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Oh God, What Now?

Making sense of our political hell every Tuesday and Friday! Oh God, What Now? is the no-bulls**t politics podcast, making the unbearable bearable with top quality guests and analysis, plus poor quality jokes.  Regulars include: Dorian Lynskey, author of The Ministry Of Truth: A Biography of Orwell’s 1984 and host of Origin Story • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Writer and commentator Ros Taylor • Rachel Cunliffe of the New Statesman • Writer and host of This Is Not A Drill Gavin Esler • Hannah Fearn of the i paper • Comedian Matt Green • New Statesman policy and politics corresponent Zoë Grünewald • Group Editor Andrew Harrison • Journalist Marie Le Conte • Podmasters Managing Editor Jacob Jarvis Sign up and get ad-free shows earlier than anyone else: patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow. Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production

Tracks

Mr. Starmer Goes to Washington
As Prime Minister Starmer jets off for the 75th NATO summit in Washington DC, how will he perform on the global stage? And how impactful will David Lammy be as the new foreign secretary? Plus, the Lib Dems’ strategic genius, Labour’s peculiar losses, and Reform’s overrated performance – the panel unpacks some of the election trends you might have missed. And in the Extra Bit for subscribers, Dorian, Zoë, and Raf detail their most forgettable and unforgettable election nights. Get exclusive NordVPN deal here – https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee. The Pension Confident Podcast from PensionBee aims to improve listeners’ understanding of personal finance – whether that’s helping you to navigate the cost of living crisis, exploring the impact of your relationship status on your finances or discussing how to teach kids about money. Listen to the latest episode here https://link.chtbl.com/FSF2Yu6y  We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Zoë Grünewald and Rafael Behr. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65:51 12/07/2024
Ikea Starmer assembles a Cabinet
Well his dad WAS a toolmaker… What’s on the agenda in Week One of the Brave New Starmer Era? What do we make of Labour’s team? Is the party’s support really “broad but shallow” and does it matter anyway? Plus, as the Far Right is unexpectedly defeated in France, we demand of Marie: Qu’est-ce que cela signifie? Andrew’s music choice: Madres by Sofia Kourtesis. Matt’s music choice: The Walls by Holly Henderson.  The Pension Confident Podcast from PensionBee aims to improve listeners’ understanding of personal finance – whether that’s helping you to navigate the cost of living crisis, exploring the impact of your relationship status on your finances or discussing how to teach kids about money. Listen to the latest episode here: https://link.chtbl.com/FSF2Yu6y Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ↣ https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow. It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.  Presented by Andrew Harrison with Marie le Conte, Matt Green and Alex Andreou. Production by Robin Leeburn. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
60:42 09/07/2024
Election Night Live in London Part 2: The Moment of Truth
Drink in the tension in the room as we wait for the first Exit Polls of General Election 2204. LBC’s James O’Brien joins Dorian, Ros and Alex for the countdown, the reveal, and audience questions. Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ↣ https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow. It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Audio production by Jade Bailey and Alex Rees. Streaming video by Chris Jones and Kieron Leslie. Theme music by Cornershop. Live Event Producer: Jill Pearson. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Executive Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
48:13 08/07/2024
Election Night Live in London Part 1: Scorn on the Fourth of July
Come with us back into the misty before-times… Election night, when we didn’t yet know the result. LBC’s James O’Brien joins Dorian, Ros and Alex for Part 1 of a nail-biting evening. Which Portillos are they expecting? How many seats do the audience think the Tories will get? And Matt Green brings his good friend the Rt Hon. Geoffrey Geoff-Geoffrey to celebrate fourteen glorious years of Conservatism. It’s dramatic irony overload! Part Two coming tomorrow. Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ↣ https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow. It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Audio production by Jade Bailey and Alex Rees. Streaming video by Chris Jones and Kieron Leslie. Theme music by Cornershop. Live Event Producer: Jill Pearson. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Executive Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
53:39 07/07/2024
Election Aftermath 🌹 At Long Last, Victory
Well, we got the bastards. Dorian Lynskey, Ros Taylor and Andrew Harrison gather in awe before the scale of Labour’s historic achievement. How did Starmer pull it off? What will Labour’s new era of service mean? And did we get the Portillos we wanted? Sure, there are some flies in the ointment – Farage, Corbyn, some tight victories – but this is a good-vibes-only zone. Stay for the end. It gets emotional. Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ↣ https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow. It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Robin Leeburn and Tom Taylor. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
62:13 05/07/2024
Election ’24: The Calm Before The Starm
• Watch our FREE all-night Election Livestream on YouTube from 10pm til early on July 4. • Watch our Election Night Live Special on Zoom when you back us on Patreon. It’s the end of an error! In the final edition of Oh God What Now of the whole nightmare Conservative age… What have we learned about Britain, politics, campaigning and the merits of waterproofing Prime Ministers during the longest and most gruelling election campaign ever? And how will it feel to watch what could be the actual destruction of the Conservative Party? Plus a special extended BUT YOUR EMAILS where we answer your questions. Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ↣ https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow. It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more. Presented by Group Editor Andrew Harrison with Zoë Grünewald and Hannah Fearn. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
54:05 04/07/2024
What if… the Tories won the Election?
