Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action Group

Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action Group

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Ever been so fed up with the world you’ve decided to sit on your arse and do sod all about it? Then join the support group for fellow slacktivists and sit on your arse listening to MPs, journalists, experts and know-nothing comedians such as the chairman Andy Parsons. Having thrashed over a current topic, the Slacktivist Action Group will then decide on one piece of direct action to try to achieve before the next month’s meeting, in the full knowledge this will be unlikely/impractical/poorly attended. After this, who knows, you may even be inspired enough to get off your arse and join the Slacktivist Action Group with your actual physical presence and not just your ears – or perhaps, more likely, you’ll simply post amusing apologies for absence at www.andyparsons.co.uk.

Episodes

Ep 13: Bremoaners, Remainians & the alt-right - Slacktivist Action Group  

With Chuka Umunna MP, Susie Boniface aka Fleet Street Fox, and Henning When

Ep 11: Education, separation, fornication, poppers - Slacktivist Action Group  

With guests Julia Hartley-Brewer, Simon Evans and Tim Loughton MP

Ep 10: David Cameron's disastrous last 9 months - Slacktivist Action Group  

In this special bank holiday edition - featuring the very best bits from the comedians, politicians and journalists we've had on the podcast - Andy takes stock of the political tumult that's seen doctors go on strike, Labour descend into civil war, Britain vote to leave the EU, David Cameron ride off into the sunset, and Boris Johnson appointed foreign secretary. What a time to be alive!

Ep 09: Cock-up, conspiracy, bees and CVs - Slacktivist Action Group  

With Andrew Mitchell MP, Chris Addison, and Liz Hutchins from Friends of the Earth

Ep 08: Brexit, Regrexit & Brollocks - Slacktivist Action Group  

With Conservative MP, David Davis; comedian Zoe Lyons; and Dan Hodges from the Mail on Sunday (sort of)

Ep 07: Bremain, suffragettes, cricket bats and bananas - Slacktivist Action Group  

With Damian Green MP; broadcaster Anita Anand; and comedian Andy Zaltzman

Ep 05.5: Heydon Prowse  

Andy chats to Heydon Prowse about his BBC 2 Doc 'The Town That Took on the Taxman', BAFTAS, breaking into Tony Blair's House and becoming Grant Shapps' pseudonym.

Ep 05: Requiem for a Lib Dem [Manifesto], women in politics and a new national anthem - Slacktivist Action Group  

With guests Ed Davey, former Lib Dem MP and energy and climate change secretary in the coalition; comedian and ex-Labour spin doctor, Ayesha Hazarika; and Christine Payne, general secretary of Equity

Ep 04: Tax, Corbyn and atheism - Slacktivist Action Group  

With Margaret Hodge MP; Times columnist Philip Collins; and comedian Shappi Khorsandi , the new President of the British Humanist Association

Ep 03.5: Paul Archer and Leigh Purnell  

With Paul Archer and Leigh Purnell. World Record for Longest Taxi Ride Ever whilst raising £20,000 for the Red Cross. Ever been so fed up with the world you’ve decided to sit on your arse and do sod all about it? Then join the support group for fellow slacktivists and have a listen to Andy Parsons chatting to some people who have managed to get off their arse and do something.

Ep 03: Doctors, drugs and wind - Slacktivist Action Group  

With Peter Lilley MP: Guardian columnist, Deborah Orr; and Dr Phil Hammond. Ever heard something on the news and got so cross or depressed or confused – that the only thing you could think of doing was to turn the news off and dream of chocolate? Have you ever later thought you should do something about it – but you weren’t sure what to do, where to go, what to say when you got there, and didn’t have anyone to go with. Then you need The Slacktivist Action Group at the Soho Theatre on the last Monday of every month. And after we’ve heard from our guests, we will decide to do something!

Ep 02: Syria, trophy hunting and the Daily Mail - Slacktivist Action Group  

With comedian Mark Steel; Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman; and David Hanson MP Ever heard something on the news and got so cross or depressed or confused – that the only thing you could think of doing was to turn the news off and dream of chocolate? Have you ever later thought you should do something about it – but you weren’t sure what to do, where to go, what to say when you got there, and didn’t have anyone to go with. Then you need The Slacktivist Action Group at the Soho Theatre on the last Monday of every month. And after we’ve heard from our guests, we will decide to do something!

Ep 01.5: Action!  

Recorded at the Royal Geographical Society's Ready For Impact event on climate change, 10th November 2015. Guests for November 30th's Slacktivist Action Group are : David Hanson MP, Mark Steel and Helen Lewis.

Ep 01: Workers' rights, sugar and political donations  

With Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC; Geraint Davies, MP for Swansea West; Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk Ever heard something on the news and got so cross or depressed or confused – that the only thing you could think of doing was to turn the news off and dream of chocolate? Have you ever later thought you should do something about it – but you weren’t sure what to do, where to go, what to say when you got there, and didn’t have anyone to go with. Then you need The Slacktivist Action Group at the Soho Theatre on the last Monday of every month. And after we’ve heard from our guests, we will decide to do something!

Ep 00: Slacktivist Action Group  

Slacktivist Action Group Live 26th October at the Soho Theatre

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