37 episodes

Politics of Sound is the podcast in which political figures pay an imaginary visit to the virtual PoS Record Shop, emerging with their life-long favourite albums. Multi-instrumentalist Iain Carnegie hosts the discussion as guests speak about (and sometimes perform!) the music which has shaped, inspired, amazed and amused them over the years.

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Politics of Sound is the podcast in which political figures pay an imaginary visit to the virtual PoS Record Shop, emerging with their life-long favourite albums. Multi-instrumentalist Iain Carnegie hosts the discussion as guests speak about (and sometimes perform!) the music which has shaped, inspired, amazed and amused them over the years.

    Politics of Sound #33 Season 1 Highlights Compilation Pt. 3

    Politics of Sound #33 Season 1 Highlights Compilation Pt. 3

    To mark the end of the first season of the Politics of Sound podcast, Iain Carnegie presents the third of four special episodes looking back at the highlights, both spoken and musical, of the last two years.

    In this third part, which features the shows recorded during the last six months of 2020, Iain speaks to Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley, Liberal Democrat MP and former candidate for party leader, Layla Moran, Conservative MP Conor Burns, Times Radio Presenter Calum MacDonald, Former Democratic State Senator from Ohio Capri Cafaro and Comedian, Impressionist and presenter Matt Forde. As ever, there is music aplenty, provided by the Politics of Sound House Band.

    To further celebrate the albums chosen by PoS guests over the last two years, Politics of Sound  now has its own Spotify Playlist, where you can hear all of the original versions of the album tracks selected over the last two years.
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tTnL5rZgz956ClGYnIQmd?si=6f9aff0c615647b9&nd=1

    • 33 min
    Politics of Sound #32 Season 1 Highlights Compilation Pt 2.

    Politics of Sound #32 Season 1 Highlights Compilation Pt 2.

    To mark the end of the first season of the Politics of Sound podcast, Iain Carnegie presents the second of four special episodes looking back at the highlights, both spoken and musical, of the last two years.

    In this first part, which features the shows recorded during the first six months of 2020, Iain speaks to Former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Labour MP and former professional musician Thangam Debbonaire, Conservative MP Paul Scully, Scottish National Party MP Pete Wishart,  Times Radio Presenter Carole Walker and Liberal Democrat President, Dr Mark Pack. As ever, there is music aplenty, mainly provided by the Politics of Sound House Band.

    To further celebrate the albums chosen by PoS guests over the last two years, Politics of Sound  now has its own Spotify Playlist, where you can hear all of the original versions of the album tracks selected over the last two years.
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tTnL5rZgz956ClGYnIQmd?si=6f9aff0c615647b9&nd=1

    • 37 min
    Politics of Sound BITES #31: Season 1 Highlights Compilation Pt. - 2019

    Politics of Sound BITES #31: Season 1 Highlights Compilation Pt. - 2019

    To mark the end of the first season of the Politics of Sound podcast, Iain Carnegie presents the first of four special episodes looking back at the highlights, both spoken and musical, of the last two years.

    In this first part, which features the shows of 2019, Iain speaks to Jonathan Isaby, Tom Brake, Mary Honeyball, Kevin Brennan, Tim Farron, John Whittingdale, Cathy Eastburn, Michael Dugher, Olga Fitzroy and Iain Dale and there is music aplenty, provided by the Politics of Sound House Band.

    To further celebrate the albums chosen by PoS guests over the last two years, Politics of Sound  now has its own Spotify Playlist, where you can hear all of the original versions of the album tracks selected over the last two years. 
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tTnL5rZgz956ClGYnIQmd?si=6f9aff0c615647b9&nd=1

    • 34 min
    Politics of Sound #30 Tom Mayhew, 'Working Class' Comedian

    Politics of Sound #30 Tom Mayhew, 'Working Class' Comedian

    In the August edition of the Politics of Sound, Iain Carnegie welcomes comedian and star of BBC Radio 4's Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum, Tom Mayhew to the Politics of Sound virtual Record Shop. 

    In a fascinating, revealing interview, he discusses the challenges of creating a career in comedy from a background beset with financial struggles, his experience of the benefit system, his love for his family, Christianity, his first stand-up gig, Radio 4, the pandemic and much more.
    Tom emerges from the Politics of Sound Record Shop with an eclectic selection of three albums by Spook School, Minnie Birch and Plan B and the Politics of Sound House Band are on hand to provide their own reworking of tracks from her chosen albums.

    Follow us on Twitter: @politics_sound for all the latest news and don't forget to hit the Subscribe button!

    All PoS episodes available now on Global Player.

    • 51 min
    Politics of Sound #29 Edwina Currie, Former Health Minister, Author and Media Personality

    Politics of Sound #29 Edwina Currie, Former Health Minister, Author and Media Personality

    In the July edition of the Politics of Sound, Iain Carnegie welcomes the former Conservative MP and Health Minister, Author and Media Personality Edwina Currie to the Politics of Sound virtual Record Shop. 

    In an often personal and revealing interview, she discusses her upbringing within an Orthodox Jewish household in Liverpool and subsequent estrangement from her father, her political awakening, the struggles of being a woman MP in the 1980s and 90s, her political triumphs, the salmonella in eggs scandal and its legacy, her affair with John Major and the joyful musical experiences of her youth as an audience member at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in the 1960s.
    Edwina  emerges from the Politics of Sound Record Shop with an eclectic selection of three albums by The Beatles, Dolly Parton and Queen and the Politics of Sound House Band are on hand to provide their own reworking of tracks from her chosen albums.

    Follow us on Twitter: @politics_sound for all the latest news and don't forget to hit the Subscribe button!

    All PoS episodes available now on Global Player.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Politics of Sound #28 Mark Francois, Conservative Party, ERG

    Politics of Sound #28 Mark Francois, Conservative Party, ERG

    In the June edition of the Politics of Sound, Iain Carnegie welcomes the Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford and Chairman of the European Research Group,  Mark Francois to the Politics of Sound virtual Record Shop to discusses his formative years growing up in Essex,   his abiding affection for and pride in his parents, his years in student politics at Bristol University, the battle he fought in Parliament, both before and after the Brexit vote and the place that music plays within his life.
    Mark  emerges from the Politics of Sound Record Shop with an 80s Synth Pop selection of albums by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Depeche Mode and the Politics of Sound House Band are on hand to perform their own version of tracks from his album selections.

    Follow us on Twitter: @politics_sound for all the latest news and don't forget to hit the Subscribe button!

    All PoS episodes available now on Global Player.

    • 41 min

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