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Denis Campbell On Preventing The Normalisation Of President Trump

Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive was our guest on today’s show. Denis is host of The Three Muckrakers podcast and author of the new book, Donald Trump Deplorable Bully, which is dedicated to documenting the Presidency of Donald Trump in an effort to prevent normalisation of his conduct in the White House. We also spoke about Brexit negotiations and Theresa May’s chaotic government. Resources

Duration: 00:58:20

Harry Baker on Slam Poetry and Mathematics

Former world champion slam poet Harry Baker was the guest on today’s show. He first discovered Poetry Slams at school and won his first contest combining a love of mathematics and words in a prime number themed love story. We talked all about his journey as a poet from his first slam all the way to the world championships, his love of maths, and how to recite pi to 51 digits… Resources

Duration: 00:57:01

Red Pepper Magazine and Socialism’s Resurgence Within The Labour Party

Ruairidh and Elena from Red Pepper Magazine were our guests on this show. The Labour Party has undergone a fairly rapid transformation over the past two years, with the left of the party taking back a lot of control. We chatted about the journey from Ed Miliband to Jeremy Corbyn, what it is like being a socialist magazine with Corbyn as Labour leader, and what the future holds for the Labour party. Resources

Duration: 01:14:18

Francesca Lake On Open Access Journals and The Future of Scientific Research

Francesca Lake of Future Science Group was the guest on today’s show. She is the editor of their biomedical open access journal and was keen to talk to us about Open Access week that is taking place around the world this week! Open Access is the idea that all scientific journals should be open source and freely available for everyone to read and absorb. We talked about Open Access week and all sorts of biomedical research including 3-D printed organs, animal testing, cancer, and...

Duration: 01:00:06

Richard Barbrook On Digital Democracy and The Labour Party

Richard Barbrook was our guest on today’s show. He is about to begin some work with the Labour party on digital democracy and large-scale, crowd-sourced policy making. We chatted all about digital democracy, the Labour party, the general election, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and much more! Resources

Duration: 01:32:27

Brendan Harkin and Nathan Stewart On The Future Of Northern Irish Politics

Brendan Harkin and Nathan Stewart of Fly By Those Nets were our joint guests on today’s show. Fly By Those Nets is a Northern Irish politics commentary, analysis, and opinion site founded by Nathan and Brendan as a way to build a platform for activism. We spent our time discussing Northern Irish politics, the DUP, Brexit, and the future of Northern Ireland! Music by Just Jim - If...

Duration: 01:08:30

Luke Belvedere On Getting Paid As Musician In 2017

Our guest on today's show was L.T. Belvedere, a blues singer-songwriter. We talked all about the challenges of getting paid as a modern musician, whether technology and platforms like YouTube and Patreon have helped at all, and what you are paying for when you hire a musician. Music by Just Jim - If you enjoyed what you read here you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date with everything...

Duration: 01:04:27

Harry Fone On Libertarianism and The UK Libertarian Party

Harry Fone of the UK Libertarian Party was our guest on today's show. We talked all about what the Libertarian Party in the UK stands for, how it differs from it's US counterpart, and Libertarian stances on a lot of issues in our modern political discourse. Resources Music by Just Jim - If you enjoyed what you read here you can follow us on...

Duration: 01:04:38

Dr Katy Hayward on Brexit and The Irish Border

Dr Katy Hayward was our guest on this show. She has written extensively about the difficulties surrounding the Irish border issue in the Brexit negotiations. We were keen to get her on to discuss these difficulties, how the British and Irish governments have handled the issue, and the potential for technology to provide a form of solution. Sponsor Resources...

Duration: 01:03:48

Lisa-Maria Neudert On How Bots Are Influencing Election

Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Computational Propaganda Project was our guest for today's show. The Computational Propaganda Project is a research group that has spent the last year looking at the way bots on social media and “junk news" (aka fake news) have affected and attempted to influence elections in Germany, France, the US, and the UK. Sadly she only had half an hour to talk, but the short conversation that we had was fascinating. We got talking about the influence bots can have on...

Duration: 00:27:24

Callum Curry On Sussd and Life As An Entrepreneur In Northern Ireland

Callum Curry was the guest on today's show ahead of the launch of his new polling company, Sussd. Sussd is a locally driven community polling platform that will allow people to give opinions on how local issues are being dealt with and give them the chance to impact real change in their community. We talked all about his app, his experience as an entrepreneur in Northern Ireland, the idea of Universal Basic Income, and the future of work. Sponsor...

