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Smith & Waugh Talk About Satire

Smith & Waugh Talk About Satire

By Satire No More
An award winning* podcast in which Drs Adam J Smith and Jo Waugh talk about the form, function and future of satire. They also talk about the history of satire, but that doesn’t alliterate.

Adam and Jo are joined by a series of special guests who will also talk about satire.

* 'Best Pedagogical Project', The YSJSU Awards 2019
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EP.24. Satire On International Women's Day
Jo and Adam #ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day by seeking out and celebrating some of their favourite female satirists from literary history: Mary Leopor and Stella Gibbons. Especially devoted listeners may also choose to stick around after the closing music for an extra treat. Read the full show-notes.
55:34
March 8, 2021
EP.23. How To Live Well The Satirical Way (with Oli Grant)
Stop talking about Valentine’s Day and start talking about Smith & Waugh Talk About Satire Day! That’s right, this episode marks exactly two years since the first episode dropped on 14 February 2019. For this very special anniversary episode Jo and Adam are joined by author Oli Grant to discuss his book How To Live Well The North Korean Way, a satire on the nature of self-help books and their efforts to selectively appropriate, repackage and commodify aspects of other cultures. They also ask whether or not Jo has any authority here or if Adam has read the script and understood it. Read the full show-notes.
01:14:02
February 14, 2021
EP.22. Satire: Social Media, Identity Politics and Woke Ideology Part 2 (with Andrew Doyle)
In the second part of this wide-ranging interview with satirist, comedian and cultural commentator Andrew Doyle , conversation turns to touch on cancel culture and the culture wars as Andrew explains what is at stake in his satirical project. Jo and Adam also take time to reflect on Charlie Brooker’s latest production, the Netflix mocumentary Death to 2020, and Jo reveals her clever idea for a new kind of national service.
48:44
February 2, 2021
EP.21. Satire: Social Media, Identity Politics and Woke Ideology Part 1 (with Andrew Doyle)
18 months after he first appeared on the podcast (Episode 8. Satire: Woke Politics and Political Tribalism), Jo and Adam welcome satirist, comedian, writer and cultural commentator Andrew Doyle to discuss life as the man behind Titania McGrath during 2020, and to discuss Titania’s latest book: My First Little Book Of Intersectional Activism. Access the full show-notes here. 
01:12:39
February 1, 2021
EP.20 - Christmas Consumer Advice Special
Sometimes, a phrase pops into your head that seems too good not to use, even though sometimes it was plenty weak enough to leave alone. So it is in this episode of the 9th best satire podcast with ‘Karen and Gammon Talk About Salmon’, Adam and Jo find out as they labour the joke to be sure it won’t work. They then talk about satirical books at Christmas time, Christmas itself, and some of the adverts that have happened this year. Read the full show-notes. 
01:07:50
December 16, 2020
EP.19 - Have We Got Satirical News For You
Poor Unfortunate Adam is trapped in his flat with only his memories for company, having been outed as the Saboteur in CBBC’s Trapped – or possibly just been near too many phones.  Jo has decorated her study with subversive prints and a Jane Area, but has now run out of things to do as lockdown looms: what to do? The only way out of  their own Infernos is to chat about some recent satire, including Spitting Image and some good stuff as well. There’s been plenty emerging recently, so it’s time for Adam and Jo to take centre stage as the main event, and talk about it. They also muse on the inconsistencies of Serco’s Track and Trace app, their respective failures to impress Cambridge Admissions Tutors, and the impossibility of telling whether someone is a ghost or not when you can’t touch people any more. Join us in our personal Bly Manors. It’s our podcast! Read the full shownotes here. 
01:16:21
November 10, 2020
EP.18 - Satire, Social Media & Identity Politics (with Leigh Stein)
Jo and Adam are joined once again by novelist Leigh Stein for the second half of an interview about Self-Care, Leigh’s new satire on the wellness industry. This time, they talk about offence, cancel culture, privilege, the presentation of victimhood on social media, and Leigh’s approach to navigating (and skewering) all of these factors and more. Adam and Jo also talk about ‘Lockdown Sceptics’ and the bizarre dating site: Love in a Covid Climate. Read the full show-notes here. 
52:46
October 13, 2020
EP.17 - Satire, Wellness & Woke Capitalism (with Leigh Stein)
Jo and Adam are joined by Leigh Stein, author of the new satirical novel Self Care, to talk about the wellness industry, women, forms of feminism (or things that look like feminism), social media, soundbites, and the relationships between wellness, wokeness, and capitalism. So, give yourself permission to listen to our intuition. Read the full shownotes here. 
