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In Focus with Marcus Stead Episode 1: Karen Harradine

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Karen Harradine

In the first of an occasional series of long-form interviews, Marcus Stead meets writer Karen Harradine, where they discuss the issues raised in this article she wrote for the Conservative Woman website.

Karen calls for the creation of a Christian equivalent of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, and explains that Christians are the most persecuted group in the world today, especially in the Middle East and parts of Africa.

A wide range of related subjects are debated during the hour-long interview, including the wilful decline of the United Kingdom’s Judaeo-Christian heritage, and the dangers of ‘identity politics’, narcissism, and fashionable virtue-signalling.

The discussion turns to the Orwellian control of language and how accusations of ‘hate speech’ are a serious threat to freedom of expression, and of how the brainwashing of innocent children on transgenderism is nothing more than child abuse which will have serious repercussions in years to come.

On Brexit, they discuss the difficulties Leave supporting students face on university campuses, and ask whether British universities are places for rigorous debate and an exchange of ideas, or whether they are indoctrinating young people.

In the latter part of the podcast, the discussion turns to the Israel, Palestine, antisemitism and whether Christian organisations are harming followers of their own faith by backing Palestinian militants and organisations with links to terror.

The discussion concludes with Karen’s thoughts on how to tackle Islamic extremism and the importance of creating a single, united British identity.

Jonny Gould’s Jewish State Episode 1

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“We ought not deal in the soft bigotry of low expectations of the Palestinians” – Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, Our Soldiers Speak.

The first in a series of podcasts in which Jonny Gould discusses the biggest Jewish and Israeli issues with the most fascinating guests.

Today Jonny discusses securing peace in the Middle East with Brigadier General Amir Avivi (ret.) and Sergeant Benjamin Anthony of Our Soldiers Speak.

In response to the impasse of the Oslo Accords, they’re devising a win-win peace deal for Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Gazans, Muslims and Christians called the New State Solution.

They met in Central London as these impressive soldiers turned diplomats continued their discussions.

Brexit Briefing 28/11/2018

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Marcus Stead returns with another Brexit Briefing, where he exposes some of the shocking details of the EU Withdrawal Agreement, largely unreported by the mainstream media. Marcus also explains what the ‘Northern Ireland Backstop’ actually means and why there’s no way the DUP can support it. There’s also analysis on the Parliamentary arithmetic of getting the proposed deal through the House of Commons, and with the deal as good as dead on arrival, Marcus explores the viable alternatives as the Brexit date of 29 March 2019 draws nearer.


Brexit Briefing 24/09/2018

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Marcus Stead returns with another Brexit Briefing following a week that saw Prime Minister Theresa May ‘talk tough’ to the EU. Marcus asks: Where do we go from here? What’s likely to happen? What are the realistic options? Is there likely to be a second referendum? And are we heading for a General Election in November?


Brexit Briefing 12/09/2018

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In this week’s Brexit Briefing, Marcus Stead reports on the developing situation as Theresa May’s position looks increasingly precarious. He also looks into the consequences of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit for the aviation industry, and gives a damning assessment of Boris Johnson’s suitability to be Prime Minister.




Brexit Briefing 03/09/2018

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Marcus Stead returns with another Brexit Briefing. Following comments from Boris Johnson, David Davis, and then Michel Barnier, are the Chequers proposals dead? Why did Frank Field resign the Labour whip? And how likely is a so-called ‘People’s Vote’?



Brexit Briefing 27/08/2018

Me 2018Marcus Stead presents the first in a new series of Brexit Briefing podcasts. In this week’s edition, Marcus asks: Could the civil service be about to betray Brexit? As Brexit day gets nearer, is Philip Hammond fit to be Chancellor? Dominic Raab outlines what he believes a ‘No Deal’ Brexit would look like – is there any cause for alarm?


Brexit Briefing 15/07/2018

Me 2018Marcus Stead tries to make sense of a dramatic and tumultuous week in the Brexit process. What is actually in the Chequers White Paper? What does it mean for the country, and for Theresa May’s chances of clinging to office? And how will the EU react to the proposals?

Douma Chemical Attack – The Truth Uncovered with Marcus Stead

Douma MapMarcus Stead investigates the alleged chemical attack by President Assad’s forces in the Syrian city of Douma on 7 April 2018. Did the attack take place at all? Who was responsible? Why did the USA, the UK and France carry out air strikes on specific targets? How much do we ACTUALLY know, and how much of what we’re being told by the mainstream media is merely speculation?



Siwan Reynolds 1Meditation and Mindfulness with Siwan Reynolds 05/06/2018

Siwan Reynolds was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14, and spent years trying to reduce her seizures before her life was transformed with the help of meditation and mindfulness.

In this podcast, Siwan tells her story to Marcus Stead, and explains how her techniques can be implemented by anyone, anywhere.

Siwan now helps schoolchildren, businesses and individuals transform their lives. You can visit her website by clicking here or you can email her at: siwan@cardiffmeditation.com

Brexit Briefing 05/03/2018

Me 2018Marcus Stead looks back on recent Brexit-related speeches by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, former Prime Minister Sir John Major and current Prime Minister Theresa May.

Jonny Gould – Mistaken Identity 14/02/2018

Jonny Gould 1Jonny Gould is a sports broadcaster, radio host, TV pundit and businessman. During the recent fallout from the Presidents Club dinner fiasco, Jonny was incorrectly identified in a number of publications as the host of the event’s charity auction.

In conversation with Marcus Stead, he discusses how the story developed, the fallout from it, and the steps he took to gain corrections, apologies and compensation from the publications who wrongly identified him.

Jonny is a supporter of mental health charity Mind, and he tells us about his current project, Striker Boy.

Jonny also talks about his long career as CEO of Sportsmedia, who provided sponsored sports bulletins to independent radio stations around the UK, and why he had to close the business several years ago.

There’s also a chat between Marcus and Jonny about the overall state of radio, journalism and hyperlocal news in the UK today.

Brexit Briefing 22/01/2018

Marcus Stead looks back on a week when the EU Withdrawal Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons, and explains in some depth what is likely to happen in the tumultuous months ahead.

Marcus also assesses the situation in Calais, and asks some important questions about the refugee crisis.

Don’t Forget To Check Out……

Talk Motoring with Elliott Spiteri

Episode 1:    13/12/2017 Elliott previews the 2021 baby MINI SUV, McLaren’s $1 million Senna hypercar, the Porsche 911 next generation, and the Lamborghini Urus.

He also looks at the legal implications of contradictory government advice and subsequent tax policy on diesel cars.

An Introduction to Talk Podcasts…..

A brand new service bringing you original, innovative speech-based content. Listen here for a welcome message from Talk Podcasts founder, Marcus Stead.
You can start enjoying Talk Podcasts straight away. Click here to listen to our launch show with Marcus Stead and James Easton, or click here to listen to the first Brexit Briefing.
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Ciaran Gibbons
Ciaran Gibbons

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