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A sideways glance at politics in England, Ben Weisz makes sense of decisions taken closer to home. Originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio. Produced by BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex.

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A sideways glance at politics in England, Ben Weisz makes sense of decisions taken closer to home. Originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio. Produced by BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex.

    Ep09: Climate. County Lines. Ice Cream.

    Ep09: Climate. County Lines. Ice Cream.

    Ben Weisz is joined by Aisha Iqbal, Bradford political reporter for BBC Radio Leeds and Tamsin Melville BBC Radio Cornwall's political reporter as they talk thorugh they

    Climate change might be a global problem - but local government is under growing pressure to step up and help tackle it. We travel around the country with BBC Radio Nottingham's Hugh Casswell, BBC WM's Kath Stanczyszyn and BBC Radio York's Gemma Dillon to find out what councils are doing, a year after

    And after a certain online media streaming service which inspired our podcast's name launched their own flavour of ice cream, we thought it was only fitting that we had one too. Bibi Lynch joins Ben at Sussex's famous ice cream parlour Marrocco's to concoct a new flavour.

    If there's something happening that you think we should be looking at email politix@bbc.co.uk

    • 40 min
    Ep08: Budgets. Landlords. DMCs.

    Ep08: Budgets. Landlords. DMCs.

    Ben Weisz is joined by BBC Radio Solent's Emily Hudson and BBC Radio Leicester's Tim Parker to chat council budget meetings, Rutland's first McDonalds and they'll all try to #SeduceSomeoneInFourWords.

    Sam Gruet educates newly elected MP Dehenna Davison on Love Island and *that* walk.

    BBC Radio Merseyside's Claire Hamilton looks into housing and there's the latest Dominic Cummings Book Club.

    If there's something happening that you think we should be looking at email politix@bbc.co.uk

    • 45 min
    Ep07: Energy. Trains. Cummings.

    Ep07: Energy. Trains. Cummings.

    Ben Weisz sees in the new year with BBC Radio Nottingham's Hugh Casswell and BBC Radio York's Gemma Dillon to chat about council run energy companies and train problems. There's also a masked singer inspired politcal quiz.

    Its the first Politix & Chill Dominic Cummings Book Club where construction students from East Sussex College in Eastbourne consider one of the articles suggested by Dominic Cummings in his blog post.

    There's also Playground politics from Ruishton in Somerset.

    • 43 min
    Ep06: Christmas. Freshers. Bens.

    Ep06: Christmas. Freshers. Bens.

    Ben gets in the festive mood with BBC London’s political reporter Susana Mendonça and BBC Radio Manchester’s Kevin Fitzpatrick to discuss fallout to the election and present the inaugural Ben awards.

    Sam Gruet explores how to avoid awkward inter-generational political conversations at Christmas.

    BBC Radio Lancashire’s Mike Stevens meets Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s pet collection.

    And to mark the Queen’s speech, we’re bringing you our very own drag queen speeches.

    • 52 min
    Election Politix and Chill 05: Yorkshire. Speed Dating. Barnett.

    Election Politix and Chill 05: Yorkshire. Speed Dating. Barnett.

    In this bonus podcast, Ben Weisz is joined by BBC Radio York's Gemma Dillon and BBC Radio Sheffield's Aisha Iqbal as they get ready for a Question Time special. Rachel Shraer from BBC Reality Check gets posed questions from Love Island's Hayley Hughes whilst we go speed dating withHereford & Worcester's James Pearson.

    All that and some I'm A Celeb themed political poetry.

    • 28 min
    Election Politix and Chill 04: Rapping. Memes. Oyez.

    Election Politix and Chill 04: Rapping. Memes. Oyez.

    Ben Weisz is joined by BBC Lancashire’s Lydia Flavell and BBC Suffolk’s Ben Parker to chat about their recent visits to local universities to see how some first time voters are finding the election campaign. Charlie King from TOWIE checks some election facts with BBC Reality Check’s Rachel Shraer and the long awaited return of Fire In The Polling Booth; Politix & Chill brings you rapping parliamentary candidates.

    • 49 min

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