Pass It On: funny, fascinating and useful retro household tips from the 1950s
Cleaning tips

Cleaning tips

April 6, 2020

Once again recording from our respective – and respectable – homes, we thought we’d dig into some cleaning tips from the 50s, since we’re all frantically swabbing every available surface. Or at least, will be after Steve’s tip about playing cards. The discount code for the Pass It On books, giving you 20% off at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, is now ‘darning’; it’s valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

We’re still here!

We’re still here!

March 27, 2020

The last time Connie, Steve and Chris were together, we promised you that the next episode would be filled with sewing tips. But then again, the last time we were all together, the world was in a very different place. 

And now so are we, literally; this episode was recorded from Connie, Steve and Chris’s respective homes, and while we do get to some sewing tips, first, we took the chance to chat and catch up with each other. Stay safe, and if you’d like something to entertain and amuse you while you’re home, remember that the discount code which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk is now ‘darning’; it’s valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

Helpful tips for working from home, with Glenn Fleishman

Helpful tips for working from home, with Glenn Fleishman

March 19, 2020

In this unusual episode for these unusual times, Chris is joined from Seattle by Glenn Fleishman, whose response to the current disruption has been to write and release a free book to help anyone who finds themselves working from home for the first time. Glenn shares the tips he’s learned over years of home working, as well as the expertise from his network of friends and colleagues; we’re sharing them here in case they‘re useful to you or your friends and family. And never fear – Connie and Steve will be back soon, but you may just have to forgive some slightly ropey audio quality! 

To download get Glenn’s book, free, for Kindle, iBooks, PDF and more, visit https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/working-from-home/ 

Serendipity

Serendipity

March 18, 2020

In this episode, we let fate decide what tips we pick out of the Pass It On books. Well, Connie, but that’s roughly the same thing. You can follow along at home if you have a copy, and if you don’t, remember that the discount code, giving you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, is now ‘darning’; it’s valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

Things to make you smile

Things to make you smile

March 11, 2020

Steve is determined to put a smile on Connie’s, Chris’s, and even your face with this selection of awww-worthy tips from The Sunday Post in the 1950s – but it’s he who ends the episode laughing so hard he can’t go on! The discount code, giving you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, is now ‘darning’; it’s valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

Things I miss

Things I miss

March 4, 2020

We go full nostalgia this episode, as Steve picks tips that remind him of things he misses from his childhood. Mushy veg, being cold, and lots more make the cut – much to Connie’s irritation!

The discount code, giving you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, is now ‘darning’; it's valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

Modern lifehacks

Modern lifehacks

February 26, 2020

Steve challenges Connie and Chris to present him with some modern equivalents of the life hacks that the Pass In On housewives sent into The Sunday Post in the 1950s. Little do they know, he’ll be scoring them – and his own. Who do you think will win?

The discount code, giving you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, is now ‘darning’; it's valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

A woman from Wales

A woman from Wales

February 20, 2020

Steve introduces us to the most prolific Pass It On-er. So prolific that, not only don’t we get to cover all her tips she submitted to The Sunday Post in this episode, but that Steve couldn’t even include them all in his books which we base the podcast on! The discount code for those books, incidentally, giving you 20% off them at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, is now ‘darning’; it's valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

The Connie Episode

The Connie Episode

February 13, 2020

Steve promises a special Connie-centric episode of tips and wisdom from Scottish housewives in the 1950s, but does he – can he – deliver? Oh, and we’ve finally sacked Santa, and the discount code, giving you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, is now ‘darning’; it's valid till 20 May 2020, and you just need to enter it at checkout! Chat to us at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!

The Future Pt. 3

The Future Pt. 3

February 5, 2020

It’s the last of the three-parter on The Sunday Post’s 1960 vision of the future, but what did the gang spend most of their time talking about? The pools. If you know what the pools are, you’ll share Steve’s bemusement and frustration, and if you don’t, well, just press play! As always, there are far more tips in the Pass It On books than we can cover in the podcast, but remember, you can get 20% off the books this show is based on at dcthomsonshop.co.uk, using the discount code ‘thrifty’ at checkout; that code is valid till 12 Feb 2020! Let us know what you think of the show at twitter.com/ThePassItOnPod or facebook.com/PassItOnTips, and if you know anyone who’d enjoy the podcast as much as you do – pass it on!