The Bugle

The Bugle
It’s the trans-global satiricast that leaves no hot potato unbuttered. Andy Zaltzman breaks down the news with comedians from across the world including Alice Fraser, Hari Kondabolu, John Oliver, Nish Kumar, Anuvab Pal and his sister Helen.

Democramnesia - Bugle 4110
May 25 • 42 min
Andy is with Alice Fraser and Mark Steel with major breaking news from Britain. Plus, more elections, more idiots, and cricket.
The News Stinks - Bugle 4109
May 18 • 45 min
Alabama is pro-life, until you’ve been born, Australia has an election and so does Europe. Plus, some major smells making headlines. Andy is with Alice and Hari
It’s the end of the world and I’m slightly bothered, but not enough really. - Bugle 4108
May 12 • 41 min
Andy is joined by Alice and Nish this week. Emu’s and the world in general is in peril, tombs are uncovered, sport is good and David Cameron’s got a hot tub.
Look at this Massive Election! Bugle 4107
May 4 • 44 min
The world’s biggest democracy goes to the polls, we dive deep in and get thoroughly lost. Also - Andy reviews Game of Thrones, and donkeys are sad
Swede Dreams are Made of Trees - Bugle 4106
Apr 27 • 39 min
Andy, Nish and Nato Green look at the environment, the anti-vac movement, Putin & Kim’s drink up and The Avengers.
That Pen is revisited - Bugle 4105B
Apr 19 • 26 min
Andy introduces some classic bits, some previously unheard snippets and Producer Chris does a thing. Features Brexit, Mueller and wangs.
Black Holes and Brexit - Bugle 4105
Apr 15 • 36 min
Andy and Alice stare into the face of a black hole, but enough about Brexit. There’s also unicorn news, Australian rugby homophobia and condoms! Listen to the show on the Entale app. Thanks to: Mark Adams Dan Mc Jonathan Kaley-Isley Matthew Gwynne Gregor…
The Reverse Skrillex - Bugle 4104
Apr 6 • 45 min
Andy is with Nish Kumar and Matt Forde to learn how Skrillex is fighting malaria and how Trump’s exoneration may be premature. Plus a profile of Mark Francois: Brexit Warrior. Please support us by donating here: With <a…
The Sweet, Sweet Bumhole Of Space – Bugle 4103
Apr 6 • 38 min
Don’t let the title confuse you, there’s PLENTY of Brexit in this podcast. Andy Zaltzman welcomes Tiffany Stevenson to the studio. Don’t worry though because they still find time to talk about the titular Bumhole. With: HelloBuglers Tiffany Stevenson Rich…
Mature Grown Up Politics - Bugle 4102
Mar 22 • 35 min
Andy, Alice and Chris are in Edinburgh and Glasgow for lives Bugles. Turns out Scotland is not a fan of Brexit. Plus - BUGLE DONORS - your first batch of positive libels are broadcast (more to follow in coming months). With <a…
Dog Climbs Mountain - Bugle 4101
Mar 16 • 43 min
Andy is joined by Alice and new Buglers Baratunde Thurston and Nato Green to look at US corruption, Ilhan Omar, San Francisco millionaires and a mountain climbing dog. Your support keeps us going. Click <a href="">here</a> to…
12 Bum Salute - Bugle 4100
Mar 9 • 44 min
Andy and Alice are in America (mostly Portland, but also Denver, Chicago and Minneapolis) with news on a miracle jellyfish with a transient anus, Manafort news and some contributions from Tom Ballard and John Oliver (yes, that one). We need you to…
Ross and Rachel – Bugle 4099
Mar 2 • 46 min
Andy is in America, and this episode is mostly Brooklyn, with a little DC. In focus this week, the Brexit countdown and why it’s like Ross and Rachel, plus Michael Cohen’s testimony, and secret microphones. Features a fine debut from Josh Gondelman and…
Independents Day – Bugle 4098
Feb 23 • 41 min
Andy, Alice and Anuvab talk us through moon news, more disgusting animal news, Brexit breakups and Indian crocodile news. Plus - The Bugle is changing and needs you to survive. Contribute and keep us going here. With @HelloBuglers Alice Fraser Desiree…
Sex and Insects news – Bugle 4097
Feb 16 • 45 min
Andy and Alice are joined by Bugle debutant Desiree Burch to discuss the biggest issues this week – including insects, ‘blackface’ sweaters and sex. Loads of sex. Plus, what happens when you put a cow on a plane? With @HelloBuglers Alice Fraser Desiree…
The Bin King – Bugle 4096
Feb 9 • 45 min
Andy, Alice and Hari look at the State of the Union, and what a state it is. Plus, is a place in hell actually a privilege for a Brexiteer and Sweden has a new monarch. Also, emoji news and the latest on Producer Chris’s broken arse. With @HelloBuglers…
Why the dolphins keep leaping – Bugle 4095
Feb 1 • 42 min
Andy and Alice turn their attentions to homelessness, the polar vortex and plastics. Plus animal news. With @HelloBuglers Alice Fraser @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website:
Bugle 4094 – Weekend at Bernie’s
Jan 19 • 41 min
Andy is joined this week by Nish Kumar and Alice Fraser. Brexit continues to be a great source of fulfilment and happiness, we enjoy exposure to toxic masculinity and celebrate the redundancy (literally) of Robotic servants. @Hellobuglers @Alliterative…
Wall Nuts – Bugle 4093
Jan 12 • 38 min
Andy and Anuvab Pal discuss Trump’s ‘wall’, Theresa May’s ‘deal’ and the true heritage of James Bond. Plus, some old smoking adverts make it In The Bin. And – Producer Chris news. With… @HelloBuglers Anuvab Pal @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our…
Ferry bad start to the year – Bugle 4092
Jan 4 • 40 min
Britain plans to save itself post-Brexit with imaginary ferries. Plus it’s been an exciting start to the year including North Korean defections and vegan sausage rolls breaking the internet. Plus, a new Bugle fitness regime, including the return of…
2018, Part Two: Trump, *truth* and Theresa
Dec 29, 2018 • 35 min
Andy Zaltzman introduces six more huge stories from the year, including Trump and the truth, David O’Doherty’s guide to Anglo Irish relations and a Mark Wahlberg inspired look at the day of a regular Bugle host. Featuring Andy Zaltzman, Nish Kumar, Alice…
2018, Part One: Kangaroos, Kim & corruption
Dec 23, 2018 • 40 min
What a year! Yes there’s Trump and Brexit, but also sexy Kangaroos, exam cheats in India and Kim Jong Un. Includes great live moments and a guest appearance from RoboTrump. Featuring Andy Zaltzman, Tom Ballard, Nish Kumar, Alice Fraser, Anuvab Pal, Aditi…
Brexray Specs – Bugle 4091
Dec 14, 2018 • 40 min
Andy corrals together Nish Kumar, Tiff Stevenson and Matt Forde to look at a baffling week in a baffling year in a baffling decade for UK politics. With @HelloBuglers Nish Kumar Tiff Stevenson Matt Forde @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our…
Have we invaded Bhutan? – Bugle 4090
Dec 8, 2018 • 39 min
Andy is with Helen Zaltzman and Hari Kondabolu to look at Mike Pence’s new approach to problems, the Queen’s (possible) take on Brexit and whether or not it’s better to pretend you’re older or younger than you actually are. With @HelloBuglers Hari…
That’s a Big Cow! – Bugle 4089
Nov 30, 2018 • 42 min
That’s a big cow! …It’s a really Big Cow! There’s a giant cow about to take over the show in Australia. The sky is the limit as India constructs Statues that bother aircraft. The Bugle welcomes Tom Ballard and Anuvab Pal to discuss these and more – UK…
Termites and Populists – Bugle 4088
Nov 24, 2018 • 41 min
Europe is embracing populism, termites are building megalopolises, men are doing incredible things with their throats, and turkeys are doing their turkey thing. Andy and Alice have the latest on all of this. With @HelloBuglers Alice Fraser @ProducerChris…
Symptomless Blitz: 4087
Nov 16, 2018 • 46 min