49:43
September 17, 2020
EP.16. Satire, Social Justice & Offence (with Dr Sharon Lockyer)
In this long awaited and highly anticipated episode, Adam and Jo discuss comedy, humour, offence, a fence, and much more, with very special guest Dr Sharon Lockyer. Is social justice a legitimate target for satire, or can comedy promote its causes? When it comes to crossing the line, how far is too far? Should Fawlty Towers be cancelled? Was Little Britain ever funny? Is it satire to imply Sir Keir Starmer has a lot of underpants? View the full show-notes here. 
01:08:32
August 4, 2020
EP.15 - The Bonus Mail Bag Episode
After pestering listeners to give them a yell for the past 18 months, Jo and Adam finally take a minute (or rather 63) to respond to all of the comments, questions and queries that have either landed in their satirical inbox (satirenomore@gmail.com) or hit them up in socials. Some are real, some are fictional, but each inspires a compelling, controversial or comedic discussion of the form, function, history and future of satire. And, since this is a bonus episode, Adam and Jo also take this opportunity to homage two of their own favourite podcasts. Check out the show-notes here. 
01:02:51
July 22, 2020
EP.14 - Satire in Lockdown 2: Staying Alert
As unprecedented times become the new normal, Jo and Adam return for another unprecedented episode which follows the precedent set by the last unprecedented episode they released in May. That's right, it's time for another Satire in Lockdown Round-Up! With the government's new and confusing message proving almost as viral as the virus, the PM's chief advisor flagrantly breaking the rules he helped to write and everyone else  communicating almost exclusively through Zoom, there's been plenty of fodder for the satirists. Check out the show-notes to see a full list of everything talked about in this episode. 
41:11
June 15, 2020
EP.13 - Satire in Lockdown
In an unprecedented episode for unprecedented times, Jo & Adam "meet" in Zoom to reflect on the role of satire in the Age of Covid-19. From Animal Crossing to 'gramming endless loaves of sourdough, from PE with Joe Wicks to Yoga with Adrienne, the world has changed an awful lot since episode 2.6 was released just 6 weeks ago. One thing that hasn't changed, though, is satire, and the way it placates the people in times of tremendous distress. Join us for a run down of the refuge and assistance satire and comedy have provided the people in recent weeks. Stay safe, remain indoors.  Visit our website for shownotes. Find us on Twitter @SatireNoMore
40:20
May 1, 2020
EP.12 - Satire, Context & Curation
In episode 6 of season 2, Jo and Adam talk to Dr Sarah Burnage, curator of Fairfax House, about the peculiar challenge of presenting historical satire to contemporary audiences. Is satire more dependant on context than other literary forms, comedic or otherwise? What happens when satire is severed from its moment of production? When does satire becomes propaganda or misinformation? Sarah talks about her longstanding interest in eighteenth-century art history, and how she came to forge a career in the heritage industry. She also shares her experience curating an exhibition all about the savage satire of James Gillray in the summer of 2019. Full a full list of everything Adam, Jo and Sarah talk about, check out our show-notes. 
38:51
March 27, 2020
TRAILER: EP.12 - Satire, Context & Curation
In episode 6 of season 2, Jo and Adam talk to Dr Sarah Burnage, curator of Fairfax House, about the peculiar challenge of presenting historical satire to contemporary audiences. Is satire more dependant on context than other literary forms, comedic or otherwise? What happens when satire is severed from its moment of production? When does satire becomes propaganda or misinformation? Sarah talks about her longstanding interest in eighteenth-century art history, and how she came to forge a career in the heritage industry. She also shares her experience curating an exhibition all about the savage satire of James Gillray in the summer of 2019. Visit our website to view the full show-notes. 
01:27
March 22, 2020
EP. 11 - Satire, Women & Elitism (with Janey Godley)
In episode 5 of season 2, Adam and Jo talk to comedian Janey Godley, about satire, swearing, and elitism. Janey hit the headlines in 2016 when she held a sign stating that “Trump is a C*nt” during Donald Trump’s visit to the Turnberry Golf Resort, but she’s also been a successful stand-up comedian for over 20 years, as well as a regular on Have I Got News for You and Radio 4’s Just A Minute and the maker of comedy voice-over clips  which she posts on Twitter. So – can anyone do satire? Well, one of the three of us in this episode definitely can: the other two try their best. Visit our blog for the full show-notes. 
