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Why are we calling the Government’s COVID backhanders and gilded inner circle a “chumocracy” when it’s just straightforward corruption? Brace yourselves, it’s going to get worse. Plus, former civil servant Alex Andreou gives the inside track on diminutive bully Priti Patel’s brazen escape from the consequences of her actions. As No Deal comes up against the urgent reality of bringing perishable COVID vaccines into the country, could Johnson end up begging for an extension after all? And why David Davis holds ALL the cards in his renegotiation with Vodafone. “Sturgeon and Johnson will rub their hands in glee if Labour back the Brexit deal.” – Naomi Smith“The death rate from COVID is roughly equivalent to the death rate of American troops storming the beaches of Normandy.” – Ben Stewart“We’re expecting a Brexit deal that’s skinnier than a 90s supermodel.” – Naomi Smith“The Government has frittered away its soft power and now thinks it can replace it with hard power, entering cyberspace conflict decades too late.” – Alex Andreou“People are losing their businesses in the name of Daniel Hannan’s imaginary concept of free trade. It’s heartbreaking” – Ben Stewart“The practice of ‘declaring interest’ is absurd, as if taking money over the table is somehow better than taking it under the table.” – Alex AndreouPresented by Ros Taylor with Alex Andreou, Naomi Smith and Ben Stewart. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.Back OH GOD, WHAT NOW? and help us make political life more bearable. Get every new episode a whole day early, plus new and classic merchandise when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. For the moment we’re still at remainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What’s the real state of play between Keir Starmer and newly independent MP Jeremy Corbyn? Where does Boris Johnson go now that his external brain Dominic Cummings has put up the GONE BLOGGIN’ sign? Pfizer vs Moderna – whose vaccine is so hot right now?  Plus a taster of our new, extended edition of Oh God, What Now – exclusive to Patreon backers. “There’s nobody around to fill the Angry Gonad position that Cummings has just vacated” – Naomi Smith“As soon as politics goes back to policies and economics, the Tories’ electoral alliance falls apart.” – Ian Dunt“I can't believe Dishy Rishi wants to bring back Eat Out To Help out when it turned out to be a superspreader event.” – Minnie Rahman“If you banned the world ‘woke’, modern conservatism would fit on the back of an envelope.” – Dorian Lynskey“With the vaccine, right now it’s eight year olds versus eighty year olds.” – Minnie RahmanPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Minnie Rahman, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.Back OH GOD, WHAT NOW? and help us make political life more bearable. Get every new episode a whole day early, plus new and classic merchandise when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. For the moment we’re still at remainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
IGNOMINY DOMINIC: As the Prime Minister’s attack weasel Dominic Cummings finally “resigns” to spend more time with his WordPress, Ian Dunt reflects on the meaning and manner of his departure. Can Johnson continue without his external brain, is Carrie Symonds really that powerful, and what are we going to do without SuperDry Gollum to kick around? Includes exciting live radio moments!“At least his blogs will stay in a little corner of the internet rather than at the heart of the British Government”“What this has shown us about Boris Johnson, again, is he’s just clothing with no skin in it”“There is never going to be a point where these guys are going to own Brexit, they will always blame someone else”Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What does the rise of President Joe mean for Britain and our shapeshifting creep of a PM? If Donald Trump can’t win in America’s democracy, would he really destroy it? And why are politicians so bad at Twitter? We’re thrilled to welcome special guest Emily Bazelon from the podcast that inspired us, the Slate Political Gabfest, to dissect the monsters produced by Trump’s electoral death throes.