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On this episode of Ungagged, themed around the idea of "rip it up and start again" and  introduced by Victoria Pearson, we'll be hearing from Thomas Morris  with his piece “I am asexual, hear me roar," we'll have a round up of only the important public celebrations from Red Raiph, and we will hear Steve McAuliffe's Angel Wings.
 
Catriona Stevenson will be talking about Bannockburn, George Collins will be taking a more positive look at his specialist subject; the American manufacturing industry, Nelly Neal will be talking about our theme in relation to Ofsted, Debra Torrance will talk about ripping it up and starting again in relation to the UK, Derek Stewart Macpherson will be saying “Rip it up Donald" and Chuck Hamilton will assert that “the only away to improve capitalism is to set it on fire and burn that motherfucker to the ground.”
 
Along with our fab contributors we'll have music from Thee Faction,The Babel Fish Project, Husky Tones, The Exiles, Robb Johnson, Girobabies, The Hurriers, Emma Flowers and Cascadia Fault Line.
 
Pulled together, kicking and screaming, by Neil Anderson, Neil Scott and Victoria Pearson
 
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On this privilege themed Ungagged, introduced by Neil Anderson, we will be hearing from Steve McAuliffe, who will be talking about islamophobia, George Collins will be talking with ethnomusicologist and African religious scholar Javoen Byrd about Christian privilege in the United States and the suppression of African spiritual practices in times of resistance, and Debra Torrance will be talking about how great privilege comes with great responsibility.

We'll hear from Richie Venton on his USDAW unanimously passed policy proposal of guaranteed 16 hour contracts for all workers who want them in an attempt to bring income stability to part time workers, Red Raiph talking about the all under a banner march and naked gardening day, Julie will perform her spoken word piece The So Called Inclusive Movement, Thomas Morris will be talking cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation, and Chuck Hamilton will shock us all by sticking to the theme and talking about privilege.

 

With music from The Twisted Melons, Candidates, Rufio G, Faber Whitehouse, Joe Solo, Roy Møller, Pilgrims, St Christopher Medal, Stephen Smith, Steve White, Stuart McFarlane, The Eastern Swell, and Those Unfortunates.

 

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This episode, introduced by Victoria Pearson, the Ungagged Collective are (mostly) talking Left Life Hacks.

We'll be hearing from Chuck Hamilton, with a follow up to his last piece, talking about the Egyptian Revolution, and why the poor are blamed for their poverty,  George Collins will be talking about Direct democracy and ranked choice voting, and  Debra Torrance will be telling us not to give abuse but give something of use, and running down her top left life hacks.

Francesca Testen, aka The History Twins (who you can find out more about in our newest Cuppa Minute Interview) will be talking about Scottish Independence, and her own independence, Mhairi Hunter will be giving us an update on her last ungagged podcast, about shooting galleries, and Graham Campbell will be talking about the Windrush scandal.

We'll hear from  Nelly Neal  who asks if we should continue to protest and demonstrate, Richie Venton, will be talking about getting his union conference to adapt maximum wage, Laura Lundahl will make her Ungagged debut with a chat about student visas, Teresa Durran will be talking about political correctness revisited, and Red Raiph will be singing us his salty blues.

 

With music from Phat Bollard, Argonaut, Faber Whitehouse, Gallo Rojo, Jackal Trades, Louise Distras, Victoria Långstrump, Roy Møller, Stephen Smith, The Agitator, Thee Faction.

 

With thanks, as ever, to Neil Scott and Neil Anderson for their tireless work with sound editing and pulling the whole thing together.

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Our theme this time is, “but sure they can afford smokes and a big telly.” 

Overtaking our theme was last weeks 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement-  To mark this we present a piece Neil Scott wrote almost twenty years ago inspired by of the troubles, is read by Anthea Irwin and edited by Neil Anderson.

 

In this podcast we’ll be talking Syria, Scottish History, the free jaggi now campaign, “hard working tories, or at least what they think hard work is, avoiding idiots who think they are activists, poverty, optimism  and “but they can afford fuck off big tellys and packets of  20 Silkcut,” On these topics and avoiding dodgy youtubers, Russia Today, British imperialist propagandists, and antisemetic conspiracy sites as sources are, Chuck Hamilton, Jason Travis, Catriona Stevenson, Damanvir Kaur, Joe Solo, Victoria Pearson (whose piece was recorded on Friday), Teresa Durran, Steve McAulliffe, Sandra Webster, wee Raiph, Paul Sheridan, Julie aka Politicious,,  and Debra Torrance.

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We’ll add a list of music, musicians with links to where and how you can hear them asap.