38:25
February 14, 2020
TRAILER: Ep.11 - Satire, Women & Elitism
Many of our guests have talked about the need for satire to 'punch up', but do you already need to be quite far up to punch with satire? Why are so many figures associated with satire and its illustrious history not only men, but privately educated ones? Jo and Adam speak to comedian Janey Godley about her booming career as a female comedian from Glasgow and the role social media has played in her success.
00:55
February 6, 2020
Ep.10 - 2019: A Year In Satire
In the first episode of 2020, Jo and Adam pick out the biggest moments of satire from the past 12 months. This was the year that saw Alan Partridge return to the small screen, Chris Morris return to the big screen and Stewart Lee return to the stage. In the news, it also gave us #Hairgate, Fact Check UK and a Brexit that was always just around the corner. For full episode details, visit our blog. 
33:52
January 23, 2020
EP.9 - It's a Satirical Life: Satire & Christmas (with Creepjoint's Matthew Colbeck)
In their very first Christmas episode, Jo and Adam take a break from asking whether satire is dead, and imagine what it might have been like if it had never been born at all. No expense has been spared on members of the cast, as they take a rollercoaster ride through a very partial history of satire. They then discuss the satirical possibilities of Christmas itself, and are joined by Dr Matt Colbeck of the virtuoso Math Rock band, Creepjoint to ponder this. View the full show-notes here. 
36:12
December 19, 2019
TRAILER: EP.9 - It's a Satirical Life: Satire & Christmas (with Creepjoint's Matthew Colbeck)
In their very first Christmas episode, Jo and Adam take a break from asking whether satire is dead, and imagine what it might have been like if it had never been born at all. No expense has been spared on members of the cast, as they take a rollercoaster ride through a very partial history of satire. They then discuss the satirical possibilities of Christmas itself, and are joined by Matt Colbeck of the Stoke-based Math Rock Virtuoso Guiar trio Creepjoint to ponder this. Listen to the full episode on Thursday 19 December 2020.
03:10
December 12, 2019
EP.8 - Satire: Woke Politics & Political Tribalism
In episode 1 of season 2, anonymous Twitter account DM Reporter commented that you can't be a satirist if you write for the Daily Mail. In this episode Adam and Jo talk to Andrew Doyle about that argument, and about Andrew's own satirical Twitter account, "Titania McGrath." Who are his targets, and how does he hope to change their minds? Is there any hope for the future? And exactly what was wrong with Frankie Boyle's "joke" about Katie Price and her son? Listen to the trailer! Listen to the episode! In this episode Adam, Jo, and Andrew talk about: Aaron Banks Alexander Pope Boris Johnson Codes of Conduct Countryfile Cultural Appropriation Daily Express Daily Mail/ Scottish Daily Mail DM Reporter Dear Joan and Jericha The Eighteenth Century Feminism Frank Skinner Frankie Boyle Georges I, II, III, and IV Gender Pay Gap Grammarly Greta Thunberg The Hanoverian Period Horrible Histories Identity Politics Impact Agenda It's A Wonderful Life Jonathan Pie Jordan (Katie Price) Joseph Addison Just Eat Laurie Penny Mail on Sunday Mail Online Martin Luther King My Dad Wrote A Porno No-Platforming The One Show Owen Jones Pepsi Podcast Sponsorship Political Tribalism Richard Steele Rosamund Irwin Safe Spaces The Scourge Shropshire Farm Foods Snowflakes Sodexxo Square Space Titania McGrath Tories Twitter Virginia Blackburn W.H. Auden Whigs and Whig Ministries Woke (Andrew Doyle writing as Titania McGrath) Wokeness and Woke People World War II (bomb shelters and dogfights) Zip Recruiter
46:22
November 14, 2019
TRAILER: EP.8 - Satire: Woke Politics & Political Tribalism (with Andrew Doyle)
When people are deciding who is or isn't a satirist, how much of that decision do they base on the actual content being produced and how much on perceived political or intellectual bias? How do you satirise a target who believes themselves to be virtuous? And does Adam Smith really think everyone is a massive snowflake?  Find out on the 14 November, when Adam and Jo will be joined by comedian and satirist, Andrew Doyle (close friend of Titania McGrath). 
