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The Bunker
Rental Health Crisis: The Looming Lettings Disaster

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 29:48


Bidding wars, rent caps and queues just to view homes. What is going on with rented housing? Far from being a fringe aspect of housing used by students, it's now used by a significant proportion of our population. Ahir Shah is joined by Pete Apps, deputy editor at Inside Housing and author of forthcoming book Show Me the Bodies, on the Grenfell Tower disaster, to discuss navigating the lettings market.     “We are seeing a supply-demand perfect storm.” “With house prices rising, most people really are trapped. They have no option but to rent at extortionate rates.” “The private rental sector isn't some fringe part of the economy only used by students, it's the main way that many house themselves.”  Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Ahir Shah. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Britannia Unbrained – Weekly Edition

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 54:01


Liz Truss has taken her robotic speaking style too far as she trundles around like a Dalek yelling “deregulate, deregulate!” What red tape are she and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng actually going to cut? Plus, we discuss the Overton Window of protest. Will tighter crackdowns on demonstrators persist as the mourning period ends? And, finally we discuss outdoor brand Patagonia's owner giving away the company – what's that all about? “The focus on growth seems completely mad. We've had growth – but that didn't lead to people being better off.” – Miatta Fahnbulleh “The public has high expectations but the government is going to experiment with something that has been tried and failed.” – Miatta Fahnbulleh  “They think leaving money sloshing at the top will have a halo effect on the rest of the economy.” – Alex Andreou “I wouldn't go as far as saying this is the wrong time, but I'm not saying it is the right time to protest either.” – Alex Andreou  https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast  Presented by Andrew Harrison with Alex Andreou, Gavin Esler and Miatta Fahnbulleh. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic . Assistant producer Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Bunker is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
RoboDoc: Can You Trust AI with Your Health?

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 35:23


Should we welcome artificial intelligence in healthcare – or is it the stuff of dystopian nightmares? Jelena Sofronijevic is joined by James Zou, assistant professor of biomedical data science at Stanford University and David Leslie, director of ethics and responsible innovation research at the Alan Turing Institute, to discuss the potentials of AI and the future of health.    "We're building AI to augment, not replace, doctors." – James Zou "We need to work hard to create trust in health data sharing." - David Leslie “Just as like how we as humans are not neutral, algorithms should also not be neutral” - David Leslie  Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Jelena Sofronijevic. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Are Sanctions on Russia Really Working?

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 32:41


Six months into the Ukraine crisis, are western sanctions imposed on Russia really working? Dr Richard Connolly, associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, joins Ahir Shah to explain the economic war sparked by Putin's invasion, the effectiveness of Western sanctions, and why this hidden conflict isn't going as well as expected.  “Russia is quite happy to sell oil cheaply to friendly countries, not so much the West.” “The Rouble is strong at the moment, but that doesn't mean sanctions aren't working.” “Russia have been preparing for this, we have not.” “Russia will get poor, but Europe will be getting a hell of a lot poorer because of the downgrading of energy relations.” “Regime change is always implicit behind sanctions.” Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Ahir Shah. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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How the Queen was Forced to Change

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 23:27


Queen Elizabeth II's reign coincided with huge cultural and social shifts, so how did she respond to these changes? Following the Queen's death, Ros Taylor is joined by Stephen Bates, former royal correspondent for The Guardian and author of Royalty Inc. Britain's Best-Known Brand to discuss changes seen in the Elizabethen era.    “The Queen had to be persuaded to do things, and then she went along with them.”  “The monarchy is very careful about its resources.” “There was a huge backlash against the monarchy in the 90s, especially around them not paying tax.” “The royals want to preserve the succession, so Charles will be a small c conservative king.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Ros Taylor. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Last Orders: The Fate of Pubs with Tom Kerridge

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 21:58


Pubs are a cornerstone of British culture. But with increasing numbers closing, and a long winter ahead, what can we do to save them? Ros Taylor is joined by Michelin star chef and hospitality champion Tom Kerridge to discuss how pubs are under threat and ways they may change in the future.    "Even if pubs look busy, they are working to incredibly tight profit margins." "As people have become more health conscious, they don't go to pubs during the day – so pubs really need to change." "The days where pubs open at 12pm, turn on the fruit machines and wait for people to come are gone." https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Ros Taylor. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Banking Transformed with Jim Marous
BMO Harris: Promoting Gender Diversity in FinTech

Banking Transformed with Jim Marous

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 48:07


While the fintech industry is growing rapidly, it is still rare to see women as fintech founders or women holding leadership roles. More concerning is the fact that women fintech founders are lower in North America than other regions of the world. In August, a collaboration between BMO Harris Bank and 1871, a #1-ranked private business incubator, provided women entrepreneurs the opportunity to bring their innovative technologies and products forward. My guests on the Banking Transformed podcast are BMO Harris' Niamh Kristufek, US head of business banking and Andrew Harrison, Head of US Digital Partnerships. They share the results of this year's incubator program and the importance of greater inclusion in the fintech space. This Episode of Banking Transformed is sponsored by FIS When customers need to pay, borrow, or invest, are you there? FIS believes the future of financial services delivery is giving customers what they want, whenever and wherever they are. SMB Embedded Finance enables Financial Institutions and Technology Companies to deliver critical financial services to small businesses at their point of need.  Visit FISglobal.com to learn more.  

