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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to. Each week, comedian Danielle Ward (Do The Right Thing) is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be like how a parent talks to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.

Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to. Each week, comedian Danielle Ward (Do The Right Thing) is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be like how a parent talks to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to. Each week, comedian Danielle Ward (Do The Right Thing) is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be like how a parent talks to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.

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English


Episodes

Any Stupid Questions about... The British Empire?

6/4/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, for the last episode of series two, Danielle Ward is joined by historian and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann, to tackle the thorny issue of The British Empire. Danielle is joined by comedians...

Duration:00:43:15

Any Stupid Questions about... Tourism?

5/28/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Dr James Kennell, principal lecturer on Tourism, Events & Hospitality at Greenwich University in London, who can tell us literally everything about tourism....

Duration:00:43:18

Any Stupid Questions about... Northern Ireland?

5/21/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Kate Devlin, a Northern Irish journalist who currently works for the Sunday Express, who will totally explain Northern Ireland. Danielle is joined by comedians...

Duration:00:48:12

Any Stupid Questions about... Housing?

5/13/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Jonn Elledge from The New Statesman and CityMetric, who will explain everything you need to know about housing - and assuming you like living indoors, that's...

Duration:00:37:21

Any Stupid Questions about... Immigration?

5/7/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Phoebe Griffith, Associate Director for Migration, Integration and Communities at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), who will explain everything...

Duration:00:34:48

Any Stupid Questions about... Parliament?

4/30/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Emily Ashton, chief political correspondent at BuzzFeed News and Chair of the Parliamentary Lobby, who will explain everything there is to know about the UK's...

Duration:00:39:59

Any Stupid Questions about... Newspapers?

4/23/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Hugo Rifkind, a regular guest on The News Quiz and a columnist and leader writer for The Times, who will explain everything there is to know about newspapers....

Duration:00:37:15

Any Stupid Questions about... Cyber Security?

4/16/2018
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by James Ball, a journalist who has worked for The Guardian, BuzzFeed and Wikileaks, and who wrote the book Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered The World, to ask...

Duration:00:34:52

Any Stupid Questions about... Defence?

11/6/2017
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Peter Felstead, the editor of Jane's Defence Weekly, to ask questions about the military and defence. Danielle is joined by comedians Ahir Shah (Edinburgh Comedy...

Duration:00:36:31

Any Stupid Questions about... Universities?

10/30/2017
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by John Morgan, the news editor of Times Higher Education magazine, to ask questions about universities. She's also joined by comedians Gráinne Maguire (Question...

Duration:00:27:40

Any Stupid Questions about... Brexit?

10/23/2017
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, in an episode that is sure to annoy absolutely no-one, host Danielle Ward is joined by Anand Menon, Director of UK In A Changing Europe, to ask questions about Brexit. She's also joined by BBC...

Duration:00:42:38

Any Stupid Questions about... Economics?

10/18/2017
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics at King's College London, to ask questions about economics. She's also joined by comedians Gráinne Maguire (Question...

Duration:00:34:16

Any Stupid Questions about... The NHS?

10/8/2017
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Andy Cowper, the editor of Health Policy Insight and comment editor of the Health Services Journal, to ask questions about the NHS, which he knows loads about....

Duration:00:45:56

Any Stupid Questions?

10/4/2017
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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to. Each week, Danielle Ward is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be...

Duration:00:01:07