32 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
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    • 4.6 • 21 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

    TTLL33 - with guest Jane Heybroek

    TTLL33 - with guest Jane Heybroek

    Do you ever wonder who the person is behind some of these big Twitter characters - if so, this is your chance to meet one of them - Cremant Communarde, or as she is known in the real world, Jane Heybroek.

    Jane works as an immigration lawyer, and is well known for her crowd-funded 'big win' against a couple of well known celebs in a libel case - they backed down!

    Among other things, we discuss the responsibility of having 35k followers on Twitter, Leaving the Labour Party, Being a practising Buddhist, The Breakthrough Party, and French politics.

    Please remember. if you enjoy TTLL then give us a follow (and a review if you like) on your podcast app, and that will ensure that you get to know about every episode that we publish.

    Thank you to you all for supporting our podcast. 

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    TTLL32 - EveryDoctor UK

    TTLL32 - EveryDoctor UK

    In this episode we talk to Meg Smith, one of the directors of EveryDoctor UK.
    Plain speaking about the challenges doctors and health workers are facing, and how politicians need to do more to prevent the selling off by stealth of our NHS.
    This is powerful stuff. It was a great podcast to be involved in making and producing.  hope that you enjoy listening to it.
    Please share, and to be sure that you hear about all of our future episodes please remember to follow us on your podcast app.

    • 57 min
    TTLL31 - Thelma's Twitter Adventures.

    TTLL31 - Thelma's Twitter Adventures.

    We had a plan, but so much has happened this week we just had to let it go and see where we ended up. 

    We discuss, the media coverage of Philip Proudfoot's successful libel case, Thelma's Twitter Adventures, Angela Rayner's legs, and Rachel Reeves honest admission that she didn't want the Labour Party to win the 2019 election (ie, she preferred Johnson and the Tories to Socialism)

    Please remember, if you want to be certain of not missing an episode of TTLL, make sure that you follow us on your podcast app.

    Thank you so much for listening, and hope that you enjoy it.

     

    • 44 min
    TTLL30 - Education - part 1

    TTLL30 - Education - part 1

    When I started this podcast with Thelma I really wanted to make a platform for people to be free to speak their minds. Our guest on this podcast is Nuala Burgess, and to be honest, she speaks her mind, and it's really good.

    Nuala is passionate about education, and Thelma is a retired headteacher - it's a great conversation, and we cover a lot of ground.

    By the way, in the title I say Part 1, not because we have a Part 2, but because this is a huge subject which I am sure we will return to.

    If you enjoy listening to the podcast please do share the link with your friends, and to be sure of never missing an episode, please do remember to follow us on your podcast app

    • 58 min
    TTLL29 - Power and how it affects us all.

    TTLL29 - Power and how it affects us all.

    Welcome to episode 29 of Thelma and Tom Look Left in which we take a closer look at the effects of power on the human psyche, everyones lives, and the planet. 

    This is a huge subject, which to be honest we have really only just made a start on. We discuss the chaos that power can cause when it seems to almost inevitably 'go to people's heads'. We also discuss how we can manage power to help curtail the damage that its abuse causes

    Making this podcast really did get me thinking - I hope that you enjoy it.

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    • 43 min
    Thelma and Tom Look Left - episode 28

    Thelma and Tom Look Left - episode 28

    Welcome to episode 28 of Thelma and Tom Look Left,

    Difficult times for everyone to make any sense off. In this episode we discuss our feelings about the dreadful situation in Ukraine. Of course we hope for a speedy resolution, and as always with war it's the innocent people who pay the price.

    We also lament the fact that our leaders seem so devoid of the qualities so needed right now in this time of terrible crisis.

    Not an easy podcast to make. Hope that you find it of some value.

    Thank you for listening.

    Love and Peace to all.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mike D H ,

Great listen

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

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Frankie30699

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

barmad72 ,

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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