News Bants

News Bants


Latest Episodes

News Bants: US presidential election 2020
November 04, 2020

In this special edition of News Bants, recorded before the election result, we discuss our thoughts on the furore surrounding election day and how Joe Biden and Donald Trump have run their respective campaigns.

News Bants #50
October 26, 2020

Episode 50 of News Bants covers these topics: Pure Gym, social media, and Black History Month Is Starbucks move to tie executive pay to diversity targets a good thing?Darren Grimes and freedom of speechThoughts on the upcoming US Presidential electi...

News Bants #49
October 19, 2020

Episode 49 of News Bants covers these topics: The UK government's handling of CovidIs Boris Johnson up to the job?The growing influence of Northern mayors including Andy Burnham Will Allegra Stratton's role as the government's new press secretary le...

News Bants #48
September 28, 2020

Episode 48 of News Bants covers these topics: Rishi Sunak's Winter Economy Plan How Covid is impacting the finances of the royal householdDid Harry and Megan's message about the US election cross the line?

News Bants #47
September 16, 2020

Episode 47 of News Bants covers these topics: Breaking the law and the Brexit agreement Is anybody keen on a festival to celebrate Brexit?Could Keir Starmer's televised press briefings be a winning formula?

PR Bants #46
July 12, 2020

Episode 46 of PR Bants covers these topics: Boris Johnson's plan to 'build build build' and his New Deal for BritainConfusion around the lockdown in Leicester Is Keir Starmer the preffered choice for prime minister?Politics,

PR Bants: Black Lives Matter
June 05, 2020

In this special episode of PR Bants we discuss the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and the reaction of brands, and the socio-political environmemt in the US ahead of the election. Happy listening,

PR Bants: Dominic Cummings’ press conference
May 25, 2020

In this special episode of PR Bants, we discuss whether Dominic Cummings' defence for his alleged breach of lockdown measures carries any weight and what it means for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Happy listening,

PR Bants #45
May 20, 2020

We are joined by special guest Simon Feldman, who is a senior public relations professional. Episode 45 of PR Bants covers these topics: A look at Project Restart and whether football matches should resumeWho's winning the argument?

PR Bants #44
May 11, 2020

Episode 44 of PR Bants covers these topics: Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the nation and the 'stay alert' messageCoronavirus and its impact on people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds Will the UK government's Covid tracking app...