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Join two childhood friends as they rediscover the hit BBC comedy "The Good Life" (aka Good Neighbors). Theresa and John discuss the show and its wider-ranging topics of self-sufficiency, gardening, life in 1970s British suburbia, middle age and more. Here we uncover the seeds of "The Good Life" planted in our own lives...

Apr 19, 2017

About a year after the end of The Good Life, this special episode was produced as a royal command performance for Queen Elizabeth. Bookended by coverage of the Queen arriving and leaving, this idiosyncratic episode offers some behind-the-scenes glimpses along with the royal pomp. It also asks the very...


Apr 14, 2017

In the Good Life episode The Happy Event, Tom and Barbara mix garden seeds with wallpaper paste and squirt them into the soil. Margot is skeptical and so were we, so we decided to give it try! This short video shows our efforts and discusses the results.


Apr 4, 2017

After Barbara is repeatedly treated like "one of the blokes" she feels her identity as a woman is in jeopardy. After failing to impress Tom with her last fancy dress, she tears it on a nail. Tom blusters along as clueless as ever until Jerry sets him straight.


Mar 15, 2017

In this minicast we discuss our personal libraries of self-sufficiency books, and look at the evolution of advice for those wanting to "get back to the land." From Walden Pond to hippie communes to the urban hipster chicken ranchers of today, there never fails to be an audience of would-be escapees from...


Mar 12, 2017

When the Goods come down with fleas, everyone naturally assumes their animals are to blame. A visit from a council representative reveals otherwise and throws a wrench into Margot's political aspirations.