The companion piece to the seventeenth episode of the Totally Buzzed UK Podcast Episode 17 “The Watermelon Nibbler”

Jon J Squires and Laura preside over the seventeenth episode of the Totally Buzzed UK Podcast. The podcast drops every Monday on all-good podcasting platforms and discusses the weird, wonderful, and down-right unbelievable stories that are floating around the web.

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The Stories Featured On Episode Seventeen of The Totally Buzzed UK Podcast:

The Pokémon x Sumo Collab We’ve Been Waiting For

Story one was published on Kotaku.com and shares how Pokemon is entering a partnership with sumo wrestling. Squires and Laura discussed the unique crossover, which led to Laura highlighting how the FA (Football Association) have also in recent times partnered up with Pokemon to Squires’ surprise.

Pokemon x Football

Squires and Laura then talk about which sports they’d like to see Pokemon team up with next, which reveals to Squires sharing he wouldn’t mind seeing Pikachu in a Newcastle United kit.

Toronto man develops app that acts as ‘Tinder’ for dogs

Story two was from CTVNews.ca and told the story of how one man had invented an app to find his dog the ideal playmate. The app now has over 10,000 users and could be considered the Tinder equivalent for dogs. Laura and Squiggy discovered how useful the app could be and imagined the type of profiles they could envision dogs having.

Both Squiggy and Laura shared stories about the dogs in their life and how they’d be open to using it for their fluffy pal.

Man asks Italian police to jail him to escape wife at home

The final story of this edition of the Totally Buzzed UK Podcast came from The Straits Times. This story told how an Italian man had allegedly handed himself in to the police in order to serve the rest of his sentence in prison rather than on house arrest. Laura and Squires talked about what would cause them to choose prison over being lockdowned at home, and this led to Squires reminiscing about a former roommate.

Squires spoke about how his former roommate once put metal in the microwave and also nibbled on a whole watermelon before simply leaving it on the side.

TikTok Spotlight:

In the seventeenth edition of this segment on the podcast, TikTok Spotlight, Laura highlights a TikTok that she enjoys and believes others would enjoy.

She opted to select the TikTok below, which was uploaded by the user: misscriesalot

@misscriesalot

@ABBA #abba #mammamia #mariokart #mario #videogames #voulezvous #sweden #imnotwrong #foryou #fyp #music

♬ Voulez-vous – Symphonic Rock Project

This TikTok shows how Abba’s Voulez-vous works perfectly for the desert level in Mario Kart. Squires and Laura discussed their love of Mario Kart as well as Abba before imagining what other songs could work with other videos games.

This leads to Squires talking about how one of his favourite bands, Bring Me The Horizon, have a song called “Shadow Moses” which is, of course, is a nod to the video game franchise Metal Gear Solid.

And that was episode seventeen, new episodes of the Totally Buzzed UK Podcast drop every Monday – Like, Subscribe, and Rate 5* where possible!