“I just can’t believe that people are prepared to mess around with the most important thing about a country – that democracy continues” – Emily Bazelon“If we’ve got a Republican Party that thinks delegitimising an entire election is worth doing, that’s incredibly dangerous” – Emily Bazelon“What is Dominic Saab scared of? He’s scared of a nutcase with a smartphone” – Alex Andreou““We lost the election and now we’re going to blame the person who RAN the election?” – Emily Bazelon“It’s always progressives who are urged to reach out, never the other way around” – Alex AndreouPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Nina Schick and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.Back OH GOD, WHAT NOW? and help us make political life more bearable. Get every new episode a whole day early, plus new and classic merchandise when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. For the moment we’re still at remainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After the despair of Wednesday morning, could Biden actually win the US election? Were the polls really so wrong? And why are the Left so bereft at the prospect of President Diamond Joe? Plus Nigel Farage’s new promotional vehicle, Labour’s ongoing problems with “Long Corbyn”, the BBC’s bizarre social media balancing act, and Lockdown: Part Deux. All in the latest edition of the podcast formerly known as Remainiacs.“Trump’s supporters don’t seem as authoritarian. They see him as a champion of personal freedom.” – Ros Taylor“When you’ve got a two-party system, you’re left with a terrible choice and a bad choice.” – Minnie Rahman“Farage is Britain’s most successful backseat driver” - Dorian LynskeyPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Minnie Rahman. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We sure picked the right day to relaunch the podcast. As Labour suspends Jeremy Corbyn after the damning EHRC report shone a light on the party’s antisemitism issues, IAN DUNT and ALEX ANDREOU join Andrew Harrison to explain what it all means.Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant Producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music: Cornershop. Art direction: Mark Taylor. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The secret is out. Remainiacs has a new name – but the same team and the same commitment to dispelling the misery of politics with humour and sharp analysis. On OH GOD, WHAT NOW? this week: There’s no such thing as a free lunch (if you’re a poor kid). The Taming of the Feral Tory Intake. Why the Far Right is actually on the fade across Europe. And as a new podcast era dawns, our panel look to how the future really, really could be better.“We are now the insurgents. Let’s embrace it” – Alex Andreou“The spirit of Remainiacs isn’t going anywhere” – Naomi Smith“There’s nothing paternalistic about Boris Johnson. And that’s not just because we don’t know how many children he’s got.” – Ros Taylor“COVID has created a paradoxical situation where Liberals are in favour of control and closing borders” – Naomi Smith“The Conservatives keep going back to this muscle memory for what they did in the 1980s.” – Ian Dunt“We now have this weird mix of and anti-masking. Let us breathe only the germs of our own people!” – Naomi SmithLast chance to can get 10% off Ian Dunt’s new book How To Be A Liberal using this link. Just add 'HTBAL10' on checkout. Offer ends Oct 30.Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Naomi Smith, Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week: Will that punishment beating for King In The North Andy Burnham make ex-Red Wallers think again about their unwise pre-Christmas fling with raffish Londoner Boris Johnson? Brexit and Coronavirus merge into COVEXIT, the uncontrollable MegaZoid of misery. Are Schrödinger’s Brexit Talks dead, alive, or both at the same time? And for the first time ever, a thrilling cliffhanger – no scrolling to the end… “Seeing Andy Burnham now is like running into an ex who’s been working out. Like, YOU’VE changed…” – Dorian Lynskey“This government treats everything as a foam block they can just crash through. But they crash against concrete walls over and over again.” – Alex Andreou“This crisis has been shaping up as a populists’ nightmare.” – Yasmeen Serhan“We’ve been trying to analyse what the Government does through the prism of sanity. But this Government is insane.” – Alex AndreouListeners can get 10% off Ian Dunt’s new book How To Be A Liberal using this link. Just add 'HTBAL10' on checkout. Offer ends Oct 30. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Yasmeen Serhan, Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.We have big news coming. Be the first to find out exactly what, and get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Is the Government’s piecemeal lockdown driving as big a wedge between the North and South of England as there is between Westminster and the devolved governments? Plus our special guests, Manchester University politics professors Rob Ford and Maria Sobolewska, join us to talk about their new book Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics. Do the roots of Brexit really go back to the 1960s? And where do we go now that we’re all alone in Brexitland, our only home? “Once voters see politics as a big fight of us against them, it’s really hard to get them to think about anything else.” – Rob Ford“In Johnson’s conference speech, the only mention of the North was a jibe at North London.” – Ros Taylor“People