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Introducing: Soapbox Radio

In Europe, Events, The Media on August 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

David Weber & Stephen Wan

To the excitement, and probably embarrassment of not many at all, we’ve decided to start podcasting, not merely as a way of saving time from blogging. So with no further ado and certainly no pomp and circumstance we’re launching Soapbox Radio today, with the two trial podcasts we recorded in the last week or so.

  1. Pilot: “Little Red Blog”In this I am joined by Stephen Wan, co-editor of TDS, and Johan Lofving, a musical contact from Sweden. We cover the upcoming election in Sweden, whether the Coalition was right to propose anonymity for those accused of rape, Stephen’s proposal for a UBI on his little read blog, and our featured blog post*, Some Further Points on Benefits Reform by Hopi Sen.
  2. Episode 1: “Ban Smacking, not Smoking”Which, in the spirit of sheer diversity, features the same people as above. We kick off with the first edition of Dragon’s Corner, where one of us has sixty seconds to Make The World A Better Place, while other cynical dragons look on and breathe fire (or pour cold water, depending on which metaphor is the more appropriate). This week Johan gave us the eponymous proposition, which led to some debate, after which we tackled The State We’re In, and spent no small time talking about Eminem and the EU**.

If you’re interested in making as much a fool of yourself as we’ve done, email dingdongalistic (at) gmail (dot) com, or stephenwan91 (at) gmail (dot) com.

*Not to be confused with our naked publicity chase.

**Not together.

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