THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST – Se3ep5, ft Eleanor Costello

Our guest this week is Eleanor Costello - writer, blogger and photographer of doors, amongst other things. In 2003 she started an Instagram account documenting the many colourful doors of Dublin, which has become well-followed. Like all sane people, Eleanor is a huge fan of cheese and she joins Ben & Liam this week to discuss their first successes, various Johns and to play Getting To Know You. You can get more info about Eleanor on her website, which includes a massive list of writing credits!

This episode features a musical music entitled Let's Talk About Jesus, written by Liam.

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SHOW NOTES

Just so we're clear, this is what "Ordain" means...

As many guests before her, Eleanor made the mistake of asking what "the lemon song" was, (I mean, Liam brought it up, but what ever). So, once again, obligatory lemon rap embed! In 2013 Liam & Si created an awful, green-screenie track entitled Would You Like A Lemon? We still don't have a solid answer, but we do have a healthy supply of lemons. Find more on YouTube's StabbedPandaTV.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way, I guess), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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CREDITS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST - Se3ep4, ft John Wheeler, (Hayseed Dixie)

In this episode of The Conversation Hat Podcast, we're delighted to have as our guest the frontman of bluegrass rock 'n' roll covers band, Hayseed Dixie. John Wheeler has sung, played guitar, (and other instruments), for the band's entire career. They refer to their style as "rockgrass", merging folk and country sounds in their renditions of classic tracks. We discuss the discomforts of camping and ask just what is Wally, ("Waldo"), hiding from!?

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SHOW NOTES

For your listening / viewing pleasure, here is some Hayseed Dixie.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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If you'd like to support the show without spending any money, (which is fine by the way), there are a few ways you can do that: feel free to follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you see us post; like us on Facebook and hit as many thumbs-up icons as you possibly can; Follow StabbedPandaTV on YouTube, watch some of the Conversation Hat videos hosted on there and leave some nice comments on the videos as well; leaving us a positive review on whatever listening platform you use is also massively helpful, especially so on iTunes.

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CREDITS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST - Se3ep3, ft Dazz & Greg, (DidYouKnowGaming?)

THE CONVERSATION HAT PODCAST - Se3ep3, ft Dazz & Greg, (DidYouKnowGaming?)

Today on the Conversation Hat Podcast we're joined by Dazz and Greg - 2 of the team behind YouTube's most-subscribed gaming trivia channel, DidYouKnowGaming?
We discuss games that did not live-up to expectations, invent animal-based weapons on the spot and pretty much ramble for a while.

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se3ep2, Dan Kirk, (Local Distortion)

Today's guest on The Conversation Hat Podcast is Daniel Kirk, host of the Local Distortion podcast - a show which regularly features underground rock and alternative bands from Cambridgeshire and beyond. Kudos to Dan for pulling-off something which we know, from experience, is mega tricky.In this episode we discuss

The aim of Local Distortion is to promote and reignite the independent music scene in a way that is accessible for everyone and you don't have to be in the know to enjoy it.  You can (and should) watch Local Distortion on YouTube.

This episode features a sketch entitled The N Word - written by Liam, featuring him and Ben.

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Show Notes

We tracked down the harmonica cover or Duel of Fates from Star Wars. It really is something special.

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how to become a patron (and why)

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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Credits

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se3ep1, Harri Beasley

Welcome to the third season of The Conversation Hat Podcast! Today's guest is one of Cambridge's most prolific musicians. Harri Beasley is a singer-songwriter, who plays drums in several projects and runs several regular events in the city. Today he joins us to discuss the foods of the apocalypse, and the gaming worlds we'd like to inhabit.

Harri Beasley's Facebook Page.

This episode features a sketch entitled Gender Rolls - written by Liam, featuring him and Ben.

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Show Notes

A while back we shot a music video with Harri, a cover of That's LifeHave a listen and a watch with this here embedded video player:

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how to become a patron (and why)

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show, early access to episodes and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

If patronage isn't up your street, then maybe this is for you: Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerdy merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99, (you can get your first one for £15!) Take a gander, right flippin' now! www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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Credits

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

Joseph Grindpattern & The Mona Lisa Worm Releaser [Short Story]

Joseph Grindpattern awakes in his car, having crashed in the centre of Paris.

Short story by Liam Taylor.

Narrated by Liam Taylor; Joseph Grindpattern & The Ill Fitting Ninja voiced by Roman Armstrong; Guardly Guardington & Janet Crayola voiced by Ben Pierson; Music by Liam Taylor; Edited by Laura Elmer.

 

Se2 Outtakes & Bloopers

We're about to enter our 3rd year - crickey! You don't get that much podcasting done without breaking a few omelettes though, and these are those omelettes! .... Yes... By omelettes, we mean bloopers, outtakes and stuff which didn't make the regular episodes for whatever reason.

Thanks to all the guests who've made this a special series for us. We're super grateful to them, and really excited about who we've booked for se3.

The Conversation Hat Podcast will return for it's 3rd series in March of 2018.

