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Any Stupid Questions?

Danielle Ward

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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... The 2019 General Election Campaign?

EEver 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 don't have to. We've decided to do two 2019 UK General Election specials. In this one, Danielle Ward is joined comedians Sooz Kempner (Mystery On The Rox podcast) and Nat Tapley (Date Fight podcast), to ask questions about the coverage of the campaign to former Labour party political advisor, Tom Hamilton. Questions asked and answered include: - Is it more important to knock on doors or go on TV? - Do people really care who their MP is? - Where has Jacob Rees-Mogg gone? - Would Jeremy Corbyn win a majority if he ran a Tony Blair-style campaign? - With just a week to go, can ChangeUK The Independent Group For Change win a majority? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not l...

31 min2019 DEC 7
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Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Campaign?

Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Coverage?

EEver 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 don't have to. We've decided to do two 2019 UK General Election specials. In this one, Danielle Ward is joined comedians Sooz Kempner (Mystery On The Rox podcast) and Nat Tapley (Date Fight podcast), to ask questions about the coverage of the campaign to the political editor of The New Statesman, Stephen Bush. Questions asked and answered include: - Why is everyone just allowed to lie these days? - Do the Greens look better than they deserve to because they've only got one MP so can't split? - Does anything you print about any candidate make any difference at all? - Is this the dirtiest campaign ever? - Which of Boris Johnson's children is the best one? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a...

39 min2019 DEC 7
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Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Coverage?

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 min2019 APR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38 min2019 APR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min2019 MAR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 min2019 MAR 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 min2019 MAR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min2019 MAR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 min2019 FEB 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 min2019 FEB 18
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Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?

Latest Episodes

Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Campaign?

EEver 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 don't have to. We've decided to do two 2019 UK General Election specials. In this one, Danielle Ward is joined comedians Sooz Kempner (Mystery On The Rox podcast) and Nat Tapley (Date Fight podcast), to ask questions about the coverage of the campaign to former Labour party political advisor, Tom Hamilton. Questions asked and answered include: - Is it more important to knock on doors or go on TV? - Do people really care who their MP is? - Where has Jacob Rees-Mogg gone? - Would Jeremy Corbyn win a majority if he ran a Tony Blair-style campaign? - With just a week to go, can ChangeUK The Independent Group For Change win a majority? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not l...

31 min2019 DEC 7
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Campaign?

Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Coverage?

EEver 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 don't have to. We've decided to do two 2019 UK General Election specials. In this one, Danielle Ward is joined comedians Sooz Kempner (Mystery On The Rox podcast) and Nat Tapley (Date Fight podcast), to ask questions about the coverage of the campaign to the political editor of The New Statesman, Stephen Bush. Questions asked and answered include: - Why is everyone just allowed to lie these days? - Do the Greens look better than they deserve to because they've only got one MP so can't split? - Does anything you print about any candidate make any difference at all? - Is this the dirtiest campaign ever? - Which of Boris Johnson's children is the best one? ....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a...

39 min2019 DEC 7
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... The 2019 General Election Coverage?

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 min2019 APR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38 min2019 APR 1
Comments
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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min2019 MAR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 min2019 MAR 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 min2019 MAR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min2019 MAR 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 min2019 FEB 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 min2019 FEB 18
Comments
Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?
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