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We read books, then talk about them in chunks - listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!


We may as well nail our colours to the mast straight away with this one.. we liked it. Sure, there were a few issues with how we got to this point, which meant one or two of the character moments may have not quite been what they could have been, but take a step back and leave your predictions at the door and this is one pretty awesome episode of television. We explain why we liked it while re-living some of the most controversial moments of the series. We also round the cast off with your feedback and our new fan theory for how Bronze Yohn Royce is now destined for the Iron Throne.

sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com is where you can find us if you want to get in touch.

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Matt and Dave talk you through the biggest battle yet on Game of Thrones, an episode that ended up somewhere between a thrilling rollercoaster ride and a loud, confusing trundle through a ghost train. We loved so much about this episode - the Dothraki charge, the Unsullied last stand, Beric and Jorah's ends and Arya's injury time winner. We had problems with how dark some of it was, how so many of our beloved characters improbably survived and.. most important of all.. where in the seven hells was zombie Bronze Yohn and his beautiful breastplate? Oh, and pour one out for fan favourite Qhono. We literally barely knew ye.

sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com is the place to send your feedback. 

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In the fourth and final part of Lord of the Flies: Roger releases a boulder, Ralph runs for his life and Piggy takes a tumble. Will any of the boys get off the island alive? We've also got your reviews and thoughts on the book. 


sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com is the place to get in touch if you want to add your thoughts to the mix.

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We read the classics with a sideways view, and today we’re reading from ’Shadows and Tall Trees' to ‘A View to a Death’ in William Golding’s classic ‘Lord of the Flies’. We’ll level with you: it gets dark. And it’s a masterpiece. 
As always, get in touch with your thoughts: @sharkliveroil on Twitter or sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.
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It's part 2 of our read through of The Lord Of The Flies by William Golding. Ralph discovers that being the only adult on an island of semi-feral children isn't much fun, Piggy loses a lens and Jack kills a pig. Oh, and we meet the breakout star of Lord of the Flies, littleun Phil. Who may or may not be bald. And may or may not be a tiny version of Phil Mitchell. And may or may not have seen a "bad slag" wandering about in the jungle. It's all getting a bit crazy.


If you're at such a loose end that you're reading the show notes, why not leave us a review on itunes? It'd really help. Or send your feedback to sharkliveroil@gmail.com and we'll read it out on the podcast.

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It’s a new book! We read the classics, and take them as seriously as we can, and we’re reading William Golding’s classic The Lord of the Flies! This week we’ve got some killer tropical heat, some seriously poorly-thought-through playground tactics, and, somehow, choirboy stormtroopers. Is Sylvester Stallone coming to save the day? No. But come along for the ride! As always, get in touch @sharkliveroil or sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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Part 3 of our readthrough of The Lost World is here. I'm not going to lie to you, not a lot happens in this part of the book. Lots of talk about dinosaurs becoming extinct, there's another possible sighting of Tobias Carnotaurus and Bisoyn's best boy dabbled with a bit of casual attempted murder. Oh and some Parasaurs defecate together. It's fair to say it slows down a bit this week, but stick with us, because things are about to get crazy.


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It's the most wonderful time of the year! And to celebrate we're taking on a classic of world cinema. It's a festive treat featuring a world renowned international star. It's a combination of balls to the wall action (a reindeer gets punched in the face) and good old family fun (bad people get punched in the face). It's one man's quest to buy his son's affection for Christmas. It's Jingle All The Way! Merry Christmas!!

Feedback: sharlkiveroilpodcast@gmail.com @sharkliveroil

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Guess who's back? Back again? Game of Thrones. Still no book. But never fear, Shark Liver Oil is back for season 7 of the TV series. In this episode we wonder about the real reason behind Dolorous Edd welcoming Bran to Castle Black, what is Randyll Tarly's real name and what's really being kept under wraps in the forbidden section of the citidel library? Send your feedback to sharkliveroilpodcastgmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil and facebook! Yes Facebook! I can't believe it either.

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