In The Sprawl
About This Show
We are a podcast! We (Jack Johnstone, Ben Herring and Sue Thomas) talk about radical politics and try to explain this strange world and the awful mainstream media.
Let’s face it, any politics show is going to upset people. And we do. Constantly. It's our most charming talent.
So if you're queer, feminist, vegan, radical, don't fit in, socially awkward, hate Ayn Rand, despise the Tory party, question mainstream media, want to make a change in the world or just want to be branded a "naive idealist", this show is probably for you.
Most Recent Episode
In The Sprawl: Earth's Mightiest Podcasters
Apr 14 14
CAUTION: The beginning of the show contains Captain America Winter Soldier spoilers. For the first twenty minutes or so we just nerd out over Marvel stuff, then we move into talking about the effect of stimulants on our mental health, before moving on to criticise David Cameron (who has previously described his faith with an analogy to poor radio reception) trying to compare his government's destruction of public services and complete disregard for the poor to the egalitarian message of Jesus Christ. Sue is climbing Kilimanjaro and has struggled with convincing people to help her raise money for charity while doing so. We hate Student Finance. Trigger warning from 34 minutes until 50 mins as we talk about gaslighting, domestic abuse, and how the patriarchy systemically does this to all women. We talk about Jessie J claiming her bisexuality was a phase and how this could be harmful to how many people view sexuality, specifically that we should all accept that there is no sexual attraction binary and sexuality is fluid. We end with some more nerdy excitement for Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.
Outro music is X-Aisle & Beast – The Outsiders.
Apologies for occasional drops in quality I recorded our pre-show discussion and thought some of it was worth being included.