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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... Israel & Palestine?

4/8/2019
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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 - and, dear Lord, we hope we've got this one right - Danielle Ward is joined by comedy writer and Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil Sorters, The Amazing World of Gumball) and...

Duration:00:42:08

Any Stupid Questions about... Councils?

4/1/2019
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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 Danielle Ward is joined by Tim Roca, a member of Westminster City council, to talk about how councils work. Danielle is joined by comedians Tiernan Douieb (Partly Political Broadcast) and Kemah...

Duration:00:39:38

Any Stupid Questions about... The Police?

3/24/2019
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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 Danielle Ward is away, so Carrie Quinlan sits in as Rick Muir, director of the Police Foundation, explains the police. Carrie is joined by comedians Gareth Gwynn (Gareth Gwynn's Alternative...

Duration:00:37:57

Any Stupid Questions about... The Environment?

3/18/2019
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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 Danielle Ward gets the environment explained to her by Emily Beament, the Environment & Heritage Correspondent for the Press Association. Danielle is joined by comedians Alice Fraser (Tea With...

Duration:00:34:26

Any Stupid Questions about... Elections?

3/11/2019
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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 Danielle Ward gets elections explained to her by Lewis Baston, a political journalist and author formerly of the Electoral Reform Society. Danielle is joined by comedy writers Sarah Morgan...

Duration:00:44:38

Any Stupid Questions about... Banks?

3/5/2019
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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 Danielle was away working with Idris Elba, so Carrie Quinlan (Agendum, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) asks Claer Barrett, personal finance editor of the Financial Times, to explain how banks...

Duration:00:37:17

Any Stupid Questions about... Farming?

2/25/2019
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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 Danielle Ward asks Philip Clarke, executive editor of Farmers Weekly, to explain the farming industry. Danielle is joined by comedy writer and Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil...

Duration:00:34:03

Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?

2/17/2019
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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 Danielle Ward is joined by Nicole Badstuber, who researches and writes about transport policy, to explain how trains work in the UK or, more to the point, why they don't. Danielle is joined by...

Duration:00:33:51

Any Stupid Questions about... Brexit (again)?

2/16/2019
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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 Danielle Ward is joined once again by Anand Menon, director of the UK In A Changing Europe think tank, to explain what's gone on with Brexit since we last spoke in series one. Danielle is joined...

Duration:00:41:26

Series 3 is coming...

1/31/2019
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Look, we know how it is. The news has been saying stuff like "quantitative easing" and "the backstop" and "nationalisation" and "cows" for ages and you just nodded like you understood and now it's too late to ask without looking stupid. Luckily Danielle Ward is here for you, with her guest comedians, to ask experts the questions that reveal that they've not really been paying enough attention up til now - but from now on they, and you, will be able to follow current affairs with...

Duration:00:01:07

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 quite...

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