Aliens, Brexit(!!) and Trumpbrella all in focus in a pretty spectacular live Bugle, featuring Nish Kumar and Felicity Ward alongside Andy Zaltzman. With @HelloBuglers Felicity Ward Nish Kumar @ProducerChris And a cameo from another Bugle host! More…
Midterms, appendage art and WOMEN: Bonus Bugle
Nov 11, 2018 • 15 min
Some classic midterm news from John and Andy, the penis on the roof and something special from Producer Chris. Respect to Jim Acosta, Abby Phillip, April Ryan, Yamiche Alcindor and anyone who dares question that enormous lunatic. With @HelloBuglers John…
It’s easier to build a moon than to Brexit: Bugle 4086
Nov 3, 2018 • 43 min
Andy is joined by Al Murray and Tom Ballard to look at just how China is taking over the world. Plus – Britain is angry, Australia now welcomes rappers (one at a time) and the US is, well, you know how it is. With @HelloBuglers Al Murray Tom Ballard…
Pocket Gods: Bugle 4085
Oct 26, 2018 • 40 min
Andy is with Alice Fraser and Aditi Mittal* to discuss how much someone should smile, including women and terrorists, Trump’s right to lie and and anti corruption versus anti corruption. With @HelloBuglers Alice Fraser Aditi Mittal @ProducerChris *until…
Hari Kondabolu Day: Bugle 4084
Oct 19, 2018 • 38 min
With perfect timing, Hari Kondabolu joins Andy, just as we all get ready to celebrate Hari Kondabolu day. In other news: From Saudi Arabia, the Jamal Khashoggi case continues. From the UK, the detailed arrangements for a royal baby are explained. From the…
Wedgie Diplomacy: Bugle 4083
Oct 12, 2018 • 46 min
Andy is joined by David O’Doherty and Alice Fraser to discuss hot planets, awful science men, MMA(!) and Britain’s relationship with Ireland. Recorded live at the Sugar Club in Dublin – part of our UK tour and the Dublin Podcast Festival. Includes a…
Wedgie diplomacy: Bugle 4083
Oct 12, 2018 • 37 min
Andy is joined by David O’Doherty and Alice Fraser to discuss hot planets, awful science men, MMA(!) and Britain’s relationship with Ireland. Recorded live at the Sugar Club in Dublin – part of our UK tour and the Dublin Podcast Festival. Includes a…
Buy lead and horny horses: Bugle 4082
Oct 5, 2018 • 42 min
Andy and Hari try to make sense of the Kavanaugh situation in the US, celebrate Bugle success in the subcontinent and celebrate female physicists. With @HelloBuglers @HariKondabolu @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website:…
Aditi’s Intro to India
Sep 29, 2018 • 28 min
Andy is joined by Aditi Mittal, in India. India is big, and has a lot going on, this includes ID cards, corruption and the legacy of the Brits and the caste system. With @HelloBuglers @@awryaditi @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website:…
Octopuses on drugs: Bugle 4081
Sep 22, 2018 • 44 min
Andy, Nish and Alice learn the latest stupid Brexit news, discuss just how bad the republicans are handling sexual assault claims, discover what happens when scientists are given ecstasy, and bring the latest penis news. With @HelloBuglers @MrNishKumar…
Ruining Mark Wahlberg’s Day: Bugle 4080
Sep 16, 2018 • 39 min
Andy is joined by James Nokise and Tiff Stevenson to discover the real use for the Apple Watch, how Brexit is affecting hedgehogs & Jager Bombs, and why Nauru has stuck it to China. Recorded live at The Leicester Square Theatre. We’ve got live dates in…
The Bugle plays away: Bonus Bugle
Sep 7, 2018 • 15 min
Some bits sneakily kept back from recent Bugles recorded live at the Edinburgh and End of the Road Festivals. See us live in London in London, Salford and Dublin in coming months. With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @MrNishKumar @AnuvabPal @ProducerChris More…
Scallop wars and the Maybot: Bugle 4079
Sep 2, 2018 • 36 min
Andy and Alice record a Bugle at midnight in the woods – and discuss Theresa May’s attempts at dancing, the first Scallop War of Brexit, and who the latest Aussie PM is (this may already be out of date). Recorded in front of about 1000 people at the…
Bugle 4078 – Truth isn’t Truth
Aug 24, 2018 • 48 min
Andy is with Nish Kumar and Anuvab Pal – after a wonderfully ludicrous week in Trumpland, what actually is truth and what do we do with it? Plus, Ikea in India news, Economics is a crazy subject, and puns. Recorded ‘live’ in Edinburgh. With @HelloBuglers…
Bugle 4077 – Space Force
Aug 17, 2018 • 45 min
Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Alex Edelman to explore the implications of Space Force, get the lowdown on who Trump has most recently fallen out with (this item may be out of date) and hear the latest global feminism news. Recorded live at the…
Bonus Bugle – Frankenbugle
Aug 10, 2018 • 30 min
A cut and paste collection of Bugle sections from previous shows with absolutely no editorial decisions. Turns out it unearths the best listener email of all time, Chris’s first Bugle and how Buglers treated John in Milwaukee. With @HelloBuglers…
Bonus Bugle – Some Andy and John classics
Aug 5, 2018 • 25 min
Andy and John on with some classic US political moments from Bugle past, plus an Australian on a whale. With @HelloBuglers @IAmJohnOliver @ProducerChris Please help keep this nonsense going and donate: We are proud members of…
Bonus Bugle – Putin, Trump and The Queen’s Brooch
Jul 27, 2018 • 23 min
Putin and Trump. That was weird. Trump and The Queen. That was weird. Balls. They are weird. Audiences. Weird. Enjoy this bonus Bugle! With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @AndrewisMaxwell @MrNishKumar @AlexEdelman @ProducerChris More episodes and live dates…
Bugle 4076 – Space Jam
Jul 21, 2018 • 40 min
Andy is joined by Nish Kumar in London and Alex Edelman in Boston for a look at Trump’s visit to Europe and what this means for Montenegro. Plus, Brexit news, Chance the Publisher and what really happened during the 1st moon landing. With @HelloBuglers…
Bugle 4075 – Fledgling season
Jul 14, 2018 • 45 min
Andy is with Alice Fraser and Andrew Maxwell to discuss Brexit lunacy, the Thai cave rescue and big dick energy. Recorded live at Underbelly Festival in London. Come see us live some time! With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @AndrewisMaxwell @ProducerChris…
Bugle 4074 – Naked Hermit News
Jun 29, 2018 • 42 min
Andy and Nish are joined by newcomer James Nokise who reports on everything happening in the Pacific. Plus, naked Japanese island man news and World Cup – with some exclusive match commentary from Germany. With @HelloBuglers @MrNishKumar @JamesNokise…
Bugle 4073 – Baby Jails
Jun 22, 2018 • 38 min
Andy and Alice discuss Melania’s coat, baby jails and WORLD CUP. Plus, the Bugle welcomes a new special producer. With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website: We are proud members of…
Bugle 4072 The Question
Jun 16, 2018 • 35 min
Anuvab Pal joins Andy to talk about the G7 summit and the beginnings of a special relationship with North Korea. We contrast the morning routines of Prime Ministers and a glorious summer of sport beckons to distract us from Brexit insanity. With…
Bugle 4071 – Whale of a Time
Jun 8, 2018 • 42 min
Andy is joined by Tiff Stevenson and Alice Fraser to look at the latest news, including Where’s Melania? Who cares about pollution? Who should apologise for calling who a what? And, what’s a suitable campaign for a cosmetics company? Recorded live at…
Bugle 4070 – Tit for Tat
Jun 1, 2018 • 41 min
Andy and Alice look at Ukrainian ‘assassinations’, Trump’s trade deals and dachshunds. Plus WORLD CUP AUDIO PULLOUT! With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website: We are proud members of…
Bugle 4069 – Read the bible, capeesh?
