Ep. 9 Life Drawing!

October 23, 2016

Hello there dear listener and welcome to episode 9 of Rob and Helen's Date Night : Life Drawing!

This week we were all ready to do some Western Horse Riding on 'Colin'. When we received some last minute news concerning Colin and 'the vet' Helen delved into your emails and Facebook posts dear listener and offered an alternative. 

After some initial resistance Rob succumbed to Helen's will and became a life model for the morning! It was all very tasteful! Helen duly reciprocated, 'art' was made and we reckon it's our funniest podcast to date!

Check the Facebook page and instagram for the fruits of our labour and enjoy the podcast.

Rob and Helen x

Ep. 8 “You Dirty, Dirty Dog”

October 16, 2016

Hello there Dear Listener!

This episode is dedicated to our dog Ronnie. It's a living tribute to him, a bit like 'This is your Life' for a dog. 

Ronnie chose us at Battersea dogs home some 9 years ago and in many ways was the first big step to starting a family together. Every single day he gives us a reason to return him to Battersea and in the same breath will do something so wonderful which means we never would!

If you have a dog you'll identify with all of Ronnie's antics, if you don't have one you can feel smug in your correct decision not to have a dog.

We love him, but he's a bit of a lunatic! In this episode a dog trainer comes round to teach an old dog some new tricks and Rob and Helen regail each other with heartwarming and deeply revolting stories from Ronnie's life. Stick around to the end and we're fairly confident Ronnie says the word 'Onion'

Please keep spreading the word about the podcast and speak to you soon

Rob and Helen x

An important announcement!

October 9, 2016

Hello there dear listener,

This week, a short announcement regarding the podcast. exciting times are ahead and a rebrand on the way - plus some astonishing news on Helen's career as a dinner lady. Keep subscribed and talk to you next week :)

Ep. 7 “Oh for God’s sake just stick it in me!”

October 3, 2016

Hello Dear Listener!

This week Helen has organised for Rob to have an acupuncture session. It would be fair to say that lying still while someone sticks pins in him wouldn't normally be Rob's idea of a relaxing morning, so let's see how he does in the very capable hands of Kat Love from thetreatmentspace.com 

Also on the podcast Helen tells us about all the offers we've had flooding in from all her recent marketing work and she talks about getting her "angry tits" out at a group of sexist Morris Dancers!


Rob and Helen x

Ep. 6 “Grease me all over baby!”

September 25, 2016

Hello Dear Listener and thanks for down loading this episode. we think it's a really fun one. Helen finally revealed what she had in store for Rob this week, but he only found out when he got there! 

Me and Helen are having a great laugh making these and stick around to the end as Helen reveals more of her plans. Please subscribe to the podcast and tell your friends!

If you want the mystery to be revealed in the podcast, just start listening, if not read on....

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Andy, Jo, Darrell, Liz and Jess at Riverside Garage, for having me for the morning as an apprentice! I'm sure I basically got in the way, but I had an amazing time, learnt a lot and had a great laugh with everyone there. If you're in the hope valley, you should take your car there!!
Rob and Helen x


Ep. 5 “Pilates”

September 17, 2016

Hello there Dear Listener and welcome to Episode 5. 

This weeks date: Pilates

With Rob being about as dainty as a hippo in stilettos, he was somewhat apprehensive about making a total arse of himself in front of some older ladies. We also talk about Rob getting a concussion this summer and some of his resultant odd behaviour, much of which he'd forgotten! Helen also reveals her plans for our future activities and remember your suggestions are welcome too. Contact the podcast on twitter @datenightpod

Rob and Helen x

Ep. 4 “Rob and Helen go Rambling”

September 9, 2016

Hello Dear Listener!

This weeks date: Rambling.
In this episode Rob and Helen pay homage to their surrounding countryside and go 'a-rambling'. Rob does the whole walk 'in character' in the style of Benedict Updike, off of radio 4. 

After they visit a beer festival, Benedict really starts to overshare.

Enjoy! .... and spread the word if you do.

Happy rambling folks!

Rob and Helen X

Ep. 3 “The Mother in Law Special - Rage against the dying of the light”

May 23, 2016

Hello Dear Listener,

This weeks date: 'The Mother in Law'

Jean 'The Bean', (Helen's mum - Rob's mother in law) Is a remarkable person and makes connections with people in the most unlikely circumstances. Rob and Jean used to review new music together on Xfm back in the day and their conversations would always spiral in and out of the music and the themes that it brought to the fore. 

Jean would make connections with the music to the world around her and in one outstanding review she was so moved by Queens of The Stone Age that she started quoting Dylan Thomas. That review got sent to the bands management, the band replied and the rest of the story is told in this podcast. 

So with Post Pop Depression - The new album from Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, recently released, It felt like the perfect time to talk music and life with Jean on the mic again. As always Jean went above and beyond with her research and preparation, even watching Iggy Pop's John Peel lecture on the BBC iplayer beforehand .

Inspired by the music Jean Rages against the dying of the light and talks with great parity and humour about the current state of the world and her place in it, then goes 'Full Samuel L Jackson' on her old computer with a sledgehammer in and act of symbolic destruction. A must listen for anyone who feels trapped by the system or even if you're not and you'd just like the world to be a better place.

Thanks Jean - You are Rock and Roll. Not our words, that's Josh Homme who said that.

Rob and Helen X


Ep. 2 “A Journey Through Dance”

February 15, 2016

Ep. 1 “Getting Hot and Sweaty!”

December 11, 2015

Hello dear listener and welcome to Rob and Helen's Date Night Podcast! We Hope you’re well and thanks for downloading it wherever you are. With the kids now both at school we've got a lot more time on our hands. 

This weeks date:

Usually when Helen does her weekly exercise class with Paul, Rob watches through the window, coffee in hand recovering from the night before (usually a late one after driving home from a show, or some self inflicted abuse) This week Helen co-erced him into joining in on the class, with fairly extreme consequences!

It would be fair to say that Helen is healthier and fitter than Rob, hear quite how much more so in this podcast!

The full workout we did is below…ENJOY!!!!

Rob and Helen x

The 600 Workout

50 Star Jumps

50 Narrow arm press ups

50 Squat Jumps

50 Sit ups

50 Squat thrusts

50 Shoulder width Press ups

50 front to back jumps

50 wide arm press ups

50 side to side jumps

50 Tricep dips

50 Burpees

50 v sit ups