• Watch our FREE all-night Election Livestream on YouTube from 10pm til early on July 4. • Watch our Election Night Live Special on Zoom when you back us on Patreon. It couldn’t happen… could it? Everything points to a Labour landslide but regulars Jonn Elledge and Rob Hutton join Andrew Harrison for a journey into a nightmare parallel reality where Sunak somehow scrapes it. What happens? Does Starmer have to quit? Is ReformUK defanged or empowered? And what does a knackered Tory party do with another term it doesn’t really want? Join us for sense-shattering speculation in the mighty OGWN manner! Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ↣ https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow. It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more. Presented by Group Editor Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Tom Taylor. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
35:57 03/07/2024
Election ‘24: Sunak’s Last Gasp
• Don’t forget our Election Night live show, streaming to Patreon backers. Rishi Sunak told Laura Kuenssberg on Sunday that life in Britain is better now than it was in 2010. Is his campaign more delusional now than ever, or is there still time for a late Jude Bellingham-esque comeback for the Tories? The panel unpacks the weekend’s drama just days before the general election. Plus, is Marine Le Pen and her far-right National Rally party on the verge of history in France after taking a lead in the first round of the French election? Get exclusive NordVPN deal here – https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee. We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Alex Andreou with Seth Thévoz and Rachel Cunliffe. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
62:10 02/07/2024
Election Week 5: The Beginning of the End – with Gavin Esler and Ros Taylor
In our latest bonus edition, Ros Taylor and Gavin Esler talk us through another week on the campaign trail. What was the point of the debate? Who cares about the tabloids? Why can’t we just reach polling day already? We are streaming LIVE on election night! Come and join your favourite panellists from Oh God, What Now?, The Bunker and Paper Cuts on YouTube from 10pm on Thursday 4th July as we react to the results live – you won't want to miss it.   Visit https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow and subscribe now. www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow  Get Exclusive NordVPN deal here ↣ https://nordvpn.com/ohgodwhatnow It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee!   Presented by Ros Taylor. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20:56 28/06/2024
Election ’24: Starmer – A New Hope?
• Don’t forget our Election Night live show, streaming to Patreon backers. Have Tory governments depleted all of our optimism – or could a Starmer government restore hope in politics? The panel discusses whether things really can only get better post-Sunak. And our special guest today is award-winning journalist Peter Kellner, who has served as president of YouGov and previously worked on BBC Newsnight. He joins the panel to discuss polls, Farage, and everything in between. And in the Extra Bit for subscribers, don’t you hate it when someone you detest puts forward an annoyingly good argument? The panel gives us their own examples. We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Ros Taylor with Zoe Grunewald, Rafael Behr and guest Peter Kellner. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by: Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61:36 27/06/2024
Election bonus: Can we trust the polls? – with special guest Prof. John Curtice
In our latest bonus edition, polling guru Professor John Curtice talks Jacob Jarvis through the latest numbers – and tells us how much faith to have in what they’re predicting. What would the result be even if they were epically wrong? And what has made them shift? Plus, he gives his advice on staying awake on election night… We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Jacob Jarvis. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Tom Taylor. Video production by: Keiron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28:14 26/06/2024
Election ’24: The Wagers of Sin
• Don’t forget our Election Night live show, streaming to Patreon backers.  What are the ODDS the Conservatives would be in the woeful position they are right now? How serious is this betting scandal for Sunak? Meanwhile, even though the election winner is all but confirmed, the press has to pump up the drama. What stories have been overdone and what potential drama is still to come? The panel discusses all that, plus this week's heroes and villains. (Apologies for Andrew’s sore throat. He’ll be less gravelly next time) Follow us on YouTube and second-screen the whole of Election Night with us: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Group Editor Andrew Harrison with Hannah Fearn, Jonn Elledge and Matt Green. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Video production by Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
48:10 25/06/2024
Election Week 4: Sunak’s bringing tetchy back – with guest John Crace
• Watch our Election Night Live Special on Zoom when you back us on Patreon.  • Keep an eye out for daily editions Tue-Fri in the run-up to the Election. It’s Week Four sum-up time! There’s only 13 days to go and as the news worsens for the Conservatives their friendly papers are losing their minds. Guardian political sketchwriter John Crace takes Jacob Jarvis through the week’s highlights and many, many lowlights. Who would bet on an election date? Is “you backed Corbyn” the gotcha line the Tory press think it is? What’s Sunak’s exit strategy? And how will we come down from this epic schadenfreude binge?  • “We often see Tetchy Rishi but in the debate he looked positively furious… Not a great look.” • “As far as I can tell, even Telegraph readers aren’t in line with Telegraph editorial… Even they are leaning Labour.” • “What we have here is a feeling of End of Days.” Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.  Presented by Managing Editor Jacob Jarvis. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music by Cornershop. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31:19 21/06/2024