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On this podcast, Liz Castro, the Catalan based writer tells us what is going on there, and we have contributions from around the world and from across the social media activist world from Collin Parks, Nelly Neal, Debra Torrance, Chuck Hamilton, Em Dehaney,and Wee Raiph. Music comes from Baby Seals, The Mighty Ur,  Stephen Smith, Derek Stewart Macpherson, Faber Whithouse, Marshall Chipped, Steve White, and Andrea Heins.

 

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Music: Baby Seals – Period Drama -  5mins 14

George Parks 8mins 03

Music: Steve White – Children in the Crosshairs -18 mins 35 secs

Neil Scott (read by Raiph) “Resilience” 22mins 54 secs

Music: Stephen Smith – you, me and the revolution- 31 mins 10 secs

Debra 35mins 24 secs

Music: Marshal Chipped -Light the Fuse and Run - 36mins 31

Nelly Neal - 39mins 06

Music: Faber whitehouse – highway man- 45 20

Liz Castro on Catalonia - 48.53

Music: Mighty Ur: 1.12.09

Em Dehaney 1.17.47

Music: Derek music –The first time ever I saw your face -  1.19.05

Raiph 1.23.02

Music: Andrea Heins – One Hard Frost - 1.25.03

Chuck - Easter - 1.29.55

 

 

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March 11, 2018

Wonder Women!

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We have a whole heap of goodies coming up for you on this International Women's Day special episode of Ungagged.

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On this episode, introduced by Victoria Pearson, first time Ungagger Jessica Maybury is coming on to talk about the repeal the 8th movement, Sandra Webster will be discussing carers and nurses, the backbone of our health service, and Debra Torrance will be talking about the plight of the showman who are being forced from their homes because their land can be more profitable for the council without them on it. You can read Debra's piece here.

We have a bit of a women travelling theme this episode with first time Ungagger Seanna Fallon sharing her personal experiences as a solo female traveller, Teresa Durran, who managed to record despite jet lag and being full of cold, talking about her recent trip to new Zealand, and Thomas Morris talking about some of the remarkable female travellers he has met as a backpacker.

No Ungagged episode would be complete without Red Raiph, so he'll be along to share his thoughts on International Women's Day,  Chuck Hamilton will be talking about women who are his heroes, and another first time Ungagger, Nelly Neal, will be talking about the reality of teaching for women.

Em Dehaney will be sharing a fabulously furious feminist rant, Brian Quail will be talking about his incarceration following his disruption of the trident nuclear convoy, Derek Stewart Macpherson will be asking who holds the (literal) power, and George Collins will be talking Brazilian jujitsu and Kenyan politics.

We'll have all of that plus Neil Anderson and friends performing the winner of our winter short story competition - A Lefty Winters Tale, by Anthony Franksand music from Steve McAuliffe & The Mighty Ur, The Wimmins Institute, Petrol Girls, Dream Nails, Madame So, Grace Petrie, The Kara Sea, Ethical Debating Society, Desperate Journalist, The Tuts, Sharon Martin and Gallows Circus.

With thanks to  Neil Scott, for pulling the whole thing together.

Ungagged is a not for profit collective of volunteers, and we rely on the generosity of our listeners to meet hosting and advertising costs, as well as help us fund the campaigns on our news page. If you’d like to donate us the cost of a newspaper or a cup of coffee to help keep us going, you can do so through PayPal here.

 

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February 13, 2018

Come The Day…

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On this episode of Ungagged, introduced by Neil Scott, Graham Campbell talks about the Rethinking Race conference in Glasgow, Victoria Pearson reminds us that hope is apathy's twin sister if it isnt backed up with action, and George Collins  talks about how children are citizens now, not citizens in waiting, and they deserve to have that recognised in the education system, as well as wider society.

At the request of his daughter Zoe, Derek Stewart Macpherson reads The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, Paul Quigley of the FAC tells us why he cofounded the campaign against the Offensive Behaviour in Football Act, and Chuck Hamilton, will be talking Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, free thought (or not) in regards religion, and Marx. They are linked, we promise!

We will have an update on Jagtar Singh Johal, the Scottish man being detained in India from Damanvir Kaur, Debra Torrance will give us her prediction of our situation come the day of Brexit, and Teresa Durran shares her poems Resurgum 1 and 2.

Catriona Stevenson, talks about the Glencoe Massacre,  Thomas Morris asks if, when times are tough, it is better to leave "your" country, or stay and fight to make it better, and our Red Raiph talks about whit can go wrang when you give someone a job for life.

 

With music from: Andrea Heins, Argonauts, Gallo Rojo, Girobabies, Husky Tones, Joe Solo, Kes' ConscienceRoy Møller,  Babel fish Project, The Hurriers, The Kara Sea.

