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At least you didn't...

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From falling off treadmills to getting a lifelong injury from an amusement arcade horse, the lives of Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland are filled with a comedy of errors that will make you feel a lot happier about your own misdemeanors. Rather than never telling a living soul about the time Caroline accidentally created a murder scene at a teddy bear's picnic or the time Annabelle ended up naked on a wakeboard, they decided to tell anyone who'd listen. The pair met whilst working as presenters and producers at the radio station JACKfm in Oxfordshire and bonded over their cringeworthy lives. Whilst Caroline then got married, had kids, moved to Yorkshire and worked at Radio Aire in Leeds; Annabelle stayed in Oxford and moved in with her Gran. At the age of 30. Whether it's parenting, dating, marriage, work or just general disasters you're after, they have it covered. Funny, irreverent and not for little ears, At Least You Didn't will make you laugh, go wide eyed with awkwardness and generally just be downright grateful that you aren't Caroline or Annabelle. Released every Tuesday but if you feel like you need more reminders of how great your life is, then you can find them on Facebook and Instagram sharing photos and videos of their tales of woe. /atleastyoudidnt

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At least you didn't...series 2 - THE TRAILER!
07-09-2021
At least you didn't...series 2 - THE TRAILER!
We're only coming back with a second series! I KNOW! Who'd have thought that Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland's lives would be THAT disastrous that they could make two entire series out of their embarrassing stories! This series will definitely make you laugh and feel very grateful that you're not them! New series launches Tuesday 14th September at 8am!
S02 EP31: At least you didn't...set fire to a dinner party...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
07-12-2021
S02 EP31: At least you didn't...set fire to a dinner party...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
The penultimate episode of the series packs a lot of punches. Faking injuries. Sitting in baskets. Setting fire to dinner parties. What more could you want? It's basically another episode to make you feel better about your own life.
S02 EP30: At least you didn't... borrow accessories from a fashionista... with Caroline Verdon Annabelle Buckland
23-11-2021
S02 EP30: At least you didn't... borrow accessories from a fashionista... with Caroline Verdon Annabelle Buckland
No Caroline this week! She's under the weather, and surviving only on mashed potato and the glory of some good news in the shape of a delicious new podcast award... Annabelle has been unintentionally harassing more unsuspecting members of the public, but surely can't be the only one this has happened to...? Can you put a smile on Caroline's swollen, quincy-riddled face to help her on her way to recovery? Annabelle has some thoughts to inspire your weirdest video messages which we LOVE receiving. See you next week - we hope - for business as usual (sorry in advance)!
S0 EP29: At least you didn't...invent a questionnaire to snare a man...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
16-11-2021
S0 EP29: At least you didn't...invent a questionnaire to snare a man...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
Another deep dive into Caroline and Annabelle's sad little lives. This week, terrible dating schemes, awkward dances and anatomically incorrect graffiti.
S02 EP28: At least you didn't have an unfortunate collision with a cockatiel...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
09-11-2021
S02 EP28: At least you didn't have an unfortunate collision with a cockatiel...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
This episode involves underwear, cockatiels and meeting the parents. What a delightful combination.
S2 EP27: At least you didn't...need a topical cream for a second date...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
02-11-2021
S2 EP27: At least you didn't...need a topical cream for a second date...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
There is nothing less romantic on a second date than having to give your partner a topical cream for a microscopic bug that could be burrowing in his skin. Trust us. Caroline has been there. However awkward your dates have been, this date is pretty up there in the list of PLEASE GROUND SWALLOW ME UP moments! Also on this episode find out why Annabelle isn't allowed near dog owners anymore and why Caroline is the way she is.
S02 EP26: At least you didn't...try to be a domestic goddess...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Bucklane
26-10-2021
S02 EP26: At least you didn't...try to be a domestic goddess...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Bucklane
Well lets see. This episode covers A LOT. Sexting, unrequited love, coach trips, generally weird behaviours and also massive gigantic swollen faces. If you are after a podcast that will make you feel grateful for your own life then this is it. Because thank your lucky stars you aren't Caroline or Annabelle.
S02 EP25: At least you didn't...underestimate your own girth...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
19-10-2021
S02 EP25: At least you didn't...underestimate your own girth...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
Another episode that will make you feel great about your own life because at least you're not Caroline or Annabelle! Their lives are just a succession of embarrassing stories and awkward situations that are equal parts horrific and hilarious. This week, at least you didn't...underestimate your own girth...harass the wrong person...or introduce your parents to your new boyfriend, intimately... At the time of release, we have found out that we are up for a podcast award! We've been recognised by The Lovies for having the best podcast series which is INCREDIBLE! As well as awards that their judges decide upon, they have also put us up for a People's Vote so..go on...help a girl out as give us your vote! You can vote (HERE!)
