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

The Future Pt. 2

The Future Pt. 2

January 29, 2020

We’re back to the future in this episode. Big tellys, TV detector vans, fracking, bar codes, subscription styling services, phalluses and more. It’s all here, folks.

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 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!

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