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Episode 197 - A Rough And Rowdy Yair (Vol. 1)
Whilst our 3-part 2020 review of Bob Dylan's Rough And Rowdy Ways, A ROUGH AND ROWDY YEAR, airs over at patreon.com/reelpolitik, a new 2-part one, A ROUGH AND ROWDY YAIR, will be free for all to hear on our main feed. Please bear this crucial distinction in mind. This is the latter.
Jack and Yair convened to record this review at the start of this month, and Yair produced the conversation. In it, we cover the background of the album's release, hit out at some of the haters and losers who failed to appreciate it sufficiently, and then begin to discuss its tracks in no particular order, which will continue in volume two. We thought it would be an interesting critical exercise to simultaneously release two reviews of the same work recorded almost a year and a half apart. You can be the judge of that.
PATREON PREVIEW: Episode 196 - A Rough & Rowdy Year (Vol. 1 of 3)
NOTE: This is a completely different review of Bob Dylan's Rough and Rowdy Ways album to the one that will be released on this SoundCloud page in two parts over the next week or so, starting tomorrow. This review was recorded last year, and will be released in three parts as it is very long. Subscribe at patreon.com/reelpolitik to get all three parts of the extended review.
In July 2020, Jack and Yair reviewed Bob Dylan's then-new album Rough and Rowdy Ways. A year on, we are finally releasing that review, which was initially shelved for being too real and containing too much truth, as well as a brand new, slightly shorter one. In this one, we go through the album track-by-track, whereas the new one will be a more free-flowing discussion. In this clip, we discuss the third track, My Own Version Of You.
Episode 195 - All Keefed Out (ft. Juliet Jacques)
Writer and filmmaker Juliet Jacques (@zinovievletter) returns to the podcast after a year to pick up where we left off last time; is Sir Keith Rodney "Kier" Starmer QC the worst political leader of all time, or simply the worst human being? Produced by Sarah Sahim @hikikonormie.
UNLOCKED: Episode 193 - Mumford Prolicide
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This is a good old Jack/Yair episode, in which we discuss a myriad deeply impactful issues; there's the hilarious self-cancellation of the banjoista from Mumford & Sons, the prolific post-cancellation output of Mark Kozelek, and the brilliant work of the not-yet-cancelled Walton Goggins and Danny McBride. Yair, meanwhile, watched the widely derided Malcolm & Marie.
New Labour: Heroes Or Villains? (A Sinan Kose Book Review)
Jack recently joined friend-of-the-show Sinan Kose on his Twitch stream to review arch-Blairite political commentator and ancient supernatural entity John Rentoul's new book, which seeks to positively reappraise the New Labour government (well, not so much the three years Gordon Brown was in charge) in the passionate manner Rentoul has utilised throughout his storied, centuries-spanning career. Jack had not actually read the book, so had a big stack of other books about Blair and his govts behind him just to make him look cleverer, which will no doubt be somewhat lost on listeners.
Check out Sinan's Twitch stream over @ https://www.twitch.tv/skthecrusader
PATREON PREVIEW: Episode 194 - Promising Young Men (On The Brink of a Nervous Breakdown)
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Rubbish mid 2010s "satirical" television show The Brink, Karen Fennell's Promising Young Woman and its co-star, the hated Bo Burnham, radium poisoning, politically vs - well - comically salient comedy and the Mel Gibson/Walton Goggins festive confected-classic Fatman.
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Essential insights into Gapes - the David Harvey of Gapesism
Of all the shows I’ve listened to that delve into Gapesism, this is easily the best and most ideologically pure. Sidestep the revisionist Gapesist-Farronist nonsense elsewhere and enjoy this deep dive into orthodox Gapesism.
A Great Insight into the Mind of the Left
If you want to know what the left thinks this is for you. The main thing is what they against, though you'll never know why...From this evidence "Uni" (none Russell Group I bet) is clearly failing to educate but is doing a great job indoctrinating. Any humor or sense of camaraderie derives from unspoken shared assumptions.
Same jokes over and over
Melt. Centrist dad. British politician names.
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