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Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along.

In this podcast, comedian and feminist activist Grace Campbell, and her father, that well-known guy from politics, Alastair Campbell, bring Grace’s obsession of feminism, and Alastair’s obsession of football together to create what they hope is a fun and thought provoking podcast.

Each week they’ll be joined by people from varying industries to chat football, feminism, and everything in between. The guests will vary from football (Burnley manager Sean Dyche) to feminism (countdown star Rachel Riley) to anything else in between (Ed Miliband, Kelly Holmes, and Josh Widdecombe).

*ABOUT THE HOSTS *

Grace Campbell is a comedian and activist who is fast making a name for herself as a feisty feminist stand-up. Grace is currently writing her debut solo-show to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. The show, Why I’m Never Going Into Politics, tells Grace’s story of growing up in politics and why she feels her life so far has meant she could never be a politician. As an activist, Grace co-founded the feminist, law-changing, activist collective, the Pink Protest.

Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications. Alastair is a lifelong Burnley fan and sometimes even a pundit for Burnley FC. Alastair is still very active in politics, mainly focussing his energy on mental health causes, and trying to stop Brexit. He is very excited to be venturing into the podcast world with his daughter.

Football, Feminism & Everything in Between Alastair Campbell & Grace Campbell

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    • 4.4 • 576 Ratings

Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along.

In this podcast, comedian and feminist activist Grace Campbell, and her father, that well-known guy from politics, Alastair Campbell, bring Grace’s obsession of feminism, and Alastair’s obsession of football together to create what they hope is a fun and thought provoking podcast.

Each week they’ll be joined by people from varying industries to chat football, feminism, and everything in between. The guests will vary from football (Burnley manager Sean Dyche) to feminism (countdown star Rachel Riley) to anything else in between (Ed Miliband, Kelly Holmes, and Josh Widdecombe).

*ABOUT THE HOSTS *

Grace Campbell is a comedian and activist who is fast making a name for herself as a feisty feminist stand-up. Grace is currently writing her debut solo-show to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. The show, Why I’m Never Going Into Politics, tells Grace’s story of growing up in politics and why she feels her life so far has meant she could never be a politician. As an activist, Grace co-founded the feminist, law-changing, activist collective, the Pink Protest.

Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications. Alastair is a lifelong Burnley fan and sometimes even a pundit for Burnley FC. Alastair is still very active in politics, mainly focussing his energy on mental health causes, and trying to stop Brexit. He is very excited to be venturing into the podcast world with his daughter.

    The Russell Kane One

    The Russell Kane One

    This week we're joined by the hilarious writer and comedian Russell Kane. Expect chat about Ernest Hemingway, state schools, and how to take the piss of of lefties.
     
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    • 57 min
    The Roman Kemp One

    The Roman Kemp One

    Trigger warning: Suicide. In this episode topics like suicidal ideation and suicide are mentioned. Roman Kemp is a radio presenter and TV personality who recently made a BBC documentary about the suicide of his best friend Joe. In this episode we talk mental health, having a famous father, and what its spending Christmas with George Michael.
     
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    • 55 min
    The Fiona Millar One

    The Fiona Millar One

    This week Alastair and Grace are joined by the most important person in both of their lives. Fiona Millar is a journalist, political aide, and campaigner on education and gender issues. She is also Grace's mum and Alastair's partner. In this episode the family talk about Fiona's life, and love, and Skye, the dog, also features, loudly snoring throughout.
     
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    • 47 min
    The Ayesha Hazarika

    The Ayesha Hazarika

    In a week with news dominated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah, we're joined by political commentator, comedian, and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika to discuss the royals, racism in the UK, the Labour Party, and Ayesha and Alastair's time prepping Ed Miliband for the leadership debates.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Anthony Scaramucci One

    The Anthony Scaramucci One

    Anthony Scaramucci is an American entrepreneur, and served as the White House Director of Communications under Donald Trump from July 21 to July 31 in 2017, later going onto campaign against President Trump's politics. This week, Grace and Alastair talk American politics, the media, Donald Trump, and what happens when the ego takes over.
     
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    • 51 min
    The David Lammy One

    The David Lammy One

    This week Grace and Alastair are joined by the MP for Tottenham David Lammy. David is critical of Jose Mourinho and Boris Johnson, two leaders of things he cares about. He joins us from lockdown, where he is longing for a long walks in the English countryside.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
576 Ratings

576 Ratings

LAbuzzcocks ,

Great podcast- room to improve

I really like this podcast. I like the casual nature and random chit chat of the conversation between Alistair and Grace and the laid back interviews with guests, however the recording quality needs to improve. If recording quality is impaired (understandable due to covid challenges) it would be nice for A&G to mention and apologised for the difficulties. Another thing I’d like to see is a little bit more of a return to format- questions focusing on football and feminism at some point during the episode as well as the general conversation/promotion of guests books etc. I really enjoy this podcast- 1 of the few I always look forward to coming out & listening to straight away. I think the podcast is great and wish it to continue regularly. A little bit more tlc to the recording and format would make it great! :)

patgriffith ,

Language

Loved Roman Kemp. But please is there really a need to swear so much? It really spoilt the podcast. Roman was so polite and eloquent the swearing spoilt it

ng13131313 ,

Ego

Egos galore

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