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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, and his sister Helen. Hear our new show, The Last Post: http://pod.link/TheLastPost Follow us on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A comedy podcast about things that are actually sad. Alice Fraser brings you a series of three solo stand-up shows, that explore the boundary between comedy and tragedy. You’ll meet her family, her foes and the extremely strange community she grew up in. Each show is in two acts, it will make more sense if you choose Act 1 first.
 
A daily satirical news fantasy. From the comedy team behind The Bugle. Imagine a world just like this one where a man called Trump still runs the free world, where Brexit continues to rage on and climate change continues to simultaneously burn, melt and pour on things. Imagine this world also has podcasts and there is a satirical show that speaks truth to power, but this one is hosted by Alice Fraser, and it's released daily.
 
What makes a strong person to you? Bestselling author and personal trainer Alice Liveing interviews extraordinary people about the importance of building mental and physical resilience and how this can empower us to live happier, stronger lives. You can find more about Alice on Instagram @aliceliveing, on Twitter @aliceliveing_ or her website www.alice-liveing.co.uk
 
Hilarious takes from serious experts. Let's face it, the world needs experts now more than ever. In this podcast, comedian Anthony Jeannot interviews a different expert, academic or influencer in each episode with the help of a comedian special guest. The result is a funny, informative and highly entertaining look at the things that you should know.
 
Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
By The Glass is a podcast about food & booze. Season one focused on the hospitality industry, with chefs, food writers, waiters and winemakers sharing their experiences. In season two, we'll dive into the music industry, speaking with musicians, managers, publicists and producers about what they eat, drink and cook - and why. Think you know someone with a great perspective to share? Email us: bytheglasspodcast@gmail.com Hosts: Chips Komorek & Al Robertson Theme Music by Max Savage
 
Travel broadens the mind. Naz disagrees. As a stand-up comedian he spends a lot of his life on the road and for him, travel sucks.Delays, terrible food, strange beds, hotel neighbours ‘getting to know each other’ are just some of the pitfalls that make him want to stay at home.Together with fellow stand-ups from Australia, and elsewhere, he’ll convince you on this ABC Radio Comedy podcast to burn your passport and stay the hell at home.
 
Comedian and writer Mitch Benn is joined by celebrity guests to discuss ways of staying sane and positive while we're all Confined to Barracks. Listen to their recommendations - a book; a TV show or movie; a podcast and - perhaps most importantly - something we can do or learn to make our own, or indeed other people's, lives better. To support Mitch Benn for as little as $1 a month, and get access to exclusive content, go to www.patreon.com/mitchbenn
 
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Machine learning and artificial intelligence already play a huge role in our life. From trivial things like what movies and songs are recommended to us, to important things like politics (or vice versa depending on your perspective) machines are shaping what we discover and how and that's only set to grow. So who decides how this happens? Should we…
 
Joe Biden won the US election, but is Big Tech really in power? (00:45) Churches are allowed to open during lockdown, but should they? (13:20) And can comfort eating and cosy socks replace human connections? (25:50) With historian Niall Ferguson; New York Times editorial board member Greg Bensinger; Father Jonathan Beswick; The Very Reverend Peter …
 
In the first Book Club podcast of the year, we’re marking the moment that George Orwell comes out of copyright. I’m joined by two distinguished Orwellians — D. J. Taylor and Dorian Lynskey — to talk about how the left’s favourite Old Etonian speaks to us now, and how his reputation has weathered. Was he secretly a conservative? Was he a McCarthyite…
 
Since 2017 a succession of re-education camps have sprung up across Xinjiang, the home of the Uyghur people. It's estimated that one in ten Uyghur people are incarcerated to be subjected to patriotic education, but there are reports of forced labour, forced sterilisation and even torture. Much has been written about what is happening in the region,…
 
On this episode, Andrew Neil is joined by Jeremy Hunt, chair of the health and social care committee and former foreign secretary, alongside a team of Spectator journalists. This week, we discuss the implications of the Capitol riots and whether the UK's vaccine rollout has been fast enough. To watch the show, go to www.spectator.co.uk/tv.…
 
Poll after poll has shown that most people believe climate change is an important issue that we need to act on. And yet, for more than 3 decades the response to this from governments around the world has been inadequate. So, on today's episode, instead of talking about how to convince climate change deniers that it's real I ask a politician who is …
 
On this week's episode, author and financial columnist Matthew Lynn begins by arguing that the EU has already botched its Covid vaccine rollout. (00:25) Then, Will Knowland, formerly an English teacher at Eton, explains why he was dismissed from the school and criticises its 'stifling monoculture'. (08:20) And finally, Mary Wellesley reflects on th…
 
