Partly Political Broadcast

Partly Political Broadcast

Partly Political Brodcast is a weekly comedy podcast dissecting the previous week's political news. Every show has in-depth looks at issues, interviews with people who know things and top level satirical commentary from comedian Tiernan Douieb who really doesn't understand politics all that much. ‘Very funny but fiercely political’ – Time Out Support this show at Support this show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


November 29, 2022 56 min

Net migration is at a record high, which is shocking as it means people still want to come to the UK even though you'd wait longer for an ambulance than to do interspace travel and colonise a planet we haven't ruined yet. Tories complaining about wind, Michelle Mone's pants PPE and the protests in China. Plus Joeli Brearley (@Joeli_Brearley) at Pregnant Then Screwed (@pregnantthenscrewed) on the diminishing chil...

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Keep the politics out of football they say, something that is easy to do when the World Cup is in a country where they'll execute you for protesting. Still nothing more British than doing nothing about it, which is also how the Autumn Statement is tackling the economic crisis. Rishi Sunak's football wall chart, Swiss deals and who Keir Starmer's been kissing. Plus a return to the podcast from Maurice Mcleod (@moword...

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November 15, 2022 50 min

Is there anyone in the cabinet that isn't a bully? Has Rishi Sunak hired them as protection or did he have to take them on or they'd flush his head down the loo? Budgets to fill an imaginary black hole, a new deal with France that already hasn't worked for four years and a chat with Dr Vinicius De Carvalho (@rennavmc) at the King's Brazil Institute (@kingsbrazil) about the recent Brazilian elections where th...

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November 8, 2022 57 min

Austerity, blaming asylum seekers for everything and Peter Kay doing a live tour again where he'll no doubt check if anyone remembers his last one. Its all back to the 2010s but with the sad problem that we've already been through them so this is now worse as a result. Bullying Gavin Williamson, even worse Suella Braverman and COP27. Plus director of Progressive Economy Forum (@PEF_online) James Meadway (@meadwaj) o...

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November 1, 2022 77 min

I suppose if we've always wanted the government to be more transparent, we can't be too upset that Suella Bravermen now wants to share her emails with everyone. It's impressive to get the sack from a job after 6 weeks, be back in it within 6 days and then be even worse at it, but our Home Secretary really does excel at being a truly terrible human being. All of that, Sunak's new cabinet, Brazil's new President a...

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October 24, 2022 25 min

Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom are just like buses aren't they? You know you have one you don't want, wait 44 days and then there's another one you don't want. Er...yeah. Truss is out, Sunak is in. Different face, same terrifying consequences for the country, different weird monotone inability to talk publicly. A supposedly short episode for half term, plus all the descriptions of Liz Truss from the podcast t...

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October 17, 2022 48 min

Will this podcast still be topical when it lands? Will it last past lunchtime? Jeremy Hunt is back and this time as Chancellor after the last one shorted his own career. All the PM's budget plans are scrapped and yet somehow she says she'll continued doing what she promised to even though none of that is left. Will she last the week? Will we? All that and Therese Coffey's illegal antibiotic dealing business, plus a chat...

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October 10, 2022 57 min

Welcome to the Anti-Growth Coalition! Who else is in the club? Take a look around, its absolutely everyone except the Conservative Party, who weirdly aren't helping to grow anything so you think they'd want in, but they get very angry when we ask. Well some of them anyway. There are quite a few in that corner telling Grant Shapps to transcribe how much they hate Liz Truss. Its everyone vs Truss, the end of conference season...

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October 3, 2022 77 min

It's Conservative Conference time which means all the worst opinions in the planet are in one place. And its all happening just after Liz Truss's and Kwasi Kwarteng's worst first weeks have become worst second and third weeks too, ending with a u-turn on a 45p. All gags on that plus a chat with Beauty Dhlamini (@beautydhlamini) at Tribune Magazine (@TribuneMagazine) about health inequality.


