36 episodes

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


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The Trawl Jemma Forte & Marina Purkiss

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    • 4.8 • 241 Ratings

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


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    Ep 033: Ding Dong Zahawi's gone, Sam Smith's bits and Brits and Poundshop Farage

    Ep 033: Ding Dong Zahawi's gone, Sam Smith's bits and Brits and Poundshop Farage

    Jemma and Marina discuss the latest Sam Smith video which is causing a lot of pearl clutching in certain circles. But is it any more outrageous than thousands of other videos that have gone before? This leads into the bizarre fact that not one woman has been nominated for Best Artist at this year's Brits. Oops. 
    Then - Zahawi's been sacked as Chairman of the Conservative party. Yes! But he's still an MP. Oh. 
    Any small win is cancelled out by the heinous behaviour displayed by Jonathan Gullis in Parliament. Marina and Jemma reveal what his reaction was to hearing that 200 migrant children have gone missing whilst under the supposed care of The Home Office. 
    To lighten the mood again, there's an Under Rated Tweet of The Week, a Lord of the Week and a Pudding - always a pudding. 
    Seen a great tweet? Tweet us @TheTrawlPodcast
    Follow @MarinaPurkiss and @jemmaforteon Twitter and @jemmaforte on Instagram

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    • 30 min
    Ep 032: Ding Dang the Smell of Corruption is Ripe

    Ep 032: Ding Dang the Smell of Corruption is Ripe

    In this trawl through Twitter, Marina Purkiss and Jemma Forte delve into the batshittery of our Govt fining universities if they train too many GPs (during a healthcare crisis, no less), wade through the endless Govt corruption, corruption, corruption and finish with a pudding that highlights just how pathetic the need for an investigation into clear-as-day wrong-doing actually is...
    And, to switch things up, our Lord of the Week on this very rare occasion, is a Good Lord!
    Seen a great tweet? Tweet us @TheTrawlPodcast.
    Follow @MarinaPurkiss and @JemmaForte on Twitter

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    • 34 min
    031: Drinking Hunt's Coffee Beside The Brexit Bonfire of EU Laws

    031: Drinking Hunt's Coffee Beside The Brexit Bonfire of EU Laws

    In this trawl through Twitter, Marina Purkiss and Jemma Forte dive deep into the so-called bonfire of EU regulations, Rishi Sunak evades questions when being grilled in Scotland, and there's some laughs at Hunt's latest promo video.
    Our Lord of the Week makes some odd comments about Eastenders and this edition's pudding comes from Ian Hislop.
    Seen a great tweet? Twit us @TheTrawlPodcast.
    Follow @MarinaPurkiss, @JemmaForte and our producer @seaninsound.

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    • 37 min
    030: MPs Behaving Badly

    030: MPs Behaving Badly

    In this week's trawl through political happenings in the Twittersphere, Marina Purkiss and Jemma Forte rummage in a tombola of Tories, to discover what they've been up to. They find a former chancellor wrestling with HMRC, 30p Lee's latest saga, Suella Braverman reacting to a holocaust survivor and a confession about the RMT strikes.
    Plus there's a saucy little extract from Prince Harry's book and a youngster speaks up in our underrated tweet of the week.
    Seen a great tweet? Twit us @TheTrawlPodcast.
    Follow @MarinaPurkiss, @JemmaForte and our producer @seaninsound.

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    • 32 min
    029: Unlawful Lords Laws, Pegg’s rage, and Sunak’s Private Strife

    029: Unlawful Lords Laws, Pegg’s rage, and Sunak’s Private Strife

    This episode ends, like all editions of The Trawl, with a bit of fun. In 029 it's the return of amazing satirist Rosie Holt, who is best known for her Tory MP alter ego, which tweeters often mistake for a real Tory MP such is the bonfire Britain we live in. This slice of pudding features a "handy" tip for how to navigate the cost-of-living crisis… and that sort of sums up the tone of this edition of Marina Purkiss and Jemma Forte's trawl through Twitter, in which multi-millionaire Sunak won't admit to having private health care (reportedly he does), whilst celebs like Simon Pegg and Carol Vorderman are speaking up about the 'permacrisis' we're living through. Also in this episode Richard Madeley does another Richard Madeley, an update on the NHS negotiations with the govt... and all the while, quietly in the background, the Lords are leaping to attend votes to ensure some things remain unlawful rather than illegal.
    As ever, if you've seen a great tweet, tag us @thetrawlpodcast.

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    • 39 min
    028: Harry's Frostbitten Sceptre, Lucrative Second Jobs, and Nadine Dorries

    028: Harry's Frostbitten Sceptre, Lucrative Second Jobs, and Nadine Dorries

    In this week's episode of the podcast that trawls social media so you don't have to, you'll meet Politico Bob who is a member of the electorate who picked up 40k+ new followers this week after Nadine Dorries MP sent him a rather spicy reply. There's also the climate emergency being eclipsed by Prince Harry and some rather shocking revelations about how much MPs earn from their second jobs (and often it seems as if being an MP is in fact their side hustle...).
    Plus a vintage slice of Boris Johnson being shouted at and a double helping of Jeremy Vine and Tony Blackburn flavoured pudding to finish.
    Seen a great tweet? Twit us @TheTrawlPodcast.
    Follow @MarinaPurkiss, @JemmaForte and our producer @seaninsound.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

Ritch Ard ,

Infuriating

Thanks to these Mischievious women I’m even angrier than I thought possible, they echo my stomach wrenching feelings towards those repugnant Torries.
Warms the cockles of a bitter little woke man’s…or women’s….(splitter) heart… Thankyou
Up the revolution ✊🏾

RebeccaWilllow ,

Love this - funny and relevant

Funny women thrashing sleazy tories and hilarious and sometimes infuriating clips from the socials - what more would anyone want from a podcast? 💜

Silverslips ,

Fun Politics

Giddy and funny, Jemma and Marina make you laugh - as well as get furious - about Tory bellend failings. Absolute joy - wish it was on every day.

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