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Best Geoff Norcott podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Geoff Norcott podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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In an overwhelmingly woke comedic landscape, right-leaning stand-up Geoff Norcott is a rare beast. In WMPT he gets to the heart of what ordinary people think about social and political issues. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt, but without being a dick. Mostly. Geoff has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Question Time, Mock the Week and pops up frequently on UK political debate programmes. He’s also written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You ...
 
In an overwhelmingly woke comedic landscape, right-leaning stand-up Geoff Norcott is a rare beast. In WMPT he gets to the heart of what ordinary people think about social and political issues. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt, but without being a dick. Mostly. Geoff has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Question Time, Mock the Week and pops up frequently on UK political debate programmes. He’s also written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You ...
 
RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes..
 
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Taking The Pulse
Daily+
 
Ian Stone, Geoff Norcott & Ayesha Hazarika plough through the political spewings of the week and puke them back at you in comedic form.
 
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Spectator Radio
Daily
 
Home to the Spectator's best podcasts on everything from politics to religion, literature to food and drink, and more. A new podcast every day from writers worth listening to.
 
Chris Snowdon, Tom Slater and guests discuss the latest in nanny-state killjoyism.
 
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Breaking the News
Weekly
 
Topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines.
 
Chris Snowdon, Tom Slater and guests discuss the latest in nanny-state killjoyism.
 
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Comedy Unleashed
Monthly
 
Inside London's free-thinking comedy club, Andrew Doyle & Andy Shaw meet comedians who don't self-censor. The club provides a permissive space for comics who challenge the consensus. At the end of the day, if it's funny .. it's funny.
 
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Sunday Spit Roast
Daily+
 
A Comedy Podcast dedicated to putting the ‘Great and the Good’ on a skewer for a complete deconstruction and re-think: Roast-style! We take on everything from single bad ideas to fully bloated ideologies. Advertising that makes you cringe to media empires that need downsizing. Groups that need disbanding to Organisations that need re-organising. A bottom-up critical eye on all things cultural! With special guests and ‘experts’ phoning-in, the show will take you through the subject in hand wi ...
 
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After we have a quick catch up on some of the big recent political debate shows, I talk to the brilliant Jayde Adams. Jayde has a unique working class take on Feminism, so we discuss normal women's priorities, personal responsibility and quite a bit about tits. In the letters we look at gender inequality in presents and who'd win a fight betwee ...…
 
Comedian Geoff Norcott joins journalist Benedict Spence and comedy club founder Andy Shaw on the new podcast from Spectator Life. ‘That’s Life’ is a sideways look at the events, people, words and ideas that shape the news agenda. Andy and Benedict talk to Geoff about self-partnering, Pizza Express and what it’s like to come out as a right-wing ...…
 
With Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.By The Spectator
 
BBC Radio Scotland's topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines,...if it's news we break it.By BBC Radio Scotland
 
#238 Degree! Degree! - Richard is at the City Hall in steel obsessed Sheffield and his guest is proudly professional Yorkshireman and poet, Ian McMillan. The conversation dances through Tupperware drum sets, performing with Luke Goss, Ian’s parents’ love story, being crushed to death by a grave stone, the best chemist in Darfield, being a poet ...…
 
With just a week to go until polling day, we take a look at what Corbyn’s Britain would look like (00:45). Plus, is planting more trees the panacea to climate change (16:15)? And last, how young is too young to have political opinions (28:15)? With Liam Halligan, Michael Jacobs, Jamie Blackett, Will Skeaping, Andrew Watts, Freddy Gray, Gus Gray ...…
 
In this week's Book Club, Sam's guest is the historian Tom Holland, author of the new book Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind. The book, though as Tom remarks, you might not know it from the cover, is essentially a history of Christianity -- and an account of the myriad ways, many of them invisible to us, that it has shaped and continues ...…
 
#237 Christmas Presents for Ethiopia - Richard is at the Brighton Theatre Royal and in danger of having a deadly secret revealed unless he stumps up the cash, but is it worth the price he has to pay? Never mind, he can forget all about it for now, as he chats with model turned presenter turned actor turned author turned therapist, Annabel Giles ...…
 
Max Pemberton is a Daily Mail columnist and medical doctor specialising in mental health and eating disorders. On the podcast, he talks about his milkman father and activist mother and what family mealtimes were like, remembering to eat on shifts as a junior doctor, and dissuading patients with serious eating disorders of the 'clean eating' rel ...…
 
Why would any woman want to be an MP in this general election? In recent years, parliament has been plagued by horror stories of abuse against MPs, especially female ones, with a number of them leaving the job before their time. So does parliament have a woman problem? Katy Balls speaks to a series of guests, especially a handful of the young w ...…
 
BBC Radio Scotland's topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines,...if it's news we break it.By BBC Radio Scotland
 
