Remainiacs - The Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - The Brexit Podcast

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REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won’t be un morceau de gateau. We’re not sick of experts and we won’t shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again) and scores of special guests. Follow us on Twitter at @RemainiacsCast (https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast)! Support us on Patreon and #OwnTheRemoan: https://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast Our YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOIkIWUDtu7VrVcFs0OI0A
63: DAY OF CHAOS What next for Brexit after Tory fratricidal fall-out?
Jul 13 • 60 min
After our emergency podcast on Monday it’s time for a more considered take on the Government’s disastrous week… and the verdict is still “WHAAAAAT?” Does Theresa May still have a Chequers policy or just a chequered future? After BOREXIT, will Johnson…
62: TORY CIVIL WAR MINICAST! Johnson gone, Davis gone… so what now?
Jul 9 • 18 min
It’s been 24 hours of scarcely believable Tory chaos as the Brexit clown car finally loses its wheels. Boris Johnson and David Davis are out — but what does it mean? IAN DUNT and DORIAN LYNSKEY hotfoot it across a febrile London to gaze in disbelief at…
61: Comedian INGRID OLIVER vs Brexit plus V For Vendetta revisited
Jul 6 • 66 min
On this week’s show we welcome comedian and actor INGRID OLIVER – yes fellow nerds, it’s UNIT scientist Osgood from Doctor Who – to the Remainiacs bunker to discuss Vote Leave finally (?) being brought to book for election spending, what the German half…
60: SELLING BRITAIN BY THE POUND: Shorting sterling, blowing out business
Jun 29 • 65 min
This week on the anti-Brexit podcast for people who actually KNOW how to rebel… the Greens’ Brexit and Finance spokesperson MOLLY SCOTT CATO MEP joins us to dig into the scandal of the Leavers short-selling sterling. Did hedge funds illegally use private…
59: MEANINGLESS VOTE: So that’s your rebellion, is it?
Jun 21 • 68 min
Tough week. Tension in the studio as we record this show on Wednesday afternoon while the crunch debate on the “meaningful vote” is taking place. Listen in for analysis on what it could mean, where we go next… and then stunned disbelief as Dominic Grieve…
58: EMERGENCY LO-FI MINI-CAST! May breaks her word in Grieveous fashion
Jun 15 • 17 min
Why do they keep doing this to us? YET AGAIN major events occur immediately after we finished recording Remainiacs on Wednesday. So YET AGAIN we’ve recorded a quick-and-dirty response to events. On this minicast, panel regular NAOMI SMITH talks about…
57: WITHDRAWAL PAINS: Have the Tory Rebels blown their shot?
Jun 15 • 60 min
On this week’s podcast, Guardian columnist and former Russia correspondent RAFAEL BEHR joins us to explain the mind-crushing complexity of Withdrawal Bill day. What happened, who won (if anyone) and where do we go from here? Did Theresa May play Dominic…
EMERGENCY PARKCAST! Dacre gone, Davis embarrassed, Johnson out of control
Jun 8 • 22 min
No sooner had we pressed “stop” on recording Wednesday’s show than all sorts of bizarre events unfolded. Brexit cheerleader Paul Dacre announced his retirement from editing the Daily Mail, David Davis went through another pantomime resignation threat… and…
56: Withdrawal warfare, Corbyn crunch time, oh and DOOMSDAY!!
Jun 8 • 58 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that’s so powerful the government schedules its bad news for Thursdays to make sure we miss it… Special guest **JONN ELLEDGE** of the New Statesman and Citymetric joins us to talk about how urbanisation relates to Brexit.…
55: Angry Remainers, HUGO RIFKIND feels your pain
Jun 1 • 65 min
On this week’s Remainiacs, Times columnist and social media fighter-of-good-fights HUGO RIFKIND joins Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt for this week’s battle with the horrible Hydra that is Brexit. This week: Why Leavers shouldn’t dare conscript the Irish…
54: Who wants cake? Epic FIRST BIRTHDAY edition!
May 25 • 68 min
It’s REMAINIACS ASSEMBLE as all our regular panelists convene to “celebrate” a whole year in the Brexit time warp. Ian, Ros, Dorian, Naomi and **Peter yes Peter** listen back to our very first episode – back when “strong and stable” was still a thing – to…
53: Do We Wanna Live Like Gammon People?