May 25, 2018 • 44 min
Andy and Nish Kumar look at the latest wang swinging from the US and North Korea, Ireland’s referendum on membership to the 21st century and silliness from the NFL. May contain references to a sporting event that was taking place at the time. With…
Bugle 4068 – Megotiations
May 21, 2018 • 47 min
Andy, Alice and Helen deliver the 1st ever live Bugles from Portland and San Francisco. Complete with midi jingles (thanks Martin), Trump news, Royal wedding and at least one audience member better on Wikipedia than Andy
Bonus Bugle – Andy on tour
May 14, 2018 • 15 min
Radiotopia are on tour. Andy has asked a friend to contribute. Plus, some classic royal wedding Bugle.
Bugle 4067 – Celebrate Forgery
May 5, 2018 • 43 min
Andy is with Anuvab Pal to discuss global cheating, forgery and misrepresentation – from Indian exams to Swedish meatballs. With @HelloBuglers @AnuvabPal @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website: We are proud members…
Bonus Bugle – Space Gravy
Apr 28, 2018 • 29 min
Andy introduces some classic moments in history plus some recently held back live moments including the best space story of all time. With @HelloBuglers @IAmJohnOliver @Aliterative @phlaimeaux @TomCBallard @awryaditi @TomEdwardWright @ProducerChris More…
Bugle 4066 – Donald’s a Bugler
Apr 24, 2018 • 46 min
Andy is with Tom Ballard and newcomer Aditi Mittal to discuss more stupid news from the week. They are also joined by EXTRA SPECIAL NEW CO-HOST – DONALD TRUMP (sort of). With @HelloBuglers @TomCBallard Aditi Mittal @TomEdwardWright @ProducerChris More…
Bugle 4065 – Clipart news
Apr 15, 2018 • 44 min
Andy is with David O’Doherty and Alice Fraser (and ‘producer’ Tom) for a live show from Batmania with a focus on Armageddon, turtles and bicycles. With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @phlaimeaux @TomEdwardWright @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our…
Bugle 4064 – Mad Mike Versus Science
Mar 30, 2018 • 40 min
Andy and Alice Fraser look at possible cheating in elections and cricket, the mass congregation of Dachshunds, how Pauline Hanson is like Nelson Mandela, and how a flat earther is using science to prove science wrong, but it’s not science. With…
Bugle 4063 – The bots have won
Mar 24, 2018 • 44 min
Andy is with Helen and Nish to discuss Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, Japanese toilets, Russian ‘elections’ and the royal wedding. Plus, Helen does the sport section (really). With @HelloBuglers @mrnishkumar @helenzaltzman @ProducerChris More episodes…
Bugle 4062 – Bullwinkle
Mar 17, 2018 • 41 min
Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu to discuss Russian spies in Salisbury, the end of Rex Tillerson, French baguette news and the happiness index. With @HelloBuglers @harikondabolu @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website:…
Bonus Bugle: Who Says Comedy Has To Be Entertaining?
Mar 10, 2018 • 31 min
Some amazing bits from recent Bugles we held back, including the mother of Freudian slips from Andy, the return of Silvio and a classic bit from Andy and John. With @HelloBuglers @aliterative @MrNishKumar @ProducerChris @tiffstevenson @felicityward More…
Bugle 4061 – Three Day Heart attacks
Mar 3, 2018 • 43 min
Andy is joined by Tiff Stevenson and Bugle newb Felicity Ward (please afford her the standard Bugle welcome) for a global tour of the news, including Chinese dictators, Aussie mullets, American guns, Italian elections and British fudges. Plus, how do men…
Bugle 4060 – What’s that Aunt Doing?
Feb 24, 2018 • 45 min
It’s a live special with Andy, Nish and Alice and it’s a belter. In the news – V signs from the cliffs of Dover, Australian tax office news, Kazakh alphabet updates and the NRA. Douchebags. Also, just what did the British government get up to on their…
Bonus Bugle – Late love and Live
Feb 18, 2018 • 35 min
Some classic Valentines bits from Andy and John, and some Satirist For Hire from Aldershot and Dublin
Bugle 4059 – Space, Snow and Super Bowl
Feb 10, 2018 • 39 min
It’s Triple-A taking on Triple-S. Andy, Alice and Anuvab on space, snow and Super Bowl, with a specific look at an orbiting car, the Winter Olympics and the return of Timberlake. With @HelloBuglers @aliterative @AnuvabPal @ProducerChris More episodes and…
Bugle 4058 – Donald the Bastard
Feb 3, 2018 • 42 min
Andy is joined by Al Murray and Bugle debutant Jen Kirkman for a look at the (complete) state of the union, peacocks on planes and illegal castle building. With @HelloBuglers @almurray @JenKirkman @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our website:…
Bonus Bugle – More LSQ and some Davos Classics
Jan 27, 2018 • 35 min
We’re not sure why we cut these bits from last week’s show, there’s some proper gold here, from Andy, Alice and Mark Steel. Plus: some classic Bugle with Andy and John Oliver. With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @MrMarkSteel @ProducerChris More episodes and…
Bugle 4057 – Britain in Crisis (Live!)
Jan 20, 2018 • 42 min
Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Bugle debutant Mark Steel to look at the UK in crisis. Plus, feature section: things people put up their butts in 2017! Show recorded on 18th January at Leicester Square Theatre (before the USA closed for business). With…
Bugle 4056 – What does ‘massacre’ mean?
Jan 12, 2018 • 42 min
Andy is joined by Nish Kumar and Tom Ballard to discuss sexy kangaroo news, Trump’s international review and the British cabinet reshuffle. Plus, who is the moral winner in Virgin v Daily Mail, what happened when Nish met Piers Morgan and the latest on…
Bugle 4055 – New Year’s Revelations
Jan 5, 2018 • 42 min
When Trump and Bannon say bad things about each other who can you believe? Andy is joined by Alice Fraser to discuss the latest controversy from the US, new years resolutions and the World’s Strongest Man. Hari Kondabolu also joins the guys from the…
The Bugle 2017 Review: Men are Terrible
Dec 31, 2017 • 38 min
What a year. WHAT. A. YEAR. It will be remembered primarily for the actions of many terrible men. Thanks guys. From January to December, we give you some of the biggest stories of the year, including Trump, Theresa, Bobby Mugs, Harvey and many others.
Bugle 4054 – FUChristmas
Dec 23, 2017 • 43 min
It’s a Christmas special with Andy, Alice and Helen. This week: sexy Christmas, a conclusion of the Andy’s advent calendar, and we hand out our 2017 awards. With @HelloBuglers @Aliterative @HelenZaltzman @ProducerChris More episodes and info on our…
Bugle 4053 – Mountains, Monkeys and Moore
Dec 15, 2017 • 40 min
Andy and Anuvab discuss a huge week in the UK Parliament, the election in Alabama, British mountains and the latest news from India. Plus – Swear Relief is gathering momentum!
Bugle 4052 – Brexcitement!
Dec 9, 2017 • 41 min
In an episode that was very nearly titled ‘Undirectional Rage Poop’, Andy is joined by Tiff Stevenson and Alice Fraser to talk about the people of the year, Brexit and horny Irish dogs (and men). We also address the bleeping issue. Again. @hellobuglers…
Bugle 4051 – Trump and the motto of Brexit
Dec 1, 2017 • 43 min
Well what a stupid week it has been. The President of the USA is engaging with the far right, Meghan Markle is marrying a Brit of German(!) descent and there is sport happening. Andy is joined by Nish Kumar.
Bonus Bugle: Australian marriage equality
Nov 27, 2017 • 26 min
We endure a week off watching cricket in Australia, so offset with some previously unheard Australia marriage news, and sport, of course, more sport.
Bugle 4050 – Bad Boys
Nov 18, 2017 • 46 min
Robert Mugabe, Silvio Berlusconi, Leonardo Da Vinci and Jesus of Nazareth – some classic old skool Bugle stars are back in the news and back on the show! They’re joined by Louis CK who completes the lineup for what would be the world’s douchiest buddy…
Bugle 4049 – Grafting Harder Than Ever Before.
