45 episodes

From the rise and fall of Boris Johnson to Putin's 'special operation' in Ukraine; from the cost of living crisis to sending refugees to Rwanda; award winning comedian Mark Steel takes an exasperated and frankly baffled look at the state of the UK and the rest of the world. Joined by comedian (and son) 26-year-old Elliot Steel for the 'youth's' perspective, and a special guest each week, with occasional contributions from the likes of a deceased cricketer and a woman who's overheard in a cafe, Mark tries to answer that age old question: What The F*** Is Going On?!
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    • 4.8 • 379 Ratings

From the rise and fall of Boris Johnson to Putin's 'special operation' in Ukraine; from the cost of living crisis to sending refugees to Rwanda; award winning comedian Mark Steel takes an exasperated and frankly baffled look at the state of the UK and the rest of the world. Joined by comedian (and son) 26-year-old Elliot Steel for the 'youth's' perspective, and a special guest each week, with occasional contributions from the likes of a deceased cricketer and a woman who's overheard in a cafe, Mark tries to answer that age old question: What The F*** Is Going On?!
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    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 45

    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 45

    Mark is joined by comedians Sooz Kempner and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson's disappearing act, Keir Starmer's disappearing tribute act - and people who are glad we haven't copied the French and kept energy prices down. Plus Nadine Boris on the Partygate inquiry, and Mike Concrete with his very own solution to the heatwave.
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    • 43 min
    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 44

    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 44

    Mark is joined by comedian Laura Smyth and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of rail strikes being popular; pay cuts being unpopular - and what the f*** was going on in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony! Plus George Galloway on the decision to axe Neighbours, and a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about the queues at Dover.
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    • 41 min
    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 43

    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 43

    Mark is joined by comedian Robin Ince, with Elliot Steel (and an unexpected guest appearance from Tom Houghton!) as he tries to make sense of Liz Truss v Rishi Sunak; England v Sweden - and Elliot v whoever gave him a black eye! Plus Nadine Boris reveals who she's backing in the Tory leadership race - and the broadcasting legend Mike Concrete is very unimpressed with a film festival.
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    • 37 min
    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 42

    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 42

    Mark is joined by comedian Mick Ferry and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the Tory leadership contest, Andy Burnham singing karaoke - and Oldham being the birthplace of the tubigrip bandage. Plus deceased cricketer Fred Trueman on the heatwave, and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe talking about a possible hosepipe ban.
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    • 40 min
    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 41

    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 41

    We're back! Mark is joined by Andy Zaltzman and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the long-overdue demise of Boris Johnson, rising food prices – and whether more Tory MPs resigned in a day than any bowler has taken wickets in a year. Plus George Galloway on Wimbledon and Nadine Boris on the love of her life.
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    • 42 min
    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 40

    What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 40

    Mark is joined by Mark Nelson and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the local election results, Scottish independence, and why we're now allowed to eat radioactive popcorn from the old nuclear plant in Fukushima. Plus George Galloway on Ed Sheeran and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe on why inflation has to mean a pay cut for her nanny.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

tintinontour ,

Makes me laugh like a drain

If you like Mark Steel you’ll like this podcast. Irreverent and silly in places and absolutely cutting in others. Excellent- thanks Mark and Elliot.

scotsmc ,

Father and Son

Both are funny, clever, and well informed! I look forward to this podcast each week 😁Special mention to whoever writes the jingles

TSCov ,

One of the highlights of my week…

Always funny, and always pertinent… if you’re not living in the UK it will not make a lot of sense. If you are, it’s very sharp, and as something sharp should, it cuts deep, despite the black humour.

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