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It's the trans-global satiricast that leaves no hot potato unbuttered. Andy Zaltzman breaks down the news with comedians from across the world including Alice Fraser, Hari Kondabolu, John Oliver, Nish Kumar, and his sister Helen. Hear our new show, The Gargle: https://pod.link/Gargle
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    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 3.5K Ratings

It's the trans-global satiricast that leaves no hot potato unbuttered. Andy Zaltzman breaks down the news with comedians from across the world including Alice Fraser, Hari Kondabolu, John Oliver, Nish Kumar, and his sister Helen. Hear our new show, The Gargle: https://pod.link/Gargle
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    AUKUS Gets Awkward

    AUKUS Gets Awkward

    Andy, Alice and Anuvab discuss submarines down under, politics with a punch in the Philippines, and the latest on face masks, remember them? (UK, we're looking at you).
    We are funded entirely by you, the listener. Listeners who sign up via OUR NEW WEBSITE thebuglepodcast.com have long enjoyed the opportunity to get: mentions on the show (in the form of lies), merchandise and general sense of wellbeing for supporting this fine work of art. As of this week you can also support the show directly via Apple Podcasts. Our new channel ‘Team Bugle’ also includes The Gargle and Tiny Revolutions, shows which currently carry ads - but they will be completely ad free on this channel. So if you love The Bugle, and it’s siblings, then please support The Bugle via our website or Apple Podcasts where you can subscribe today.
    Buy a loved one Bugle Merch - COLD AND WET WEAVER T SHIRTS ON SALE NOW). Listen to The Gargle here: https://pod.link/Gargle
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    The Bugle is hosted this week by:
    Andy Zaltzman
    Alice Fraser
    Anuvab Pal
    And produced by Chris Skinner

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    • 41 min
    Satan takes the moral high ground (4204)

    Satan takes the moral high ground (4204)

    Andy is with Alice Fraser and Chris Addison (and Producer Chris) at the London Wonderground festival to address the biggest, heaviest, er most wooden issue. right now - trees. Plus our take on the Texas attack on women and the west's bailing from Afghanistan.
    We are funded entirely by you, the listener. Listeners who sign up via OUR NEW WEBSITE thebuglepodcast.com have long enjoyed the opportunity to get: mentions on the show (in the form of lies), merchandise and general sense of wellbeing for supporting this fine work of art. As of this week you can also support the show directly via Apple Podcasts. Our new channel ‘Team Bugle’ also includes The Gargle and Tiny Revolutions, shows which currently carry ads - but they will be completely ad free on this channel. So if you love The Bugle, and it’s siblings, then please support The Bugle via our website or Apple Podcasts where you can subscribe today.
    Buy a loved one Bugle Merch - COLD AND WET WEAVER T SHIRTS ON SALE NOW). Listen to The Gargle here: https://pod.link/Gargle
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    The Bugle is hosted this week by:
    Andy Zaltzman
    Alice Fraser
    Chris Addison
    And produced by Chris Skinner

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    • 41 min
    Partial Recall (4203)

    Partial Recall (4203)

    Andy is with Mark Steel and Nato Green to look at the maddening elections in California and deepening political chaos in the UK. Which country has it worse?
    We are funded entirely by you, the listener. Listeners who sign up via thebuglepodcast.com have long enjoyed the opportunity to get: mentions on the show (in the form of lies), merchandise and general sense of wellbeing for supporting this fine work of art. As of this week you can also support the show directly via Apple Podcasts. Our new channel ‘Team Bugle’ also includes The Last Post, The Gargle and Tiny Revolutions, shows which currently carry ads - but they will be completely ad free on this channel. So if you love The Bugle, and it’s siblings, then please support The Bugle via our website or Apple Podcasts where you can subscribe today.
    Buy a loved one Bugle Merch - COLD AND WET WEAVER T SHIRTS ON SALE NOW). Listen to The Gargle here: https://pod.link/Gargle
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    The Bugle is hosted this week by:
    Andy Zaltzman
    Nato Green
    Mark Steel
    And produced by Chris Skinner and Ross Ramsey Golding

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    • 40 min
    Worst Comeback EVER