Nov 11, 2017 • 40 min
Andy is in the former New Amsterdam, Anuvab Pal is in the former Kalikata. Andy’s been on tour, Trump’s on Tour, Prince Charles is on Tour. Has india been cured of corruption? Another British MP resigns. Andy looks for Classical influences on the USA.…
Bugle 4048 – common ground with Osama
Nov 3, 2017 • 42 min
Andy is with Nish Kumar to discuss the latest revelations on Russia, Osama Bin Laden, British sleaze and JFK. Plus, it’s time to get #nudewithnish Support us at
Bonus Bugle: A listener quiz for Andy
Oct 28, 2017 • 31 min
We asked you to write a quiz for Andy and here it is. A load of questions about puns and almost nothing about the news. Some classic clips are thrown in to remind you of the gold, including frozen cricket bats, hotties from history, and yes, puns.
Bugle 4047 – A fart wrapped in an illusion
Oct 21, 2017 • 35 min
Andy is in LA, Alice is in Australia, and the news is in London, Washington, China, France, Hollywood and, most significantly, St Helena. Amongst other things: men (awful), speeches (long) and Trump’s art (fake)
Bugle 4046 – Retronauts and prairie skirts
Oct 13, 2017 • 39 min
Andy, Hari and Helen look at the war on coal, school bus news, Columbus Day, and The Great British Bake Off
Bugle 4045 – Calendar means Calendar
Oct 7, 2017 • 46 min
Andy is joined by Nish and Alice to ponder just how awful the Conservative conference has been for Theresa May. They also try to make sense of a grim week for the USA. Bugle love to our Vegas listeners. PLUS: What mythical creature would Donald Trump most…
Bonus Bugle: Where will he be?
Oct 1, 2017 • 8 min
There’s no new Bugle this week. There is however this. Remember: Andy in the USA. (Features a track called Far Cue Buglers)
Bugle 4044 – Nuke the Amazon
Sep 23, 2017 • 42 min
Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu and Tiff Stevenson to reflect on some powerful EU speeches, a new generation of power names and the a POW! from Morgan Freeman.
Bugle 4043 – Questions and Answers
Sep 18, 2017 • 41 min
It’s a LIVE Bugle! Andy is joined on stage by Helen Zaltzman, Anuvab Pal and Producer Chris to ask questions about India, North Korea, gravediggers and of each other. Most importantly, we get the latest from Andy’s attic. Recorded live at the London…
Bugle 4042 – Durable Partners
Sep 9, 2017 • 44 min
Andy is joined by Nish Kumar and Tom Ballard to discuss Brexit, Moggmentum, dates gone wrong and a punch up between Jesus and Buddha.
Bugle 4041 – A flood of news, and floods
Sep 1, 2017 • 39 min
There’s a lot of water this week. In Houston, where the government is backtracking from plans to cut disaster spending, and in Mumbai where Anuvab is seeking refuge on a floating train. Also, Brexit, Kim, Pauline Hanson and transfer news.
Bugle 4040 – Despot Death Match
Aug 27, 2017 • 44 min
Andy is joined by Al Murray and Tom Ballard to put the top global despots to the test and see what chaos they’ve spurted into the world recently. With big guns from Chechnya, Nigeria, North Korea and the USA all in the mix, it’s the cross-code punch up…
Bugle 4039 – Apologies to South America
Aug 18, 2017 • 43 min
Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Producer Chris at the New Town Theatre in Edinburgh for the most northern Bugle of all time. In a massive news week there is Trump news, North Korea, Venezuela, Brexit and Australian New Zealander news.
Bugle 4038 – Every Mushroom Cloud…
Aug 12, 2017 • 40 min
Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu who reports from Seattle, right in North Korea’s firing line. This episode includes all you need to know about Guam. Plus, doping scandals and an email from Eubie Butt.
Bonus: Everything August aka Silly Season
Aug 5, 2017 • 44 min
Andy looks back at everything that’s ever happened in the world, in August, on The Bugle. Features Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver on Gaddafi, The Olympics, Afghanistan AND THE WORST RUSSIAN NEWS YOU’LL EVER HEAR
Bonus Bugle – Too Much News #2
Jul 29, 2017 • 18 min
Andy is joined by multiple co-hosts with a collection of stories that were too hot for the news. Highlights from Nisk Kumar, Al Murray, Hari Kondabolu, Tiff Stevenson, Tom Ballard, an almost inaudible laugh from Alice Fraser and several groans from…
Bonus Live Bugle – “this lie happened last Wednesday or Thursday”
Jul 21, 2017 • 35 min
Important note: Listen to last week’s episode: The Belly of the Bull before this! Andy, Nish and Helen with more from the Underbelly Festival This week: Wimbledon update, some Trump news and a listener Q&A
Bugle 4037 – In the belly of the bull
Jul 14, 2017 • 45 min
Andy is joined by Helen, Nish and Producer Chris for a live special at the Underbelly festival in London. This week; world population, Steve Bannon, puns and British racism.
Bugle 4036 – Paunchy Plutocrats, Inc.
Jul 7, 2017 • 36 min
Alice Fraser joins Andy in London this week. As usual, they talk about Vegan Goats, Hotdog Eating Contests, Nuking Alaska and the Man shortage.
Bugle 4035 – Theresa May has ruined leopard print
Jun 30, 2017 • 43 min
Andy is joined by Tom Ballard and Tiff Stevenson to look at the DUP, magic money trees, and dressed down politicians. Also in the news Aussie Tony versus British Tony, who is worse?
Bugle 4034 – Judges and prison
Jun 23, 2017 • 38 min
Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal to discuss mad judges, British democracy and incarceration.
Bugle 4033 – America’s over there
Jun 17, 2017 • 35 min
Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu to find out what’s happened in Trump Town lately. Also Megan Kelly news, Sport/not sport and a Father’s Day guide.
Bugle 4032 – A truly British democracy
Jun 9, 2017 • 44 min
It’s the election that no one wanted, no one won, and yet everyone is celebrating. Andy, Helen and Aparna Nancherla try to work out what just happened.
Bugle 4031 – Live Election Special
Jun 3, 2017 • 51 min
Andy, Nish (and Chris) live on stage at the Soho Theatre in London, with a British election special. Pay heed to Andy’s warning at the start. MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS CONTENT. (Audio a bit peaky for the 1st minute or so – it settles!)
Bugle 4030 – AAA
May 27, 2017 • 42 min
The Bugle’s Triple A team of Andy, Al Murray and Alice Fraser react to the Manchester attacks before moving onto the news people need right now: massive Brazilian emeralds, horse trams and flamingoes.
Bugle 4029 – Electile Dysfunction
May 19, 2017 • 43 min
Andy takes to the studio with Nish this week. They talk about camouflage, khaki and of course Basquiat. Also the UK election, President Trump and sports mascots.
Bugle 4028: You’re Fired – Afforced Acquiescence
May 12, 2017 • 32 min
Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal this week who brings to light the extreme linguistic complexity of India’s legal system and we catch up with Trump’s latest catchphrase use. France Elects, while the other side of the channel gets ready to.
Bugle 4027: The Sinister Minister (LIVE)
May 7, 2017 • 42 min
How do you say citizenship? Is that enough to make you an Australian citizen? Plus, the truth about St George. Andy is joined by Zoe Coombs Marr and Wil Anderson
May 1, 2017 • 43 min
The Bugle makes it’s live debut in Australia! Featuring Tom Ballard and Alice Fraser.
Bugle 4025 – Theresa May or may not
Apr 21, 2017 • 32 min
Britain needs an election! Theresa May has saved us. Plus, what are Australian values, and how can a baby be a terrorist? AND: would Andy flirt with Mrs Hitler? Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Nazeem Hussain.
Bugle 4024 – Fart jokes for the Taliban
Apr 14, 2017 • 38 min
Andy is joined by Sami Shah and Alice Fraser for a look at the week’s news, including Sean Spicer’s latest Hitler bantz. Including – why he should become a porn star. Plus, Pauline Hanson’s eggcellent adventure.
Bugle 4023 – World turned upside down
Apr 7, 2017 • 46 min
Andy is in Australia and joined by two new Buglers – welcome David O’Doherty and Tom Ballard. In the news: Pepsi, Gibraltar and the latest from the US. Plus, just how right wing is Australia? Podcast produced by a zombie/corpse/ghost.