The Bunker
Chancellor Would be a Fine Thing: The Power of No.11

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 28:57


As Kwasi Kwarteng becomes Britain's latest Chancellor, how much power really lies behind the door of No.11? Howard Davies, chairman of the NatWest Group and author of The Chancellors: Steering the British Economy in Crisis Times, joins Alex Andreou to discuss the influence of previous Chancellors, and the challenges facing Kwarteng as he takes his place at the Treasury. “The treasury is unique in that it's the only department not solely focused with spending Government money.” “A good Chancellor will be prepared to stand up to the Prime Minister.” “Sunak came into the treasury thinking Brexit was a good idea. That was a problem.” patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Alex Andreou. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Alex Rees. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
How a Novel Poisoned America's History

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 27:36


American society is in crisis, but can the iconic story Gone with the Wind explain the divisions ripping the US apart today? Professor Sarah Churchwell talks to Arthur Snell about her new book The Wrath to Come, which re-examines the controversial legacy of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel, and what it tells us about American history and culture today. “Gone with the Wind does reject the idea that war is romantic, that is where it's more modern.” “During the insurrection a white supremacist flag was carried in the US Capitol for the first time since the civil war.” “Anyone outside of the US sees Biden as centre-right. In America he's painted as a socialist.“ “Democracy in America hasn't been achieved. It's something we have to constantly fight for.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Arthur Snell. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Requiem for a Slob Clown with James O'Brien

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 32:58


Finally, it's time to say it… Good riddance, Boris Johnson. With the egomaniac-in-chief due to leave Number 10, Ros Taylor is joined by LBC's James O'Brien to pick through the wreckage. What will be his legacy? Could things have ever gone differently? Join us for a cathartic farewell to the man who wanted to be king – but failed resoundingly as Prime Minister.  “In terms of personal political performance Johnsonism is very similar to Trumpism. It's opportunism devoid of conscience.” – James O'Brien  “It's an absence of shame that I think defines him.” – James O'Brien  "He pursued monuments to his ego – like the Garden Bridge – but these also acted as distractions from his utter failures." – James O'Brien "Even on his way out of the door, he's detonating explosives that will be felt for a generation to come." – James O'Brien https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Ros Taylor. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Culture Bunker: Suede guest - plus Lord of the Rings on Amazon, and House of the Dragon

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 74:29


Your pop culture update: We are joined by Brett Anderson and Mat Osman of resurgent rock'n'roll noir institution Suede to discuss their upcoming new album Autofiction, how it feels to return to the delinquent racket of their teenage years, and life as music's most literate band. Plus we armour up for Amazon's new adaptation of Lord of the Rings, and the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, now well into its run on Sky.   “This is our punk record, not a punk record.” - Brett Anderson “Every few years we have to burn it all down and start again.” - Mat Osman  “I wanted to make the rock record of a 55 year old man. It's not a record about the arrogance of youth, but the vulnerability of being middle aged.” - Brett Anderson “I'm determined not to become comfortable and irrelevant.” - Brett Anderson “I experience just as much anxiety as a 50 year old as when I was a teenager. The problems are just different.” - Brett Anderson “When you're an audience member, you've got a role in the performance.” - Brett Anderson Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/77075591-255c-47eb-9062-815c4dd469ef Presented and produced by Siân Pattenden, Andrew Harrison and Alex Andreou. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Bunker Gold: Is There Life After Power? Tales of the Ex-Leaders

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 31:13


In this week's Bunker Gold, listen back to an episode from December 2020. BBC Radio producer and author of The Ex-Men: How Our Former Presidents and Prime Ministers are Still Changing the World, Giles Edwards talked to Ros Taylor about what ex-leaders get up to when they leave office. They discussed what happens behind the closed doors of members-only clubs – and how these ex-men (and women) still shape public life without us even knowing. “You can get more done in fifteen minutes as Prime Minister than fifteen months as a former Prime Minister.” “Clinton touched something in the Democratic Party soul that Obama didn't.” Presented by Ros Taylor. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Doom Decade: Why Do the '70s Still Obsess Us?

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 26:48


The 1970s is frequently referenced as a period of turmoil – and one we must avoid Britain returning to. But is our memory of the decade accurate? And why is it continually referenced by politicians and newspapers? Historian Lawrence Black, co-editor of Reassessing 1970s Britain, joins Jacob Jarvis to discuss why the era is so maligned. “For better or worse, it was much easier to go on strike in the 1970s.” “Thatcher won the political battles of the 1970s - but she lost the culture wars.” “It's in no political, or popular press interest to change the image of the 1970s.” “There was a crisis in the political economy, for many the system just wasn't working – and isn't today.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Sting music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. Additional sounds and music from Epidemic Sound. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Epic Fail: The Lessons of History's Biggest Blunders

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 27:46


Is failure always bad – or should we look at it as an essential on the path to innovation? Samuel West is the director of the Museum of Failure, which exhibits unsuccessful products and services from across the world. He speaks to Ahir Shah about how accepting when things don't work out, being brave enough to fail and going through the dustbin of history. “Most charities are terrified of failing at things - but the paradox is that if they don't innovate they are probably doing the wrong things.” “There are thousands of solutions - many of which will fail but we must take risks to answer huge questions.” “Some CEOs keep projects alive through artificial respiration ,sometimes you need to know when to bail.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Trump vs the FBI

