Podcast Ep. 41: Stephen Fry on safe spaces, Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment & free speech in Germany

RD E41, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Stephen Fry, Dilma Rousseff

British actor Stephen Fry’s controversial opinion on university censorship, the prospective impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, and a German comedian being prosecuted for insulting a foreign official are the topics three for this week.

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Podcast (Ep.10): The Return of Corbyn, Job Rules for Mental Illness, and Cumberbatch’s Complaint

Benedict Cumberbatch playing Sherlock, March 2010 by Fat Les

In this episode Jimmy is joined once again by John (or J.C. Servante as he’s know around these parts), for another week of questionably informed political chat.

Kicking off we once again muse on whether Jeremy Corbyn will finally be elected as Labour leader, and what it means for the future of the party, the Conservatives and ultimately the House of Commons.

Following on from John’s piece earlier this week, we tackle new Home Office guidelines around mental health checks that could prove to exacerbate the problem they are intended to solve.

And finally we wonder just why Benedict Cumberbatch caused such a fuss over the use of smartphones to record his Barbican stint playing Hamlet.

Update: Seems the production stopped the play because of technical issues rather than Cumberbatch’s complaint over filming. But as said below, we stand by our view the attitude is a bit precious.

Image Credit – Benedict Cumberbatch playing Sherlock Holmes, March 2010 by Fat Les