#236 Don’t Look Down - Richard has yet another stomach upset, adding some much needed jeopardy to the podcast. And it’s a meeting of Turner Prize winners past and future as his guest is a name that will echo through the ages (hello future humans) Grayson Perry. They discuss God-like soft toys, the similarities between comedy and art, motorcycle ...…
 
With two weeks to go until the election, the latest polling shows a majority of 68 for the Conservative party. So can anything still trip Boris Johnson up (00:50)? One of those events could be Trump’s visit next week – so how high are the stakes there (17:10)? And last, what led to the failure of the Israeli kibbutz (28:35)? With James Forsyth, ...…
 
After we have a quick catch up on some of the big recent political debate shows, I talk to the brilliant Jayde Adams. Jayde has a unique working class take on Feminism, so we discuss normal women's priorities, personal responsibility and quite a bit about tits. In the letters we look at gender inequality in presents and who'd win a fight betwee ...…
 
Sam's guest in this week’s Book Club is the rock musician, writer and sometime Faber editor Pete Townshend. Pete has just published his first novel The Age of Anxiety, an ambitious work jointly conceived as an opera. They talk about madness and creativity, Who lyrics popping up in the fiction, how he settled on an Aristotelian plot, and the unu ...…
 
#235 Tiny Teeth - Rich is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and has had a dream about eating lettuce with Blur and that’s pretty much the most exciting thing that’s happened to him this week. His guests are the most bizarre of things, a double act that like each other, Max and Ivan. They chat about falling asleep whilst acting, organising stag dos ...…
 
Cement, steel, and other industrial companies produce a third of greenhouse gases in the world today; and nearly a quarter of British emissions. There is no reaching Net Zero without decarbonising these sectors, or at least cutting their emissions. So how can it be done, and done in an egalitarian way that doesn't threaten jobs or consumers? Fr ...…
 
With James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson. Presented by Katy Balls.By The Spectator
 
BBC Radio Scotland's topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines,...if it's news we break it.By BBC Radio Scotland
 
This week, as the Tories continue to lead in the polls, Lara speaks to Alastair Campbell about what Remainers can do to turn things around (00:45). Plus, Venice is holding an independence referendum – but will that help with the city’s problems (19:10)? And last, is Instagram the future of poetry (28:35)? With James Forsyth, Alastair Campbell, ...…
 
Sam is joined from beyond the grave on this week’s Spectator Book Club by the late Laurie Lee — to talk about Gloucestershire’s Slad Valley, the landscape that made him a writer. Acting as medium, so to speak, is David Parker — whose 1990s interviews with Lee before his death provide the material for the new book Down In The Valley: A Writer’s ...…
 
#234 Little Tich's Shoes - RHLSTP returns to the Marlowe Theatre I’m Canterbury for the second week running and Rich is doing some of his topical material about St Augustine. His guest is the artist and musician Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves. They talk about the unique delights of being managed by Malcolm Hardee, how to improve the number 2 Ultravox ...…
 
With Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of the National Interest and contributor to Spectator USA. Americano is a series of in-depth discussions on American politics with the best pundits stateside. Presented by Freddy Gray, editor of Spectator USA. Click here to listen to previous episodes.By The Spectator
 
With Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.By The Spectator
 
With Grace Blakeley, author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation, and Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, a centre-right thinktank. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here to find more ...…
 
We're all sick of celebrities making a meal of their mental health problems – but that doesn't mean that we aren't facing a potential crisis. The unique strains of living in the technology-driven 21st century are taking their toll on people who, in an earlier era, would have been psychologically robust. Many of us are affected by anxiety, depre ...…
 
BBC Radio Scotland's topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines,...if it's news we break it.By BBC Radio Scotland
 
The Conservatives like to say that their road to electoral victory is steep and narrow, but has Nigel Farage broadened out that path this week (00:50)? Plus, is it time to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants (13:50)? And last, should baby boomers apologise for crimes against young people (26:55)? With James Forsyth, Marcus Roberts, Fraser Nelso ...…
 
I catch up on a spectacularly bad start to election campaigning by all the main parties. From Jacob's Grenfell gaffe to the Lib Dem's painfully bad social media, we give out gold stars to all the idiots. We also discuss Emma Watson trying to redefine being single as being 'self-partnered'. I then admit my pathological issues with dressing gowns ...…
 
I catch up on a spectacularly bad start to election campaigning by all the main parties. From Jacob's Grenfell gaffe to the Lib Dem's painfully bad social media, we give out gold stars to all the idiots. We also discuss Emma Watson trying to redefine being single as being 'self-partnered'. I then admit my pathological issues with dressing gowns ...…
 
