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  • 33 minutes 32 seconds
    Victory is sweet for Angela Rayner – Robert de Niro calls out Donald Trump – Stop working old-school comedians to death!

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Rayn-ing on the parade. The Angela Rayner council house case evaporates, and the Tories decide they hate university students. Don vs the Don. Robert De Niro’s dire warnings outside Trump’s New York trial. Plus – Who’s on last? Why stand-up comics from the 70s and 80s have to keep working or go skint. 

    Andrew Harrison is joined by journalist Holly Thomas and master impressionist Jan Ravens.

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    Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Audio production and music: Simon Williams. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production

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    29 May 2024, 11:56 am
  • 32 minutes 33 seconds
    Is Sunak trying to lose the election? – Tech bros and Tradwives: Meet the world’s worst parents – Broken Holmes! Eamonn and Ruth split

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: California Dreaming. Has Sunak already mentally checked out of No.10? Honey, I Disrupted the Kids. Meet the cottagecore tech bros and gals who hit their kids. Plus – Eamonn my own again. The nation is in mourning after Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford split news. 

     

    Alex von Tunzelmann is joined by LBC Host Natasha Devon and comedian Gráinne Maguire. 

     

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    Written and presented by Alex von Tunzelmann. Audio production: Jade Bailey. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production. 

     

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    28 May 2024, 12:28 pm
  • 28 minutes 4 seconds
    Sunak’s latest campaign blunders – “Oh no! Mum’s on Ket!” – Yeehaw! Inside country’s 2024 comeback

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: F*ck-up in a brewery. The Prime Minister kicks off the general election campaign terribly in a Welsh brewery. Ready, ket, go! Horse tranquiliser ingestion gives us an early contender for Mum of the year in The Daily Mail. Plus – You’ve had some right cowboys in here. The Guardian investigates why we’re all suddenly country music fans.

     

    Miranda Sawyer is joined by Political Editor at PoliticsJOE Ava Santina and author of the Queer Bible and host of the podcast Queerphoria Jack Guinness.

     

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    Written and presented by Miranda Sawyer. Audio production: Robin Leeburn. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production


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    24 May 2024, 12:19 pm
  • 31 minutes 42 seconds
    Where’s brolly? Soggy Sunak calls a Genny Lecs – Bloomin’ Hell: inside the Chelsea Flower Show – Greatest albums list annoys everyone

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Raining Champ? Sunak is just a (very wet) boy, standing in front of a country, asking for a general election. Flower Power. The Chelsea Flower Show is here the papers love it. Plus – The “Miseducation” all right! Apple Music’s top 100 albums of all time are out and we are deeply confused.

    Miranda Sawyer is joined by political sketch writer for The Critic Rob Hutton and comedian Sikisa.

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    Written and presented by Miranda Sawyer. Audio production: Simon Williams. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production

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    23 May 2024, 11:49 am
  • 29 minutes 43 seconds
    Minister makes first class fool of himself – Would you go ‘boy sober?’ – Reality TV Weddings: the full horror

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Tory minister puts his foot in it. Johnny Mercer MP exhibits the WORST train etiquette – and there are pictures. Officially three months “boysober”. Meet the people going cold turkey on boys. Plus – The ones that got away! The Guardian investigates the Reality TV couples that are still going strong.

    Alex von Tunzelmann is joined by journalist and host of the Good Bad Billionaire podcast Zing Tsjeng and comedy writer Fergus Craig.

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    Written and presented by Alex von Tunzelmann. Audio production: Simon Williams. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production

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    22 May 2024, 11:40 am
  • 29 minutes 44 seconds
    True horror of infected blood scandal revealed – Nadine Dorries vs. the Cotswolds – Does Bridgerton need more misery?

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Infected blood scandal report. The papers at their best as inquiry reports and PM promises compensation. Not enough room for the two of us… Nadine Dorries brought to tears by the “County Princesses” in the Cotswolds. Plus, this is why we can’t have nice things. Netflix’s bodice-ripping hit Bridgerton is back and the i won’t let us enjoy it.

