CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged S2 EP7

Canary Pod Topple Uncaged Season two episode seven
Steve Topple


Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged!

Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.

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You’ll get my quick fire round-up of the news in Topple’s Twittering. Then, I’ll be going in on a story or campaign you may have missed, with a very special guest, on Free Flying With… After that, you get to have your say on the week’s talking points in Twitter Chirps Back. And finally, I’ll be bringing you the freshest, most banging political music in Revolutionary Bird Song.

This week’s guests? Graffer-activist VOID ONE talking about his and The Hemp Trading Company’s (THTC) Fit for Work campaign, and reggae royalty Clinton Fearon.



CanaryPod: #ToppleUncaged show notes 16/6/19

Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.

Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.

Free Flying With… campaign details:

THTC told The Canary:

For THTC, business is personal. It’s not simply enough to put a clever, cutting anti-establishment slogan on a t-shirt, and not back it up with action. The Tory Government’s disdain that it has shown for the last ten years towards the sick and vulnerable, has angered us immensely – and we’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to strike back in our own way. Void One approached us with his ‘Fit for Work’ campaign last year, during his ‘spree’ and we were waiting for the right time to launch. Ashwin, director of digital at THTC, was actually the ‘lookout’ for when VOID ONE launched his attack on the DWP building. While we’re rubbish at keeping an eye out for the cops, we’re much better at printing up ethically-sourced sustainable t-shirts – and after all, the medium is message. When we heard of Ruth’s plight – a personal friend to the THTC team, we had to step up the gear and launch into action – not just for her, but for the many others who continue to suffer and will suffer further under a Tory Government.

Find out more about THTC and VOID ONE’s Fit for Work campaign.

Pre-order the t-shirts here and buy the stickers here.

Read more about THTC and VOID ONE.

Twitter Chirps Back:

Supreme Court victory for Birmingham single mum ‘shines a light on city housing crisis’

Mike Pompeo Threatens To Intervene In British Democracy To Stop Corbyn Becoming Prime Minister

Japan’s Shinzo Abe in Tehran for talks amid US-Iran tensions

Find out more about UK Mortgage Prisoners

Revolutionary Bird Song:

Time by Clinton Fearon via Boogie Brown Productions:

Download Time on your preferred platform.

Find out more about Fearon and follow him on Insta.

Follow on Twitter:

Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; THTC @THTCClothing; Clinton Fearon @clintonfearon; 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.

Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and Cryptkickers via galaxyguy111

You’re So Vain by Carly Simon via CLJ Sounds

Ghosts of Grenfell by Lowkey featuring Mai Khalil via Lowkey

Featured image via Steve Topple, Maurice – Wikimedia, THTC and Clinton Fearon

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