CakeWatch

otto and the moog's Great British CakeWatch

About the show

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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 31: Not the Foggiest

    14 November 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    brexit, eu, europe, politics, referendum, uk politics, withdrawal agreement

    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.

  • Episode 30: damned if we do, damned if we don't

    6 November 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins
    brexit, eu, ireland, referendum, uk politics

    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.

  • Episode 29: Blood in the Water

    30 October 2018  |  1 hr 30 mins
    brexit, eu, trade, uk politics

    Chris and Steve Analyst get down and nerdy on trade stuff, plus a controversial lie of the week.

  • Episode 28: Cross Party Parly Party

    17 October 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    brexit, eu, europe, european parliament, peoples vote, politics, referendum, uk politics

    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

  • Brexit: What Next? Special Bonus Podcast

    14 October 2018  |  1 hr 52 mins
    brexit, eu, europe, politics, uk politics

    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!

  • Episode 27: Fight Brexit with Beer

    12 October 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    brexit, eu, referendum, trade, uk politics

    We look ahead to next week's European Council and the Peoples Vote March on 20 October.

  • Episode 26: Tanja drops the C-bomb

    4 October 2018  |  1 hr 46 mins
    brexit, citizens rights, conservative party, eu, eu politics, free movement, history, tory party, uk politics

    Tanja Bueltmann joins us as co-host to discuss citizens' rights and the Tory conference. Expletives abound!

  • Episode 25: Starmer Stormer

    26 September 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    brexit, eu, labour party, referendum, trade, uk politics

    Salzburg fallout and Starmer wowing the Labour Conference are headliners for this our Silver Jubilee podcast

  • Episode 24: Peoples Vote and trade geekery

    19 September 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins
    brexit, eu, referendum, trade, uk politics

    How could a Peoples Vote happen and how should it be handled? Plus lunch with trade expert David Henig.

  • Episode 23: From Project Fear to Project Death Star

    13 September 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    brexit, erg, eu, peoples vote, uk politics

    In which your hosts mock the ERG

  • Episode 22: By the Pricking of my Thumbs

    10 September 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    brexit, eu, free movement, uk politics

    Steve and Chris talk about a Final Say For All with Nicky James aka Bloke From Barnsley

  • Episode 21: When the Hurly-Burly's Done

    16 August 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins
    brexit, eu, uk politics

    Three for the price of none: Steve, Chris, and Steve talk about how they feel.

  • Episode 20: The One With Steve Analyst

    3 August 2018  |  1 hr 43 mins
    brexit, eu, history, trade, uk politics

    Steve is back but Chris is on paternity leave so stepping into the breach is Steve Analyst!

  • Episode 19: Chequers Pyjama Party

    12 July 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    brexit, eu, uk politics

    Chris pops back with special guest host Nick Crosby to discuss another bonkers week in Brexit.

  • We're All Going On A Summer Mental Health Break

    6 July 2018  |  4 mins 6 secs

    Where's this week's Cakewatch? Well here it is and it's the tiniest slice.

  • Episode 18: Micturating on your Frites

    27 June 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    brexit, eu, freedom of movement, peoples vote, uk politics

    You May Not Aspire to Embiggenment! Leave disinfo tactics, that damp squib Grieve Rebellion, and our People's Vote March hangover.