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 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 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-.
In episode 80, Rosie and Jessica are concerned by bedbugs, discuss the beauty of the bedside kettle and Jessica shares why Pretty Little Liars is probably not worth your time. Following this, they share some television that should have been put out of its misery and get really happy about Hot Dog Princesses. #sixseasonsandamovie
In episode 79, Rosie and Jessica are joined by their beloved transatlantic sister-friends, Dames Sophie and Margaret of Two Bossy Dames for a special, bumper episode. They share the Top 5 things about Britain and America, which, unsurprisingly, is mainly food-based. There is delight, giggling, friendship, marvelling at crisps and Pop Tarts, misadventures at the DMV and all in all, a good time is had by all.
In episode 78, Rosie and Jessica discuss the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Netflix and solve mysteries, one hug at a time. They also discuss the work of Victoria Wood and their love for the sitcom dinnerladies, which leads to lengthy school dinner reminiscence. Plus the return of Fat Squirrel and his Pigeon Friend, Tony!