Remainiacs


Remainiacs was a British hour-long weekly political podcast about Brexit, speaking from the remaining in the European Union point of view. It was started on 26 May 2017 after the European Union membership referendum as "a no-holds-barred podcast for everyone who won't shut up about Brexit".[1] In 2020, Remainiacs was renamed "Oh God, What Now?"

Remainiacs
"Ho, Hey , Let's Stay"
Presentation
Hosted byDorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith, Ros Taylor, Andrew Harrison, Alex Andreou
GenrePolitical commentary, interview
FormatWeekly (Friday) [note 1]
LanguageEnglish
Production
Opening themeDemon is a Monster by Cornershop [note 2]
Publication
Original releaseMay 2017 – present
Websitehttp://www.remainiacs.com/

Description


It was presented by The Guardian's Dorian Lynskey, politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt, Best for Britain's Naomi Smith, London School of Economics' Truth, Trust & Technology Commission's Research Manager Ros Taylor, former BBC World Service producer and writer Melissa Chemam and journalist and editor Andrew Harrison, who was also the producer. Three former guests, actor and former deputy editor of the New Statesman's Alex Andreou, political commentator Nina Schick and actor Ingrid Oliver became regular hosts as well.

It followed a format of half the show in a rundown of the news about Brexit with discussion along with a weekly guest, and then the other half with a straight interview with the guest in question. The podcast was both named one of the "Best Podcasts of 2017" by The Guardian's Miranda Sawyer,[2] and nominated for a podcasting award, the 2018 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards' "Podcast of the Year",[3] however it lost to Ed Miliband's Reasons to Be Cheerful.[4] The show was made at the back room studio of Soho Radio London, in Great Windmill Street, Soho, London.[5]

As well as the weekly show, there was a series of “Remainiacs Live” shows at which the hosts spoke among themselves about Brexit. Venues included The Phoenix gastropub in Cavendish Square, Marylebone, the Stoke Newington Literary Festival,[6] and thrice at the Leicester Square Theatre.[7] At the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, they interviewed the cartoonist Martin Rowson. At the third live show at Leicester Square on 7 February, with David Schneider attending as a special guest,[8] Remainiacs was part of the Podcast Live: Politics day long festival of different political podcasts on 7 April 2019 at Friends House, Camden.[9]

Notable guests


Notable guests have included:

The Bunker


The Bunker
Presentation
Hosted byAndrew Harrison, Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith, Ros Taylor, Helen Lewis, Ayesha Hazarika, Ahir Shah, Arthur Snell, Alex Andreou, Nina Schick
GenrePolitical commentary, interview
FormatWeekly (Wednesday)
LanguageEnglish
Publication
Original releaseJanuary 2020 – present
Websitehttps://play.acast.com/s/the-bunker

After the relative success of Remainiacs, the ending of the withdrawal period and with the extra funding from their Patreon backers, the producers of the show created an hour-long non-Brexit general politics podcast called The Bunker in January 2020.[38] This show follows the same format as Remainiacs, but without the reference to Brexit. After just one show, it became one of top ten politics podcasts on the UK iTunes chart.[39] Due to the large amount of news that being produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, from 26 March short one to one half-hour shows were made under the title of Bunker Daily.

See also


Notes


  1. People who back the show on Patreon, get the show a day earlier as a benefit
  2. Originally until 20 September 2017, "Pane In The Glass" by Lee Rosevere
  3. At the time of recording, she was a Labour MP for Lewisham East,

References


  1. "Podcast #1: Brexit and "The empty tyrannical genius of Theresa May"". Audioboom. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  2. Sawyer, Miranda; Verdier, Hannah; Usborne, Simon; Shariatmadari, David; Dredge, Stuart (29 October 2017). "Best podcasts of 2017 part 1: from the buzziest to politics and brain food". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. "Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2018 – Radio nominations". Broadcasting Press Guild. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  4. "Ed Miliband, Sir David Attenborough, Dame Hilary Mantel and Prue Leith among winners at the 44th Broadcasting Press Guild Awards". Broadcasting Press Guild. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  5. "Remainiacs – Soho Radio London". Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. Festival, Stoke Newington Literary. "Stoke Newington Literary Festival – Remainiacs". www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  7. "Remainiacs: A Brexit Podcast". Ticketsolve – Leicester Square Theatre. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  8. "Leicester Square Theatre – Remainiacs: A Brexit Podcast with special guest David Schneider". Ticketsolve. 9 January 2019.
  9. Live, Podcast. "Podcast Live: Politics". Podcast Live. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. "Secret Surveys and Dodgy Donations". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  11. "Order! The one with JOHN BERCOW". Acast. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  12. "Special edition: TONY BLAIR on this week's crisis, how to win another Referendum and more". Audioboom. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  13. "The One With Vince Cable". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  14. "ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on the Battle against Brexit". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  15. "NICK CLEGG tells us how to stop Brexit… really!". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  16. "The One With Nick Cohen". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  17. "WILL POWER: What the People's Vote March means. Plus special guest NICK COHEN of The Observer". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  18. "Let's Dance! Labour Euro MP SEB DANCE's inside track on No Deal, Corbyn and more". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  19. "A BREXMAS CAROL with guests Femi from OFOC and Seb Dance MEP". Audioboom. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  20. "Special guest GAVIN ESLER on Referendum rage, BBC in crisis and the Brexit 50p. PLUS inside The Ladybird Book Of Brexit". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  21. "AC Grayling on Brexit vs. Democracy". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  22. "HARD BREXIT, HERE WE COME? with guest David Allen Green". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  23. "DAVID LAMMY MP on the Windrush fallout and the dirty roots of Brexit". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  24. "Lords Almighty! Unpicking that rebellion with our special guest, Greens co-leader CAROLINE LUCAS MP". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  25. ""People's Vote? I'm in!" DEBORAH MEADEN of Dragon's Den is our special guest". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  26. "The one with Gina Miller". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  27. "WELCOME TO FANTASY ISLAND plus our first Leaver guest, Oliver Norgrove". Audioboom. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  28. "James O'Brien vs. the Brex-o-sphere". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  29. "INFINITE CRISIS! Special guest crossover with JAMES O'BRIEN and DAVID SCHNEIDER". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  30. "Double-guest special with FEMI from OFOC and BILLY BRAGG". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  31. "A BREXMAS CAROL with guests Femi from OFOC and Seb Dance MEP". Audioboom. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  32. "The One With Matthew Parris". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  33. "JAY RAYNER on the Brexit food fiasco". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  34. "Knowing me, knowing EU with DAVID SCHNEIDER". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  35. "INFINITE CRISIS! Special guest crossover with JAMES O'BRIEN and DAVID SCHNEIDER". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  36. "SELLING BRITAIN BY THE POUND: Shorting sterling, blowing out business". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  37. "No Lexit Strategy: special guest ZOE WILLIAMS on the Brexit battle on the Left". Audioboom. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  38. "The Bunker on acast". acast. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  39. Bunker, The (4 February 2020). "Our debut week has exceeded all our expectations, as we landed at #2 in the charts and straight onto the New and Noteworthy page! We'd be rubbing shoulders with Peter Crouch, if he weren't so tall. Help us kick on by subscribing on @ApplePodcasts:https://apple.co/2GPePkX". @bunker_pod. Retrieved 5 February 2020.