Duration: 00:59:57

Bret Weinstein On The Evolutionary Implications Of Technology And Modern Society

Today's guest is Bret Weinstein. Bret is a former Evergreen State College Professor at the centre of a massive lawsuit (which he has just won) surrounding a day of absence at the University, which you can read more about below. We got into numerous fascinating discussions about the nature and problems with the extreme left-right divide, the evolutionary implications of technology and modern society, the evolutionary reasons for both racism and multi-culturalism, and how we solve the...

Duration: 01:33:13

Matthew Fulton and Scott Moore On Progressive Politics Northern Ireland

The co-founders of Progressive Politics Northern Ireland, Matthew Fulton and Scott Moore, were our joint guests on the latest episode of Chatter. They founded the movement in the wake of the RHI scandal (Renewable Heating Incentive) in order to promote progressive ideals in Northern Ireland and fight to ensure Northern Ireland gets equal marriage rights, the same abortion rights as the rest of the UK, and oppose regressive political policies. SPONSORS Beer52 £10 Off Win A £500 Amazon...

Duration: 01:07:12

Patricia McKeown On The Stealth Privatisation Of The Health Service and The Importance Of Trade Unions

Patricia McKeown of UNISON was our guest on the show today. Ever since we became politically aware and involved we have been horrified and terrified by the gradual privatisation of the health service in the UK that has gone largely under the radar to the general public. She took the time to lay out the decades-long battle that has gone on to keep the health service public against a concerted campaign for privatisation that began in the Thatcher era - one that they are fighting against the...

Duration: 01:06:36

Luke Pollard On The Philosophy Of Life, Rick and Morty, and Game of Thrones

Philosophical YouTuber Luke Pollard of The Cogito was our guest on today's show. We got to cover the philosophy of life, death, political polarisation, mass incarceration, mass surveillance, as well as Rick and Morty and Game of Thrones (SPOILERS). SPONSORS Beer52 £10 Off Win A £500 Amazon Voucher Earn Money From YouGov Surveys Resources

Duration: 01:10:29

Stephanie Farnsworth on Mainstream Media, Clickbait, and The Media Revolution

Stephanie Farnsworth of Stand Up Magazine has joined us on today's show to talk about independent and mainstream media, the click model of journalism, her experience running Stand Up magazine, and how she see's the future of news media in the UK. You can now find us on iTunes so you can give us a rating and review if you enjoy the show! GET MORE THAN £15 OFF INTEGO Mac Premium Bundle X9 - Complete Mac Protection and Security Resources -

Duration: 01:01:54

Joe Scott on Simulation Theory, The Double Slit Experiment, and Becoming A YouTuber

Joe Scott is on today's show to talk about his experience starting his YouTube channel, Answers With Joe and a whole load of interesting bits of science and physics that he has covered on his channel including the Double Slit Experiment, the Fermi Paradox, the Global Consciousness Project, and Simulation Theory. You can now find us on iTunes so you can give us a rating and review if you enjoy the show! Resources The Fermi Paradox

Duration: 01:03:44

Kellie Armstrong on Transport, Healthcare, and The Assembly Crisis

On today's show, we are talking to Alliance MLA for Strangford, Kellie Armstrong. We wanted to get an inside look at how the issues that are facing our transport infrastructure and public transport and how we could go about addressing these issues. We also spent some time discussing the integrated transport proposals, the NI Department of Health, and the crisis situation currently facing the NI Assembly. You can now find us on iTunes so you can give us a rating and review if you enjoy the...

Duration: 01:36:19

Andrew Smith On UK Arms Sales and The Global Arms Trade

On today's show, we are talking to Andrew Smith from Campaign Against Arms Trade. We wanted to talk to someone to put the UK's impact on the global arms industry in context for us and lay out the arguments against selling arms to all corners of the globe. You can now find us on iTunes so you can give us a rating and review if you enjoy the show! Resources

Duration: 00:57:04

Denis Campbell On Theresa May's Fate and Trump's Approval Ratings

On today’s show, we are talking to Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive and one of the hosts of The Three Muckrakers podcast. He is here to discuss Theresa May’s fate, the potential US UK trade deal, the UK economic future, and the repercussions of Brexit.

Duration: 00:53:04