In this week’s Spectator Book Club, Sam's guest is Christopher Tugendhat, whose new book offers a refreshing and thought-provoking survey of twentieth-century history; not through wars and treaties and policies, but through the pages of the books from his extensive private library. In A History of Britain Through Books: 1900-1964, Christopher a ...…
 
#233 Joke Thief - RHLSTP comes to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, a town divided by what should happen to the local takeaway shop, but with an audience smart enough to get a Thomas a Beckett joke. The guest this week is sometimes known as dopey Barry from Eastenders, but is actually the quiz champion smartypants Shaun Williamson. They discus ...…
 
With James Morris, MD at PR firm Edelman and former Labour pollster, and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls.By The Spectator
 
With James Forsyth and Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.By The Spectator
 
With Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.…
 
BBC Radio Scotland's topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines,...if it's news we break it.By BBC Radio Scotland
 
Nicky Morgan is the Secretary of State for Culture, and former Conservative MP for Loughborough. Despite her success in Boris Johnson's cabinet, she announced that she'd be standing down at this election. On the podcast, she talks about student politics in Oxford with Dan Hannan, filling in Michael Gove's shoes as Education Secretary under Davi ...…
 
America goes to the polls next year, but can any of the Democratic candidates take Trump out (00:45)? And with our own election coming up, what happens if you can no longer vote for the party you’ve always supported (13:15)? And last, happy 200th birthday to George Eliot – we find out about her unconventional life (28:05). With Freddy Gray, Kar ...…
 
Daniel Markovits is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School. In his new book The Meritocracy Trap Daniel advances an argument that will seem startling to partisans of Left and Right alike: that meritocracy isn’t the solution to our social and political discontents, but the central part of the problem. Our notion that hard work a ...…
 
Toby Young joins Snowdon and Slater to discuss Irn-Bru’s capitulation to the sugar tax, the departure of the nanny-in-chief, and the creepy use of kids in public-health campaigns. Check out the spiked shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/spikedBy spiked online
 
Toby Young joins Snowdon and Slater to discuss Irn-Bru’s capitulation to the sugar tax, the departure of the nanny-in-chief, and the creepy use of kids in public-health campaigns. Check out the spiked shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/spikedBy spiked online
 
#231 Bohemian Rhapsody Karaoke - RHLSTP is back at the Warwick (Coventry) Arts Centre and Richard is discussing his daughter’s reaction to the Teletubbies and his son following in his footsteps. His guest is actor and temporary expert on ugly pets, Caroline Quentin. They discuss the most terrifying children’s TV characters, being sacked for fai ...…
 
Fuchsia Dunlop is a writer and chef specialising in Chinese cuisine, especially that of Sichuan. She tells Lara and Livvy about the international lodgers who trained her adventurous palate growing up, why some Chinese foods can be so challenging for westerners (hint: it's the texture!), and the 23 different types of Sichuan spicy. Table Talk is ...…
 
In this episode, Spectator Books leaves its dank burrow and hits the road. Sam travelled to the southern Peloponnese to catch up with the Orange-prize winning novelist Madeline Miller, where she was hosting a reading weekend at the Costa Navarino resort. Madeline’s first novel, The Song of Achilles, retold the Iliad from Patroclus’s point of vi ...…
 
With Mark D'Arcy, the BBC's Today in Parliament correspondent, and Bobby Friedman, John Bercow's biographer. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.…
 
With Dominic Green, Life and Arts editor of Spectator USA. Americano is a series of in-depth discussions on American politics with the best pundits stateside. Presented by Freddy Gray, editor of Spectator USA. Click here to listen to previous episodes.By The Spectator
 
This week, an election has officially been called – so what do the major parties need to do to win (00:55)? Plus, Trump goes back into Syria – we look at how pressures back home are shaping up his foreign policy (16:15). And last: does this video give you the shivers (28:00)? With Stephen Bush, Will Tanner, Sir Christopher Meyer, Sarah Elliott, ...…
 
Possibly my favourite solo episode, simply because there's so much to talk about. I pull out the satirical flame-thrower on all the opposition parties bollocks & paradoxes. We walk about Ian Blackford's persecution complex, the Lib Dem's domestic black hole and why Jeremy is like a journeyman stand-up. We also talk about the ridiculous reaction ...…
 
Possibly my favourite solo episode, simply because there's so much to talk about. I pull out the satirical flame-thrower on all the opposition parties bollocks & paradoxes. We walk about Ian Blackford's persecution complex, the Lib Dem's domestic black hole and why Jeremy is like a journeyman stand-up. We also talk about the ridiculous reaction ...…
 
In this week’s Spectator Books, Sam talks to the award-winning historian Thomas Penn about his new book The Brothers York: An English Tragedy — in which he argues that the 'Wars of the Roses' weren’t determined by a struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster so much as by the catastrophic white-on-white conflict that cause the House of Y ...…
 
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