Paul the Psychic Octopus: Our animal-heavy silly season series continues with a football-result-predicting octopus finding international fame.
Steve Punt and John Finnemore guide listeners through the governmentâs plans for electoral reform; though itâs still unclear which voting system next yearâs referendum will follow.
Both gravy and actual trains are under revue as the BBC and royal family report back on their own value for money, and can the national press really have recycled an article about the blacking-out of a Midlands swimming poolâs windows, without checking the facts?
Mitch marks Ringo's birthday with an octo-ode, Jon Holmes thinks newspaper headline writers are making stuff up, âNaomi Campbell to Testify at War Crimes Trialâ Really? And guest, Henning Wehn, gives a German perspective on the World Cup.
Starring Steve Punt and John Finnemore, with Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin and Henning Wehn.
Written by the cast, with additional material from James Kettle, Carrie Quinlan, John Luke Roberts and Andy Wolton. Produced by Colin Anderson.
This weekâs Audience Question:
âRussia and the USA are exchanging captured spies, whatâs the best / worst swap youâve ever made?â
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