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News Roast

A comedy podcast in which award winning satirists Heydon Prowse & Jolyon Rubinstein invite a new guest on each week to roast some hot topics in three courses of conversation.

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S3 Ep2 - Ross Noble and Hadley Fraser

Comedian Ross Noble and actor and singer Hadley Fraser join Jolyon and Heydon for our first double header of the series. Ross and Hadley are currently starring together in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre in the West End. They take time out of their busy schedules to feast upon topics such as the collapse of Carillion and Kids Company, The Brexit Blackhole and they guys take a cheeky look at audience member etiquette - or lack thereof - to round off the episode. Make sure you follow @realrossnoble and @hadleyfraser and check out their fantastic podcast Poddin' On The Ritz, recorded backstage at the Garrick Theatre in London. You'll find @jolyonrubs @heydonprowse @NewsRoastPod on Twitter. Get in touch, we love to hear from you.  And finally, a huge thanks to this week's sponsors of the podcast, Hello Fresh and Shipstation. Don't miss out on their amazing offers, you'll find full details in the episode on how you can claim yours! This episode was recorded on the 30th Jan 2018.


14 Feb 2018

Rank #1

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Ep. 2: Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan joins Heydon and Jolyon for another three courses of conversation. Veganism, Barack Obama, and Kanye West are on this week's menu.

1hr 9mins

6 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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Ep. 6: Lily Allen

Lily Allen - The singer Lily Allen joined Jolyon & Heydon to chew the fat over three courses of conversation. Clicktivism v Activism, Rupert Murdoch, and women's rights were on the menu.

1hr 30mins

6 Mar 2017

Rank #3

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Ep. 12: Owen Jones

Owen Jones - Journalist & author Owen Jones discusses "That Pepsi Advert", "This Brexit Business", and "Debate On Social Media" in the final episode of season one.

1hr 29mins

18 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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S2 Ep.4: Mark Thomas

Comedian, Journalist, Satirist and Domestic Extremist Mark Thomas joins Heydon and Jolson to discuss - Activision, Comedy and Satire. Follow @NewsRoastPod on Twitter for all the latest podcast news.


24 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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S2 Ep.10: Hassan Akkad

Straying slightly off format this week, BAFTA winning documentary maker, Hassan Akkad, shares the eye-opening and often horrifying story that led him to flee Syria in 2015.


16 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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Ep. 11: Adam Buxton

Adam Buxton - Comedian, writer, actor and hero joins Jolyon & Heydon in the penultimate episode of season 1, to discuss "Double Act Dynamics", "The Satire Paradox", and a bit of "Katy Perry" for dessert.

1hr 25mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #7

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S3 Ep7 - Jolyon Maugham QC

Barrister and author of the widespread blog, waitingfortax.com, joins us to discuss the cases he's brought against the government over Article 50, Uber and his concerns over the abuses of landlords providing unliveable accommodation to vulnerable people in the UK.  Jolyon launched the crowd funded ‘People’s Challenge’ which raised over £300,000 to challenge the Government’s position that Article 50 could be triggered by Royal Prerogative. And he crowdfunded £70,000 to launch the Dublin Case to establish whether we can revoke our Article 50 notification. Thanks to The Economist for sponsoring this week's episode. Make sure you visit economist.com/roast to claim to get your hands on a free copy.  Keep up to date with Jolyon's work @JolyonMaugham and the goodlawproject.org Talk to us @JolyonRubs @heydonprowse @NewsRoastPod As always, if you've not already please take the time to rate, review and share the podcast with someone you think might like it.


26 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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S2 Ep.11: James Ball

On this week's menu we have, Wikileaks, Trump, Fake News and the controversy over the £350 million EU claim, as investigative journalist and author, James Ball, provides the fiery courses of conversation.


1 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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S2 Ep.3: Caroline Lucas

Co-Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas sits down with Jolyon and Heydon to discuss 'Reforming Parliament', 'Freedom of Movement following Brexit' and 'Nuclear Disarmament'.


10 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Ep. 3: John Lloyd

John Lloyd, creator of QI, producer, writer, and "Titan Of Comedy" joins Heydon and Jolyon for three courses of conversation - On the menu today: Should we teach philosophy to four year old children? What is consciousness? Will Artificial Intelligence destroy the planet?

1hr 11mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #11

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S2 Ep.6: Noel Clarke

Actor, Director and Screenwriter Noel Clarke sits down with Jolyon and Heydon to discuss Donald Trump, the Grenfell tragedy and Gender Equality. Follow @NewsRoastPod on Twitter for all the latest podcast news. This episode was recorded on 27th July.

1hr 7mins

19 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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S2 Ep. 1: Ken Loach

Ken Loach - legendary film director Ken Loach joins Jolyon and Heydon in the first episode of series 2 to discuss the “Mainstream Media”, “The Future of the Left” and “Football”.

1hr 1min

14 Jul 2017

Rank #13

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S2 Ep.8: George Monbiot

Journalist and activist George Monbiot joins Jolyon and Heydon to discuss veganism and Jeremy Corbyn amongst other topics. Warning: contains strong language.

1hr 15mins

20 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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S3 Ep1 - Dane Baptiste

Ahead of his international tour, comedian and writer, Dane Baptiste, joins Heydon and Jolyon to kick off series 3 with a bang. The topics being devoured in this episode include: Politically correct bigotry, bi-partisan political identity and ignorance of globalism. Thanks to Shipstation, our fantastic sponsors for this episode. Don't forget to visit shipstation.com and use the promo code ROAST to redeem your special offer. Find our hosts @jolyonrubs @heydonprowse and our awesome guest @danebaptweets on Twitter. Dane's also on tour throughout 2018 and you can find more details on his website: danebaptiste.co.uk Get in touch with us @NewsRoastPod. We'd love to hear from you and don't forget to rate and review the podcast wherever you're doing your listening. Thanks for all the support.


31 Jan 2018

Rank #15