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Free Radicals is a new podcast brought to you by two left-leaning college students in the Blue-Red state North Carolina. We might have an accent but, we have opinions too. We're here to show you that just becaue we live in the south doesn't mean we're republicans, and just because we're college students doesn't mean we're apathetic either. Your hosts are KG and CHRZA, and DJ Sim brings you the mixes.
 
Here mate, ye intae games? Dynamite Neddy is a retro-gaming podcast where three auld friends talk about three auld games. Decipher their famously easy-to-understand Scottish accents as they swap their favourite games from youth, reviving childhood favourites and playground arguments alike through various stages of inebriation. You'll find Dynamite Neddy combines the childlike wonderment of the first time you ever played Sonic 3, with the harsh reality that is drinking heavily through the dec ...
 
2020 Visions is a six part series presented by Rys Farthing and K. Biswas charting Britain's future. Episode 1: The Political Future. Guests: Labour’s Jon Cruddas MP; human rights activist Peter Tatchell; ConservativeHome editor Jonathan Isaby, psephologist Professor John Curtice; Dr Madsen Pirie, Director of the free-market Adam Smith Institute; LibDem Voice editor Stephen Tall; David Babbs of campaign organisation 38 Degrees, and the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. Episode 2: Poverty, inequa ...
 
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In the middle of last week's cabinet reshuffle, the LibDem Foreign Affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP joins us on the podcast to discuss what is a modern liberal foreign policy. With the recent 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the US, Layla Moran talks about the decrease influence of Britain on the world stage, when is foreign int…
 
Remember to like & subscribe to the show through your podcast provider so you never miss an episode Having been elected as the leaders of the LibDem Local Government Association Group, Joe Harris and Bridget Smith talk to the podcast about what the LGA does, what can it do better and what is the future of local government. Our panellists today can …
 
One of the biggest struggles for both new and experienced councillors is getting the balance right between the time you spend at Town Hall and your attention to your ward. John Potter, Hannah Kitching and Sam Al-Hamdani discuss how they manage these pressures and what some of the pitfalls you should avoid. You can follow everything to do with the L…
 
Former leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, joins David McKensie and John Potter for a wide ranging interview about his time as leader, the differences between being an MP and a MSP and why he decided to step down. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast provider so you never miss an epi…
 
Autumn Conference is around the corner and the LibDem Pod and the Never Mind the Barcharts podcast have joined forces to give you a preview for what to expect. John Potter, Mark Pack, Christine Jardine MP, Alex Warren, Callum Robertson, Laura Gordon and Rachelle Shepherd-Dubey discuss what policy debates, fringe events and other aspects they are lo…
 
It's our second livestream for the Sonic Amateur Games Expo, and this time we're doing probably what we should have last time and covering 9 games that are on show at the expo. This episode we'll be talking about: MiKE Adventures Round the World Sonic: Project Generations Junkyard Frog Syobon Action Nostalg Tails 64 Revamped Code Bunny Battle Cross…
 
In this episode we talk to two of the most powerful LibDems in the country but don't even have majorities in their local authorities. Responsible for a combined budget of over £2bn, Liz Leffman and Amanda Hopgood (Liberal Democrat leaders of Oxfordshire & Durham County Councils) join us on the podcast. We discuss working with other parties, the opp…
 
The events in Afghanistan this week have reshaped politics around the globe. John Potter, Richard Kemp, David McKensie & Laura Gordon discuss the events, were we right to remove the Taliban in the first place and the political fallout in the UK and around the world. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast p…
 
* Repeated episode due to fault on Apple Podcast feed* Richmond upon Thames has had some incredible success over recent years, taking over control of the council in 2018 and electing two MPs in 2019. What are they doing right and can it be replicated elsewhere? LibDem Council Leader Gareth Roberts and campaign manager Alice Bridges-Westcott discuss…
 
Richmond upon Thames has had some incredible success over recent years, taking over control of the council in 2018 and electing two MPs in 2019. What are they doing right and can it be replicated elsewhere? LibDem Council Leader Gareth Roberts and campaign manager Alice Bridges-Westcott discuss with John Potter the defeats, the wins and reflections…
 