S02 EP24: At least you didn't...forget you had a child...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
12-10-2021
S02 EP24: At least you didn't...forget you had a child...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
Having a rough time? Need to feel like you have a better handle on life? Think of this episode as free therapy! Not only will it make you realise you're actually doing just fine but you'll also become very grateful for being exactly who you are, and not being Caroline and Annabelle This episode covers everything from incidents with heat packs, to killing the romance, to completely forgetting you had a child with some A grade parenting.
S02 EP23: At least you didn't...kill a teacher...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland.
05-10-2021
S02 EP23: At least you didn't...kill a teacher...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland.
Yes that's right. Kill a teacher. Apparently "the story isn't that bad" and "it could have happened to anyone" and "we won't get sued". Fingers crossed! We also discuss Caroline's postman and how breastfeeding and expressing left her (and him) pretty red faced. Plus Caroline learns a tough lesson about balancing weights. And about brakes on a buggy This episode is sponsored by Lixir Drinks, to get yourself 15% off of their delicious tonic waters, head to www.lixirdrinks.co.uk and use the discount code ALYD15. YOU ARE WELCOME!
S02 EP22: At least you didn't...show a copper your boobie dumplings...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
28-09-2021
S02 EP22: At least you didn't...show a copper your boobie dumplings...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
Showing a police officer your breasticles? CHECK. Making a fool of your self infront of a celeb? CHECK. Revealing your families darkest secret live on the radio? CHECK. This episode has it all! This episode is sponsored by Lixir Drinks, to get yourself 15% off of their delicious tonic waters, head to www.lixirdrinks.co.uk and use the discount code ALYD15. YOU ARE WELCOME!
S02 EP21: At least you didn't...end up naked in a hotel lobby...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
21-09-2021
S02 EP21: At least you didn't...end up naked in a hotel lobby...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
If something bad is going to happen, it's going to happen to Caroline and Annabelle. In this episode find out what happened when Caroline mimed a flute solo, when Annabelle put coffee before her education and why Caroline got kicked out of a press conference. Also hear from Jane Buckley about exactly how she ended up naked in a hotel corridor! This episode is sponsored by Lixir Drinks, to get yourself 15% off of their delicious tonic waters, head to www.lixirdrinks.co.uk and use the discount code ALYD15. YOU ARE WELCOME!
S02 EP20: At least you didn't...have a Royal wild wee...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
14-09-2021
S02 EP20: At least you didn't...have a Royal wild wee...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
Caroline isn't great with a wild wee at the best of times but sometimes nature calls. It's just unfortunate when it calls around soon to be royalty. Annabelle attempts running again but ends up with a rather awkward dog poo situation And Caroline got on her soapbox and had a right old rant...at the wrong person. Packed with more funny and embarrasing stories than you could shake a stick at. This weeks episode also features the HILARIOUS Samantha who joined us for At least you didn't...oh you did to tell us about the rather unfortunate time she had a pretty major wardrobe malfunction. If you would like to be on the podcast, get in touch via social media at At least you didnt This show has been sponsored by our lovely friends at Lixir Drinks who are SO lovely they have given us a discount code! If you'd like to get your hands on some of their delicious tonic waters that have been mixed by bartenders, have all won awards AND on top of that contain nothing artificial, then make sure you visit their website and use the code ALYD15 when you checkout to get 15% off!
S02 EP19: At least you didn't...take practice kissing incredibly seriously...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
14-09-2021
S02 EP19: At least you didn't...take practice kissing incredibly seriously...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
We are back! Welcome to series 2! On this episode you'll find stories about idolising Mick Hucknell, problems with trying to look cool on the bus and a tale about exactly why we should all drink responsibly. Our guest this week is Sarah from Newcastle whose story made us HOWL with laughter. It's safe to say we'll never look at our cuppa in the same way. If you have a story for At least you didn't...oh...you did then you can get in touch via the socials @atleastyoudidnt This show has been sponsored by our lovely friends at Lixir Drinks who are SO lovely they have given us a discount code! If you'd like to get your hands on some of their delicious tonic waters that have been mixed by bartenders, have all won awards AND on top of that contain nothing artificial, then make sure you visit their website and use the code ALYD15 when you checkout to get 15% off!
At least you didn't...series 2 - THE TRAILER!
07-09-2021
At least you didn't...series 2 - THE TRAILER!