Election '24: Electric Landslide
According to Grant Shapps, Labour is in danger of winning a “supermajority” - which means literally nothing in British politics. We prefer ‘mega-landslide’, but realistically what would a win as big as is projected mean for British politics? Plus, no one is talking about Brexit in this election cycle, even Nigel Farage – WHY?! And in the Extra Bit for subscribers when it comes to the broadcast media, who’s on cue with election coverage and who just hasn’t got a clue?   We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow   www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow    Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Rachel Cunliffe, Yasmeen Serhan and Hugo Rifkind. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Alex Rees. Video production by: Chris Jones and Alex Rees. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
63:18 20/06/2024
Election ’24 Update – Stella Creasy on Labour’s tightrope walk
In our latest Election update: If Labour are set for a massive majority, why are they still so cautious on policy? Labour’s Stella Creasy tells Andrew Harrison why the party refuses to over-promise – why Starmer won’t talk about rejoining the EU – where she stands on the controversial two-child benefit cap – plus Gaza, Sunak, Farage and how to get people believing in politics again. Don’t miss our Election Night Live Show, streaming on Zoom for Patreon backers. • “I don’t want us to promise a moon on the stick. I want people to feel confident.” • “The far right don’t offer you solutions. They offer you someone to blame.” • “Every big project this Government has promoted hasn’t happened.” • “We ripped up so much by leaving the EU… We cannot underestimate how damaged our reputation has been.” We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Andrew Harrison. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Tom Taylor. Video production by: Alex Rees. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
47:45 19/06/2024
Election ’24: Three Liars on a Shirt
• Watch our Election Night Live Special on Zoom when you back us on Patreon.  • Keep an eye out for daily editions Tue-Fri in the run-up to the Election. The manifestos are out (OK, not everyone’s lying but we couldn’t resist the headline). What’s in Labour’s, what’s not and what’s cutting through for ‘normal people’? Does it matters what the Tories offer? And what the Farage is in Reform UK on about? Plus, step away from the Britain Elects Twitter… are we over-polling this election? And are polls now setting the agenda rather than telling us what the agenda is? Listen up for all that plus this week’s Heroes and Villains. Polling on UK voters’ favourite takeaway.    Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.  Presented by Alex Andreou with Marie le Conte, Rafael Behr and Ava Santina. Audio production by Alex Rees, yes Alex Rees. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
75:10 18/06/2024
Election Bonus: The Shakespearean Tragedy of Rishi Sunak – with guest Steve Richards
Politics podcast presenter Steve Richards talks to Jacob Jarvis about the Shakespearean downfall of Rishi Sunak, the gilded youth who finds he’s not up to this titanic task. Plus: Is appearing as brutal as the Conservatives the right strategy for Labour? The weakness of Starmer’s language. And the patronising futility of TV debates.  • “Sunak has tried on so many guises, he doesn’t know who he is now.”  • “In Grimsby Sunak just looked crushed… It must be tormenting him that he’s leading his party towards doom.”  • “When we see people as losers, everything we see of them reinforces that.” Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.  Presented by Jacob Jarvis. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29:18 14/06/2024
Election ‘24: No Dish Rish
Sky-deprived youngster Rishi Sunak announced the Tory manifesto at Silverstone on Tuesday, claiming that the UK economy “is turning a corner”. Even if it is (it’s not), is his manifesto in pole position or does it simply have 4 flat tyres? And as Ed Davey hops on another rollercoaster, whose election campaign is going well and who’s just taking us for a ride? Former Labour Party advisor and co-author of Punch & Judy Politics, Tom Hamilton, joins the panel to discuss all of that. And in the Extra Bit for subscribers, the European elections paid off well for the far-right. How would a Starmer centre-left government deal with a Europe veering off in the other direction? We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Zoe Grunewald and guest Tom Hamilton. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by: Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65:24 13/06/2024
Saving Private Lyin’
Rishi Sunak’s gaffe over last week’s D-Day memorial service may not be the last big event he leaves early. How badly will this impact his election hopes? Could he even quit the race? Plus, what did we learn from the seven-way second election debate, apart from how much hairspray Penny Mordaunt can use in one go? Join the panel for all that plus this week’s heroes and villains. Come to our election night live show at The Tabernacle, London. https://www.thetabernaclew11.com/events We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Andrew Harrison with Hannah Fearn and Matt Green. Producers: Chris Jones and Jacob Jarvis. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by: Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58:16 11/06/2024
