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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!).
 
Jonny Bentley and Jordan Dover bring you 15 Minutes of Football: a podcast where the most complex of football topics are concisely discussed in 15 minutes or less. The main focus is the Premier League and all teams will be covered over the course of our 4 topics. 15 minutes per-topic. One hour of quality content. Statistical, emotional but, most of all, entertaining!
 
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Jonny is joined by Harry Roy and Adam Doyle to discuss the biggest talking points from the football in England. The big news has been the sacking of Rafael Benitez; Everton are chasing Roberto Martinez for the vacant position. There was also a big win for Manchester City, with Liverpool now their second-closest rivals for the Premier League title. …
 
Jonny Bentley is joined by Harry Roy and Oscar Omara to have a big discussion on the relegation battle. There is also talk on Romelu Lukaku's interview and where that leaves him at Chelsea, as well as talk on the big games at the top of the Premier League. For sports news and reaction, go to https://www.vavel.com/en/ Don't forget to hit subscribe a…
 
Jonny is joined by the returning Harry Roy and Callum Boyle. They talk about the weekend's footballing action, what could happen to the footballing schedule amid the rise of the coronavirus, and everybody's Premier League Team of the Season (so far)! For sports news and reaction, go to https://www.vavel.com/en/ Don't forget to hit subscribe and fee…
 
Jonny is joined by the returning Brad Cox and Callum Boyle, whilst welcoming VAVEL's Midlands correspondent, Josh Holland. They talk about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's departure, who Manchester United will target next, as well as the managerial debuts of Steven Gerrard, Dean Smith and Eddie Howe at their respective new clubs. There is also a look at the …
 
Jonny is joined by VAVEL's Arsenal editor, Dan George. They discuss the international break generally including Jonny's trip to Accrington for Stanley's 4-1 loss against Plymouth and England's 5-0 demolition of Albania. They also talk about the new managerial appointments in the Premier League, including Eddie Howe. For sports news and reaction, go…
 
Jonny Bentley is joined by VAVEL's Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Manchester correspondent Brad Cox. They discuss the biggest talking points from the Premier League, including how bad it could get for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. Could he last until the end of the season? They also look at the dismissals of Daniel Farke and Dean Smith, as…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by VAVEL's Norwich City editor, George Wilson (@GWilson1000). They discuss the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer situation and where that thumping against Liverpool leaves the Manchester United manager. They also touch on the Daniel Farke situation at Norwich, as well as all of the other games in the Premier League. The…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by VAVEL's Liverpool Editor, Adam Doyle (@AdamDoyleSport). They discuss Mo Salah's ridiculous form, Manchester United's sticky situation, the squad depth of Chelsea and Manchester City, and the first game for Newcastle United under the Saudis. They also debate who the best managers in the league, and the wo…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by VAVEL's Newcastle Editor, Harry Roy (@HarryRoySport), to discuss his feelings over the £300-million Saudi takeover. We discuss Mike Ashley's disappointing reign, human rights controversy, and what comes next for Newcastle United. There is also talk on the international matches, including a focus on some …
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by VAVEL Watford Editor Oscar Omara. They discuss the departure of Xisco Munoz and the appointment of Claudio Ranieri, as well as the weekend's results. Mo Salah, Bernardo Silva and Tino Livramento were stand-out performers from the weekend's action. For sports news and reaction, go to https://www.vavel.com…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by one of the brightest high-school kids in the world, Charlie Rowan (@CharlieLRowan). There is talk on the two big-six clashes in the Premier League, as well as reaction to all of the EPL matches. Across Europe, there were also big wins for Barcelona, Lazio, Borussia Monchengladbach and Juventus! Ft. react…
 
Jonny Bentley is joined by Harry Roy (@HarryRoySport), former VAVEL and current Liverpool Echo writer Matt Addison (@MattAddison97) and VAVEL Manchester United's James Ridge (@JRidge_Journo). They discuss the biggest talking points from the Premier League, including the big London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, as well as the controve…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by VAVEL's Manchester City Editor, Tom Young (@TomYoungSJ). They discuss the two-goal return of Cristiano Ronaldo against Newcastle United. They also look at ALL the Premier League over the weekend, as well as a preview of the pick of the Champions League and Europa League matches. For sports news and react…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by VAVEL Women's Mia Eriksson, discussing the opening the Women's Super League (WSL). Discussion includes the £24m television deal from the BBC and Sky, as well as the great strides that women's football has made over the years. There is also a focus on the international football with wins for the Netherlan…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle are joined by VAVEL Arsenal's Josh Fletcher and the Premier League editor Harry Roy. They discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Manchester United, as well as the Premier League action from all ten matches. Is Mikel Arteta in danger of being sacked? Was the Reece James hand ball a red card? There is also reaction to …
 
Jonny Bentley is joined by VAVEL UK's Liverpool editor Adam Doyle and Southampton editor Anthony Scott. They discuss all things Premier League, including Jurgen Klopp's bizarre comments and Romelu Lukaku's second Chelsea debut in the big London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal. For sports news and reaction, go to https://www.vavel.com/en/ Pleasant…
 
Jonny Bentley and Callum Boyle discuss the first week of Premier League action, covering all 20 teams. They also touch on Erling Haaland's blistering start to the season, Lionel Messi's unveiling, and Inter Milan's recent business. Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridge License: https:/…
 
