun 07, 2021
Vick Hope - The Crocs At The Door
1:22:59

Reeves, Coren Mitchell, Beckham, Derbyshire, VapoRub. Whilst there are many famous Vick’s out there, none of them have yet to grace The Moon Under Water. But thankfully that’s all about to change, as we invite radio and television presenter Vick Hope to create her own ‘pub of the mind’.


Vick has been lucky enough to live in not one but TWO of the great tavern towns. Add that to her experiences on both sides of the bar and you can be sure that her fantasy pub is going to be an absolute belter. Expect tavern tales of old, stories of human statues, and many a finger pistol lifted high.


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May 31, 2021
Kerry Godliman - The Condensation and Goat
56:40

If you head south of the River Thames you will find some of the most legendary pub zones around: Sydenham, Anerley, Mottingham, Chislehurst. And nobody is more experience in sub-Thames pubbing than actor, writer, comedian and Taskmaster champion Kerry Godliman. 


When creating her dream alehouse Kerry really employed a scattergun approach. She was living in the moment, not spending hours upon hours deliberating over each choice. And even though this is the polar opposite of how Landlord John would operate, it can’t be denied that it leads to one hell of a creation. 


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May 24, 2021
Danny Wallace - The Huey Lewis
1:09:33

Where do we begin when describing this week's guest? He’s a radio presenter, writer, filmmaker, comedian, actor, cult leader… the list goes on. But perhaps the best way of getting to know Danny Wallace is by inviting him to discuss his pub memories, desires and dreams whilst hunched over a pint at The Moon Under Water.


Danny knows how to paint a picture with words, and in creating his dream alehouse he fully hypnotised John and Robin. There’s talk of “magic” beers, losing his warm regional accent (something that John reiterates really could have given him a foot up in the voice over game) and wine tasting escapades. 


After listening to this you’ll ask yourself “Do I want to visit Danny Wallace’s dream pub?” and there will only be one answer: “Yes, man!”. 


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May 17, 2021
Sarah Millican - The Giggling Dog
1:12:32

There’s only one thing about a pub that is more important than the drinks that line it, and that’s the conversations that take place within it. And this week at The Moon Under Water the conversation flowed like the rivers of Babylon as Landlord John Robins welcomed comedian, writer and top-class conversationalist Sarah Millican through his doors.


Not only did Sarah choose the 7 drinks that will populate her dream pub, the topic of pub food was also brought up; for she is a carvery aficionado. Is there any better food to accompany a pint than “a quick, huge plate of brown”?


There’s also another addition to the pub jukebox (it’s got something for everyone), a brilliant pub quiz from Robin, and a chat about Sarah's MASSIVE upcoming tour.


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May 10, 2021
Dave Berry - The Oedipus Wrecked
1:09:53

When George Orwell wrote ‘The Moon Under Water' he probably didn't imagine that the pub he so desired would go on to become the meeting place of two commercial digital indie radio titans. Well it has, because the shadowy figure that is approaching its doors looks suspiciously like commercial digital indie radio presenter Dave Berry.


John, Dave and the lovely Robin hunker down around a table at The Moon Under Water to discuss Greenwich pubs and the body clock of a breakfast radio presenter (and how that plays a role in visiting alehouses). As with all guests we welcome into the tavern of the mind Dave will have to decide on the drinks that will populate his dream bar... and there's even a rare appearance from a mystical Northerner.


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May 03, 2021
Suzi Ruffell - The Principal
56:01

To quote Samuel Johnson: “There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern”. And whilst we agree with what Sam was saying, we think that listening to comedian and writer Suzi Ruffell create her dream pub will bring you even more happiness than the tavern he kept banging on about. 


As she's poured a pint by Landlord John Robins and pulls up a stool at the bar next to the ever-present Robin Allender, Suzi picks the 7 drinks that will populate her dream tap house and reminisces about pub memories past. What pictures will adorn the walls? What wildcard drink will be on offer? Will it be the sort of pub where singalongs are encouraged? All will be revealed in due course.


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Apr 26, 2021
Jodie Kidd - The Half Moon Under Water
56:40

It's been quite the week! Not only did beer gardens make a triumphant return into many of our lives, but The Moon Under Water opened its doors for the first time. It's a place where guests are invited to create their dream pub (so long as their choices fit the rigorous criteria set by Landlord John Robins).


The next guest who will be swimming in pub desire is starting to approach the bar, and as they become ever clearer we can see that it's none other than Jodie Kidd!


Jodie is the owner of her own pub The Half Moon in Kidford, so she's already had some experience with creating her dream watering hole. But brewery ties don't exist and logistical planning isn't needed when creating your ideal pub in the further realm, so her choices might just be a bit special. 


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Apr 19, 2021
Nish Kumar - The Owl and The Indian Pussycat
48:26

Welcome to The Moon Under Water, a mystical pub of the mind where Landlord John Robins and regular Robin Allender invite guests to create their dream watering hole. 


But what’s that noise? Who goes there? It sounds like our first guest is approaching. And as the silhouette reaches ever closer, it reveals itself to be… comedian, broadcaster and experienced pintsman Nish Kumar!


After pulling up a stool at the bar, Nish chooses the drinks that will populate the perfect pub of his dreams, adds an album to the jukebox and decides what he wants barred.


But what would a pub be without good conversation? Join us, as discussion flows from the absurdity of fake books to the perils of drinking too much milk.


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Apr 12, 2021
The Moon Under Water
0:57
The Moon Under Water… Coming to you on the 12th of April.

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Mar 22, 2021