We're only coming back with a second series! I KNOW! Who'd have thought that Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland's lives would be THAT disastrous that they could make two entire series out of their embarrassing stories! This series will definitely make you laugh and feel very grateful that you're not them! New series launches Tuesday 14th September at 8am!
S01:EP18: At least you didn't...get sent a sext at a very unfortunate moment...with Caroline and Annabelle
29-06-2021
S01:EP18: At least you didn't...get sent a sext at a very unfortunate moment...with Caroline and Annabelle
Welcome to our final episode of Series1 of the At Least You Didn't...podcast! On this weeks episode, find out why Caroline should not be allowed on Facebook, why Annabelle ended up in a tricky position with sexts from her boyfriend and how Caroline somehow failed her driving test SIX times and ended up in court. We'll also hear from Mike Lindsell, artic hero, pro diver, and ferry owner about his own at least you didn't story and also about whether or not he's listened to the podcast whilst in Antarctica because we're going to be pretty darn excited if he has!! This is the last episode of the series but we'll return on Tuesday 12th September with series 2 which will be filled with more anecdotes and cock-ups from our disastrous lives. Until then you can catch us on Facebook and Instagram and we ***might*** have some prizes to give away...
S01 EP17: At least you didn't...accidentally send your boss dodgy post...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
22-06-2021
S01 EP17: At least you didn't...accidentally send your boss dodgy post...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
On this weeks episode, find out what happened when Caroline went to a really swanky spa and tried to fit in (she very much stood out) Also Annabelle gives us a top tip about what NOT to do when you are suffering with inner thigh chaffing And finally find out about what happened when Caroline sent her ex boss some very dodgy personal mail. ***AND THE MOST EXCITING THING HAS HAPPENED*** In their quest for someone from Antarctica, Caroline and Annabelle speak to Mike who is currently in ACTUAL ANTARCTICA!
S01 EP16: At least you didn't...play a game called celebrity deaths on the radio...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
15-06-2021
S01 EP16: At least you didn't...play a game called celebrity deaths on the radio...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
On this weeks episode...find out why Caroline wishes she hadn't called the gas man...why Annabelle officially ended up with the worlds worst car and what happened when Caroline lost her mind and created a game for an actual radio station called Celebrity Deaths. And then played it. Live on the radio. (and somehow didn't get fired) Also Caroline and Annabelle get one step closer to their goal of world domination with a HUGE update on their mission to be listened to on every continent in the world!
S01 EP15: At least you didn't...turn out to be an excellent detective...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
08-06-2021
S01 EP15: At least you didn't...turn out to be an excellent detective...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
On this weeks episode, we find out why Caroline has made a blanket rule in her life and that is not to do art with children. We also hear what happened on Annabelle's first post-lockdown trip to the beauticians - SPOILER: I did NOT go well. And we find out just how creepy Caroline really is and remind ourselves we never want to be her neighbour thanks to her terrifying detective skills Plus we hear from podcaster Ant McGinley about the time he had a VERY bizarre sex dream. And just before the end we start our hunt for a person currently in Antartica. Why? All will be revealed!
S01 EP14: At least you didn't...live in an inflatable dinghy...with Caroline Verdon an Annabelle Buckland
31-05-2021
S01 EP14: At least you didn't...live in an inflatable dinghy...with Caroline Verdon an Annabelle Buckland
On this weeks episode, Caroline made quite the mistake when ordering a second wedding anniversary present for her husband. Annabelle tried to take some time for herself for self-care and then very much regretted it And Caroline tells the tale of how she lived in an inflatable dinghy. For more than 6 months. Also as ever you have been sharing your tales and this week we catch up with Harry Radcliffe from Episode 7 who has ANOTHER horrendously embarrassing At least you didn't story involving a train, a plane and his attempt at chivalry... if you have a story for Caroline and Annabelle, you can find them on the socials /atleastyoudidnt
S01 EP13: At least you didn't...have a row in b&q...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
25-05-2021
S01 EP13: At least you didn't...have a row in b&q...with Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland
On this weeks episode we find out exactly how Caroline got herself an A* in her GCSE drama exams as she regales a story other people would be mortified by. To her it's just another standard day. We find out how Annabelles fake enthusiasm got her into a very bizarre situation involving rosemary, a young mans fingers and a padlocked gate. And we say At least you didn't have a row in b&q. And yes, we've all had rows in b&q but did your rows involve strangers having to get involved in order to keep the peace?! Also we speak to the LOVELY Liz Million who, despite being an ACTUAL illustrator, managed to get herself into quite a pickle thanks to her drawing off a cartoon mouse! As ever if you have a story for Caroline and Annabelle, you can get in contact of their Facebook and Instagram pages - send them a DM to /atleastyoudidnt