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Any Stupid Questions?

Danielle Ward

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Any Stupid Questions?
Any Stupid Questions?

Any Stupid Questions?

Danielle Ward

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Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you do't have to.


Each week, Danielle Ward (Do The Right Thing) is joined by two comedians and an actual expert in something important, who will field the basic and/or obvious questions you somehow never got around to asking until now. It'll be like how a parent talks to a five year old, but with a bit more swearing and a whole lot more facts.

Latest Episodes

Any Stupid Questions about... Israel & Palestine?

This week - and, dear Lord, we hope we've got this one right - Danielle Ward is joined by comedy writer/Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil Sorters, The Amazing World of Gumball) and writer/producer Clarissa Maycock (Ray Moss: No Stone Unturned, Glitzy Ghost Hunter) to talk to Hugh Lovatt, Policy Fellow at the pan-European thinktank The European Council on Foreign Relations about - and, basically, we apologise in advance - Israel & Palestine. Everyone except Hugh sounds a bit more nervous than usual. Questions asked and answered include: - How did this start? - Are there any comparable situations in the world? - If a baby is born in the West Bank, what nationality are they? - How helpful was Tony Blair to the whole thing? - What's the state of left-wing politics in Israel? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them. ...

42 MINAPR 8
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Any Stupid Questions about... Israel & Palestine?

Any Stupid Questions about... Councils?

EThis week Danielle Ward is joined by Tim Roca, a member of Westminster City council, to talk about how councils work. Danielle is joined by comedians Tiernan Douieb (Partly Political Broadcast) and Kemah Bob (FOC It Up comedy club). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

38 MINAPR 1
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Any Stupid Questions about... Councils?

Any Stupid Questions about... The Police?

EThis week Danielle Ward is away, so Carrie Quinlan sits in as Rick Muir, director of the Police Foundation, explains the police. Carrie is joined by comedians Gareth Gwynn (Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive) and Olivia Lee (Frank). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MINMAR 25
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Any Stupid Questions about... The Police?

Any Stupid Questions about... The Environment?

This week Danielle Ward gets the environment explained to her by Emily Beament, the Environment & Heritage Correspondent for the Press Association. Danielle is joined by comedians Alice Fraser (Tea With Alice, The Bugle) and John-Luke Roberts (Bull, Spats). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MINMAR 18
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Any Stupid Questions about... The Environment?

Any Stupid Questions about... Elections?

EThis week Danielle Ward gets elections explained to her by Lewis Baston, a political journalist and author and formerly of the Electoral Reform Society. Danielle is joined by comedy writers Sarah Morgan (Wilsons Save The World, The Fear) and Joel Morris (Philomena Cunk, The Ladybird Books For Grownups). Questions asked and answered include: - What happens if Theresa May never calls another election? - How can we get young people interested in voting without making polling booth selfies legal? - Should we lower the minimum age for voting? And should we introduce a maximum age for voting? - AV Vs PR: whoever wins, will we lose? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them. All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello -@gralefrit, @sarahlmorgan and @lewis_baston, and Danielle is @captainward. The show itself now has a Twitter...

44 MINMAR 11
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Any Stupid Questions about... Elections?

Any Stupid Questions about... Banks?

EThis week Danielle was away working with Idris Elba, so Carrie Quinlan (Agendum, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) asks Claer Barrett, personal finance editor of the Financial Times, to explain how banks work. Carrie is joined by comedy writer Gareth Gwynn (Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive, Ankle Tag) and comedian Olivia Lee (Balls of Steel, Frank). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MINMAR 5
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Any Stupid Questions about... Banks?

Any Stupid Questions about... Farming?

This week Danielle Ward asks Philip Clarke, executive editor of Farmers Weekly, to explain the farming industry. Danielle is joined by comedy writer and Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil Sorters, The Amazing World of Gumball) and writer/producer Clarissa Maycock (Ray Moss: No Stone Unturned, Glitzy Ghost Hunter). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MINFEB 25
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Any Stupid Questions about... Farming?

Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?

This week Danielle Ward is joined by Nicole Badstuber, who researches and writes about transport policy, to explain how trains work in the UK or, more to the point, why they don't. Danielle is also joined by comedy writers Sarah Morgan and Joel Morris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINFEB 18
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Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?

Any Stupid Questions about... Brexit (again)?

EThis week Danielle Ward is joined once again by Anand Menon, director of the UK In A Changing Europe think tank, to explain what's gone on with Brexit since we last spoke in series one. Danielle is joined by comedians Alice Fraser and John-Luke Roberts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

41 MINFEB 16
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Any Stupid Questions about... Brexit (again)?

Series 3 is coming...

Look, we know how it is. The news has been saying stuff like "quantitative easing" and "the backstop" and "nationalisation" and "cows" for ages and you just nodded like you understood and now it's too late to ask without looking stupid. Luckily Danielle Ward is here for you, with her guest comedians, to ask experts the questions that reveal that they've not really been paying enough attention up til now - but from now on they, and you, will be able to follow current affairs with confidence. We've already done two series, covering subjects like the NHS, Brexit and Northern Ireland; series three will cover Banks, Elections, The Police and, because it doesn't seem to have sorted itself out since we last spoke about it, Brexit again. Oh, and farming. Check out our back catalogue, and subscribe now to make sure you don't miss an episode - the new series will be released weekly on Sunday evenings from the 10th February, 2019. "Funny and insightful" - Miranda Sawyer, The Observer. Follow u...