may want lockdown, but not necessarily for themselves” – Ros Taylor“If Remain had won, the leavers in the Conservative party wouldn’t have given up as easily as Cameron assumed” – Maria SobolewskaPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Having lost control of the virus, the economy and now the Conservative Party, can mojo-free COVID casualty Boris Johnson relaunch himself with a war on Lefty Luvvies? Behind the scenes, are we looking at an autumn Sunak vs Gove smackdown? Is the big winner of Donald Trump’s COVID diagnosis really… Donald Trump? And how to fight – and win – a culture war. “History goes in the direction you fight for.” – Ian Dunt“You’re more likely to have a criminal record than attend a party conference so yes, technically they’re all deviants.” – Naomi Smith“From cinemas to music to comedy, you can see a future where the government has turned the country into a cultural wasteland.” – Ian DuntListeners can get 10% off Ian Dunt’s new book How To Be A Liberal using this link. Just add 'HTBAL10' on checkout.Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith, Nina Schick and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As the final round of trade talks EU grind into low gear, should we brace ourselves for another heroic climbdown from the Prime Minister? Comedian, podcaster and voice of Trump, Starmer and Johnson on the new Spitting Image MATT FORDE joins us to talk about his new book Politically Homeless and life on the Labour rollercoaster. Plus, could YOU survive… Exile on Priti Island?“The UK will have to make embarrassing concessions, while spinning them as victories” - Alex Andreou“Labour needs to apply the mindset of 1997 to the problems they face now” - Matt FordeListeners can get 10% off Ian Dunt’s new book How To Be A Liberal using this link. Just add 'HTBAL10' on checkout.Presented by Ros Taylor with Naomi Smith and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This edition recorded before Kent was made an independent statelet… As the Internal Market Bill takes a wrecking ball to the Good Friday Agreement, Alliance Party Deputy Leader and North Down MP Stephen Farry explains why this will shift every aspect of politics in Northern Ireland. Plus, Can Britain face going back to square one on COVID for a further six months? Keir Starmer’s new progressive patriotism, the travesty of COVID outsourcing, and untold tales of Stephen’s constituent, foghorn mask denier Van Morrison…Listeners can get 10% off Ian Dunt’s new book How To Be A Liberal using this link. Just add 'HTBAL10' on checkout.“It’s not just that the Internal Market Bill won’t make the EU back down. It actually makes reaching a deal at all even harder.” – Ian Dunt“The Protocol isn’t an imposition from the EU. It’s the natural consequence of the UK’s own decisions.” – Stephen FarryPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Just how precarious is Tory support for the Government’s disavowal of international law via the Internal Market Bill? Up-and-coming young author Ian Dunt joins us to discuss his new book How To Be A Liberal, the airport thriller of reason-based political thought. And are we allowed to throw a party as long as all guests bring guns? Listeners can get 10% off How To Be A Liberal using this link. Just add 'HTBAL10' on checkout.“Liberalism is a kicking, fighting school of thought. It doesn’t tell you what to think, it tells you how to think.” – Ian Dunt“Once you’ve broken this law, you’ve set a precedent. Why would you not do it again?” – Ian Dunt“That exact phrase ‘Will of the People’ is right there in Cromwell’s tyranny and Stalin’s rule. Every time it’s as a challenge to liberalism.” – Ian DuntPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith, Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As Johnson scrapes his Oven-Ready Deal into the bin, we ask why would any other country ever trust Britain’s word ever again? We explore the new Internal Market Bill’s staggering contempt for international law. And the authors of Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn – Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire – join us to explain what really went on during Jeremy’s Wild Years. “The government is a 24-hour rolling embarrassment and I’m not sure what’s supposed to be distracting from what.” – Dorian Lynskey“You have to wonder why the UK has chosen this hill to die on. Does it want No Deal not just to be thinkable or possible, but inevitable?” – Ros Taylor“The Brexit tribe is fraying round the edges and Cummings is looking for something for them to rally around.” – Alex Andreou“By the end the Labour Party was at war with itself, and everyone was desperate to say why nothing was their fault.” – Gabriel PogrundPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As MPs prepare to return to work, what should we look out for in the new parliamentary session? And after a summer of u-turns galore, what policy reversal will the Tories whip out next? Plus, political columnist STEVE RICHARDS joins us to discuss his book ‘The Prime Ministers’ and to give his take on the best and worst leaders from Wilson to Johnson.