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It’s the final part of our read-through of the classic Treasure Island, and we’ve got it all: steampunk pistols, unexpected cameos from mediocre English football managers, and character with a level of sangfroid so collossal as to amount to genius. And because it’s the last episode for this book, we’ve got one of our favourite bits: reviews. Next week it’s Crap Christmas Film Club - tune in on Christmas Eve for our fair and balanced assessment of 90’s classic Jingle All The Way.

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It's Part 5 of our read-through and comment-along on pirate classic Treasure Island! This week we're reading Part 5, My Sea Adventure; and, astonishingly, we're reading about an adventure, on the sea!

Also some gentlemanly smack-downs, some realy stupid ideas, and some more really really seriously unbelievably stupid ideas. From the characters, mind you; our ideas are still squarely in our sweet-spot of locquacious mediocrity.

NEXT WEEK it's the last episode so get us your reviews, your thoughts, your sicks jibes, your iller swipes, and send them to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or @sharkliveroil on Twitter.

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In part 4 of Shark Liver Oil's read through of Treasure Island, it all goes off in a big way. The officers break cover and go on the offensive. The pirates retaliate and all hell breaks loose. There are canon shots, musket fire, cutlass fights and an all out assault on the stockade. Pirates vs Officers: The Bloodbath. Get ready for the body count to soar!

Love Treasure Island? Hate it? Send us your review and we'll put it on the podcast. sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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We read the classics, and this week it's Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This week we've got an ill-advised adventure ashore, some seriously short-term thinking, and the world's first intercontinental ballistic crutch - as well as our continuing obsession with the greatest line in the history of children's cinema.


As always, hit us up on Twitter - @sharkliveroil - or via email, sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, with your thoughts, theories and views on this one. A classic? An over-rated genre piece? Responsible for some of the worst films ever made? Let us know!

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You're in for a rollocking good time as Shark Liver Oil takes on part 2 of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic take of swashbuckling bastardy. We spend some more time with four times Hispaniola Employee Of The Month Winner, Long "wink and the guns" John Silver, we delve further into Trelawney's extremely uncomfortable on-board crush and we are simply amazed at what you hear if you sit at the bottom of an apple barrel for long enough. Promises to be a good one.

Thoughts on the book or the podcast? We'd love to hear them. Email sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or get us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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Shiver me clichés! Keel-haul the classic adventure literary tropes! Above all, don't underestimate blind pirates! It's TREASURE ISLAND!

We're doing Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of derring-do, derring-theft and derring-idiot aristocrats, and it's a treat. Swords! Scars! Mysterious black spots! Blood-letting as the height of medical technology!

As always, get involved on Twitter @sharkliveroil or email us sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com. Nothing but love to you all. Love and piracy.

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