Coronavirus vaccines are now being distributed across the world, but what are the challenges posed by its delivery? (01:30) Is Boris Johnson the SNP's greatest weapon? (13:55) And is Prince Harry becoming more and more like his mother? (23:35) With financial columnist Matthew Lynn; former director at the McKinsey Global Institute Richard Dobbs; the…
 
Leroy Logan is a former superintendent at the Metropolitan Police, former chair of the Black Police Association, and author of Closing Ranks: My Life as a Cop. On the podcast, he tells Lara and Livvy about his love of apple crumble, his wife's lunchboxes, and why police officers should always stay dry. Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara …
 
Damian's guest, the celebrated Irish journalist, broadcaster and playwright Mary Kenny, offers a nuanced analysis of the powerful and paradoxical world in which she grew up: one in which Catholic clergy and lay people could be simultaneously fervently pious, warm-hearted and yet paralysed by petty snobbery. She talks about how the Irish Free State …
 
As the dragonchild circles overhead, scorching the lands - avoiding the cricket grounds of course - celebrity celebrity Andrew Zaltzman joins Alice Fraser to reflect on how lucky we are to live through, or at least up until, an apocalypse. Hear what happened when Andrew had now-awoken sleeper King Arthur onto his chat show, where he told him what h…
 
As the imminent apocalypse looms large, Alice Fraser caught a moment with on-the-run unsuccessful children's party Neil Gaiman impersonator and successful Neil Gaiman ghostwriter Neil Gaiman after he escaped the suspiciously over-friendly winter solstice celebrations on Summerisle, in the independent biodome formerly known as Scotland. Neil first a…
 
As the year 2020 hurtles to a close, the negotiations with the space-time continuum glitch that delivers this podcast to at least one other dimension have reached a critical point. Comandante Nato Green, union organiser and negotiation expert, tells us what to expect. If you're with us at this stage, there's every chance you know what Nato is about…
 
As the octopus people of New New Zealand emerge from the seas, celebrity celebrity Andrew Zaltzman ponders the future relationship between humans and cephalopods. What happens with their voting rights when in international waters, or in the contested fishing seas surrounding the UK? Are they communists? And is the whole octopus people story just a …
 
After a year battling coronavirus, the UK's debt now totals more than £2 trillion. In an effort to keep the economy afloat, the Treasury has paid wages, given tax relief, and even paid for people to eat out. As recently as five years ago, Conservatives would have thought this spending unsustainable. But with Boris Johnson's government being elected…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Dr Daniel Jolley, a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. His expertise is in the psychology of conspiracy theories. The guest comedian is Juan Miles. We discuss what people are drawn to about conspiracy theories, how to talk to someone who has become a conspiracy theorist and how this all could be stopped if peop…
 
It's always nice to get a surprise present on Boxing Day, right? We give you a veritable selection box of festive cheer! Eat too much yesterday? Then quench your thirst with Alice Fraser singing some delightful half-a-glass-of-water Christmas carol advertisements, plus hear some little bonus stocking fillers, silly noises and reminders of the glori…
 
Wait, what happened there? Are we back? Is this the apocalypse? In part two of the first-ever live The Last Post - recorded in front of an audience of loyal Posters - Alice Fraser was joined by flapjack lumberjack Alison Spittle, tech bajillionaire Josh Gondelman, and time scientist Matt Kirshen. As dragons circle the land, octopus people emerge fr…
 
With the Morgan-Johnson human/weredragon offspring circling overhead, and the Welsh dragon potentially seeking a rematch, who are the socialist revolutionaries siding with? Nato Green, Leader of the People's Army of the People United, joins Alice Fraser to draw his battle lines in the scorched lands of Britain. If none of this makes any sense, or e…
 
King Arthur has arriven! Arriven? Arriven. John-Luke Roberts and Alice Fraser cross swords on the show today, as the recently-rediscovered royal covered surprise night-time knighting and, more significantly, the awakening of King Arthur, who has returned in our hour of greatest need. To hear more of the crazy goings-on of the past couple of weeks, …
 
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Alice Fraser is joined by flapjack lumberjack Alison Spittle, tech bajillionaire Josh Gondelman, time scientist Matt Kirshen, plus a rare appearance from the increasingly-resentful glitch in the space-time continuum! This is part one of the live video show recorded on 20th December (ish). Together they discussed some huge events - the birth of the …
 
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