    Alex von Tunzelmann is joined by The Bunker podcast host Andrew Harrison and stand-up comic Jacob Hawley.

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    Written and presented by Alex von Tunzelmann. Audio production: Simon Williams. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production

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    21 May 2024, 11:31 am
  • 29 minutes 45 seconds
    Baby Rein-Keir! Real-life ‘Martha’ targets Starmer – The cost of wedding crisis – Inside the Bennifer break-up

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: The real-life “Martha” from Baby Reindeer has a new target, says The Sun, and it’s… Keir Starmer? Plus love doesn't cost a thing but weddings do, and Fleet Street can’t stop talking about it. And the tabloids gleefully pick apart the end of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s marriage. 

    Miranda Sawyer is joined by journalist Jack Rear and comedian Grainne Maguire

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    Written and presented by Miranda Sawyer. Audio production: Simon Williams. Production. Liam Tait. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production

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    20 May 2024, 11:50 am
  • 30 minutes 21 seconds
    Jeremy Clarkson: World’s sexiest man? – Reality Bites: TV influencers up on finance charges – The Times’s mad summer fashion diktats

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Jeremy Clarkson voted the sexiest man in the world, Fleet Street gobsmacked. Reality TV stars in trouble for dodgy instagram promos in the FT. And call the fashion police – The Times tells us what not to wear this summer. 


    Miranda Sawyer is joined by journalist Holly Thomas and comedian Rich Fulcher


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    Written and presented by Miranda Sawyer. Audio production: Robin Leeburn. Production. Liam Tait. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production


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    17 May 2024, 12:47 pm
  • 35 minutes 42 seconds
    Assassination attempt on Slovak PM – The dark(er) side of OnlyFans – Why do we love slagging off other people’s weddings?

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Horror in Slovakia. Who is PM Robert Fico and what’s behind the shocking attempt on his life? Sex, Lies and Deception. A brilliant investigation behind the scenes at amateur porn site Only Fans in The Times. Plus – In that dress? The pure joy of wedding snobbery. 

     

    Andrew Harrison is joined by i paper columnist Rebecca Reid and comedian Jessica Fostekew – on tour now with her show Mettle.  

     

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    Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Audio production: Jade Bailey. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production 

     

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    16 May 2024, 11:57 am
  • 25 minutes 35 seconds
    Esther McVey hates rainbows – Can spreadsheets fix your sex life? – Gran with a Flan! OAPs vs foodies

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Culture War-drobe. Common Sense minister Esther McVey sparks row over rainbow laywards. Freak in the (Excel) sheets. Should you have a spreadsheet for your love life? Plus – Past their sell-by date? The Telegraph investigates the OAPs taking over the food market with their artisanal treats.

    Rob Hutton is joined by journalist and host of the Good Bad Billionaire podcast Zing Tsjeng and comedy writer Jason Hazeley.

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    Written and presented by Rob Hutton. Audio production: Simon Williams. Production. Liam Tait. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production

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    15 May 2024, 11:33 am
  • 30 minutes 11 seconds
    Trump fumes as “pitbull” Cohen testifies – Art failure! New York-Dublin video portal gets messy – Escape your phone for just £72

    We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Keep on Cohen back to you. Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen testifies in court and the papers have the details. Portal me away! Dublin and New York are now connected via a giant open-air video portal… what could possibly go wrong? Plus Dataphobia! Phone anxiety? Marie Kondo is selling you the solution. 

    Andrew Harrison is joined by TLDR News Lead Writer Ben Blissett and comedian Sam Baines.

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    Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Audio production: Simon Williams. Assistant Production: Adam Wright. Design: James Parrett. Music: Simon Williams. Socials: Kieron Leslie. Managing Editor: Jacob Jarvis. Exec Producer: Martin Bojtos. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. PAPER CUTS is a Podmasters Production

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    14 May 2024, 11:39 am
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