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  • 00:46:31

    Any Stupid Questions about... Defence?

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    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to.This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Peter Felstead, the editor of Jane's Defence Weekly, to ask questions about the military and defence. Danielle is joined by comedians Ahir Shah (Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2017) and Athena Kugblenu (BBC New Comedy Award finalist).Please note that this episode includes sensitive information about how well "we" (Britain) would do in an international conflict, so please do not play it to Kim Jong-Un.Questions asked and answered include:- Which countries could Britain beat in a war?- Is having nuclear weapons useful, or is it just dick-swinging?- Would it kill the Russians to say anything nice about Britain's aircraft carriers?...so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @PFelstead_JDW, @AhirShah, @AthenaKugblenu, and Danielle is @captainward.Recorded by James HingleyProduced by Ed MorrishMusic from www.akmmusic.co.uk

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  • 00:36:35

    Any Stupid Questions about... Universities?

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    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by John Morgan, the news editor of Times Higher Education magazine, to ask questions about universities. She's also joined by comedians Gráinne Maguire (Question Time, The Last Leg) and Tom Neenan (The Mash Report, Spotlight Tonight). Questions asked and answered include: - Why bother going to university? - How can rubbish universities charge the same as good ones? - Can *anyone* set up a university? ...so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @JMorganTHE, @grainnemaguire, @tneenan, and Danielle is @captainward. Recorded by James Hingley Produced by Ed Morrish Music from www.akmmusic.co.uk

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  • 00:52:38

    Any Stupid Questions about... Brexit?

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    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, in an episode that is sure to annoy absolutely no-one, host Danielle Ward is joined by Anand Menon, Director of UK In A Changing Europe, to ask questions about Brexit. She's also joined by BBC New Comedy Awards finalist Athena Kugblenu and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah.. Questions asked and answered include: - Why did Britain vote to leave? - What's the best-case scenario? - Which one person is most responsible for Brexit? ...so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @anandmenon1, @athenakugblenu, @ahirshah, and Danielle is @captainward. Recorded by James Hingley Produced by Ed Morrish Music from www.akmmusic.co.uk

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  • 00:43:10

    Any Stupid Questions about... Economics?

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    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics at King's College London, to ask questions about economics. She's also joined by comedians Gráinne Maguire (Question Time, The Last Leg) and Tom Neenan (The Mash Report, Spotlight Tonight). Questions asked and answered include: - Why do we need a 'strong' economy? - To whom do we owe the national debt? - Osbourne, Hammond, McDonnell: Snog, Marry Kill? ...so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @jdportes, @grainnemaguire, @tneenan, and Danielle is @captainward. Produced by Ed Morrish Music from www.akmmusic.co.uk Episodes about DEFENCE and BREXIT are taking place in the afternoon of the 22nd November in central London, with tickets available from tickettext.co.uk/ed-morrish/

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  • 00:55:56

    Any Stupid Questions about... The NHS?

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    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to. This week, host Danielle Ward is joined by Andy Cowper, the editor of Health Policy Insight and comment editor of the Health Services Journal, to ask questions about the NHS, which he knows loads about. She's also joined by comedians Darren Harriott (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award newcomer nominee) and Carrie Quinlan (The News Quiz, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme). Questions asked and answered include: - Is the NHS being privatised? - Will the NHS get £350m a week more after Brexit? - Why not charge drunk people in A&E? ...so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @HPIAndyCowper, @DarrenHarriott, @quinlan_carrie, and Danielle is @captainward. Produced by Ed Morrish Music from www.akmmusic.co.uk Recordings are taking place on the 15th and 22nd November, with tickets available from tickettext.co.uk/ed-morrish/

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  • 00:11:07

    Any Stupid Questions?

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    Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to. Each week, Danielle Ward is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be like how a parent talk to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.We kick off with an episode about the NHS, where the editor of Health Policy Insight Andy Cowper takes questions from Darren Harriott (Edinburgh Comedy Award newcomer nominee 2017) and Carrie Quinlan (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme). Danielle Ward is also the host and creator of the Radio Academy Award-winning podcast Do The Right Thing; the producer is Ed Morrish, who produced Danielle's Radio 4 panel show Dilemma, hosted by Sue Perkins.Recordings are taking place on the 15th and 22nd November, with tickets available from tickettext.co.uk/ed-morrish/

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