May 18 • 60 min
The Norway option, gammon wars and the plight of expats with DR MICHAELA BENSON of Goldsmiths University of London. In the week when confusion continues to reign about the EEA option, Labour’s Brexit policy and what to do about customs, we talk to…
52: Lords Almighty! Unpicking that rebellion with our special guest, Greens co-leader CAROLINE LUCAS MP
May 11 • 59 min
After those pesky, meddlin’ peers in the House of Lords took a wrecking ball to Theresa May’s Brexit policy, we sort through the rubble with our special guest, Greens co-leader and Brighton Pavilion MP **CAROLINE LUCAS**. Are the Greens picking up votes…
51: Double-guest special with FEMI from OFOC and BILLY BRAGG
May 4 • 71 min
It’s inefficient Euro-socialist overmanning time as we present a special, super-extended episode of Remainiacs with not one but TWO special guests. First the fantastic **FEMI OLUWOLE** of youth campaign [Our Future Our Choice](https://www.ofoc.co.uk/)…
50: DAVID LAMMY MP on the Windrush fallout and the dirty roots of Brexit
Apr 27 • 44 min
Few MPs have grown in status since the Brexit mess unfolded – but DAVID LAMMY, the member for Tottenham, is one of them. We’re delighted to have him down in the Remainiacs Bunker to discuss the unsavoury roots of Brexit, what the Windrush scandal means……
49: People’s Vote, Windrush shame and Scotland vs Brexit with Kirsty Blackman MP of the SNP
Apr 20 • 63 min
Remainiacs welcomes SNP Westminster deputy leader and economics spokesperson KIRSTY BLACKMAN MP for a long-overdue Scottish perspective on Brexit. What does our departure from the EU mean for Scottish independence? Which would she prefer: no Brexit and…
BONUS: A taster of Anger Management with NICK CLEGG
Apr 19 • 5 min
When Nick Clegg appeared on Remainiacs last year, the ex-Deputy PM enjoyed it so much that he asked our backroom team to help him create his own podcast… so here’s a special taster for Remainiacs listeners. ANGER MANAGEMENT WITH NICK CLEGG is a new…
48: Philomena Cunk’s writers help us fix Brexit
Apr 13 • 64 min
This week the co-creators of BBC2’s investigative dimwit Philomena Cunk – top comedy writers JASON HAZELEY and JOEL MORRIS – descend into the Remainiacs bunker to get all that Brexit misery off their chests. What should go inside the Museum of Brexit? How…
47: Fixing the BBC, Leavers for a Final Say vote and Ask Remainiacs
Apr 6 • 64 min
This week on the premier reason-based podcast for Brexit-watchers… **The BBC’s coverage of Brexit** is causing increasing alarm. Is the Corporation failing in its duty to explain? Is it just frightened of government and demagogues? How do we fix it? Is…
46: We set the Brexit Doomsday Clock
Mar 30 • 63 min
**Europe: it’s the Final Countdown.** On this week’s show we look at what to expect – and what can go wrong – in the twelve-month road to our inglorious exit from the EU. Plus! After Christopher Wylie’s testimony to the Culture Committee, is the…
45: ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on the Battle against Brexit
Mar 23 • 66 min
The most fearsome spin doctor in politics is now a doughty fighter for Remain. ALASTAIR CAMPBELL enters the Remainiacs basement bunker to tell us what Remainers should really be doing… why Prime Minister David Cameron (remember him? posh chap?) kept…
44: JAY RAYNER on the Brexit food fiasco
Mar 16 • 64 min
Very excited to welcome legendary food journalist and Observer restaurant critic JAY RAYNER for the eye-opening, jaw-dropping hard truths of Britain’s Brexitised food policy. Are we really only days away from empty shelves in the event of Hard Brexit? Why…
43: Knowing me, knowing EU with DAVID SCHNEIDER
Mar 9 • 61 min
“Smell my EU protected denomination cheese, you mother!” This week’s special guest is the great DAVID SCHNEIDER, comedy legend of ‘Death Of Stalin’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ and ‘The Day Today’ fame. Listen up as he tells us how the Leave mentality works,…
42: Labour’s new Brexit dawn… or just Red Cake-ism?
