Sunday, 20 August 2017

No More Dumbing Down

First and foremost, don't panic! Your annual bursts of podcasts from Doug, Darren and Lance are not going away.

We've never claimed to be a political podcast and tend to try to avoid any controversial topics in preference to light hearted, popular culture topics such as technology, film, TV and games. In recent years there's been a stigma attached to the concept of "Dumbing Down" which we feel gives the title an image we don't want to be associated with.

We went through a lot of work to design a logo that we were happy with. Fortunately the acronym "D.D.L" which we chose for the logo is something which not only stood for dumbed down life but also is the initials of the original hosts Doug, Darren and Lance.

There's still references to "Dumbed Down Life" all over the place, in past posts, file names, URL and on iTunes. These will take time to replace.

From now the site can be reached at http://ddlpodcast.com and http://ddlpodcast.co.uk

When we started the podcast social media was in it's infancy with blogs, micro-blogs and news services being the main way of staying in touch. Facebook and Twitter did not exist! Yes we've been going that long!

Changing domain name should not mean much of an impact on listening to our show and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sticking with us through these changes...



both of you!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

DDL145

A special show this week, video only as listening to the two of us playing Star Wars won't make much sense unless you watch the video.


Lance and Darren both recorded separate game videos then Lance expertly edited them both together. 

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Friday, 31 March 2017

DDL144

This week we discuss memorial plans for Sir Terry Pratchett, The Australian GP, and catch up with our training for Snowdon



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  • Terry Pratchett Memorial
  • Formula One
  • Snowdon Preparation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

DDL143

This week we chat about meeting up with old friends, Our day out in London to meet Scott Sigler, and the rise in Boardgaming.


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  • Day In London
  • Star Wars Identities
  • Board Gaming

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

DDL142

This week we wish Darren and Buffy Happy Birthday and discuss the old, new, and NEW new Top Gear as well as the disaster that is The Grand Tour.




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  • Birthday
  • 20th Anniversary Of Buffy
  • Top Gear/Grand Tour

Friday, 10 March 2017

DDL141

This week we talk about Elon Musk's plan to send people on a trip around the moon, Our plan to walk up Snowdon and the non existence of ghosts

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  • Moon Trips
  • New Planets
  • Snowdon Walk
    360 pictures from Darren's training: LINK
  • Ghosts
    Mrs Hammell's Ghost: LINK