News Bants

News Bants

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

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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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April 9, 2020 37 min
Episode 42 of PR Bants covers these topics: Mixed messages around testing for Covid-19 in the UK Why the Queen's message struck the right note The death of print and the rise of broadcast media Keir Starmer and what a new era means for the Labour Party 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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March 30, 2020 34 min
Episode 41 of PR Bants covers these topics: Who are the corporate 'heroes' and 'villains' in the coronavirus crisis? When is it the right time to talk about politics and COVID-19?President Trump, coronavirus and his presidency Happy listening, and let us know what you think by tweeting @PRbants using the hashtag #PRbants
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March 23, 2020 33 min
Episode 40 of PR Bants covers these topics: Coronavirus: Is the government communicating effectively?The importance of partnership in a time of crisis Which brands are building their reputation during the COVID-19 crisis? 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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March 9, 2020 58 min
Episode 39 of PR Bants covers these topics: Coronavirus, misinformation and why we need expertsThe handling of bullying allegations against Priti Patel Banning lobby journalists and what this means for our democracy Why Boris Johnson's absence during the floods mattersBoris Johnson's babyCan Amazon's warehouse tours help to change perceptions of the company's working conditions? Happy listening, and let us kn...
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In this specical edition of PR Bants, we are joined by the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Croydon North, Steve Reed. Our discussion covers the following: Why Labour suffered such a massive election defeatHow to rebuild the Labour partyThe Labour leadership raceThe role of media in political discourseBrexitHow politicians can rebuild trust in the era of fake news Happy listening, and let us know what you thi...
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January 27, 2020 49 min
Episode 38 of PR Bants covers these topics: Harry and MeghanLawrence Fox and gaslighting individuals who share their lived experience of racism Dominic Cummings' unconventional job advert Moving the House of Lords outside London: PR fluff or a symbol of real change?Is the proposed moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology too little, too late? Happy listening, and let us know what you think by tweeting @...
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December 31, 2019 44 min
In this special edition of PR Bants, we make predictions about what is in store for the world of public relations, media, politics, and everything in-between, in 2020. 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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December 24, 2019 37 min
In this special edition of PR Bants we review some of the news stories, PR campaigns and political events that captured our attention in 2019. 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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December 12, 2019 40 min
Episode #37 of PR Bants covers these topics: Pre-election musings and the state of political discourseWhy NATO needs a PR campaign Will impeachment affect how Trump is perceived or how people vote?Is there a credible reason why Blue Story was banned from cinemas? 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 Prince Andrew's 'no-holds barred' interview with Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight. 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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November 4, 2019 39 min
Episode #36 of PR Bants covers these topics: Did McDonald's make the right decision to withdraw its 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' adverts?Thoughts on the Government's 'Get Ready for Brexit' campaignHow political parties should pitch themselves ahead of the general electionWhy Twitter's ban on political adverts is an important stepWhy trust in social media platforms is on the decline Happy listening, and l...
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