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What’s it called?

Remainiacs: The Brexit Podcast

What’s it about?

Depending on your political viewpoint, it’s either about high-profile members of the Resistance chewing over the latest shenanigans in London and Brussels or about a bunch of “Remoaners” and members of the hated media elite complaining about the mess the stupid people made when they voted Leave in 2016. If that’s too long-winded a definition, it’s about Brexit.

Who’s in it?

The hosts are journalists Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt. They’re aided and abetted by various others including Naomi Smith of Best For Britain, a pro-EU campaign group, and Ros Taylor from the London School of Economics.

Best bits so far?

It has just notched up its 100th episode and celebrated with an extended edition, and if you scroll back through the previous 99 you’ll find specials guests such as Chris Addison (one of the stars of Armando Iannucci’s political satire The Thick Of It) and SNP MEP Alyn Smith, But this writer’s fave so far is episode 97, Cavaliers Vs Roundheads, featuring Mark Gatiss. He’s potty-mouthed, opinionated and very funny. With Brexit casting a pall over the land, these are all good things.

Where can I find it?

It’s free and can be streamed or downloaded on platforms such as iTunes and Google Podcasts.

Fun fact …

As well as “mansplaining” there is a phenomenon called “Germansplaining”, apparently. It’s covered in episode 24. Oh, and the podcast logo, a reworking of the famous Ramones logo, bears the slogan: “Ho Hey, Let’s Stay”.

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