John Dowie

Season 4 Episode 9


Robin and Josie are joined by writer, comedian and musician John Dowie this week to talk about his upcoming book, The Freewheeling John Dowie as well as seeing Spike Milligan live, Terry Pratchett, stand up in the 70s and a whole lot more. And remember Cosmic Shambles LIVE hits the road to Aus/NZ next year!

And, if you’d like to get a copy of John’s book, we’re happy to offer a promo code for a £5 discount!  Just head to the Unbound page and use the code robinandjosie16.




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Reading List

John recommends:

The work of Ivor Cutler

The Bed-Sitting Room by Spike Milligan

The Freewheeling John Dowie by John Dowie

Puckoon by Spike Milligan

The work of Tony Hancock

I Can’t Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays by Eleanor Lipman

The work of Terry Pratchett

The Warlock of Love by Mark Bolan

The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick

Robin Hood by Curtain Oman

Robin recommends:

A Dustbin of Milligan or Concentrated Rubbish Approved by the Council and Spike Milligan by Spike Milligan

Journey Through Britain by John Hillaby

Annie’s Box by Randal Keynes

House of Hammer edited by Dez Skinn

VALIS by Philip K. Dick

The work of Philip K. Dick

The Man With the Wooden Spectacles by Harry Stephen Keeler

Josie recommends:

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

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