Mar 2 • 66 min
Jeremy Corbyn has FINALLY come out in favour of “a” Customs Union. But are Labour’s ideas just Tory cake-and-eat-it promises with red icing on top? And why is he still repeating the Big Bus Lie that we can fund everything with imaginary money returned…
41: James O’Brien vs. the Brex-o-sphere
Feb 23 • 68 min
Last sane man on the airwaves and giant of Remain JAMES O’BRIEN of LBC joins us for possibly THE most epic interview we’ve yet had, in a special take-no-prisoners edition of Remainiacs. From BBC balance to Paul Dacre’s reign of terror over Tory ministers…
40: Johnson’s tatty olive branch, McDonnell in wonderland, fun with tariffs!
Feb 16 • 59 min
This week on the podcast that know clarity from carrots: end-of-career music hall turn Boris Johnson “reaches out” to Remainers by telling us to shut up and agree with him. The Government re-re-re-relaunches its Brexit policy – again. Fish passports and…
39: MINI-PUBCAST: The monstering of George Soros, regional impact leaks
Feb 12 • 19 min
PODFLASH: Two big Brexit stories broke immediately after we finished recording last week’s episode, and we didn’t want to wait til next Friday to deal with them. So Ian Dunt met our producer Andrew Harrison in the Red Lion pub off Whitehall to discuss the…
38: What Brexit REALLY means for working Britain
Feb 9 • 42 min
This week on the podcast that NEVER fiddles the figures: What will Brexit do to work in Britain? Employment consultant Rachel Marangozov joins us to explain what leaving the EU might really mean for the future of jobs. That odd-looking death threat to a…
37: AC Grayling on Brexit vs. Democracy
Feb 2 • 62 min
It’s a deep-thinking edition of Remainiacs as we welcome Prof AC GRAYLING – Philosopher, Master of the New College of the Humanities and intellectual engine-room of Remain – to examine what Brexit really means for British democracy. Can it be stopped?…
36: The One With Matthew Parris
Jan 26 • 57 min
WE LOVE PARRIS IN THE SPRINGTIME… This week, noted Times and Spectator columnist and former Conservative MP MATTHEW PARRIS joins us for your weekly dose of Brexit badinage. Why do so many Tory MPs hate Boris Johnson? Is his ‘Bridge Over Bullshit Waters’…
35: Nigel’s Second Referendum and the Amorous Henry Bolton
Jan 19 • 52 min
On this week’s show… What’s behind Nigel Farage’s will-we-won’t-we routine on a Second Referendum? Does he just want to stay in the news – or does he know something we don’t? Our panel check which way the wind is blowing for another vote to undo the last…
34: Good Lord! ANDREW ADONIS on rebellion, ‘national fascism’ and PM Nigel Farage
Jan 12 • 59 min
PEER PRESSURE: Newly-unbound superhero of remain Lord Andrew Adonis joins us in the Remainiacs Bunker to discuss how Brexit is infecting every aspect of government, the dirty tricks culture at No.10, and why Nigel Farage is the real Prime Minister. What’s…
33: The One With Vince Cable
Jan 5 • 55 min
You wait ages for a top Lib Dem and then two come along at once… Lib Dem leader SIR VINCE CABLE follows our Nick Clegg special with his own take on the brave, Brexitty new year. Where should we Remainiacs focus our energies? Have we actually HAD a real…
32: And so this is Brexmas, and what have we done…?
Dec 22, 2017 • 36 min
It’s the most blunderful time of the year… Gather round the fire for the REMAINIACS End Of Year special. Regulars Ian Dunt, Ros Taylor, Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith and Peter Collins share their heroes, high points, low points and hidden significant…
31: NICK CLEGG tells us how to stop Brexit… really!
Dec 15, 2017 • 55 min
This week on the podcast for rebels and mutineers… NICK CLEGG joins Dorian, Peter and special guest MIRANDA SAWYER in the Remainiacs bunker for a full-on remoan-a-thon that’s full of optimism and ideas for the future. Can we actually STOP Brexit, and if…
30: The Dog Ate My Brexit Papers Edition
Dec 8, 2017 • 50 min
This week on the podcast that literally cannot believe what it’s seeing… How in the hell is David Davis still in post after admitting that the secret Brexit assessments, which he said were “exhaustive”, DO NOT EVEN EXIST? Meanwhile it emerges that the…
29: THE €50bn DIVORCE: Bills, spills and idiot principles
Dec 1, 2017 • 48 min
This week on Britain’s last-ever European Podcast of Culture… What did David Davis hope to achieve by redacting the Government’s 58 secret Impact Papers? Why did DExEU spin doctors harass journalists for even saying the papers even existed – when now we…
28: BRELIEVERS SPECIAL - Any Regrets?
