1.4: Satire and The Image

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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.

Release date: 9/5/2019

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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:

  1. A Victory for the Common Man (Bob Moran)
  2. L’Amour Plus Fort Que La Haine (Charlie Hebdo)
  3. The Pen is Mightier that the Sword (Macleod)
  4. 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.

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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.

Release date: 13/6/2019