title

Sounding Board

Nic & Andrew Elliott

0
Followers
0
Plays
Sounding Board
Sounding Board

Sounding Board

Nic & Andrew Elliott

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

A weekly podcast discussing all things free trade, free speech & free markets.

Latest Episodes

Climate Change And Extinction Rebellion

Are we heading for the end of the human species as predicted by Extinction Rebellion? In the middle of the second week of London protests and blockades, we discuss some of the issues surrounding Anthropogenic Global Warming, and climate change in general. Does it play into their hands if we arrest the protesters, as George Monbiot orchestrated this afternoon? If humans really are causing the planet to warm, then if communism really the answer? What about the fact that ice cores show that the planet warms and cools on its own, and that the Medieval Warming Period and Little Ice Age existed? We discuss all this, and how it’s good news that Greta Thunberg didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize, and how instead of following her every move, we should focus on people like Boyan Slat, who at age 16 decided to make a real difference and clean up the planet. Dr Shiva Ayyadurai: https://shiva4senate.com/ Boyan Slat: https://boyanslat.com/ Ocean Cleanup: https://theoceancleanup.com/ Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion Nic: https://twitter.com/MrNicElliott You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 s23 hours ago
Comments
Climate Change And Extinction Rebellion

Formal Language and Woke Culture

In a week dominated by reports in the media of parliament using inflammatory language, and the announcement that Sam Smith wants people to use new preferred pronouns, we discuss whether our natural language is becoming more like a formal one. What are the differences between a formal and natural language? What's the importance of context in our speech and communication? Do our MPs go too far with words like "surrender" and "betrayal"? We make predictions of where this may all end, and if we are seeing the turning point against woke culture. Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 s1 weeks ago
Comments
Formal Language and Woke Culture

Dr Kristian Niemietz Interview: Socialism, Capitalism and Liberalism

We are joined by the Institute of Economic Affairs Head of Political Economy, Kristian Niemietz for a conversation on the phenomenon of modern support for socialism, whether apologists for capitalism help their cause, and whether we'll see a new classical liberal revolution in our lifetimes. You can find Kristian on Twitter as @K_Niemietz And you can buy his latest book, Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies here on Amazon. Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 s3 weeks ago
Comments
Dr Kristian Niemietz Interview: Socialism, Capitalism and Liberalism

The Problems With The Centre Ground

Is centrism really the answer to any political question? Is the centre ground really the safe area furthest from the two dominant authoritarian ideologies of the 20th century, or merely a cherry picked, statist mix of the two; dressed up to sound reasonable and measured? From critiquing Rory Stewart’s centrist “bow” to whether or not people have abandoned ideologies, we discuss if political centrism is really that benign and perhaps the modern, accepted forms of statism can be countered without being branded an extremist. Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 sSEP 11
Comments
The Problems With The Centre Ground

The Left Right Game 2

After Andrew surprised Nic a few episodes ago with The Left Right Game, Nic has been thinking and planning a way of getting his own back, and taking the game a step further. In this edition, we look at whether certain organisations and people are more "Left" or "Right" wing (or a bit of both), rather than just looking at government policies, like we did the first time. Will you agree with our determinations? How right wing or left wing are you based on our definitions? Does it change how you think about the political spectrum? Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 sSEP 2
Comments
The Left Right Game 2

Proroguing Parliament: What does it really mean for Brexit?

As predicted, Boris Johnson has decided to end the current parliamentary session (the longest in modern times), and trigger a new Queen's Speech. Remainists are naturally going crazy, and talking of constitutional outrage. But what does it actually mean for Brexit on 31 October? Is there time for fast-tracked, Bercow-enabled law that would either revoke Article 50, extend the deadline, or somehow prevent a "no deal"? What about passing a law that would stop prorogation itself? Is there even time left now in the parliamentary session? We discuss all this and the finer details of the Fixed Term Parliament Act, and whether Boris has pulled a blinder. Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2011/14/enacted House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on Prorogation - https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8589 Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 sAUG 29
Comments
Proroguing Parliament: What does it really mean for Brexit?