Nov 24, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s edition of the saboteurs’ best friend Dorian & Peter are joined by Guardian columnist and Centrist Mum Suzanne Moore to discuss the decline of the Daily Express, how not to keep our closest neighbours onside, and the leavers who have gone…
27: Crunch time for Tory Brexit Mutineers?
Nov 17, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… The Withdrawal Bill is in play, so is it time for the Tory Mutineers to finally grow a backbone? Evening Standard columnist ROSAMUND URWIN and stand-up comic GRÁINNE MAGUIRE join us to thrash it all out. Plus:…
26: GRAND THEFT DEMOCRACY: Did bots buy Brexit?
Nov 10, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… We talk to investigative journalist MIKE HIND about how automated social media is warping democracy, and what you can do to keep the bots at bay. Plus: Why Britain should be booming now, and why it isn’t. How…
25: Secret Surveys and Dodgy Donations
Nov 3, 2017 • 60 min
This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… Our special guest, Lewisham East MP and Remainer hero HEIDI ALEXANDER, on the Government’s 58 hidden economic impact surveys. Why won’t they release them? Plus: Ukip, Arron Banks and those allegations of…
24: Germansplaining Brexit plus Orwell Book Club
Oct 27, 2017 • 59 min
This week on the favourite podcast of disloyal academics everywhere… Our special guest political commentator NINA SCHICK of BBC, Sky and Bloomberg TV drops in to Germansplain the Brexit mess to we naïve Anglos. Turns out the German car industry isn’t…
23: The One With Mitch Benn
Oct 20, 2017 • 52 min
This week MITCH BENN – comedian, musician and treacherous mind-controlled slave of Brussels – joins us in the Brexit Bus as it screams towards the brick wall of No Deal. And he’s quite optimistic. “What there is to be won here,” he tells us, “we on the…
22: Brexit: The No Deal Means Doom Edition
Oct 13, 2017 • 51 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that doesn’t want a bloody blue passport… The grisly spectre of NO DEAL is back from the dead. Are these morons REALLY going to crash us out of the EU with no settlement at all? Special guest ALEX ANDREOU – columnist,…
Tory Co ference Special
Oct 6, 2017 • 62 min
MANCHESTER, SO MUCH TO ANSWER FOR. This week on Britain’s best Brexit podcast: Theresa May literally chokes on her words in “a grand moment of political education for the Conservative Party at large” – but what does it mean? Plus stand-up comic and…
AL MURRAY versus Brexit
Sep 29, 2017 • 62 min
BREXPLICIT LANGUAGE ALERT: This week special guest and Great British comic AL MURRAY wades into the Brexit mess in no uncertain terms (and he hasn’t even got his Pub Landlord hat on). How quickly does Nigel Farage’s bloody-good-laugh persona dissolve when…
The one with Gina Miller
Sep 22, 2017 • 52 min
It’s an exciting week as we welcome Superhero of Remain GINA MILLER to tell us about her battles over Article 50 and now the Government’s “deal” with the DUP, the future of the battle against Brexit, and how she made Nigel Farage VERY uncomfortable on a…
The One With Nick Cohen
Sep 15, 2017 • 54 min
Sparks fly in the Remainiacs bunker this week as we’re visited by Observer columnist and author of ‘What’s Left?’ NICK COHEN. Enjoy a bout of spirited Brexit conversation with Britain’s most fearless political commentator and lovestruck Corbyn worshipper.…
March For Europe Minicast
Sep 10, 2017 • 16 min
Join Dorian Lynskey, Peter Collins and Ros Taylor as they report from the People’s March For Europe, soak up the atmosphere and talk to some of the people on the march. Includes interview with Seb Dance, MEP
“WHY WOULD ANYONE COME HERE?” The Home Office EU Immigration Paper Explained
Sep 8, 2017 • 54 min
As the Home Office paper on EU residents’ status is leaked, Peter Collins, Ian Dunt and Ros Taylor dissect the grim details. Plus, special guest The Memo’s Oliver Smith explains what Brexit will mean for the UK’s tech industry, and Ros takes us through…
STARMZY TO THE RESCUE? Has Keir Starmer sorted Labour’s Brexit stance?