Election ’24: The UK Farage Revival
Chief milkshake-wearer and wannabe MP Nigel Farage is making the Tories think hard. Has his decision to run trapped Sunak and his party? Plus, Labour is likely to win in July, but it’s a party full of unknown candidates. Who should you be getting familiar with? And in the Extra Bit for subscribers, what’s the state of patriotism today?  We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Ros Taylor with Seth Thevoz, Marie Le Conte and guest Rachel Wearmouth . Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by: Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56:50 07/06/2024
Election Debate Reaction: The Great British Shout Off
The first Sunak vs. Starmer TV debate was as enraging as you might expect. Sunak shouted about tax, while Starmer was more polite – but also too slow to pull the PM up on his bullsh*t. Andrew Harrison and Jacob Jarvis give their reaction to the spectacle.  We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Andrew Harrison with Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Chris Jones and Jacob Jarvis. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Video production by Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24:03 05/06/2024
Election ’24: What’s the story? Mourning Tories
Come to the OGWN Election Night LIVE special at The Tabernacle, London W11. Tickets here.  Genny Lex 2024 is heating up as Starmer and Sunak hit the campaign trail. The Labour leader has been talking nukes whilst Sunak focuses on culture wars (no surprise there then). And, [sighs] Nigel Farage is back in politics. What does his return mean for the Tories and the impending election? Plus, is anyone actually looking forward to the TV debates? Or are they just a massive waste of time? We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Jacob Jarvis with Alex Andreou, Rafael Behr and Zoë Grünewald. Producers: Chris Jones and Jacob Jarvis. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Video production by Keiron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production www.podmasters.co.uk` Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61:22 04/06/2024
Is Rishi No-Mates the Tories’ human shield?
Rishi Sunak is clearly terrible at politics, as the Election campaign is showing. Will his lack of ability give the Tory Party a smokescreen for their awful record? Plus, Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn were once Labour stalwarts – but now the left wingers are clashing heavily with Starmer. Could Corbyn win as an independent? Plus, in the Extra Bit for subscribers, why is Britain so obsessed with private schools? We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Rachel Cunliffe and Zoë Grünewald. Producers: Chris Jones and Jacob Jarvis. Audio production by Alex Rees. Video production by Keiron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65:24 31/05/2024
Bothers in Arms – the national service fiasco
Rishi Sunak says he’ll bring back national service for all you IDLE YOUTH in his latest raft of randomly selected policies. Will putting teenagers in the military turn it around for the Tories come July? Doubtful. Plus, international trade! As yet more Brexit turkeys come home to roost we welcome back global commerce megabrain Dmitry Grozoubinski – author of Why Politicians Lie About Trade... and What You Need to Know About It – to update us on matters of import. And export. Buy Why Politicians Lie About Trade: ... and What You Need to Know About It through our affiliate bookshop and you’ll help fund Oh God, What Now? by earning us a small commission for every sale. Bookshop.org’s fees help support independent bookshops too. Watch Matt Green’s debut comedy special That Guy on YouTube now. We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Alex Andreou with Marie Le Conte and Matt Green plus guest Dmitry Grozoubinski . Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by special guest Alex Rees. Video production by Keiron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65:32 29/05/2024
Election ’24 Update: Sunak and Starmer Square Up
It seems like a lifetime ago that Rishi Sunak called the General Election – even though it’s only been a couple of days. So, how has it gone in the aftermath of that rainy day in Downing Street? Ros Taylor joins Jacob Jarvis to talk about the state of the race so far in the first of what we’re sure will be many bonus podcast updates.     We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow     Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.       Presented by Jacob Jarvis with Ros Taylor. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Jade Bailey. Video production by Chris Jones. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.    www.podmasters.co.uk    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27:10 24/05/2024
Election 2024: Things Can Only Get Wetter
Rishi Sunak has only gone and done it – a General Election will finally happen on July 4. Why now? In a super speed podcast put together in the aftermath of the rainiest Number 10 announcement on record, we discuss the new hottest date on the British political calendar. Plus we talk about the colossal scandals where justice has either been delayed or denied. And in the extra bit – it’s the end of Newsnight as we know it, what does the panel think to the BBC’s cost cutting? We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.    Presented by Andrew Harrison with Hannah Fearn, Jonn Elledge and Yasmeen Serhan. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by Chris Jones. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
55:37 23/05/2024
Live in London Part 2: Who was the worst PM of the last 14 years?
