News Bants

News Bants

A podcast with an unfiltered and light-hearted take on current affairs and politics

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June 6, 2021 47 min
In this special episode of News Bants, we discuss Dominic Cummings' appearance in front of the Commons health and science committees. How damaging is it to Boris and the Tories? Can Cummings be believed or was this just a televised ego trip? Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views using the hashtag #NewsBants
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In this special episode of News Bants, we discuss politics and sleaze. From the Greensill scandal to questions over the funding of Downing Street's gold wallpaper, Tory sleaze is back. But does it matter? Will it affect voters' opinions and can Labour capitalise on the allegations? Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views using the hashtag #NewsBants
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March 22, 2021 45 min
Episode #52 covers these topics: The proposed 1% pay rise for NHS workers Rishi Sunak's slick videosBeattie Communications' non-inclusive post about diversityAre Covid vaccine passports inevitable?Thoughts on News UK scrapping the term 'BAME' Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views using the hashtag #NewsBants
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March 10, 2021 53 min
In this special episode of News Bants, we share our perspective on Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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In this special episode of News Bants, we discuss why some Black and Minority Ethnic communities are hesitant about taking the Covid vaccine and what can be done about it.
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January 31, 2021 42 min
We share our unfiltered and light-hearted predictions for news, politics and culture in 2021. This episode was recorded live in front of a remote audience.
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December 29, 2020 56 min
In this special edition, we share an unfiltered and light-hearted look back on 2020 news, politics and culture. This was originally recorded as a live show for The Pros Winter Series event.
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December 23, 2020 40 min
Episode #51 covers these topics: Can Croydon Council rebuild trust after effectively declaring itself bankrupt?Millwall Football Club and Black Lives MatterCan celebrities persuade people to take the Covid vaccine? Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views using the hashtag #NewsBants
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November 11, 2020 28 min
England has entered its second national lockdown. What impact will the government's lack of transparency on Covid data and allegations of nepotism have on the public? We also discuss whether Pfizer's vaccine will be well-received by the public.
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In this special edition of News Bants, recorded before the election result, we discuss our thoughts on the furore surrounding election day and how Joe Biden and Donald Trump have run their respective campaigns. We also ponder on whether this election has changed the face and character of America forever. Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views using the hashtag #NewsBants
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October 26, 2020 30 min
Episode 50 of News Bants covers these topics: Pure Gym, social media, and Black History Month Is Starbucks move to tie executive pay to diversity targets a good thing?Darren Grimes and freedom of speechThoughts on the upcoming US Presidential election Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views using the hashtag #NewsBants
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October 19, 2020 29 min
Episode 49 of News Bants covers these topics: The UK government's handling of CovidIs Boris Johnson up to the job?The growing influence of Northern mayors including Andy Burnham Will Allegra Stratton's role as the government's new press secretary lead to more questions than answers? Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views about the podcast using the hashtag #NewsBants
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September 28, 2020 53 min
Episode 48 of News Bants covers these topics: Rishi Sunak's Winter Economy Plan How Covid is impacting the finances of the royal householdDid Harry and Megan's message about the US election cross the line?The full story about Patrick Vallance and his GSK sharesWhat can we expect from Andrew Neil's 24-hour news channel? Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views about the podcast using the h...
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September 16, 2020 55 min
Episode 47 of News Bants covers these topics: Breaking the law and the Brexit agreement Is anybody keen on a festival to celebrate Brexit?Could Keir Starmer's televised press briefings be a winning formula?Rio Tinto's unethical behaviour A look at how the Government is handling the Covid crisis Happy listening! Tweet us @NewsBants to let us know your views using the hashtag #NewsBants
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July 12, 2020 40 min
Episode 46 of PR Bants covers these topics: Boris Johnson's plan to 'build build build' and his New Deal for BritainConfusion around the lockdown in Leicester Is Keir Starmer the preffered choice for prime minister?Politics, communication and the Black Lives Matter movementWill boycotting Facebook make an impact and drive change? Happy listening, and let us know what you think by tweeting @PRbants using the h...
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June 5, 2020 27 min
In this special episode of PR Bants we discuss the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and the reaction of brands, and the socio-political environmemt in the US ahead of the election. Happy listening, and let us know what you think by tweeting @PRbants using the hashtag #PRbants Music from Jukedeck - create your own at Jukedeck
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In this special episode of PR Bants, we discuss whether Dominic Cummings' defence for his alleged breach of lockdown measures carries any weight and what it means for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Happy listening, and let us know what you think by tweeting @PRbants using the hashtag #PRbants Music from Jukedeck - create your own at Jukedeck
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May 20, 2020 58 min
We are joined by special guest Simon Feldman, who is a senior public relations professional. Episode 45 of PR Bants covers these topics: A look at Project Restart and whether football matches should resumeWho's winning the argument? Keir Starmer versus Boris Johnson Challenges around communicating the Coronavirus infection 'R' rate Teachers, unions and the call for some children to return to schoolTV soaps sign...
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May 11, 2020 52 min
Episode 44 of PR Bants covers these topics: Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the nation and the 'stay alert' messageCoronavirus and its impact on people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds Will the UK government's Covid tracking app be a success?Trust in government Happy listening, and let us know what you think by tweeting @PRbants using the hashtag #PRbants Music from Jukedeck - crea...
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April 20, 2020 53 min
We are joined by special guest Ronke Lawal, PR consultant and founder of Ariatu PR. Episode 43 of PR Bants covers these topics: The leaked Labour Party report How world leaders are responding to the coronavirus pandemic Why Downing Street should open up press briefings to diverse media How can we tackle 5G conspiracy theories?Zoom's security issues and the impact it's having on the platform's reputation Happ...
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