News Bants

News Bants

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

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December 30, 2021 56 min

In this special edition, we share an unfiltered and light-hearted look back on 2021 news, politics and culture.

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Episode #53 covers these topics:

  • More Tory sleaze
  • Levelling up and broken promises on transport
  • Is the Labour Party bouncing back?
  • Racism in cricket
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    September 1, 2021 62 min

    This episode was recorded in front of a live virtual audience. We discuss some of the biggest stories of the year so far, and explore a range of questions, including: Are anti-vaxxers dangerous for society? Will Brexit be the undoing of Boris Johnson? Is Sir Keir Starmer up to the task of leading the Labour Party into government? Is racism more prevalent or less prevalent since the murder of George Floyd?

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    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?

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    June 4, 2021 37 min

    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?

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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 videos
  • Beattie Communications’ non-inclusive post about diversity
  • Are Covid vaccine passports inevitable?
  • Thoughts on News UK scrapping the term ‘BAME’
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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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