In this special Operation Get Festive Episode, Rosie and Jessica are fundraising for the very important Crisis at Christmas campaign. You can find out more about Crisis at their website and donate to receive a special bonus episode at Rosie and Jessica’s Just Giving page.
In episode 90, Rosie and Jessica pass the tissue box as they share their Top 5 Tearjerkers, but not before Jessica stuns and wows us with tales of packed lunches and mouse deaths. There are very different fancy dress costumes and the prospect of Australian-Canadian seasonal swapping. This episode is sponsored by Rodent Conspiracy’s new album A Fun Risk of Explosion.
In episode 89, Rosie and Jessica report from the new Pottersville World Order, where there is much sighing but also sequin leotards. They turn, as we all must in times of crisis, to the Jim Henson Workshop for a Top 5 Muppets and share some ideas for things to soothe you. Also Jessica describes cornflakes cakes at length.
In episode 88, Rosie and Jessica report back from their outing to the MCM Expo, where Jessica had that most Basic Zombie of experiences with her first Pumpkin Spice Latte. They not only met Holtzmann and the Schuyler sisters, but had tea with a beloved listener! Also Jessica got a pet, who Rosie is keen to rope into the Day of Fun internship programme. The final Bake Off chat leads nicely into a Top 5 cookbooks. Take care of yourselves.
In episode 87, Rosie and Jessica are just back from Disneyland Paris with lots to share, from double decker trains to riding the Disneyland rails and more not related to trains. Mice steal sunglasses, rats cook dinner and Flynn Rider moonlights as a farmer. Plus Rosie met her best friend and got a bit overwhelmed. Continuing the theme, we delve deep into the Disney back catalogue with Top 5 Disney songs.
In episode 86, Rosie and Jessica reminisce over their time in New York as autumn arrives on the scene. There is much Bake Off sadness, which they manage to pack away as they discuss Biscuits, Bread and Batter in an alliterative Bake Off chat. Plus a washing machine! What larks.
In episode 85, Rosie and Jessica find time to record despite Rosie’s busy forty-five minutes of work remaining. Jessica’s been having nice teas all over the place and they catch up on all the highlights of the Olympics. Bake Off Chat makes its triumphant seasonal return and new takes on old songs are enjoyed in Top 5 Cover Versions. No one mentions Suicide Squad and all is well.
In episode 84, Rosie and Jessica have been out for another Literal Weekend of Fun, learning that there is truly no crying in baseball. Rosie has indoctrinated Jessica into the ways of vinyl figurines and both them have been doing some home improvements. With the festival season upon us, it’s time for a Top 5 Camping Tips and Tricks. This episode is all for Kate McKinnon.
In episode 83, Rosie and Jessica have brought packed lunches and activities for some literal days of fun. Rosie’s been to some all-day comedy and Jessica’s tidied her kitchen. All good fun. They see the good in people with their Top 5 Friendly Monsters and discuss their dream Bake Off All Stars line-ups.
In episode 82, Rosie and Jessica rail against the state of the world (soz, world) and marvel at Australian voting traditions. They delve into the realms of fantasy for a Top 5 Magical Characters and challenge themselves to name various sets of people, at which they attain, at best, a B-.