Sep 1, 2017 • 46 min
This week join Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt and Peter Collins as they unpick Labour’s latest stance on Brexit. Plus; the best Brexit gags from the Edinburgh Fringe, why the Home Office can’t be trusted, and what Peter will be wearing to the People’s March For…
BREXIT BEDLAM: The faith-based economics edition
Aug 25, 2017 • 40 min
This week on the Brexit podcast for the reality-based community… The “staggering economic illiteracy” of Brexit cheerleader Prof Patrick Minford. Will civil servants come to Britain’s rescue? Why the European Free Trade Association Court is “less boring…
OFFSIDE! Post-Brexit soccer, customs chaos and the War on Centrism
Aug 18, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that bends its own bananas… Special guest PHILIPPE AUCLAIR, football writer and England correspondent for France Football, tells us how Brexit will make the national game a lot less beautiful. The sheer fantasy of the…
BREXIT LATEST: The Baldrick Ultimatum
Aug 11, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the only Brexit podcast with an EU Blue Flag for cleanliness… Is David Davis’s negotiation team really lulling Brussels into a false sense of security or are they genuinely inept? How dare EU tyrants bring in the tough border controls we…
BREXIT BUST-UP: Don Felipe vs Dirty Davis
Aug 4, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the podcast that gets through European customs faster than Trump gets through Comms Directors… After that shocking Brextremism poll, do Leave voters REALLY want their kids to be poorer? Ian gets trolled by David Davis’s new Chief of Staff. Is…
BREXIT VS. DINNER: The Chicken à la Chlorine edition
Jul 28, 2017 • 60 min
This week on the podcast that remembers when the Euro wasn’t Europe’s strongest currency… Special guest AFUA HIRSCH of Sky TV and The Guardian on the post-Brexit crisis in British identity. Is the Lib Dems’ new leader Strong And Cable enough to hold back…
REPEAL BILL: A Very Brexit Power-Grab
Jul 21, 2017 • 48 min
This week on the podcast that wants to keep its red passport… Is Brexit technically illegal? What horrors are contained in the small print of the “Great Repeal Bill”? Our special guest, Irish stand-up comedian GRAINNE MAGUIRE, gives Brexit Britain a bit…
BREXPULSION: EU citizens in limbo
Jul 14, 2017 • 52 min
This week on every Europhile’s favourite Brexit podcast… How the Home Office told an EU citizen who’d lived legally in the UK for 24 years to “make arrangements to leave” without any legal grounds – and then refused to hear her complaints. Our special…
BREXIT, SCIENCE AND FISH: Britain sidelines itself, again
Jul 7, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that refuses to get over it… Special guest DR MIKE GALSWORTHY of http://scientistsforeu.uk rails against the self-destructive waste of Britain’s departure from European science collaboration. And he tells us why Britain…
May’s migrant offer and the Brexit Brain Drain
Jun 30, 2017 • 47 min
This week on the podcast that won’t shut up and get over Brexit… Is Theresa May’s offer of “settled status” to EU migrants worth the paper it’s scribbled on? Are highly skilled EU citizens resident in Britain finally packing up to leave? And stand-up…
BREXIT VOTE ONE YEAR ON: Where were you?
Jun 23, 2017 • 38 min
Can it only be a year since Britain voted itself poorer, angrier and more irrelevant? Regulars Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk and Peter Collins plus some of our special guests recall where they were and what they were doing on the magical day…
ELECTION FALLOUT: Is Hard Brexit really going soft?
Jun 16, 2017 • 50 min
This week: Have we passed Peak Hard Brexit? Why are Leave bloggers losing their minds about Remainers returning to government? Is the Tory brand undergoing detoxification or re-retox? Plus, in bed with the DUP… “shut up Guy Verhofstadt, you’re not…
ELECTION SPECIAL: “Revenge Of The Young ’Uns”
Jun 9, 2017 • 45 min
On today’s special post-election podcast Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt are joined by Naomi Smith, Remain campaigner and former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. Fuelled by strong coffee and Red Bull, they discuss the problems with calling an election no one…
1/6/17: Theresa May’s plan – “A great enterprise, and no-one to know what it is”
Jun 6, 2017 • 59 min
This week on the podcast for people who won’t just shut up and accept Brexit… If Theresa May has such a great plan for leaving the EU, why won’t she tell us more about it? Special guest ROS TAYLOR of the LSE Brexit Blogs explains the unknown costs of…
Podcast #1: Brexit and “The empty tyrannical genius of Theresa May”
May 26, 2017 • 47 min
Podcast #1: “The empty tyrannical genius of Theresa May” The first episode of a new, no-holds-barred podcast for everyone who won’t just shut up and get over Brexit – presented by Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian, and…