01:29
November 7, 2019
EP.7 - Confessions of The Daily Mail Reporter
In the first episode of their second season, Smith and Waugh talk to the anonymous author of long-running Twitter parody @DMReporter.  In this episode Adam and Jo (and @DMReporter) talk about: Alan Partridge Andrew Doyle Boris Johnson Brexit Carrier bags The Daily Mail Deliveroo Emma Thompson Extinction Rebellion Fox News George Orwell Guido Fawkes Have I Got News For You James Bond John O'Farrell, Things Can Only Get Worse? Jonathan Swift Krishnan Guru-Murthy Liz Jones Mail on Sunday Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Nazism Paul Dacre Piers Morgan Robert Webb Ron Perlman Sadiq Khan Spitting Image Titania McGrath Twitter Weekending York Research Unit for the Study of Satire
36:30
October 17, 2019
PREVIEW: Smith & Waugh Talk About Satire Season 2
Adam and Jo talk about their plans for season 2, who their guests will be and why it will be slightly different talking to practitioners than to scholars.  This episode may or may not have been sponsored by Shropshire Farm Foods.* *It wasn't. 
04:15
October 16, 2019
TRAILER. Smith & Waugh Talk about Satire Season 2
The new season drops on 24th October, featuring interviews with Andrew Doyle (Spiked journalist, comedian and creator of Titania McGrath), Janey Godley (comedian and person who approached Donald Trump with a sign saying "Trump is a C**t"), the anonymous host of popular satirical Twitter account @DMReporter and many more... 
01:36
October 15, 2019
Is this secretly a podcast about the 18th century..?
With Season 1 wrapped, Jo wants to ask a question: Was this secretly a podcast about the eighteenth century all along? And if not, why are so many of our guests all of to the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies International Congress on the Enlightenment...? 
03:44
September 4, 2019
EP.6 - Satire & Women
Has satire ever really been a “man’s game”? Does satire work differently when written by women? Or when women are the targets? How is sexuality treated by satire? Adam and Jo are joined by Professor Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham) to talk about satire, sex and gender.   In this episode Jo & Adam & Karen talk about: Alexander Pope (The Dunciad, “Essay on Man,” “The Discovery”) Anne Radcliffe Aphra Behn “Eminent Ladies” Esther Lewis (“A Mirror to Detractors”) Frankie Boyle George I George III (and pooing in field)  Jonathan Swift (“The Lady’s Dressing Room,” “A Beautiful Young Nymph Goes To Bed”) John Dryden Joseph Banks Mary Astell Mary Collier (“The Woman’s Labour”) Mary Leapor (“Essay on Woman”) Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (“The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to Write a Poem Call’d the Lady’s Dressing Room”) Mary Toft Michelle Wolf The Norton Anthology of English Literature Stephen Duck (“The Thresher’s Labour”) Stewart Lee Student Evaluations Viv Groskop SMITH & WAUGH WILL RETURN...
34:27
September 2, 2019
TRAILER: EP.6 - Satire & Women
Has satire ever really been a “man’s game”? Does satire work differently when written by women? Or when women are the targets? How is sexuality treated by satire? Adam and Jo are joined by Professor Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham) to talk about satire, sex and gender.  Episode available: Monday 2 September 
01:49
August 28, 2019
EP.5 - Satire & Laughter
Should satire make us laugh? Is satire always funny? Why do we laugh at things anyway? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Kate Davison (University of Sheffield) to talk about the social history of laughter, and the various satires of the eighteenth-century tavern keeper Ned Ward.   In this episode Jo and Adam and Kate talk about:  Adam’s Funny Game Adam Smith (from the eighteenth century) Appropriate/Inappropriate laughter Brexit Charles Dickens Disapprobation  Disease Doctor, Doctor Jokes Edward (Ned) Ward Francisco Garcia Francis Hutchinson  Friday Night Dinner Graphic satire from the eighteenth century Grub street John Dryden Incongruity (theory of laughter)  Laughter Laughter as entertainment  Laughing with/Laughing at Long eighteenth century  Memes Print culture  Puns Nish Kumar Social communication  Stewart Lee Superiority (theory of laughter)  Thomas Hobbes Vice (dir. by Adam McKay)  2EN606: Sick Novels (York St John University, Literature module)   The Index of Laughter used in ‘Adam’s Funny Game’: No reaction Sympathetic smile Polite titter Genuine titter Gaffuw Sustained laughing out loud Roll on the floor laughing Laughing in your mind but no physical laughter Your smiling for no reason because you’re working hard to suppress a laugh Uncontrollable and inappropriate laughter you are unable to sustain Join Adam and Jo again for their big finale:  Has satire ever really been a “man’s game”? Does satire work differently when written by women? Or when women are the targets? How is sexuality treated by satire? Adam and Jo are joined by Professor Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham) to talk about satire, sex and gender. 
