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  • Summary

  • Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

    It’s 2041. The Earth is under the control of the benevolent ‘Corporation’ and time travel is not only possible but affordable for the common worker drone - sorry, person! Free with the purchase of the Timeslide 9000 machine, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Not Dying is an audio instruction manual designed to help owners choose which exciting historical moments to visit. It teaches them about where they’re going, who they will meet, and what to eat. As part of his parole agreement, Charlie Pickering anchors the guide, using his encyclopedic brain to fill us in on the places that time travel correspondents, Natasha and Toby, find themselves dispatched to. Between them, the pair of intrepid reporters storm the barricades at the French Revolution, get chatted up by JFK during the Cold War, and tried as a witch at Salem. Along the way, they try really hard to not get killed. 

    Written by Charlie Pickering, James Colley, Rob Hunter and Cait Johnson. Produced by Guesswork Television.

    Performed by Charlie Pickering, Frank Woodley, Claire Hooper, Aleisha McCormack, Damien Fotiou, Odette Joannidis, Adam Crouch, Wendy Bos, Tony Briggs, Danny McGinlay, Xavier Michaelides and Karla Arnall.

    This original podcast is 8 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: Great Ninja Turtles of The Italian Renaissance”.

    ©2021 Guesswork Television (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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  • Jul 7 2021

    Natasha is on the luxury tour of Renaissance Italy, meeting the greatest artists, the most ruthless Popes and mighty Medicis - the fathers of capitalism. But with this explosion of creativity comes huge upheaval. Toby sees this different side to the period when he stands in a muddy field talking to miserable peasants and when he is kidnapped by mercenaries.

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  • Jul 7 2021

    We meet Marie Curie, a scientist with a glowing personality and the only person ever to win the Nobel Prize in two different sciences, physics and chemistry. Natasha crashes a date with the young Marie Skłodowska and her soon-to-be husband Pierre Curie. With no protective clothing, Toby joins the exciting hunt for radium in a poorly ventilated shed in Paris. Meanwhile, Marie stares down an enemy every bit as dangerous as radiation sickness - sexism.

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  • Jul 7 2021

    Salem, Massachusetts: The mistrial of the century. Natasha gets to experience the frenzy of Salem life as the contagion of supernatural belief takes over the community. Toby spends his time shackled in prison with the bewildered and innocent accused. We examine a grizzly age never to be repeated: one where you could be judged by your peers instantly and have no recourse or path to redemption.

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Very entertaining can't wait for more!

Thank you for bring something fresh and interesting to listen too!! I loved each episode, the character banter, and commercials so funny. I hope more people give this podcast a listen because they won't be disappointed. I look forward to more recordings in the future. 🤗

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Brilliant

Funny informative imaginative. Fascinating outlook on historical events. And seven more words required for this review.

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This podcast is SOOOOOOO Good!!

Stop what you are doing and download this book/podcast!! You will not be sorry. It's funny with a twit of history and very well-narrated.

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Hilarious

Very funny and I love it so far. I look forward to more episodes in the future!

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A lot of fun

This series was rather entertaining. The concept feels like one I thought of years ago and was every bit of funny as I thought it could be.

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more please. witty and fun.

witty and fun. would love more and even more to each episode. my son loved it too.

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Ridiculous and not funny

This was a struggle to finish. It was
Just poorly thought out Humor that failed to hit the mark. Relied too heavily on a reoccurring gag was wasnt even funny.

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  • Sigrin
  • 09-15-22

Funny but…….


I picked this audible original series as it was free in the plus catalogue and had 5 star reviews.

Whilst it was amusing, some of the writing and delivery came across as trying too hard. And over acting.

I am no historian, but there were a few blunders and inaccuracies in the historical events.

I personally feel like the writer and actors friends have hyped the reviews, but may be I am just cynical.

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  • Martin B
  • 11-25-21

Hilarious

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this series. Its not really going to teach you too much about history but it was a great laugh! Hope they make more like this.

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  • Mr. A. L. Derevyankin
  • 09-16-21

absolutely brilliant

Horrible Histories with a touch of Beef and Dairy - very funny, quite informative and very enjoyable.
I wish Audible would have more of the same format.
Would certainly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-21

Good fun

Good fun, informational and got few good laughs. stuck around yo find out how to by would be screwed in every episode.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-28-21

Authentically Australian Historical Comedic SciFi

The entire guide is directly sponsored by a Corporation that funnily enough we're all fairly familiar with.

I never thought I'd listen to the literal death of one of my favourite comedians so many times.

Pickering's writing and performance offer a solid parody of himself, which works surprisingly well.

The shining star of the series is definitely the final episode; I'd listen to an entire season based solely on similar content.

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  • Josh Button
  • 08-26-21

Funny and Ghastly

A funny look at how horrible life has been through history. Excellent production. Really fun to listen along to. Filled with interesting tidbits you never knew. I'm now reading about Macassan traders.

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  • Ellen
  • 08-23-21

Very Funny

loved it !! Something new and original, I loved the stories with a sideod learning.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-21

A bit boring

Found it a bit kiddish and boring to listen to. Maybe good for very young people or children interested in history.

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  • 07-28-21

Great idea but poorly delivered

Great idea but poorly delivered with lame aussie humour of aloof smart ass females thinking that mentioning how men are mostly mysogynistic twits most of the time during the salam trials was a funny twist but it totally ruined whatever spooky or interesting experience you could of engaged in by traveling back to that time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-21

Trying way too hard to be funny

I listened to the first episode and it was filled with cliche silly humour. Not for me