“When you’ve won a landslide election, that gives you an authority to do what you want” - Steve Richards“In Boris Johnson we are dealing with someone completely different from Prime Ministers of the past” - Steve Richards"Brexit will fascinate historians not just in 40 years’ time, but 200 years’ time." - Steve Richards Presented by Alex Andreou with Ian Dunt and Yasmeen Serhan. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. REMAINIACS is a Podmasters Production  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Recorded before Germany pulled Brexit from next week’s summit AND before “mutant algorithm”. This week, after his feeble response to the Summer of Messes, is governing just too hard for our work-averse Scarlet Pimpernel of a Prime Minister? Minnie Rahman of the JCWI joins us to look at who’s weaponising the Channel refugees issue, and what the Dublin Regulation really means. Plus: the brain-destroying fake ‘Land of Hope And Glory’ row and our Clickbait Government. And Johnson trolls us by toying with loutish escapee from Australian politics and all-round big galah Tony Abbott as our “trade supremo”. “We haven’t heard anything from Johnson on A-Levels or anything that matters – but as soon as there’s a culture war story, up he pops.” – Ian Dunt“The British people are in a constant state of shock and disbelief. They just don’t believe that really bad things can happen to them.” – Minnie Rahman“Ideology is now conflicting with real life and it’s making the cultists look desperate.” – Naomi Smith“Boris Johnson approaches being Prime Minister like one of these YouTube influencers who want to be famous without doing any of the things that actually make you famous.” – Ian DuntPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.comImage: Roger Muggleton, Flickr reproduced under Creative Commons.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As Belarus fights its way towards true democracy, we speak to a protestor who’s on the ground in Minsk about what’s really happening and what we can do to help. Plus: Can Kamala Harris thread her way past hard right lies, sexism, racism and a left that can’t be satisfied? Plus ‘Leftwaffe’, ‘Starmtroopers’ and our least favourite political neologisms. Special guest Marie Le Conte joins us to discuss these weighty matters – plus the horrific Politics Gossip Drought of 2020. “We’re governed by unexceptional people from exceptional schools.” – Dorian Lynskey“If the word ‘sleaze’ became attached to the Major government, ‘incompetence’ is attaching itself to this government.” – Ben StewartPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Nina Schick and Ben Stewart. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Who’s got the Ben & Jerry’s? In our gala 200th edition, our original core team of Dorian Lynskey, Ros Taylor, Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith and Alex Andreou gather not to pore over the past but to look at the future. What are the big issues that will shape our world in the post-COVID, post-Brexit, post-employment future? Plus a few of our favourite bits from the past 200 shows. Altogether now: “Don’t! Start! Thinkin’ about tomorrow…”Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, from our Patreon backers to our regular listeners. And a special shout to our panelists past and present who aren’t on today’s show: Ingrid Oliver, Nina Schick, Peter Collins, Ben Stewart and all of our team. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Attention, bots, trolls and rogue A.I.s! This week our own Nina Schick publishes her new book Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know – and its revelations about how high technology can create terrifyingly plausible fake humans in video or audio, for political ends, will scare the hell out of you. What can we do to stop bad actors from Russia, China and elsewhere from bringing about the literal collapse of consensual reality?Plus: The Brexit Drain to Spain. Peer-to-peer perfidy in the new Lords. And Iain Duncan Smith forgets to read the small print, again. “The number one goal is to create chaos and distrust on authority. Russia has been pushing the narrative that the CIA created COVID to kill Chinese people.” – Nina Schick“Trump has stoked this mistrust… Our damaged information system is corrupting our democracy.” – Nina Schick“If everything can be faked, and everyone has plausible deniability, then that’s open season for bad actors.” – Nina SchickPresented by Ros Taylor with Naomi Smith, Nina Schick and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Continuity Corbynism picks a fight with the Starmer