Podcast 296: This is our Everest, Part Forty-Two – This England; Snooker

by | May 20, 2021

This week’s emotional This Is Our Everest sees your heroes facing up to a 1978 episode of the Granada Television documentary series This England on the subject of Snooker, a game that both Edward and Ian found infinitely fascinating until watching this. Nevertheless, your regular correspondents rally to discuss the impressive common sense of John Virgo’s career trajectory, the concept of excellence fatigue in professional sport and an idea for a lucrative new YouTube channel.

Ian defends people’s right to choose (specifically the right to choose to play billiards in this case), the word “hagiography” makes an appearance and we reveal the main expenditure for a jobbing professional snooker player on the road. If you’d like to have your love of snooker tamped down, you can watch the programme here.

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