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Jonny Bentley and Adam Bragan are two British twentysomethings with an interest in all things politics. Pints & Politics aims to deliver an analysis of Britain's politics in a fun and digestible manner, as if you were having the discussion in a British pub! Breaking down current affairs, debating ethical issues and looking at America from afar. Debating. Educating. Entertaining (hopefully!).
 
"Sorry there - could I get a Pint of Politics and a pack of bacon fries? Cheers" Jordan & Evan bring you your weekly round up of politics and current affairs in Ireland. Our goal is to create and develop conversation and engagement amongst our generation in area affecting their lives and their futures. All feedback and bar snacks welcome.
 
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This podcast examines two issues: (1) How is Doug Ford’s government in Ontario doing in their management of the pandemic? (2) What level of instability might emerge in the US as a result of the mid-term elections and what might be the impacts of this putative instability on life in Canada? As the pandemic rolls on, the Ford government seems to lurc…
 
Today, Pints and Politics is joined by Walt Radcliffe, a lobbyist who has worked for the Nebraska legislature since 1969. Join us as we discuss his past, his background and the differences in state legislature that he has witnessed over the years. What Are We Drinking? Frame the Butcher IPA – Kinkaider Brewing Thanks to our sponsors and staff! Host…
 
What has happened to Peterborough’s City Council over the past 4 years? What narrative could explain how we went from the top-down approach of the Bennett years to the optimism of a new, “progressive” council in 2018 to the apparent dissolution of the current season? Of course, there are many narratives that could take us from then to now. This had…
 
Episode #42: Nebraska Wind + Solar Convention: Energy Development in Nebraska This episode was recorded live at the Nebraska Wind and Solar Convention at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. Join Dan Parsons, along with the mayor of Norfolk and co-chair of Renew Nebraska, Josh Moenning, and the President of Nebraska Farmers Union, John Hansen to discuss …
 
Normally, I host a panel discussion in these episodes in which we explore all things political with a focus on life in Peterborough, Ontario & Canada. But this episode is quite different. Instead of a panel discussion about political issues, I’m going to indulge in a few memories. I’ll read an article from the Peterborough Examiner and tell you abo…
 
Lead for Nebraska, an affiliate program of Lead for America, places recent college grads in Nebraska’s rural communities to empower and add capacity in small towns. This episode showcases Brent Comstock, CEO and founder of BCom Solutions and the Rural Impact Hub, along with the tremendous work that Lead for Nebraska fellows Ken Edwards and Oliver B…
 
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” -Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5 Would Macbeth have said the same about the Canadian federal election of 2021? While the campaign was certainly full of sound and fu…
 
Nebraska’s first statewide journalism nonprofit, Flatwater Free Press, has free investigative and in-depth stories now open to the public. This episode features Matt Wynn and Matthew Hansen, executive director and executive editor of the publication. What Are We Drinking? Star Snake Dank, IPA – Kinkaider Legend Thanks to our sponsors and staff! Hos…
 
Nebraskans voted in favor of casino gambling back in November. What’s happening now? You won’t want to miss Episode #39 — Featuring Lynne McNally, executive vice president of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, and Lance Morgan, President, and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc. What Are We Drinking? GERMAN KÖLSCH – Zipline Brewing Company, Lin…
 
Jonny talks about racism in the UK after the recent abuse of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. There is also discussion on the £20-a-week cut to the Universal Credit system. Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license…
 
Part 2 of Jonny and Gus' extravagant political discussion. A big chat on cancel culture is followed by a look at Donald Trump's bizarre antics of the past week. Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license…
 
Jonny and Gus break their big discussion into two parts. Part two is coming later in the week. Big Topic: Freedom day confirmed for July 19, meaning coronavirus restrictions are being (mostly) axed. Other topics: Rishi Sunak wants to raise pension by 8% but faces opposition, Universal Credit £20-per-week uplift and furlough scheme to be scrapped, C…
 