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 31:10


This episode was recorded prior to the Mar-a-Lago search affidavit being released on Friday... The FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort made headlines worldwide. What will the fallout be – legally and politically? Julia Azari, professor of Political Science at Marquette University, joins Justin Quirk to discuss what the raid means for Trump and US politics more widely, and why it has taken so long for the law to catch up with America's 45th President. “This has somewhat overshadowed the January 6th hearings.” “How do we find political peace but also ensure people are equal under the rule of law?”  “Even if Trump is given the Nixon treatment, the debates around Trumpism won't go away.” “Even if the Republicans take control of Congress, this won't go away.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Justin Quirk. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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War of the Words: Is your phone changing how you think?

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 24:08


Our always-on digital world is changing how we read, which means it's altering how our minds work. Literary critic Sven Birkerts, author of Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age, tells Andrew Harrison how the act of reading is fundamentally different when the printed word is just part of an ever-changing multiplex – and why the state reading puts you in is more important than the words on the page (or the screen).  “A book used to be an escape, but now the outside world is always insistently present.” “It's harder to get inside your own head when there is so much to escape from.”  “Audiobooks are fine but you can't process a literary sentence at the speed of a voice.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Bunker Gold: Among the Apocalypse Addicts

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 32:54


Listen back to an edition from our archives with The Bunker Gold. This week we've chosen an episode from April, 2020.  It's the end of the world as we know it and… some people are quite into that, it seems. Why are so many people so keen on the end of everything? What do doomsday preppers, alt.right catastrophists and billionaire plutocrat antidemocrats like Peter Thiel have in common? And is the communal response to COVID proving their worst ambitions wrong? We talk to Mark O'Connell – author of book Notes From An Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back – about the dark fantasy of the End Times.  https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Danger! High Voltage: The Dark Side of Electric Cars


The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 28:52


Electric cars have been sold as an answer to green, clean travel. But is the reality that clear-cut? Henry Sanderson, author of Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green, joins Ahir Shah to discuss whether they're really a climate-friendly solution, resource mining and de-coupling energy reliance from China. “A lot of green products mask dirty supply chains.” – Henry Sanderson “China is present at all stages of the supply chains: from mine to processing.” – Henry Sanderson “With mining resources - nothing comes for free.” – Henry Sanderson “The DRC is the Saudi Arabia of cobalt – they know they have one chance to get this right.” – Henry Sanderson https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Ahir Shah. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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A Scholz in the Dark: How is Germany's Chancellor Doing?

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 32:23


After replacing Angela Merkel at the end of last year, how is German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's tenure going? Alex Andreou discusses the problems he faces with German author and journalist Annette Dittert.  “Scholz has come to power by imitating Merkel, by promising no surprises.”  “Scholz doesn't seem to be able to make decisions when they need to be done.”  “He is coming from this old school, appeasement policy towards Russia.”  “People are still missing Merkel, Scholz cannot pull the EU together the way she could.” “In such a time of crisis, there is just not room for populism.”  https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Alex Andreou. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Alex Rees. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Murder in Moscow – Start Your Week with Gavin Esler

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 28:41


How will Russia react after the car bomb killing of a key Putin ally's daughter? Is Ukraine set for intensified attacks, despite denying involvement? Plus, sewage spewed across beaches dirties the Government's record further as the Tory leadership contest dribbles on. Is it too late for them to clean up their act and the country – even slightly? Gavin Esler lays out the week ahead with Andrew Harrison. "Just because you don't want to sound like Russian state media, doesn't mean there aren't conspiracies involved."  "You could do a decline of man cartoon from David Cameron to Boris Johnson."  "It's Armando Iannucci I feel sorry for. How do you satirise this lot?" “The Conservatives seem to be keen on finding someone they think is even worse than Boris Johnson.” www.patreon.com/bunkercast  Presented by Andrew Harrison with Gavin Esler. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production: Jade Bailey. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Why We Can't Help Falling in Love

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 29:45


Apparently, all you need is love – but why? What makes it fundamental to our survival, and why doesn't heartbreak put us off it? Jacob Jarvis speaks to Dr. Anna Machin, an evolutionary anthropologist and author of Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships.  “The reason we crave love is that it fulfils a fundamental survival need which is to meet other people.”  “Humans are the most cooperative species on the planet. That's the basis of love.”  “To love at the cost of somebody else, while damaging for them, doesn't harm you.”  “In the first weeks of a relationship, your brain can't notice a bad partner. Love is blind.” “There has to be an unpredictable nature to keep us on our toes.”  https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Jacob Jarvis. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Alex Rees. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Bunker Gold: Despatch From Kabul

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 18:15


In this week's Bunker Gold, listen back to Arthur Snell's discussion with one of his contacts in Afghanistan in the aftermath of Kabul's fall in August 2021. Originally released a year ago today, the pair discussed what the situation was like after the Taliban's astonishingly swift takeover–while the person, who we chose not to identify, was in hiding.   https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast  “Kabul has been left without anything.” “Everything is closed down. You would think it is the Stone Age in Kabul. You wouldn't have seen this a week ago.”  “This was a win-win for Russia.” “The Taliban have made fake promises to the international community. Of course they have not changed.” Presented by Arthur Snell. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