And here’s Part 2 of our live show in London. Strap in as the panel discuss the thorniest question in politics – who was REALLY the worst PM of the modern Tory era? – and then take some of your questions. It’s live entertainment at its best! Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.  Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and Jan Ravens. Live audio by Simon Williams, production by Robin Leeburn. Zoom livestream by Chris Jones and Kieron Leslie. Live events co-ordinator: Jill Pearson. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61:16 22/05/2024
Live in London Part 1 with special guest Jan Ravens
Join the regulars plus our special guest, doyenne of impressionists Jan Ravens, for OGWN: It’s Grim Up North London at the King’s Head Theatre in Woke Islington. In part one: After the last election we thought there wouldn’t be another Labour government for decades. How can things change so fast in five years? And Jan reads from great political works by Liz Truss and Nadine Dorries. Part Two coming tomorrow…  Support us on Patreon to get early access to all our live tickets plus mugs, t-shirts and more.  Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and Jan Ravens. Live audio by Simon Williams, production by Robin Leeburn. Zoom livestream by Chris Jones and Kieron Leslie. Live events co-ordinator: Jill Pearson. Theme music by Cornershop. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. www.podmasters.co.uk   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56:06 21/05/2024
Cleaning up the Commons, driving out the loons
Is Parliament’s vote to ban alleged sex pest MPs the first step towards restoring some respect to the Commons? Plus the Tories are spouting conspiracies again – this time it’s Maria Caulfield and 15-minute cities. What is she on about and what even are 15-minute cities? And in the Extra Bit for subscribers, Apple destroys the tools of creativity in its new iPad advert and no-one is impressed. Do our panel hate it too? Want more from the House of Podmasters? Origin Story Season 5 is out now! Ian Dunt and Dorian Lynskey are back with more deep dives into political concepts and personalities that are perhaps a little TOO misunderstood. George Orwell is up first. Listen here.  And are you confused by the US election? Then why not listen to our new podcast American Friction? Out every Friday lunch time in the run-up to November’s big vote. Available here, or wherever you get your podcasts. We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Marie Le Conte and Zöe Grünewald. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production www.podmasters.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57:35 17/05/2024
“Vote for me or it’s World War 3”
Rishi Sunak’s speech on Monday was one step short of giving the British public a very dreary ultimatum – vote Tory or else. But with Natalie Elphicke defecting, Nadhim Zahawi stepping down, and Dominic Cummings and Matt Goodwin wanting to create their own parties - can any message Sunak sends to the public give him a chance at the next election? Plus, Keir Starmer announced his plan to tackle immigration last week – what’s in it, and ultimately how does the UK feel about immigration right now? • “It is very strange to make an apparently serious and scary speech and then to dilute all that by throwing in all this culture war stuff.” – Ros Taylor • “The chaos of the content demonstrates how bad his team really is at politics.” – Hannah Fearn • “I’m amazed more of them aren’t standing down, to be honest.” – Ros Taylor • “I really hope the phrase ‘stop the boats’ disappears after this election.” – Hannah Fearn We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/@ohgodwhatnow  Want more from the house of Podmasters? We’ve got loads for you to get your ears around. Origin Story Season 5 is out now! Ian Dunt and Dorian Lynskey are back with more deep dives into political concepts and personalities that are perhaps a little TOO misunderstood. George Orwell is up first, listen here! Jam Tomorrow’s season finale is out this week with the next season already in the works. Listen to Ros Taylor and guests right here! And are you confused by the US election? Then why not listen to our new podcast American Friction, out every Friday lunch time in the run-up to November’s big vote. Available here, or wherever you get your podcasts. www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Alex Andreou with Hannah Fearn and Ros Taylor. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production by: Robin Leeburn. Video production by Kieron Leslie. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59:34 14/05/2024

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