The Ferals Podcast
About This Show
Violence. Substance abuse. Cheating to win.
Welcome to Australian kids television in the 90s!
Join Monkey Boy, Swinny & Mike for The Ferals Podcast – an in-depth look at the Australian cult-classic children’s TV show The Ferals.
Aired between ’94 and ‘95 on the Australian Broadcasting Network (ABC), the show has since fallen into obscurity – and it’s up to us to bring it back out of the mothballs, dammit!
Listen in utter amazement as we breakdown the exploits of Rattus P. Rattus, Modigliana, Derrin and Mixy as they plot against their evil landlord Joe King, with the aid of their student friends Robbie and Leonard. Oh, there’s also Keith the Koala. He’s awesome.
So prepare yourself for a headfirst, one-way trip into the bizarre, violent – and at times, frankly disturbing world of The Ferals!
Most Recent Episode
Ferals: First Wrapup Part II
Ah sequels, where would we be without them? Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Speed 2: Cruise Control... my life would have no meaning!
In this final of our two-part wrap up show, we delve into a mega-credits segment that looks at the amazing cast and crew involved in creating The Ferals, and their other notable career highlights... well, at least those we can track down via IMDB. Some true private eye-level investigations there, folks.
We also cover our best and worst episodes (thanks to the stat-master Monkey Boy), general Season 2 'awards' and overall favourite moments from the podcast itself. Oh, and Swinny totally won the fan-voted VIP award. Completely legit. What a legend.So with that being said - from Monkey Boy, Swinny and Mike - thanks for all the laughs and goodbye!
Top 5 episodes
S02E15 Fossil Fools, average rating 10.0
S01E09 Modigliana, average rating 9.3
S01E13 True Romance, average rating 9.0
S02E12 Four Ferals and A Wedding, average rating 8.3
S02E07 School's Out, average rating 8.3
Bottom 4 episodes
S01E15 Seasons Greedings, average rating 2.7
S02E05 Rent A Pet, average rating 3.3
S01E03 Couch Potatoes, average rating 3.7
S01E07 Fifteen Seconds of Fame, average rating 3.7
Most divisive episode
Ratty Ratty Bang Bang, Monkey Boy rating 9, Swinny rating 6, Mike rating 3
Season One vs Two
Overall average rating 6.2 +/- 2.1
Season One average rating 5.9 +/- 2.2
Season Two average rating 6.6 +/- 2.0
Season Two is 11.7% better than season one
Mike average rating 6.8 +/- 1.7
Monkey average rating 5.8 +/- 2.2
Swinny average rating 6.1 +/- 2.4
Ferals Pie LyricsAbout six months agoMonkey Boy had an idea for a very peculiar showMaybe it was that nostalgia twitchChildhood feels that caused this itchOr maybe he just didn't have a job for a while
But when he pitched this strange ideaMike and Swinny weren't so sincereThey wouldn't commit to more thanThe first season, if that
Now we remember feeling lowBy Episode 3, Couch Potatoes