Requested by our 1000th Twitter follower Thom Campion, this episode Richard Kemp, Laura Gordon and John Potter discuss some of the brilliant LibDems who have never become MPs We also discuss the what makes and good candidate and what difference do they make You can follow everything to do with the LibDem Podcast on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter - @…
 
It's our first in person episode since lockdown began, and we're kicking this off with a special one about football games, recorded in the historic grounds of Cathkin Park. We're joined by friend of the show Johnny Branchfield (with a pitch invasion from Mick McMenemie) and we're covering The Mission, Dundee's European Challenge, Captain Tsubasa Su…
 
It's Freedom Day but what does that actually mean? John, Claire, David and Laura chat about yet another government shambles, why are the Tories are pressing ahead with it and what the political consequences might be. We also talk about the culture war backlash after the Euro 2020 England players respond to the Govt and the racist abuse they receive…
 
The Green Party....ignore them, fight them, work with them? How should the Liberal Democrats across the country handle the Green Party? John Potter is joined by Hannah Kitching, Lisa Smart and Neil Fawcett to discuss when cooperation works with the Greens and when it doesn't. Do short term benefits lead to long term negative consequences? Please li…
 
The Thornhill review into the LibDem 2019 General Election was a brutally honest look into our party and it's structures. Just over a year has pasted and Baroness Dorothy Thornhill joins the podcast along with Party President Mark Pack to discuss what positive steps have happened and what still needs to be done. Please like & subscribe to the chann…
 
Another by-election with a pretty surprising result!! Batley and Spen by-election candidate Tom Gordon joins John Potter, Hannah Kitching and Sam Al-Hamdani to discuss all the fallout from the result and the campaign as a whole Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast provider so you never miss an episode. I…
 
Politics is a brutal business but what have we learned are the best ways to cope with disappointment. John Potter and Simon Lepori discuss how they have dealt with bad election results Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast provider so you never miss an episode. If you want to support the show why not join…
 
Richard Maxwell, Author of the book The Science of Marketing, joins the LibDem podcast this episode to discuss the research he has collected into successful campaigning in both business and politics. What can local LibDem parties do to combat the "I don't know what the LibDems stand for" line or how can LibDems upgrade resident impressions of us fr…
 
With the by-election victory covered in the previous episode, this is part two of our latest news round up. Sam, Richard and John discuss: the shocking report regarding the police failings in dealing with rape victims the latest Dominic Cummings leaks Northern Ireland, Brexit and and Australian trade deal Please like & subscribe to the channel on Y…
 
VICTORY!!!!!!! And what a victory!!!!! John, Richard, Lisa, Hannah, Sam and David talk about the fantastic result in the Chesham and Amersham by-election. How did this happen? Did we see it coming? Did we approve of the campaign messaging? What does this say about a progressive alliance? And what does this mean for the party? Please like & subscrib…
 
After our hugely successful live event with Professor John Curtice, the LibDem Pod team meet up to discuss some of the massive talking points raised. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast provider so you never miss an episode. If you want to support the show why not join our Patreon exclusive service at: …
 
It's a real Mickstravaganza this episode - Andy Mac goes further back in time than ever before with Treasure Island Dizzy, Mick 1 get's a message from a dystopian future in Virtual On, Mick 2 get's blazed with Soul Blazer and Mick McMenemie (and Hannah!) are offended on many levels by Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars.…
 
David McKensie and the LibDem Podcast team talk to well known political scientist Professor John Curtice in a live recording with LibDem members, councillors, activists and parliamentarians. In a special 90 minute episode John Curtice discusses the LibDem current issues and what might be the best way forward for the party. Please like & subscribe t…
 
John and Laura are down at the Chesham by-election HQ with Deputy Campaign Manager Alice Bridges-Westcott to talk about the momentum that is building in the by-election, how every LibDem can help and what the vote feels like on the ground. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast provider so you never miss a…
 
How many of you have heard of Alan Hackett? Probably none of you. For over 50 years Alan has been fighting the liberal cause from parliamentary by-elections, the founding of the Liberal Democrats and over 30 years in council chambers. There will be lots of people like Alan in our party who go under the radar in places where Liberal Democrats have n…
 
Part two of our Chesham and Amersham by-election special. Candidate Sarah Green has given up her time to chat to the podcast about what made her join the LibDems, how the campaign is going and why the LibDems are fighting this by-election with everything we've got. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast pr…
 
