Thursday 12th January 2023
Diversity of opinion, thought-provoking debate, and comedy from voices new to Radio 4. Andrew Doyle talks to Billy Bragg about cancel culture, and comedy from Rosie Wilby, Wilson Milton, and Tadiwa Mahlunge.
Thursday 19th January 2023
Andrew Doyle talks to Guardian columnist Owen Jones about civil discourse, with comedy from Rosie Holt, Jenan Younis, Larry and Paul, Jonny Abrams, and Fin Taylor. Meanwhile Simon Evans tackles protests with Just Stop Oil's Chloe Naldrett, and we've got an exclusive first play of Nigel Farage's new single.
Thursday 26th January 2023
This week, Simon Evans talks to Suha Yassin of education body Pearson Edexcel about poetry and 'woke' changes to the curriculum, with comedy from Alice Marshall (as Titania McGrath), Jake Yapp, Andy Field, Miranda Kane, and Larry and Paul. Meanwhile Andrew Doyle tackles free speech in universities with lawyer Helen Dale, and we set one of Richard Littlejohn's angry newspaper columns to music.
Thursday 2nd February 2023
Andrew Doyle talks to Graham Linehan about the backlash to his views on trans issues, with comedy from Preet Singh, Dominic Frisby, Jonny Abrams, Larry and Paul, Rosie Holt and Tadiwa Mahlunge. Meanwhile, Simon Evans tackles the differences in race awareness in the UK and America with rapper Zuby, and there's a rousing rendition of "Woke Me Up Before You Go Go".
Thursday 9th February 2023
Andrew Doyle talks to stand-up Eshaan Akbar about finding common ground with those that disagree with you, while there is comedy from Roger Monkhouse, Jake Yapp, Tadiwa Mahlunge. Larry and Paul, and Laura Lexx. Meanwhile Simon Evans tackles 'woke policing' with former policeman turned comedian Alfie Moore. Plus, one of Giles Coren's columns is set to music.
Thursday 16th February 2023
Simon Evans talks to Jane Fae of Trans Media Watch. Plus comedy from Ola Labib, Jonny Abrams, Jeff Innocent, Aaron Simmonds, Larry and Paul, and Andrew Doyle.
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