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Zeitgeist Tapes: Limehouse


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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. 

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Zeitgeist Tapes: Vice

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?

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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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The Podcast

In this episode, Emma and Steve discuss The Crown - the Netflix series about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Gloriously shot, but somewhat overstretched, this drama centres on the least interesting person in the monarchy, but does so in a way that shows the conflicts of duty and regality.

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