This week’s questioner has concerns dear listener, and they concern 90s primetime landfill sitcom Friends. That, and the youth. We hate both of those things, so we’re happy to help out.
Our questioner this week would like to upend the current state of things and bring joy and light to a dark world. But they also don’t really fancy leaving the house or engaging with any other human beings. How can we reconcile these two opposing and very valid desires?
This week’s questioner has perhaps the most relatable issue we’ve ever addressed.
Sometimes, the things you like stop being fun, whether by natural attrition, the increased interest of other people or, should we dare to admit it, by becoming bad or not having been any good in the first place. What are we to do when this happens? You’d better believe we’ve got some fixes for you, bucko.
One forceful embuggerance of the modern age is the decline of the local shop, something this week’s questioner is abundantly sympathetic to. If only they’d not whinge about it. What to do, what to do?
Public transport - what a wonderful idea! What a horrific pit of disease and antisocial behaviour in practice. This week’s listener is, presumably as some form of penance, temporarily forced onto the bus, and we’re here to get them through it.
Our questioner starts hobbies but never commits to them, leaving them unsatisfied with their efforts. A shame, but is it one our fixers can help address? I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t.
It’s the festive season, and some people just won’t play along. This week’s questioner wants their deskmate to enjoy the festive season so they can really ramp up the non-stop festivity this season requires. What to do? I can think of no better people to bring Christmas cheer than us.
This weeks’s questioner likes to Make Things, and despite the enjoyment they derive from this, their swearing and behaviour while doing so resembles that of a particularly sexually-aggressive chimpanzee. What, then, to do? Why, dear listener, to fix it.
Featuring a special guest: a very loud laptop fan!
We’ve all watched enough holiday specials to know that you can make your own traditions, that family is where you find it, and not to touch any creek bodies you find - no matter how tempting - lest you get framed for an escalating series of brutal murders. This week’s questioner struggles with that first thing - specifically how to carry on a Christmas tradition without one of its participants.
A very important question this week - when work is getting to you from every direction, how do you find the time and energy to extricate yourself from a bad situation. We’re here to help, and so is Fixbot 3000 - the world’s first automated fixing machine!
A matter of fidelity this week, as our questioner would prefer some more of that sort of thing from their partner. Will we fix it? Very much depends on what you’re willing to accept as an answer.
A superabundance of willing twinkflesh brings with it a hefty helping of people who are in need of fixing and so they turn, not to us, but to this week’s questioner, who would like to return to a rigorous schedule of nobbing without all the troublesome feelings. We’re here to help. It’s what we do.
It’s a four-fixer week as we tackle a colleague (male) who has no comprehension that his (female) colleague is actually capable of performing her job. How to stop this fuckstick from persistently undermining our questioner?
For more information on the “hero’s journey” and how to weaponise it, see episode 61.
A traumatic childhood can all-too-easily be transmitted down the generations, but that's not the case with this week's questioner. Rather, they want to know how to praise their partner for raising their children with kindness, but without being a dick about it. We, sensitive as ever, spring into action.
Another bumper week, as four fixers get to the messy (ho ho!) task of reputation management. Our listener has a reputation they would rather shed like so many discarded pizza boxes and browning apple cores. Can we fix that? Almost certainly.
This week's fixee has issues with a chatty colleague. How to find that sweet spot where they talk a lot less than they do now, but without anyone being brought up on murder charges? Will this special four-fixer special episode sort it right out?
Our questioner today has a problem getting started. With anything. But in particular with their cushy, and notionally self-starting job.
How can they be more motivated at work?
We'll tell you how...
Our questioner this week struggles with the asymmetric horn. Not some kooky-but-truculent species of goat. If only t'were so simple.
No, they are vexed by a relationship mismatch of morning and evening friskiness.
Can we help? Why of course...
(Apologies for some auditory oddities on this week's episode. We think it's just lost souls howling through the galvanic ether, but it could also have been Roger's dodgy WiFi)
This week we soothe a troubled soul whose partner has a morning routine (fannying about) that fits poorly with their own need to work from home (actually work). How to marry up two mismatched schedules, and not annoy the teats off one another?