A Chef, an Eye Doctor and a PR dude walk into a bar…on a mid-summer afternoon in a back patio where they taste and review 4 great rye whiskeys. And have a little help from a special guest who’s usually behind the scenes. What Are We Drinking? Iowa Legendary Rye – Carroll, IA Liberty Rye – Malvern, PA Sagamore Rye – Baltimore, MD Whistle Pig 10-year…
 
Jonny and Gus come in with a bumper episode that has to negate the usual US section. Big Topic: Matt Hancock debacle unpacked. Where does this leave the legitimacy of the UK Government? Other Topics: Booster jabs prepped for the Autumn and the Winter, Gavin Williamson wants a ban on mobiles in schools, Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid want quick end t…
 
Where are you from? What do we really mean when we say, “I am a Canadian”? Or do we even say those words? Except for those of us who are not citizens, the rest of us could say, should we choose to, “I am a Canadian”. Especially on Canada Day. Or are we? If you are Indigenous, what do you say? The Inuit MP representing Nunavut, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, in e…
 
Jonny's doing another solo-run after Adam's short-notice absence. The pod was recorded just before the Matt Hancock announcement! Big topic: Green list announcement and possibility for double-vaccinated people to skip quarantine! Other topics: Russia ship fiasco, bizarre One Britain One Nation song, John Bercow defects to Labour, and its now five y…
 
Jonny welcomesAdam back after a two-week hiatus! Big Topic: Freedom day of June 21 pushed back to July 19, following Delta variant surge! Other Topics: Australia trade deal, compulsory vaccines for those who work in care-homes, and Dominic Cummings reveals Boris Johnson's thoughts on Matt Hancock! Debate: GB News: Good, bad or dangerous? US Politic…
 
APOLOGIES FOR INITIALLY UPLOADING EPISODE 18 AGAIN! Jonny and Gus bring you a whole host of content! Big Topic: June 21 opening under threat as Covid-19 variants rise. Other Topics: Corporation tax slashed to 15% for big tech firms in UK, Tories slammed for cutting price of education plans, and Northern Ireland remain unhappy with their position in…
 
Shoes & boots set up at Peterborough’s City Hall as a memorial to the 215 Indigenous children who died at Kamloops Indian Residential School, June 2, 2021 (Photo: Bill Templeman) The staggering news about the graves found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School broke across the country on the May 24 long weekend. The impact of this news continues…
 
Jonny goes all James O'Brien with a podcast dedicated to his own thoughts on the week's politics! Bit Topic: Boris Johnson cannot answer whether or not restrictions will be lifted on June 21! Other topics: Peter Cruddas gives Tories £500,000 after becoming a Lord, Portugal on the Amber List, Sir Keir Starmer came across well on Piers Morgan's Life …
 
If you fly from Lincoln you won’t want to miss this talk with Dave Haring and Nick Cusick from the Lincoln Airport Authority. The first major construction project in more than 50 years and the impact it will have in attracting new business, workers and travelers to the city of Lincoln. What are we drinking? Boiler Brewing Company – Lincoln, Nebrask…
 
Jonny and Adam react to the behemoth of a bean spiller that was Dominic Cummings' outburst. Other topics: A tepid warning to avoid travelling to areas such as Bolton and Leicester, because of the Indian variant, Priti Patel makes a digital immigration system and BLM activist Sasha Johnson was shot in the head. America: One year on from George Floyd…
 
Jonny is joined by Gus with Adam stranded at the pub! Big topic: The UK came under attack from the Indian variant! Other news: Pubs, cinemas and stadiums open in the next stage of Boris Johnson's roadmap! Debate: Is the media discussion into the Israeli-Palestine violence too one-sided? America: Joe Biden quiet on Israel, capital riot probe gets th…
 
Jonny and Adam bring you the latest stories, with a bit of humour where appropriate! Big topic: Conservatives celebrate a strong set of results in the May elections. Other news: Investigation of government's handling of the virus in 2021 and the introduction of voter IDs in elections. Debate: How do Labour frame an electable campaign, post-Covid? A…
 
Jonny and Adam have a shortened show, as a result of Jonny's faltering WiFi, but still have to time to broadly discuss the ongoing election results across Britain. They also discuss: - France and England battling over Jersey - Why the Conservatives are thriving - How to frame an Election-winning plan Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: htt…
 
