It's a punishing episode full of terrible jokes today. My advice with regards the best approach to take when listening to today's episode is to resign yourself to not finding any of them remotely funny and then, if one does tickle you just a little bit, it's a net win.
This skill probably needs no introduction to UK listeners - and for everyone else, I do enough waffling about it in the actual episode to make typing anything else here simply borderline gratuitous. BTW as a touch-typist I think the word 'Dwarf' is possibly the most awkward word I've ever had to type.
Pit yourself against the A-Lady to find out how many easy, moderately difficult or hard maths questions you can successfully answer in a minute. Or repeatedly bang yourself on the head with your favourite mug. Whichever you'd prefer.
Today's four skills are all about bands and artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and, like all other '... Letters' skills, you need to be a quick thinker when finding answers that all start with the same letter in each round. I'm sure you'll do better than I did. Oh and I also throw out another plea for your contributions. Send your demos to me at email@example.com.
We're half way through a year of episodes and, in this extra one to mark the moment, we look at connecting your Echo to the IFTTT service and some of the groovy additional capabilities that will then be at your fingertips... Well, er, larynx.