Bonus Bugle – Too Much News #1
Mar 31, 2017 • 33 min
The last 22 weeks have contained a lot of news, too much even for The Bugle, so here are some recent moments that missed the final cut – including the definitive verdict on f***s and c***s
Bugle 4022 – Not Scared, Bored
Mar 25, 2017 • 49 min
Andy and Nish on the response to the Westminster terror attack, Trump’s failed bill, the happiness index and Scotland’s confused position. Plus baseball news. *Recorded before the healthcare bill went completely down the pan
Bugle 4021 – Geertcha
Mar 18, 2017 • 43 min
Andy and Hari Kondabolu discuss the ‘good’ news from the Netherlands, the rantings of Steve King, Trump’s tax return and a penis-on-roof shortage.
Bugle 4020 – Gender War
Mar 11, 2017 • 46 min
With International Women’s Day fresh in our minds, Andy and Helen decide to settle the battle of the sexes once and for all. Also, why can’t same sex couples commit adultery, how did Russia break infinity and why has the news gone (literally) down a…
Bugle 4019 – Donkey
Mar 4, 2017 • 36 min
Andy is joined by Wyatt Cenac to review Donald Trump’s attempts to sound like a president, plus new billionaires want to be president and an in depth look into the latest fad – sleep.
Bugle 4018 – Fashion & Fascism
Feb 24, 2017 • 44 min
Andy is joined by Nish Kumar to present a series of key announcements: an Amnesty report is never good news, don’t mess with a monk and Saudi Arabia is the Roger Federer of human rights abuses.
Bugle 4017 – Evolution special
Feb 18, 2017 • 42 min
Andy is joined by Helen to look at a few stories of human endeavor, including: creation of the MAMMOPHANT, beauty spot stag do’s and traffic lights versus Darwin. What are we doing to prolong humankind? Not much AND too much. Plus The Trumpet – enough…
Bugle 4016 – Terrorists eat cauliflowers
Feb 10, 2017 • 46 min
Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal. Are you a terrorist? It’s no longer simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’, and don’t ask Donald. Plus, Putin, Romania, Zimbabwe and the original gerrymander.
Bugle 4015 – Tolerance is just laziness
Feb 4, 2017 • 43 min
From Lord Gaga to Lady Gaga, The Bugle covers it all this week. Politics, science, tech and salads – could be the tip of the iceberg, lettuce pray we romaine healthy. Plus American tourists prepare to take ‘point and shoot’ to a new level
Bugle 4014 – How bad can it get in a week?
Jan 28, 2017 • 41 min
As the former star of Ghosts Can’t Do It settles into his latest job, Andy and Nish find it hard to talk about much else.
Bugle 4013 – American Carnage
Jan 20, 2017 • 32 min
Recording just an hour after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Andy and Hari try to make sense of what just happened.
Bugle 4012 – Bashfulness and Shame
Jan 13, 2017 • 46 min
Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal, who brings with him a series of literally enormous questions. Is Trump any worse than Catherine the Great? Should Andy start consulting for Mexico, and how much should a Chinese football team pay for a total novice?
Bugle 4011 – George W Bush Nostalgia
Jan 7, 2017 • 45 min
2017 – set to be the best year since 2015, brings a new Bugle with Andy Zaltzman and Nish Kumar. This week it’s Brexit resignations, Trump tantrums and MASSIVE CHICKEN NEWS. Plus, technology, who cares?
Bugle 4010 – Christmas special!
Dec 23, 2016 • 40 min
Who needs Christmas? 2016 does. Andy and Helen share a few Christmas tales, play some games and look back at some extreme Christmases of the past. May contain murder.
Bugle 4009 – Trump, Turkey & Trains
Dec 16, 2016 • 47 min
Andy Zaltzman is joined by Anuvab Pal to discuss India’s national anthem, Erdogan’s attempt to save the Lira and a strong batch of new global despots. Plus it’s India v Great Britain in The Great Train Off.
Bugle 4008 – Citation Needed
Dec 10, 2016 • 45 min
Andy and Nish report on the latest experiments with democracy in Europe and look at the latest actions of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. Plus – India Jones, traffic lights and your letters
Bugle 4007 – Mid Atlantica
Dec 3, 2016 • 44 min
Andy is joined by Wyatt Cenac to look at the latest developments either side of the Atlantic, plus Fidel Castro and buckets of gold.
Bugle 4006 – Zaltzman Showdown
Nov 27, 2016 • 45 min
Helen Zaltzman co-hosts in Andy’s shed this week. Tony Blair emerges for another go at something or other in the UK, in America a recount makes the headlines and Andy premieres the premier weekly Donald Trump Bugle feature.
Bugle 4005 – Who Do I Bribe?
Nov 20, 2016 • 43 min
In a break from Brexit and electogeddon, The Bugle turns it’s eyes on India, with RotW correspondent Anuvab Pal. Includes corruption, queues, statues and an obligatory overseas look at the US.
Bugle 4004 – ZERO DT
Nov 11, 2016 • 42 min
Andy and Hari Kondabolu try and fail to make sense of the US Presidential election. Also – why are McDonalds taking legal action against a whole city, and why did Andy think this was a good week to do ONE OF HIS HATE CRIMES?
Bugle 4003 – Vote Rochelle
Nov 5, 2016 • 39 min
Andy is joined by Wyatt Cenac to discuss the final days of the US elections – what would Trump do in his 1st 100 days, and why is Hilary ‘an’ Antichrist? Plus, sleep news.
Bugle 4002 – Where’s MY Knighthood?
Oct 29, 2016 • 42 min
Nish Kumar joins Andy this time to discuss Britain post-Brexit, the refugee crisis and the Chicago Cubs
Bugle 4001 – Tony The Tiger RIP
Oct 24, 2016 • 40 min
Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu to discuss the US Election, Finland’s birthday and pumpkin spice.
Buglemas Eve – A Preview
Oct 17, 2016 • 26 min
Andy introduces you to your new best friends. Plus, finally someone has the balls to satirise Cyclocross
A Bugle update
Sep 16, 2016 • 17 min
An update on the NEW NEW Bugle…
VIB – Very Important Bugle
Jun 3, 2016 • 17 min
A very important Bugle
Bugle 294 – The Chainsaw of Futuristic Justice
Mar 11, 2016 • 39 min
We’re back and we left it to buglers to pick the topics – Trump, Brexit, Bacon and Leicester City are top of your list. #Bugle2016
Bugle 293 – Slow cook democracy
May 29, 2015 • 30 min
Andy and John look at the runners and riders for the US elections and have a look at the chaos at FIFA
Bugle 292 – A career defining election
May 8, 2015 • 24 min
What have you done Britain? What have you done?
Bugle 291- Resistible force versus movable object
Apr 24, 2015 • 28 min
John celebrates being on the same list as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin and The Bugle gives it’s take on the British election campaign so far.
Bugle 290 – Love Letters
Mar 13, 2015 • 30 min
It’s a letters special, featuring Spain, Iran and worried Buglers.
Bugle 289 – Turbo Russia
Mar 6, 2015 • 27 min
Russia becomes a parody of itself, says John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman
Bugle 288 – Bear Sick
Feb 27, 2015 • 23 min
Polar Bears are having a bad time. Here’s how bad…
Bugle 287 – Ecuadoh!
Feb 20, 2015 • 25 min
John has the latest on his beef with Ecuador, and a Ukraine update.
Bugle 286 – Greekonomics
Jan 30, 2015 • 30 min
Greece elects a new leader and Europe freaks out.
Bugle 285 – Where’s Bono?
Jan 24, 2015 • 34 min
World leaders head to Davos, but the big question has to be asked… where’s Bono? You can donate to Michelle’s fund here:
Bugle 284 – Too Hot For Print
Jan 15, 2015 • 30 min Unity March, Oscars, Birmingham, Orthodox censors.
Bugle 283 – #JeSuisCharlie
Jan 9, 2015 • 30 min
A show dedicated to all the people of the world who aren’t arseholes. Happy 2015!
Bugle 282 – Twas the Dick before Christmas
Dec 18, 2014 • 39 min
Finally, Andy and John put the best of the worst against eachother in a battle of international dickery
Bugle 281 – One star review
Dec 12, 2014 • 38 min
Andy and John discuss the latest on the CIA and their ‘aggressive quizzing’.
