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.
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.
Emma interviews Iain Overton, journalist, writer and Director of Action on Armed Violence about his new book The Price of Paradise: How the Suicide bomber shaped the modern age.Read More
Emma was a guest on this podcast talking about the US Democratic Primary elections.Read More
Emma appeared as a guest on the Sky News All Out Politics podcast.Read More
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.Read More
This month, Steve and Emma are joined by Historian and Screenwriter Alex Von Tunzelmann to discuss Vice.
Telling the story of Dick Cheney this film - from the makers of The Big Short - does it's "fucking best" according to the makers. Do we agree? And if we don’t, does it matter?Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More