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News has become noise! Listen as M.T. and guests help you understand what's really going on in the world - we look at politics, business, climate, culture, technology. We are straight talking and it sometimes gets heated

Common Sense with Mike Omoniyi Lets Talk Common Sense with Mike Omoniyi

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

News has become noise! Listen as M.T. and guests help you understand what's really going on in the world - we look at politics, business, climate, culture, technology. We are straight talking and it sometimes gets heated

    EP64: Are All Politicians Corrupt? w/ Lord Michael Hastings CBE

    EP64: Are All Politicians Corrupt? w/ Lord Michael Hastings CBE

    M.T. challenges Lord Michael Hastings on UK politicians and corruption, the royal family and also the climate emergency.   

    Lord Hastings is the former global head of corporate citizenship for KPMG International. He was previously the BBC's head of public affairs and then the first head of corporate responsibility (2003–06). He was the second chancellor of Regent's University London.



    Topics:  

    • Should MPs work second jobs? 

    • Is Owen Patterson actually in the wrong? 

    • The Royal Family  

    • Costs of the royal family 

    • Should we have an elected head of state? 

    • Is the royal family value for money? 

    • Advice for young changemakers 

    • What can we learn from the American system?

    • Climate change 

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    • 59 min
    EP63: How Does Social Media Create Terrorists w/ Michael Mpofu

    EP63: How Does Social Media Create Terrorists w/ Michael Mpofu

    In this weeks episode, we take a look at British democracy and the death of Sir David Amess MP. On 15 October 2021, Amess was stabbed multiple times while holding a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea. He died at the scene. Ali Harbi Ali, a British citizen of Somali heritage, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has since been detained under the Terrorism Act. He is understood to have extremist Islamist beliefs.

    M.T. is joined by Michael Mpofu, head of Communications at a tech startup, Worry+Peace. He is also a strategic communicators advisor who honed his craft in working for the Official Opposition in South Africa - advising Members of Parliament on policy and media strategy. Michael is also an Editor at Common Sense

    Topics:


    The death of Sir David Amess
    Echo Chambers and how we leave them
    Debate in South Africa
    Should we regulate big tech
    Do we need anonymity online?
    Is PREVENT working
    What can we learn from Sir David Amess
    Climate change
    How many people get referred to prevent

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    • 42 min
    EP62: You Have To Create Your Own Energy w/ Lex Fitness

    EP62: You Have To Create Your Own Energy w/ Lex Fitness

    M.T. is joined by fitness influencer and bodybuilder Lex Fitness, in this episode they talk, COVID, getting fit after lockdown and their fitness journeys.

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    • 43 min
    EP61: Community Q and A with Mike Omoniyi

    EP61: Community Q and A with Mike Omoniyi

    In this episode, Mike takes questions from our podcast community! Every few episodes we will have episodes like this. Micheal will take your questions. If you would like your questions to be considered for the next Q&A episode then send them over to hello@tcsnetwork.co.uk

    • 35 min
    EP60: I Was Held At Gun Point w/ Zuby

    EP60: I Was Held At Gun Point w/ Zuby

    In this episode Mike and Zuby tackle politics, transgenderism in sport, music, racism and the queen and more. The conversation was wide-ranging and very insightful. 



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    • 1 hr 26 min
    EP59: What On Earth Happened In Afghanistan?

    EP59: What On Earth Happened In Afghanistan?

    With the chaos ongoing in Afghanistan right now, one cannot help but wonder how we ended up in this position? It might not be a shock to many that the Taliban, after the western capitulation, retook the reigns again, however, what is shocking is how fast they were able to take over the country. While people can blame President Joe Biden for the U.S. withdrawal, he was not the only U.S. president who made questionable decisions. The Taliban control in the 1990s, the U.S. invasion in 2001, and Doha Deal in 2020 aided in the Taliban takeover.



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    • 21 min

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