Zeitgeist Tapes: Brexit - the Uncivil War

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.

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In Pod We Trust

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.

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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?

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Dirty Podding

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.

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