Zeitgeist Tapes: A Modest Little Man
Zeitgeist Tapes: Brexit - the Uncivil War
The Zeitgeist Tapes on tour!
This month, Emma has dragged Steve all the way down to 'That London' to a play above a pub in Clapham. But a play about Clement Attlee so very much on brand.
Listen to us chat while our teeth chatter (all will be revealed).
In Pod We Trust
This is a special episode where Emma and Steve have got together to discuss last night's James Graham TV play Brexit: The Uncivil War.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, this covered the ins and outs of the in or out vote in 2016. Largely focussed on the successful leave campaign, we discuss the timeliness or otherwise of the drama, the casting and the baggage that brings and how you decide what to include and what to leave out.
In this special episode of The Zeitgeist Tapes, I made a short documentary about political podcasts. In it I explore who is making them, who is listening to them and why they are taking off.
Interviewees include Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Nick Robinson, Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Iain Dale, Matt Chorley, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush.
Budgets, Brazil and Bravery
This month, Steve and Emma talk about Mike Leigh's Peterloo. In cinemas now, this tells the tale of the massacre in the early 19th century of democracy and poverty campaigners at a rally in Manchester.
With a stunning cast, this epic is historically accurate - but is it entertaining?
In this extraordinary episode, we talk about the budget and the new president of Brazil. But most importantly, Mark opens up about his past mental health issues.
His bravery is inspiring, but his point is that it shouldn't take bravery. It's an incredible conversation we were all honoured to be part of.
This month Emma and Steve are joined by Clangers Expert and writer for Dr Who Magazine Tim Worthington to discuss the politics of The Doctor. Is the Doctor basically a centrist Dad even now she's a woman?
We all love a leaflet round
Seminal dance movie of the 80s, few think of Dirty Dancing as a political film, but it absolutely is. From having women's reproductive rights at it's heart to its critique of middle-class liberalism, politics are at the heart of this classic film. And it makes its point much better by not hammering them home, but dancing around them.
The already checkered history of the Chequers Deal
In our last episode before the summer break, Mark, Nick and Emma discuss what it means to be a Party member and why it matters to understand that. Even if you aren't one. We also talk about Brexit (inevitably) and Steve Bannon.
The New Serfdom - Emma interviews Angela Eagle
There's only one topic this week as we didn't want to swear too much about Trump.
But as we welcome a slightly tired Nick Denys back off paternity leave, Mark Thompson and Emma Burnell grill him about what the Chequers Deal and the Tory civil war it has subsequently caused really mean.
Emma Burnell interviews Angela Eagle MP about her new book, The New Serfdom: The triumph of Conservative Ideas and how to defeat them. The book is a comprehensive attack on the economics and policy of Friedrich Hayek and his disciples.