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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to.

Each week, comedian Danielle Ward (Do The Right Thing) is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be like how a parent talks to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.

Any Stupid Questions? Danielle Ward

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to.

Each week, comedian Danielle Ward (Do The Right Thing) is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be like how a parent talks to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.

    Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Campaign?

    Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Campaign?

    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to.

    We've decided to do two 2019 UK General Election specials. In this one, Danielle Ward is joined comedians Sooz Kempner (Mystery On The Rox podcast) and Nat Tapley (Date Fight podcast), to ask questions about the coverage of the campaign to former Labour party political advisor, Tom Hamilton.

    Questions asked and answered include:

    - Is it more important to knock on doors or go on TV?
    - Do people really care who their MP is?
    - Where has Jacob Rees-Mogg gone?
    - Would Jeremy Corbyn win a majority if he ran a Tony Blair-style campaign?
    - With just a week to go, can ChangeUK The Independent Group For Change win a majority?

    ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them.

    All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello @SoozUK, @Natt and @thhamilton, and Danielle is @captainward. The show itself now has a Twitter account: @AnyStupidQs. Follow it for information about upcoming episodes, recordings, and extra bits of the show that had to be cut for any reason, and to shout at us for any bits in this week's show that we got wrong.

    Produced by Ed Morrish (@edmorrish)

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    • 31 min
    Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Coverage?

    Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Coverage?

    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to.

    We've decided to do two 2019 UK General Election specials. In this one, Danielle Ward is joined comedians Sooz Kempner (Mystery On The Rox podcast) and Nat Tapley (Date Fight podcast), to ask questions about the coverage of the campaign to the political editor of The New Statesman, Stephen Bush.

    Questions asked and answered include:

    - Why is everyone just allowed to lie these days?
    - Do the Greens look better than they deserve to because they've only got one MP so can't split?
    - Does anything you print about any candidate make any difference at all?
    - Is this the dirtiest campaign ever?
    - Which of Boris Johnson's children is the best one?

    ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them.

    All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @SoozUK, @Natt and @thhamilton, and Danielle is @captainward. The show itself now has a Twitter account: @AnyStupidQs. Follow it for information about upcoming episodes, recordings, and extra bits of the show that had to be cut for any reason, and to shout at us for any bits in this week's show that we got wrong.

    Produced by Ed Morrish (@edmorrish)

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    • 39 min
    Any Stupid Questions about... Israel & Palestine?

    Any Stupid Questions about... Israel & Palestine?

    This week - and, dear Lord, we hope we've got this one right - Danielle Ward is joined by comedy writer/Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil Sorters, The Amazing World of Gumball) and writer/producer Clarissa Maycock (Ray Moss: No Stone Unturned, Glitzy Ghost Hunter) to talk to Hugh Lovatt, Policy Fellow at the pan-European thinktank The European Council on Foreign Relations about - and, basically, we apologise in advance - Israel & Palestine.




    Everyone except Hugh sounds a bit more nervous than usual.


    Questions asked and answered include:


    - How did this start?
    - Are there any comparable situations in the world?
    - If a baby is born in the West Bank, what nationality are they?
    - How helpful was Tony Blair to the whole thing?
    - What's the state of left-wing politics in Israel?


    ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them.


    All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @jackbern23, @ClarissaDM and @h_lovatt, and Danielle is @captainward. The show itself now has a Twitter account: @AnyStupidQs. Follow it for information about upcoming episodes, recordings, and extra bits of the show that had to be cut for any reason, and to shout at us for any bits in this week's show that we got wrong.


    Produced by Ed Morrish (@edmorrish)


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    • 42 min
    Any Stupid Questions about... Councils?

    Any Stupid Questions about... Councils?

    This week Danielle Ward is joined by Tim Roca, a member of Westminster City council, to talk about how councils work. Danielle is joined by comedians Tiernan Douieb (Partly Political Broadcast) and Kemah Bob (FOC It Up comedy club).
     
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    • 38 min
    Any Stupid Questions about... The Police?

    Any Stupid Questions about... The Police?

    This week Danielle Ward is away, so Carrie Quinlan sits in as Rick Muir, director of the Police Foundation, explains the police. Carrie is joined by comedians Gareth Gwynn (Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive) and Olivia Lee (Frank).
     
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    • 37 min
    Any Stupid Questions about... The Environment?

    Any Stupid Questions about... The Environment?

    This week Danielle Ward gets the environment explained to her by Emily Beament, the Environment & Heritage Correspondent for the Press Association. Danielle is joined by comedians Alice Fraser (Tea With Alice, The Bugle) and John-Luke Roberts (Bull, Spats).
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Flipflappingflopperface ,

Just great

Smart people asking questions without taking themselves too seriously. A ton of fun.

Bob the Indescribable ,

Not so stupid

This podcast, like most of what Danielle Ward has done for the internet, is brilliant. Some questions are certainly stupid, but mostly the guest comedians and Ward ask the kinds of questions you might want to ask an expert. I am an economist and I think the economics episode is so good, I will be recommending it to my students.

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