Coronavirus straight up with a twist of Scottish politics. Made remotely whilst working from home. Not a baked potato but hey, still a treat! With returning guest, Alastair Stewart of Orbit Communications. "From a social distance there is harmony."
Happy New Year! We're back, talking about independence. No not that one, we mean for Scottish Labour and the Scottish Tories! We're joined by Alastair Stewart of Orbit & The Scotsman, who raises the intellectual level of the podcast to unheard of highs! Enjoy!
Alastair Stewart defends Sir Winston Churchill against charges of war criminality and white supremacy on BBC Radio Scotland with John Beattie and guests Ross Greer MSP and Professor Lucy Robinson. (January 2019)
Remember the paranoia of the 2000s with Blair and George W.Bush? The Ghost is a refreshing hark back to almost simpler days; brilliantly playful and highly enjoyable. Both a must-watch and a must-read.
A wonderful series of books from author and ex-military man Ian Gardiner published by Pen & Sword books.
The Yompers: With 45 Commando in the Falklands War
The Flatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the ‘Zeppelin Menace’
In the Service of the Sultan: A First-Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency
I''m worried that Better Call Saul is in danger of harming Breaking Bad with going on past season 5. A finite story is what made Breaking Bad great and now would be a terrible time for its prequel and sequel show to break that tradition.
One of the problems DC faces is it's failing at the box office and the TV shows are avoiding their central heroes - Batman and Superman. Isn't it time to give the public what they want and launch brand new Batman and Superman TV shows to rival the success of Marvel?
Absolutely, underrated comedy gold. A must watch:
Watch Churchill: The Lost Interviews here.
Website: Churchill: The Lost Interviews
Presented by Toby DeWinter and Kaylosia Productions
Starring Richard Beenham
Dystopian TV adaptations are on the rage these days but how are these systems held in place? What technology operates to make sure the people are kept compliant? 1984 and Big Brother has passed into the political lexicon, but also cliche. A Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451 and A Clockwork Orange offer a more explicit, more specific, explanation.
Why has Star Trek: Discovery failed to live up to expectations? Why have the reboot movies not had the same emotional resonance? The answer comes from a curious source, Aristotle's 'Rhetoric' and his 'modes of persuasion'. Alastair discusses.
Alastair & Zorica (ft. Alastair) discuss The Handmaid’s Tale. Is The Handmaid’s Tale good television? Does it work best as a keyhole look into the world of Gilead or are you desperate to understand how this world came about? Also Josh from The West Wing is in it.