The Weekly Review

Hosted by Adam Steinberg, Emily Simpson, and lauren owers

There are so many things in this world. Sometimes, it can be difficult to judge if they’re any good. More movies than could ever be watched. Enough music to last a lifetime. And so, so many chip vans. How can a busy student ever find out what’s worthwhile, and what’s not? Well, there are resources like Amazon, TripAdvisor, and apparently Snapchat too now. (Idk either)

But what if they want a different view? A totally biased perspective, offering little information of use? One that’s told by a couple of people with little expertise, but much banter.  A review that doesn’t tell you whether to buy something, or whether the music is good, but rather, one which produces entertaining anecdotes, and uses the lit-ometer (patent pending).

If this sounds good to you – or if you need help reviewing whether or not it is – then why not tune in? The original run of the show is now over, but the episodes are all available for you listening pleasure, right here, right now!



The first episode of the new season of The Weekly(ish) Review, in which our hosts make their triumphant return to the recording studio. This time, they toe-tip around the major issues, discuss how to make Formal Dinners more interesting, rename multiple animals, and find that the Mystery Item may be more innocent that it first seems..

The second episode of the Great Comeback Tour unfortunately failed to properly record, and all that remained were snippets of dialogue. Even more unfortunately, Mixcloud (our music hosting service) does not keep files that are too small, and this has been removed. Should you wish to listen to this Masterpiece, please contact one of the hosts of the show.

The third episode of The Weekly Review in Michaelmas 2018, where Lauren finally went mad with power and recorded a show entirely alone. If you’re looking for ‘all the freshest beats’ (an actual quote from the episode), look no further! Also listen out for some excerpts sneakily pulled from the previous salvaged episode which she used to make it sound like she wasn’t actually sitting alone. But we all know the truth.

The Grand Finale of The Weekly Review, the last episode in the current run! Get a sneak-peak behind the scenes of the show production process, as our hosts have one last — unedited — hurrah. Listen for one last time as they laugh, they talk about chips and horoscopes, and do one last Review.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the show as much as we enjoyed making it!


Episode 1 of The Weekly Review, in which our hosts discuss where best to nap in the library, the superpowers of Katy Perry, and the squishiness of cheeks. They also get very confused by the first 'mystery item' of the show, and end up naming a new dance move.

Episode 2 of The Weekly Review, in which our hosts discuss more of the chip-van delights of Oxford, and wonder whether or not they'd go well with this week's mystery item. There's also discussion about one of the best-worst films of all time (no points for guessing it from the episode title), a continuation of the squishy cheeks debate, and some startling revelations about the private desires of our presenters...

Episode 3 of The Weekly Review, in which our hosts discuss how meal deals can result in oversized vegetables, learn how to communicate with feline friends, and find out that becoming a superstar in Japan is shockingly easy. They also reveal out that 'dry' January was not quite the expected drought, and discover that the chip-van tendencies of Northerners makes them smell worse.

Episode 4 of The Weekly Review, in which our hosts discover that miracles are all around them, whether in the form of berries, horoscopes, or even the (contentious) second coming of Jesus during a music video. They also review a truly awful movie, and find out that the heavenly bodies have some strange things in store for them.

Episode 5 of The Weekly Review in which our hosts discover that there's more to superpowers than just flying and invisibility, that Robin Hood wore tight tights and that Thor's hammer has more uses than you might first expect. They also discuss the pros and cons of magic boobs and one of our presenters has a rather saucy encounter.

Episode 6 of The Weekly Review, in which our hosts hope to find love. Find out how successful they were with the help of the stars, some fruit and even a radish. The hosts also discuss an unusual talent of Lady Gaga's, engage in the great bun debate and also find the mystery item leaves them talking about only one thing. Disclaimer - this episode contains some adult humour

Episode 7 of The Weekly Review, in which our presenters discuss the most fundamental questions in life: How do you beatbox? Was Justin Timberlake right to ditch the frosted tips? And what does the tiger say? They also review yet another film, and discover the best ways to win the affections of a nun.

Episode 8 of The Weekly Review, in which some of our hosts go missing, and are replaced with two guest-hosts. This week, we find out whether they would rather have fingers for tongues or tongues for fingers, discover that DIY cheesy chips are shockingly difficult to make, and learn just what our guest-hosts really think of each other.