OH GOD, WHAT NOW? Formerly Remainiacs
International Debt Set

OH GOD, WHAT NOW? Formerly Remainiacs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 64:30


With Johnson in holiday mode, what do we make of Starmer's move to fill the void with his own cost of living plans? Does his energy bills freeze proposal go far enough? Plus, special guest Tim Walker joins to discuss his Brexit showdown play Bloody Difficult Women and his time working alongside Johnson at The Telegraph.  “Brexit is like this awful family secret. The day granny got done for shoplifting that no one wants to talk about…” – Tim Walker “The cost of living is driving people into conditions you don't associate with one of the world's wealthiest countries. It's really desperate.” – Arthur Snell  “Boris Johnson has always been an effortlessly selfish human being.” – Tim Walker  “Journalists have got into bed with the most useless, incompetent and damaging government of my lifetime.” – Tim Walker www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Andrew Harrison with Alex Andreou and Arthur Snell. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Alex Rees, Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Big Bill Energy – Start Your Week with Alex Andreou and Justin Quirk

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 30:41


Coming up in the next seven days: The attack on Salman Rushdie continues to reverberate. Will Keir Starmer's plan to freeze the energy cap burst Truss and Sunak's tax-cuts bubble? And Trump's worries mount as more details emerge of what the FBI found in Mar-a-Lago. Alex Andreou looks at the next seven days with Justin Quirk.  Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB “Sunak just needed to sit back and let Truss reveal herself for the idiot she is – but he blew it spectacularly.”  “When it comes to Trump zealots, you're not dealing with logic but religious fervour.” “It's getting harder and harder for the government to call these strikers communist loons.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Alex Andreou and Justin Quirk. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Lead producer: Jacob Archbold. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culture Bunker: Sandman, Woodstock '99, Danger Mouse's hip hop classic

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 63:58


Your pop culture update: Does Netflix smash The Sandman only make sense if you're a comics geek? Super-producer Danger Mouse's return to hip hop leaves our panel “totally blown away.” And why does Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 leave such a nasty taste in the mouth? Music business writer Eamonn Forde joins Alex and Andrew.  Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB “Tom Sturridge as Dream has an incredibly striking look, like a terribly deprived version of Bernard from Black Books…” – Eamonn Forde “Sandman puts a bunch of myths in a bag and shakes them.” – Alex Andreou “This is a fantastic album… Danger Mouse has done Pop 101 for hip hop and just written bangers.” – Eamonn Forde Get yer free opera classics: https://www.mariacallasmuseum.org/_cetra/cetra.htm Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/77075591-255c-47eb-9062-815c4dd469ef Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison and Alex Andreou. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Bunker Gold: Donald Trump – The Final Word with Mary Trump

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 37:30


In this week's Bunker Gold, listen back to Jude Rogers in conversation with Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, from January 2021.  On the last day of Trump's warped presidency, his niece Mary – psychologist and author of Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man – reflected on the making of a man who impressed his psychopathologies on a nation. How does a person get like this? What is it like when a family member places the entire world in peril? And could a defeated Trump represent an even worse danger to American democracy? “For the first time in his life he can't spin a loss into a win. And it's driving him crazy.” “At a very deep level, Donald knows he's never been truly successful and has no skills.” “When Donald was elected I knew he would do to my country what he and his father had done to my family.” “What shocks me is that there are people on this planet who are weaker than Donald. I didn't think that was possible” “In the election, if he was going down, he would try to take the rest of us with him. And that's exactly what he did.” “Failure to live up Fred Trump's demands got you destroyed. And that's what happened to my dad.” “If the cameras disappear, Donald ceases to exist.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB Presented by Jude Rogers. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
British Fail: How to Fix Our Broken Train System

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 24:31


With workers on strike and services cancelled, why are Britain's railways such a mess? And how can they be fixed? Tom Haines-Doran, research fellow at Leeds University and author of Derailed: How to Fix Britain's Broken Railways, joins Ros Taylor to discuss the problems with the UK's train system, and what needs to happen for our railways to get back on track. “Once a new Prime Minister is in place we could see a lot more strike action take place.” “The Government has deliberately shifted the cost of running the railways onto passengers.” “It's extraordinary the Government would put up prices 13% after a year of turmoil on the railways.” “Railway workers really do have some power.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB  Written and presented by Ros Taylor. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Additional sound effects from www.zapsplat.com and AlienXXX via Freesound.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Why China Wants to Crush Taiwan

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 30:54


Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan last week has ignited tensions around the island, but why does China want to crush Taiwan? Cindy Yu, host of the Chinese Whispers podcast, joins Alex Andreou to explain the status of Taiwan, why Pelosi's visit has angered Beijing, and how the situation could develop in the months ahead. “If Taiwan declared independence they would incur the wrath of Beijing.” “The national security law has made a peaceful reunification with Taiwan almost impossible.” “If the West doesn't want to get into a decoupling situation with China, it needs to be strong on Russia.” “Xi has made it part of his legacy to reunite China with Taiwan.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB  Written and presented by Alex Andreou. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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It Ain't Easy Being Green – Weekly Edition