It's by-election time...and the LibDems are in the best position to cause an upset. In the first in a series of podcasts about the Chesham and Amersham by-election, John Potter and Laura Gordon discuss how everyone can help and why the LibDems can win this seat. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast provi…
 
Host John Potter is joined by LibDem President Mark Pack, Wendy Chamberlain MP and Lord Paul Tyler to discuss electoral reform. The Conservatives are determined to rig the system to further help their already privileged position. What are we going to do about it? Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast prov…
 
So much to talk about regarding the 2021 elections! John, Richard, David, Laura, Tom, Sam and Hannah give us there overall reactions. Are the Tories the only party to be completely happy with the results? Did the LibDems have a decent night given the circumstances? What next for Labour? Are the Greens over egging their successes this time. Please l…
 
With just a day to go until massive elections across the country we have a special recording with our host David McKensie interviewing former journalist and political candidate Gavin Esler about his book 'How Britain Ends'. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as through your podcast provider so you never miss an episode. Thank…
 
John Potter is joined by Katherine Macy, Victoria Evans and Louie Hamblett from the LibDem Disability Association to talk about what the national party, local parties and us as individuals can do to raise awareness of disability issues and get more disabled people active in politics. Please like & subscribe to the channel on YouTube as well as thro…
 
John and Richard are back!!! In this episode we discuss: * The latest polling and what it means for the May elections. * The fallout from the proposed European Super League * The corruption and scandal in Liverpool Labour Party and what does it say about the future of mayors. You can follow everything to do with the LibDem Podcast on Instagram, Fac…
 
In this episode of the LibDem Podcast our panel, John Potter, Lisa Smart, Simon Lepori and David McKensie talk about the vaccine standoff between the UK and the EU, the SNP infighting and Police & Crime bill along with a conference and campaigning round up. You can follow everything to do with the LibDem Podcast on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter - @…
 
Doorstep Campaigning is Back!!!! John Potter, Hannah Kitching and Laura Gordon discuss campaigning on the door, the prospects for the Lib Dems in May's elections and the fallout from the Conservative's budget. You can follow everything to do with the LibDem Podcast on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter - @LibDemPod Please like & subscribe to the channel…
 
Owen Lambert hosts this episode talking to Jen Yockney, Lucy Tonge and Jennie Rigg about the end of LGBT+ History Month. They discuss the years of struggle, the proud LibDem history fighting for equality and what the future holds. You can follow our panelists on twitter: @owenlambert1 @jenyockney @lucyisabella_ and @miss_s_b Please like & subscribe…
 
So why did Richard and John start the LibDem Podcast? This episode is slightly different as host John Potter gets interviewed by Will Barber-Taylor from the Debated Podcast. Will asked John about why he set up the podcast, what are his favorite things about the podcast and John's opinion on a range of topics. Please subscribe to the Debated Podcast…
 
This was our 1st ever live podcast event, in partnership with the Liberal Democrat Newswire. Our panel couldn’t be any better for tonight’s topic on the lessons we have learnt from cooperation, coalition and working with other parties. They include: Duncan Brack from the LibDem History Group Polly McKensie the Chief Exec of the think tank Demos and…
 
In this episode John Potter, Richard Kemp, Simon Lepori and Claire Halliwell discuss the government's attempts to suppress democracy in the May elections. We talk about what the guidelines say, how we react to it and what does this mean for campaigners and councillors. Please like & subscribe to the channel on Youtube as well as through your podcas…
 
Are the LibDems getting the fight wrong on nationalism? Do we sneer at the use of the Union flag instead of embracing it? In today's episode we talk about nationalism, liberalism and patriotism from a Scottish, Welsh and English perspective. Joining John Potter is Cadan ap Tomos, Rosemary Bruce and David McKensie. You can follow all our panelists o…
 
In this episode of the LibDem Podcast we talk to whip Wendy Chamberlain MP and Michael Mullaney, vice chair of the Social Democrat Group. On Monday 25th January 2021 is the 40th Anniversary of the Limehouse Declaration and a new book is being published with essays on multiple topics from electoral reform to foreign policy. As well as talking about …
 
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