 

Edited, produced and sworn at by Neil ScottNeil Anderson and Victoria Pearson

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January 28, 2018

Hold the Line…

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On this episode we'll be hearing from Chuck Hamilton on neoliberal political organisations, Veronika Tudhope will be talking about the 60th anniversary of the CND, Debra Torrance tells us about her wee dug, pet insurance, health insurance and the NHS, and Derek Stewart Macpherson will be talking about Burns Night and Australia/Invasion Day.

George Collins will be reviewing the claims of economic recovery since 2008 and how ordinary people feel disconnected from such claims, Neil Scott will be talking radical music, Mhairi Hunter will be giving her view on smacking, safe consumption of drugs, and OBFA, Red Raiph tells us about the brilliant work of Beanies_Masato.

Sandra Webster will be give her personal perspective on the devestating effect of the closure of the children's hospital in Paisley,  Renfrewshire and the impact that will have on children with special needs,  Catriona Stevenson will be talking about Scottish Outdoor Access and land reform, Gerry Mulvenna will be talking about the Catalonia letter writing campaign, and a representative from The Anti-Repression forum will be speaking about their forum in Edinburgh.

 

With music from Voicex, The Wakes, Gerry Mulvenna, Girobabies Steve McAuliffe & The Mighty Ur, Joe Bone and the Dark Vibes  Gallo Rojo, Ms Mohammed, Andrea Heins, Gallows Circus, Phat Bollard  and The Baby Seals

 

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On this episode, introduced by Neil ScottDamanvir Kaur will be giving us an update on Bapu Surat Singh's hunger strike and also updating us on the #FreeJaggi  campaign, Catriona Stevenson will be here to talk about missing historical documents and Teresa Durran will be talking about small acts of resistance,  and why they are important.

We'll hear from Chuck Hamilton on neoliberalism, gun deaths, Iran and the price of eggs, Debra Torrance will be talking about her visit to and we'll have a new year themed pod from our Red Raiph, and George Collins will be speaking about the hidden histories of rebellious music.

This is another poetical episode, featuring Here We Come A Wassailing by Em Dehaney, The New Year Therapy Spell by Steve McAuliffe and They Tried To Bury Us by Victoria Pearson, read by Laurence Bourne.

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With music from Steve McAuliffe & Mighty Ur, Gallows CircusRobb Johnson, Rebekah Findlay & Joe Solo,  Just Joans,The Merry Jaynz, James King and the Lonewolves, The Exiles, Thee Faction, The Wakes and Here are the Young Men and the Argonauts 

 

Edited and produced by Neil Scott, Neil Anderson and Victoria Pearson. Main artwork by Red Raiph.

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December 9, 2017

The Gift…

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We've a real gift of a podcast for you this episode, since “gift” was our theme. Of course, we didn't all stick to the theme - this is Ungagged after all...

In this episode, Red Raiph will be retelling The Raven, Em Dehaney will be talking about Christmas gifts and not always getting what you want, Chuck Hamilton will be reading White Ribbons For Indy, an article written by the Ungagged collective, and later coming back to read his own piece, The Monkey Trap, Ola’s Kool Kitchen will be chatting about how white supremacists on social media fan the flames of hate and misinformation and Richie Venton will be back with the second part of his piece on the 1917 Russian Revolution. Paul Sheridan will be telling us all about the Diggers movement, Damanvir Kaur will be giving us the latest in the Free Jaggi campaign, and George Collins will be talking about the rise and fall of Empires.

We will also be hearing from Victoria Pearson, reading her short story The Clock Strikes Christmas, An Alternative Christmas Tale, and  Steve McAuliffe with his poem “Why is Tyranny a Dirty Word?”, Debra Torrance will be talking about the Gift of Hindsight, and Ruth Hopkins will be telling us exactly why we should be horrified at Trump referring to Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas”, and Derek Stewart Macpherson will be giving us a whole stockingful of of gifts, talking about the Gift of comedy, the gift of freedom, and the dubious "gift" Trump just gave Jerusalem.

We’ll have all of that, plus music from Blackheart Orchestra, Jackal Trades, David Rovics, Mullen, Joe Solo, Steve McAuliffe and The Mighty Ur, Argonaut,  Sharon Martin,  The Cundeez,  Gallows CircusThose Unfortunates, The Wakes,  Attila The Stockbroker, The Kara Sea, and Robb Johnson.*

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This episode was presented by Debra Torrance, Edited by Neil Anderson and produced by Victoria Pearson.

* All money from Merry Christmas One & All, the Single by Robb Johnson, will go to the Brighton Community Night Shelter & Sussex Homeless Support, so please buy if you can, for 79p, from iTunes

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