39 episodes

Podcast co-hosts, Thelma Walker, a retired head teacher, and Tom Widdicombe, an old hippy, take a weekly look at some of the political developments on the left side of the political spectrum. Our podcast aims to provide a safe space for the Left, where our guests can talk freely about their views and ideas.
If you would like to get in touch, or if you have questions for Thelma and Tom, or our guests, please contact us at thelmaandtom@gmail.com
If you would like to contribute towards the production of this podcast you can do so here
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    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

Podcast co-hosts, Thelma Walker, a retired head teacher, and Tom Widdicombe, an old hippy, take a weekly look at some of the political developments on the left side of the political spectrum. Our podcast aims to provide a safe space for the Left, where our guests can talk freely about their views and ideas.
If you would like to get in touch, or if you have questions for Thelma and Tom, or our guests, please contact us at thelmaandtom@gmail.com
If you would like to contribute towards the production of this podcast you can do so here
https://www.patreon.com/join/thelmaandtomlookleft/checkout?r

    TTLL41 - Two old Socialists just saying it how it is.

    TTLL41 - Two old Socialists just saying it how it is.

    Welcome to this episode of Thelma and Tom.

    I'm going to be honest here (no really, I am) - for one reason and another, we did no prep for this recording at all. And yes, I was a bit nervous how it would go. And yes, as it turns out I'm pretty pleased with it.

    We discuss, among other things, the dire state of education in the UK, the unravelling of Boris Johnson, and portraying yourself as a respectable politician.

    Thank you for listening to our podcast. If you have friends who you think may also enjoy it please do send them the link.

    Left wing media is important, and in our small way, hopefully we can provide some balance to the barrage of propaganda coming from the Establishment.

    • 46 min
    TTLL 40 - Labour tells the Left to Leave.

    TTLL 40 - Labour tells the Left to Leave.

    We're back! 

    Apologies for the extended Xmas break.

    In this episode, among other things we discuss the latest shocking developments in the Labour Party. 

    Please support Left Media. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay in touch, be it through Podcasts, Videos, Youtube, Twitter, or Facebook. Main stream media rarely, if ever, gives those of us on the Left any opportunity to put our side of the story. Lots of  positive stuff is going on.

    Please share our podcast with anyone who you think may also enjoy it. And to make sure that you never miss an episode make sure that you follow us on your podcast app.

    • 55 min
    Thelma and Tom Christmas Special

    Thelma and Tom Christmas Special

    Welcome to the Thelma and Tom Christmas Special.

    For our Christmas present this year we get to choose our very own Prime Minister and Cabinet. It was great fun, but seriously the government we have chosen would be so much better than what we have now - not a difficult challenge, I know!

    We also treat ourselves and all our listeners to a wonderful brass band, a fabulous trombonist on a CWU picket line, and a full on throwback late 60s performance by Hurricane Rodriguez on his electric guitar.

    If you enjoy listening to our podcast please do share on social media, and by sending the link to your friends.

    And if you have ideas for people to serve in our sensible, compassionate, humane government, do let us know with names and reasons, either on Twitter or at tomwid909@gmail.com. 

    Also, if you have been nominated by us for a post in our cabinet, and would like to chat about what it involves, and your availability, please do get in touch - we would love to talk to you.

    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast, and we both wish you all the very best for the New Year. We have some great ideas for 2023 so please like and follow to make sure that you don't miss an episode.

    Love and Peace, and Solidarity.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Thelma and Tom talk about PAL.

    Thelma and Tom talk about PAL.

    Say it myself, this could be one of the best Thelma and Tom's we've ever done.

    The Labour Party are now virtually indistinguishable from the Tory Party, with even Farage this week, complementing Starmer on his immigration policies. How much worse does it have to get before everyone on the Left finally realises that we have been almost completely squeezed out of mainstream electoral politics by the UK establishment.

    The Peoples Alliance of the Left is a serious attempt to help organise the Left into an electoral force.

    If you are interested in being a part of this movement, please listen to the podcast, and please do check out PAL.

    Solidarity.

    Tom

    • 44 min
    TTLL - 37 - Royalty, Left Unity, Breakthrough, and Enough is Enough

    TTLL - 37 - Royalty, Left Unity, Breakthrough, and Enough is Enough

    In Part one Thelma and I talk about the Royals, and for Part two we are joined by our guests, Doug Thorpe of Left Unity, and Alex Mayes of Breakthrough. We have a great conversation loosely around the theme of 'what will it take to bring about a mainstream Socialist Party'.

    A nice positive podcast to listen to in these sometimes quite tough times for the Left.

    Please remember, if you enjoy listening to Thelma and Tom Look Left, please do follow, like and review our podcast on your podcast app, and even more importantly, please share with any friends who you think may also enjoy listening.

    Support Left media - it is important. In a small way we can all work together to help counteract the myths of the Establishment narrative so mercilessly promoted by the Establishment media.





     

    • 54 min
    TTLL36 - Is there a future for the Left in parliament?

    TTLL36 - Is there a future for the Left in parliament?

    Welcome to Episode 36 of Thelma and Tom Look Left where the ageing hippy and the retired head teacher talk frankly about the state of the Left in Britain today. In this episode we chat about the future (or not) of the Left in electoral politics.

    We also talk about the TorySewageParty and our utter disbelief that it can even be happening!

    Thank you all for taking the time to listen to TTLL. If you do enjoy our podcast please remember to press the follow button on your app to ensure that you catch every episode. Also, please share the link with any of your friends who you think may also be interested. Left media may be small but it is very important - that alternative is grim.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Mike D H ,

Great listen

Easy listening political podcast , great guests and ofcourse great hosts .

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Relaxed

This kind of feels like overhearing a group of friends in a cafe discussing a topic you’re interested in.

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Frankie30699

Really enjoying this podcast, can’t wait to hear the next one.

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