CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged EP8

Steve Topple outside the Houses of Parliament
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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, #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? The irrepressible lawyer turned campaigner Peter Stefanovic and the sensational musician Natty.

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


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Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.

Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.

Plucked News articles/tweets in order:

Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

Greggs vegan ‘sausage’ roll launches this Veganuary following PETA petition

Student drug dealers spared jail by judge impressed by their flawless grammar. Please note this story has developed since Topple Uncaged was recorded:

Two years on, Ken Loach’s masterpiece is more poignant than ever

The army has launched a new recruitment drive and no one is happy

Fracking chaos as major firm denies it’s in dire straits

Brexit freight ferry firm appears all geared up – to deliver pizzas

Free Flying With… news articles/tweet in order:

These are the facts the UK media has buried to narrate a Brexit uprising against Jeremy Corbyn

The DWP’s 2019 started as its 2018 ended: in scandal

Sajid Javid under fire over Channel migrant comments

Question Time: Topple Chirps Back:

A Question Time audience member shames David Dimbleby into asking a damning question about the Tory government

Revolutionary Bird Song:

One People by Natty.

Download Natty Man Like I & I… X on Spotify.

Follow on Twitter:

Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; Peter Stefanovic @PeterStefanovi2; Natty @NattyMusic; Nicola Jeffery @NicolaCJeffery; Gav Pauze @PauzeRadio; Rai Star Music @rai_star113

Use the hashtags #ToppleUncaged #CanaryPod

Find out more about Gav Pauze.

Topple Uncaged Theme Music: Lost Souls by Lee Wrizzle.

Don’t Tell Him, Pike!Dad’s Army clip via BBC.

Dad’s Army theme music via ElectedMayor.

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

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