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.
This week the boys are slapping on some wellies and face glitter as they take their show live to the Electric Picnic festival. Joining them on stage is the wonderful Valerie Loftus to discuss What Am Fake News?
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.