In this brand new podcast, filmmaker Alex McCarron speaks to thinkers, writers and broadcasters about the Coronavirus lockdown, how it will affect our lives and what the world might look like afterwards.
Did we abandon Boris? - Ben Irvine
Alex talks to writer and philosopher Ben Irvine about his unique perspective on what he calls the Coronapanic, that Boris correctly pursued a Herd Immunity strategy in March 2020 but was abandoned by the conservative commentariat, leaving him open to attack from the socialist bureaucracies and unions, particularly the teachers. In so doing, have we allowed these interests, who could never get near power via the ballot box, to hold the country to ransom? Is Boris's heart in the right place? Find out in this fascinating conversation.
Ben Irvine is the author of numerous books, including Scapegoated Capitalism and Space to Create: A writer's view on the housing crisis. You can buy them here.
The Great Debate - "This house believes there is no overarching conspiracy" - State of the Markets Crossover Special
In this crossover event of the century, Escape from Lockdown has teamed up with the State of the Markets Podcast to settle once and for all the question of whether there is an overarching conspiracy. Arguing against, Deputy Editor of Country Squire magazine, James Bembridge, arguing for, State of the Markets co-host, author and wealth manager Tim Price.
Who wins? You decide.
With contributions from Toby Young, Allison Pearson, Dr Mike Yeadon, Bob Moran and Mark Changizi, and the great listeners to our podcasts.
Co-hosted by Alex McCarron and Paul Rodriguez.
The Tyranny of Masks - Dr Gary Sidley
Alex talks to psychologist Dr Gary Sidley about why the government mandated masks, why some scientists are obsessed by them, despite the paucity in evidence they do anything at all, and the damage that masks do to people forced to wear them.
Dr Gary Sidley is a former NHS consultant clinical psychologist, as well as a writer, blogger and trainer. He is the author of Tales from the Madhouse and a member of HART.
He is also a leading member of the smile free campaign, working to stop the spread of mask mandates in the UK.
James Bembridge - Can our culture survive lockdown?
Alex talks to bastion of tweed conservatism, James Bembridge, about whether the political and social culture of Britain can withstand the cultural onslaught of lockdown.
James is the Deputy Editor of Country Squire magazine.
Nick Dixon - Laughter in Lockdown
Alex talks to writer, comedian and lockdown sceptic Nick Dixon about how his live comedy career was eviscerated by lockdown, the culture war and lockdownism, and whether it's worth listening to what Dominic Cummings has to say about lockdowns.
Nick has been a jobbing circuit comedian for ten years, recently started writing for Spiked and has weekly slot on TalkRadio. You can have a fun time on his website here.
Ben Pile - Hysteria, from Climate to Covid
Alex talks to writer and youtuber Ben Pile about his work looking at the Climate Change panic, and its similarities (and some differences) with the Covid Panic. Along the way, they discuss the modern technocratic ideology, the influence of supranational bodies and agencies on our lives and just how much will Net Zero cost us.
You can read Ben's blog here, watch his youtube output here, and follow him on twitter here.