Leadership in the aftermath of the antisemitism court settlement. Will anything ever end the party’s Left-Right Infinity War? Plus: Brace yourself for a “low quality, low profile” face-saving Deal with the EU. And special guest John Crace, the Guardian’s demob-happy parliamentary sketch writer, takes us through the highs (subs pls check) and lows of the Johnson Parliament so far. “Starmer has proved a lot more ruthless than anyone expected as leader.” – Ros Taylor“If Starmer’s made a mistake it’s treating Johnson like a ten-year old, when in fact Johnson’s more like a toddler.” – John Crace“Keir Starmer, a former DPP, will have a fairly good idea of when a case ought to be stopped…” – Alex Andreou “If people are on their knees, Boris Johnson’s buffoonish persona will not play well with them.” – John CracePresented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Приветствую! Welcome to podcast where panel talk about how great nation of Russia did not interfere with British elections, no way. Is Russophobia only. Честно! Also, do not read Russia Report, is also Russophobic. Спасибо!”Meanwhile: Is now a good time to pick a fight with China, however badly China might be acting? Why have MPs who demanded control of our trade deals just voted away their power to, er, control our trade deals? And there’s a job going where you report to Dominic Cummings. “The moral is, if anything in any way affects our special Brexit cult, then apparently we must not look at it.” – Arthur Snell“We now know these guys are weak. They won’t defend the country.” – Ian Dunt“We do have to get real. Russian interference alone could not have swung the Referendum.” – Naomi Smith“This government is attacking Labour for being soft on Russia – while literally being soft on Russia itself and taking money from Russia.” – Dorian Lynskey Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith, Ian Dunt and Arthur Snell. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s a Russian Report special on today’s edition of our little sibling podcast The Bunker, with Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and Helen Lewis talking about the sheer cynicism of the Government’s do-nothing approach to Putin’s interference with our democracy. Here’s a taster – get the whole thing here or wherever you get your podcasts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Government launches yet another, definitely final campaign to sell the “benefits” of No Deal. What do we think of Britain’s bold New Start into £13bn of 1970s-style red tape and towering tariffs on food basics? Plus, concreting over the Garden of England: there is some corner of a Kent field that will forever be a giant lorry park. The return of Ian Dunt. And Monarchy In The UK: With the Queen and Harry AWOL in moments of crisis and Prince Andrew definitely sweating now, is there any point to the Royals any more? “I just wish we had SOME decent libertarians…” – Ian Dunt“Why do we NEED the pomp and ceremony of the monarchy? Why do we need the spectacle?” – Ros TaylorPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith, Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oh Rishi you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow our minds… Or will he? Will Sunak’s £10 off Groupon Meal Deal save the British economy? Do the Government’s free-spending interventions amount to the death of Old School Conservatism? Plus we welcome veteran Brexit blogger Chris Grey to look at the Ghosts of Brexit Past and Brexit Yet To Come.Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Naomi Smith and Ben Stewart. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“The matter is closed!” Special guest Nick Cohen of The Observer joins us to look at the fall-out from Cummings taking down the country’s most senior civil servant, the reeking corruption of the Robert Jenrick/Richard Desmond affair, and the Starmer-Long-Bailey face-off. Plus: how on earth did shady contrarian factory Spiked elbow its way into the spotlight of politics, and are they really as influential as TV producers think? And British satellites. Galileo? Galileo. Galileo? Bismillah no, our fake GPS will not go. Also, some squid news from Ros. “An underestimated thing about Starmer is, he’s seen it all… he’s seen the most savage political war.” – Nick Cohen“Johnson wants to be thought of as a great Prime Minister by the easiest route possible… because he’s a really, really lazy man.” – Alex AndreouPresented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoanremainiacs.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Created by
Andrew Harrison
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 27th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 27th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
218
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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