189 episodes

From the makers of The Bugle, this is a weekly show that skips the news pages and takes a sideways glance at the nonsense contained within the culture, celebrity, tech, science and advice sections of the news.
Alice Fraser is joined every show by two great comics from across the globe, bringing 30 minutes of smart satire alongside juvenile nonsense!
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    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 215 Ratings

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From the makers of The Bugle, this is a weekly show that skips the news pages and takes a sideways glance at the nonsense contained within the culture, celebrity, tech, science and advice sections of the news.
Alice Fraser is joined every show by two great comics from across the globe, bringing 30 minutes of smart satire alongside juvenile nonsense!
We are part of the Team Bugle subscriber channel. Sign up and get Ask Andy - our exclusive, extra monthly show

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Legislating LOLs | Enhanced Games | Child labour

    Legislating LOLs | Enhanced Games | Child labour

    Siân Docksey and Tom Neenan join host Alice Fraser for episode 166 of The Gargle. All of the news, with none of the politics.
    😂 Legislating LOLs
    💉 Enhanced Olympics
    🤖 Security robot
    🤳 Child labour
    👩‍❤️‍👩 Reviews
    Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@BuglePodcast
    Written by Alice Fraser, Siân Docksey and Tom Neenan
    Produced by Ped Hunter, with executive production from Chris Skinner
    HOW TO SUPPORT THE GARGLE
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    • 33 min
    Romance Novels | EmotionAIl | Porridge

    Romance Novels | EmotionAIl | Porridge

    Chloe Petts and Steve Bugeja join host Alice Fraser for episode 165 of The Gargle. All of the news, with none of the politics.
    This week: Romance novel bookshops and emotional AI. Also, porridge, too hot or too cold?
    Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@BuglePodcast

    Written by Alice Fraser, Chloe Petts and Steve Bugeja
    Produced by Laura Turner and Ped Hunter, with executive production from Chris Skinner
    HOW TO SUPPORT THE GARGLE
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    • 33 min
    Risky behaviour | Space debris | Martin Shkreli

    Risky behaviour | Space debris | Martin Shkreli

    Sami Shah and Nic Sampson join host Alice Fraser for episode 164 of The Gargle. All of the news, with none of the politics.
    💊 Risky behaviour
    ☄️ Space debris
    🖕 Elon Musk
    🤑 Martin Shkreli
    🏎 Reviews
    Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@BuglePodcast
    Story 1: https://www.sciencealert.com/the-worlds-most-common-pain-relief-drug-may-induce-risky-behavior
    Story 2: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/22/florida-family-sues-nasa-space-debris
    Story 3: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/19/elon-musk-softens-go-f-yourself-comment-to-woo-advertisers.html
    Story 4: https://www.fastcompany.com/91144246/pharma-bro-martin-shkreli-claims-he-founded-djt-cryptocurrency
    Written by Alice Fraser, Sami Shah and Nic Sampson
    Produced by Ped Hunter, with executive production from Chris Skinner
    HOW TO SUPPORT THE GARGLE
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    • 31 min
    Climate jobs | Sauna sessions | Influencers

    Climate jobs | Sauna sessions | Influencers

    Dan Ilic and Joe Kent-Walters (aka Frankie Monroe) join host Alice Fraser for episode 163 of The Gargle. All of the news, with none of the politics.
    🥵 Climate jobs
    🧖🏻‍♀️ Sauna sessions
    🖥 Cheat sues Apple
    🤳 Influencer fined
    🍴 Reviews
    Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@BuglePodcast
    Story 1: https://www.businessinsider.com/gen-z-climate-jobs-skills-gap-linkedin-2024-6
    Story 2: https://www.404media.co/game-studios-job-requirement-non-negotiable-sauna-sessions/
    Story 3: https://uk.pcmag.com/ios/152837/man-sues-apple-after-wife-discovers-cheating-via-messages-synced-to-imac
    Story 4: https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/15/dubai-influencer-fined-for-trespassing-on-sardinia-pink-beach-spiaggia-rosa
    Written by Alice Fraser, Dan Ilic and Joe Kent-Walters
    Produced by Ped Hunter, with executive production from Chris Skinner
    HOW TO SUPPORT THE GARGLE
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    • 35 min
    3D printing | Disney hacked | AI wave

    3D printing | Disney hacked | AI wave

    John-Luke Roberts and Katie Norris join host Alice Fraser for episode 162 of The Gargle. All of the news, with none of the politics.
    🔫 3D printing
    🐧 Disney hacked
    👋 AI wave
    🤖 Robotic pets
    🐘 Elephant names
    📱 1-word texts
    🫃🏻 Reviews
    Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@BuglePodcast
    Story 1: https://gizmodo.com/youtube-ghost-gun-content-3d-printer-instructions-1851527185
    Story 2: https://mashable.com/article/disney-hacked-club-penguin
    Story 3: https://futurism.com/the-byte/microsoft-layoffs-blaming-ai-wave
    Story 4: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/4000-additional-robotic-pets-seniors-new-york-combat/story?id=111067224
    Story 5: https://www.theguardian.com/science/article/2024/jun/10/elephant-names-study-ai
    Story 6: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/one-word-reply-communication-texting_l_6660cae1e4b06a0c0d1f9ba8
    Written by Alice Fraser, John-Luke Roberts and Katie Norris
    Produced by Ped Hunter, with executive production from Chris Skinner
    HOW TO SUPPORT THE GARGLE
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    • 29 min
    Leafy greens | Death nuggets | Waterfall pipe

    Leafy greens | Death nuggets | Waterfall pipe

    Pierre Novellie and Tom Neenan join host Alice Fraser for episode 161 of The Gargle. All of the news, with none of the politics.
    🛞 Leafy greens
    🥜 Death nuggets
    💦 Waterfall pipe
    🪹 Mean magpies
    🧘🏻‍♂️ Reviews
    Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@BuglePodcast
    Story 1: https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/tire-wear-additives-found-in-leafy-green-vegetables-387567
    Story 2: https://www.theguardian.com/science/article/2024/may/31/men-and-other-mammals-live-longer-if-they-are-castrated-says-researcher
    Story 3: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cp99l9gpzwgo
    Story 4: https://phys.org/news/2024-06-magpies-tend-intelligent.html
    Written by Alice Fraser, Pierre Novellie and Tom Neenan
    Produced by Ped Hunter, with executive production from Chris Skinner
    HOW TO SUPPORT THE GARGLE
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

Chelsinki14 ,

Stellar show! Five stars and 5 half-a-glass of waters

Alice is a gem of a podcaster, comedian, and part of a comedy crew (The Bugle) that brings delight to my ears at least weekly and as often as I can get it! Guest hosts are delightful and present an array of global perspectives that makes my midwestern US brain much more informed

Kelly RB ,

This might be my favorite podcast

I, like a lot of Buglers, was a bit nervous about the revamp. Alice is a fundamental reason I don’t miss Johnny Showbiz too terribly much. She’s fantastic, & both her Bugle spin-off shows are never anything short of delightful to listen to. The Last Post was quite an adventure, well with a listen it you’ve not yet, & I love the consistency of some of the sponsors (I can’t wait for that book!) into this universe with The Gargle. The Gargle would be something I enjoy even without the connection to The Bugle.

Dusty Corners ,

Love love love this for the smarty funnyness

and also pairs well with…
a half a glass of water

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