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Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi Sridhar to Noam Chomsky, Peter Hitchens to Chelsea Manning and Gary Younge to Stewart Lee, the interviewees couldn't be more eclectic. Expect documentaries, too, exposing injustice and going to enemy territory - and discussions with experts on everything from COVID dreams about the pandemic to the history of US-backed coups. We'll learn a lot - but above all else, have our optimism in a better world rebooted.
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Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi Sridhar to Noam Chomsky, Peter Hitchens to Chelsea Manning and Gary Younge to Stewart Lee, the interviewees couldn't be more eclectic. Expect documentaries, too, exposing injustice and going to enemy territory - and discussions with experts on everything from COVID dreams about the pandemic to the history of US-backed coups. We'll learn a lot - but above all else, have our optimism in a better world rebooted.
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    A Racist Royal Scandal: An Eyewitness Account

    A Racist Royal Scandal: An Eyewitness Account

    It's a scandal that rocked the monarchy: Lady Susan Hussey - Lady of the Household - subjected Ngozi Fulani - a Black British woman and chief executive of domestic violence charity Sistah Space - to a racist interrogation. In the aftermath of her resignation, much of the media has focused on sympathy for this senior member of the Royal court. This is a travesty. Mandu Reid - leader of the Women's Equality Party - witnessed the whole event, and tells us exactly what happened, why it matters - and what it tells us not just about the monarchy, but about British society in 2022.
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    • 17 min
    Keir Starmer's War On The Left Revealed - with Michael Crick and John McDonnell

    Keir Starmer's War On The Left Revealed - with Michael Crick and John McDonnell

    Keir Starmer won the Labour leadership contest with promises of party unity, a "broad church", and the right of Labour members to select their own candidates. All of these commitments have gone up in smoke - and Starmer's leadership has waged a remorseless war against the left.
    We speak to former Channel 4 News journalist Michael Crick - who has been following Labour's selections closer than any other journalist - about the shocking revelations he has uncovered; and former Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, who has written to Starmer about the internal stitch-ups.
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    • 58 min
    OK, Why I'm Voting Labour (Even If They Hate Me)

    OK, Why I'm Voting Labour (Even If They Hate Me)

    So I get flak from two sides - all part of the job!: from Starmer ultra supporters who are all waaaaa leave our boy alone!!! and lefties baffled at why a socialist could vote for the modern Labour party. So here's my main reasons - and I'd love to know your thoughts so do leave them in the comments!
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    • 15 min
    Is Boris Johnson's Return As Prime Minister Inevitable?

    Is Boris Johnson's Return As Prime Minister Inevitable?

    The Tories just suffered their worst defeat in Chester for nearly 200 years - and the polling shows that Rishi Sunak is well and truly sunk. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has made it clear that he's standing for re-election as a Tory MP. Here's why his return as PM isn't actually far fetched - but even plausible.
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    • 10 min
    Rishi Sunak Is Toast

    Rishi Sunak Is Toast

    As our Prime Minister is reduced to defending private schools - a class privilege used only by Britain's elite - and denouncing striking workers - who the public are solidly behind - here's why Sunak is in a catastrophic mess.
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    • 10 min
    Nigel Farage's Latest Nonsense Debunked

    Nigel Farage's Latest Nonsense Debunked

    Nigel Farage has responded to the 2021 Census - which shows Christians are a minority and Britain is more diverse - with objective untruths and nonsense. Here we comprehensively debunk the gibberish of him, Douglas Murray and Andrew Pierce.
    EDIT: Misspoke at 5:25, obviously meant "because white Britons have become a minority", not "non-whites" (doesn't make sense otherwise)
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4.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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Great job Owen

Love ya mate 💜

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Excellent Interviews with Extraordinary Guests

If you love listening to lively, stimulating debates about the seismic ideas that shaping our world, anchored by the perspective of Owen Jones, this podcast if for you. Thank you Owen for everything you do. Your work has influenced me beyond words and molded me into the activist I am today. I am SO GRATEFUL you are transcribing these video interviews into podcast format as I rarely have time to sit down and watch a video but can definitely find time to listen to an interview as I clean, drive, walk my dog etc.

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