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 59:04


As Sunak and Truss argue over cutting taxes, what about emissions? Madeleine Cuff, i's environment correspondent joins us to pick apart the pair's climate credentials. Do they have any? Plus, healthcare commentator Roy Lilley takes us through what you need to know about the state of the NHS staffing crisis. And, as spiders are reanimated in an experiment akin to a David Cronenberg movie, we ask… why? "The NHS has the biggest carbon footprint of any institution in Europe." - Roy Lilley "15% of the UK population takes 70% of its flights." - Madeleine Cuff “We should frame environmentalism as the militant wing of the National Trust” - Justin Quirk "Truss and Sunak's campaigns are simply fantasy island economics." - Justin Quirk ​​"It's really macabre. Some of the language around the utility of the spiders is quite stomach churning. They say they can get about a thousand 'repetitions' out of the carcass." - Madeleine Cuff  Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB  https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast  Written and presented by Andrew Harrison with Arthur Snell and Justin Quirk. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic . Assistant producer Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Bunker is a Podmasters production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Save Tunbridge Wells! – Start Your Week with Alex Andreou and Jacob Jarvis

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 34:46


As the cost of living crisis bites, will this week's Truss U-Turn be “handouts” or an emergency budget? Can the Mail nobble the Privileges Committee before it nobbles Johnson? Tensions rise over Taiwan and the Russians are shelling nuclear plants in Ukraine. Just another week, then… Alex Andreou looks at the next seven days with Jacob Jarvis.  Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB  “The Government has checked out – not just the ministers but civil servants too… Most departments are on skeleton staff.”  “Their whole goal is to pretend that this is a brand new Government – and that's hard to do if your first months are consumed with the Partygate probe.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Jacob Jarvis and Alex Andreou. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Lead producer: Jacob Archbold. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Culture Bunker: Bullet Train, guest Clare Grogan of Altered Images, Predator prequel Prey

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 61:35


Your pop culture update: “Quentin Tarantino meets Agatha Christie” in Brad Pitt action comedy Bullet Train. Icon of the 80s Clare Grogan joins us for the first Altered Images album in 39 years, Mascara Streakz. And movie monster the Predator goes up against Native Americans in hyperkinetic prequel Prey, out now on Disney+. DJ and journalist Anthony Teasdale completes the panel.  Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/77075591-255c-47eb-9062-815c4dd469ef Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB “Turns out that the 80s revival has lasted longer than the 80s themselves…” – Clare Grogan “Bullet Train's great fun… but the problem is, it's got a never-ending ending.” – Anthony Teasdale “I kept an emergency copy of Hong Kong Garden in my handbag… What do you mean you haven't heard it? Play it now!” - Clare Grogan Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
The Lionesses' Roar Power – Start Your Week with Gavin Esler

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 27:56


Reset the Years of Hurt Clock… England's women bring football home at last. Have the Lionesses changed football forever? Meanwhile Rishi Sunak goes down in the most craven manner possible, Johnson aims to pack the Lords with cronies, and everything's on fire. But never mind! The football! The football! Gavin Esler puts aside his Scottishness for a moment to revel in the pure joy of an historic victory with Andrew Harrison.  Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB “As someone who is male, Scottish, and a bit jaded about football, the final restored my faith in the Beautiful Game.”  "Maybe male spectators will learn that booing the other teams' national anthem isn't a good look." “The scandal is that we allowed Boris Johnson to happen… he is taking advantage of a system full of weaknesses.” “There's no such thing as Conservative values any more. They're just what you say to make headlines.” “The lasting legacy of the Johnson years is that you can say anything because no one believes that you mean it.” Presented by Andrew Harrison. Producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Assistant producer Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. Group Editor Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Culture Bunker: Beyoncé returns. Is Paper Girls the new Stranger Things? And '80s news-talgia on BBC2

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 55:22


Your pop culture fix: Will Renaissance be a rebirth for Beyoncé? Amazon's small-town sci-fi mystery Paper Girls, adapted from the cult comic – can it out-strange Stranger Things? And superior newsroom drama in The Newsreader, on BBC2 and iPlayer now. Telegraph TV critic Michael Hogan is our special guest. Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/77075591-255c-47eb-9062-815c4dd469ef “Beyonce records get freighted with sociopolitical weight, yet she's shrugged that off for a fantastic pop record.” - Michael Hogan “Paper Girls has out-strangered Stranger Things.” - Sian Pattenden “The Newsreader isn't empty nostalgia. This is, Who remembers when work was like this, and it was awful?” - Andrew Harrison Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
I Married a Tax Murderer – Weekly Edition

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 51:17


As Truss and Sunak set out their economic plans, we discuss the viability of ‘Trussonomics' and ‘Hedge Fund socialism'. Plus, what will the next Prime Minister mean for Britain's standing on the world stage? And ten years after the London 2012 opening ceremony, our panellists look back on the last time the UK felt like a place to be proud of. “Every time they talk about tax cuts, that's less money for public services.” - Miatta Fahnbulleh “Sunak talks a more credible game, whereas Liz is away with the fairies.” - Miatta Fahnbulleh “Tory politicians don't care what they do with power, they just want to get their hands on it.” - Tom Peck “The only hope for the country now is Tory defeat in two years time.” - Tom Peck “I can imagine the international reaction to Sunak and Truss is ‘who?'.” - Arthur Snell “The opening ceremony projected Britain at its best. We've now fallen so foul of that.” - Miatta Fahnbulleh https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Arthur Snell, Miatta Fahnbulleh and Tom Peck. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Culture Bunker: Who killed the music press? The C86 kids. And heatwave dance music