The Bugle 280 – On the wAI out
Dec 6, 2014 • 33 min
Robots are taking over, and we have an exclusive interview
Bugle 279 – Chills, thrills and Blatter aches
Nov 21, 2014 • 36 min
It’s cold in Buffalo, almost as cold as the hearts of Vlad and Sepp. Plus, dick news and Norwegian Dead Guy day.
Bugle 278 – SpaceCats: The Search For Merch
Nov 14, 2014 • 38 min
Space Exploration! Rihanna! Vintage BBC Recordings! All words that are connected to this podcast in some way.
Bugle 277 – Wow! Why?
Nov 6, 2014 • 30 min
Andy and John celebrate daredevils of the world. Warning, this show is one of ‘those’ ones, with the ‘moments’.
Bugle 276 – Calypso bad
Oct 23, 2014 • 30 min
What’s happening in Britain? Why are white men singing reggae songs about immigration?
Bugle 275 The Ebola Tombola
Oct 10, 2014 • 27 min
While Ebola continues to be quite a nuisance, Brazil weighs up the importance of footballers as an election draws nearer and The Bugle leaks some smoking hot media featuring your favourite celebrities recorded au naturale.
Bugle 274 – Beard means business
Sep 25, 2014 • 26 min
The world meets again to discuss the environment, and this time it has beards! Famous people with beards!
Bugle 273 – Season 2!
Sep 18, 2014 • 30 min
The Bugle is back and not a moment too soon! Scotland, what have you become?
Bugle 272 – WORLD CUP!
Jun 12, 2014 • 31 min
The news is: There is no news! WORLD CUP!
Bugle 271 – Abdicupdate
Jun 5, 2014 • 30 min
Andy and John discuss the unexpected retirements of a batch of royal monarchs, and why THE QUEEN won’t be following
Bugle 270 – Fruitcakes and Loonies
May 30, 2014 • 27 min
Farage and Le Pen lead the charge to bring Europe back to the good old days, assuming bloody and broken is considered good. Plus, wasp news, and the outcome of the Zaltzman v Oliver Pool Championships
The Bugle – Maychive II
May 27, 2014 • 39 min
Some stuff that happened in May, before this May (but since 2007).
Bugle 269 – Fiddlesticks to Russia
May 15, 2014 • 25 min
Don’t tell Vladimir Putin what you think of him, it could be a £40 fine. Plus, why are Brazilian football fans scared?
Bugle 268 BrokeSadleBack Mountain
May 8, 2014 • 28 min
There’s gold at the bottom of the ocean and a mountain for sale. Let’s team up.
May 4, 2014 • 38 min
This week in history, according to The Bugle
Bugle 267 Gaining My Religion
Apr 18, 2014 • 25 min
Andy and John talk life expectancy and religion. Perfectly normal when approaching a birthday.
Bugle 266 – Flip Modi Squad
Apr 11, 2014 • 33 min
Andy and John focus on the elections in India, at least someone in the west is. Plus, Baby King news!
Bugle 265 – Cup ’em and Cough
Apr 4, 2014 • 40 min
Child presents solution to environmental crisis – cash savings! Plus, an in depth report to the world’s most sensational news story.
Bugle 264 – Making nothing out of something
Mar 28, 2014 • 32 min
Andy and John discuss the global news reaction to some horrific stories
Bugle 263 – Giant Chicken Coops versus Terror
Mar 21, 2014 • 40 min
Former British colony opposes Russian incursion into Crimea, Jacob Zuma perfects his security measures and cricketer penis story explained
The Bugle – Marchive
Mar 15, 2014 • 33 min
A look back at the month of March, including multiple Pope news (it is near Easter afterall), some sex scandals and a bit of Syria
Bugle 262 – Insane in the Ukraine
Mar 7, 2014 • 35 min
Russia marches into Ukraine whilst the west tuts, the pope brings something back from the dead and massive virus discovered in ice.
Bugle 261 – Crimea River
Feb 28, 2014 • 40 min
This week: Ukraine, Penises on walls, Skywhales and movie sequel to Gravity.
Bugle 260 – International Love Triangle
Feb 14, 2014 • 36 min
Hollande woos another mistress, World Cup winners make better dates and is George Clooney a Nazi?
Bugle 259 – Sochi Special
Feb 7, 2014 • 42 min
Andy and John report on the latest from Sochi – where Vlad Putin should be celebrating just how amazingly gay the Olympics are, rather than getting all homophobic. Plus! Massive wooden penis found on car! And pigs faces – too shocking for publication!
Bonus Bugle – A Twitter Q&A
Feb 1, 2014 • 14 min
Andy answers your Twitter questions
Bugle 258 – Nazis versus Terrorists
Jan 24, 2014 • 40 min
Andy and John focus on two major meetings in Switzerland and British plans to form a police state. Plus – exclusive interview with Frankel!
Bugle 257 – Dancefloor Diplomacy
Jan 17, 2014 • 39 min
Andy and John analyse the latest from Thailand, Syria, Sudan and France. Plus: animal news!
Bugle 256 – Troubled Bridge Over Boiling Water
Jan 11, 2014 • 35 min
John Describes what happens when it gets a bit Parky, Andy Laments England’s Ashes performance and Round One of the first inter Bugle championship match up takes place.
Bugle 255
Jan 3, 2014 • 37 min
Andy and John learn what the French get up to on New Year’s Eve and offer some predictions for the new year. Plus the good ship SS Zaltzman is launched.
TheBugle review of the year: 2013
Dec 29, 2013 • 40 min
Andy Zaltzman introduces a look back at some of the biggest headlines of the last 12 months. May include births, deaths, political misjudgements, and inappropriate behaviour at a funeral (for the 2nd consecutive year).
Bugle 254 – Christmas Special!
Dec 19, 2013 • 34 min
The latest from London’s Scroogiest councils, Santacon 2013 and how a US president might enjoy Christmas day (or not).
Bugle 253 – Lenin in a Dress
Dec 12, 2013 • 39 min
So what do the worlds leaders make of the wealth gap? It’s Boris Johnson v The Pope! Plus, the police stuff the queen’s nuts in their mouths and pigs react to the sale of their seed.
Bugle 252 – (Product from) Pigs Might Fly (Off The Shelves)
Dec 6, 2013 • 40 min
A new challenger arrives for toughest world leader, Britain seeks to be a world leader in a new market, And the Bugle mourns a great man.
Bonus Bugle – Bugle requests
Nov 22, 2013 • 30 min
Andy introduces some Bugle highlights, as requested on Twitter
Bugle 251 – Nailing the truth to the floor
Nov 15, 2013 • 32 min
A man in Russia has nailed his testicles to Russia, the British conservative party has hidden the internet, and The Bugle raids BBC Radio 1.
Bugle 250 – No one is madder than Obama…
Nov 1, 2013 • 40 min
…is about IT glitches with the launch of Obamacare. Plus why spying would have saved Jesus, Spain plans to jail all of the USA, church wangs and Vatican cricket. Happy 250 Buglers!
Bugle 249 – America stands that little bit smaller
Oct 13, 2013 • 35 min
Andy and John provide more evidence for the complete collapse of the USA, discuss the end of Sachin Tendulkar, reveal that Brazil is run by clowns and psychopaths and get some passive aggressive love/abuse in an email
Bugle 248 – Anarchy in the USA
Oct 4, 2013 • 30 min
Andy and John have the latest on the collapse of civilisation in the US, as well as corruption updates from India and Italy
Bugle 247 – Mind The Gap!
Sep 22, 2013 • 37 min
Andy and John look at the disparity in wealth in the US, report from the Op-Ed wars, and are joined by a comfortably racist blast from the past
Bugle 246 – Selling The Drama (And War and Guns And The Planet)
Sep 13, 2013 • 43 min
Bugle 246 – Selling The Drama (And War and Guns And The Planet) by The Bugle
Bugle 245 – Syria, too complicated for 5 year olds
Sep 5, 2013 • 39 min
Cheney, Pelosi and Kerry throw their opinions around on Syria, whilst the UK parliament withdraws from public like into a world of internet porn. Plus, Andy learns what ‘twerking’ is.
