By Chris Kendall/Steve Bullock
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Steve - @guitarmoog - and Chris - @ottocrat - investigate cakeism: the philosophy of having your cake and eating it, as preached and practised by the British government in its approach to Brexit. Each week, we explore the latest developments as we head towards Brexit and spend time wading through the weeds from the perspective of two long-standing Brussels and UK government insiders. Our aim: to inform you, our listeners, about EU realities and so, hopefully, to equip you to spot lies and to thwart attempts to manipulate you. There may be swearing. We are regularly joined by guests and occasionally by special guest co-hosts.
||ExplicitEpisode 31: Not the Foggiest||Steve and Chris debate whether the UK has really been a disruptive force in the EU, and ponder what happens now that we have a draft Withdrawal Agreement.||13 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: damned if we do, damned if we don't||Former Tory Party International Security Policy Adviser Garvan Walshe joins Chris to talk about backstops and how every possible outcome now looks, well, a bit rubbish. Yay.||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: Blood in the Water||Chris and Steve Analyst get down and nerdy on trade stuff, plus a controversial lie of the week.||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Cross Party Parly Party||Steve and Chris are joined by four - FOUR! - Members of the European Parliament to discuss progress towards a Withdrawal Agreement and prospects for a Peoples Vote||16 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrexit: What Next? Special Bonus Podcast||We're bringing you a recording of the 'Brexit: What Next?' Question Time-style event organised by Nottingham European Movement on 28 September. Just look at the panellists!||14 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Fight Brexit with Beer||We look ahead to next week's European Council and the Peoples Vote March on 20 October.||12 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Tanja drops the C-bomb||Tanja Bueltmann joins us as co-host to discuss citizens' rights and the Tory conference. Expletives abound!||4 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Starmer Stormer||Salzburg fallout and Starmer wowing the Labour Conference are headliners for this our Silver Jubilee podcast||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Peoples Vote and trade geekery||How could a Peoples Vote happen and how should it be handled? Plus lunch with trade expert David Henig.||18 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: From Project Fear to Project Death Star||In which your hosts mock the ERG||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: By the Pricking of my Thumbs||Steve and Chris talk about a Final Say For All with Nicky James aka Bloke From Barnsley||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: When the Hurly-Burly's Done||Three for the price of none: Steve, Chris, and Steve talk about how they feel.||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: The One With Steve Analyst||Steve is back but Chris is on paternity leave so stepping into the breach is Steve Analyst!||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Chequers Pyjama Party||Chris pops back with special guest host Nick Crosby to discuss another bonkers week in Brexit.||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe're All Going On A Summer Mental Health Break||Where's this week's Cakewatch? Well here it is and it's the tiniest slice.||6 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Micturating on your Frites||You May Not Aspire to Embiggenment! Leave disinfo tactics, that damp squib Grieve Rebellion, and our People's Vote March hangover.||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: A Very Brexit Coup||Chris and Steve discuss the 'debate' in the House of Commons on the EU Withdrawal Bill||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Citizens' Rights||Steve and Chris discuss Citizens' Rights with Laura Shields of British in Europe. Plus, a rapidly cooling hot take on Labour's 'Norway Plus' amendment.||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: The Blame Game||Chris and Steve engage in some Berlaymontology and dissect the current state of negotiations on the UK's withdrawal. *sad face emoji*||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Shy Weans Get No Sweeties||This week, Steve and Chris are in conversation with Alyn Smith MEP about Brexit, devolution, subsidiarity, federalism, nationalism, and sweeties.||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: EEA No Way||Chris and Steve examine a "Soft" Brexit: what is it, who benefits from it, what are its pros, what are its cons, and should we settle for it? (Spoiler: no we bloody should not!) Plus: follow-up to our Europe Day special, Lie of the Week, and Culture Cor||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Europe Day Special||In a special extra-long episode to celebrate Europe Day, 9 May, Chris and Steve look at what they love about Europe, from policies to pizza. Brexit-free zone this week! (almost)||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Schadenfreude Schpecial||The wheels on the bus are coming off, coming off, coming off. Customs Union, Lie of the Week on the Swiss Border, and a thrilling new occasional segment. Brought to you by Milton Keynes European Movement's Day of Action 9 May 2018!||3 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: The Where Is Labour? Episode||Ahead of next week's local elections in England, Steve and Chris wonder why Labour isn't doing better in the polls, what Labour's Brexit policy really is, and what Labour's strategists are smoking? Also: civic engagement, plastic toffs, and Lie(s) of th||26 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Overrated Eurotrash||We're back after the Easter break with vox pops featuring two Remainer megastars, free movement and Windrush, and a roundup of where things stand as we start the summer term.||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: The Easter F-word Special||Enjoy this (mostly) pre-recorded special in which Steve and Chris discuss European and UK federalism, EU democracy, and Westminster exceptionalism. Listen to the very end for a very special Easter Egg.||12 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Fishcake and Winklepicking||This week, Steve and Chris mullet over the draft Withdrawal Agreement and carp on about the transition deal.||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: she gave him the toy steering wheel||Cakewatch Live! (not live) - we leave the podcast dungeon and put the show on the road to hear the Brussels Bubble share its views on cake, cakeism, and whether Brexit will actually happen.||15 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Explicit in Welsh||Chris and Steve discuss Theresa May's deluxe Mansion House cake I mean speech||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4a: Bonus Material *screams into abyss*||Lie of the Week and Ask Cakewatch - bonus material for Episode 4||3 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Stand Firm on Fudge||Chequers Cake, Red Velvet Cake, international cake(ism), and a draft Withdrawal Agreement||3 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: the 40 watt amplifier||Steve and Chris discuss how EU membership is a multiplier for member states' foreign policy, and Brexit's impact on British global influence.||24 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3a: Bonus: Ask Cakewatch 3a||Episode 3a bonus material - Ask Cakewatch||24 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: He got the EU lurgie||Steve and Chris discuss Brexit transition.||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: The Pilot. "Very rarely are people dicks"||Steve and Chris record a pilot of their new podcast, CakeWatch. Issues covered: Nadine Dorries and misogyny; a weaponised civil service; Customs Union cakeism; the BBC; and #lieoftheweek coffee protectionism.||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I haven't had enough of experts
There are pro-Leave journalists doing a good job of covering Brexit. These two are better. They know the EU and the UK from the inside and communicate what they know in a way that is light, funny and informative. I wish more people knew how intelligent and creative so many civil servants are: that it is possible to be committed to public service and not care about politics, and that maybe, just maybe, people who have worked on a topic sincre graduating from Uni know more about it than a Minister inherited the portfolio 18 months ago. More cake please!
Bloody experts and their experty ways.
Followed these two on twitter for some time - typically well informed views and debunking of the car crash that is Brexit available here too. Would be a bloody long thread so podcast is a great addition! More of the same if you please chaps.
The most human of all the podcasts
This is, quite simply, the most *human* of the Remain-inspired podcasts. And it's not a big-budget affair, like so many others.
Each podcast has structure (loosely!), lots of humour, and occasionally dark introspection. The two main hosts have different backgrounds and areas of expertise which complement each other — there's no party line here.
Their guests (particularly "CakeWatch Live") bring a real breath of fresh air.
Got an opinion on Brexit? This podcast should be on your very short list.