Pass It On: funny, fascinating and useful retro household tips from the 1950s
The Future Pt. 1

The Future Pt. 1

January 22, 2020

In the first copy of The Sunday Post published in 1960, its journalists wrote about what they thought the next decade would bring. It’s fertile ground for intergenerational japes and discovery from Connie, Steve and Chris, but we’re not sure we could have predicted that it would have been the catalyst for finding out how recently Connie discovered where Fife was – hint: we can see it from the room we recorded in.

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!

Painting and decorating Pt. 2

Painting and decorating Pt. 2

January 15, 2020

In this episode, Steve presents Connie and Chris with another list of – he says – sure-fire painting and decorating tips from the readers of The Sunday Post in the 1950s. But as usual, they’re sceptical, and as usual, they quickly find themselves on tangents. Plus, Steve reveals his favourite thing about paint, and if that’s not going to get you excitedly listening, we’re out of ideas.

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!

Painting and decorating Pt. 1

Painting and decorating Pt. 1

January 8, 2020

Planning on refreshing your interior décor in the new year? Let the Pass It On tips be your guide! On second thought, maybe not! There are some good ideas here, but there are towels being given our left, right and centre – can you work out why? 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!

The Doc Replies

The Doc Replies

January 1, 2020

If you’re feeling a little delicate today after the Hogmanay revels, let us share with you some medical advice from the pages of The Sunday Post. Get yourself a bacon roll and some Irn Bro, and play it nice and quietly…

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!

🎄 Christmas Special 2019

🎄 Christmas Special 2019

December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas, if you celebrate it, from Connie, Steve and Chris! We returned to Tenement House in Glasgow recently to record a special Christmassy episode for you, in front of an audience – just the thing to enjoy when you’re lying catatonic on the sofa, up to your eyeballs in turkey and sprouts.

And if Santa didn’t bring you a Pass It On book, remember that you can get 20% off them 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!

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

December 18, 2019

It’s nearly the end of the year, and so Connie and Chris allow Steve an even more than usual licence to wallow in nostalgia. We’re looking forward to next week’s special show, recorded live in front of an audience, but for now, for this week, let us look back!

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!

Clean Mama special episode

Clean Mama special episode

December 11, 2019

We’re thrilled to welcome Becky – the person behind the cleaning phenomenon that is Clean Mama – to the podcast for this very special episode, not least because Becky actually knows what she’s talking about! Connie, Steve and Chris put some of the Pass It On cleaning tips to Becky for her verdict, and discover to their delight that she’s doing exactly the same kind of inventive work in the US, with a simple store cupboard of ingredients, that the Pass It On housewives were doing in Scotland in the 1950s!

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!

Nylons

Nylons

December 3, 2019

The gang are talking nylons in today’s episode – stockings that make a certain type of man blush, and which were such a feature of American GIs’ time in the UK. Plus there’s talk of how they don’t make umbrellas like they used to, and a throwback to Connie’s beloved meat stilts from right at the start of the podcast!

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!

Cosy & Dry Pt. 2

Cosy & Dry Pt. 2

November 27, 2019

In the second of our two-parter on staying cosy and dry, Chris remembers freestanding gas heaters with terror, Connie tries to convince the boys that ‘woggles’ are a thing everyone knows, and we ask Steve what he thinks of Starbucks. Oh, and there are some handy tips from the 1950s as well!

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!

Cosy & Dry Pt. 1

Cosy & Dry Pt. 1

November 20, 2019

As the cold weather starts to bite, join Connie, Steve and Chris for the first of a two-part episode on keeping cosy and dry. Steve shares a tip that reminds him of his grandmother (and makes us yearn for stoneware hot water bottles!), Connie is forced to confront the reality of Steve’s underwear, and Chris is clearly in the pocket of Big Duvet as he shills hard for electric blankets.

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!