217 episodes

Making sense of our political hell every Friday.


Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. 


Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best For Britain • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Minnie Rahman, public affairs and communications at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants • Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic.


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Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production.

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Making sense of our political hell every Friday.


Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. 


Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best For Britain • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Minnie Rahman, public affairs and communications at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants • Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic.


• Sign Up and Listen: patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow.


Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production.

    Stop Calling It “Chumocracy”

    Stop Calling It “Chumocracy”

    Why are we calling the Government’s COVID backhanders and gilded inner circle a “chumocracy” when it’s just straightforward corruption? Brace yourselves, it’s going to get worse. Plus, former civil servant Alex Andreou gives the inside track on diminutive bully Priti Patel’s brazen escape from the consequences of her actions. As No Deal comes up against the urgent reality of bringing perishable COVID vaccines into the country, could Johnson end up begging for an extension after all? And why David Davis holds ALL the cards in his renegotiation with Vodafone. 




    - “Sturgeon and Johnson will rub their hands in glee if Labour back the Brexit deal.” – Naomi Smith
    - “The death rate from COVID is roughly equivalent to the death rate of American troops storming the beaches of Normandy.” – Ben Stewart
    - “We’re expecting a Brexit deal that’s skinnier than a 90s supermodel.” – Naomi Smith
    - “The Government has frittered away its soft power and now thinks it can replace it with hard power, entering cyberspace conflict decades too late.” – Alex Andreou
    - “People are losing their businesses in the name of Daniel Hannan’s imaginary concept of free trade. It’s heartbreaking” – Ben Stewart
    - “The practice of ‘declaring interest’ is absurd, as if taking money over the table is somehow better than taking it under the table.” – Alex Andreou


    Presented by Ros Taylor with Alex Andreou, Naomi Smith and Ben Stewart. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.


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    Our companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


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    • 54 min
    The Prime Minister’s Brain Is Missing

    The Prime Minister’s Brain Is Missing

    What’s the real state of play between Keir Starmer and newly independent MP Jeremy Corbyn? Where does Boris Johnson go now that his external brain Dominic Cummings has put up the GONE BLOGGIN’ sign? Pfizer vs Moderna – whose vaccine is so hot right now?  Plus a taster of our new, extended edition of Oh God, What Now – exclusive to Patreon backers. 




    - “There’s nobody around to fill the Angry Gonad position that Cummings has just vacated” – Naomi Smith
    - “As soon as politics goes back to policies and economics, the Tories’ electoral alliance falls apart.” – Ian Dunt
    - “I can't believe Dishy Rishi wants to bring back Eat Out To Help out when it turned out to be a superspreader event.” – Minnie Rahman
    - “If you banned the world ‘woke’, modern conservatism would fit on the back of an envelope.” – Dorian Lynskey
    - “With the vaccine, right now it’s eight year olds versus eighty year olds.” – Minnie Rahman


    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Minnie Rahman, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.


    Back OH GOD, WHAT NOW? and help us make political life more bearable. Get every new episode a whole day early, plus new and classic merchandise when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.


    Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. 


    Our companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


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    • 55 min
    EmergencyCast: Ground Control to MAJOR DOM

    EmergencyCast: Ground Control to MAJOR DOM

    IGNOMINY DOMINIC: As the Prime Minister’s attack weasel Dominic Cummings finally “resigns” to spend more time with his WordPress, Ian Dunt reflects on the meaning and manner of his departure. Can Johnson continue without his external brain, is Carrie Symonds really that powerful, and what are we going to do without SuperDry Gollum to kick around? Includes exciting live radio moments!
    - “At least his blogs will stay in a little corner of the internet rather than at the heart of the British Government”
    - “What this has shown us about Boris Johnson, again, is he’s just clothing with no skin in it”
    - “There is never going to be a point where these guys are going to own Brexit, they will always blame someone else”
    Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.
     
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    • 19 min
    Banana Republicans – plus special guest Emily Bazelon

    Banana Republicans – plus special guest Emily Bazelon

    What does the rise of President Joe mean for Britain and our shapeshifting creep of a PM? If Donald Trump can’t win in America’s democracy, would he really destroy it? And why are politicians so bad at Twitter? We’re thrilled to welcome special guest Emily Bazelon from the podcast that inspired us, the Slate Political Gabfest, to dissect the monsters produced by Trump’s electoral death throes.


    - “I just can’t believe that people are prepared to mess around with the most important thing about a country – that democracy continues” – Emily Bazelon
    - “If we’ve got a Republican Party that thinks delegitimising an entire election is worth doing, that’s incredibly dangerous” – Emily Bazelon
    - “What is Dominic Saab scared of? He’s scared of a nutcase with a smartphone” – Alex Andreou
    - ““We lost the election and now we’re going to blame the person who RAN the election?” – Emily Bazelon
    - “It’s always progressives who are urged to reach out, never the other way around” – Alex Andreou


    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Nina Schick and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.


    Back OH GOD, WHAT NOW? and help us make political life more bearable. Get every new episode a whole day early, plus new and classic merchandise when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.


    Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. 


    Our companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


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    • 56 min
    I Am Furious Orange – with special guest Gavin Esler

    I Am Furious Orange – with special guest Gavin Esler

    After the despair of Wednesday morning, could Biden actually win the US election? Were the polls really so wrong? And why are the Left so bereft at the prospect of President Diamond Joe? Plus Nigel Farage’s new promotional vehicle, Labour’s ongoing problems with “Long Corbyn”, the BBC’s bizarre social media balancing act, and Lockdown: Part Deux. All in the latest edition of the podcast formerly known as Remainiacs.
    - “Trump’s supporters don’t seem as authoritarian. They see him as a champion of personal freedom.” – Ros Taylor
    - “When you’ve got a two-party system, you’re left with a terrible choice and a bad choice.” – Minnie Rahman
    - “Farage is Britain’s most successful backseat driver” - Dorian Lynskey
    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Minnie Rahman. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.
     
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    • 55 min
    EmergencyCast! Corbyn suspended

    EmergencyCast! Corbyn suspended

    We sure picked the right day to relaunch the podcast. As Labour suspends Jeremy Corbyn after the damning EHRC report shone a light on the party’s antisemitism issues, IAN DUNT and ALEX ANDREOU join Andrew Harrison to explain what it all means.


    Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant Producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music: Cornershop. Art direction: Mark Taylor. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

podiophillia ,

Smart, sharp, and unmissable

When remaining became a sad, distant memory, the team got a new name and kept on podding. Great to have a left of centre intelligent team discussing European and British news.

can't find my platform ,

Great mix of contributors

They’re all knowledgeable, but some are funny, some serious, some irreverent - it’s a great take on current affairs in the UK

claireinlincoln ,

I’ve been hiding from politics

Wish I’d seen this sooner. I’ve spent so long trying to pretend that Brexit, Trump and Boris didn’t really exist, whereas this podcast would have given me some hope for the future.
Anyway I’m listening back to some that might be relevant, and waiting patiently for the new ones to appear. Thank you

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