14 episodes

Broadcaster, Jemma Forte, and political commentator, Marina Purkiss, scroll through Twitter so you don’t have to.

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The Trawl Podcast Jemma Forte & Marina Purkiss

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Broadcaster, Jemma Forte, and political commentator, Marina Purkiss, scroll through Twitter so you don’t have to.

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    013: Liz Truss Doesn't Accept The Premise of Your Mortgage

    013: Liz Truss Doesn't Accept The Premise of Your Mortgage

    Our trawl of Twitter this week will inevitably be focussing on the fall-out of the not so “mini”, mini-budget and we thought it might be interesting to have a gander at the impact it will have specifically on mortgages and therefore renters too.

    With a morbid fascination, Marina & Jemma also observe the reactions to the budget, which range from shock, fear, denial, delusion, and for the very few pure delight!

    We also look on with awe at broadcasters in BBC local radio, as they quiz the Prime Minister and show little deference to power, pushing her to actually answer their questions on the budget, fracking, and more (and yes, The Trawl will continue to use Oxford Commas!).

    Small request: If you’re enjoying Purkiss & Forte’s weekly analysis and exasperated laughter about the tweets they dredge up, please consider sending this podcast to a friend, your baffled WhatsApp group or DM it to that friend who keeps sharing political memes.

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    • 45 min
    012: The Dark Arts of Thinkie Tankie Bankies

    012: The Dark Arts of Thinkie Tankie Bankies

    In the 12th edition of The Trawl, Marina Purkiss & Jemma Forte take a deep dive into two articles that feel worthy of some proper scrutiny.

    In short: basically we’re now being governed by extremists.

    There’s a lot of Think Tank chat too… one of whom has blocked one of our hosts.

    The political pair also discuss UK PM Liz Truss’ tete a tete…or tete a tit as far as Truss is concerned… with Joe Biden at the UN conference.

    Plus there are some clips from LBC’s James O’Brien on trickle down economics, some reminders of lies told by “Brexiteers”, a fun description of new health secretary Therese Coffey, and a few pies of despair…

    Here are the two articles discussed in the show

    Liz Truss – a foot soldier for American economic and religious fundamentalists? by Ann Mood for Yorkshire Bylines

    American Dark Money, the Mercers and the Conservative Party A Network of Influence by Nafeez Ahmed for Byline Times

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    • 40 min
    011: Spanking The Treasury - (Mini) Budget Special

    011: Spanking The Treasury - (Mini) Budget Special

    Who really benefits from Kwasi Kwarteng’s changes to taxes and government investment? Marina & Jemma trawl through Twitter to make sense of what the government is describing as a “fiscal event”, whilst some people online are describing the trickle down illogic as “a raid" on the economy.

    It’s a weird week when even Julia Hartley Brewer – a staunch supporter of Brexit and the Tories - says that she’s `’struggling with this mini Budget. I’m largely pro cutting taxes and smaller government, but millions of families and businesses desperately need help thanks to disastrous energy policy and lockdowns. SO why cut taxes for the rich – the only people who don’t need help.”

    Plus duh-duh-duh, there’s some light relief from Sam Fender’s crowd, satirist Rosie Holt, and one of the best phone-ins to the radio… EVER!

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    • 39 min
    010: The Bankers' Bonus "Fiscal Event"

    010: The Bankers' Bonus "Fiscal Event"

    As the UK transitioned from pomp to politics, the Tories prioritised some of - you guessed it! - the richest in society.
    In this week’s trawl, Marina & Jemma crawl through the debris of The Queue, struggle to side-step the national debate surrounding the privilege of queue-jumping, and then focus on chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s gift to bankers during a cost of living crisis… he even reduced benefits for the poorest in society to, whattaguy!

    Hang on, did anyone see banker’s bonuses written on the side of the bus as a Brexit benefit? Of course not...
    On Twitter, there were some quite visceral reactions to the rich getting richer (and a reminder that not all of them are awful), our political pair ponder the myths of growth, and we’re reminded why the unlimited bonuses cap was introduced.

    Plus… this week’s pudding is from The Exploding Heads.

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    • 37 min
    009: Historical, Hysterical, Socialism, Corruption and... Top Gear

    009: Historical, Hysterical, Socialism, Corruption and... Top Gear

    The Queen died last Thursday on the 8th September and, as you’d expect, Twitter lit up with tributes from dignitaries from around the globe and tweets from millions of people expressing heartfelt sadness and grief.

    Then, as the days went by a lot of it sort of transcended into some absolute sheer, solid lunacy. Reporters who’d been on duty for hours started scraping the barrel for both superlatives and stories, fights between republicans and monarchists broke out and certain media figures started competing to show who was mourning privately hardest, in a way that could hardly be described as private given it was posted all over twitter.

    Marina and Jemma also discussed Liz Truss’ biggest donor, fracking, Rees-Mogg, and debate whether this week’s Lord of the Week could be a future PM.

    Snigger warning: Contains mentions of bare bottoms.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    008: New Cabinet Carnage, Bonfire of Rights and “Specific & Limited” Tory Dystopia

    008: New Cabinet Carnage, Bonfire of Rights and “Specific & Limited” Tory Dystopia

    This week’s trawl includes the world’s best booking on a politics show, Twitter’s thoughts on the UK’s new PM, breakfast telly lunacy and more besides.

    There’s a breakdown of the new cabinet with singing from Jemma whilst Marina gives listeners an illuminating explanation of fracking (can you guess how many of the 20k wells we need have been built?).

    In a dark week, there are a few shin kicks for right-wing commentator Mike Parry, discussion of the various names of Grant Shapps, and our political pair ponder Laura Kuenssberg’s ‘reporting’ of statements from ‘unnamed government sources’.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

AndyBlackhall ,

Quality politics

Cathartic look at the week’s news through the lens of twitter- great listen

roverthehill ,

Great content

But please please please could you stop the silly voices and “songs”

Man-tickler ,

Posh but with a common heart

A good mix of everything from political satire to interesting accidents with flat pack furniture, well worth a listen.

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