Jonny Bentley is joined by his regular co-host, Callum Boyle, VAVEL's Premier League editor, Harry Roy, and VAVEL's Deputy-in-Chief, Brad Cox. They preview all 20 Premier League teams ahead of the new campaign whilst looking back at finances across Europe and the Lionel Messi saga. EFL deputy Luke Flanagan was due to discuss the EFL opening weekend…
 
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 Jordan discuss the Euro 2020 tournament. They go slightly over the 15 minute topic threshold on every occasion, but it is allowed because there was an outrageous amount to discuss! 1) Analysis of the Euros: Italy 1-1 England; Roberto Mancini's men win 3-2 on penalties! 2) The falling giants: France, Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands; …
 
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…
 
Jonny is joined by the returning Jordan and the Liverpool Echo's Matt Addison. 4 x 15 minute topics, with some small talk, takes this to just over the hour mark. 1) What are the major differences between club football and international football? 2) The final four: Italy, Spain, England and Denmark! 3) Would you prefer your club to win a major troph…
 
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…
 
Jonny is joined by the wonderful Callum Boyle to bring the traditional 4 x 15 minute topics. 1) Should Gareth Southgate be automatically given a contract renewal with England? 2) Euro takeaways: Italy tactical system, France's individual brilliance and the difficulties in creating a coherent system! 3) Managerial vacancies: Tottenham Hotspur strugg…
 
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 and Jordan bring you 4 x 15 minute topics, covering the Euros in three of them. 1) Do we expect too much of England? 2) Top 5 Hot Euros moments: Back-three systems, Portugal 2-4 Germany, Hungary euphoria! 3) Top 5 Not-Hot Euros moments: Joachim Low's "scratch and sniff", three-team qualifications, and terrible Turkey! 4) Non-Euros news: Harry…
 
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…
 
Jonny and Jordan discuss the opening to Euro 2020, with each topic of discussion in approximately 15 minute segments. 1) The Christian Eriksen horror. 2) Breaking down England's win against Croatia. 3) Hot 5: Five BEST things about Euro 2020 (teams, players, goals, or just general moments) 4) Not 5: Five WORST things about Euro 2020 (teams, players…
 
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…
 
Jonny and Jordan preview England chances at Euro 2020, with each topic approximately 15 minutes in length. 1) What we think of the England squad! 2) How we think England will perform and whether Gareth Southgate is under pressure! 3) Who we think should make the England starting XI! 4) General Euros predictions: Winner, Surprise package, Flop, Play…
 
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 …
 
Jonny and Jordan do their final podcast of the season before turning their attention to the European Championships. 1) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United: A disappointing end to their Europa League journey! 2) Pep Guardiola and Manchester City: A bizarre selection choice let City down! 3) Transfers Completed: Ibrahima Konate to Liverpool, S…
 
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 and Jordan bring you 4 x 15 minute (ish) topics! 1) La Liga and Ligue 1: Lille and Atletico win their titles! 2) Bundesliga and Serie A: Robert Lewandowski breaks Gerd Muller record & Juventus make Champions League 3) The 5 Premier League teams who have had brilliant seasons! 4) The 5 Premier League teams who have had terrible seasons! Troubl…
 
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 is joined by James Prescott to discuss four topics, each of which lasting approximately 15 minutes in length! 1) Leicester and Chelsea: What next for the FA Cup finalists? 2) Are elite strikers (Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe) worth the extravagant purchase? 3) How have Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp influenced En…
 
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 is joined by his senior VAVEL executives, Callum Boyle and Edmund Brack, talking over the usual format. 1) Who will make it into the top-four? 2) Finals: Chelsea vs Leicester City (FA Cup), Manchester vs Chelsea (Champions League), Championship Play-Offs 3) Tactical: Intricate attacking philosophies or individual brilliance? 4) Results round-…
 
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…
 
Jonny and Jordan return with four topics of interest. 1) Old Trafford protests! 2) Champions League and Europa League! 3) Premier League resolutions: Top-four and relegation! 4) European round-up: Inter win Serie A! Trouble With Tribals by Kevin MacLeod Link: https:/incompetech.filmmusic.iosong6621-trouble-with-tribalsLicense: https://filmmusic.ios…
 
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 Jordan go through the usual formula of 4 x 15 minute topics. 1) Will the European Super League talk ever fully go away? 2) Will Harry Kane get the opportunity to leave Tottenham Hotspur? 3) Who would make it into your Premier League Hall of Fame? 4) European round-up: Big win for Lille, Bayern slip up and Atletico lose again! Trouble With…
 
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…
 
Jonny and Jordan are joined by the Liverpool Echo's Matt Addison. 1) What is going on with the European Super League? 2) What could happen with the European Super League? 3) Jose Mourinho sacked! 4) Football Action: Norwich City promoted, Sheffield United relegated, and Ligue 1 title excitement! Trouble With Tribals by Kevin MacLeod Link: https:/in…
 
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 and Jordan discuss their Team of the Season picks, with each 15 minute slot being dedicated to a series of positions. 1) Goalkeeper, right-back and centre-backs. 2) Left-back, defensive-midfield and attacking-midfielders. 3) Right-wing, attack and left-wing. Manager of the Season, Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season. 4) Europe…
 
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 and Jordan are joined by James and Henry from One United Pod, going over the usual format. 1) Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warrant a new contract? 2) How can Manchester United push on next season? 3) Club Analysis: Brighton & Hove Albion 4) European Watch: PSG lose again, as do Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund! Trouble With Tribals by Kevin…
 
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