268 episodes

Making sense of our political hell every Friday.

Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. 

Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best For Britain • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Minnie Rahman, public affairs and communications at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants • Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic.

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Making sense of our political hell every Friday.

Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. 

Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best For Britain • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Minnie Rahman, public affairs and communications at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants • Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic.

• Sign Up and Listen: patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow.

Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production.

    Politicising a Tragedy

    Politicising a Tragedy

    MPs want the Online Harms Bill to be tightened to take in “hateful speech” – yet the murder of David Amess appears to have had nothing to do with social media. Are they trying to insulate themselves from criticism. Special guest, news and policy blogger David Allen Green, joins us to look at the fallout from David Amess’s killing, plus the confirmation that, yes, the UK government signed the Withdrawal Agreement always intending to break it. 



    “Just because extremists are on social media, it doesn’t mean that social media is the reason they’re extremists” - Alex Andreou



    “It’s strange that MPs are demanding the end of anonymity online when they’re so deft at using ‘off the record’ to get messages into the media.” – David Allen Green 



    “It’s always fun to see the ones who brought you ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE bringing up Angela Rayner’s ‘scum’ comments.” – Dorian Lynskey



    “This is a betrayal of the central argument that got the Government elected – and everyone just shrugs?” – Alex Andreou



    “Think how different things would be if we’d had the wit to call the EU the Winston Churchill Memorial Organisation…” – David Allen Green



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    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Frosty the Conman

    Frosty the Conman

    Brexit’s back! Unelected bureaucrat Lord Frost resurrects the nightmare by tearing into the disgraceful deal and NI Protocol negotiated by dastardly unelected bureaucrat Lord Frost. Wait til he finds that guy… Plus, Johnson re-enacts the late 70s by going on holiday during a national crisis and unfortunately misses the interim COVID report which pins a large chunk of blame on Boris Johnson. Just another perfectly normal week in a perfectly normal country. 



    “Johnson is like a man who has pissed themselves and then says they’re wearing yellow trousers” - Ian Dunt



    “When you have a Government who wants to shrink the state, you can’t be surprised that when a crisis does occur the state can’t handle it” - Alex Andreou



    “What kind of Government would tear up their own territorial customs arrangements?” - Ian Dunt



    “The DUP’s handling of Brexit when they had the whip-hand at Westminster has seen their support plummet” - Naomi Smith



    “Johnson is not going to go without a turkey at Christmas. This is class war, plain and simple.” - Alex Andreou



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    Presented by Ros Taylor with Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bonus: OH GOD, WHAT ELSE? taster mini-cast

    Bonus: OH GOD, WHAT ELSE? taster mini-cast

    An extra for Oh God What Now listeners! Every Monday morning we put out an exclusive, brand new microcast for our Patreon backers, called (inevitably) OH GOD, WHAT ELSE? Our regulars tide you over between episodes by talking about politics but also politics-adjacent stuff like movies, food and the terrible decisions they’ve made in life. Here’s a supercut taster edition so you can hear what you’re missing. If you’d like to get OH GOD WHAT ELSE every Monday morning, search PATREON OH GOD WHAT NOW PODCAST and back us for as little as £2 a month. It’ll be the best few quid you spend all month…
    (Oh, and Ian meant to say Cenobites, not Cenotaphs)
    Featuring Minnie Rahman, Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou, Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Assistant producer Jelena Sofrenijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. Oh God, What Else is a Podmasters production.
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    • 18 min
    The Blather’s Grim – Tory conference with guest David Gauke

    The Blather’s Grim – Tory conference with guest David Gauke

    As the Conservatives drift through a self-congratulatory conference, special guest David Gauke – former Conservative Justice Secretary, now rōnin of old-school Toryism – joins us to sieve Johnson’s speech for an atom of real content. Plus, does the BBC’s Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution give us new insight into the TBGBs? And after Facebook goes down, would we miss it if it went away forever? 



    “Johnson’s speech was jibbered nonsense, like a human jelly spitting at you for 45 minutes.” – Ian Dunt



    “Article 16 isn’t quite what everyone thinks… It’s not like in one bound Britain will be free.” – David Gauke



    “It was pathetic see a grown man, with all the power and influence he has, making jokes about beavers.” – Ros Taylor



    “If the Conservatives cared about free speech they wouldn’t introduce any of Patel’s measures – but they only cares about it as something to beat the Left with.” – Ian Dunt



    “No Russians ever came to me offering donations. What was I doing wrong? I had to rely on little old ladies giving £50…” – David Gauke



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    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Brighton Rocked? – with guest Clive Lewis MP

    Brighton Rocked? – with guest Clive Lewis MP

    So, how did that Labour conference go? Did Keir Starmer snatch victory from the jaws of fratricidal defeat with that closing speech? Special guest Clive Lewis MP joins us to work out whether Labour is back on the road to recovery – and what was missing from the Conference. Plus, the German elections a row of light for the centre-left? And is it really so terrible if politicians call other politicians “scum”?



    “If you were casting hecklers to look mad and unsympathetic, you couldn’t have done a better job.” – Alex Andreou



    “Starmer won on a platform of sensible Corbynism. Now he’s changed into a New Labour tribute band.” – Clive Lewis



    “Labour’s choice is they can be the biggest coalition party under PR – or be in opposition forever under FPTP.” - Naomi Smith



    “The Conservative Party is the most successful party in the world – which by default makes Labour the most unsuccessful.” – Clive Lewis



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Clause IV Concern: Energy drains and Labour pains with guest Rafael Behr

    Clause IV Concern: Energy drains and Labour pains with guest Rafael Behr

    This week, Mr Spaff Goes to Washington. But as Boris Johnson chums up to Joe Biden, an energy crisis is looming back home. With two providers collapsing and more on the way, what does the winter have in store? 

    And on Saturday the Labour Party conference kicks off at the scene of Neil Kinnock's seaside tumble in Brighton. Can Keir Starmer capture a post-Covid comeback with his own Militant moment? Guardian journalist and host of Politics on the Couch RAFAEL BEHR joins the panel to hash out this week's stories. 



    "At least The Simpsons' power plant is still running. Well done, Mr. Burns." - Dorian Lynskey



    "The government should be buying out, not bailing out, the companies that are failing." - Minnie Rahman 



    "Our energy market is failing consumers and the planet." - Minnie Rahman.



    "People have stopped listening to Labour." - Rafael Behr. 



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    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Minnie Rahman. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.   



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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

fa247ma ,

Magnificent

Geniuses for making the sad state of affairs in the UK sound entertaining. Can be a bit of an echo chamber if your politics lean to the right, nevertheless their chain of thought is fairly objective. You don’t have to agree with everything they say to enjoy it. I wish Ian Dunt was my friend.

Louwah ,

Love love love

I left Britain a few years ago but will never stop listening to this crew. Making the sad state of politics today seem funny is not easy but they do it with style.

Reivin Steven ,

Ian *unt

His voice is horrible. His laugh is horrible. His opinions are horrible. His face is horrible. No surprise at all the hear how much he loves the MCU. For someone who gets paid way to much money to sit in central London twiddling about on a keyboard and blurting out tweets he has a very high opinion of himself. He’s a really good example of why so many people hate London. Self-regarding do-nothing but somehow rich anyway while he sneers at anyone who isn’t that type of person. He’s honestly perfect for this podcast. I don’t like the Tories either but it’s really unclear what anyone on this circlejerk podcast wants to do about it. Drivel.

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