A brand new podcast from Private Eye, the UK's number one best-selling current affairs magazine. With Ian Hislop and host Andrew Hunter Murray.
Greensill and Prince Phil
Episode 61. Richard Brooks and Solomon Hughes return for a follow-up episode about ACOBA and the revolving door - spoiler alert, the problems haven’t been fixed - plus a Reader’s Complaints Special with editor Ian Hislop.
Military Mayhem and Mobile Homes
Episode 60. Jane Mackenzie and Solomon Hughes discuss the new ‘Integrated Review’ of Britain’s defences in the 21st century, and the thrilling new war machines that don’t quite exist yet; and Heather Mills turns over mobile homes to reveal the pitfalls that lie beneath them. Free BAE Systems Tempest fighter aircraft with every download!
Catching Up and Cap'n Bob
Episode 59. Jane Mackenzie reveals how the government’s catch-up tutoring programme for Covid-hit schools is going to work (or not work), and Ian Hislop and Francis Wheen discuss the suddenly fashionable Robert Maxwell and his habit of putting on the writs.
Lorries, LTNs and Liu
Episode 58. Richard Brooks has been on a pilgrimage to Kent to uncover the hidden chaos of Brexit; Tim Minogue reveals the unexpected downsides of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, and Francis Wheen laments the departure of one of the Telegraph's finest hacks, who also happens to be the Chinese ambassador to Britain.
Episode 57. MD, AKA Phil Hammond, gives a roundup of the year’s Covid news, Richard Brooks and Solomon Hughes look under the bonnet of the government’s latest outsourcing disasters, we speak to Sarah Shannon about Farmed Salmon, and say farewell to the Eye’s friend John Sessions. Free (glass of) port with every download!
US Election Fake News Special
Episode 56. In a one-off departure from our usual format, Ian Hislop interviews James Alefantis - the Washington restaurateur whose pizza restaurant has been swept up in multiple conspiracy theories - first Pizzagate and now QAnon.
This is just like the mag - always interesting, funny at points, sometimes derailed by bitter gossip
We need more.
So funny, so we’ll researched and genuinely making a differences to society for the better. Speaking truth to power. Just get with the times and make more please?
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