House of Comments: Not Buying It
Zeitgeist Tapes: Years and Years
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.
Primarily 2020: Debate Watch
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.
Zeitgeist Tapes: Passport to Pimlico
Emma joins Primarily 2020 to discuss the first two debates of the Democratic Primary.
Zeitgeist Tapes: Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale
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.
House of Comments: The Price of Paradise
This month, Emma and Steve interviewed Marlon Soloman about his one-man show Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale. In it, Marlon unpacks both antisemitism in conspiracy theories and specifically in the Labour Party. It's a fascinating show - full of rich humour and details that will shock. And we talk about the reaction he's had.
Sky News - All Out Politics Podcast
Emma was a guest on this podcast talking about the US Democratic Primary elections.
Zeitgeist Tapes: Limehouse
Emma appeared as a guest on the Sky News All Out Politics podcast.
This month Emma and Steve are delighted to be joined by Steve Waters, playwrite and author of the recent highly successful play Limehouse.
Limehouse is a fictionalised account of the day the 'Gang of Four' broke away from the Labour Party to form the SDP. Originally performed at the Donmar Warehouse, this play is still very timely, especially after the formation of The Independent Group of MPs.