25:31
August 26, 2019
TRAILER: EP.5 - Satire & Laughter
Should satire make us laugh? Is satire always funny? Why do we laugh at things anyway? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Kate Davison (University of Sheffield) to talk about the social history of laughter, and the various satires of the eighteenth-century tavern keeper Ned Ward.  Episode Available Monday 26 August!
01:44
August 21, 2019
EP.4 - Satire & the Visual Image
Do you need words to do satire? If a picture can say a thousand words, how much satire can it do? Adam and Jo are joined by Wendy McGlashan (University of Aberdeen) to talk about eighteenth-century print-maker, miniaturist and satire merchant, John Kay.   In this episode Adam and Jo and Wendy talk about:  Adam McKay Beavis and Butthead Boris Johnson Charlie Hebdo David Cameron Donald Trump George Osborne Henry Fielding Idiocracy Jacob Rees Mogg James Beattie (poet) James Gilray Jeremy Corbyn John Kay King of the Hill Mike Judge Private Eye Richard Herring Stewart Lee Steve Bell Theresa May The Day Today Vice During ‘Adam’s Little Game’, Adam and Jo discuss the following images: A Victory for the Common Man (Bob Moran) L’Amour Plus Fort Que La Haine (Charlie Hebdo) The Pen is Mightier that the Sword (Macleod) David Cameron Having a Good Old Fashioned Strangle Wank to Celebrate his Election Victory (Jim’ll Paint It) Adam and Jo and Wendy also discuss the work of John Kay. Explore the work of John Kay at the National Galleries   Join Jo and Adam again at the same time next week for: 1.5. Satire and Laughter Should satire make us laugh? Is satire always funny? Why do we laugh at things anyway? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Kate Davison (University of Sheffield) to talk about the social history of laughter, and the various satires of the eighteenth-century tavern keeper Ned Ward.
21:12
August 19, 2019
TRAILER: EP.4 - Satire & the Visual Image
Do you need words to do satire? If a picture can say a thousand words, how much satire can it do? Adam and Jo are joined by Wendy McGlashan (University of Aberdeen) to talk about eighteenth-century print-maker, miniaturist and satire merchant, John Kay.  Episode Available Monday 19 August. 
01:22
August 14, 2019
EP.3 - Satire & the Novel
 What is the difference between a satirical novel and a novel with satire in it? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Helen Williams (Northumbria University) to talk about one of the best known satirical novels of all time: Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.  In this episode Adam and Jo and Helen talk about: A Cock and Bull Story Alan Partridge Alexander Pope Austen, Northanger Abbey Charles Dickens Charlotte Brontë Comedy Form François Rabelais George and Weedon Grossmith, The Diary of a Nobody Henry Fielding, Shamela Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews Henry Fielding, Tom Jones Henry Mckenzie, Man of Feeling Jane Austen Jonathan Swift Jerome k. Jerome, The Men In a Boat Lady Mary Montagu Laetitia Pilkington Laurence Sterne Narrative Novels Political satire Reading and reading practices Reform Richardson, Pamela Robert Dodsley  Samuel Richardson Sensibility  Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Sterne, A Political Romance Sterne, A sentimental Journey Sterniana Steve Coogan Stewart Lee Tobias Smollett, The Diary of Humphrey Clinker The Trip  William Thackeray York in the Eighteenth Century Join Jo and Adam again at the same time next week for: Satire and the ImageDo you need words to do satire? If a picture can say a thousand words, how much satire can it do? Adam and Jo are joined by Wendy McGlashan (University of Aberdeen) to talk about eighteenth-century print-maker, miniaturist and satire merchant, John Kay. 