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep21, Chris Norton-Walker

Comedian Chris Norton-Walker joins the Conversation Hat crew to discuss all manner of things, not just boners: school trips to Russia; the difference between Marmite and Vegemite; hunter-gathering; and Liam's handwriting.

This episode features Drowning In Your Love, a musical travesty by Liam.

Check out Chris' Facebook page

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Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

http://patreon.com/conversationhat

 

The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep20, Owen Barbet

This week we're talking to film maker Owen Barbet, who's currently recording a project about phobias with Ben. We discuss our historical BFFs and our favourite methods of measuring time. Normal.

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Free money for us, warm feeling for you

Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep19, Tom Taylor, Stagger Indie

Today's guest is Tom Taylor, co-host of Stagger Indie on Cambridge 105. Stagger Indie is a diverse music show which features a healthy dose of local artists. In this episode we discuss sleep, comfort foods and the origin of boobies.

More info on Stagger Indie: cambridge105.co.uk/shows/stagger/

This episode features the sketch Worst People, written and performed by Ben & Liam.

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Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep18, Roman Armstrong

Roman joins us in the studio to discuss what really killed the dinosaurs, vegan cheese, and how to create a perpetual motion engine using a cat and some butter.

This episode features the song Ode To Toast, by Liam.

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SHOW NOTES

We must have mentioned Would You Like A Lemon? before, right? Pretty sure it was in an early epiosde as well... Anyway, here's the video:

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Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep16, John Renney

This week Liam and Ben are joined by filmmaker John Renney to discuss the ironic tortures that wait for us in hell; the skills we'd like to develop; and to play Getting To Know You.

This episode features the musical creation entitled Squishy Podcast. Our $5 patrons are able to download the tune from Patreon.

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SHOW NOTES

Hell In Colour. There is no information about this film. So, er.... bye then?

The concept of being punished in the afterlife isn't a new one, many stories and shows have built on the idea of punishments being ironic or symbolic in nature: Homer has to eat all the donuts; Ted (of Bill & fame) is chased by the Easter Bunny; Tantalus is taunted with grapes. In this episode the team have to devise their own ironic or symbolic tortures. You can read some much better ideas over on TVTropes.org

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Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep15, Si

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SHOW NOTES

Si mentioned the Gilbert O'Sullivan song, Alone Again (Naturally), in our conversation about songs that bring a tear to his eye. Interestingly, this track was sampled heavily by rapper Biz Markie and caused one of the first big court cases around copyright infringement through sampling. You can have a listen to the sampled elements on Who Sampled.

In other news: CLOWN SHARKS! The rap-rock sections really sound like Beastie Boys, huh?

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LOVE, IN THE FORM OF COLD, HARD CASH

Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatTo quote Spinal Tap: "Gimmie some money"

Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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Staff & Ting

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep14, Wesley Freeman-Smith

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Wes recently set up the collaborative performing arts group, Colliding Lines: www.collidinglines.com/

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SHOW NOTES

Holy crap, Diggerland is actually a thing... Be warned, the site has music embedded, and it's not a good time.

 

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LOVE, IN THE FORM OF COLD, HARD CASH

Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There's a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep13, Tom Gaskell

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This episode features the sketch Get The F*ck Out Of The Road written by Si Pettit, featuring himself, Roman and Liam.

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SHOW NOTES

Tom was one of the first guests on Stabbed Panda Presents, representing his band, DAFM. The Lightning Round in SPP is a very early prototype of what would become The Conversation Hat Podcast - KNOWLEDGE. If you're ever in Cambridge around the Christmas period you can catch the annual Christmas is a time to get F*CKED!! event, which DAFM are destined to perform. You can listen to that interview in full over here.

We liked Lauren's art work for this episode so much that we decided to add the icons to the podcast's Redbubble Store. This adorable chap is available on pillows, mugs, scarves, shirts, hoodies, phone covers, on art prints, bags, stationary and much more. Redbubble's merch is all reasonably priced and buying from them helps out the Conversation Hat as well. Which is, hopefully, something you're really up for.

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LOVE, IN THE FORM OF cold, hard cash

Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There's a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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The Conversation Hat Podcast – Se2ep12, Ben's Dad

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As mentioned in this episode we're running a competition from now until July 17th (2017), where we're giving away 5 merch packs, one of which includes a Conversation Hat hat and a £10 Amazon gift voucher. To enter, all you need to do is leave a 5 Star review on our iTunes page. Have some awesome linkage.

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SHOW NOTES

As promised, an ant throwing his buddy off the side of a ledge. Don't say we never deliver.

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LOVE, IN THE FORM OF YOUR PATRONAGE

Liam and Ben in wonder of The Conversation HatOur plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There's a plethora of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat (as shown below), downloads of music written for the show, behind the scenes content and bespoke limericks: www.patreon.com/conversationhat

Super Loot want to deliver a box of nerd merch and geek chic to your doorstep each month, and will do so for £19.99 a month, (you can get your first one for £15!) Also! Super Loot are featuring our unboxing video on their homepage right now, so you should go take a gander. www.superloot.co.uk/ConversationHat

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PEOPLE & DEETS

The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

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