Ep. 198: The Instagrammable Thatcher

Squeaking out of the podcast factory before any impending Tory leadership elections, we take a look at Novak Djokovic’s refusal to take the vaccine, former prime minister Tony Blair’s controversial knighthood, and Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague’s embrace of the neoliberal consensus.

Joining us are our own paltry social media followings.

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Ep. 197: The Second Centrist Dad Awards

This year we celebrate the return of the Centrist Dad Awards, the pioneering award series that has spawned at least one podcast. Listen to our choice for most banterous story of the year, the biggest opportunist, the most cancel-worthy, the most honourable and the most dishonourable – ending with a brief glimmer of hope soon to be smothered in darkness.

Joining us is the latest strain of our favourite virus.

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Ep. 196: Boris’s Bacchanalia

This week we talk Johnson, Johnson and Johnson. With revelations on Christmas bashes, refurbishment bungs, and newborn babies, how much of a future does Bojo have as prime minister? Find out… whenever he loses his job. In the meantime listen to this.

Joining us is Jazza’s existential dread.

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Ep. 195: The Owen Paterson Denigration Society

This week we talk about money-grabbing Westminster politicians, the Austrian lockdown for the unvaccinated (turned into a full lockdown after we recorded), and the cancellation of a train line upgrade between the East Midlands and Leeds – which is somewhere in the North, isn’t it?

Joining us are the perils of recording a topical podcast.

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Ep. 194: The Greater Stink

There’s a whiff in the air as we discuss the government’s plans to pour sewage into our rivers (Is this right?). At least we’ll be able to fly away cheaply, as air passenger duty is relaxed under a budget that has money for a Beatles museum, beer brewers and even Whitehall. And lest we sound too optimistic, we turn to the exit of Sussex professor Kathleen Stock over her views on the trans debate.

Joining us is a strong IPA, while we can still afford it.

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