Month: December 2020

  • 30. Christmas Special: The Young Tsar

    Vigorously boil your eggnog, put a mince pie in EACH hand, and get ready to experience yet another literary classic from Leo Tolstoy.

    This week we're digging deep into the Leo library to bring you one of the lesser-known Tolstoy classics - his Christmas fable 'The Young Tsar'.

    A young man has just ascended to the throne, he's making laws left right and centre, but why is everyone so drunk, and are all these floggings really in the spirit of Christmas?

    Join us as we give our moral compasses a good Christmas centring. Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing, if you're going to survive 2021, you need to hear this.

    Show notes

    War and Peace - Book 1 - Christmas specialWe'll be back with Book 2 of War and Peace on January 7th.

    Thank you for listening, sharing and contributing to the show this season - we've loved every minute of it, and we've loved hearing from everyone that's written and sent stuff in. If you haven't said hello yet - it's not too late, we'd love to hear from you - send us an email or follow us on Instagram.

    Have a great break, and we'll see you next year!

  • 29. Book 1 Catch-Up Quiz

    You've finished book 1 of War and Peace! Cue rapturous applause. Congratulations! Congratulations! You are amazing! Now what on earth happened?

    If you’ve been with us every step of the way on this monumental journey, or you’re simply a War and Peace hitchhiker wanting a quick refresh of Book 1 so you can launch yourself headfirst into Book 2, well grab a pen and some biscuits. It’s quiz time!

    We’ve got questions about war, peace, kissing, Smurfs, bears, spiders and of course Uncles! How many points can you get? There’s only one way to find out...

    Cue Game Show Music!

    Let us know how you do!

    0-5 = A real madame de genlis
    6-15 = Napoleon's Powder Monkey
    16 - 29 = You are so diplomat!
    30+ = Daniel Cooper himself

    Show notes

    Be sure to join us next week for another special episode. We'll be back with Book 2 on the 7th of January.

    And as mentioned, here is the sensational global hit "The Smurf Song" by Father Abraham, it's not to be missed:

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  • 28. Andy Pandy’s Bye Bye – Book 1 Finale!

    Peel back that pre-diced pineapple pot, fill your vape with turkish vape juice, and pop the McTurtle burgers in the microwave, because it's time to celebrate!

    Join us this week as we reach an incredible milestone - the end of War and Peace, Book 1. It's an emotional moment for us, and an emotional final chapter - Andy Pandy is off to war, but how will he concentrate with his pregnant wife at home slowly shrinking?

    The future is unclear, but one thing is certain: even if it takes 7 years, we're doing this together.

    Show notes

    Vera's truly moving rendition of spidery mouthed VeraWhat better way to end this season than with Ace Doing Art's truly haunting depiction of Vera. We don't know if Vera's mouth really is full of spiders (why won't Tolstoy tell us?!?), but if it is then this is surely what it would look like.

    Thank you Ace Doing Art for this excellent drawing, and a massive thank you again to everyone else who has sent in their creations this season. Take a look at all of them in Tolstoy's Hall of Fame or send in your own by email or Instagram.

  • 27. Napoleon is a Powder Monkey!

    It's dinner time at Nasty Nick's house and there's a politely sneezing architect at the main table... We know you'll find that hard to believe.

    "A lowly architect eating his dinner at the MAIN TABLE, WHY WHY WHY?!"

    We're just as repulsed and sickened as you are.

    Tune in this week to find out who's the biggest powder monkey and what's so special about this awful architect.

    Show notes

    We're in a palace by Cil - War and Peace in 7 Years Podcast

    Thank you to Cil for sending in this excellent drawing that we're officially calling a "meme" and so also "WAPIN7's first meme". It truly is a glorious and happy day for us all.

    But that's not all - make sure to listen to this week's episode to hear the bounty of information that was Cil's message. We're talking sexuality, we're talking red handed Pierre, and most importantly of all, we're talking War and Peace themed electropop musicals.

    As ever, Cil's drawing takes its place along with the other timeless works of art in Tolstoy's Hall of Fame. Thanks again Cil!