Dorian Lynskey, writer for Q, the Guardian and GQ, and host of the Remainiacs podcast, has written a biography of the iconic novel. We chat to him about what it means when we say Orwellian, and of course, about the novel’s continued impact on our political world.
Everyone can agree that sex is super sexy. But what about the disagreements that sex causes in politics?
Because they clearly don’t have anything else to argue about, politicians are always fighting over things like ‘family values’, porn, sex workers and sex education. And how is sex approached in different countries? Is an Irish dildo built and sold under the same regulations as American anal beads? Steve and Richie couldn’t approach this topic without just giggling for 60 minutes, so they reached out to the owner of Sex Siopa, the Smut Peddler-in-Chief, Shawna Scott."
Could the current digital revolution mean the end of our fragile democratic system? Is our political free will being eroded way by nefarious and biased entities? Has Richie successfully replaced Steve with a Google Home Assistant? We discuss these, and other equally harrowing topics, with author Jamie Bartlett.
Did you hear about Brexit? Maybe you didn't. It was this super underground, low key political movement that got little to no media exposure. Not to worry, a mere two days after publishing their first episode, our boys are back to explain Brexit in their trademark style of endearingly clumsy discourse.