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 61:39


Paper Cuts: How I Destroyed the British Music Press and Nige Tassell's surprisingly warmhearted indie odyssey Whatever Happened To The C86 Kids? Plus we bathe in the glow of euphoric 90s comedown music with ‘Fell From The Sun: Downtempo And After Hours 1990-91'.   Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/1aea7525-7891-4a88-8474-a08c45ea064b Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Bunker Gold: Will we be OK? Facing the Climate Emergency

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 27:03


Listen back to an edition from our archives with The Bunker Gold. This week, after Britain recorded its highest temperatures on record, we've chosen Will We Be OK? Facing the Climate Emergency, first released in September 2020… Could there be cause for optimism on climate change? Do individuals have power over our planet's future? Paul Behrens, author of The Best Of Times The Worst Of Times, tells Ros Taylor about the best and worst climate scenarios, why women's rights are the key to a manageable future, meat, flying, renewables… and how to avoid falling into impotent despair about tomorrow.   “We might have been able to save ourselves with minor changes once. Now we need a complete overhaul in the way we live our lives.” “The carrying capacity of a planet of carnivores is very different from a planet of vegetarians.” “There's a clear path from eco-anxiety to hope, through action.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented by Ros Taylor. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Burning Down the House – Start Your Week with Alex Andreou

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 24:01


The heat is on in the Tory leadership contest. Two finalists are expected this week but could we even have a new PM by Friday? Plus, we look at what will happen in Parliament in the last days before recess. And, we brace for what could be the hottest day on record in Britain. Alex Andreou joins Andrew Harrison to chart the days ahead.  "The more I see the more depressing it gets.” – Alex Andreou  “I suspect Johnson will find a way to get out of his last PMQs.” – Alex Andreou  “It says a lot about Johnson's fall from grace that nobody wants to be associated with him.” – Alex Andreou  “The momentum is now with Sunak, ironically the least ‘fresh start' candidate available.” – Alex Andreou  “There's a Tory hustings at 2pm in an unventilated room. Good luck with that.” – Alex Andreou  www.patreon.com/bunkercast  Presented by Andrew Harrison with Alex Andreou. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production: Alex Rees. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Are the Tories Mad to Cut Taxes?

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 29:07


As Tory leadership hopefuls pledge tax cuts galore, we ask if this would make any sense. What impact would these moves have? What else could they do instead? Andrew Harrison speaks to Giles Wilkes, a senior fellow from the Institute for Government and former special adviser to Theresa May on industrial and economic policy.  “I suspect they're hoping the Tory membership don't have a memory of the 70s and 80s.”  “These people running for the leadership are thinking in a three month timescale.”  “It's a terrible idea to pump money into the economy right now.”  https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Britain's Got Tyrants – Weekly Edition

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 58:00


As Tory leadership hopefuls try to outdo each other on culture war clout and tax cuts, we assess the would-be PMs. Plus, with Big Dog turning lame duck, the panel looks at what Johnson might do in Downing Street until he is ejected from the building. And as Conservatives set out their stalls, who's won the battle of the launch video? “He wanted to be Churchillian and his tenure is one of the most embarrassingly short tenures.” – Ayesha Hazarika  “Penny Mordaunt's pitch is that she's very telegenic, was in the army and voted leave.” – Marie le Conte  “Grant Shapps' entire pitch is ‘you will keep your jobs if you vote for me'.” – Ahir Shah https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast  Presented by Andrew Harrison with Ahir Shah, Ayesha Hazarika and Marie Le Conte. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Back to NOW!
NOW 14 - Spring ‘89: Andrew Harrison