As the pandemic drags on, the suffering of Peterborough’s homeless population intensifies; the pandemic has magnified the inequality of resources throughout our community. Add to this the impact of the escalating real estate market on rental rates; adequate housing is moving further out of reach from more and more people. While several large housin…
 
Jonny and Adam go back to the usual formula for this week's political overview. Big topic: Boris Johnson comes under scrutiny for "let bodies pile up" comment and lack of clarity on his housing expenses. Other news: Cladding scandal continues, India in virus meltdown and Sir Keir Starmer's clash with a landlord. Debate: How should we make our educa…
 
Jonny and Adam break this week's episode into four key segments. - Football: England fights back against the European Super League plan. - Racism: Derek Chauvin found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. Stephen Lawrence memorial day hit by unnecessary critics. - Environment: Joe Biden makes a bold new ambition on the green front. Boris Johnson b…
 
With only 2 weeks before the May 4 City Election, we sit down with 3 of the 6 candidates for Lincoln City Council – incumbents Bennie Shobe and Sändra Washington and challenger Tom Beckius. Learn more about: Tom Beckius Bennie Shobe Sändra Washington What are we drinking? From Zipline Brewing – “Easy Lifting” their first ever low-cal, low-carb IPA.…
 
Jonny and Adam return for the usual format. Big Topic: Prince Phillip passed away, aged 99. Other news: Boris Johnson says lockdowns have been more effective than vaccines. British Culture Feature: Lobbying Debate: Is the David Cameron lobbying scandal really so shocking? America: Joe Biden pulls troops from Afghanistan but more police brutality in…
 
Jonny is back with Adam, and Adam takes a turn in introducing the pod! Big topic: Beer gardens and hairdressers are the next step of Britain's lockdown exit. Other news: COVID passports and social distancing for a year? British culture feature: May Elections. Debate: Is Sir Keir Starmer doing enough as Labour leader? America: Joe Biden's vaccine pu…
 
Jonny is joined by his former flatmate, Gus, with Adam absent. Big topic: Britain gets to the next phase of Boris Johnson's roadmap. Other news: Boris Johnson's affair, COVID passports and the institutional racism report. British culture feature: Scotland Yard Debate: Protestors vs Police: Who is to Blame? America: George Floyd trial and Joe Biden'…
 
Jonny and Adam bring you their latest thoughts on political news. The Big Topic: Police interference at the Sarah Everard vigil. Other News: April vaccine shortage and the plain-clothed police officers. UK Culture Feature: Freedom of speech Debate: Are we more or less likely to lose freedom of speech in Brexit Britain? America: Joe Biden verbally a…
 
We are joined by Bryan Slone, President of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Bryan’s background includes working in the Reagan Administration as a lobbyist for the IRS, and helping write the 1986 Tax Reform Bill with Congressman Hal Daub. He also worked as a tax attorney in Germany after the Wall came down. We talk politics – will Bryan …
 
Jonny and Adam abandon the usual formula to have a big discussion on the Harry and Megan interview. There is also discussion on the #NotAllMen controversy, amid the horrific death of Sarah Everard. DISCLAIMER: This podcast has been carefully edited to minimise the discussion on Sarah Everard, who was confirmed to have been killed shortly after this…
 
Three core members of our politics panel — campaign manager Lauren Hunter, Curve Lake Band Council Member Sean Conway & Property Manager Jenny Lanciault — commend Peterborough’s City Council for deciding to invest the profit from the unpopular sale of PDI. The panel looks at the high level of poverty in Peterborough during this grim winter and find…
 
Jonny and Adam discuss all things politics in the UK, with humour where appropriate. - Big Topic: Rishi Sunak unveiled his new budget. - Other News: Britain's vaccine rollout continues to go well but the SNP is still in chaos. - British Culture: The Royal Family. - Debate: Are Harry and Meghan in the right? - America: Joe Biden attacks Syria. We fi…
 