    Worst Comeback EVER

    Andy is with Tiff and Alice to explore a minor week in news. Including the collapse of a nation, the hottest month ever and really freaky fake-brain-eyes.
    We are funded entirely by you, the listener. Listeners who sign up via thebuglepodcast.com have long enjoyed the opportunity to get: mentions on the show (in the form of lies), merchandise and general sense of wellbeing for supporting this fine work of art. As of this week you can also support the show directly via Apple Podcasts. Our new channel ‘Team Bugle’ also includes The Last Post, The Gargle and Tiny Revolutions, shows which currently carry ads - but they will be completely ad free on this channel. So if you love The Bugle, and it’s siblings, then please support The Bugle via our website or Apple Podcasts where you can subscribe today.
    Buy a loved one Bugle Merch - COLD AND WET WEAVER T SHIRTS ON SALE NOW). Listen to The Gargle here: https://pod.link/Gargle
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    The Bugle is hosted this week by:
    Andy Zaltzman
    Tiff Stevenson
    Alice Fraser
    And produced by Chris Skinner

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    • 44 min
    Bonus Bugle - Olympic memories

    Bonus Bugle - Olympic memories

    We're back next week so we relive Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Peonchang 2018
    We are funded entirely by you, the listener. Listeners who sign up via thebuglepodcast.com have long enjoyed the opportunity to get: mentions on the show (in the form of lies), merchandise and general sense of wellbeing for supporting this fine work of art. As of this week you can also support the show directly via Apple Podcasts. Our new channel ‘Team Bugle’ also includes The Last Post, The Gargle and Tiny Revolutions, shows which currently carry ads - but they will be completely ad free on this channel. So if you love The Bugle, and it’s siblings, then please support The Bugle via our website or Apple Podcasts where you can subscribe today.
    Buy a loved one Bugle Merch - COLD AND WET WEAVER T SHIRTS ON SALE NOW). Listen to The Gargle here: https://pod.link/Gargle
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    The Bugle is hosted this week by:
    Andy Zaltzman
    John Oliver
    Alice Fraser
    Anuvab Pal
    And produced by Chris Skinner

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    • 21 min
    Bonus Bugle: Gargling with Nish and Josh

    Bonus Bugle: Gargling with Nish and Josh

    Mabel Skinner introduces The Gargle. Subscribe here
    We are funded entirely by you, the listener. Listeners who sign up via thebuglepodcast.com have long enjoyed the opportunity to get: mentions on the show (in the form of lies), merchandise and general sense of wellbeing for supporting this fine work of art. As of this week you can also support the show directly via Apple Podcasts. Our new channel ‘Team Bugle’ also includes The Last Post, The Gargle and Tiny Revolutions, shows which currently carry ads - but they will be completely ad free on this channel. So if you love The Bugle, and it’s siblings, then please support The Bugle via our website or Apple Podcasts where you can subscribe today.
    Buy a loved one Bugle Merch - COLD AND WET WEAVER T SHIRTS ON SALE NOW). Listen to The Gargle here: https://pod.link/Gargle
    Follow us on YouTube or Insta and see parts of this episode with actual video.
    The Bugle is hosted this week by:
    Andy Zaltzman
    Alice Fraser
    Nish Kumar
    Josh Gondelman
    And produced by Mabel Skinner


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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

PDXHamsterCat ,

Alice, I mean, Andy, I love your show!

You all show that comedy can be funny and relevant and not offensive—thanks for doing your homework and having on guests who do theirs. I love the puns, I have no idea what Andy is saying about crickets, and can’t wait to see what’s going straight in the bin next week.

this nickname is taken 1234321 ,

Thank you!

I loved the bugle back in the John Oliver days and I love it even more now. Andy Zaltzman is absolutely brilliant, whip smart and incredibly funny. I even love the puns runs, keep them up!

Thank you for the hilarious weekly content, and also for introducing me to so many other great comedians.

As an American I'm a bit sad that there is very little American representation these days, outside of the occasional Nato Green appearance, and part of me worries this is yet another sign of our descent into irrelevance. Please find more Americans (or even Canadians!) to join your rotation so you can bring us hope that not all is lost. Remember that a large chunk of North America is also part of the "English speaking world", and many of us like to listen to you too!

Enjoy your summer holiday, and I look forward to hearing you again in the fall.

sarahelize ,

Ever Brilliant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

May you all live long and silly lives, and may you continue recording and sharing the silliness with us eternally. The Bugle and all of its spawn are what make life worth living. As many ⭐️s as possible.

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