Back to NOW!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 71:47


Welcome to the end of the eighties! Pop's greatest (it was, wasn't it?) decade was getting ready to pack away it's shoulder pads, leg warmers and Rubik's cubes (not being too stereotypical are we?) and was heading at breakneck speed towards the nineties, and the latest edition of the Now series absolutely represented the change ahead!Well, sort of.As ever the democratic forces behind the UK charts (e.g. the record buying public and more likely the producers of wonderful ‘One' FM) had different ideas of how Spring 1989 was going to be remembered by pop pundits 33 years in the future, on something called a ‘podcast'. Behold, Back to Now listeners, it's NOW 14!So, yes the ‘future' was represented thanks to Detroit's pop dancefloor duo Inner City, Mark Moore's fun packed technicolor beats with S-Xpress (we've dropped the ‘E', of course!) and the awesome arrival of Neneh Cherry heralding a new stance for the 90s, right now!However, as always, this was only part of the story (would we have it any other way?)In this volume we find the Fine Young Cannibals and INXS swallowing up the global charts only slightly disguised as Prince, Sam Brown and Erasure both commanding us to STOP (only one with an exclamation mark though!), Ver Quo and Ver Minds being, er, Ver Quo and Ver Minds and a smattering of 80s stars dangerously teetering on the edge of ‘the dumper'.And our guest for this end of decade excursion back to volume 14? Well, it's only editor of Q (twice!), Mixmag (twice!), Select and Word (associate!) and now podmaster supremo Andrew Harrison! Huzzah!Andrew has also interviewed Madonna, Morrissey (went to his house in LA), Bono (in a fountain) and Stephen Fry (in a bad mood) as well as inventing the phrase "landfill indie". Congratulations, Mr Harrison, you've passed the audition!Join Andrew as we learn about his first music passions (it's a bit glam and involves jumping off a table), being a student in Leeds (quite a lot of nights out, sometimes with footballers) and of course explore the delights of this wonderful (sometimes) compilation. Along the way, discover which acts would have been in the 3” CD single cheaply box (well we all liked a rummage, didn't we?), what was (possibly) written on a stickie note on Pete Waterman's shaving mirror, how Q picked their album review adjectives (‘lacklustre!') and which 1989 acts Andrew will go back and manage when he perfects his time machine. And also discover why Living in a Box, Hue and Cry (again) and Michael Ball will probably not be returning our calls. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Bunker
Grope Opera – Weekly Edition

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 58:46


Tory sleaze rumbles on as opera becomes a new frontier in the Culture War and Chris Pincher MP lives down to his name. We unpack the current political turmoil and the latest class row between Raab and Rayner. Plus, the reversal of Roe v. Wade prompts women in the US to delete period tracker apps. What does it tell us about Big Health Data? And as the Fred Perry polo turns 70, we talk about the politics of clothes. Our guest this week is tech journalist and author of Social Warming, Charles Arthur. “I think it's quite a safe bet to assume there will be another vote of confidence within a year of the last one.” – Marie Le Conte “Codes of class are so nuanced in Britain, but if you haven't grown up here it probably makes no sense.” – Justin Quirk  “I don't think the Tories have ever been the party of upward mobility.” – Charles Arthur  “Every office in the country has a woman like Angela Rayner in it, but in Westminster she stands out.” – Justin Quirk https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast  Presented by Andrew Harrison with Marie Le Conte and Justin Quirk. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Culture Bunker: The Undeclared War, Rolling Stones docs, V**gra Boys and more

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 69:23


Your pop-culture update: Russia hacks the UK in C4's The Undeclared War. Does the drama bring the software to life? My Life As A Rolling Stone: new takes on Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie? And where's Bill? Plus V**gra Boys' “brilliantly stupid” new album stands proud against cave-dwelling conspiracists.  Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/1aea7525-7891-4a88-8474-a08c45ea064b “It's terribly difficult to dramatise hacking and counterhacking…” – Sian Pattenden “Cave World is like being on motorway with all the traffic coming towards you.” – Sian Pattenden Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Reading between the Party Lines – China's books boom and what it means

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 30:22


Can China control what its authors write as tightly as President Xi might want? Writers have found dazzling ways to sidestep the “literary president”'s clampdown on free expression. China expert and Times book desk veteran Megan Walsh tells Andrew Harrison how the Chinese are reading everything from world-beating subversive science fiction… to lurid pot-boilers with titles like ‘My Dangerous Billionaire Husband'… to anarchic works of online fiction that often run longer than the Bible. What does it tell us about the world's rising superpower? “Xi Jinping has put himself forward as literary president.”  “People don't think that fiction from authoritarian regimes is worth reading… but they're wrong.”  “Chinese readers are very good at reading between the lines.”  “We expect Chinese writers to always be political, but that's not always why people write.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Jade Bailey. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
That '70s Show – Start Your Week with Gavin Esler

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 27:08


With 1970s-style strikes due this week, what can we expect the fallout to be? The Conservatives are trying to shift blame anywhere it might stick, while they also face tests in two by-elections. Plus, we look at the Ukraine latest and unpack France's election results. Andrew Harrison is joined by Gavin Esler to chart the week ahead. "We've had 12 years now of Conservative government. Are we any better off?” – Gavin Esler "We are under government by slogan.” – Gavin Esler "Boris Johnson might be Nicola Sturgeon's greatest weapon." – Gavin Esler www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented by Andrew Harrison with Gavin Esler. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production: Robin Leeburn. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Culture Bunker: Ms Marvel, We Own This City, greatest albums and more

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 65:26


Your pop-culture update: Is the MCU's first Muslim superhero saga Ms Marvel really a cape-fest or a family comedy in disguise? Will Baltimore crime drama We Own This City match up to its creator's classic creation The Wire? DJ Colleen ‘Cosmo' Murphy serves up a Balearic breakfast and on the 40th birthday of ABC's Lexicon Of Love, guest Clark Collis helps us choose THE greatest albums of all time. Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/1aea7525-7891-4a88-8474-a08c45ea064b “I had to have three vodkas before seeing The Joker. And four afterwards.” – Clark Collis “Defining Balearic is like trying to define jazz…” – Cosmo “I can very much empathise with not wanting to go to Comic Con with your parents…” – Clark Collis https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Don't Protocol Us, We'll Protocol You – Weekly Edition

