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

Series One Finale

October 19, 2020

Connie, Steve and Chris come together – in person, this time, for the first time in six months – to hear Steve’s top five tips from the Pass It On books, pick out their favourite moments from series one, and release some previously unheard footage from the recording of the first episode. 

We’ve so loved having you join us! If you’ve enjoyed this odd little podcast, remember you can still buy the books it’s based on, packed with thousands of ingenious, fascinating and occasionally bonkers tips from housewives in Scotland in the 1950s and beyond. 

Pass It On & Pass It On Cooking: https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/books/non-fiction/pass-it-on-household-cooking-tips-lpas2

The Doc Replies: https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/books/non-fiction/the-doc-replies

Meat & Fish

Meat & Fish

July 17, 2020

It’s the penultimate episode of Pass It On, but there’s no end of weird and wonderful tips from the 50s to discuss. Why, for example, would you need to know the best technique to post a chicken?

Baking Pt. 2

Baking Pt. 2

May 29, 2020

It’s the second part to Steve’s baking tips extravaganza, but he’s left with egg on his face (rather than in the bowl), and Connie and Chris spend far too long thinking about eating condensed milk straight from the can.

We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020. You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

Baking Pt. 1

Baking Pt. 1

May 11, 2020

Steve comes over all Mary Berry in this episode, as he shares tips from Sunday Post readers all about baking. And we discover Connie’s horror of cinnamon.

We’re nearly at the end of our first year of publishing these podcasts, and when we hit our 52nd episode, we’ll be mothballing it for a little while – we think the fifties housewives would approve! We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020.

You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

Keeping the kids occupied

Keeping the kids occupied

May 1, 2020

Steve shares tips from the 50s on keeping kids occupied – and to Connie and Chris’s delight, they’re brilliant! We’re nearly at the end of our first year of publishing these podcasts, and when we hit our last episode in Spring of 2020, we’ll be mothballing it for a little while – we think the fifties housewives would approve! We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020. You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

Knitting 2.0

Knitting 2.0

April 15, 2020

With lots of folks taking up knitting and other crafts at home, Steve thought it was time we took another stab – not literally – at knitting tips from the Pass It On books.

We’re nearly at the end of our first year of publishing these podcasts, and when we hit our last episode towards the end of May 2020, we’ll be mothballing it for a little while – we think the fifties housewives would approve! We’ve extended the discount code – which gives you 20% off the Pass It On books at dcthomsonshop.co.uk just by entering ‘darning’ at checkout – to 30 June 2020.

You can help us make a case for a second series by buying the books and telling your friends to listen to season one of this podcast; book sales and downloads of the podcast help us prove that our kind, interesting little experiment is loved and wanted – and isn’t that all anybody wants?

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!

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