If we want to understand why pure, inescapable sadness has descended on what was once a happy, albeit somewhat violent and troubling book, we must go back in time.
Way, way, way back, all the way to Book 7 and ask ourselves some hard questions - what went wrong? Is anyone to blame? Could over indulgence of sauce or other condiments possibly be the culprit?
Everything on the table this week, even the sauces, as we go deep into the bottle of sadness to find out just how we got here and how the heck we might get out.
Sure, being sad is sad. We can't deny it. It feels bad, it feels really quite sad in fact.
But what if the only way to conquer sadness is to be even more sad? What if you could have so much sadness that sadness itself would become sad and spit you out?
It's a bold idea, sadness would never expect that.
Join us this week as we try once again to vanquish sadness in the only way left, by flipping the whole damn sad town on its head and sadding things up until the sadness falls right out. It's big, it's bold, it's sad, it's WAPIN7 Book 8.
You thought you knew sad? You know, sad... that feeling you get when you realise you've eaten the last crisp and there won't be any more crisps tonight, or when you have a shower and the hot water runs out, or even when you're on a call and the WiFi drops off and you don't know why. Sad, very sad indeed.
But it turns out things can be even sadder than that, things can get really, really sad actually in quite a sad way.
So buckle up your sad belt, pack a happy snack in your pocket and join us on the sad bus. If we're going to sad town, at least we're going together.
We're back with a sadness bomb and some problems as old as time...
Can frivolous spending, clubbing and drinking to excess improve your health, mental wellbeing and outlook on life?
What would you do if you had loads of money and lost your joie de vivre? Would you ride an elephant around your town to make your neighbours jealous? Would you cover yourself in dayglo paint, hit the club and read the phonebook on the elephant home?
Important questions indeed. There's only one way to find the answer...
Onwards! To SEASON 8
The name's Jimbo, Jimbo Secretan, Her Magesty's Ornothologist and best gambler in Britain.
Yes that's right it's time for the final special episode of Season 7 - this time it's a matter of national importance and there's only one man fit for the job.
He likes to drink heavily, smoke like a trumpet, and by gosh can he gamble his way out of a corner. The stakes have never been higher, the ties have never been blacker, and the plans have never been smarter than with James 'Jimbo' Bond in Ian Flemming's first Bond book 'Casino Royale'.
Grab a glass of pure vodka containing a small olive or other vegetable of your choosing, and join us for an adventure that simply must be destroyed after listening.
Join us for this incredibly special centenary episode of WAPIN7 - an unbelivable milestone for us, you, Tolstoy and surprisingly the animals of London Zoo.
Chosen by our Patrons, the Zoo is of course the obvious place to go for this commemerative, likely collectable, episode and it's the natural venue to host a quiz about War and Peace. We've got all the animals you might expect in a good quiz plus a few more: lions, gorillas, pigs, smurfs, snails, turtles, ants and even cows.
Good luck in the quiz and thank you for listening and supporting the show, we love it, we love you - here's to the next 100 episodes!
GHOSTS, WITCHES, CLOWNS, BEARS as well as the HUMAN BEAN - we've got it all this week, served alongside a healthy dose of kissing and the dark arts.
You didn't expect it, we certainly didn't expect it, but yes - it's the end (already!) of this Book.
Dry your tears, put your toys back in the pram, and join us for this bumper episode to say sayonara to Book 7, just like Tolstoy would have wanted.
It is rumoured that Shakira wrote her global smash hit single after being inspired by a perfect bowl of oats.
The, now infamous, story goes that Shakira was so moved by the oats that she demanded a harp was bought to the table so she could express her joy and appreciation through music. Upon completion of the song; she triumphantly held her bowl of half eaten oats aloft and shouted to the stars, "Don't you see, baby, this is perfection?!"
Absolutely none of that is true.
How and why does this relate to book of seven War and Peace? We hear you scream!
There's only one way to find out...
You know the old saying: Hunt hard, play hard. And boy have we hunted hard.
Drop your crop, hang your horn, and swap your hunting knife for an eating knife, because the hunt is over and it's time to party like it's 1799 all over again.
We've got incredible new food stuffs, so much alcohol it would make Count Rostov blush, as well as some of the country's hottest open mic acts - all of it in Russia's most secretive, fresh, and diplomat new venue. It's party time.
Since the beginning of time there have been rivalries that have transcended the generations:
- Cats and dogs
- Sliced bread and non sliced bread
- Red or white wine
And many more!
It's time for a new rivalry.
Can any living being catch hares better than Digital Susan?
Everything is on the line.
And they're off!