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 63:47


We assess our Groundhog Day Government's self-imposed Brexit drudgery and unconvincing housing plans. Will the NI protocol wrangling ever end? Are Johnson and his Cabinet of calamity trying to divert from other problems? Plus, we unpack the various aspects of America's gun violence problems. And, we unpack new cigarette and vape regulations – is the end of smoking nigh?  “If you believe this is going to solve the housing crisis, come walk with me over the Garden Bridge.” – Gavin Esler  “Some of this is just a desperate Boris Johnson trying to come up with clever wheezes.” – Arthur Snell  “This is an English nationalist government." – Gavin Esler "I could give up avocados and frothy coffees and I still wouldn't be able to afford a house." – Yasmeen Serhan “When you kill journalists, you kill the truth.” – Andrew Harrison https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented by Andrew Harrison with Arthur Snell, Gavin Esler and Yasmeen Serhan. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
The Beginning of the End – Weekly Edition

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 62:32


Johnson has clung on to power, but with 148 Tory rebels voting against him how long can he continue as leader? What's next for him and the Conservative Party? In a late-night recording, the panel assess a dramatic result. Plus, Romeo Kokriatski, co-host of the Ukraine Without Hype podcast, shares the latest from Ukraine amid concerns the war is turning in Russia's favour. And, after the Jubilee festivities, the panel discusses British eccentricity and the future of the Monarchy. “It comes back to a fundamental personality problem about Boris Johnson.” – Marie Le Conte  “The booing came from what Johnson could have reasonably expected to be a home crowd.” – Justin Quirk  “The enormous elephant in the room is that a large part of your party has essentially tried to eviscerate you.” – Justin Quirk  “From the country's point of view, Johnson staying on is disastrous.” – Justin Quirk  “If they keep promising this gigantic reshuffle, who is going to move in order to make space?” – Marie Le Conte “The bigger issue is that there is a total policy vacuum.” – Justin Quirk  “Things will have to change, the Monarchy will have to change.” – Ayesha Hazarika  “There's a huge space now for Labour to just say very explicitly, ‘What is it that you actually like about this country?'” – Justin Quirk   https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented by Andrew Harrison with Ayesha Hazarika, Marie Le Conte and Justin Quirk. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
First Contact: We'll Meet Aliens Soon, Then What?

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 35:27


As scientists seek extraterrestrial life, what would we do if we actually found it? How would we manage first contact, and could we even communicate with aliens? Franck Marchis, a senior planetary astronomer from the SETI Institute, unpacks the prospect with Andrew Harrison – and the idea aliens might already know we're here, but we're too boring for them to care. “The most important question is intelligent life.”  “This discovery will not be a big surprise for a lot of humans on this planet.”  “If we find a civilisation slightly more advanced to us, maybe 100 years, they may be much more intelligent in terms of technology.”  “We may not see them because perhaps their technology is invisible to us.”  “We have been visible as a civilisation for at least 100 years, so they know we are here if they have slightly better technology.”  “I believe that there is microbiological life everywhere, but the key thing is the I in SETI - intelligence.” “It's obvious if you analyse our planet that there is a civilisation there.” “Maybe the future of our civilisation is purely mechanical or technological rather than biological.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant Producer: Elina Ganatra. Audio production by Jade Bailey. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Case For the Prosecco-tion

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:45


As the Prime Minister is caught red wine handed, we discuss the crises facing Britain alongside the partygate furore. We unpack the further issues looming as the cost of living situation goes from bad to worse. Is there an end in sight? Plus, why do we still pay so much attention to newspaper front pages? Lord Peter Ricketts, former national security adviser and ambassador to France, is this week's guest.  “I don't know why you would bring someone along to photograph your crime.” – Ahir Shah  “The only reason I can see for the Government not introducing a windfall tax is that it's Labour's idea.” – Ahir Shah  “It's always popular with the Tory right to cut the Civil Service.” – Peter Ricketts “There's one person who sets the culture in Government and that's the Prime Minister.” – Peter Ricketts  “The world is beset with a whole series of different crises.” – Peter Ricketts “Those who are going to carry the blame for this are the civil servants, they've been lined up as scapegoats here.” – Peter Ricketts  “We've got a very rocky few years ahead.” – Peter Ricketts  “The frontpage is a news outlet's way of signalling to its readers what they should be paying attention to.” – Yasmeen Serhan https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Presented by Andrew Harrison with Ahir Shah and Yasmeen Serhan. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees, with research by Elina Ganatra. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bunker
Culture Bunker: Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, guest Murkage Dave, Mick Head and more

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 77:02


Pop culture roundup: Can we plumb the depths of Kendrick Lamar's dazzling, disturbing Mr Morale & The Big Steppers? Has Harry Styles squared the teen idol/suave-pop circle? UK hip-pop talent Murkage Dave joins us. The songwriting genius of Michael Head. And Night Sky, an Amazon drama about the portal to outer space in Sissy Spacek's back garden. Really. Journalist Johnny Davis of Esquire and The Face rounds out the panel.  Hear all the music on our rolling playlists. Spotify: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/1aea7525-7891-4a88-8474-a08c45ea064b Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)' by Kenny Dickinson. Co-produced by Jelena Sofronijevic and Elina Ganatra. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Culture Bunker is a Podmasters production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices