House of Comments: Not Buying It

In this one-off episode, Emma talks to Charlotte Henry - author of new book Not Buying It - the Facts Behind Fake News

In this one-off episode, Emma talks to Charlotte Henry - author of new book Not Buying It - the Facts Behind Fake News about - well Fake News. But also liberal centrism as default, whether all propaganda is bad propaganda and how to understand structural biases without conspiratorial thinking.

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Zeitgeist Tapes: Years and Years

This month, Emma and Steve are joined by Jonn Elledge of the New Statesman to talk about BBC Drama Years and Years.

Written by Russell T Davies it's the tale of a dystopian (though sadly plausible) near future. Britain has descended into chaos, the banks crash - again and facism - in the smiling form of Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) is on the rise.

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Zeitgeist Tapes: Passport to Pimlico


As a nod to the discussions of sovereignty and independence that have surrounded the EU elections this month Emma and Steve have watched Passport to Pimlico. This Ealing comedy is a pean to the collectivism of the Attlee government. But it's also good at tweaking the nose of bureaucracy.

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