CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged EP6

Steve Topple outside the Houses of Parliament
Steve Topple

Welcome to Topple Uncaged!

Every week, The Canary will be bringing you a new podcast on the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.

I’ll be giving you the quickest news round-up in the UK in Plucked News. Then, I’ll be going in on some of the biggest stories with a very special guest on Free Flying With… After that, I’ll be taking apart, and taking down, this week’s #bbcqt in Question Time: Topple Chirps Back. And finally, I’ll be bringing you the freshest, most banging political music in Revolutionary Bird Song.

This week’s guests? Former politician and now writer and broadcaster George Galloway, and tip-top rap duo Too Many T’s.

As always, don’t forget to ‘get involved’ by sharing Topple Uncaged, and join the conversation using the hashtag #toppleuncaged on social media.


Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple

Plucked News articles in order:

Gatwick flights suspended after reports of drones over runway

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

The DWP has been under the microscope ahead of a debate in parliament

Homeless man who slept rough outside parliament dies

UK still one of worst-ranked Western European countries for press freedom as journalist deaths rise globally

10,000 Taiwanese ‘yellow vests’ march in Taipei for tax reforms

Syria conflict: Trump’s withdrawal plan shocks allies

The Royal Family Has Started to Arrive at Queen Elizabeth’s Annual Christmas Lunch

Free Flying With… news articles in order:

Gatwick Live Updates

Shocking Syria withdrawal plan is pure Trump

Jeremy Corbyn attacks media over ‘stupid woman’ row as he highlights homeless man’s death

Question Time: Topple Chirps Back:

This audience member’s day job may explain why he whitewashed the deaths of disabled people on Question Time

Revolutionary Bird Song:

God Save The T’s by Too Many T’s:

Follow on Twitter:

Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; George Galloway @GeorgeGalloway; Too Many T’s @TooManyTs; Nicola Jeffery @NicolaCJeffery; Rai Star Music @rai_star113

Use the hashtags #ToppleUncaged #CanaryPod #WOWDebate #WelfareRebellion

Topple Uncaged Theme Music: Lost Souls by Lee Wrizzle.

Prime Minister’s Questions clip via BBC News.

‘Allo ‘Allo! clip via MrNekonepoznat.

‘Allo ‘Allo! theme music via chocoholic.

Reindeer bells by Audio Productions.

Featured image via Steve Topple, The Canary and Maurice – Wikimedia

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