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    • The Museum of Curiosity: Series 1-4

    • 24 episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game
    • By: John Lloyd, Dan Schreiber, Richard Turner
    • Narrated by: full cast, John Lloyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican, Clive James, Kate Adie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ronni Ancona, Jon Ronson and many more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, the British!!!

    • By Nicole on 19-02-2017

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • The Museum of Curiosity: Series 9-12

    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Jo Brand, John Lloyd, Noel Fielding, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Join Professor John Lloyd and Curators Noel Fielding, Jo Brand, Romesh Ranganathan and Sally Phillips as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses. The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn’t make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go ‘hmm’. Fortunately, helping to fill its almost vacant plinths is a gathering of the world’s most original minds.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • The Second Book of General Ignorance

    • Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong
    • By: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong. 

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • The Museum of Curiosity: Series 5-8

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series
    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Dan Schreiber, John Lloyd, Richard Turner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Join Professor John Lloyd and curators Jimmy Carr, Humphrey Ker, Phill Jupitus and Sarah Millican as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses. The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent show

    • By Stuart on 23-04-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • QI: The Sound of General Ignorance

    • By: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
    • Narrated by: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Listen and learn! The Sound of General Ignorance brings you all the best bits of the number one bestseller The Book of General Ignorance in handy audio form. Allow yourself to wallow in the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge'. Your newfound wisdom will help you to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument.

    Non-member price: $16.70

    • Not the Nine O'Clock News: Memory Kinda Lingers

    • Vintage Beeb
    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson and Griff Rhys Jones star in Not the Nine O'Clock News: Memory Kinda Lingers (Vintage Beeb) featuring sketches from the groundbreaking BBC TV series plus the live Drury Lane Theatre show Not in Front of the Audience. Not the Nine O'Clock News is one of the great classics of British television comedy, with co-writers including Richard Curtis, John Lloyd, Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, Colin Bostock-Smith, and Howard Goodall.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • 1339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

    • QI Facts 2
    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Alexey Bagdasarov
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following the sensational success of "1227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off", the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten: pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J. K. Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood.

    Non-member price: $5.13

    • The News Quiz: Complete Series 75

    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Sandi Toksvig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Series 75 of the show that takes a satirical look at the week's news. Chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Episodes include "Bills, Blair and Belhadj"; "Ghettos, Gap Years and the God Particle"; "Weirdos, War Games and Website Dating"; "Conferences, Catfights and Cuts"; and "Conservative Revolts and Charity Shops". Panellists include Dominic Lawson, Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, Andy Hamilton, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugo Rifkind, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Laura Solon, Phill Jupitus, Bob Mills, and others.

    Non-member price: $24.98

    • My Father, Frank Lloyd Wright

    • By: John Lloyd Wright
    • Narrated by: Robin Lawson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frank Lloyd Wright, designer of some 800 buildings, is widely regarded as the twentieth century's greatest architect - an unconventional genius who transformed both residential and commercial building design with his concept of "organic" architecture. In this charming memoir, Wright the architect and father, "a rebel" and "a jolt to civilization," comes to life through the vivid recollections and firsthand knowledge of his son.

    Non-member price: $20.27

    • Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

    • Volume One
    • By: John Lloyd Stephens
    • Narrated by: Scott Nilsen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These are the true life tales of adventure and travel throughout Central America by John L. Stephens who employed Frederick Catherwood to create artistic renderings of their discoveries. First published in 1858, the world was amazed and intrigued by their travels.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Museum of Curiosity: Complete Series 4

    • By: John Lloyd
    • Narrated by: John Lloyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The Museum of Curiosity is, as ever, hosted by the Professor of Ignorance from the University of Buckingham, John Lloyd. For this fourth series, he is joined by the intensely curious comedian Dave Gorman as his Curator. The Museum of Curiosity has a unique method for collecting exhibits. Once a week it welcomes three luminaries from widely different specialist fields and asks them to bring with them their most treasured items to donate.

    Non-member price: $17.98

    • The Fur Trade Gamble

    • North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820
    • By: Lloyd Keith, John C. Jackson
    • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In an era of grand risk, fur moguls vied to command the northwest and China markets, gambling lives and capital on the price of beaver pelts, purchases of ships and trade goods, international commerce laws, and the effects of war.

    Non-member price: $36.54