Political Theatre

Political Theatre

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The week in UK politics
One Week
Sep 17 • 44 min
Adam and Mark discuss Parliament, despite the fact they’re back for a week before going back on holiday! What’s the deal with the financial crisis? Is Mark actually considering doffing his cap to Theresa May? Episode title inspired by all the hard work…
Basket Case
Sep 8 • 58 min
Adam and Mark avoid the subject of religion, talking instead about the religion of politics. We also discuss the history of the Labour party, in brief. Is Labour one man? The name we couldn’t remember was Peter Willsman. Episode title inspired by the…
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Sep 2 • 49 min
Adam and Mark talk about dancing, NATO, and they liken a potential Labour Prime Minister to a Conservative one. Episode title inspired by the excellent Gil Scott-Heron and the song of the same name, because while it might not be televised, it’ll be…
Fall Back Down
Aug 26 • 11 min
Mark’s away for the week, so here’s a snippet of Adam complaining instead. Vaccinations, Corbyn the anti-semite (again!) and taxing Netflix are on the agenda. Episode title inspired by Corbyn’s impressive ability to stand back up, and the excellent song…
Virtual Insanity
Aug 18 • 53 min
Adam and Mark talk politics, philosophy, and war; in other words, it’s a typical Saturday. The comic mentioned by Adam is this one: http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate The title of this episode was inspired by Adam’s loathing of…
I Get By
Aug 11 • 13 min
This week Adam’s all alone as he tries to get into the mind of Boris Johnson, a thouroughly dangerous place to be. There were other stories, somewhat overshadowed by the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Can I work out what…
Losing My Religion
Aug 5 • 93 min
This week Adam and Mark discuss, you guessed it, Brexit! We throw some JC and Antisemitism in there for good measure, along with interest rate rises! Episode title inspired by the NHS, and the song by R.E.M. of the same name.
All Summer Long
Jul 28 • 83 min
Adam and Mark talk about the death penalty, a rather sticky subject, followed by some lighthearted dismissal of the UK’s Brexit process. We also talk about cannabis… again! Podcast title inspired by MPs going on holiday, and the song by Kid Rock of the…
The Importance of Being Idle
Jul 22 • 68 min
This week Adam and Mark talk about broken agreements, lies, and votes in the Commons. We disuse the ERG, scapegoats, and Corbyn’s alleged antisemite views. Episode title inspired by Vince Cable and Tim Farron, as well as the song of the same name by Oasis.
D Is for Dangerous
Jul 16 • 82 min
In a bumper episode, because the week’s been that busy, Adam and Mark talk Boris, Boris-America, and Boris-Replacement. What does Mogg think about it all? Title inspired by Donald Trump, and the song of the same name by the Arctic Monkeys.
Happy Together
Jul 8 • 1 min
Adam and Mark discuss the same thing everyone else is, Chequers, before we devolve into another PR discussion. Will the EU accept? Will Rees-Mogg? Title inspired by the cabinet… and the song of the same name by The Turtles.
Wonderland
Jul 1 • 51 min
This week Adam and Mark discuss the topsy-turvy world in which we live, which sees a Labour politican fight for business. We also discuss compensation for gay people persecuted under backwards laws, and what’s going on with Brexit (because we can’t escape…
Just Can’t Get Enough
Jun 24 • 50 min
This week Adam and Mark discuss the Brexit dividend, the votes in the House of Commons, compulsory voting, and the Conservative’s attitude to taxes. Taxes are way too complicated. Title inspired by the song of the same name by Depeche Mode.
This House Is a Circus
Jun 17 • 53 min
Adam and Mark discuss Brexit, more money for the NHS, the SNP walkout, and Home Secretary phone theft. Kenneth Clarke spoke a lot this week. Title inspired by the song of the same name, from the Arctic Monkeys album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare.’
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Jun 10 • 66 min
Adam and Mark discuss a new runway, American ideals influencing the UK, and further devolution. It’s also been a year since the last General Election, how’s May’s premiership going? The political party we couldn’t remember the name of was ‘Alternative for…