21:35
August 12, 2019
TRAILER: Ep.3 - Satire & the Novel
What is the difference between a satirical novel and a novel with satire in it? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Helen Williams (Northumbria University) to talk about one of the best known satirical novels of all time: Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.  Episode available: Monday 12 August
01:59
August 7, 2019
EP.2 - Satire & Celebrity
Jo and Adam are joined by Gráinne O’Hare (Newcastle University) and Katie Snow (University of Exeter) to talk about the relationship between satire and celebrity and consider the position of the woman as satirist and the subject of satire.   In this episode Adam and Jo Talk to Gráinne O’Hare and Katie Snow About: Alexander Pope Bluestockings Breastfeeding Celebrity The Dunciad Eighteenth-Century Popular Culture Frankie Boyle Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire Instagram Jonathan Swift Lady Mary Montagu Mock the Week Motherhood Prostitute Memoirs Stewart Lee Taylor Swift Join Adam and Jo again next week for: Satire & the Novel What is the difference between a satirical novel and a novel with satire in it? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Helen Williams (Northumbria University) to talk about one of the best known satirical novels of all time: Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.  Release date: 11/4/2019
19:00
August 4, 2019
TRAILER: EP.2 - Satire & Celebrity
Available Monday 5 August 2019! Jo and Adam are joined by Gráinne O’Hare (Newcastle University) and Katie Snow (University of Exeter) to talk about the relationship between satire and celebrity and consider the position of the woman as satirist and the subject of satire. 
01:32
July 31, 2019
EP.1 - What even is satire?
Adam and Jo start at the very beginning with the biggest question of all: what even is satire? What did it used to be in the olden days and what is it now, in the age of Twitter, Trump and Brexit?  In this episode Adam and Jo talk about: Alexander Pope Ali G Armando Iannucci A Modest Proposal  Brass Eye Brexit Brexit 50p Chris Morris David Schneider  Definitions of satire The Death of Stalin Donald Trump The Dunciad Fake News and spin Festival of Brexit George III doing a poo in a field John Dryden Jonathan Pie Jonathan Swift Ian Hislop ‘I Object’ Exhibition at the British Museum Lee Mack Michael McIntyre Penguins in the White House Piers Morgan  Political correctness (mad?) Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who is America? Scriblerius Club South Park Stewart Lee Theresa May Twitter  Next Week: Satire and Celebrity Jo and Adam are joined by Gráinne O’Hare (Newcastle University) and Katie Snow (University of Exeter) to talk about the relationship between satire and celebrity and consider the position of the woman as satirist and the subject of satire. Visit Jo and Adam's website for even more satire! 
32:59
July 29, 2019
Smith & Waugh Talk About Satire (Season 1 Trailer)
Smith & Waugh Talk About Satire A six-part podcast in which Drs Adam J Smith and Jo Waugh talk About the form, function and future of satire. They also talk about the history of satire, but that doesn’t alliterate. Adam and Jo will be joined by a series of special guests who will also talk about satire. After a successful first run on Soundcloud which attracted literally dozens of listeners, Adam & Jo will be re-releasing the first series as a weekly podcast over the summer - this time on platforms that people actually use to listen to podcasts! Episode 1. What Even Is Satire? (Monday 29 July) Adam and Jo start at the very beginning with the biggest question of all: what even is satire? What did it used to be in the olden days and what is it now, in the age of Twitter, Trump and Brexit? Episode 2. Satire & Celebrity (Monday 5 August)  Jo and Adam are joined by Gráinne O’Hare (Newcastle University) and Katie Snow (University of Exeter) to talk about the relationship between satire and celebrity and consider the position of the woman as satirist and the subject of satire.  Episode 3. Satire & the Novel (Monday 12 August)  What is the difference between a satirical novel and a novel with satire in it? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Helen Williams (Northumbria University) to talk about one of the best known satirical novels of all time: Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.   Episode 4. Satire & the Image (Monday 19 August) Do you need words to do satire? If a picture can say a thousand words, how much satire can it do? Adam and Jo are joined by Wendy McGlashan (University of Aberdeen) to talk about eighteenth-century print-maker, miniaturist and satire merchant, John Kay.  Episode 5. Satire & Laughter (Monday 26 August) Should satire make us laugh? Is satire always funny? Why do we laugh at things anyway? Adam and Jo are joined by Dr Kate Davison (University of Sheffield) to talk about the social history of laughter, and the various satires of the eighteenth-century tavern keeper Ned Ward.  Episode 6. Satire & Women (Monday 2 September)  Has satire ever really been a “man’s game”? Does satire work differently when written by women? Or when women are the targets? How is sexuality treated by satire? Adam and Jo are joined by Professor Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham) to talk about satire, sex and gender.  --- Music: 'Clowns' by Dee Yan-Jay, featured on the album 'Years and Years Ago.'
01:54
July 24, 2019