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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.

May 21, 2019

In episode 4 of Podaganda journalists Ben Cowles and Steve Sweeney discuss:


  • Tory Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt’s 10-year amnesty for British soldiers accused of crimes (3:57)
  • An Italian dockers’ strike to block weapons bound for Saudi Arabia  (24:40)
  • ??? (37:58)


Brace yourself for profoundly left-wing views...

May 10, 2019

In episode 3 of Podaganda, journalists Ben Cowles and Steve Sweeney are joined by their friends/comrades Ben Saunders and (briefly) Conrad Landin to discuss:


  • The free Kibriye Evren campaign, an initiative started by the Star’s NUJ chapel to urge our trade union and others to call for the freedom of hunger-striking...

May 7, 2019

IN this special bonus episode, Podaganda's Steve Sweeney speaks with Stephen Travers: musician, campaigner and survivor of the Miami Showband massacre.

In July 1975, one of the most notorious events of The Troubles took place in County Down in the north of Ireland.

Three members of one of the most popular bands at the...

May 3, 2019

In episode 2 of Podaganda journalists Ben Cowles and Steve Sweeney are joined by Ceren Sagir to discuss:

  • Jeremy Corbyn forcing Parliament to be the first in the world to declare a climate emergency. What does this mean and is it enough? And what about Heathrow’s third runway? (2:17)
  • The digital consent forms allowing...