10 episodes

This is the podcast for anyone looking for forward-thinking pragmatism in today's political climate. Join Fran and Katy every week for analysis of the US and UK's biggest political stories, as they trek through the best and worst of both sides of the Atlantic.

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This is the podcast for anyone looking for forward-thinking pragmatism in today's political climate. Join Fran and Katy every week for analysis of the US and UK's biggest political stories, as they trek through the best and worst of both sides of the Atlantic.

    11: Winifred Clive-Hall-Jones & the Egg Custard Tart

    11: Winifred Clive-Hall-Jones & the Egg Custard Tart

    We're back! We're trialling a new episode structure, so we're talking aaaaall about Brexit, egg custard tarts, and Katy's holiday. Enjoy!


    Find out more on the Desert Politics website.

    • 38 min
    10: Rage Against the Brexit Machine

    10: Rage Against the Brexit Machine

    Desert Politics is back! Katy is away on holiday this week, so Fran's back to rage against the Brexit machine and chat about the People's Vote March. Enjoy!


    Find out more on the Desert Politics website.

    • 25 min
    9: Can Theresa May tell the time? (E)

    9: Can Theresa May tell the time? (E)

    Missed Theresa May's statement? Don't worry, it was crap. Instead, here are our reactions to it in live time, with the speech accompaniment, and some of the best immediate Twitter responses.
    Katy and Fran get so mad about the speech that it drives both of them to swear, so fair warning of strong language.


    Find out more on the Desert Politics website.

    • 15 min
    8: Low Energy Katy

    8: Low Energy Katy

    In the style of Low Energy Jeb, Katy and Fran are back, and talking all kinds of fun and games: Trump signing Bibles, Paul Manafort, Brexit, Chris Grayling, Amber Rudd, and Karen Bradley. We also talk about Lent, how much Katy misses coffee, and how Fran loves a goat's cheese ball. Enjoy!


    Find out more on the Desert Politics website.

    • 56 min
    7: Did you put your name in the Goblet of Fyah?

    7: Did you put your name in the Goblet of Fyah?

    We're back! It's another Desert Politics pod, and we're on typically stellar form. We chat Brexit, party conferences, North Korea and Otto Warmbier, Michael Cohen's testimony, AND identity politics in the run up to 2020. We also talk about the Oscars, and some great books, and there's even a surprise appearance from Michael Gambon!*


    *there isn't, it's Fran pretending to be Dumbledore


    Find out more on the Desert Politics website.

    • 59 min
    6: Harry Potter and the State of Labour

    6: Harry Potter and the State of Labour

    IT'S A BUMPER POD. Fran and Katy are back after a week off! Katy has the plague and we chat about Paul Manafort, the national emergency, and Bernie Sanders, before tackling Labour, antisemitism and The Independent Group. There's a lot of Harry Potter and Lemsip discussion. We disagree? We're still friends? This is what politics COULD be?


    Find out more on the Desert Politics website.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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