Bit of a chat: driving whisky, ruining Monopoly and the Chuka Umunna Award

In this edition, we have a longer chat than usual, but try to get in all the smaller topics that we feel were too short to be podcasts in their own right, or that we just want to rant about. We discuss gaming culture, and whether the terminology is creeping into political life, how Andrew feels like we’ve been brainwashed into thinking the game Monopoly is really capitalism, and Nic names the first recipient of the Chuka Umunna Award. And over a whisky or two, we talk about how Brexity the new Boris Johnson cabinet can be, and whether the Tories are missing a trick with making everything about Corbyn.

-1 sAUG 8
Comments
Bit of a chat: driving whisky, ruining Monopoly and the Chuka Umunna Award

Negative Rights And Moral Relativism

This week, we're interested in rights. Specifically, the difference between negative & positive rights and what they mean. We also discuss the difference between moral absolutism & relativism and how the left use the difficulties in defining boundaries for nefarious means when they talk about the greater good.

-1 sJUL 20
Comments
Negative Rights And Moral Relativism

Should May, Not Boris, Prorogue Parliament?

How could the Remainer establishment blunt Boris Johnson's threat of proroguing parliament to force through Brexit? Maybe, just maybe, there is a way of playing politics that blunts Boris's endgame ambitions for no-deal. In short, what if Theresa May prorogued parliament now, before Boris gets a chance to?

-1 sJUL 17
Comments
Should May, Not Boris, Prorogue Parliament?

The Left Right Game

This week, I surprise Nic with a new jape: The Left Right Game! I had the idea to state a number of different, collectivist policies and Nic had to tell me whether they were left or right wing, with evidence of course, to test my theory that many people associate all forms of statism with the left. Did Nic fall into my trap?

-1 sJUL 14
Comments
The Left Right Game

Latest Episodes

Climate Change And Extinction Rebellion

Are we heading for the end of the human species as predicted by Extinction Rebellion? In the middle of the second week of London protests and blockades, we discuss some of the issues surrounding Anthropogenic Global Warming, and climate change in general. Does it play into their hands if we arrest the protesters, as George Monbiot orchestrated this afternoon? If humans really are causing the planet to warm, then if communism really the answer? What about the fact that ice cores show that the planet warms and cools on its own, and that the Medieval Warming Period and Little Ice Age existed? We discuss all this, and how it’s good news that Greta Thunberg didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize, and how instead of following her every move, we should focus on people like Boyan Slat, who at age 16 decided to make a real difference and clean up the planet. Dr Shiva Ayyadurai: https://shiva4senate.com/ Boyan Slat: https://boyanslat.com/ Ocean Cleanup: https://theoceancleanup.com/ Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion Nic: https://twitter.com/MrNicElliott You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 s23 hours ago
Comments
Climate Change And Extinction Rebellion

Formal Language and Woke Culture

In a week dominated by reports in the media of parliament using inflammatory language, and the announcement that Sam Smith wants people to use new preferred pronouns, we discuss whether our natural language is becoming more like a formal one. What are the differences between a formal and natural language? What's the importance of context in our speech and communication? Do our MPs go too far with words like "surrender" and "betrayal"? We make predictions of where this may all end, and if we are seeing the turning point against woke culture. Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 s1 weeks ago
Comments
Formal Language and Woke Culture

Dr Kristian Niemietz Interview: Socialism, Capitalism and Liberalism

We are joined by the Institute of Economic Affairs Head of Political Economy, Kristian Niemietz for a conversation on the phenomenon of modern support for socialism, whether apologists for capitalism help their cause, and whether we'll see a new classical liberal revolution in our lifetimes. You can find Kristian on Twitter as @K_Niemietz And you can buy his latest book, Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies here on Amazon. Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 s3 weeks ago
Comments
Dr Kristian Niemietz Interview: Socialism, Capitalism and Liberalism

