CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged EP10 – a DWP special

Topple Uncaged EP10 DWP special
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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, 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 it’s a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) special. So, joining me to discuss this is journalist and driving force behind the Universal Credit Sufferer website Alex Tiffin. Plus, Mark from the fantastic political DJ act Feminist Jukebox is talking all things musical.


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Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.

Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.

Plucked News articles/tweets in order:

Brexit stories from The Canary.

Hitachi gives May a lesson in reality [paywall]

London Tube violent crime rises by 43% in three years

Antarctica ice melt has accelerated by 280% in the last 4 decades

WikiLeaks slams a Microsoft-backed app for trying to stifle independent media

Government changes to Mental Capacity Act threatens human rights of vulnerable citizens

A watershed moment is happening for millions of missing people

Fracking firm Cuadrilla’s recent ‘PR stunt’ has gone horribly wrong

Police speak to Prince Philip for not wearing seat belt

United Voices of the World union on Twitter

Gavin Williamson suggests ‘firing paintballs at Spanish ships in Gibraltar’

Free Flying With… a DWP special news articles/tweet in order:

DWP sneaks in £7,300 cut to Pension Credit couples with a working age member

The DWP has admitted 21,000 people died waiting for benefits

Universal Credit via The Canary

Question Time: Topple Chirps Back:

BBC Question Time panel get caught lying during attack on Diane Abbott

Tony Blair: No deal Brexit ‘catastrophic’ for UK

Gordon Brown calls for Article 50 extension of a year to break Brexit deadlock

Birkenhead school’s meal threat angers parents

Revolutionary Bird Song:

I Heard It Through The Grapevine via The Slits

PoP Campaign/Feminist Jukebox on Instagram

PoP Campaign on Soundcloud

PoP Campaign on Mixcloud

Follow on Twitter:

Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; Alex Tiffin @RespectIsVital; Mark from Feminist Jukebox @TheEnglishLeft; 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.

Brexit: Theresa May gives Downing Street statement via BBC News

Del Boy Falls Through the Bar via BBC Comedy Greats

Only Fools and Horses Theme Song via LeeWalker95

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

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