78 Photography (With Freddie Stirling) [REBROADCAST]

78 Photography (With Freddie Stirling) [REBROADCAST]

Improviser and comedian Freddie(The 838, The Petting Zoo) joins joins co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian to take a critical eye at the photographic arts. Expert photographer to babies, animals and the elderly Jerry Andrews shares his top tips on composition, colour and frame size. Say cheese and Fact Up!

71 Birthdays (With Clare Plested) [Rebroadcast]

71 Birthdays (With Clare Plested) [Rebroadcast]

Comedian Clare Plested (The 838), joins hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian to celebrate their birthdays! We hear from girl-in-a-birthday-cake to the stars, Birthday Girl Cake Surprise, get to the bottom of Shaun's loneliness and get altogether too excited. Unwrap this week's episode and Fact Up!

146 Coasters

146 Coasters

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian as they enter a new year with renewed vigour to take on the biggest and most important theatres of knowledge. This week: coasters! Learn the hidden depths of those essential household items.

145 Fact Up Book Club - 1984 by George Orwell

145 Fact Up Book Club - 1984 by George Orwell

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian for the first edition of the Fact Up Book Club. The team tackle George Orwell’s seminal distopian classic 1984. Listen along live, you have a lifetime membership to the book club and a lifetime of reading to catch up on!

144 Santa Claus (Christmas Special)

144 Santa Claus (Christmas Special)

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian for a special festive edition! The team gather round a traditional Christmas pentagram to summon some seasonal cheer. What could possibly go wrong?

143 Philosophy

143 Philosophy

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian answer life’s biggest questions through the power of thought and reason. Stoic Jacques Goulant has his emotions totally under control. Ponder the questions that have flummoxed humankind for generations, and Fact Up!

142 Sound

142 Sound

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian as they upgrade the studio’s sound system. Totally legitimate salesman Antonius attempts to offload some quality equipment out of the back of his lorry and into the studio.

141 Bread (with David Elms)

141 Bread (with David Elms)

Comedian David Elms (Borderline , The Cartel, Mr Swallow) joins Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they bake up a hearty loaf of knowledge in this episode on bread!  Food historian Brian McGee has a job and that job is food historian, where he studies…

140 Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

140 Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they go inside the musician’s studio with a closer look at seminal soft-rock classic album Rumours, by Fleetwood Mac. Guest producer Ken Caillat was there at the creation of this masterpiece, helping to bring their ideas to life…

139 Pensions

139 Pensions

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they plan for a stable future in retirement. Guest pension advisor Roger Jacamo is in a bind – his teenage nephew has locked himself in the podcast sidebar, but Roger needs to leave.

138 Maps

138 Maps

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they set a compass to knowledge on this episode on maps! The  elaborate and strangely familiar maps of guest cartographer Ray McSriff have brought countless fictional worlds to life, what havoc could he wreak on ours?

137 Halloween Special Live from The Free Association's Comedy Room (with Clare Plested, Liz Kingsman & Alison Thea-Skot)

137 Halloween Special Live from The Free Association's Comedy Room (with Clare Plested, Liz Kingsman & Alison Thea-Skot)

Join a live studio audience and guest comedians Liz Kingsman (Power Monkeys, Timewasters), Clare Plested (The 838) and Alison Thea-Skot (JJ Abrams' Overlord) for a live Halloween spooktacular of Fact Up from The Free Association Comedy Room in London.

136 Crafts (with Kat Bond)

136 Crafts (with Kat Bond)

Comedian Kat Bond (joins co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they get crafty in this episode. Guest haberdasher Lavinia Juliet is lonely, very lonely. But with a hobby like hers and one of Etsy’s most esoteric stores, you’re never truly alone. Stitch some time and Fact Up!

135 Inventions

135 Inventions

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they innovate their way through the topic of inventions. Guest Steel Marlboro talks through the inspiration for his world-renowned inventions such as the wheel, Super Nintendo and food.

134 Black Holes

134 Black Holes

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they explore the wonders of the universe. Guest Kenny September knows a thing or two about holes, he’s been digging them for years.

Enter the singularity, and Fact Up!

133 Misery

133 Misery

Co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian have been kidnapped by super fan Eugenia Pleasance, and forced into the miserable situation of having to record the podcast. Will they escape? Cheer up and Fact Up!

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132 Even More Soup

132 Even More Soup

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they dip their spoon once more into the hearty and vast topic of soup. Guest soup sous chef Roy Hedges of the Llandudno Soupery in Rhyl reveals the secret spice that makes every soup tick.

Heat up your time on the hob, and Fact Up!


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131 Genetics

131 Genetics

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they undercover the mysteries of genetics. Professor Snardley has been sent over by the podcast guest booking agency to talk his eerily familiar nefarious plans. Decode your genome, and Fact Up!


130.5 Your questions for Inventions, Misery & Black Holes

130.5 Your questions for Inventions, Misery & Black Holes

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130 Radio (with Jim Archer)

130 Radio (with Jim Archer)

Improviser and director Jim Archer (Sweet Fanny Adams, Brian & Charles, Spokke) returns to the podcast, joining Fact Up! co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian tune their wirelesses to the topic of radio. Inspired by his interactions with alien radio signals…