Bugle Elbug Snug in a Rug, Doug
Aug 29, 2013 • 2 min
This is not a Bugle. Part 2.01
Bugle 244 – Russian into battle
Aug 8, 2013 • 32 min
The Cold War is back – and this time it’s colder. Deadly weapons are being used – like banning Pride marches, and the relentless use of puns. We live in dangerous times.
Bugle 243 – The gifts that keep giving
Aug 2, 2013 • 33 min
Robert Mugabe is going nowhere without a struggle, especially when he still gets 103% of the vote. Plus, Silvio Berlusconi is back in the news! Thanks Silvio!
Bugle 242 – Woman gives birth!
Jul 25, 2013 • 30 min
In an incredible story, a woman has had a child. In other news, a man has published his penis online and the coin of truth is proved right once again
Bugle 241 – Motown breaks down
Jul 18, 2013 • 37 min
It’s hot, Motown becomes no town and JK’s growling
Bonus Bugle – The Story of Wills and Kate
Jul 16, 2013 • 39 min
Soon to be a new entry at #3 in the British boss charts, it’s a royal baby! In eager anticipation we deliver the story of Wills, Kate and the baby.
Bugle Bulge Beluga Legume Bleurgh!
Jul 12, 2013 • 3 min
This is not a Bugle. This is many Bugles.
Bonus Bugle – Jet Skis, lawyers and donations
Jul 5, 2013 • 18 min
Some never heard before clips of The American, the legal aid row and donation queries from Buglers
Bugle 240 – Political Gooaaalllsss!!
Jun 27, 2013 • 39 min
Brazilian protesters find the top corner, Andy launches a new competition and The American returns.
Bugle 239 – Goodness Gracious G8 Balls Of Tennis
Jun 21, 2013 • 39 min
A Summer On Murray Mound Beckons and the G8 Summit is the perfect opportunity to sample delicacies not normally found on one’s plate.
Bugle 238 – Inprismed
Jun 14, 2013 • 33 min
Andy and John look through the prism and toss the coin of truth. Is Andy a witch? Is John enjoying the Daily Show hot seat?
Bugle 237 – Istanbul’s hit
Jun 7, 2013 • 35 min
Half way through the year and what countries are performing? Plus, what happens when world leaders get hammered together?
Bugle 236 – Tennis racquet marries guinea pig
May 24, 2013 • 43 min
Society set to force appliances and pets to marry. Plus, food news – get a sick bag.
Bugle 235 – The long arm of the lorry
May 17, 2013 • 42 min
What crazy democracy would put it’s legal aid system in the hands of a haulage firm? What crazy democracy would elect a twice removed crook? Find the answers in this weeks Bugle!
Bugle 234 – Nuns, guns and nutters
May 10, 2013 • 39 min
Who the hell are UKIP and what do they want? Is making guns an act of libertarianism and why nuns and nuclear don’t mix
Bugle 233 – Baby got hack
May 3, 2013 • 37 min
Hacking, Afghanistan and Andy introduces his lobsters
Bugle 232 – Mars, Merchandise and Mad Men!
Apr 26, 2013 • 37 min
Andy and John, and about a million Buglers have noticed that there is a penis on Mars. Get your telescopes out. In other news, MERCH IS LIVE(!), and Chechnya’s leader is a Hilary Swanker.
Bugle 231 – The Queen should play poker
Apr 18, 2013 • 38 min
Andy and John mark the passing of Margaret Thatcher, discuss their Aussie race-hate controversy and try to make sense of the gun laws fudge. Plus – who will love longer, Andy or John? The answer is revealed this week.
The Bugle – The Baroness bows out
Apr 13, 2013 • 35 min
What’s an appropriate way to give Margaret Thatcher a send off? Not like this.
Bugle Q&A – Andy Zaltor Zaltzman
Apr 4, 2013 • 17 min
Andy Zaltzman answers your questions, with help from Producer Chris
The Bugle – The worst bits of 2013 (so far)
Mar 28, 2013 • 19 min
Some amazing as-yet-unheard clips from recent recordings of The Bugle.
Bugle 229 – Cyprus ready to go Mad Max
Mar 21, 2013 • 40 min
The latest from Cyprus, where Chris’s parents have the economy in their hands, budget news from the UK and Barack Obama goes on holiday
Bugle 228 – Rome’s most eligible bachelor
Mar 13, 2013 • 38 min
We have a new pope and he is 76 years young! Andy and John welcome him. Plus, amazing phone news and dog TV
Bugle 227 – Farewell Bush’s Muse
Mar 7, 2013 • 39 min
Andy and John mark the passing of Hugo Chavez, look into the baffling Italian elections and discuss what John needs to do when he hosts the Daily Show
Bugle 226 – Salvo For Mali
Feb 28, 2013 • 42 min
The world acts late on Mali. So does The Bugle. Also, the latest Pope and Mars news. Plus, the Harlem Globetrotters put their lives in their own hands
Bugle 225 – Waffles are forever
Feb 21, 2013 • 40 min
Andy and John provide a crime update and reveal a few unexpected law changes.
Bugle 224 – Papal Proton Packs
Feb 14, 2013 • 43 min
Don’t fire, he’s not dead! Plus it’s year of the snake, Iranian monkeys duped into space and the Iron Sheik cuts loose.
Bugle 223 – Invasion of the Asylugrants
Feb 7, 2013 • 42 min
Andy and John provide the latest immigration news from each side of the Atlantic, present some car park news and get an email about cats.
Bugle 222 – Halfrica
Feb 3, 2013 • 29 min
Andy and John provide a special update on Africa. A Mali section is not included for technical reasons, but we assure you it was above average in quality.
Bugle 221 – Do EU really love Us?
Jan 24, 2013 • 40 min
Britain throws another strop with on/off life partner, the EU. Plus – A new/old president, news about lies and a Superbowl preview. Sort of.
Bugle 220 – The Cheat Hits The Fan
Jan 19, 2013 • 34 min
The latest on Lance Armstrong, fake footballers wives, gun control and the contents of your burgers
Bugle 219 – 5th versus 1st
Jan 11, 2013 • 39 min
The US and UK governments are half way through their runs, North Korea is totally mental, Apple reveal latest product and Andy, John and Chris are lusted after. Oh Yeah!
Bugle 218 – Cliff Diving
Jan 4, 2013 • 41 min
In the 1st Bugle of 2013 the US going cliff diving, the Germans get angry, Mohamed Morsi gets dissed and ‘Old Crownhead’ gives her annual speech.
The Bugle – The Complete 2012 – Part 2
Dec 29, 2012 • 37 min
The 2nd installment of our highlights of 2012. What a year! GOLD FOR 2012!
The Bugle – The complete 2012 – Part 1
Dec 21, 2012 • 44 min
The Bugle celebrates the 1st half of 2012, and reveals the new logo.
Bugle 217 – Silvio’s Christmas Gift
Dec 14, 2012 • 44 min
In the final full Bugle of 2012 The Pope joins Twitter, census reveals extent of Islamic invasion, Silvio returns and Andy teaches India how to fight.
Bugle 216 – We’re having a baby!
Dec 7, 2012 • 21 min
Nothing else matters in the world as "We’re Having A Baby!" Kate of the Royals and that William are not the only ones expectant as the planet gets a massive case of baby brain. This Bugle was created in five different time zones, spanning 13.5 Earth hours…
Bugle 215 – Let’s Nuke The Moon!
Nov 30, 2012 • 39 min
Andy and John explore the American plans to blow up the moon, continued trouble in the middle east, a crime free NYC and they meet THE Indian.
The Bugle – The Producer Chris Podcast
Nov 23, 2012 • 26 min
An audio hurricane for a visual world. Bugle outtakes, Bugler interviews, triathlon and a bit of Producer Ped. And a puppy.
Bugle 214 – A Few Bad Men
Nov 16, 2012 • 41 min
CTFD and GTFU Buglers! News from scandals in the US and the UK as well as secession news from Austin Texas
Bugle 213 – Free At Last!
