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.
When talking about Germany, often the subject turns to that big bad thing that happened with all those countries and that horrible monster of a man. So, rather than threading that tired ground, Steve and Richie made an episode focusing on Germany's fascinating origins and it's role in the modern world. All without ever mentioning... that thing.
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."
What is up, fellow kids? Put down that Fortnite and check out this super lit new episode. Your Fam, Steve and Richie, are gonna teach you all about Youth Politics. If that wasn't turnt enough for you, they've also got a special guest, Una Clarke from the European Youth Forum.
Contrary to popular belief, when the president of the USA wants to travel long distances he doesn't climb into a large medieval catapult and get launched vaguely in the direction of his desired destination. Air Force One, his preferred method of getting around, is much more elaborate and is worthy of it's own special minisode.
This week the boys leave the cosy comfort of the studio to bring Hercules the puppy for a walk in the park. They take advantage of the change of scenery to reflect on the last two years of the show, their evolving relationship with politics, and their political resolutions for 2019. They also make good on their promise of getting matching tattoos... and have the recordings to prove it.
Misinformation, excessive content, and questionable algorithms. These scary words are the harbingers of a scary problem: a failing news system. It’s so scary, in fact, that Steve and Richie needed an adult to help them be brave boys and show them how it can be fixed. Enter Mark Little, journalist, entrepreneur, and all round great guy.
Yes, the buffoonery and bloviating that comes from the Oval Office can be quite distracting, but there is so much more to running the United States than the antics of the tangerine toddler. The US Houses of Congress creates laws, holds governmental hearings, conducts investigations, and serves as the voice of the people. On November 6th, American citizens will vote in the midterm elections for the Congressmen/women and Senators they wish to represent them.