Jonny and Adam discuss all things politics in the UK, with humour where appropriate. - Big Topic: Boris Johnson's roadmap and his hopes to land the European Football Championships. - Other News: Matt Hancock and Nicola Sturgeon are embroiled in controversy. - British Culture: The SNP. - Debate: Is Devolution a good thing? - America: Weather halts v…
 
Jonny and Adam discuss all things politics in the UK, with humour where appropriate. - Big Topic: Newspapers talk about possible roadmaps out of lockdown. - Other News: Boris Johnson compared himself to OJ Simpson! - British Culture: The Conservative Party. - Debate: Coronavirus competencies: Is Sir Keir Starmer the right leader for Labour? - Ameri…
 
Jonny and Adam discuss all things politics in the UK, with humour where appropriate. - Big Topic: Boris Johnson talks about roadmaps. - Other News: Matt Hancock's ten-year prison threat and Hancock's NHS reboot. - British Culture: The BBC. - Debate: Coronavirus competencies: masks, vaccines and lockdowns. - America: Updates on the trial of Donald T…
 
The Nebraska Legislature is considering proposals to expand high-speed internet service in rural areas. Supported by Gov. Pete Ricketts and a diverse alliance of farm, business and school groups, we discuss with Andy Pollock, former Executive Director/General Counsel for the Nebraska Public Service Commission, and now lobbyist/attorney who’s leadin…
 
Jonny and Adam discuss all things politics in the UK, with humour where appropriate. Although, as noted in the headline, there is still a lot of sadness this week. - Big Topic: Captain Sir Tom Moore sadly passes away. - Other News: 10 million vaccines and Sir Keir Starmer wants Labour to be more patriotic. - British Culture: National Health Service…
 
Jonny and Adam discuss all things politics in the UK, with humour where appropriate. Although, as noted in the headline, many things simply aren't a laughing matter at the moment. - Big Topic: The UK hits 100,000 COVID-19 deaths - Other News: Priti Patel wanted to shut borders in March and Heathrow airport is packed - British Culture: Gammons versu…
 
Steve Guthrie is a videographer and media professional who has just retired from 41 years with Global CHEX TV in Peterborough. Steve shares his experience with the progression of technologies in his career, what it takes to thrive in a small-market media environment and his thoughts about the current news world as it affects local media. He also lo…
 
Jonny and Adam introduce their new political podcast, aiming to be fun, funny and articulate. - The Big Topic: Britain closes its borders to quarantine-free travel. - Other News: Jacob Rees-Mogg and "British" fish, Marcus Rashford's off-the-pitch heroics and the UK's vaccination push. - British Culture: Pubs and their Covid-19 struggles. - The Big …
 
Our veteran politics panel — consultant Lauren Hunter, journalist & former mayor Sylvia Sutherland, businesswoman Jenny Lanciault, editor Donald Fraser and Curve Lake Council member Sean Conway — starts the new year by unpacking the seismic political events of the first week of January in the United States. They assess what the surprising victories…
 
Peterborough’s mayor and current City Council have 23 months left in their mandate before the next municipal election in October of 2022. What should Council’s main priorities be as their mandate winds down? What should they be sure to get done? Our guest panel from across the city representing a wide cross-section of interests and […]…
 
Our politics panel — Sean Conway, Jenny Lanciault, Sylvia Sutherland & Tim Etherington — take a look back at the historic US election — still undecided as of this date of posting, November 5th. Are the polls ever to be trusted again? How did the candidates manage to attract the huge numbers of voters who […]…
 
Our local politics panellists — businesswoman Jenny Lanciault, journalist & former mayor of Peterborough Sylvia Sutherland and math teacher Tim Etherington– give their assessments of the September 29th Trump vs. Biden debate. What do the current polls mean? Is the middle-class turning against Trump? Will Trump’s branding of Biden as ‘sleepy Joe’ ha…
 
Long-time politics panellists Sean Conway and Lauren Hunter catch us up on the political goings-on in Ottawa and in the provincial capitals while the rest of the known universe continues with its obsession about Trump vs. Biden. While we have been gorging on US political news, we learn that several provinces are going to the […]…
 
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