Nov 9, 2012 • 44 min
Massive coffee news, T shirt cannons, and some election news.
Bugle 212 – Wind of change
Nov 2, 2012 • 45 min
New York takes Chicago’s title, Berlusconi is a crook, and (finally) a daredevil feature.
Bugle 211 – Electoral Labour
Oct 26, 2012 • 39 min
Election news from the USA, not dead news from Brazil, economy news from Britain and commodity news from Jay Z and Beyonce.
Bugle 210 – Punch up for President!
Oct 19, 2012 • 42 min
The battle to be US president descends to one level above/below boxing match. In other news, Scotland slides away, war crimes news and Bugler attempts to beat Chris to title of The Bugle’s worst distance runner.
Bugle 209 – 5th Birthday Edition
Oct 14, 2012 • 37 min
Happy Bugle birthday everybody! To celebrate we present a Brass Balls special…
Bugle 208 – A Kama Sutra approach to the truth
Oct 5, 2012 • 37 min
Romney v Obama. Oh dear. Plus, snakes – the paracetamol of the animal world!
Bugle 207 – UN-believable
Sep 28, 2012 • 42 min
Andy and John have the latest from the leaders pow wow at the UN, preview the Anglican elections (really) and reveal your best suggestions for a name for a fake horse
Bugle 206 – The President is not a gremlin
Sep 21, 2012 • 43 min
Andy and John provide the latest from Democrapalooza, offer the latest smart phone reviews, reveal what a vicar should never sing at a funeral, place lies into categories and discuss the latest waparazzi news
Bugle 205 – The Trojan Horse
Aug 17, 2012 • 40 min
Andy and John recover from the Olympics by diving into the US elections. Apparently they happen later this year
Bugle 204 – What the Feck
Aug 10, 2012 • 38 min
Andy and John prepare for life post Olympics, paying tribute to the greatest diver of all time. In other news, Madonna starts a Pussy Riot
Bugle 203 – No medals for Syria
Aug 3, 2012 • 43 min
This Bugle sounds like what a Bugle would sound like if Andy and John had spent the last watching the Olympics and nothing less.
Bugle 202 – Sport!
Jul 27, 2012 • 42 min
It’s London! It’s 2012! That means one thing – SPORT! Oh, and more on the Romneyshambles and North Korea
Bugle 201 – Dirty bankers
Jul 20, 2012 • 39 min
Bankers are bad, mermaids don’t exist and the Olympics are near.
Bugle 200 – The horn dog returneth!
Jul 13, 2012 • 47 min
The Bugle celebrates it’s 200th edition with the return of two old favourites. Also in the news, evil bankers are making us learn boring things, and Kim Jong Un reveals his virility. Plus, should we fire missiles at the rain?
The Bugle – Andy Zaltzman Speaks
Jul 6, 2012 • 14 min
With the 200th Bugle just a week away, Andy Zaltzman takes his turn to take listener questions. Producer Chris asks the questions, excellently.
The Bugle – John Oliver Speaks
Jun 29, 2012 • 11 min
As The Bugle prepares to celebrate a fine double century, producer Chris puts some listener questions to John
Bugle 199 – This is an ex-president!
Jun 22, 2012 • 45 min
Andy and John bring the latest from Egypt where democracy and the health of it’s former leader are teetering on the edge. In other news, wealthy Brits are treating tax as a voluntary act of philanthropy, a Syrian has big brass balls and the US gets in…
Bugle 198 – Warm up and melt down
Jun 15, 2012 • 38 min
The world prepares for another half-arsed attempt to save itself, sheep are unleased on London 2012, Elvis is alive, and Andy gives the most complete analysis of the Eurozone crisis yet,
Bugle 197 – Singing in the Reign
Jun 8, 2012 • 38 min
A reviewbilee of the Queen’s festivities. Plus, in other news; killer terrorist furniture causes chaos and Euro 2012 begins to a chorus of jeers and pessimism.
Bugle 196 – Jubilee Special
Jun 1, 2012 • 40 min
The Bugle celebrates 60 years of the Q-Unit. In other news, Obama’s kill list, the UN is unimpressed with Syria and doctoring the pension contributions.
Bugle 195 – A drop of Reagan’s Blood
May 24, 2012 • 37 min
The latest news from the Egyptian elections, hosting it’s 1st democratic election in 7000 years, and from London 2012, where there are many missiles on buildings.
The Bugle – 194a – Too Good For Context
May 16, 2012 • 26 min
Some amazing clips from recent shows, in the wrong order
Bugle 194 – Global Election Round Up
May 10, 2012 • 46 min
So what’s been happening at the ballot box in Mexico, Russia, Greece and France? The Bugle investigates. Plus, Obama shows Cameron how to inspire.
Bugle 193 – Happy Deathiversary!
May 4, 2012 • 36 min
Osama Bin Laden’s death commemoration special! Plus Gingrich promises holograms and 32% of the people of Britain have spoken.
Bugle 192 – Uncle Rupert is the real victim
Apr 26, 2012 • 41 min
Kindly Uncle Rupert meets Lord Leveson, France goes to the polls, Newt makes a statement and Israel and Palestine become penpals. And this is how a Bugler cooks…
Bugle 191 – A secret servicing
Apr 19, 2012 • 41 min
Sex scandal special! Plus, penguin eats newt, town proposes shocking name change and producer Chris is set to win the London Mararthon. Support him here:
Bugle 190 – Santorum splashes out
Apr 12, 2012 • 42 min
The Republican race to win the right to lose hots up. Plus a Titanic celebration and rowing about rowing.
Bugle 189 – ‘Like eating Bill Cosby’
Apr 5, 2012 • 44 min
Andy and John finally deliver an Antarctic special, plus Chinese art news, and a new season in the US version of Rounders. Recorded in a special location.
Bugle 188 – Gentlemen, start your engines!
Mar 30, 2012 • 36 min
It’s panic stations at the fuel pumps, as the public waste money that could be more wisely invested in a meal with the Prime Minister or funding a Republican candidate campaign. Failing that, a tepid working class pasty.
The Bugle Q&A, vol 1
Mar 22, 2012 • 13 min
A listener generated Q&A. If it’s bad, it’s your fault
Bugle 187 – The President’s Playlist
Mar 15, 2012 • 42 min
Assad’s account gets hacked, anonymous Brit visits the US and ugly dog dies. Visit
Bugle 186 – An Insult to Civic Society
Mar 9, 2012 • 43 min
Together in New York! Andy and John round up the latest global election news and take an unorthodox mathematics test.
Bugle 185 – Burning Rings Of Steel
Mar 1, 2012 • 40 min
How is London getting on with the Olympics? How wet is Angela Merkel? What have News International been up to?
Bugle 184 – Wangderlust
Feb 24, 2012 • 35 min
Following the Lady Special, now The Bugle presents a Man Special. Except the latest hot news on the ‘Y’ chromosome, and other droobler based stories.
Bugle 183 – Bugle Lady Special
Feb 17, 2012 • 40 min
It’s been a bad week if you are of the opposite gender to Andy and John, so The Bugle shows some sisterly solidarity. May contain mentions of the Taleban, and Rick Santorum
Bugle 182 – Stockpiling Humanity
Feb 10, 2012 • 38 min
Maldiviacs revolt, Capello quits, Syria sinks, and Dickens dives.
Bugle 181 – A Knight’s Fail
Feb 2, 2012 • 36 min
Syria slips further, Mitt the Mighty, and Sir Fred is dead. Well, not dead, just Fred.
Bugle 180 – The truth about lies
Jan 26, 2012 • 43 min
Lies, damn lies and cricket statistics. Plus, a round up of presidential news, what’s driving Canada over the edge, and the battle for Saddam’s butt cheek.
Bugle 179 – Playas gon play
Jan 19, 2012 • 43 min
This week – oh PIPA, Republican’t candidates and Craptain Italia. Remember to #savethebugle at
Hello Buglers!
Jan 17, 2012 • 2 min
Hello Buglers, if this has turned up in your iTunes folder or similar device for downloading then it means the changeover has worked…