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Making sense of our political hell every Tuesday and Friday! Oh God, What Now? is the no-bulls**t politics podcast, making the unbearable bearable with top quality guests and analysis, plus poor quality jokes. 
Regulars include: Dorian Lynskey, author of The Ministry Of Truth: A Biography of Orwell’s 1984 and host of Origin Story • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Writer and commentator Ros Taylor • Rachel Cunliffe of the New Statesman • Writer and host of This Is Not A Drill Gavin Esler • Hannah Fearn of the i paper • Comedian Matt Green • New Statesman policy and politics corresponent Zoë Grünewald • Group Editor Andrew Harrison • Journalist Marie Le Conte • Podmasters Managing Editor Jacob Jarvis
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Making sense of our political hell every Tuesday and Friday! Oh God, What Now? is the no-bulls**t politics podcast, making the unbearable bearable with top quality guests and analysis, plus poor quality jokes. 
Regulars include: Dorian Lynskey, author of The Ministry Of Truth: A Biography of Orwell’s 1984 and host of Origin Story • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Writer and commentator Ros Taylor • Rachel Cunliffe of the New Statesman • Writer and host of This Is Not A Drill Gavin Esler • Hannah Fearn of the i paper • Comedian Matt Green • New Statesman policy and politics corresponent Zoë Grünewald • Group Editor Andrew Harrison • Journalist Marie Le Conte • Podmasters Managing Editor Jacob Jarvis
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    Election ’24 Update: Sunak and Starmer Square Up

    Election ’24 Update: Sunak and Starmer Square Up

    It seems like a lifetime ago that Rishi Sunak called the General Election – even though it’s only been a couple of days. So, how has it gone in the aftermath of that rainy day in Downing Street? Ros Taylor joins Jacob Jarvis to talk about the state of the race so far in the first of what we’re sure will be many bonus podcast updates.  
     
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    Presented by Jacob Jarvis with Ros Taylor. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Jade Bailey. Video production by Chris Jones. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. 
     
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    • 27 min
    Election ’24 Update: Sunak and Starmer Square Up

    Election ’24 Update: Sunak and Starmer Square Up

    It seems like a lifetime ago that Rishi Sunak called the General Election – even though it’s only been a couple of days. So, how has it gone in the aftermath of that rainy day in Downing Street? Ros Taylor joins Jacob Jarvis to talk about the state of the race so far in the first of what we’re sure will be many bonus podcast updates.



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    Presented by Jacob Jarvis with Ros Taylor. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Jade Bailey. Video production by Chris Jones. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.


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    Election 2024: Things Can Only Get Wetter

    Election 2024: Things Can Only Get Wetter

    Rishi Sunak has only gone and done it – a General Election will finally happen on July 4. Why now? In a super speed podcast put together in the aftermath of the rainiest Number 10 announcement on record, we discuss the new hottest date on the British political calendar. Plus we talk about the colossal scandals where justice has either been delayed or denied. And in the extra bit – it’s the end of Newsnight as we know it, what does the panel think to the BBC’s cost cutting?
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    Presented by Andrew Harrison with Hannah Fearn, Jonn Elledge and Yasmeen Serhan. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by Chris Jones. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.

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    • 55 min
    Live in London Part 2: Who was the worst PM of the last 14 years?

    Live in London Part 2: Who was the worst PM of the last 14 years?

    And here’s Part 2 of our live show in London. Strap in as the panel discuss the thorniest question in politics – who was REALLY the worst PM of the modern Tory era? – and then take some of your questions. It’s live entertainment at its best!

    Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more. 

    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and Jan Ravens. Live audio by Simon Williams, production by Robin Leeburn. Zoom livestream by Chris Jones and Kieron Leslie. Live events co-ordinator: Jill Pearson. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.

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    Live in London Part 1 with special guest Jan Ravens

    Live in London Part 1 with special guest Jan Ravens

    Join the regulars plus our special guest, doyenne of impressionists Jan Ravens, for OGWN: It’s Grim Up North London at the King’s Head Theatre in Woke Islington. In part one: After the last election we thought there wouldn’t be another Labour government for decades. How can things change so fast in five years? And Jan reads from great political works by Liz Truss and Nadine Dorries. Part Two coming tomorrow… 

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    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and Jan Ravens. Live audio by Simon Williams, production by Robin Leeburn. Zoom livestream by Chris Jones and Kieron Leslie. Live events co-ordinator: Jill Pearson. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.

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    • 56 min
    Cleaning up the Commons, driving out the loons

    Cleaning up the Commons, driving out the loons

    Is Parliament’s vote to ban alleged sex pest MPs the first step towards restoring some respect to the Commons? Plus the Tories are spouting conspiracies again – this time it’s Maria Caulfield and 15-minute cities. What is she on about and what even are 15-minute cities? And in the Extra Bit for subscribers, Apple destroys the tools of creativity in its new iPad advert and no-one is impressed. Do our panel hate it too?

    Want more from the House of Podmasters? Origin Story Season 5 is out now! Ian Dunt and Dorian Lynskey are back with more deep dives into political concepts and personalities that are perhaps a little TOO misunderstood. George Orwell is up first. Listen here. 

    And are you confused by the US election? Then why not listen to our new podcast American Friction? Out every Friday lunch time in the run-up to November’s big vote. Available here, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Marie Le Conte and Zöe Grünewald. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Gace531 ,

Goodbye Alex R

I know it’s a serious podcast and all but Alex Rees has such a sexy voice when he reads the closing credits…! Thank you and good luck with your next adventure. (Love the rest of you as well).

Urbanite76 ,

My go-to for news

I LOVE Oh God, What Now? The world is so DARK right now, so sometimes I have trouble getting up the *will* to face the news. I love this pod because it’s a fresh take that acts as a “spoon full of sugar” as I keep up-to-date of what’s going on in the world. That’s why it’s my go-to for news, never miss an episode!

madeiramadam ,

Troll Farms in Ohio?

I’m listening to the back catalog to get Brexit history. The November 10, 2017 episode talks disinformation, bots, and troll farms. Then mentions a troll farm in Ohio. Huh? Maybe it was a joke but no one laughed. I wish I could post a photo but go ahead and look up trolls in Dayton Ohio.

Otherwise….great show.

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