The Problems With The Centre Ground

Is centrism really the answer to any political question? Is the centre ground really the safe area furthest from the two dominant authoritarian ideologies of the 20th century, or merely a cherry picked, statist mix of the two; dressed up to sound reasonable and measured? From critiquing Rory Stewart’s centrist “bow” to whether or not people have abandoned ideologies, we discuss if political centrism is really that benign and perhaps the modern, accepted forms of statism can be countered without being branded an extremist. Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 sSEP 11
Comments
The Problems With The Centre Ground

The Left Right Game 2

After Andrew surprised Nic a few episodes ago with The Left Right Game, Nic has been thinking and planning a way of getting his own back, and taking the game a step further. In this edition, we look at whether certain organisations and people are more "Left" or "Right" wing (or a bit of both), rather than just looking at government policies, like we did the first time. Will you agree with our determinations? How right wing or left wing are you based on our definitions? Does it change how you think about the political spectrum? Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 sSEP 2
Comments
The Left Right Game 2

Proroguing Parliament: What does it really mean for Brexit?

As predicted, Boris Johnson has decided to end the current parliamentary session (the longest in modern times), and trigger a new Queen's Speech. Remainists are naturally going crazy, and talking of constitutional outrage. But what does it actually mean for Brexit on 31 October? Is there time for fast-tracked, Bercow-enabled law that would either revoke Article 50, extend the deadline, or somehow prevent a "no deal"? What about passing a law that would stop prorogation itself? Is there even time left now in the parliamentary session? We discuss all this and the finer details of the Fixed Term Parliament Act, and whether Boris has pulled a blinder. Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2011/14/enacted House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on Prorogation - https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8589 Please visit our website to download or stream all our previous episodes and to read our articles. Web: https://soundingboard.com Podcast RSS: https://soundingboard.com/feed/podcast Please reach out to us on Twitter: Sounding Board: https://twitter.com/soundboardpod Andrew: https://twitter.com/no_coercion You can find us at the following podcast aggregators, and more: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sounding-board/id1413474037 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sounding-board Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2398529 Please subscribe and leave a review.

-1 sAUG 29
Comments
Proroguing Parliament: What does it really mean for Brexit?

Bit of a chat: driving whisky, ruining Monopoly and the Chuka Umunna Award

In this edition, we have a longer chat than usual, but try to get in all the smaller topics that we feel were too short to be podcasts in their own right, or that we just want to rant about. We discuss gaming culture, and whether the terminology is creeping into political life, how Andrew feels like we’ve been brainwashed into thinking the game Monopoly is really capitalism, and Nic names the first recipient of the Chuka Umunna Award. And over a whisky or two, we talk about how Brexity the new Boris Johnson cabinet can be, and whether the Tories are missing a trick with making everything about Corbyn.

-1 sAUG 8
Comments
Bit of a chat: driving whisky, ruining Monopoly and the Chuka Umunna Award

Negative Rights And Moral Relativism

This week, we're interested in rights. Specifically, the difference between negative & positive rights and what they mean. We also discuss the difference between moral absolutism & relativism and how the left use the difficulties in defining boundaries for nefarious means when they talk about the greater good.

-1 sJUL 20
Comments
Negative Rights And Moral Relativism

Should May, Not Boris, Prorogue Parliament?

How could the Remainer establishment blunt Boris Johnson's threat of proroguing parliament to force through Brexit? Maybe, just maybe, there is a way of playing politics that blunts Boris's endgame ambitions for no-deal. In short, what if Theresa May prorogued parliament now, before Boris gets a chance to?

-1 sJUL 17
Comments
Should May, Not Boris, Prorogue Parliament?

The Left Right Game

This week, I surprise Nic with a new jape: The Left Right Game! I had the idea to state a number of different, collectivist policies and Nic had to tell me whether they were left or right wing, with evidence of course, to test my theory that many people associate all forms of statism with the left. Did Nic fall into my trap?

-1 sJUL 14
Comments
The Left Right Game