31 Oct

S04E10 – The Halloween Special

Happy Halloween, Samhain and Ghostober: it’s the terrifyingly funny Halloween special!

Frighteningly, Phil’s audio is a bit louder this week because we’re experimenting with new recording methods! But it’ll be perfect next time! He was possessed or something.

What other horrors lie within? Phil gets haunted, Bret gets terrified and Chris terrifies others. Instead of news stories this week we have a variety of games themed around the spooky and dreadful. Tales of haunted rings, spectral beasts, demonic offspring and other creepy stuff await within.

Listen… if you DARE!

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28 Oct

NSF-DLYHL – Typical Florida Sun Worshipper

We see a lot of stories, and evidently we have to pick what to cover on the podcast, and what to leave out. Sometimes it’s because the story is short, or because something horrible has happened that isn’t funny on reflection. In this case, it’s because it was too short, but man, it’s certainly different.

From Miami New Times
Something soothing to look at while you trip balls.

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24 Oct

S04E09 – Freddy Says Relax

Hello and welcome to Don’t Lose Your Headline!

It’s not the penultimate episode, because we’re going to make this season longer. Longer is always better, right?

Chris has PSVR, Phil tries to eat himself to death and Bret’s as merry as Jack. We also have news stories! A man guilty of *blank* destruction causes a fuss in the shopping centre, while his wife waves a *blank* and they run through *blank* while *blanking*. Bear with it, folks.

There’s a case of a stolen brain. Why? Drugs! We’re all for experimentation, but there’s a limit. The limit is the skull. In Head to Headlines we argue the toss (pun intended) about the legality and morality of pumping in public. Is it ok if it’s too dark to see?

Lastly: thanks to our Russian correspondent Ash and his Russian boy-source Regulus who confirmed the whole beaver thing for us.

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20 Oct

NSF-DLYHL – Get Your Gun Souvenirs… at the Airport

We see a lot of stories, and evidently we have to pick what to cover on the podcast, and what to leave out. Sometimes it’s because the story is short, or because something horrible has happened that isn’t funny on reflection. In this case, it’s because the story is a little short and sweet. No, sweet isn’t the word. Scary.

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17 Oct

S04E08 – Exterminate Beavers

Welcome Headline fans!

This week we explore a new game, as well as reading a couple of the usual bizarre news stories you love.

We hear the tale of a man who overdosed on a dangerous substance (Phil and Chris have fun guessing it) and went waving knives around. We also explore the story of a charity leaflet campaign in Russia which encourages folks to exterminate beavers. A tad harsh?

We’ve also got another Sliding Story provided by Phil, concerning footage of things that should not be done on top of vehicles! Our new game features making stories up on the fly (because we’re so great at that) including the tale of a high speed chase involving a stuffed toy, a (very) premium rate phone line and some offensive busking!

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13 Oct

NSF-DLYHL – Not A Sign From God

We see a lot of stories, and evidently we have to pick what to cover on the podcast, and what to leave out. Sometimes it’s because the story is short, or because something horrible has happened like someone died from being run over by a giant runaway doughnut or some shit like that… funny, but maybe a bit too “full of dead person” for a comedy podcast. In this case, it’s because the story is very short and also kinda visual.

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10 Oct

S04E07 – Of Meatus and Men

This week Phil has some shocking (but not so shocking) news, Bret’s touting his Choose Your Own Adventure game Hipster Quest which needs testers (see the show notes on www.dontloseyourheadline.net) and Chris is getting into Lego in a big way.

We cover the most wanted animals in Michigan (including a real-life bad horse) and we hear about a gentleman who gets far too close to his Henry Hoover. He isn’t smiling now, but we do have a catchy new social justice slogan…

Head to Headlines details a real historical battle that took place between a dwarf and a dog, in sunny Stoke. We don’t condone it, but we did attempt to fully explore the realities. Phil also brings us a new game called Sliding Stories featuring the tale of a man who drives the wrong way down the highway- but the details are stranger than you might expect.

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