Ep. 200: Vlad the Invader

Marking our 200th episode, we discuss the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine without once referencing Vladimir Putin’s naked torso. Plus we look at the impact of grade requirements for student loans and Ant and Dec’s turn as drag queens.

Joining us is Putin’s small man energy.

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AC Grayling Explains How to Fix Democracy

This week we speak to AC Grayling, one of Britain’s foremost philosophers and recently a keen advocate against Brexit. His latest book, For the Good of the World, makes a case for how democracy can address climate change, technological risks, and desire for social justice.

Grayling is founder and principal of the New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, London. His previous books include The God Argument, Democracy and Its Crisis, and The History of Philosophy.

Ep. 199: Tugendhat’s Taunt

As Boris Johnson continues to disappoint hacks around the political spectrum by his refusal to lose his job, we look at who might replace him. For some light entertainment we look at whether Vladimir Putin will invade Ukraine, and pick sides in Neil Young and Joe Rogan’s squabble over Spotify.

Joining us is the lack of a million-dollar Spotify deal.

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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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