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September 26, 2022 54 min

When is a budget not a budget? When its a mini-budget and also a massive economy crashing trashfire of policy. Kwasi Kwarteng has decided the best way to make sure everyone survives a cost of living crisis is to give more money to bankers and no one else, and the pound has responded by throwing itself off an economical cliff. All that plus Truss meets Biden, the Labour conference begins and a chat with Aditi Jehangir (@AditiJeh...

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September 19, 2022 15 min

A brief episode of the podcast on account of their being only one news story for eight days now. A look at the Queen still being dead, the infinite queue and some morsels of other news that were smuggled through somehow.


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September 12, 2022 51 min

All change on perfectly normal island this week, with a new king and a new PM in just 48 hours. Obviously there is only one story and the entire world has stopped for 10 days including this podcast that contains zero comedy whatsoever out of respect, and therefore is exactly the same as all previous episodes. Plus a chat with Dominic Caddick (@DominicCaddick) at the New Economics Foundation (@NEF) about the cost of living c...

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September 5, 2022 63 min

We have a new PM and yet again its absolutely no one that anyone other than the 160,000 worst people in the country would want anywhere near power. Welcome to the stage Liz Truss. No it's over here. No that's the way out. Oh well. The podcast returns from its summer break in time to herald the new but exactly the same and yet also worse era of Truss, give some handy tips to save money on your energy bill and have a chat wit...

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July 25, 2022 71 min

The only two contenders left in the Tory leadership race are so awful the best option for the country now is to sink and pretend we were never here. The last podcast before a short summer break on all the political horror shows from the last week and a chat with Phil Wrigglesworth (@philbywigs) and Colum Leith (@commontator) about Left Cultures (@leftcultures).



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July 18, 2022 39 min

It's all heating up. Not the Tory Leadership contest to see who the very worst person in the world is. No I meant the Earth. Its all on fire and in the UK we're all melting. Thank god the government have a net zero strategy that's just been deemed unlawful. The government not governing, the 4 horsepoliticians of our apocalyptic future and all 202 descriptions of Boris Johnson from this podcast to date.

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July 11, 2022 29 min

Boris Johnson has resigned as Prime Minister. Sort of. I mean he's still there but you know he's also sort of gone. And now instead we will have to see which of 11 of the very worst people in the world will take over and possibly be even worser than the absolute worst that was Johnson. We live in really really awful times. But hey, you gotta laugh right? A gags only episode that may or may not include a remake of Penny Mord...

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July 4, 2022 64 min

Are the Conservatives failing to do anything they've promised because they're too busy being sex pests? It, once again, seems that way and while Chris is pinching investigations are being carried out into 40 imaginary hospitals, rivers full of poo and the police being the worst. Plus an interview with Tim Dawson (@TimDawsn) at the National Union of Journalists (@NUJOfficial) about the planned extradition of Julian A...

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June 27, 2022 25 min

Its Hot Union Member Summer and everyone's on strike, but none of it is the government's responsibility because they know that increasing wages will just lead to inflation that's already happened while no one's had wage increases. Makes sense right? Meanwhile, in the US, the Supreme Court has reversed time by 50 years but sadly not in a way that allows anyone to take out the justices before they were born.

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June 13, 2022 24 min

Has the government been given a dare to see just how many levels of law breaking they can do? Is ministerial code and British sovereign law not enough? Now we're on international laws and just where will it end? Space Law? The Law of Time? A gags only episode again on the awful Rwanda policy, the tearing up of the NI Protocol and NHS Netflix.

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June 6, 2022 19 min

The Tories have voted that they have confidence in Johnson. Just not that much of it and chances are it's not long before the party or the public decide it'll be best to Operation Put Down Big Dog As He's Really Not Well And We Could Use The Money From The Rising Vet Costs To Have A Holiday. A very short, possibly very garbled podcast, recorded very late on Monday night after the vote. You can blame Boris Johnson for th...

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