2.13. Have We Got [Satirical] News For You

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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 (including Borat’s Subsequent Moviefilm, South Park, Dear Joan and Jericha and much more). 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!

In this episode Jo and Adam talk about:

Alan Partridge

Blocked and Reported


Boris Johnson

Cambridge interviews


Dear Joan and Jericha

Dead Ringers

Dominic Cummings

Donald Trump

From the Oasthouse

Greta Thunberg

The Haunting of Bly Manor


Henry Fielding (?)

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Jane Eyre and Jane Areas


Roger Law

Sacha Baron Cohen

Sassy Justice


Serco Track and Trace

South Park Pandemic Special

Spitting Image

Trapped (CBBC, 2007-2010)