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Adolf Hitler versus Paul the Octopus

It’s been an interesting World Cup. My wish at the start of the tournament was for a Spain versus Netherlands final with Spain edging it. That way, either the best team in the world is rewarded for several years of brilliant football OR the Dutch finally complete what they could not finish in 1974 and 1978. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would happen! Roll on Monday morning.

But my abiding memory of the World Cup 2010 (apart from France, England, and Italy all hilariously choking) is of Paul the Octopus who has been successfully predicting the Germany results – including the semi-final loss to Spain.

Paul the Octopus has now been immortalised in a classic “Downfall” remix. Funny – I thought that YouTube had squashed all the Downfall videos.

The show: One shot for glory

Thank goodness for the podcast – we can edit out all the cock ups from today’s show. Our minds wandering because there was no coffee at the station and we had one eye on this evening’s New Zealand vs Bahrain game in Wellington (we’re flying up after the show and will have a few brandies at The Matterhorn for you).

Here’s The Unauthorised History of New Zealand episode featuring the All Whites 1982 World Cup run. Keep an eye out for Osama Bin Laden playing left back for Saudi Arabia and the subtle 9-11 omens.

Today’s playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (mp3 format)

No m4a format this week.

We ran out of time because of the One Shot For Glory.

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (mp3 format)

No m4a format this week.

We ran out of time because of the One Shot For Glory.

2pm – 3pm

Download 2pm – 3pm here (mp3 format)

No m4a format this week.

We ran out of time because of the One Shot For Glory.

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No edits. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the three mp3 files above. The choice is yours…..

Download 12pm – 3pm here (mp3 format).