Ep. 205: Bojo’s Third Term

This week we look at why Boris Johnson is mulling a ‘third term’ as prime minister, the various rail strikes that have disputed public transport in Britain, and the decision by America’s Supreme Court to strike down the federal right to abortion.

And for clarity, we’ve not been on strike from podcasting.

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Ep. 204: Jubilation Nation

This week we discuss whether prime minister Boris Johnson can survive partygate, whether Ireland’s neutrality can survive the Russo-Ukraine war, and whether the monarchy can survive beyond the Platinum Jubilee.

Joining us is Steve Byrne, self-described washed up former podcaster from What Am Politics.

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Ep. 203: Kier Beer Fear

This week we tackle what critics are calling beergate, in which Labour leader Keir Starmer is alleged to have drunk a beer in the presence of others. No cake has been implicated, but he has promised to resign if fined.

We then turn to the potential overturning of Roe vs Wade, in a legal judgement that could upend abortion rights in the US. And speaking of unwanted things, Jazza forces Jimmy to discuss Eurovision again.

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How Oxford Makes Britain’s Ruling Caste with Simon Kuper

This week we talked to Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper about how Oxford University acts as finishing school for the British elite. His latest book Chums chronicles the rise of Conservative Brexiteers through Oxford in the eighties, with key appearances from Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Michael Gove.

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