Political Theatre

Political Theatre

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The week in UK politics
Leave Before the Lights Come On
Nov 10 • 50 min
This week Adam and Mark talk about Britain’s place in the world, the results of Cabinet ministers quitting, and the economics of the future. We also have a small conversation about the US. Title inspired by every single member of May’s government who’s…
One More Time
Nov 4 • 65 min
This week Adam’s very down on the very nature of democratic government, and Mark acts as a universal doom-bringer. We get into the constitutional discussion again. Also, something big came out of the Chancellor. Title inspired by a certain David, who may…
Welcome to the Black Parade
Oct 27 • 94 min
This week Adam and Mark talk about marching, the EU, Nigel Farage, and various aspects of Parliamentary Privilege. Adam mentioned the book ‘Honourable Friends?’ by Caroline Lucas, well worth a read. The title of this podcast was inspired by the My…
Waterloo Sunset
Oct 15 • 72 min
Adam and Mark discuss large anti-Brexit signs outside Waterloo, and we start to talk about Universal Basic Income, before it all gets very depressing. We’re not sure who’s going to quit the cabinet by Monday. Episode title inspired by Pimlico Plumbers and…
Dancing Queen
Oct 7 • 0 min
Adam and Mark discuss the big C’s party conference, and all the opportunity it brings. We also talk Brexit, dancing, and the fact everybody seems to hate Labour. Episode title was easy this week, because Theresa May might actually be human, and not a…
Call Me Maybe
Sep 30 • 52 min
Adam and Mark talk Welsh independence, the Labour and Conservative party conferences, and everything Brexit (despite Mark’s head hitting the desk.) We also talk about the reality in which we live. Episode title inspired by the Conservative conference data…
Back Against the Wall
Sep 23 • 59 min
This week Adam and Mark have been watching TV, namely Theresa May’s speech on the situation with the EU. The ball is, apparently, in their court. We also discuss the elusive Agent Boot. Episode title inspired by Theresa May’s position, and the excellent…
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.