1 MINJAN 31
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Series 3 is coming...

Latest Episodes

Any Stupid Questions about... Israel & Palestine?

This week - and, dear Lord, we hope we've got this one right - Danielle Ward is joined by comedy writer/Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil Sorters, The Amazing World of Gumball) and writer/producer Clarissa Maycock (Ray Moss: No Stone Unturned, Glitzy Ghost Hunter) to talk to Hugh Lovatt, Policy Fellow at the pan-European thinktank The European Council on Foreign Relations about - and, basically, we apologise in advance - Israel & Palestine. Everyone except Hugh sounds a bit more nervous than usual. Questions asked and answered include: - How did this start? - Are there any comparable situations in the world? - If a baby is born in the West Bank, what nationality are they? - How helpful was Tony Blair to the whole thing? - What's the state of left-wing politics in Israel? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them. ...

42 MINAPR 8
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... Israel & Palestine?

Any Stupid Questions about... Councils?

EThis week Danielle Ward is joined by Tim Roca, a member of Westminster City council, to talk about how councils work. Danielle is joined by comedians Tiernan Douieb (Partly Political Broadcast) and Kemah Bob (FOC It Up comedy club). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

38 MINAPR 1
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Any Stupid Questions about... Councils?

Any Stupid Questions about... The Police?

EThis week Danielle Ward is away, so Carrie Quinlan sits in as Rick Muir, director of the Police Foundation, explains the police. Carrie is joined by comedians Gareth Gwynn (Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive) and Olivia Lee (Frank). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MINMAR 25
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... The Police?

Any Stupid Questions about... The Environment?

This week Danielle Ward gets the environment explained to her by Emily Beament, the Environment & Heritage Correspondent for the Press Association. Danielle is joined by comedians Alice Fraser (Tea With Alice, The Bugle) and John-Luke Roberts (Bull, Spats). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MINMAR 18
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... The Environment?

Any Stupid Questions about... Elections?

EThis week Danielle Ward gets elections explained to her by Lewis Baston, a political journalist and author and formerly of the Electoral Reform Society. Danielle is joined by comedy writers Sarah Morgan (Wilsons Save The World, The Fear) and Joel Morris (Philomena Cunk, The Ladybird Books For Grownups). Questions asked and answered include: - What happens if Theresa May never calls another election? - How can we get young people interested in voting without making polling booth selfies legal? - Should we lower the minimum age for voting? And should we introduce a maximum age for voting? - AV Vs PR: whoever wins, will we lose? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them. All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello -@gralefrit, @sarahlmorgan and @lewis_baston, and Danielle is @captainward. The show itself now has a Twitter...

44 MINMAR 11
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... Elections?

Any Stupid Questions about... Banks?

EThis week Danielle was away working with Idris Elba, so Carrie Quinlan (Agendum, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) asks Claer Barrett, personal finance editor of the Financial Times, to explain how banks work. Carrie is joined by comedy writer Gareth Gwynn (Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive, Ankle Tag) and comedian Olivia Lee (Balls of Steel, Frank). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MINMAR 5
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... Banks?

Any Stupid Questions about... Farming?

This week Danielle Ward asks Philip Clarke, executive editor of Farmers Weekly, to explain the farming industry. Danielle is joined by comedy writer and Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil Sorters, The Amazing World of Gumball) and writer/producer Clarissa Maycock (Ray Moss: No Stone Unturned, Glitzy Ghost Hunter). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MINFEB 25
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... Farming?

Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?

This week Danielle Ward is joined by Nicole Badstuber, who researches and writes about transport policy, to explain how trains work in the UK or, more to the point, why they don't. Danielle is also joined by comedy writers Sarah Morgan and Joel Morris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINFEB 18
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?

Any Stupid Questions about... Brexit (again)?

EThis week Danielle Ward is joined once again by Anand Menon, director of the UK In A Changing Europe think tank, to explain what's gone on with Brexit since we last spoke in series one. Danielle is joined by comedians Alice Fraser and John-Luke Roberts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

41 MINFEB 16
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... Brexit (again)?

Series 3 is coming...

Look, we know how it is. The news has been saying stuff like "quantitative easing" and "the backstop" and "nationalisation" and "cows" for ages and you just nodded like you understood and now it's too late to ask without looking stupid. Luckily Danielle Ward is here for you, with her guest comedians, to ask experts the questions that reveal that they've not really been paying enough attention up til now - but from now on they, and you, will be able to follow current affairs with confidence. We've already done two series, covering subjects like the NHS, Brexit and Northern Ireland; series three will cover Banks, Elections, The Police and, because it doesn't seem to have sorted itself out since we last spoke about it, Brexit again. Oh, and farming. Check out our back catalogue, and subscribe now to make sure you don't miss an episode - the new series will be released weekly on Sunday evenings from the 10th February, 2019. "Funny and insightful" - Miranda Sawyer, The Observer. Follow u...

1 MINJAN 31
Comments
Series 3 is coming...