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We Need to Talk About Lionel

It’s a truth universally acknowledged – if rarely stated – amongst limpid-eyed indie kids everywhere that it would probably have, on balance, been best if Morrissey had died some time in the early 90s. Anywhere between the 1988 release of Viva Hate and his infamous union-flag draped Finsbury Park appearance in 1992 would have been fine. That way the strange, sad figure…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 17: The Future of Socialism at the Seaside

Eugenie speaks to Tess, William and Miriam to discuss their time at Labour Conference and The World Transformed in Brighton, their reaction to the slew of new policies and ongoing antisemitism and transphobia. Plus, Jasper joins to tackle the policy of abolishing private schools, with Joe articulating his excitement for the new four-day week policy. iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Jasper (@jasper_ch)…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 16: LGBT Life, Wise Penny and Pennywise

This week, Eugenie chairs a discussion on life as an LGBT+ woman with Julia and Lines, as well as a chat about LGBT+ and minority representation on film in the context of IT: Chapter Two. Meanwhile, Jasper talks to Penny Andrews, an academic from the University of Sheffield, about their work on political fandoms. iTunes Link RSS Feed Hosts: Jasper (@jasper_ch) Eugenie (@meemstd)…

LEFTA: A Credible Leave Option

Alberto Smith & William Sorenson for LEFTA Cameron gambled, lost, and now we are all paying off his debts.  The past three years have been squandered due to political manoeuvring in all the major parties. And instead of bridging the expectations gap and having an internal debate over what could heal the divides that have been laid bare by the EU referendum,…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 15: Haven’t You Heard Of Marie Le Conte

This week, Jasper sits down with political journalist Marie Le Conte to discuss her new book, Haven’t You Heard…? Gossip, Power and How Politics Really Works, touching on journalistic impartiality, the importance of leisure time and the story of how Marie first got into politics. iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Jasper (@jasper_ch) Guest: Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) Edited by Jasper Cresdee-Hyde.

The Social Review Podcast Episode 14: Reforming the Constitution, Football and Trans Rights

Jasper talks constitutional reform with David Klemperer, TSR editor and former researcher for The Constitution Society and the Institute for Government, Henry and Tessa. Lines, TSR writer, also joins to discuss trans rights and how to reform the Gender Recognition Act, while Joe chats with William and Peter about structural and cultural reforms to British football. iTunes link RSS Feed Hosts: Jasper…