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Comedian Andy Shaw and political commentator Benedict Spence bring a sideways look at the events, people, words and ideas that shape the news agenda. A podcast from Spectator Life.

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Comedian Andy Shaw and political commentator Benedict Spence bring a sideways look at the events, people, words and ideas that shape the news agenda. A podcast from Spectator Life.

    With Leo Kearse

    With Leo Kearse

    Leo Kearse is a Scottish comedian and writer. On the podcast, he talks to Ben and Andy about the irony of alt-right protestors making Nazi salutes in central London; the difficulty in pinning down the changing definition of a 'racist'; and why Patrick Hutchinson, the BLM protestor who carried a man out of a protest getting violent, was his man of the month.

    Presented by Andy Shaw and Benedict Spence.

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    • 28 min
    With Vanity von Glow

    With Vanity von Glow

    Vanity von Glow is one of the UK's most in demand drag queens. She's a singer, pianist, and comic, and also hosts a new political talk show The Vanity Project. On the episode, she talks to Andy and Ben about flirting in a pandemic, why the word 'unprecedented' is unprecedentedly insufferable, and why Lana del Rey is her person of the month.
    Presented by Benedict Spence and Andy Shaw.
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    • 24 min
    With Toby Young

    With Toby Young

    Toby Young is the Spectator's No Sacred Cows columnist and founder of the Free Speech Union. On the podcast, he talks to Andy and Benedict about getting coronavirus, the worst WHO gaffes, and the hardy 70-somethings down his street.
    Presented by Andy Shaw and Benedict Spence.

    • 29 min
    With Andrew Doyle

    With Andrew Doyle

    On the latest episode, Andy and Benedict talk to comedian and author Andrew Doyle, the brains behind the Twitter persona 'Titania McGrath'. Andrew explains just why he's so suited to self-isolation, the politicisation of coronavirus, and which quarantined celebrities he feels most sorry for.
    Presented by Andy Shaw and Benedict Spence.

    • 31 min
    With Julia Hartley-Brewer

    With Julia Hartley-Brewer

    Julia Hartley-Brewer is a journalist and TalkRadio host. On the podcast, she talks to Benedict and Andy about Philip Schofield, British things, and why the Democrats just can't get rid of Trump.
    Presented by Benedict Spence and Andy Shaw.

    • 31 min
    With Konstantin Kisin

    With Konstantin Kisin

    Russian-British comedian Konstantin Kisin joins journalist Benedict Spence and comedy club founder Andy Shaw on the latest episode of That’s Life - a sideways look at the events, people, words and ideas that shape the news agenda. Andy and Benedict talk to Konstantin about whether we’re witnessing the end of woke-ism and the many foxes that have hit the headlines recently - from Laurence Fox to the unfortunate fox in Jo Maugham’s garden. 
     
    Konstantin made headlines of his own in 2018 when he refused to sign a university ‘behavioural agreement’ form before a gig requiring his humour be ‘respectful and kind’. He has been named Jewish comic of the year and is a regular contributor to the BBC, ITV and Radio 5 Live.

    • 32 min

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Refreshing, funny, and frank

The hosts don’t take themselves or topics too seriously, which paves the way for serious thought.

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