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REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again), Alex Andreou AKA @SturdyAlex, German-Nepalese journalist Nina Schick, actor Ingrid Oliver and scores of special guests. Follow us on Twitter at @RemainiacsCast (https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast)!
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Remainiacs - The Brexit Podcast Remainiacs

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    • 4.6, 67 Ratings

REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again), Alex Andreou AKA @SturdyAlex, German-Nepalese journalist Nina Schick, actor Ingrid Oliver and scores of special guests. Follow us on Twitter at @RemainiacsCast (https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast)!
Support us on Patreon and #OwnTheRemoan:
https://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast
Our YouTube channel is here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOIkIWUDtu7VrVcFs0OI0A

    Domnishambles

    Domnishambles

    Dom’s last stand (again): how did the supergenius who instinctively understands Britain’s heartbeat become the most hated man in the UK? SDLP MP Claire Hanna makes a welcome return to Remainiacs to explain the state of play in Northern Ireland vis-a-vis both COVID-19 and the cliffhanger Brexit trade negotiations. And Tobias Jones calls in from Parma, Italy to tell us how it felt to live through one of Europe’s grimmest COVID experiences. 


    - “Cummings has upset one of the biggest and most dangerous constituencies in Britain: grandparents.” – Helen Lewis
    - “You can get out of a mess. But it’s hard to get out of being a punchline.” – Ian Dunt
    - “Lobby journalists quite like the idea that Britain’s being run by some Einstein in a spaghetti hoops t-shirt. But the reality is more boring.” – Helen Lewis


    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Helen Lewis. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.


    Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. 


    Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


    Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.


    You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    BUNKER BONUS: Emergency DomCast excerpt

    BUNKER BONUS: Emergency DomCast excerpt

    As the Government went up in flames over Dominic Cummings’ flagrant breaches of his own lockdown rules, Dorian, Alex, Ros and Andrew got together for an Emergency CummingsCast for The Bunker. For our subscribers who weren’t on social media over the weekend and may have missed it, here’s a teaser. Find the whole show and subscribe to The Bunker here.
     
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    • 10 min
    Donkey Business, No Deal Drama

    Donkey Business, No Deal Drama

    This week… Keir Starmer, a man out standing in his field, and why you don’t want to get on the wrong side of Big Donkey. Where do the hands of the EU Negotiations Doomsday Clock stand? How are COVID and the increasingly perilous EU trade negotiations looking from Germany? Rachel Stern from TheLocal.de joins us from Berlin to explain. And your Brexit news round-up, all with Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith and Ben Stewart.


    - “If the furlough scheme ends for ordinary people but not Monaco-based billionaires, that won’t go down too well.” – Ben Stewart
    - “It remains to be seen what Johnson will give up next. Watch out, fishermen and farmers.” – Naomi Smith
    - “Generation Rent’s future is being comprehensively screwed by people who then turn around and call them snowflakes.” – Ben Stewart


    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ben Stewart. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.


    Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. 


    Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


    Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.


    You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan


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    • 55 min
    Stayin’ Alert, Stayin’ Alert

    Stayin’ Alert, Stayin’ Alert

    “It’s all right, it’s OK/The press will look the other way/And we will fail to understand/Can’t Britain find a better man?” This week: Boris Johnson’s deceitful advice on unlocking. Why appealing to magical “common sense” is his ultimate get-out clause. And as Spain reopens its own society we talk to Fiona Govan of TheLocal.es about what the crisis has done to Spain’s politics. 


    - “No-one really knows what common sense means. It’s just a dogwhistle.” – Ros Taylor
    - “The closer you look at these rules, the more they look like they were written by clowns. And then they talk about common sense?” – Ian Dunt
    - “For Scotland and Wales to effectively say ‘you are not welcome here’… that’s a big thing.” – Ros Taylor 
    - “This isn’t to do with liberals vs authoritarians. It’s about basic ability to deal with complexity.” – Ian Dunt


    Presented by Naomi Smith with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.




    Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. 


    Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


    Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.


    You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan


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    • 45 min
    “Authoritarian in the streets, Libertarian in the sheets”

    “Authoritarian in the streets, Libertarian in the sheets”

    As Britain registers the worst COVID toll in Europe, why is blame for the failure sliding off Boris Johnson? Lovelorn Prof Neil Ferguson feels the sap rising. Operation Bookshelf Barbarossa. Why VE Day belongs to us, not the petty nationalists. Is the fish a credible war animal? And who decided that if you’re pro-Brexit you’ve got to be pro-virus too? Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt police one another’s tones. 


    - “People are saying this is not the time to criticise the government. It’s TRIPLY the time to criticise the government.” – Ian Dunt
    - “VE Day wasn’t about victory OVER Europe. We can’t let the Daily Mail own it.” – Naomi Smith
    - “If anyone’s going to fight to the death to go to the pub right now, it’s me.” – Ian Dunt


    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Naomi Smith. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.


    Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. 


    Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


    Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.


    You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan


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    • 56 min
    “Outwitted by goo.”

    “Outwitted by goo.”

    This week in Euro-Plague news: How is Sweden’s risky approach to the COVID crisis really working? James Savage of news network The Local joins us from Stockholm to give us the view on the ground. Plus: That weird feeling when the person demanding a proper merciless lockdown is… evil Dominic Cummings? Alan Sugar’s totalitarian boomer tweets. And why we shouldn’t trust people who say we don’t trust journalists. Also… towns! 


    - “The Brexiters are realising that the economic hit of COVID will be so enormous that Brexit will seem small beer. And they are hoping to take advantage of that.” – Ros Taylor 
    - “They’ve created the idea that they’re fighting a sentient enemy… because the alternative is to admit that our government was outwitted by goo.” – Alex Andreou


    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.


    Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. 


    Our new companion podcast THE BUNKER is now DAILY too. Get it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and more platforms every day. Oh and RSS too. 


    Remainiacs isn’t going away just because Brexit is happening. We’ll be here throughout to keep the pro-European movement informed, entertained and fired up. Get every new episode a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform.


    You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Original Sharkey ,

Voice of Sanity

Remainiacs is one of the few voices of sanity among a braying mass of stupidity and mendacity. As the monumental stupidity of Brexit unfolds, this podcast reminds me that the UK still harbours smart, witty and warm-hearted citizens who are dedicated to promoting European values.

Gaspargo ,

Lord Haw Haw

Following the news of today, we are winning, but have not yet won so eschew hubris. The 2000 year-old dream of the European Empire will finally be realized shortly. Then prepare for mandated devolution of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. It will all work well, as did the Confederation of the United States.

Bettdocs ,

Commiserating with you from the States

As an American looking for a break from the horror of my own country’s political landscape- I found this podcast smart and humorous at times while giving serious consideration to a variety of Brexit topics. I’m going back to listen from the beginning in 2017 and must say I’m quite envious of the E.U. custom union with freedom of movement and labor. Hope you can remain almost as much as I hope the US can do better in the 2020 presidential election.

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