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 talks to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.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.Read more »
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Any Stupid Questions about... The British Empire?
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, for the last episode of series two, Danielle Ward is joined by historian and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann, to tackle the thorny issue of The British Empire. Danielle is joined by comedians Benjamin Partridge (The Beef & Dairy Network) and Sadia Azmat (No Country For Young Women).Questions asked and answered include:Why did the British build an Empire? What's the worst thing the British Empire did?Why did the British Empire end?Who will conquer Britain next?....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them.All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @alexvtunzelmann @benpartridge and @sadia_azmats_, and Danielle is @captainward. And the show itself now has a Twitter account: @AnyStupidQs. Follow it for information about upcoming episodes, recordings, and extra bits of the show that had to be cut for any reason.Produced by Ed Morrish (@edmorrish)Music from www.akmmusic.co.ukRead more »