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A weekly show from journalists Steve Sweeney, Ben Cowles and their Morning Star comrades, Podaganda is the podcast the corporate media warned you about: It's adversarial, sweary and profoundly left-wing.

Jan 17, 2020

PODAGANDA is back after a much-needed break from 2019 and ready to take on the new decade. In this episode, journalists Ben Cowles, Steve Sweeney and Bethany Rielly discuss:

  • The Turkish government’s proposed changes to child sex laws (4:09)
  • The 1,000 refugees pushed back to war-torn Libya in the first two weeks of...

Dec 6, 2019

IN this episode, Ben Cowles is joined by fellow journalists Ceren Sagir and Bethany Rielly to discuss:


  • The general election so far: The polls, the Lib Dems’ lies, Elizabeth Winsdor’s (aka the queen) speech fiasco, Tory Islamophobia (1:50) 
  • This week’s anti-Nato protests (10:03)
  • And the pro-Israeli settlements...

Nov 25, 2019

IN this episode of Podaganda, David Starke, the general director of SOS Mediterranee speaks about the charity’s rescue missions onboard the Ocean Viking, Europe’s handling of the so-called ‘migrant crisis’ and the criminalisation of humanitarian rescue


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Nov 18, 2019

IN this episode of Podaganda, Labour’s shadow minister for climate justice and green jobs Danielle Rowley tells us about how she became Labour’s youngest MP, her campaign to get re-elected as Midlothian's MP, the Lib Dem-Plaid Cymru-Green Party's alliance, the environment, period poverty and more.


As always, brace...

Nov 8, 2019

IN episode nine of Podaganda journalists Ben Cowles and Steve Sweeney are joined by their Morning Star colleague Kadeem Simmonds to discuss:

  • General Election 2019 (1.40)
  • Footballers defending billionaires against Labour (16:36)
  • Anti-neoliberal protests around the world (24:48)
  • And the Joker from a leftwing...