Review’s Quarantine Picks: Podcasts

Before launching into my podcast picks to see you through quarantine, I must reiterate a plea from Derry Girls’ Nicola Coughlan. To all you straight men out there: please do not start a podcast in your newly found free time.…

Leo Marley TV ‘Hot Topics’ – Too Hot to Handle ★★★★

Being schooled in the art of YouTube procrastination myself, it was a joy to behold traces of many of YouTube’s top comedy channels in Third Year LSE student Leo Marley’s ‘LSE Hot Topics’. There were the close-ups and sharp edits…

Guftagu #3: Aurat (Women’s) March

“Our slogan this year was ‘behnchara ke baghair no guzara’, which means ‘nothing without sisterhood’, and I feel that in the depth of my soul, because of the sisterhood, community, and collective love I felt for these women … we…

The Wise Man of Economics ★★★★

There is a point in the second LSE Economics podcast where interviewer Matthew Bradbury lets out an almost indiscernible chuckle. The subject of the interview, Professor Charlie Bean, ex-Director General at the Bank of England, had just reflected on a…

The Last Dam Word #2: February ’20

“Rupert Everett was the first guest to ever say shag on the show – I know scandalising Radio 4 listeners!” – Molly Horner on her exploration of the Desert Island Discs Archive. For February we rave about Parasite, dive back…

Guftagu #2: CAA and NRC in India

“The fact that there is solidarity coming from across the globe is extremely important… Our stories are not confined to this little bubble we are in. People are listening to what is happening.” – Mariyah Salim This week, we talked…

The Beverage Report Ep 1: Darling’s brilliance is a relic of Labour’s past ★★★★

Marking the launch of the LSE Economics Department podcast, Matthew Bradbury’s interview with Labour’s ex-chancellor Alistair Darling was insightful, informative, and solemn. Listening to Darling gave me an acute nostalgia for my primary school days where we would gather objects…

F**cks Given – great laughs, mediocre advice

Combine smooth sultry vocals of two outrageously sex-positive ladies and a sprinkle in diverse guests – strippers who have spiritual sex and trans models demystifying period-penetration – the result you get is F**ks Given. Florence and Reed, the London chicks…

Hidden Bridges #1: Colonisation + Natural Disasters

“[Formerly colonised nations] are left increasingly vulnerable and increasingly exploited because of their vulnerability, which has largely occurred from earlier forms of exploitation through colonialism.” – Dr Oscar Webber, LSE Teaching Fellow at the Department of International History. In this first…

LSE Limelight #9: ‘Call Me When You Get This’ Short Film

“When I was reading my Hobbes I realised that the only way I was going to hold onto these [film] ideas was if I wrote them down. And now it’s a 10-minute short film” – Sebastian Mullen, writer and co-director of…